Leanne Metcalf

Learn More
BACKGROUND Debate is intensifying about how to assess the full range of impacts from medical research. Complexity increases when assessing the diverse funding streams of funders such as Asthma UK, a charitable patient organisation supporting medical research to benefit people with asthma. This paper aims to describe the various impacts identified from a(More)
This study addressed the issue of social support for patients' adherence to medical regimens. Social support of wives was assessed by structured interview of 150 male participants in the Coronary Primary Prevention Trial, their wives, and medical staff. In addition, wives were interviewed about their beliefs related to their husbands' health and(More)
BACKGROUND Non-adherence to corticosteroid treatment has been shown to reduce treatment efficacy, thus compromising asthma control. AIMS To examine the experiences of treatment side effects, treatment concerns and adherence to inhaled (ICS) and oral corticosteroids (OCS) among people with asthma and to identify the degree of concordance between clinician(More)
Abdominal pain is one of the most common complaints in the family practice setting. Abdominal pain has been the subject of many studies; however, the focus has been on abdominal pain as a final diagnosis rather than as a symptom or presenting complaint. A retrospective audit examined 133 charts of patients 18 years of age or older presenting to the(More)
This review presents seven national asthma programmes to support the European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership in developing strategies to reduce asthma mortality and morbidity across Europe. From published data it appears that in order to influence asthma care, national/regional asthma programmes are more effective than conventional treatment(More)
In 1959, Tannenbaum and Noah reported that sports writers and readers possessed a better understanding of sport terminology than nonreaders. The current investigation extended Tannenbaum and Noah's research using current sport terms. A positive relationship between understanding sport terminology, extent of team identification, strength of sport fandom, and(More)
  • 1