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Identifying potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people with dementia: a systematic review (2019)
Journal Article
Hukins, D., Macleod, U., & Boland, J. W. (in press). Identifying potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people with dementia: a systematic review. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, doi:10.1007/s00228-018-02612-x

Purpose Older people with dementia are at risk of adverse events associated with potentially inappropriate prescribing. Aim: to describe (1) how international tools designed to identify potentially inappropriate prescribing have been used in studies... Read More

Psychometric Properties of the Needs Assessment Tool—Progressive Disease Cancer in U.K. Primary Care (2018)
Journal Article
Allgar, V. L., Chen, H., Richfield, E., Currow, D., Macleod, U., & Johnson, M. J. (2018). Psychometric Properties of the Needs Assessment Tool—Progressive Disease Cancer in U.K. Primary Care. Journal of pain and symptom management, 56(4), 602-612. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.07.002

Background. The assessment of patients' needs for care is a critical step in achieving patient-centered cancer care. Tools can be used to assess needs and inform care planning. The Needs Assessment Tool:Progressive DiseaseeCancer (NAT:PD-C) is an Aus... Read More

Self-reported skin concerns: An epidemiological study of community-dwelling older people (2018)
Journal Article
Cowdell, F., Dyson, J., Long, J., & Macleod, U. (2018). Self-reported skin concerns: An epidemiological study of community-dwelling older people. International journal of older people nursing, 13(3), e12195. doi:10.1111/opn.12195

Background Globally the population is getting older and it is essential to develop effective interventions to promote healthy ageing. Skin change with age is inevitable and renders this often neglected organ more vulnerable to damage and breakdown;... Read More

A systematic review examining reducing unplanned hospital admissions in adults with cancer (2017)
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Walabyeki, J., Macleod, U., Johnson, M., Dyson, J., Oliver, S., Allgar, V., …Hammond, T. (2017). A systematic review examining reducing unplanned hospital admissions in adults with cancer

Review question 1. What interventions have been tested and have successfully reduced unplanned hospital admissions in adults with cancer? 2. What are the factors associated with unplanned hospital admissions in adults with cancer?

Multiple myeloma: routes to diagnosis, clinical characteristics and survival - findings from a UK population-based study (2017)
Journal Article
Howell, D., Smith, A., Appleton, S., Bagguley, T., Macleod, U., Cook, G., …Roman, E. (2017). Multiple myeloma: routes to diagnosis, clinical characteristics and survival - findings from a UK population-based study. British journal of haematology, 177(1), 67-71. doi:10.1111/bjh.14513

Prompt cancer diagnosis may align UK survival with European averages. We examined the impact of route to diagnosis on survival for multiple myeloma patients diagnosed 2012–2013 using data from our population-based patient cohort that links to nationa... Read More

The expanding role of primary care in cancer control (2015)
Journal Article
Rubin, G., Berendsen, A., Crawford, S. M., Dommett, R., Earle, C., Emery, J., …Zimmermann, C. (2015). The expanding role of primary care in cancer control. The lancet oncology, 16(12), 1231-1272. doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(15)00205-3

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. The nature of cancer control is changing, with an increasing emphasis, fuelled by public and political demand, on prevention, early diagnosis, and patient experience during and after treatment. At the same time, primary care is i... Read More

Embedding electronic decision-support tools for suspected cancer in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' experiences (2015)
Journal Article
Dikomitis, L., Green, T., & Macleod, U. (2015). Embedding electronic decision-support tools for suspected cancer in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' experiences. Primary health care research & development, 16(6), (548-555). doi:10.1017/S1463423615000109. ISSN 1463-4236

Aim: The purpose of this evaluation was to obtain views from general practitioners (GPs) who piloted the electronic risk assessment tools (eRATs) for suspected lung or colorectal cancer. We wanted to find out whether GPs were able to integrate these... Read More