T Peters

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bristol
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Establishing a large prospective clinical cohort in people with head and neck cancer as a biomedical resource: head and neck 5000
    Andrew Robert Ness
    National Institute for Health Research NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle at the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol and School of Oral and Dental Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    BMC Cancer 14:973. 2014
  2. pmc The TARGET cohort study protocol: a prospective primary care cohort study to derive and validate a clinical prediction rule to improve the targeting of antibiotics in children with respiratory tract illnesses
    Niamh M Redmond
    Centre for Academic Primary Care, School of Social and Community Based Medicine, NIHR School of Primary Care Research, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:322. 2013
  3. pmc Psychological advocacy toward healing (PATH): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Gwen Brierley
    Centre for Academic Primary Care, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Trials 14:221. 2013
  4. pmc A comparison of four different approaches to measuring health utility in depressed patients
    Nicholas Turner
    Centre for Mental Health, Addiction and Suicide Research, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 11:81. 2013
  5. pmc The Relaxation Exercise and Social Support Trial (RESST): a community-based randomized controlled trial to alleviate medically unexplained vaginal discharge symptoms
    Loulou Kobeissi
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 12:195. 2012
  6. pmc Reporting of factorial trials of complex interventions in community settings: a systematic review
    Alan A Montgomery
    Bristol Randomised Trials Collaboration, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Trials 12:179. 2011
  7. pmc The Active for Life Year 5 (AFLY5) school based cluster randomised controlled trial: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Debbie A Lawlor
    MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, University of Bristol, UK
    Trials 12:181. 2011
  8. pmc Physical activity as a treatment for depression: the TREAD randomised trial protocol
    Helen Baxter
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, BS8 2BN, UK
    Trials 11:105. 2010
  9. pmc A review of reporting of participant recruitment and retention in RCTs in six major journals
    Merran Toerien
    Department of Sociology, The University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 4PS, UK
    Trials 10:52. 2009
  10. pmc The relaxation exercise and social support trial-resst: study protocol for a randomized community based trial
    Loulou Kobeissi
    UCLA, School of Public Health, Community Health Sciences Department, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 11:142. 2011

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Publications87

  1. pmc Establishing a large prospective clinical cohort in people with head and neck cancer as a biomedical resource: head and neck 5000
    Andrew Robert Ness
    National Institute for Health Research NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle at the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol and School of Oral and Dental Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    BMC Cancer 14:973. 2014
    ..They could include evolving aetiology, modifications in care, improvements in treatment or changes in lifestyle behaviour. Observational studies are required to explore survival trends and identify outcome predictors...
  2. pmc The TARGET cohort study protocol: a prospective primary care cohort study to derive and validate a clinical prediction rule to improve the targeting of antibiotics in children with respiratory tract illnesses
    Niamh M Redmond
    Centre for Academic Primary Care, School of Social and Community Based Medicine, NIHR School of Primary Care Research, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:322. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Psychological advocacy toward healing (PATH): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Gwen Brierley
    Centre for Academic Primary Care, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Trials 14:221. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc A comparison of four different approaches to measuring health utility in depressed patients
    Nicholas Turner
    Centre for Mental Health, Addiction and Suicide Research, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 11:81. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate agreement between, and suitability of, the EQ-5D-3L, EQ-5D Visual Analogue Scale (EQ-5D VAS), SF-6D and SF-12 new algorithm for measuring health utility in depressed patients...
  5. pmc The Relaxation Exercise and Social Support Trial (RESST): a community-based randomized controlled trial to alleviate medically unexplained vaginal discharge symptoms
    Loulou Kobeissi
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 12:195. 2012
    ..Symptoms such as medically unexplained vaginal discharge (MUVD) are common and bothersome, leading to potentially unnecessary use of resources...
  6. pmc Reporting of factorial trials of complex interventions in community settings: a systematic review
    Alan A Montgomery
    Bristol Randomised Trials Collaboration, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Trials 12:179. 2011
    ..Standards for the reporting of factorial randomised trials remain to be established. We aimed to review the quality of reporting of methodological aspects of published factorial trials of complex interventions in community settings...
