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The relationship between pain, analgesics and survival in patients with advanced cancer: a secondary data analysis of the international European palliative care cancer symptom study. (2019)
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Boland, J. W., Allgar, V., Boland, E. G., Bennett, M. I., Kaasa, S., Hjermstad, M. J., & Johnson, M. (2020). The relationship between pain, analgesics and survival in patients with advanced cancer: a secondary data analysis of the international European palliative care cancer symptom study. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 76(3), 393-402. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-019-02801-2

© 2019, The Author(s). Purpose: Opioids reduce cancer-related pain but an association with shorter survival is variably reported. Aim: To investigate the relationship between pain, analgesics, cancer and survival within the European Palliative Care C... Read More about The relationship between pain, analgesics and survival in patients with advanced cancer: a secondary data analysis of the international European palliative care cancer symptom study..

Intention-to-treat analyses for randomised controlled trials in hospice/palliative care: the case for analyses to be of people exposed to the intervention. (2019)
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Kochovska, S., Huang, C., Johnson, M. J., Agar, M. R., Fallon, M. T., Kaasa, S., …Currow, D. C. (2020). Intention-to-treat analyses for randomised controlled trials in hospice/palliative care: the case for analyses to be of people exposed to the intervention. Journal of pain and symptom management, 59(3), 637-645. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.10.026

© 2019 American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Context: Minimizing bias in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) includes intention-to-treat analyses. Hospice/palliative care RCTs are constrained by high attrition unpredictable when consent... Read More about Intention-to-treat analyses for randomised controlled trials in hospice/palliative care: the case for analyses to be of people exposed to the intervention..

Breathlessness, anxiety, depression and function - the BAD-F study: a cross-sectional, population prevalence study in adults. (2019)
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Kinchin, I., Currow, D. C., Chang, S., Reddel, H. K., Kochovska, S., Ferreira, D., …Ekström, M. (2020). Breathlessness, anxiety, depression and function - the BAD-F study: a cross-sectional, population prevalence study in adults. Journal of pain and symptom management, 59(2), 197-205.e2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.09.021

© 2019 American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Context: Breathlessness is associated with depression, but its relationship to anxiety or impaired function is less clear. Objectives: This study evaluated associations between chronic breath... Read More about Breathlessness, anxiety, depression and function - the BAD-F study: a cross-sectional, population prevalence study in adults..

A feasibility, randomised controlled trial of a complex breathlessness intervention in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (BREEZE-IPF): study protocol (2019)
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Wright, C., Hart, S. P., Allgar, V., English, A., Swan, F., Dyson, J., …Crooks, M. G. (2019). A feasibility, randomised controlled trial of a complex breathlessness intervention in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (BREEZE-IPF): study protocol. ERJ Open Research, 5(4), Article 0186. https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00186-2019

Introduction: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic and progressive lung disease that causes breathlessness and cough that worsen over time, limiting daily activities and negatively impacting quality of life. Although treatments are now av... Read More about A feasibility, randomised controlled trial of a complex breathlessness intervention in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (BREEZE-IPF): study protocol.

Mental wellbeing in bereaved carers: A Health Survey for England population study (2019)
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Hodiamont, F., Allgar, V., Currow, D. C., & Johnson, M. J. (in press). Mental wellbeing in bereaved carers: A Health Survey for England population study. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001957

Objectives: The experience of caregiving may affect carers' well-being into bereavement. We explored associations between mental well-being and previous experience of bereavement of, and caring for, someone close at the end-of-life. Methods: An end-o... Read More about Mental wellbeing in bereaved carers: A Health Survey for England population study.

Improving the quality of life of people with advanced respiratory disease and severe breathlessness (2019)
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Booth, S., & Johnson, M. J. (2019). Improving the quality of life of people with advanced respiratory disease and severe breathlessness. Breathe, 15(3), 198-215. https://doi.org/10.1183/20734735.0200-2019

Advanced respiratory disease imposes a greater symptom burden than many cancers but not does have comparable recognition of the need for supportive and palliative care or the infrastructure for its systematic delivery. Consequently, many people with... Read More about Improving the quality of life of people with advanced respiratory disease and severe breathlessness.

Oral modified release morphine for breathlessness in chronic heart failure: a randomized placebo-controlled trial (2019)
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Johnson, M. J., Cockayne, S., Currow, D. C., Bell, K., Hicks, K., Fairhurst, C., …Clark, A. (2019). Oral modified release morphine for breathlessness in chronic heart failure: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. ESC Heart Failure, 6(6), 1149-1160. https://doi.org/10.1002/ehf2.12498

© 2019 The Authors. ESC Heart Failure published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of the European Society of Cardiology. Aims: Morphine is shown to relieve chronic breathlessness in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. There are no definitive da... Read More about Oral modified release morphine for breathlessness in chronic heart failure: a randomized placebo-controlled trial.

