Nicola Torrance

Summary

Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Potential Pain Management Programmes in primary care. A UK-wide questionnaire and Delphi survey of experts
    Nicola Torrance
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Fam Pract 28:41-8. 2011
  2. pmc Genetic nurse counsellors can be an acceptable and cost-effective alternative to clinical geneticists for breast cancer risk genetic counselling. Evidence from two parallel randomised controlled equivalence trials
    N Torrance
    Department of Public Health, Medical School, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Br J Cancer 95:435-44. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Severe chronic pain is associated with increased 10 year mortality. A cohort record linkage study
    Nicola Torrance
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Eur J Pain 14:380-6. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of chronic pain of predominantly neuropathic origin. Results from a general population survey
    Nicola Torrance
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
    J Pain 7:281-9. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Medication and treatment use in primary care patients with chronic pain of predominantly neuropathic origin
    Nicola Torrance
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, UK
    Fam Pract 24:481-5. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Promoting physical activity in primary care settings: health visitors' and practice nurses' views and experiences
    Flora Douglas
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    J Adv Nurs 55:159-68. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Is chronic pain associated with subsequent cancer? A cohort record linkage study
    Alison M Elliott
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Eur J Pain 14:860-3. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Health and quality of life associated with chronic pain of predominantly neuropathic origin in the community
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Clin J Pain 23:143-9. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Epidemiology of neuropathic pain and its impact on quality of life
    Blair H Smith
    University of Dundee, Medical Research Institute, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee, Scotland, UK
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 16:191-8. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Analysing the SF-36 in population-based research. A comparison of methods of statistical approaches using chronic pain as an example
    Nicola Torrance
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Center, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 15:328-34. 2009

