Val Hamilton

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OBJECTIVES To assess what interventions are effective in promoting a population shift from using cars towards walking and cycling and to assess the health effects of such interventions. DATA SOURCES Published and unpublished reports in any language identified from electronic databases, bibliographies, websites, and reference lists. REVIEW METHODS(More)
This paper shows how information in digital collections that have been catalogued using high-quality metadata can be retrieved more easily by users of search engines such as Google. The research and proposals described arose from an investigation into the observed phenomenon that pages from the Glasgow Digital Library (gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk) were regularly(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of major multi-sport events on health and socioeconomic determinants of health in the population of the city hosting the event. DESIGN Systematic review. DATA SOURCES We searched the following sources without language restrictions for papers published between 1978 and 2008: Applied Social Science Index and Abstracts(More)
EDITORIALS For the full versions of these articles and the references see bmj.com Even low intensity exercise such as walking is associated with better health Evidence that physical activity improves health is convincing , 1 but we lack knowledge about how to increase physical activity in individuals and populations. Taking part in sport may improve health,(More)
(2006) Optimising metadata to make high-value content more accessible to Google users. Strathprints is designed to allow users to access the research output of the University of Strathclyde. Copyright © and Moral Rights for the papers on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. You may not engage in further(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine how journals and magazines disseminate research evidence and guidance on best practice to health professionals by aligning commentaries on measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) evidence in journals with key events in the MMR controversy. DESIGN Content analysis. DATA SOURCES Comment articles in six commonly read UK publications.(More)
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