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Understanding the attitudes and acceptability of extra-genital Chlamydia testing in young women: evaluation of a feasibility study

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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
Background Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK. Recent studies suggest that in addition to the genital...

Smoking cessation programmes for women living in disadvantaged communities, “We Can Quit 2”: A systematic review protocol.

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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 ...

Epidemiology of emergency ambulance service calls related to mental health problems and self harm: a national record linkage study.

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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...

Mode of birth after caesarean section: individual prediction scores using Scottish population data

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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
Background 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 ...

How data science can advance mental health research

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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 ...

The Privacy and Security Implications of Open Data in Healthcare: A Contribution from the IMIA Open Source Working Group

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Kobayashi, S., Kane, T., & Paton, C. (2018)
The Privacy and Security Implications of Open Data in Healthcare: A Contribution from the IMIA Open Source Working Group. IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1641201
Objective: The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Open Source Working Group (OSWG) initiated a group discussion to discuss current privacy and security issue...

A Position Statement on Population Data Science: The science of data about people

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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...

Are self-reported telemonitored blood pressure readings affected by end-digit preference: a prospective cohort study in Scotland

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Parker, R. A., Paterson, M., Padfield, P., Pinnock, H., Hanley, J., Hammersley, V. S., …McKinstry, B. (2018)
Are self-reported telemonitored blood pressure readings affected by end-digit preference: a prospective cohort study in Scotland. BMJ Open, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019431
Objective Simple forms of blood pressure (BP) telemonitoring require patients to text readings to central servers creating an opportunity for both entry error and manipulati...

Patient factors associated with SSRI dose for depression treatment in general practice: A primary care cross sectional study

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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
Background Antidepressant prescribing continues to rise. Increased long-term prescribing and higher doses are contributing to current growth; however, patient factors associat...

Deaths by suicide and their relationship with general and psychiatric hospital discharge: 30-year record linkage study

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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...