Mackay, W., MacIntosh, T., Kydd, A., Fleming, A. F. M., O'Kane, C., Shepherd, A., …McIver, V. (in press). Living with an indwelling urethral catheter in a community setting: exploring triggers for unscheduled community nurse ‘out of hours’ visits. Journal of clinical nursing
Aims and Objective: To explore the experiences of community patients living with a urethral catheter and those caring for them.
Background: Living at home with an indwelling...
Kydd, A. & Fleming, A. (2017). Prescribing for the Oldest Old. Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine. 7(5 (supp.))doi:10.4172/2165-7386-C1-010. ISSN 2165-7386
Given the global increase in people over the age of 85, there is a growing body of literature looking at treating the oldest old. However much of this work is confined to the...
Kydd, A., Fleming, A., Gardner, S. & Hafford-Letchfield, P. (in press). Ageism in the Third Age. In N/ABerlin: Springer Verlag. ISBN N/A
In the developed world, later life has brought more opportunities to contribute to society and pursue personal goals outside the role of paid work, combined with less stigma a...
Zubala, A., MacGillivray, S., Frost, H., Kroll, T., Skelton, D. A., Gavine, A., …Morris, J. (2017). Promotion of physical activity interventions for community dwelling older adults: A systematic review of reviews. PLoS ONE. 12(7), 1-36. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0180902. ISSN 1932-6203
Objectives While there is strong evidence that regular participation in physical activity (PA) brings numerous health benefits to older adults, and interventions to effectivel...
Hubbard, G., Taylor, C., Beeken, B., Campbell, A., Gracey, J., Grimmett, C., …Gorely, T. (2017). Research priorities about stoma- related quality of life from the perspective of people with a stoma: a pilot survey. Health expectations. , 1-7. doi:10.1111/hex.12585. ISSN 1369-6513
Background:There is a recognized need to include patients in setting research priorities. Research priorities identified by people with a stoma are rarely elicited.
Goodbrand, J. A., Hughes, L. D., Cochrane, L., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M., Frost, H., …Witham, M. D. (2017). Association between bisphosphonate therapy and outcomes from rehabilitation in older people. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 70, 195-200. doi:10.1016/j.archger.2017.01.017. ISSN 0167-4943
Background Bisphosphonate therapy may have actions beyond bone, including effects on cardiovascular, immune and muscle function. We tested whether bisphosphonate treatment is...
Dombrowski, S. U., Campbell, P., Frost, H., Pollock, A., McLellan, J., MacGillivray, S., …Williams, B. (2016). Interventions for sustained healthcare professional behaviour change: a protocol for an overview of reviews. Systematic Reviews. 5(173), 1-6. doi:10.1186/s13643-016-0355-9. ISSN 2046-4053
Background Failure to successfully implement and sustain change over the long term continues to be a major problem in health and social care. Translating evidence into routin...
Barma, M., Goodbrand, J. A., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M. M., Frost, H., McMurdo, M. E. T. & Witham, M. D. (2016). Slower Decline in C-Reactive Protein after an Inflammatory Insult Is Associated with Longer Survival in Older Hospitalised Patients. PLoS ONE. 11(7), 1-10. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159412. ISSN 1932-6203
Background Enhancing biological resilience may offer a novel way to prevent and ameliorate disease in older patients. We investigated whether changes in C-reactive protein (C...
Basu, U., Goodbrand, J., McMurdo, M. E., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M., Frost, H., …Witham, M. D. (2016). Association between allopurinol use and hip fracture in older patients. BONE. 84, 189-193. doi:10.1016/j.bone.2016.01.003. ISSN 8756-3282
Background Allopurinol reduces oxidative stress and interacts with purinergic signalling systems important in bone metabolism and muscle function. We assessed whether allopur...
Doyle, E. M., Sloan, J. M., Goodbrand, J. A., McMurdo, M. E., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M. M., …Witham, M. D. (2015). Association Between Kidney Function, Rehabilitation Outcome, and Survival in Older Patients Discharged From Inpatient Rehabilitation. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 66(5), 768-774. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2015.04.041. ISSN 0272-6386
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common in older people, but it is unclear if it affects survival and rehabilitation outcomes independent of comorbid conditions and ...
Witham, M. D., Frost, H., McMurdo, M., Donnan, P. T. & McGilchrist, M. (2015). Construction of a linked health and social care database resource – lessons on process, content and culture. Informatics for Health and Social Care. 40(3), 229-239. doi:10.3109/17538157.2014.892491. ISSN 1753-8157
Background: Combining routinely collected health and social care data on older people is essential to advance both service delivery and research for this client group. Little ...
Frost, H., Haw, S. & Frank, J. (2012). Interventions in community settings that prevent or delay disablement in later life: an overview of the evidence. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults. 13(3), 212-230. doi:10.1108/14717791211264241. ISSN 1471-7794
Purpose - The population of older people in the UK is expected to rise rapidly over the next 20 years and therefore identification of effective interventions that prevent func...
Frost, H., Geddes, R., Haw, S., Jackson, C. A., Jepson, R., Mooney, J. D. & Frank, J. (2012). Experiences of knowledge brokering for evidence-informed public health policy and practice: three years of the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy. Evidence and Policy. 8(3), 347-359. doi:10.1332/174426412x654068. ISSN 1744-2648
Despite a burgeoning literature on, and widespread interest in, knowledge translation and exchange in public health, few articles provide an account of the actual experiences ...
Bailey, K. A., Baker, J., Spassiani, N. A. & Meisner, B. A. (2012). Gatekeepers of Gerontological Research: A Pilot Study Investigating Factors Influencing Research Compliance. Research on Aging. 34(5), 499-506. doi:10.1177/0164027512444290. ISSN 0164-0275
Gerontological studies note research noncompliance as a limitation of their results; however, few investigations focus on ways to minimize noncompliance.
Additionally, older a...
Frost, H., Haw, S. & Frank, J. (2009). Promoting Health and Wellbeing in later Life. Interventions in Primary Care and Community Settings. Edinburgh: Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy. ISBN 9780956565556
The population of older people in Scotland has been growing over the last century and projections estimate that 26% (1.3 million) of the total population will be aged 60 or ov...