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Health in the 'hidden population' of people with low literacy. A systematic review of the literature

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Easton, P., Entwistle, V. A., & Williams, B. (2010)
Health in the 'hidden population' of people with low literacy. A systematic review of the literature. BMC Public Health, 10, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-459
Background: Much of the evidence of an association between low functional or health literacy and poor health comes from studies that include people who have various cognitive ...

Identifying postoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgical patients posthospital discharge, using iPhone ECG: a study protocol

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Lowres, N., Freedman, S. B., Gallagher, R., Kirkness, A., Marshman, D., Orchard, J., & Neubeck, L. (2015)
Identifying postoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgical patients posthospital discharge, using iPhone ECG: a study protocol. BMJ Open, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006849
Introduction: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) occurs in 30–40% of patients after cardiac surgery. Identification of recurrent postoperative AF is required to initiate e...

Herpes simplex virus: ‘to disclose or not to disclose.’ An exploration of the multi-disciplinary team’s role in advising patients about disclosure when diagnosed with genital herpes simplex virus

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Caulfield, P., & Willis, D. (2017)
Herpes simplex virus: ‘to disclose or not to disclose.’ An exploration of the multi-disciplinary team’s role in advising patients about disclosure when diagnosed with genital herpes simplex virus. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 28(8), 750-755. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956462416665730
The first UK prosecution for genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) transmission in 2011 attracted strong criticism from medical experts. To address the dearth of research on the ...

Heavy drinkers' perspectives on minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland: a qualitative interview study

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O’May, F., Gill, J., Black, H., Rees, C., Chick, J., & McPake, B. (2016)
Heavy drinkers' perspectives on minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland: a qualitative interview study. SAGE Open, 6(3), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244016657141
The irrefutable consequence of Scottish excessive alcohol consumption has prompted implementation and proposal of alcohol policy measures. The purpose of this study is to expl...

How UK internet websites portray breast milk expression and breast pumps: a qualitative study of content

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McInnes, R. J., Arbuckle, A., & Hoddinott, P. (2015)
How UK internet websites portray breast milk expression and breast pumps: a qualitative study of content. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 15, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-015-0509-0
Background Exclusive breastfeeding for six months is recommended but few parents achieve this; particularly younger and less well-educated mothers. Many parents introduce infa...

How dietary evidence for the prevention and treatment of CVD is translated into practice in those with or at high risk of CVD: a systematic review

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Schumacher, T. L., Burrows, T. L., Neubeck, L., Redfern, J., Callister, R., & Collins, C. E. (2017)
How dietary evidence for the prevention and treatment of CVD is translated into practice in those with or at high risk of CVD: a systematic review. Public Health Nutrition, 20(1), 30-45. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1368980016001543
CVD is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity, and nutrition is an important lifestyle factor. The aim of the present systematic review was to synthesise the literature re...

An exploratory study of the relationship between psychosocial hazard and ambulatory physiological response in higher education employees

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Campbell, T. (2016)
An exploratory study of the relationship between psychosocial hazard and ambulatory physiological response in higher education employees. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 9(3), 360-374. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWHM-11-2015-0068
Purpose: as exposure to psychosocial hazard at work represents a substantial risk factor for employee health in many modern occupations, being able to accurately assess how em...

Alcohol purchasing by ill heavy drinkers; cheap alcohol is no single commodity.

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Gill, J., Chick, J., Black, H., Rees, C., O'May, F., Rush, R., & McPake, B. (2015)
Alcohol purchasing by ill heavy drinkers; cheap alcohol is no single commodity. Public Health, 129(12), 1571-1578. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2015.08.013
Objectives Potential strategies to address alcohol misuse remain contentious. We aim to characterise the drink purchases of one population group: heavy drinkers in contact wi...

Atrial fibrillation screening in pharmacies using an iPhone ECG: a qualitative review of implementation.

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Lowres, N., Krass, I., Neubeck, L., Redfern, J., McLachlan, A. J., Bennett, A. A., & Freedman, S. B. (2015)
Atrial fibrillation screening in pharmacies using an iPhone ECG: a qualitative review of implementation. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 37(6), 1111-1120. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0169-1
Background Atrial fibrillation guidelines advocate screening to identify undiagnosed atrial fibrillation. Community pharmacies may provide an opportunistic venue for such scre...

Assessing Asthma control in UK primary care: Use of routinely collected prospective observational consultation data to determine appropriateness of a variety of control assessment models

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Hoskins, G., Williams, B., Jackson, C., Norman, P. D., & Donnan, P. T. (2011)
Assessing Asthma control in UK primary care: Use of routinely collected prospective observational consultation data to determine appropriateness of a variety of control assessment models. BMC Family Practice, 12, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-12-105
Background: Assessing asthma control using standardised questionnaires is recommended as good clinical practice but there is little evidence validating their use within primar...