Mark Petticrew

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Affiliation: University of Glasgow
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Why certain systematic reviews reach uncertain conclusions
    Mark Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RZ
    BMJ 326:756-8. 2003
  2. ncbi 'More research needed': plugging gaps in the evidence base on health inequalities
    Mark Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    Eur J Public Health 17:411-3. 2007
  3. pmc Evidence for public health policy on inequalities: 1: the reality according to policymakers
    Mark Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:811-6. 2004
  4. ncbi Natural experiments: an underused tool for public health?
    M Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    Public Health 119:751-7. 2005
  5. pmc Covert observation in practice: lessons from the evaluation of the prohibition of smoking in public places in Scotland
    Mark Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:204. 2007
  6. pmc Evidence, hierarchies, and typologies: horses for courses
    M Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:527-9. 2003
  7. ncbi Presumed innocent. Why we need systematic reviews of social policies
    Mark Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Am J Prev Med 24:2-3. 2003
  8. pmc Influence of psychological coping on survival and recurrence in people with cancer: systematic review
    Mark Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow G12 8RZ
    BMJ 325:1066. 2002
  9. pmc Systematic reviews of health effects of social interventions: 2. Best available evidence: how low should you go?
    David Ogilvie
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:886-92. 2005
  10. pmc Systematic reviews of health effects of social interventions: 1. Finding the evidence: how far should you go?
    David Ogilvie
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:804-8. 2005

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Publications54

  1. pmc Why certain systematic reviews reach uncertain conclusions
    Mark Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RZ
    BMJ 326:756-8. 2003
  2. ncbi 'More research needed': plugging gaps in the evidence base on health inequalities
    Mark Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    Eur J Public Health 17:411-3. 2007
  3. pmc Evidence for public health policy on inequalities: 1: the reality according to policymakers
    Mark Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:811-6. 2004
    ....
  4. ncbi Natural experiments: an underused tool for public health?
    M Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    Public Health 119:751-7. 2005
    ..This paper discusses some of the benefits and limitations of using this type of evidence, drawing on two ongoing quasi-experimental studies as examples...
  5. pmc Covert observation in practice: lessons from the evaluation of the prohibition of smoking in public places in Scotland
    Mark Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:204. 2007
    ..A workshop was therefore convened to identify practical lessons learned so far from the Scottish evaluation...
  6. pmc Evidence, hierarchies, and typologies: horses for courses
    M Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:527-9. 2003
    ..This emphasis on methodological appropriateness, and on typologies rather than hierarchies of evidence may be helpful in organising and appraising public health evidence...
  7. ncbi Presumed innocent. Why we need systematic reviews of social policies
    Mark Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Am J Prev Med 24:2-3. 2003
  8. pmc Influence of psychological coping on survival and recurrence in people with cancer: systematic review
    Mark Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow G12 8RZ
    BMJ 325:1066. 2002
    ..To summarise the evidence on the effect of psychological coping styles (including fighting spirit, helplessness/hopelessness, denial, and avoidance) on survival and recurrence in patients with cancer...
  9. pmc Systematic reviews of health effects of social interventions: 2. Best available evidence: how low should you go?
    David Ogilvie
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:886-92. 2005
    ..There is little guidance on how to select the best available evidence of health effects of social interventions. The aim of this paper was to assess the implications of setting particular inclusion criteria for evidence synthesis...
  10. pmc Systematic reviews of health effects of social interventions: 1. Finding the evidence: how far should you go?
    David Ogilvie
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:804-8. 2005
    ..There is little guidance on how to identify useful evidence about the health effects of social interventions. The aim of this study was to assess the value of different ways of finding this type of information...
  11. doi Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes
    Hilary Thomson
    Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Medical Research Council, Glasgow, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD008657. 2013
    ..Evaluations may not detect long term health impacts due to limited follow-up periods. Impacts on socio-economic determinants of health may be a valuable proxy indication of the potential for longer term health impacts...
  12. pmc The harvest plot: a method for synthesising evidence about the differential effects of interventions
    David Ogilvie
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:8. 2008
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  13. pmc Protocol for a mixed methods study investigating the impact of investment in housing, regeneration and neighbourhood renewal on the health and wellbeing of residents: the GoWell programme
    Matt Egan
    Medical Research Council Chief Scientist Office Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:41. 2010
    ..The GoWell Programme has been designed to measure effects on health and wellbeing of multi-faceted regeneration interventions on residents of disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the city of Glasgow, Scotland...
  14. pmc Parents' champions vs. vested interests: who do parents believe about MMR? A qualitative study
    Shona Hilton
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:42. 2007
    ..The purpose of this analysis was to examine parents' views on the role the media, politicians and health professionals have played in providing credible evidence about MMR safety...
  15. pmc "Profits before people"? A systematic review of the health and safety impacts of privatising public utilities and industries in developed countries
    Matt Egan
    MRC SPHSU, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:862-70. 2007
    ..Some evidence suggests that adverse health outcomes could result from redundancies associated with privatisation...
