Alice Maclean

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INTRODUCTION signalling through dopamine receptors is of critical importance in the brain and is implicated in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but its underlying molecular mechanisms remain poorly understood. MATERIALS AND METHODS using a yeast two-hybrid approach, we previously identified 11 novel dopamine receptor-interacting proteins. Here we(More)
This study determined the relationship of psychosocial and background variables to elders' end-of-life (EOL) decision preferences. Responding to 5 EOL decision scenarios depicting terminally ill elders, 200 elders aged 60-90 indicated preferences regarding extending life (EL), refusing treatment (RT), and assisted suicide (AS). They were also assessed on(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the distribution of immunocompetent cells in the female lower genital tract and to determine whether it is altered in HIV infection. METHODS Colposcopically directed cervical biopsies were taken in the premenstrual phase of 10 HIV-positive women with sexually acquired infection, and matched HIV-negative controls. Peripheral blood was(More)
The emergence of higher reported morbidity in females compared with males is a feature of adolescent health in a large proportion of the world's industrialised countries. In this paper, qualitative data from twenty-five single-sex focus groups (90 participants in total) conducted with 10-, 13-, and 15-year olds in two Scottish schools is used to explore(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of obesity in men in the UK is amongst the highest in Europe but men are less likely than women to use existing weight loss programmes. Developing weight management programmes which are appealing and acceptable to men is a public health priority. Football Fans in Training (FFIT), a men-only weight management programme delivered to(More)
BACKGROUND "Smoke-Free" legislation prohibiting smoking in all enclosed public places was introduced in March 2006. This qualitative study presents insights from bar workers about their observations of the changing social bar environment, changing patrons' behaviours and challenges bar workers have faced in managing smoke-free legislation. METHODS Twelve(More)
Media presentations of health issues affect evaluations of personal susceptibility to particular illnesses and hence help-seeking behaviours. We examined data on prevalence of eating disorders (EDs - which are often characterised as 'female') among males in: scientific literature; readily-accessible web-based information; and UK newspaper articles(More)
In this paper we use a social practice approach to explore men's experience of Football Fans in Training (FFIT), a group-based weight management programme for men that harnesses men's symbolic attachment to professional football clubs to engage them in lifestyle change. FFIT is delivered by community coaches in clubs' stadia and is gender-sensitised in(More)
For asthma and psychological morbidity, it is well established that higher prevalence among males in childhood is replaced by higher prevalence among females by adolescence. This review investigates whether there is evidence for a similar emerging female 'excess' in relation to a broad range of physical morbidity measures. Establishing whether this pattern(More)