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BACKGROUND There is a growing recognition of the value of synthesising qualitative research in the evidence base in order to facilitate effective and appropriate health care. In response to this, methods for undertaking these syntheses are currently being developed. Thematic analysis is a method that is often used to analyse data in primary qualitative(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the impact on teenage pregnancy of interventions that address the social disadvantage associated with early parenthood and to assess the appropriateness of such interventions for young people in the United Kingdom. DESIGN Systematic review, including a statistical meta-analysis of controlled trials on interventions for early(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing interest in promoting young people's health by modifying the school environment. However, existing research offers little guidance on how the school context enables or constrains students' health behaviours, or how students' backgrounds relate to these processes. For these reasons, this paper reports on a meta-ethnography of(More)
BACKGROUND In the UK, women are recommended to engage with maternity services and establish a plan of care prior to the 12th completed week of pregnancy. The aim of this study was to identify predictors for late initiation of antenatal care within an ethnically diverse cohort in East London. METHODS Cross-sectional analysis of routinely collected(More)
BACKGROUND Schools may have important effects on students' and staff's health. Rather than treating schools merely as sites for health education, 'school-environment' interventions treat schools as settings which influence health. Evidence concerning the effects of such interventions has not been recently synthesised. METHODS/DESIGN Systematic review(More)
OBJECTIVES Reducing sexually transmitted infections (STI) and teenage pregnancy through effective health education is a high priority for health policy. Behavioral interventions which teach skills to practice safer sex may reduce the incidence of STIs. We evaluated the cost-effectiveness of school-based behavioral interventions in young people. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND It is rare that decisions about investing in public health interventions in a city, town or other location can be informed by research generated in that specific place. It is therefore necessary to base decisions on evidence generated elsewhere and to make inferences about the extent to which this evidence is generalisable to the place of(More)
Dr. Angela Harden is a social scientist with expertise in public health and evidence-informed policy and practice. She has conducted extensive research into the health of young people and the communities in which they live. Dr. Harden has a keen interest in research synthesis and knowledge translation. She is widely known for her methodological work(More)
There is a growing recognition of the value of synthesising qualitative research in the evidence base in order to facilitate effective and appropriate policy and practice. In response to this, methods for undertaking these syntheses are currently being developed. Thematic analysis is a method that is often used to analyse data in primary qualitative(More)
INTRODUCTION Umbilical endometriosis occurring in the presence of an underlying hernia is extremely rare and presents a diagnostic challenge for the general surgeon. We present an interesting case and perform a comprehensive review of the literature. METHODS Medline and PubMed were queried for all cases of spontaneous umbilical endometriosis associated(More)