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Latest publications

These are our 100 latest publications:

[in press]

Allik M, Brown D, Dundas R, Leyland AH. Small-area deprivation measure datasets for Scotland, 2001 and 2011. Data in Brief [in press]

Bain J, Weishaar H, Semple S, Duffy S, Hilton S. Vulnerable children, stigmatised smokers: the social construction of target audiences in media debates on policies regulating smoking in vehicles. Health [in press]

Bonner R, Bountziouka V, Stocks J, Harding S, Wade A, Griffiths C, Sears D, Fothergill H, Slevin H, Lum S. Accessibility of birth data via primary care health records in multi-ethnic primary school-children: an observational study primary care respiratory medicine. Primary Care Respiratory Medicine [in press]

Duckett J, Hunt K, Munro N, Sutton M. Does distrust in providers affect health-care utilization in China?. Health Policy and Planning [in press]

Dykiert D, Der G, Starr JM, Deary IJ. Why Is Mini-Mental State Examination performance correlated with estimated premorbid cognitive ability?. Psychological Medicine [in press]

Falster MO, Jorm LR, Douglas KA, Blyth FM, Leyland AH. Socio-demographic and health characteristics, rather than primary care supply, are major drivers of geographic variation in preventable hospitalisations in Australia. Medical Care [in press]

Flowers P, Riddell J, Park C, Ahmed B, Young I, Frankis J, Davis M, Gilbert M, Estcourt C, Wallace L, McDaid LM. Preparedness for the use of the rapid result HIV self-test by gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM): a mixed methods exploratory study amongst MSM and those involved in HIV prevention and care. HIV Medicine [in press]

Galdas PM, Darwin Z, Kidd L, Blickem C, McPherson K, Hunt K, Bower P, Gilbody S, Richardson G. How accessible and acceptable are self-management support interventions for men with long term conditions? A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. BMC Public Health [in press]

Green MJ, Leyland AH, Sweeting H, Benzeval M. Adolescent smoking and tertiary education: opposing pathways linking socioeconomic background to alcohol consumption. Addiction [in press]

Harding S, Read U, Molaodi O, Cassidy A, Ferrell C. Determinants of Adolescent Social well-being and Health (DASH) cohort: now in their 20s. Open Health Data [in press]

Katikireddi SV, Smith KE, Stuckler D, McKee M. Devolution of power, revolution in public health?. Journal of Public Health [in press]

Kearns A, Whitley E, Egan M, Tabbner C, Tannahill C. Healthy migrants in an unhealthy city? The effects of time on the health of migrants living in deprived areas of Glasgow. Journal of International Migration and Integration Journal [in press]

Kennedy Cruickshank J, Silva M, Molaodi O, Enayat Z, Cassidy A, Karamanos A, Read U, Faconti L, Dall P, Stansfield B, Harding S. Ethnic differences in and childhood influences on early adult PWV: the DASH longitudinal study. Hypertension [in press]

Kipping R, Jago R, Metcalfe C, White J, Papadaki A, Campbell R, Hollingworth D, Ward D, Wells S, Brockman R, Nicholson A, Moore L. NAP SACC UK: protocol for a feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial in nurseries and at home to increase physical activity and healthy eating in 2-4 year olds. BMJ Open [in press]

Lalloo D, Demou E, Kiran S, Cloeren M, Mendes R, Macdonald EB. An international perspective on common core competencies for occupational physicians: a modified Delphi study. Occupational & Environmental Medicine [in press]

Lalloo D, Demou E, Macdonald E. Trends in doctor/dentist referrals to an NHS occupational health service. Occupational Medicine [in press]

Mead L, Porteous L, Tait M, Stoker R, Payne S, Calvert C, Maxwell D, Katikireddi SV. Quantifying the number of patients with medical reasons for non-participation in the national breast and bowel screening programmes: a prevalence study in two Lothian GP practices. Journal of Medical Screening [in press]

Minton J, Green M, McCartney G, Shaw R, Vanderbloemen L, Pickett K. Two cheers for a Small Giant, and why we need better ways of seeing data: rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-Hispanic (WNH) Americans in the 21st century [commentary]. International Journal of Epidemiology [in press]

Parkes A, Sweeting H, Young R, Wight D. Does parenting help to explain socio-economic inequalities in children’s body mass index trajectories? Longitudinal analysis using the Growing Up in Scotland Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health [in press]

Raine R, Fitzpatrick R, Barratt H, Bevan G, Black N, Boaden R, Moore L, et al. Challenges, solutions and future directions in the evaluation of service innovations in health care and public health. Health Services and Delivery Research [in press]

