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Loneliness and social isolation causal association with health-related lifestyle risk in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol

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Malcolm, M., Frost, H., & Cowie, J. (2019)
Loneliness and social isolation causal association with health-related lifestyle risk in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Systematic Reviews, 8(1), 48-56. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-019-0968-x
Background The health impacts of loneliness and social isolation among older adults are widely acknowledged. Despite this, there is no consensus on the possible causal nature ...

Podiatry interventions to prevent falls in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Wylie, G., Torrens, C., Campbell, P., Frost, H., Gordon, A. L., Menz, H. B., …Morris, J. (2019)
Podiatry interventions to prevent falls in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Age and ageing, 48(3), 327–336. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afy189
Background foot problems are independent risk factors for falls in older people. Podiatrists diagnose and treat a wide range of problems affecting the feet, ankles and lower l...

Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing on adult behaviour change in health and social care settings: A systematic review of reviews

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Frost, H., Campbell, P., Maxwell, M., O’Carroll, R. E., Dombrowski, S. U., Williams, B., …Pollock, A. (2018)
Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing on adult behaviour change in health and social care settings: A systematic review of reviews. PLOS ONE, 13(10), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204890
Background The challenge of addressing unhealthy lifestyle choice is of global concern. Motivational Interviewing has been widely implemented to help people change their behav...

Promotion of physical activity interventions for community dwelling older adults: A systematic review of reviews

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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), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180902
Objectives While there is strong evidence that regular participation in physical activity (PA) brings numerous health benefits to older adults, and interventions to effectivel...

Association between bisphosphonate therapy and outcomes from rehabilitation in older people

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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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2017.01.017
Background Bisphosphonate therapy may have actions beyond bone, including effects on cardiovascular, immune and muscle function. We tested whether bisphosphonate treatment is...

Interventions for sustained healthcare professional behaviour change: a protocol for an overview of reviews

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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(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-016-0355-9
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 routine...

Slower Decline in C-Reactive Protein after an Inflammatory Insult Is Associated with Longer Survival in Older Hospitalised Patients

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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), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0159412
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...

"Horses for Courses" Comment on "Translating Evidence Into Healthcare Policy and Practice: Single Versus Multi-Faceted Implementation Strategies – Is There a Simple Answer to a Complex Question?"

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Wilkinson, J. E., & Frost, H. (2015)
"Horses for Courses" Comment on "Translating Evidence Into Healthcare Policy and Practice: Single Versus Multi-Faceted Implementation Strategies – Is There a Simple Answer to a Complex Question?". International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 4(10), 685-686
This commentary considers the vexed question of whether or not we should be spending time and resources on using multifaceted interventions to undertake implementation of evid...

Does it matter if clinicians recruiting for a trial don't understand what the trial is really about? Qualitative study of surgeons' experiences of participation in a pragmatic multi-centre RCT

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Ziebland, S., Featherstone, K., Snowdon, C., Barker, K., Frost, H., & Fairbank, J. (2007)
Does it matter if clinicians recruiting for a trial don't understand what the trial is really about? Qualitative study of surgeons' experiences of participation in a pragmatic multi-centre RCT. Trials, 8(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-8-4
Background Qualitative methods are increasingly used to study the process of clinical trials and patients understanding of the rationale for trials, randomisation and reasons...

Randomised controlled trial to compare surgical stabilisation of the lumbar spine with an intensive rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic low back pain: the MRC spine stabilisation trial

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Fairbank, J., Frost, H., Wilson-MacDonald, J., Yu, L., Barker, K., & Collins, R. (2005)
Randomised controlled trial to compare surgical stabilisation of the lumbar spine with an intensive rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic low back pain: the MRC spine stabilisation trial. BMJ, 330(7502), 1233. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.38441.620417.8f
Objectives To assess the clinical effectiveness of surgical stabilisation (spinal fusion) compared with intensive rehabilitation for patients with chronic low back pain. Desi...

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