Sue Hall

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Affiliation: King's College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Assessing spiritual well-being in residents of nursing homes for older people using the FACIT-Sp-12: a cognitive interviewing study
    Sue Hall
    King s College London, Department of Palliative Care Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute, Bessemer Road, London, SE5 9PJ, UK
    Qual Life Res 23:1701-11. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Maintaining dignity for residents of care homes: a qualitative study of the views of care home staff, community nurses, residents and their families
    Sue Hall
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute, Bessemer Road, London SE5 9PJ, United Kingdom Electronic address
    Geriatr Nurs 35:55-60. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Exploring the impact of dignity therapy on distressed patients with advanced cancer: three case studies
    Sue Hall
    King s College London, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, London, UK
    Psychooncology 22:1748-52. 2013
  4. doi request reprint 'It makes me feel that I'm still relevant': a qualitative study of the views of nursing home residents on dignity therapy and taking part in a phase II randomised controlled trial of a palliative care psychotherapy
    Sue Hall
    King s College London, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute, Bessemer Road, London SE5 9PJ, UK
    Palliat Med 27:358-66. 2013
  5. doi request reprint "It makes you feel that somebody is out there caring": a qualitative study of intervention and control participants' perceptions of the benefits of taking part in an evaluation of dignity therapy for people with advanced cancer
    Sue Hall
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:712-25. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Feasibility, acceptability and potential effectiveness of Dignity Therapy for older people in care homes: a phase II randomized controlled trial of a brief palliative care psychotherapy
    Sue Hall
    King s College London, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute, London, UK
    Palliat Med 26:703-12. 2012
  7. pmc Implementing a quality improvement programme in palliative care in care homes: a qualitative study
    Sue Hall
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute, King s College London, Bessemer Road, Denmark Hill, London, UK
    BMC Geriatr 11:31. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Do perceptions of vulnerability and worry mediate the effects of a smoking cessation intervention for women attending for a routine cervical smear test? An experimental study
    Sue Hall
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King s College London, London, UK
    Health Psychol 28:258-63. 2009
  9. pmc A Phase II randomised controlled trial assessing the feasibility, acceptability and potential effectiveness of dignity therapy for older people in care homes: study protocol
    Sue Hall
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, London, UK
    BMC Geriatr 9:9. 2009
  10. pmc Assessing the feasibility, acceptability and potential effectiveness of Dignity Therapy for people with advanced cancer referred to a hospital-based palliative care team: Study protocol
    Sue Hall
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ, UK
    BMC Palliat Care 8:5. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Assessing spiritual well-being in residents of nursing homes for older people using the FACIT-Sp-12: a cognitive interviewing study
    Sue Hall
    King s College London, Department of Palliative Care Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute, Bessemer Road, London, SE5 9PJ, UK
    Qual Life Res 23:1701-11. 2014
    ..To detect any problems with completion of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy Spiritual Well-being Scale (FACIT-Sp-12), to analyse the causes of such problems and to propose solutions to overcome them...
  2. doi request reprint Maintaining dignity for residents of care homes: a qualitative study of the views of care home staff, community nurses, residents and their families
    Sue Hall
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute, Bessemer Road, London SE5 9PJ, United Kingdom Electronic address
    Geriatr Nurs 35:55-60. 2014
    ..It is, however, important to remove the gap between the rhetoric of dignity conserving care and the reality experienced by residents in these and other care settings. ..
  3. doi request reprint Exploring the impact of dignity therapy on distressed patients with advanced cancer: three case studies
    Sue Hall
    King s College London, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, London, UK
    Psychooncology 22:1748-52. 2013
    ..Dignity therapy (DT) has been developed to help reduce distress experienced by people nearing the end of life; however, evaluations of this novel intervention have largely involved non-distressed samples...
