Phillip J. Newton

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AIM To explore the conceptual underpinnings of self-efficacy to address the barriers to participating in physical activity and propose a model of intervention. BACKGROUND The benefits of physical activity in reducing cardiovascular risk have led to evidence-based recommendations for patients with heart disease, including those with chronic heart failure.(More)
BACKGROUND A collaborative is an effective method of implementing evidence-based practice across multiple sites through the sharing of experience and knowledge of others in a similar setting, over a short period of time. Collaborative methods were first used in the USA but have been adopted internationally. AIM This paper sought to document the(More)
CONTEXT Breathlessness reportedly worsens as death approaches for many people, but the differences in intensity and time course between underlying causes are not well described. OBJECTIVES To determine differences in the intensity of breathlessness by diagnosis over time as death approaches in a consecutive cohort seen by a specialist palliative care(More)
BACKGROUND Contrast media induced nephropathy (CIN) is a sudden compromise of renal function 24-48 h after administering contrast medium during a CT scan or angiography. CIN accounts for 10% of hospital acquired renal failure and is ranked the third cause of acquiring this condition. Identifying patients at risk through proper screening can reduce the(More)
BACKGROUND An individual's perception of the risk of, and their susceptibility to, future cardiovascular events is crucial in engaging in effective secondary prevention. AIM To investigate the perception of a cardiovascular event by examining the level of agreement between individuals with CHD views of their actual and perceived risk. METHODS This study(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure is a common and costly condition, particularly in the elderly. A range of models of interventions have shown the capacity to decrease hospitalizations and improve health-related outcomes. Potentially, cardiac rehabilitation models can also improve outcomes. AIM To assess the impact of a nurse-coordinated multidisciplinary, cardiac(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to make a head-to-head comparison of 2 common forms of multidisciplinary chronic heart failure (CHF) management. BACKGROUND Although direct patient contact appears to be best in delivering CHF management overall, the precise form to optimize health outcomes is less clear. METHODS This prospective, multicenter(More)
Frailty is a common geriatric syndrome of increased vulnerability to adverse events. The prevalence of frailty among chronic heart failure (CHF) is high and confers a greater risk of adverse events including falls, hospitalisation and mortality. There have been few studies assessing frailty in CHF. A review of the key databases was conducted from 2004 to(More)
Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a multi-dimensional and complex syndrome. Outcome measures are important for determining both the efficacy and quality of care and capturing the patient’s perspective in evaluating the outcomes of health care delivery. Capturing the patient’s perspective via patient-reported outcomes is increasingly important; however,(More)
CONTEXT Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a life-limiting illness. Despite best available treatments, individuals continue to experience symptom burden and have high health care utilization. OBJECTIVES To increase understanding of the experience and ongoing needs of individuals living with COPD. METHODS Medline, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and(More)