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The epidemiology of hospital treated traumatic brain injury in Scotland.

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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), https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2377-14-2
Background 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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Telemonitoring at scale for hypertension in primary care: An implementation study

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Hammersley, V., Parker, R., Paterson, M., Hanley, J., Pinnock, H., Padfield, P., …McKinstry, B. (2020)
Telemonitoring at scale for hypertension in primary care: An implementation study. PLoS Medicine, 17(6), e1003124. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003124
Background While evidence from randomised controlled trials shows that telemonitoring for hypertension is associated with improved blood pressure (BP) control, healthcare syst...

Linkage of national health and social care data: a cross-sectional study of multimorbidity and social care use in people aged over 65 years in Scotland

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Henderson, D. A., Atherton, I., McCowan, C., Mercer, S. W., & Bailey, N. (in press)
Linkage of national health and social care data: a cross-sectional study of multimorbidity and social care use in people aged over 65 years in Scotland. Age and ageing, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afaa134
Background: Little is known about the relationship between multimorbidity and social care use (also known as long-term care). The aim of this study was to assess the relations...

We Can Quit2 (WCQ2): a community-based intervention on smoking cessation for women living in disadvantaged areas of Ireland—study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial

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Hayes, C., Ciblis, A., Darker, C., Dougall, N., Vance, J., O’Connell, N., …Bauld, L. (2019)
We Can Quit2 (WCQ2): a community-based intervention on smoking cessation for women living in disadvantaged areas of Ireland—study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 5, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-019-0511-9
Background Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Ireland with almost 6000 smokers dying each year from smoking-related diseases. The ‘We Can Quit2’ (WCQ2) s...

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...

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 ...

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...