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Improving the recruitment activity of clinicians in randomised controlled trials: a systematic review
Background Poor recruitment to randomised controlled trials (RCTs) is a widespread problem. Provision of interventions aimed at supporting or incentivising clinicians may improve recruitment to RCTs.… Expand
Managing flood risk in the UK: towards an integration of social and technical perspectives
In recent years, an apparent increase in the frequency and severity of floods in the UK has led to growing concerns about societal exposure and vulnerability to flooding, particularly in the context… Expand
PPI, paradoxes and Plato: who's sailing the ship?
Over the last decade, patient and public involvement (PPI) has become a requisite in applied health research. Some funding bodies demand explicit evidence of PPI, while others have made a commitment… Expand
Will the NHS continue to function in an influenza pandemic? a survey of healthcare workers in the West Midlands, UK
BackgroundIf UK healthcare services are to respond effectively to pandemic influenza, levels of absenteeism amongst healthcare workers (HCWs) must be minimised. Current estimates of the likelihood… Expand
The use of herbal medicines by people with cancer: a cross-sectional survey
Background:A large proportion of cancer patients are estimated to use herbal medicines, but data to substantiate this are lacking. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of herbal medicine… Expand
How do the information needs of cancer patients differ at different stages of the cancer journey? A cross-sectional survey
Objectives Providing information to cancer patients can have significant benefits to their psychological wellbeing. The aim of this study was to investigate whether and how information needs may… Expand
"HPV? Never heard of it!": a systematic review of girls' and parents' information needs, views and preferences about human papillomavirus vaccination.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Two human papillomavirus vaccines were licenced in 2006/2007 for cervical cancer prevention. National vaccination programmes for schoolgirls were subsequently introduced in… Expand
Does integrated care reduce hospital activity for patients with chronic diseases? An umbrella review of systematic reviews
Objective To summarise the evidence regarding the effectiveness of integrated care interventions in reducing hospital activity. Design Umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Setting… Expand
Patterns of self-management practices undertaken by cancer survivors: variations in demographic factors.
The study purpose was to examine self-management (SM) use among cancer survivors; and to explore variations in uptake of SM in survivorship and whether these differed in relation to age, income,… Expand
Evaluating the predictive strength of the LACE index in identifying patients at high risk of hospital readmission following an inpatient episode: a retrospective cohort study
Objective To assess how well the LACE index and its constituent elements predict 30-day hospital readmission, and to determine whether other combinations of clinical or sociodemographic variables may… Expand