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Author: <span>Stewart Cromar</span>

Substance Misuse ’€“ Policy and Practice Implementation

Substance misuse and its pervasive problems is a constant challenge for social work, health and related professionals today. With heightened political and policy emphasis on all aspects of substance misuse, it is paramount that professionals remain up-to-date on current issues and their responsibilities. Based on research and evidence, this book …

Improving inter-observer agreement about brain microbleeds: development of the Brain Observer MicroBleed Scale (BOMBS)

If the diagnostic and prognostic significance of brain microbleeds (BMBs) are to be investigated and used for these purposes in clinical practice, observer variation in BMB assessment must be minimized. METHODS: Two doctors used a pilot rating scale to describe the number and distribution of BMBs (round, low-signal lesions, <10 …

Care Home Workers’ Exposure to SHS: A Short Summary of Findings

Smoke-free legislation introduced in 2006 and 2007 across the UK has dramatically reduced the number of workers exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke (SHS). Data collected by our group have shown reductions in airborne respiratory particulate exposure of 86% among bar workers in Scotland.1 However, there are some exceptions to the …

Neighborhood context and infant birthweight among recent immigrant mothers: a multilevel analysis

Urquia ML, Frank JW, Glazier RH, Moineddin R, Matheson FI, Gagnon A.Neighborhood context and infant birthweight among recent immigrant mothers: a multilevel analysis. Am J Public Health 2009; 99: (2) 285-293   Mar 21, 2014

Smoking restrictions in the home and second-hand smoke exposure among primary schoolchildren before and after introduction of the Scottish smoke-free legislation

Objective: To examine change in home smoking restrictions one year after introduction of Scottish smoke-free legislation, and whether type of restriction impacts upon secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure among children. Design: Comparison of nationally representative, cross-sectional, class-based surveys carried out in the same schools before and after legislation. Participants 2527 primary …

Public health or social impacts? A qualitative analysis of attitudes toward the smoke-free legislation in Scotland

Introduction of smoke-free legislation presents a unique opportunity to study how population-level interventions can challenge existing smoking norms. Our study examined support and opposition to the Scottish legislation and ascertained the relative importance of social and health factors in shaping attitudes among bar customers. METHODS: Repeat (pre-/post-legislation) recorded and transcribed …


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