M J Calvert

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Affiliation: University of Birmingham
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Use of health-related quality of life in prescribing research. Part 2: methodological considerations for the assessment of health-related quality of life in clinical trials
    M J Calvert
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    J Clin Pharm Ther 29:85-94. 2004
  2. pmc Examination performance of graduate entry medical students compared with mainstream students
    Melanie J Calvert
    University of Birmingham Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    J R Soc Med 102:425-30. 2009
  3. pmc The cost-effectiveness of wound-edge protection devices compared to standard care in reducing surgical site infection after laparotomy: an economic evaluation alongside the ROSSINI trial
    Adrian Gheorghe
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e95595. 2014
  4. pmc Inconsistencies in quality of life data collection in clinical trials: a potential source of bias? Interviews with research nurses and trialists
    Derek Kyte
    Primary Care and Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e76625. 2013
  5. pmc Informing Potential Participants about Research: Observational Study with an Embedded Randomized Controlled Trial
    Helen M Kirkby
    Medical Research Council Midland Hub for Trials Methodology Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit, School of Cancer Science, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e76435. 2013
  6. pmc Centre selection for clinical trials and the generalisability of results: a mixed methods study
    Adrian Gheorghe
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e56560. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and supportive care in patients with rare long-term neurological conditions
    Melanie Calvert
    School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Qual Life Res 22:1231-8. 2013
  8. pmc Population health status of South Asian and African-Caribbean communities in the United Kingdom
    Melanie Calvert
    MRC Midland Hub for Trials Methodology Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:101. 2012
  9. pmc Reduction of surgical site infection using a novel intervention (ROSSINI): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Thomas D Pinkney
    Surgical Registrar, West Midlands Deanery West Midlands Research Collaborative, UK
    Trials 12:217. 2011
  10. pmc Using e-mail recruitment and an online questionnaire to establish effect size: A worked example
    Helen M Kirkby
    MRC Midlands Hub for Trials Methodology Research HTMR, School of Health and Population Science, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:89. 2011

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Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Use of health-related quality of life in prescribing research. Part 2: methodological considerations for the assessment of health-related quality of life in clinical trials
    M J Calvert
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    J Clin Pharm Ther 29:85-94. 2004
    ..In addition we consider ways to minimize bias within the trial through optimization of compliance and timing of assessments...
  2. pmc Examination performance of graduate entry medical students compared with mainstream students
    Melanie J Calvert
    University of Birmingham Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    J R Soc Med 102:425-30. 2009
    ..To assess whether medical students on graduate entry/fast- track programmes perform as well as students on standard courses...
  3. pmc The cost-effectiveness of wound-edge protection devices compared to standard care in reducing surgical site infection after laparotomy: an economic evaluation alongside the ROSSINI trial
    Adrian Gheorghe
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e95595. 2014
    ..No economic evaluation of WEPDs against any comparator has ever been conducted. The aim of the paper was to assess whether WEPDs are cost-effective in reducing SSI compared to standard care alone in the United Kingdom...
  4. pmc Inconsistencies in quality of life data collection in clinical trials: a potential source of bias? Interviews with research nurses and trialists
    Derek Kyte
    Primary Care and Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e76625. 2013
    ..Our objective was to investigate these reports, to determine if they represented isolated experiences, or were indicative of a potentially wider problem...
  5. pmc Informing Potential Participants about Research: Observational Study with an Embedded Randomized Controlled Trial
    Helen M Kirkby
    Medical Research Council Midland Hub for Trials Methodology Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit, School of Cancer Science, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e76435. 2013
    ..TO ASSESS: 1) the feasibility of electronic information provision; 2) gather evidence on the topics and level of detail of information potential research participant's accessed; 3) to assess satisfaction and understanding...
  6. pmc Centre selection for clinical trials and the generalisability of results: a mixed methods study
    Adrian Gheorghe
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e56560. 2013
    ..The aims of this study were to evaluate the factors which currently influence centre selection in RCTs and consider how generalisability considerations inform current and optimal practice...
  7. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and supportive care in patients with rare long-term neurological conditions
    Melanie Calvert
    School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Qual Life Res 22:1231-8. 2013
    ..Rare long-term neurological conditions (rLTNCs) may have significant impact on patients' health-related quality of life (HRQL); however, evidence is sparse. We assessed HRQL and access to supportive care in patients with rLTNCs...
  8. pmc Population health status of South Asian and African-Caribbean communities in the United Kingdom
    Melanie Calvert
    MRC Midland Hub for Trials Methodology Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:101. 2012
    ..It is unclear whether the health status in black and minority ethnic groups are comparable to these population health status data. The aim of this study was to evaluate health-status in South Asian and African-Caribbean populations...
  9. pmc Reduction of surgical site infection using a novel intervention (ROSSINI): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Thomas D Pinkney
    Surgical Registrar, West Midlands Deanery West Midlands Research Collaborative, UK
    Trials 12:217. 2011
    ..Whilst there is some encouraging evidence showing that such devices may lead to a reduction in SSI, there are no controlled trials of sufficient size or quality to support their routine use...
