Susan M Smith

Summary

Affiliation: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Country: Ireland

Publications

  1. pmc Using postal questionnaires to evaluate physical activity and diet behaviour change: case study exploring implications of valid responder characteristics in interpreting intervention outcomes
    Judith A Cole
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Queen s University Belfast, Dunluce Health Centre, 1 Dunluce Avenue, Belfast BT9 7HR, UK
    BMC Res Notes 7:725. 2014
  2. pmc The development of the PROMPT (PRescribing Optimally in Middle-aged People's Treatments) criteria
    Janine A Cooper
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:484. 2014
  3. pmc Do practitioners and friends support patients with coronary heart disease in lifestyle change? a qualitative study
    Judith A Cole
    UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Dunluce Health Centre, 1 Dunluce Avenue, Belfast BT9 7HR, Northern Ireland
    BMC Fam Pract 14:126. 2013
  4. pmc Managing patients with multimorbidity: systematic review of interventions in primary care and community settings
    Susan M Smith
    Department of General Practice, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin 2, Ireland
    BMJ 345:e5205. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Over-the-counter (OTC) medications for acute cough in children and adults in ambulatory settings
    Susan M Smith
    Department of General Practice, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 8:CD001831. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Interventions for improving outcomes in patients with multimorbidity in primary care and community settings
    Susan M Smith
    Department of General Practice, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4:CD006560. 2012
  7. pmc Addressing potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients: development and pilot study of an intervention in primary care (the OPTI-SCRIPT study)
    Barbara Clyne
    HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland RCSI, Beaux Lane House, Lower Mercer Street, Dublin, Ireland
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:307. 2013
  8. pmc Development of a complex intervention to test the effectiveness of peer support in type 2 diabetes
    Gillian Paul
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:136. 2007
  9. pmc Developing an international register of clinical prediction rules for use in primary care: a descriptive analysis
    Claire Keogh
    HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, Department of General Practice, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
    Ann Fam Med 12:359-66. 2014
  10. doi request reprint Implementing a peer-support intervention for people with type 2 diabetes: a qualitative study
    Gillian Paul
    Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin
    Fam Pract 30:593-603. 2013

