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Kareena McAloney
Glasgow Caledonian University
PsychiatryPsychologyWell-beingMedicineSocial psychology
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#1Lucyna Gozdzielewska (GCU: Glasgow Caledonian University)H-Index: 1
#2Lesley Price (GCU: Glasgow Caledonian University)H-Index: 8
Last. Jacqui Reilly (GCU: Glasgow Caledonian University)H-Index: 16
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Background: Effective hand hygiene (HH) is fundamental to the prevention of healthcare-associated infections. One of the commonly used ways for assessing the effectiveness of HH procedure is measuring the extent of hand surface coverage with alcohol-based handrub (ABHR). Methods: In this Latin square design study, handrubbing with ABHR was performed seven times by each of the 35 volunteers. Volunteers’ hands were contaminated with the Escherichia coli K12 strain as per EN 1500 guidelines. Glove ...
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#1Kareena McAloney (GCU: Glasgow Caledonian University)H-Index: 5
BACKGROUND Adolescents often experiment with substance use and sexual activity, which can impact upon their health and well-being, and establish harmful patterns of behavior which continue into adulthood. While substance use and participation in sexual behaviors often co-occur, few studies have examined whether these behaviors cluster in adolescence. OBJECTIVE To investigate clustering of sexual activity and substance use among youth in Northern Ireland. METHOD Data from 875 young people (aged 1...
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Purpose: Segregation is pervasive in Northern Ireland, and linked with health and health behaviors. This study aimed to explore the relationship between adolescents' reports of religious residential segregation and substance use. Methods: A secondary analysis of data from 560 young people from the 2008 Northern Ireland Young Life and Times Survey. Results: Segregation was associated with solvent and illicit drug use, but not cigarette or alcohol use. Relationships differed by religious group mem...
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#1Kareena McAloneyH-Index: 5
#2Jamie FrankisH-Index: 13
Last. Mark David McGregor DavisH-Index: 24
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#1Kareena McAloney (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 5
#2Hilary Graham (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 41
Last. Heather WardleH-Index: 20
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Smoking habits are laid down in adolescence, a habit that will kill half of those who continue to smoke through adulthood. Having a parent, and particularly a mother, who smokes, elevates the risk of adolescent smoking. Both maternal and adolescent smoking statuses are, in turn, related to wider familial factors. Poorer family circumstances increases the risk of adolescent smoking; compared to young people living with both parents, those in lone-mother families are alsomore likely to be smokers....
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#1Kareena McAloney (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 5
Religion plays a pivotal role in intergroup and interpersonal relationships in Northern Ireland, and individuals traditionally marry within their own religious group. However, ‘mixed’ marriages between Catholics and Protestants do occur and present an interesting, yet under researched, dynamic within this divided society. Both religion and committed relationships have been associated with physical and psychological health, but little is known about how divergence in religious beliefs within rela...
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#1Kareena McAloney (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 5
#2Hilary Graham (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 41
Last. Julia HallH-Index: 2
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Objectives UK guidelines for youth recommend daily physical activity and five portions of fruit and vegetables per day. This study examined the prevalence and clustering of meeting recommendations among 10- to 15-year old.
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Britain is increasingly multicultural, with greater potential for mixing between individuals of differing religions. While both religion and romantic partnerships offer benefits for psychological well-being, religious heterogeneity in a relationship may be detrimental. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of interfaith partnerships using the UK Household Longitudinal Study, and explore impact on well-being. Over one-fifth of individuals were in heterogeneous relationships, this was ass...
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#1Heather WardleH-Index: 20
#2Julia HallH-Index: 2
Last. Lucinda Platt (IOE: Institute of Education)H-Index: 18
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Background Promoting healthier lifestyles is at the heart of England’s public health strategy. The dominant focus has been on single health behaviours; however, most adults engage in multiple risk behaviours. Very few studies have investigated patterns among parents and children. This paper focuses on four health behaviours among mothers; part of a broader project examining multiple risk behaviours among parents and children. Methods Data from the Health Survey for England (years 2006 and 2008) ...
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