Mark Petticrew

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1MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network, Glasgow G12 8RZ 2Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford OX3 7LD 3MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow G12 8RZ 4Centre for Outcomes Research and Effectiveness, University College London, London WC1E 7HB 5MRC General Practice(More)
Systematic reviews should build on a protocol that describes the rationale, hypothesis, and planned methods of the review; few reviews report whether a protocol exists. Detailed, well-described protocols can facilitate the understanding and appraisal of the review methods, as well as the detection of modifications to methods and selective reporting in(More)
OBJECTIVES To consider methods and related evidence for evaluating bias in non-randomised intervention studies. DATA SOURCES Systematic reviews and methodological papers were identified from a search of electronic databases; handsearches of key medical journals and contact with experts working in the field. New empirical studies were conducted using data(More)
Protocols of systematic reviews and meta-analyses allow for planning and documentation of review methods, act as a guard against arbitrary decision making during review conduct, enable readers to assess for the presence of selective reporting against completed reviews, and, when made publicly available, reduce duplication of efforts and potentially prompt(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of population tobacco control interventions on social inequalities in smoking. DATA SOURCES Medical, nursing, psychological, social science and grey literature databases, bibliographies, hand-searches and contact with authors. STUDY SELECTION Studies were included (n = 84) if they reported the effects of any(More)
1Centre for Evidence Based Intervention, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK 2Institute for Health and Human Development, University of East London, London, UK 3Department of Social and Environmental Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK 4Department of Quantitative Social(More)
BACKGROUND This paper describes the rationale and methodology of the first national psychiatric morbidity surveys to be carried out in Great Britain. The objectives of the surveys were to estimate the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity among adults aged 16-64 living in Great Britain; to identify the nature and extent of social disabilities associated with(More)
Growing consensus indicates that progress in tuberculosis control in the low- and middle-income world will require not only investment in strengthening tuberculosis control programs, diagnostics, and treatment but also action on the social determinants of tuberculosis. However, practical ideas for action are scarcer than is notional support for this idea.(More)
BACKGROUND Some effective public health interventions may increase inequalities by disproportionately benefiting less disadvantaged groups ('intervention-generated inequalities' or IGIs). There is a need to understand which types of interventions are likely to produce IGIs, and which can reduce inequalities. METHODS We conducted a rapid overview of(More)