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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...

The feasibility and acceptability of trial procedures for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of a structured physical activity intervention for people diagnosed with colorectal cancer: findings from a pilot trial of cardiac rehabilitation versus usual care (no rehabilitation) with an embedded qualitative study.

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Hubbard, G., O’Carroll, R., Munro, J., Mutrie, N., Haw, S., Mason, H., & Treweek, S. (2016)
The feasibility and acceptability of trial procedures for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of a structured physical activity intervention for people diagnosed with colorectal cancer: findings from a pilot trial of cardiac rehabilitation versus usual care (no rehabilitation) with an embedded qualitative study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 2(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-016-0090-y
Background: Pilot and feasibility work is conducted to evaluate the operational feasibility and acceptability of the intervention itself and the feasibility and acceptability ...

Research priorities about stoma-related quality of life from the perspective of people with a stoma: A pilot survey

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Hubbard, G., Taylor, C., Beeken, B., Campbell, A., Gracey, J., Grimmett, C., …Gorely, T. (2017)
Research priorities about stoma-related quality of life from the perspective of people with a stoma: A pilot survey. Health expectations, 20(6), 1421-1427. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.12585
Background:There is a recognized need to include patients in setting research priorities. Research priorities identified by people with a stoma are rarely elicited. Objectives...

Creatine supplementation and exercise as possible therapeutic treatments in Parkinson’s Disease: A review

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Graham, S. M., Baird, M., & Boyd, G. W. (2014)
Creatine supplementation and exercise as possible therapeutic treatments in Parkinson’s Disease: A review. Archives of Exercise in Health and Disease, 4(3), 286-298. https://doi.org/10.5628/aehd.v4i3.169
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common progressive neurodegenerative condition after Alzheimer’s Disease. It is characterized by a progressive loss of dopaminergic...

Understanding the lived experience of how individuals aged between 33 and 62 years of age diagnosed with coronary heart disease (CHD) feel they obtain emotional support post percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)

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McHale, S. Understanding the lived experience of how individuals aged between 33 and 62 years of age diagnosed with coronary heart disease (CHD) feel they obtain emotional support post percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
(Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/977873
Background Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is a major cause of ill health in Scotland and one of the main methods of symptom management for this disease is Percutaneous Coronary ...

Quality and Cultural Sensitivity of Linguistically Appropriate Cardiovascular Disease Information for Chinese Immigrants: A Review of Online Resources From Heart Foundations

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Li, J., Lowres, N., Jin, K., Zhang, L., Neubeck, L., & Gallagher, R. (2018)
Quality and Cultural Sensitivity of Linguistically Appropriate Cardiovascular Disease Information for Chinese Immigrants: A Review of Online Resources From Heart Foundations. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 1. https://doi.org/10.1097/jcn.0000000000000457
Background: Chinese immigrants are at increased risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) compared to Chinese nationals, partly due to lifestyle changes and knowledge deficits. T...

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

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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

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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...

Incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation recurrence in patients discharged in sinus rhythm after cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Lowres, N., Mulcahy, G., Jin, K., Gallagher, R., Neubeck, L., & Freedman, B. (2018)
Incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation recurrence in patients discharged in sinus rhythm after cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 26(3), 504-511. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivx348
Post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is associated with increased stroke risk and mortality post-discharge. POAF is often considered transient, however recurrence is like...

Association between allopurinol use and hip fracture in older patients

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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...

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