Laura J. Gray
University of Leicester
Publications 477
#1Srisaiyini Kidnapillai (Deakin University)H-Index: 3
#2Ben Wade (Deakin University)H-Index: 4
Last.Ken Walder (Deakin University)H-Index: 32
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Background:The drugs commonly used to treat bipolar disorder have limited efficacy and drug discovery is hampered by the paucity of knowledge of the pathophysiology of this disease. This study aims...
#1John S.M. Houghton (NIHR: National Institute for Health Research)H-Index: 1
#2Andrew T O Nickinson (NIHR: National Institute for Health Research)
Last.R.D. Sayers (NIHR: National Institute for Health Research)H-Index: 21
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#1Winston Crasto (University of Leicester)H-Index: 2
#2A. E. Morrison (University of Leicester)
Last.Melanie J. Davies (University of Leicester)H-Index: 82
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#1F. Tyrer (University of Leicester)H-Index: 14
#2S. Ling (University of Leicester)
Last.Alison J. Dunkley (University of Leicester)H-Index: 9
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#1Stacy A. ClemesH-Index: 25
Last.Jacqui TroughtonH-Index: 11
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Introduction: Heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers’ exhibit higher than nationally representative rates of obesity, and obesity-related co-morbidities, in comparison to other occupational groups. Their working environments are not conducive to a healthy lifestyle, yet there has been limited attention to health promotion efforts. We have developed a Structured Health Intervention For Truckers (the SHIFT programme), a multicomponent, theory-driven, health-behaviour intervention targeting physical act...
#1Zehra YonelH-Index: 1
#2Joanna BattH-Index: 1
Last.Iain L. C. ChappleH-Index: 44
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Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) presents a growing global health and economic burden. Dental settings have been employed to identify individuals who may be at high risk of diabetes, who exhibit non-diabetic hyperglycaemia (NDH – also termed “prediabetes”) and who already unknowingly have the condition, through the use of targeted risk-assessments. This review aims to synthesize the existing literature supporting dental teams’ identification of individuals at an increased risk of or suffering from undiagn...
#1Laura J. Gray (University of Leicester)H-Index: 63
#2Emer M. Brady (University of Leicester)H-Index: 11
Last.Melanie J. Davies (University of Leicester)H-Index: 82
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Background Traditionally Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) was associated with older age, but is now being increasingly diagnosed in younger populations due to the increasing prevalence of obesity and inactivity. We aimed to evaluate whether a tool developed for community use to identify adolescents at high lifetime risk of developing T2DM agreed with a risk assessment conducted by a clinician using data collected from five European countries. We also assessed whether the tool could be simplified.
#1Caroline A. Kristunas (University of Leicester)H-Index: 3
#2Karla Hemming (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 28
Last.Laura J. Gray (University of Leicester)H-Index: 63
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Background Stepped-wedge cluster randomised trials (SW-CRTs) are a pragmatic trial design, providing an unprecedented opportunity to increase the robustness of evidence underpinning implementation and quality improvement interventions. Given the complexity of the SW-CRT, the likelihood of trials not delivering on their objectives will be mitigated if a feasibility study precedes the definitive trial. It is not currently known if feasibility studies are being conducted for SW-CRTs nor what the ob...
#1Melanie J. Davies (University of Leicester)H-Index: 82
#2Caroline A. Kristunas (University of Leicester)H-Index: 3
Last.Laura J. Gray (University of Leicester)H-Index: 63
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Background Approximately 425 million people globally have diabetes, with ~ 90% of these having Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). This is a condition that leads to a poor quality of life and increased risk of serious health complications. Structured self-management education (SSME) has been shown to be effective in improving glycaemic control and patient related outcome measures and to be cost-effective. However, despite the demonstrated benefits, attendance at SSME remains low. An intervention ha...