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

Journal Article
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...

Pragmatic surgical studies: are they the New Gold Standard

Journal Article
Simpson, A., Frost, H., & Norrie, J. (2018)
Pragmatic surgical studies: are they the New Gold Standard. Bone and Joint Journal, 100-B(11), 1407-1408. https://doi.org/10.1302/0301-620X.100B11.BJJ-2018-0947
No abstract available.

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

Journal Article
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...

Texting to Reduce Alcohol Misuse (TRAM): main findings from a randomized controlled trial of a text message intervention to reduce binge drinking among disadvantaged men.

Journal Article
Crombie, I. K., Irvine, L., Williams, B., Sniehotta, F. F., Petrie, D., Jones, C., …Achison, M. (2018)
Texting to Reduce Alcohol Misuse (TRAM): main findings from a randomized controlled trial of a text message intervention to reduce binge drinking among disadvantaged men. Addiction, https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14229
Aims To test the effectiveness of a theoretically-based text message intervention to reduce binge drinking among socially disadvantaged men. Design A multi-centre parallel gro...

Predicting risk of unplanned hospital readmission in survivors of critical illness: a population-level cohort study

Journal Article
Lone, N. I., Lee, R., Salisbury, L., Donaghy, E., Ramsay, P., Rattray, J., & Walsh, T. S. (2019)
Predicting risk of unplanned hospital readmission in survivors of critical illness: a population-level cohort study. Thorax, 75(11), 1046-1054. https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2017-210822
Background Intensive care unit survivors experience high levels of morbidity after hospital discharge and are at high risk of unplanned hospital readmission. Identifying those...

Patient and carer experiences of Home Mechanical Ventilation

Presentation / Conference
Ramsay, P., McLaren, J., Smith, P., Rodgers, S., & Bateman, A. (2018, March)
Patient and carer experiences of Home Mechanical Ventilation. Poster presented at NHS Lothian NMAHP, NHS Lothian NMAHP Conference Poster
Home-based mechanical ventilation is a successful intervention for people with neuromuscular induced respiratory insufficiency. These people live with a high degree of disabi...

Modifying Alcohol Consumption to Reduce Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Study of a Complex Community-based Intervention for Men

Journal Article
Irvine, L., Crombie, I. K., Cunningham, K. B., Williams, B., Sniehotta, F. F., Norrie, J., …Allan, S. (2017)
Modifying Alcohol Consumption to Reduce Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Study of a Complex Community-based Intervention for Men. Alcohol and alcoholism : international journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism, 52(6), 677-684. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agx067
Objectives Being obese and drinking more than 14 units of alcohol per week places men at very high risk of developing liver disease. This study assessed the feasibility of a t...

Art participation for psychosocial wellbeing during stroke rehabilitation: a feasibility randomised controlled trial

Journal Article
Morris, J. H., Kelly, C., Joice, S., Kroll, T., Mead, G., Donnan, P., …Williams, B. (2017)
Art participation for psychosocial wellbeing during stroke rehabilitation: a feasibility randomised controlled trial. Disability and Rehabilitation, 41(1), 9-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2017.1370499
Purpose: To examine the feasibility of undertaking a pragmatic single-blind randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a visual arts participation programme to evaluate effects on s...

Podiatry intervention versus usual care to prevent falls in care homes: pilot randomised controlled trial (the PIRFECT study)

Journal Article
Wylie, G., Menz, H. B., McFarlane, S., Ogston, S., Sullivan, F., Williams, B., …Morris, J. (2017)
Podiatry intervention versus usual care to prevent falls in care homes: pilot randomised controlled trial (the PIRFECT study). BMC Geriatrics, 17(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-017-0541-1
Background Common foot problems are independent risk factors for falls in older people. There is evidence that podiatry can prevent falls in community-dwelling populations. Th...

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

Journal Article
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...
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Developing A Behavioural Intervention To Improve The Effectiveness Of CPR Training For Lay People

2018 - 2019
In Scotland, ~3,500 people each year experience cardiac arrest out of hospital; only 5% survive. The availability of early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is essential for survival. Community trai...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £27,305

Alpha 2 Agonists for Sedation to produce Better Outcomes from Critical Illness (A2B TRIAL): A Parallel Group Randomised Controlled Trial Comparing Clonidine, Dexmedetomidine and Current Usual Care

2018 - 2021
This is a prospective three-arm randomised placebo-controlled trial to compare the effect of the early addition of dexmedetomidine or clonidine to current analgo-sedation practice on the duration of m...
Funder: National Institute for Health Research | Value: £5,054

The Vale of Leven Travel Fellowship

2017 - 2018
The Vale of Leven Travel Fellowship
Funder: University of Stirling | Value: £1,445

A novel e-health resource to support patients and families in and after intensive care: spreading the word throughout NHS Scotland.

2017 - 2019
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...
Funder: Health Foundation | Value: £29,884

Promoting smoking cessation during pregnacy: combined feasibility and pilot of a randomised controlled trial of a narrative and image-based intervention delivered via text-messaging.

2017 - 2019
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...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £2,128

Can counselling help patients and families after Intensive Care: a pilot study and evaluation: the CONNECT study

2017 - 2017
Surviving critical illness is associated with chronic psychological distress. Anxiety occurs in 43% of patients and depression in 30% of patients at 12 months after hospital discharge. Post-traumatic ...
Funder: Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation | Value: £10,818

Development of interventions to reduce patient delay with symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndrome: identifying optimal content and mode of delivery

2016 - 2018
Development of Interventions to reduce patient delay with symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndrome: identifying optimal content and mode of delivery. Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is serious and delay to ...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £98,715

Getting it Right: the continuing support and service needs of ICU survivors

2016 - 2017
In this project, we will develop a questionnaire designed to capture ICU survivors' healthcare and support needs. The questionnaire will be based on (1) a literature review and (2) a completed longitu...
Funder: The Intensive Care Society | Value: £1,620

Development of an alternative eye-dropper

2015 - 2016
Many people need to instil eye drops to treat conditions such as Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) and Glaucoma (30% of the population have DES and 70 million people worldwide have glaucoma). DES is relieved wit...
Funder: Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation | Value: £76,718