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The effectiveness of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in adults: A systematic review (2019)
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Guest, E., Costa, B., Williamson, H., Meyrick, J., Halliwell, E., & Harcourt, D. (2019). The effectiveness of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in adults: A systematic review. Body Image, 30, 10-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.04.002

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Theory suggests promoting positive body image (PBI)through interventions would have a significant impact on health and well-being. However, little is known about the effectiveness of existing interventions. This review aimed to id... Read More about The effectiveness of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in adults: A systematic review.

Effectiveness of behavioural interventions to reduce urinary tract infections and Escherichia coli bacteraemia for older adults across all care settings: A systematic review (2018)
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Jones, L., Meyrick, J., Bath, J., Dunham, O., & McNultry, C. (2019). Effectiveness of behavioural interventions to reduce urinary tract infections and Escherichia coli bacteraemia for older adults across all care settings: A systematic review. Journal of Hospital Infection, 102(2), 200-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.10.013

© 2018 Background: Escherichia coli bacteraemia rates in the UK have risen; rates are highest among older adults. Previous urinary tract infections (UTIs) and catheterization are risk factors. Aim: To examine effectiveness of behavioural intervention... Read More about Effectiveness of behavioural interventions to reduce urinary tract infections and Escherichia coli bacteraemia for older adults across all care settings: A systematic review.

Evidence based patient/public voice: A patient and public involvement audit in the field of sexual health (2018)
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Meyrick, J., & Gray, D. (2018). Evidence based patient/public voice: A patient and public involvement audit in the field of sexual health. BMJ Sexual && Reproductive Health, 44, 267-271. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsrh-2018-200082

Background: The National Health Institute constitution enshrines the central role of patient and public involvement (PPI) in order to place patients at the heart of the NHS. The sexual health field presents unique challenges for PPI in the tension be... Read More about Evidence based patient/public voice: A patient and public involvement audit in the field of sexual health.

Exploring the way sexually explicit material informs sexual beliefs, understanding and practices of young men: A qualitative survey (2018)
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Charles, P., & Meyrick, J. (in press). Exploring the way sexually explicit material informs sexual beliefs, understanding and practices of young men: A qualitative survey. Journal of Health Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105318788736

Little research has examined how exposure to sexually explicit material may affect beliefs, attitudes and actions of young men. This study explored self-reported effects on young males. A ‘snowballed’ sample of males aged 18–25 years was recruited wi... Read More about Exploring the way sexually explicit material informs sexual beliefs, understanding and practices of young men: A qualitative survey.

The effectiveness of physical activity interventions in improving well-being across office-based workplace settings: a systematic review (2018)
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Abdin, S., Welch, R. K., Byron-Daniel, J., & Meyrick, J. (2018). The effectiveness of physical activity interventions in improving well-being across office-based workplace settings: a systematic review. Public Health, 160(160), 70-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.03.029

© 2018 The Royal Society for Public Health Objectives: Although the benefits of regular physical activity (PA) are widely accepted, most of the population fails to meet the recommended levels of activity. Public health bodies such as the World Health... Read More about The effectiveness of physical activity interventions in improving well-being across office-based workplace settings: a systematic review.

Nostalgia as a psychological resource for people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence of effectiveness from experimental studies (2018)
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Ismail, S. U., Cheston, R., Christopher, G., & Meyrick, J. (2020). Nostalgia as a psychological resource for people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence of effectiveness from experimental studies. Dementia, 19(2), 330-351. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301218774909

Objective: This review systematically examines evidence relating to the effect of nostalgia on psychological well-being through a meta-analysis of measures of social connectedness, self-esteem, meaning in life, self-continuity, optimism and positive... Read More about Nostalgia as a psychological resource for people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence of effectiveness from experimental studies.

Contrasting Views of the Post-bariatric Surgery Experience between Patients and their Practitioners: a Qualitative Study (2018)
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Jumbe, S., & Meyrick, J. (2018). Contrasting Views of the Post-bariatric Surgery Experience between Patients and their Practitioners: a Qualitative Study. Obesity Surgery, 28(8), 2447-2456. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3185-0

© 2018, The Author(s). Background: The superiority of obesity surgery for improving medical and weight outcomes in severely obese patients when compared to other weight loss interventions remains undisputed. However, knowledge about the psychological... Read More about Contrasting Views of the Post-bariatric Surgery Experience between Patients and their Practitioners: a Qualitative Study.

