Frances M Cowan

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Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint HIV in adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa
    Frances Cowan
    Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, University College London, The Mortimer Market, Capper Street, London WC1E 6AU, UK
    Curr Opin HIV AIDS 4:288-93. 2009
  2. pmc The Regai Dzive Shiri project: results of a randomized trial of an HIV prevention intervention for youth
    Frances M Cowan
    Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, University College London Medical School, London, UK
    AIDS 24:2541-52. 2010
  3. doi request reprint The Regai Dzive Shiri Project: a cluster randomised controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of a multi-component community-based HIV prevention intervention for rural youth in Zimbabwe--study design and baseline results
    Frances M Cowan
    Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, University College London, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 13:1235-44. 2008
  4. pmc High prevalence of affective disorders among adolescents living in Rural Zimbabwe
    Lisa F Langhaug
    Research Department of Infection and Population Health, University College London, Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, off Capper Street, London WC1E 6JB, UK
    J Community Health 35:355-64. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Specific relations between neurodevelopmental abilities and white matter microstructure in children born preterm
    Serena J Counsell
    Imaging Sciences Department, Robert Steiner MR Unit, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
    Brain 131:3201-8. 2008
  6. doi request reprint How you ask really matters: randomised comparison of four sexual behaviour questionnaire delivery modes in Zimbabwean youth
    Lisa F Langhaug
    University College London, London, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 87:165-73. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Prediction of neurodevelopmental outcome after hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy treated with hypothermia by diffusion tensor imaging analyzed using tract-based spatial statistics
    Nora Tusor
    Centre for the Developing Brain, Imperial College and MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
    Pediatr Res 72:63-9. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Devising a female sex work typology using data from Karnataka, India
    Raluca Buzdugan
    Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, Department of Infection and Population Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 39:439-48. 2010
  9. pmc Engagement with HIV prevention treatment and care among female sex workers in Zimbabwe: a respondent driven sampling survey
    Frances M Cowan
    Infection and Population Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom Zimbabwe AIDS Prevention Project Trust, Harare, Zimbabwe Centre for Sexual Health and HIV AIDS Research CeSHHAR Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
    PLoS ONE 8:e77080. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint The appropriateness of core group interventions using presumptive periodic treatment among rural Zimbabwean women who exchange sex for gifts or money
    Frances M Cowan
    Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 38:202-7. 2005

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Publications31

  1. doi request reprint HIV in adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa
    Frances Cowan
    Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, University College London, The Mortimer Market, Capper Street, London WC1E 6AU, UK
    Curr Opin HIV AIDS 4:288-93. 2009
    ..In addition, we include a brief review of other salient issues relevant to HIV prevention research in adolescents...
  2. pmc The Regai Dzive Shiri project: results of a randomized trial of an HIV prevention intervention for youth
    Frances M Cowan
    Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, University College London Medical School, London, UK
    AIDS 24:2541-52. 2010
    ..We describe findings of a cluster randomized trial of a community-based, multicomponent HIV, and reproductive health intervention aimed at changing social norms for adolescents in rural Zimbabwe...
  3. doi request reprint The Regai Dzive Shiri Project: a cluster randomised controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of a multi-component community-based HIV prevention intervention for rural youth in Zimbabwe--study design and baseline results
    Frances M Cowan
    Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, University College London, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 13:1235-44. 2008
    ....
  4. pmc High prevalence of affective disorders among adolescents living in Rural Zimbabwe
    Lisa F Langhaug
    Research Department of Infection and Population Health, University College London, Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, off Capper Street, London WC1E 6JB, UK
    J Community Health 35:355-64. 2010
    ..Interventions to prevent, identify and treat mental health disorders in this vulnerable population are urgently required. In HIV-endemic countries, such interventions may also help reduce HIV transmission...
  5. doi request reprint Specific relations between neurodevelopmental abilities and white matter microstructure in children born preterm
    Serena J Counsell
    Imaging Sciences Department, Robert Steiner MR Unit, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
    Brain 131:3201-8. 2008
    ..FA may aid prognostication and provide a biomarker for therapeutic or mechanistic studies of preterm brain injury...
  6. doi request reprint How you ask really matters: randomised comparison of four sexual behaviour questionnaire delivery modes in Zimbabwean youth
    Lisa F Langhaug
    University College London, London, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 87:165-73. 2011
    ..A sexual health survey among rural Zimbabwean youth was used to compare the validity and reliability of sexual behaviour measures between four questionnaire delivery modes...
