Paola Dey

Paola Dey
Edge Hill University · Faculty of Health and Social Care

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Publications (101)
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Background: The existence of pain-related fear appears to present an obstacle for health promoting behaviour change, particularly among younger adults with obesity. Measures developed and validated for middle-and-older age groups lack validity in younger adults under 45 years of age. This paper reports on the development and psychometric properties...
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Background: Lower-limb running injuries are common. Running shoes have been proposed as one means of reducing injury risk. However, there is uncertainty as to how effective running shoes are for the prevention of injury. It is also unclear how the effects of different characteristics of running shoes prevent injury. Objectives: To assess the eff...
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Background Prostate cancer has been shown to be susceptible to significant stigmatisation, because to a large extent it is concealable, it has potentially embarrassing sexual symptoms and has significant impact on the psychosocial functioning. Methods This review included studies that focused on qualitative and/or quantitative data, where the stud...
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Obesity continues to be a growing public health problem worldwide. In adults with obesity, physical activity has health benefits beyond those directly attributable to weight loss. However, adults with obesity encounter various barriers to physical activity. Some barriers including fear, have received little academic attention, particularly in adult...
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Background: Stroke can affect people's ability to swallow, resulting in passage of some food and drink into the airway. This can cause choking, chest infection, malnutrition and dehydration, reduced rehabilitation, increased risk of anxiety and depression, longer hospital stay, increased likelihood of discharge to a care home, and increased risk o...
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Background Total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients have been shown to not achieve normal sagittal plane hip kinematics. However, previous studies have only conducted group level analysis and as such lack the sensitivity to highlight whether individual patients do achieve normal hip kinematics. As such this study looked to determine whether some patie...
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Physical activity is a health behavior contributing to successful weight management. Adults with overweight and obesity find it challenging to meet recommended activity guidelines because of a range of barriers, some of which are not yet fully understood. A barrier receiving limited consideration, compared with other literature within this field, i...
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Measuring the outcome of treatment for rotator cuff disorders has evolved over the last three decades. Objective surgeon-derived outcomes such as clinical examination findings and imaging of the rotator cuff have the limitation of marginalising the patients perception of their condition. Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) have evolved and be...
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Objective This study validated the newly adapted electronic SNAPPS (eSNAPPS) against the original paper SNAPPS. Subsequently, the study estimated the prevalence of PFP in running participants and spectators attending three mass-participant running events in the United Kingdom by using the eSNAPPS tool. Design This study had two parts. Firstly, a v...
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Background The palliative care needs of people with advanced head and neck cancer pose unique complexities due to the impact the illness has on eating, speaking, appearance and breathing. Examining these needs would help provide guidance about developing relevant models of care and identify gaps in research knowledge. Aim To identify and map out t...
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Objectives to investigate the distribution of patella skin temperature (Tsk) measurements and to explore the presence of temperature subgroups in patellofemoral pain (PFP) patients. Design cross-sectional observational study design Participants One dataset of 58 healthy participants and 232 PFP patients from three different datasets. Main outcom...
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Objective: A quarter of people diagnosed with cancer lack social support. Online cancer communities could allow people to connect and support one another. However, the current proliferation of online support communities constitutes a range of online environments with differing communication capacities and limitations. It is unclear what is perceiv...
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Background Few large studies describe initial disease trajectories and subsequent mortality in people with head and neck cancer. This is a necessary first step to identify the need for palliative care and associated services. Aim To analyse data from the Head and Neck 5000 study to present mortality, place and mode of death within 12 months of dia...
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IntroductionMost evaluations of field epidemiology training programmes (FETP) are limited to process measures, but stakeholders may need evidence of impact.Objective To ascertain if the United Kingdom (UK) FETP met its objectives to: (i) strengthen capacity and provision of national epidemiology services, (ii) develop a network of highly skilled fi...
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Background: Many studies have established the importance of having a rigorous and robust framework for the translation and cross-cultural adaptation of self-report outcome measures. This abstract reports on the use of the guidelines developed by Beaton and colleagues (2001) on a translation process as part of a pan-European epidemiological project...
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Background Obesity and sedentary behaviour, risk factors for knee osteoarthritis in middle-age, are increasing in younger adults. The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of knee problems in young adults, to characterise these problems and explore the relationship with physical activity, physical inactivity and obesity. Methods...
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Background An understanding of capacity for physical activity in obese populations should help guide interventions to promote physical activity. Fear of falling is a phenomenon reported in the elderly, which is associated with reduced mobility and lower physical activity levels. However, although falls are reportedly common in obese adults, fear of...
