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Behavioural Activation Therapy for Depression after Stroke (BEADS): A feasibility randomised controlled pilot trial of a psychological intervention for post-stroke depression (2019)
Journal Article
Thomas, S. A., Drummond, A. E., Lincoln, N., Palmer, R., das Nair, R., Latimer, N. R., …Topcu, G. (2019). Behavioural Activation Therapy for Depression after Stroke (BEADS): A feasibility randomised controlled pilot trial of a psychological intervention for post-stroke depression. Health Technology Assessment, 23(47), https://doi.org/10.3310/hta23470

The development and validation of the LIMPRINT methodology (2019)
Journal Article
Moffatt, C. J., Murray, S., Mercier, G., Quere, I., & Franks, P. (2019). The development and validation of the LIMPRINT methodology. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 17(2), doi:10.1089/lrb.2018.0081

The acronym Limprint stands for Lymphedema IMpact and PRevalence INTernational and was run under theauspices of the International Lymphedema Framework (ILF), a charity dedicated to improving provision of careglobally. The primary aim was to identify... Read More

Conceptual framework for an episode of rehabilitative care after hip fracture surgery (2019)
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Sheehan, K., Smith, T., Martin, F., Johansen, A., Drummond, A., Beaupre, L., …Sackley, C. (2019). Conceptual framework for an episode of rehabilitative care after hip fracture surgery. Physical Therapy, 99(3), 276–285. doi:10.1093/ptj/pzy145

Researchers face a challenge when evaluating the effectiveness of rehabilitation after hip fracture surgery. Reported outcomes of rehabilitation will vary depending on the endpoint of the episode of care. Evaluation at an inappropriate endpoint may s... Read More

Personal growth in psychosis (2019)
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Slade, M., Blackie, L. E., & Longden, E. (2019). Personal growth in psychosis. World Psychiatry, 18(1), 29-30. doi:10.1002/wps.20585

A staff training intervention to improve communication between people living with dementia and health-care professionals in hospital: the VOICE mixed-methods development and evaluation study (2018)
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Harwood, R. H., O'Brien, R., Goldberg, S. E., Allwood, R., Pilnick, A., Beeke, S., …Schneider, J. M. (2018). A staff training intervention to improve communication between people living with dementia and health-care professionals in hospital: the VOICE mixed-methods development and evaluation study. Health Services and Delivery Research, 6(41), doi:10.3310/hsdr06410

Background 25% of hospital beds are occupied by a person living with dementia. Dementia affects expressive communication and understanding. Healthcare professionals report lack of communication skills training. Objectives To identify teachable ef... Read More

An electronic clinical decision support system for the assessment and management of suicidality in primary care (2018)
Journal Article
Horrocks, M., Michail, M., Aubeeluck, A., Wright, N., & Morriss, R. (2018). An electronic clinical decision support system for the assessment and management of suicidality in primary care. JMIR Research Protocols, 7(12), doi:10.2196/11135

Background: Suicide is a global public health concern, but it is preventable. Increased contact with primary care before the suicide or attempted suicide raises opportunities for intervention and prevention. However, suicide assessment and management... Read More

The impact of Recovery Colleges on mental health staff, services and society (2018)
Journal Article
Crowther, A., Taylor, A., Toney, R., Meddings, S., Whale, T., Jennings, H., …Slade, M. (2019). The impact of Recovery Colleges on mental health staff, services and society. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 28(5), 481-488. https://doi.org/10.1017/S204579601800063X

Aims Recovery Colleges are opening internationally. The evaluation focus has been on outcomes for Recovery College students who use mental health services. However, benefits may also arise for: staff who attend or co-deliver courses; the mental heal... Read More

“If you can’t see a dilemma in this situation you should probably regard it as a warning”: a metasynthesis and theoretical modeling of general practitioners' opioid prescription experiences in primary care (2018)
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Kennedy, M., Pallotti, P., Dickinson, R., & Harley, C. (2019). “If you can’t see a dilemma in this situation you should probably regard it as a warning”: a metasynthesis and theoretical modeling of general practitioners' opioid prescription experiences in primary care. British Journal of Pain, 13(3), 159-176. doi:10.1177/2049463718804572

Background: The prescribing of opioids has increased internationally in developed countries in recent decades within primary and secondary care.1 The majority of patients with chronic non-malignant pain (CNMP) are managed by their GP.2 Recent qualit... Read More

A systematic review and meta-analysis of pain neuroscience education for chronic low back pain: Short-and long-term outcomes of pain and disability (2018)
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Wood, L., & Hendrick, P. A. (2019). A systematic review and meta-analysis of pain neuroscience education for chronic low back pain: Short-and long-term outcomes of pain and disability. European Journal of Pain, 23(2), 234-249. doi:10.1002/ejp.1314

Background and Objective Pain neuroscience education (PNE) has shown promising ability in previous reviews to improve pain and disability in chronic low back pain (CLBP). This review aimed to evaluate randomized controlled trials comparing the eff... Read More

