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Development and evaluation of a Recovery College fidelity measure (2018)
Journal Article
Toney, R., Knight, J., Hamill, K., Taylor, A., Henderson, C., Crowther, A., …Slade, M. (2018). Development and evaluation of a Recovery College fidelity measure. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry / Revue Canadienene de Psychiatrie, doi:10.1177/0706743718815893

Objective: Recovery Colleges are widespread, with little empirical research on their key components. This study aimed to characterise key components of Recovery Colleges, and to develop and evaluate (i) a developmental checklist and (ii) a quantitati... Read More

Employee perceptions of a workplace HIV testing intervention (2018)
Journal Article
Blake, H., Hussain, B., Hand, J., Rowlands, D., Juma, A., & Evans, C. (2018). Employee perceptions of a workplace HIV testing intervention. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 11(5), 333-348. doi:10.1108/IJWHM-03-2018-0030

Effectiveness of short message services and voice call interventions for antiretroviral therapy adherence and other outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis (2018)
Journal Article
Amankwaa, I., Boateng, D., Quansah, D. Y., Akuoko, C. P., & Evans, C. (2018). Effectiveness of short message services and voice call interventions for antiretroviral therapy adherence and other outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 13(9), 1-20. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0204091

Background The potential of using mobile phone technologies to improve antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence has provided a new facet to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) research. The quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations of exi... Read More

Mechanisms of action and outcomes for students in Recovery Colleges (2018)
Journal Article
Toney, R., Elton, D., Munday, E., Hamill, K., Crowther, A., Meddings, S., …Slade, M. (2018). Mechanisms of action and outcomes for students in Recovery Colleges. Psychiatric Services, 69(12), 1222-1229. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.201800283

Objective Recovery Colleges are widespread, with little empirical research on how they work and outcomes they produce. This study aimed to co-produce a change model characterising mechanisms of action and outcomes for mental health service users att... Read More

Analytical ultracentrifugation in saliva research: Impact of green tea astringency and its significance on the in-vivo aroma release (2018)
Journal Article
Dinu, V., Liu, C., Ali, J., Ayed, C., Gershkovich, P., Adams, G. G., …Fisk, I. (2018). Analytical ultracentrifugation in saliva research: Impact of green tea astringency and its significance on the in-vivo aroma release. Scientific Reports, 8, (1-9). doi:10.1038/s41598-018-31625-w

Current saliva testing methods rely on cutting edge yet expensive techniques for the detection and analysis of genetic material, proteins and biomarkers for clinical use. However, these techniques are limited in scope and often cannot be used with co... Read More

Managing employees undergoing total hip and knee replacement: experiences of workplace representatives (2018)
Journal Article
Nouri, F., Coole, C., Narayanasamy, M., Baker, P., Khan, S., & Drummond, A. (2018). Managing employees undergoing total hip and knee replacement: experiences of workplace representatives. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, doi:10.1007/s10926-018-9805-7. ISSN 1053-0487

Joint replacement is a cost-effective and efficient method of relieving pain, and improving function and health related quality of life, for people with arthritis of the hip and knee [1]. Arthritis-related loss of physical function is associated with... Read More

Assessment tools of immediate risk of self-harm and suicide in children and young people: a scoping review (2018)
Journal Article
Carter, T., Walker, G. M., Aubeeluck, A., & Manning, J. C. (2018). Assessment tools of immediate risk of self-harm and suicide in children and young people: a scoping review. Journal of Child Health Care, doi:10.1177/1367493518787925. ISSN 1367-4935

There are increasing numbers of children presenting to paediatric hospital settings in mental health crisis. Typically, non-mental health professionals are responsible for the initial assessment of these children and are required to identify immediat... Read More

Children and Young People-Mental Health Safety Assessment Tool (CYP-MH SAT) study: Protocol for the development and psychometric evaluation of an assessment tool to identify immediate risk of self-harm and suicide in children and young people (10–19 years (2018)
Journal Article
Manning, J. C., Walker, G. M., Carter, T., Aubeeluck, A., Witchell, M., & Coad, J. (2018). Children and Young People-Mental Health Safety Assessment Tool (CYP-MH SAT) study: Protocol for the development and psychometric evaluation of an assessment tool to identify immediate risk of self-harm and suicide in children and young people (10–19 years) in acute paediatric hospital settings. BMJ Open, 8(4), (e020964). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020964. ISSN 2044-6055

Introduction: Currently, no standardised, evidence-based assessment tool for assessing immediate self-harm and suicide in acute paediatric inpatient settings exists. Aim: The aim of this study is to develop and test the psychometric properties of an... Read More

Conceptualizing Post Intensive Care Syndrome in children—The PICS-p framework* (2018)
Journal Article
Manning, J. C., Pinto, N. P., Rennick, J. E., Colville, G., & Curley, M. A. Q. (2018). Conceptualizing Post Intensive Care Syndrome in children—The PICS-p framework*. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 19(4), (298-300). doi:10.1097/pcc.0000000000001476. ISSN 1529-7535

Context: Over the past several decades, advances in pediatric critical care have saved many lives. As such, contemporary care has broadened its focus to also include minimizing morbidity. Post Intensive Care Syndrome, also known as “PICS,” is a group... Read More

A systematic review of outcome measures utilised to measure change in self-management in clinical trials in non-cancer chronic pain (2016)
Journal Article
Banerjee, A., Hendrick, P., Bhattacharjee, P., & Blake, H. (2016). A systematic review of outcome measures utilised to measure change in self-management in clinical trials in non-cancer chronic pain. Physiotherapy, 102(Suppl. 1), (e135). doi:10.1016/j.physio.2016.10.153. ISSN 0031-9406

Relevance: Chronic pain affects an estimated 19% of Europeans. In chronic pain, supported self-management (SM) for the patient is a key recommendation across national guidelines. Supported SM aims at improving knowledge on monitoring and managing chr... Read More

Exploring experiences of cancer care in Wales: a thematic analysis of free-text responses to the 2013 Wales Cancer Patient Experience Survey (WCPES) (2016)
Journal Article
Bracher, M., Corner, J., & Wagland, R. (2016). Exploring experiences of cancer care in Wales: a thematic analysis of free-text responses to the 2013 Wales Cancer Patient Experience Survey (WCPES). BMJ Open, 6, doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011830. ISSN 2044-6055

Objectives: To provide the first systematic analysis of a national (Wales) sample of free-text comments from cancer patients, to determine emerging themes and insights regarding experiences of cancer care in Wales. Design: Thematic analysis of free-... Read More

Barriers and determinants of pre-registered nurses and medics participation in physical activity (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Blake, H., McGill, F., & Stanulewicz, N. (2015, December). Barriers and determinants of pre-registered nurses and medics participation in physical activity. Poster presented at 2015 UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting, Newcastle, UK

Background: A high proportion of pre-registered healthcare professionals do not achieve recommended daily levels of physical activity, and report barriers to exercise including high levels of stress. Aims: To assess the physical activity levels of... Read More

Administering anticipatory medications in end of life care: A qualitative study of nursing practice in the community and in nursing homes. (2014)
Journal Article
Wilson, E., Morbey, H., Brown, J., Payne, S., Seale, C., & Seymour, J. (2015). Administering anticipatory medications in end of life care: A qualitative study of nursing practice in the community and in nursing homes. Palliative Medicine, 29(1), (60-70). doi:10.1177/0269216314543042. ISSN 0269-2163

Background: In the United Kingdom, an approach to improving end-of-life care has been the introduction of ‘just in case’ or ‘anticipatory’ medications. Nurses are often responsible for deciding when to use anticipatory medications, but little is kno... Read More