Joy Adamson

Sarah Cockayne4
Wesley Vernon3
Anne-Maree Keenan3
Catherine Hewitt3
4Sarah Cockayne
3Wesley Vernon
3Anne-Maree Keenan
3Catherine Hewitt
Learn More
BACKGROUND Dementia is an important health and social care problem and is one of the main causes of disability in later life. The number of families affected by dementia will dramatically increase over the next five decades. Despite the implications for health and social care services in the future, the overwhelming majority of care for people with dementia(More)
BACKGROUND A large proportion of people living with hip or knee pain do not consult health care professionals. Pain severity is often believed to be the main reason for help seeking in this population; however the evidence for this is contradictory. This study explores the importance of several potential risk factors on help seeking across different(More)
OBJECTIVES Because women consult their general practitioners more frequently on average than men, it is commonly assumed that they consult more for all symptoms and conditions. This assumption is reinforced by qualitative studies reporting a widespread reluctance to consult by men. However, few studies directly compare consultation in men and women(More)
  • Sarah R Kingsbury, Puvan Tharmanathan, Joy Adamson, Nigel K Arden, Fraser Birrell, Sarah Cockayne +12 others
  • 2013
BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis, causing significant joint pain and disability. It is already a major cause of healthcare expenditure and its incidence will further increase with the ageing population. Current treatments for OA have major limitations and new analgesic treatments are needed. Synovitis is prevalent in OA(More)
BACKGROUND Research suggests that food intolerance may be a precipitating factor for migraine like headaches. AIM To evaluate the effectiveness of the ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immuno-Sorbent Assay) Test and subsequent dietary elimination advice for the prevention of migraine like headaches. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING Community based(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the feasibility of recruitment, retention, outcome measures and intervention training/delivery among teachers, parents and children. To calculate a sample size estimation for full trial. DESIGN A single-centre, unblinded, cluster feasibility randomised controlled trial examining Social Stories delivered within a school environment(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to explore NHS staff perceptions and experiences of the impact on patient safety of introducing a maternity system. METHODS Qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted with 19 members of NHS staff who represented a variety of staff groups (doctors, midwives, health care assistants), staff grades (consultant and midwife(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to explore the approaches to and the challenges and benefits of implementing Electronic Patient Record systems (EPRs) into NHS acute, mental health and community care hospitals throughout England. METHODS A mixed methods approach was adopted that comprised an online survey (n = 59) and semi-structured telephone interviews (n = 8)(More)
  • Sarah Cockayne, Joy Adamson, Belen Corbacho, Caroline Fairhurst, Lisa Farndon, Kate Hicks +10 others
  • 2015
Evaluation of interventions to enhance recruitment or reduce attrition within randomised controlled trials is uncommon. A number of initiatives have tried to increase this evidence base by encouraging the embedding of such trials within trials evaluating healthcare interventions. The NIHR-funded REFORM study recruited and followed up participants by mailing(More)