Zoe Jane-Lara Hildon

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OBJECTIVES To investigate whether longstanding illnesses, social context, and current socioeconomic circumstances predict quality of life. DESIGN Secondary analysis of wave 1 of the English longitudinal study of aging. Missing data were imputed and multiple regression analyses conducted. SETTING England, 2002 PARTICIPANTS Nationally representative(More)
PURPOSE This article examines resilience at older ages, focusing on the relationships between quality of life (qol) and adversity. Our objectives are to identify (a) the basis of adversity, (b) the characteristics of resilient individuals, and (c) the attributes that attenuate the full impact of adversity. DESIGN AND METHODS Resilience is defined as(More)
Interventions to change health-related behaviours typically have modest effects and may be more effective if grounded in appropriate theory. Most theories applied to public health interventions tend to emphasise individual capabilities and motivation, with limited reference to context and social factors. Intervention effectiveness may be increased by(More)
BACKGROUND Resilience is having good outcomes despite adversity and risk and could be described in terms of preserving the same level of the outcome or rebounding back to that level after an initial set back. Using the latter definition, resilience as "bouncing back", this paper aims (1) to identify those members of a panel survey who demonstrated(More)
This mixed-methods study looks at the relationship between adversity and resilience. It examines the dynamics of protection in a sub-sample of the Boyd Orr cohort that are aged between 70 and 80 years of age (n = 139). We used a questionnaire and activity diaries to gather a range of quantitative data, and interviews using lifegrids to explore past and(More)
BACKGROUND Hypothermia contributes to neonatal morbidity and mortality in low-income countries, yet little is known about thermal care practices in rural African settings. We assessed adoption and community acceptability of recommended thermal care practices in rural Tanzania. METHODS A multi-method qualitative study, enhanced with survey data. For the(More)
PURPOSE Displays comparing the performance of healthcare providers are largely based on commonsense. To review the literature on the impact of compositional format and content of quantitative data displays on people's comprehension, choice and preference. DATA SOURCES Ovid databases, expert recommendations and snowballing techniques. STUDY SELECTION(More)
Worldwide, approximately 14 million mothers aged 15 – 19 years give birth annually. The number of teenage births in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) is particularly high with an estimated 50% of mothers under the age of 20. Adolescent mothers have a significantly higher risk of neonatal mortality in comparison to adults. The objective of this review was to compare(More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Comparisons of the performance of health care providers are increasingly being used. Despite one key audience being clinicians, there has been little research on the format and content of such comparisons. Our aim was to explore clinicians' comprehension and preferences of format and content in displaying provider outcomes(More)
whom treatment is likely to be initiated in everyday practice. In conclusion, several easily obtained clinical parameters and a few additional diagnostic investigations— notably, natriuretic peptide and electrocardiography— may improve the detection of concomitant heart failure in primary care patients with COPD. The use of these parameters should increase(More)