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3 Nov 2014

Abstract

Electronic health records (EHR) support clinical management, administration, quality assurance, research, and service planning. The aim of this study was to evaluate a clinical data management programme to improve consistency, completeness and accuracy of EHR information in a large primary care centre with 10 General Practitioners (GPs). A Clinical Data Manager was appointed to implement a Data Management Strategy which involved coding consultations using ICPC-2 coding, tailor...

28 Oct 2014

Abstract

Objectives

 A high resting heart rate (RHR) represents a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and individuals from poorer backgrounds have a higher RHR compared with their more advantaged peers. This study investigates the pathways through which low socioeconomic status (SES) contributes to a higher RHR.

Method

The sample involved data for 4,888 respondents who were participating in the first wave of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. Responde...

27 Oct 2014

Background

The National Clinical Programme for Diabetes (NCPD) was established to standardise the delivery of services, improve the quality of care and health outcomes for patients with diabetes. This will be achieved through the implementation of various interventions. Our aim is to evaluate the ongoing roll out of the NCPD, using a realist evaluation approach, to ascertain the context and mechanisms which have facilitated or hindered implementation.

Methods

Design: qual...

23 Oct 2014
Abstract Objective

Understand food choice, from the perspective of people residing in socioeconomically deprived rural neighborhoods.

Methods

Focus groups (n = 7) were undertaken within a community setting involving 42 adults (2 males and 40 females) recruited through voluntary action groups. Data were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and content analyzed.

Results

Attitudes to food and health were influenced by knowledge of food production and processing. Healthful foods were con...

20 Oct 2014

Abstract

In Ireland, over half the adult population are now considered to be overweight or obese. This has implications for individuals in terms of their health as well as for the health service in terms of care utilisation. Using SLÁN (2007) data we estimate the impact on use of general practitioner (GP) services, hospital inpatient and hospital day case services of overweight and obesity. Our modelling approach accommodates potential unobserved heterogeneity associated with utilisati...

20 Oct 2014

Abstract:

The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a constellation of metabolic risk factors reflecting overnutrition and sedentary lifestyle and its increasing prevalence is reaching epidemic proportions. The importance of MetS lies in its close association with the risk of cardiometabolic disease. In this scenario, the principal goals of pharmacological therapy for these patients are to achieve and maintain an optimal cardiometabolic control, including lipids, blood glucose and blood pressur...

20 Oct 2014
Abstract

Background The difference between a working and a non-working middle to older aged population and their lifestyle behaviours has not been investigated previously. Furthermore, the association between positive job characteristics for current older workers and the co-occurrence of positive lifestyle behaviours (PLBs) is scarcely known.

Methods We carried out a cross-sectional study on a sample of 2,047 males and females aged between 50-69 years. Data were collected on socio-demo...

14 Oct 2014
Principal Investigators

Principal Investigators are Kevin Balanda (IPH) and Ivan Perry (UCC).

Overview

This research cluster aims to use findings from the Centre’s research programme to develop population-based health models that can be used to inform policy and practice as well as help guide future research and data collection. The work of this cluster will be carried out primarily in collaboration wi...

14 Oct 2014
Abstract

Background

The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in developed countries appears to be levelling off. As trends in childhood obesity prevalence have not been examined over the past decade in the Republic of Ireland, this systematic review aims to compile and synthesise all available information on the prevalence of overweight and obesity in primary school aged children between 2002 and 2012.

Methods

Systematic review of published and grey literature c...

14 Oct 2014
Principal Investigators

Principal Investigators are Cecily Kelleher and Fionnuala McAuliffe at UCD

Overview

Birth weight has increased in Ireland over the past 30 years (Mahony 2003) and mothers are now 10kg heavier in pregnancy than 20 years ago. The increasing birth weight seen in Ireland in recent decades is a potential cause for concern, not only because of its association with increased instrumental delivery an...

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