M E McMurdo

Summary

Affiliation: University of Dundee
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Do pedometers increase physical activity in sedentary older women? A randomized controlled trial
    Marion E T McMurdo
    Ageing and Health, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:2099-106. 2010
  2. pmc Social, environmental and psychological factors associated with objective physical activity levels in the over 65s
    Marion E T McMurdo
    Ageing and Health, University of Dundee, Dundee, Tayside, Scotland
    PLoS ONE 7:e31878. 2012
  3. pmc Validation of an individualised quality of life measure in older day hospital patients
    Miles D Witham
    Section of Ageing and Health, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:27. 2008
  4. pmc The feasibility of using pedometers and brief advice to increase activity in sedentary older women--a pilot study
    Jacqui A Sugden
    Section of Ageing and Health, Division of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:169. 2008
  5. pmc When "no" might not quite mean "no"; the importance of informed and meaningful non-consent: results from a survey of individuals refusing participation in a health-related research project
    Brian Williams
    Section of Public Health, Division of Community Health Sciences, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:59. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Does ingestion of cranberry juice reduce symptomatic urinary tract infections in older people in hospital? A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Marion E T McMurdo
    Section of Ageing and Health, Division of Medicine and Therapeutics, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
    Age Ageing 34:256-61. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Falls, bones and the primary care team
    Marion E McMurdo
    Department of Medicine, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
    Eur J Gen Pract 9:10-2. 2003
  8. pmc Cranberry or trimethoprim for the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections? A randomized controlled trial in older women
    Marion E T McMurdo
    Ageing and Health, Division of Medicine and Therapeutics, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 9SY, Scotland, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 63:389-95. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Should oral nutritional supplementation be given to undernourished older people upon hospital discharge? A controlled trial
    Marion E T McMurdo
    Ageing and Health, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:2239-45. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint 'Guideline for the prevention of falls in older persons': essential reading
    Marion E T McMurdo
    Ageing and Health, Department of Medicine, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
    Age Ageing 31:13-4. 2002

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  1. doi request reprint Do pedometers increase physical activity in sedentary older women? A randomized controlled trial
    Marion E T McMurdo
    Ageing and Health, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:2099-106. 2010
    ..To determine the effectiveness of a behavior change intervention (BCI) with or without a pedometer in increasing physical activity in sedentary older women...
  2. pmc Social, environmental and psychological factors associated with objective physical activity levels in the over 65s
    Marion E T McMurdo
    Ageing and Health, University of Dundee, Dundee, Tayside, Scotland
    PLoS ONE 7:e31878. 2012
    ..To assess physical activity levels objectively using accelerometers in community dwelling over 65 s and to examine associations with health, social, environmental and psychological factors...
  3. pmc Validation of an individualised quality of life measure in older day hospital patients
    Miles D Witham
    Section of Ageing and Health, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:27. 2008
    ..To test the ease of use, reliability, responsiveness and construct validity of the Patient Generated Index, an individualised quality of life score, in older people attending a Medicine for Older People Day Hospital...
  4. pmc The feasibility of using pedometers and brief advice to increase activity in sedentary older women--a pilot study
    Jacqui A Sugden
    Section of Ageing and Health, Division of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:169. 2008
    ..The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility of the use of pedometers plus a theory-based intervention to assist sedentary older women to accumulate increasing amounts of physical activity, mainly through walking...
  5. pmc When "no" might not quite mean "no"; the importance of informed and meaningful non-consent: results from a survey of individuals refusing participation in a health-related research project
    Brian Williams
    Section of Public Health, Division of Community Health Sciences, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:59. 2007
    ..In this study we investigated the reasons why older people choose not to participate in a research project...
  6. ncbi request reprint Does ingestion of cranberry juice reduce symptomatic urinary tract infections in older people in hospital? A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Marion E T McMurdo
    Section of Ageing and Health, Division of Medicine and Therapeutics, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
    Age Ageing 34:256-61. 2005
    ..cranberry juice is often given to older people in hospital to prevent urinary tract infection (UTI), although there is little evidence to support its use...
  7. ncbi request reprint Falls, bones and the primary care team
    Marion E McMurdo
    Department of Medicine, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
    Eur J Gen Pract 9:10-2. 2003
    ..Responsibility for injury prevention extends beyond general practice, but the primary care team must be prepared to play its part...
  8. pmc Cranberry or trimethoprim for the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections? A randomized controlled trial in older women
    Marion E T McMurdo
    Ageing and Health, Division of Medicine and Therapeutics, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 9SY, Scotland, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 63:389-95. 2009
    ..To compare the effectiveness of cranberry extract with low-dose trimethoprim in the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in older women...
