The Unit is committed to the dissemination of research findings in the NHS in Scotland and beyond, in line with its remit to 'work for the implementation of proven changes in clinical activities'. A variety of methods have been used to promote this. Active dissemination is pursued through presentations at conferences and publications in scientific journals and books.

Recent Publications

Bolland, M, Gamble, GD, Avenell, A,Grey, A. Rounding, but not randomization method, non-normality, or correlation, affected baseline P-value distributions in randomized trials. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2019;110:50-62.

Crocker, JC, Pratt-Boyden, K, Hislop, J, Rees, S, Locock, L, Olszowski, S, Chant, A, Treweek, S, Cook, JA, Woolfall, K, Farrar, N, Bostock, J,Bulbulia, R. Patient and public involvement (PPI) in UK surgical trials: a survey and focus groups with stakeholders to identify practices, views, and experiences. Trials 2019;20(119).

Dal-Re, R, Avendano-Sola, C, Bloechl-Daum, B, de Boer, A, Ericksson, S, Fuhr, U, Holm, S, James, SK, Mentz, R, Perucca, E, Rosendaal, F, Treweek, S. Low risk pragmatic trials do not always require participants’ informed consent. BMJ Case Rep 2019;364|1092.

Farquharson, B, Abhyankar, P, Smith, K, Dombrowski, S, Treweek, S, Dougall, N, Williams, B,Johnston, M. Reducing delay in patients with acute coronary syndrome and other time-critical conditions: a systematic review to identify the behaviour change techniques associated with effective interventions. Openheart 2019;6:e000975.

Grey, A, Bolland, M, Gamble, GD,Avenell, A. Quality of reports of investigations of research integrity by academic institutions. Research Integrity and Peer Review 2019;4(3).

Hagen, S, McClurg, D, Bugge, C, Hay-Smith, EJC, Dean, SG, Elders, A, Glazener, C, Abdel-Fattah, M, Agur, WI, Booth, J, Guerrero, K, Norrie , J, Kilonzo, M, McPherson, G, McDonald, A, Stratton, S, Sergenson, N, Grant, A,Wilson, L. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for female stress or mixed urinary incontinence: protocol for the OPAL randomised trial. BMJ Open 2019;9(2):e024153.

Locock, L. Involving service users in the qualitative analysis of patient narratives to support healthcare quality improvement. Research Involvement and Engagement 2019;5(1).

Wyke, S, Bunn, C, Andersen, E, Silva, M, van Nassau, F, McSkimming, P, Kolovos, S, Gill, JM, Gray, C, Hunt, K, Anderson, A, Bosmans, JE, Jelsma, J, Kean, S, Louden, D, Macaulay, L, Maxwell, DJ, McConnachie, A, Mutrie, N, Nijhuis-van der Sanden, R, Pereira, HV, Philpott, M, Roberts, GC, Rooksby, J, Roynesdal, O, Sattar, N, Sorensen, M, Teixeira, PJ, Treweek, S, van Achterberg, T, van de Glind, I, van Mechelen, W,van der Ploeg, H. The effect of a programme to improve men’s sedentary time and physical activity: The European Fans in Training (EuroFIT) randomised controlled trial. PLoS Med 2019;16(2).