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The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to physical activity in mental health populations: a systematic review

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Peddie, N., & Westbury, T. (in press)
The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to physical activity in mental health populations: a systematic review. Advances in Mental Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/18387357.2019.1684829
Objective: There is growing global evidence for stark inequalities in the physical health status and life-expectancy of people with a mental health diagnosis. In most cases, p...

Health professionals' lack of knowledge of central venous access devices: the impact on patients

Journal Article
Kelly, L. J., Snowden, A., Paterson, R., & Campbell, K. (2019)
Health professionals' lack of knowledge of central venous access devices: the impact on patients. British Journal of Nursing, 28(14), https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2019.28.14.S4
Background The literature on patient experience of living with a central venous access device (CVAD) is growing, but remains sparse. It suggests that patients accept CVADs as...

A review of the impact of utilising electronic medical records for clinical research recruitment

Journal Article
Lai, Y. S., & Afseth, J. D. (2019)
A review of the impact of utilising electronic medical records for clinical research recruitment. Clinical Trials, 16(2), 194-203. https://doi.org/10.1177/1740774519829709
Introduction: Recruitment is an important aspect of clinical research, as poor recruitment could undermine the scientific value of a trial or delay the development process of ...

Best supportive care in advanced lung cancer—more than a label?

Journal Article
Bowden, J., Fenning, S., Marron, B., Macpherson, C., Boyce, S., Wardrope, V., …Johnston, L. (2018)
Best supportive care in advanced lung cancer—more than a label?. BMJ, 363, k5017. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5017
We should be accountable for delivering the right care in the right place for people nearing the end of life, say Jo Bowden and colleagues.

Holistic needs assessment in brain cancer patients: A systematic review of available tools

Journal Article
Afseth, J., Neubeck, L., Karatzias, T., & Grant, R. (2019)
Holistic needs assessment in brain cancer patients: A systematic review of available tools. European Journal of Cancer Care, 28(3), https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.12931
This systematic review describes tools which could be considered for use for holistic needs assessment in Brain Cancer. MEDLINE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health ...

Proactive community support tailored to holistic needs: A cohort study

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Savinc, J., & Young, J. (2018)
Proactive community support tailored to holistic needs: A cohort study. Cancer Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.1709
Background: It is increasingly internationally recognised that a cancer diagnosis impacts on people practically and financially as well as physically and psychologically. It ...

Exploring male identity in non-professional carers of someone with cancer: preliminary analysis

Presentation / Conference
Young, J., Snowden, A., Stenhouse, R., & Kyle, R. (2018, March)
Exploring male identity in non-professional carers of someone with cancer: preliminary analysis. Poster presented at British Psych-Oncology Society Annual Conference
Background Across the world the majority of home‐based care for ill family members is carried out by women. Consequently, research in this field has predominately focused on ...

The role of social context in symptom appraisal and help-seeking among people with lung or colorectal symptoms: A qualitative interview study

Journal Article
Dobson, C., Russell, A., Brown, S., & Rubin, G. (2018)
The role of social context in symptom appraisal and help-seeking among people with lung or colorectal symptoms: A qualitative interview study. European Journal of Cancer Care, 27(2), https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.12815
Prolonged diagnostic intervals are associated with poorer outcomes, and the patient interval appears to be a substantial contributor to the overall length of the diagnostic in...

Malignant Melanoma: How Do We Meet the Needs of Young People and Their Families?

Journal Article
McInally, W. (2018)
Malignant Melanoma: How Do We Meet the Needs of Young People and Their Families?. Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1080/24694193.2018.1424418
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Widening Access; Developing an eLearning Resource for Health and Social Care Professionals Caring for Children and Young People with Cancer

Journal Article
McInally, W., Pouso Lista, M. J., McLaren, N., & Willis, D. S. (2017)
Widening Access; Developing an eLearning Resource for Health and Social Care Professionals Caring for Children and Young People with Cancer. Journal of Cancer Education, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-017-1284-6
Cancer is a key priority worldwide, and caring for children and young people with cancer requires a range of specific knowledge, skills and experience in order to deliver the ...
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Slowing the flow of zero day admissions to hospital: data linkage to inform intervention prioritisation along paediatric referral pathways

2019 - 2021
The number of children admitted to Scottish hospitals continues to rise, and this is due to cases admitted and discharged on the same day (“zero day admissions”). We do not currently know how best to ...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £9,641

The influence of aerobic exercise training to attenuate chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity and vascular dysfunction in breast cancer and leukaemia patients

2018 - 2021
This project will be based in the Sport, Exercise and Health Research theme within the School of Applied Sciences, and is led by Dr. Mark Ross, Miss Karen Campbell and Professor Geraint Florida-James ...
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £58,079

A brief school-based intervention to reduce sunburn in adolescence: A feasibility study

2018 - 2018
Lay summary: The sun can be harmful. If children/adolescents get sunburnt five or more times, they are twice as likely to get skin cancer as an adult. The sun can be beneficial. It is a source of vita...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £1,273

Improving early detection of melanoma by increasing young people’s awareness of symptoms, skin self-examination and communication: A quasi-experimental trial with embedded process evaluation

2016 - 2017
Aims To adapt our existing brief school-based psycho-educational cancer awareness intervention to focus exclusively on increasing early detection of melanoma among young people (14-15 years) and test ...
Funder: Melanoma Focus

Career trajectories of Nurses in Scotland 2001-2011

2015 - 2016
Background Evidence-informed recruitment and retention strategies are required to ensure the nursing workforce has sufficient capacity and capability to deliver care to Scotland’s population. Current ...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £5,000

Development of a patient Concern Inventory in Brain Cancer Patients for outpatient consultation

2013 - 2015
This research project will undertake focus groups with glioma patients to explore the concerns they would like to discuss in outpatient neuro-oncology medical consultations. It will aim to identify co...
Funder: Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation | Value: £9,428

Is the patient dying? Ensuring safe, effective and person-centred care

2013 - 2016
Two year research and development project to investigate and develop reliable systems and processes for patient flow and care management. This will be investigated within the Scottish patient safety P...
Funder: Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation | Value: £58,059

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