Stephen Bremner

Sandra Eldridge6
Stefan Priebe4
Christina Katsakou2
Ksenija Yeeles2
6Sandra Eldridge
4Stefan Priebe
2Christina Katsakou
2Ksenija Yeeles
2Neil Wright
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  • Thomas W. Kallert, Christina Katsakou, Tomasz Adamowski, Algirdas Dembinskas, Andrea Fiorillo, Lars Kjellin +9 others
  • 2011
INTRODUCTION Coerced admission to psychiatric hospitals, defined by legal status or patient's subjective experience, is common. Evidence on clinical outcomes however is limited. This study aimed to assess symptom change over a three month period following coerced admission and identify patient characteristics associated with outcomes. METHOD At study(More)
OBJECTIVE To test whether offering financial incentives to patients with psychotic disorders is effective in improving adherence to maintenance treatment with antipsychotics. DESIGN Cluster randomised controlled trial. SETTING Community mental health teams in secondary psychiatric care in the United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS Patients with a diagnosis of(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic musculoskeletal pain is a common condition that often responds poorly to treatment. Self-management courses have been advocated as a non-drug pain management technique, although evidence for their effectiveness is equivocal. We designed and piloted a self-management course based on evidence for effectiveness for specific course(More)
  • Federico Fortugno, Christina Katsakou, Stephen Bremner, Andrzej Kiejna, Lars Kjellin, Petr Nawka +3 others
  • 2013
BACKGROUND Patients with psychoses have an increased risk of becoming victims of violence. Previous studies have suggested that higher symptom levels are associated with a raised risk of becoming a victim of physical violence. There has been, however, no evidence on the type of symptoms that are linked with an increased risk of recent victimization. (More)
BACKGROUND Cluster randomised trials (CRTs) are commonly analysed using mixed-effects models or generalised estimating equations (GEEs). However, these analyses do not always perform well with the small number of clusters typical of most CRTs. They can lead to increased risk of a type I error (finding a statistically significant treatment effect when it(More)
BACKGROUND Medication related harm (MRH) is a common cause of morbidity and hospital admission in the elderly, and has significant cost implications for both primary and secondary healthcare resources. The development of risk prediction models has become an increasingly common phenomenon in medicine and can be useful to guide objective clinical decision(More)
OBJECTIVES Reviews of the handling of covariates in trials have explicitly excluded cluster randomized trials (CRTs). In this study, we review the use of covariates in randomization, the reporting of covariates, and adjusted analyses in CRTs. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING We reviewed a random sample of 300 CRTs published between 2000 and 2008 across 150(More)
BACKGROUND Offering a modest financial incentive to people with psychosis can promote adherence to depot antipsychotic medication, but the cost-effectiveness of this approach has not been examined. METHODS Economic evaluation within a pragmatic cluster-randomised controlled trial. 141 patients under the care of 73 teams (clusters) were randomised to(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma has the potential to adversely affect children's school examination performance, and hence longer term life chances. Asthma morbidity is especially high amongst UK ethnic minority children and those experiencing social adversity, populations which also have poor educational outcomes. We tested the hypothesis that asthma adversely affects(More)
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