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SENCS : Survivors' Experiences of the National Counselling Service. For adults who experienced childhood abuse.

This study aimed to assess the quality of services provided by the NCS. The overall experience of service use was to be evaluated with particular emphasis on the extent to which the three most important guiding principles of the service have been met. Client experiences of services is an essential component of a quality service. In this study, service quality was evaluated from the perspective of survivors of child abuse who have used the service....

SLAN 2007 : Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland. ' One Island - One Lifestyle?' Health and lifestyles in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland : Comparing the population surveys SLAN 2007 and NIHSWS 2005

Mark Ward, Hannah McGee, Karen Morgan, Eric Van Lente, Richard Layte, Margaret Barry, Dorothy Watson, Emer Shelley & Ivan Perry
The information provided here gives a sense of the value of comparing population studies between the Republic and Northern Ireland, albeit incomplete comparisons in this case since the studies were conducted independently. We share enough that is both common and unique in our attitudes, health profiles and health systems to enable fruitful comparisons for both sides. Future opportunities for comparison should be more explicitly incorporated into the planning stages of such studies. We hope that...

Health Service Executive Emergency Departments. Patient Profiles, Experiences and Perceptions. Report of a National Survey among people who attended during 2006.

, The Irish Society For Quality, &
Ireland has 53 publicly funded acute hospitals, 35 of which have Emergency Departments. Every day these Emergency Departments see an average of 3,300 people, the majority of whom are treated there and then and discharged without the need for in-patient admission. To better understand the service user or patients’ experience of the service, the HSE contracted an independent research company to survey, by computer aided telephone interview, 1,600 representative members of the public who had...

Review of health services available for persons who contracted Hepatitis C through the administration within the state of blood or blood products

Hannah McGee, Anne Hickey, Mary Smith & Molly Byrne
Hepatitis C is a relatively common blood-borne infectious disease. It has been estimated that 3% of the world’s population is infected. Hepatitis C accounts for about 20% of cases of acute hepatitis and 70% of cases of chronic hepatitis. Its importance is that it is a major cause of cirrhosis and hepatocellular cancer1. End-stage liver disease secondary to hepatitis C virus infection is main reason for liver transplantation. Following the discovery in February 1994 that...

Irish Contraception and Crisis Pregnancy [ICCP] Study. A Survey of the General Population.

Kay Rundle, Collette Leigh, Hannah McGee & Richard Layte
Crisis pregnancy is a complex challenge for individuals and societies alike. Its prevention and management need to be informed by up-to-date and locally applicable information on knowledge, attitudes and behaviours concerning sexual practices and contraception. Studies of aspects of sexual health in Ireland offer the prospect of vastly increasing our understanding of the pattern of health behaviours in the area of sexuality and their relationship to both the attitudes/beliefs and socio-demographic characteristics of individuals. Such...

Irish contraception and Crisis Pregnancy [ICCP] Study. A Survey of the General Population. Summary

Kay Rundle, Collette Leigh, Hannah McGee & Richard Layte
Crisis pregnancy is a complex challenge for individuals and societies alike. Its prevention and management need to be informed by up-to-date and locally applicable information on knowledge, attitudes and behaviours concerning sexual practices and contraception. Studies of aspects of sexual health in Ireland offer the prospect of vastly increasing our understanding of the pattern of health behaviours in the area of sexuality and their relationship to both the attitudes/beliefs and socio-demographic characteristics of individuals. Such...

Review of Health Services Available for Persons who Contracted Hepatitis C through the Administration within the State of Blood or Blood Products. Implementation of Recommendations.

Hannah McGee, Anne Hickey, Marie Brady & Katherine Gavin
the State of infected blood and blood products. The Report examines progress on the recommendations published in 2000, and recognizes the evolution in service needs since then with the addition of 4 new recommendations. The Report will assist health service providers, the Department of Health and Children and the support groups to continue working together to ensure that the future service needs of this Hepatitis C group are met. It is timely that this review...

The Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life (SEIQoL). Administration Manual.

Ciaran O'Boyle, Hannah McGee, Anne Hickey, , John Browne, Kevin O'Malley & Beat Hiltbrunner
Advances in the clinical sciences this century have resulted in an impressive range of diagnostic procedures, therapies, drugs and surgical techniques which have revolutionised the management of heretofore fatal conditions. In addition to being concerned about life expectancy, people are also concerned about the quality of their lives. Partly in response to the views of patients, assessment of patient Quality of Life (QoL) is becoming increasingly important in medicine, nursing and in the behavioural sciences....

The Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life (SEIQoL): a Direct Weighting procedure for Quality of Life Domains (SEIQoL-DW). Administration Manual.

