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Justification, Rationale and Methodological Approaches to Realist Reviews (2022)
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Pearsons, A., Neubeck, L., Hendricks, J., & Hanson, C. (in press). Justification, Rationale and Methodological Approaches to Realist Reviews. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjcn/zvac068

Realist reviews offer a method to understand why an intervention is successful or not. Many factors influence how complex healthcare interventions are delivered and this makes understanding what works difficult. Effectiveness depends on delivery cont... Read More about Justification, Rationale and Methodological Approaches to Realist Reviews.

Feasible approaches and implementation challenges to atrial fibrillation screening: A qualitative study of stakeholder views in eleven European countries (2022)
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Engler, D., Hanson, C., Desteghe, L., Boriani, G., Diederichsen, S. Z., Freedman, B., …Schnabel, R. (2022). Feasible approaches and implementation challenges to atrial fibrillation screening: A qualitative study of stakeholder views in eleven European countries. BMJ Open, 12(6), Article e059156. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-059156

Objectives: Atrial fibrillation (AF) screening may increase early detection and reduce complications of AF. European, Australian and World Heart Federation guidelines recommend opportunistic screening, despite a current lack of clear evidence support... Read More about Feasible approaches and implementation challenges to atrial fibrillation screening: A qualitative study of stakeholder views in eleven European countries.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: a systematic review of physical and psychosocial recovery following discharge from hospital (2022)
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Neubeck, L., McHale, S., Ross, M., MacGillvray, S., Galbraith, M., & Hanson, C. (in press). Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: a systematic review of physical and psychosocial recovery following discharge from hospital. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjcn/zvac009

Introduction Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is increasingly recognised as an important cause of myocardial infarction, particularly among women. SCAD survivors may not know what physical activity is safe and effective and there may be... Read More about Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: a systematic review of physical and psychosocial recovery following discharge from hospital.

Where next for the design, delivery and evaluation of community-based physical activity prescription? Emerging lessons from the United Kingdom (2021)
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Oliver, E., Buckley, B., Dodd-Reynolds, C., Downey, J., Hanson, C., Henderson, H., …Watson, P. (2021). Where next for the design, delivery and evaluation of community-based physical activity prescription? Emerging lessons from the United Kingdom. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 46(11), 1430-1434. https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2021-0101

Despite widespread use, community-based physical activity prescription is controversial. Data limitations have resulted in a lack of clarity about what works, under what circumstances, and for whom, reflected in conservative policy recommendations. I... Read More about Where next for the design, delivery and evaluation of community-based physical activity prescription? Emerging lessons from the United Kingdom.

Understanding leisure centre-based physical activity after physical activity referral: evidence from scheme participants and completers in Northumberland UK (2021)
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Bell, J., Neubeck, L., Jin, K., Kelly, P., & Hanson, C. (2021). Understanding leisure centre-based physical activity after physical activity referral: evidence from scheme participants and completers in Northumberland UK. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(6), Article 2957. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18062957

Physical activity referral schemes (PARS) are a popular physical activity (PA) intervention in the UK. Little is known about the type, intensity and duration of PA undertaken during and post PARS. We calculated weekly leisure centre-based moderate/vi... Read More about Understanding leisure centre-based physical activity after physical activity referral: evidence from scheme participants and completers in Northumberland UK.

The Contribution of Leisure Center Usage to Physical Activity in the United Kingdom: Evidence From a Large Population-Based Cohort (2021)
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Hanson, C., Kelly, P., Neubeck, L., Bell, J., Gibb, H., & Jin, K. (2021). The Contribution of Leisure Center Usage to Physical Activity in the United Kingdom: Evidence From a Large Population-Based Cohort. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 18(4), 382-390. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2020-0422

Background: Physical activity (PA) levels vary across specific population groups, contributing to health inequalities. Little is known about how local authority leisure centres contribute to population PA, and whether this differs by age, sex or soci... Read More about The Contribution of Leisure Center Usage to Physical Activity in the United Kingdom: Evidence From a Large Population-Based Cohort.