  7. doi request reprint Prediction of neurodevelopmental outcome after hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy treated with hypothermia by diffusion tensor imaging analyzed using tract-based spatial statistics
    Nora Tusor
    Centre for the Developing Brain, Imperial College and MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
    Pediatr Res 72:63-9. 2012
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Devising a female sex work typology using data from Karnataka, India
    Raluca Buzdugan
    Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, Department of Infection and Population Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 39:439-48. 2010
    ..We examine the extent to which an existing sex work typology captures human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) risk in Karnataka and propose a systematic approach for devising evidence-based typologies...
  9. pmc Engagement with HIV prevention treatment and care among female sex workers in Zimbabwe: a respondent driven sampling survey
    Frances M Cowan
    Infection and Population Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom Zimbabwe AIDS Prevention Project Trust, Harare, Zimbabwe Centre for Sexual Health and HIV AIDS Research CeSHHAR Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
    PLoS ONE 8:e77080. 2013
    ..To determine the HIV prevalence and extent of engagement with HIV prevention and care among a representative sample of Zimbabwean sex workers working in Victoria Falls, Hwange and Mutare...
  10. ncbi request reprint The appropriateness of core group interventions using presumptive periodic treatment among rural Zimbabwean women who exchange sex for gifts or money
    Frances M Cowan
    Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 38:202-7. 2005
    ..The prevalence of bacterial STIs was low, suggesting that PPT may not be an appropriate intervention in this setting. Rapid reinfection after PPT suggests that this needs to be given at monthly intervals to reduce prevalence of STIs...
  11. pmc Enhancing psychosocial support for HIV positive adolescents in Harare, Zimbabwe
    Webster Mavhu
    Zimbabwe AIDS Prevention Project, Department of Community Medicine, University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, Harare, Zimbabwe
    PLoS ONE 8:e70254. 2013
    ..We used mixed methods research to strengthen a community support group intervention for HIV positive young people based in Harare, Zimbabwe...
  12. ncbi request reprint Maternal Herpes simplex virus type 2 infection, syphilis and risk of intra-partum transmission of HIV-1: results of a case control study
    Frances M Cowan
    Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, UK
    AIDS 22:193-201. 2008
    ..The effect of these infections on intra-partum mother-to-child-transmission (MTCT) of HIV-1 is unknown...
  13. doi request reprint HIV prevention while the bulldozers roll: exploring the effect of the demolition of Goa's red-light area
    Maryam Shahmanesh
    University College London, London WC1E 6AU, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 69:604-12. 2009
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  14. doi request reprint Effectiveness of interventions for the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in female sex workers in resource poor setting: a systematic review
    Maryam Shahmanesh
    Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, University College London, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 13:659-79. 2008
    ..To systematically review the evidence for effectiveness of HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention interventions in female sex workers in resource poor settings...
  15. pmc Suicidal behavior among female sex workers in Goa, India: the silent epidemic
    Maryam Shahmanesh
    Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, University College London, 3rd floor Mortimer Market Centre, off Caper St, London WC1E 6AU UK
    Am J Public Health 99:1239-46. 2009
    ..We sought to study suicidal behavior prevalence and its association with social and gender disadvantage, sex work, and health factors among female sex workers in Goa, India...
  16. doi request reprint A study comparing sexually transmitted infections and HIV among ex-red-light district and non-red-light district sex workers after the demolition of Baina red-light district
    Maryam Shahmanesh
    Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 52:253-7. 2009
    ..We compare HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) between sex workers who had been based in Baina red-light district (ex-RLD-SWs) with sex workers who had never worked in Baina (non-RLD-SWs)...
  17. doi request reprint Acceptability and challenges of implementing voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) in rural Zimbabwe: evidence from the Regai Dzive Shiri Project
    Petronella Chirawu
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
    AIDS Care 22:81-8. 2010
    ..When VCT was offered in a non-clinic setting, numbers of men and women testing were similar. These data suggest that it may be possible to improve testing uptake in rural communities using non-clinic settings...
  18. pmc AIDS among older children and adolescents in Southern Africa: projecting the time course and magnitude of the epidemic
    Rashida A Ferrand
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    AIDS 23:2039-46. 2009
    ..An AIDS epidemic among older children and adolescents is clinically apparent in Southern Africa. We estimated the likely scale and time course of the epidemic in older survivors of vertical HIV infection...
