Sheila Keogan

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We examined potential associations of ever asthma, and symptoms of wheeze (past 12 months), hay fever, eczema and bronchitis (cough with phlegm) among school children exposed to second-hand smoke (SHS) in cars, using a modified Irish International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) protocol. 2,809 children of 13-14 yrs old and who selected(More)
BACKGROUND The association of nocturnal asthma symptoms with a diurnal increase in inflammatory activity suggests a role for anti-inflammatory therapy in nocturnal asthma. METHODS Fifty patients with asthma with nocturnal symptoms entered a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled, crossover study. After a two week baseline period patients received(More)
BACKGROUND Ireland introduced a comprehensive workplace smoke-free legislation in March, 2004. Smoking-related adverse birth outcomes have both health care and societal cost implications. The main aim of this study was to determine the impact of the Irish smoke-free legislation on small-for-gestationa- age (SGA) births. METHODS AND FINDINGS We developed a(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined two main hypotheses: a) Polish immigrants' smoking estimates are greater than their Irish counterparts (b) Polish immigrants purchasing cigarettes from Poland smoke "heavier" (>/= 20 cigarettes a day) when compared to those purchasing cigarettes from Ireland. The study also set out to identify significant predictors of(More)
OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that smoking rates among the Gay and Lesbian Community (GLC) in Ireland are not significantly different from the general Irish population. METHODS A convenience sampling of self-identified GLC was recruited using electronic (n = 700) and print (n = 500) media procedures in response to survey call advertisements (December(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate and identify characteristics of tobacco use, including use of roll-your-own (RYO) cigarettes and second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure, among a self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Ireland. STUDY DESIGN Web-based self-administered questionnaire survey using a cross-sectional study design. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND A review of smoking cessation (SC) services in Ireland is a necessary step in improving service planning and provision. AIMS To assess the range and availability of intensive SC services in Ireland in 2006. METHODS A survey of SC service providers in Ireland was conducted. Descriptive analysis and simple linear regression analysis were used.(More)
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