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Young men, sexual health and responsibility for contraception: a qualitative pilot study

Journal Article
Brown, S. (2011)
Young men, sexual health and responsibility for contraception: a qualitative pilot study. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 38, 44-47. https://doi.org/10.1136/jfprhc-2011-100119
Background and methodology: despite increasing interest over the last decade or more in men’s views of sexual health services and use of contraception, most published literatu...

What makes men talk about health?

Journal Article
Brown, S. (2010)
What makes men talk about health?. Journal of Gender Studies, 10, 187-195. https://doi.org/10.1080/09589230120053300
This paper compares two research projects which explored men’s beliefs about their health. The concern of the paper is not with the findings themselves, but with the methodolo...

Why don’t teenagers use contraception? A qualitative interview study.

Journal Article
Brown, S., & Guthrie, K. (2010)
Why don’t teenagers use contraception? A qualitative interview study. European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, 15, 197-204. https://doi.org/10.3109/13625181003763456
Objectives: to investigate the causes of unintended pregnancies and, in particular, reasons for non-use of contraception among young women attending a day unit for surgical ab...

Influence of a low-carbohydrate diet on endothelial microvesicles in overweight women

Journal Article
Wekesa, A. L., Doyle, L. M., Fitzmaurice, D., O’Donovan, O., Phelan, J. P., Ross, M. D., …Harrison, M. (2016)
Influence of a low-carbohydrate diet on endothelial microvesicles in overweight women. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 41(5), 522-527. https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2015-0507
Low-carbohydrate diets (LCD) are increasing in popularity, but their effect on vascular health has been questioned. Endothelial microvesicles (EMV) are membrane-derived vesicl...

An exploratory study of the relationship between psychosocial hazard and ambulatory physiological response in higher education employees

Journal Article
Campbell, T. (2016)
An exploratory study of the relationship between psychosocial hazard and ambulatory physiological response in higher education employees. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 9(3), 360-374. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWHM-11-2015-0068
Purpose: as exposure to psychosocial hazard at work represents a substantial risk factor for employee health in many modern occupations, being able to accurately assess how em...

Effectiveness of physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions in altering sedentary behaviour among older adults: a systematic review

Journal Article
McCorry, M., Murphy, M., Bleakley, C., & Mair, J. (2018)
Effectiveness of physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions in altering sedentary behaviour among older adults: a systematic review. Lancet, 392(S61), S61. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(18)32045-2
Background Long and frequent bouts of sedentary behaviour pose a major risk to health and increase the incidence of hypokinetic diseases and mortality, independent of the risk...

User adoption of the Worktivity mobile app to help reduce occupational sedentary behaviour in an office environment

Conference Proceeding
Garcia-Constantino, M., Nugent, C., Stephenson, A., McDonough, S. M., Murphy, M. H., & Mair, J. L. (2018)
User adoption of the Worktivity mobile app to help reduce occupational sedentary behaviour in an office environment. In Conference Proceedings of HCI 2018. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.175
In this paper we introduce the Worktivity mobile app as a potential solution to help reduce occupational sitting in an office environment. Worktivity functions by sending hour...

Using computer, mobile and wearable technology interventions to change sedentary behaviours: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Journal Article
Stephenson, A., Murphy, M., McDonough, . S., Nugent, C., & Mair, J. (2017)
Using computer, mobile and wearable technology interventions to change sedentary behaviours: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers, https://doi.org/10.3389/conf.FPUBH.2017.03.00033
Rationale: High levels of sedentary behavior (SB) are strongly associated with several negative health consequences (1). Technologies such as mobile applications (apps), weara...

Teachers’ and young adolescents’ qualitative opinions of an eight-week, feasibility/pilot, sit-stand desk intervention

Presentation / Conference
Pitkethly, A., Campbell, A., Sproule, J., Booth, J., Fawkner, S., & Hutson, D. (2017, November)
Teachers’ and young adolescents’ qualitative opinions of an eight-week, feasibility/pilot, sit-stand desk intervention. Poster presented at Scottish Physical Activity Research Connections 2017
Aim: Nine sit-stand desks were installed in an Edinburgh Primary 7 class to determine the feasibility of their use and the effects on sedentary, activity, learning outcome var...

Infection control: evidence-based common sense

Journal Article
Dancer, S. J. (2016)
Infection control: evidence-based common sense. Infection, Disease & Health, 21(4), 147-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2016.10.003
When compared against classical sciences, infection control is very much the ‘new kid-on-the-block’. This means that activities directed by infection prevention and control ar...