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

Boylan, A-M, Locock, L, Thompson, R,Staniszewka, S. ‘About sixty percent I want to do it’. Health researchers’ attitudes to, and experiences of, patient and public involvement (PPI) : a qualitative interview study. Health Expect 2019.

Bruhn, H, Treweek, S, Duncan, A, Shearer, K, Cameron, S, Campbell, K, Innes, K, McRae, D,Cotton, S. Estimating Site Performance (ESP): can trial managers predict recruitment success at trial sites? Trials 2019;20(1):192.

Cooper, K, Breeman, S, Scott, N, Scotland, G, Clark, J, Hawe, J, Hawthorn, R, Phillips, K, MacLennan, G, Wileman, S, McCormack, K, Hernandez, R, Norrie, J, Bhattacharya, S,HEALTH Study Group. Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy versus endometrial ablation for women with heavy menstrual bleeding (HEALTH): a parallel-group, open-label, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet 2019.

Freedland, K, King, A, Ambrosius, W, Mayo-Wilson, E, Mohr, D, Czajkowski, S, Thabane, L, Collins, L, Rebok, G, Treweek, S, Cook, T, Edinger, J, Stoney, C, Campo, R, Young-Hyman, D, Riley, W,Trials, NIoHOoBaSSREPoCSiBaSSC. The Selection of Comparators for Randomized Controlled Trials of Health-Related Behavioral Interventions: Recommendations of an NIH Expert Panel. Journal of Clincal Epidemiology 2019;110:74-81.

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).

Lewis, AL, Young, GJ, Abrams, P, Blair, PS, Chapple, C, Glazener, C, Horwood, J, McGrath, JS, Noble, S, Taylor, GT, Ito, H, Belal, M, Davies, MC, Dickinson, AJ, Foley, CL, Foley, S, Fulford, S, Gammal, MM, Garthwaite, M, Harris, MRE, Ilie, PC, Jones, R, Sabbagh, S, Mason, RG, McLarty, E, Mishra, V, Mom, J, Morley, R, Natale, S, Nitkunan, T, Page, T, Payne, D, Rashid, TG, Saeb-Parsy, K, Sandhu, SS, Simoes, A, Singh, G, Sullivan, M, Tempest, HV, Viswanath, S, Walker, RMH, Lane, JA,Drake, MJ. Clinical and Patient-reported Outcome Measures in Men Referred for Consideration of Surgery to Treat Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Baseline Results and Diagnostic Findings of the Urodynamics for Prostate Surgery Trial; Randomised Evaluation of Assessment Methods (UPSTREAM). European Urology Focus 2019.

Locock, L,Boaz, A. Drawing straight lines along blurred boundaries. Qualitative research, patient and public involvement in medical research, coproduction and co-design. Evidence and Policy 2019.

Skea, Z, Newlands, R,Gillies, K. Exploring non-retention in clinical trials: A meta-ethnographic synthesis of studies reporting participant reasons for drop out. BMJ Open 2019;9(6).

Tickle, M, Ricketts, DNJ, Duncan, A, O'Malley, L, Donaldson, PM, Clarkson, JE, Black, M, Boyers, D, Donaldson, M, Floate, R, Forrest, M, Fraser, A, Glenny, A, Goulao, B, McDonald, A, Ramsay, C, Ross, C, Walsh, T, Worthington, H, Young, L, Bonetti, D, Gouick, J, Mitchell, FE, Macpherson, LE, Lin, YL, Pretty, A,Birch, S. Protocol for a Randomised controlled trial to Evaluate the effectiveness and cost benefit of prescribing high dose FLuoride toothpaste in preventing and treating dEntal Caries in high-risk older adulTs (reflect trial). BMC Oral Health 2019;19:88.