Michael Sharpe

Summary

Affiliation: University of Oxford
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Is co-morbid depression adequately treated in patients repeatedly referred to specialist medical services with symptoms of a medical condition?
    Michael Sharpe
    Psychological Medicine Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK
    J Psychosom Res 72:419-21. 2012
  2. pmc Guided self-help for functional (psychogenic) symptoms: a randomized controlled efficacy trial
    M Sharpe
    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Neurology 77:564-72. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Sleep problems in cancer patients: prevalence and association with distress and pain
    Neelom Sharma
    Psychological Medicine Research, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Psychooncology 21:1003-9. 2012
  4. doi request reprint The symptom of functional weakness: a controlled study of 107 patients
    Jon Stone
    Department Clinical Neurosciences, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Crewe Rd, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, UK
    Brain 133:1537-51. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Screening for suicidality in cancer patients using Item 9 of the nine-item patient health questionnaire; does the item score predict who requires further assessment?
    Jane Walker
    Psychological Medicine Research, University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XR, UK
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 32:218-20. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Monitoring symptoms at home: what methods would cancer patients be comfortable using?
    Annet Kleiboer
    Psychological Medicine Research, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Kennedy Tower, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, EH10 5HF, UK
    Qual Life Res 19:965-8. 2010
  7. pmc The interpretation of low mood and worry by high users of secondary care with medically unexplained symptoms
    Christopher Burton
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 12:107. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Treatment of depression in people with lung cancer: a systematic review
    Jane Walker
    Psychological Medicine Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK
    Lung Cancer 79:46-53. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Pain in patients attending a specialist cancer service: prevalence and association with emotional distress
    Mark O'Connor
    Psychological Medicine Research, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    J Pain Symptom Manage 43:29-38. 2012
  10. pmc The second Symptom Management Research Trial in Oncology (SMaRT Oncology-2): a randomised trial to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of adding a complex intervention for major depressive disorder to usual care for cancer patients
    Jane Walker
    University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Trials 10:18. 2009

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. doi request reprint Is co-morbid depression adequately treated in patients repeatedly referred to specialist medical services with symptoms of a medical condition?
    Michael Sharpe
    Psychological Medicine Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK
    J Psychosom Res 72:419-21. 2012
    ..We aimed to determine the prevalence of depression and the adequacy of its treatment in patients who had been repeatedly referred from primary to specialist medical care for the assessment of a medical condition...
  2. pmc Guided self-help for functional (psychogenic) symptoms: a randomized controlled efficacy trial
    M Sharpe
    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Neurology 77:564-72. 2011
    ..We tested the hypothesis that adding CBT-based guided self-help (GSH) to the usual care (UC) received by patients improves outcomes...
  3. doi request reprint Sleep problems in cancer patients: prevalence and association with distress and pain
    Neelom Sharma
    Psychological Medicine Research, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Psychooncology 21:1003-9. 2012
    ..We aimed to determine (i) the prevalence of sleep problems amongst outpatients of a cancer centre and (ii) the association with medical variables, emotional distress and pain...
  4. doi request reprint The symptom of functional weakness: a controlled study of 107 patients
    Jon Stone
    Department Clinical Neurosciences, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Crewe Rd, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, UK
    Brain 133:1537-51. 2010
    ..We discuss the theoretical and practical implications of these findings for the concept of conversion disorder...
  5. doi request reprint Screening for suicidality in cancer patients using Item 9 of the nine-item patient health questionnaire; does the item score predict who requires further assessment?
    Jane Walker
    Psychological Medicine Research, University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XR, UK
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 32:218-20. 2010
    ..To determine whether a higher score on Item 9 of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (range zero to three) was more likely to indicate suicidality as determined at subsequent clinical interview in cancer outpatients...
  6. doi request reprint Monitoring symptoms at home: what methods would cancer patients be comfortable using?
    Annet Kleiboer
    Psychological Medicine Research, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Kennedy Tower, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, EH10 5HF, UK
    Qual Life Res 19:965-8. 2010
    ..This study aimed to determine which methods of remote symptom assessment cancer outpatients would be comfortable using, including those involving information technology, and whether this varied with age and gender...
