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Patients' learning in cyberspace: a thematic analysis of patient-patient discussions in a chronic illness Facebook page. (2018)
Journal Article
STEVENS, G., O'DONNELL, V.L. and WILLIAMS, L. 2018. Patients' learning in cyberspace: a thematic analysis of patient-patient discussions in a chronic illness Facebook page. International journal of web based communities [online], 14(4), pages 417-431. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJWBC.2018.096253

Online support groups play an increasingly important role in patients' lived experience of chronic illness. The objective of this study was to explore how learning takes place from patients' interactions in an online chronic illness support group. Qu... Read More about Patients' learning in cyberspace: a thematic analysis of patient-patient discussions in a chronic illness Facebook page..

The lifestyle behaviours of young adults with intellectual disabilities as they transition from school to adulthood: a pilot and feasibility study. (2018)
Journal Article
MITCHELL, F., STEVENS, G., JAHODA, A., MATTHEWS, L., HANKEY, C., MURRAY, H. and MELVILLE, C. 2018. The lifestyle behaviours of young adults with intellectual disabilities as they transition from school to adulthood: a pilot and feasibility study. Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities [online], 31(6), pages 1154-1163. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12489

Background: In the general population, the transition from adolescence to adulthood has been identified as a 'high-risk' period for weight gain. There has been no research examining health behaviours over this transition in adults with intellectual d... Read More about The lifestyle behaviours of young adults with intellectual disabilities as they transition from school to adulthood: a pilot and feasibility study..

A theory-informed qualitative exploration of social and environmental determinants of physical activity and dietary choices in adolescents with intellectual disabilities in their final year of school. (2017)
Journal Article
STEVENS, G., JAHODA, A., MATTHEWS, L., HANKEY, C., MELVILLE, C., MURRAY, H. and MITCHELL, F. 2018. A theory-informed qualitative exploration of social and environmental determinants of physical activity and dietary choices in adolescents with intellectual disabilities in their final year of school. Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities [online], 31(S1): physical health, pages 52-67. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12340

Background: - The prevalence of obesity is higher in those with intellectual disabilities than the general population. The aim of the study was to understand the determinants of physical activity and dietary patterns in this population during their f... Read More about A theory-informed qualitative exploration of social and environmental determinants of physical activity and dietary choices in adolescents with intellectual disabilities in their final year of school..

Public domain or private data? Developing an ethical approach to social media research in an inter-disciplinary project. (2015)
Journal Article
STEVENS, G., O'DONNELL, V.L. and WILLIAMS, L. 2015. Public domain or private data? Developing an ethical approach to social media research in an inter-disciplinary project. Educational research and evaluation [online], 21(2), pages 154-167. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13803611.2015.1024010

This paper discusses the ethical issues faced in undertaking research about the role of learning in the subjective experience of chronic illness, where data were taken from social media. Drawing on psychology and education, this paper discusses the w... Read More about Public domain or private data? Developing an ethical approach to social media research in an inter-disciplinary project..