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Promotion of physical activity interventions for community dwelling older adults: A systematic review of reviews

Journal Article
Zubala, A., MacGillivray, S., Frost, H., Kroll, T., Skelton, D. A., Gavine, A., …Morris, J. (2017)
Promotion of physical activity interventions for community dwelling older adults: A systematic review of reviews. PLOS ONE, 12(7), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180902
Objectives While there is strong evidence that regular participation in physical activity (PA) brings numerous health benefits to older adults, and interventions to effectivel...

Association between bisphosphonate therapy and outcomes from rehabilitation in older people

Journal Article
Goodbrand, J. A., Hughes, L. D., Cochrane, L., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M., Frost, H., …Witham, M. D. (2017)
Association between bisphosphonate therapy and outcomes from rehabilitation in older people. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 70, 195-200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2017.01.017
Background Bisphosphonate therapy may have actions beyond bone, including effects on cardiovascular, immune and muscle function. We tested whether bisphosphonate treatment is...

Association between allopurinol use and hip fracture in older patients

Journal Article
Basu, U., Goodbrand, J., McMurdo, M. E., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M., Frost, H., …Witham, M. D. (2016)
Association between allopurinol use and hip fracture in older patients. Bone, 84, 189-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bone.2016.01.003
Background Allopurinol reduces oxidative stress and interacts with purinergic signalling systems important in bone metabolism and muscle function. We assessed whether allopur...

Slower Decline in C-Reactive Protein after an Inflammatory Insult Is Associated with Longer Survival in Older Hospitalised Patients

Journal Article
Barma, M., Goodbrand, J. A., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M. M., Frost, H., McMurdo, M. E. T., & Witham, M. D. (2016)
Slower Decline in C-Reactive Protein after an Inflammatory Insult Is Associated with Longer Survival in Older Hospitalised Patients. PLOS ONE, 11(7), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0159412
Background Enhancing biological resilience may offer a novel way to prevent and ameliorate disease in older patients. We investigated whether changes in C-reactive protein (C...

Association Between Kidney Function, Rehabilitation Outcome, and Survival in Older Patients Discharged From Inpatient Rehabilitation

Journal Article
Doyle, E. M., Sloan, J. M., Goodbrand, J. A., McMurdo, M. E., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M. M., …Witham, M. D. (2015)
Association Between Kidney Function, Rehabilitation Outcome, and Survival in Older Patients Discharged From Inpatient Rehabilitation. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 66(5), 768-774. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2015.04.041
Background Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common in older people, but it is unclear if it affects survival and rehabilitation outcomes independent of comorbid conditions and ...

Construction of a linked health and social care database resource – lessons on process, content and culture

Journal Article
Witham, M. D., Frost, H., McMurdo, M., Donnan, P. T., & McGilchrist, M. (2015)
Construction of a linked health and social care database resource – lessons on process, content and culture. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 40(3), 229-239. https://doi.org/10.3109/17538157.2014.892491
Background: Combining routinely collected health and social care data on older people is essential to advance both service delivery and research for this client group. Little ...

Optimising Older People’s Quality of Life: an Outcomes Framework. Strategic Outcomes Model.

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Cohen, L., Wimbush, E., Myers, F., Macdonald, W. & Frost, H. (2013)
Optimising Older People’s Quality of Life: an Outcomes Framework. Strategic Outcomes Model. Scotland: NHS Health Scotland
More older people than ever before can look forward to many years of healthy life after retirement. Reflecting the priority the Scottish Government places on optimising the qu...

Interventions in community settings that prevent or delay disablement in later life: an overview of the evidence

Journal Article
Frost, H., Haw, S., & Frank, J. (2012)
Interventions in community settings that prevent or delay disablement in later life: an overview of the evidence. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 13(3), 212-230. https://doi.org/10.1108/14717791211264241
Purpose - The population of older people in the UK is expected to rise rapidly over the next 20 years and therefore identification of effective interventions that prevent func...

Experiences of knowledge brokering for evidence-informed public health policy and practice: three years of the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy

Journal Article
Frost, H., Geddes, R., Haw, S., Jackson, C. A., Jepson, R., Mooney, J. D., & Frank, J. (2012)
Experiences of knowledge brokering for evidence-informed public health policy and practice: three years of the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy. Evidence and Policy, 8(3), 347-359. https://doi.org/10.1332/174426412x654068
Despite a burgeoning literature on, and widespread interest in, knowledge translation and exchange in public health, few articles provide an account of the actual experiences ...

Promoting Health and Wellbeing in later Life. Interventions in Primary Care and Community Settings.

Book
Frost, H., Haw, S., & Frank, J. (2011)
Promoting Health and Wellbeing in later Life. Interventions in Primary Care and Community Settings. Edinburgh: Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy
In developed countries the population of older people is expected to rise as life expectancy increases. Consequently, it will become increasingly difficult to maintain indepen...