  16. pmc Do urban regeneration programmes improve public health and reduce health inequalities? A synthesis of the evidence from UK policy and practice (1980-2004)
    Hilary Thomson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:108-15. 2006
    ..To synthesise data on the impact on health and key socioeconomic determinants of health and health inequalities reported in evaluations of national UK regeneration programmes...
  17. pmc The psychosocial and health effects of workplace reorganisation. 1. A systematic review of organisational-level interventions that aim to increase employee control
    Matt Egan
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G128RZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:945-54. 2007
    ..Systematic review of the health and psychosocial effects of increasing employee participation and control through workplace reorganisation, with reference to the "demand-control-support" model of workplace health...
  18. ncbi Evaluating health effects of transport interventions methodologic case study
    David Ogilvie
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, Scotland
    Am J Prev Med 31:118-26. 2006
    ..Major transport projects may promote or discourage physical activity in the form of walking and cycling, but researching the health effects of such "natural experiments" in transport policy or infrastructure is challenging...
  19. pmc School nurses' experiences of delivering the UK HPV vaccination programme in its first year
    Shona Hilton
    MRC CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Infect Dis 11:226. 2011
    ..This study offers insights from school nurses' perspectives and experiences of delivering this new vaccination programme...
  20. pmc The health impacts of housing improvement: a systematic review of intervention studies from 1887 to 2007
    Hilary Thomson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, UK, G12 8RZ
    Am J Public Health 99:S681-92. 2009
    ..We conducted a systematic review of the health impacts of housing improvement...
  21. pmc Housing and health inequalities: a synthesis of systematic reviews of interventions aimed at different pathways linking housing and health
    Marcia Gibson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    Health Place 17:175-84. 2011
    ..We found no reviews of interventions aimed at altering housing tenure. This remains an important area for further research and potentially new evidence syntheses...
  22. doi Material and meaningful homes: mental health impacts and psychosocial benefits of rehousing to new dwellings
    Ade Kearns
    Urban Studies, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, 25 Bute Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RS, UK
    Int J Public Health 56:597-607. 2011
    ..To establish whether rehousing people to new dwellings had impacts upon residents' mental health and psychosocial benefits derived from the home...
  23. pmc Expectations and changing attitudes of bar workers before and after the implementation of smoke-free legislation in Scotland
    Shona Hilton
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:206. 2007
    ..In Scotland on March 26, 2006 a comprehensive prohibition on smoking in all enclosed public places was introduced. This study examines bar workers' attitudes towards a smoke-free working environment...
  24. pmc Newsprint media representations of the introduction of the HPV vaccination programme for cervical cancer prevention in the UK (2005-2008)
    Shona Hilton
    Medical Research Council, Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 70:942-50. 2010
    ..Secondly, the focus on prevalence rates of HPV infection among women and on women's sexual behaviours, in relation to HPV vaccination 'encouraging' promiscuity, is an unhelpful aspect of media coverage...
  25. pmc MMR: marginalised, misrepresented and rejected? Autism: a focus group study
    Shona Hilton
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, UK
    Arch Dis Child 92:322-7. 2007
    ..To explore how the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine controversy impacted on the lives of parents caring for children with autism...
  26. pmc Evaluating the health effects of social interventions
    Hilary Thomson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, G12 8RZ
    BMJ 328:282-5. 2004
  27. pmc The health impacts of housing-led regeneration: a prospective controlled study
    Hilary Thomson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:211-4. 2007
    ..To evaluate self-reported changes in housing quality and health associated with housing-led area regeneration...
  28. pmc Promoting walking and cycling as an alternative to using cars: systematic review
    David Ogilvie
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RZ
    BMJ 329:763. 2004
    ..To assess what interventions are effective in promoting a population shift from using cars towards walking and cycling and to assess the health effects of such interventions...
  29. pmc Perceived characteristics of the environment associated with active travel: development and testing of a new scale
    David Ogilvie
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:32. 2008
    ..We therefore developed and established the test-retest reliability of a new scale for use in a study of the correlates of active travel and overall physical activity in deprived urban neighbourhoods in Glasgow, Scotland...
  30. pmc Personal and environmental correlates of active travel and physical activity in a deprived urban population
    David Ogilvie
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:43. 2008
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  31. ncbi Effectiveness of interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections and human immunodeficiency virus in heterosexual men: a systematic review
    A Rani Elwy
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, Scotland
    Arch Intern Med 162:1818-30. 2002
    ..More high-quality research into the effectiveness of interventions targeting heterosexual men is needed, especially methodologically sound trials to evaluate effects on morbidity...
  32. pmc Psychosocial risk factors in home and community settings and their associations with population health and health inequalities: a systematic meta-review
    Matt Egan
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G128RZ, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:239. 2008
    ..We have conducted a meta-review (a review of reviews) exploring how psychosocial factors may relate to population health in home and community settings...