Ciaran O'Boyle, John Browne, Anne Hickey, Hannah McGee &
The Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life (SEIQoL) is an interviewbased instrument for the assessment of quality of life (QoL) of the individual. The interview procedure associated with the full version of the SEIQoL (McGee et al, 1991; O’Boyle et al, 1992) requires considerable time to complete (10-20 minutes) and thus may be primarily suitable for research settings or clinical situations where the instrument is being used as part of the process...

The Irish Study of Sexual Health and Relationships Summary Report

Richard Layte, Hannah McGee, Amanda Quail, Kay Rundle, , Claire Donnelly, Fiona Mulcahy &
This study was commissioned by the Department of Health and Children and the Crisis Pregnancy Agency (CPA) in response to a recommendation of the National AIDS Strategy Committee.The Crisis Pregnancy Agency became involved in the project in the lightof international evidence showing that aspects of sexual health, such as contraception, crisis pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, should be examined jointly. The study builds upon the already extensive research conducted by the CPA since its establishment....

The Irish Study of Sexual Health and Relationships Summary Report

Richard Layte, Hannah McGee, Amanda Quail, Kay Rundle, , Claire Donnelly, Fiona Mulcahy &
This study was commissioned by the Department of Health and Children and the Crisis Pregnancy Agency (CPA) in response to a recommendation of the National AIDS Strategy Committee.The Crisis Pregnancy Agency became involved in the project in the lightof international evidence showing that aspects of sexual health, such as contraception, crisis pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, should be examined jointly. The study builds upon the already extensive research conducted by the CPA since its establishment....

Fifty plus in Ireland 2011: First results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

Alan Barrett, Helen Burke, Hilary Cronin, Anne Hickey, Yumiko Kamiya, Rose Anne Kenny, Richard Layte, Siobhan Maty, Hannah McGee, Karen Morgan, Irene Mosca, Charles Normand, Claire O’Regan, Vincent O'Sullivan, George Savva, Nick Sofroniou, Virpi Timonen & Brendan Whelan
The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) is a large-scale, nationally representative study of people aged 50 and over in Ireland. It is the most ambitious study of ageing ever carried out in Ireland and represents a step-change in terms of data, knowledge and understanding of ageing with which to inform policy and novel research. TILDA is designed to maximise comparability with other well-established international longitudinal studies. More than 8,000 people aged 50 and over...

Third National Survey of Cardiac Rehabilitation Service Provision in Ireland: progress on the 1999 National Cardiovascular Health Strategy Recommendations

Mary Delaney, Rachel Flynn, Marian Kiernan, Frank Doyle, Moira Lonergan, Shirley Ingram & Hannah McGee
Background: The National Cardiovascular Health Strategy, including specific plans for cardiac rehabilitation, was launched in Ireland in 1999. A survey of cardiac rehabilitation services was conducted in 2006 to evaluate progress on service provision. Aim: To establish levels of service provision and service formats of cardiac rehabilitation services in 2005, compare them with the status pre-Strategy (1998) and to ascertain areas in which additional resources may be needed to achieve the 10 national recommendations for...

Third National Survey of Cardiac Rehabilitation Service Provision in Ireland: progress on the 1999 National Cardiovascular Health Strategy Recommendations

Mary Delaney, Rachel Flynn, Marian Kiernan, Frank Doyle, Moira Lonergan, Shirley Ingram & Hannah McGee
Background: The National Cardiovascular Health Strategy, including specific plans for cardiac rehabilitation, was launched in Ireland in 1999. A survey of cardiac rehabilitation services was conducted in 2006 to evaluate progress on service provision. Aim: To establish levels of service provision and service formats of cardiac rehabilitation services in 2005, compare them with the status pre-Strategy (1998) and to ascertain areas in which additional resources may be needed to achieve the 10 national recommendations for...

SLAN 2007: Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes & Nutrition in Ireland: Main Report

Karen Morgan, Hannah McGee, Dorothy Watson, Ivan Perry, Margaret Barry, Emer Shelley, Janas Harrington, Michal Molcho, Richard Layte, Nuala Tully, Eric Van Lente, Mark Ward, Jennifer Lutomski, & Ruairi Brugha
This report presents the main findings from the 2007 Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland (SLÁN 2007). This is the third and largest SLÁN survey and the first to include those participating in languages other than English and Irish. Previous studies were carried out in 1998 (Friel et al, 1999) and 2002 (Kelleher et al, 2003). Both these reports are available on the website www.healthpromotion.ie/publications. The main SLÁN 2007 survey was conducted through...

