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What’s in a mechanism? Development of a key concept in realist evaluation
BackgroundThe idea that underlying, generative mechanisms give rise to causal regularities has become a guiding principle across many social and natural science disciplines. A specific form of thisExpand
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An evidence synthesis of qualitative and quantitative research on component intervention techniques, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, equity and acceptability of different versions of
BACKGROUND There is a need to identify and analyse the range of models developed to date for delivering health-related lifestyle advice (HRLA), or training, for effectiveness and cost-effectivenessExpand
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The evaluation of an end-of-life integrated care pathway.
AIM this evaluation set out to examine the needs of staff as they adopted an end-of-life integrated Care Pathway (ICP), and its impact on both service users and providers. METHOD semi-structuredExpand
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Parental smoking
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The SEIQoL and functional status: how do they relate?
Over recent years, an emphasis has emerged in the UK and international policy documents, over the involvement of people in the delivery of health care. However, evaluations of health services stillExpand
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Outreach programmes for health improvement of Traveller Communities: a synthesis of evidence
The term ‘Traveller Communities’ refers to a complex population group encompassing Romani Gypsies, Irish Travellers, Welsh Travellers, Scottish Travellers, Roma, New Travellers, TravellingExpand
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Transferring palliative care knowledge: evaluating the use of a telephone advice line.
Accessing specialist palliative expertise, particularly out of hours, is an important, but often problematic aspect of meeting directives to provide comprehensive around-the-clock care. A telephoneExpand
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Reducing inequalities in care for patients with non-malignant diseases: Insights from a realist evaluation of an integrated palliative care pathway
Background: The need for palliative care is growing internationally with an increasing prevalence of non-malignant diseases. The integrated care pathway was implemented in primary care byExpand
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Care planning for long‐term conditions – a concept mapping
This article focuses on approaches within clinical practice that seek to actively involve patients with long‐term conditions (LTCs) and how professionals may understand and implement them.Expand
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Understanding integrated care pathways in palliative care using realist evaluation: a mixed methods study protocol
Introduction Policy- and evidence-based guidelines have highlighted the need for improved palliative and end-of-life care. However, there is still evidence of individuals dying undignified deathsExpand
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