S J Walters

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sheffield
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc A mixed methods study to evaluate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of a self-managed exercise programme versus usual physiotherapy for chronic rotator cuff disorders: protocol for the SELF study
    Chris Littlewood
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:62. 2012
  2. pmc Clinical audit of core podiatry treatment in the NHS
    Lisa Farndon
    Podiatry Services, Sheffield PCT, Jordanthorpe Health Centre, Sheffield, S8 8DJ, UK
    J Foot Ankle Res 2:7. 2009
  3. pmc "Booster" interventions to sustain increases in physical activity in middle-aged adults in deprived urban neighbourhoods: internal pilot and feasibility study
    Emma J Scott
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:129. 2011
  4. pmc A randomised controlled trial and cost-effectiveness evaluation of "booster" interventions to sustain increases in physical activity in middle-aged adults in deprived urban neighbourhoods
    Daniel Hind
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:3. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Economic implications of the use of basiliximab in addition to triple immunosuppressive therapy in renal allograft recipients: a UK perspective
    Stephen J Walters
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Pharmacoeconomics 21:129-38. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the minimally important difference for two health state utility measures: EQ-5D and SF-6D
    Stephen J Walters
    Health Economics and Decision Science, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    Qual Life Res 14:1523-32. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint The use of bootstrap methods for estimating sample size and analysing health-related quality of life outcomes
    Stephen J Walters
    Sheffield Health Economics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    Stat Med 24:1075-102. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Consultants' forum: should post hoc sample size calculations be done?
    Stephen J Walters
    Medical Statistics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Pharm Stat 8:163-9. 2009
  9. pmc What is the relationship between the minimally important difference and health state utility values? The case of the SF-6D
    Stephen J Walters
    Sheffield Health Economics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:4. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Measuring health-related quality of life in patients with venous leg ulcers
    S J Walters
    Sheffield Health Economics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield
    Qual Life Res 8:327-36. 1999

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. pmc A mixed methods study to evaluate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of a self-managed exercise programme versus usual physiotherapy for chronic rotator cuff disorders: protocol for the SELF study
    Chris Littlewood
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:62. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Clinical audit of core podiatry treatment in the NHS
    Lisa Farndon
    Podiatry Services, Sheffield PCT, Jordanthorpe Health Centre, Sheffield, S8 8DJ, UK
    J Foot Ankle Res 2:7. 2009
    ..This study aimed to increase the evidence base for this area of practice by conducting a multi-centre audit in 8 NHS podiatry departments over a 1-year period...
  3. pmc "Booster" interventions to sustain increases in physical activity in middle-aged adults in deprived urban neighbourhoods: internal pilot and feasibility study
    Emma J Scott
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:129. 2011
    ..This paper reports the results of an internal pilot study designed to test the feasibility of the study in terms of recruitment, per protocol delivery of the intervention and retention at three months...
  4. pmc A randomised controlled trial and cost-effectiveness evaluation of "booster" interventions to sustain increases in physical activity in middle-aged adults in deprived urban neighbourhoods
    Daniel Hind
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:3. 2010
    ..This study assesses whether it is worth providing motivational interviews, three months after giving initial advice, to those who have become more active...
  5. ncbi request reprint Economic implications of the use of basiliximab in addition to triple immunosuppressive therapy in renal allograft recipients: a UK perspective
    Stephen J Walters
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Pharmacoeconomics 21:129-38. 2003
    ..To compare resource use and costs in renal transplant recipients treated with basiliximab or placebo plus triple immunosuppressive therapy...
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the minimally important difference for two health state utility measures: EQ-5D and SF-6D
    Stephen J Walters
    Health Economics and Decision Science, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    Qual Life Res 14:1523-32. 2005
    ..Empirical work is required to determine what the smallest change is in utility scores that can be regarded as important and whether this change in utility value is constant across measures and conditions...
  7. ncbi request reprint The use of bootstrap methods for estimating sample size and analysing health-related quality of life outcomes
    Stephen J Walters
    Sheffield Health Economics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    Stat Med 24:1075-102. 2005
    ..These results suggest that bootstrap methods are not more appropriate for analysing HRQoL outcome data than standard methods...
  8. doi request reprint Consultants' forum: should post hoc sample size calculations be done?