Optimised clinical study recruitment in palliative care: success strategies and lessons learned (2019)
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White, C., Noble, S., Watson, M., Swan, F., Nelson, A., & Johnson, M. J. (2020). Optimised clinical study recruitment in palliative care: success strategies and lessons learned. BMJ supportive & palliative care, 10(2), 216-220. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001820

© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2020. Recruitment challenges to clinical research studies in palliative care settings, particularly in hospices, are well documented. However, a recent study (Hospice Inpatient Deep vein thrombosis Detection (HIDDen... Read More about Optimised clinical study recruitment in palliative care: success strategies and lessons learned.

Australia-modified Karnofsky Performance Scale and physical activity in COPD and lung cancer: an exploratory pooled data analysis (2019)
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Barbetta, C., Allgar, V., Maddocks, M., Ribeiro, C., Wilcock, A., Currow, D. C., …Johnson, M. J. (in press). Australia-modified Karnofsky Performance Scale and physical activity in COPD and lung cancer: an exploratory pooled data analysis. BMJ supportive & palliative care, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001869

Objectives: Patient-relevant measures of functional status are required in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer in clinical practice and research. We explored the relationship between the Australia-modified Karnofsky Performan... Read More about Australia-modified Karnofsky Performance Scale and physical activity in COPD and lung cancer: an exploratory pooled data analysis.

Clustering of 27,525,663 death records from the United States based on health conditions associated with death: an example of big health data exploration (2019)
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Janssen, D. J., Rechberger, S., Wouters, E. F., Schols, J. M., Johnson, M. J., Currow, D. C., …Spruit, M. A. (2019). Clustering of 27,525,663 death records from the United States based on health conditions associated with death: an example of big health data exploration. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8(7), Article 922. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8070922

Background: Insight into health conditions associated with death can inform healthcare policy. We aimed to cluster 27,525,663 deceased people based on the health conditions associated with death to study the associations between the health condition... Read More about Clustering of 27,525,663 death records from the United States based on health conditions associated with death: an example of big health data exploration.

Timely recognition of palliative care needs of patients with advanced chronic heart failure: a pilot study of a Dutch translation of the Needs Assessment Tool: Progressive Disease – Heart Failure (NAT:PD-HF) (2019)
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Janssen, D. J., Boyne, J., Currow, D. C., Schols, J. M., Johnson, M. J., & La Rocca, H. P. (2019). Timely recognition of palliative care needs of patients with advanced chronic heart failure: a pilot study of a Dutch translation of the Needs Assessment Tool: Progressive Disease – Heart Failure (NAT:PD-HF). European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology, 18(5), 375-388. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474515119831510

© The European Society of Cardiology 2019. Background: The Needs Assessment Tool: Progressive Disease – Heart Failure (NAT:PD-HF) was developed to identify and triage palliative care needs in patients with chronic heart failure. A Dutch version is cu... Read More about Timely recognition of palliative care needs of patients with advanced chronic heart failure: a pilot study of a Dutch translation of the Needs Assessment Tool: Progressive Disease – Heart Failure (NAT:PD-HF).

Battery operated fan and chronic breathlessness: Does it help? (2019)
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Barnes-Harris, M., Swan, F., Allgar, V., Booth, S., Currow, D., Hart, S., …Johnson, M. J. (in press). Battery operated fan and chronic breathlessness: Does it help?. BMJ supportive & palliative care, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001749

Objectives: To examine whether use of a hand-held fan (â € fan') improves breathlessness and increases physical activity. Methods: A secondary exploratory analysis using pooled data from the fan arms of two feasibility randomised controlled trials in... Read More about Battery operated fan and chronic breathlessness: Does it help?.

An integrated understanding of the complex drivers of emergency presentations and admissions in cancer patients: qualitative modelling of secondary-care health professionals’ experiences and views (2019)
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Chen, H., Walabyeki, J., Johnson, M., Boland, E., Seymour, J., & Macleod, U. (2019). An integrated understanding of the complex drivers of emergency presentations and admissions in cancer patients: qualitative modelling of secondary-care health professionals’ experiences and views. PLoS ONE, 14(5), Article e0216430. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216430

The number of cancer-related emergency presentations and admissions has been steadily increasing in the UK. Drivers of this phenomenon are complex, multifactorial and interlinked. The main objective of this study was to understand the complexity of e... Read More about An integrated understanding of the complex drivers of emergency presentations and admissions in cancer patients: qualitative modelling of secondary-care health professionals’ experiences and views.