Rankin J, Matthews L. 'One, Two, Buckle My Shoe’: coping at home with dementia. Nursing Times [in press]

Schofield L, Walsh D, Munoz-Arroyo R, McCartney G, Buchanan D, Lawder R, Armstrong M, Dundas R, Leyland AH. Dying younger in Scotland: trends in mortality and deprivation relative to England and Wales, 1981-2011. Health & Place [in press]

Simpson SA, McNamara R, Shaw C, Kelson M, Moriarty Y, Randell E, Cohen D, Alam MF, Copeland L, Duncan D, Espinasse A, Gillespie D, Hill A, Owen-Jones E, Tapper K, Townson J, Williams S, Hood K. Mechanisms of change within motivational interviewing in relation to health behaviours: a systematic review. Patient Education and Counselling [in press]

Skivington K, Lifshen M, Mustard C. Implementing a collaborative return-to-work program: lessons from a qualitative study in a large Canadian healthcare organization. Work [in press]

Sorhaindo A, Fletcher A, Jessiman P, Keogh P, Bonell C, Mitchell K. Young women’s lived experience of participating in a positive youth development programme: The “Teens and Toddlers” pregnancy prevention intervention. Health Education Journal [in press]

van Bekkum J, Fergie G, Hilton S. Health and medical research funding agencies' promotion of public engagement within research: a qualitative interview study exploring the UK context. Health Research Policy and Systems [in press]

White J, Thompson L, Puckering C, Waugh H, Henderson M, MacBeth A, Wilson P. Antenatal parenting support for vulnerable women: an exploratory randomised controlled trial of Mellow Bumps versus Chill-out in Pregnancy or Care as Usual. British Journal of Midwifery [in press]

2016

Agur K, McLean G, Hunt K, Guthrie B, Mercer S. How does sex influence multimorbidity? Secondary analysis of a large nationally representative dataset. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2016;13:391

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Allik M, Brown D, Dundas R, Leyland AH. Developing a new small-area measure of deprivation using 2001 and 2011 census data from Scotland. Health & Place 2016;39:122–130

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Bunn C, Wyke S, Gray C, Maclean A, Hunt K. 'Coz football is what we all have': masculinities, practice, performance and effervescence in a weight-loss and healthy living programme for men. Sociology of Health and Illness 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Campbell M, Thomson H, Fenton C, Gibson M. Lone parents, health, wellbeing and welfare to work: a systematic review of qualitative studies. BMC Public Health 2016;16:188

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Clark J, Cleland C, Kearns Ade. Spatial scale, time and process in mega-events: the complexity of host community perspectives on neighbourhood change. Cities 2016;53:87–97

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Dahlqvist HZ, Landstedt E, Young R, Gillander KG. Dimensions of peer sexual harassment victimization and depressive symptoms in adolescence: a longitudinal cross-lagged study in a Swedish sample. Journal of Youth & Adolescence 2016;45:858-73

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Egan M, Kearns A, Katikireddi SV, Curl A, Lawson K, Tannahill C. Proportionate universalism in practice? A quasi-experimental study of a UK neighbourhood renewal programme's impact on health inequalities. Social Science & Medicine 2016;152:41–49

Field N, Prah P, Mercer CH, Rait G, King M, Cassell J.A, Tanton C. Are depression and poor sexual health neglected comorbidities? Evidence from a population sample. 2016;6:e010521

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Frankis J, Young I, Flowers P, McDaid L. Who will use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and why? Understanding PrEP awareness and acceptability amongst men who have sex with men in the UK: a mixed methods study. Plos One 2016;11:e0151385

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Frankis J, Young I, Lorimer K, Davis M, Flowers P. Towards preparedness for PrEP: PrEP awareness and acceptability among MSM at high risk of HIV transmission who use sociosexual media in four Celtic nations: Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland: an online survey. Sexually Transmitted Infections 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Geue C, Lewsey J, Wu O, Leyland AH, Quinn T. Geographic variation of inpatient care costs at the end of life. Age and Ageing 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Gibbs L, deSilva A, Christian B, Gold L, Gussy M, Moore L, Calache H, Young D, Riggs E, Tadic M, Watt R, Gondal I, Waters E. Child oral health in migrant families: a cross-sectional study of caries in 1-4 year old children from migrant backgrounds residing in Melbourne, Australia. Community Dental Health 2016;33:1-7

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Gibson M. Case study of public health. In: Biondi-Zoccai G, editor Umbrella Reviews: Evidence Synthesis with Overviews of Reviews and Meta-Epidemiologic Studies. Switzerland: Springer, 2016.

