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

Aceves-Martins, M, Robertson, C, Cooper, D, Avenell, A, Stewart, F, Aveyard, P, de bruin, M, REBALANCE Team. A systematic review of UK-based long-term nonsurgical interventions for people with severe obesity (BMI ≥35 kg m(-2) ). J Hum Nutr Diet 2020:10.1111/jhn.12732.

Cameron, ST, Baraitser, P, Glasier, A, McDaid, L, Norrie , J, Radley, A, Stephenson, JM, Trussell, J, Battison, C, Cameron, S, Cowle, K, Forrest, M, Gilson, R, Goulao, B, Johnstone, A, McDonald, A, Morelli, A, Patterson, S, Sally, D, Stewart, N,Bridge-It Study, G. Pragmatic cluster randomised cohort cross-over trial to determine the effectiveness of bridging from emergency to regular contraception: the Bridge-It study protocolBMJOpen 2020;9(10).

Clarkson, J, Ramsay, C, Aceves-Martins, M, Brazzelli, M, Colloc, T, Dave, M, Glenny, AM, Goulao, B, Lamont, T, Richards, D, Robertson, C, Wilson, GJ. Recommendations for the re-opening of dental services: a rapid review of international sources. 2020. Cochrane Oral Health Group.

Clarkson, J, Ramsay, C, Richards, D, Robertson, C, Aceves-Martins, M. Aerosol generating procedures and their mitigation in international dental guidance documents - a rapid review. 2020. Cochrane Oral Health Group

Cotton, S, Duncan, A, Innes, K, Fernie, G, Davidson, T,Breeman, S. 50% of the participants from 20% of the recruitment sites? Trials 2020;20:p-64.

Crowley, E, Treweek, S, Banister, K, Breeman, S, Constable, L, Cotton, S, Duncan, A, El Feky, A, Gardner, H, Goodman, K, Lanz, D, McDonald, A, Ogburn, E, Starr, K, Stevens, N, Valente, M,Fernie, G. Using systematic data categorisation to quantify the types of data collected in clinical trials: the DataCat project. Trials 2020;21(1):535.

Fitton, CA, Steiner, MFC, Aucott, L, Pell, JP, Mackay, DF, Fleming, M,McLay, J. In utero antihypertensive medication exposure and neonatal outcomes: A data linkage cohort study.Hypertension 2020;75(3):628–633 (abstract)

Gardner, H, Albarquoni, L, El Feky, A, Gillies, K,Treweek, S. A systematic review of non-randomised evaluations of strategies to improve participant recruitment to randomised controlled trials: [version 1; peer view: awaiting peer review]F1000 Research 2020;9(86).

Goulao, B, Duncan, A, Floate, R, Clarkson, J,Ramsay, C. Three behaviour change theory informed randomised studies within a trial to improve response rates to trial postal questionnairesJournal of Clinical Epidemiology 2020; 122:35-41

Hemming, C, Constable, L, Goulao, B, Kilonzo, M, Boyers, D, Elders, A, Cooper, K, Smith, A, Freeman, R, McDonald, A, Hagen, S, Montgomery, I, Norrie , J,Glazener, C. Surgical interventions for uterine prolapse and for vault prolapse: the two VUE RCTs. Health Technol Assess 2020;24(13).

Hernandez, R, Robertson, C, Scott, N, Scotland, G, Booth, C, Manson, P, Broadhurst, P,Brazzelli, M. TYRX Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope for preventing infection from cardiac implantable electronic devices. Evidence Review Group report in support of NICE STA programme. London/Manchester: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence; 2020

Kolovos, S, Finch, AP, van der Ploeg, HP, van Nassau, F, Broulikova, HM, Baka, A, Treweek, S, Gray, CM, Jelsma, JGM, Bunn, C, Roberts, GC, Silva, MN, Gill, JMR, Røynesdal, Ø, van Mechelen, W, Andersen, E, Hunt, K, Wyke, S, Bosmans, JE. Five-year cost-effectiveness analysis of the European Fans in Training (EuroFIT) physical activity intervention for men versus no intervention. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2020;17(1):30.