  7. pmc The Active for Life Year 5 (AFLY5) school based cluster randomised controlled trial: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Debbie A Lawlor
    MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, University of Bristol, UK
    Trials 12:181. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc Physical activity as a treatment for depression: the TREAD randomised trial protocol
    Helen Baxter
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, BS8 2BN, UK
    Trials 11:105. 2010
    ..The aim of this paper is to describe the protocol for a randomised, controlled trial (RCT) designed to evaluate an intervention developed to increase physical activity as a treatment for depression within primary care...
  9. pmc A review of reporting of participant recruitment and retention in RCTs in six major journals
    Merran Toerien
    Department of Sociology, The University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 4PS, UK
    Trials 10:52. 2009
    ..This paper aims: (i) to update and extend previous reviews evaluating reporting of participant recruitment and retention in RCTs; (ii) to quantify the level of participation throughout RCTs...
  10. pmc The relaxation exercise and social support trial-resst: study protocol for a randomized community based trial
    Loulou Kobeissi
    UCLA, School of Public Health, Community Health Sciences Department, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 11:142. 2011
    ..Studies suggests a possible link between vaginal discharge and common mental distress, as well as highlight the implications of the subjective burden of disease and its link with mental health...
  11. pmc Design, analysis and presentation of factorial randomised controlled trials
    Alan A Montgomery
    Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 3:26. 2003
    ..Factorial trials require special considerations, however, particularly at the design and analysis stages...
  12. pmc Estimating preferences for a dermatology consultation using Best-Worst Scaling: comparison of various methods of analysis
    Terry N Flynn
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:76. 2008
    ..However, there are no empirical studies illustrating the relative advantages of the various methods of analysis within a random utility framework...
  13. pmc The risk of colorectal cancer with symptoms at different ages and between the sexes: a case-control study
    William Hamilton
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, 25 Belgrave Road, Bristol, BS8 2AA, UK
    BMC Med 7:17. 2009
    ..Although the presenting features of the cancer are well described, the risks they convey are less well known. This study aimed to quantify the risk of cancer for different symptoms, across age groups and in both sexes...
  14. pmc Randomized trial evaluating the framing of cardiovascular risk and its impact on blood pressure control [ISRCTN87597585]
    T Fahey
    Division of Primary Health Care University of Bristol, Cotham House, BS6 6JL, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 1:10. 2001
    ..We sought to investigate the effect of framing cardiovascular risk as two different formats in a randomized trial...
  15. pmc Use of the bootstrap in analysing cost data from cluster randomised trials: some simulation results
    Terry N Flynn
    MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:33. 2004
    ..In particular, the requirement that the number of clusters randomised should be large would not be satisfied in many cluster RCTs performed to date...
  16. pmc The inter-observer agreement of examining pre-school children with acute cough: a nested study
    Alastair D Hay
    Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol, BS6, 6JL, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 5:4. 2004
    ..The presence of clinical signs have implications for diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the inter-observer agreement of clinical signs in pre-school children presenting to primary care...
  17. pmc Factors associated with change in pain and disability over time: a community-based prospective observational study of hip and knee osteoarthritis
    Tim J Peters
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, The Grange, Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1AU, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 55:205-11. 2005
    ..They are considered slowly progressive disorders, often resulting in severe pain or disability and the need for joint replacements. There have been few longitudinal studies of progression to inform individual prognoses in primary care...
  18. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with variations in older people's use of community-based continence services
    Tim J Peters
    Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 12:53-62. 2004
    ..Health professionals should be aware that incontinence is an important health problem for older people, and by asking older people specifically about urinary leakage, they could reduce inequalities in use of services...
  19. pmc Anxiety among women with mild dyskaryosis: a randomized trial of an educational intervention
    T Peters
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol
    Br J Gen Pract 49:348-52. 1999
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Comparison of methods for analysing cluster randomized trials: an example involving a factorial design
    T J Peters
    Division of Primary Health Care, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 32:840-6. 2003
    ..Various analytical methods were compared for a factorial cluster randomized trial (CRT) of two primary care-based interventions designed to increase breast screening attendance...
