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Jason E. Smith

296 shared publications

Academic Department of Military Emergency Medicine

Alex Molassiotis

250 shared publications

School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong

Mike Clarke

148 shared publications

Northern Ireland Clinical Trials Unit, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, UK

Mona Nasser

133 shared publications

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth, UK

Jenny Morris

132 shared publications

Cell and Molecular Sciences, The James Hutton Institute, Dundee, United Kingdom

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(1981 - 2018)
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PREPRINT-CONTENT 0 Reads 0 Citations The impact of superfast broadband, tailored booklets for households, and discussions with GPs on personal eHealth Readin... Phillip Abbott-Garner, Janet Richardson, Ray B Jones Published: 26 June 2018
doi: 10.2196/preprints.11386
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BACKGROUND eHealth may improve health outcomes, but many people remain digitally excluded. Personal readiness to use the internet for health may be limited by lack of internet infrastructure, personal skills, social support, service provision, and cost. The impact of interventions to reduce these barriers is unknown. From 2011 the British Government supported implementation of ‘superfast’ broadband (Superfast) across the rural county of Cornwall. This provided the opportunity to assess impact of structural change and person based interventions. OBJECTIVE We assessed the impact of three interventions on personal eHealth Readiness; (i) implementation of Superfast; (ii) tailored booklets to households providing information to help improve personal skills in eHealth; and (iii) discussions with general practices to encourage greater internet use in health service provision. METHODS This was a cluster quasi-randomised factorial controlled trial. Implementation of Superfast was monitored and households were classified as having early or late availability. An algorithm selected 78 from 16385 eligible postcodes to minimise possibility of overlap between general practices and ensure balance of urban and rural areas; 1388 households were randomly selected from the 78 postcodes and allocated to the eight (2X2X2) study arms. A modified version of the Personal eHealth Readiness Questionnaire was used to compare scores (0-10) and four components (personal, provision, support, economic) from baseline (Aug 2013) to 18-month follow-up between the eight arms, to assess the impact of interventions. We compared standard deviations of scores to assess changes in eHealth inequalities. RESULTS eHealth Readiness improved over 18 months from 4.36/10 to 4.59/10 (t(235)=4.18 p<.001, CI=0.13-0.35) resulting from increases in personal and provision components of the score (t(255)=3.191 p=.002, t(258)=3.410 p=.001). However, there were no significant differences between the three interventions, either singly or in combination on an intention to treat analysis. There were increases in proportion of internet users (78% to 82%) and mobile use (50.5% to 64.8%). There was no change in eHealth inequality. CONCLUSIONS People in Cornwall became more ready to adopt eHealth services, increasing in both their personal ability to use eHealth and their methods of access. The roll out of Superfast may have contributed to this and we are certain that our other two interventions did not. This increased eHealth readiness did not cause a larger digital divide. The study illustrates the complexity of carrying out a randomised controlled trial to assess impact of infrastructure change and variations on our method may be of use to others. CLINICALTRIAL NCT02355808
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations The impact of hot food takeaways near schools in the UK on childhood obesity: a systematic review of the evidence Claire Turbutt, Janet Richardson, Clare Pettinger Published: 24 March 2018
Journal Of Public Health, doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdy048
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Developing digital educational materials for nursing and sustainability: The results of an observational study Carmen Álvarez-Nieto, Janet Richardson, Gema Parra-Anguita, ... Published: 01 January 2018
Nurse Education Today, doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2017.10.008
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Article 3 Reads 1 Citation Developing awareness of sustainability in nursing and midwifery using a scenario-based approach: Evidence from a pre and... Janet Richardson, Jane Grose, Martyn Bradbury, Janet Kelsey Published: 01 July 2017
Nurse Education Today, doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2017.04.022
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations A comparison of waste compositions at health and social care facilities Sean Manzi, Andy Nichols, Janet Richardson Published: 02 September 2016
British Journal of Healthcare Management, doi: 10.12968/bjhc.2016.22.9.469
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations A study of health and social care waste management behaviour Sean Manzi, Andy Nichols, Janet Richardson Published: 02 July 2016
British Journal of Healthcare Management, doi: 10.12968/bjhc.2016.22.7.360
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