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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. https://doi.org/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 about Self-reported skin concerns: An epidemiological study of community-dwelling older people.

Understanding diagnosis of lung cancer in primary care: qualitative synthesis of significant event audit reports (2013)
Journal Article
Mitchell, E. D., Rubin, G., & Macleod, U. (2013). Understanding diagnosis of lung cancer in primary care: qualitative synthesis of significant event audit reports. The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 63(606), (e37-e46). doi:10.3399/bjgp13X660760. ISSN 0960-1643

Background Most lung cancers present symptomatically, but the pathway to diagnosis in primary care can be complex and is poorly understood. Significant event audit (SEA) is a quality improvement technique widely used in UK general practice. Aim To ga... Read More about Understanding diagnosis of lung cancer in primary care: qualitative synthesis of significant event audit reports.

Modifiable and fixed factors predicting quality of life in people with colorectal cancer (2011)
Journal Article
Gray, N. M., Hall, S. J., Browne, S., Macleod, U., Mitchell, E., Lee, A. J., …Campbell, N. C. (2011). Modifiable and fixed factors predicting quality of life in people with colorectal cancer. The British journal of cancer / Cancer Research Campaign, 104(11), 1697-1703. https://doi.org/10.1038/bjc.2011.155

BACKGROUND: People with colorectal cancer have impaired quality of life (QoL). We investigated what factors were most highly associated with it. METHODS: Four hundred and ninety-six people with colorectal cancer completed questionnaires about QoL, fu... Read More about Modifiable and fixed factors predicting quality of life in people with colorectal cancer.

‘Getting through' not ‘going under': a qualitative study of gender and spousal support after diagnosis with colorectal cancer (2009)
Journal Article
Emslie, C., Browne, S., MacLeod, U., Rozmovits, L., Mitchell, E., & Ziebland, S. (2009). ‘Getting through' not ‘going under': a qualitative study of gender and spousal support after diagnosis with colorectal cancer. Social science & medicine, 68(6), (1169-1175). doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.01.004. ISSN 0277-9536

Many studies have found that people with cancer value family support. Feminist work suggests that women carry most responsibility for practical and emotional support in families, but few qualitative cancer studies explicitly incorporate a gender pers... Read More about ‘Getting through' not ‘going under': a qualitative study of gender and spousal support after diagnosis with colorectal cancer.

Factors contributing to the time taken to consult with symptoms of lung cancer: A cross-sectional study (2008)
Journal Article
Smith, S. M., Campbell, N. C., MacLeod, U., Lee, A. J., Raja, A., Wyke, S., …Nicolson, M. C. (2009). Factors contributing to the time taken to consult with symptoms of lung cancer: A cross-sectional study. Thorax, 64(6), 523-531. doi:10.1136/thx.2008.096560

Objectives: To determine what factors are associated with the time people take to consult with symptoms of lung cancer, with a focus on those from rural and socially deprived areas. Methods: A cross-sectional quantitative interview survey was perform... Read More about Factors contributing to the time taken to consult with symptoms of lung cancer: A cross-sectional study.