Brian Williams

Summary

Affiliation: University of Dundee
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi I've never not had it so I don't really know what it's like not to: nondifference and biographical disruption among children and young people with cystic fibrosis
    Brian Williams
    Social Dimensions of Health Institute, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
    Qual Health Res 19:1443-55. 2009
  2. pmc Exploring and explaining low participation in physical activity among children and young people with asthma: a review
    Brian Williams
    Social Dimensions of Health Institute, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 9:40. 2008
  3. ncbi Promoting research participation: why not advertise altruism?
    Brian Williams
    Social Dimensions of Health Institute, Universities of Dundee and St Andrews, Dundee, UK
    Soc Sci Med 66:1451-6. 2008
  4. pmc Low exercise among children with asthma: a culture of over protection? A qualitative study of experiences and beliefs
    Brian Williams
    Social Dimensions of Health Institute University of Dundee and University of St Andrews, Airlie Place, Dundee, DD1 4HJ, Scotland UK
    Br J Gen Pract 60:e319-26. 2010
  5. ncbi From child to adult: an exploration of shifting family roles and responsibilities in managing physiotherapy for cystic fibrosis
    Brian Williams
    Division of Community Health Sciences, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Mackenzie Building, Scotland, UK
    Soc Sci Med 65:2135-46. 2007
  6. ncbi Problems and solutions: accounts by parents and children of adhering to chest physiotherapy for cystic fibrosis
    Brian Williams
    Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 29:1097-105. 2007
  7. pmc When "no" might not quite mean "no"; the importance of informed and meaningful non-consent: results from a survey of individuals refusing participation in a health-related research project
    Brian Williams
    Section of Public Health, Division of Community Health Sciences, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:59. 2007
  8. ncbi General practitioners' reasons for the failure of a randomized controlled trial (The TIGER Trial) to implement epilepsy guidelines in primary care
    Brian Williams
    Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
    Epilepsia 48:1275-82. 2007
  9. ncbi Patient perspectives on multiple medications versus combined pills: a qualitative study
    B Williams
    Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee
    QJM 98:885-93. 2005
  10. doi Developing a longitudinal database of routinely recorded primary care consultations linked to service use and outcome data
    Brian Williams
    Centre for Population Sciences and Education, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 70:473-8. 2010

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. doi I've never not had it so I don't really know what it's like not to: nondifference and biographical disruption among children and young people with cystic fibrosis
    Brian Williams
    Social Dimensions of Health Institute, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
    Qual Health Res 19:1443-55. 2009
    ..Maintaining normality within the family resulted in continual biographical revision in anticipation of future illness trajectory and life course...
  2. pmc Exploring and explaining low participation in physical activity among children and young people with asthma: a review
    Brian Williams
    Social Dimensions of Health Institute, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 9:40. 2008
    ....
  3. ncbi Promoting research participation: why not advertise altruism?
    Brian Williams
    Social Dimensions of Health Institute, Universities of Dundee and St Andrews, Dundee, UK
    Soc Sci Med 66:1451-6. 2008
    ..Consideration should be given to the use of similar persuasive communications to promote wider participation in health research generally...
  4. pmc Low exercise among children with asthma: a culture of over protection? A qualitative study of experiences and beliefs
    Brian Williams
    Social Dimensions of Health Institute University of Dundee and University of St Andrews, Airlie Place, Dundee, DD1 4HJ, Scotland UK
    Br J Gen Pract 60:e319-26. 2010
    ..Research shows that children are insufficiently active in most affluent societies. Although children with asthma may particularly benefit from physical activity, they are less active than their peers...
  5. ncbi From child to adult: an exploration of shifting family roles and responsibilities in managing physiotherapy for cystic fibrosis
    Brian Williams
    Division of Community Health Sciences, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Mackenzie Building, Scotland, UK
    Soc Sci Med 65:2135-46. 2007
    ....
  6. ncbi Problems and solutions: accounts by parents and children of adhering to chest physiotherapy for cystic fibrosis
    Brian Williams
    Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 29:1097-105. 2007
    ..This study explores accounts by parents and children of the difficulties of adhering to chest physiotherapy for cystic fibrosis, and identifies strategies used by families to overcome these...
  7. pmc When "no" might not quite mean "no"; the importance of informed and meaningful non-consent: results from a survey of individuals refusing participation in a health-related research project
    Brian Williams
    Section of Public Health, Division of Community Health Sciences, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:59. 2007
    ..In this study we investigated the reasons why older people choose not to participate in a research project...
  8. ncbi General practitioners' reasons for the failure of a randomized controlled trial (The TIGER Trial) to implement epilepsy guidelines in primary care
    Brian Williams
    Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
    Epilepsia 48:1275-82. 2007
    ....
