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Are self-reported telemonitored blood pressure readings affected by end-digit preference: a prospective cohort study in Scotland

Journal Article
Parker, R. A., Paterson, M., Padfield, P., Pinnock, H., Hanley, J., Hammersley, V. S., …McKinstry, B. (2018)
Are self-reported telemonitored blood pressure readings affected by end-digit preference: a prospective cohort study in Scotland. BMJ Open, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019431
Objective Simple forms of blood pressure (BP) telemonitoring require patients to text readings to central servers creating an opportunity for both entry error and manipulati...

A Position Statement on Population Data Science: The science of data about people

Journal Article
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...

Instruments to measure patient experience of healthcare quality in hospitals: a systematic review

Journal Article
Beattie, M., Murphy, D. J., Atherton, I., & Lauder, W. (2015)
Instruments to measure patient experience of healthcare quality in hospitals: a systematic review. Systematic Reviews, 4(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-015-0089-0
Improving and sustaining the quality of hospital care is an international challenge. Patient experience data can be used to target improvement and research. However, the use o...

Tracking, Analysis and Measurement of Pedestrian Trajectories

Thesis
Clayton, S. E. (2016)
Tracking, Analysis and Measurement of Pedestrian Trajectories. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/452997
Pedestrian movement is unconstrained. For this reason it is not amenable to mathematical modelling in the same way as road traffic. Individual pedestrians are notoriously diff...

The REAL Corpus: a crowd-sourced corpus of human generated and evaluated spatial references to real-world urban scenes

Conference Proceeding
Bartie, P., Mackaness, W., Gkatzia, D., & Rieser, V. (2016)
The REAL Corpus: a crowd-sourced corpus of human generated and evaluated spatial references to real-world urban scenes. In 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC)
We present a newly crowd-sourced data set of natural language references to objects anchored in complex urban scenes (In short: The REAL Corpus – Referring Expressions Anchore...

VANET aided D2D Discovery: Delay Analysis and Performance

Journal Article
Chour, H., Nasser, Y., Artail, H., Kachouh, A., & Al-Dubai, A. (2017)
VANET aided D2D Discovery: Delay Analysis and Performance. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 66(9), 8059-8071. https://doi.org/10.1109/TVT.2017.2690238
The proposed solutions in the literature for integrating Device-to-Device (D2D) communication in cellular networks require added functionalities and consume valuable network r...

The epidemiology of hospital treated traumatic brain injury in Scotland.

Journal Article
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...

Patient factors associated with SSRI dose for depression treatment in general practice: A primary care cross sectional study

Journal Article
Johnson, C. F., Dougall, N. J., Williams, B., MacGillivray, S. A., Buchanan, A. I., & Hassett, R. D. (2014)
Patient factors associated with SSRI dose for depression treatment in general practice: A primary care cross sectional study. BMC family practice, 15(210), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-014-0210-9
Background Antidepressant prescribing continues to rise. Increased long-term prescribing and higher doses are contributing to current growth; however, patient factors associat...

A discrete formalism for reasoning about action and change

Conference Proceeding
Knight, B., Ma, J., & Peng, T. (1996)
A discrete formalism for reasoning about action and change. In R. Adey, G. Rzevski, & R. Teti (Eds.), Applications of artificial intelligence in engineering XIIdoi:10.2495/AI970101
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Dimensional analysis based causal ordering

Conference Proceeding
Shen, Q., Peng, T., & Milne, R. (1998)
Dimensional analysis based causal ordering. In Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning, 193-202
This paper presents a novel approach for generating causal dependencies between system variables, from an acausal description of the system behaviour, and for identifying the ...
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Exploring the use of activity tracking and mobile phone based feedback integrated with health care records to increase activity levels and reduce sedentary behaviour in people with type 2 diabetes

2018 - 2020
The benefits of exercise and reduced sedentary behavior on health and wellbeing are important for the whole population, but for those with type 2 diabetes they have particular benefits in enhancing bl...
Funder: NHS Lothian | Value: £11,072

PhD studentship: DATA SCIENCE AND ADHERENCE TO MEDICATIONS

2020 - 2025
Adherence to medications is increasingly important for population health, as chronic conditions become more prevalent. With the development of IT infrastructures that record medication prescribing and...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £30,000

Scale-up BP: Implementing evidence-based hypertension research at scale

2015 - 2017
To determine the feasibility of carrying out a phase 4 study on the clinical and health economic impact of implementing telemonitoring of BP as routine practice for the majority of patients with raise...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £2,291

Nursing education: what can perspectives from the social sciences contribute

2015 - 2016
Nursing students care for people from very different backgrounds to their own both in placements during undergraduate training and throughout their careers. Caring for patients requires empathy: seein...
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council | Value: £4,743

Using record linkage analysis to inform the development of an improved care pathway(s) for psychiatric and self-harm emergencies currently transferred by ambulance to Emergency Departments

2016 - 2016
Psychiatric emergencies, and episodes of self-harm, accounted for over 30,000 Scottish ambulance call-outs in 2011. The overwhelming majority of these people were taken directly to Emergency Departmen...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office

Administration Data Research Centre Scotland

2015 - 2018
The Administrative Data Research Centre (ADRC) - Scotland aims to make research and make available de-identified administrative data to the research community. The ADRC will have a core service that w...
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council | Value: £197,809

Cardiovascular disparities among young adults in Scotland: Linking the Scottish Longitudinal Study from 1991 to 2011

2018 - 2019
In this study, we aim to examine: 1. Trends in the prevalence of hospital admissions for CHD in young adults and compare them with older adults between 1991 to 2011; 2. Trend in the annual rates of ...
Funder: European Society of Cardiology

The role of CHildhood Adversities and their subsequent effect on mental ill-health and Suicidal behaviour (CHASe)

2018 - 2020
Deaths by suicide among young people are common, increasing year by year in 15-19 year olds, have devastating consequences for everyone involved, and are a signficant UK public health problem. People ...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £80,064

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