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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).

Promoting Healthy Behaviour Choices: Understanding Patient Challenges by Undertaking a Personal Behaviour Change Task

Frank Doyle, Anne Hickey, Karen Morgan, Ian Grey, Eva M. Doherty & Hannah McGee
INTRODUCTION: Unhealthy behaviours such as poor diet, smoking and physical inactivity contribute significantly to chronic disease. Our first year medical school project aims to increase student awareness of: the importance of these behaviours and their systematic measurement; recommended behaviour targets in health professional guidelines; challenges in achieving patient behaviour change; and psychological theories which aid behaviour change. METHODS: Students are provided with evidence-based health behaviour guidelines for prevention of heart disease. Students select whichever behaviour...

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.

Effects of the global fund HIV/AIDS programmes in Ukraine

Ukraine has one of the highest and most rapidly growing rates of HIV/AIDS in Europe with estimated numbers of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) reaching 400,000 in 2008. Since 2003 several Global Health Initiatives (GHIs) have committed to providing over US$ 300 million towards the control of HIV/AIDS in Ukraine. These funding mechanisms have had a significant impact on the availability of services for PLWHA and populations at risk of being infected. GHIs have also...

Retaining Migrant Nurses in Ireland II. Nurse Migration Project Policy Brief 3

Niamh Humphries, Ruairi Brugha & Hannah McGee
Active overseas recruitment efforts have attracted large numbers of migrant nurses into the Irish health system [1]. However, it will be Ireland’s ability to retain these nurses that will determine the long-term effectiveness of this workforce strategy. This is a key consideration both for individual employers and at national policy level [2], given the extent of Ireland’s reliance upon migrant nurses [1]. There is recognition internationally that poor support structures in the host country may...

A Profile of Migrant Nurses in Ireland. Nurse Migration Project Policy Brief 4

Niamh Humphries, Ruairi Brugha & Hannah McGee
Migrant nurses, mainly from outside of the EU, are now an essential component of the Irish nursing workforce. This is the result of almost a decade of active overseas nurse recruitment from countries such as India and the Philippines. Between 2000 and 2008, non-EU migrant nurses accounted for 40% of nurses newly registered with the Irish Nursing Board [2] (see Fig. 1). According to the INO, "It is a reality, not readily acknowledged by Irish...

Tracking Global HIV/AIDS Initiatives and their Impact on the Health System in Ukraine

Tetyana Semigina &
This report presents results from the final stage of the study based on fieldwork carried out in Ukraine from January – June 2008. It aims to assess the effects of GHIs in Ukraine at national and sub-national levels including the effects on scale-up of HIV/AIDS services, coordination of HIV/AIDS programs, health systems capacity and equitable access to HIV/AIDS services. The study focuses largely on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (Global Fund)...

Retaining our Doctors Medical Workforce Evidence, 2013-18. Challenges and Responses

Ruairi F. Brugha, Frances Cronin, Nicholas Clarke &
The RCSI Health Workforce Research Group held a policy dialogue in November 2017 at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The event was attended by senior staff of the Department of Health, the Health Service Executive, postgraduate medical training bodies, NCHD representatives and other national stakeholders with an interest in, or remit for, medical workforce strategy. Copies of the evidence pack, Retaining our Doctors, Medical Workforce Evidence, 2013-17, which forms the body of this...

Chlamydia Screening in Ireland: a pilot study of opportunistic screening for genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Ireland (2007-2009). Summary Integrated Report

Myles Balfe, Ruairi Brugha, Emer O'Connell, Deirdre Vaughan, Diarmuid O'Donovan, Claire Coleman, , Martin Cormican, Margaret Fitzgerald, Catherine Fleming, Hannah McGee, Andrew Murphy, , Ciaran O'Neill & Paddy Gillespie
Genital Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) infection is the most common curable, bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide [1, 2]. The number of cases notified in Ireland increased from 3,353 in 2005 to 5,781 in 2009 [3]. Notifications have increased since 2004 when legislation requiring laboratory notification came into effect. Chlamydia is usually a ‘silent’ asymptomatic infection, spread without the knowledge of those transmitting and contracting it: most cases remain undetected and thus untreated. It is a...

