Catherine R Stevenson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Newcastle
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Tackling Africa's chronic disease burden: from the local to the global
    Ama de-Graft Aikins
    Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Global Health 6:5. 2010
  2. pmc "Obesity" and "Clinical Obesity" Men's understandings of obesity and its relation to the risk of diabetes: a qualitative study
    Nicola F Weaver
    Institute of Health and Society, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:311. 2008
  3. pmc Cure or control: complying with biomedical regime of diabetes in Cameroon
    Paschal Kum Awah
    Institute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:43. 2008
  4. pmc Diabetes Mellitus: Indigenous naming, indigenous diagnosis and self-management in an African setting: the example from Cameroon
    Paschal K Awah
    HoPiT Research Group, PO Box 8046, Yaounde, Cameroon
    BMC Endocr Disord 9:5. 2009
  5. pmc Implications of applying widely accepted cholesterol screening and management guidelines to a British adult population: cross sectional study of cardiovascular disease and risk factors
    N Unwin
    Department of Medicine, University of Newcastle, Medical School, Newcastle NE2 4HH
    BMJ 317:1125-30. 1998
  6. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the new international diabetes federation definition of metabolic syndrome to WHO and NCEP definitions in Chinese, European and South Asian origin adults
    Nigel Unwin
    School of Clinical Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, UK
    Ethn Dis 17:522-8. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint The diabetic foot in the developing world
    Nigel Unwin
    Newcastle University, Institute of Health and Society, Medical School, Newcastle NE2 4HH, UK
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 24:S31-3. 2008
  8. pmc Diabetes and tuberculosis: the impact of the diabetes epidemic on tuberculosis incidence
    Catherine R Stevenson
    Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:234. 2007
  9. pmc Rural to urban migration and changes in cardiovascular risk factors in Tanzania: a prospective cohort study
    Nigel Unwin
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:272. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint A comparison of proxy measures of abdominal obesity in Chinese, European and South Asian adults
    S Patel
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Human Diabetes and Metabolism Research Centre, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Diabet Med 16:853-60. 1999

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. pmc Tackling Africa's chronic disease burden: from the local to the global
    Ama de-Graft Aikins
    Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Global Health 6:5. 2010
    ....
  2. pmc "Obesity" and "Clinical Obesity" Men's understandings of obesity and its relation to the risk of diabetes: a qualitative study
    Nicola F Weaver
    Institute of Health and Society, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:311. 2008
    ....
  3. pmc Cure or control: complying with biomedical regime of diabetes in Cameroon
    Paschal Kum Awah
    Institute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:43. 2008
    ..The objective of the study was to explore the cultural aspect of compliance, its underlying principles and how these cultural aspects can be used to improve patient centred care for diabetes in Cameroon...
  4. pmc Diabetes Mellitus: Indigenous naming, indigenous diagnosis and self-management in an African setting: the example from Cameroon
    Paschal K Awah
    HoPiT Research Group, PO Box 8046, Yaounde, Cameroon
    BMC Endocr Disord 9:5. 2009
    ..CONCLUSION: The evolution of names for diabetes was an important factor that influenced the subsequent self-diagnosis and management of diabetes in both traditional and modern biomedical settings...
  5. pmc Implications of applying widely accepted cholesterol screening and management guidelines to a British adult population: cross sectional study of cardiovascular disease and risk factors
    N Unwin
    Department of Medicine, University of Newcastle, Medical School, Newcastle NE2 4HH
    BMJ 317:1125-30. 1998
    ..To compare the implications of four widely used cholesterol screening and treatment guidelines by applying them to a population in the United Kingdom...
  6. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the new international diabetes federation definition of metabolic syndrome to WHO and NCEP definitions in Chinese, European and South Asian origin adults
    Nigel Unwin
    School of Clinical Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, UK
    Ethn Dis 17:522-8. 2007
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint The diabetic foot in the developing world
    Nigel Unwin
    Newcastle University, Institute of Health and Society, Medical School, Newcastle NE2 4HH, UK
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 24:S31-3. 2008
    ....
  8. pmc Diabetes and tuberculosis: the impact of the diabetes epidemic on tuberculosis incidence
    Catherine R Stevenson
    Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:234. 2007
    ..Diabetes increases the risk of TB. Our aim was to assess the potential impact of diabetes as a risk factor for incident pulmonary tuberculosis, using India as an example...
  9. pmc Rural to urban migration and changes in cardiovascular risk factors in Tanzania: a prospective cohort study
    Nigel Unwin
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:272. 2010
    ..High levels of rural to urban migration are a feature of most African countries. Our aim was to investigate changes, and their determinants, in cardiovascular risk factors on rural to urban migration in Tanzania...
  10. ncbi request reprint A comparison of proxy measures of abdominal obesity in Chinese, European and South Asian adults
    S Patel
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Human Diabetes and Metabolism Research Centre, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Diabet Med 16:853-60. 1999
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Stroke mortality in urban and rural Tanzania. Adult Morbidity and Mortality Project
    R W Walker
    Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK
    Lancet 355:1684-7. 2000
    ..We aimed to establish the contribution of cerebrovascular disease to all-cause mortality and cerebrovascular disease mortality rates in adults aged 15 years or more in one urban and two rural areas of Tanzania...
  12. ncbi request reprint International Diabetes Federation: An update of the evidence concerning the prevention of type 2 diabetes
    R K Simmons
    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, UK
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 87:143-9. 2010
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  13. ncbi request reprint Diabetes and the risk of tuberculosis: a neglected threat to public health?
    Catherine R Stevenson
    Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge CB1 9NL, UK
    Chronic Illn 3:228-45. 2007
    ..However, this is rarely highlighted in current research or control priorities. This paper aims to evaluate the evidence for an association between these two diseases...
  14. ncbi request reprint The performance of the Rose angina questionnaire in South Asian and European origin populations: a comparative study in Newcastle, UK
    C M Fischbacher
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, The Medical School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle NE2 4HH, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 30:1009-16. 2001
    ..We set out to assess the performance of the Rose angina questionnaire in UK South Asians compared with Europeans...
  15. ncbi request reprint A lifecourse study of risk for hyperinsulinaemia, dyslipidaemia and obesity (the central metabolic syndrome) at age 49-51 years
    L Parker
    Paediatric and Lifecourse Epidemiology Research Group, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Sir James Spence Institute of Child Health, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Diabet Med 20:406-15. 2003
    ..A central metabolic syndrome (CMS) has been identified comprising obesity, dyslipidaemia and insulin resistance. This study was designed to investigate determinants of risk for CMS...
  16. ncbi request reprint Chronic non-communicable diseases
    N Unwin
    School of Population and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, William Leech Building, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH, UK
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 100:455-64. 2006
    ..As urbanization continues apace and populations age, investment in the prevention and control of NCD in low-and middle-income countries can no longer be ignored...
  17. ncbi request reprint Smoking and alcohol consumption in a UK Chinese population
    M White
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Public Health 115:62-9. 2001
    ..Patterns of health related behaviour should be tracked over time in ethnic minority populations to identify changes that pose risk to health and which deserve appropriate intervention...
  18. ncbi request reprint Patterns of physical activity and relationship with risk markers for cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and European adults in a UK population
    Louise Hayes
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Medical School, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH
    J Public Health Med 24:170-8. 2002
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  19. ncbi request reprint Diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa
    T J Aspray
    Department of Medicine, The Medical School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Adv Exp Med Biol 498:21-6. 2001
    ..Finally, health promotion, primary prevention and health screening strategies for chronic diseases such as diabetes, stroke and coronary heart disease are required...
  20. ncbi request reprint The N363S polymorphism of the glucocorticoid receptor: potential contribution to central obesity in men and lack of association with other risk factors for coronary heart disease and diabetes mellitus
    M G Dobson
    Department of Endocrinology, Medical School, and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH, United Kingdom
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 86:2270-4. 2001
    ..The results of this study suggest that this GR polymorphism may contribute to central obesity in men. Further studies are required to elucidate the properties of GR(363S) at a molecular level...
  21. pmc Noncommunicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa: where do they feature in the health research agenda?
    N Unwin
    Department of Diabetes, University of Newcastle, Medical School, England
    Bull World Health Organ 79:947-53. 2001
    ..Research is needed to guide improvements in the clinical and cost effectiveness of resources currently committed to the care of patients with noncommunicable diseases, and to direct and evaluate preventive measures...
  22. ncbi request reprint Estimates of the impact of diabetes on the incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis in different ethnic groups in England
    Caron Walker
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH, UK
    Thorax 65:578-81. 2010
    ..There is good evidence that diabetes is a risk factor for pulmonary tuberculosis. In England, the rates of both diabetes and tuberculosis vary markedly by ethnic group...
  23. ncbi request reprint Stroke incidence in rural and urban Tanzania: a prospective, community-based study
    Richard Walker
    Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK
    Lancet Neurol 9:786-92. 2010
    ..There are no methodologically rigorous studies of the incidence of stroke in sub-Saharan Africa. We aimed to provide reliable data on the incidence of stroke in rural and urban Tanzania...
  24. ncbi request reprint Impaired glucose tolerance and impaired fasting glycaemia: the current status on definition and intervention
    N Unwin
    Diabetes and Metabolism, School of Clinical Medical Sciences, University of New Castle, UK
    Diabet Med 19:708-23. 2002
    ..4. Life style interventions are highly effective in delaying or preventing the onset of diabetes in people with IGT and may reduce CVD and total mortality, but the latter requires formal testing...