The roles of dispositional coping style and social support in helping people with respiratory disease cope with a breathlessness crisis (2019)
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Johnson, M., Garcia, M. V., Luckett, T., Hutchinson, A., Lal, S., & Phillips, J. (2019). The roles of dispositional coping style and social support in helping people with respiratory disease cope with a breathlessness crisis. Journal of advanced nursing, 75(9), 1953-1965. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14039

Aim: To explore the role of coping moderators in self-management of breathlessness crises by people with advanced respiratory disease. Design: A secondary analysis of semi-structured interview data. Methods: Interviews with patients who had advanced... Read More about The roles of dispositional coping style and social support in helping people with respiratory disease cope with a breathlessness crisis.

“How Long Have I Got?”—A Prospective Cohort Study Comparing Validated Prognostic Factors for Use in Patients with Advanced Cancer (2019)
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Simmons, C., McMillan, D. C., Tuck, S., Graham, C., McKeown, A., Bennett, M., …Durrani. (2019). “How Long Have I Got?”—A Prospective Cohort Study Comparing Validated Prognostic Factors for Use in Patients with Advanced Cancer. Oncologist, 24(9), e960-e967. https://doi.org/10.1634/theoncologist.2018-0474

© AlphaMed Press 2019 Background: The optimal prognostic factors in patients with advanced cancer are not known, as a comparison of these is lacking. The aim of the present study was to determine the optimal prognostic factors by comparing validated... Read More about “How Long Have I Got?”—A Prospective Cohort Study Comparing Validated Prognostic Factors for Use in Patients with Advanced Cancer.

Pulmonary rehabilitation, physical activity, respiratory failure and palliative respiratory care (2019)
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Spruit, M. A., Rochester, C. L., Pitta, F., Kenn, K., Schols, A. M., Hart, N., …Franssen, F. M. E. (2019). Pulmonary rehabilitation, physical activity, respiratory failure and palliative respiratory care. Thorax, 74(7), 693-699. https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2018-212044

© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2019. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. The CIRO Academy in Horn (the Netherlands) organised a 2-day meeting to present and discuss the studies published in 2017 pertaining to key p... Read More about Pulmonary rehabilitation, physical activity, respiratory failure and palliative respiratory care.

Delirium management by palliative medicine specialists: a survey from the association for palliative medicine of Great Britain and Ireland (2019)
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Boland, J. W., Kabir, M., Bush, S. H., Spiller, J. A., Johnson, M. J., Agar, M., & Lawlor, P. (in press). Delirium management by palliative medicine specialists: a survey from the association for palliative medicine of Great Britain and Ireland. BMJ supportive & palliative care, bmjspcare-2018-001586. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001586

Objectives Delirium is common in palliative care settings. Management includes detection, treatment of cause(s), non-pharmacological interventions and family support; strategies which are supported with varying levels of evidence. Emerging evidence s... Read More about Delirium management by palliative medicine specialists: a survey from the association for palliative medicine of Great Britain and Ireland.

The hand-held fan and the Calming Hand for people with chronic breathlessness: a feasibility trial (2019)
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Swan, F., English, A., Allgar, V., Hart, S. P., & Johnson, M. J. (2019). The hand-held fan and the Calming Hand for people with chronic breathlessness: a feasibility trial. Journal of pain and symptom management, 57(6), 1051-1061.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.02.017

Context: The battery-operated hand-held fan (“fan”)and the Calming Hand (CH), a cognitive strategy, are interventions used in clinical practice to relieve chronic breathlessness. Objective: To test the feasibility of a Phase III randomized controlled... Read More about The hand-held fan and the Calming Hand for people with chronic breathlessness: a feasibility trial.

How can training in care of the dying be improved? (2019)
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Gajebasia, S., Pearce, J., Redman, M., Johnson, M., & Finn, G. (2019). How can training in care of the dying be improved?. Clinical Teacher, 16(6), 610-614. https://doi.org/10.1111/tct.12999

Background: Care of the dying patient is an intrinsic part of the role of Foundation Year doctors (FYs). This study aimed to explore FYs’ experiences of training and their perceived training needs for their role in care of the dying. Care of the dyin... Read More about How can training in care of the dying be improved?.

Haematology nurses' perspectives of their patients' places of care and death: a UK qualitative interview study (2019)
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McCaughan, D., Roman, E., Smith, A. G., Garry, A. C., Johnson, M. J., Patmore, R. D., …Howell, D. A. (2019). Haematology nurses' perspectives of their patients' places of care and death: a UK qualitative interview study. European journal of oncology nursing, 39, 70-80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2019.02.003

Purpose: Patients with haematological malignancies are more likely to die in hospital, and less likely to access palliative care than people with other cancers, though the reasons for this are not well understood. The purpose of our study was to expl... Read More about Haematology nurses' perspectives of their patients' places of care and death: a UK qualitative interview study.