Affiliation: University College London
- A multicentre non-blinded randomised controlled trial to assess the impact of regular early specialist symptom control treatment on quality of life in malignant mesothelioma (RESPECT-MESO): study protocol for a randomised controlled trialSamal Gunatilake
RESPECT Meso trial co ordinator, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, England
Trials 15:367. 2014..The aim of this trial is to assess whether regular early symptom control treatment provided by palliative care specialists can improve health related quality of life in patients newly diagnosed with mesothelioma...
- Socioeconomic position and subjective oral health: findings for the adult population in England, Wales and Northern IrelandCarol C Guarnizo-Herreño
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, WC1E 7HB London, UK
BMC Public Health 14:827. 2014..The objective of this study was to assess socioeconomic inequalities in subjective measures of oral health in a national sample of adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland...
- The benefits and harms of providing parents with weight feedback as part of the national child measurement programme: a prospective cohort studyCatherine L Falconer
Bristol Biomedical Research Unit in Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle, Level 3, University Hospitals Bristol Education Centre, Bristol BS2 8AE, UK
BMC Public Health 14:549. 2014..The aims of this study were to describe the benefits and harms of providing weight feedback to parents as part of a national school-based weight-screening programme in England...
- Evaluation of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for aneuploidy in an NHS setting: a reliable accurate prenatal non-invasive diagnosis (RAPID) protocolMelissa Hill
North East Thames Regional Genetics Service, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, Level 5, York House, 37 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BH, UK
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:229. 2014..Successful implementation will require the development of laboratory standards, consideration of stakeholder views, an analysis of costs and development of patient and health professional educational materials...
- METRIC (MREnterography or ulTRasound in Crohn's disease): a study protocol for a multicentre, non-randomised, single-arm, prospective comparison study of magnetic resonance enterography and small bowel ultrasound compared to a reference standard in those Stuart Taylor
Center for Medical Imaging, University College London, 250 Euston Rd, London NW1 2PG, UK
BMC Gastroenterol 14:142. 2014..METRIC aims to compare the diagnostic efficacy, therapeutic impact and cost effectiveness of MRE and USS in newly diagnosed and relapsing CD...
- Impact of centralising acute stroke services in English metropolitan areas on mortality and length of hospital stay: difference-in-differences analysisStephen Morris
Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, London WC1E 7HB, UK
BMJ 349:g4757. 2014..To investigate whether centralisation of acute stroke services in two metropolitan areas of England was associated with changes in mortality and length of hospital stay...
- Innovations in major system reconfiguration in England: a study of the effectiveness, acceptability and processes of implementation of two models of stroke careNaomi Fulop
Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB, United Kingdom
Implement Sci 8:5. 2013..We will examine whether the changes have delivered improvements in quality of care and patient outcomes; and, in light of this, whether the significant extra financial investment represented good value for money...
- Socioeconomic variation in uptake of colonoscopy following a positive faecal occult blood test result: a retrospective analysis of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening ProgrammeS Morris
Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Br J Cancer 107:765-71. 2012....
- Assessing the efficacy of the Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Programme (HELP) compared with enhanced standard care of the obese adolescent in the community: study protocol for a randomized controlled trialDeborah Christie
General and Adolescent Paediatrics Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH, UK
Trials 12:242. 2011..There is widespread need for paediatric lifestyle programmes as change may be easier to accomplish in childhood than later in life...
- Function after spinal treatment, exercise and rehabilitation (FASTER): improving the functional outcome of spinal surgeryA H McGregor
Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Charing Cross Hospital Campus, London W6 8RP, UK
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:17. 2010....
- Determinants of general practitioners' wages in EnglandStephen Morris
UCLH UCL Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre, UCL Division of Research Strategy, UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
Health Econ 20:147-60. 2011..They also shed light on the attractiveness to GPs in England of locally negotiated (personal medical services) versus nationally negotiated (general medical services) contracts...
- Function after spinal treatment, exercise, and rehabilitation: cost-effectiveness analysis based on a randomized controlled trialStephen Morris
Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:1807-14. 2011..Cost-effectiveness analysis alongside a factorial randomized controlled trial...
- Monetary costs of agitation in older adults with Alzheimer's disease in the UK: prospective cohort studyStephen Morris
Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, London, UK
BMJ Open 5:e007382. 2015..We calculated the monetary costs associated with agitation in older adults with AD in the UK from a National Health Service and personal social services perspective...
- Non-pharmacological interventions for agitation in dementia: systematic review of randomised controlled trialsGill Livingston
Gill Livingston, MD, Lynsey Kelly, Bsc, Elanor Lewis Holmes, Bsc, Unit of Mental Health Sciences, Gianluca Baio, PhD, Departments of Statistical Science and PRIMENT Clinical Trials Unit, Stephen Morris, PhD, Nishma Patel, MSc, Department of Applied Health Research, Rumana Z Omar, PhD, Departments of Statistical Science and PRIMENT Clinical Trials Unit, Cornelius Katona, MD, Claudia Cooper, PhD, Unit of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, UK
Br J Psychiatry 205:436-42. 2014..Agitation in dementia is common, persistent and distressing and can lead to care breakdown. Medication is often ineffective and harmful...
- Income-related inequity in healthcare utilisation among individuals with cardiovascular disease in England-accounting for vertical inequityLaura Vallejo-Torres
UCL Clinical Trials Unit, University College London, London, UK
Health Econ 22:533-53. 2013..The estimates of income-related inequity for outpatient visits, electrocardiography tests and heart surgery become even more pro-rich when accounting for vertical inequity...
