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Kitchen cultures: Multispecies co-creation with invisible cultures in the kitchen (2024)
Thesis
Modi, K. Kitchen cultures: Multispecies co-creation with invisible cultures in the kitchen. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/11062853

This thesis outlines the development of a practice framework for multispecies co-creation in the kitchen. This framework is presented as a tool for public engagement that can be used by co-designers and researchers to engage women from the Global Maj... Read More about Kitchen cultures: Multispecies co-creation with invisible cultures in the kitchen.

The perception of blindness and its impact in the implementation of emotional support for sight loss in Mexico: A psycho-social study in rehabilitation centres (2024)
Thesis
Thompson, L. The perception of blindness and its impact in the implementation of emotional support for sight loss in Mexico: A psycho-social study in rehabilitation centres. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10897324

This research is the first psycho-social study to explore the perception of blindness and its impact on the implementation of emotional support for people with sight loss in rehabilitation centres in Mexico. At an individual level the study deepens... Read More about The perception of blindness and its impact in the implementation of emotional support for sight loss in Mexico: A psycho-social study in rehabilitation centres.

Promoting access to haemostasis testing in resource-scarce and emergency settings using paper-based lateral flow diagnostic screening assays for coagulation disorders (2023)
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Saidykhan, J. Promoting access to haemostasis testing in resource-scarce and emergency settings using paper-based lateral flow diagnostic screening assays for coagulation disorders. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10774108

Haemostatic disorders cause excessive bleeding and clotting and result in high morbidity and mortality worldwide, but especially in low-income areas which often lack suitable facilities and expertise for affordable diagnosis and treatment. Simple and... Read More about Promoting access to haemostasis testing in resource-scarce and emergency settings using paper-based lateral flow diagnostic screening assays for coagulation disorders.

Acceptability of memory-aid technological devices for community-dwelling older adults with dementia to maintain quality of life (2023)
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Muponda, T. Acceptability of memory-aid technological devices for community-dwelling older adults with dementia to maintain quality of life. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10393789

The rising prevalence of dementia cases due to ageing population presents a global challenge. Despite different types of memory aid devices available, evidence reveal that it is not widely accepted (Thordardottir et al., 2019). The current study aime... Read More about Acceptability of memory-aid technological devices for community-dwelling older adults with dementia to maintain quality of life.

How do clients experience intensive EMDR for PTSD? A phenomenological analysis (2023)
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Butler, S. How do clients experience intensive EMDR for PTSD? A phenomenological analysis. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9911124

There is a dearth of qualitative research exploring the benefits and challenges of intensive Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) from the clients’ perspective. Currently, research into intensive EMDR, which involves multiple therapy... Read More about How do clients experience intensive EMDR for PTSD? A phenomenological analysis.

Recovery from alcohol and the relationship with the self: Insights from long-term counselling clients (2023)
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Christodoulakis, M. Recovery from alcohol and the relationship with the self: Insights from long-term counselling clients. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9852208

The present study explores the experience of recovering from alcohol dependence from the perspectives of people who have received long-term therapeutic work. Diverting from the existing literature that focuses solely on the perspective of AA members,... Read More about Recovery from alcohol and the relationship with the self: Insights from long-term counselling clients.

Metabolic reprogramming and the role of the BCAT protein - implications for type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease (2023)
Thesis
Usmari Moraes, M. Metabolic reprogramming and the role of the BCAT protein - implications for type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10013675

Introduction: Oxidative stress and impaired homeostasis are key features of type 2 diabetes mellitus, which is comorbid with Alzheimer’s disease. Dysregulation of the branched-chain aminotransferase protein, which is overexpressed in AD, is suggested... Read More about Metabolic reprogramming and the role of the BCAT protein - implications for type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.

The role of cognitive functioning in predicting health outcomes of cardiac rehabilitation patients (2023)
Thesis
Marks, D. The role of cognitive functioning in predicting health outcomes of cardiac rehabilitation patients. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/7952192

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), characterized by a narrowing of arteries due to the build-up of plaque, is the most common cause of death worldwide, being responsible for an estimated 17.9 million death each year. Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) is a multi... Read More about The role of cognitive functioning in predicting health outcomes of cardiac rehabilitation patients.

Knowing and being: A narrative inquiry into undergraduate students’ experiences of learning law at a post-1992 university (2023)
Thesis
Wood, R. Knowing and being: A narrative inquiry into undergraduate students’ experiences of learning law at a post-1992 university. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9968274

This thesis presents a narrative inquiry into students’ experience of learning law during a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme at an English, post-1992, university. It arises out of twenty years’ experience of teaching law and developing curriculum on... Read More about Knowing and being: A narrative inquiry into undergraduate students’ experiences of learning law at a post-1992 university.

eHealth and the delivery of person-centred care for children with life-limiting conditions: A realist evaluation (2022)
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Harris, N. eHealth and the delivery of person-centred care for children with life-limiting conditions: A realist evaluation. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9458142

Background: Children with life-limiting conditions have complex healthcare needs, creating associated “patient work” for their families and requiring multiple interactions with healthcare professionals (HCPs). Ehealth provides opportunities to enhanc... Read More about eHealth and the delivery of person-centred care for children with life-limiting conditions: A realist evaluation.

