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Supporting mental health in people with cardiovascular disease. (2022)
Journal Article
DAWKES, S. 2022. Supporting mental health in people with cardiovascular disease. British journal of cardiac nursing [online], 17(3), pages 1-6. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2022.0022

Having good health is not just about the absence of physical disease or infirmity—it is also about having good social and mental wellbeing (World Health Organization, 1948). Sadly, mental ill health is a global problem affecting many people, includin... Read More about Supporting mental health in people with cardiovascular disease..

How has technology been used to deliver cardiac rehabilitation during the COVID-19 pandemic? An international cross-sectional survey of healthcare professionals conducted by the BACPR. (2021)
Journal Article
O'DOHERTY, A.F., HUMPHREYS, H., DAWKES, S., COWIE, A., HINTON, S., BRUBAKER, P.H., BUTLER, T. and NICHOLS, S. 2021. How has technology been used to deliver cardiac rehabilitation during the COVID-19 pandemic? An international cross-sectional survey of healthcare professionals conducted by the BACPR. BMJ open [online], 11(4), article e046051. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046051

Objective: To investigate whether exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation services continued during the COVID-19 pandemic and how technology has been used to deliver home-based cardiac rehabilitation. Design: A mixed methods survey including questions... Read More about How has technology been used to deliver cardiac rehabilitation during the COVID-19 pandemic? An international cross-sectional survey of healthcare professionals conducted by the BACPR..

Gender differences in uptake, adherence and experiences: a longitudinal, mixed-methods study of a physical activity referral scheme in Scotland, UK. (2021)
Journal Article
HANSON, C.L., NEUBECK, L., KYLE, R.G., BROWN, N., GALLAGHER, R., CLARK, R.A., MCHALE, S. and DAWKES, S. 2021. Gender differences in uptake, adherence and experiences: a longitudinal, mixed-methods study of a physical activity referral scheme in Scotland, UK. International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 18(4), article ID 1700. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041700

Physical activity referral schemes (PARS) are implemented internationally to increase physical activity (PA), but evidence of effectiveness for population subgroups is equivocal. We examined gender differences for a Scottish PARS. This mixed-methods,... Read More about Gender differences in uptake, adherence and experiences: a longitudinal, mixed-methods study of a physical activity referral scheme in Scotland, UK..

Role expansion for nurses in the cardiac catheter laboratory: findings from a systematic scoping review. (2020)
Journal Article
GILLINHAM, I., NEUBECK, L., WILLIAMS, B. and DAWKES, S. 2020. Role expansion for nurses in the cardiac catheter laboratory: findings from a systematic scoping review. British journal of cardiac nursing [online], 15(4), pages 1-14. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2019.0128

Background/aims: The cardiac catheter laboratory offers services to patients with a variety of conditions. These may include coronary heart disease, structural heart disorders and cardiac electrophysiological syndromes. Owing to the complex nature of... Read More about Role expansion for nurses in the cardiac catheter laboratory: findings from a systematic scoping review..

A systematic review and thematic synthesis exploring how a previous experience of physical activity influences engagement with cardiac rehabilitation. (2019)
Journal Article
MCHALE, S., ASTIN, F., NEUBECK, L., DAWKES, S. and HANSON, C.L. 2020. A systematic review and thematic synthesis exploring how a previous experience of physical activity influences engagement with cardiac rehabilitation. European Journal of cardiovascular nursing [online], 19(1), pages 31-43. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1474515119882549

Background: Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation is recognised internationally as an effective therapy to improve quality of life and reduce the risk of hospital readmission for individuals diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome. Despite this, half... Read More about A systematic review and thematic synthesis exploring how a previous experience of physical activity influences engagement with cardiac rehabilitation..

Nature of cardiac rehabilitation around the globe. [Dataset] (2019)
Dataset
SUPERVIA, M., TURK-ADAWI, K., LOPEZ-JIMENEZ, F., et al. 2019. Nature of cardiac rehabilitation around the globe. [Dataset]. EClinialMedicine [online], 13, pages 46-56. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2019.06.006

Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a clinically-effective but complex model of care. The purpose of this study was to characterize the nature of CR programs around the world, in relation to guideline recommendations, and compare this by World Health Orga... Read More about Nature of cardiac rehabilitation around the globe. [Dataset].

