Carol Johnson

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BACKGROUND In the UK, school nursing has recently been at the forefront of policy change, with school nurses being considered pivotal to child-centred public health practice. There is very little literature on this topic and, in particular, little that is written from a practitioner perspective. AIM This paper reports a survey that examines the work of(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the efficacy of nortriptyline plus nicotine replacement therapy compared with placebo plus nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation. DESIGN Pragmatic randomised controlled trial. SETTING National Health Service stop smoking service clinics. PARTICIPANTS 901 people trying to stop smoking. INTERVENTIONS Participants chose(More)
BACKGROUND The United Kingdom National Health Service aims to provide a holistic 'cradle to grave' service. In order to achieve this, systems are in place for effective communication between providers of services for babies and children. However, when children leave school, communication between the school health services and workplace health services to(More)
AIM This paper examines the topic of sickness absence management in the context of the healthcare sector. BACKGROUND National Health Service (NHS) employee absenteeism is an expensive and difficult problem. Nurse managers need to assess the extent and characteristics of absenteeism, be aware of their organization's sickness policies, evaluate the(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine whether, as predicted by the transtheoretical model (TTM), stage-matched interventions will be more effective than stage-mismatched interventions. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial of smoking cessation advice to pregnant smokers. METHODS Pregnant women currently smoking at 12 weeks gestation were enrolled in a pragmatic three-arm(More)
AIMS To evaluate the effect on quitting smoking at 18 months postpartum of smoking cessation interventions based on the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) delivered in pregnancy compared to current standard care. It has been claimed that TTM-based interventions will continue to create quitters after the end of the intervention period. DESIGN Cluster randomized(More)
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