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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.

Event-Triggered Distributed Data-Driven Iterative Learning Bipartite Formation Control for Unknown Nonlinear Multiagent Systems (2022)
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Zhao, H., Yu, H., & Peng, L. (in press). Event-Triggered Distributed Data-Driven Iterative Learning Bipartite Formation Control for Unknown Nonlinear Multiagent Systems. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, https://doi.org/10.1109/tnnls.2022.3174885

In this study, we investigate the event-triggering time-varying trajectory bipartite formation tracking problem for a class of unknown nonaffine nonlinear discrete-time multiagent systems (MASs). We first obtain an equivalent linear data model with a... Read More about Event-Triggered Distributed Data-Driven Iterative Learning Bipartite Formation Control for Unknown Nonlinear Multiagent Systems.

Learning-based Robust Bipartite Consensus Control for a Class of Multiagent Systems (2022)
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Zhao, H., Shan, J., Peng, L., & Yu, H. (in press). Learning-based Robust Bipartite Consensus Control for a Class of Multiagent Systems. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, https://doi.org/10.1109/tie.2022.3174275

This paper studies the robust bipartite consensus problems for heterogeneous nonlinear nonaffine discrete-time multi-agent systems (MASs) with fixed and switching topologies against data dropout and unknown disturbances. At first, the controlled syst... Read More about Learning-based Robust Bipartite Consensus Control for a Class of Multiagent Systems.

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.

Distributed Event-triggered Bipartite Consensus for Multi-agent Systems Against Injection Attacks (2022)
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Zhao, H., Shan, J., Peng, L., & Yu, H. (in press). Distributed Event-triggered Bipartite Consensus for Multi-agent Systems Against Injection Attacks. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, https://doi.org/10.1109/tii.2022.3157595

This paper studies fully distributed data-driven problems for nonlinear discrete-time multi-agent systems (MASs) with fixed and switching topologies preventing injection attacks. We first develop an enhanced compact form dynamic linearization model b... Read More about Distributed Event-triggered Bipartite Consensus for Multi-agent Systems Against Injection Attacks.

Remotely Delivered Interventions to Support Women With Symptoms of Anxiety in Pregnancy: Mixed Methods Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (2022)
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Evans, K., Rennick-Egglestone, S., Cox, S., Kuipers, Y., & Spiby, H. (2022). Remotely Delivered Interventions to Support Women With Symptoms of Anxiety in Pregnancy: Mixed Methods Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 24(2), https://doi.org/10.2196/28093

Background: Symptoms of anxiety are common in pregnancy, with severe symptoms associated with negative outcomes for women and babies. Low-level psychological therapy is recommended for women with mild to moderate anxiety, with the aim of preventing a... Read More about Remotely Delivered Interventions to Support Women With Symptoms of Anxiety in Pregnancy: Mixed Methods Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Nursing (2021)
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Jennings, C., Astin, F., Fitzsimons, D., Lambrinou, E., Neubeck, L., & Thompson, D. R. (Eds.). (2021). The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Nursing. Oxford: Oxford University Press

The varied role, scope of practice, and education of cardiovascular nurses in ESC-affiliated countries: an ACNAP survey (2021)
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Fitzsimons, D., Carson, M. A., Hansen, T. B., Neubeck, L., Tanash, M. I., & Hill, L. (2021). The varied role, scope of practice, and education of cardiovascular nurses in ESC-affiliated countries: an ACNAP survey. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 20(6), 572-579. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjcn/zvab027

Aims Cardiovascular disease burden is increasing globally, pressuring nursing staff to deliver high-quality care across a diverse range of treatment areas. As such, an evaluation of the educational preparation of nurses is needed. To determine the c... Read More about The varied role, scope of practice, and education of cardiovascular nurses in ESC-affiliated countries: an ACNAP survey.

An Internet-based Health Intervention for Cardiovascular Disease Management that is Integrated with Primary Care Electronic Health Records: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Implementation Fidelity and User Experience (2021)
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Neubeck, L., Coorey, G., Peiris, D., Scaria, A., Mulley, J., Hafiz, N., & Redfern, J. (2021). An Internet-based Health Intervention for Cardiovascular Disease Management that is Integrated with Primary Care Electronic Health Records: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Implementation Fidelity and User Experience. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(4), https://doi.org/10.2196/25333

Background: Growing evidence supports the benefits of eHealth interventions to increase patient engagement and improve outcomes for a range of conditions. However, ineffective program delivery and usage attrition limit exposure to these interventions... Read More about An Internet-based Health Intervention for Cardiovascular Disease Management that is Integrated with Primary Care Electronic Health Records: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Implementation Fidelity and User Experience.

