Wednesday, 4 February 2015

ScHARRNews - Friday 23rd January - Wednesday 4th February 2015

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Joint Programme of Neurological Diseases (JPND) - Outcome measures for psychosocial intervnetion research in dementia care
Professor Gail Mountain (Professor of Health Services Research, RAT group), alongside Professor Esme Moniz-Cook (University of Hull) co-facilitated a two day meeting of researchers in psychosocial interventions for people living with dementia.The meeting was focused on outcome measures for psychosocial intervention research in dementia care, in order to update 'A European Consensus on outcome meas

YESTERDAY

ScHARR Research Hacks #28 Early Morning Productivity
ScHARR Research Hacks #28 Early Morning Productivity 3 ScHARR Research Hacks to set you on your way to a more product day's research. From: scharrvids Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 02:18 More in Education
A systematic review and economic evaluation of intraoperative tests [RD-100i one-step nucleic acid amplification (OSNA) system and metasin test] for detecting sentinel lymph node metastases in breast cancer
Author(s):Huxley, N. | Jones-Hughes, T. | Coelho, H. | Snowsill, T. | Cooper, C. | Meng, Y. | Hyde, C. | M├║jica-Mota, R.Publication year: 2015Journal / Book title: Health Technology AssessmentAccess all results for your search in Scopus
Dementia, Cognition and Care collaboration - final workshop held
The Dementia, Cognition and Care Collaboration (White Rose Consortium), held its final workshop on 7th January 2015 at the University of Sheffield. Rehabilitation and Assitive Technologies (RAT) group member,  Professor Gail Mountain (University of Sheffield), with colleagues Professors Gillian Parker (University of York) and David Bunce (University of Leeds) facilitated a day focused on how to in

FEB 02

ScHARR Research Hacks #27 Impactstory
ScHARR Research Hacks #27 Impactstory How Impactstory can help you measure your scholarly output and improve your academic CV. From: scharrvids Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 01:16 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #26 Make an Animation
ScHARR Research Hacks #26 Make an Animation This ScHARR Research Hack explains how using a tool like Adobe Voice can help share your research with a wider audience. From: scharrvids Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 01:50 More in Education
Making a Career – Postgraduate study at ScHARR
Robert Akparibo, a public health researcher and teacher working in ScHARR, talks about what it’s like to work at the School of Health and Related Research.
ScHARR Research Hacks # 25 Google Sites
ScHARR Research Hacks # 25 Google Sites This ScHARR Research Hack explains why setting up a website may not be as much work as you think it is using Google Sites. From: scharrvids Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 01:38 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #24 IFTTT
ScHARR Research Hacks #24 IFTTT This ScHARR Research Hack explains how using a tool like If This Then That (IFTTT) can be used to automate Web and social media processes as part of your scholarly communication. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:19 More in Education
Research Hacks - Short videos to help academics work smarter and maximise their impact and reach
As part of the App Swap Breakfast series I run at The University of Sheffield I was introduced to a brilliant free app by Adobe called Voice. The app allows users to create short snappy animations with royalty free images and music. It was just the kind of tool I'b been looking for as many of the animation tools I'd been using were good but often took more time and effort than I could afford. The
Free online course on measuring and valuing health...
...from The University of Sheffield starts on 16th February 2015. Learn how Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) and Quality Adjusted life Years (QALYs) can compare treatments and inform healthcare spending.Watch the trailer, view more details and sign up here. #FLValuingHealth
How can robots help us age?
Sheffield University's Professor Tony Prescott has written a guest piece for wired.co.uk about how robots can help us age. Professor Prescott acknowledges that the number of those 60 years and older will overtake 20 million by the year 2030 and the number of those 65 years and over will rise by 50% by that year as well. He, as many others do, believe we need to get organised to deal with the conse

