Penney Upton

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To systematically review the literature published since 1999 on paediatric health-related quality of life (HRQL) in relation to parent–child agreement. Literature searches used to identify studies which evaluated parent–child agreement for child HRQL measures. Nineteen studies were identified, including four HRQL instruments. The Pediatric Quality of Life(More)
BACKGROUND Health related quality of life (HRQL) has been recognised as an important paediatric outcome measurement. One of the more promising measures to emerge in recent years is the Pediatric Quality Of Life Inventory (PedsQL), developed in the US. Advantages of the PedsQL include brevity, availability of age appropriate versions and parallel forms for(More)
Clinical effectiveness (CE) and evidence-based practice (EBP) are the cornerstone of modern-day health care. Although many studies have explored attitudes and perceived knowledge of individual professions, few have compared these factors between professional groups, especially in the allied health professions (AHP) and health science services (HSS). We(More)
INTRODUCTION The availability of health-related quality of life (HRQL) measures that are reliable, valid, brief and comprehensible and appropriate for use with UK children is limited. We report the validation of a HRQL measure suitable for UK use in healthy children, children with chronic disease conditions and socially disadvantaged children. PATIENTS A(More)
BACKGROUND Current therapies for childhood cancer have resulted in improved survival rates. However, this has been achieved at considerable price to families, with financial costs including additional expenditure and loss of earnings having been described. The impact of these extra costs for UK families and the extent to which help from charities and(More)
OBJECTIVES To validate PedsQL for children in public care and develop an 'in-care' module. DESIGN AND SETTING Questionnaire development and validation. Questionnaires were completed in placement. A total of 69 children in public care (aged 8-18 years) and their carers were recruited through routine paediatric assessments, and 662 children not in public(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the soft tissue profile "line drawings" predicted by Quick Ceph Image in combined maxillary and mandibular orthognathic surgical procedures. Preoperative (mean = 27.7 days presurgical) and posttreatment (mean = 11.5 months postsurgical) lateral cephalograms of 40 white patients (10 males and 30(More)
BACKGROUND Despite clear benefits of the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) approach to ensuring quality and consistency of care, its uptake within physiotherapy has been inconsistent. OBJECTIVES Synthesise the findings of research into EBP barriers, facilitators and interventions in physiotherapy and identify methods of enhancing adoption and implementation.(More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Clinical effectiveness and evidence-based practice (EBP) are the cornerstone of modern day health care. Although many studies have explored attitudes and perceived knowledge of individual professions few have compared the factors between professional groups and in particular in the medical profession. We report a study(More)
BACKGROUND Children surviving a brain tumour face major difficulties including learning problems, lengthy school absences and psychosocial problems, all of which can impact on school functioning. Our aims were to provide information for parents and teachers about the skills and resources of this group. Specifically, we aimed to: describe the special(More)