Deborah Meyer

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BACKGROUND Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are widely viewed as the gold standard for assessing effectiveness in health research; however many researchers and practitioners believe that RCTs are inappropriate and un-doable in social care settings, particularly in relation to looked after children. The aim of this article is to describe the challenges(More)
Evaluation and removal of home hazards is an invaluable method for preventing in-home falls and preserving independent living. Current processes for conducting home hazard assessments are impractical from a whole population standpoint given the substantial resources required for implementation. Digital photography offers an opportunity to remotely evaluate(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the feasibility and efficacy of a psychosocial intervention to address high-risk substance use in patients scheduled for elective surgery. METHOD A group-format intervention, based on motivational interviewing principles, was provided prior to elective surgery to 107 participants with at-risk substance use, identified using(More)
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