  9. doi request reprint Should oral nutritional supplementation be given to undernourished older people upon hospital discharge? A controlled trial
    Marion E T McMurdo
    Ageing and Health, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:2239-45. 2009
    ..To determine whether the oral nutritional supplementation of undernourished older people upon discharge from hospital improves muscle function and reduces disability...
  10. ncbi request reprint 'Guideline for the prevention of falls in older persons': essential reading
    Marion E T McMurdo
    Ageing and Health, Department of Medicine, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
    Age Ageing 31:13-4. 2002
  11. doi request reprint Improving recruitment of older people to research through good practice
    Marion E T McMurdo
    Ageing and Health, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, UK
    Age Ageing 40:659-65. 2011
    ..Increasing the participation of older people in research will improve the generalisability of research findings and inform best practice in the clinical management of the growing older population...
  12. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of fall prevention strategies in old peoples' homes
    M E McMurdo
    Section of Ageing and Health, Department of Medicine, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
    Gerontology 46:83-7. 2000
    ..A small number of fall prevention trials in cognitively intact community-dwelling older people have been effective. This study set out to examine the preventability of falls in older people living in institutional care...
  13. pmc Effect of perindopril on physical function in elderly people with functional impairment: a randomized controlled trial
    Deepa Sumukadas
    Section of Ageing and Health, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    CMAJ 177:867-74. 2007
    ..We sought to examine the effect of the angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitor perindopril on physical function in elderly people with functional impairment who had no heart failure or left ventricular systolic dysfunction...
  14. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and health in old age
    M E McMurdo
    Department of Medicine, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School
    Scott Med J 42:154-5. 1997
    ..This article will highlight some recent advances in knowledge. It will explore common myths that discourage the largely sedentary older population of the UK from changing their exercise habits...
  15. ncbi request reprint A survey of attitudes and knowledge of geriatricians to driving in elderly patients
    N D Gillespie
    Department of Medicine, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
    Age Ageing 28:53-7. 1999
    ..To assess the attitudes of consultant members of the British Geriatrics Society to elderly patients driving motor vehicles...
  16. ncbi request reprint Defining the nutritional status and dietary intake of older heart failure patients
    Rosemary J G Price
    Section of Ageing and Health, Division of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 6:178-83. 2007
    ..Little information exists about diet in the management of heart failure...
  17. ncbi request reprint Nutritional supplementation of very old people at hospital discharge increases muscle strength: a randomised controlled trial
    Rosemary Price
    Division of Medicine and Therapeutics, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Gerontology 51:179-85. 2005
    ..Undernutrition is common in older people admitted to hospital, but little is known about how nutritional state changes after discharge...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effect of a seated exercise program to improve physical function and health status in frail patients > or = 70 years of age with heart failure
    Miles D Witham
    Section of Ageing and Health and Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, United Kingdom
    Am J Cardiol 95:1120-4. 2005
    ..Six-minute walk distance and quality of life did not change between groups, but daily activity as measured by accelerometry increased in the exercise group relative to the control group...
  19. ncbi request reprint Predictors of exercise capacity and everyday activity in older heart failure patients
    Miles D Witham
    Section of Ageing and Health, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
    Eur J Heart Fail 8:203-7. 2006
    ..Exercise capacity and daily activity are key outcomes for older, frail heart failure patients. Little is known about the determinants of these outcomes in this patient group...
  20. ncbi request reprint Sarcopenia--a potential target for Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition?
    Deepa Sumukadas
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Gerontology 52:237-42. 2006
    ..We describe the literature to support our hypothesis that sarcopenia may be a potential therapeutic target for ACE inhibitors...
  21. ncbi request reprint A personalized snack-based intervention for hip fracture patients: development, feasibility and acceptability
    Rosemary J G Price
    Section of Ageing and Health, Division of Medicine and Therapeutics, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
    J Hum Nutr Diet 19:139-45. 2006
    ..Undernutrition is common in older people admitted to hospital with hip fracture. Oral supplementation with sip feeds may be provided but compliance is a major problem...
  22. ncbi request reprint B-type natriuretic peptide is associated with mortality in older functionally impaired patients
    Miles D Witham
    Section of Aging and Health, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1991-5. 2005
    ..To determine the predictive power of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) regarding death in older, functionally impaired patients with multiple comorbidity...
