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Latest publications

These are our 100 latest publications:

[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]

Christensen AI, Ekholm O, Gray L, Glümer C, Juel K. The importance of considering the impacts of survey non-participation. Addiction [in press]

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 [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]

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]

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]

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, [in press].

Kearns A, Whitely E, Tannahill C, Ellaway A. Dimensions of loneliness and its associations with wellbeing among residents of deprived areas. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology [in press]

Kearns A, Whitley E, Tannahill C, Ellaway A. Loneliness, social relations and health and wellbeing in deprived communities. Psychology, Health & Medicine [in press]

Kearns A, Whitley E, Tannahill C, Ellaway A. Lonesome town? Is loneliness associated with the residential environment, including housing, neighbourhood and community factors?. Journal of Community Psychology [in press]

McCrorie P, Duncan E, Granat M, Stansfield B. Seasonal variation in the distribution of daily stepping in 11-13 year old school children. International Journal of Exercise Science [in press]

McDaid LM, Buston KM, Mercer C, Stephenson J, McManus S, Copas A, Glasier A, Wellings K. '…the best of a bad bunch' A qualitative study of reasons for contraceptive discontinuation and switching among women in England. Contraception [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]

Moriarty, Maguire, O’Reilly, McCann M. Bereavement following informal care-giving: assessing mental health burden using linked population data. American Journal of Public Health [in press]

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

Rankin J, McGuire C, Matthews L, Ray D, Russell M. Facilitators and barriers to the increased supervisory role of Senior Charge Nurses: a qualitative study. Journal of Nursing Management [in press]

Read UM. ‘Doctor sickness’ or ‘pastor sickness’? Contested domains of healing power in the treatment of mental illness in Kintampo, Ghana. In: Basu H, Littlewood R, Steinforth, editors Religion, spirituality, and psychiatry: negotiating healthy minds - unsettling clinical practices. New York: [in press].

Read UM. Madness and miracles: hoping for healing in rural Ghana. In: Littlewood R, Napier D, editors Cosmos, Gods and Madmen in the Anthropology of Medicine. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press, [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. A feasibility randomised controlled trial of a motivational interviewing based intervention for weight loss maintenance in adults. Health Technology Assessment [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]

Siu GE, Wight D, Seeley JA. ‘Dented’ and ‘resuscitated’ masculinities: how HIV diagnosis and/or enrolment on antiretroviral treatment affect masculine identities in rural eastern Uganda. SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS [in press]

Sweeting H, Hunt K. Adolescent socio-economic and school-based social status, smoking and drinking. Journal of Adolescent Health [in press]

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 [in press]

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;[epub ahead of press]

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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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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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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, 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;[epub ahead of print]

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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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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. 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 and Community Health 2015;69:12-19

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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

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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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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Gale CR, Batty GD, Cooper SA, Deary IJ, Der G, McEwen BS, Cavanagh J. Reaction time in adolescence, cumulative allostatic load and symptoms of anxiety and depression in adulthood: the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study. Psychosomatic Medicine 2015;77:493-505

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Gaskin PS, Hall RV, Chami P, St. John MA, Gaskin DA, Molaodi OR, Harding S. Associations of blood pressure with body composition among Afro-Caribbean Children in Barbados. PLOS ONE 2015;10:e0121107

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Gibbs L, Waters E, Christian B, Gold L, Young D, de Silva A, Calache H, Gussy M, Watt R, Riggs E, Tadic M, Pradel V, Hall M, Gondal I, Moore L. Teeth Tales: a community based child oral health promotion trial with migrant families in Australia. BMJ Open 2015;5:e007321

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Gupta M, Menon GR, Devkar G, Thomson H. Regulatory and road engineering interventions for preventing road traffic injuries and fatalities among vulnerable (non-motorised and motorised two-wheel) road users in low- and middle-income countries [Protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015;1:CD011495

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Harding S, Read U, Molaodi O, Cassidy A. The Determinants of young Adult Social well-being and Health (DASH) study: diversity, psychosocial determinants and health. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2015;[epub ahead of print]

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Hintsa T, Kouvonen A, McCann M, Jokela M, Elovainio M, Demakakos P. Higher effort–reward imbalance and lower job control predict exit from the labour market at the age of 61 years or younger: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2015;69:543-9

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Hope D, Bates T, Dykiert D, Der G, Deary IJ. More symmetrical children have faster and more consistent choice reaction times. Developmental Psychology 2015;51:524–532

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Jenkins KT, Benton D, Tapper K, Murphy S, Moore L. A cross-sectional observational study of the nutritional intake of UK primary school children from deprived and non-deprived backgrounds: implications for school breakfast schemes. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity 2015;12:86

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Katikireddi SV, Egan M, Petticrew M. How do systematic reviews incorporate risk of bias assessments into the synthesis of evidence? A methodological study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2015;69:189-95

open access  

Kearns A, Whitley E. Getting there? The effects of functional factors, time and place on the social integration of migrants. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 2015;[epub ahead of print]

Lalloo D, Macdonald EB, Demou E. Impact of peer review audit on occupational health report quality. Occupational Medicine 2015;[epub ahead of print]

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Levin K, Nicholls N, Macdonald S, Dundas R, Douglas GV. Geographic and socioeconomic variations in adolescent toothbrushing: a multilevel cross-sectional study of 15 year olds in Scotland. Journal of Public Health 2015;37:107-15

Leyland AH, Ricciardi W, McKee M, Zeegers Paget D. Health inequalities are unnecessary and unjust [editorial]. Eurohealth 2015;21:2

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Lum S, Bountziouka V, Harding S, Wade A, Lee S, Bonner R, Stocks J. Assessing pubertal status in multi-ethnic primary school children. Acta Pædiatrica 2015;104:e45-8

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Lumme S, Sund R, Leyland AH, Keskimäki I. Monte Carlo method to estimate the confidence intervals for the concentration index using aggregated population register data. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology 2015;15:82-98

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Maclean A, Sweeting H, Walker L, Paterson C, Räisänen U, Hunt K. 'It’s not healthy and it’s decidedly not masculine': a media analysis of UK newspaper representations of eating disorders in males. BMJ Open 2015;5

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Maguire L, Niens U, McCann M, Connolly P. Emotional development among early school-age children: gender differences in the role of problem behaviours. Educational Psychology 2015;[epub ahead of print]

McClay CA, Collins K, Matthews L, Haig C, McConnachie A, Morrison J, Lynch P, Waters L, Day I, McAnee G, Williams C. A community-based pilot randomised controlled study of life skills classes for individuals with low mood and depression. BMC psychiatry 2015;15:384

Moore G, Audrey S, Barker M, Bond L, Bonell C, Hardeman W, Moore L, O’Cathain A, Tinati T, Wight D, Baird J. Process evaluation of complex interventions: a summary of Medical Research Council guidance. In: Richards D, Hallberg IR, editors Complex interventions in health: an overview of research methods. Abingdon: Routledge, 2015.

Moore G, Audrey S, Barker M, Bond L, Bonell C, Hardeman W, Moore L, O’Cathain A, Tinati T, Wight D, Baird J. Process evaluation of complex interventions: Medical Research Council guidance. BMJ 2015;350:h1258

open access  

Moore G, Hewitt G, Evans J, Littlecott HJ, Holliday J, Ahmed N, Moore L, Murphy S, Fletcher A. Electronic-cigarette use among young people in Wales: evidence from two cross-sectional surveys. BMJ Open 2015;5:e007072

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Moore G, Littlecott HJ, Moore L, Ahmed N, Holliday J. E-cigarette use and intentions to smoke among 10-11 year old never smokers in Wales. Tobacco Control 2015;[epub ahead of print]

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Moore GF, Moore L, Littlecott HJ, Ahmed N, Lewis S, Sulley G, Jones E, Holliday J. Prevalence of smoking restrictions and child exposure to secondhand smoke in cars and homes: a repeated cross-sectional survey of children aged 10–11 years in Wales. BMJ Open 2015;5

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 2015;[epub ahead of print]

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Nixon CL. Communicating about sexual health and relationships within local authority care placements [PhD], MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow 2015.

Patterson C, Katikireddi SV, Wood K, Hilton S. Representations of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in UK newspapers: a case study of a public health policy debate. Journal of Public Health 2015;37:40-9

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Patterson C, McDaid LM, Hilton S. Gay and bisexual men’s perceptions of the donation and use of human biological samples for research: a qualitative study. PLoS ONE 2015;10:e0129924

Phillips AC, Carroll D, Der G. Negative life events and symptoms of depression and anxiety: stress causation and/or stress generation. Anxiety Stress Coping 2015;28:357-71

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Pinnock H, Epiphaniou E, Sheikh A, Griffiths C, Eldridge S, Craig P, Taylor S. Developing standards for reporting implementation studies of complex interventions (StaRI): a systematic review and e-Delphi. Implementation Science 2015;10:42

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Popham F, Williamson L, Whitley E. Is changing status through housing tenure associated with changes in mental health? Results from the British Household Panel Survey. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2015;69:6-11

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Popham F. Deprivation is a relative concept? Absolutely! [editorial]. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2015;69:199-200

Razum O, Bozorgmehr K, Wenner J, Weishaar H. The ballad of financial dependency: sponsoring in public health professional societies. The European Journal of Public Health 2015;[epub ahead of print]

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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 2015;[epub ahead of print]

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Robertson T, Benzeval M, Whitley E, Popham F. The role of material, psychosocial and behavioral factors in mediating the association between socioeconomic position and allostatic load. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 2015;45:41-9

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Smith KE, Fooks G, Gilmore AB, Collin J, Weishaar H. Corporate coalitions and policy making in the European Union: How and why British American Tobacco promoted ‘Better Regulation’. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 2015;40:325-72

Sweeting H, Walker L, MacLean A, Patterson C, Räisänen U, Hunt K. Prevalence of eating disorders in males: a review of rates reported in academic research and UK mass media. International Journal of Men's Health 2015;14

Thomson H, Thomas S. Developing empirically supported theories of change for housing investment and health. Social Science & Medicine 2015;124:205-214

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Treweek S, Altman DG, Bower P, Campbell M, Chalmers I, Cotton S, Craig P, Crosby D, Davidson P, Devane D, Duley L, Dunn J, Elbourne D, Farrell B, Gamble C, Gillies K, Hood K, Lang T, Littleford R, Loudon K, McDonald A, McPherson G, Nelson A, Norrie J, Ramsay C, Sandercock P, Shanahan DR, Summerskill W, Sydes M, Williamson P, Clarke M. Making randomised trials more efficient: report of the first meeting to discuss the Trial Forge platform. Trials 2015;16:261

Vlachantoni A, Shaw R, Evandrou M, Falkingham J. The determinants of receiving social care in later life in England. Ageing and Society 2015;35:321 - 345

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Wamoyi J, Wight D, Remes P. The structural influence of family and parenting on young people’s sexual and reproductive health in rural Northern Tanzania. Culture, Health and Sexuality 2015;17:718-32

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Weishaar H, Amos A, Collin J. Best of enemies: Using social network analysis to explore a policy network in European smoke-free policy. Social Science & Medicine 2015;133:85-92

Weishaar H, Amos A, Collin J. Capturing complexity: mixing methods in the analysis of a European tobacco control policy network. International Journal of Social Research Methodology 2015;18:175-192

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Weishaar H, Amos A, Collin Jeff. Unpacking commercial sector opposition to European smoke-free policy: lack of unity, ‘fear of association’ and harm reduction debates. Tobacco Control 2015

Weishaar H, Collin J, Amos A. Tobacco control and health advocacy in the European Union: understanding effective coalition-building. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2015;[epub ahead of print]

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Weishaar H. The tobacco epidemic and the commercial sector: tobacco industry strategies to increase profits and prevent regulation. In: Loddenkemper R, Kreuter M, editors The tobacco epidemic. Basel: Karger, 2015:27-36.

Wellings K, Brima N, Sadler K, Copas A, McDaid L, Mercer C, McManus S, Stephenson J, Glasier A. Stopping and switching contraceptive methods: findings from Contessa, a prospective longitudinal study of women of reproductive age in England. Contraception 2015;91:57-66

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Wyke S, Hunt K, Gray C, Fenwick E, Bunn C, Donnan P, Rauchhaus P, Mutrie N, Anderson A, Boyer N, Brady A, Grieve E, White A, Ferrell C, Hindle E, Treweek S. Football Fans in Training (FFIT): a randomised controlled trial of a gender-sensitised weight loss and healthy living programme for men - end of study report. Public Health Research 2015;3

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Young I, Flowers P, McDaid L. Key factors in the acceptability of Treatment as Prevention (TasP) in Scotland: a qualitative study with communities affected by HIV. BMJ Sexually Transmitted Infections 2015;91:269-74

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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 2015;[epub ahead of print]

2014

Armstrong R, Waters E, Moore L, Dobbins M, Pettman T, Burns C, Swinburn B, Anderson L, Petticrew M. Understanding evidence: a statewide survey to explore evidence-informed public health decision-making in a local government setting. Implementation Science 2014;9:188

Beaton M, Craig P, Katikireddi SV, Jepson R, Williams A. Evaluability assessment of Free School Meals for all children in P1 to P3. NHS Health Scotland, Edinburgh, 2014

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Benzeval M, Bond L, Campbell M, Egan M, Lorenc T, Petticrew M, Popham F. How does money influence health?. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, 2014

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Bonell C, Humphrey N, Fletcher A, Moore L, Anderson R. Why schools should promote students’ health and wellbeing [editorial]. The BMJ 2014;348:g3078

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Boydell N, Fergie GM, McDaid L, Hilton S. Avoiding pitfalls and realising opportunities: reflecting on issues of sampling and recruitment for online focus groups. International Journal of Qualitative Methods 2014;13:206-223

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Boydell Nicola. Personal communities and safer sex: qualitative study of young gay and bisexual men in Scotland [PhD], MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow 2014.

Brown D, Allik M, Dundas R, Leyland AH. Carstairs Scores for Scottish postcode sectors, datazones and output areas from the 2011 Census. Glasgow, 2014

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Brueton V, Stevenson F, Vale CL, Stenning SP, Tierney JF, Harding S, Nazareth I, Meredith S, Rait G. Use of strategies to improve retention in primary care randomised trials: a qualitative study with in-depth interviews. BMJ Open 2014;4:e003835

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Brueton VC, Tierney JF, Stenning S, Meredith S, Harding S, Nazareth I, Rait G. Strategies to improve retention in randomised trials: a Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open 2014;4:e003821

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Buston K, Parkes A, Wight D. High and low contraceptive use amongst male young offenders: a qualitative interview study. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 2014;40:248–253

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Campbell M, Egan M, Lorenc T, Bond L, Popham F, Fenton C, Benzeval M. Considering methodological options for reviews of theory: illustrated by a review of theories linking income and health. Systematic Reviews 2014;3:114

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Centre for Reviews & Dissemination . Housing improvement and home safety. Effectiveness matters 2014;November

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Clark J, Kearns A, Ellaway A. GoWell East study of physical activity in secondary school pupils in Glasgow baseline survey: headline indicators report for S1 pupils, 2013. Glasgow, 2014

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