Ho Dickinson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Newcastle
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Telomere length predicts poststroke mortality, dementia, and cognitive decline
    Carmen Martin-Ruiz
    Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Ann Neurol 60:174-80. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Self-reported quality of life of 8-12-year-old children with cerebral palsy: a cross-sectional European study
    Heather O Dickinson
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Lancet 369:2171-8. 2007
  3. pmc Predictors of drop-out in a multi-centre longitudinal study of participation and quality of life of children with cerebral palsy
    Heather O Dickinson
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP, UK
    BMC Res Notes 5:300. 2012
  4. pmc Are there valid proxy measures of clinical behaviour? A systematic review
    Susan Hrisos
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, 21 Claremont Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4AA, UK
    Implement Sci 4:37. 2009
  5. pmc Study protocol: determinants of participation and quality of life of adolescents with cerebral palsy: a longitudinal study (SPARCLE2)
    Allan F Colver
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:280. 2010
  6. pmc Methods underpinning national clinical guidelines for hypertension: describing the evidence shortfall
    Fiona Campbell
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Centre for Health Services Research, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4AA, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:47. 2006
  7. pmc Response rates in postal surveys of healthcare professionals between 1996 and 2005: an observational study
    Julia V Cook
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, 21 Claremont Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4AA, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:160. 2009
  8. pmc Statistical considerations in a systematic review of proxy measures of clinical behaviour
    Heather O Dickinson
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, 21 Claremont Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4AA, UK
    Implement Sci 5:20. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Relaxation therapies for the management of primary hypertension in adults: a Cochrane review
    Ho Dickinson
    Newcastle University, Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    J Hum Hypertens 22:809-20. 2008
  10. pmc Assessment of data quality in a multi-centre cross-sectional study of participation and quality of life of children with cerebral palsy
    Heather Dickinson
    School of Population and Health Sciences, Newcastle University, 21 Claremont Place, Newcastle, NE2 4AA, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:273. 2006

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Telomere length predicts poststroke mortality, dementia, and cognitive decline
    Carmen Martin-Ruiz
    Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Ann Neurol 60:174-80. 2006
    ..Early identification of those at risk is highly desirable to target interventions for secondary prevention. Telomere length in peripheral blood mononuclear cells was tested as prognostic risk marker...
  2. ncbi request reprint Self-reported quality of life of 8-12-year-old children with cerebral palsy: a cross-sectional European study
    Heather O Dickinson
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Lancet 369:2171-8. 2007
    ..Little is known about the quality of life (QoL) of disabled children. We describe self-reported QoL of children with cerebral palsy, factors that influence it, and how it compares with QoL of the general population...
  3. pmc Predictors of drop-out in a multi-centre longitudinal study of participation and quality of life of children with cerebral palsy
    Heather O Dickinson
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP, UK
    BMC Res Notes 5:300. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Are there valid proxy measures of clinical behaviour? A systematic review
    Susan Hrisos
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, 21 Claremont Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4AA, UK
    Implement Sci 4:37. 2009
    ..In particular, the accuracy of medical record review, clinician self-reported and patient-reported behaviour was assessed relative to directly observed behaviour...
  5. pmc Study protocol: determinants of participation and quality of life of adolescents with cerebral palsy: a longitudinal study (SPARCLE2)
    Allan F Colver
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:280. 2010
    ....
  6. pmc Methods underpinning national clinical guidelines for hypertension: describing the evidence shortfall
    Fiona Campbell
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Centre for Health Services Research, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4AA, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:47. 2006
    ..To be useful, clinical practice guidelines need to be evidence based; otherwise they will not achieve the validity, reliability and credibility required for implementation...
  7. pmc Response rates in postal surveys of healthcare professionals between 1996 and 2005: an observational study
    Julia V Cook
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, 21 Claremont Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4AA, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:160. 2009
    ....
  8. pmc Statistical considerations in a systematic review of proxy measures of clinical behaviour
    Heather O Dickinson
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, 21 Claremont Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4AA, UK
    Implement Sci 5:20. 2010
    ..The evidence about the relationship between direct and proxy methods of assessing clinical behaviour is weak...
  9. doi request reprint Relaxation therapies for the management of primary hypertension in adults: a Cochrane review
    Ho Dickinson
    Newcastle University, Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    J Hum Hypertens 22:809-20. 2008
    ..Some of the apparent benefit of relaxation was probably due to aspects of treatment unrelated to relaxation...
  10. pmc Assessment of data quality in a multi-centre cross-sectional study of participation and quality of life of children with cerebral palsy
    Heather Dickinson
    School of Population and Health Sciences, Newcastle University, 21 Claremont Place, Newcastle, NE2 4AA, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:273. 2006
    ..The objective of this report is to assess data quality, in particular heterogeneity between regions, family and item non-response and potential for bias...
  11. pmc Sex ratio in relation to fathers' occupations
    H O Dickinson
    University of Newcastle, Department of Child Health, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Occup Environ Med 54:868-72. 1997
    ..To investigate whether the sex ratio of children varies between fathers of different occupations...
  12. ncbi request reprint Paternal preconceptional irradiation, population mixing and solid tumors in the children of radiation workers (England)
    H O Dickinson
    Department of Child Health, University of Newcastle, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Cancer Causes Control 13:183-9. 2002
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  13. pmc Population mixing and childhood leukaemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in census wards in England and Wales, 1966-87
    Heather O Dickinson
    North of England Children s Cancer Research Unit, Department of Child Health, University of Newcastle, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK
    Br J Cancer 86:1411-3. 2002
    ..9, 95%CI: 1.2-2.9, P<0.01). This significant effect was observed only in urban areas, although a marked but non-significant effect was seen in affluent, rural areas...