  10. pmc Using e-mail recruitment and an online questionnaire to establish effect size: A worked example
    Helen M Kirkby
    MRC Midlands Hub for Trials Methodology Research HTMR, School of Health and Population Science, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:89. 2011
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  11. pmc The use of interim data and Data Monitoring Committee recommendations in randomized controlled trial reports: frequency, implications and potential sources of bias
    Puvan Tharmanathan
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:12. 2008
    ..Data Monitoring Committees (DMCs) often undertake such analyses, but their widening role may lead to extended use of interim analysis or recommendations that could potentially bias trial results...
  12. ncbi request reprint The management of people with type 2 diabetes with hypoglycaemic agents in primary care: retrospective cohort study
    Melanie J Calvert
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Fam Pract 24:224-9. 2007
    ..Oral hypoglycaemic agents are typically the first pharmacological intervention used to improve glycaemic control...
  13. ncbi request reprint The impact of chronic heart failure on health-related quality of life data acquired in the baseline phase of the CARE-HF study
    Melanie J Calvert
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Primary Care Clinical Sciences Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Eur J Heart Fail 7:243-51. 2005
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Designing "Real-World" trials to meet the needs of health policy makers at marketing authorization
    Melanie Calvert
    Health Care Evaluation Group, School of Health and Population Sciences, Primary Care and Clinical Sciences Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:711-7. 2011
    ..This commentary uses practical examples to demonstrate how high-quality evidence of the cost-effectiveness of an intervention may be gained earlier in the development process...
  15. pmc Effect of the quality and outcomes framework on diabetes care in the United Kingdom: retrospective cohort study
    Melanie Calvert
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
    BMJ 338:b1870. 2009
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Evaluation of the management of heart failure in primary care
    Melanie J Calvert
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Fam Pract 26:145-53. 2009
    ..The extent to which guidelines for the treatment of heart failure are currently followed in primary care in the UK is unclear...
  17. pmc Management of type 2 diabetes with multiple oral hypoglycaemic agents or insulin in primary care: retrospective cohort study
    Melanie J Calvert
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham
    Br J Gen Pract 57:455-60. 2007
    ..Intensive glycaemic control can reduce the risk of microvascular complications in people with type 2 diabetes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Use of health-related quality of life in prescribing research. Part 1: why evaluate health-related quality of life?
    M J Calvert
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    J Clin Pharm Ther 28:513-21. 2003
    ..In addition we consider the potential role of HRQoL assessment in routine clinical practice, and its use in licensing and health technology appraisal...
  19. pmc The need for education on health related-quality of life
    Melanie J Calvert
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, UK
    BMC Med Educ 8:2. 2008
    ..This article describes the design, implementation and evaluation of a Special Study Module on Health-Related Quality of Life for undergraduate medical students at the University of Birmingham...
  20. pmc What factors predict differences in infant and perinatal mortality in primary care trusts in England? A prognostic model
    Nick Freemantle
    School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT
    BMJ 339:b2892. 2009
    ..To identify predictors of perinatal and infant mortality variations between primary care trusts (PCTs) and identify outlier trusts where outcomes were worse than expected...
  21. ncbi request reprint Striding forward or getting too big for their boots? The developing role of data monitoring committees in clinical trials
    P Tharmanathan
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    J Clin Pharm Ther 31:111-8. 2006
  22. ncbi request reprint Cardiac resynchronisation for patients with heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction -- a systematic review and meta-analysis
    N Freemantle
    Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Primary Care Clinical Sciences Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Eur J Heart Fail 8:433-40. 2006
    ..Our objective was to provide a valid synthesis of the effects of CRT on mortality, major morbidity, quality of life and implantation success rates...
  23. ncbi request reprint The long-term cost-effectiveness of cardiac resynchronization therapy with or without an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
    Guiqing Yao
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Eur Heart J 28:42-51. 2007
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of cardiac resynchronization therapy: results from the CARE-HF trial
    Melanie J Calvert
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, UK
    Eur Heart J 26:2681-8. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the incremental cost per quality adjusted life year (QALY) gained and incremental cost per life year gained of CRT plus medical therapy compared to medical therapy alone...
  25. ncbi request reprint Highlighting the need for better patient care in stable angina: results of the international Angina Treatment Patterns (ATP) Survey in 7074 patients
    Joanne L Eastaugh
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Primary Care and Clinical Sciences Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Fam Pract 22:43-50. 2005
    ..Stable angina is a growing problem worldwide. Diagnostic methods and treatment regimens are established but data on actual practice are sparse and pre-date current guidance...
  26. ncbi request reprint Predictors and treatment response with cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with heart failure characterized by dyssynchrony: a pre-defined analysis from the CARE-HF trial
    Matthew Richardson
    Health Care Evaluation Group, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Eur Heart J 28:1827-34. 2007
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of ECG abnormalities in an international survey of patients with suspected or confirmed heart failure at death or discharge
    Nasrin K Khan
    University of Hull, Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom
    Eur J Heart Fail 9:491-501. 2007
    ..Most patients suspected of having heart failure (HF) will get a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) but its utility for excluding HF or assisting in its management has rarely been investigated...