Alison M Elliott

Summary

Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Incongruous consultation behaviour: results from a UK-wide population survey
    Alison M Elliott
    Centre of Academic Primary Care Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, West Block Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 13:21. 2012
  2. pmc Symptom experience and subsequent mortality: results from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 study
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2AY, Scotland, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:158. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Use of exogenous hormones by women and lung cancer: evidence from the Royal College of General Practitioners' Oral Contraception Study
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Center, AB25 2AY Aberdeen, Scotland
    Contraception 73:331-5. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Weight change in adult life and health outcomes
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen AB25 2AY, United Kingdom
    Obes Res 13:1784-92. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Is chronic pain associated with subsequent cancer? A cohort record linkage study
    Alison M Elliott
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Eur J Pain 14:860-3. 2010
  6. pmc Chronic pain and health status: how do those not using healthcare services fare?
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen
    Br J Gen Pract 54:614-6. 2004
  7. pmc Revisiting the symptom iceberg in today's primary care: results from a UK population survey
    Alison M Elliott
    Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, AB25 2AY, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 12:16. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Is chronic pain a distinct diagnosis in primary care? Evidence arising from the Royal College of General Practitioners' Oral Contraception study
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2AY, UK
    Fam Pract 21:66-74. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Severe chronic pain is associated with increased 10 year mortality. A cohort record linkage study
    Nicola Torrance
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Eur J Pain 14:380-6. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Factors related to the onset and persistence of chronic back pain in the community: results from a general population follow-up study
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, UK
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1032-40. 2004

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Publications43

  1. pmc Incongruous consultation behaviour: results from a UK-wide population survey
    Alison M Elliott
    Centre of Academic Primary Care Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, West Block Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 13:21. 2012
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  2. pmc Symptom experience and subsequent mortality: results from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 study
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2AY, Scotland, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:158. 2006
    ..One study has suggested that the number of symptoms people experience may be an important predictor of mortality. This novel and potentially important finding may have important implications but needs to be tested in other cohorts...
  3. ncbi request reprint Use of exogenous hormones by women and lung cancer: evidence from the Royal College of General Practitioners' Oral Contraception Study
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Center, AB25 2AY Aberdeen, Scotland
    Contraception 73:331-5. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the risk of lung cancer among women who have used oral contraception or hormone replacement therapy (HRT), especially those exposed to both classes of exogenous hormones...
  4. ncbi request reprint Weight change in adult life and health outcomes
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen AB25 2AY, United Kingdom
    Obes Res 13:1784-92. 2005
    ..To investigate the relationship between weight change in adult life and subsequent mortality and cancer incidence in women...
  5. doi request reprint Is chronic pain associated with subsequent cancer? A cohort record linkage study
    Alison M Elliott
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Eur J Pain 14:860-3. 2010
    ..There were no significant differences between those with severe chronic pain compared to those with mild chronic pain. The findings suggest that those with chronic pain are not at a significantly increased risk of developing cancer...
  6. pmc Chronic pain and health status: how do those not using healthcare services fare?
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen
    Br J Gen Pract 54:614-6. 2004
    ..The findings suggest that there is little point in trying to detect and treat individuals not currently presenting to healthcare services with their pain...
  7. pmc Revisiting the symptom iceberg in today's primary care: results from a UK population survey
    Alison M Elliott
    Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, AB25 2AY, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 12:16. 2011
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Is chronic pain a distinct diagnosis in primary care? Evidence arising from the Royal College of General Practitioners' Oral Contraception study
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2AY, UK
    Fam Pract 21:66-74. 2004
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Severe chronic pain is associated with increased 10 year mortality. A cohort record linkage study
    Nicola Torrance
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Eur J Pain 14:380-6. 2010
    ..However, severe chronic pain is associated with increased risk of mortality, independent of socio-demographic factors...
  10. ncbi request reprint Factors related to the onset and persistence of chronic back pain in the community: results from a general population follow-up study
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, UK
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1032-40. 2004
    ..We compared the prevalence of chronic back pain (CBP) at two points 4 years apart and examined socio-demographic, health, and pain-related factors associated with its onset and persistence...
  11. pmc Mortality among contraceptive pill users: cohort evidence from Royal College of General Practitioners' Oral Contraception Study
    Philip C Hannaford
    Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen AB25 2AY
    BMJ 340:c927. 2010
    ..To see if the mortality risk among women who have used oral contraceptives differs from that of never users...
  12. ncbi request reprint The use of medication for chronic pain in primary care, and the potential for intervention by a practice-based pharmacist
    M Elaine McDermott
    Pain Management Clinic, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK
    Fam Pract 23:46-52. 2006
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  13. ncbi request reprint The 'number needed to sample' in primary care research. Comparison of two primary care sampling frames for chronic back pain
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Fam Pract 22:205-14. 2005
    ..For most conditions, even a large population sample will yield a small number of cases, yet other sampling techniques risk problems with extrapolation of findings...
