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Mild Cognitive Impairment and Psychological State in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: A prospective descriptive study at Cardiac Rehabilitation Entry, Completion and Follow-up

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Gallagher, R., Woolaston, A., Tofler, G., Bauman, A., Zhao, E., Jeon, Y., …Naismith, S. (in press)
Mild Cognitive Impairment and Psychological State in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: A prospective descriptive study at Cardiac Rehabilitation Entry, Completion and Follow-up. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing,
Background: Cognitive impairments (CI) may limit uptake of secondary prevention in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients but is poorly understood, including in cardiac rehabi...

Process Evaluation for Technology Enabled Atrial Fibrillation Screening after a Stroke in Scotland

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Lennon, M., McCann, L., Horan, S., Kyfonidis, B., Munford, R., Bruce, A., …Brennan, K. (2020)
Process Evaluation for Technology Enabled Atrial Fibrillation Screening after a Stroke in Scotland. Scottish Government
Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) after stroke is a national priority. AF-related strokes typically cost twice as much to manage as non-AF related strokes (Miller et al, 2...

Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a protocol for a longitudinal case-control linked data study

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Dougall, N., Savinc, J., Maxwell, M., Karatzias, T., O'Connor, R. C., Williams, B., …Nolan, L. (2020)
Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a protocol for a longitudinal case-control linked data study. International Journal of Population Data Science, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v5i1.1338
Introduction Suicide is a tragic outcome with devastating consequences. In 2018, Scotland experienced a 15% increase in suicide from 680 to 784 deaths. This was marked among y...

Uptake of a primary care atrial fibrillation screening program (AF-SMART): a realist evaluation of implementation in metropolitan and rural general practice

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Orchard, J., Li, J., Gallagher, R., Freedman, B., Lowres, N., & Neubeck, L. (2019)
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

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da Costa, F. A., Mala-Ladova, K., Lee, V., Tous, S., Papastergiou, J., Griffiths, D., …Antoniou, S. (2020)
Awareness campaigns of atrial fibrillation as an opportunity for early detection by pharmacists: an international cross-sectional study. Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis, 49, 606–617. 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...

A systematic review and thematic synthesis exploring how a previous experience of physically activity influences engagement with cardiac rehabilitation

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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 ...

Statistical Assessment of IP Multimedia Subsystem in a Softwarized Environment: a Queueing Networks Approach

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Di Mauro, M., & Liotta, A. (2019)
Statistical Assessment of IP Multimedia Subsystem in a Softwarized Environment: a Queueing Networks Approach. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 16(4), 1493-1506. https://doi.org/10.1109/tnsm.2019.2943776
The Next Generation 5G Networks can greatly benefit from the synergy between virtualization paradigms, such as the Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and service provision...

An AI approach to Collecting and Analyzing Human Interactions with Urban Environments

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Ferrara, E., Fragale, L., Fortino, G., Song, W., Perra, C., di Mauro, M., & Liotta, A. (2019)
An AI approach to Collecting and Analyzing Human Interactions with Urban Environments. IEEE Access, 7, 141476-141486. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2019.2943845
Thanks to advances in Internet of Things and crowd-sensing, it is possible to collect vast amounts of urban data, to better understand how citizens interact with cities and, i...

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

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Lowres, N., Olivier, J., Chao, T., Chen, S., Chen, Y., Diederichsen, A., …Freedman, B. (2019)
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...

The effectiveness of home versus community-based weight control programmes initiated soon after breast cancer diagnosis: a randomised controlled trial

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Harvie, M., Pegington, M., McMullan, D., Bundred, N., Livingstone, K., Campbell, A., …Howell, A. (2019)
The effectiveness of home versus community-based weight control programmes initiated soon after breast cancer diagnosis: a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Cancer, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41416-019-0522-6
Background Breast cancer diagnosis may be a teachable moment for lifestyle behaviour change and to prevent adjuvant therapy associated weight gain. We assessed the acceptabili...
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Who benefits from cardiovascular risk reduction programmes? Building a Scottish observatory to measure the impact of blood pressure (BP) telemonitoring and future cardiovascular risk reduction interve...

2020 - 2023
The British Heart Foundation is partnering the Scottish Government in supporting the roll out of an evidence based BP telemonitoring initiative (scale up BP) in order to facilitate increased detection...
Funder: British Heart Foundation | Value: £192,845

ACS discharge and medication education using Avatar technologies to prevent 30-day readmission.

2020 - 2022
Australian data report that up to 1 in 5 acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients are readmitted within 30-days.[1] It is estimated that between 2017-18, ACS events cost Australia $1,930 million.[2] Int...

Developing a behavioural intervention to increase lay-people's intentions to initiate CPR in the event of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA)

2019 - 2020
This project aims to increase the number of people who survive after an "out of hospital cardiac arrest" by helping make sure that people who are trained in resuscitation feel able and confident enoug...
Funder: Medical Research Council | Value: £1,946

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

MRes Scholarships in Digital Health - Does implementation of an electronic prescribing system in Critical Care reduce risk, improve quality of care and patient safety.

2019 - 2021
The aim of this study is to explore the perceptions and experiences of the implementation, management and use electronic prescribing systems in the hospital setting with a focus on Critical Care Units...
Funder: Digital Health Institute | Value: £7,387

Administrative Data Research Centres 2018

2018 - 2021
Administrative data (that is, information collected primarily for administrative purposes) has long contributed to central government and other statistics. However in the last 15-20 years, technologic...
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council | Value: £245,928

The role of CHildhood Adversities and their subsequent effect on mental ill-health and Suicidal behaviour (CHASe)

2018 - 2020
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 ...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £80,064

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

Five year records based follow up of people who participated in the Telescot hypertension and COPD trials

2018 - 2019
Five year records based follow up of the participants in two telemonitoring trials will be carried out for the following reasons 1. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an incurable, progre...
Funder: Edinburgh Napier Funded

JIGSAW-E: Joint implementation of Guidelines for Osteoarthritis in Western Europe

2018 - 2018
In the EU OA is primarily managed in primary care, yet delivery of quality OA care is highly variable within and between countries. International guidelines for OA recommend core treatments, such as ...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £15,849

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