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Should weight loss and maintenance programmes be designed differently for men? A systematic review of long-term randomised controlled trials presenting data for men and women: the ROMEO project. (2015)
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ROBERTSON, C., AVENELL, A., BOACHIE, C., STEWART, F., ARCHIBALD, D., DOUGLAS, F., HODDINOTT, P., VAN TEIJLINGEN, E. and BOYERS, D. 2016. Should weight loss and maintenance programmes be designed differently for men? A systematic review of long-term randomised controlled trials presenting data for men and women: the ROMEO project. Obesity research and clinical practice [online], 10(1), pages 70-84. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2015.04.005

We systematically reviewed the randomised controlled trial (RCT) evidence for long-term (≥12 months) weight management interventions for obese men in contrast to women to help understand whether programmes should be designed differently for men. We s... Read More about Should weight loss and maintenance programmes be designed differently for men? A systematic review of long-term randomised controlled trials presenting data for men and women: the ROMEO project..

A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of non-surgical obesity interventions in men. (2015)
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BOYERS, D., AVENELL, A., STEWART, F., ROBERTSON, C., ARCHIBALD, D., DOUGLAS, F., HODDINOTT, P. and VAN TEIJLINGEN, E. 2015. A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of non-surgical obesity interventions in men. Obesity research and clinical practice [online], 9(4), pages 310-327. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2015.03.001

Background: Increasing obesity related health conditions have a substantial burden on population health and healthcare spending. Obesity may have a sex-specific impact on disease development, men and women may respond differently to interventions, an... Read More about A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of non-surgical obesity interventions in men..

Are men difficult to find? Identifying male-specific studies in MEDLINE and Embase. (2014)
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STEWART, F., FRASER, C., ROBERTSON, C., AVENELL, A., ARCHIBALD, D., DOUGLAS, F., HODDINOTT, P., VAN TEIJLINGEN, E. and BOYERS, D. 2014. Are men difficult to find? Identifying male-specific studies in MEDLINE and Embase. Systematic reviews [online], 3, article 78. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/2046-4053-3-78

Background: Systematic reviews often investigate the effectiveness of interventions for one sex. However, identifying interventions with data presented according to the sex of study participants can be challenging due to suboptimal indexing in biblio... Read More about Are men difficult to find? Identifying male-specific studies in MEDLINE and Embase..

Gaining pounds by losing pounds: preferences for lifestyle interventions to reduce obesity. (2014)
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RYAN, M., YI, D., AVENELL, A., DOUGLAS, F., AUCOTT, L., VAN TEIJLINGEN, E. and VALE, L. 2015. Gaining pounds by losing pounds: preferences for lifestyle interventions to reduce obesity. Health economics, policy and law [online], 10(2), pages 161-182. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1744133114000413

While there is evidence that weight-loss interventions reduce morbidity, indications of their acceptability are limited. Understanding preferences for lifestyle interventions will help policymakers design interventions. We used a discrete choice expe... Read More about Gaining pounds by losing pounds: preferences for lifestyle interventions to reduce obesity..

It’s a balance of just getting things right: mothers’ views about pre-school childhood obesity and obesity prevention in Scotland. (2014)
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DOUGLAS, F., CLARK, J., CRAIG, L., CAMPBELL, J. and MCNEILL, G. 2014. It's a balance of just getting things right: mothers' views about pre-school childhood obesity and obesity prevention in Scotland. BMC public health [online], 14, article 1009. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-1009

Background: The high prevalence of childhood obesity is a concern for policy makers and health professionals, leading to a focus on early prevention. The beliefs and perspectives of parents about early childhood obesity, and their views and opinions... Read More about It’s a balance of just getting things right: mothers’ views about pre-school childhood obesity and obesity prevention in Scotland..

Systematic reviews of and integrated report on the quantitative, qualitative and economic evidence base for the management of obesity in men. (2014)
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ROBERTSON, C., ARCHIBALD, D., AVENELL, A., DOUGLAS, F., HODDINOTT, P., VAN TEIJLINGEN, E., BOYERS, D., STEWART, F., BOACHIE, C., FIORATOU, E., WILKINS, D., STREET, T., CARROLL, P. and FOWLER, C. 2014. Systematic reviews of and integrated report on the quantitative, qualitative and economic evidence base for the management of obesity in men. Health technology assessment [online], 18(35). Available from: https://doi.org/10.3310/hta18350

Obesity increases the risk of many serious illnesses such as coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis. More men than women are overweight or obese in the UK but men are less likely to perceive their weight as a problem and less like... Read More about Systematic reviews of and integrated report on the quantitative, qualitative and economic evidence base for the management of obesity in men..

