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  • Robert Cassen, Geeta Kingdon, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Becky Allen, Simon Burgess, Alejandra Castrodad-Rodriguez +36 others
  • 2007
This report examines the factors underlying low achievement in British education. It is important to fi nd out why tens of thousands of young people leave school with no or very few qualifi cations. Low achievement at age 16 is associated with disadvantage and also a variety of outcomes by gender and ethnic group. Existing policies and practices within the(More)
Biographical disruption and related concepts have been widely applied in chronic illness. Different conceptualisations of normalisation have also been proposed in order to explain individuals' diverse responses to illness on their biography, but as yet, not clearly related to changing bodily experience or normalisation of symptoms. This article aims to(More)
PURPOSE The failure of research to capture the qualitative experiences of young people who have chronic skin conditions means that their psychosocial needs are poorly understood. Using a grounded theory approach, this study facilitated group discussions between adolescents with psoriasis in order to rapidly identify themes about their support needs. (More)
— Gliomas are malignant brain tumors that grow by invading adjacent tissue. We propose and evaluate a 3D classification-based growth model, CDM, that predicts how a glioma will grow at a voxel-level, on the basis of features specific to the patient, properties of the tumor, and attributes of that voxel. We use Supervised Learning algorithms to learn this(More)
The nominal group technique generates quantitative data through a process of experts ranking items of interest. This article focuses on the additional collection of qualitative data from nominal groups with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, used to explore the influences on prioritizing treatment outcomes. Across all groups, the top five outcomes with the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to explore patients' experiences of RA daily life while on modern treatments. METHODS The methods of this study comprised semi-structured interviews with 15 RA patients, analysed using inductive thematic analysis. RESULTS Four themes suggest patients experience life with RA along a continuum from RA in the(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore patients' concepts of stiffness in polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), and how they think stiffness should be measured. METHODS Eight focus groups were held at three centres involving 50 patients with current/previous PMR. Each group had at least one facilitator and one rapporteur making field notes. An interview schedule was used to(More)
Gliomas are diffuse, invasive brain tumors. We propose a 3D classification-based diffusion model, cdm, that predicts how a glioma will grow at a voxel-level, on the basis of features specific to the patient, properties of the tumor, and attributes of that voxel. We use Supervised Learning algorithms to learn this general model, by observing the growth(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have not addressed rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients' help-seeking behaviours for RA flares, and only one small qualitative study has addressed how patients experience daily life on current treatment regimes. Thus, this study aims to identify clusters of opinion related to RA patients' experiences of daily life on current(More)