Workplace policies and practices promoting physical activity across England: what is commonly used and what works? (2018)
Journal Article
Knox, E., Musson, H., & Adams, E. (2018). Workplace policies and practices promoting physical activity across England: what is commonly used and what works?. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 10(5), doi:10.1108/IJWHM-01-2017-0004

Purpose Many adults fail to achieve sufficient moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). Understanding how workplaces most effectively promote physical activity can benefit public health. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected via tw... Read More

What would most help improve the quality of life of older family carers of people with dementia? A qualitative study of carers’ views (2018)
Journal Article
Oliveira, D., Sousa, L., & Aubeeluck, A. (2018). What would most help improve the quality of life of older family carers of people with dementia? A qualitative study of carers’ views. Dementia, doi:10.1177/1471301218791906

Older family carers of people with dementia provide a substantial amount of care for people with dementia in the UK. Caregiving can be stressful and burdensome for these individuals, who are also experiencing psychological and physical changes result... Read More

Mobile phone messaging to promote uptake of HIV testing among migrant African communities in the UK (2018)
Journal Article
Evans, C., Suggs, L. S., Turner, K., Occa, A., Juma, A., & Blake, H. (2018). Mobile phone messaging to promote uptake of HIV testing among migrant African communities in the UK. Health Education Journal, doi:10.1177/0017896918785928. ISSN 0017-8969

Background: In the UK, African communities are a focus of public health efforts to increase uptake of HIV testing. Mobile phone interventions may be an innovative way of reaching migrant groups who are known to face multiple obstacles in accessing ma... Read More

Employers' views of the 'Healthy Hub Roadshow': a workplace HIV testing intervention in England (2018)
Journal Article
Blake, H., Hussain, B., Hand, J., Juma, A., & Evans, C. (2018). Employers' views of the 'Healthy Hub Roadshow': a workplace HIV testing intervention in England. AIDS Care, 31(2), 181-185. doi:10.1080/09540121.2018.1500010

We explored employer uptake and perceptions of workplace HIV testing delivered to employees as part of Healthy Hub Roadshow, a multi-component general health check. Intervention included health checks with tailored advice delivered to 776 employees a... Read More

“Write here, sanctuary” Creative writing for refugees and people seeking asylum (2018)
Journal Article
Stickley, T., Hui, A. M., Stubley, M., Baker, F., & Watson, M. C. (in press). “Write here, sanctuary” Creative writing for refugees and people seeking asylum. Arts and Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, doi:10.1080/17533015.2018.1494450

Background There are few research studies reporting findings from creative writing groups amongst refugees and people seeking asylum. This study evaluates the educational, wellbeing, social and satisfaction outcomes of writing groups across three c... Read More

'Hiding in plain sight’: exploring the complexity of sexual safety within an acute mental health setting (2018)
Journal Article
McGarry, J. (2019). 'Hiding in plain sight’: exploring the complexity of sexual safety within an acute mental health setting. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(1), 171-180. doi:10.1111/inm.12514

It is increasingly being recognised that individuals who access acute mental health services are at risk of sexual assault. Assaults may be perpetrated by other patients but also by staff working in mental health environments, although this latter gr... Read More

Advance care planning: a systematic review about experiences of patients with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness (2018)
Journal Article
Zwakman, M., Jabbarian, L., van Delden, J., van der Heide, A., Korfage, I., Pollock, K., …Kars, M. (in press). Advance care planning: a systematic review about experiences of patients with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness. Palliative Medicine, doi:10.1177/0269216318784474

Background: Advance care planning is seen as an important strategy to improve end-of-life communication and the quality of life of patients and their relatives. However, the frequency of advance care planning conversations in practice remains low. In... Read More

Development of an occupational advice intervention for patients undergoing lower limb arthroplasty (the OPAL study) (2018)
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Baker, P., Coole, C., Drummond, A. E., McDaid, C., Khan, S., Thomson, L., …Rangan, A. (2018). Development of an occupational advice intervention for patients undergoing lower limb arthroplasty (the OPAL study). BMC Health Services Research, 18, doi:10.1186/s12913-018-3238-z

Background: There are an increasing number of patients of working age undergoing hip and knee replacements. Currently there is variation in the advice and support given about sickness absence, recovery to usual activities and return to work after the... Read More

Best practice framework for Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in collaborative data analysis of qualitative mental health research: methodology development and refinement (2018)
Journal Article
Jennings, H., Slade, M., Bates, P., Munday, E., & Toney, R. (2019). Best practice framework for Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in collaborative data analysis of qualitative mental health research: methodology development and refinement. BMC Psychiatry, 18, doi:10.1186/s12888-018-1794-8

Background Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in mental health research is increasing, especially in early (pre-funding) stages. PPI is less consistent in later stages, including in analysing qualitative data. The aims of this study were to develo... Read More

Experience trailers (2018)
Journal Article
Twidale, M., & Rennick-Egglestone, S. (2018). Experience trailers. doi:10.1145/3231577