  9. ncbi Patient perspectives on multiple medications versus combined pills: a qualitative study
    B Williams
    Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee
    QJM 98:885-93. 2005
    ..Unfortunately, adherence may fall as drug numbers and procedural complexity increase. While there are plausible theoretical reasons why combining pills might improve non-adherence, patients' attitudes are unknown...
  10. doi Developing a longitudinal database of routinely recorded primary care consultations linked to service use and outcome data
    Brian Williams
    Centre for Population Sciences and Education, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 70:473-8. 2010
    ....
  11. doi Risky single-occasion drinking and disadvantaged men: will recruitment through primary care miss hazardous drinkers?
    Iain K Crombie
    Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 37:1577-81. 2013
    ..As part of a feasibility assessment for an intervention study, 2 recruitment strategies were investigated. This article compares the drinking patterns of the disadvantaged men identified by the 2 strategies...
  12. doi Audio-visual recording of patient-GP consultations for research purposes: a literature review on recruiting rates and strategies
    Markus Themessl-Huber
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, 11 Airlie Place, Dundee DD1 4HJ, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 71:157-68. 2008
    ....
  13. ncbi The psychological experience of living with head and neck cancer: a systematic review and meta-synthesis
    Heidi Lang
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, Dundee City, UK
    Psychooncology 22:2648-63. 2013
    ..To summarise patients' experiences of head and neck cancer (HNC) by examining the findings of existing qualitative studies..
  14. ncbi Why older people do not participate in leisure time physical activity: a survey of activity levels, beliefs and deterrents
    Iain K Crombie
    Section of Public Health, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK
    Age Ageing 33:287-92. 2004
    ..Regular physical activity has been shown to have many health benefits. However, many older people are physically inactive...
  15. pmc Intervention description is not enough: evidence from an in-depth multiple case study on the untold role and impact of context in randomised controlled trials of seven complex interventions
    Mary Wells
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HJ, UK
    Trials 13:95. 2012
    ..In this paper, we explore these issues by focusing on seven RCTs of interventions varying in type and degree of complexity, and across diverse contexts...
  16. doi Patient, practice and organisational influences on asthma control: observational data from a national study on primary care in the United Kingdom
    Gaylor Hoskins
    NMAHP Research Unit, School of Nursing, University of Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Int J Nurs Stud 49:596-609. 2012
    ..However, asthma outcomes research has almost invariably concentrated on identifying and addressing patient predictors. Little is known about higher level organisational influences...
  17. doi Supporting 'work-related goals' rather than 'return to work' after cancer? A systematic review and meta-synthesis of 25 qualitative studies
    Mary Wells
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, DD6 8BA, UK
    Psychooncology 22:1208-19. 2013
    ..This study aimed to systematically review and synthesise qualitative studies of employment and cancer...
  18. pmc Can text messages reach the parts other process measures cannot reach: an evaluation of a behavior change intervention delivered by mobile phone?
    Linda Irvine
    Centre for Biomedical Sciences and Public Health, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e52621. 2012
    ..Mobile telephone interventions involve no face to face contact, making conventional process evaluation difficult. This study assesses the utility of novel techniques for process evaluation involving no face to face contact...
  19. pmc Assessing asthma control in UK primary care: use of routinely collected prospective observational consultation data to determine appropriateness of a variety of control assessment models
    Gaylor Hoskins
    Population Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 12:105. 2011
    ..A good control measure is therefore one whose variation is most explained by these factors...
  20. ncbi Disclosure of minor mental health problems: an exploratory theoretical study
    B Williams
    Behavioural Science, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
    J Adv Nurs 35:108-16. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to explore people's experiences, concerns and beliefs about disclosing minor mental health problems by focusing on the ways in which such disclosures are interpreted...
  21. doi "Seeing is believing, and believing is seeing": an exploration of the meaning and impact of women's mental images of their breast cancer and their potential origins
    Alison Harrow
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
    Patient Educ Couns 73:339-46. 2008
    ..To explore the nature, meaning and perceived origin of women's mental images of their breast cancer...
  22. doi Speaking up about safety concerns: multi-setting qualitative study of patients' views and experiences
    Vikki A Entwistle
    Social Dimensions of Health Institute, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:e33. 2010
    ..To explore patients' and family members' experiences of and views about speaking up about safety concerns at the point of care...
  23. doi Decayed and missing teeth and oral-health-related factors: predicting depression in homeless people
    Emma Coles
    Dental Health Services and Research Unit, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
    J Psychosom Res 71:108-12. 2011
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the effect of dental health status, dental anxiety and oral-health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) upon homeless people's experience of depression...