Psychological Aspects of Bariatric Surgery as a Treatment for Obesity (2017)
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Jumbe, S., Hamlet, C., & Meyrick, J. (2017). Psychological Aspects of Bariatric Surgery as a Treatment for Obesity. Current Obesity Reports, 6(1), 71-78. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13679-017-0242-2

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Little is known about the psychological effects on life after bariatric surgery despite the high prevalence of psychological disorders in candidates seeking this procedure. Our review discusses the literature around the psychologic... Read More about Psychological Aspects of Bariatric Surgery as a Treatment for Obesity.

A systematic review of the effectiveness of universal Health Visitor led Child Health Clinics (2016)
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Webb, J., & Meyrick, J. (in press). A systematic review of the effectiveness of universal Health Visitor led Child Health Clinics. Journal of Health Visiting, 4(9), 462-471. https://doi.org/10.12968/johv.2016.4.9.462

This paper presents the findings of a systematic review undertaken to assess how effectively health visitor led child health clinics (‘baby clinics’) contribute to the promotion of pre-school child health and the reduction of health inequalities.... Read More about A systematic review of the effectiveness of universal Health Visitor led Child Health Clinics.

The effectiveness of bariatric surgery on long term psychosocial quality of life – A systematic review (2016)
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Jumbe, S. L., Jumbe, S., Bartlett, C., Jumbe, S., & Meyrick, J. (2016). The effectiveness of bariatric surgery on long term psychosocial quality of life – A systematic review. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 10(3), 225-242. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2015.11.009

© 2015 Asia Oceania Association for the Study of Obesity Background Little is known about the psychological effects of bariatric surgery. This review aimed to assess long term effectiveness of bariatric surgery on psychosocial quality of life (QoL) o... Read More about The effectiveness of bariatric surgery on long term psychosocial quality of life – A systematic review.

Do Psychosocial Interventions Improve Quality of Life and Wellbeing in Adults with Neuromuscular Disorders? A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis (2016)
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Moss, T., Walklet, E., Muse, K., Meyrick, J., & Moss, T. (2016). Do Psychosocial Interventions Improve Quality of Life and Wellbeing in Adults with Neuromuscular Disorders? A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis. Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases, 3(3), 347-362. https://doi.org/10.3233/JND-160155

© 2016 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved. Quality of life and well-being are frequently restricted in adults with neuromuscular disorders. As such, identification of appropriate interventions is imperative. The objective of this paper... Read More about Do Psychosocial Interventions Improve Quality of Life and Wellbeing in Adults with Neuromuscular Disorders? A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis.

Assessing the possibilities and challenges of patient involvement in sexual, reproductive and HIV/AIDS services (2016)
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Meyrick, J., Gray, D., & Jones, A. (2016). Assessing the possibilities and challenges of patient involvement in sexual, reproductive and HIV/AIDS services. Sexual Health, 13(3), 213-220. https://doi.org/10.1071/SH15224

© CSIRO 2016. Background: Patient and public involvement (PPI) is a key feature of healthcare services in the UK. Sexual and reproductive health and HIV (SRHH) services face unique PPI challenges, as the anonymity and confidentiality required by serv... Read More about Assessing the possibilities and challenges of patient involvement in sexual, reproductive and HIV/AIDS services.

What is good qualitative research? A first step towards a comprehensive approach to judging rigour/quality (2006)
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Meyrick, J. (2006). What is good qualitative research? A first step towards a comprehensive approach to judging rigour/quality. Journal of Health Psychology, 11(5), 799-808. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105306066643

Qualitative research has an enormous amount to contribute to the fields of health, medicine and public health but readers and reviewers from these fields have little understanding of how to judge its quality. Work to date accurately reflects the comp... Read More about What is good qualitative research? A first step towards a comprehensive approach to judging rigour/quality.

How does policy learn from pilots? (2006)
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Meyrick, J., & Granville, G. (2006). How does policy learn from pilots?. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 12(6), 169-173

Constant change within the health sector is now the norm. Ensuring that we learn the lessons of what has gone before is not simply a question of filing an evaluation report, but of understanding innovation in the real world.


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