  14. ncbi request reprint Deprivation and stillbirth risk in rural and urban areas
    Heather O Dickinson
    Department of Child Health, University of Newcastle, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 16:249-54. 2002
    ..Urban/rural differences in risk were not explained by individual social class, community deprivation or overcrowding and have persisted over a 40-year time period...
  15. doi request reprint Access of children with cerebral palsy to the physical, social and attitudinal environment they need: a cross-sectional European study
    Allan F Colver
    Department of Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 33:28-35. 2011
    ..We explored whether this convention was respected for disabled children in Europe...
  16. ncbi request reprint Leukaemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in children of male Sellafield radiation workers
    Heather O Dickinson
    North of England Children s Cancer Research Unit, Department of Child Health, University of Newcastle, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 99:437-44. 2002
    ..The possibility remains that paternal preconceptional irradiation may be a risk factor for leukaemia/non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and this effect may not be confined to Seascale...
  17. ncbi request reprint Thalamic D2 receptors in dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson's disease, and Parkinson's disease dementia
    Margaret A Piggott
    IAH Research Laboratories, Institute for Ageing and Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle General Hospital, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 10:231-44. 2007
    ..D2 receptor binding did not vary with cognitive decline (MMSE) or visual hallucinations, but was significantly higher with increased extrapyramidal symptoms...
  18. ncbi request reprint Homocysteine and post-stroke cognitive decline
    Elise N Rowan
    Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Age Ageing 36:339-43. 2007
  19. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle interventions or drugs for patients with essential hypertension: a systematic review
    Donald J Nicolson
    National Guidelines Research and Development Unit, Centre for Health Services Research, 21 Claremont Place, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4AA, UK
    J Hypertens 22:2043-8. 2004
    ..To compare the effectiveness of lifestyle and drug interventions for treating patients with essential hypertension...
  20. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle interventions to reduce raised blood pressure: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    Heather O Dickinson
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Centre for Health Services Research, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    J Hypertens 24:215-33. 2006
    ..To quantify effectiveness of lifestyle interventions for hypertension...
  21. ncbi request reprint Childhood cancer in relation to infections in the community during pregnancy and around the time of birth
    Tibor A Nyari
    North of England Children s Cancer Research Unit, Department of Child Health, University of Newcastle, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 104:772-7. 2003
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  22. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of adverse pregnancy outcomes around hazardous industrial sites in Cumbria, north-west England, 1950-93
    Trevor J B Dummer
    School of Clinical Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Sir James Spence Institute, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, UK
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 17:250-5. 2003
    ..However, effective environmental monitoring of industrial processes is required to enable studies to investigate the potential health risks of industrial pollution...
  23. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle interventions to prevent osteoporotic fractures: a systematic review
    Catherine A Lock
    Center for Health Services Research, School of Population and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 Claremont Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4AA, UK
    Osteoporos Int 17:20-8. 2006
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  24. ncbi request reprint The diabetogenic potential of thiazide-type diuretic and beta-blocker combinations in patients with hypertension
    James M Mason
    School for Health, University of Durham, Queen s Campus, Wolfson Research Unit, University Boulevard, Stockton on Tees, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    J Hypertens 23:1777-81. 2005
    ..Thiazide-type diuretics (thiazides) and beta-blockers have been individually implicated, but these drugs are frequently combined, and the magnitude of risk associated with their combined use has not been quantified...
  25. ncbi request reprint Leukaemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in children of Sellafield male radiation workers
    Heather O Dickinson
    Int J Cancer 101:100. 2002
  26. doi request reprint Parent-reported quality of life of children with cerebral palsy in Europe
    Catherine Arnaud
    National Institute of Health and Medical Research, U558, Research Unit on Perinatal Epidemiology, Child Health and Development, Toulouse University III Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
    Pediatrics 121:54-64. 2008
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  27. ncbi request reprint Psychological problems in children with cerebral palsy: a cross-sectional European study
    Jackie Parkes
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen s University Belfast, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:405-13. 2008
    ..To describe psychological symptoms in 8-12-year-old children with cerebral palsy; to investigate predictors of these symptoms and their impact on the child and family...
  28. ncbi request reprint Determinants of child-parent agreement in quality-of-life reports: a European study of children with cerebral palsy
    Melanie White-Koning
    Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale, U558, Faculte de Medecine, 37 Allees Jules Guesde, 31073 Toulouse Cedex, France
    Pediatrics 120:e804-14. 2007
    ..We examined whether child characteristics, severity of impairment, socioeconomic factors, and parental stress were associated with parent proxy reports being respectively higher or lower than child self-reports of quality of life...
  29. pmc The causes of childhood leukaemia
    Heather O Dickinson
    BMJ 330:1279-80. 2005
  30. ncbi request reprint Adverse pregnancy outcomes near landfill sites in Cumbria, northwest England, 1950--1993
    Trevor J B Dummer
    School of Social Science, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Arch Environ Health 58:692-8. 2003
    ..Further research incorporating actual pollution data collected around landfill sites and the examination of both lethal and nonlethal congenital anomalies is recommended..
  31. ncbi request reprint Use and abuse of statistics in nursing research
    Heather O Dickinson
    J Adv Nurs 39:405-7. 2002