Combining Health, Social Services and Functional data for older people in Tayside ’€“ a multisource, interdisciplinary record linkage project.

This project is a SCPHRP seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 ’€“ 2012.  Institution: University of Dundee Principle investigator: Dr Miles D Witham Existing interventions to postpone disability in later life have only modest effects and new interventions are therefore …

Reducing sickness absence in Scotland ’€“ applying the lessons from a pilot NHS intervention

This project is a SCPHRP seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 ’€“ 2012.  Institution: University of Glasgow Principle investigator: Professor Ewan Macdonald OBE The project aims to establish a model for an early intervention for sickness absence which can be …

Antenatal parenting support for women vulnerable in pregnancy: an exploratory randomised controlled trial of Mellow Bumps

This project is a SCPHRP seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 ’€“ 2012.  Institution: University of Glasgow Principle investigator: Dr Phil Wilson We propose an exploratory randomised trial, among prospective mothers at high psychosocial risk, comparing an antenatal intervention (Mellow …

Setting up data linkage systems for children in Glasgow

This project is a SCPHRP seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 ’€“ 2012.  Institution: General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow Principle investigator: Dr Phil Wilson It is well established that early experiences have a significant long term impact …

Preventing or delaying disablement amongst older adults: mapping the Scottish landscape to identify promising programmes

This project is a SCPHRP seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 ’€“ 2012.  Institution: University of Stirling Principle investigator: Professor Sally Wyke Recognition of the need to act to promote healthy ageing and to reduce potential demand on health and …

Feasibility Study of Use of Direct Payments for Informal Care

This project is a SCPHRP seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 ’€“ 2012.  Institution: University of Aberdeen Principle investigator: Professor Anne Ludbrook As the size of the older population increases, maintaining people in their own homes is an important policy …

Investigation of observed increases in breastfeeding rates in deprived areas

This project is a SCPHRP seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 ’€“ 2012.  Institution: Glasgow Centre for Population Health Principle investigator: Bruce Whyte This project will use innovative and complementary approaches to investigate the unexpected increase in breastfeeding in selected …

Development of a Risk Prediction tool for entering a Nursing Home in those aged 65 and over in a Scottish Population

This project is a SCPHRP seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 ’€“ 2012.  Institution: University of Dundee Principle investigator: Professor Peter Donnan Entering a nursing home in later life is associated with enormous impact on the health of an individual, …

Whole school interventions addressing multiple adolescent risk behaviours

This project is a SCPHRP seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 ’€“ 2012.  Institution: MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit Principle investigator: Professor Lyndal Bond Schools are not just neutral places where young people learn; the school context or …

Youth male violence in Scotland: Understanding antecedents

This project is a SCPHRP’s seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 – 2012.  Institution: University of St Andrews Principle investigator: Professor Peter Donnelly Violence is an important Public Health issue and a contributing factor in health inequalities. The project involves …