Kirsten Stalker

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BACKGROUND Walking interventions have been shown to have a positive impact on physical activity (PA) levels, health and wellbeing for adult and older adult populations. There has been very little work carried out to explore the effectiveness of walking interventions for adults with intellectual disabilities. This paper will provide details of the Walk Well(More)
This paper reports the results of a scoping study that reviewed research about child abuse, child protection and disabled children published in academic journals between 1996 and 2009. The review was conducted using a five stage method for scoping studies. Several studies have revealed a strong association between disability and child maltreatment,(More)
BACKGROUND Programs to change health behaviours have been identified as one way to reduce health inequalities experienced by disadvantaged groups. The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a behaviour change programme to increase walking and reduce sedentary behaviour of adults with intellectual disabilities. METHODS We used a(More)
BACKGROUND This paper recounts the difficulties experienced when the authors sought access to children in hospital for social research interviews. These were part of a 2-year study, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, aiming to explore the numbers, circumstances and experiences of children who spend prolonged periods in health care settings. METHODS(More)
A binary phase-only filter (BPOF) bandwidth and, correspondingly, the performance with respect to stochastic noise are introduced as filter design parameters. A BPOF figure of merit is defined which references the matched filter. Analytical bounds on the BPOF signal-to-noise ratio are derived. The noise performance is illustrated with simulation results. It(More)
Social care research has moved gradually in recent years to include the subjective perspective. Dementia care, which in many ways is still in its infancy, has lagged behind in this development, and much research has been informed by the carer rather than the person with dementia. As a young subject area, it is right that dementia care should look around for(More)
BACKGROUND Walking interventions can be effective in encouraging sedentary populations to become more active; however, limited research has explored the effectiveness of walking interventions for adults with intellectual disabilities. This process evaluation explored the delivery of a community based walking intervention for adults with intellectual(More)
BACKGROUND Adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) experience significant inequalities and tend to be more sedentary and less physically active than the wider population. Walking programmes are an effective way to increase physical activity (PA) but have not been used in studies involving adults with intellectual disabilities. METHOD Nineteen adults(More)