Sheona Mchale
Sheona Mchale

Dr Sheona Mchale

Research Fellow

Biography

Sheona McHale is a research fellow of cardiovascular health within the School of Health and Social Care. Commencing her role at Edinburgh Napier University in January 2020 working on a qualitative project investigating the perspectives of professionals involved in the development and provision of green health interventions. Her research interests embrace the physical activity behaviours of individuals diagnosed with cardiovascular disease and her PhD from Edinburgh Napier University (2021) centered on exploring the perceived impact of physical activity levels on engagement with cardiac rehabilitation following acute coronary syndrome.

Currently, Sheona is engaged in various research projects, including an exploration of patient experiences with remote hypertension management during the COVID-19 pandemic and a process evaluation assessing the implementation of the Public Health Scotland Physical Activity Referral Standards.

Themes

Esteem

Membership of Professional Body

  • Clinical Study Group Lead (BHF CRC) - British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

 

Reviewing

  • British Journal of Cardiac Nursing
  • BMC Sport Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

 

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16 results

Exploring the patient experience of remote hypertension management in Scotland during COVID-19: a qualitative study

Journal Article
Mchale, S., Paterson, M., Pearsons, A., Neubeck, L., Atherton, I., Guthrie, B., …Hanley, J. (2023)
Exploring the patient experience of remote hypertension management in Scotland during COVID-19: a qualitative study. BMJ Open, 13(12), Article e078944. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-078944
Objectives The aim of this study was to understand how patients experienced hypertension management, with or without BP telemonitoring, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Design...

Patients’ experiences and perspectives of post-hospital follow-up care to improve physical recovery for intensive care survivors: A systematic review of qualitative research

Journal Article
Rea, N. M., Neubeck, L., McHale, S., & Kydonaki, K. (2023)
Patients’ experiences and perspectives of post-hospital follow-up care to improve physical recovery for intensive care survivors: A systematic review of qualitative research. International Journal of Nursing Studies Advances, 5, Article 100168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnsa.2023.100168
Background Intensive care units deliver care to a heterogeneous group of patients with pre-existing co-morbid disease. Focus has shifted to improving health related quality of...

A systematic review and narrative synthesis of physical activity referral schemes’ components

Journal Article
Mino, E., Hanson, C., Naber, I., Weissenfels, A., McHale, S., Saftig, J., …Geidl, W. (2023)
A systematic review and narrative synthesis of physical activity referral schemes’ components. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 20, Article 140. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-023-01518-x
Background: Physical activity referral schemes (PARS) are complex multicomponent interventions that represent a promising healthcare-based concept for physical activity (PA) p...

Completeness of intervention reporting in randomised trials of technology-enabled remote or hybrid exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation: A systematic review using the TIDieR framework

Journal Article
McGrath, A., McHale, S., Hanson, C. L., McClelland, C., & Hamilton, D. F. (in press)
Completeness of intervention reporting in randomised trials of technology-enabled remote or hybrid exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation: A systematic review using the TIDieR framework. Disability and Rehabilitation, https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2023.2274887
Background Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation improves clinical outcomes and quality of life. Technology-enabled delivery of remote cardiac rehabilitation is as effective...

What do spontaneous coronary artery dissection survivors want to support their recovery? A qualitative study

Journal Article
Binnie, K., Neubeck, L., McHale, S., & Hanson, C. L. (2023)
What do spontaneous coronary artery dissection survivors want to support their recovery? A qualitative study. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 22(8), 814–823. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjcn/zvad013
Aims: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is increasingly recognised as an important cause of myocardial infarction predominantly affecting women aged under 50 year...

The influence of perceived levels of physical activity on engagement with cardiac rehabilitation after acute coronary syndrome

Thesis
McHale, S. The influence of perceived levels of physical activity on engagement with cardiac rehabilitation after acute coronary syndrome. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2950812
Background: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is an effective therapy to reduce the risk of hospital readmission after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) diagnosis. Despite this, half...

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: a systematic review of physical and psychosocial recovery following discharge from hospital

Journal Article
Neubeck, L., McHale, S., Ross, M., MacGillvray, S., Galbraith, M., & Hanson, C. (2022)
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: a systematic review of physical and psychosocial recovery following discharge from hospital. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 21(7), 665-676. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjcn/zvac009
Introduction Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is increasingly recognised as an important cause of myocardial infarction, particularly among women. SCAD survivors ...

Gender differences in uptake, adherence and experiences: a longitudinal, mixed methods study of a physical activity referral scheme in Scotland, UK

Journal Article
Hanson, C. L., Neubeck, L., Kyle, R. G., Brown, N., Gallagher, R., Clark, R. A., …Dawkes, S. (2021)
Gender differences in uptake, adherence and experiences: a longitudinal, mixed methods study of a physical activity referral scheme in Scotland, UK. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(4), Article 1700. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041700
Physical activity referral schemes (PARS) are implemented internationally to increase physical activity (PA) but evidence of effectiveness for population subgroups is equivoca...

Atrial fibrillation self-management: a mobile telephone app scoping review and content analysis

Journal Article
Pearsons, A., Hanson, C. L., Gallagher, R., O'Carroll, R. E., Khonsari, S., Hanley, J., …Neubeck, L. (2021)
Atrial fibrillation self-management: a mobile telephone app scoping review and content analysis. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 20(4), 305–314. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjcn/zvaa014
Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects over 1.4 million people in the UK, resulting in a five-fold increased stroke risk and a three to four times greater risk of severe, disabling ...

Green Health Partnerships in Scotland; Pathways for Social Prescribing and Physical Activity Referral

Journal Article
McHale, S., Pearsons, A., Neubeck, L., & Hanson, C. L. (2020)
Green Health Partnerships in Scotland; Pathways for Social Prescribing and Physical Activity Referral. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(18), Article 6832. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186832
Increased exposure to green space has many health benefits. Scottish Green Health Partnerships (GHPs) have established green health referral pathways to enable community-based...

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