Jackie Elliott

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BACKGROUND This study examined the endometrial pathology in postmenopausal women who had experienced abnormal uterine bleeding, both with and without hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and who subsequently underwent outpatient hysteroscopy. METHODS This is a retrospective observational and comparative study. Patient data in the period from 1998 to 2001(More)
BACKGROUND Structured education programmes for patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions are being widely adopted. However, follow-up studies suggest that course graduates may struggle to sustain the self-care practices taught on their courses over time. This study explored the support needs of patients with type 1 diabetes after attending a(More)
The nature of manual manipulation of objects is discussed. It is argued that a functional distinction should be made between palmar grips which immobilise an object in the hand, and digital patterns which permit manipulation. Such a distinction is separate from any anatomically defined power and precision configurations. Manipulative hand movements may be(More)
BACKGROUND There is a need for evidence of the clinical effectiveness of minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of esophageal cancer, but randomized controlled trials in surgery are often difficult to conduct. The ROMIO (Randomized Open or Minimally Invasive Oesophagectomy) study will establish the feasibility of a main trial which will examine the(More)
Two recent papers (Laszlo and Bairstow 1980, Bairstow and Laszlo 1981) have used the method of constant stimuli to measure kinaesthetic difference thresholds. If this method is used, however, certain constraints must be observed: these concern the values of the stimuli relative to the threshold, and the numbers of observations made at each value. Laszlo and(More)
Kinaesthetic acuity of 100 children, aged from four to 13 years, was assessed and a developmental trend is described. The relationship between kinaesthetic acuity and motor performance on a range of motor tests commonly used for assessing children was also examined, and contrary to expectation no evidence of a relationship was discovered. There is little(More)
OBJECTIVE Diabetic large-nerve fiber dysfunction, as measured by vibration perception threshold (VPT), predicts foot ulceration, amputation, and mortality. Thus, determination of modifiable risk factors is of great clinical importance. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We assessed 1,407 patients with type 1 diabetes and a normal VPT participating in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and pilot a novel intervention addressing motivational and cognitive barriers to avoiding hypoglycemia in people with type 1 diabetes and persistent impaired awareness of hypoglycemia (IAH) despite training in flexible insulin therapy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A 6-week intervention using motivational interviewing and cognitive(More)
AIMS We explored people's reasons for, and experiences of, using bolus advisors to determine insulin doses; and, their likes/dislikes of this technology. SUBJECTS AND METHODS 42 people with type 1 diabetes who had received instruction in use of bolus advisors during a structured education course were interviewed post-course and 6 months later. Data were(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To explore patients' experiences of, views about and need for, social support after attending a structured education programme for type 1 diabetes. BACKGROUND Patients who attend structured education programmes attain short-term improvements in biomedical and quality-of-life measures but require support to sustain self-management(More)