Roger A Harrison
Affiliation: Bolton Primary Care Trust
- Are those in need taking dietary supplements? A survey of 21 923 adultsR A Harrison
Evidence for Population Health Unit, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
Br J Nutr 91:617-23. 2004..Public health organisations need to develop guidelines for the public and health professionals regarding the uncontrolled use of dietary supplements in the community...
- Who and how many people are taking herbal supplements? A survey of 21,923 adultsRoger A Harrison
Bolton Primary Care Trust, St Peter s House, Silverwell Street, Bolton BL1 1PP, England
Int J Vitam Nutr Res 74:183-6. 2004..There is little information on the number and characteristics of adults taking herbal supplements and the relationship of this with other health and lifestyle factors. These were examined in the current study...
- Does primary care referral to an exercise programme increase physical activity one year later? A randomized controlled trialRoger A Harrison
Bolton Primary Care Trust, St Peters House, Silverwell Street, Bolton BL1 1PP, UK
J Public Health (Oxf) 27:25-32. 2005..Main outcome measures Meeting physical activity target at 12 months following referral, with a secondary outcome measured at 6 months from referral...
- Is there a role for long-chain omega3 or oil-rich fish in the treatment of atrial fibrillation?R A Harrison
Bolton Primary Care Trust, University of Manchester, Public Health, St Peters House, Silverwell Street, BoltonBL1 1PP, UK
Med Hypotheses 64:59-63. 2005..We have currently started a randomised controlled trial to test our hypothesis...
- Increasing response to a postal survey of sedentary patients - a randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN45665423]Roger A Harrison
Research Scientist in Public Health, Directorate of Public Health, Bolton Primary Care Trust, Bolton, UK
BMC Health Serv Res 4:31. 2004....
- Should we encourage over-the-counter statins? A population perspective for coronary heart disease preventionIslay Gemmell
National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Am J Cardiovasc Drugs 7:299-302. 2007..In the UK, simvastatin is currently available without prescription; however, the US FDA rejected an application for nonprescription lovastatin in 2005...
- Population Impact Analysis: a framework for assessing the population impact of a risk or interventionArpana Verma
Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health, School of Translational Medicine, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester M14 7PH, UK
J Public Health (Oxf) 34:83-9. 2012....
- Cardiovascular disease registers and recording of behavioural risk factors: why untapped opportunities continueRoger A Harrison
Bolton Primary Care Trust, Bolton, UK
Public Health Nutr 8:7-9. 2005
- Planning to win: Health and lifestyles associated with physical activity amongst 15,423 adultsR A Harrison
Bolton Primary Care Trust, St Peters House, Silverwell Street, Bolton, BL1 1PP UK
Public Health 120:206-12. 2006..To assess levels of physical activity in the general population and amongst the 'healthy', and to identify factors associated with this important health behaviour...
- The role of diet in susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic reviewDorothy J Pattison
ARC Epidemiology Unit, Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, United Kingdom
J Rheumatol 31:1310-9. 2004..Studies investigated a possible effect of individual components of diet and the development of RA, but the lack of a systematic review means there is no unbiased assessment of the evidence...
- 'Smoke gets in your eyes': a research-informed professional education and advocacy programmeJudith Thornton
Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health Unit, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
J Public Health (Oxf) 29:142-6. 2007....
- The population effect of crime and neighbourhood on physical activity: an analysis of 15,461 adultsRoger A Harrison
Evidence for Population Health Unit, Epidemiology and Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK
J Epidemiol Community Health 61:34-9. 2007..Strategies to increase physical activity in the population need to consider the wider determinants of health-related behaviour, including fear of crime and safety...
- Can foods with added soya-protein or fish-oil reduce risk factors for coronary disease? A factorial randomised controlled trialR A Harrison
Bolton Primary Care Trust, UK
Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 14:344-50. 2004..The specific hypothesis tested here was that providing bread, cracker biscuits and snack bars fortified with DHA (long-chain omega 3) and soya-protein would havd a positive impact on cholesterol and blood pressure...
- Attitudes of community optometrists to smoking cessation: an untapped opportunity overlooked?C Thompson
Department of Public Health, Bolton Primary Care Trust, Bolton, UK
Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 27:389-93. 2007..To assess community optometrists' attitudes and current behaviour regarding provision of smoking cessation advice in their practice...
- Access to exercise referral schemes -- a population based analysisR A Harrison
Evidence for Population Health Unit, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK
J Public Health (Oxf) 27:326-30. 2005..The analysis considers the effectiveness of these schemes to a geographically defined population...
- Do postage-stamps increase response rates to postal surveys? A randomized controlled trialR A Harrison
Directorate of Public Health, Wigan and Bolton Health Authority, Wigan, UK
Int J Epidemiol 31:872-4. 2002
- Risks and benefits of omega 3 fats for mortality, cardiovascular disease, and cancer: systematic reviewLee Hooper
School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ
BMJ 332:752-60. 2006..To review systematically the evidence for an effect of long chain and shorter chain omega 3 fatty acids on total mortality, cardiovascular events, and cancer...
- Unsung heroes who put their lives at risk? Informal caring, health and neighbourhood attachmentStephen Barrow
Institute for Public Health Research and Policy, University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford M5 4QA, UK
J Public Health (Oxf) 27:292-7. 2005..We also considered previously neglected differences between informal care 'at home' and care elsewhere, along with neighbourhood attachment as a possible modifier of the associations we found...