Chlamydia Screening in Ireland: a pilot study of opportunistic screening for genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Ireland (2007-2009). Pre-screening Report

Myles Balfe, Ruairi Brugha, Emer O'Connell, Deirdre Vaughan, Diarmuid O'Donovan, Claire Coleman, , Martin Cormican, Margaret Fitzgerald, Catherine Fleming, Hannah McGee, Andrew Murphy, , Ciaran O'Neill & Paddy Gillespie
Summary A series of background studies in 18 to 29 year olds were conducted in a range of primary care settings in Dublin and Galway, 2007-09, to assess the acceptability and feasibility of opportunistic screening for chlamydia: - semi-structured interviews with 35 women who had never been tested for a sexually transmitted infection (STI) - similar interviews with 30 men and women who had had a STI test - a questionnaire survey of 5685 students...

Chlamydia Screening in Ireland: a pilot study of opportunistic screening for genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Ireland (2007-2009). Screening Intervention Report

Myles Balfe, Ruairi Brugha, Emer O'Connell, Deirdre Vaughan, Diarmuid O'Donovan, Claire Coleman, , Martin Cormican, Margaret Fitzgerald, Catherine Fleming, Hannah McGee, Andrew Murphy, , Ciaran O'Neill & Paddy Gillespie
This report summarises the findings of the Pilot Screening Intervention conducted in Ireland between 2008 and 2009 as part of the Chlamydia Screening in Ireland Pilot study. The studies aimed to pilot screening models and to evaluate their feasibility and effectiveness. The study was commissioned by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and overseen by the Health Research Board (HRB). It was carried out by a team from the Division of Population Health Sciences at...

Making end-of-life care central to hospital care: quality standards for end-of-life care in hospitals

Each year almost 30,000 people die in Ireland. While surveys suggest that the great majority of people would like to die at home the reality is that the great majority currently die outside the home. Three-quarters (75%) of all deaths now take place in hospitals and long-stay facilities and almost half (48%) of deaths occur in acute hospitals. End-of-life care in our hospitals is therefore everybody’s business. The Standards have been developed as part of...

Making end-of-life care central to hospital care: quality standards for end-of-life care in hospitals

Each year almost 30,000 people die in Ireland. While surveys suggest that the great majority of people would like to die at home the reality is that the great majority currently die outside the home. Three-quarters (75%) of all deaths now take place in hospitals and long-stay facilities and almost half (48%) of deaths occur in acute hospitals. End-of-life care in our hospitals is therefore everybody’s business. The Standards have been developed as part of...

Action-oriented research for master’s level dissertations: an opportunity to improve practice

Pauline Joyce & Maha Al Fahim
As academic staff become familiar with the qualifications framework of the UAE and work towards demonstrating alignment between learning outcomes, teaching/learning strategies and assessment, this is an opportune time to revisit traditional masters’ dissertation guidelines and methodologies to ensure students demonstrate mastery of a topic via achievement of a capstone project. Such a project is an opportunity to demonstrate both a contribution to knowledge and an improvement in practice. This discussion document takes the view...

Dublin Fire Brigade: Violence In The Workplace And Occupational Stress In The Control Room

Paul Harris, John F. Connolly & Ciaran O'Boyle
This study was designed to (i) identify the nature, incidence and prevalence of work-related violence (ii) examine sources and frequency of stress, and (iii) evaluate psychological distress in operational and control-room personnel. The measures used were the Survey of Violence Experienced by Staff, the Sources of Occupational Stress Questionnaire and the General Health Questionnaire. 96% of operational personnel had experienced some form of work-related violence in their careers. Primary sources of occupational stress in control...

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