  4. doi request reprint 'It makes me feel that I'm still relevant': a qualitative study of the views of nursing home residents on dignity therapy and taking part in a phase II randomised controlled trial of a palliative care psychotherapy
    Sue Hall
    King s College London, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute, Bessemer Road, London SE5 9PJ, UK
    Palliat Med 27:358-66. 2013
    ..Trials of dignity therapy (a palliative care psychotherapy) have shown self-reported benefits for participants from taking part, although more so in intervention than control groups. However, the sources of these benefits are unknown...
  5. doi request reprint "It makes you feel that somebody is out there caring": a qualitative study of intervention and control participants' perceptions of the benefits of taking part in an evaluation of dignity therapy for people with advanced cancer
    Sue Hall
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:712-25. 2013
    ..Participants in a Phase II randomized controlled trial of Dignity Therapy felt that the intervention had helped them; however, the processes underlying this are not known...
  6. doi request reprint Feasibility, acceptability and potential effectiveness of Dignity Therapy for older people in care homes: a phase II randomized controlled trial of a brief palliative care psychotherapy
    Sue Hall
    King s College London, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute, London, UK
    Palliat Med 26:703-12. 2012
    ..A pilot study of Dignity Therapy conducted with hospice patients reported high levels of self-reported benefits of the psychotherapy...
  7. pmc Implementing a quality improvement programme in palliative care in care homes: a qualitative study
    Sue Hall
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute, King s College London, Bessemer Road, Denmark Hill, London, UK
    BMC Geriatr 11:31. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to explore the perceived benefits of, and barriers to, implementation of the Gold Standards Framework for Care Homes (GSFCH), a quality improvement programme in palliative care...
  8. doi request reprint Do perceptions of vulnerability and worry mediate the effects of a smoking cessation intervention for women attending for a routine cervical smear test? An experimental study
    Sue Hall
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King s College London, London, UK
    Health Psychol 28:258-63. 2009
    ..causal relationships involved: Are the effects of a brief smoking cessation intervention (for women attending for cervical smear tests) on intention to stop smoking mediated by perceived vulnerability or worry about cervical cancer?..
  9. pmc A Phase II randomised controlled trial assessing the feasibility, acceptability and potential effectiveness of dignity therapy for older people in care homes: study protocol
    Sue Hall
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, London, UK
    BMC Geriatr 9:9. 2009
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  10. pmc Assessing the feasibility, acceptability and potential effectiveness of Dignity Therapy for people with advanced cancer referred to a hospital-based palliative care team: Study protocol
    Sue Hall
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ, UK
    BMC Palliat Care 8:5. 2009
    ..TRIAL REGISTRATION: Current Controlled Clinical Trials: ISRCTN29868352...
  11. doi request reprint Assessing quality-of-life in older people in care homes
    Sue Hall
    King s College London, Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, London, UK
    Age Ageing 40:507-12. 2011
    ..many measures of quality-of-life (QoL) may not be suitable for older people in care homes, and do not cover the most relevant domains for individuals...
  12. pmc Challenges to conducting research with older people living in nursing homes
    Sue Hall
    King s College London, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ, UK
    BMC Geriatr 9:38. 2009
    ..The aim of this paper is to discuss some of these, along with residents' views on taking part in a study of the perceptions of dignity of older people in care homes and make recommendations for future research in these settings...
  13. ncbi request reprint Health professionals' reports of information given to parents following the prenatal diagnosis of sex chromosome anomalies and outcomes of pregnancies: a pilot study
    Sue Hall
    Psychology and Genetics Research Group, Guy s, King s College and St Thomas Hospitals Medical and Dental School, 5th Floor, Thomas Guy House, Guy s Campus, London SE1 9RT, UK
    Prenat Diagn 23:535-8. 2003
    ..To examine the association between the information health professionals report providing parents about sex chromosome anomalies (SCAs) and the outcomes of affected pregnancies...
  14. ncbi request reprint Increasing readiness to stop smoking in women undergoing cervical screening: evaluation of two leaflets
    Sue Hall
    Psychology and Genetics Research Group, Guy s, King s and St Thomas School of Medicine, London, UK
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:821-6. 2003
    ..The impact on smoking cessation of combining such information with advice from health professionals conducting cervical screening needs to be evaluated...