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. pmc Using postal questionnaires to evaluate physical activity and diet behaviour change: case study exploring implications of valid responder characteristics in interpreting intervention outcomes
    Judith A Cole
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Queen s University Belfast, Dunluce Health Centre, 1 Dunluce Avenue, Belfast BT9 7HR, UK
    BMC Res Notes 7:725. 2014
    ..We aimed to examine the characteristics of patients who returned valid responses to lifestyle questionnaires compared to those whose responses were invalid for evaluating lifestyle change...
  2. pmc The development of the PROMPT (PRescribing Optimally in Middle-aged People's Treatments) criteria
    Janine A Cooper
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:484. 2014
    ..We have developed a set of explicit prescribing criteria called PROMPT (PRescribing Optimally in Middle-aged People's Treatments) which may be applied to prescribing datasets to determine the prevalence of PIP in this age-group...
  3. pmc Do practitioners and friends support patients with coronary heart disease in lifestyle change? a qualitative study
    Judith A Cole
    UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Dunluce Health Centre, 1 Dunluce Avenue, Belfast BT9 7HR, Northern Ireland
    BMC Fam Pract 14:126. 2013
    ..We aimed to explore patients' perceptions of factors affecting lifestyle change within a trial of this intervention (the SPHERE Study), using semi-structured, one-to-one interviews, with patients in general practice...
  4. pmc Managing patients with multimorbidity: systematic review of interventions in primary care and community settings
    Susan M Smith
    Department of General Practice, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin 2, Ireland
    BMJ 345:e5205. 2012
    ..To determine the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve outcomes in patients with multimorbidity in primary care and community settings...
  5. doi request reprint Over-the-counter (OTC) medications for acute cough in children and adults in ambulatory settings
    Susan M Smith
    Department of General Practice, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 8:CD001831. 2012
    ..Non-prescription, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are frequently recommended as a first-line treatment, but there is little evidence as to whether these drugs are effective...
  6. doi request reprint Interventions for improving outcomes in patients with multimorbidity in primary care and community settings
    Susan M Smith
    Department of General Practice, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4:CD006560. 2012
    ..Research in the area to date has focused mainly on descriptive epidemiology and impact assessment. There has been limited exploration of the effectiveness of interventions for multimorbidity...
  7. pmc Addressing potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients: development and pilot study of an intervention in primary care (the OPTI-SCRIPT study)
    Barbara Clyne
    HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland RCSI, Beaux Lane House, Lower Mercer Street, Dublin, Ireland
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:307. 2013
    ..The aim of this paper is to describe the application of the Medical Research Council (MRC) framework to the development of an intervention to decrease PIP in Irish primary care...
  8. pmc Development of a complex intervention to test the effectiveness of peer support in type 2 diabetes
    Gillian Paul
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:136. 2007
    ..The aim of this paper is to describe the development of a complex intervention of peer support in type 2 diabetes for a randomised control trial in a primary care setting...
  9. pmc Developing an international register of clinical prediction rules for use in primary care: a descriptive analysis
    Claire Keogh
    HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, Department of General Practice, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
    Ann Fam Med 12:359-66. 2014
    ..We describe the methodology used to create a register of clinical prediction rules relevant to primary care. We also summarize the rules included in the register according to various characteristics...
  10. doi request reprint Implementing a peer-support intervention for people with type 2 diabetes: a qualitative study
    Gillian Paul
    Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin
    Fam Pract 30:593-603. 2013
    ..This qualitative study aimed to explore participants', peer supporters' and practice nurses' experience of the implementation of a peer-support intervention for people with type 2 diabetes...
  11. pmc Prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing and prescribing omissions in older Irish adults: findings from The Irish LongituDinal Study on Ageing study (TILDA)
    Rose Galvin
    HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, Department of General Practice, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 70:599-606. 2014
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the probability of repeated admission score in community-dwelling adults
    Emma Wallace
    Department of General Practice, HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical School, Dublin, Ireland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:357-64. 2013
    ..To perform a systematic review of the Probability of Repeated Admission (Pra) score in community-dwelling adults to assess its performance in a range of validation studies in the community setting...
  13. pmc Effectiveness of medicines review with web-based pharmaceutical treatment algorithms in reducing potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people in primary care: a cluster randomized trial (OPTI-SCRIPT study protocol)
    Barbara Clyne
    Health Research Board, Centre for Primary Care Research, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Beaux Lane House, Lower Mercer Street, Dublin, Ireland
    Trials 14:72. 2013
    ..The main objective of this study is to determine the effectiveness and acceptability of a complex, multifaceted intervention in reducing the level of potentially inappropriate prescribing in primary care...
  14. doi request reprint Multimorbidity in a cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes
    Conor Teljeur
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
    Eur J Gen Pract 19:17-22. 2013
    ..People with type 2 diabetes frequently have a variety of related and unrelated chronic conditions. These additional conditions have implications for patient education, treatment burden and disease management...
  15. pmc Multimorbidity in younger deprived patients: an exploratory study of research and service implications in general practice
    Susan M Smith
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
    BMC Fam Pract 9:6. 2008
    ..We also describe the barriers encountered in attempting to carry out this exploratory research...
  16. pmc Identifying strategies to maximise recruitment and retention of practices and patients in a multicentre randomised controlled trial of an intervention to optimise secondary prevention for coronary heart disease in primary care
    Claire S Leathem
    Department of General Practice, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:40. 2009
    ..We sought to describe a strategy used in a multicentre RCT in primary care, to report researchers' and participants' experiences of its implementation and to inform future strategies to maximise recruitment and retention...
  17. ncbi request reprint Interventions used to improve control of blood pressure in patients with hypertension
    Liam G Glynn
    Department of General Practice, National University of Ireland, No 1, Distillery Road, Galway, Ireland
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD005182. 2010
    ..Self-monitoring and appointment reminders may be useful adjuncts to the above strategies to improve blood pressure control but require further evaluation...
  18. pmc Framework for the impact analysis and implementation of Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs)
    Emma Wallace
    Department of General Practice, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 11:62. 2011
    ..There is a need to shift emphasis from deriving new CPRs to validating and implementing existing CPRs. The proposed framework provides a structured approach to this topical and complex area of research...
  19. doi request reprint Primary care diabetes in the Republic of Ireland
    Susan M Smith
    Trinity College Dublin, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity Health Sciences Institute, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Prim Care Diabetes 1:207-8. 2007
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Over-the-counter (OTC) medications for acute cough in children and adults in community settings
    Susan M Smith
    HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, Department of General Practice, RCSI Medical School, 123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 11:CD001831. 2014
    ..Non-prescription, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are frequently recommended as a first-line treatment, but there is little evidence as to whether these drugs are effective...
  21. doi request reprint Antibiotics for acute bronchitis
    Susan M Smith
    HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, Department of General Practice, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical School, Dublin
    JAMA 312:2678-9. 2014
    ..Are antibiotics associated with improved outcomes in patients with acute bronchitis?..
  22. doi request reprint Adverse outcomes in older adults attending emergency department: systematic review and meta-analysis of the Triage Risk Stratification Tool
    Grainne Cousins
    Department of General Practice, HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin 2, Ireland
    Eur J Emerg Med 20:230-9. 2013
    ..The low levels of heterogeneity gives us confidence that the pooled estimates reflect the predictive ability of the TRST in clinical practice. ..
  23. doi request reprint Optimized retrieval of primary care clinical prediction rules from MEDLINE to establish a Web-based register
    Claire Keogh
    Department of General Practice, Health Research Board Centre for Primary Care Research, RCSI Medical School, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin 2, Ireland
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:848-60. 2011
    ..This study aims to identify a search filter to optimize retrieval of these to establish a register of CPRs for the Cochrane Primary Health Care field...
  24. doi request reprint Antibiotics for acute bronchitis
    Susan M Smith
    Department of General Practice, Royal College of Surgeons, Beaux Lane House, Mercer St, Dublin, Ireland, 2
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD000245. 2014
    ..The benefits and risks of antibiotics for acute bronchitis remain unclear despite it being one of the most common illnesses seen in primary care...
  25. doi request reprint Effectiveness of systematic screening for the detection of atrial fibrillation
    Patrick S Moran
    Health Technology Assessment, Health Information and Quality Authority, Dublin, Ireland
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4:CD009586. 2013
    ..However, for screening to be an effective intervention it must improve the detection of AF and provide benefit for those who are detected earlier as a result of screening...
  26. pmc Peer support in type 2 diabetes: a randomised controlled trial in primary care with parallel economic and qualitative analyses: pilot study and protocol
    Gillian M Paul
    Department of Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
    BMC Fam Pract 8:45. 2007
    ..This paper describes the pilot study and protocol for a study that aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a peer support intervention for people with type 2 diabetes in a primary care setting...
  27. ncbi request reprint Service organisation for the secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease in primary care
    Brian S Buckley
    Department of General Practice, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD006772. 2010
    ..Further research in this area would benefit from greater standardisation of the outcomes measured...