The Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHP RU) is a multidisciplinary national research unit, funded by the Scottish Government Health Directorate Chief Scientist Office (CSO). It has academic bases within Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Stirling.

Newsletter Nov-Dec14
NMAHP Research Unit Newsletter Nov/Dec 2014 - January 15, 2015

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SHagen prize
Prof. Suzanne Hagen is presented with an award for best clinical abstract at the ICS Conference - October 31, 2014

At the International Continence Society annual conference in Rio de Janeiro Suzanne and her colleagues won the best clinical abstract for their paper:

A multicentre randomised controlled trial of a pelvic floor muscle training intervention for the prevention of pelvic organ prolapse (PREVPROL)

Authors: Hagen S, Glazener C, McClurg D, Macarthur C, Herbison P, Wilson D, Toozs-Hobson P, Bain C, Hay-Smith J, Collins M, Elders A.

Suzanne was presented with the award at the prize giving ceremony on 24th October by Nucelio Lemos, the Scientific Committee Chair.

Dr. Alex Pollock awarded the Society for Research in Rehabilitation Verna Wright prize - September 26, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Alex Pollock who has been awarded the Society for Research in Rehabilitation Verna Wright prize for the best oral presentation – ‘A Cochrane systematic review of physiotherapy treatment approaches to promote functional recovery after stroke’ at the SRR conference  in London in February 2014.  The prize will be awarded at the next SRR conference (in Manchester in February 2015).  

Bridget St. George wins prize for best presentation - May 29, 2014

Bridget St. George won a prize for the best presentation at the Ageing Scotland Research Group meeting, which was focussed on Patient and Public involvement. Her presentation was titled ‘A qualitative exploration of what is important to stroke survivors and health professionals in relation to the long term consequences and recovery from stroke’. The prize was donated by the British Geriatrics Society, Scotland (BGS).

Recent Publications
Kindness, P., Fitzpatrick, D., Mellish, C., Masthoff, J., O’Meara, P., & McEwan, M. (2014).

An insight into the demands and stressors experienced by community first responders. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 6(7), 362-369.

Hoddinott, P., Morgan, H., Thomson, G., Crossland, N., Farrar, S., Yi, D., et al. (2014)

The push me-pull you of financial incentives and health inequalities: A mixed methods study investigating smoking cessation in pregnancy and breastfeeding. Lancet (Abstract), 384, S37.

Hoddinott, P., Morgan, H., Thomson, G., Crossland, N., & Dombrowski, S. (2014)

A ladder logic model to inform the design of incentive trials for women around childbirth. International Journal of Behavioural Medicine, 21(Supp. 1), 139.

Hoddinott, P., Morgan, H., MacLennan, G., Sewel, K., Thomson, G., Bauld, L., et al. (2014)

Public acceptability of financial incentives for smoking cessation in pregnancy and breastfeeding. BMJ Open, 4(e005524)

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