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A loaded self-managed exercise programme for patellofemoral pain: a mixed methods feasibility study (2019)
Journal Article
Smith, B. E., Hendrick, P., Bateman, M., Moffatt, F., Skovdal Rathleff, M., Selfe, J., …Logan, P. (in press). A loaded self-managed exercise programme for patellofemoral pain: a mixed methods feasibility study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders,

Background: A novel loaded self-managed exercise programme that includes pain education and self-management strategies may result in better outcomes for people with patellofemoral pain (PFP). However, establishing program feasibility is an essential... Read More

Robots in special education: reasons for low uptake (2019)
Journal Article
Galvez Trigo, M. J., Standen, P., & Cobb, S. Robots in special education: reasons for low uptake. Manuscript submitted for publication

Purpose: This paper identifies the main reasons for low uptake of robots in Special Education, obtained from an analysis of previous studies that used robots in the area, and from interviewing Special Education teachers about the topic. Design/me... Read More

Developing the React to Falls resources to support care home staff in managing falls (2019)
Journal Article
Robinson, K. R., Jones, K., Balmbra, J., Robertson, K., Horne, J., & Logan, P. A. (2019). Developing the React to Falls resources to support care home staff in managing falls. Journal of Frailty, Sarcopenia and Falls, 4(1), 1-10. doi:10.22540/JFSF-04-001

Objectives: Care home residents are falling three times more often than elderly frail people living in their own homes and as such, the management of falls is an important area for care home staff to consider. This paper outlines the development of t... Read More

Measuring health related quality of life of care home residents: comparison of self-report with staff proxy responses (2019)
Journal Article
Usman, A., Lewis, S., Hinsliff-Smith, K., Long, A., Housley, G., Jordan, J., …Gordon, A. L. (2019). Measuring health related quality of life of care home residents: comparison of self-report with staff proxy responses. Age and Ageing, doi:10.1093/ageing/afy191

Introduction: Care home residents are often unable to complete Health Related Quality of Life questionnaires for themselves because of prevalent cognitive impairment. This study compared care home resident and staff proxy responses for two measures,... Read More

Efficacy and safety of co-careldopa as an add-on therapy to occupational and physical therapy in patients after stroke (DARS): a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled trial (2018)
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Ford, G. A., Bhakta, B. B., Cozens, A., Hartley, S., Holloway, I., Meads, D., …Ford, G. A. (1156). Efficacy and safety of co-careldopa as an add-on therapy to occupational and physical therapy in patients after stroke (DARS): a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled trial. Manuscript submitted for publication

Background: Dopamine is a key modulator of striatal function and learning and may improve motor recovery after stroke. Previous small trials of dopamine agonists after stroke provide equivocal evidence of effectiveness on improving motor recovery. M... Read More

Getting back to life after stroke: co-designing a peer-led coaching intervention to enable stroke survivors to rebuild a meaningful life after stroke (2018)
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Masteron-Algar, P., Williams, S., Burton, C. R., Arthur, C., Hoare, Z., Morrison, V., …Elghenzai, S. (2018). Getting back to life after stroke: co-designing a peer-led coaching intervention to enable stroke survivors to rebuild a meaningful life after stroke. Disability and Rehabilitation, doi:10.1080/09638288.2018.1524521

Purpose Rebuilding one’s life after stroke is a key priority persistently identified by patients yet professionally led interventions have little impact. This co-design study constructs and tests a novel peer-led coaching intervention to improve pos... Read More

A quality improvement collaborative aiming for Proactive HEAlthcare of Older People in Care Homes (PEACH): a realist evaluation protocol (2018)
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Devi, R., Meyer, J., Banerjee, J., Goodman, C., Gladman, J. R., Dening, T., …Gordon, A. L. (2018). A quality improvement collaborative aiming for Proactive HEAlthcare of Older People in Care Homes (PEACH): a realist evaluation protocol. BMJ Open, 8(11), doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2018-02328

Introduction: This protocol describes a study of a Quality Improvement Collaborative (QIC) to support implementation and delivery of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) in UK care homes. The QIC will be formed of health and social care professio... Read More

Action Plan for Stroke in Europe 2018–2030 (2018)
Journal Article
Norrving, B., Barrick, J., Davalos, A., Dichgans, M., Cordonnier, C., Guekht, A., …Caso, V. (2018). Action Plan for Stroke in Europe 2018–2030. European Stroke Journal, 3(4), 309-336 . doi:10.1177/2396987318808719

Two previous pan-European consensus meetings, the 1995 and 2006 Helsingborg meetings, were convened to review the scientific evidence and the state of current services to identify priorities for research and development and to set targets for the dev... Read More

Effect of care assistant communication style on communicative behaviours of residents with dementia: a systematic multiple case-study (2018)
Journal Article
Stanyon, M., Griffiths, A., Gordon, A., & Thomas, S. (2018). Effect of care assistant communication style on communicative behaviours of residents with dementia: a systematic multiple case-study. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, doi:10.1111/scs.12622

Objectives: To determine whether varying the communication style of care assistants, encouraging them to use direct instructions and allowing more time for residents’ responses, influenced the communicative behaviour of care home residents living wit... Read More

