Dean of Applied Sciences
Darwent, K. L., McInnes, R. J. & Swanson, V. (2016). The Infant Feeding Genogram: a tool for exploring family infant feeding history and identifying support needs. BMC pregnancy and childbirth. 16(1)doi:10.1186/s12884-016-1107-5. ISSN 1471-2393
Background: Family culture and beliefs are passed through the generations within families and influence what constitutes appropriate infant care. This includes infant feeding ...
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...
Frost, R., Levati, S., McClurg, D., Brady, M. & Williams, B. (2017). What Adherence Measures Should Be Used in Trials of Home-Based Rehabilitation Interventions? A Systematic Review of the Validity, Reliability, and Acceptability of Measures. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 98(6), 1241-1256.e45. ISSN 0003-9993
To systematically review methods for measuring adherence used in home-based rehabilitation trials and to evaluate their validity, reliability, and acceptability.
National Institute for Health Research
The impact of parental drug misuse on children and families is a major public health problem . Parental drug misuse is closely associated with poor parenting, poor child development and increased r...
Digital Health Institute
This project aims to extend the existing work with the e-Frail project, and integrate a range of NHS-sourced assessors with care giver and open source gathered assessors, in order to define a weighted...
Our website evaluated extremely positively among patients, family members and clinicians in NHS Lothian and our model is unquestionably of utility Scotland-wide.The underpinning research and iterative...
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11 January 2017
11 January 2017
Our view of addiction shapes the help we offer.
While Finnish addiction therapists tend to see drinking to excess as intentional, French specialists tend to emphasise t...
Lecturer in Child Health Nursing
Reader/ Principal Research Fellow
Scourfield, J., Allely, C., Coffey, A. & Yates, P. (2016). Working with fathers of at-risk children: insights from a qualitative process evaluation of an intensive group-based intervention. Children and Youth Services Review. 69, 259-267. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.08.021. ISSN 0190-7409
This article is based on qualitative research with fathers who attended Mellow Dads, an intensive ‘dads only’ group-based intervention underpinned by attachment theory for fat...
Hubbard, G., O’Carroll, R., Munro, J., Mutrie, N., Haw, S., Mason, H. & Treweek, S. (2016). The feasibility and acceptability of trial procedures for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of a structured physical activity intervention for people diagnosed with colorectal cancer: findings from a pilot trial of cardiac rehabilitation versus usual care (no rehabilitation) with an embedded qualitative study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 2(1)doi:10.1186/s40814-016-0090-y. ISSN 2055-5784
Background: Pilot and feasibility work is conducted to evaluate the operational feasibility and acceptability of the intervention itself and the feasibility and acceptability ...
Chick, J. & Gill, J. S. (2016). Strong cider sold in Scotland appears to be almost exclusively for dependent drinkers. Clinical Medicine. 16(4), 398. doi:10.7861/clinmedicine.16-4-398. ISSN 1470-2118
Strong cider sold in Scotland appears to be almost exclusively for dependent drinkers.
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...
Campbell, T. (2016). An exploratory study of the relationship between psychosocial hazard and ambulatory physiological response in higher education employees. International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 9(3), 360-374. doi:10.1108/IJWHM-11-2015-0068. ISSN 1753-8351
Purpose: as exposure to psychosocial hazard at work represents a substantial risk factor for employee health in many modern occupations, being able to accurately assess how em...
Oliver, E. J., Hanson, C. L., Lindsey, I. A. & Dodd-Reynolds, C. J. (2016). Exercise on referral: evidence and complexity at the nexus of public health and sport policy. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. 8(4), 731-736. doi:10.1080/19406940.2016.1182048. ISSN 1940-6940
Exercise on referral schemes (ERS) are recommended by the National
Institute of Clinical Excellence for increasing physical activity in inactive patients with long-term health...
Roberts, N. J., Kidd, L., Dougall, N., Patel, I. S., McNarry, S. & Nixon, C. (2016). Measuring patient activation: The utility of the Patient Activation Measure within a UK context—Results from four exemplar studies and potential future applications. Patient Education and Counseling. 99(10), 1739-1746. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2016.05.006. ISSN 0738-3991
Patient activation can be measured using the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) developed by Hibbard et al., however, little is known about the uses of the PAM in rese...
Sholl, S., Ajjawi, R., Allbutt, H., Butler, J., Jindal-Snape, D., Morrison, J. & Rees, C. (2016). Balancing student/trainee learning with the delivery of patient care in the healthcare workplace: a protocol for realist synthesis. BMJ Open. 6(4), e011145. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011145. ISSN 2044-6055
A national survey was recently conducted to explore medical education research priorities in Scotland. The identified themes and underlying priority areas can be...
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...
Hoskins, G., Williams, B., Abhyankar, P., Donnan, P., Duncan, E., Pinnock, H., …Sheikh, A. (2015). Achieving Good Outcomes for Asthma Living (GOAL): Mixed methods feasibility and pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of a practical intervention for eliciting, setting and achieving goals for adults with asthma. Trials. 17(1)ISSN 1745-6215
Despite being a core component of self-management, goal setting is rarely used in routine care. We piloted a primary care, nurse-led intervention called Achieving G...
Dombrowski, S. U., Campbell, P., Frost, H., Pollock, A., McLellan, J., MacGillivray, S., …Williams, B. (2015). Interventions for sustained healthcare professional behaviour change: A protocol for an overview of reviews. Systematic Reviews. 5doi:10.1186/s13643-016-0355-9. ISSN 2046-4053
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 routine...
Hillen, P. & Levy, S. (2015). Framing the experiences of BME social work students within a narrative of Educating for a Culturally Diverse Workforce. Social Work Education. 34(7), 785-798. doi:10.1080/02615479.2015.1077215. ISSN 0261-5479
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has noted that a higher percentage of black and minority ethnic (BME) students fail or take longer to complete their social work de...
Chief Scientists Office
We have developed an intervention that aims to help pregnant women to stop smoking by sending text messages with embedded behaviour change techniques (BCTs), as part of an engaging story with pictures...
NHS Education Scotland
NES -GNC and Margaret Callum Roger Midwifery Award
To find out from people with learning disabilities and those who care and support them what skills and qualities non-learning disability trained sta...
This proposed process evaluation will evaluate the implementation of ASSIST. It will be conducted over two and a half years and employ qualitative methods (in-depth interviews, paired interviews, mini...
Living with a chronic illness can impact on many aspects of people’s lives such as mental, social and financial wellbeing. GP practices were encouraged to look for depression in people with long term ...