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. doi request reprint Potential Pain Management Programmes in primary care. A UK-wide questionnaire and Delphi survey of experts
    Nicola Torrance
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Fam Pract 28:41-8. 2011
    ..Secondary care- or private sector-based Pain Management Programmes (PMPs) offering intensive multidisciplinary approaches have been found to improve participants' physical performance and psychological well-being...
  2. pmc Genetic nurse counsellors can be an acceptable and cost-effective alternative to clinical geneticists for breast cancer risk genetic counselling. Evidence from two parallel randomised controlled equivalence trials
    N Torrance
    Department of Public Health, Medical School, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Br J Cancer 95:435-44. 2006
    ..In conclusion, care based on genetic nurse counsellors was not significantly different from conventional cancer genetic services in both trial locations...
  3. ncbi request reprint Severe chronic pain is associated with increased 10 year mortality. A cohort record linkage study
    Nicola Torrance
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Eur J Pain 14:380-6. 2010
    ..However, severe chronic pain is associated with increased risk of mortality, independent of socio-demographic factors...
  4. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of chronic pain of predominantly neuropathic origin. Results from a general population survey
    Nicola Torrance
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
    J Pain 7:281-9. 2006
    ..This is the first estimate of the prevalence and distribution of pain of predominantly neuropathic origin in the general population, using a previously validated and reliable data collection instrument...
  5. ncbi request reprint Medication and treatment use in primary care patients with chronic pain of predominantly neuropathic origin
    Nicola Torrance
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, UK
    Fam Pract 24:481-5. 2007
    ..Neuropathic pain is widely recognized as one of the most difficult pain syndromes to treat and presents a significant challenge for pain clinicians and GPs...
  6. ncbi request reprint Promoting physical activity in primary care settings: health visitors' and practice nurses' views and experiences
    Flora Douglas
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    J Adv Nurs 55:159-68. 2006
    ..This paper reports a study investigating health visitors' and practice nurses' attitudes, beliefs and practice associated with routinely advising patients about physical activity...
  7. ncbi request reprint Is chronic pain associated with subsequent cancer? A cohort record linkage study
    Alison M Elliott
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Eur J Pain 14:860-3. 2010
    ..There were no significant differences between those with severe chronic pain compared to those with mild chronic pain. The findings suggest that those with chronic pain are not at a significantly increased risk of developing cancer...
  8. ncbi request reprint Health and quality of life associated with chronic pain of predominantly neuropathic origin in the community
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Clin J Pain 23:143-9. 2007
    ..To assess the health and quality of life associated with chronic pain of predominantly neuropathic origin (POPNO) on health and daily activity in the general population...
  9. doi request reprint Epidemiology of neuropathic pain and its impact on quality of life
    Blair H Smith
    University of Dundee, Medical Research Institute, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee, Scotland, UK
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 16:191-8. 2012
    ..All neuropathic pain is associated with poor general health, comparable with other severe chronic diseases. The importance of newly proposed risk factors, including genetic factors, still needs to be assessed at a population level...
  10. doi request reprint Analysing the SF-36 in population-based research. A comparison of methods of statistical approaches using chronic pain as an example
    Nicola Torrance
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Center, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 15:328-34. 2009
    ..In this study of chronic pain, we compared results arising from the SF-36 between three study sub-samples, using conventional parametric, non-parametric, bootstrapping and log transforming methods...
  11. doi request reprint Management of chronic pain in primary care
    Blair H Smith
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 5:137-42. 2011
    ..To examine recent and current evidence available to guide the management of chronic pain in primary care...
  12. doi request reprint Using discrete choice experiments to inform randomised controlled trials: an application to chronic low back pain management in primary care
    Deokhee Yi
    Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Eur J Pain 15:531.e1-10. 2011
    ..These findings can inform future randomised trials to evaluate acceptable PMPs in primary care...
  13. pmc Clinical governance and research ethics as barriers to UK low-risk population-based health research?
    Edwin R van Teijlingen
    Section of Population Health, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:396. 2008
    ..Recently, a range of factors led to the development of more stringent bureaucratic procedures, governing the conduct of low-risk population-based health research in the United Kingdom...
  14. ncbi request reprint Cluster randomized trial of a multifaceted primary care decision-support intervention for inherited breast cancer risk
    Brenda J Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen Aberdeen, UK
    Fam Pract 23:537-44. 2006
    ..We developed an evidence-based, multifaceted intervention intended to promote confidence and skills in this area...
  15. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of chronic pain, from the laboratory to the bus stop: time to add understanding of biological mechanisms to the study of risk factors in population-based research?
    Blair H Smith
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Pain 127:5-10. 2007
  16. pmc Primary care staff's views and experiences related to routinely advising patients about physical activity. A questionnaire survey
    Flora Douglas
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Buildings, Forresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, Scotland, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:138. 2006
    ..This study explores Scottish primary care staff's knowledge, attitudes and experiences associated with advising patients about physical activity during routine consultations...
  17. doi request reprint Assessment and management of neuropathic pain in primary care
    Blair H Smith
    University of Dundee, Medical Research Institute, Mackenzie Building, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4DB, Scotland, UK
    Pain Manag 2:553-9. 2012
    ..General practitioners, with their long-term relationship with patients, have a central role in improving the diagnosis and management of neuropathic pain. ..
  18. doi request reprint Epidemiology of neuropathic pain
    Blair H Smith
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2AY, Scotland, UK
    Pain Manag 1:87-96. 2011
    ..Further methodological research is needed to clarify these. Associated poor general health is a feature of all neuropathic pain, similar to other severe chronic diseases. ..
  19. doi request reprint What do we mean by "older adults' persistent pain self-management"? A concept analysis
    Carrie Stewart
    Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Pain Med 15:214-24. 2014
    ..Poorly defined concepts can result in misunderstandings in the clinical setting and can hinder research through difficulties identifying or measuring the concept...
  20. pmc Is there evidence for aetiologically distinct subgroups of idiopathic congenital talipes equinovarus? A case-only study and pedigree analysis
    Amanda H Cardy
    Clubfoot Research Group, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
    PLoS ONE 6:e17895. 2011
    ..Previous studies consider CTEV as a homogenous entity which may conceal risk factors in particular subgroups. We investigate evidence for aetiologically distinct subgroups of CTEV...
  21. ncbi request reprint Designing questionnaires for midwifery research
    Flora Douglas
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen
    RCM Midwives 8:212-5. 2005
  22. pmc What's in a name? Advances in primary care chronic pain management
    Blair H Smith
    Br J Gen Pract 57:92-4. 2007
  23. ncbi request reprint Can pain can be more or less neuropathic? Comparison of symptom assessment tools with ratings of certainty by clinicians
    Michael I Bennett
    Clinical Teaching and Research Unit, St Gemma s Hospice, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
    Pain 122:289-94. 2006
    ..These data support the theoretical construct that pain can be more or less neuropathic and that pain of predominantly neuropathic origin may be a useful clinical concept...
  24. ncbi request reprint The S-LANSS score for identifying pain of predominantly neuropathic origin: validation for use in clinical and postal research
    Michael I Bennett
    Clinical Teaching and Research Unit, St Gemma s Hospice and University of Leeds, UK
    J Pain 6:149-58. 2005
    ..This might lead to new insights into the relationship between pathophysiologic mechanisms and clinical manifestations of pain...