Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
- A primary care Symptoms Clinic for patients with medically unexplained symptoms: pilot randomised trialChristopher Burton
Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
BMJ Open 2:e000513. 2012....
- Diagnosis and treatment of depression following routine screening in patients with coronary heart disease or diabetes: a database cohort studyC Burton
Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
Psychol Med 43:529-37. 2013..Depression is common in chronic illness and screening for depression has been widely recommended. There have been no large studies of screening for depression in routine care for patients with chronic illness...
- Activity monitoring in patients with depression: a systematic reviewChristopher Burton
University of Edinburgh, Centre for Population Health Sciences, Doorway 1, Medical Quad, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
J Affect Disord 145:21-8. 2013..We carried out a systematic review of digital actigraphy in patients with depression to investigate the associations between measured physical activity and depression...
- Heavy tailed distributions of effect sizes in systematic reviews of complex interventionsChristopher Burton
Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
PLoS ONE 7:e34222. 2012..Thus, apparent heterogeneity may be a feature of the complex systems in which such interventions operate...
- Factors associated with duration of new antidepressant treatment: analysis of a large primary care databaseChristopher Burton
Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Br J Gen Pract 62:e104-12. 2012..It is not known how much the duration of newly prescribed antidepressant treatment is influenced by patient characteristics or practice variation...
- The safety and adequacy of antithrombotic therapy for atrial fibrillation: a regional cohort studyChris Burton
Community Health Sciences, General Practice, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Br J Gen Pract 56:697-702. 2006..Further assessment of the safety of warfarin in older people with atrial fibrillation in routine primary care is needed...
- Are electronic diaries useful for symptoms research? A systematic reviewChristopher Burton
Division of Community Health Sciences, General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
J Psychosom Res 62:553-61. 2007..The objective of this study was to evaluate electronic diaries as a tool for investigating associations between physical symptoms and psychological variables...
- Functional somatic symptoms and psychological states: an electronic diary studyChristopher Burton
Division of Community Health Sciences, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Psychosom Med 71:77-83. 2009..Despite the epidemiological evidence for links between physical symptoms and mental processes, prior diary studies have shown inconsistent associations and generally been limited to single symptom and psychological variable pairs...
- Reduced complexity of activity patterns in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: a case control studyChristopher Burton
Division of Community Health Sciences, General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, West Richmond Street, Edinburgh, UK
Biopsychosoc Med 3:7. 2009..A reduction in these objective measures has been associated with disease and ageing. We aimed to test the hypothesis that activity patterns of patients with CFS would show reduced complexity compared to healthy controls...
- Understanding the experiences of allergy testing: a qualitative study of people with perceived serious allergic disordersChristopher Burton
Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, School of Community Health Sciences General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX, UK
Postgrad Med J 86:591-6. 2010..To investigate the experience of patients with perceived severe allergic disorders in obtaining allergen testing...
- The interpretation of low mood and worry by high users of secondary care with medically unexplained symptomsChristopher Burton
Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, UK
BMC Fam Pract 12:107. 2011..We aimed to investigate the ways patients with MUS and their General Practitioners (GPs) interpret low mood and worry, whether they regard them as depressive or anxiety disorders and how they relate them causally to symptoms...
- Healthcare costs incurred by patients repeatedly referred to secondary medical care with medically unexplained symptoms: a cost of illness studyChristopher Burton
Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
J Psychosom Res 72:242-7. 2012..We aimed to estimate the healthcare costs incurred by such referrals and to compare them with those incurred by other referred patients from the same defined primary care sample...
- The identification in primary care of patients who have been repeatedly referred to hospital for medically unexplained symptoms: a pilot studyBenjamin J Smith
The School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
J Psychosom Res 67:207-11. 2009....
- Patients repeatedly referred to secondary care with symptoms unexplained by organic disease: prevalence, characteristics and referral patternKelly McGorm
Centre for Population Health Sciences, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
Fam Pract 27:479-86. 2010..Patients with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are commonly referred to specialist clinics. Repeated referrals suggest unmet patient need and inefficient use of resources...
- Psychosocial implications of avatar use in supporting therapy for depressionClaudia Pagliari
Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
Stud Health Technol Inform 181:329-33. 2012..The perception of Avatar as colleague or friend raises conceptual and ethical issues which merit further research...
- Reassurance after diagnostic testing with a low pretest probability of serious disease: systematic review and meta-analysisAlexandra Rolfe
Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
JAMA Intern Med 173:407-16. 2013..Diagnostic tests are often ordered by physicians in patients with a low pretest probability of disease to rule out conditions and reassure the patient...
- Assessing adherence to the evidence base in the management of poststroke dysphagiaChristopher Burton
Department of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
Clin Rehabil 20:46-51. 2006..To evaluate the reliability and responsiveness to change of an audit tool to assess adherence to evidence of effectiveness in the speech and language therapy (SLT) management of poststroke dysphagia...
- Promoting research use in speech and language therapy: a cluster randomized controlled trial to compare the clinical effectiveness and costs of two training strategiesLindsay Pennington
Speech and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, UK
Clin Rehabil 19:387-97. 2005..To evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of two training strategies to promote the use of research evidence in speech and language therapy (SLT) management of poststroke dysphagia...
- Beyond somatisation: a review of the understanding and treatment of medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS)Christopher Burton
Sanquhar Health Centre, Station Road, Sanquhar, Dumfries shire DG4 6BT
Br J Gen Pract 53:231-9. 2003..Cognitive behavioural therapy and antidepressant drugs are both effective treatments, but their effects may be greatest when the patient feels empowered by their doctor to tackle their problem...
- Stroke rehabilitation: an agenda for developmentDarlene Snape
Research and Development Department, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, Southport
Nurs Stand 17:35-8. 2002..This literature review explores the potential for the development of nursing practice in stroke rehabilitation based on the perceptions and experiences of patients directly affected by stroke...