- Inequalities in participation in an organized national colorectal cancer screening programme: results from the first 2.6 million invitations in EnglandChristian von Wagner
Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, Greater London, UK
Int J Epidemiol 40:712-8. 2011..Design Cross-sectional analysis of colorectal cancer screening uptake data...
- Socioeconomic variation in the impact of obesity on health-related quality of lifeJonas Minet Kinge
Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
Soc Sci Med 71:1864-71. 2010..This trend is also observed after controlling for individual and household characteristics, although the statistical significance and magnitude of effects is diminished...
- Can regional resource shares be based only on prevalence data? An empirical investigation of the proportionality assumptionLaura Vallejo-Torres
Health Care Evaluation Group, UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
Soc Sci Med 69:1634-42. 2009..This casts some doubt on the utility of the approach for resource allocation at the present time...
- Cost of depression among adults in England in 2000Christine M Thomas
Organon Laboratories Ltd, Cambridge, London, UK
Br J Psychiatry 183:514-9. 2003..The cost of depression in the UK was estimated at pound 3.5 billion almost a decade ago. The shift to community-based management for depression alongside the availability of more accurate data have allowed these estimates to be revised...
- An educational review of the statistical issues in analysing utility data for cost-utility analysisRachael Maree Hunter
Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London Medical School UCL, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London, NW3 2PF, UK
Pharmacoeconomics 33:355-66. 2015..Regardless, researchers need to ensure that they are sufficiently transparent about the methods they use so as to provide the best possible information to aid in healthcare decision making. ..
- Hand and foot surgery rates in rheumatoid arthritis have declined from 1986 to 2011, but large-joint replacement rates remain unchanged: results from two UK inception cohortsElena Nikiphorou
St Albans City Hospital, St Albans, UK, and University College London, London, UK
Arthritis Rheumatol 66:1081-9. 2014..To assess whether there have been any secular changes in orthopedic interventions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) since 1986, as examined in 2 early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) inception cohorts with up to 25 years of followup...
- Model-based analysis of costs and outcomes of non-invasive prenatal testing for Down's syndrome using cell free fetal DNA in the UK National Health ServiceStephen Morris
Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, London, United Kingdom
PLoS ONE 9:e93559. 2014..We investigated the costs and outcomes of NIPT for DS as contingent testing and as first-line testing compared with the current DS screening programme in the UK National Health Service...
- Patient and public preferences for health states associated with AMDThomas Butt
Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Optom Vis Sci 90:855-60. 2013..Our aim was to test if utility values for health states associated with AMD elicited directly from patients were different from those calculated from public tariffs for health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaires...
- Study protocol for the 10 Top Tips (10TT) trial: randomised controlled trial of habit-based advice for weight control in general practiceRebecca J Beeken
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
BMC Public Health 12:667. 2012..The aim of this trial is therefore to test the effectiveness of the 10TT intervention in primary care, incorporating clinical outcomes and health economic analyses...
- Acceptability and feasibility of universal offer of rapid point of care testing for HIV in an acute admissions unit: results of the RAPID projectFiona Burns
Research Department of Infection and Population Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
PLoS ONE 7:e35212. 2012..Our aim was to determine whether a dedicated staff member using a multimedia tool, a model found to be effective in the USA, is an acceptable, feasible, and cost-effective model when translated to a UK setting...
- Factors associated with the use of primary care services: the role of practice nursesLaura Vallejo-Torres
UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
Eur J Health Econ 12:373-81. 2011..We also found differences between practice nurse and GP visits with respect to the association with economic activity, ethnic group, number of children, degree of urbanisation, and distance to practice...
- Income-related inequality in health and health-related behaviour: exploring the equalisation hypothesisLaura Vallejo-Torres
Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, London, UK Center for Biomedical Research of the Canary Islands CIBICAN, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain Departamento de Economía de las Instituciones, Estadística Económica y Econometría, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
J Epidemiol Community Health 68:615-21. 2014..The aim of this study was to examine income-related inequalities in health and health-related behaviour across the lifespan in England to explore 'equalisation' in adolescence...
- Systematic review of drug administration costs and implications for biopharmaceutical manufacturingEbenezer Tetteh
Department of Applied Health Research, EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Emergent Macromolecular Therapies, University College of London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB, UK
Appl Health Econ Health Policy 11:445-56. 2013..However, the total costs of delivering these drugs also depend on the cost of administration. Ignoring drug administration costs may distort resource allocation decisions because these affect cost effectiveness...
- A systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of sensory, psychological and behavioural interventions for managing agitation in older adults with dementiaGill Livingston
Unit of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, London, UK
Health Technol Assess 18:1-226, v-vi. 2014..Agitation is common, persistent and distressing in dementia and is linked with care breakdown. Psychotropic medication is often ineffective or harmful, but the evidence regarding non-pharmacological interventions is unclear...
- Women's and health professionals' preferences for prenatal tests for Down syndrome: a discrete choice experiment to contrast noninvasive prenatal diagnosis with current invasive testsMelissa Hill
Clinical and Molecular Genetics, Institute of Child Health, London, UK
Genet Med 14:905-13. 2012..To compare the preferences of women and health professionals for key attributes of noninvasive prenatal diagnosis for Down syndrome relative to current invasive tests...
- The contribution of smoking and obesity to income-related inequalities in health in EnglandLaura Vallejo-Torres
UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, United Kingdom
Soc Sci Med 71:1189-98. 2010..While the prevalence of obesity is increasing, it is more equally distributed across society. The prevalence of these problems varies between areas, and so does the contribution they make to income-related inequalities in health...