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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...

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

Journal Article
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...

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

Journal Article
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

Journal Article
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

Journal Article
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...

Comparison of Epoch and Uniaxial versus Triaxial Accelerometers in the Measurement of Physical Activity in Preschool Children: A Validation Study

Journal Article
Hislop, J. F., Bulley, C., Mercer, T. H., & Reilly, J. J. (2012)
Comparison of Epoch and Uniaxial versus Triaxial Accelerometers in the Measurement of Physical Activity in Preschool Children: A Validation Study. Pediatric Exercise Science, 24(3), 450-460. doi:10.1123/pes.24.3.450
This study compared accelerometry cut points for sedentary behavior, light and moderate to vigorous intensity activity (MVPA) against a criterion measure, the Children's Activ...

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...

Reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes in people with intellectual disabilities: A three phase study

Thesis
Maine, A. Reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes in people with intellectual disabilities: A three phase study. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1510775
Background: People with intellectual disabilities (ID) remain at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) due to lifestyle associated risk factors such poor diets and low...

Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk

Presentation / Conference
Maeda, S., Taylor, M., Anderson, L. C., & McLaughlin, J. (2019, April)
Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk. Poster presented at Occupational Hygiene 2019
Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a debilitating industrial disease induced by exposure to vibrating machinery. As an irreversible condition, monitoring, controlling and r...

Evaluation of an intervention to promote walking during the commute to work: a cluster randomised controlled trial

Journal Article
Audrey, S., Fisher, H., Cooper, A., Gaunt, D., Garfield, K., Metcalfe, C., …Procter, S. (2019)
Evaluation of an intervention to promote walking during the commute to work: a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6791-4
Background: Opportunities for working adults to accumulate recommended physical activity levels (at least 150min of moderate intensity physical activity in bouts of at least 1...