  14. pmc Pain and subsequent mortality and cancer among women in the Royal College of General Practitioners Oral Contraception Study
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2AY
    Br J Gen Pract 53:45-6. 2003
    ..75), and a higher risk of subsequent cancer among women reporting head or abdomen pain. Given the high prevalence of pain symptoms, these findings may be important, and warrant further research...
  15. pmc Impact of lifestyle in middle-aged women on mortality: evidence from the Royal College of General Practitioners' Oral Contraception Study
    Lisa Iversen
    Section of Primary Care, Centre of Academic Primary Care, College of Life Sciences and Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
    Br J Gen Pract 60:563-9. 2010
    ..Although many individuals have multiple lifestyle risk factors, few studies have investigated the impact of lifestyle risk factor combinations among women...
  16. doi request reprint Potential Pain Management Programmes in primary care. A UK-wide questionnaire and Delphi survey of experts
    Nicola Torrance
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Fam Pract 28:41-8. 2011
    ..Secondary care- or private sector-based Pain Management Programmes (PMPs) offering intensive multidisciplinary approaches have been found to improve participants' physical performance and psychological well-being...
  17. pmc Cancer risk among users of oral contraceptives: cohort data from the Royal College of General Practitioner's oral contraception study
    Philip C Hannaford
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2AY
    BMJ 335:651. 2007
    ..To examine the absolute risks or benefits on cancer associated with oral contraception, using incident data...
  18. ncbi request reprint Tubal sterilization, all-cause death, and cancer among women in the United Kingdom: evidence from the Royal College of General Practitioners' Oral Contraception Study
    Lisa Iversen
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen School of Medicine, Aberdeen, UK
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:447.e1-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between tubal sterilization and subsequent all-cause death and the risk of any gynecologic and breast cancer in women in the United Kingdom...
  19. ncbi request reprint Third mailings in epidemiological studies: are they really necessary?
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2AY, UK
    Fam Pract 20:592-4. 2003
    ..Whether or not third mailings are appropriate or worthwhile in postal epidemiological studies has not been thoroughly investigated and requires examination...
  20. pmc Assessing change in chronic pain severity: the chronic pain grade compared with retrospective perceptions
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre
    Br J Gen Pract 52:269-74. 2002
    ..How the two methods compare is not known...
  21. pmc Ascertaining the size of the symptom iceberg in a UK-wide community-based survey
    Anne McAteer
    Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
    Br J Gen Pract 61:e1-11. 2011
    ..The size of the iceberg for many symptoms is unknown, as is their association with personal characteristics, including history of a chronic disease...
  22. pmc Increased mortality among women with Rose angina who have not presented with ischaemic heart disease
    Vicci Owen-Smith
    Centre for Primary Care and Epidemiology, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2AY
    Br J Gen Pract 53:784-9. 2003
    ..Little is known about the clinical importance of disease that is not presented to healthcare services...
  23. pmc Long term effects of hysterectomy on mortality: nested cohort study
    Lisa Iversen
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen AB25 2AY
    BMJ 330:1482. 2005
    ..To investigate the long term risk (mean > 20 years) of death from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer in women who had or had not had a hysterectomy...
  24. pmc Experiences and perceptions of people with headache: a qualitative study
    Deborah A Leiper
    Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Westburn Road, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZN, Scotland, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 7:27. 2006
    ..The aim of this paper was to explore the perceptions and experiences of individuals with headache and their experiences of associated healthcare and treatment...
  25. doi request reprint What Do We Mean by "Older Adults' Persistent Pain Self-management"? A Concept Analysis
    Carrie Stewart
    Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Pain Med 15:214-24. 2014
    ..Poorly defined concepts can result in misunderstandings in the clinical setting and can hinder research through difficulties identifying or measuring the concept...
  26. ncbi request reprint Active self-management of chronic pain in the community
    Blair H Smith
    Pain 113:249-50. 2005
  27. ncbi request reprint Data from a study of effectiveness suggested potential prognostic factors related to the patterns of shoulder pain
    Xiaohong Zheng
    Department of Information Services, King Edward VII Hospital, St Leonards Road, Windsor, Berks, SL4 3DP, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:823-30. 2005
    ..Shoulder pain is a common complaint in primary care, and the factors associated with persisting shoulder pain are varied. We therefore explored prognostic factors associated with shoulder pain problems...
  28. pmc The impact of helminths on the response to immunization and on the incidence of infection and disease in childhood in Uganda: design of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, factorial trial of deworming interventions delivered in pregnancy and e
    Alison M Elliott
    Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, Uganda
    Clin Trials 4:42-57. 2007
    ..These effects might develop in utero, through exposure to maternal helminth infections, or through direct exposure in later life...
  29. ncbi request reprint Why does HIV infection not lead to disseminated strongyloidiasis?
