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PURPOSE To examine the relationship between physical activity and (1) convenience of destinations, measured by whether destinations (such as a park, trail, businesses, and services) are within walking distance of the home, and (2) participants' perception of the quality of their neighborhood surroundings for walking, captured with a global neighborhood(More)
BACKGROUND To arrive at an agreed, prioritized ranking of treatment uncertainties in asthma that need further research, by developing a collaboration of patients, carers and clinicians, facilitated by the James Lind Alliance Working Partnership between Asthma UK and the British Thoracic Society. METHODS A four-step procedure: (1) establish a collaborative(More)
At the end of 2003, the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine published an article announcing the creation of the James Lind Initiative (JLI). The article began by recalling the way that James Lind, an 18th century Scottish naval surgeon, had confronted uncertainty about how to treat scurvy by doing a controlled trial. This had shown that oranges and(More)
PLAIN ENGLISH SUMMARY There is some evidence that there is a mismatch between what patients and health professionals want to see researched and the research that is actually done. The James Lind Alliance (JLA) research Priority Setting Partnerships (PSPs) were created to address this mismatch. Between 2007 and 2014, JLA partnerships of patients, carers and(More)
BACKGROUND Research resources should address the issues that are most important to people affected by a particular healthcare problem. Systematic identification of stroke survivor, caregiver, and health professional priorities would ensure that scarce research resources are directed to areas that matter most to people affected by stroke. AIMS We aimed to(More)
BACKGROUND Sulpiride may be used in combination with other antipsychotic drugs in the hope of augmenting effectiveness - especially for those whose schizophrenia has proved resistant to treatment. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effects of sulpiride augmentation versus monotherapy for people with schizophrenia. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane(More)
OBJECTIVES The Sight Loss and Vision Priority Setting Partnership aimed to identify research priorities relating to sight loss and vision through consultation with patients, carers and clinicians. These priorities can be used to inform funding bodies' decisions and enhance the case for additional research funding. DESIGN Prospective survey with support(More)