JAN 30

ScHARR Research Hacks #23 Form a Write Club
ScHARR Research Hacks #23 Form a Write Club This ScHARR Research Hack explains why starting your own Write Club writing retreat can help you and fellow researchers complete writing tasks you might have been putting off. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:24 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #22 Trello for organising your projects
ScHARR Research Hacks #22 Trello for organising your projects This ScHARR Research Hack explains how you can manage multiple tasks and projects with other people using Trello. From: scharrvids Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 01:05 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks # 21 Have an Online meeting
ScHARR Research Hacks # 21 Have an Online meeting This ScHARR Research Hacks video explains how online meeting tools such as Google Hangouts and Skype can be used to give presentations, teach and have meetings. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:11 More in Education
How to be a Successful Digital Academic to Boost your Career
This week I was lucky enough to be invited to a live Google Hangout Q&H hosted by Jobs.ac.uk on the topic of: How to be a Successful Digital Academic to Boost your Career.The live Google Hangout on Air was hosted by Dr Inger Mewburn who runs the highly popular blog and Twitter account The Thesis Whisperer in Australia.I was joined on the panel by David White who is the Head of Technology Enhan
ScHARR Research Hacks #23 Form a Write Club
ScHARR Research Hacks #23 Form a Write Club This ScHARR Research Hack explains why starting your own Write Club writing retreat can help you and fellow researchers complete writing tasks you might have been putting off. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:24 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #22 Trello for organising your projects
ScHARR Research Hacks #22 Trello for organising your projects This ScHARR Research Hack explains how you can manage multiple tasks and projects with other people using Trello. From: scharrvids Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 01:05 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks # 21 Have an Online meeting
ScHARR Research Hacks # 21 Have an Online meeting This ScHARR Research Hacks video explains how online meeting tools such as Google Hangouts and Skype can be used to give presentations, teach and have meetings. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:11 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks Running a Conference or Event
ScHARR Research Hacks #20 - Running a Conference or Event How using tools like Lanyrd and Eventbrite can help you run your academic conference, workshop or seminar. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:19 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks Make a Podcast
ScHARR Research Hacks #19 - Make a Podcast This ScHARR Research Hack explains why making a podcast can help others find out about your research whilst on the move. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:09 More in Education
Accepted for publication at Med-e-tel 2015 conference in April...
“Generic Evaluation Guidelines for Digital Technologies for People Living with Dementia” Peter Cudd and Philip JoddrellThere are plans to work towards nationally and/or international agreed guidelines on appropriate approaches to evaluating digital technologies across populations of people living with dementia - i.e. carers and people with dementia.“Fostering Digital Health Innovation and Research

JAN 29

ScHARR Research Hacks #18 Academic Social Networks
ScHARR Research Hacks #18 Academic Social Networks This ScHARR Hacks video explains the academic alternative to social networks such as Facebook. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:03 More in Education
Anthea Sutton and Andrew Booth win award from Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries
Image © Mark LongairYou may remember at the end of last year, a post about an article written by Anthea Sutton and Andrew Booth on "The librarian as a leader: development of leadership in the library and information profession" published in the Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries (JEAHIL). Well we're delighted to announce that said article has won an
ScHARR Research Hacks #18 Academic Social Networks
ScHARR Research Hacks #18 Academic Social Networks This ScHARR Hacks video explains the academic alternative to social networks such as Facebook. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:03 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #17 Scoop.it!
ScHARR Research Hacks #17 Scoop.it! This short ScHARR Research Hacks video explains curation using the Scoop.it! tool. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:08 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #16 Altmetric.com
ScHARR Research Hacks #16 Altmetric.com This ScHARR Research Hack explains the alternative metric bookmarklet available from Altmetric.com. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:08 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #15 Post Publication Peer Review
ScHARR Research Hacks #15 Post Publication Peer Review This ScHARR Research Hacks video explains post publication peer review and how it can help scholarly communication. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:42 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #14 Blogging
ScHARR Research Hacks #14 Blogging This ScHARR Research Hack explains the benefits for academic blogging. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:33 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #13 Make a Video
ScHARR Research Hacks #13 Make a Video This ScHARR Research Hack explains why making a video about your research can help share it to a wider audience. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:26 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #12 Evernote
ScHARR Research Hacks #12 Evernote This ScHARR Research Hack explains how Evernote can be used in the academic setting. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 00:54 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #11 DOIs
ScHARR Research Hacks #11 DOIs This video explains what DOIs - aka Digital Object Identifiers are and why you should use them as part of your research profile. From: scharrvids Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 01:50 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #10 Alternatives to PowerPoint
ScHARR Research Hacks #10 Alternatives to PowerPoint Four alternatives to PowerPoint for your academic presentations. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:15 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #9 Tips to deal with Information Overload
ScHARR Research Hacks #9 Tips to deal with Information Overload Four tips to help academics deal with the deluge of information they have to deal with on a daily basis. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:33 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #8 Infographics
ScHARR Research Hacks #8 Infographics How infographics can be used to express data and research results in a simple and effective way. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:19 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #7 Twitter
ScHARR Research Hacks #7 Twitter How you can use Twitter as part of your scholarly communications as well as employing it as a search engine and database of knowledge. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:20 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #6 rss for research
ScHARR Research Hacks #6 rss for research How using rss and an rss reader such as Feedly can help you stay in touch with your favorite websites, journals and blogs. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:09 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #5 Write an online collaborative docu
ScHARR Research Hacks #5 Write an online collaborative docu How using a tool like Google Docs can help you write a paper in real time with collaborators across the globe. From: scharrvids Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 01:13 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #4 Write a lay summary of your resear
ScHARR Research Hacks #4 Write a lay summary of your resear How writing a lay summary of your research can help a wider audience understand and share it across networks and media. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:08 More in Education
Are you interested in taking part in Dementia Research?
Are you interested in taking part in Dementia Research? Anyone, with or without dementia, can register as a volunteer or sign-up for someone else (with permission). Signing up is the first step in becoming involved in supporting vital research studies across the country. Please visit click here to find out more.

