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Three studies are reported using the Geriatric Mental State in one of its community forms on a total of 647 subjects aged over 65 and living in their own homes. The concordance between the computer diagnosis AGECAT and psychiatrists' diagnosis is at least as good in these replication samples as in the original studies (Copeland et al. 1986). AGECAT has been(More)
OBJECTIVE Our prespecified dose-response analyses of A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT) aim to provide practical guidance for clinicians on the timing, frequency, and amount of mobilization following acute stroke. METHODS Eligible patients were aged ≥18 years, had confirmed first (or recurrent) stroke, and were admitted to a stroke unit within 24(More)
In June, the University of Central Lancashire opened its clinical trials unit, where staff will run complex intervention trials in a range of care areas, including stroke, musculoskeletal health, public health and mental health. One of the first trials looks at how hospital nursing policies in the first 24 hours after patients have had stroke affect their(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary incontinence (UI) affects half of patients hospitalised after stroke and is often poorly managed. Cochrane systematic reviews have shown some positive impact of conservative interventions (such as bladder training) in reducing UI, but their effectiveness has not been demonstrated with stroke patients. METHODS We conducted a cluster(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary incontinence following acute stroke is common, affecting between 40%-60% of people in hospital after a stroke. Despite the availability of clinical guidelines for urinary incontinence and urinary incontinence after stroke, national audit data suggest incontinence is often poorly managed. Conservative interventions (e.g. bladder training,(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary incontinence (UI) affects between 40 and 60% of people in hospital after stroke, but is often poorly managed in stroke units. OBJECTIVES To inform an exploratory trial by three methods: identifying the organisational context for embedding the SVP; exploring health professionals' views around embedding the SVP and measuring(More)
BACKGROUND Over one million people sustain traumatic brain injury each year in the UK and more than 10 % of these are moderate or severe injuries, resulting in cognitive and psychological problems that affect the ability to work. Returning to work is a primary rehabilitation goal but fewer than half of traumatic brain injury survivors achieve this. Work is(More)
This paper describes a four-year retrospective survey of fire incidents in a psychiatric hospital. The results suggest that there were sufficient similarities between a fire incident and a violent incident for the former to be included in a hospital register of violent incidents. The authors recommend that fire incidents should be studied prospectively, and(More)
Objective To evaluate design and implementation issues in an NIHR-funded feasibility trial of the management of urinary incontinence after stroke in a secondary care setting. Methods Twelve stroke services were cluster-randomised to 3 intervention groups (systematic voiding programme with/without supported implementation; usual care) in 4 strata based on:(More)