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BACKGROUND General and preventive health checks are a key feature of contemporary policies of anticipatory care. Ensuring high and equitable uptake of such general health checks is essential to ensuring health gain and preventing health inequalities. This literature review explores the socio-demographic, clinical and social cognitive characteristics of(More)
The purpose of this paper is to report health and social care professionals' perceptions on joint working for the care of older people in Scotland. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 34 primary care and social care professionals. These professionals emphasised that joint working requires a fundamental change in thinking and a scrutiny of(More)
A valid 1 item screen (“In the past 12 months, have you ever had an issue with your gambling?”) is potentially important in both a primary care setting and in research applications where an extended screen is not practical or affordable. Prior research by Thomas et al. (A one item screening tool for problem gambling for use in primary care settings,(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify ethical processes and recruitment strategies, participation rates of studies using audio or video recording of primary health care consultations for research purposes, and the effect of recording on the behaviour, attitudes and feelings of participants. METHODS A structured literature review using Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library,(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review of the effect of face-to-face delivered tailored health messages on patient behavior and applications for practice. DESIGN A systematic literature review and meta-analysis. METHODS Systematic searches of a number of electronic databases were conducted and criteria for selection of studies were specified. (More)
AIMS Healthcare providers are confronted with the claim that the distribution of health and healthcare provision is inherently unfair. There is also a growing awareness that the tools and methodologies applied in tackling health inequalities require further development. Evaluations as well as interventions usually focus on population-based indicators, but(More)
AIMS To highlight older people's experiences and expectations of services and the consequences for service provision, service development and research. RATIONALE A large amount of resources have been invested in providing services for frail older people who experienced multiple hospital admissions. However, their own views are under-reported. METHOD(More)
OBJECTIVES Successful partnership working has theoretically been linked to improvements in service delivery and is dependent on the strength of the partnership, trust, communication, professional roles and resource sharing. Empirical evidence to confirm the relationships between these factors and improved service provision, however, is lacking. Our aim was(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore what motivates dentists to work in prisons using Vroom's theoretical model of motivation as an explanatory framework. METHOD In-depth interviews were conducted with ten of the 15 dentists working in Scottish prisons. The focus was to explore their motivations to work in Scottish prisons. The data were analysed using a thematic(More)
DATA SOURCES Cochrane Oral Health Group's Trials Register, Central, Medline, Embase, PsycINFO. STUDY SELECTION Randomised controlled trials of psychosocial interventions for chronic orofacial pain were included. Psychosocial interventions targeted towards changing thoughts, behaviours and/or feelings that may exacerbate pain symptoms through a vicious(More)