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Professor Harry Sumnall, Matthew Gullo, Paul Christiansen, Jon Cole, Matt Field, Gordon Fernie, margot Gullo
Addiction, 108(11), 1916-1923. doi:10.1111/add.12283, 2013.
Abstract: We investigated reciprocal prospective relationships between multiple behavioural impulsivity tasks (assessing delay discounting, risk-taking and disinhibition) and alcohol involvement (consumption, drunkenness and problems) among adolescents. We hypothesized that performance on the tasks would predict subsequent alcohol involvement, and that alcohol involvement would lead to increases in behavioural impulsivity over time.
Experiences of Codeine Use, Misuse and Dependence: Application of Liese and Franz’s Cognitive Developmental Model of Substance Abuse.
Professor Marie Claire Van Hout, Ian Norman, Eileen Rich, Michael Bergin
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 45(3), 238-252. doi:10.1017/S1352465817000030, 2017.
Abstract Misuse of codeine-containing medicines is an emerging public health issue.
Suresh Joshi, Professor Padam Simkhada, Gordon Prescott
BMC INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS, 11, 10 pages. doi:10.1186/1472-698X-11-3, 2011.
Abstract Nepal is one of the largest suppliers of labour to countries where there is a demand for cheap and low skilled workers. In the recent years the Gulf countries have collectively become the main destinations for international migration. This paper aims to explore the health problems and accidents experienced by a sample of Nepalese migrant in three Gulf countries.
Addiction. doi:10.1111/add.14065, 2017.
Abstract: Commentary to: Will growth in cryptomarket drug buying increase the harms of illicit drugs?
‘Slamming’ among men who have sex with men accessing general drug services, in response to Schmidt, AJ et al., 2016, Illicit drug use among gay and bisexual men in 44 cities: Findings from the European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS).
Professor Vivian Hope, Rachel Glass, Claire Tanner, Monica Desai
Int J Drug Policy, 49 :24-25, 2017.
Abstract Schmidt et al. (2016) findings suggested high levels of sexualised drug use among men who have sex with men (MSM) in a number of UK cities, namely Brighton, Manchester and London. The extent of the use of various drugs, including those associated with sexualised drug use, among MSM found in the study is likely to be overestimated due to the potentially leading nature of questions asked about drugs (“When was the last time you consumed…”) which could be perceived to be presenting drug use as normal.
A systematic review investigating the behaviour change strategies in interventions to prevent misuse of anabolic steroids
Journal of Health Psychology, 1–18, 2017.
Abstract We examined intervention effectiveness of strategies to prevent image- and performance-enhancing drug use. Comprehensive searches identified 14 interventions that met review inclusion criteria. Interventions were predominantly educational and delivered within school sport settings, but targeted a wide range of mediating factors. Identification of effective components was limited across studies by brief or imprecise descriptions of intervention content, lack of behavioural outcome measures and short-term follow-up times. However, studies with components in addition to information provision may be more promising. Interventions outside of sport settings are required to reflect the transition of this form of substance use to the general population.
‘Isn’t it mostly girls that do pre-drinks really?’ Young men and women’s accounts of pre-loading in the UK.
Drugs: Education,, 2017.
Abstract Pre-loading, the consumption of off-sale alcohol within private settings before socialising in licenced premises, is common among young people. The research explored young people’s accounts of pre-loading within their experience of wider peer group drinking occasions in the UK
The contribution of female community health volunteers (FCHVs) to maternity care in Nepal: a qualitative study.
Sarita Panday, Paul Bissell, Edwin van Teijlingen, Professor Padam Simkhada
BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 17, 11 pages. doi:10.1186/s12913-017-2567-7, 2017.
Abstract In resource-poor settings, the provision of basic maternity care within health centres is often a challenge. Despite the difficulties, Nepal reduced its maternal mortality ratio by 80% from 850 to an estimated 170 per 100,000 live births between 1991 and 2011 to achieve Millennium Development Goal Five. One group that has been credited for this is community health workers, known as Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs), who form an integral part of the government healthcare system. This qualitative study explores the role of FCHVs in maternal healthcare provision in two regions: the Hill and Terai.
Preeti Mahato, Edwin van Teijlingen, Professor Padam Simkhada, Zoe Sheppard, Ram Chandra Silwal
Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, 13, 91-96. doi:10.1016/j.srhc.2017.07.002, 2017.
Abstract In Nepal, both percentage of women giving birth at health facility and proportion of birth assisted by skilled birth attendant is very low. The purpose of this research was to identify predictors for choice of place of birth: either at home, primary health care facility (including birthing centres) or at tertiary health care facilities (hospitals and clinics).
Sarita Panday, Paul Bissell, Professor Padam Simkhada, Edwin van Teijlingen
WILEY, 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA, 2017.