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The effectiveness of home versus community-based weight control programmes initiated soon after breast cancer diagnosis: a randomised controlled trial

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Harvie, M., Pegington, M., McMullan, D., Bundred, N., Livingstone, K., Campbell, A., …Howell, A. (2019)
The effectiveness of home versus community-based weight control programmes initiated soon after breast cancer diagnosis: a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Cancer, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41416-019-0522-6
Background Breast cancer diagnosis may be a teachable moment for lifestyle behaviour change and to prevent adjuvant therapy associated weight gain. We assessed the acceptabili...

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

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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...

Podiatry interventions to prevent falls in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Wylie, G., Torrens, C., Campbell, P., Frost, H., Gordon, A. L., Menz, H. B., …Morris, J. (2019)
Podiatry interventions to prevent falls in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Age and ageing, 48(3), 327-336. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afy189
Background foot problems are independent risk factors for falls in older people. Podiatrists diagnose and treat a wide range of problems affecting the feet, ankles and lower l...

How do participant experiences and characteristics influence engagement in exercise referral? A qualitative longitudinal study of a scheme in Northumberland, UK

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Hanson, C. L., Oliver, E. J., Dodd-Reynolds, C. J., & Allin, L. J. (2019)
How do participant experiences and characteristics influence engagement in exercise referral? A qualitative longitudinal study of a scheme in Northumberland, UK. BMJ Open, 9(2), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024370
Objectives Exercise referral schemes (ERSs) are internationally widespread. This study aimed to gain an insight into differential engagement through understanding participant...

Prototyping for public health in a local context: a streamlined evaluation of a community-based weight management programme (Momenta), Northumberland, UK

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Dodd-Reynolds, C. J., Nevens, L., Oliver, E. J., Finch, T., Lake, A. A., & Hanson, C. L. (2019)
Prototyping for public health in a local context: a streamlined evaluation of a community-based weight management programme (Momenta), Northumberland, UK. BMJ Open, 9(10), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029718
Objectives: Stakeholder co-production in design of public health programmes may reduce the ‘implementation gap’ but can be time-consuming and costly. Prototyping, iterative re...

A systematic review and thematic synthesis exploring how a previous experience of physically activity influences engagement with cardiac rehabilitation

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McHale, S., Astin, F., Neubeck, L., Dawkes, S., & Hanson, C. (2020)
A systematic review and thematic synthesis exploring how a previous experience of physically activity influences engagement with cardiac rehabilitation. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 19(1), 31-43. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474515119882549
Background: Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation is recognised internationally as an effective therapy to improve quality of life and reduce risk of hospital readmission for ...

Conducting Evaluation Research with Exercise Referral Schemes as an Insider

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Hanson, C., & Allin, L. (2020)
Conducting Evaluation Research with Exercise Referral Schemes as an Insider. Sage Research Methods Cases, https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529723656
The case study aims to highlight key methodological and ethical challenges faced whilst conducting mixed methods evaluation research as an insider with a senior position in an...

Acupressure for low back pain

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Frost, H., & Stewart-Brown, S. (2006)
Acupressure for low back pain. BMJ, 332(7543), 680-681. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7543.680
First paragraph: Disability associated with low back pain is an important public health problem. Clinical trials carried out in the Western world show conventional treatment t...

A critical appraisal and defence of the Oxfordshire low back pain trial

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Frost, H., & Lamb, S. E. (2005)
A critical appraisal and defence of the Oxfordshire low back pain trial. Physiotherapy, 91(1), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2005.01.001
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How Much Function Do Functional Restoration Programmes Restore?

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Frost, H., & Lamb, S. (2000)
How Much Function Do Functional Restoration Programmes Restore?. Physiotherapy, 86(9), 496. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0031-9406%2805%2960824-3
No abstract available.