JAN 28

ScHARR Research Hacks #3 Mendeley
ScHARR Research Hacks #3 Mendeley How setting up a Mendeley account can help you discover other's research and help promote your own. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 00:56 More in Education

ScHARR Research Hacks #2 ORCID
ScHARR Research Hacks #2 ORCID How setting up an Orcid unique id can help tell you apart from other researchers on the Web. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:26 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks - How to maximise the impact and reach of your research
ScHARR Research Hacks - How to maximise the impact and reach of your research An introduction to the ScHARR Research Hack videos. From: scharrvids Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 00:57 More in Education
ScHARR Research Hacks #1 Slideshare
ScHARR Research Hacks #1 Slideshare How Slideshare can be used to share your presentations, publications and posters. From: scharrvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:21 More in Education
Cochrane Collaboration update
New and updated Cochrane Reviews highlighted on their website this month are:First-line drugs inhibiting the renin angiotensin system versus other first-line antihypertensive drug classes for hypertensionProcalcitonin, C-reactive protein, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate for the diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis in childrenExercise for treating patellofemoral pain syndromeAntibiotic prophylaxis
Becky Field, researcher, starts a PhD exploring what helps people take part in non-drug based interventions for dementia
Becky Field, Occupational therapist and RAT group researcher has started a PhD, part time, as part of the Valuing Active Life in Dementia (VALID) research programme Given that health and government policy now promotes the importance of offering interventions to support people and their family carers, to live well after a diagnosis of dementia has been given, her PhD will explore what helps people

JAN 27

Recently published CEAs
Twice each month the CEA Registry Blog lists recently published cost utility studies and associated papers.  From the ones listed this time, here's a few in our areas of research interest:Looker KJ, Wallace LA, Turner KM. Impact and cost-effectiveness of chlamydia testing in Scotland: a mathematical modelling study. Theor Biol Med Model. 2015 Jan 15;12(1):2. [Epub ahead of print] Stoddart A, van d
The use of telemedicine for remote health care provision by care homes for older people- PhD Project
Since the 2nd January this year I have been undertaking an exciting new PhD project funded by the Abbeyfield Trust and supervised by Professor Gail Mountain, Professor MarkHawley and Kathryn Melling from the RAT group. I have also been working closely with other colleagues who work in related areas, such as Laura Di Bona who is involved in the Adopt A Care Home Scheme Evaluation.  So far my resear

JAN 26

Making a Difference through Research: Postgraduate Study at ScHARR
Eve Ouma, a PhD student in ScHARR, talks about her experiences of being a postgraduate research student at the School of Health and Related Research.
Sipuleucel-T is a ‘no’ at FAD
Sipuleucel-T, also known as Provenge, is not recommended within its marketing authorization for treating adults who have asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic Metastatic non–visceral hormone–relapsed prostate cancer for which chemotherapy is not yet clinically indicated.  The topic was one of ours, with Emma Simpson, Sarah Davis, Praveen Thokala, Penny Breeze and Ruth Wong from HEDS doing the work
Madeleine Harrison Awarded Stroke Association Postgraduate Fellowship
RAT group member Madeleine Harrison has been awarded a Stroke Association Postgraduate Fellowship to carry out her PhD about self-managed computerised aphasia therapy for stroke survivors. Aphasia is a condition that affects someone’s ability to produce or comprehend language. The research will investigate whether the therapy is being delivered and practised as intended, by whom and whether this i

