Improving preconception health and care: a situation analysis

Goodfellow, A., Frank, J., McAteer, J., Rankin, J. (2017). Improving preconception health and care: a situation analysis. BMC Health Services Research, 17, 595 (see here: https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-017-2544-1) Background The purpose of this situation analysis was to explore the views of health and non-health professionals working with women of childbearing age on …

The physiology of adolescent sexual behaviour: A systematic review

Jan Pringle, Kathryn L. Mills, John McAteer, Ruth Jepson, Emma Hogg, Neil Anand & Sarah-Jayne Blakemore | John Martyn Chamberlain (Reviewing Editor). The physiology of adolescent sexual behaviour: A systematic review Objectives: To examine physiological influences of adolescent sexual behaviour, including associated psychosocial factors. Methods: Systematic review. Results: Thirteen studies …

Two tales of cardiovascular risks—middle-aged women living in Sweden and Scotland: a cross-sectional comparative study

Two tales of cardiovascular risks, middle-aged women living in Sweden and Scotland: a cross-sectional comparative study http://bmjopen.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/bmjopen-2017-016527?ijkey=4oP5RXAa0m0yPKf&keytype=ref New BMJ article by some of us at SCPHRP, and a team of Swedish collaborators, finds Scottish middle-aged women to be much less health than their Swedish counterparts, even after adjusting for the …

Realist evaluation of an enhanced health visiting programme

Doi L, Jepson R, Hardie S (2017) Realist evaluation of an enhanced health visiting programme. PLoS ONE 12(7): e0180569. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180569 The health visitors’ role in many countries is changing. In Scotland, the role has undergone substantial changes through the introduction of an enhanced health visiting programme, which includes increased, structured …

A Realist Evaluation of the Refocused School Nurse Programme within Early Adopter Sites in Scotland

1. Doi L, Wason D, Malden S, Jepson R (2017) A Realist Evaluation of the Refocused School Nurse Programme within Early Adopter Sites in Scotland. Scottish Government, Edinburgh. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/07/2706/0 The school health service is a universally accessible service provided to children and young people, aged 5-19 years and their families. …

Digging into the Perceived Health Benefits of Community Gardening

A Secondary Qualitative Analysis by Christina Katan In collaboration with Trellis A community garden is a piece of land that is cultivated by members of a community. These gardens are gaining popularity in the UK, especially in areas of deprivation. With recent publications on the evidence of gardens and improved …

No evidence of whole population mental health impact of the Triple P parenting programme: findings from a routine dataset

Background The Triple P parenting programme has been reported to improve child mental health at population level, but it consumes substantial resources. Previous published work has suggested improvements in whole population scores in the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) Total Difficulties Scale among samples of children following introduction of the …