  7. pmc The interpretation of low mood and worry by high users of secondary care with medically unexplained symptoms
    Christopher Burton
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 12:107. 2011
    ..We aimed to investigate the ways patients with MUS and their General Practitioners (GPs) interpret low mood and worry, whether they regard them as depressive or anxiety disorders and how they relate them causally to symptoms...
  8. doi request reprint Treatment of depression in people with lung cancer: a systematic review
    Jane Walker
    Psychological Medicine Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK
    Lung Cancer 79:46-53. 2013
    ..Evidence from randomised trials is urgently required...
  9. doi request reprint Pain in patients attending a specialist cancer service: prevalence and association with emotional distress
    Mark O'Connor
    Psychological Medicine Research, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    J Pain Symptom Manage 43:29-38. 2012
    ..We know little about how many outpatients of a modern cancer center suffer from clinically significant unrelieved pain and the characteristics of these patients to guide better care...
  10. pmc The second Symptom Management Research Trial in Oncology (SMaRT Oncology-2): a randomised trial to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of adding a complex intervention for major depressive disorder to usual care for cancer patients
    Jane Walker
    University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Trials 10:18. 2009
    ..2) Depression Care for People with Cancer as a supplement to usual care will cost more than usual care alone but will be more cost effective in achieving improvements in patients' depression and quality of life...
  11. doi request reprint Thoughts of death and suicide reported by cancer patients who endorsed the "suicidal thoughts" item of the PHQ-9 during routine screening for depression
    Jane Walker
    Psychological Medicine Research, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Psychosomatics 52:424-7. 2011
    ..The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) is widely used to screen patients for depression. It includes an item that asks about thoughts of death and hurting yourself (Item-9)...
  12. doi request reprint Patient and general practitioner preferences for the treatment of depression in patients with cancer: how, who, and where?
    Laura Hodges
    Psychological Medicine Research, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
    J Psychosom Res 67:399-402. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to determine and compare patient and general practitioner (GP) preferences for the treatment of depression in patients with cancer...
  13. doi request reprint The identification in primary care of patients who have been repeatedly referred to hospital for medically unexplained symptoms: a pilot study
    Benjamin J Smith
    The School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    J Psychosom Res 67:207-11. 2009
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  14. doi request reprint Functional somatic symptoms and psychological states: an electronic diary study
    Christopher Burton
    Division of Community Health Sciences, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Psychosom Med 71:77-83. 2009
    ..Despite the epidemiological evidence for links between physical symptoms and mental processes, prior diary studies have shown inconsistent associations and generally been limited to single symptom and psychological variable pairs...
  15. doi request reprint Screening for major depression in cancer outpatients: the diagnostic accuracy of the 9-item patient health questionnaire
    Parvez Thekkumpurath
    Psychological Medicine Research, University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Center, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Cancer 117:218-27. 2011
    ..In this article, the authors report on the performance of the PHQ-9 as a screening instrument for major depressive disorder (MDD) in patients with cancer...
  16. doi request reprint Measuring improvement in depression in cancer patients: a 50% drop on the self-rated SCL-20 compared with a diagnostic interview
    Mark O'Connor
    Psychological Medicine Research, University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH4 2XR, Scotland, UK
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 32:334-6. 2010
    ..e., percentage drops)...
  17. doi request reprint Functional weakness: clues to mechanism from the nature of onset
    Jon Stone
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 83:67-9. 2012
    ..Studies of aetiology have focused on risk factors such as childhood adversity and life events; information on the nature and circumstance of symptom onset may shed light on the mechanism of symptom formation...
  18. doi request reprint Patients repeatedly referred to secondary care with symptoms unexplained by organic disease: prevalence, characteristics and referral pattern
    Kelly McGorm
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
    Fam Pract 27:479-86. 2010
    ..Patients with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are commonly referred to specialist clinics. Repeated referrals suggest unmet patient need and inefficient use of resources...
