Angus Forbes

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OBJECTIVE To explore the interrelationship between a number of common multiple sclerosis-related problems and health-related quality of life independent of the effect of physical disease impact. DESIGN A cross-sectional postal survey. SETTING The study was conducted in seven treatment centres within England. SUBJECTS Nine hundred and twenty-nine(More)
UNLABELLED This paper presents an exploratory evaluation of four newly developed web-based modules for post-registration nurses. The topics for the modules were: dermatology; diabetes; mentorship; and prescribing. STUDY OBJECTIVE To explore the students' perceptions of the web-based modules before and after completing the modules. DESIGN A pre-post test(More)
BACKGROUND Effective transition to adult services is required by an increasing number of children with ongoing needs. AIM To identify practices that promote continuity at transition between child and adult services. METHODS Systematic examination of the evidence from two search strategies yielding 5319 items. RESULTS Only three of the 126 appraised(More)
AIM This paper is a report of the findings of a survey in which people with multiple sclerosis identified what they believed would be helpful in meeting their current needs. BACKGROUND People with multiple sclerosis have low levels of satisfaction with the health and social care that they receive, but previous studies suggest that they have a broad range(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the contribution of carer characteristics, activities and disease impact to care burden and health in the multiple sclerosis caregiver population. DESIGN A prospective postal survey (24 months). SETTING The study was conducted in seven treatment centres within England. SUBJECTS Two hundred and fifty-seven caregivers of people with(More)
This paper addresses the limitations of current methods supporting 'evidence-based health-care' in relation to complex aspects of care, including those questions that are best supported by descriptive or non-empirical evidence. The paper identifies some new methods, which may be useful in aiding the synthesis of data in these areas. The methods detailed are(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of telephone follow-up interventions on glycaemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes. METHODS This was a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials using The Cochrane Library, including the Cochrane central register of controlled trials; MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO and CINHAL, together with(More)
AIMS The Diabetes Attitudes Wishes and Needs 2 (DAWN2) study aims to provide a holistic assessment of diabetes care and management among people with diabetes (PWD), family members (FM), and healthcare professionals (HCPs) and explores potential drivers leading to active management. METHODS DAWN2 survey over 16,000 individuals (∼9000 PWD, ∼2000 FM of PWD,(More)
CONTEXT Treatment satisfaction with a loading phase of monthly injections for 3 months followed by a pro-re-nata regimen of ranibizumab in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) remains unclear. AIMS The aim was to evaluate the treatment satisfaction of persons with nAMD treated with ranibizumab in a real-life setting. SETTINGS AND DESIGN A(More)
BACKGROUND Specialist nurses are being promoted as a means of improving the health care provided to people with multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVES To identify the impact of a programme of MS specialist nurses on MS health care provision and on the health and well-being of people with MS. DESIGN A quasi-experimental design comparing an intervention(More)