  23. ncbi request reprint Change in the use of renin-angiotensin system blockers in older patients fulfilling the HOPE criteria
    Deepa Sumukadas
    University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, DD1 9SY, UK
    J Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone Syst 6:161-2. 2005
  24. ncbi request reprint Mortality in people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at an older age: a systematic review
    Karen N Barnett
    Section of Public Health, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee, The Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Age Ageing 35:463-8. 2006
    ..To review all published observational studies reporting on all-cause mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes to determine the degree of increased mortality when diagnosed at an older age...
  25. ncbi request reprint Grossly elevated serum angiotensin-converting enzyme activities are still suppressible with ACE inhibitor therapy
    Miles D Witham
    Section of Ageing and Health, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland
    J Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone Syst 3:138. 2002
  26. doi request reprint The effects of vitamin D supplementation on physical function and quality of life in older patients with heart failure: a randomized controlled trial
    Miles D Witham
    Section of Ageing and Health and Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Division of Medicine, Centre for Cardiovascular and Lung Biology, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, United Kingdom
    Circ Heart Fail 3:195-201. 2010
    ..We tested whether vitamin D supplementation of patients with heart failure and vitamin D insufficiency can improve physical function and quality of life...
  27. ncbi request reprint Exercise training as a therapy for chronic heart failure: can older people benefit?
    Miles D Witham
    Section of Aging and Health, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, UnitedKingdom
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:699-709. 2003
    ..To realize these potential benefits, exercise programs that are suitable for older, frail people need to be established and tested in an older, frail, unselected population with comorbidities...
  28. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and management of heart failure: implications of the recent European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the older patient
    Neil D Gillespie
    Department of Medicine Ageing and Health, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
    Age Ageing 32:563-5. 2003
  29. doi request reprint Pilot study of an exercise intervention suitable for older heart failure patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction
    Miles D Witham
    Section of Ageing and Health, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 9SY, United Kingdom
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 7:303-6. 2008
    ..Most studies of exercise training for heart failure have been conducted on relatively young patients with little comorbidity. Such programmes are unsuitable for the majority of older frail heart failure patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Why older people do not participate in leisure time physical activity: a survey of activity levels, beliefs and deterrents
    Iain K Crombie
    Section of Public Health, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Age Ageing 33:287-92. 2004
    ..Regular physical activity has been shown to have many health benefits. However, many older people are physically inactive...
  31. ncbi request reprint Are elderly people with the HOPE criteria prescribed angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors?
    Deepa Sumukadas
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, DD1 9SY, UK
    J Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone Syst 5:26. 2004
  32. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up of very old heart failure patients enrolled in a trial of exercise training
    Miles D Witham
    Section of Ageing and Health, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, UK
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 16:243-8. 2007
    ..6 m/month in nonattenders; P=.03). Similar results were seen for other outcomes. Only a small proportion of the variance in change of any of the outcomes was explained by differences in baseline variables...
  33. ncbi request reprint Using an individualised quality of life measure in older heart failure patients
    Miles D Witham
    Section of Ageing and Health, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY, United Kingdom
    Int J Cardiol 116:40-5. 2007
    ..The Patient Generated Index is a recently introduced tool that allows individualised assessment of quality of life...
  34. ncbi request reprint Effects of an exercise intervention for older heart failure patients on caregiver burden and emotional distress
    Gerard J Molloy
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:381-7. 2006
    ..The impact of exercise programmes for heart failure on those close to the patient is largely unknown. We examined the effect of a hospital and home-based exercise intervention on burden, anxiety and depression of informal caregivers...
  35. ncbi request reprint Heart failure in frail elderly patients: diagnostic difficulties, co-morbidities, polypharmacy and treatment dilemmas
    Christopher T C Lien
    Ageing and Health, Department of Medicine, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, DD1 9SY, Dundee, UK
    Eur J Heart Fail 4:91-8. 2002
    ..Symptoms may be non-specific and the presence of co-morbidities and polypharmacy complicate treatment strategies. There are, however, few data to quantify the extent of these problems in the very elderly...
  36. ncbi request reprint B-type natriuretic peptide in the diagnosis of cardiac disease in elderly day hospital patients
    Stuart D Hutcheon
    Section of Ageing and Health, Departments of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
    Age Ageing 31:295-301. 2002
    ..This study assessed the role of B-type natriuretic peptide and electrocardiogram in the detection of cardiac disease in patients attending Day Hospital...
  37. ncbi request reprint Effects of exercise on depressive symptoms in older adults with poorly responsive depressive disorder: randomised controlled trial
    Anne S Mather
    Section of Ageing and Health, Department of Medicine, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY, Scotland, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 180:411-5. 2002
    ..Depression is common in later life...
