Joanna Harrison

Joanna Harrison
University of Central Lancashire | UCLAN · Applied Health Research Hub

MA Sociology

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June 2003 - June 2020
University of Central Lancashire
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  • Fellow

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Publications (50)
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Objectives: To identify barriers and facilitators to engagement when returning to, or participating in, leisure activity post-stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA). Design: Sequential explanatory, mixed methods study. Setting: 21 hospital sites across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Participants: Adults with a clinical diagnosis of...
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Falls are associated with a substantial increase in risk of mortality and are the second leading cause of unintentional death worldwide. A single fall can affect all aspects of an older person's life. These broad impacts can lead to worse disability outcomes and a higher likelihood of long-term nursing home admission. There is a need to identify no...
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People with dementia belong to some of the most vulnerable groups of people, and their vulnerability has been augmented by the Covid-19 pandemic. This article critically appraises and evaluates a systematic review that investigated the relationship between dementia and COVID-19 related outcomes.
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The perinatal period is a high risk for onset and relapse of mental health problems. The COVID-19 pandemic is a particularly stressful occurrence with reported negative impacts on perinatal mental health, hence the need to understand these impacts on pregnant and post-partum childbearing women and people, and prioritise interventions to alleviate...
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Disease modifying therapies are available for the treatment of relapse remitting multiple sclerosis, making relapses less common and severe. A Cochrane systematic review was undertaken to compare their benefit and acceptability. This article summarises and appraises the review evidence.
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Inadequate and poor care can lead to a reduced quality of life for people living with dementia, as well as a higher overall cost to the healthcare sector. Dementia education and training for health and social care staff has been set as a priority by the Department of Health and Social Care. It is vital to identify what specific factors are importan...
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Comorbidities are associated with adverse patient outcomes. The authors conducted a systematic review according to a pre-determined protocol, established PRISMA guidelines and reporting standards to estimate the prevalence of common comorbidities in people with epilepsy, and to explore whether the burden is greater in more deprived populations. In...
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This systematic review and meta-analysis estimates the prevalence of common comorbid health disorders in adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A multi-database search strategy was undertaken. Screening, data extraction and quality assessment were carried out by two independent reviewers. A meta-analysis and meta-regression were used to generate a...
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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the virus Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV2) has created a worldwide health crisis affecting over 300 million people (Chung et al., 2021). Due to the high infectivity and transmissibility of the disease, it spread rapidly across the globe (Morens et al., 2020), and the outbreak w...
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The prehospital emergency airway management is a key moderating factor for patient survival and mortality rates. There has been much debate around the optimum method of prehospital emergency airway management. This commentary critically appraises a recent systematic review which assesses the harms and benefits of three different airway management s...
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Pain is a complex and common issue within older adults. This complexity can be a direct result of comorbidities and the subsequent polypharmacy. The effective control of pain in older adults needs more than just pharmacological management. Non-pharmacological interventions have been demonstrated to be beneficial when combined with pain medications....
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In this commentary, Hamer, Hill and Harrison critically appraise a systematic review comparing lower versus standard targeted blood pressure and how this impacts morbidity and mortality in people with hypertension.
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Background To successfully reduce the negative impacts of stroke, high-quality health and care practices are needed across the entire stroke care pathway. These practices are not always shared across organisations. Quality improvement collaboratives (QICs) offer a unique opportunity for key stakeholders from different organisations to share, learn...
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Secondary prevention of adverse cardiovascular events is a major focus in the care of patients with coronary heart disease. Cardiac rehabilitation aims to address patient risk factors through lifestyle modifications, such as increased physical activity and dietary modification. This commentary evaluates and critically appraises a network meta-analy...
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Lack of physical activity can have a negative impact on health outcomes. This is particularly relevant for desk-based workplaces where sitting for long periods is required. This commentary critically appraises and evaluates a Cochrane systematic review of workplace pedometer programmes for increasing physical activity.
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Given the higher prevalence of risk factors for dementia within the South Asian population, the lived experiences of people with dementia from this group are of interest. This article evaluates and summarises a qualitative synethesis of culturally specific barriers and facilitators to formal dementia care.
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This article is an evidence commentary based on the study ‘Predictors of mortality in hospitalised COVID-19 patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis’ by Tian et al, published in volume 92 of the Journal of Medical Virology in 2020. This commentary critically appraises the methods used within this systematic review and meta-analysis and discu...
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Relapsing remitting is the most common type of multiple sclerosis, affecting approximately 85% of all patients. Previous evidence has suggested that the risk factors for developing relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis is multifactorial. Similarly, it has been suggested that these factors also influence the risk of relapse. This article critically...
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After a stroke, people are left with an increased risk of recurrence. One of the primary methods of prevention is the use of a range of medications, but adherence to these is often low. This article evaluates and summarises three systematic reviews that investigate possible underlying reasons for this and how to overcome these barriers.
