Rebecca W Rees

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OBJECTIVES To look at the processes and outcomes of identification and prioritisation in both national and regional R&D programmes in health and elsewhere, drawing on experiences of success and failure. Also to identify the barriers to, and facilitators of, meaningful participation by consumers in research identification and prioritisation. DATA SOURCES(More)
A systematic review was conducted to examine the barriers to, and facilitators of, healthy eating among young people (11-16 years). The review focused on the wider determinants of health, examining community- and society-level interventions. Seven outcome evaluations and eight studies of young people's views were included. The effectiveness of the(More)
A systematic review was conducted to examine the barriers to, and facilitators of, physical activity among young people (11-16 years). The review focused on the wider determinants of health, examining community- and society-level interventions. Four trials and 16 studies of young people's views were included. Evidence for the effectiveness of the(More)
The study measured the prevalence and costs of complementary therapy use by women diagnosed with breast cancer in the South Thames NHS region. A postal questionnaire was sent to a sample of 1023 women from the Thames Cancer Registry who had been diagnosed with breast cancer in the previous 7 years. Just over a fifth (22.4%) had consulted a complementary(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether clinical trials originating in certain countries always have positive results. DATA SOURCES Abstracts of trials from Medline (January 1966-June 1995). STUDY SELECTION Two separate studies were conducted. The first included trials in which the clinical outcome of a group of subjects receiving acupuncture was compared to(More)
Methods for systematic reviews are well developed for trials, but not for non-experimental or qualitative research. This paper describes the methods developed for reviewing research on people's perspectives and experiences ("views" studies) alongside trials within a series of reviews on young people's mental health, physical activity, and healthy eating.(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the development of a multidimensional conceptual framework capable of drawing out the implications for policy and practice of what is known about public involvement in research agenda setting. BACKGROUND Public involvement in research is growing in western and developing countries. There is a need to learn from collective experience(More)
BACKGROUND Volunteers make a major contribution to palliative patient care, and qualitative studies have been undertaken to explore their involvement. With the aim of making connections between existing studies to derive enhanced meanings, we undertook a systematic review of these qualitative studies including synthesising the findings. We sought to uncover(More)