    Stephen J Walters
    Medical Statistics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Pharm Stat 8:163-9. 2009
    ....
  9. pmc What is the relationship between the minimally important difference and health state utility values? The case of the SF-6D
    Stephen J Walters
    Sheffield Health Economics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:4. 2003
    ..Empirical work is required to determine what is the smallest change in SF-6D scores that can be regarded as important and meaningful for health professionals, patients and other stakeholders...
  10. ncbi request reprint Measuring health-related quality of life in patients with venous leg ulcers
    S J Walters
    Sheffield Health Economics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield
    Qual Life Res 8:327-36. 1999
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Therapist effects in randomised controlled trials: what to do about them
    Stephen J Walters
    Medical Statistics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    J Clin Nurs 19:1102-12. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to describe and compare three statistical methods to allow for therapist effects in individually randomised controlled trials...
  12. ncbi request reprint Using the SF-36 with older adults: a cross-sectional community-based survey
    S J Walters
    Sheffield Health Economics, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    Age Ageing 30:337-43. 2001
    ..To assess the practicality and validity of using the 36-item short-form health survey (SF-36) in a community-dwelling population over 65, and to obtain population scores in this age group...
  13. ncbi request reprint Design and analysis of trials with quality of life as an outcome: a practical guide
    S J Walters
    Sheffield Health Economics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
    J Biopharm Stat 11:155-76. 2001
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  14. doi request reprint Assessing quality of care from hospital case notes: comparison of reliability of two methods
    A Hutchinson
    Section of Public Health, ScHARR, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:e2. 2010
    ..To determine which of the two methods of case note review provide the most useful and reliable information for reviewing quality of care...
  15. pmc Follow-up care for cancer survivors: views of the younger adult
    K Absolom
    Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2SJ, UK
    Br J Cancer 101:561-7. 2009
    ..We report the views of 309 adult cancer survivors (aged 18-45 years) on provision of follow-up and preferences for care...
  16. pmc The use of bootstrap methods for analysing Health-Related Quality of Life outcomes (particularly the SF-36)
    Stephen J Walters
    Medical Statistics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:70. 2004
    ..Future research with other HRQoL outcome measures, interventions and populations, is required to confirm this conclusion...
  17. pmc Cost effectiveness of community leg ulcer clinics: randomised controlled trial
    C J Morrell
    School of Health and Related Research ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA
    BMJ 316:1487-91. 1998
    ..To establish the relative cost effectiveness of community leg ulcer clinics that use four layer compression bandaging versus usual care provided by district nurses...
  18. ncbi request reprint A review of ordinal regression models applied on health-related quality of life assessments
    R Lall
    Institute of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Sheffield, Community Sciences Centre, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK
    Stat Methods Med Res 11:49-67. 2002
    ..Different methods of generating scores yield data with different properties. It is now possible to fit a variety of ordinal regression models and so select the appropriate one that correctly models the data...
  19. pmc Quality of life and cost-effectiveness of interferon-alpha in malignant melanoma: results from randomised trial
    S Dixon
    Health Economics and Decision Science, and Trent Research and Development Support Unit, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    Br J Cancer 94:492-8. 2006
    ..The results show that interferon has significant effects on QoL and symptomatology and is unlikely to be cost-effective in this patient group in the UK...
  20. doi request reprint A randomised 2 x 2 trial of community versus hospital pulmonary rehabilitation, followed by telephone or conventional follow-up
    J C Waterhouse
    Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK
    Health Technol Assess 14:i-v, vii-xi, 1-140. 2010
    ....
  21. pmc Sample size and power estimation for studies with health related quality of life outcomes: a comparison of four methods using the SF-36
    Stephen J Walters
    Sheffield Health Economics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent St, Sheffield, United Kingdom, S1 4DA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:26. 2004
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Comparison of case note review methods for evaluating quality and safety in health care
    A Hutchinson
    Section of Public Health, ScHARR, University of Sheffield, UK
    Health Technol Assess 14:iii-iv, ix-x, 1-144. 2010
    ..To explore the process-outcome relationship between holistic and criterion-based quality-of-care measures and hospital-level outcome indicators...
