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Co-creation of five key research priorities across Law Enforcement and Public Health: A methodological example

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Murray, J., Heyman, I., Dougall, N., Wooff, A., Aston, L., & Enang, I. (in press)
Co-creation of five key research priorities across Law Enforcement and Public Health: A methodological example. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12664
Introduction Law enforcement professions now assume more responsibility for tackling mental health issues alongside public health colleagues than ever before. The term ‘vulner...

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...

How important are phase 1 interventions for complex interpersonal trauma? A pilot randomised control trial of a group psychoeducational intervention

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Mahoney, A., Karatzias, T., Dougal, N., & Halliday, K. (in press)
How important are phase 1 interventions for complex interpersonal trauma? A pilot randomised control trial of a group psychoeducational intervention. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2447
Although psychoeducational interventions are recommended as phase 1 interventions for complex trauma there is limited evidence on their efficacy. This pilot randomised control...

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. (2019)
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...

Co-creation of value: Understanding the assessment of vulnerability across Law Enforcement and Public Health

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Murray, J., Heyman, I., Wooff, A., Dougall, N., Aston, L., & Enang, I. (2019)
Co-creation of value: Understanding the assessment of vulnerability across Law Enforcement and Public Health. Scottish Institute for Policing Research
As police contact has and continues to increase with people who are considered vulnerable, it is essential to establish a better understanding of what it means for a person to...

Implementation of a peer-led school based smoking prevention programme: a mixed methods process evaluation.

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Dobbie, F., Purves, R., McKell, J., Dougall, N., Campbell, R., White, J., …Bauld, L. (2019)
Implementation of a peer-led school based smoking prevention programme: a mixed methods process evaluation. BMC Public Health, 19(742), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7112-7
Background: Smoking prevention programmes that reach adolescents before they experiment with tobacco may reduce the prevalence of tobacco use. ASSIST is a school-based, peer-l...

Smoking cessation programmes for women living in disadvantaged communities, “We Can Quit 2”: A systematic review protocol [version 3]

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Burke, E., Dobbie, F., Dougall, N., Adebolu Oluwaseun, M., Mockler, D., Vance, J., …Hayes, C. (2019)
Smoking cessation programmes for women living in disadvantaged communities, “We Can Quit 2”: A systematic review protocol [version 3]. HRB Open Research, 2, https://doi.org/10.12688/hrbopenres.12901.3
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...

Defining and Assessing vulnerability within law enforcement and public health organisations: A scoping review.

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Enang, I., Murray, J., Dougall, N., Wooff, A., Heyman, I., & Aston, E. (2019)
Defining and Assessing vulnerability within law enforcement and public health organisations: A scoping review. Health and Justice, 7(2), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40352-019-0083-z
Historically, police departments focused solely on criminal justice issues. Recently, there has been a dynamic shift in focus, with Law Enforcement professional groups assumin...

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 ...
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Accelerating the development of a psychological intervention to support treatment decision-making capacity in psychosis: Feasibility of an Umbrella trial.

2019 - 2021
Clinicians are legally and ethically obliged to respect patients’ autonomy and the decisions patients make about their treatment, unless they lack “capacity” for such decision making. In the last 10 ...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £287,110

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) post perinatal loss: investigating final details for pilot trial and feasibility study

2019 - 2019
Approximately 3,500 women in the UK experience the trauma of perinatal loss each year. Up to 39% go on to develop perinatal PTSD. There is no effective treatment for these women, but EMDR is effective...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £33,319

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

Law enforcement and public health: Assessing risk and vulnerability

2017 - 2018
The aim of the project is to conduct a systematic review and host round-table discussions to explore the use of police discretion when making decisions in relation to individuals' vulnerability.
Funder: Scottish Institute for Policing Research | Value: £7,986

Acceptability of extragenital Chlamydia testing

2017 - 2018
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted infection in Scotland, and has significant long‐term consequences to reproductive health. Recent studies suggest that in addition to the g...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £27,998

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to support self-management of anxiety and depression following stroke: development and feasibility cluster randomised trial

2017 - 2018
: Anxiety and depression are common after stroke. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses teach people with long-term conditions (LTCs) skills such as meditation to help them self-manage anxiety an...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £646

Revolutionising Trauma care in Scotland and Beyond

2017 - 2017
PThe impact of psychological trauma on physical and mental health is well known, although current models of care are failing to meet clients’ needs. A new model of care, supported and financed by the ...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £29,691

Development of interventions to reduce patient delay with symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndrome: identifying optimal content and mode of delivery

2016 - 2018
Development of Interventions to reduce patient delay with symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndrome: identifying optimal content and mode of delivery. Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is serious and delay to ...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £98,715

Patient Centred Assessment Method (PCAM): improving nurse led biopsychosocial assessment of patients with long term conditions and co-morbid mental health needs

2016 - 2016
Living with a chronic illness can impact on many aspects of people’s lives such as mental, social and financial wellbeing. GP practices were encouraged to look for depression in people with long term ...
Funder: National Institute for Health Research | Value: £2,809

A process evaluation of the implementation of ASSIST Scotland

2016 - 2017
This proposed process evaluation will evaluate the implementation of ASSIST. It will be conducted over two and a half years and employ qualitative methods (in-depth interviews, paired interviews, mini...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £1,515

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