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Protocol for a block randomised controlled trial of an intervention to improve heart failure care

21 March 2016

Nurse Researcher

Cultural relevance

Aim To describe the design of a randomised controlled trial conducted to evaluate a culturally tailored, nurse-led educational intervention. Background Self-care...

Acute stroke research: challenges and opportunities for nurses

10 April 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Clinical research in the early acute phase of stroke is inherently complex, but is crucial to improve diagnosis, treatment and care of patients. This article...

Role of emergency care staff in managing acute stroke

03 September 2014

Emergency Nurse


In June, the University of Central Lancashire opened its clinical trials unit, where staff will run complex intervention trials in a range of care areas, including...

An intervention for people with learning disabilities and epilepsy

02 March 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Epilepsy is relatively common in people with learning disabilities, and can be complex and refractory to treatment, with negative effects on quality of life and...

Assessing the effect of a complex psychosocial intervention: a methodological note on determining measurement intervals

15 July 2011

Nurse Researcher


Aim Guidelines describing how to carry out a randomised controlled trial (RCT) provide no advice concerning when to measure an intervention effect. Possibly as a...

Lung cancer screening: the opportunity to increase survival

09 September 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

In recent decades, patients with many forms of cancer have seen dramatic improvements in survival as a result of widespread, effective screening programmes allowing...

Strategies to enhance recruitment of rural-dwelling older people into community-based trials

14 September 2015

Nurse Researcher

Engaging participants

Aim To describe strategies that can enhance the recruitment of rural-dwelling older people into clinical trials. Background Recruitment to studies can be...

Nurse-led trials of medical devices: general principles and good practice

01 May 2013

Nurse Researcher


Aim To provide an overview of governance issues relating to medical-device trials and practical advice for nurses wishing to initiate or lead them. Background...

Experiences of researchers in understanding domestic violence

06 September 2011

Primary Health Care

A&S Science

Three members of the Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) research team set out the difficulties they faced when attempting to implement a domestic...

Evaluation of low-carbohydrate dietary advice for people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and the implications for primary care

24 December 2018

Primary Health Care

literature review

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has a significant effect on people’s health and it often leads to further complications. It also demands huge time and budgetary...