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Searching for: Articles published in 1997

A voice for Older Londoners in their Doctor's Surgery. (Research for Age Concern London)

Using an action research approach six GP practices worked with the researcher. Five successfully initiated meetings with older patients. Interviews with patients, practice staff and GP's reflected issues that arose regarding recruitment, running meetings, alongside policy issues about age discrimination and bringing about change.

Author: Barbara Sheppard


Communication and Informal Helping in Early Stage Dementia

Methods used are interviews (individually and together), facilitated recall, tape-recording of conversations, and observation.

Author: Linda Clare - Clinical Health PsychologyUniversity College London

Tel: 020 7679 1844. Email:

Coping with the onset of dementia

Qualitative studies using interpretative phenomenological analysis (a research method which investigates individuals' lived experience of events) with persons who have early-stage dementia and separate interviews with their spouses.

Author: Linda Clare - Clincial Health PsychologyUniversity College London

Tel: 020 7679 1844. Email:

Development and evaluation of a family-based programme to increase physical activity among individuals at high risk of diabetes (ISRCTN 61323766)

The project evaluates the effect of a family-based programme to promote physical activity in a high-risk group. Around 350 participants will be recruited via their parent with Type 2 Diabetes on primary care registers or via information in their surgery notes about a family history of diabetes. Sedentary individuals are randomised to either a one-year 'face to face' programme delivered at the participant's home , a one-year 'distance' programme, mainly delivered by telephone and post, or to a comparison arm offering brief advice on the benefits of activity. The programme is based on psychological theory and evidence, and was piloted extensively in collaboration with 15 volunteer families. It is delivered by family health facilitators with extensive training in behaviour change techniques and underlying theories. Participants are equipped with self-management skills to increase their physical activity. Psychological, physiological, anthropometric and biochemical data are collected at baseline, six months and one year, and the impact of increased in physical activity (objective measures at baseline and one year) on obesity and diabetes incidence is modelled using parallel cohort data. The quality assurance of the intervention delivery is evaluated in a separate project. Retention in the intervention programme so far is 94%.

Author: Kate Williams - University of Cambridge

Tel: 01223 330 324. Email:

Early Detection of Antipsychotic Side-Effects

Community Mental Health Teams were trained by video and 1:1 teaching to recognise akathisia, tardive dsykinesia and Parkinsonism. A before/after analysis of documentation of side effects was undertaken of each patient rated.

Author: Robert Chaplin - South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust

Tel: 020 8682 6439. Email:

Health Events Linkage for Cancer

Cambridge Residents: 135 Cancer Patients, electronic data linkage from point of diagnosis at multiple sites for up to one year, in response to service problems identified by two voluntary agencies.

Author: Woody Caan - Barking and Havering Health Authority

Tel: 020 8532 6271. Email:

Informed Choice in Maternity Care: An Evaluation of Evidence Based Leaflets

Methods including: 1. Quantitative (questionnaire survey of 6,500 antenatal and postnatal women). 2. Qualitative (observations and in-depth interviews of childbearing women and health professionals; focus groups with post-natal women) Setting: NHS hospital and community settings; women's homes

Author: Helen Stapleton - University of Sheffield ( W.1.C.H.)

Tel: 0114 226 1070. Email:

Medication Education

Comparison design with groups matched for age, diagnosis, chronicity and local CMHT. Outcomes collected at baseline, post education and two weeks later.

Author: Til Wykes - Institute of Psychiatry/SLAM NHS Trust

Tel: 020 7848 0596. Email:

Planning, Building and Living in the New Millennium - Accommodation Needs of Adults (18-64) with physical and /or sensory disabilities in the Southern Board's area

Interviews with people living in nursing and residential homes. Questionnaire survey of people with physical and/or sensory disabilities living in the community and carers of people living in the community.

Author: Karen McCoy - Southern Health and Social Services Council

Tel: 028 38349900. Email:

SCIL- Consumer Audit

Consumer audit provides a user perspective to the evaluation and monitoring processes that shape and review community care services. It supports the development of needs-led, rather than resource-led services. The framework method is based on the Social Model of Disability and designed around twelve basic 'enablers' defined as necessary to provide independence and control in the lives of people with impairments. The method is a peer support questionnaire and interview approach.

Author: Neil Luckett - Southampton Centre for Independent Living

Tel: 023 8033 0982. Email: