R G Thomson
Affiliation: University of Newcastle
- Medical communication and technology: a video-based process study of the use of decision aids in primary care consultationsEileen Kaner
Institute of Health and Society, The Medical School, Newcastle University, NE2 4HH, UK
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 7:2. 2007..This study aimed to quantitatively describe the behaviour shown by doctors and patients during primary care consultations when three types of decision aids were used to promote treatment decision-making in a randomised controlled trial...
- Response to symptoms of stroke in the UK: a systematic reviewJan Lecouturier
Institute for Ageing and Health Stroke Research Group, Medical School, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
BMC Health Serv Res 10:157. 2010..We wished to review the evidence base regarding the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of stroke patients, witnesses and the public to the symptoms of stroke and the need for an urgent response at the onset of symptoms...
- A cautionary note on data sources for evidence-based clinical decisions: warfarin and stroke preventionRichard Thomson
Public Health Research Group, School of Population and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Med Decis Making 27:438-47. 2007..The authors compared methods of risk assessment and their implications for risk communication and treatment...
- A patient decision aid to support shared decision-making on anti-thrombotic treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation: randomised controlled trialRichard G Thomson
Institute of Health and Society, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Qual Saf Health Care 16:216-23. 2007..To determine the efficacy of a computerised decision aid in patients with atrial fibrillation making decisions on whether to take warfarin or aspirin therapy...
- Consensus publication guidelines: the next step in the science of quality improvement?R G Thomson
National Patient Safety Agency, Newcastle Upon Tyne Medical School, UK
Qual Saf Health Care 14:317-8. 2005
- The impact of implementing national hypertension guidelines on prevalence and workload in primary care: a population-based survey of older peopleR Thomson
School of Population and Health Sciences Epidemiology and Public Health Medical School, Framlington Place, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
J Hum Hypertens 19:683-9. 2005..Use of NICE guidelines in preference to BHS4 will result in GPs treating fewer patients and reviewing untreated patients less often...
- Guidelines on anticoagulant treatment in atrial fibrillation in Great Britain: variation in content and implications for treatmentR Thomson
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
BMJ 316:509-13. 1998..To describe the content of guidelines on the use of anticoagulant treatment in patients with atrial fibrillation and the impact of variations in guidelines on treatment...
- Development and description of a decision analysis based decision support tool for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillationRichard Thomson
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Health Sciences, Newcastle Medical School, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH, UK
Qual Saf Health Care 11:25-31. 2002..The treatment of patients in atrial fibrillation (AF) with warfarin to prevent stroke is a decision that is sensitive to patient preferences as shown by a previous decision analysis...
- How can epidemiological studies help us to prevent stroke? The example of atrial fibrillationRichard Thomson
School of Population and Health Sciences Epidemiology and Public Health, Medical School, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH, UK
Age Ageing 31:9-16. 2002
- Qualitative methods in a randomised controlled trial: the role of an integrated qualitative process evaluation in providing evidence to discontinue the intervention in one arm of a trial of a decision support toolM J Murtagh
Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Qual Saf Health Care 16:224-9. 2007..To understand participants' experiences and understandings of the interventions in the trial of a computerised decision support tool in patients with atrial fibrillation being considered for anti-coagulation treatment...
- The potential use of decision analysis to support shared decision making in the face of uncertainty: the example of atrial fibrillation and warfarin anticoagulationA Robinson
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Health Sciences, Medical School, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH, UK
Qual Health Care 9:238-44. 2000..This paper describes decision analysis and discusses the potential of this approach with reference to the clinical decision as to whether to treat patients in atrial fibrillation with warfarin to reduce their risk of stroke...
- Patients or research subjects? A qualitative study of participation in a randomised controlled trial of a complex interventionBen Heaven
Health Technologies and Human Relations Research Group, Centre for Health Services Research, School of Population and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 Claremont Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4AA, UK
Patient Educ Couns 62:260-70. 2006..To explore participants' understandings regarding treatment decisions, made within an efficacy randomised controlled trial (RCT) of decision-support tools...
- Risk factors for first-ever stroke in older people in the north East of England: a population-based studyHelen Rodgers
School of Population and Health Sciences Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Stroke 35:7-11. 2004..Although older people potentially have most to gain from prevention, they have been excluded from or underrepresented in many stroke incidence studies. We sought to determine the risk factors for stroke in older people...
- The prevalence of progressive supranuclear palsy (Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome) in the UKU Nath
Department of Neurology and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Brain 124:1438-49. 2001..The study also confirms the importance of active and detailed case ascertainment in ensuring reliable prevalence estimates...
- Doctor-patient interaction in a randomised controlled trial of decision-support toolsTim Rapley
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Soc Sci Med 62:2267-78. 2006..We demonstrate how the RCT coordinates the world of the clinical environment and the world of experimental evidence...
- Patient decision aids in joint replacement surgery: a literature review and an opinion survey of consultant orthopaedic surgeonsJ A Adam
Department of Medical Oncology, Northern Centre for Cancer Treatment, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Ann R Coll Surg Engl 90:198-207. 2008..Patient decision aids could facilitate shared decision-making in joint replacement surgery. However, patient decision aids are not routinely used in this setting...
- Patients' preference for involvement in medical decision making: a narrative reviewRebecca Say
School of Population and Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Newcastle, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH, UK
Patient Educ Couns 60:102-14. 2006..PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: By identifying the factors which might influence patients' preference for involvement, health professionals may be more sensitive to individual patients' preferences and provide better patient-centred care...
- Non-valvular atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline: a longitudinal cohort studyHelen Park
Departments of Geriatric Medicine, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Age Ageing 36:157-63. 2007..We compared change in cognitive function between patients with recent onset NVAF and controls 12 and 36 months after baseline assessment, and examined the impact of anti-thrombotic therapy...
- Flexible therapeutic landscapes of labour and the place of pain reliefD Burges Watson
Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK
Health Place 13:865-76. 2007..We propose that providing maternity care professionals with an explicit awareness of how places are relationally constructed, may help in expanding the therapeutic qualities of particular settings, and support a (more) flexible approach...
- The importance of patient preferences in treatment decisions--challenges for doctorsRebecca E Say
Medical School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH
BMJ 327:542-5. 2003
- Clinical features and natural history of progressive supranuclear palsy: a clinical cohort studyU Nath
Department of Neurology, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Neurology 60:910-6. 2003..Early falls, speech and swallowing problems, diplopia, and early insertion of a percutaneous gastrostomy predict reduced survival...
- UK Quality Indicator Project (UK QIP) and the UK independent health care sector: a new developmentRichard Thomson
UK Quality Indicator Project, School of Population and Health Sciences Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne Medical School, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Int J Qual Health Care 16:i51-6. 2004..We describe the history of the project, with an emphasis on recent developments, reflecting upon the critical features of the project and its value for participants...
- Professional centred shared decision making: patient decision aids in practice in primary careDuika Burges Watson
Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, 21 Claremont Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4AA, UK
BMC Health Serv Res 8:5. 2008..Despite broad acceptance of their value, there remains little evidence of their successful implementation in primary care settings...
- Non-valvular atrial fibrillation and cognitive function--baseline results of a longitudinal cohort studyHelen L Park
Middlesbrough PCT, 18 High Force Road, Riverside Park, Middlesbrough TS2 1RH, UK
Age Ageing 34:392-5. 2005