C McCowan

Summary

Affiliation: University of Dundee
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc What do we know about who does and does not attend general health checks? Findings from a narrative scoping review
    Ruth Dryden
    Social Dimensions of Health Institute, 11 Airlie Place, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:723. 2012
  2. doi Use of aspirin post-diagnosis in a cohort of patients with colorectal cancer and its association with all-cause and colorectal cancer specific mortality
    C McCowan
    Division of Population Health Sciences, Medical Research Institute, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
    Eur J Cancer 49:1049-57. 2013
  3. ncbi An observational study of psychotropic drug use and initiation in older patients resident in their own home or in care
    Colin McCowan
    Division of Population Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Age Ageing 42:51-6. 2013
  4. pmc A cluster randomised stepped wedge trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a multifaceted information technology-based intervention in reducing high-risk prescribing of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antiplatelets in primary medical care: the DQ
    Tobias Dreischulte
    Tayside Medicines Unit, NHS Tayside, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Implement Sci 7:24. 2012
  5. pmc Quality and safety of medication use in primary care: consensus validation of a new set of explicit medication assessment criteria and prioritisation of topics for improvement
    Tobias Dreischulte
    Tayside Medicines Unit, NHS Tayside, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee, Scotland, DD2 4BF, UK
    BMC Clin Pharmacol 12:5. 2012
  6. ncbi Lessons from a randomized controlled trial designed to evaluate computer decision support software to improve the management of asthma
    C McCowan
    University of Dundee, Tayside Centre for General Practice, UK
    Med Inform Internet Med 26:191-201. 2001
  7. pmc Cohort study of adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy, breast cancer recurrence and mortality
    B Makubate
    Division of Population Health Sciences, Medical Research Institute, University of Dundee, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Br J Cancer 108:1515-24. 2013
  8. pmc Cross-sectional observations on the natural history of asthma
    R G Neville
    Tayside Centre for General Practice, University of Dundee, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4AD
    Br J Gen Pract 51:361-5. 2001
  9. doi The effect of aerobic exercise on treatment-related acute toxicity in men receiving radical external beam radiotherapy for localised prostate cancer
    G Kapur
    Tayside Cancer Centre, Ninewells Hospital, and Health Informatics Centre, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 19:643-7. 2010
  10. ncbi Aspirin use and survival after the diagnosis of breast cancer: a population-based cohort study
    D M Fraser
    Division of Population Health Sciences, Medical Research Institute, University of Dundee, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Br J Cancer 111:623-7. 2014

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Publications15

  1. pmc What do we know about who does and does not attend general health checks? Findings from a narrative scoping review
    Ruth Dryden
    Social Dimensions of Health Institute, 11 Airlie Place, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:723. 2012
    ..This literature review explores the socio-demographic, clinical and social cognitive characteristics of those who do and do not engage with general health checks or preventive health checks for cardiovascular disease...
  2. doi Use of aspirin post-diagnosis in a cohort of patients with colorectal cancer and its association with all-cause and colorectal cancer specific mortality
    C McCowan
    Division of Population Health Sciences, Medical Research Institute, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
    Eur J Cancer 49:1049-57. 2013
    ..Aspirin is associated with a reduced risk of developing colorectal cancer. This study examined whether patients with colorectal cancer prescribed aspirin had improved survival...
  3. ncbi An observational study of psychotropic drug use and initiation in older patients resident in their own home or in care
    Colin McCowan
    Division of Population Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Age Ageing 42:51-6. 2013
    ..to compare the prescription of psychotropic medications for patients living in care homes with that for patients living at home...
  4. pmc A cluster randomised stepped wedge trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a multifaceted information technology-based intervention in reducing high-risk prescribing of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antiplatelets in primary medical care: the DQ
    Tobias Dreischulte
    Tayside Medicines Unit, NHS Tayside, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Implement Sci 7:24. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Quality and safety of medication use in primary care: consensus validation of a new set of explicit medication assessment criteria and prioritisation of topics for improvement
    Tobias Dreischulte
    Tayside Medicines Unit, NHS Tayside, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee, Scotland, DD2 4BF, UK
    BMC Clin Pharmacol 12:5. 2012
    ....
  6. ncbi Lessons from a randomized controlled trial designed to evaluate computer decision support software to improve the management of asthma
    C McCowan
    University of Dundee, Tayside Centre for General Practice, UK
    Med Inform Internet Med 26:191-201. 2001
    ..To investigate whether computer decision support software used in the management of patients with asthma improves clinical outcomes...
  7. pmc Cohort study of adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy, breast cancer recurrence and mortality
    B Makubate
    Division of Population Health Sciences, Medical Research Institute, University of Dundee, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Br J Cancer 108:1515-24. 2013
    ..Adjuvant endocrine therapy is recommended for women with oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, but many women do not take the medication as directed and they stop treatment before completing the standard 5-year duration...
  8. pmc Cross-sectional observations on the natural history of asthma
    R G Neville
    Tayside Centre for General Practice, University of Dundee, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4AD
    Br J Gen Pract 51:361-5. 2001
    ..Asthma is a major health care problem that affects all ages. It is uncertain whether asthma is a single clinical entity or a grouping of separate clinical syndromes that share a common set of treatment guidelines...
  9. doi The effect of aerobic exercise on treatment-related acute toxicity in men receiving radical external beam radiotherapy for localised prostate cancer
    G Kapur
    Tayside Cancer Centre, Ninewells Hospital, and Health Informatics Centre, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 19:643-7. 2010
    ..Keeping active and being asked to adhere to a well-defined exercise schedule appears to reduce the severity of rectal toxicity during radiotherapy to the prostate...
  10. ncbi Aspirin use and survival after the diagnosis of breast cancer: a population-based cohort study
    D M Fraser
    Division of Population Health Sciences, Medical Research Institute, University of Dundee, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Br J Cancer 111:623-7. 2014
    ..Aspirin use has been associated with a reduced cancer incidence and fewer deaths from cancer. This study examined whether women with breast cancer prescribed aspirin postdiagnosis had improved survival...
  11. pmc Factors associated with mortality in Scottish patients receiving methadone in primary care: retrospective cohort study
    C McCowan
    Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee DD2 4BF
    BMJ 338:b2225. 2009
    ..To assess predictors of mortality in a population of people prescribed methadone...
  12. pmc Cohort study examining tamoxifen adherence and its relationship to mortality in women with breast cancer
    C McCowan
    Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Br J Cancer 99:1763-8. 2008
    ..A significant proportion of women have low adherence to tamoxifen and are at increased risk of death...
  13. doi Prevalence and outcomes of use of potentially inappropriate medicines in older people: cohort study stratified by residence in nursing home or in the community
    K Barnett
    Division of Clinical and Population Sciences and Education, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:275-81. 2011
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  14. doi Evaluation of a fatigue initiative: information on exercise for patients receiving cancer treatment
    P M Windsor
    Department of Clinical Oncology, Tayside Cancer Centre, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, Scotland DD1 9SY, UK
    Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 21:473-82. 2009
    ....
  15. ncbi Diagnosis of left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD): development and validation of a clinical prediction rule in primary care
    T Fahey
    Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Mackenzie Building, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Fam Pract 24:628-35. 2007
    ..Diagnosing suspected left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in the community is a challenge for GPs. We developed and validated a clinical prediction rule (CPR) for LVSD based on history, examination and electrocardiogram (ECG)...