Services just for men? Insights from a national study of the well men services pilots. (2013)
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DOUGLAS, F.C.G., GREENER, J., VAN TEIJLINGEN, E. and LUDBROOK, A. 2013. Services just for men? Insights from a national study of the well men services pilots. BMC public health [online], 13, article 425. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-425

Background: Men continue to have a lower life expectancy in most countries compared to women. Explanations of this gendered health inequality tend to focus on male risk taking, unhealthy lifestyle choices and resistance to seeking help from health se... Read More about Services just for men? Insights from a national study of the well men services pilots..

It's making us look disgusting…and it makes me feel like a mink…it makes me feel depressed!: using photovoice to help ‘see’ and understand the perspectives of disadvantaged young people about the neighbourhood determinants of their mental well-being. (2012)
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WATSON, M. and DOUGLAS, F. 2012. It's making us look disgusting…and it makes me feel like a mink…it makes me feel depressed!: using photovoice to help ‘see’ and understand the perspectives of disadvantaged young people about the neighbourhood determinants of their mental well-being. International journal of health promotion and education [online], 50(6), pages 278-295. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14635240.2012.723379

There is growing recognition that poor adolescent mental well-being is a serious global health issue. Research exploring adult mental well-being issues has shown positive and negative associations with environmental factors such as quality of the nei... Read More about It's making us look disgusting…and it makes me feel like a mink…it makes me feel depressed!: using photovoice to help ‘see’ and understand the perspectives of disadvantaged young people about the neighbourhood determinants of their mental well-being..

Gender identity: challenges to access social and health care services for lesbians in Nepal. (2010)
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PATHAK, R., REGMI, P., PANT, P., SIMKHADA, P., DOUGLAS, F. and STEPHENS, J. 2010. Gender identity: challenges to access social and health care services for lesbians in Nepal. Global journal of health science [online], 2(2), pages 207-214. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5539/gjhs.v2n2p207

Literatures about same-sex love and sexuality in Nepal are rare. However, limited anecdotal evidence on these issues signals that the health and social care needs of lesbians in Nepal are high. This qualitative study explores the challenges faced by... Read More about Gender identity: challenges to access social and health care services for lesbians in Nepal..

Developing a timeline for evaluating public health nutrition policy interventions: what are the outcomes and when should we expect to see them? (2010)
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MACDIARMID, J., LOE, J., DOUGLAS, F., LUDBROOK, A., COMERFORD, C. and MCNEILL, G. 2011. Developing a timeline for evaluating public health nutrition policy interventions: what are the outcomes and when should we expect to see them? Public health nutrition [online], 14(4), pages 729-739. Available from; https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980010002168

Objective: To develop a timeline for evaluating public health nutrition policy interventions. Design: Concept mapping, a stakeholder-driven approach for developing an evaluation framework to estimate the ‘time to impact’ for policy interventions. The... Read More about Developing a timeline for evaluating public health nutrition policy interventions: what are the outcomes and when should we expect to see them?.

Using a realist approach to evaluate smoking cessation interventions targeting pregnant women and young people. (2010)
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DOUGLAS, F.C.G., GRAY, D.A. and VAN TEIJLINGEN, E.R. 2010. Using a realist approach to evaluate smoking cessation interventions targeting pregnant women and young people. BMC health services research [online], 10, article 49. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-10-49

Background: This paper describes a study protocol designed to evaluate a programme of smoking cessation interventions targeting pregnant women and young people living in urban and rural locations in Northeast Scotland. The study design was developed... Read More about Using a realist approach to evaluate smoking cessation interventions targeting pregnant women and young people..

Clinical governance and research ethics as barriers to UK low-risk population-based health research? (2008)
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VAN TEIJLINGEN, E.R., DOUGLAS, F. and TORRANCE, N. 2008. Clinical governance and research ethics as barriers to UK low-risk population-based health research? BMC public health [online], 8, article 396. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-8-396

Background: Since the Helsinki Declaration was introduced in 1964 as a code of practice for clinical research, it has generally been agreed that research governance is also needed in the field of public health and health promotion research. Recently,... Read More about Clinical governance and research ethics as barriers to UK low-risk population-based health research?.

Primary care staff's views and experiences related to routinely advising patients about physical activity: a questionnaire survey (2006)
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DOUGLAS, F., TORRANCE, N., VAN TEIJLINGEN, E., MELONI, S. and KERR, A. 2006. Primary care staff's views and experiences related to routinely advising patients about physical activity: a questionnaire survey. BMC public health [online], 6, article 138. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-6-138

Background: United Kingdom public health policy has recently re-emphasised the role of primary health care professionals in tackling increasing levels of physical inactivity within the general population. However, little is known about the impact tha... Read More about Primary care staff's views and experiences related to routinely advising patients about physical activity: a questionnaire survey.