  38. pmc Comparison of compositions and metabolic activities of fecal microbiotas in young adults and in antibiotic-treated and non-antibiotic-treated elderly subjects
    Emma J Woodmansey
    Microbiology and Gut Biology Group, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:6113-22. 2004
    ..Other differences in the intestinal ecosystem in elderly subjects were observed, with alterations in the dominant clostridial species in combination with greater numbers of facultative anaerobes...
  39. pmc Instrument for objective assessment of appropriateness of surgical bed occupancy: validation study
    Afshin Alijani
    Department of Surgery and Molecular Oncology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY
    BMJ 326:1243-4. 2003
  40. pmc Characterization of bacterial communities in feces from healthy elderly volunteers and hospitalized elderly patients by using real-time PCR and effects of antibiotic treatment on the fecal microbiota
    Sabine Bartosch
    MRC Microbiology and Gut Biology Group, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:3575-81. 2004
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  41. ncbi request reprint Two-year randomized controlled trial of vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and vitamin D3 plus calcium on the bone health of older women
    Caroline Bolton-Smith
    Nutrition Research Group, CVEU, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, Scotland, UK
    J Bone Miner Res 22:509-19. 2007
    ..Combined vitamin K with vitamin D plus calcium was associated with a modest but significant increase in BMC at the ultradistal radius but not at other sites in the hip or radius...
  42. ncbi request reprint Microbiological effects of consuming a synbiotic containing Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium lactis, and oligofructose in elderly persons, determined by real-time polymerase chain reaction and counting of viable bacteria
    Sabine Bartosch
    Microbiology and Gut Biology Group, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
    Clin Infect Dis 40:28-37. 2005
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of type 2 diabetes at an older age: effect on mortality in men and women
    Hwee H Tan
    Section of Public Health, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, Scotland
    Diabetes Care 27:2797-9. 2004
    ..To compare the mortality of people who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes over 65 years of age with that of nondiabetic individuals...
  44. pmc Overcoming barriers to recruitment in health research: concerns of potential participants need to be dealt with
    Iain K Crombie
    BMJ 333:398. 2006
  45. ncbi request reprint Don't shoot the messenger: the 6-minute walk test is a useful outcome measure in exercise trials
    Miles D Witham
    Am Heart J 146:E7. 2003
  46. ncbi request reprint Falls and bone health services for older people
    Jacqueline C T Close
    King s College Hospital Dulwich, East Dulwich Grove, London SE22 8PT, UK
    Age Ageing 32:494-6. 2003
    ..This paper serves to provide simple and digestible guidance on the key components of a comprehensive falls service as derived from the existing evidence base...
  47. ncbi request reprint ACE inhibitors for sarcopenia--as good as exercise training?
    Miles D Witham
    Age Ageing 37:363-5. 2008
  48. pmc Health and welfare of older people in care homes
    Marion E T McMurdo
    BMJ 334:913-4. 2007
  49. ncbi request reprint Pragmatic measures of outcome in trials of exercise training
    Miles D Witham
    Age Ageing 32:234-5. 2003
  50. ncbi request reprint Risk factors and risk assessment tools for falls in hospital in-patients: a systematic review
    David Oliver
    Department of Health and Social Care, University of Reading, Bulmershe Court, Earley, Reading RG6 1HY, UK
    Age Ageing 33:122-30. 2004
    ..To identify clinical risk assessment tools or individual clinical risk factors predictive of falls, with the ultimate aim of informing the design of effective fall prevention strategies...
  51. pmc Secondary prevention of falls and osteoporotic fractures in older people
    David Oliver
    BMJ 331:123-4. 2005
  52. ncbi request reprint Evidence based medicine, guidelines and common sense
    Hwee Huan Tan
    SingHealth Polyclinics, Singapore Health Services, Singapore, Singapore
    Age Ageing 33:335-7. 2004
  53. ncbi request reprint Institutional falls: quality not quantity
    Marion E T McMurdo
    Age Ageing 33:399-400. 2004
  54. pmc Including older people in clinical research
    Marion E T McMurdo
    BMJ 331:1036-7. 2005
  55. ncbi request reprint Using the demand-control model of job strain to predict caregiver burden and caregiver satisfaction in the informal caregivers of heart failure patients
    Gerard J Molloy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 13:401-17. 2008
    ..This study aimed to extend previous work using the D-C model of job strain to predict caregiver burden and satisfaction in the informal caregivers of patients with heart failure...