Claire L Nollett

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BACKGROUND The prevalence of depression in people with a visual disability is high but screening for depression and referral for treatment is not yet an integral part of visual rehabilitation service provision. One reason for this may be that there is no good evidence about the effectiveness of treatments in this patient group. This study is the first to(More)
News about untreatable sight loss is devastating. Clinicians have an important role to play in determining when and how information is provided, gauging how effectively patients are likely to cope, and recognizing when someone needs to access treatment for their psychological distress. It is true that some resilient individuals are able to adjust,(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare two interventions for depression, problem solving treatment (PST) and referral to the patient's physician, with a waiting-list control group in people with sight loss and depressive symptoms. METHODS This was an assessor-masked, exploratory, multicenter, randomized clinical trial, with concurrent economic(More)
The Study Within a Trial (SWAT) program exists to 'embed research within research, so as to resolve uncertainties about the different ways of designing, conducting, analyzing, and interpreting evaluations of health and social care' (1). Published in this journal in 2013, a template for the first SWAT protocol outlined an investigation into the effects of(More)
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