Now showing items 1-20 of 229

  • Evaluation of the Clwyd Mental Health Community Service: An interim report: Paper 3 Quality of life 

    Crosby, Charles; Mitchell, David A.; Barry, Margaret M. (Health Services Research Unit, UCNW, Bangor, 1990)
    This section of the report concerns the evaluation of the resettlement process on residents' quality of life. This paper considers some of the principal issues involved in quality of life evaluation research, describes the ...
  • Adult health education materials 

    Hodgins, Margaret M.; Clerkin, Pauline; Kelleher, Cecily C. (Office of Health Gain (Northern Ireland), 2000)
    In this article we report the results of a survey of adult health education materials currently available and in use in Ireland, conducted as part of an EU collaborative project aiming to identify health education materials ...
  • Impact evaluation of an HIV screen educational advertisement 

    Sixsmith, Jane; Kelleher, Cecily C. (Emerald, 2000-02)
    An advertisement explicitly depicting behaviours associated with transmission of HIV was developed with the aim of reminding people of the continued threat posed by the virus to health. Evaluation of the advertisement was ...
  • School health education and gender: an interactive effect 

    Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse; Kelleher, Cecily C. (Oxford Journals, 2000-03-04)
    Post-primary school students (n = 2407) and young adults (n = 477) participated in a cross-sectional evaluation of a health education programme for schools. The Lifeskills programme is based on a philosophy of student ...
  • A community needs assessment for rural mental health promotion. 

    Barry, Margaret M.; Doherty, Ann; Hope, Ann; Sixsmith, Jane; Kelleher, Cecily C. (Oxford Journals, 2000-06)
    This paper describes the needs assessment phase of a mental health promotion programme for rural communities in Ireland. As part of a larger study encompassing four rural communities, a cross-sectional study of the mental ...
  • Death education: Knowledge, attitudes and perspectives of Irish parents and teachers 

    McGovern, Marguerita; Barry, Margaret M. (Routledge, 2000-06)
    This article reports on a cross-sectional survey of the knowledge, attitudes and perspectives of Irish parents and school teachers concerning children's grief and the concept of death education. The sample comprised 119 ...
  • Promoting positive mental health: theoretical frameworks for practice. 

    Barry, Margaret M. (2001)
    This paper reviews current conceptual frameworks for mental health promotion practice, covering both models of promoting positive mental health and those addressing the prevention of mental disorders. The theoretical ...
  • A cross-border approach to mental health promotion. 

    Barry, Margaret M.; Friel, Sharon (Office of Health Gain, 2001)
    This paper reports on preliminary findings from a project commissioned by the Centre for Cross Border Studies, Armagh. The project is concerned with cross border co-operation in the development of mental health promotion ...
  • Mental Health Promotion: Perspectives and Practices. 

    Barry, Margaret M. (Clifford Beers Foundation, 2001)
    There is growing recognition in Ireland, as in other countries, of the importance of addressing mental health as part of improving overall health and well-being. Each year, the Centre for Health Promotion Studies at the ...
  • Substance misuse among health care workers. 

    O'Donovan, Diarmuid (Kluwer, 2001-05)
    Substance misuse by healthcare professionals raises many concerns, including the threat to patient care. This review summarizes the recent literature concerning misuse by doctors (physicians), nurses, dentists, undergraduates ...
  • "Come for the weight-loss, stay for the enjoyment" - exploring attributions for initiating and maintaining exercise. 

    Hodgins, Margaret (Psychological Society of Ireland, 2001-05)
    The potential benefits from engaging in physical activity and exercise in terms of both physical and mental health are well established. Regular exercise has been demonstrated to have preventative effects for several chronic ...
  • A national general practice census: characteristics of rural general practices 

    Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse; Murphy, Andrew W.; Kelleher, Cecily (Oxford Journals, 2001-07)
    Objectives. The aim of the present study was to describe, using a national census, the characteristics of rural general practices and compare these with city and town general practices. Methods. A previously piloted, ...
  • Correlates of self-related health in a geriatric day care centre 

    Hodgins, Margaret M.; Kelleher, Cecily C. (British Geriatrics Society, 2001-10)
    Old people and physicians perceive health in old age differently. Self-rated halth is a strong predictor of mortality, independent of objective measures of health, and can be more predictive than a physician's assessment. ...
  • An outbreak of hepatitis A among injecting drug users 

    O'Donovan, Diarmuid (2001-11)
    This descriptive study investigated an outbreak of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection among injecting drug users (IDUs) and their contacts. Twenty-seven cases of acute HAV infection were identified in a 5-month period. ...
  • The sensitivity of the Draw and Write technique 

    Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse; Kelleher, Cecily C. (Emerald, 2002)
    This paper presents comparative data from two evaluations which employed the draw and write technique to collect data from primary school pupils (ages eight to ten years). Pupils from health promoting schools and schools ...
  • Sixsmith, J. (2002). . Maintaining Health in Primary Care: guidelines for wellness in the 21st Century (book review). Irish Medical Journal, 95(3), 152 

    Sixsmith, Jane (Irish Medical Organisation, 2002)
    As a practitioners guide, this recently published handbook on maintaining health for primary care practitioners provides a comprehensive resource for health information which may prove useful as a framework for ill health ...
  • Effect of social variation on the Irish diet. 

    Kelleher, Cecily; Nolan, Geraldine (Cambridge University Press, 2002)
    Both jurisdictions of Ireland have high rates of chronic degenerative diseases, particularly of the cardiovascular system, and Irish migrants have worse health profiles, often lasting at least two generations. The influence ...
  • Dieting patterns and related lifestyles of school aged children in the Republic of Ireland. 

    Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse; Nolan, Geraldine; Kelleher, Cecily C.; Friel, Sharon (Cambridge University Press, 2002)
    Objective: The aim of this study was to identify differences in food habits and lifestyle behaviours by dieting status among young people in Ireland. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Participants responded to a self-completion ...
  • Concepts of illness causation and attitudes to health care among older people in the Republic of Ireland. 

    Kelleher, Cecily (Elsevier, 2002-01)
    Fifty-one older people (26 of them women) in the Republic of Ireland were interviewed using a semi-structured schedule on their health and illness experiences at three different time points in their lives; as children, as ...
  • Indicators of deprivation, voting patterns, and health status at area level in the Republic of Ireland 

    Kelleher, Cecily (BMJ Group, 2002-01)
    Study objective: To determine what relation, if any, exists between mortality patterns, indicators of deprivation, general lifestyle and social attitudes, as exemplified by general election voting pattern, in the Republic ...