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

Adam, R, Duncan, L, MacLennan, S, Locock, L. Treatment burden in survivors of prostate and colorectal cancer: a qualitative interview study. BMJ Open 2023;13:e068997.

Al, P, Hey, SP, Weijer, C, Gillies, K, McCleary, N, Yee, M-L, Inglis, J, Presseau, J, Brehaut, JC. Changing patient preferences toward better trial recruitment: an ethical analysis. Trials 2023;24:233.

Ball, WP, Black, C, Gordon, S, Ostrovska, B, Paranjothy, S, Rasalam, A, Ritchie, D, Rowlands, H, Rzewuska, M, Thompson, E, Wilde, K, Butler, JE. Inequalities in children’s mental health care: analysis of routinely collected data on prescribing and referrals to secondary care. BMC Psychiatry 2023;23(1):22.

Bolland, MJ, Gamble, GD, Avenell, A, Cooper, DJ, Grey, A. Distributions of baseline categorical variables were different from the expected distributions in randomized trials with integrity concerns. J Clin Epidemiol 2023;154:117-24.

Boyers, D, Imamura, M, Scott, N, Kumar, S, Tsehaye, M, Cruickshank, M, Manson, P, Ormerod, T, Brazzelli, M. Secukinumab for moderate-to-severe hidradenitis suppurativa [ID4039]. Evidence Review Group report in support of NICE STA programme. University of Aberdeen: Health Services Research Unit; 2023

Butler, K, Bartlett, YK, Newhouse, N, Farmer, A, French, DP, Kenning, C, Locock, L, Rea, R, Williams, V, McSharry, J. Implementing a text message-based intervention to support type 2 diabetes medication adherence in primary care: a qualitative study with general practice staff. BMC Health Serv Res 2023;23(1):614.

Chong, HY, McNamee, P, Bachmair, E-M, Martin, K, Aucott, L, Dhaun, N, Dures, E, Emsley, R, Gray, SR, Kidd, E, Kumar, V, Lovell, K, MacLennan, G, Norrie, J, Paul, L, Packham, J, Ralston, SH, Siebert, S, Wearden, A, Macfarlane, G, Basu, N, LIFT study group. Cost-effectiveness of cognitive behavioural and personalised exercise interventions for reducing fatigue in inflammatory rheumatic diseases. Rheumatology 2023:kead157.

Coffey, T, Duncan, E, Morgan, H, Gillies, K. Developing strategies to address disparities in retention communication during the consent discussion: development of a behavioural intervention. Trials 2023;24(1):296.

Cribb, A, Entwistle, V, Mitchell, P. Varieties of improvement expertise: knowledge and contestation in health-care improvement. Sociology of Health & Illness. 2023.

Farquharson, B, Johnston, M, Williams, B, Smith, K, Dombrowski, S, Jones, C, Treweek, S, Dougall, N, Grindle, M, Savinc, J, Abyhankar, P. Reducing patient delay in acute coronary syndrome: randomized controlled trial testing effect of behaviour change intervention on intentions to seek help. Br J Health Psychol 2023;28(1):188-207.

Gallagher, K, Bhatt, N, Clement, K, Zimmermann, E, Khadhouri, S, MacLennan, S, Kulkarni, M, Gaba, F, Anbarasan, T, Asif, A, Light, A, Ng, A, Chan, V, Nathan, A, Cooper, D, Aucott, L, Marcq, G, Teoh, JY, Hensley, P, Duncan, E, Goulao, B, O'Brien, T, Nielsen, M, Mariappan, P, Kasivisvanathan, V. Audit, feedback, and education to improve quality and outcomes in transurethral resection and single-instillation intravesical chemotherapy for nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer treatment: protocol for a multicenter international observational study with an embedded cluster randomized trial. JMIR Res Protoc 2023;12:e42254.

Goulao, B, Duncan, A, Innes, K, Ramsay, CR, Kahan, BC. Using re-randomisation designs to increase the efficiency and applicability of retention studies within trials: a case study. Trials 2023;24:299.

King, AJ, Hudson, J, Azuara-Blanco, A, Kirwan, JF, Goyal, S, Lim, KS, Maclennan, G, TAGS Research Group. Effects of socioeconomic status on baseline values and outcomes at 24 months in the Treatment of Advanced Glaucoma Study randomised controlled Trial. Br J Ophthalmol 2023.

Lawrie, L, Turner, S, Cotton, SC, Wood, J, Morgan, HM. A qualitative process evaluation within a clinical trial that used healthcare technologies for children with asthma-insights and implications. PLoS One 2023;18(1):e0280086.