  19. doi request reprint The problems reported by cancer patients with major depression
    Annet Kleiboer
    Psychological Medicine Research, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Psychooncology 20:62-8. 2011
    ..To describe the problems reported by people with cancer and major depressive disorder as elicited before starting problem-solving therapy (PST)...
  20. pmc The third symptom management research trial in oncology (SMaRT oncology-3): a randomised trial to determine the efficacy of adding a complex intervention for major depressive disorder (depression care for people with lung cancer) to usual care, compared t
    Jane Walker
    Cancer Research UK, The University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh, UK
    Trials 10:92. 2009
    ..Secondary outcomes include severity of anxiety, pain and fatigue; self-rated improvement of depression; quality of life and satisfaction with depression care. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Current controlled trials ISRCTN75905964...
  21. doi request reprint What is a psychological intervention? A metareview and practical proposal
    Laura J Hodges
    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Psychooncology 20:470-8. 2011
    ..We, therefore, aimed to determine how the term 'psychological intervention' has been defined and used to group and compare interventions in reviews of cancer care...
  22. doi request reprint Management of depression for people with cancer (SMaRT oncology 1): a randomised trial
    Vanessa Strong
    University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh, UK
    Lancet 372:40-8. 2008
    ..We aimed to assess the efficacy and cost of a nurse-delivered complex intervention that was designed to treat major depressive disorder in patients who have cancer...
  23. doi request reprint Depression Care for People with Cancer: a collaborative care intervention
    Jane Walker
    Psychological Medicine Research, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 31:436-41. 2009
    ..This article describes the design and delivery of DCPC as given in the SMaRT Oncology trials...
  24. pmc Can neuroimaging help us to understand and classify somatoform disorders? A systematic and critical review
    Michael Browning
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Oxford OX3 7JX, UK
    Psychosom Med 73:173-84. 2011
    ..two specific questions: Is there evidence of altered neural function or structure that is specifically associated with somatoform disorders? What conclusions can we draw from these findings about the etiology of somatoform disorders?..
  25. doi request reprint The role of physical injury in motor and sensory conversion symptoms: a systematic and narrative review
    Jon Stone
    School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    J Psychosom Res 66:383-90. 2009
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Conversion disorder: current problems and potential solutions for DSM-5
    Jon Stone
    Dept Clinical Neurosciences, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Crewe Rd, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, UK
    J Psychosom Res 71:369-76. 2011
    ..We also discuss whether conversion symptoms are better classified with other somatic symptom disorders or with dissociative disorders and how we might address the potential heterogeneity of conversion symptoms in classification...
  27. pmc A primary care Symptoms Clinic for patients with medically unexplained symptoms: pilot randomised trial
    Christopher Burton
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    BMJ Open 2:e000513. 2012
    ....
  28. doi request reprint 'Feeling sad and useless': an investigation into personal acceptance of disability and its association with depression following stroke
    Ellen Townend
    School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Clin Rehabil 24:555-64. 2010
    ..To study the association of acceptance of disability with depression following stroke and its ability to predict depression at follow-up...
  29. pmc Reduced complexity of activity patterns in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a case control study
    Christopher Burton
    Division of Community Health Sciences, General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, West Richmond Street, Edinburgh, UK
    Biopsychosoc Med 3:7. 2009
    ..CONCLUSION: Patients with CFS show evidence of reduced complexity of activity patterns. Measures of complexity applied to activity have potential value as objective indicators for CFS...
  30. ncbi request reprint Performance of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale as a screening tool for major depressive disorder in cancer patients
    Jane Walker
    Psychological Medicine and Symptoms Research Group, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 63:83-91. 2007
    ..2) To determine the sensitivity and specificity of various HADS cut-off scores. (3) To recommend an optimal HADS cut-off score for use in this population...
  31. ncbi request reprint Are electronic diaries useful for symptoms research? A systematic review
    Christopher Burton
    Division of Community Health Sciences, General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 62:553-61. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate electronic diaries as a tool for investigating associations between physical symptoms and psychological variables...