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OBJECTIVE Dementia has a multifactorial etiology, but the importance of individual health and lifestyle related risk factors is often uncertain or based on few studies. The goal of this paper is to identify the major modifiable risk factors for dementia as a first step in developing an effective preventive strategy and promoting healthy late life cognitive(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the prevalence and type of autoimmune liver disease in adult and juvenile patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a large UK cohort. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of patients attending the adult and juvenile lupus clinics at University College Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital, respectively,(More)
This article is based on a discourse analysis of the complete nursing records of 45 patients, and concerns the modes of rationality that mediated text-based accounts relating to patient care that nurses recorded. The analysis draws on the work of the critical theorist, Jurgen Habermas, who conceptualised rationality in the context of modernity according to(More)
Adherence to lifestyle recommendations for prevention of cardiovascular disease remains a critical issue. We examined the association of anxiety and depression with healthy behaviors in a large population of subjects at risk of cardiovascular disease. We studied 1612 consecutive subjects referred for evaluation of cardiovascular risk factors. Separated(More)
AIM This paper reports a study analysing the various functions of nurses' documentation of patient assessments. BACKGROUND Modes of documentation have received much attention in the nursing press since the integration of the nursing process and nursing models. Previous research has shown that current documentation practices do not consistently promote(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to identify patient problems, nursing interventions and nursing outcomes to be included in a nursing minimum data set for Ireland. BACKGROUND In 2002, a research programme funded by the Irish Health Research Board, was established to develop and test a nursing minimum data set to capture the nursing contribution to patient(More)
(2012) 'Case study in SenseCam use as an intervention technology for early-stage dementia', Int. Abstract: Dementia is a growing concern with an estimated 41,740 in Ireland and 35.6 million people living with dementia worldwide. In the absence of a medical cure for dementia, pervasive technologies are emerging to support people with dementia. Among such(More)
OBJECTIVE Metabolic syndrome results from a complex interaction between lifestyle and genetic factors. Among this population, adhesion to healthy recommendations is a cornerstone of cardiovascular disease prevention. We examined the association between depression and multiple unhealthy behaviours in hypertensive patients with the metabolic syndrome. (More)
This paper presents and evaluates a novel approach for automatically recommending multimedia content for use in group reminiscence therapy for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias. In recent years recommender systems have seen popularity in providing a personalised experience in information discovery tasks. This personalisation approach is naturally(More)
Ambient assisted living (AAL) technologies can provide assistance and support to persons with dementia. They might allow them the possibility of living at home for longer whilst maintaining their comfort and security as well as offering a way towards reducing the huge economic and personal costs forecast as the incidence of dementia increases worldwide over(More)