dental / dental health / Journal Article

Oral Health Impact Profile, EuroQol, and Assessment of Quality of Life instruments as quality of life and

Oral-specific measures are often preferred to examine outcomes of oral disorders. However, generic measures can add additional information, including health utility. The aim was to assess the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP), EuroQol (EQ-5D), and Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL) instruments in relation to oral health in terms of their discriminative and convergent validities. … Continue reading

carers / emotional health and wellbeing / heart failure / Journal Article

Tools to measure quality of life and carer burden in informal carers of heart failure patients: a narrative review.

An article published in the journal Palliative Medicine NHS Athens users can read the article here http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=b085dea8-f08f-4d70-affe-f2c670193679%40sessionmgr111&vid=1&hid=117&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=mnh&AN=23442879 Continue reading

Journal Article / mentoring / workforce

Development and reliability testing of the quality clinical placement evaluation tool

An article published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing states: “The tool provides tertiary institutions, acute care facilities, wards and individuals with the means to capture views of the quality of clinical placement which can also be used to undertake comparisons over time and between sites” Read the abstract at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jocn.12158/abstract Continue reading

dementia / Journal Article / Press Release

Dementia research turning point

“A British study has tested a drug that could halt the death of brain cells, signalling a possible ‘turning point’ in the fight against dementia.” Read the Age UK report at: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/latest-news/alzheimers-breakthrough-hailed/ The original research abstract can be found at: http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/5/206/206ra138 Continue reading