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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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), 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.

Risk Factors for Leg Ulceration in People Who Inject Drugs: A Cross-Sectional Study (2021)
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Coull, A. F., Kyle, R. G., Hanson, C. L., & Watterson, A. (2021). Risk Factors for Leg Ulceration in People Who Inject Drugs: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 30(11-12), 1623-1632. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15716

Aims and Objectives The aim of this study was to assess, for the first time in a hard-to-reach population, the risk factors for leg ulceration among PWID, with the objective of making improvements to prevention and care. Background An estimate... Read More about Risk Factors for Leg Ulceration in People Who Inject Drugs: A Cross-Sectional Study.

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), 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.

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 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.

Impact of area deprivation on the cardiac mortality in the UK between 1991 and 2010: evidence from a population-based longitudinal study (2020)
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Jin, K., Neubeck, L., & Atherton, I. (2021). Impact of area deprivation on the cardiac mortality in the UK between 1991 and 2010: evidence from a population-based longitudinal study. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 20(5), 436-444. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjcn/zvaa021

Aim: Evidence from longitudinal studies on the influence of area deprivation in cardiac mortality is limited. We aimed to examine the impact of area deprivation on cardiac mortality in a large representative Scottish population. We also examined diff... Read More about Impact of area deprivation on the cardiac mortality in the UK between 1991 and 2010: evidence from a population-based longitudinal study.

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), 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), 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.

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.

Inclusion in the World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines of non-vitamin K anticoagulants for treatment of non-valvular atrial fibrillation: A step towards reducing the burden of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality (2020)
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Zaidel, E. J., Leng, X., Moshood Adeoye, A., Hakim, F., Karmacharya, B., Katbeh, A., …Di Cesare, M. (2020). Inclusion in the World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines of non-vitamin K anticoagulants for treatment of non-valvular atrial fibrillation: A step towards reducing the burden of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Global Heart, 15(1), https://doi.org/10.5334/gh.608

Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) represent a paradigm shift in the treatment of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) with major practice guidelines around the world recommending NOACs over vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants... Read More about Inclusion in the World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines of non-vitamin K anticoagulants for treatment of non-valvular atrial fibrillation: A step towards reducing the burden of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

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), 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.

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.