Melanie Gee

Melanie Gee
Words and Indexes

MA (Oxon) MSc

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Introduction
Melanie Gee is a self-employed book indexer. She previously worked at the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, where she undertook literature reviews and qualitative research in Public Health, Nursing Science and Allied Health Science.
Education
September 1995 - June 1996
The University of Sheffield
Field of study
  • Information Management
October 1991 - June 1994
University of Oxford
Field of study
  • Physics

Publications

Publications (37)
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Book indexers are finding ways to engage in peer review exercises, which mainly involve a group of indexers preparing their own indexes for the same text and then comparing them. They are doing this both online and in person, using discussion forums, tutorials and locally run groups. Melanie Gee reports on the peer review exercises organized by the...
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Dysphagia is associated with increased risk of stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP). However, it is unclear what other factors contribute to that risk or which measures may reduce it. This systematic review aimed to provide evidence on interventions and care processes associated with SAP in patients with dysphagia. Studies were screened for inclusion...
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Objectives The objective was to the undertake nominal group technique (NGT) to evaluate current exercise adherence measures and isolated domains to develop stakeholder consensus on the domains to include in the measurement of therapeutic exercise adherence for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Design A 1-day NGT workshop was convened. Six e...
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Aim To develop a theoretical framework to inform the design of interpersonal touch interventions intended to reduce stress in adult intensive care unit patients. Design Realist review with an intervention design‐oriented approach. Methods We searched CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, Web of Science and grey literature sources without date restric...
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Introduction: Physical activity (PA) has been shown to be as effective as medication or psychological therapies in reducing mild-to-moderate depression (MMD). Despite this, support for increasing PA is not routinely included in the management options offered to MMD patients. We therefore undertook a preliminary study to investigate the potential fo...
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Background: Patients with dysphagia are at an increased risk of stroke-associated pneumonia. There is wide variation in the way patients are screened and assessed during the acute phase. The aim of this review was to identify the methods of assessment and management in acute stroke that influence the risk of stroke-associated pneumonia. Studies of...
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Research that is integral into a ‘learning healthcare system’ can promote cost effective services and knowledge creation. As such, research is defined as a ‘core function’ in UK health service organisations, and is often planned through research and development (R&D) strategies that aim to promote research activity and research capacity development...
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Background Aphasia assessment is traditionally divided into formal and informal approaches. Informal assessment is useful in developing a rich understanding of the person with aphasia's performance, e.g., describing performance in the context of real‐world activities, and exploring the impact of environmental and/or partner supports upon communicat...
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Expansion of newborn screening programmes increases the complexity around reproductive choices, both in terms of the increased number of parents faced with making reproductive decisions from the earliest days of their affected child's life, and the number of conditions for which such decisions have to be made. We conducted a scoping review to explo...
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Background Compassion and compassionate care are central to radiographers’ professional policy and practice and are congruent with the core values of the National Health Service Constitution. The term compassion however is over-used, ambiguous and vague. This work sought to explore and provide contextual understanding to the term compassion in heal...
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This concept analysis distinguishes the defining characteristics of compassion within a healthcare context, allowing for associated meanings and behaviours to be outlined, aiding understanding of compassion. It is part of the authors PhD aiming to define compassion within healthcare.
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Objectives: For women who have been diagnosed with unilateral breast cancer there is an increasing trend for them to request removal of the contralateral healthy breast, so called contralateral risk reducing mastectomy (CRRM). The current literature is only just beginning to identify patient-reported reasons for undergoing CRRM and associated pati...
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Mental health rehabilitation services work with people with severe and complex mental health problems: a ‘low-volume, high-needs’ group. Our research programme involved a national survey of NHS inpatient mental health rehabilitation services, the development of a staff training programme to help staff engage service users in activities, a trial to...
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Objective: To recommend robust and relevant measures of exercise adherence for application in the musculoskeletal field. Method: A systematic review of measures was conducted in two phases. Phase 1 sought to identify all reproducible measures used to assess exercise adherence in a musculoskeletal setting. Phase 2 identified published evidence of...
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Background: The health benefits of physical activity (PA) have been extensively documented. Globally PA levels are low with only a small proportion of the population reaching recommended levels. Insufficient PA is seen as a major public health problem with high cost to society. Physiotherapists work with people to manage long-term conditions and a...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to identify the factors contributing to lasting change in practice following a recovery-based training intervention for inpatient mental health rehabilitation staff. Background: Staff training may help nurses and other staff groups in inpatient mental health rehabilitative settings to increase their recovery-orient...
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Background Long-term change in recovery-based practice in mental health rehabilitation is a research priority. Methods We used a qualitative case study analysis using a blend of traditional ‘framework’ analysis and ‘realist’ approaches to carry out an evaluation of a recovery-focused staff training intervention within three purposively selected men...
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Breast volume is a key metric in breast surgery and there are a number of different methods which measure it. However, a lack of knowledge regarding a method's accuracy and comparability has made it difficult to establish a clinical standard. We have performed a systematic review of the literature to examine the various techniques for measurement o...
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Missed appointments are an avoidable cost and resource inefficiency which impact upon the health of the patient and treatment outcomes. Health care services are increasingly utilizing reminder systems to manage these negative effects. This study explores the effectiveness of reminder systems for promoting attendance, cancellations, and rescheduling...
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Missed appointments are an avoidable cost and resource inefficiency which impact upon the health of the patient and treatment outcomes. Health care services are increasingly utilizing reminder systems to manage these negative effects. This study explores the effectiveness of reminder systems for promoting attendance, cancellations, and rescheduling...
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Executive Summary Background: Exercise programmes are frequently advocated for the management of musculoskeletal disorders; however, adherence is an important prerequisite for their success. The assessment of exercise adherence requires the use of relevant and appropriate measures, but guidance for appropriate assessment does not exist. The aim of...
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Missed appointments are an avoidable cost and a resource inefficiency that impact on the health of the patient and treatment outcomes. Health-care services are increasingly utilising reminder systems to counter these negative effects. Objectives This project explores the differential effect of reminder systems for different segments of the populati...
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Background: Exercise programmes are frequently advocated for the management of musculoskeletal disorders; however, adherence is an important pre-requisite for their success. The assessment of exercise adherence requires the use of relevant and appropriate measures, but guidance for appropriate assessment does not exist. This research will identify...

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