  21. ncbi request reprint Variables associated with attendance at, and the perceived helpfulness of, meetings for people with multiple sclerosis
    Tim J Peters
    Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 11:19-26. 2003
    ..These findings should be useful to health professionals who may consider recommending meetings to people with MS, and also to those who are engaged in ensuring that meetings are both attractive and relevant to all potential attendees...
  22. ncbi request reprint Clinical features of colorectal cancer before emergency presentation: a population-based case-control study
    Jonathan Cleary
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol The Grange, 1 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1AU, UK
    Fam Pract 24:3-6. 2007
    ..To identify the clinical features of colorectal cancer presenting as a surgical emergency...
  23. pmc Does population screening for Chlamydia trachomatis raise anxiety among those tested? Findings from a population based chlamydia screening study
    Rona Campbell
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:106. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of an invitation to be screened for chlamydia and of receiving a negative result on levels of anxiety, depression and self-esteem...
  24. ncbi request reprint Factors that contribute to quality of life outcomes prioritised by people with multiple sclerosis
    Maggie Somerset
    Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, UK
    Qual Life Res 12:21-9. 2003
    ..While these findings warrant replication for people with MS, they may have relevance to those with other long-term illnesses...
  25. ncbi request reprint Who can best recruit to randomized trials? Randomized trial comparing surgeons and nurses recruiting patients to a trial of treatments for localized prostate cancer (the ProtecT study)
    Jenny L Donovan
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:605-9. 2003
    ..In a randomized trial nested within a trial of treatments for localized prostate cancer, we investigated the comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of nurses and surgeons in recruiting patients...
  26. doi request reprint An adherence self-report questionnaire facilitated the differentiation between nonadherence and nonresponse to antihypertensive treatment
    Andreas Zeller
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, BS6 6JL Bristol, United Kingdom
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:282-8. 2008
    ..To evaluate, among hypertensive patients, a brief adherence self-report questionnaire (ASRQ), using electronic monitors (medical event monitoring system, MEMS) as the gold standard comparator...
  27. pmc Economic evaluation of a general practitioner with special interests led dermatology service in primary care
    Joanna Coast
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR
    BMJ 331:1444-9. 2005
    ..To carry out an economic evaluation of a general practitioner with special interest service for non-urgent skin problems compared with hospital outpatient care...
  28. ncbi request reprint Population requirement for primary knee replacement surgery: a cross-sectional study
    P Juni
    Department of Rheumatology, University of Berne, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 42:516-21. 2003
    ..To determine the population requirement for total knee replacement (TKR) in England...
  29. doi request reprint Establishing non-inferiority in treatment trials in psychiatry: guidelines from an Expert Consensus Meeting
    D Nutt
    Psychopharmacology Unit, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    J Psychopharmacol 22:409-16. 2008
    ..This article presents the conclusions of this consensus and illustrates it using published data in the field of antidepressant treatment of generalized anxiety disorder...
  30. pmc New light on old shoulders: palaeopathological patterns of arthropathy and enthesopathy in the shoulder complex
    Alice M Roberts
    Department of Anatomy, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    J Anat 211:485-92. 2007
    ..The degenerative changes seen at the non-articular, fibrocartilaginous entheses on the humeral tuberosities were similar to those seen in subchondral bone in osteoarthritis...
  31. pmc Two decision aids for mode of delivery among women with previous caesarean section: randomised controlled trial
    Alan A Montgomery
    Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2AA
    BMJ 334:1305. 2007
    ..To determine the effects of two computer based decision aids on decisional conflict and mode of delivery among pregnant women with a previous caesarean section...
  32. doi request reprint Development of a complex intervention improved randomization and informed consent in a randomized controlled trial
    Jenny L Donovan
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:29-36. 2009
    ..Systematic reviews failed to identify robust strategies to improve recruitment. We developed and evaluated a complex intervention to increase levels of randomization and informed consent...
  33. pmc Clinical features of prostate cancer before diagnosis: a population-based, case-control study
    William Hamilton
    Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, The Grange, 1 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1AU
    Br J Gen Pract 56:756-62. 2006
    ..Even in areas where screening is available, many prostate cancers are diagnosed after the symptoms begin. However, the risk posed by particular symptoms is largely unknown, especially in unselected populations such as primary care...
