Karen M Devries

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Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The Good School Toolkit for reducing physical violence from school staff to primary school students: a cluster-randomised controlled trial in Uganda
    Karen M Devries
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK Electronic address
    Lancet Glob Health 3:e378-86. 2015
  2. doi request reprint "I never expected that it would happen, coming to ask me such questions":Ethical aspects of asking children about violence in resource poor settings
    Karen M Devries
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH, UK
    Trials 16:516. 2015
  3. doi request reprint Childhood sexual abuse and suicidal behavior: a meta-analysis
    Karen M Devries
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom and
    Pediatrics 133:e1331-44. 2014
  4. pmc Violence against primary school children with disabilities in Uganda: a cross-sectional study
    Karen M Devries
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SH, UK
    BMC Public Health 14:1017. 2014
  5. doi request reprint School violence, mental health, and educational performance in Uganda
    Karen M Devries
    Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 133:e129-37. 2014
  6. pmc A community mobilisation intervention to prevent violence against women and reduce HIV/AIDS risk in Kampala, Uganda (the SASA! Study): study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Tanya Abramsky
    Gender Violence and Health Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH, UK
    Trials 13:96. 2012
  7. pmc The Good Schools Toolkit to prevent violence against children in Ugandan primary schools: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Karen M Devries
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SH, UK
    Trials 14:232. 2013
  8. pmc Intimate partner violence and incident depressive symptoms and suicide attempts: a systematic review of longitudinal studies
    Karen M Devries
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 10:e1001439. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Preventing smoking relapse using text messages: analysis of data from the txt2stop trial
    Karen M Devries
    Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Nicotine Tob Res 15:77-82. 2013
  10. pmc What factors are associated with recent intimate partner violence? findings from the WHO multi-country study on women's health and domestic violence
    Tanya Abramsky
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1H 9SH, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:109. 2011

