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Murray, J., Heyman, I., Wooff, A., Dougall, N., Aston, L., & Enang, I. (2017). Law enforcement and public health: setting the research agenda for Scotland . Scottish Institute for Policing Research
Police Scotland’s contact with people with vulnerability and health problems has been increasing year-on-year, with significant costs and unknown outcomes associated. This is ...
Dobbie, F., Purves, R., McKell, J., Dougall, N., White, J., Campbell, R., …Bauld, L. (2017). A process evaluation of the implementation of ASSIST in Scotland: Final Report. University of Stirling: Scottish Government
This report presents findings from a process evaluation of the ASSIST (A Stop Smoking in Schools Trial) pilot in Scotland. ASSIST is a licensed peer-led, sch...
McKay, E. A. (2016). Evaluating the use of digital technology 'personal wiki': perspectives from service users and staff. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University
No abstract available.
Irish Health Research Board
Smoking rates remain high in Ireland despite considerable progress being made to reduce them in recent years. Ireland ranks second highest for smoking-related causes of death in the EU. Lung cancer, w...
Chief Scientists Office
: Anxiety and depression are common after stroke. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses teach people with long-term conditions (LTCs) skills such as meditation to help them self-manage anxiety an...
MacMillan Cancer Support
People living with and beyond cancer are vulnerable to a number of physical, functional and psychological issues. Undertaking a holistic needs assessment (HNA) is one way to support a structured discu...
Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing
Lecturer in Mental Health
Snowden, A. & Young, J. (2016). Evaluation of Improving Cancer Journeys. Glasgow: Macmillan Cancer Support UK
First report of five year evaluation.
MacGregor, A., Reid, S., Maxwell, M., Miller, I., Macleod, S., Corbett, J., …Harris, F. (2013). Evaluation of the Scottish Recovery Indicator 2 (SRI 2). Edinburgh: Scottish Recovery Network
The Scottish Recover Indicator (SRI) is a web based service
development tool designed by the Scottish Recovery Network to
support and develop recovery focuse...
Ebmeier, K., Baig, B., Brown, A., Cavanagh, J., Clark, S., Davidson, K., …Wilson, L. (2005). Bipolar Affective Disorder - A national clinical guideline. Edinburgh: Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
A national clinical guideline - SIGN.
Hutton, P., Di Rienzo, F., Turkington, D., Spencer, H., & Taylor, P. J. (in press). Suicidal ideation in people with psychosis not taking antipsychotic medication: Do negative appraisals and negative metacognitive beliefs mediate the effect of symptoms?. Schizophrenia Bulletin,
Between 5 and 10 percent of people with psychosis will die by suicide, a rate which is 20 to 75 times higher than the general population. This risk is even greater in those no...
Mahoney, A., Karatzias, T., & Hutton, P. (2018). A systematic review and meta-analysis of group treatments for adults with symptoms associated with complex post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, doi:10.1016/j.jad.2018.09.059
Background: No previous meta-analyses have specifically investigated the effectiveness of psychological group therapy for symptoms associated with complex interpersonal trauma...
Turner, D., MacBeth, A., Larkin, A., Moritz, S., Livingstone, K., Campbell, A., & Hutton, P. (in press). The effect of reducing the 'jumping to conclusions' bias on treatment decision-making capacity in psychosis: A randomised controlled trial with mediation analysis. Schizophrenia Bulletin, ISSN 0586-7614
Evidence-based psychological interventions to support treatment decision-making capacity (‘capacity’) in psychosis do not currently exist. This study sought to esta...
Murphy, P., Bentall, R., Freeman, D., O'Rourke, S., & Hutton, P. (in press). The 'paranoia-as-defence' model of persecutory delusions: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Psychiatry, ISSN 2215-0366
An influential psychological model of persecutory delusions proposed they are caused by a bias towards holding others responsible for negative events, which serves ...
Bacon, I., McKay, E., Reynolds, F., & McIntyre, A. (2018). The Lived Experience of Codependency: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, (1-18). ISSN 1557-1874
Codependency is a complex and debatable concept, which has been used over the years by mental health professionals to inform their practices. Researchers have attempted to ide...
Snowden, A., Savinc, J., & Young, J. (2018). Proactive community support tailored to holistic needs: A cohort study. Cancer Medicine, doi:10.1002/cam4.1709
It is increasingly internationally recognised that a cancer diagnosis impacts on people practically and financially as well as physically and psychologically. It ...
Curley, L. J., Murray, J., MacLean, R., Laybourn, P., & Brown, D. (2018). Faith in thy threshold. Medicine, Science and the Law, (002580241879106). ISSN 0025-8024
The current study focussed on the decision making processes of jurors. The study investigated how jurors make a decision, if they integrated information within their decision ...
Kolb, H., Snowden, A., Stevens, E., & Atherton, I. (2018). A retrospective medical records review of risk factors for the development of respiratory tract secretions (death rattle) in the dying patient. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74(7), (1639-1648). doi:10.1111/jan.13704. ISSN 0309-2402
Aim: Identification of risk factors predicting the development of death rattle.
Background: Respiratory tract secretions, often called death rattle, are among the most common ...
Connell, C., Furtado, V., McKay, E. A., & Singh, S. P. (2018). What influences social outcomes among offenders with personality disorder: A systematic review. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, doi:10.1002/cbm.2082. ISSN 0957-9664
Personality disorder is highly prevalent in offender populations and is associated with poor health, criminal justice and social outcomes. Research has been condu...
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 ...
This study concerns the impact of a diagnosis of mental illness on young people and their families. One in ten adolescents suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder and there is increasing awareness t...
NHS Health Scotland
The project will take the form of a systematic review of relevant literature to provide an update on the evidence base on the health needs of people with learning disabilities in Scotland since 2004, ...
This proposed process evaluation will evaluate the implementation of ASSIST. It will be conducted over two and a half years and employ qualitative methods (in-depth interviews, paired interviews, mini...
National Institute for Health Research
Living with a chronic illness can impact on many aspects of people’s lives such as mental, social and financial wellbeing. GP practices were encouraged to look for depression in people with long term ...
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...
Due to increasing incidence, more intensive treatment and improved survival, a growing number of head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors experience long-term swallowing difficulties, profoundly affecting...
The evaluation proposed here is necessarily flexible to support the programme’s evolution. The overall aim is to provide the programme with the most valid and robust practical evidence in a timely and...
There is evidence to suggest that psychological therapies for severe mental health ...