Gray L. The importance of post hoc approaches for overcoming non-response and attrition bias in population-sampled studies [invited commentary]. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology Journal 2016;51:155–157

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Green MJ, Leyland AH, Sweeting H, Benzeval M. Socioeconomic position and early adolescent smoking development: evidence from the British Youth Panel Survey (1994-2008). Tobacco Control 2016;25:203-210

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Heller R, Purcell C, Mackay L, Caird L, Cameron ST. Barriers to accessing termination of pregnancy in a remote and rural setting: a qualitative study. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2016;[in press]

Hunt K, Wyke S, Gray C, Bunn C, Singh B. Football Fans in Training: a weight management and healthy living programme for men delivered via Scotland’s premier football clubs. In: Conrad D, White A, editors Sports-based health interventions: case studies from around the world. New York: Springer, 2016:251-260.

Katikireddi SV, Der G, Roberts C, Haw S. Has childhood smoking reduced following smoke-free public places legislation? A segmented regression analysis of cross-sectional UK school-based surveys. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Loopstra R, McKee M, Katikireddi SV, Taylor-Robinson D, Barr B, Stuckler D. Austerity and old-age mortality in England: A longitudinal cross-local area analysis, 2007-2013. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 2016;109:109-16

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Macdonald L, McCrorie P, Nicholls N, Ellaway A. Walkability around primary schools and area deprivation across Scotland. BMC Public Health 2016;16:328

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McCann M, Perra O, McLaughlin A, McCartan C K, Higgins. Assessing elements of a family approach to reduce adolescent drinking frequency: parent-adolescent relationship, knowledge management, and keeping secrets. Addiction 2016;111:843-53

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McCartney G, Bouttell J, Craig N, Craig P, Graham L, Lakha F, Lewsey J, McAdams R, MacPherson M, Minton J, Parkinson J, Robinson M, Shipton D, Taulbut M, Walsh D, Beeston C. Explaining trends in alcohol-related harms in Scotland 1991–2011 (II): policy, social norms, the alcohol market, clinical changes and a synthesis. Public Health 2016;132:24–32

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McCartney G, Bouttell J, Craig N, Craig P, Graham L, Lakha F, Lewsey J, McAdams R, MacPherson M, Minton J, Parkinson J, Robinson M, Shipton D, Taulbut M., Walsh D, Beeston C. Explaining trends in alcohol-related harms in Scotland, 1991-2011 (I): the role of incomes, effects of socio-economic and political adversity and demographic change. Public Health 2016;2016:13-23

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McClelland R, Christensen K, Mohammed S, McGuinness D, Cooney J, Bakshi A, Demou E, MacDonald E, Caslake M, Stenvinkel P, Shiels PG. Accelerated ageing and renal dysfunction links lower socioeconomic status and dietary phosphate intake. Aging 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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McDaid LM, Aghaizu A, Frankis J, Riddell J, Nardone A, Mercey D, Johnson AM, Hart GJ, Flowers P. Frequency of HIV testing among gay and bisexual men in the UK: implications for HIV prevention. HIV medicine 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Nimegeer A, Farmer J, Munoz S-A, Currie M. Community participation for rural healthcare design: description and critique of a method. Health and Social Care in the Community 2016;2016:2

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O’Flaherty M, Bandosz P, Critchley J, Capewell S, Aspelund T, Bennett K, Björck L, Bruthans J, Hotchkiss J, Hughes J, Laatikainen T, Palmieri L, Zdrojewski T, on behalf of the Euroheart II Steering Group (including Davies CA Dundas R Leyland AH). Exploring potential mortality reductions in 9 European countries by improving diet and lifestyle: a modelling approach. International Journal of Cardiology 2016;207:286–291

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Pannullo F, Lee D, Waclawski E, Leyland AH. How robust are the estimated effects of air pollution on health? Accounting for model uncertainty using Bayesian model averaging. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology 2016;[in press]

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D. Early childhood precursors and school age correlates of different internalising problem trajectories among young children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Patterson C, Hilton S, Weishaar H. Who thinks what about e-cigarette regulation? A content analysis of UK newspapers. Addiction 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Popham F. Converting between marginal effect measures from binomial models [letter]. International Journal of Epidemiology Journal 2016:1-3

