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What Do Service Users Want from Mental Health Social Work? A Best–Worst Scaling Analysis (2019)
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Wilberforce, M., Abendstern, M., Batool, S., Boland, J., Challis, D., Christian, J., …Roberts, D. (2019). What Do Service Users Want from Mental Health Social Work? A Best–Worst Scaling Analysis. British Journal of Social Work, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcz133

Despite being a profession dedicated to the empowerment of service users, empirical study of mental health social work appears dominated by the perspectives of social workers themselves. What service users value is less often reported. This study, au... Read More about What Do Service Users Want from Mental Health Social Work? A Best–Worst Scaling Analysis.

Is autonomic nervous system function atypical in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? A systematic review of the evidence (2019)
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Bellato, A., Arora, I., Hollis, C., & Groom, M. J. (2020). Is autonomic nervous system function atypical in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? A systematic review of the evidence. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 108, 182-206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.11.001

Although arousal mechanisms have frequently been found to be atypical in ADHD, these findings usually emerged from indirect behavioural measures which give only a limited understanding of arousal dysregulation in this condition. To assess the hypothe... Read More about Is autonomic nervous system function atypical in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? A systematic review of the evidence.

Not the story you want? Assessing the fit of a conceptual framework characterising mental health recovery narratives (2019)
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Llewellyn-Beardsley, J., Rennick-Egglestone, S., Bradstreet, S., Davidson, L., Franklin, D., Hui, A., …Slade, M. (2019). Not the story you want? Assessing the fit of a conceptual framework characterising mental health recovery narratives. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-019-01791-x

Narratives of recovery have been central to the development of the recovery approach in mental health. However, there has been a lack of clarity around definitions. A recent conceptual framework characterised recovery narratives based on a systematic... Read More about Not the story you want? Assessing the fit of a conceptual framework characterising mental health recovery narratives.

Commissioning social care for people with dementia living at home: findings from a national survey (2019)
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Members of the HoSt‐D (Home Support in Dementia) Programme Management Group, , Davies, S., Hughes, J., Ahmed, S., Clarkson, P., Challis, D., & HoSt-D (Home Support in Dementia) Programme Management Group, . (2020). Commissioning social care for people with dementia living at home: findings from a national survey. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 35(1), 53-59. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.5214

Objective: To explore the complexities, circumstances, and range of services commissioned for people with dementia living at home. Methods: A national survey was used to collect data from English local authorities in 2015. Commissioners of servic... Read More about Commissioning social care for people with dementia living at home: findings from a national survey.

Support Workers in Community Mental Health Teams for Older People: Exploring Sources of Satisfaction and Stress (2019)
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Jasper, R., Wilberforce, M., Abendstern, M., Tucker, S., & Challis, D. (2019). Support Workers in Community Mental Health Teams for Older People: Exploring Sources of Satisfaction and Stress. Journal of Long-Term Care, 2019, 111–118

Context: Support workers play an essential role in multidisciplinary community mental health teams for older people (CMHTsOP) in England. However, little is known about how they perceive their role or the impact this has on their levels of stress, we... Read More about Support Workers in Community Mental Health Teams for Older People: Exploring Sources of Satisfaction and Stress.

Applying a new concept of embedding qualitative research: an example from a quantitative study of carers of people in later stage dementia (2019)
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Abendstern, M., Davies, K., Chester, H., Clarkson, P., Sutcliffe, C., Hughes, J., …Challis, D. (2019). Applying a new concept of embedding qualitative research: an example from a quantitative study of carers of people in later stage dementia. BMC Geriatrics, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-019-1240-x

Background Qualitative methods are increasingly included in larger studies to provide a richer understanding of people’s experience. This paper explores the potential of using a novel approach to embedded qualitative design as part of an observation... Read More about Applying a new concept of embedding qualitative research: an example from a quantitative study of carers of people in later stage dementia.

Can we trust what we see online? (2019)
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Perez Vallejos, E. (2019). Can we trust what we see online?

Websites use algorithms to recommend music, tv and films that you’ll enjoy. But they could also be manipulating us and hiding the truth. Dr Elvira Perez Vallejos from the University of Nottingham is examining how technology can be made more trustwort... Read More about Can we trust what we see online?.

Innovations in Practice: Avatar‐based virtual reality in CAMHS talking therapy: two exploratory case studies (2019)
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Falconer, C. J., Davies, E. B., Grist, R., & Stallard, P. (2019). Innovations in Practice: Avatar‐based virtual reality in CAMHS talking therapy: two exploratory case studies. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, doi:10.1111/camh.12326

Background Avatar‐based virtual reality therapy is an emerging digital technology that can be used to assist the treatment of common mental health problems. This may be particularly appealing to young people who are highly familiar with digital tech... Read More about Innovations in Practice: Avatar‐based virtual reality in CAMHS talking therapy: two exploratory case studies.

Delivering an intervention to a young person minimising his harmful sexual behaviour: a practice case study (2018)
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Hatton, V. A., & Duff, S. (2018). Delivering an intervention to a young person minimising his harmful sexual behaviour: a practice case study. Journal of Sexual Aggression, doi:10.1080/13552600.2018.1551499

Young perpetrators of harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) often minimise the severity of their offending. Whilst there have been mixed findings, the most recent literature suggests offence-specific minimisation increases the risk of sexual recidivism in h... Read More about Delivering an intervention to a young person minimising his harmful sexual behaviour: a practice case study.

Antidepressants for treating depression in dementia (2018)
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Dudas, R., Malouf, R., McCleery, J., & Dening, T. (2018). Antidepressants for treating depression in dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD003944.pub2

Background The use of antidepressants in dementia accompanied by depressive symptoms is widespread, but their clinical efficacy is uncertain. This review updates an earlier version, first published in 2002. Objectives To determine the effica... Read More about Antidepressants for treating depression in dementia.

Proportionate methods for evaluating a simple digital mental health tool (2017)
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Davies, E. B., Craven, M. P., Martin, J. L., & Simons, L. (2017). Proportionate methods for evaluating a simple digital mental health tool. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 20(4), 112-117. doi:10.1136/eb-2017-102755

Background: Traditional evaluation methods are not keeping pace with rapid developments in mobile health. More flexible methodologies are needed to evaluate mHealth technologies, particularly simple, self-help tools. One approach is to combine a var... Read More about Proportionate methods for evaluating a simple digital mental health tool.

Age-related cognitive decline and associations with sex, education and apolipoprotein E genotype across ethnocultural groups and geographic regions: a collaborative cohort study (2017)
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Lipnicki, D. M., Crawford, J. D., Dutta, R., Thalamuthu, A., Kochan, N. A., Andrews, G., …Sachdev, P. S. (2017). Age-related cognitive decline and associations with sex, education and apolipoprotein E genotype across ethnocultural groups and geographic regions: a collaborative cohort study. PLoS Medicine, 14(3), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002261

Proteomic profiling of mouse liver following acute Toxoplasma gondii infection (2016)
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He, J., Ma, J., Elsheikha, H. M., Song, H., Zhou, D., & Zhu, X. (2016). Proteomic profiling of mouse liver following acute Toxoplasma gondii infection. PLoS ONE, 11(3), 1-15. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152022

Toxoplasma gondii remains a global public health problem. However, its pathophysiology is still not-completely understood particularly the impact of infection on host liver metabolism. We performed iTRAQ-based proteomic analysis to evaluate early liv... Read More about Proteomic profiling of mouse liver following acute Toxoplasma gondii infection.