  33. ncbi 'Combined vaccines are like a sudden onslaught to the body's immune system': parental concerns about vaccine 'overload' and 'immune-vulnerability'
    Shona Hilton
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    Vaccine 24:4321-7. 2006
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  34. ncbi Social, behavioural, and intervention research among people of Sub-Saharan African origin living with HIV in the UK and Europe: literature review and recommendations for intervention
    Audrey Prost
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences, Unit 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    AIDS Behav 12:170-94. 2008
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  35. pmc New roads and human health: a systematic review
    Matt Egan
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, Scotland, UK
    Am J Public Health 93:1463-71. 2003
    ..Major urban roads increase disturbance and severance. More robust research is needed in this area, particularly regarding effects of new roads on respiratory health, mental health, access to health services, and physical activity...
  36. doi Socioeconomic inequalities and oral cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of case-control studies
    David I Conway
    Dental Public Health Unit, Dental School, Medical Faculty, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 122:2811-9. 2008
    ..Our results provide evidence to steer health policy which focus on lifestyles factors toward an integrated approach incorporating measures designed to tackle the root causes of disadvantage...
  37. pmc "We're not short of people telling us what the problems are. We're short of people telling us what to do": an appraisal of public policy and mental health
    Mark Petticrew
    Public and Environmental Health Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:314. 2008
    ..We report on the theory, methods and findings of a project which involved an appraisal of current Scottish policy with respect to its potential impacts on mental health and wellbeing...
  38. pmc Housing and health
    Hilary Thomson
    BMJ 334:434-5. 2007
  39. pmc Evidence for public health policy on inequalities: 2: assembling the evidence jigsaw
    Margaret Whitehead
    Department of Public Health, University of Liverpool, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:817-21. 2004
    ..To garner research leaders' perceptions and experiences of the types of evidence that influence policy on health inequalities, and their reflections on how the flow of such research evidence could be increased...
  40. pmc Evaluation of the health effects of a neighbourhood traffic calming scheme
    David S Morrison
    Greater Glasgow NHS Board, Dalian House, PO Box 15329, 350 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G3 8YZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:837-40. 2004
    ..To assess the secondary health impacts of a traffic calming scheme on a community...
  41. ncbi Potential barriers to prevention of cancers and to early cancer detection among Irish people living in Britain: a qualitative study
    Karen Scanlon
    Breast Cancer Care, Kiln House, 210 New Kings Road, London SW6 4NZ, UK
    Ethn Health 11:325-41. 2006
    ..To identify and explore explanatory models of cancer among Irish and white British people living in Britain...
  42. ncbi The contextual development of healthy living centres services: an examination of food-related initiatives
    David Rankin
    RUHBC, School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
    Health Place 12:644-55. 2006
    ..Consideration is then given to how HLCs adapt to meet the practicalities of improving health while addressing social exclusion through targeting health inequalities...
  43. pmc Large scale food retailing as an intervention for diet and health: quasi-experimental evaluation of a natural experiment
    Steven Cummins
    Department of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:1035-40. 2005
    ..To assess the effect on fruit and vegetable consumption, self reported, and psychological health of a "natural experiment"-the introduction of large scale food retailing in a deprived Scottish community...
  44. pmc Developing and evaluating complex interventions: the new Medical Research Council guidance
    Peter Craig
    MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network, Glasgow G12 8RZ
    BMJ 337:a1655. 2008
  45. pmc Quality of Cochrane reviews. Quality of Cochrane reviews is better than that of non-Cochrane reviews
    Mark Petticrew
    BMJ 324:545. 2002
  46. ncbi Systematic reviews--do they 'work' in informing decision-making around health inequalities?
    Mark Petticrew
    Public and Environmental Health Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Health Econ Policy Law 3:197-211. 2008
  47. pmc Population tobacco control interventions and their effects on social inequalities in smoking: placing an equity lens on existing systematic reviews
    Caroline Main
    Peninsula Technology Assessment Group, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:178. 2008
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  48. ncbi Deep and crisp and eaten: Scotland's deep-fried Mars bar
    David S Morrison
    Lancet 364:2180. 2004
  49. doi Evidence synthesis, upstream determinants and health inequalities: the role of a proposed new Cochrane Public Health Review Group
    Elizabeth Waters
    Cochrane Health Promotion and Public Health Field, The McCaughey Centre, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Eur J Public Health 18:221-3. 2008
  50. pmc The psychosocial and health effects of workplace reorganisation. 2. A systematic review of task restructuring interventions
    Clare Bambra
    Centre for Public Policy and Health, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University Queen s Campus, Stockton on Tees TS17 6BH, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:1028-37. 2007
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  51. pmc Large scale food retail interventions and diet
    Steven Cummins
    BMJ 330:683-4. 2005
  52. ncbi Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations, and health equity
    Peter Tugwell
    Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
    Lancet 367:1128-30. 2006
  53. ncbi Respiratory symptoms and inflammation after a smoking ban
    Sean Semple
    JAMA 297:359; author reply 359-60. 2007
  54. pmc Observations from behind the bar: changing patrons' behaviours in response to smoke-free legislation in Scotland
    Shona Hilton
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:238. 2008
    ..This qualitative study presents insights from bar workers about their observations of the changing social bar environment, changing patrons' behaviours and challenges bar workers have faced in managing smoke-free legislation...