  15. ncbi request reprint Does changing the order of threat and efficacy information influence the persuasiveness of threat messages?
    Sue Hall
    Health Psychology Section, Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 11:333-43. 2006
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of changing the conventional threat-before-efficacy order of threat messages on the persuasiveness of a leaflet informing women smokers of the link between smoking and cervical cancer...
  16. ncbi request reprint Attitudes towards sex selection for non-medical reasons: a review
    Sue Hall
    King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Psychology at Guy s, Health Psychology Section, UK
    Prenat Diagn 26:619-26. 2006
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  17. doi request reprint Living and dying with dignity: a qualitative study of the views of older people in nursing homes
    Sue Hall
    King s College London, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, London, UK
    Age Ageing 38:411-6. 2009
    ..most older people living in nursing homes die there. An empirically based model of dignity has been developed, which forms the basis of a brief psychotherapy to help promote dignity and reduce distress at the end of life...
  18. pmc General practitioners' beliefs about effectiveness and intentions to recommend smoking cessation services: qualitative and quantitative studies
    Florian Vogt
    Health Psychology Section, Department of Psychology at Guy s, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 8:39. 2007
    ..General practitioners' (GPs) negative beliefs about smoking cessation services may act as barriers to them recommending such services to smokers motivated to stop smoking...
  19. doi request reprint Understanding why smokers do not want to use nicotine dependence medications to stop smoking: qualitative and quantitative studies
    Florian Vogt
    Health Psychology Section, Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:1405-13. 2008
    ..Interventions aimed at increasing the likelihood with which smokers use nicotine dependence medications may be more successful if they address these expectations...
  20. doi request reprint Cognitive interviewing of bereaved relatives to improve the measurement of health outcomes and care utilisation at the end of life in a mortality followback survey
    Barbara Gomes
    King s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Bessemer Road, London, SE5 9PJ, UK
    Support Care Cancer 21:2835-44. 2013
    ..The evaluation of end of life care via bereaved relatives is increasingly common. We aimed to improve the measurement of health outcomes and care utilisation at the end of life with this population...
  21. doi request reprint The PRISMA Symposium 1: outcome tool use. Disharmony in European outcomes research for palliative and advanced disease care: too many tools in practice
    Richard Harding
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation and The Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, King s College London, London, UK
    J Pain Symptom Manage 42:493-500. 2011
    ..The measurement of outcomes in advanced disease is complex, and to conduct comparative research and meta-analyses, appropriate tool selection is essential...
  22. ncbi request reprint Increasing women's intentions to stop smoking following an abnormal cervical smear test result
    Amanda J Bishop
    Health Psychology Section at Guy s, Psychology Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, 5th Floor, Thomas Guy House, Guy s Campus, London, SE1 9RT, UK
    Prev Med 41:179-85. 2005
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the impact of two leaflets upon intentions to stop smoking in the next month in women receiving abnormal cervical smear test results...
  23. doi request reprint The PRISMA Symposium 4: how should Europe progress end-of-life and palliative clinical care research? Recommendations from the proceedings
    Barbara A Daveson
    King s College London, London, UK
    J Pain Symptom Manage 42:511-6. 2011
    ..An agreed set of outcome measures for end-of-life and palliative care that builds on previous pan-European projects is fundamental to a cross-national program of development in order to advance research and innovation within Europe...
  24. pmc General practitioners' beliefs about effectiveness and intentions to prescribe smoking cessation medications: qualitative and quantitative studies
    Florian Vogt
    Health Psychology Section, Department of Psychology at Guy s, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:277. 2006
    ..General practitioners' (GPs) negative beliefs about nicotine dependence medications may act as barriers to prescribing them...