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Popham F. Re: Lies, damned lies, and health inequality measurements. understanding the value judgments [letter]. Epidemiology 2016;27:e15–e16

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Prah P, Hickson F, Bonell C, McDaid LM, Johnson AM, Wayal S, Clifton S, Sonnenberg P, Nardone A, Erens B, Copas AJ, Riddell J, Weatherburn P, Mercer CH. Men who have sex with men in Britain: comparison of estimates from a probability sample and community-based surveys. Sexually Transmitted Infections 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Purcell C, Cameron S, Lawton J, Glasier A, Harden J. Contraceptive care at the time of medical abortion: experiences of women and health professionals in a hospital or community sexual and reproductive health context. Contraception 2016;93:170–177

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Reid A, Peters S, Nieves F, Lenguerrand E, Harding S. The impact of migration on deaths and hospital admissions from work-related injuries in Australia. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2016;40:49–54

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Segrott J, Holliday J, Murphy S, MacDonald S, Roberts J, Moore LM. Implementation of a Cooking Bus intervention to support cooking in schools in Wales. Health Education Journal 2016;115:6

Smith KE, Collin J, Hawkins B, Hilton S, Moore L. The pursuit of ignorance [editorial]. BMJ 2016;352 :i1446

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Sorhaindo A, Bonell C, Fletcher A, Jessiman P, Keogh P, Mitchell K. Being targeted: young women's experience of being identified for a teenage pregnancy prevention programme. Journal of Adolescence 2016;49:181-190

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Sweeting H, Green M, Benzeval M, West P. The emergence of health inequalities in early adulthood: evidence on timing and mechanisms from a West of Scotland cohort. BMC Public Health 2016;16:41

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Weishaar H, Collin J, Amos A. Tobacco control and health advocacy in the European Union: understanding effective coalition-building. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2016;18:122-9

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Weishaar H, Tevisan F, Hilton S. 'Maybe they should regulate them quite strictly until they know the true dangers' A focus group study exploring UK adolescents’ views on e-cigarette regulation. Addiction 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Whitley E, Popham F, Benzeval M. Comparison of the Rowe-Kahn model of successful aging with self-rated health and life satisfaction: The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Prospective Cohort Study. The Gerontologist 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Young I, Flowers P, McDaid L. Can a pill prevent HIV? Negotiating the biomedicalisation of HIV prevention. Sociology of Health and Illness 2016;38:411-25

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Young I. Imagining biosocial communities: HIV, risk and gay and bisexual men in the North East of England. European Journal of Cultural Studies 2016;19:33–50

2015

Aventin Á, Lohan M, O’Halloran P, Henderson M. Design and development of a film-based intervention about teenage men and unintended pregnancy: applying the Medical Research Council framework in practice. Evaluation and Program Planning 2015;49:19-30

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Ball K, Lamb KE, Costa C, Cutumisu N, Ellaway A, Kamphuis CBM, Mentz G, Pearce J, Santana P, Santos R, Schulz AJ, Spence JC, Thornton LE, van Lenthe FJ, Zenk SN. Neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage and fruit and vegetable consumption: a seven countries comparison. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2015;12:68

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Barry SJE, Marryat L, Thompson L, Ellaway A, White J, McClung M, Wilson P. Mapping area variability in social and behavioural difficulties among Glasgow pre-schoolers: linkage of a survey of pre-school staff with routine monitoring data. Child: care health and development 2015;41:853–864

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Bonner R, Bountziouka V, Stocks J, Harding S, Wade A, Griffiths C, Sears D, Fothergill H, Slevin H, Lum S. Birth data accessibility via primary care health records to classify health status in a multi-ethnic population of children: an observational study. NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine 2015;25:14112

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Boyd KA, Briggs AH, Bauld L, Sinclair L, Tappin D. Are financial incentives cost-effective to support smoking cessation during pregnancy?. Addiction 2015

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Boydell N, Fergie G, McDaid L, Hilton S. Understandings of participation in behavioural research: a qualitative study of gay and bisexual men in Scotland. PLoS One 2015;10: e0135001

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Brown J, Mackay DF, Demou E, Craig J, Frank J, Macdonald EB. The EASY (Early Access to Support for You) sickness absence service: a four year evaluation of the impact on absenteeism. Scandinavian Journal for Work and Environmental Health 2015;41:204-15

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Brown J, Neary J, Katikireddi SV, Thomson H, McQuaid R, Leyland AH, Frank J, Kiran S, Macdonald EB. Protocol for a mixed-methods longitudinal study to identify factors influencing return to work in the over 50s participating in the UK Work Programme: Supporting Older People into Employment (SOPIE). BMJ Open 2015;5:e010525

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Campbell M, Thomson H, Katikireddi SV, Sowden A. Assessing reporting of narrative synthesis of quantitative data in public health systematic reviews [protocol]. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, 2015

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Campbell M, Watson N, Watters N. The cost of school holidays. What Works Scotland, Literature Review, Glasgow, 2015

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Chambers SA, Freeman R, Anderson AS, MacGillivray S. Reducing the volume, exposure and negative impacts of advertising for foods high in fat, sugar and salt to children: a systematic review of the evidence from statutory and self-regulatory actions and educational measures. Preventive Medicine 2015;75:32-43

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Christensen AI, Ekholm O, Gray L, Glümer C, Juel K. Response to Fergusson & Boden (2015): The importance of considering the impacts of survey non-participation. Addiction 2015;110:1514–1515

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Christensen AI, Ekholm O, Gray L, Glumer C, Juel K. What is wrong with non-respondents? Alcohol, drug and smoking related mortality and morbidity in a 12-year follow-up study of respondents and non-respondents in the Danish Health and Morbidity Survey. Addiction 2015;110:1505-12

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Christian B, Young D, Gibbs L, de Silva A, Gold L, Riggs E, Calache H, Tadic M, Hall M, Moore L, Waters E. Exploring child dental service use among migrant families in Metropolitan Melbourne. Australian Dental Journal 2015;60:200-4

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Cleland C, Kearns A, Tannahill , Ellaway A. Home truths: are housing-related events more important for residents’ health compared with other life events?. Housing Studies 2015;[epub head of print]:1-24

Cleland C, Stewart S, Clark J, Kearns A, Ellaway A. GoWell East: studying change in Glasgow’s East End - Headline indicators report for wave 2 (2015) in comparison with wave 1 (2012). Glasgow, 2015

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Clemens T, Popham F, Boyle P. What is the effect of unemployment on all-cause mortality? A cohort study using propensity score matching. European Journal of Public Health 2015;25:115-21

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Craig P, Campbell M. Evaluability assessment: a systematic approach to deciding whether and how to evaluate programmes and policies. What Works Scotland, Working Paper, Glasgow, 2015

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Craig P. Synthetic controls: a new approach to evaluating interventions. What Works Scotland, Working Paper, Glasgow, 2015

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Craig P. Foreword. In: Richards D, Rahm Hallberg I, editors Complex interventions in health: an overview of research methods. Routledge, 2015.

Curl A, Kearns A., Tannahill C, Egan M, Ellaway A. Physical and mental health outcomes following housing improvements: evidence from the GoWell study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2015;69:12-19

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Demou E, Brown J, Sanati K, Kennedy M, Murray K, Macdonald EB. A novel approach to early sickness absence management: the EASY (Early Access to Support for You) way. Work – a Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation 2015;41:204-215

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Der G, Everitt BS. Essential statistics using SAS®: University edition. Cary, North Carolina, USA: SAS Institute Inc., 2015.

Egan M, Lawson L, Kearns A, Conway E, Neary J. Neighbourhood demolition, relocation and health: a qualitative longitudinal study of housing-led urban regeneration in Glasgow, UK. Health & Place 2015;33:101-108

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Emslie C, Hunt K, Lyons A. Transformation and time-out: the role of alcohol in identity construction among Scottish women in early midlife. International Journal of Drug Policy 2015;26:437-445

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Fergie G, Hilton S, Hunt K. Young adults’ experiences of seeking online information about diabetes and mental health in the age of social media. Health Expectations 2015;[epub ahead of print]

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Ferguson TS, Younger-Coleman NO, Tulloch-Reid MK, Knight-Madden JM, Bennett NR, Samms-Vaughan M, Ashley D, McCaw-Binns A, Molaodi OR, Cruickshank JK, Harding S, Wilks RJ. Birth weight and maternal socioeconomic circumstances were inversely related to systolic blood pressure among Afro-Caribbean young adults. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2015;68:1002-9

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Francis D, Turley R, Thomson H, Weightman A, Waters E, Moore L. Supporting the needs of public health decision-makers and review authors in the UK. Journal of Public Health 2015;37:172-174

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Galdas P, Fell J, Bower P, Kidd L, Blickem C, McPherson K, Hunt K, Gilbody S, Richardson G. The effectiveness of self-management support interventions for men with long term conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open 2015;5:e006620

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