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. Since graduating with a BA in Sport Studies from Stirling University in 2005, Sheona has worked as a specialist cardiac rehabilitation exercise instructor and as a Lecturer of fitness, health and exercise.

In January 2020, Sheona joined Edinburgh Napier University as a research assistant working on a project exploring views of professionals engaged 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) was based on the perceived levels of physical activity on engagement with cardiac rehabilitation after acute coronary syndrome. Sheona's current research projects include evaluating the delivery of remote healthcare to cardiovascular patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and a systematic review of patient and public involvement (PPI) in cardiovascular research.

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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. (in press)
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: a systematic review of physical and psychosocial recovery following discharge from hospital. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 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), 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), 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...

Our Natural Health Service - Gathering the views of key individuals with an operational or strategic role in the Green Health Partnership Intervention

Report
Hanson, C., McHale, S., Pearsons, A., & Neubeck, L. (2020)
Our Natural Health Service - Gathering the views of key individuals with an operational or strategic role in the Green Health Partnership Intervention. Inverness: Scottish Natural Heritage
Background: Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is the lead organisation in the Our Natural Health Service (ONHS) programme, which aims to make better use of Scotland’s natural en...

For the ‘at-risk’ or vulnerable COVID-19 group: staying or becoming active during social distancing

Other
Neubeck, L., McHale, S., Williamson, C., Kelly, P., Pearsons, A., Hanson, S., & Hanson, C. (2020)
For the ‘at-risk’ or vulnerable COVID-19 group: staying or becoming active during social distancing. https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/04/08/for-the-at-risk-or-vulnerable-covid-19-group-staying-or-becoming-active-during-social-distancing/
Neubeck, L., McHale, S., Williamson, C., Kelly, P., Pearsons, A., & Hanson, C. (2020). For the ‘at-risk’ or vulnerable COVID-19 group: staying or becoming active during social...

Stay calm, be active: simple ways to boost your physical activity during COVID-19

Other
Hanson, C., Kelly, P., Pearsons, A., Williamson, C., McHale, S., Hanson, S., & Neubeck, L. (2020)
Stay calm, be active: simple ways to boost your physical activity during COVID-19. https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/03/30/stay-calm-be-active-simple-ways-to-boost-your-physical-activity-during-covid-19/
Hanson, C., Kelly, P., Pearsons, A., Williamson, C., McHale, S., Hanson, S., & Neubeck, L. (2020). Stay calm, be active: simple ways to boost your physical activity during COV...

A systematic review and thematic synthesis exploring how a previous experience of physically activity influences engagement with cardiac rehabilitation

Journal Article
McHale, S., Astin, F., Neubeck, L., Dawkes, S., & Hanson, C. (2020)
A systematic review and thematic synthesis exploring how a previous experience of physically activity influences engagement with cardiac rehabilitation. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 19(1), 31-43. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474515119882549
Background: Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation is recognised internationally as an effective therapy to improve quality of life and reduce risk of hospital readmission for ...

P497 A meta-synthesis of men who have sex with men (MSM)’s experiences and perceptions of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination

Presentation / Conference
Clarke, L., Pow, J., Mchale, S., & Williams, B. (2019, July)
P497 A meta-synthesis of men who have sex with men (MSM)’s experiences and perceptions of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination. Poster presented at STI & HIV World Congress (Joint Meeting of the 23rd ISSTDR and 20th IUSTI), Vancouver, Canada
Background: Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) are disproportionately burdened by diseases attributed to the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) when compared to other male populations. H...

Understanding the lived experience of how individuals aged between 33 and 62 years of age diagnosed with coronary heart disease (CHD) feel they obtain emotional support post percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)

Thesis
McHale, S. Understanding the lived experience of how individuals aged between 33 and 62 years of age diagnosed with coronary heart disease (CHD) feel they obtain emotional support post percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
(Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/977873
Background Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is a major cause of ill health in Scotland and one of the main methods of symptom management for this disease is Percutaneous Coronary ...

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