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SCOPE

International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) Obesity education and management SCOPE stands for the Specialist Certification in Obesity Professional Education. SCOPE is IASO's official obesity education programme, designed for all health ...

Health Promoting Universities

Regional office for Europe, World Health Organisation EDUCATION, HEALTH PROMOTION, PROGRAMME, PUBLIC HEALTH, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, TREND, UNIVERSITY The University of Central Lancashire became one of the first universities in Europe to establish a stra ...

Guidelines in professions allied to medicine

Thomas, L. H., Cullum, N. A., McColl, E., Nikki Rousseau, N., Soutter, J. and Steen, N. EVIDENCE BASED HEALTH CARE, GUIDELINE, HEALTH INTERVENTION, MIDWIFE, NURSING Clinical practice guidelines aim to reduce inappropriate variations in practice and to pro ...

Written individualised management plans for asthma in children and adults

Toelle, B. and Ram, F. Review of asthma management behaviour and improve health outcomes Non-adherence to treatment advice is a common phenomenon in asthma and may account for a significant proportion of the morbidity. Comprehensive care that includes ast ...

Workplace interventions for alcohol and other drug problems

Cercarelli, R., Allsop, S., Midford, R. and Pidd, K. Review of workplace programmes to prevent and reduce alcohol-related problems among employees The objective of this review is to examine whether workplace interventions for alcohol and other drug proble ...

Training health professionals in smoking cessation

Lancaster, T. and Godfrey Fowler, G. Review of the effectiveness of providing training to health care professionals in the delivery of smoking cessation interventions to patients There is good evidence that brief interventions from health professionals ca ...

The effectiveness of volunteer tutoring programs for Elementary and Middle School Students: A Meta-Analysis

Ritter, G., Denny, G., Albin, G., Barnett, J. and Blankenship, V. Review of evaluations to assess the effectiveness of volunteer tutoring programmes. This meta-analysis assesses the effectiveness of volunteer tutoring programs for improving the academic s ...

Telephone counselling for smoking cessation

Stead, L. F., Perera, R. and Tim Lancaster, T. Review of interventions of counselling for people trying to quit smoking via telephone hotlines Telephone services can provide information and support for smokers. Counselling may be provided proactively or o ...

Tailored interventions to overcome identified barriers to change: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes

Cheater, F., Baker, R.,Gillies, C., Hearnshaw, H., Flottorp, S., Robertson, N., Shaw, E. J. and Oxman, A. D. Review of whether strategies tailored to overcome barriers to changing health care professional behaviour are effective Strategies to implement ch ...

Smoking bans for reducing smoking prevalence and tobacco consumption

Callinan, J. E., Clarke, A., Doherty, K. and Kelleher, C. Review to evaluate the effectiveness of smoking bans on smoking behaviour and exposure to secondhand smoke at the macro, meso and micro levels and on whether the imposition of a smoking ban or rest ...

Shared decision making interventions for people with mental health conditions

Duncan, E., Best, C. and Hagen, S. Review of interventions for people with mental illness on decision making regarding psychiatric medications, rehabilitation, and general medical care The objectives of the intervention are: To assess the effects of provi ...

Screening and case finding instruments for depression

Gilbody, S., House, A. and Sheldon, T. Review of the use of depression screening or case finding on the impact on the recognition, management or outcome of depression in primary care or the general hospital. Screening or case finding instruments have been ...

Self-management education programmes by lay leaders for people with chronic conditions

Foster, G., Taylor, S., Eldridge, S., Ramsay, J. and Griffiths, C. J. Review of programmes by non health professionals to promote self care for people with chronic conditions. Lay-led self-management programmes are becoming widespread in the attempt to pr ...

Self-help interventions for smoking cessation

Lancaster,T. and Stead, L. F. Study of whether self-help materials containing information about how to give up smoking help people to quit Many smokers give up smoking on their own, but materials giving advice and information may help them and increase th ...

Preschool feeding programmes for improving the health of disadvantaged infants and young children

Kristjansson, B. Review on the effectiveness of feeding programs for preschool children In developing countries, nearly 150 million children under five years of age are underweight and approximately 170 million are stunted. Even in developed countries, po ...

Personal assistance for children and adolescents (0-18) with both physical and intellectual impairments

Mayo-Wilson, E., Montgomery, p. and Dennis, J. Review of children and adolescents with intellectual and physical impairments and activity limitations There is a high and increasing prevalence of impairments among children and adolescents in the West. Many ...

Interventions to improve adherence to exercise for chronic musculoskeletal pain in adults

Jordan, J. L., Foster, N. E., Holden, M. A. and Mason, E. Chronic musculoskeletal pain, Physical activity, Therapy The objectives of the intervention are: To systematically search, critically appraise and summarise all randomised or quasi-randomised contr ...

Interventions to improve antibiotic prescribing practices for hospital inpatients

Davey, P., Brown, E., Fenelon, L., Finch, R., Gould, i., Hartman, G., Holmes, A., Ramsay, C., Taylor, E., Wilco, M. and Wiffen, P. J. INFECTION CONTROL, INPATIENT SERVICES, HOSPITAL Up to 50% of antibiotic usage in hospitals is inappropriate. In hospitals ...

Interventions to improve continuity of care in the follow-up of patients with cancer

Aubin, M., Giguère, A., Verreault, R., Fitch, M. I. and Kazanjian, A. Continuity of care, Cancer patients The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation commissioned a report to develop a common understanding of the concept of continuity of care and to ...

Interventions to enhance return-to-work for cancer patients

de Boer1, A., Taskila, T., Tamminga, S. J., Frings-Dresen4, M., Feuerstein, M. and Verbeek, J. H. Return-to-work, Work retention, Cancer patients With the sustained improvements in strategies to detect cancer early and treat it effectively, the number of ...