Catherine Verity Homer

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OBJECTIVES To understand the influences and decisions of vulnerable older people in relation to keeping warm in winter. DESIGN A qualitative study incorporating in-depth, semi-structured individual and group interviews, framework analysis and social marketing segmentation techniques. SETTING Rotherham, South Yorkshire, UK. PARTICIPANTS 50 older people(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to understand the influences and decisions of households with children with asthma regarding keeping warm and well at home in winter. SETTING Community settings in Rotherham and Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK. PARTICIPANTS Individuals from 35 families and 25 health, education and social care staff underwent interview. 5 group(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to understand the experiences and expectations of people seeking bariatric surgery in England and identify implications for behavioural and self-management interventions. DESIGN A qualitative study using modified photovoice methods, triangulating photography with semistructured indepth interviews analysed using framework(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To examine, from the perspective of staff, if obese patients have any additional care needs, and what the impact of these care requirements are on care provision. We have selected obese patients with venous leg ulceration as an example patient population to explore these questions. BACKGROUND Anecdotal evidence indicates obesity can(More)
AIM To identify factors influencing older people's ability to keep warm and well in winter. METHOD This qualitative study used in-depth individual interviews with older people (n=50) and health and social care staff,(n=25), alongside six focus groups with 43 participants and a consultation event. Temperatures were measured in the homes of the older people(More)
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