JAN 25

Implementation Science | Full text | Effects of a demand-led ...
1 Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester M15 6 PB, UK. 2 Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK. 3 School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield ...
ScHARR Information Resources Blog: We're Hiring!
Within the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) Information Resources Group (IRG), you will participate in the provision of a specialist health research information service to ScHARR staff and students and to ...
FoodBev.com | News | Northern Ireland proceeds with alcohol ...
The findings, from experts at the University's School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), whose research has been influential in providing evidence to inform policy decisions in the UK and beyond, also reveal the ...
Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS) Blog: ScHARR ...
3rd Feb - Matt Dexter, Sheffield Hallam ~ Open Design and medication products - enabling participation in design and manufacture ... 17th Mar (Eric Wilkes) - Alicia O'Cathain, ScHARR ~ Quality of mixed methods studies

JAN 24

'Talking the talk or walking the walk?' A bibliometric review of the literature on public involvement in health research published between 1995 and 2009
Author(s):Boote, J. | Wong, R. | Booth, A.Publication year: 2015Journal / Book title: Health ExpectationsAccess all results for your search in Scopus
Comparing alternative design options for chronic disease prevention interventions
Author(s):Golfam, M. | Beall, R. | Brehaut, J. | Saeed, S. | Relton, C. | Ashbury, F.D. | Little, J.Publication year: 2015Journal / Book title: European Journal of Clinical InvestigationAccess all results for your search in Scopus
Examining the use of telehealth in community nursing: Identifying the factors affecting frontline staff acceptance and telehealth adoption
Author(s):Taylor, J. | Coates, E. | Brewster, L. | Mountain, G. | Wessels, B. | Hawley, M.S.Publication year: 2015Journal / Book title: Journal of Advanced NursingAccess all results for your search in Scopus

JAN 23

Impact of prehospital transfer strategies in major trauma and head injury: Systematic review, meta-analysis, and recommendations for study design
Author(s):Pickering, A. | Cooper, K. | Harnan, S. | Sutton, A. | Mason, S. | Nicholl, J.Publication year: 2015Journal / Book title: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care SurgeryAccess all results for your search in Scopus
Effectiveness of preventative and other surgical measures on hypocalcemia following bilateral thyroid surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Author(s):Antakia, R. | Edafe, O. | Uttley, L. | Balasubramanian, S.P.Publication year: 2015Journal / Book title: ThyroidAccess all results for your search in Scopus
Mechanisms to enhance the effectiveness of allied health and social care assistants in community-based rehabilitation services: A qualitative study
Author(s):Moran, A. | Nancarrow, S.A. | Enderby, P.Publication year: 2015Journal / Book title: Health and Social Care in the CommunityAccess all results for your search in Scopus
An exploratory study to test the impact on three "bolt-On" items to the EQ-5D
Author(s):Yang, Y. | Rowen, D. | Brazier, J. | Tsuchiya, A. | Young, T. | Longworth, L.Publication year: 2015Journal / Book title: Value in HealthAccess all results for your search in Scopus
My experience with current “Panic Alarms” and the problems encountered. An issue which is very personal to me is the pr...
My experience with current “Panic Alarms” and the problems encountered. An issue which is very personal to me is the problem with medical stigma, designing products that are exclusively designed to suit one type of person is something that I find quite frustrating. My mum has recently had to use a “Panic alarm” system after leaving hospital. It was a long term option for her and I noticed quite a

JAN 22

How to avoid bogus health information on the web
Originally published in The Conversation by Andy Tattersall, University of SheffieldHealth is one of the biggest topics searched for on the web, yet despite its importance a large portion of this information is inaccurate, anecdotal or biased.According to Pew Research, 72% of internet users in the US search for health information. In the UK, the Office for National Statistics said that 43% of user
New projects
ScHARR-TAG have been allocated the following topics by NIHR/NICE:ScHARR-TAG projectsSTA 14/206/02: Pirfenidone for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (review of TA282)HTATAR 14/151/08: The prognostic value of tests and assessment tools in rheumatoid arthritisHTA Scoping report 14/151/09: Strategies for the management of post-menopausal osteoporosis

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