  34. ncbi request reprint A comparison of socio-demographic and psychological factors between patients consenting to randomisation and those selecting treatment (the ProtecT study)
    Nicola Mills
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Contemp Clin Trials 27:413-9. 2006
    ..Moreover, randomising patients with a preference may affect treatment efficacy and threaten internal validity...
  35. ncbi request reprint Adherence to antihypertensive medication assessed by self-report was associated with electronic monitoring compliance
    Knut Schroeder
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:650-1. 2006
    ..This study aimed to evaluate an adherence self-report tool to assess adherence to blood pressure lowering medication...
  36. ncbi request reprint Best--worst scaling: What it can do for health care research and how to do it
    Terry N Flynn
    MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    J Health Econ 26:171-89. 2007
    ..This paper illustrates how to aggregate and analyse such data and using a quality of life pilot study demonstrates how richer insights can be drawn by the use of best--worst tasks...
  37. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of therapist-delivered online cognitive-behavioural therapy for depression: randomised controlled trial
    Sandra Hollinghurst
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 197:297-304. 2010
    ..Therapist-delivered online cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) has been found to be effective for depression in primary care...
  38. pmc Electronic pillboxes (MEMS) to assess the relationship between medication adherence and blood pressure control in primary care
    Andreas Zeller
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Scand J Prim Health Care 25:202-7. 2007
    ..To investigate the relationship between blood pressure and medication adherence using electronic pillboxes (MEMS)...
  39. doi request reprint Economic evaluation of the DiAMOND randomized trial: cost and outcomes of 2 decision aids for mode of delivery among women with a previous cesarean section
    Sandra Hollinghurst
    Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Med Decis Making 30:453-63. 2010
    ..Decision aids can help decision making, although few studies have assessed costs in conjunction with effectiveness...
  40. doi request reprint Validation of an improved area-based method of calculating general practice-level deprivation
    Thomas Griffin
    The Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, Avon, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:746-51. 2010
    ..To compare the methods of calculating practice deprivation scores in the absence of patient-level data...
  41. pmc Risk of ovarian cancer in women with symptoms in primary care: population based case-control study
    William Hamilton
    NIHR School for Primary Care Research, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2AA, UK
    BMJ 339:b2998. 2009
    ..To identify and quantify symptoms of ovarian cancer in women in primary care...
  42. doi request reprint Therapist-delivered Internet psychotherapy for depression in primary care: a randomised controlled trial
    David Kessler
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, NIHR National School for Primary Care Research, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Lancet 374:628-34. 2009
    ..We investigated the effectiveness of CBT delivered online in real time by a therapist for patients with depression in primary care...
  43. pmc Paracetamol plus ibuprofen for the treatment of fever in children (PITCH): economic evaluation of a randomised controlled trial
    Sandra Hollinghurst
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, NIHR National School for Primary Care Research, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    BMJ 337:a1490. 2008
    ..To estimate the cost to the NHS and to parents and carers of treating febrile preschool children with paracetamol, ibuprofen, or both, and to compare these costs with the benefits of each treatment regimen...
  44. pmc Paracetamol plus ibuprofen for the treatment of fever in children (PITCH): randomised controlled trial
    Alastair D Hay
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, NIHR National School for Primary Care Research, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2AA
    BMJ 337:a1302. 2008
    ..To investigate whether paracetamol (acetaminophen) plus ibuprofen are superior to either drug alone for increasing time without fever and the relief of fever associated discomfort in febrile children managed at home...
  45. doi request reprint Predictors of complementary therapy use among asthma patients: results of a primary care survey
    Alison Shaw
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, and Bristol Homeopathic Hospital, United Bristol Healthcare Trust, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 16:155-64. 2008
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint No effect of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (EPA and DHA) supplementation on depressed mood and cognitive function: a randomised controlled trial
    Peter J Rogers
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, UK
    Br J Nutr 99:421-31. 2008
    ..Adding the present result to a meta-analysis of previous relevant randomised controlled trial results confirmed an overall negligible benefit of n-3 LCPUFA supplementation for depressed mood...
