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Characteristics, needs and individual experience of older forensic psychiatric patients

Characteristics, needs and individual experience of older forensic psychiatric patients

What we did: The study aimed to build evidence around older forensic psychiatric patients by answering the following research questions: What are the characteristics of…
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Facebook groups for traumatic birth: exploring women’s experiences of digital peer support

Facebook groups for traumatic birth: exploring women’s experiences of digital peer support

What we are doing: This study aims to explore women’s experiences of participating in Facebook groups following a traumatic birth. We are conducting interviews with three g…
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Chair-based exercise programme for older people in community settings 

Chair-based exercise programme for older people in community settings 

What we are doing: A community delivered chair-based exercise intervention – Progressive Assisted Chair Exercise (PACE) was developed. Multiple research methods were und…
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Maintaining and regaining independence with tasks for people with dementia in hospital

Maintaining and regaining independence with tasks for people with dementia in hospital

What we are doing: We are developing an evidence-based intervention/rehabilitation programme led by occupational therapists to help people with dementia retain independence wi…
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Conceptualisations of dementia in multi-ethnic communities

Conceptualisations of dementia in multi-ethnic communities

What we are doing: We are exploring conceptualisations of dementia in multi-ethnic communities. As part of this exploration, we will also be investigating attitudes and belief…
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Realist approach to explain outdoor activities and mobility in care homes

Realist approach to explain outdoor activities and mobility in care homes

What we are doing: The study was conducted in three East Midlands care homes over a six-month period. Environment and resident descriptive information was collected using ques…
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Implementing evidence-based rural community stroke services

Implementing evidence-based rural community stroke services

What we are doing: A realist evaluation of three exemplar community stroke services in rural England is being conducted in order to identify underlying mechanisms that facilit…
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Assessment and rehabilitation of post stroke dysphagia

Assessment and rehabilitation of post stroke dysphagia

What we are doing: We are validating a dysphagia-trained nurse assessment for its use in identifying and managing dysphagia in the early stages after stroke. We are also c…
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Repetitive vocalisation in older people with cognitive impairment in the hospital

Repetitive vocalisation in older people with cognitive impairment in the hospital

What we are doing: This study followed the natural history of people who call out repetitively in hospital, and their circumstances beyond discharge. A mixed-methods study was…
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Keeping adults physically active

Keeping adults physically active

What we are doing: The investigators have developed a complex evidence-based intervention that aims to engage older adults in positive physical activity behaviours after the c…

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