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Multimorbidity is common in the older population, but the impact of combinations of chronic conditions on disability and quality of life (QoL) is not well known. This analysis explores the effect of specific combinations of chronic diseases on disability, QoL and self-rated health (SRH).We used...
This study aimed to assess the relationship between cold temperature and daily mortality in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Northern Ireland (NI), and to explore any differences in the population responses between the two jurisdictions.A time-stratified case-crossover approach was used to examine...
Author: Casey D. et al
Not knowing what to do or how to answer if a person with dementia asks about a deceased relative or friend as if they were still alive is often a source of worry and stress for carers and family. A new research report, Therapeutic lying and approaches to dementia care in Ireland: North...
Backgrourtd Melanoma can be curable if detected early. One component of detecting melanoma is an awareness of the important features of the disease. It is currently not clear which features the community view as indicative of melanoma.Objective To investigate which features of the skin members of...
Community responses (n=925, response rate=71%) of a series of eight photographs of pigmented skin lesions were compared against those of general practitioners (n=114, response rate=77%), considered to be the most relevant gold standard. The eight photographs included three melanomas, two...
OBJECTIVE To compare two self-help smoking cessation booklets distributed to callers to a Quitline telephone service in Queensland (Australia).DESIGN Callers were randomised to receive either a structured 14-day quit programme (Time to quit) or another booklet that described four broad stages of...
Community and voluntary sector contributors: Energy Action, Age Action, SVP, Irish Rural Link, Togher Social Club and Togher Retired Men's Club, Co. Wicklow Network for Older People, Older Women's Network, Age and Opportunity, ALONE, the Rural Transport Network (in particular Donegal and Cavan)....
Abstract The aim of the project was to develop a survey instrument to monitor relevant health status and health-related behaviors among secondary school students. The development of the instrument occurred in three main phases: collection of existing surveys, workshops with relevant health...

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