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The purpose of this paper is to report prosthesis-related issues of importance that were identified by a diverse group of persons living with lower limb amputations (LLA) and prostheses. These perceptions and themes validate some old assumptions and challenge others, report both common and unusual experiences, and indirectly identify the information level(More)
Background: Mental health interventions are increasingly ''complex'' as it is recognized that a holistic, integrated or ''biopsychosocial'' approach is required to provide adequate treatment and support. While randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies are applied to assess clinical outcome, the actual workings and experiential effectiveness of this type of(More)
Interlinking data coming from different sources has been a long standing goal [4] aiming to increase reusability, discoverability, and as a result the usefulness of information. Nowadays, Linked Open Data (LOD) tackles this issue in the context of semantic web. However, currently most of the web data is stored in relational databases and published as(More)
BACKGROUND Offering financial incentives to achieve medication adherence in patients with severe mental illness is controversial. AIMS To explore the views of different stakeholders on the ethical acceptability of the practice. METHOD Focus group study consisting of 25 groups with different stakeholders. RESULTS Eleven themes dominated the discussions(More)
IMPORTANCE People with severe mental illness (SMI), including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, have excess rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Risk prediction models validated for the general population may not accurately estimate cardiovascular risk in this group. OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a risk model exclusive to predicting CVD events in(More)
This analysis provides an assessment of reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that could be achieved by Title III of the amendment in the nature of a substitute to H. and reflects a significantly revised reference case recently released by the Environmental Protection Agency. To account for the effects of different components of H.R. 2454, reduction(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the association of lipoprotein and triglyceride levels with all-cause mortality in a population free from diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) at baseline. The European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention state that in general total cholesterol (TC) should be < 5 mmol/L (190 mg/dL) and low-density(More)
Strengths assessments focus on the individual's talents, abilities, resources, and strengths. No systematic review of strengths assessments for use within mental health populations has been published. The aims of this study were to describe and evaluate strengths assessments for use within mental health services. A systematic review identified 12 strengths(More)
BACKGROUND Many large studies have complex advisory committee structures, yet there is no empirical evidence regarding their optimal composition, scope and contribution. The aim of this study was to inform the committee and advice infrastructure for future research studies. METHODS In the context of a five-year study funded by the UK National Institute(More)
BACKGROUND Early intervention services (EIS) comprise low-stigma, youth-friendly mental health teams for young people undergoing first-episode psychosis (FEP). Engaging with the family of the young person is central to EIS policy and practice.AimsBy analysing carers' accounts of their daily lives and affective challenges during a relative's FEP against the(More)