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Incident reporting behaviours following the Francis report: A cross-sectional survey

Abstract Rationale, aims, and objectives Previous studies have shown a lack of engagement in the reporting process. There is limited evidence about whether attitudes and behaviours of doctors in the UK towards incident reporting have changed following the ...

Factors influencing nurse-assessed quality nursing care: a cross-sectional study in hospitals

Abstract Aim To propose a hypothesized theoretical model and apply it to examine the structural relationships among work environment, patient-to-nurse ratio, job satisfaction, burnout, intention to leave and quality nursing care. ...

Job satisfaction, work environment, and successful aging: determinants of delaying retirement among acute care nurses

Abstract Aim To determine the relationships between job satisfaction, work environment and successful aging and how these factors relate to Registered Nurses’ intent to retire. ...

Salutogenic Healthy Aging Programme Embracement (SHAPE) for senior-only households: A study protocol

Abstract Aims To evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-dimensional community-based health promotion and risk prevention program, named Salutogenic Healthy Aging Program Embracement (SHAPE) for senior-only households in Singapore. Background In view of agin ...

Effectiveness of an intensive intervention to improve lifestyles in subjects with intermediate cardiovascular risk (DATE study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Abstract Aim To evaluate the effectiveness of an intensive intervention led by primary care nurses for lifestyle modification among subjects with intermediate cardiovascular risk. Background Cardiovascular diseases may be prevented by adopting healthy life ...

Factors Associated with Continued Smoking after Treatment of Oral Cavity Cancer: An Age and Survival Time-Matched Study

Abstract Aims The aims of this study of oral cavity cancer patients were to compare the social support, depression, nicotine dependence, physical function and social-emotional function of those who continued smoking with those who quit smoking, with matchi ...

Subjective Cognitive Complaints, Psychosocial Factors, and Nursing Work Function in Nurses Providing Direct Patient Care

Abstract Aims The aim of this study was to examine relationships among subjective cognitive complaints, psychosocial factors and nursing work function in nurses providing direct patient care. Background Cognitive functioning is a critical component for nur ...

Comprehensive analysis of vitreous specimens for uveitis classification: a prospective multicentre observational study

Purpose To determine the clinical relevance of vitreous biomarkers in patients with uveitis. Design Multicentre, prospective, observational study. Setting Uveitis outpatient clinics of two academic medical centres in Japan. ...

Month of birth and risk of autism spectrum disorder: a retrospective cohort of male children born in Israel

Background Increased incidence and prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) over the last two decades have prompted considerable efforts to investigate its aetiological factors. We examined an association between month of birth and ASD incidence. Metho ...

Testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men: a systematic review and network meta-analysis

Objective To assess the relative effects of individual testosterone products among hypogonadal men. Design Systematic review and network meta-analysis. ...

Differences in optimality index between planned place of birth in a birth centre and alternative planned places of birth, a nationwide prospective cohort study in The Netherlands: results of the Dutch Birth Centre Study

Objectives To compare the Optimality Index of planned birth in a birth centre with planned birth in a hospital and planned home birth for low-risk term pregnant women who start labour under the responsibility of a community midwife. Design Prospective coho ...

Are the early predictors of long-term work absence following injury time dependent? Results from the Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study

Objectives Few studies examine the influence of early predictors of work absence beyond 12 months following injury or the time-dependent relative importance of these factors. This study aimed to identify the most important sociodemographic, occupational, h ...

Interventions to improve adherence to reporting guidelines in health research: a scoping review protocol

Introduction There is evidence that the use of some reporting guidelines, such as the Consolidated Standards for Reporting Trials, is associated with improved completeness of reporting in health research. However, the current levels of adherence to reporti ...

Prevalence and recognition of obesity and its associated comorbidities: cross-sectional analysis of electronic health record data from a large US integrated health system

Objective To determine the prevalence of obesity and its related comorbidities among patients being actively managed at a US academic medical centre, and to examine the frequency of a formal diagnosis of obesity, via International Classification of Disease ...

Impact of preterm birth on parental separation: a French population-based longitudinal study

Objective The objective of this study was to investigate both the effects of low gestational age and infant’s neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years of age on the risk of parental separation within 7 years of giving birth. Design Prospective. Setting 24 mat ...

Platelet rich Plasma in Achilles Tendon Healing 2 (PATH-2) trial: protocol for a multicentre, participant and assessor-blinded, parallel-group randomised clinical trial comparing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection versus placebo injection for Achilles t

Background Achilles tendon injuries give rise to substantial long-lasting morbidity and pose considerable challenges for clinicians and patients during the lengthy healing period. Current treatment strategies struggle to curb the burden of this injury on h ...

Biochemical monitoring after initiation of aldosterone antagonist therapy in users of renin-angiotensin system blockers: a UK primary care cohort study

Objective To determine the frequency of biochemical monitoring after initiation of aldosterone antagonists(AA) in patients also using angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers (ACEI/ARB). Setting UK primary care. Participants A ...

Are food and drink retailers within NHS venues adhering to NICE Quality standard 94 guidance on childhood obesity? A cross-sectional study of two large secondary care NHS hospitals in England

Objective To assess whether the food and drink retail outlets in two major National Health Service (NHS) district general hospitals in England adhere to quality statements 1–3 of the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) quality stand ...

Patient-level and practice-level factors associated with consultation duration: a cross-sectional analysis of over one million consultations in English primary care

Objectives Consultation duration has previously been shown to be associated with patient, practitioner and practice characteristics. However, previous studies were conducted outside the UK, considered only small numbers of general practitioner (GP) consult ...

Core Outcome Sets in Miscarriage Trials (COSMisT) study: a study protocol

Introduction ‘Core outcome sets’ are an agreed, standardised set of outcomes based on what key stakeholders (clinicians, patients, their partners, researchers, service developers, funding organisations and so on) consider the important outcomes in the mana ...

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