Susan K. Baxter

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This study formed part of an evaluation of a brief educational intervention for patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES). The sessions provide information, seizure control techniques and management planning. The qualitative component of the research reported here aimed to provide insight into the participants' perceptions following the(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing interest in innovative methods to carry out systematic reviews of complex interventions. Theory-based approaches, such as logic models, have been suggested as a means of providing additional insights beyond that obtained via conventional review methods. METHODS This paper reports the use of an innovative method which(More)
Poverty is positively associated with poor health; thus, some healthcare commissioners in the UK have pioneered the introduction of advice services in health service locations. Previous systematic reviews have found little direct evidence for a causal relationship between the provision of advice and physical health and limited evidence for mental health(More)
BACKGROUND Non-invasive ventilation is part of the standard of care for treatment of respiratory failure in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The NeuRx RA/4 Diaphragm Pacing System has received Humanitarian Device Exemption approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for treatment of respiratory failure in patients with ALS. We aimed(More)
BACKGROUND Research suggests that there are a number of factors which can be associated with delay in a patient seeking professional help following chest pain, including demographic and social factors. These factors may have an adverse impact on the efficacy of interventions which to date have had limited success in improving patient action times.(More)
OBJECTIVES This review aims to summarise evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to prevent youth violence in Latin America. METHODS A systematic search on 13 academic databases was conducted to locate studies evaluating a primary or secondary prevention intervention in Latin America. Studies could use any type of quantitative design to assess(More)
BACKGROUND Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease resulting in death, usually from respiratory failure, within 2-3 years of symptom onset. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is a treatment that when given to patients in respiratory failure leads to improved survival and quality of life. Diaphragm pacing (DP), using the NeuRx/4(®)(More)
BACKGROUND The growing range of available treatment options for people who stutter presents a challenge for clinicians, service managers and commissioners, who need to have access to the best available treatment evidence to guide them in providing the most appropriate interventions. While a number of reviews of interventions for specific populations or a(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to identify the perceptions of healthcare professionals regarding the effectiveness and the impact of a new general practitioner-led (GP-led) walk-in centre in the UK. SETTING This qualitative study was conducted in a large city in the North of England. In the past few years, there has been particular concern about an increase(More)
PURPOSE The number of older patients with epilepsy has been increasing steadily, however older adults have been shown to be referred less commonly to specialist epilepsy services than younger individuals. The aim of this study was to explore staff perceptions of why older adults may be under-represented in epilepsy clinics. METHOD We conducted 19(More)