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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:

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...

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...

14 Oct 2014
The Early Development Instrument – a potentially powerful indicator of Early Childhood Care and Development

There is strong epidemiological evidence that early childhood development (from gestation to age six) strongly influences life-long health trajectories. Indeed, major public health problems such as obesity, heart-disease and mental health problems have roots in early childhood. The early years environment, stimulation an...

14 Oct 2014
Developing the Healthy Cities Programme in Cork

What is the Healthy City Project?

In October 2008, following a meeting between the Galway Healthy City Coordinator, city council and HSE officials, and UCC staff, momentum commenced and has continued regarding the development of aCorkHealthyCityproject. Since then, approval has been sought and received from the City Development Board (CDB) of Cork City Council for the establishment of a Healthy City Forum.

The CDB Strategy “Imagine...

14 Oct 2014

The smoking ban in work places has been one of the major public health interventions in Ireland in the past years that gained international attention. Tobacco control remains one of the major research foci of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. Researchers examine the sustained effect of the ban on health, smoking behaviour and ‘smoking careers’ as well as smoking risk perceptions among Bar workers, General Pract...

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