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Measuring patient activation: The utility of the Patient Activation Measure within a UK context—Results from four exemplar studies and potential future applications (2016)
Journal Article
Roberts, N. J., Kidd, L., Dougall, N., Patel, I. S., McNarry, S., & Nixon, C. (2016). Measuring patient activation: The utility of the Patient Activation Measure within a UK context—Results from four exemplar studies and potential future applications. Patient Education and Counseling, 99(10), 1739-1746. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.05.006

Objective Patient activation can be measured using the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) developed by Hibbard et al., however, little is known about the uses of the PAM in research and in practice. This study aims to explore its differing utility in... Read More about Measuring patient activation: The utility of the Patient Activation Measure within a UK context—Results from four exemplar studies and potential future applications.

Evidence of perceived psychosocial stress as a risk factor for stroke in adults: a meta-analysis (2015)
Journal Article
Booth, J., Connelly, L., Lawrence, M., Chalmers, C., Joice, S., Becker, C., & Dougall, N. (2015). Evidence of perceived psychosocial stress as a risk factor for stroke in adults: a meta-analysis. BMC Neurology, 15(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12883-015-0456-4

Background Several studies suggest that perceived psychosocial stress is associated with increased risk of stroke; however results are inconsistent with regard to definitions and measurement of perceived stress, features of individual study design,... Read More about Evidence of perceived psychosocial stress as a risk factor for stroke in adults: a meta-analysis.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for schizophrenia (Review) (2015)
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Dougall, N., Maayan, N., Soares-Weiser, K., Mcdermott, L. M., & Mcintosh, A. M. (2015). Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for schizophrenia (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1(8), Article CD006081. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD006081.pub2

Background: People with schizophrenia often experience symptoms which fail to fully respond to antipsychotic medication. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been proposed as a new treatment for people with schizophrenia, especially those who... Read More about Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for schizophrenia (Review).

The epidemiology of hospital treated traumatic brain injury in Scotland. (2014)
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Shivaji, T., Lee, A., Dougall, N., McMillan, T., & Stark, C. (2014). The epidemiology of hospital treated traumatic brain injury in Scotland. BMC Neurology, 14(2), https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2377-14-2

Background Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an important global public health problem made all the more important by the increased likelihood of disability following a hospital admission for TBI. Understanding those groups most at risk will help in... Read More about The epidemiology of hospital treated traumatic brain injury in Scotland..

Reviewing long-term antidepressants can reduce drug burden: a prospective observational cohort study (2012)
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Johnson, C. F., Macdonald, H. J., Atkinson, P., Buchanan, A. I., Downes, N., & Dougall, N. (2012). Reviewing long-term antidepressants can reduce drug burden: a prospective observational cohort study. British Journal of General Practice, 62(604), 773-779. https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp12x658304

BACKGROUND: Antidepressant prescribing continues to rise. Contributing factors are increased long-term prescribing and possibly the use of higher selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) doses. AIM: To review general practice patients prescr... Read More about Reviewing long-term antidepressants can reduce drug burden: a prospective observational cohort study.