  24. pmc What do we know about who does and does not attend general health checks? Findings from a narrative scoping review
    Ruth Dryden
    Social Dimensions of Health Institute, 11 Airlie Place, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:723. 2012
    ..This literature review explores the socio-demographic, clinical and social cognitive characteristics of those who do and do not engage with general health checks or preventive health checks for cardiovascular disease...
  25. pmc Cross-sectional survey of patients in receipt of long-term repeat prescriptions for antidepressant drugs in primary care
    Gillian Cruickshank
    Practice Pharmacist, Princes Street Surgery, Dundee, Scotland, UK
    Ment Health Fam Med 5:105-9. 2008
    ..0%) participants (95% CI: 28.9-49.7%) had no clear clinical reason for continued receipt of an antidepressant. Reasons for the continued use of antidepressants in this population require further investigation...
  26. ncbi Images in health care: potential and problems
    Brian Williams
    Social Dimensions of Health Institute, Universities of Dundee and St Andrews, Dundee, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 14:251-4. 2009
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  27. pmc Efficacy and tolerability of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors compared with tricyclic antidepressants in depression treated in primary care: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Steve MacGillivray
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 9SY
    BMJ 326:1014. 2003
    ..To compare the efficacy and tolerability of tricyclic antidepressants with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in depression in primary care...
  28. ncbi Optimising long-term participation in physical activities after stroke: exploring new ways of working for physiotherapists
    Jacqui H Morris
    Alliance for Self Care Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, 11 Airlie Place, Dundee DD1 4HJ, UK
    Physiotherapy 95:228-34. 2009
    ....
  29. pmc Supporting postpartum weight loss in women living in deprived communities: design implications for a randomised control trial
    A M Craigie
    Centre for Public Health Nutrition Research, Division of Clinical and Population Sciences and Education, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 65:952-8. 2011
    ..The aim of the current study was to evaluate the feasibility of undertaking a randomised controlled trial of a weight loss intervention (WeighWell) in postpartum women living in areas of social disadvantage...
  30. doi A feasibility study of a personalised lifestyle programme (HealthForce) for individuals who have participated in cardiovascular risk screening
    Angela M Craigie
    Centre for Public Health Nutrition Research, Division of Clinical and Population Sciences and Education, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 9SY, UK
    Prev Med 52:387-9. 2011
    ..To assess the feasibility of a lifestyle intervention, focusing on diet and activity, in adults participating in cardiovascular screening...
  31. pmc Health in the 'hidden population' of people with low literacy. A systematic review of the literature
    Phyllis Easton
    NHS Tayside, King s Cross, Clepington Road, Dundee, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:459. 2010
    ..We aimed to review published research to investigate relationships between low functional or health literacy and health in working age adults who can converse in the dominant language but have difficulty with written language...
  32. pmc Efficacy and tolerability of tricyclic antidepressants and SSRIs compared with placebo for treatment of depression in primary care: a meta-analysis
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, NZ
    Ann Fam Med 3:449-56. 2005
    ..Depression is common in primary care. There are no systematic reviews of depression treatment comparing antidepressants with placebo; hence, we do not know whether these medications are effective in primary care...
  33. pmc Overcoming barriers to recruitment in health research: concerns of potential participants need to be dealt with
    Iain K Crombie
    BMJ 333:398. 2006
  34. ncbi Which surgical decisions should patients participate in and how? Reflections on women's recollections of discussions about variants of hysterectomy
    Vikki Entwistle
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, UK
    Soc Sci Med 62:499-509. 2006
    ..As policy makers continue to emphasise the importance of choice and patients become increasingly aware of the existence of variant procedures, these issues need careful consideration...
  35. ncbi Can highly active antiretroviral therapy reduce the spread of HIV?: A study in a township of South Africa
    Bertran Auvert
    INSERM U88 IFR 69, Saint Maurice, France
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 36:613-21. 2004
    ....
  36. ncbi Titrating Theileria parva: single stocks against combination of stocks
    Niko Speybroeck
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Animal Health, Nationalestraat, Antwerp, Belgium
    Exp Parasitol 118:522-30. 2008
    ..parva have not yielded the results that might be expected of them. The results of this work may also have implications for the use of antigen cocktails in cancer, HIV and malaria vaccine trials...
  37. ncbi Response to Ronald Gray, Male circumcision and HIV acquisition and transmission: cohort studies in Rakai, Uganda ( 2000, 14:2371-2381)
    Daniel T Halperin
    AIDS 16:810-2; author reply 809-10. 2002