Measuring health related quality of life of care home residents, comparison of self-report with staff proxy responses for EQ-5D-5L and HowRu: protocol for assessing proxy reliability in care home outcome testing (2018)
Journal Article
Usman, A., Lewis, S., Hinsliff-Smith, K., Long, A., Housley, G., Jordan, J., …Gordon, A. L. (2018). Measuring health related quality of life of care home residents, comparison of self-report with staff proxy responses for EQ-5D-5L and HowRu: protocol for assessing proxy reliability in care home outcome testing. BMJ Open, 8(8), (1-6). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022127. ISSN 2044-6055

Introduction Research into interventions to improve health and wellbeing for older people living in care homes is increasingly common. Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) is frequently used as an outcome measure but collecting both self-reported... Read More

Do individual versus illness belief schema differ in the prediction of post-stroke recovery? (2018)
Journal Article
Aujla, N., Walker, M. F., Sprigg, N., & Vedhara, K. (in press). Do individual versus illness belief schema differ in the prediction of post-stroke recovery?. Journal of Health Psychology, doi:10.1177/1359105318785446

This longitudinal observational study examined how individual versus illness belief schema compare as predictors of post-stroke recovery. Forty-two stroke survivors (mean age=66.9 years/range=29-96 years; 68% male), were involved. The primary outcome... Read More

How online communities of people with long-term conditions function and evolve: network analysis of the structure and dynamics of the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation online communities (2018)
Journal Article
Joglekar, S., Sastry, N., Coulson, N. S., Taylor, S. J., Patel, A., Duschinsky, R., …De Simoni, A. (2018). How online communities of people with long-term conditions function and evolve: network analysis of the structure and dynamics of the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation online communities. JMIR, 20(7), doi:10.2196/jmir.9952

Background: Self-management support can improve health and reduce health care utilization by people with long-term conditions. Online communities for people with long-term conditions have the potential to influence health, usage of health care resour... Read More

Development of the Social Participation Restrictions Questionnaire (SPaRQ) through consultation with adults with hearing loss, researchers, and clinicians: a content evaluation study (2018)
Journal Article
Heffernan, E., Coulson, N. S., & Ferguson, M. (in press). Development of the Social Participation Restrictions Questionnaire (SPaRQ) through consultation with adults with hearing loss, researchers, and clinicians: a content evaluation study. International Journal of Audiology, doi:10.1080/14992027.2018.1483585

Objective - This research aimed to evaluate the content of the Social Participation Restrictions Questionnaire (SPaRQ) in terms of its relevance, clarity, comprehensiveness, acceptability to adults with hearing loss, and responsiveness. Design -... Read More

Evaluating a stroke-specific version of the Illness Perception Questionnaire-Revised, using the Think-Aloud method (2018)
Journal Article
Aujla, N., Vedhara, K., Walker, M., & Sprigg, N. (in press). Evaluating a stroke-specific version of the Illness Perception Questionnaire-Revised, using the Think-Aloud method. Journal of Health Psychology, doi:10.1177/1359105318781942

The main purpose was to evaluate, using the Think-Aloud method, a version of the Illness Perception Questionnaire-Revised (IPQ-R) for stroke survivors (the Stroke IPQ-R). Six stroke survivors (mean age=58.8 years, range=31 to 78 years, SD=18.9 years)... Read More

Musculoskeletal pain and exercise - challenging existing paradigms and introducing new: an educational review (2018)
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Smith, B. E., Hendrick, P., Bateman, M., Holden, S., Littlewood, C., Smith, T. O., & Logan, P. (in press). Musculoskeletal pain and exercise - challenging existing paradigms and introducing new: an educational review. British Journal of Sports Medicine, doi:10.1136/bjsports-2017-098983

Traditional pain models that describe tissue pathology as a source of nocioceptive input directly linked with pain expression, have been insufficient for assessing and treating musculoskeletal pain. The need for pain to be avoided or alleviated as m... Read More

Early, specialist vocational rehabilitation to facilitate return to work after traumatic brain injury: the FRESH feasibility RCT (2018)
Journal Article
Radford, K. A., Sutton, C., Sach, T., Holmes, J., Watkins, C. L., Forshaw, D., …Phillips, J. (2018). Early, specialist vocational rehabilitation to facilitate return to work after traumatic brain injury: the FRESH feasibility RCT. Health Technology Assessment, 22(33), doi:10.3310/hta22330

Background Up to 160,000 people incur traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year in the UK. TBI can have profound effects on many areas of human functioning, including participation in work. There is limited evidence of the clinical effectiveness and... Read More

Informing evaluation of a smartphone application for people with acquired brain injury: a stakeholder engagement study (2018)
Journal Article
Kettlewell, J., Phillips, J., Radford, K. A., & das Nair, R. (2018). Informing evaluation of a smartphone application for people with acquired brain injury: a stakeholder engagement study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 18(1), doi:10.1186/s12911-018-0611-0

Background Brain in Hand is a smartphone application (app) that allows users to create structured diaries with problems and solutions, attach reminders, record task completion and has a symptom monitoring system. Brain in Hand was designed to supp... Read More

A practical guide to analysing online support forums (2018)
Journal Article
Smedley, R., & Coulson, N. S. (in press). A practical guide to analysing online support forums. Qualitative Research in Psychology, doi:10.1080/14780887.2018.1475532

As the number of online support forums continues to grow and the amount of user-generated content increases, analysing forum messages can provide researchers and others working in health-related fields with important new insights into the needs, opin... Read More