Murray, J., Heyman, I., Wooff, A., Dougall, N., Aston, L., & Enang, I. (2017). Law enforcement and public health: setting the research agenda for Scotland . Scottish Institute for Policing Research
Police Scotland’s contact with people with vulnerability and health problems has been increasing year-on-year, with significant costs and unknown outcomes associated. This is ...
Morrison-Beedy, D., Martin, C. H., Pow, J., & Elliott, L. (2019). Adolescents in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities for Sexual Risk Reduction. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 30(6), 619-629. https://doi.org/10.1097/jnc.0000000000000095
Sexually transmitted infections, HIV, and unplanned pregnancy challenge the health of Scottish teens. We conducted focus groups with teens (ages 16-19 years) recruited from an...
Yates, P. (in press). "It's Just the Abuse that Needs to Stop": Professional Framing of Sibling Relationships in a Grounded Theory Study of Social Worker Decision Making Following Sibling Sexual Behavior. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse,
Sibling abuse is a global problem, arguably the most prevalent form of family violence, and as harmful as other familial abuse. There is evidence internationally that sibling ...
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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 ...
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...
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 ...
Dougall, N., Stark, C., Agnew, T., Henderson, R., Maxwell, M., & Lambert, P. (2017). An analysis of suicide trends in Scotland 1950–2014: comparison with England & Wales. BMC Public Health, 17(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4956-6
Scotland has disproportionately high rates of suicide compared with England. An analysis of trends may help reveal whether rates appear driven more by birth cohort,...
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. doi: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), ISSN 1471-2377
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...
Stark, C., Riordan, V., & Dougall, N. (2016). Rurality and Suicide. In The International Handbook of Suicide Prevention, 569-593. (2nd). Wiley