    Mark E Viney
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    J Infect Dis 190:2175-80. 2004
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  30. ncbi request reprint Helminth infection is not associated with faster progression of HIV disease in coinfected adults in Uganda
    Michael Brown
    Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, United Kingdom
    J Infect Dis 190:1869-79. 2004
    ..We studied a cohort of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adults in Uganda who were not receiving antiretroviral therapy, to explore the impact of helminths on HIV progression in areas where antiretrovirals are not available...
  31. ncbi request reprint Eosinophilia and progression to active tuberculosis in HIV-1-infected Ugandans
    Alison M Elliott
    Virus Research Institute, PO Box 49, Entebbe, Uganda
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 97:477-80. 2003
    ..Eosinophilia is most likely to be indicative of a type 2 immune response induced by helminth infection in this Ugandan cohort, but the mechanism of the observed association between eosinophilia and risk of TB remains to be determined...
  32. ncbi request reprint Screening for intestinal helminth infection in a semi-urban cohort of pregnant women in Uganda
    Joseph W Bukusuba
    Uganda Virus Research Institute, PO Box 49, Entebbe, Uganda
    Trop Doct 34:27-8. 2004
  33. ncbi request reprint Associations between helminth infection and CD4+ T cell count, viral load and cytokine responses in HIV-1-infected Ugandan adults
    Alison M Elliott
    Uganda Virus Research Institute, P O Box 49, Entebbe, Uganda
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 97:103-8. 2003
    ..The possibility that chronic helminth infection may suppress HIV replication and that effects on HIV replication may vary during helminth infection and treatment should be considered...
  34. ncbi request reprint HIV risk perception and prevalence in a program for prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission: comparison of women who accept voluntary counseling and testing and those tested anonymously
    Harriet Mpairwe
    Uganda Virus Research Institute and Entebbe General Hospital, Entebbe, Uganda
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 39:354-8. 2005
    ..To determine whether data from voluntary counseling and testing (VCT)/prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs can be used for HIV surveillance...
  35. pmc Rate and amplification of drug resistance among previously-treated patients with tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda
    Beth Temple
    Medical Research Council Uganda Virus Research Institute, Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Entebbe, Uganda
    Clin Infect Dis 47:1126-34. 2008
    ..There is a need to measure the extent of and risk factors for drug resistance in such patients...
  36. ncbi request reprint Primary care epidemiology: its scope and purpose
    Philip C Hannaford
    Fam Pract 23:1-7. 2006
  37. doi request reprint The association of split hand foot malformation (SHFM) and congenital heart defects
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 82:425-34. 2008
    ..SHFM occurs as an isolated finding or in association with other anomalies, including congenital heart defects (CHDs)...
  38. pmc Uptake of HIV and syphilis testing of pregnant women and their male partners in a programme for prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Uganda
    Dennison Kizito
    Medical Research Council Uganda Virus Research Institute MRC UVRI, Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Entebbe, Uganda
    Trop Med Int Health 13:680-2. 2008
    ..To describe uptake of HIV and syphilis testing in a prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programme in Uganda...
  39. pmc Skin prick test reactivity to common allergens among women in Entebbe, Uganda
    Harriet Mpairwe
    MRC UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Uganda Virus Research Institute, P O Box 49, Entebbe, Uganda
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:367-73. 2008
    ..14, 95% CI 0.03-0.69); women with a history of asthma were less likely to have hookworm (adjusted odds ratio 0.24, 95% CI 0.07-0.81) but this association was weaker for women with a history of eczema. [Clinical Trial No. ISRCTN32849447]...
  40. pmc Use of antenatal services and delivery care in Entebbe, Uganda: a community survey
    Carolyn J Tann
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 7:23. 2007
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  41. pmc Associations between mild-to-moderate anaemia in pregnancy and helminth, malaria and HIV infection in Entebbe, Uganda
    Lawrence Muhangi
    MRC UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Uganda Virus Research Institute, P O Box 49, Entebbe, Uganda
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:899-907. 2007
    ..This result may relate to relatively good nutrition and low helminth infection intensity. These findings are pertinent to estimating the disease burden of helminths and other infections in pregnancy. [Clinical Trial No. ISRCTN32849447]...
  42. ncbi request reprint Clinical and epidemiological findings in patients with central ray deficiency: split hand foot malformation (SHFM) in Manitoba, Canada
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba, 770 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Am J Med Genet A 140:1428-39. 2006
    ..Two had deletions involving 9q and 5p respectively. Unlike some other studies, we did not find an excess of males or right-sided defects and only two of the cases--two sisters--were related...
  43. pmc Plasmodium falciparum and helminth coinfection in a semi urban population of pregnant women in Uganda
    Stephen D Hillier
    The University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    J Infect Dis 198:920-7. 2008
    ..Recent studies suggest helminth infections may increase susceptibility to Plasmodium falciparum infection. If confirmed, this increased susceptibility could be particularly important during pregnancy-induced immunosuppression...