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Podiatry intervention versus usual care to prevent falls in care homes: pilot randomised controlled trial (the PIRFECT study)

Journal Article
Wylie, G., Menz, H. B., McFarlane, S., Ogston, S., Sullivan, F., Williams, B., …Morris, J. (2017)
Podiatry intervention versus usual care to prevent falls in care homes: pilot randomised controlled trial (the PIRFECT study). BMC Geriatrics, 17(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-017-0541-1
Background Common foot problems are independent risk factors for falls in older people. There is evidence that podiatry can prevent falls in community-dwelling populations. Th...

Qualitative exploration of the barriers to, and facilitators of, screening children for autism spectrum disorder in Oman

Journal Article
Al Maskari, T., Melville, C., Al Farsi, Y., Wahid, R., & Willis, D. (in press)
Qualitative exploration of the barriers to, and facilitators of, screening children for autism spectrum disorder in Oman. Early Child Development and Care, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2018.1550084
Few studies explored the challenges associated with screening of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Arab and Middle Eastern countries. This study aims to explore the facilitato...

Preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders: the impact on families and the supports available to them

Journal Article
Cassidy, A., McConkey, R., Truesdale‐Kennedy, M., & Slevin, E. (2008)
Preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders: the impact on families and the supports available to them. Early Child Development and Care, 178(2), 115-128. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430701491721
As more children are diagnosed at a younger age with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), a new population of families is growing requiring services. Little is known about their c...

Mothers’ Recollections of Early Features of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Journal Article
McConkey, R., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., & Cassidy, A. (2009)
Mothers’ Recollections of Early Features of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 14(1), 31-36. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-3588.2008.00495.x
Background: Early intervention is recommended for autism spectrum disorders but often this is delayed because children have not received a formal diagnosis. Nonetheless parent...