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Exploring knowledge sharing approaches in NIHR research: a systematic review

  • 16 April 2024
Evidence on the effectiveness of knowledge sharing techniques and approaches in National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funded research could be improved, according to a newly published systematic review, which was supported by the NIHR Dissemination and Knowledge Mobilisation team. The study, published in BMC…

Pressure to lose weight in adolescence linked to sense of self-worth later in life

  • 16 April 2024
People who as teenagers felt pressure to lose weight from family or from the media, females, people who are not heterosexual, and people experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage, are most at risk of ‘internalised’ weight stigma, new research led by the University of Bristol has found. The study is published in…

Real-time capturing of shared decision making experiences in surgery acceptable to patients

  • 11 April 2024
Patients undergoing surgery were satisfied with using an electronic system to capture their real-time experiences of shared decision making through an online survey. They found the system acceptable and easy to both use and access, according to a paper published in JMIR Human Factors. Shared decision making…

Study suggests time-limited eating could be possible in children and adolescents

  • 9 April 2024
The results of a new study suggest it may be possible to design programmes aimed at introducing children and adolescents to time-limited eating. This could potentially help prevent obesity in this age group, based on evidence of adults benefitting from time-limited eating. Researchers wanted to understand whether…

Patient recovery after oesophageal cancer surgery isn’t influenced by using standard or keyhole incisions

  • 25 March 2024
New research has found no evidence of a difference between recovery time and complications when comparing standard and keyhole surgical incisions for the treatment of oesophageal cancer (cancer of the gullet).  The study, led by the University of Bristol Medical School and published…

Alcohol-free beer on draught nudges people to make 'healthy choices’

  • 21 March 2024
Making alcohol-free beer more widely available on draught in pubs and bars may help people switch from alcoholic to alcohol-free beer, a new study published in Addiction today [21 March], has found. Pubs and bars taking part in the University of Bristol-led trial saw an increase in…

Low- and middle-income countries aren't reflected in global suicide prevention evidence base

  • 20 March 2024
Over 80 per cent of systematic reviews on suicide deaths do not provide an accurate summary of findings with relation to geographic relevance, according to research published in Archives of Suicide Research. This affects their generalisability, as findings from high-income countries are reported as if they are…

Designing tailored physical activity interventions for primary schools

  • 8 February 2024
Primary school-based interventions aimed at increasing physical activity among children are usually targeted at physical education (PE) lessons, active breaks and active and outdoor learning, according to a paper published in Frontiers in Public Health. Only one of the studies included in this review paper considered the…

The UK Diet and Diabetes Questionnaire - a research tool story

  • 8 February 2024
Dr Clare England, Health Services Researcher at Health Technology Wales, gives us an update on how the UK Diet and Diabetes Questionnaire she developed as part of her PhD work has been used since it was created and validated in 2016.