  25. doi request reprint To be involved or not to be involved: a survey of public preferences for self-involvement in decision-making involving mental capacity (competency) within Europe
    Barbara A Daveson
    King s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, London, UK
    Palliat Med 27:418-27. 2013
    ..However, it is unclear whether the public wants to make such decisions beforehand...
  26. doi request reprint Examining why smokers do not want behavioral support with stopping smoking
    Florian Vogt
    Department of Psychology, Health Psychology Section, King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 79:160-6. 2010
    ..This article delineates theory-based determinants of the low use of behavioral stop-smoking support with a view to inform interventions to address the low use...
  27. doi request reprint Bereaved relatives' views about participating in cancer research
    Jonathan Koffman
    King s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, London, UK
    Palliat Med 26:379-83. 2012
    ..Bereaved relatives are considered to be a vulnerable group and there is debate as to whether it is ethical to engage them in research at a time that can be difficult for them...
  28. pmc Variations in the quality and costs of end-of-life care, preferences and palliative outcomes for cancer patients by place of death: the QUALYCARE study
    Barbara Gomes
    Department of Palliative Care, King s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute, Bessemer Road, London SE5 9PJ, UK
    BMC Cancer 10:400. 2010
    ..The QUALYCARE study aims to examine variations in the quality and costs of end-of-life care, preferences and palliative outcomes associated with dying at home or in an institution for cancer patients...
  29. doi request reprint Dignity therapy for older people in care homes: a qualitative study of the views of residents and recipients of 'generativity' documents
    Cassie Goddard
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute, King s College London, UK
    J Adv Nurs 69:122-32. 2013
    ..To report the findings of a study exploring the views and experiences of care home resident's family on Dignity Therapy...
  30. ncbi request reprint The motivating impact of informing women smokers of a link between smoking and cervical cancer: the role of coherence
    Sue Hall
    Department of Psychology, Health Psychology Section, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    Health Psychol 23:419-24. 2004
    ..Leventhal et al.'s (1997) self-regulatory model, which suggests that motivation to change behavior depends not only on perceiving a threat but also on having a coherent model linking the behavior with the threat...
  31. doi request reprint Evaluating three theory-based interventions to increase physicians' recommendations of smoking cessation services
    Florian Vogt
    Health Psychology Section, Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    Health Psychol 28:174-82. 2009
    ..To evaluate three theory-based interventions aimed at increasing the rate at which primary care physicians recommend smoking cessation services to smokers...
  32. ncbi request reprint General practitioners' and family physicians' negative beliefs and attitudes towards discussing smoking cessation with patients: a systematic review
    Florian Vogt
    Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Psychology at Guy s, Health Psychology Section, King s College London, London, UK
    Addiction 100:1423-31. 2005
    ..To estimate the proportion of general practitioners (GPs) and family physicians (FPs) with negative beliefs and attitudes towards discussing smoking cessation with patients...
  33. ncbi request reprint Showing smokers with vascular disease images of their arteries to motivate cessation: a pilot study
    Lion Shahab
    Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 12:275-83. 2007
    ..To examine the potential impact of visual personalized biomarker feedback on intention to stop smoking and to evaluate possible underlying causal pathways...
  34. ncbi request reprint A novel approach to enhancing hope in patients with advanced cancer: a randomised phase II trial of dignity therapy
    Sue Hall
    King s College London, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute, London, UK
    BMJ Support Palliat Care 1:315-21. 2011
    ..To assess the ability of dignity therapy to reduce distress in advanced cancer patients...
  35. ncbi request reprint A short report: survey of practice nurses' attitudes towards giving smoking cessation advice
    Sue Hall
    King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Psychology, Health Psychology Section
    Fam Pract 22:614-6. 2005
    ..Although practice nurses play an important role in implementing smoking cessation strategies in primary care, relatively little is known of their attitudes and beliefs about giving smoking cessation advice...
  36. ncbi request reprint Practice nurses' self-reported opportunistic smoking cessation advice in three contexts
    Sue Hall
    Health Psychology Section, Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:941-5. 2007
    ..This study provides guidance on the potential barriers that need to be overcome to increase the frequency with which nurses give smoking cessation advice in the context of cervical screening...
