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Improving access to parasitological diagnosis of malaria is a central strategy for control and elimination of the disease. Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are relatively easy to perform and could be used in primary level clinics to increase coverage of diagnostics and improve treatment of malaria. A cost-effectiveness analysis was undertaken of(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of male obesity is increasing but few men take part in weight loss programmes. We assessed the effect of a weight loss and healthy living programme on weight loss in football (soccer) fans. METHODS We did a two-group, pragmatic, randomised controlled trial of 747 male football fans aged 35-65 years with a body-mass index (BMI) of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between multimorbidity and Preference_Weighted Health Related Quality of Life (PW_HRQoL), a score that combines physical and mental functioning, and how this varies by socioeconomic deprivation and age. DESIGN The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) is a cross-sectional representative survey of the general population(More)
This paper presents an overview of the dallas (Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale) programme and discusses a preliminary evaluation framework being developed by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the dallas programme stakeholders. The dallas programme aims to deliver independent and assisted living solutions across communities in(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify implementation lessons from the United Kingdom Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale (dallas) program-a large-scale, national technology program that aims to deliver a broad range of digital services and products to the public to promote health and well-being. MATERIALS AND METHODS Prospective, longitudinal qualitative(More)
BACKGROUND Multimorbidity is common in deprived communities and reduces quality of life. Our aim was to evaluate a whole-system primary care-based complex intervention, called CARE Plus, to improve quality of life in multimorbid patients living in areas of very high deprivation. METHODS We used a phase 2 exploratory cluster randomised controlled trial(More)
INTRODUCTION The efficacy of bariatric surgery for large-scale, long-term weight loss is well established. However, many questions remain over the continual benefits and cost-effectiveness of that weight loss for overall health, particularly when accounting for potential complications and adverse events of surgery. Health research institutes in the UK and(More)
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