Sharon Hamilton

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BACKGROUND Achieving evidence-based practice in health care is integral to the drive for quality improvement in the National Health Service in the UK. Encapsulated within this policy agenda are challenges inherent in leading and managing organisational change. Not least of these is the need to change the behaviours of individuals and groups in order to(More)
BACKGROUND Proximal humeral fractures, which occur mainly in older adults, account for approximately 4 to 5% of all fractures. Approximately 40% of these fractures are displaced fractures involving the surgical neck. Management of this group of fractures is often challenging and the outcome is frequently unsatisfactory. In particular it is not clear whether(More)
OBJECTIVES To elucidate the experiences and perceptions of people living with primary frozen shoulder and their priorities for treatment. DESIGN Qualitative study design using semistructured interviews. SETTING General practitioner (GP) and musculoskeletal clinics in primary and secondary care in one National Health Service Trust in England. (More)
James Madison University Assessment Instruments: Katie Morrow reported on several of the assessment initiatives at her home institution, James Madison University (JMU), and at its Center for Assessment and Research Studies (CARS). JMU offers a masters degree in assessment and is the only university awarding a doctorate in assessment. This degree prepares(More)
Background The Patients Charter (1992) states that patients have a right to information about their condition. In patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) very little is known about the information provided to patients and their families. Failure to fully address patients' and families' health information requirements can lead to significant(More)
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