Gender differences in uptake, adherence and experiences: a longitudinal, mixed methods study of a physical activity referral scheme in Scotland, UK (2021)
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Hanson, C. L., Neubeck, L., Kyle, R. G., Brown, N., Gallagher, R., Clark, R. A., …Dawkes, S. (2021). Gender differences in uptake, adherence and experiences: a longitudinal, mixed methods study of a physical activity referral scheme in Scotland, UK. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(4), Article 1700. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041700

Physical activity referral schemes (PARS) are implemented internationally to increase physical activity (PA) but evidence of effectiveness for population subgroups is equivocal. We examined gender differences for a Scottish PARS. This mixed-method, c... Read More about Gender differences in uptake, adherence and experiences: a longitudinal, mixed methods study of a physical activity referral scheme in Scotland, UK.

A mixed method, embedded approach to exploring participation in an exercise referral scheme (2020)
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Hanson L., C., & Dawkes, S. (2020). A mixed method, embedded approach to exploring participation in an exercise referral scheme. Sage Research Methods Cases, https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529741001

The case aims to highlight the potential of using a mixed methods embedded design to understand the effects of an intervention and provide greater understanding of how participant circumstances influence engagement. This case derives from larger a Bu... Read More about A mixed method, embedded approach to exploring participation in an exercise referral scheme.

Atrial fibrillation self-management: a mobile telephone app scoping review and content analysis (2020)
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Pearsons, A., Hanson, C. L., Gallagher, R., O'Carroll, R. E., Khonsari, S., Hanley, J., …Neubeck, L. (2021). Atrial fibrillation self-management: a mobile telephone app scoping review and content analysis. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 20(4), 305–314. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjcn/zvaa014

Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects over 1.4 million people in the UK, resulting in a five-fold increased stroke risk and a three to four times greater risk of severe, disabling stroke. Atrial fibrillation, a chronic disease, requires monitoring, medica... Read More about Atrial fibrillation self-management: a mobile telephone app scoping review and content analysis.

A modified Delphi study to gain consensus for a taxonomy to report and classify physical activity referral schemes (PARS) (2020)
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Hanson, C. L., Oliver, E., Dodd-Reynolds, C., Pearsons, A., & Kelly, P. (2020). A modified Delphi study to gain consensus for a taxonomy to report and classify physical activity referral schemes (PARS). International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 17(1), Article 158 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-020-01050-2

Background: Physical Activity Referral Schemes (PARS), including exercise referral schemes, are a popular approach to health improvement, but understanding of effectiveness is limited by considerable heterogeneity in reporting and evaluation. We aime... Read More about A modified Delphi study to gain consensus for a taxonomy to report and classify physical activity referral schemes (PARS).

Green Health Partnerships in Scotland; Pathways for Social Prescribing and Physical Activity Referral (2020)
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McHale, S., Pearsons, A., Neubeck, L., & Hanson, C. L. (2020). Green Health Partnerships in Scotland; Pathways for Social Prescribing and Physical Activity Referral. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(18), Article 6832. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186832

Increased exposure to green space has many health benefits. Scottish Green Health Partnerships (GHPs) have established green health referral pathways to enable community-based interventions to contribute to primary prevention and the maintenance of h... Read More about Green Health Partnerships in Scotland; Pathways for Social Prescribing and Physical Activity Referral.

The Northumberland Exercise Referral Scheme as a universal community weight management programme: a mixed methods exploration of outcomes, expectations and experiences across a social gradient (2020)
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Dodd-Reynolds, C. J., Vallis, D., Kasim, A., Akhter, N., & Hanson, C. (2020). The Northumberland Exercise Referral Scheme as a universal community weight management programme: a mixed methods exploration of outcomes, expectations and experiences across a social gradient. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(15), Article 855929. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155297

Exercise referral schemes (ERS) are internationally recognised, yet little attention has been paid to discrete referral groups, nor the influence of wider social determinants of health. The primary quantitative element of this mixed methods study use... Read More about The Northumberland Exercise Referral Scheme as a universal community weight management programme: a mixed methods exploration of outcomes, expectations and experiences across a social gradient.