  47. pmc Validation of a clinical rule to predict complications of acute cough in preschool children: a prospective study in primary care
    Alastair D Hay
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Bristol
    Br J Gen Pract 57:530-7. 2007
    ..The clinical rule used the presence/absence of fever and/or chest signs to distinguish children at low, medium, and high risk of complications...
  48. pmc Predicting complications from acute cough in pre-school children in primary care: a prospective cohort study
    Alastair D Hay
    Health Services Research, Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Cotham Hill, Bristol
    Br J Gen Pract 54:9-14. 2004
    ..There is uncertainty about which children with cough are most and least likely to experience complications...
  49. ncbi request reprint Prenatal risk factors for Caesarean section. Analyses of the ALSPAC cohort of 12,944 women in England
    Roshni R Patel
    Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Bristol, St Michael s Hospital, Southwell Street, Bristol BS2 8EG, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 34:353-67. 2005
    ..There has been an escalation in Caesarean section rates globally. Numerous prenatal factors have been associated with elective and emergency Caesarean section, some of which may be amenable to change...
  50. ncbi request reprint Nurse-led adherence support in hypertension: a randomized controlled trial
    Knut Schroeder
    Primary Health Care, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Fam Pract 22:144-51. 2005
    ..Lack of medication adherence is a common reason for poor control of blood pressure in the community, increasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes...
  51. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology and management of self-harm amongst adults in England
    David Gunnell
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 27:67-73. 2005
    ..There are no national data on the characteristics and management of people presenting to hospital following self-harm...
  52. ncbi request reprint The provision of 'same-day' care in general practice: an observational study
    Helen Stoddart
    Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL, UK
    Fam Pract 20:41-7. 2003
    ..Although there is demand for rapid access to care, this has the potential to decrease continuity of care, which research consistently shows to be valued by patients but stressful for doctors...
  53. pmc A factorial randomised controlled trial of decision analysis and an information video plus leaflet for newly diagnosed hypertensive patients
    Alan A Montgomery
    Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL
    Br J Gen Pract 53:446-53. 2003
    ..There is a lack of evidence regarding the value of tools designed to aid decision making in patients with newly diagnosed hypertension...
  54. ncbi request reprint The duration of acute cough in pre-school children presenting to primary care: a prospective cohort study
    Alastair D Hay
    Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL, UK
    Fam Pract 20:696-705. 2003
    ..A recent systematic review of the natural history of cough included studies of unrepresentative, selected patients with heterogeneous measures and definitions of cough duration...
  55. pmc The use of infrared thermometry for the detection of fever
    Alastair D Hay
    Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol
    Br J Gen Pract 54:448-50. 2004
    ..Infrared thermometry is too insensitive to be used as a screening test for fever, but when fever is already suspected, for example by touch, it may be useful as a 'rule in' test...
  56. ncbi request reprint Decision analysis for newly diagnosed hypertensive patients: a qualitative investigation
    Marjorie C Weiss
    Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 53:197-203. 2004
    ..While views on the decision aid were favourable, it was difficult to determine whether this was due to the individualised cardiovascular risk information it provided or the decision analytic process itself...
  57. ncbi request reprint Subgroup analyses in randomized trials: risks of subgroup-specific analyses; power and sample size for the interaction test
    Sara T Brookes
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2PR, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:229-36. 2004
    ..Moreover, trials designed to detect overall treatment effects have limited power to detect treatment-subgroup interactions. This article quantifies the error rates associated with subgroup analyses...
  58. ncbi request reprint High incidence of mesothelioma in an English city without heavy industrial use of asbestos
    William T Hamilton
    Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol
    J Public Health (Oxf) 26:77-8. 2004
    ..Lower rates have been reported from areas without such industries. We studied an area without heavy industry to examine if such a pattern occurred in England...