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Background Early access to palliative care is potentially most effective when targeted to the specific needs of individual populations. Patients with head and neck cancer represent a complex group and there is limited information about the challenges they face. The aim of this study was to explore patient, family carer and healthcare professional p...
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INTRODUCTION: Patellar mobility is often routinely assessed in people with patellofemoral pain (PFP) in clinical practice. This study assessed the stability of the data when measuring patellar mobility using the total medial-lateral patellar glide test across multiple repetitions. It also compared patellar mobility of people with healthy knees to p...
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Variations in access to health care are known to contribute to differences in life expectancy, morbidity and health-related quality-of-life across population subgroups. We undertook a scoping review to identify what is known about in-country variations in access to services for adults with multiple sclerosis and to identify gaps in the literature t...
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Purpose: People affected by cancer often have unmet emotional and social support needs. Online cancer communities are a convenient channel for connecting cancer survivors, allowing them to support one another. However, it is unclear whether online community use makes a meaningful contribution to cancer survivorship, as little previous research has...
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This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Diagnostic test accuracy). The objectives are as follows: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of bedside screening tools for detecting dysphagia, which is a predictor of aspiration, in people with acute stroke. To assess the influence of the following potential sources of heterogeneity. Patient demographic...
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This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Diagnostic test accuracy). The objectives are as follows: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of bedside screening tools for detecting dysphagia, which is a predictor of aspiration, in people with acute stroke. To assess the influence of the following potential sources of heterogeneity. • Patient demograph...
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Background Newspaper readership in the UK is high. Exposure to media stories has been shown to influence reader perceptions and newspapers are frequently used as part of cancer awareness campaigns. However we don’t know what happens to the cancer awareness message when it reaches the print media or whether people featured in cancer-related personal...
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Background Community-based studies of patellofemoral pain (PFP) need a questionnaire tool that discriminates between those with and those without the condition. To overcome these issues, we have designed a self-report questionnaire which aims to identify people with PFP in the community. Methods Study designs: comparative study and cross-sectional...
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Background: Current multimodal approaches for the management of non-specific patellofemoral pain are not optimal, however, targeted intervention for subgroups could improve patient outcomes. This study explores whether subgrouping of non-specific patellofemoral pain patients, using a series of low cost simple clinical tests, is possible. Method:...
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Background: Healthcare-associated infections are costly and are increasingly viewed as an indicator of the quality of care. Although strategies to reduce infections have become widespread, few studies have formally investigated the role of undernutrition on the development of infection-related complications in children after surgery. Aim: To per...
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BACKGROUND: A number of research papers and theoretical clinical models summarising how temperature of the skin over the knee may be altered according to different pathological processes have been published. Thermal imaging (TI) is generally regarded as the ‘Gold’ or ‘reference’ standard for measuring skin temperature, however this technology is no...
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Introduction: Europe’s 600 million internet users are spending a rapidly increasing proportion of time communicating in social media. Communication is a vital aspect of cancer care and people affected by cancer can benefit from interacting with fellow survivors. Therefore, it seems that existing online cancer communities can provide a culturally rel...
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Background: Patellofemoral Pain (PFP) is a specific musculoskeletal disorder that causes significant pain and dysfunction around the knee cap and knee joint leading to long term limitation in societal participation and physical activity. PFP is a condition commonly referred for physiotherapy intervention, however long term outcomes are poor. We hav...
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Patellofemoral Pain (PFP) is a specific musculoskeletal disorder that causes significant pain and dysfunction around the knee cap and knee joint, which can lead to long term limitation in societal participation and physical activity. There is a consensus that conservative intervention should be the first treatment option so PFP is a condition that...
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Background Hospitalisation has a major impact on the nutritional status of children1. Although incidence of undernutrition has been reported, fewer studies have investigated its effect on patient outcome following paediatric surgery. Review methods Key electronic bibliographic and research databases were searched. Inclusion criteria were studies in...
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Background: This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in The Cochrane Library in Issue 2, 2002 and previously updated in 2004, 2007 and 2010.Radiotherapy, open surgery and endolaryngeal excision (with or without laser) are all accepted modalities of treatment for early-stage glottic cancer. Case series suggest that they confer a simil...
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Objectives: This study explored the relationship between propensity for conscious control of movement (assessed by the Movement-Specific Reinvestment Scale) and self-reported knee pain. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: General population. Subjects: Adults aged 18 to 55 years of age. Measures: Participants completed the movement-spec...