The effect of infant feeding methods and non-nutritive sucking behaviours on speech sound development at age five years (2022)
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Burr, S. The effect of infant feeding methods and non-nutritive sucking behaviours on speech sound development at age five years. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9504023

Children with speech sound disorders (SSD) constitute the largest population of referrals to speech and language therapy (SLT) services (Broomfield & Dodd, 2004). This study aims to identify potential early risk factors for SSD at the critical ages o... Read More about The effect of infant feeding methods and non-nutritive sucking behaviours on speech sound development at age five years.

Scaling up evidence-based body-image interventions for adolescents: Studies from the UK, India, and Indonesia (2022)
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Garbett, K. M. Scaling up evidence-based body-image interventions for adolescents: Studies from the UK, India, and Indonesia. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/8267413

The field of adolescent body image research is well established and has been burgeoning since the mid-1990s. Body image concerns are prevalent among adolescents globally, and the extensive psychological and physical health consequences are widely rec... Read More about Scaling up evidence-based body-image interventions for adolescents: Studies from the UK, India, and Indonesia.

Improving the Emergency Medical Service recognition and response for patients who are at imminent risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (2022)
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Kirby, K. Improving the Emergency Medical Service recognition and response for patients who are at imminent risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9030811

Current international guidelines and the associated “chain of survival” emphasise the recognition of critically unwell patients in the community followed by an efficient response in the hope of preventing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, which occurs... Read More about Improving the Emergency Medical Service recognition and response for patients who are at imminent risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

“I identified as a rugby player…now I’m a Dad”: Fathers’ experiences of physical activity in the postnatal period (2022)
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Holley, S. “I identified as a rugby player…now I’m a Dad”: Fathers’ experiences of physical activity in the postnatal period. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9013027

Abstract Background: Fatherhood is a significant life event that has the potential to impact fathers’ wellbeing and mental health. However, fathers’ experiences have been largely neglected in research and there remains a lack of awareness of pater... Read More about “I identified as a rugby player…now I’m a Dad”: Fathers’ experiences of physical activity in the postnatal period.

One size doesn’t fit all: Exploring complexity in young people’s perceptions of Character Education a critical realist case study (2022)
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Kernaghan, P. One size doesn’t fit all: Exploring complexity in young people’s perceptions of Character Education a critical realist case study. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6873519

This study is a Case Study (CS) informed exploration of a pupil’s eye view of Character Education (CE), in a CS school. It is intended to find out what they think of CE claims it can be ‘caught, taught or sought’ (Jubilee Centre, 2018). It consid... Read More about One size doesn’t fit all: Exploring complexity in young people’s perceptions of Character Education a critical realist case study.

Testing the theory of self-determination as a predictor of quality of life in neurological conditions in long-term care (2022)
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McCourt, K. Testing the theory of self-determination as a predictor of quality of life in neurological conditions in long-term care. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/7743362

Self-determination theory (SDT; Deci & Ryan, 2008; Ryan & Deci, 2017) provides a framework for intervention development by setting out a comprehensive approach to motivation and health behaviour through its theory and measurement of autonomy, perceiv... Read More about Testing the theory of self-determination as a predictor of quality of life in neurological conditions in long-term care.

Improving physical activity and movement skill competency in Gloucestershire’s key stage two children (2022)
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Cline, A. Improving physical activity and movement skill competency in Gloucestershire’s key stage two children. (Thesis). University of West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/8040207

Sport England’s ‘Active Lives, Children and Young People’ survey for the academic year 2019 to 2020 identified that 66% of children in England aged between 5 and 18 were not meeting the recommended amount of physical activity. In addition to low leve... Read More about Improving physical activity and movement skill competency in Gloucestershire’s key stage two children.

Family transitions and home education: circumstances, processes and practices (2022)
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Gillie, S. Family transitions and home education: circumstances, processes and practices. (Thesis). The Open University. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9382178

This study investigates the processes leading certain UK families to home educate. The research focus is: What circumstances inform the transitions of families to home education? The analysis draws upon a large-scale online survey, face-to-face inter... Read More about Family transitions and home education: circumstances, processes and practices.

Non-walkability in the car-centric city (2021)
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Bozovic, T. Non-walkability in the car-centric city. (Thesis). Auckland University of Technology. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9710363

Background Increasing the levels of walking for transport is a widespread urban policy goal, aligning with actions related to climate change, public health, equity of access and participation, and more liveable cities. The walking environment (WE),... Read More about Non-walkability in the car-centric city.

Missing migrants: Legal obligations and psychosocial implications for families (2021)
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Eda, L. Missing migrants: Legal obligations and psychosocial implications for families. (Thesis). University of Bournemouth. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10230142

This thesis is an analysis of the responses and obligations of states towards missing migrants and their surviving families from a legal, policy and psychosocial perspective in the context of the Europe migrant crisis. Governed by the UK migration po... Read More about Missing migrants: Legal obligations and psychosocial implications for families.