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BACKGROUND Screening for bowel cancer using the guaiac faecal occult blood test offered by the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) is taken up by 54% of the eligible population. Uptake ranges from 35% in the most to 61% in the least deprived areas. This study explores reasons for non-uptake of bowel cancer screening, and examines reasons for(More)
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS The aim of this study was to examine whether waist circumference (WC) or WHR improve diabetes prediction beyond body mass index in older men and women, and to define optimal cut-off points. METHODS In this prospective study, non-diabetic men (n = 3,519) and women (n = 3,404) aged 60-79 years were followed up for 7 years. There were 169 and(More)
AIM To develop strategies based on simple clinical assessment and blood markers to identify older individuals at high risk for Type 2 diabetes. METHODS A prospective study of non-diabetic men (n = 3523) and women (n = 3404) aged 60-79 years followed for 7 years, during which there were 297 incident cases of Type 2 diabetes. Logistic regression was used to(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the extent of uptake of medication for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease in older British men and women before (1998-2001) and after (2003) the implementation of the national service framework. DESIGN Two population based, longitudinal studies of men and women aged 60-79 in 1998-2001, based in one general practice in each(More)
BACKGROUND Uptake in the national colorectal cancer screening programme in England varies by socioeconomic status. We assessed four interventions aimed at reducing this gradient, with the intention of improving the health benefits of screening. METHODS All people eligible for screening (men and women aged 60-74 years) across England were included in four(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between dietary fiber and the risk of type 2 diabetes in older men and the role of hepatic and inflammatory markers. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The study was performed prospectively and included 3,428 nondiabetic men (age 60-79 years) followed up for 7 years, during which there were 162 incident cases of type 2(More)
BACKGROUND Deficiencies in implementation of secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD) have been identified. We explored the extent of medication use for secondary prevention of CHD since the introduction of the National Service Framework (NSF) for CHD and the influence of patient age, social class, region and time since diagnosis in older(More)
We evaluated a training program for physiotherapists and occupational therapists in the total assessment of patients with rheumatoid polyarthritis. Close agreement was seen between the active joint counts of the rheumatologists and 36 therapists (p2 = 0.23). In the 7 quality variables for bedside case workups, a statistically significant learning effect was(More)
OBJECTIVE We prospectively examined the relationship between lung function and risk of type-2 diabetes and fatal and nonfatal coronary heart disease (CHD) events and investigated the hypothesis that inflammation may underlie these associations. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A prospective study of 4,434 men aged 40-59 years with no history of cardiovascular(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined patterns in medication use for secondary prevention of cerebrovascular disease in older British men from 1999 to 2005, and investigated socio-demographic and disease-related influences on medication use. METHODS Percentage use of antiplatelet drugs, blood pressure-lowering drugs and statins use was calculated in men, aged 65-87 years(More)