Maclean, A, Hunt, K, Brown, A, Evered, JA, Dowrick, A, Fokkens, A, Grob, R, Law, S, Locock, L, Marcinow, M, Smith, L, Urbanowicz, A, Verheij, N, Wild, C. Negotiation of collective and individual candidacy for long Covid healthcare in the early phases of the Covid-19 pandemic: Validated, diverted and rejected candidacy. SSM Qual Res Health 2023;3:100207.

MacLennan, S, Pereira-Azevedo, N, Duncan, E, Dunsmore, J, Fullwood, L, Lumen, N, Plass, K, Ribal, MJ, Roobol, MJ, Niebor, D, Schouten, N, Skolarus, TA, Smith, EJ, N'Dow, J, Mottet, N, Briganti, A, Pan-European National Urological Society Imagine Collaborative. Mapping European Association of Urology Guideline Practice Across Europe: An Audit of Androgen Deprivation Therapy Use Before Prostate Cancer Surgery in 6598 Cases in 187 Hospitals Across 31 European Countries. Eur Urol 2023.

Mitchell, P, Cribb, A, Entwistle, V. Patient safety and the question of dignitary harms. The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 2023;48(1):33-49.

Parker, A, Arundel, C, Mills, N, Rooshenas, L, Jepson, MA, Donovan, JL, Blazeby, JM, Coleman, E, Clark, L, Doherty, L, Hewitt, CA, Partha Sarathy, P, Beard, DJ, Bower, P, Brealey, S, Brocklehurst, P, Cooper, C, Crofts, J, Culliford, L, Dias, J, Devane, D, eldridge, s, Emsley, R, Galvin, S, Gemperle-Mannion, E, Jayne, D, Metcalfe, A, Montgomery, A, Rangan, A, Sutton, C, Tharmanathan, P, Treweek, S, Torgerson, D. Staff training to improve participant recruitment into surgical randomised controlled trials: A feasibility study within a trial (SWAT) across four host trials simultaneously. Research Methods in Medicine & Health Sciences 2023;4(1):2-15.

Reilly, F, Wani, N, Hall, S, Morgan, HM, Allan, J, Constable, L, Ntessalen, M, Murchie, P. User experiences in a digital intervention to support total skin self-examination by melanoma survivors: nested qualitative evaluation embedded in a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Dermatol 2023;6:e39544.

Robertson, C, Shaikh, S, Hudson, J, Roberts, PG, Beard, D, Mackie, T, Matthew, C, Ramsay, C, Gillies, K, Campbell, M. The RoboCOS Study: Development of an international core outcome set for the comprehensive evaluation of patient, surgeon, organisational and population level impacts of robotic assisted surgery. PLoS One 2023;18(3):e0283000.

Russell, AM, Shepherd, V, Woolfall, K, Young, B, Gillies, K, Volkmer, A, Jayes, M, Huxtable, R, Perkins, A, Noor, NM, Nickolls, B, Wade, J. Complex and alternate consent pathways in clinical trials: methodological and ethical challenges encountered by underserved groups and a call to action. Trials 2023;24(1).

Saul, H, Deeney, B, Cassidy, S, Kwint, J, Constable, L, Abrams, P. Male sling is as good as more complex surgery for incontinence after prostate surgery. BMJ 2023;381:p1179.

Subramanian, A, Azcoaga-Lorenzo, A, Anand, A, Phillips, K, Lee, SI, Cockburn, N, Fagbamigbe, AF, Damase-Michel, C, Yau, C, McCowan, C, O'Reilly, D, Santorelli, G, Hope, H, Kennedy, JI, Abel, KM, Eastwood, K-A, Locock, L, Black, M, Loane, M, Moss, N, Plachcinski, R, Thangaratinam, S, Brophy, S, Agrawal, U, Vowles, Z, Brocklehurst, P, Dolk, H, Nelson-Piercy, C, Nirantharakumar, K, MuM-PreDiCT Group. Polypharmacy during pregnancy and associated risk factors: a retrospective analysis of 577 medication exposures among 1.5 million pregnancies in the UK, 2000-2019. BMC Med 2023;21:21.

Sutton, E, Armstrong, N, Locock, L, Conroy, S, Tarrant, C. Visual identifiers for people with dementia in hospitals: a qualitative study to unravel mechanisms of action for improving quality of care. BMJ Qual Saf 2023.

Yousuf, S, Rzewuska, M, Duncan, E, Ramsay, C. Identification of outcomes reported for hospital antimicrobial stewardship interventions using a systematic review of reviews. JAC Antimicrob Resist 2023;5(1):dlac127.