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The relationship between mental toughness and cognitive control: evidence from the item-method directed forgetting task (2019)
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Dewhurst, S. A., Anderson, R. J., Howe, D., & Clough, P. J. (in press). The relationship between mental toughness and cognitive control: evidence from the item-method directed forgetting task. Applied Cognitive Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3570

Previous research by the authors (Dewhurst, Anderson. Cotter, Crust, & Clough, 2012) found that mental toughness, as measured by the Mental Toughness Questionnaire 48 (MTQ48; Clough, Earle, & Sewell, 2002), was significantly associated with performan... Read More

‘I had a lump in my stomach’: Swedish gay and lesbian students' experiences of their time in school (2017)
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Hammarlund, K., Sjunnesson, S., Tettenborn, N., Jomeen, J., & Thorstensson, S. (2017). ‘I had a lump in my stomach’: Swedish gay and lesbian students' experiences of their time in school. British Journal of School Nursing, 12(6), 284-290. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2017.12.6.284

Objectives: Gay and lesbian youth can experience ignorance and a lack of acknowledgement surrounding their sexual orientation during their time in school. This qualitative interview study describes how Swedish gay and lesbian students experience thei... Read More

Proceedings of the inaugural International Summit for Medical Nutrition Education and Research (2016)
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Laur, C., Ball, L., Ahankari, A., Avdagovska, M., Crowley, J., Deen, D., …Ray, S. (2016). Proceedings of the inaugural International Summit for Medical Nutrition Education and Research. Public health, 140, 59-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2016.08.023

© 2016 The Royal Society for Public Health Medical Nutrition Education (MNE) has been identified as an area with potential public health impact. Despite countries having distinctive education systems, barriers and facilitators to effective MNE are co... Read More

Responsive versus scheduled feeding for preterm infants (2016)
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Watson, J., & McGuire, W. (2016). Responsive versus scheduled feeding for preterm infants. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 2016(8), doi:10.1002/14651858.CD005255.pub5

Background Feeding preterm infants in response to their hunger and satiation cues (responsive, cue-based, or infant-led feeding) rather than at scheduled intervals might enhance infants' and parents' experience and satisfaction, help in the establish... Read More

Determining the psychometric properties of the Enhancing Decision-making Assessment in Midwifery (EDAM) measure in a cross cultural context (2016)
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Jefford, E., Jomeen, J., & Martin, C. R. (2016). Determining the psychometric properties of the Enhancing Decision-making Assessment in Midwifery (EDAM) measure in a cross cultural context. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-0882-3

© 2016 Jefford et al. Background: The ability to act on and justify clinical decisions as autonomous accountable midwifery practitioners, is encompassed within many international regulatory frameworks, yet decision-making within midwifery is poorly d... Read More

Assessment of a non-invasive haemoglobin sensor NBM 200 among pregnant women in rural India (2016)
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Ahankari, A. S., Fogarty, A. W., Tata, L. J., Dixit, J. V., & Myles, P. R. (2016). Assessment of a non-invasive haemoglobin sensor NBM 200 among pregnant women in rural India. BMJ Innovations, 2(2), 70-77. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjinnov-2015-000085

© 2016, BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved. Objective This study aimed to assess a noninvasive haemoglobin (Hb) sensor NBM 200 in pregnant women in a rural Indian setting. Methods The study population consisted of women between 3 and 5 months... Read More

Association of socioeconomic status with sex ratio at live birth in individuals living in the slums of Sholapur city, India (2015)
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Ahankari, A., & Fogarty, A. W. (2015). Association of socioeconomic status with sex ratio at live birth in individuals living in the slums of Sholapur city, India. International journal of medical science and public health, 4(1), 129-133. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2015.1109201428

Background: The existence of female feticide in India is well known. However, limited data are available on the association of socioeconomic status (SES) on sex ratio at live birth in disadvantaged populations, despite the fact that 33% of the popula... Read More

Maternal hemoglobin and birth weight: systematic review and meta-analysis (2015)
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Ahankari, A., & LeonardiBee, J. (2015). Maternal hemoglobin and birth weight: systematic review and meta-analysis. International journal of medical science and public health, 4(4), 435-445. https://doi.org/10.5455/ijmsph.2015.2212201489