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Publications26

  1. doi request reprint The Good School Toolkit for reducing physical violence from school staff to primary school students: a cluster-randomised controlled trial in Uganda
    Karen M Devries
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK Electronic address
    Lancet Glob Health 3:e378-86. 2015
    ..We tested whether the Good School Toolkit-a complex behavioural intervention designed by Ugandan not-for-profit organisation Raising Voices-could reduce physical violence from school staff to Ugandan primary school children...
  2. doi request reprint "I never expected that it would happen, coming to ask me such questions":Ethical aspects of asking children about violence in resource poor settings
    Karen M Devries
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH, UK
    Trials 16:516. 2015
    ..Drawing on 40 qualitative interviews, we describe children's experiences of participating in the survey and of being referred to local child protection services...
  3. doi request reprint Childhood sexual abuse and suicidal behavior: a meta-analysis
    Karen M Devries
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom and
    Pediatrics 133:e1331-44. 2014
    ..We aimed to quantify to what extent CSA was associated with incident suicide attempts in men and women...
  4. pmc Violence against primary school children with disabilities in Uganda: a cross-sectional study
    Karen M Devries
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SH, UK
    BMC Public Health 14:1017. 2014
    ..We aim to explore the prevalence, patterns and risk factors for physical, sexual and emotional violence among disabled children attending primary school in Luwero District, Uganda...
  5. doi request reprint School violence, mental health, and educational performance in Uganda
    Karen M Devries
    Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 133:e129-37. 2014
    ..Violence against children from school staff is anecdotally common in low- and middle-income countries, but data on prevalence and associations with mental health and educational outcomes are lacking...
  6. pmc A community mobilisation intervention to prevent violence against women and reduce HIV/AIDS risk in Kampala, Uganda (the SASA! Study): study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Tanya Abramsky
    Gender Violence and Health Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH, UK
    Trials 13:96. 2012
    ..However there is limited evidence about the potential impact of different intervention models. This protocol describes the SASA!..
  7. pmc The Good Schools Toolkit to prevent violence against children in Ugandan primary schools: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Karen M Devries
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SH, UK
    Trials 14:232. 2013
    ..We aim to evaluate the effectiveness of the Good School Toolkit, developed by Raising Voices, in preventing violence against children attending school and in improving child mental health and educational outcomes...
  8. pmc Intimate partner violence and incident depressive symptoms and suicide attempts: a systematic review of longitudinal studies
    Karen M Devries
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 10:e1001439. 2013
    ..We aimed to investigate the extent to which IPV experience is associated with incident depression and suicide attempts, and vice versa, in both women and men...
  9. doi request reprint Preventing smoking relapse using text messages: analysis of data from the txt2stop trial
    Karen M Devries
    Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Nicotine Tob Res 15:77-82. 2013
    ..We examined predictors of use of a text message system for providing support for lapses and cravings, describe the natural history of requests for support, and predictors of time to requests for support...
  10. pmc What factors are associated with recent intimate partner violence? findings from the WHO multi-country study on women's health and domestic violence
    Tanya Abramsky
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1H 9SH, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:109. 2011
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  11. doi request reprint Intimate partner violence during pregnancy: analysis of prevalence data from 19 countries
    Karen M Devries
    Gender, Violence and Health Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London UK
    Reprod Health Matters 18:158-70. 2010
    ..Global initiatives to reduce maternal mortality and improve maternal health must devote increased attention to violence against women, particularly violence during pregnancy...
  12. doi request reprint 'I told him not to use condoms': masculinities, femininities and sexual health of Aboriginal Canadian young people
    Karen M Devries
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London
    Sociol Health Illn 32:827-42. 2010
    ..Intervention work needs to take more realistic account of the sexual interactions that occur between young people...
  13. doi request reprint Violence against women is strongly associated with suicide attempts: evidence from the WHO multi-country study on women's health and domestic violence against women
    Karen Devries
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine LSHTM, Public Health and Policy, 36 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0DP, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 73:79-86. 2011
    ..Training health sector workers to recognize and respond to the consequences of violence may substantially reduce the health burden associated with suicidal behaviour...
  14. ncbi request reprint Boyfriends and booty calls: sexual partnership patterns among Canadian Aboriginal young people
    Karen M Devries
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Can J Public Health 102:13-7. 2011
    ..We describe sexual relationship and condom use patterns among Canadian Aboriginal young people, and how these patterns relate to the socio-structural context as experienced by young people...
  15. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with pregnancy and STI among Aboriginal students in British Columbia
    Karen M Devries
    Gender Violence and Health Centre, LSHTM, London International Development Centre, 36 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPD
    Can J Public Health 100:226-30. 2009
    ..Aboriginal adolescents are more likely to become pregnant and contract an STI than other Canadian adolescents. This study provides some of the first data on factors associated with these outcomes among Aboriginal adolescents...
  16. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with condom use among Aboriginal people: a systematic review
    Karen M Devries
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Can J Public Health 98:48-54. 2007
    ..To review evidence on factors associated with condom use among Aboriginal people and the methodological quality of studies assessing these factors...
  17. pmc Factors associated with the sexual behavior of Canadian Aboriginal young people and their implications for health promotion
    Karen M Devries
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, WC1E 7HT London, UK
    Am J Public Health 99:855-62. 2009
    ..We examined factors associated with having ever had sex, having more than 1 lifetime sexual partner, and condom nonuse at last incident of sexual intercourse among Canadian Aboriginal young people...
  18. doi request reprint What is the potential for interventions designed to prevent violence against women to reduce children's exposure to violence? Findings from the SASA! study, Kampala, Uganda
    Nambusi Kyegombe
    Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Child Abuse Negl 50:128-40. 2015
    ..They also point to potential synergies for violence prevention, an area meriting further exploration. ..
  19. pmc The impact of SASA!, a community mobilization intervention, on reported HIV-related risk behaviours and relationship dynamics in Kampala, Uganda
    Nambusi Kyegombe
    Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Int AIDS Soc 17:19232. 2014
    ..The SASA! study assessed the community-level impact of SASA! on reported HIV-related risk behaviours and relationship dynamics...
  20. doi request reprint Intimate partner violence victimization and alcohol consumption in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Karen M Devries
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Addiction 109:379-91. 2014
    ..To examine the evidence of association between intimate partner physical or sexual violence (IPV) victimization and alcohol consumption in women...
  21. pmc 'SASA! is the medicine that treats violence'. Qualitative findings on how a community mobilisation intervention to prevent violence against women created change in Kampala, Uganda
    Nambusi Kyegombe
    Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Glob Health Action 7:25082. 2014
    ..Primary prevention of IPV is a relatively new focus of international efforts and what SASA!, a phased community mobilisation intervention, seeks to achieve...
  22. doi request reprint Are school-level factors associated with primary school students' experience of physical violence from school staff in Uganda?
    Louise Knight
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London, UK
    Int Health 8:27-35. 2016
    ..Few studies have explored the importance of school-level factors in explaining a child's likelihood of experiencing violence from school staff, particularly in low-resource settings such as Uganda...
  23. doi request reprint Responding to abuse: Children's experiences of child protection in a central district, Uganda
    Jennifer Christine Child
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SH, UK
    Child Abuse Negl 38:1647-58. 2014
    ..In our study areas, the first-line response to children's reports of abuse was poor even though some referral structures are in place. ..
  24. pmc Associations between intimate partner violence and health among men who have sex with men: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ana Maria Buller
    Gender Violence and Health Centre, Department of Global Health and Development, Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 11:e1001609. 2014
    ..Little is known about the association between IPV and health for MSM. We aimed to estimate the association between experience and perpetration of IPV, and various health conditions and sexual risk behaviours among MSM...
  25. doi request reprint Do messages of scarcity increase trial recruitment?
    Caroline J Free
    Nutrition and Public Health Interventions Research Department, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London, UK
    Contemp Clin Trials 32:36-9. 2011
    ..Psychological theory suggests that participants may be more likely to volunteer to join a clinical trial if they perceive places in the trial are a scarce commodity...
  26. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation for pregnant women: current Canadian programs and future development
    Karen M Devries
    British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women s Health, at BC Women s Hospital, E311 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1
    Can J Public Health 95:278-80. 2004