  59. ncbi request reprint Adherence to long-term therapies: recent WHO report provides some answers but poses even more questions
    Knut Schroeder
    Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:2-3. 2004
  60. pmc Operative delivery and postnatal depression: a cohort study
    Roshni R Patel
    Level D, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Bristol, St Michael s Hospital, Bristol BS2 8EG
    BMJ 330:879. 2005
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Birth weight and psychological distress at age 45-51 years: results from the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s cohort study
    Nicola J Wiles
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, The Grange, 1 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1AU, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 187:21-8. 2005
    ..It is unclear whether the effect of low birth weight on common affective disorders in later life is direct or mediated through childhood factors...
  62. ncbi request reprint Recruitment strategies in a cluster randomized trial--cost implications
    Terry N Flynn
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Stat Med 21:397-405. 2002
    ....
  63. pmc Three-year follow-up of a factorial randomised controlled trial of two decision aids for newly diagnosed hypertensive patients
    Clare L Emmett
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol
    Br J Gen Pract 55:551-3. 2005
    ..The randomised controlled trial cohort as a whole, irrespective of randomised group, demonstrated substantial reductions in blood pressure and 10-year cardiovascular risk over the follow-up period...
  64. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with the non-assessment of self-harm patients attending an Accident and Emergency Department: results of a national study
    Olive Bennewith
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL, United Kingdom
    J Affect Disord 89:91-7. 2005
    ..We have investigated the reasons for this and the characteristics of patients associated with self-discharge or planned discharge without a psychosocial assessment...
  65. pmc Sexual dysfunction in men after treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms: evidence from randomised controlled trial
    Sara T Brookes
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Bristol BS8 2PR
    BMJ 324:1059-61. 2002
    ..To examine the impact on sexual function of treatments for lower urinary tract symptoms in men...
  66. ncbi request reprint Techniques to reduce perineal pain during spontaneous vaginal delivery and perineal suturing: a UK survey of midwifery practice
    Julia Sanders
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2PR, UK
    Midwifery 21:154-60. 2005
    ..To investigate use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods of perineal analgesia used by midwives during the second stage of labour and perineal repair in the UK...
  67. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of pain relief during perineal suturing
    Julia Sanders
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    BJOG 109:1066-8. 2002
    ..Regional analgesia was associated with lower reported pain. The findings of this small study suggest that further detailed investigation of this aspect of care is urgently required...
  68. ncbi request reprint Social class and access to specialist palliative care services
    David Kessler
    Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Bristol BS6 6JL, UK
    Palliat Med 19:105-10. 2005
    ..To determine any social class differences in place of death of cancer patients in South Bristol; to explore the experience of carers; and to identify inequalities in access to palliative care...
  69. ncbi request reprint Fetal growth and childhood behavioral problems: results from the ALSPAC cohort
    Nicola J Wiles
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, The Grange, 1 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1AU, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 163:829-37. 2006
    ..Future work should focus on elucidating the biologic mechanisms that lead to variations in birth length and underlie this association...
  70. pmc Opportunity cost of antidepressant prescribing in England: analysis of routine data
    Sandra Hollinghurst
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS6 6JL
    BMJ 330:999-1000. 2005
  71. ncbi request reprint Cluster randomized trials: another problem for cost-effectiveness ratios
    Terry N Flynn
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 21:403-9. 2005
    ..However, there are known theoretical problems with a commonly used cluster bootstrap procedure, and the practical implications of these require investigation...
  72. pmc Effectiveness and acceptability of lidocaine spray in reducing perineal pain during spontaneous vaginal delivery: randomised controlled trial
    Julia Sanders
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR
    BMJ 333:117. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness and acceptability of a lidocaine spray in reducing perineal pain during spontaneous vaginal delivery...
  73. ncbi request reprint Is operative delivery associated with postnatal back pain at eight weeks and eight months? A cohort study
    Roshni R Patel
    Level D, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Bristol, St Michael s Hospital, Bristol, UK
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 86:1322-7. 2007
    ..This research investigates the prevalence of antenatal back pain and the associations between mode of delivery and postnatal back pain at 8 weeks and 8 months...