The European TeleCheck-AF project on remote app-based management of atrial fibrillation during the COVID-19 pandemic: Centre and patient experiences (2021)
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Gawałko, M., Duncker, D., Manninger, M., Van der Velden, R. M., Hermans, A. N., Verhaert, D. V., …Linz, D. (2021). The European TeleCheck-AF project on remote app-based management of atrial fibrillation during the COVID-19 pandemic: Centre and patient experiences. EP-Europace, 23(7), 1003-1015. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euab050

Aims: TeleCheck-AF is a multicentre international project initiated to maintain care delivery for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) during COVID-19 through teleconsultations supported by an on-demand photoplethysmography-based heart rate and rhy... Read More about The European TeleCheck-AF project on remote app-based management of atrial fibrillation during the COVID-19 pandemic: Centre and patient experiences.

Challenges of Self-Presentation and Athlete Branding Among Saudi Female Exercisers: An Auto-ethnography of a Muslim Saudi Personal Trainer Instagram User (2021)
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Basabain, W., Macleod, K., Westbury, T., & Qutub, A. (2021). Challenges of Self-Presentation and Athlete Branding Among Saudi Female Exercisers: An Auto-ethnography of a Muslim Saudi Personal Trainer Instagram User. Asian Social Science, 17(3), 9-30. https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v17n3p9

Some athletes have attracted millions of audiences, even if being namely recognised. Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar JR., and David Beckham have the most Instagram followers on a global scale. Online Social Networks (OSN) allows users to establish their pr... Read More about Challenges of Self-Presentation and Athlete Branding Among Saudi Female Exercisers: An Auto-ethnography of a Muslim Saudi Personal Trainer Instagram User.

Examining the effectiveness of telemonitoring with routinely acquired blood pressure data in primary care: challenges in the statistical analysis (2021)
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Parker, R. A., Padfield, P., Hanley, J., Pinnock, H., Kennedy, J., Stoddart, A., …McKinstry, B. (2021). Examining the effectiveness of telemonitoring with routinely acquired blood pressure data in primary care: challenges in the statistical analysis. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 21(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-021-01219-8

Background Scale-up BP was a quasi-experimental implementation study, following a successful randomised controlled trial of the roll-out of telemonitoring in primary care across Lothian, Scotland. Our primary objective was to assess the effect of te... Read More about Examining the effectiveness of telemonitoring with routinely acquired blood pressure data in primary care: challenges in the statistical analysis.

ESC Working Group on e-Cardiology Position Paper: Use of Commercially Available Wearable Technology for Heart Rate and Activity Tracking in Primary and Secondary Cardiovascular Prevention (2021)
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Jensen, M. T., Treskes, R. W., Caiani, E. G., Casado-Arroyo, R., Cowie, M. R., Dilaveris, P., …Lumens, J. (2021). ESC Working Group on e-Cardiology Position Paper: Use of Commercially Available Wearable Technology for Heart Rate and Activity Tracking in Primary and Secondary Cardiovascular Prevention. European Heart Journal – Digital Health, 2(1), 49-59. https://doi.org/10.1093/ehjdh/ztab011

Commercially available health technologies such as smartphones and smartwatches, activity trackers and eHealth applications, commonly referred to as wearables, are increasingly available and used both in the leisure and healthcare sector for pulse an... Read More about ESC Working Group on e-Cardiology Position Paper: Use of Commercially Available Wearable Technology for Heart Rate and Activity Tracking in Primary and Secondary Cardiovascular Prevention.

A digital health intervention for cardiovascular disease management in primary care (CONNECT) randomized controlled trial (2020)
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Redfern, J., Coorey, G., Mulley, J., Scaria, A., Neubeck, L., Hafiz, N., …Peiris, D. (in press). A digital health intervention for cardiovascular disease management in primary care (CONNECT) randomized controlled trial. npj Digital Medicine, 3, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41746-020-00325-z

Digital health applications (apps) have the potential to improve health behaviors and outcomes. We aimed to examine the effectiveness of a consumer web-based app linked to primary care electronic health records (EHRs). CONNECT was a multicenter rando... Read More about A digital health intervention for cardiovascular disease management in primary care (CONNECT) randomized controlled trial.