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Objectives In the UK, there have been a number of national initiatives to promote earlier detection and prompt referral of patients presenting to primary care with signs and symptoms of cancer. The aim of the study was to explore the experiences of a range of primary care staff in promoting earlier presentation, detection and referral of patients w...
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BACKGROUND: Despite efforts to increase participation in offline cancer support groups, their popularity for survivors and families remains limited. Alternatively, 21 million UK households have internet access, a figure rising by one million per year. Increasingly, websites are providing platforms for online cancer support group (OCSG) communicatio...
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Introduction. Crossley et al (2002) discussed the need for developing patellofemoral patient (PFP) classification systems so that “more specific treatment can be designed and evaluated” (1). Support for the idea of clinical sub-grouping and targeted treatment also emerged from the 1st International PFP Research Retreat (2). Despite these proposals...
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Patellofemoral pain (PFP) can cause significant pain leading to limitations in societal participation and physical activity. An international expert group has highlighted the need for a classification system to allow targeted intervention for patients with PFP; we have developed a work programme systematically investigating this. We have proposed s...
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Introduction: Studies in elderly populations suggest a relationship between obesity, activity restriction and activity participation (Simoes et al 2006; Brach et al 2004). However there is limited information available on activity restrictions in younger obese adults. One possible reason for activity restrictions could be fear of falling and/or bal...
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Women with postmenopausal bleeding (PMB) are referred for specialist assessment within 2 weeks of presentation to their GP. No research has previously examined women's experiences of expedited referral. This was investigated in the present study using questionnaires (6-item State Anxiety Inventory (6-STAI)) and focus groups. A total of 55 women com...
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Crossley et al (2002) discussed the need for developing patellofemoral patient (PFP) classification systems so that “more specific treatment can be designed and evaluated” (1). Support for the idea of clinical sub-grouping and targeted treatment also emerged from the 1st International PFP Research Retreat (2). Despite these proposals there has not...
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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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The cluster-randomized controlled trial is a design increasingly used in prevention and health care evaluation studies and is highly relevant to stroke research. However, there are methodological issues that make it complex to implement. These are not always fully appreciated, with reviews continuing to reveal deficiencies. We searched PUBMED and C...
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Objectives: to offer a critical discussion from a public health perspective of service user's experiences of antenatal care services. Design: a qualitative, descriptive study using 18 group (n = 86) and six individual semi-structured interviews (n = 6) with thematic networks analysis conducted. Setting: ninety-two participants recruited from o...
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Studies have shown limited awareness about cancer risk factors among hospital-based staff. Less is known about general cancer awareness among community frontline National Health Service and social care staff. A cross-sectional computer-assisted telephone survey of 4664 frontline community-based health and social care staff in North West England. A...
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Postmenopausal bleeding (PMB) is a symptom of possible gynaecological malignancy. According to present guidelines, women presenting with this symptom should be referred urgently to a team specializing in the management of gynaecological cancer, and be seen within two weeks of referral. Examination and investigation of these women should be able to...
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In the UK, overall stroke mortality has declined. A similar trend has been seen in coronary heart disease, although recent reports suggest this decline might be levelling off in middle-aged adults. To investigate recent trends in stroke mortality among those aged 40-69 years in England. The authors used routine annual aggregated stroke death and po...
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Abnormal reactions to environmental cold have been observed in some patients with Anterior Knee Pain (AKP). The aims of this study were to investigate whether palpation of the knee could classify patients into those with and those without cold knees; whether this classification could be objectively validated using thermal imaging; whether the cold...
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Three systematic reviews of echinacea for the prevention of colds have somewhat different conclusions. Our study objectives were to illustrate how selection criteria for trials in each of the reviews could lead to different conclusions, and to classify the ways in which webpage authors use the reviews to construct advice about echinacea. A funnel p...
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Advances in the management of cystic fibrosis have led to a significant improvement in survival, although marked differences between individuals are still observed. The value of patient-reported health-related quality of life scores in predicting survival in adults with cystic fibrosis is unknown. To evaluate whether patient-reported health-related...
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Organised stroke unit care is a form of care provided in hospital by nurses, doctors and therapists who specialise in looking after stroke patients and work as a co-ordinated team. This review of 31 trials, involving 6936 participants, showed that patients who receive this care are more likely to survive their stroke, return home and become indepen...
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Most patients with psoriasis have limited disease which can be managed effectively in primary care. There is a marked variation in the frequency of referrals between practices reflecting, in part, inadequate training of general practitioners (GPs) in the management of psoriasis. To assess the effectiveness of guidelines and training sessions on the...