Wednesday, 9 April 2014

ScHARRNews - Thursday 10th April 2014



New project: Cost-effectiveness of an integrated falls service
Image: designfolk Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (STH) have been awarded funding from the Burdett Trust for Nursing to evaluate an integrated citywide falls service that is being implemented within Sheffield.  Whilst the Burdett award is much wider than evaluation – empowerment of nurses, service redesign and implementationare also included – an economic evaluation is one of the aims.  Heal
Arjuna, Jon, Susanna and Lizzie on mHealth, Dibetes and Obesity!
During our six weeks attached to the RAT group, we have been comparing and contrasting case studies on two participants from a feasibility study. The study looked at using a mhealth device in helping to induce weight loss, blood sugar and increase adherence to treatment program.  We had several meetings with our supervisor, Peter Cudd where we discussed in length resolutions to any problems we f
User Participation research paper
Interesting paper published about user participation in research. The paper outlines 7 "threats" to social validity and explains how 15 forms of user participation can protect against those threats. The paper also makes suggestions about how to report user involvement in proposals. The authors state that user involvement in research could potentially protect research quality. To access t

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