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Brown, S., Paterson, C., Dougall, N., Cameron, S., & Wheelhouse, N. (in press). Understanding the attitudes and acceptability of extra-genital Chlamydia testing in young women: evaluation of a feasibility study. BMC Public Health, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7313-0
Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK. Recent studies suggest that in addition to the genital...
Burke, E., Dobbie, F., Dougall, N., Adebolu Oluwaseun, M., Mockler, D., Vance, J., …Hayes, C. (in press). Smoking cessation programmes for women living in disadvantaged communities, “We Can Quit 2”: A systematic review protocol. HRB Open Research, 2, https://doi.org/10.12688/hrbopenres.12901.2
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Ireland with almost 6,000 smokers dying each year from smoking-related diseases. Amongst younger Irish women, smoking ...
Duncan, E., Best, C., Dougall, N., Skar, S., Evans, J., Corfield, A., …Wojcik, W. (2019). Epidemiology of emergency ambulance service calls related to mental health problems and self harm: a national record linkage study. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 27(34), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13049-019-0611-9
Background: People experiencing a mental health crisis receive variable and poorer quality care than those experiencing a physical health crisis. Little is known about the epi...
Chief Scientists Office
Deaths by suicide among young people are common, increasing year by year in 15-19 year olds, have devastating consequences for everyone involved, and are a signficant UK public health problem. People ...
Denham, S. H., Humphrey, T., deLabrusse, C., & Dougall, N. (2019). Mode of birth after caesarean section: individual prediction scores using Scottish population data. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 84(19), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2226-6
Rising caesarean section (CS) rates are a global health concern. Contemporary data indicates that almost 50% of CS are electively performed, with a high proportion ...
Russ, T. C., Woelbert, E., Davis, K. A. S., Hafferty, J. D., Ibrahim, Z., Inkster, B., …Data Science Group, M. (2018). How data science can advance mental health research. Nature Human Behaviour, doi:10.1038/s41562-018-0470-9
Accessibility of powerful computers and availability of so-called big data from a variety of sources means that data science approaches are becoming pervasive. However, their ...
McGrail, K., Jones, K., Akbari, A., Bennett, T., Boyd, A., Carinci, F., …Kotelchuck, M. (2018). A Position Statement on Population Data Science: The science of data about people. International Journal of Population Data Science, 3(1), https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v3i1.415
Information is increasingly digital, creating opportunities to respond to pressing issues about human populations using linked datasets that are large, complex, and diverse. T...
Johnson, C. F., Dougall, N. J., Williams, B., MacGillivray, S. A., Buchanan, A. I., & Hassett, R. D. (2014). Patient factors associated with SSRI dose for depression treatment in general practice: A primary care cross sectional study. BMC family practice, 15(210), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-014-0210-9
Antidepressant prescribing continues to rise. Increased long-term prescribing and higher doses are contributing to current growth; however, patient factors associat...
Dougall, N., Lambert, P., Maxwell, M., Dawson, A., Sinnott, R., McCafferty, S., …Springbett, A. (2014). Deaths by suicide and their relationship with general and psychiatric hospital discharge: 30-year record linkage study. The British journal of psychiatry, 204(4), 267-273. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.112.122374
Background: Studies have rarely explored suicides completed following discharge from both general and psychiatric hospital settings. Such research might identify additional op...
Shivaji, T., Lee, A., Dougall, N., McMillan, T., & Stark, C. (2014). The epidemiology of hospital treated traumatic brain injury in Scotland. BMC Neurology, 14(2), https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2377-14-2
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an important global public health problem made all the more important by the increased likelihood of disability following a hospita...