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Healthy lifestyle behaviours for people with intellectual disabilities: An exploration of organizational barriers and enablers

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O'Leary, L., Taggart, L., & Cousins, W. (2018)
Healthy lifestyle behaviours for people with intellectual disabilities: An exploration of organizational barriers and enablers. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 31, 122-135. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12396
Background The health-related behaviours of people with intellectual disabilities may be determined by organisational influences. This innovative study aimed to explore manage...

An evaluation of the efficacy of the exercise on referral scheme in Northumberland, UK: association with physical activity and predictors of engagement. A naturalistic observation study

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Hanson, C. L., Allin, L. J., Ellis, J. G., & Dodd-Reynolds, C. J. (2013)
An evaluation of the efficacy of the exercise on referral scheme in Northumberland, UK: association with physical activity and predictors of engagement. A naturalistic observation study. BMJ Open, 3(8), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002849
ABSTRACT Objectives: Exercise on referral schemes (ERS) are widely commissioned in the UK but there is little evidence of their association with physical activity levels. We s...

How the stigma of low literacy can impair patient-professional spoken interactions and affect health: Insights from a qualitative investigation

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Easton, P., Entwistle, V. A., & Williams, B. (2013)
How the stigma of low literacy can impair patient-professional spoken interactions and affect health: Insights from a qualitative investigation. BMC Health Services Research, 13(319), https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-319
Background Low literacy is a significant problem across the developed world. A considerable body of research has reported associations between low literacy and less appropriat...

Recruitment to the “Breast—Activity and Healthy Eating After Diagnosis” (B-AHEAD) Randomized Controlled Trial

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Pegington, M., Adams, J. E., Bundred, N. J., Harvie, M. N., Campbell, A., Howell, A., …Harvey, M. (2018)
Recruitment to the “Breast—Activity and Healthy Eating After Diagnosis” (B-AHEAD) Randomized Controlled Trial. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 17(1), 131-137. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534735416687850
Excess weight at breast cancer diagnosis and weight gain during treatment are linked to increased breast cancer specific and all-cause mortality. The Breast—Activity and Healt...

Report of Public Engagement Event, October 11 2016

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Carnegie, E. (2018)
Report of Public Engagement Event, October 11 2016. Edinburgh Napier University
This research study was conducted in 2015. The aim was to understand the views and experiences of the HPV vaccine in order to inform policy and practice. The researchers condu...

Impact of telemetry supported home blood pressure monitoring: experiences of patients and professionals participating in the HITS randomised controlled trial of telemetry enabled home blood pressure (BP)

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Hanley, J., Ure, J., Paterson, M., Wild, S., Padfield, P., Pagliari, C., & McKinstry, B. (2012)
Impact of telemetry supported home blood pressure monitoring: experiences of patients and professionals participating in the HITS randomised controlled trial of telemetry enabled home blood pressure (BP). International journal of integrated care, 12(4), doi:10.5334/ijic.910
Aim: To explore the experiences of participants in a randomised controlled trial of telemetry supported home blood pressure monitoring for people with hypertension in order to...

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

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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 Motivational Interviewing on adult behaviour change in health and social care settings: A systematic review of reviews

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Frost, H., Campbell, P., Maxwell, M., O’Carroll, R. E., Dombrowski, S. U., Williams, B., …Pollock, A. (2018)
Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing on adult behaviour change in health and social care settings: A systematic review of reviews. PLOS ONE, 13(10), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204890
Background The challenge of addressing unhealthy lifestyle choice is of global concern. Motivational Interviewing has been widely implemented to help people change their behav...

Minimum Wear Duration for the activPAL Professional Activity Monitor in Adolescent Females

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Dowd, K. P., Purtill, H., Harrington, D. M., Hislop, J. F., Reilly, J. J., & Donnelly, A. E. (2017)
Minimum Wear Duration for the activPAL Professional Activity Monitor in Adolescent Females. Pediatric Exercise Science, 29(3), 427-433. https://doi.org/10.1123/pes.2016-0188
Objectives: This study aims to determine the minimum number of days of monitoring required to reliably predict sitting/lying time, standing time, light intensity physical acti...

Validity of wrist worn accelerometers and comparability between hip and wrist placement sites in estimating physical activity behaviour in preschool children

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Hislop, J., Palmer, N., Anand, P., & Aldin, T. (2016)
Validity of wrist worn accelerometers and comparability between hip and wrist placement sites in estimating physical activity behaviour in preschool children. Physiological Measurement, 37(10), 1701-1714. https://doi.org/10.1088/0967-3334/37/10/1701
Wrist-worn accelerometers can increase compliance with wearing accelerometers, however, several large scale studies continue to use hip-worn accelerometers and it is unclear h...