  37. ncbi request reprint Psychological impact of the detection of soft markers on routine ultrasound scanning: a pilot study investigating the modifying role of information
    Melanie S Watson
    Psychology and Genetics Research Group, Kings College London, 5th Floor, Thomas Guy House, Guy s Campus, London, SE1 9RT, UK
    Prenat Diagn 22:569-75. 2002
    ..To determine the impact on maternal anxiety of detecting a soft marker, and the association between anxiety and the information given during the scan...
  38. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of pregnancies diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome: the possible influence of health professionals
    Theresa M Marteau
    Psychology and Genetics Research Group, Guy s, King s and St Thomas Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, 5th Floor, Thomas Guy House, Guy s Campus, London, SE1 9RT, UK
    Prenat Diagn 22:562-6. 2002
    ..To describe the association between the outcomes of pregnancies diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome (KS) and the specialty of the health professional providing pre- and post-diagnostic counselling...
  39. doi request reprint What underlies the perception that a medical intervention is effective? An exploratory study among smokers
    Florian Vogt
    Department of Psychology, King s College London, London, UK
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:508-15. 2010
    ..The perceived ineffectiveness of medical interventions is a key predictor of their underuse. This study explores the nature of this perception with regards to a range of medical interventions...
  40. ncbi request reprint Undergoing prenatal screening for Down's syndrome: presentation of choice and information in Europe and Asia
    Sue Hall
    King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Psychology at Guy s, Health Psychology Section, London, UK
    Eur J Hum Genet 15:563-9. 2007
    ..This variation may reflect cultural differences in attitudes to informed choice or a failure to facilitate informed choice in practice. More detailed studies are needed to explore this further...
  41. ncbi request reprint Place and cause of death in centenarians: a population-based observational study in England, 2001 to 2010
    Catherine J Evans
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute, King s College London, United Kingdom Sussex Community NHS Trust, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 11:e1001653. 2014
    ..This study aims to examine trends in place of death and associations for centenarians in England over 10 years to consider policy implications of extreme longevity...
  42. pmc Heterogeneity and changes in preferences for dying at home: a systematic review
    Barbara Gomes
    King s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Bessemer Road, London, SE5 9PJ, UK
    BMC Palliat Care 12:7. 2013
    ..We examined the heterogeneity in preferences for home death and explored, for the first time, changes of preference with illness progression...
  43. pmc Development and evaluation of the feasibility and effects on staff, patients, and families of a new tool, the Psychosocial Assessment and Communication Evaluation (PACE), to improve communication and palliative care in intensive care and during clinical u
    Irene J Higginson
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute, King s College London, School of Medicine, Bessemer Road, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9PJ, UK
    BMC Med 11:213. 2013
    ..Therefore, we aimed to develop and evaluate an interventional tool to improve communication and palliative care, using the ICU as an example of where this is difficult...
  44. doi request reprint The use of two common palliative outcome measures in clinical care and research: a systematic review of POS and STAS
    C Bausewein
    King s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, London, UK
    Palliat Med 25:304-13. 2011
    ..Overall, they seem to be well accepted tools for outcome measurement in palliative care, both in clinical care and research...
  45. pmc Decreased TNF-alpha synthesis by macrophages restricts cutaneous immunosurveillance by memory CD4+ T cells during aging
    Elaine Agius
    Department of Immunology, Division of Infection and Immunity, University College London, London, W1T 4JF, England, UK
    J Exp Med 206:1929-40. 2009
    ..This may be a predisposing factor for the development of malignancy and infection in the skin during aging...
  46. ncbi request reprint Interventions for improving palliative care for older people living in nursing care homes
    Sue Hall
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute, King s College London, Bessemer Road, Denmark Hill, London, UK, SE5 9PJ
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD007132. 2011
    ..Residents of nursing care homes for older people are highly likely to die there, making these places where palliative care is needed...