  23. ncbi request reprint Telemedicine in dermatology: a randomised controlled trial
    I R Bowns
    School of Health and Related Research ScHARR, University of Sheffield, UK
    Health Technol Assess 10:iii-iv, ix-xi, 1-39. 2006
    ..To assess the equivalence of digital photography and dermoscopy with conventional face-to-face consultation in the management of suspected cases of malignant melanoma or squamous cell carcinoma...
  24. pmc Continuing inequality: gender and social class influences on self perceived health after a heart attack
    E A Lacey
    Section of Public Health, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:622-7. 2003
    ..To investigate the effect of social class and gender on self perceived health status for those recovering from an acute myocardial infarction...
  25. pmc Use of evidence based leaflets to promote informed choice in maternity care: randomised controlled trial in everyday practice
    A O'Cathain
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, Sheffield S1 4DA
    BMJ 324:643. 2002
    ..To assess the effect of leaflets on promoting informed choice in women using maternity services...
  26. ncbi request reprint Patients with chronic pain and abnormal pituitary function require investigation
    Z Merza
    Division of Clinical Sciences, Northern General Hospital, UK
    Lancet 361:2203-4. 2003
    ..Our results suggest that patients with chronic pain who have abnormal endocrine results should have a complete assessment, since abnormal test results cannot be attributed to their analgesia...
  27. ncbi request reprint Changing trends in the decision-making preferences of women with early breast cancer
    L J M Caldon
    Academic Unit of Surgical Oncology, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Br J Surg 95:312-8. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine current decision-making styles and establish their association with operation choice and breast unit mastectomy rate...
  28. pmc Follow-up care for cancer survivors: the views of clinicians
    D M Greenfield
    Academic Unit of Clinical Oncology, Weston Park Hospital, WhithamRoad, Sheffield S10 2SJ, UK
    Br J Cancer 101:568-74. 2009
    ..Evidence for the efficacy of late effects surveillance in adult cancer survivors is lacking and there is little agreement among clinicians on appropriate follow-up care...
  29. ncbi request reprint Does vibration offer any advantage over visual stimulation studies (VSS) in the assessment of erectile capacity?
    K R Wylie
    Porterbrook Clinic, Sheffield, UK
    Int J Impot Res 13:329-37. 2001
    ..Further studies are necessary to determine the most useful set of stimuli for provocation studies with the RigiScan...
  30. ncbi request reprint Women's perceptions of informed choice in maternity care
    Alicia O'Cathain
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    Midwifery 18:136-44. 2002
    ..to describe the extent to which women using maternity services perceive that they have exercised informed choice...
  31. doi request reprint Impact of a mental health teaching programme on adolescents
    Paul B Naylor
    Health Services Research Section, School of Health and Related Research ScHARR, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 194:365-70. 2009
    ..Child and adolescent mental health disorders are present in around 10% of the population. Research indicates that many young people possess negative attitudes towards mental health difficulties among peers...
  32. doi request reprint Health and use of health services: a comparison between Gypsies and Travellers and other ethnic groups
    Jean Peters
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Ethn Health 14:359-77. 2009
    ..To examine the health status of adults from black and minority ethnic groups and from a socio-economically mixed White population, all resident in England...
  33. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and cost impact of irritable bowel syndrome in a UK primary care setting
    Ron L Akehurst
    School of Health and Related Research ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, Sheffield S1 4DA, United Kingdom
    Pharmacoeconomics 20:455-62. 2002
    ..To identify the impact of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) on health-related quality of life (HR-QOL), time off work and the utilisation and cost of health services...
  34. ncbi request reprint What influences clinicians' operative preferences for women with breast cancer? An application of the discrete choice experiment
    Lisa J M Caldon
    Academic Surgical Oncology Unit, The University of Sheffield, Floor K, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK
    Eur J Cancer 43:1662-9. 2007
    ..Little is known regarding cancer clinicians' treatment preferences...
  35. ncbi request reprint Predicting where future means will lie based on the results of the current trial
    Steven A Julious
    Medical Statistics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, United Kingdom
    Contemp Clin Trials 28:352-7. 2007
    ..4% for a large sample size--assuming that the sample size for a future trial is the same as for the current trial. Using the results from this paper you can predict the results for future trials from those observed in the current trial...