SLAN 2007: Suirbhe ar Nosanna Maireachtala, Dearcai agus Cothu in Eirinn: Priomhthuarascail

Karen Morgan, Hannah McGee, Dorothy Watson, Ivan Perry, Margaret Barry, Emer Shelley, Janas Harrington, Michal Molcho, Richard Layte, Nuala Tully, Eric Van Lente, Mark Ward, Jennifer Lutomski, & Ruairi Brugha
Is éard atá sa tuarascáil seo na príomhthorthaí ó Shuirbhé ar Nósanna Maireachtála, Dearcaí agus Cothú in Éirinn 2007 (SLÁN 2007). Is é seo an tríú suirbhé SLÁN agus an suirbhé is mó agus is é seo an chéad suirbhé a áirítear teangacha eile ann seachas Béarla agus Gaeilge. Rinneadh staidéir eile roimhe seo in 1998 (Friel et al, 1999) agus 2002 (Kelleher et al, 2003). Tá an dá thuarascáil seo le fáil ar an...

One Island – Two Systems: A comparison of health status and health and social service use by community-dwelling older people in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Hannah McGee, Ann O'Hanlon, Maja Barker, Anne Hickey, Rebecca Garavan, , Richard Layte, Emer Shelley, Frances Horgan, Vivienne Crawford, Robert Stout & Desmond O'Neill
This project involves a cross-sectional study of community- dwelling older people aged 65 + years in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Significant differences exist in policy, structures, coverage and funding between the two healthcare systems. These differences – a ‘one island – two systems’ situation – provide a unique opportunity to learn by comparing the health, social status and service experiences of two groups of older people on one island with two differing...

A Guide to Hospital Outpatient Satisfaction Surveys. Practical Recommendations and the Satisfaction with Outpatient Services (SWOPS) Questionnaire

Orla Keegan & Hannah McGee
This report examined the context for patient satisfaction surveys in the outpatient setting and provided the empirical details of a satisfaction instrument which has been satisfactorily used in the Irish setting (Satisfaction with Outpatient Services Questionnaire - SWOPS).

A Guide to Hospital Outpatient Satisfaction Surveys. Practical Recommendations and the Satisfaction with Outpatient Services (SWOPS) Questionnaire

Orla Keegan & Hannah McGee
This report examined the context for patient satisfaction surveys in the outpatient setting and provided the empirical details of a satisfaction instrument which has been satisfactorily used in the Irish setting (Satisfaction with Outpatient Services Questionnaire - SWOPS).

Improving research on parental involvement in sexuality education: Findings from the Irish Contraception and Crisis Pregnancy Survey – 2010

Caroline Kelleher, Daniel Boduszek, Ashling Bourke, Orla McBride & Karen Morgan
Sexuality education research has highlighted the importance of parental involvement2. Parents largely concur with the idea that they should play a fundamental role in their children’s sexuality education; indeed, 95% of parents in one national UK study felt that discussing contraception with their children was primarily their responsibility3. However, only 58% of those parents had actually done so, suggesting that these beliefs are not always reflected in practice3. Investigating sexuality education frequently occurs via national...

Sex education, first sex and sexual health outcomes in adulthood: Findings from a nationally representative survey.

Caroline Kelleher, Ashling Bourke, Daniel Boduszek, Orla McBride & Karen Morgan
Sex education, first sex and sexual health outcomes in adulthood: Findings from a nationally representative survey.

Sexual Health screening: Experiences of STI and HIV testing

Caroline Kelleher
Study aims: To generate a profile of the socio-demographic and background characteristics and sexual health history of adults living in Ireland who have tested for STI and/or HIV To examine whether there are any significant differences in these socio-demographic/background/sexual health history variables between those that have tested for STI/HIV and those that have not

Funding and scale-up of HIV / AIDS services in Zambia

This policy brief describes the funding for HIV/AIDS in Zambia focusing on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and the World Bank Multi Country AIDS program (MAP). It highlights the impact of this funding on scale-up of HIV/AIDS services and on non-HIV/AIDS services in Zambia.

Global Health Initiatives and Human Resources for HIV/AIDS Services in Malawi, Uganda and Zambia

In most sub-Saharan African countries, a region where just 3% of the world’s health workforce treat and care for 25% of the global disease burden, significant investment in Human Resources for HIV/ AIDS services (HR) is required. This briefing paper summarises the effect that scale-up of funds from three GHIs – the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and the World Bank Multi-country AIDS Program...

The Impact of Global Health Initiatives in Kyrgyzstan

This policy brief shows the effects of two global health initiatives - the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GFATM) and the World Bank’s Central Asia AIDS Project (CAAP) - at national and sub-national levels, including the effects on HIV/AIDS service scale-up, human resources, access to HIV/AIDS services and coordination.

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