Wilkinson, J. E., & Frost, H. (2015). "Horses for Courses" Comment on "Translating Evidence Into Healthcare Policy and Practice: Single Versus Multi-Faceted Implementation Strategies – Is There a Simple Answer to a Complex Question?". International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 4(10), (685-686). ISSN 2322-5939
This commentary considers the vexed question of whether or not we should be spending time and resources on using multifaceted interventions to undertake implementation of evid...
Frost, H. (2002). Pulsed Shortwave – Effective, useless or harmful?. Physiotherapy, 88(10), (638). doi:10.1016/s0031-9406(05)60522-6. ISSN 0031-9406
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Frost, H. (1998). Exercise for patients with low back pain. Spine, 23(4), (508). ISSN 0362-2436
Our website evaluated extremely positively among patients, family members and clinicians in NHS Lothian and our model is unquestionably of utility Scotland-wide.The underpinning research and iterative...
Chief Scientists Office
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 ...
We have developed an intervention that aims to help pregnant women to stop smoking by sending text messages with embedded behaviour change techniques (BCTs), as part of an engaging story with pictures...
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Larkin, A., & Hutton, P. (2017). Systematic review and meta-analysis of factors that help or hinder treatment decision-making capacity in psychosis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 211(4), (205-215). doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.116.193458. ISSN 0007-1250
Background: The evidence on factors that may influence treatment decisional capacity (‘capacity) in psychosis has yet to be comprehensively synthesised, which limits the devel...
Zubala, A., MacGillivray, S., Frost, H., Kroll, T., Skelton, D. A., Gavine, A., …Morris, J. (2017). Promotion of physical activity interventions for community dwelling older adults: A systematic review of reviews. PLoS ONE. 12(7), 1-36. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0180902. ISSN 1932-6203
Objectives While there is strong evidence that regular participation in physical activity (PA) brings numerous health benefits to older adults, and interventions to effectivel...
Murphy, R., & Hutton, P. (2017). Therapist variability, patient-reported alliance, and clinical outcomes in adolescents undergoing mental health treatment - a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, doi:10.1111/jcpp.12767. ISSN 0021-9630
Background: Previous meta-analyses have only found small correlations (r=0.10 to r=0.19) between therapeutic alliance and clinical outcomes in samples of adolescents receiving...
Michalska da Rocha, B., Vasilopoulou, E., Rhodes, S., & Hutton, P. (2017). Loneliness in psychosis: A meta-analytical review. Schizophrenia Bulletin, sbx036,, doi:10.1093/schbul/sbx036. ISSN 0586-7614
Loneliness may be related to psychotic symptoms but a comprehensive synthesis of the literature in this area is lacking. The aim of the current study is to determine the magni...
Goodbrand, J. A., Hughes, L. D., Cochrane, L., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M., Frost, H., …Witham, M. D. (2017). Association between bisphosphonate therapy and outcomes from rehabilitation in older people. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 70, 195-200. doi:10.1016/j.archger.2017.01.017. ISSN 0167-4943
Background Bisphosphonate therapy may have actions beyond bone, including effects on cardiovascular, immune and muscle function. We tested whether bisphosphonate treatment is...
Bordon, N., O'Rourke, S. & Hutton, P. (2017). The feasibility and clinical benefits of improving facial affect recognition impairments in schizophrenia: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Schizophrenia Research. 188, 3-12. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2017.01.014. ISSN 0920-9964
People diagnosed with schizophrenia have significant difficulty accurately recognising emotions expressed by others. This may generate anomalous experiences which, ...
Neades, B. L., Lawson, B., Watson, W. & Montgomery, S. (2016). The Use of Phenomenological Approach in Evaluating Mentorship Preparation Program in South East Scotland. SAGE Open. doi:10.4135/9781473970663. ISSN 2158-2440
The Nursing and Midwifery Council for the United Kingdom highlighted the importance of the role of the mentor in the development of competence in student nurses and midwives. ...
Dombrowski, S. U., Campbell, P., Frost, H., Pollock, A., McLellan, J., MacGillivray, S., …Williams, B. (2016). Interventions for sustained healthcare professional behaviour change: a protocol for an overview of reviews. Systematic Reviews. 5(173), 1-6. doi:10.1186/s13643-016-0355-9. ISSN 2046-4053
Background Failure to successfully implement and sustain change over the long term continues to be a major problem in health and social care. Translating evidence into routin...
Walsh, T. S., Kydonaki, K., Antonelli, J., Stephen, J., Lee, R. J., Everingham, K., …Weir, C. J. (2016). Staff education, regular sedation and analgesia quality feedback, and a sedation monitoring technology for improving sedation and analgesia quality for critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients: a cluster randomised trial. Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 4(10), 807-817. doi:10.1016/s2213-2600(16)30178-3. ISSN 2213-2600
Staff education, regular sedation and analgesia quality feedback, and a sedation monitoring technology for improving sedation and analgesia quality for critically ill, mechani...
Barma, M., Goodbrand, J. A., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M. M., Frost, H., McMurdo, M. E. T. & Witham, M. D. (2016). Slower Decline in C-Reactive Protein after an Inflammatory Insult Is Associated with Longer Survival in Older Hospitalised Patients. PLoS ONE. 11(7), 1-10. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159412. ISSN 1932-6203
Background Enhancing biological resilience may offer a novel way to prevent and ameliorate disease in older patients. We investigated whether changes in C-reactive protein (C...
Basu, U., Goodbrand, J., McMurdo, M. E., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M., Frost, H., …Witham, M. D. (2016). Association between allopurinol use and hip fracture in older patients. BONE. 84, 189-193. doi:10.1016/j.bone.2016.01.003. ISSN 8756-3282
Background Allopurinol reduces oxidative stress and interacts with purinergic signalling systems important in bone metabolism and muscle function. We assessed whether allopur...
Frost, R., McClurg, D., Brady, M. & Williams, B. (2015). Optimising the validity and completion of adherence diaries: A multiple case study and randomised crossover trial. Trials. 17doi:10.1186/s13063-016-1615-7. ISSN 1745-6215
Diaries are the most commonly used adherence measurement method in home-based rehabilitation trials, yet their completion and validity varies widely between trials...
The crisis in the numbers of donated organs has featu...