Malcolm Campbell

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BACKGROUND Families living with chronic or long-term conditions such as chronic kidney disease (CKD), stages 3-5, face multiple challenges and respond to these challenges in various ways. Some families adapt well while others struggle, and family response to a condition is closely related to outcome. With families and professionals, we developed a novel(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare traditional hospital follow-up with telephone follow-up by specialist nurses after treatment for breast cancer. DESIGN A two centre randomised equivalence trial in which women remained in the study for a mean of 24 months. SETTING Outpatient clinics in two NHS hospital trusts in the north west of England PARTICIPANTS 374 women(More)
BACKGROUND Some national guidelines recommend the use of water alone for napkin cleansing. Yet, there is a readiness, amongst many parents, to use baby wipes. Evidence from randomised controlled trials, of the effect of baby wipes on newborn skin integrity is lacking. We conducted a study to examine the hypothesis that the use of a specifically formulated(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of physical chronic or long-term conditions in adolescents aged 10-24 years is rising. Mobile phone and tablet mobile technologies featuring software program apps are widely used by these adolescents and their healthy peers for social networking or gaming. Apps are also used in health care to support personal condition management(More)
BACKGROUND Studies largely from the market research field suggest that the inclusion of a stamped addressed envelope, rather than a pre-paid business reply, increases the response rate to mail surveys. The evidence that this is also the case regarding patient mail surveys is limited. METHODS The aim of this study is to investigate whether stamped(More)
The present study is aimed to translate 3 widely used clinical assessment measures into British Sign Language (BSL), to pilot the BSL versions, and to establish their validity and reliability. These were the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), the Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item (GAD-7) scale, and the Work and Social Adjustment Scale (WSAS). The 3(More)
PURPOSE To examine the influence of individual participant, instructor, and group factors on participants' attendance and adherence to community exercise classes for older adults. DESIGN AND METHODS Longitudinal data from 16 instructors, 26 classes, and 193 older participants within those classes (aged 60-100 years) were examined. Data were collected(More)
Previous research has argued that the mental well-being of d/Deaf people is poorer than that of hearing populations. However, there is a paucity of valid and reliable mental health instruments in sign language that have been normalised with d/Deaf populations. The aim of this study was to determine the reliability of the Clinical Outcomes in Routine(More)
A fundamental problem in computational musicology concerns the design of a mathematical measure of rhythm similarity. The applications of such a measure include music information retrieval as well as the phylogenetic analysis of rhythms. Two research projects currently under way at Harvard University that concern rhythm similarity are described. The first(More)