Atrial Fibrillation Screen, Management And Guideline Recommended Therapy (AF SMART II) in the rural primary care setting: a cross-sectional study and cost-effectiveness analysis of eHealth tools to support all stages of screening (2020)
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Orchard, J., Li, J., Freedman, B., Webster, R., Salkeld, G., Hespe, C., …Lowres, N. (2020). Atrial Fibrillation Screen, Management And Guideline Recommended Therapy (AF SMART II) in the rural primary care setting: a cross-sectional study and cost-effectiveness analysis of eHealth tools to support all stages of screening. Journal of the American Heart Association JAHA, 9(18), https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.120.017080

Background Internationally, most atrial fibrillation (AF) management guidelines recommend opportunistic screening for AF in people aged ≥65 years, and oral anticoagulant (OAC) treatment for those at high stroke risk (CHA₂DS₂-VA ≥2). However, gaps re... Read More about Atrial Fibrillation Screen, Management And Guideline Recommended Therapy (AF SMART II) in the rural primary care setting: a cross-sectional study and cost-effectiveness analysis of eHealth tools to support all stages of screening.

Trust-by-Design: Evaluating Issues and Perceptions within Clinical Passporting (2020)
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Abramson, W., van Deursen, N. E., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020). Trust-by-Design: Evaluating Issues and Perceptions within Clinical Passporting. Blockchain in Healthcare Today, 3, https://doi.org/10.30953/bhty.v3.140

A substantial administrative burden is placed on healthcare professionals as they manage and progress through their careers. Identity verification, pre-employment screening and appraisals: the bureaucracy associated with each of these processes takes... Read More about Trust-by-Design: Evaluating Issues and Perceptions within Clinical Passporting.

Telemonitoring at scale for hypertension in primary care: An implementation study (2020)
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Hammersley, V., Parker, R., Paterson, M., Hanley, J., Pinnock, H., Padfield, P., …McKinstry, B. (2020). Telemonitoring at scale for hypertension in primary care: An implementation study. PLoS Medicine, 17(6), e1003124. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003124

Background While evidence from randomised controlled trials shows that telemonitoring for hypertension is associated with improved blood pressure (BP) control, healthcare systems have been slow to implement it, partly because of inadequate integrati... Read More about Telemonitoring at scale for hypertension in primary care: An implementation study.

Cognitive Impairment and Psychological State in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: A prospective descriptive study at Cardiac Rehabilitation Entry, Completion and Follow-up (2020)
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Gallagher, R., Woolaston, A., Tofler, G., Bauman, A., Zhao, E., Jeon, Y., …Naismith, S. (2021). Cognitive Impairment and Psychological State in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: A prospective descriptive study at Cardiac Rehabilitation Entry, Completion and Follow-up. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 20(1), 56-63. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474515120933105

Background: Cognitive impairments (CI) may limit uptake of secondary prevention in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients but is poorly understood, including in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) participants. Aim: To explore CI in relation to psycholo... Read More about Cognitive Impairment and Psychological State in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: A prospective descriptive study at Cardiac Rehabilitation Entry, Completion and Follow-up.

Process Evaluation for Technology Enabled Atrial Fibrillation Screening after a Stroke in Scotland (2020)
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Lennon, M., McCann, L., Horan, S., Kyfonidis, B., Munford, R., Bruce, A., …Brennan, K. (2020). Process Evaluation for Technology Enabled Atrial Fibrillation Screening after a Stroke in Scotland. Scottish Government

Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) after stroke is a national priority. AF-related strokes typically cost twice as much to manage as non-AF related strokes (Miller et al, 2005). If diagnosed with AF, further stroke can be reduced by 60% by taking... Read More about Process Evaluation for Technology Enabled Atrial Fibrillation Screening after a Stroke in Scotland.

Diabetes research: at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing (2020)
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Ryan, B., & Webster, G. (2020). Diabetes research: at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing. [Blog]

This 'Diabetes Research' blog is initially about the seed-project 'Information Avoidance and diabetes'. This project is an initial investigation of how and why people with diabetes might not seek or engage with information about their diabetes. More... Read More about Diabetes research: at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing.