In this blog Mark-Steven Howe looks at a methodlogical review and meta-analysis. The review looked at the use of patient and assessor blinding is trials of oral health interventions and shows larger effect sizes when blinding was lacking.[read the full story...]
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Which occupations have the highest potential exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Mark-Steven Howe takes a look at recent data from the Office for National Statistics on estimated occupational exposure to generic disease, and physical proximity focusing on the dentists and a number of other professional groups.[read the full story...]
“It doesn’t mean they aren’t after you”: sexual minorities and paranoia
Sarah Carr explores a recent cross-sectional study on sexual minority status and symptoms of psychosis, which looks at the role of bullying, discrimination, social support and drug use.[read the full story...]
Mental health and suicide risk in LGBTQ students: What are the associated factors?
Sarah Carr writes an important blog for #PrideMonth that looks at general and LGBTQ-specific factors associated with mental health and suicide risk among LGBTQ students.[read the full story...]
The complexity of daily living for people with Acquired Brain Injury
Andy Mantell reviews a study by Giles and colleagues (2018), looking at the interrelationship between ‘activities of daily living’ (ADLs) and ‘instrumental activities of daily living’ (IADLs), among people living in the community, following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.[read the full story...]
Do house calls benefit older adults with dementia?
Clarissa Giebel looks at a US study on the impact of ‘house calls’ on health and social service use by people with dementia, and asks some critical questions of the research.[read the full story...]
Pregnancy and childbirth outcomes in women with intellectual disabilities between 1970 and 1989
Michelle Gregory looks at an analysis of an archival dataset, which wet out to investigate differences in pregnancy and childbirth outcomes for mothers with and without learning disabilities.[read the full story...]
Woodland walks and your ‘Elf
Kirsten Lawson dons her walking boots and reports on the national Walks for Health (WfH) programme, which has been investigated in an observational study looking at the mental, emotional and social well-being of people who participate in woodland walks.[read the full story...]
Census analysis shows numbers of people with learning disabilities in in-patient beds falling from 2010-13
Following the uncovering of abuse at Winterbourne View by the BBC’s Panorama team, the Government committed to a programme of action to address what were recognised as system wide failures in the care and support of adults with learning disabilities described as having complex challenging behaviours. (Transforming Care) The Transforming Care document set out a [read the full story…]
People with learning disabilities in Scotland more likely to live in deprived areas
In 2000, the Scottish Executive published ‘The same as you?’ a ten year programme to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities in Scotland. Following a two year review, last year they published a new ten year strategy, known as ‘The keys to life – Improving Quality of Life for People with Learning Disabilities’, [read the full story…]