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BACKGROUND To assess whether monthly home visits from trained volunteers could improve infant feeding practices at age 12 months, a randomised controlled trial was carried out in two disadvantaged inner city London boroughs. METHODS Women attending baby clinics with their infants (312) were randomised to receive monthly home visits from trained volunteers(More)
A great deal of effort and resources are currently being directed at developing an evidence-based approach to healthcare delivery. The success of the evidence-based movement will depend upon the provision of necessary support to help GDPs achieve change. This paper aims to give an overview of current knowledge on what types of interventions are most(More)
AIM The objective of this study was to investigate the barriers and facilitators to change in dental practices among a sample of general dental practitioners (GDPs) from three regions of England. METHOD In-depth face-to-face interviews with 60 GDPs were undertaken. The sample was selected from a group of 317 GDPs who had completed a questionnaire in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the process of establishing and implementing a social support infant feeding intervention. DESIGN This paper outlines the initial stages of a randomised controlled trial which assessed the effectiveness of a social support intervention on a range of infant feeding outcomes. Details are presented of the processes involved in(More)
Oral health is directly related to diet and nutrition. Dental caries remains the most significant dental public health problem in the UK and concerns have been expressed over the potentially rising prevalence of erosion. Both these conditions are linked to dietary factors. The dental professional and their teams therefore have a role to play in supporting(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the extent and types of change in seven domains of dental practice in a sample of English general dental practitioners (GDPs). METHODS A postal questionnaire was sent to 561 GDPs on the dental lists of three health authorities in diverse regions of England. Information collected included demographic details on personal and practice(More)
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