Our Natural Health Service - Gathering the views of key individuals with an operational or strategic role in the Green Health Partnership Intervention (2020)
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Hanson, C., McHale, S., Pearsons, A., & Neubeck, L. (2020). Our Natural Health Service - Gathering the views of key individuals with an operational or strategic role in the Green Health Partnership Intervention. Inverness: Scottish Natural Heritage

Background: Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is the lead organisation in the Our Natural Health Service (ONHS) programme, which aims to make better use of Scotland’s natural environment as a resource to improve health and wellbeing and tackle health... Read More about Our Natural Health Service - Gathering the views of key individuals with an operational or strategic role in the Green Health Partnership Intervention.

Physical activity for children under 5 years during COVID-19: Play your way and keep moving while at home (2020)
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Tomaz, S., Fawkner, S., Niven, A., Hanson, S., Williamson, C., Kelly, P., & Hanson, C. (2020). Physical activity for children under 5 years during COVID-19: Play your way and keep moving while at home. https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/04/29/physical-activity-for-children-under-5-years-during-covid-19-play-your-way-and-keep-moving-while-at-home/

Tomaz, S., Fawkner, S., Niven, A., Hanson, S., Williamson, C., Kelly, P., & Hanson, C. (2020). Physical activity for children under 5 years during COVID-19: Play your way and keep moving while at home. https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/04/29/physical-a... Read More about Physical activity for children under 5 years during COVID-19: Play your way and keep moving while at home.

Physical activity for children and young people aged 5-18 years during COVID-19. Stay safe; be active. (2020)
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Fawkner, S., Niven, A., Hanson, S., Williamson, C., & Hanson, C. (2020). Physical activity for children and young people aged 5-18 years during COVID-19. Stay safe; be active. https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/04/13/physical-activity-for-children-and-young-people-aged-5-18-years-during-covid-19-stay-safe-be-active/

Fawkner, S., Niven, A., Hanson, S., Williamson, C., & Hanson, C. (2020). Physical activity for children and young people aged 5-18 years during COVID-19. Stay safe; be active. https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/04/13/physical-activity-for-children-and-y... Read More about Physical activity for children and young people aged 5-18 years during COVID-19. Stay safe; be active..

For the ‘at-risk’ or vulnerable COVID-19 group: staying or becoming active during social distancing (2020)
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Neubeck, L., McHale, S., Williamson, C., Kelly, P., Pearsons, A., Hanson, S., & Hanson, C. (2020). For the ‘at-risk’ or vulnerable COVID-19 group: staying or becoming active during social distancing. https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/04/08/for-the-at-risk-or-vulnerable-covid-19-group-staying-or-becoming-active-during-social-distancing/

Neubeck, L., McHale, S., Williamson, C., Kelly, P., Pearsons, A., & Hanson, C. (2020). For the ‘at-risk’ or vulnerable COVID-19 group: staying or becoming active during social distancing. https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/04/08/for-the-at-risk-or-vulne... Read More about For the ‘at-risk’ or vulnerable COVID-19 group: staying or becoming active during social distancing.

Stay calm, be active: simple ways to boost your physical activity during COVID-19 (2020)
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Hanson, C., Kelly, P., Pearsons, A., Williamson, C., McHale, S., Hanson, S., & Neubeck, L. (2020). Stay calm, be active: simple ways to boost your physical activity during COVID-19. https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/03/30/stay-calm-be-active-simple-ways-to-boost-your-physical-activity-during-covid-19/

Hanson, C., Kelly, P., Pearsons, A., Williamson, C., McHale, S., Hanson, S., & Neubeck, L. (2020). Stay calm, be active: simple ways to boost your physical activity during COVID-19. https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/03/30/stay-calm-be-active-simple-way... Read More about Stay calm, be active: simple ways to boost your physical activity during COVID-19.

Conducting Evaluation Research with Exercise Referral Schemes as an Insider (2020)
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Hanson, C., & Allin, L. (2020). Conducting Evaluation Research with Exercise Referral Schemes as an Insider. Sage Research Methods Cases, https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529723656

The case study aims to highlight key methodological and ethical challenges faced whilst conducting mixed methods evaluation research as an insider with a senior position in an exercise referral organization. This case derives from a PhD study explori... Read More about Conducting Evaluation Research with Exercise Referral Schemes as an Insider.