Christopher Burton

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Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc A primary care Symptoms Clinic for patients with medically unexplained symptoms: pilot randomised trial
    Christopher Burton
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    BMJ Open 2:e000513. 2012
  2. doi Diagnosis and treatment of depression following routine screening in patients with coronary heart disease or diabetes: a database cohort study
    C Burton
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Psychol Med 43:529-37. 2013
  3. doi Activity monitoring in patients with depression: a systematic review
    Christopher Burton
    University of Edinburgh, Centre for Population Health Sciences, Doorway 1, Medical Quad, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    J Affect Disord 145:21-8. 2013
  4. pmc Heavy tailed distributions of effect sizes in systematic reviews of complex interventions
    Christopher Burton
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e34222. 2012
  5. pmc Factors associated with duration of new antidepressant treatment: analysis of a large primary care database
    Christopher Burton
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e104-12. 2012
  6. pmc The interpretation of low mood and worry by high users of secondary care with medically unexplained symptoms
    Christopher Burton
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 12:107. 2011
  7. pmc Reduced complexity of activity patterns in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a case control study
    Christopher Burton
    Division of Community Health Sciences, General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, West Richmond Street, Edinburgh, UK
    Biopsychosoc Med 3:7. 2009
  8. doi Functional somatic symptoms and psychological states: an electronic diary study
    Christopher Burton
    Division of Community Health Sciences, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Psychosom Med 71:77-83. 2009
  9. ncbi Are electronic diaries useful for symptoms research? A systematic review
    Christopher Burton
    Division of Community Health Sciences, General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 62:553-61. 2007
  10. pmc The safety and adequacy of antithrombotic therapy for atrial fibrillation: a regional cohort study
    Chris Burton
    Community Health Sciences, General Practice, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
    Br J Gen Pract 56:697-702. 2006

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  1. pmc A primary care Symptoms Clinic for patients with medically unexplained symptoms: pilot randomised trial
    Christopher Burton
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    BMJ Open 2:e000513. 2012
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  2. doi Diagnosis and treatment of depression following routine screening in patients with coronary heart disease or diabetes: a database cohort study
    C Burton
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Psychol Med 43:529-37. 2013
    ..Depression is common in chronic illness and screening for depression has been widely recommended. There have been no large studies of screening for depression in routine care for patients with chronic illness...
  3. doi Activity monitoring in patients with depression: a systematic review
    Christopher Burton
    University of Edinburgh, Centre for Population Health Sciences, Doorway 1, Medical Quad, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    J Affect Disord 145:21-8. 2013
    ..We carried out a systematic review of digital actigraphy in patients with depression to investigate the associations between measured physical activity and depression...
  4. pmc Heavy tailed distributions of effect sizes in systematic reviews of complex interventions
    Christopher Burton
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e34222. 2012
    ..Thus, apparent heterogeneity may be a feature of the complex systems in which such interventions operate...
  5. pmc Factors associated with duration of new antidepressant treatment: analysis of a large primary care database
    Christopher Burton
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e104-12. 2012
    ..It is not known how much the duration of newly prescribed antidepressant treatment is influenced by patient characteristics or practice variation...
  6. pmc The interpretation of low mood and worry by high users of secondary care with medically unexplained symptoms
    Christopher Burton
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 12:107. 2011
    ..We aimed to investigate the ways patients with MUS and their General Practitioners (GPs) interpret low mood and worry, whether they regard them as depressive or anxiety disorders and how they relate them causally to symptoms...
  7. pmc Reduced complexity of activity patterns in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a case control study
    Christopher Burton
    Division of Community Health Sciences, General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, West Richmond Street, Edinburgh, UK
    Biopsychosoc Med 3:7. 2009
    ..CONCLUSION: Patients with CFS show evidence of reduced complexity of activity patterns. Measures of complexity applied to activity have potential value as objective indicators for CFS...