  25. doi request reprint Undiagnosed diabetes in the over-60s: performance of the Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO) Diabetes Prevalence Model in a general practice
    L Hayes
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Diabet Med 29:115-20. 2012
    ..0%; uncertainty limit 10.7-27.7%). At baseline, the known prevalence of diabetes in this group was 7.4%...
  26. pmc The metabolic syndrome
    Nigel Unwin
    School of Population and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Medical School, Newcastle NE2 4HH, UK
    J R Soc Med 99:457-62. 2006
  27. pmc Anthropometry measures and prevalence of obesity in the urban adult population of Cameroon: an update from the Cameroon Burden of Diabetes Baseline Survey
    Raoul M Kamadjeu
    Health of Population in Transition Research Group, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Yaounde University I, Cameroon
    BMC Public Health 6:228. 2006
    ..The objective of the study was to provide baseline and reference data on the prevalence and distribution of overweight and obesity, using different anthropometric measurements in adult urban populations in Cameroon...
  28. ncbi request reprint Ethnic and socio-economic inequalities in coronary heart disease, diabetes and risk factors in Europeans and South Asians
    Raj Bhopal
    University of Edinburgh, Medical School
    J Public Health Med 24:95-105. 2002
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Social networks and coronary heart disease risk factors in South Asians and Europeans in the UK
    Tessa M Pollard
    Department of Anthropology, University of Durham, Durham, UK
    Ethn Health 8:263-75. 2003
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  30. ncbi request reprint Predicted and observed cardiovascular disease in South Asians: application of FINRISK, Framingham and SCORE models to Newcastle Heart Project data
    Raj Bhopal
    Section of Public Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 27:93-100. 2005
    ..South Asian populations in the United Kingdom have a high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. Risk prediction models appear to be inaccurate in South Asians...
  31. ncbi request reprint The burden of mortality attributable to diabetes: realistic estimates for the year 2000
    Gojka Roglic
    Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Diabetes Care 28:2130-5. 2005
    ..To estimate the global number of excess deaths due to diabetes in the year 2000...
  32. ncbi request reprint Differences in body composition and cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes risk factors between migrant and British-born British Pakistani women
    Tessa M Pollard
    Medical Anthropology Research Group, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3HN, United Kingdom
    Am J Hum Biol 20:545-9. 2008
    ..British-born British Pakistani women also differed from British-born European women, having a more adverse body composition, but healthier levels of HDL cholesterol and blood pressure...
  33. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of Parkinson's disease in an area of North Tyneside in the North-East of England
    Bob Porter
    Parkinson s Disease Service, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Neuroepidemiology 26:156-61. 2006
    ..UK prevalence studies have demonstrated prevalence rates for Parkinson's disease (PD) of 108 to 164 cases per 100,000. we aimed to calculate the prevalence of PD in an area of the North-East of England...
  34. ncbi request reprint Association between socioeconomic status and adiposity in urban Cameroon
    Leopold Fezeu
    INSERM Unité 258, Villejuif, France
    Int J Epidemiol 35:105-11. 2006
    ..As the relation between socioeconomic status (SES) and obesity may depend on the stage of development of a country, this relation is assessed in adults from urban Cameroon...
  35. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of wheeze and self-reported asthma and asthma care in an urban and rural area of Tanzania and Cameroon
    Ferdinand Mugusi
    Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Trop Doct 34:209-14. 2004
    ..There were major gaps in clinical care, particularly in urban areas. Sustainable methods for delivering accessible and effective asthma care in sub-Saharan Africa are required...
  36. ncbi request reprint Differences in cortisol concentrations in South Asian and European men living in the United Kingdom
    Rebecca M Reynolds
    University of Edinburgh, Endocrinology Unit, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Queen s Medical Research Institute, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4TJ, UK
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 64:530-4. 2006
    ..The aim of the study was to examine ethnic differences in cortisol levels and to compare the relationships between cortisol levels and cardiovascular risk factors in men from different ethnic groups...
  37. ncbi request reprint Definitions of the metabolic syndrome
    Nigel Unwin
    JAMA 289:1240; author reply 1241. 2003
  38. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and behavior relating to diabetes and its main risk factors among urban residents in Cameroon: a qualitative survey
    Emmanuel Kiawi
    Health of Population in Transition Research Group HoPiT Cameroon, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, PO Box 8046, Yaounde, Cameroon
    Ethn Dis 16:503-9. 2006
    ..Health education should be informed by lay perspectives to maximize the appropriateness of the messages and their effect on knowledge, attitudes, and behavior...
  39. ncbi request reprint Clinical guidelines for older adults with diabetes mellitus
    Terence J Aspray
    JAMA 296:1839-40; author reply 1840. 2006
  40. ncbi request reprint An international comparison of lower extremity amputation rates
    Ronald Renzi
    Department of Surgery, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA 19001, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 20:346-50. 2006
    ..The United States suffers a high number of lower extremity amputations in comparison to other developed countries. The effectiveness of prevention strategies in the United States needs to be reevaluated and new strategies explored...