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)
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)
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)
  • Carolyn Downs, Ryan Woolrych, Jim Fearnley, Eileen Kinghan, Fleur Bragaglia, Gamcare +5 others
  • 2009
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)
BACKGROUND Older adults living in long term care (LTC) settings are vulnerable to fall-related injuries. There is a need to develop and implement evidence-based approaches to address fall injury prevention in LTC. Knowledge translation (KT) interventions to support the uptake of evidence-based approaches to fall injury prevention in LTC need to be(More)