Lenguerrand, E, Winter, C, Siassakos, D, MacLennan, G, Innes, K, Lynch, P, Cameron, A, Crofts, J, McDonald, A, McCormack, K, Forrest, M, Norrie, J, Bhattacharya, S,Draycott, T. Effect of hands-on interprofessional simulation training for local emergencies in Scotland: the THISTLE stepped-wedge design randomised controlled trialBMJ Quality & Safety 2020;29(2):122-34.

Locock, L, Graham, C, King, J, Parkin, S, Chisholm, A, Montgomery, C, Gibbons, E, Ainley, E, Bostock, J, Gager, M, Churchill, N, Dopson, S, Greenhalgh, T, Martin, A, Powell, J, Sizmur, S,Ziebland, S. Understanding how front-line staff use patient experience data for service improvement: an exploratory case study evaluationHealth Serv Deliv Res 2020;8(13).

Locock L, Skea Z, Alexander G, Hiscox C, Laidlaw L, Shepherd J. Anonymity, veracity and power in online patient feedback: A quantitative and qualitative analysis of staff responses to patient comments on the 'Care Opinion' platform in ScotlandDigital Health. 2020;6:2055207619899520.

Montgomery, C, Chisholm, A, Locock, L,Parkin, S. Wild data: How frontline hospital staff make sense of patients`s experiences. Sociology of health & illness 2020;42:1424-40.

Montgomery, C, Parkin, S, Chisholm, A,Locock, L. 'Team capital’ in quality improvement teams: findings from an ethnographic study of front-line quality improvement in the NHSBMJ Open Quality 2020;9(2):e000948.

Raza, MZ, Bruhn, H,Gillies, K. Dissemination of trial results to participants in phase III pragmatic clinical trials: an audit of trial investigators intentionsBMJOpen 2020;10:e035730.

Riley, P, Glenny, A, Worthington, HV, Jacobsen, E, Robertson, C, Durham, J, Davies, S, Petersen, H,Boyers, D. Oral splints for patients with temporomandibular disorders or bruxism: a systematic reviewBr Dent J 2020;228:191-97.

Riley, P, Glenny, A, Worthington, HV, Jacobsen, E, Robertson, C, Durham, J, Davies, S, Petersen, H,Boyers, D. Oral splints for patients with temporomandibular disorders or bruxism: a systematic review and economic evaluationHealth Technol Assess 2020;24(7).

Rzewuska, M. The discovery phase of implementing a deep learning classifier system for limbs fractures. AI in healthcare (Aberdeen University Artificial Intelligence society), Aberdeen, 4th February 2020.

Rzewuska, M, Duncan, E, Francis, J, Morris, A, Suh, K, Davey, P, Grimshaw, J, Ramsay, C, JPIAMR (Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance) Working Group on Behavioural Approaches to Antibiotic Stewardship Programmes. Barriers and facilitators to implementation of antibiotic stewardship programmes in hospitals in developed countries: insights from transnational studies. Frontiers of Social Medicine 2020.

Treweek, S, Bevan, S, Bower, P, Briel, M, Campbell, M, Christie, J, Collett, C, Cotton, S, Devane, D, El Feky, A, Galvin, S, Gardner, H, Gillies, K, Hood, K, Jansen, J, Littleford, R, Parker, A, Ramsay, C, Restrup, L, Sullivan, F, Torgerson, D, Tremain, L, von Elm, E, Westmore, M, Williams, H, Williamson, PR,Clarke, M. Trial Forge Guidance 2: how to decide if a further Study Within A Trial (SWAT) is neededTrials 2020;21(1):33.

Treweek, S, Jüni, P, Li, T, Collin, J, Briel, M, Chan, A-W, Hemming, K, Meurer, WJ, Sydes, MR, Grimshaw, JM. COVID-19 randomised trial protocols: rapid publication without barriers. Trials 2020;21(1):327.