Nature of cardiac rehabilitation around the globe. (2019)
Journal Article
SUPERVIA, M., TURK-ADAWI, K., LOPEZ-JIMENEZ, F., et al. 2019. Nature of cardiac rehabilitation around the globe. EClinialMedicine [online], 13, pages 46-56. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2019.06.006

Background: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a clinically-effective but complex model of care. The purpose of this study was to characterize the nature of CR programs around the world, in relation to guideline recommendations, and compare this by World... Read More about Nature of cardiac rehabilitation around the globe..

Cardiac rehabilitation availability and density around the globe. (2019)
Journal Article
TURK-ADAWI, K., SUPERVIA, M., LOPEZ-JIMENEZ, F., et al. 2019. Cardiac rehabilitation availability and density around the globe. EClinialMedicine [online], 13, pages 31-45. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2019.06.007

Background: Despite the epidemic of cardiovascular disease and the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR), availability is known to be insufficient, although this is not quantified. This study ascertained CR availability, volumes and its drivers, an... Read More about Cardiac rehabilitation availability and density around the globe..

Cardiac rehabilitation availability and delivery in Europe: how does it differ by region and compare with other high-income countries? Endorsed by the European Association of Preventive Cardiology. (2019)
Journal Article
ABREU, A., PESAH, E., SUPERVIA, M., et al. 2019. Cardiac rehabilitation availability and delivery in Europe: how does it differ by region and compare with other high-income countries? Endorsed by the European Association of Preventive Cardiology. European journal of preventive cardiology [online], 26(11) pages 1131-1146. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/2047487319827453

Aims: The aims of this study were to establish cardiac rehabilitation availability and density, as well as the nature of programmes, and to compare these by European region (geoscheme) and with other high-income countries. Methods: A survey was admin... Read More about Cardiac rehabilitation availability and delivery in Europe: how does it differ by region and compare with other high-income countries? Endorsed by the European Association of Preventive Cardiology..

Is there an app for that? Mobile phones and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. (2016)
Journal Article
NEUBECK, L., CARTLEDGE, S., DAWKES, S. and GALLAGHER, R. 2017. Is there an app for that? Mobile phones and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Current opinion in cardiology [online], 32(5), pages 567-571. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1097/HCO.0000000000000428

Purpose of review: Advances in technology coupled with increased penetration of mobile phones and smart devices are rapidly changing healthcare delivery. Mobile phone applications (‘apps’), text messages, and Internet platforms used alone or in combi... Read More about Is there an app for that? Mobile phones and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease..

Self-management of coronary heart disease in older patients after elective percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. (2016)
Journal Article
DAWKES, S., SMITH, G.D., ELLIOTT, L., RAESIDE, R., DONALDSON, J.H. 2016. Self-management of coronary heart disease in older patients after elective percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. Journal of geriatric cardiology [online], 13(5), pages 393-400. Available from: http://jgc301.ijournals.cn/ch/reader/create_pdf.aspx?file_no=S_20151209002&flag=1

Objective: To explore how older patients self-manage their coronary heart disease (CHD) after undergoing elective percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Methods: This mixed methods study used a sequential, explanatory design and recru... Read More about Self-management of coronary heart disease in older patients after elective percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty..

Evidence of the effectiveness and patient experience of formalised social support for people with a diagnosis of heart failure: final report to Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.
Report
DONALDSON, J.H., ROXBURGH, M., WATT, S., POLSON, R., ARMSTRONG, L. and LAUDER, W. 2015. Evidence of the effectiveness and patient experience of formalised social support for people with a diagnosis of heart failure: final report to Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland. Edinburgh: University of Stirling/Edinburgh Napier University [online]. Available from: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/10186

This systematic review was undertaken during December 2014 to June 2015, and was commissioned by Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS). The review team comprised of systematic review experts, and experts in heart failure and/or loneliness.

Clinical Academic (Research) Careers Scheme (CARC) for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals in (NMAHPs) NHS Lothian: annual report.
Report
NHS LOTHIAN CARC MANAGEMENT GROUP. 2015. Clinical Academic (Research) Careers Scheme (CARC) for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHPs) in NHS Lothian: annual report 2015. Hosted by the University of Edinburgh [online]. Available from: https://www.ed.ac.uk/sites/default/files/atoms/files/carc_annual_report_2015.pdf

This is the fifth annual report of the Clinical Academic Research Careers Scheme (CARC) for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (NMAHP) in NHS Lothian. It describes the progress and management of the Scheme since the last Steering Group... Read More about Clinical Academic (Research) Careers Scheme (CARC) for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals in (NMAHPs) NHS Lothian: annual report..