Ryan Woolrych

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BACKGROUND Meningitis is characterized by an inflammation of the meninges, or the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial for a positive outcome, yet identifying meningitis is a complex process involving an array of signs and symptoms and multiple causal factors which require novel solutions to support(More)
The views and analysis expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs. Preface This document is one component of the Defra project NANR209 'Human response to vibration in residential environments' final report. This research would not have been possible without(More)
This paper reports on in-depth research, using a grounded theory approach, to examine the ways in which very old people perceive healthy ageing in the context of living alone at home within urban settings in five European countries. This qualitative study was part of a cross-national project entitled ENABLE-AGE which examined the relationship between home(More)
PURPOSE Falls and their associated injuries represent a significant cost and care burden in long-term care (LTC) settings. The evidence base for how and why falls occur in LTC, and for the design of effective interventions, is weakened by the absence of objective data collected on falls. DESIGN AND METHODS In this article, we reflect on the potential(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) extends life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with severe hypoxaemia. Questionnaire-based studies of the effects of LTOT have not suggested uniformly positive findings. The few qualitative studies suggest that patients report benefits but also concerns about dependency on oxygen therapy. The(More)
BACKGROUND The demand for care is increasing, whereas in the near future the number of people working in professional care will not match with the demand for care. eHealth technology can help to meet the growing demand for care. Despite the apparent positive effects of eHealth technology, there are still barriers to technology adoption related to the(More)
Contents Executive summary 1 Introduction 15 Background 17 Methods 20 Gambling and debt: a reciprocal problem 28 Participation, financing and debt 29 Disclosing the problem 43 Debt as a trigger for seeking help 52 Impact of debt on the family 54 Impact of debt on employment 58 Problem resolution 61 Debt, bankruptcy and problem gambling 76 Accessing help and(More)