Russell Sheldrick

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OBJECTIVE To ascertain the effects on sexual function of men with epilepsy (MWE) of testosterone levels and indices of anxiety and depression. METHODS Sixty MWE taking one antiepileptic drug only (AED), with no comedication, were compared with 60 control men. Total testosterone (TT), free testosterone (FT), bioactive testosterone (BAT),(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and illness perceptions in people who suffered the acute medical trauma of a myocardial infarction (MI) or a subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). The study tested hypotheses regarding changes in PTSD symptoms and illness perceptions over time, associations between PTSD and illness(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to explore the effects of anxiety, depression, and self-reported quality of life (QOL) on sexual function of men with epilepsy (MWE). METHODS Sixty-nine MWE taking one antiepileptic drug and 50 controls were recruited. All completed sexual function questionnaires, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and(More)
Several clinical and government reviews have recommended specialised rehabilitation services for those recovering from neurological insult or neurosurgical intervention. Despite this, provision of 'rapid access'/acute neurorehabilitation units is extremely limited in the UK. In some areas, millions of people have no access to such facilities. Numerous(More)
BACKGROUND Measuring the quality of care for people using neuro-rehabilitation services is a complex area requiring reliable methods that account for variable communication abilities/cognitive functioning. Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) is an observational method widely used in dementia care to improve person-centred care, which may be usefully applied to(More)
Person-centred care can improve the well-being of patients and is therefore a key driver in healthcare developments in the UK. The current study aims to investigate the complex relationship between cognitive impairment, dependency and well-being in people with a wide range of acquired brain and spinal injuries. Sixty-five participants, with varied acquired(More)
Subarachnoid haemorrhage frequently results in disabling psychological trauma, mental health difficulties and cognitive impairments that can persist beyond the first year of discharge. At Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust a long-term follow up programme using both neuropsychology and specialist nurses identifies patients in need of(More)
Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) is an observational tool and process that is widely used in dementia care in measuring and improving person-centred care (PCC). DCM was previously piloted on a neurorehabilitation ward, where it was found to be feasible and acceptable in this setting. Following this, a new modified tool and accompanying manual were developed:(More)
Person-centred care (PCC) is recommended when working with patients with neurological difficulties. Despite this, to date there has been no appropriate methodology for assessing or developing PCC in neurorehabilitation settings. Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) is a well-established tool for assessing and developing PCC in dementia settings and the current study(More)
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