Emma G Thomas

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OBJECTIVE Prisoners are at increased risk of both self-harm and suicide compared with the general population, and the risk of suicide after release from prison is three times greater than for those still incarcerated. However, surprisingly little is known about the incidence of self-harm following release from prison. We aimed to determine the incidence of,(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding individual-level changes in mental health status after prison release is crucial to providing targeted and effective mental health care to ex-prisoners. We aimed to describe trajectories of psychological distress following prison discharge and compare these trajectories with mental health service use in the community. METHOD The(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to assess the predictive validity of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) among adult prisoners with respect to hazardous drinking following release, and identify predictors of post-release hazardous drinking among prisoners screening positive for risk of alcohol-related harm on the AUDIT. METHODS Data came(More)
Introduction Despite cardiac rehabilitation being recommended in clinical practice guidelines internationally these services are underutilised, programmes are not standardised and quality improvement methods and outcomes are rarely published. National registries are an important strategy to characterise service delivery, quality and outcomes, yet the(More)
For the final reduced multivariate Cox proportional hazards model presented in Table 3 of the main text, we assessed the proportional hazards assumption via the Schoenfeld residuals. We examined plots of the residuals for each variable against time to check for a non-­‐zero slope, which indicates that the proportional hazards assumption is violated (Hosmer(More)
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