  19. ncbi request reprint School based HIV prevention in Zimbabwe: feasibility and acceptability of evaluation trials using biological outcomes
    Frances M Cowan
    Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    AIDS 16:1673-8. 2002
    ..To determine the feasibility and acceptability of conducting a community randomized trial (CRT) of an adolescent reproductive health intervention (ARHI) using biological measures of effectiveness...
  20. pmc How to improve the validity of sexual behaviour reporting: systematic review of questionnaire delivery modes in developing countries
    Lisa F Langhaug
    Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, University College London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 15:362-81. 2010
    ..To systematically review comparative research from developing countries on the effects of questionnaire delivery mode...
  21. ncbi request reprint Evaluating interventions for HIV prevention in Africa
    Judith M Stephenson
    Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Royal Free and University College Medical School, WC1E 6AK, London, UK
    Lancet 361:633-4. 2003
  22. doi request reprint Frequently encountered cranial ultrasound features in the white matter of preterm infants: correlation with MRI
    Lara M Leijser
    Department of Paediatrics, Imaging Science Department, Clinical Sciences Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London, UK
    Eur J Paediatr Neurol 13:317-26. 2009
    ..Bilateral symmetrical echogenic and echolucent areas in the white matter are frequently seen on the cranial ultrasound scans of apparently well preterm infants without overt pathology...
  23. ncbi request reprint The development of a multi-criteria decision analysis aid to help with contraceptive choices: My Contraception Tool
    Rebecca S French
    Senior Lecturer in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Department of Social and Environmental Health Research, Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 40:96-101. 2014
    ..MCT is available online via the Brook and FPA websites. In this article we describe MCT's development and how it works. Further work is needed to assess the impact it has on decision quality and contraceptive behaviour. ..
  24. pmc Positive attitudes to pediatric HIV testing: findings from a nationally representative survey from Zimbabwe
    Raluca Buzdugan
    Research Department of Infection and Population Health, London, University College London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e53213. 2012
    ..However, uptake of pediatric HIV testing is low in high-prevalence areas. We present data on attitudes towards pediatric testing from a nationally representative survey in Zimbabwe...
  25. ncbi request reprint Contraception for adolescents
    Rebecca S French
    Public and Environmental Health Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 23:233-47. 2009
    ..Most of the clinical evidence on contraceptive use comes from studies of 'older' women, with little research identified that specifically addressed implications for adolescent contraceptive use...
  26. ncbi request reprint The female sex work typology in India in the context of HIV/AIDS
    Raluca Buzdugan
    Department of Infection and Population Health, University College London, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 14:673-87. 2009
    ..To conduct a critical review of the typology of female sex work in India...
  27. doi request reprint Neurodevelopmental outcome in children with congenital heart disease
    Miriam Martinez-Biarge
    Department of Paediatrics, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London, UK
    Semin Fetal Neonatal Med 18:279-85. 2013
    ..Long-term neurodevelopmental follow-up of children with CHD is warranted for early identification of and intervention for difficulties. ..
  28. pmc A randomised trial of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor for neonatal sepsis: outcomes at 2 years
    Neil Marlow
    Institute for Womens Health, 74 Huntley Street, University College London, WC1E 6AU, UK
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 98:F46-53. 2013
    ..Despite increased neutrophil counts following GM-CSF, the authors reported no significant difference in neonatal sepsis-free survival...
  29. doi request reprint Tractography of the corticospinal tracts in infants with focal perinatal injury: comparison with normal controls and to motor development
    Elise Roze
    Centre for the Developing Brain, Imperial College, Hammersmith Campus, London, UK
    Neuroradiology 54:507-16. 2012
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  30. ncbi request reprint Thalamo-cortical connectivity in children born preterm mapped using probabilistic magnetic resonance tractography
    Serena J Counsell
    Robert Steiner MR Unit, Imaging Sciences Department, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Campus, DuCane Road, London, W12 0HS, UK
    Neuroimage 34:896-904. 2007
    ..This technique promises to be a useful tool for assessing connectivity in the developing brain and in infants with lesions...
  31. ncbi request reprint Association between HSV-2 and HIV-1 viral load in semen, cervico-vaginal secretions and genital ulcers of Thai men and women
    Kathryn Chu
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 17:681-6. 2006
    ..5 (2.3, 2.7) and 3.1 (2.0, 4.2) for men and 3.0 (2.6, 3.4) and 2.7 (2.3, 3.1) for women. These findings do not support the hypothesis that HSV-2 increases the HIV-1 viral load in genital secretions...