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Conducting Evaluation Research with Exercise Referral Schemes as an Insider

Journal Article
Hanson, C., & Allin, L. (2020)
Conducting Evaluation Research with Exercise Referral Schemes as an Insider. Sage Research Methods Cases, https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529723656
The case study aims to highlight key methodological and ethical challenges faced whilst conducting mixed methods evaluation research as an insider with a senior position in an...

We are failing to improve the evidence base for “Exercise Referral”: How a Physical Activity Referral Scheme Taxonomy can help

Journal Article
Hanson, C. L., Oliver, E. J., Dodd-Reynolds, C. J., & Kelly, P. (in press)
We are failing to improve the evidence base for “Exercise Referral”: How a Physical Activity Referral Scheme Taxonomy can help. British Journal of Sports Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2019-101485
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Uptake of a primary care atrial fibrillation screening program (AF-SMART): a realist evaluation of implementation in metropolitan and rural general practice

Journal Article
Orchard, J., Li, J., Gallagher, R., Freedman, B., Lowres, N., & Neubeck, L. (in press)
Uptake of a primary care atrial fibrillation screening program (AF-SMART): a realist evaluation of implementation in metropolitan and rural general practice. BMC Family Practice, 20, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-019-1058-9
Background Screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) in people aged ≥65 years is recommended by international guidelines. The Atrial Fibrillation Screen, Management And guidelin...

Awareness campaigns of atrial fibrillation as an opportunity for early detection by pharmacists: an international cross-sectional study

Journal Article
da Costa, F. A., Mala-Ladova, K., Lee, V., Tous, S., Papastergiou, J., Griffiths, D., …Antoniou, S. (in press)
Awareness campaigns of atrial fibrillation as an opportunity for early detection by pharmacists: an international cross-sectional study. Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11239-019-02000-x
Atrial fibrillation (AF) accounts for up to one third of strokes, one of the lead mortality causes worldwide. The European Society of Cardiology guidelines recommend opportuni...

Searching for Atrial Fibrillation Poststroke: A White Paper of the AF-SCREEN International Collaboration

Journal Article
Boriani, G., Brachmann, J., Brandes, A., Bustamante, A., Casadei, B., Crijns, H., …Yan, B. (in press)
Searching for Atrial Fibrillation Poststroke: A White Paper of the AF-SCREEN International Collaboration. Circulation, 140(22), 1834-1850. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.040267
Cardiac thromboembolism attributed to atrial fibrillation (AF) is responsible for up to one third of ischemic strokes. Stroke may be the first manifestation of previously unde...

Prototyping for public health in a local context: a streamlined evaluation of a community-based weight management programme (Momenta), Northumberland, UK

Journal Article
Dodd-Reynolds, C. J., Nevens, L., Oliver, E. J., Finch, T., Lake, A. A., & Hanson, C. L. (2019)
Prototyping for public health in a local context: a streamlined evaluation of a community-based weight management programme (Momenta), Northumberland, UK. BMJ Open, 9(10), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029718
Objectives: Stakeholder co-production in design of public health programmes may reduce the ‘implementation gap’ but can be time-consuming and costly. Prototyping, iterative re...

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 ...

Estimated stroke risk, yield, and number needed to screen for atrial fibrillation detected through single time screening: a multi-country patient-level meta-analysis of 141,220 screened individuals

Journal Article
Lowres, N., Olivier, J., Chao, T., Chen, S., Chen, Y., Diederichsen, A., …Freedman, B. (in press)
Estimated stroke risk, yield, and number needed to screen for atrial fibrillation detected through single time screening: a multi-country patient-level meta-analysis of 141,220 screened individuals. PLoS Medicine, 16(9), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002903
Background The precise age distribution and calculated stroke risk of screen-detected atrial fibrillation (AF) is not known. Therefore, it is not possible to determine the num...

Highlighting cardiovascular risk in women and gaps in care

Journal Article
Jin, K., & Neubeck, L. (in press)
Highlighting cardiovascular risk in women and gaps in care. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 14(9), https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2019.0077

Persuasive design features within a consumer-focused eHealth intervention integrated with the electronic health record: a mixed methods study of effectiveness and acceptability

Journal Article
Coorey, G. M., Peiris, D., Usherwood, T., Neubeck, L., Mulley, J., & Redfern, J. (in press)
Persuasive design features within a consumer-focused eHealth intervention integrated with the electronic health record: a mixed methods study of effectiveness and acceptability. PLoS ONE, 14(6), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0218447
Introduction: eHealth strategies targeting health-related behaviour often incorporate persuasive software design. To further engage patients with their overall health manageme...
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Increasing medication adherence among adults with atrial fibrillation: A Medical Research Council complex intervention framework development and feasibility study.

2019 - 2021
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common abnormal heart rhythm affecting more than 1-million people in Scotland. People with AF are five-times more likely to have a stroke and twice as likely to die, comp...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £283,191

Review of mobile applications (apps) for people with dementia

2018 - 2018
Mobile health (mHealth) is a rapidly growing area with patients and healthcare professionals using applications (apps) on smartphones to help them manage chronic illness. Dementia is a growing problem...
Funder: Burdett Trust for Nursing | Value: £7,956

Secondary detection of atrial fibrillation

2018 - 2019
Secondary detection of atrial fibrillation post stroke.
Funder: Digital Health Institute | Value: £29,423

Scotland 2030 Vision

2017 - 2019
The "Scotland 2030 Vision” project seeks to build on internal research funding from Edinburgh Napier University to engage citizens in gaining their social, economic and cultural aspirations for the f...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £2,000

An Exploratory Study of Designing and Developing a Core Physiology Curriculum for Pre-registration Nursing Education

2017 - 2019
This project aims to inform the creation of a discipline specific physiology core curriculum that is agreed by stakeholder groups vested in nursing and physiology education to clarify relevant physiol...
Funder: The Physiological Society | Value: £3,580

An international multi-disciplinary training network on ageism

2017 - 2021
The proposed research is a direct response to the European Commission's Active and Healthy Ageing initiative, with an overarching goal to improve the quality of life of older people. By pursuing 15 di...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £388,222

The life and work of Derek Hoy – a Scottish nurse informatician

2017 - 2017
Derek Hoy was a Scottish nurse based predominantly in Glasgow who died in 2012. He worked for many years in the National Health Service (NHS) in a variety of clinical roles, where he began to experime...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £1,350

D:UDES experience labs

2016 - 2017
This project covers the additional time involved in the development of the experience labs
Funder: Digital Health Institute | Value: £771

Precursor work for Diabetes: Understanding Daily Events (DUDEs)

2016 - 2017
As a precursor to the work described under the DHI application for development of “Diabetes: Understanding Daily Events –an interactive, digital diabetes education site for Young People”, there are se...
Funder: Digital Health Institute | Value: £12,328

Scale-up BP: Implementing evidence-based hypertension research at scale

2015 - 2017
To determine the feasibility of carrying out a phase 4 study on the clinical and health economic impact of implementing telemonitoring of BP as routine practice for the majority of patients with raise...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £2,291