Lorraine Loughrey

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1. Patients who demonstrate self-wounding behaviour require behavioral, pharmacological, and psychotherapeutic interventions to meet their highly complex needs. 2. Nurses caring for patients who wound themselves will experience frustration related to the safety needs of the patients and guilt whenever an injury occurs. 3. Staff members managing the patient(More)
INTRODUCTION Falls and fall-related injuries are a serious cause of morbidity and cost to society. Foot problems and inappropriate footwear may increase the risk of falls; therefore podiatric interventions may play a role in reducing falls. Two Cochrane systematic reviews identified only one study of a podiatry intervention aimed to reduce falls, which was(More)
The reform patient information sheet sub study an embedded trial evaluating the enhancement of patient information sheets to improve recruitment Sarah Cockayne, Joy Adamson, Peter Bower, Belen Corbacho, Caroline Fairhurst, Lisa Farndon, Kate Hicks, Anne-Maree Keenan, Peter Knapp, Sally Lamb, Lorraine Loughrey, Caroline McIntosh, Hylton Menz, Anthony(More)
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)
This study was conducted to determine the predictors of foot ulceration occurring in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) without diabetes. A multi-centre case control study was undertaken; participants were recruited from eight sites (UK). Cases were adults diagnosed with RA (without diabetes) and the presence of a validated foot ulcer, defined as a(More)
BACKGROUND Foot problems associated with Systemic Sclerosis (SSc)/Scleroderma have been reported to be both common and disabling. There are only limited data describing specifically, the mechanical changes occurring in the foot in SSc. A pilot project conducted in preparation for this trial confirmed the previous reports of foot related impairment and(More)
OBJECTIVES To design and evaluate the effectiveness of a pre-notification leaflet about research to increase recruitment to a randomized controlled trial (RCT). METHODS A methodological, two-arm, RCT was conducted, embedded within an existing cohort RCT (REFORM). Participants were randomized for the embedded trial, using a 1:2 ratio (intervention :(More)
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