  36. pmc Randomised controlled trial of a short course of traditional acupuncture compared with usual care for persistent non-specific low back pain
    K J Thomas
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield
    BMJ 333:623. 2006
    ..To determine whether a short course of traditional acupuncture improves longer term outcomes for patients with persistent non-specific low back pain in primary care...
  37. ncbi request reprint A systematic review and economic evaluation of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography compared with diagnostic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
    E Kaltenthaler
    ScHARR Rapid Reviews Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    Health Technol Assess 8:iii, 1-89. 2004
    ..To compare the clinical and cost-effectiveness of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) with diagnostic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for the investigation of biliary obstruction...
  38. ncbi request reprint Prognostic markers in malignant lymphoma: an analysis of 1,198 patients treated at a single centre
    S E Low
    YCR Department of Clinical Oncology, Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield, UK
    Int J Oncol 19:1203-9. 2001
    ..Whilst these models are being validated on a larger series of patients and will also be tested prospectively, new markers are needed to facilitate decisions on treatment for individual patients...
  39. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and consequences of androgen deficiency in young male cancer survivors in a controlled cross-sectional study
    D M Greenfield
    Academic Units of Clinical Oncology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2JF, United Kingdom
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:3476-82. 2007
    ..Male cancer survivors are at risk of androgen deficiency; however, when and in whom testosterone should be replaced remain unanswered questions...
  40. doi request reprint An evaluation of patient-reported outcome measures in lower limb reconstruction surgery
    M Burton
    Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Sheffield Hallam University, Montgomery House, Collegiate Campus, Sheffield S10 2BP, UK
    Qual Life Res 21:1731-43. 2012
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Quality of life, self-esteem, fatigue, and sexual function in young men after cancer: a controlled cross-sectional study
    Diana M Greenfield
    Academic Unit of Clinical Oncology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Cancer 116:1592-601. 2010
    ..The authors investigated the relationship between androgen levels, QOL, self-esteem, fatigue, and sexual function in young male cancer survivors compared with control subjects...
  42. ncbi request reprint A randomized placebo-controlled trial of pre-treatment and short- or long-term maintenance therapy with amiodarone supporting DC cardioversion for persistent atrial fibrillation
    Kevin S Channer
    Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK
    Eur Heart J 25:144-50. 2004
    ..Relapse may be reduced by amiodarone but no placebo-controlled trials of efficacy have been performed and the appropriate duration of therapy is unknown...
  43. pmc Clinical effectiveness of health visitor training in psychologically informed approaches for depression in postnatal women: pragmatic cluster randomised trial in primary care
    C Jane Morrell
    School of Health and Related Research ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA
    BMJ 338:a3045. 2009
    ..To evaluate benefits for postnatal women of two psychologically informed interventions by health visitors...
  44. ncbi request reprint A pilot survey of socio-economic differences in child-feeding behaviours among parents of primary-school children
    Heather R Clark
    Public Health Section, School of Health and Related Research ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    Public Health Nutr 11:1030-6. 2008
    ..Parents food choices and weight, but little is known about the social class distribution of parent self-reported child-feeding behaviours in two socio-economically contrasting areas...
  45. doi request reprint Physical activity, quality of life, weight status and diet in adolescents
    Spencer E Boyle
    Medical Statistics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK
    Qual Life Res 19:943-54. 2010
    ..This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the relationship between quality of life (QoL), physical activity (PA), diet and overweight status in children 11 to 15 years old...
  46. pmc Physical activity among adolescents and barriers to delivering physical education in Cornwall and Lancashire, UK: a qualitative study of heads of PE and heads of schools
    Spencer Earl Boyle
    University of Sheffield, Health Services Research, ScHARR, Research Centre, Regent Court, 30 Regent St, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:273. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to gain an understanding of adolescents PA levels from the perspective of those responsible for delivering physical education (PE) in schools; heads of PE (HOPE) and heads of school (HS)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in Huntington's disease: a comparison of two generic instruments, SF-36 and SIP
    Aileen K Ho
    Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 19:1341-8. 2004
    ..Thus, the SF-36 would appear to be the recommended instrument of choice for patients with HD and their carers, although further work needs to be done to investigate the sensitivity of this instrument longitudinally...