A systematic review published in 2000 studied the association between maternal anemia and birth weight; however, some results were inconclusive. A review of randomized control trials and cohort studies published in 2013 concluded that daily prenatal... Read More

Banning of fetal sex determination and changes in sex ratio in India (2015)
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Ahankari, A. S., Myles, P., Tata, L. J., & Fogarty, A. W. (2015). Banning of fetal sex determination and changes in sex ratio in India. The Lancet global health, 3(9), E523-E524. https://doi.org/10.1016/s2214-109x%2815%2900053-4

Sex-specific feticide is considered to be relatively common practice in India, where the male:female sex ratio at livebirth was about 1·10 in 2010–12,1 as opposed to a comparable sex ratio of 1·06 for Asian countries in 2010.2 These changes have occu... Read More

Maternal smoking and the risk of still birth: systematic review and meta-analysis (2015)
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Marufu, T. C., Ahankari, A., Coleman, T., & Lewis, S. (2015). Maternal smoking and the risk of still birth: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC public health, 15(1), 239. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1552-5

BACKGROUND: Smoking in pregnancy is known to be associated with a range of adverse pregnancy outcomes, yet there is a high prevalence of smoking among pregnant women in many countries, and it remains a major public health concern. We have conducted a... Read More

India's progress toward the 5 th Millennium Development Goal: A critical review (2014)
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Ahankari, A. (2014). India's progress toward the 5 th Millennium Development Goal: A critical review. Indian journal of maternal and child health : official publication of Indian Maternal and Child Health Association, 16(2), ISSN 0970-8928

The 5th millennium development goal is primarily aimed to reduce maternal deaths by 2015. In response, various maternal and child health initiatives are implemented at national level in India.

Maternal-fetal relationships and psychological health: Emerging research directions (2013)
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Walsh, J., Hepper, E. G., Bagge, S. R., Wadephul, F., & Jomeen, J. (2013). Maternal-fetal relationships and psychological health: Emerging research directions. Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, 31(5), 490-499. doi:10.1080/02646838.2013.834311

Maternal representations of, and relationships with, the unborn baby appear to be associated with psychological health in pregnancy and beyond, and might play an important role in identifying women who need additional support, as well as providing an... Read More

Concurrent analysis of choice and control in childbirth (2011)
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Snowden, A., Martin, C. H., Jomeen, J., & Martin, C. H. (2011). Concurrent analysis of choice and control in childbirth. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 11(1), doi:10.1186/1471-2393-11-40. ISSN 1471-2393

Background: This paper reports original research on choice and control in childbirth. Eight women were interviewed as part of a wider investigation into locus of control in women with pre-labour rupture of membranes at term (PROM) 1.Methods: The foll... Read More

Interventions for cleaning dentures in adults (2010)
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Barrett, D. (2010). Interventions for cleaning dentures in adults. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 8(4), 286-287. doi:10.1111/j.1744-1609.2010.00190.x

Choices for maternity care are they still ‘an illusion’? : A qualitative exploration of women’s experiences in early pregnancy (2006)
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Jomeen, J. (2006). Choices for maternity care are they still ‘an illusion’? : A qualitative exploration of women’s experiences in early pregnancy. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 9(SUPPL. 2), (e191-e200). doi:10.1016/j.cein.2006.10.002. ISSN 1361-9004

ObjectiveThis paper presents a study exploring women's experiences of making choices for maternity care in early pregnancy. The content will provide clinically useful information to midwives and health care professionals involved in caring for pregna... Read More

Combined endovenous laser therapy and ambulatory phlebectomy: refinement of a new technique (2006)
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Mekako, A., Hatfield, J., Bryce, J., Lee, D., Heng, M., McCollum, P., & Chetter, I. (2006). Combined endovenous laser therapy and ambulatory phlebectomy: refinement of a new technique. European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery, 32(6), 725-729. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2006.06.002

Objective. Sclerotherapy (IS) or ambulatory phlebectomy (AP) are required as subsequent interventions in majority of cases following endovenous laser therapy (EVLT). We assessed whether AP performed concomitantly with EVLT (EVLTAP), is effective, acc... Read More