  74. ncbi request reprint Transurethral prostate resection, noncontact laser therapy or conservative management in men with symptoms of benign prostatic enlargement? An economic evaluation
    Sian M Noble
    Department of Social Medicine, Medical Research Council Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
    J Urol 168:2476-82. 2002
    ..We evaluated the cost-effectiveness of noncontact laser therapy compared with transurethral prostate resection and conservative treatment in men with symptoms associated with benign prostatic enlargement...
  75. ncbi request reprint Early speech- and language-impaired children: linguistic, literacy, and social outcomes
    Margaret Glogowska
    Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK
    Dev Med Child Neurol 48:489-94. 2006
    ..The study demonstrates the long-term nature of language impairment and reinforces the need for awareness among professionals in child development and education of the ongoing needs of this population of children...
  76. ncbi request reprint Guidelines and educational outreach visits from community pharmacists to improve prescribing in general practice: a randomised controlled trial
    M Watson
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 6:207-13. 2001
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  77. pmc General practice based intervention to prevent repeat episodes of deliberate self harm: cluster randomised controlled trial
    Olive Bennewith
    Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Bristol BS6 6JL
    BMJ 324:1254-7. 2002
    ..To evaluate the impact of an intervention based in general practice on the incidence of repeat episodes of deliberate self harm...
  78. ncbi request reprint Prostate Testing for Cancer and Treatment (ProtecT) feasibility study
    J Donovan
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Health Technol Assess 7:1-88. 2003
  79. ncbi request reprint Screen-detected prostate cancer and the insulin-like growth factor axis: results of a population-based case-control study
    Steven E Oliver
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York and the Hull York Medical School, Seebohm Rowntree Building, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 108:887-92. 2004
    ..07-3.84; p(trend) = 0.04) Associations between the IGFs and cancer risk were stronger for advanced cases. Our findings suggest that both IGF-I and IGF-II are associated with an increased risk of screen-detected prostate cancer...
  80. ncbi request reprint Measuring the psychosocial impact of population-based prostate-specific antigen testing for prostate cancer in the UK
    Lucy A Brindle
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    BJU Int 98:777-82. 2006
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  81. ncbi request reprint Depressed mood and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake from fish: non-linear or confounded association?
    Katherine M Appleton
    School of Psychology, Queen s University of Belfast, 18 30 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5BP, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:100-4. 2007
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  82. ncbi request reprint Associations between sport participation, demographic and socio-cultural factors in Portuguese children and adolescents
    André F Seabra
    Faculty of Sports, University of Porto Porto, Portugal
    Eur J Public Health 18:25-30. 2008
    ..The present study examines the associations between demographic [age, gender and socio-economic status (SES)] and socio-cultural factors (SP of family, and peers and physical educator influences) and the SP of children and adolescents...
  83. ncbi request reprint Measuring shared decision making in the consultation: a comparison of the OPTION and Informed Decision Making instruments
    Marjorie C Weiss
    Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, United Kingdom
    Patient Educ Couns 70:79-86. 2008
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  84. ncbi request reprint What prevents older people from seeking treatment for urinary incontinence? A qualitative exploration of barriers to the use of community continence services
    Sue Horrocks
    Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, Bath, UK
    Fam Pract 21:689-96. 2004
    ..Urinary incontinence is a significant health problem for older people. Many people with incontinence do not seek services. Simple and effective treatments exist in primary care...
  85. ncbi request reprint Patient-reported use of health service resources compared with information from health providers
    Suzanne H Richards
    Peninsula Medical School, Postgraduate Medical Centre, Universities of Exeter, Exeter, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 11:510-8. 2003
    ..The data indicate that patients tend to underestimate resources used compared with health providers over relatively short time frames...
  86. ncbi request reprint ICIQ: a brief and robust measure for evaluating the symptoms and impact of urinary incontinence
    Kerry Avery
    Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Neurourol Urodyn 23:322-30. 2004
    ..To develop and evaluate the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire (ICIQ), a new questionnaire to assess urinary incontinence and its impact on quality of life (QoL)...
  87. ncbi request reprint Measurement of insulin-like growth factor axis does not enhance specificity of PSA-based prostate cancer screening
    Steven E Oliver
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York and Hull York Medical School, York, United Kingdom
    Urology 64:317-22. 2004
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