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An evidence summary based on the systematic review: Baatiema L, Otim ME, Mnatzaganian G, de-Graft Aikins A, Coombes J, Somerset S. Health professionals' views on the barriers and enablers to evidence-based practice for acute stroke care: a systematic review. Implement Sci. 2017;12:74. 10.1186/s13012-017-0599-3 Evidence-based practice is the keyston...
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This article is part of our series that aims to highlight Cochrane systematic reviews of relevance to pregnancy and childbirth and to stimulate discussion on the significance and implications of the review for practice. The Cochrane Collaboration is an international organisation that prepares and maintains high quality systematic reviews to help pe...
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Aims and objectives: To explore the views and experiences of stroke survivors and carers about a systematic voiding programme for post-stroke incontinence. Background: Urinary incontinence after stroke is common and associated with poorer functional outcome. Structured assessment and management are potentially effective interventions but it is impo...
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Background: Repetitive task training (RTT) involves the active practice of task-specific motor activities and is a component of current therapy approaches in stroke rehabilitation. Objectives: Primary objective: To determine if RTT improves upper limb function/reach and lower limb function/balance in adults after stroke. Secondary objectives: 1)...
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Aim: To evaluate factors influencing uptake and delivery of behavioural interventions for urinary incontinence from the perspective of clients and clinical staff. Background: Behavioural interventions are recommended as first-line therapy for the management of urinary incontinence. Barriers to and enablers of uptake and delivery of behavioural i...
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We explored health professionals’ views of implementing a systematic voiding program (SVP) in a multi-site qualitative process evaluation in stroke services recruited to the intervention arms of a cluster randomized controlled feasibility trial during 2011-2013. We conducted semi-structured group or individual interviews with 38 purposively selecte...
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Background Telemedicine can facilitate delivery of thrombolysis in acute stroke. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore patients’ and carers’ views of their experiences of using a stroke telemedicine system in order to contribute to the development of reliable and acceptable telemedicine systems and training for health-care staff.Method W...
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Background Rapid access to emergency stroke care can reduce death and disability by enabling immediate provision of interventions such as thrombolysis, physiological monitoring and stabilisation. One of the ways that access to services can be facilitated is through emergency medical service (EMS) dispatchers. The sensitivity of EMS dispatchers for...
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Introduction: In acute stroke, rapid specialist assessment and treatment, including delivery of intravenous thrombolysis, is essential to reduce mortality and morbidity. Rapid assessment can be facilitated by the use of a telemedicine system (telestroke). However, the experiences of clinical, managerial and technical staff in developing skills to w...
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Background Telemedicine can facilitate delivery of thrombolysis in acute stroke. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore patients' and carers' views of their experiences of using a stroke telemedicine system in order to contribute to the development of reliable and acceptable telemedicine systems and training for health-care staff.
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In acute stroke care, urgent specialist assessment and treatment are essential to reduce the risk of death and disability. However, many patients do not receive them due to a lack of specialist services. One solution is to use telemedicine. This can give all patients with acute stroke symptoms access to immediate expert assessment and advice, regar...
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Background: Mood problems are detrimental to recovery post-stroke. Of the different approaches to treating mood disorders, Motivational Interviewing (MI) - a patient-centred talk-based therapy - has been shown to have a beneficial effect at 3- and 12-months post-stroke in a single-centre randomized controlled trial (RCT). Mood was assessed by the G...
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Background and purpose: Different modes of administration are used to collect stroke outcomes, even within the same study, potentially leading to different results. We investigated the effect of administration mode (postal questionnaire; face-to-face interview) on self-reports of activities of daily living and mood. Methods: The study was nested...
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Background Altered consciousness is an important symptom of acute stroke but assessment may be challenging when cognitive or language deficits are present. Callers are routinely questioned about conscious level by emergency medical services (EMS) call handlers for any presenting problem. Objective This study aimed to identify and compare how patien...
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Rapid access to emergency medical services (EMS) is essential at the onset of acute stroke, but significant delays in contacting EMS often occur. To explore factors that influence the caller's decision to contact EMS at the onset of stroke, and the caller's experiences of the call. Participants were identified through a purposive sample of admissio...
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To determine if repetitive task training after stroke improves functional activity. Systematic review and meta-analysis of trials comparing repetitive task training with attention control or usual care. The Cochrane Stroke Trials Register, electronic databases of published, unpublished and non-English language papers; conference proceedings, refere...
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Graeme J. Hankey MD, FRCP Section Editor The inclusion of active practice of task-specific motor activities is popular in therapy approaches to stroke rehabilitation. The objective of this review was to determine if repetitive task training after stroke improves global, upper, or lower limb function and if treatment effects are influenced by the...
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To determine whether repetitive functional task practice (RFTP) after stroke improves limb-specific or global function or activities of daily living and whether treatment effects are dependent on the amount of practice, or the type or timing of the intervention. Also to provide estimates of the cost-effectiveness of RFTP. The main electronic databa...
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This paper is a report of a review of the literature that considers how physiological parameters may affect outcome after stroke and the implications of this evidence for monitoring. Throughout the world, the incidence of first-ever stroke is approximately 200 per 100,000 people per year [Sudlow et al. (1997). Stroke 28, 491]. Stroke is the third m...
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Background: The active practice of task-specific motor activities is a component of current approaches to stroke rehabilitation. Objectives: To determine if repetitive task training after stroke improves global, upper or lower limb function, and if treatment effects are dependent on the amount, type or timing of practice. Search strategy: We s...

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