  8. doi Functional somatic symptoms and psychological states: an electronic diary study
    Christopher Burton
    Division of Community Health Sciences, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Psychosom Med 71:77-83. 2009
    ..Despite the epidemiological evidence for links between physical symptoms and mental processes, prior diary studies have shown inconsistent associations and generally been limited to single symptom and psychological variable pairs...
  9. ncbi Are electronic diaries useful for symptoms research? A systematic review
    Christopher Burton
    Division of Community Health Sciences, General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 62:553-61. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate electronic diaries as a tool for investigating associations between physical symptoms and psychological variables...
  10. pmc The safety and adequacy of antithrombotic therapy for atrial fibrillation: a regional cohort study
    Chris Burton
    Community Health Sciences, General Practice, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
    Br J Gen Pract 56:697-702. 2006
    ..Further assessment of the safety of warfarin in older people with atrial fibrillation in routine primary care is needed...
  11. doi Understanding the experiences of allergy testing: a qualitative study of people with perceived serious allergic disorders
    Christopher Burton
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, School of Community Health Sciences General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX, UK
    Postgrad Med J 86:591-6. 2010
    ..To investigate the experience of patients with perceived severe allergic disorders in obtaining allergen testing...
  12. doi Healthcare costs incurred by patients repeatedly referred to secondary medical care with medically unexplained symptoms: a cost of illness study
    Christopher Burton
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 72:242-7. 2012
    ..We aimed to estimate the healthcare costs incurred by such referrals and to compare them with those incurred by other referred patients from the same defined primary care sample...
  13. doi The identification in primary care of patients who have been repeatedly referred to hospital for medically unexplained symptoms: a pilot study
    Benjamin J Smith
    The School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    J Psychosom Res 67:207-11. 2009
    ....
  14. doi Patients repeatedly referred to secondary care with symptoms unexplained by organic disease: prevalence, characteristics and referral pattern
    Kelly McGorm
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
    Fam Pract 27:479-86. 2010
    ..Patients with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are commonly referred to specialist clinics. Repeated referrals suggest unmet patient need and inefficient use of resources...
  15. ncbi Psychosocial implications of avatar use in supporting therapy for depression
    Claudia Pagliari
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Stud Health Technol Inform 181:329-33. 2012
    ..The perception of Avatar as colleague or friend raises conceptual and ethical issues which merit further research...
  16. doi Reassurance after diagnostic testing with a low pretest probability of serious disease: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Alexandra Rolfe
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
    JAMA Intern Med 173:407-16. 2013
    ..Diagnostic tests are often ordered by physicians in patients with a low pretest probability of disease to rule out conditions and reassure the patient...
  17. ncbi Assessing adherence to the evidence base in the management of poststroke dysphagia
    Christopher Burton
    Department of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
    Clin Rehabil 20:46-51. 2006
    ..To evaluate the reliability and responsiveness to change of an audit tool to assess adherence to evidence of effectiveness in the speech and language therapy (SLT) management of poststroke dysphagia...
  18. ncbi Promoting research use in speech and language therapy: a cluster randomized controlled trial to compare the clinical effectiveness and costs of two training strategies
    Lindsay Pennington
    Speech and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, UK
    Clin Rehabil 19:387-97. 2005
    ..To evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of two training strategies to promote the use of research evidence in speech and language therapy (SLT) management of poststroke dysphagia...
  19. pmc Beyond somatisation: a review of the understanding and treatment of medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS)
    Christopher Burton
    Sanquhar Health Centre, Station Road, Sanquhar, Dumfries shire DG4 6BT
    Br J Gen Pract 53:231-9. 2003
    ..Cognitive behavioural therapy and antidepressant drugs are both effective treatments, but their effects may be greatest when the patient feels empowered by their doctor to tackle their problem...
  20. ncbi Stroke rehabilitation: an agenda for development
    Darlene Snape
    Research and Development Department, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, Southport
    Nurs Stand 17:35-8. 2002
    ..This literature review explores the potential for the development of nursing practice in stroke rehabilitation based on the perceptions and experiences of patients directly affected by stroke...