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‘Somebody stuck me in a bag of sand’: Lived experiences of the altered and uncomfortable body after stroke (2021)
Journal Article
Stott, H., Cramp, M., McClean, S., & Turton, A. (in press). ‘Somebody stuck me in a bag of sand’: Lived experiences of the altered and uncomfortable body after stroke. Clinical Rehabilitation, https://doi.org/10.1177/02692155211000740

Objective: This study explored stroke survivors’ experiences of altered body perception, whether these perceptions cause discomfort, and the need for clinical interventions to improve comfort. Design: A qualitative phenomenological study. Setting: Pa... Read More about ‘Somebody stuck me in a bag of sand’: Lived experiences of the altered and uncomfortable body after stroke.

Apart but not Alone: Neighbour support and the COVID-19 lockdown (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Biddle, M., & Jones, M. (2020, September). Apart but not Alone: Neighbour support and the COVID-19 lockdown. Presented at Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research e-Conference 2020 - ‘Times like these’: Researching civil society responses to and recovery from COVID-19

Our presentation covers the following themes: (a) Characteristics of neighbour support during the UK COVID-19 lockdown, including a comparison with more formal voluntary and statutory sector support; (b) relationship between area-based deprivation an... Read More about Apart but not Alone: Neighbour support and the COVID-19 lockdown.

‘Differences between the earth and the sky’: Migrant parents’ experiences of child health services for pre-school children in the UK (2020)
Journal Article
Condon, L., McClean, S., & McRae, L. (2020). ‘Differences between the earth and the sky’: Migrant parents’ experiences of child health services for pre-school children in the UK. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 21(e29), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1463423620000213

AIM: To explore parents' experiences of using child health services for their pre-school children post-migration. BACKGROUND: Migrating between countries necessitates movement and adjustment between systems of healthcare. Children of migrants are kno... Read More about ‘Differences between the earth and the sky’: Migrant parents’ experiences of child health services for pre-school children in the UK.

Apart but not alone? A cross-sectional study of neighbour support in a major UK urban area during the COVID-19 lockdown (2020)
Journal Article
Jones, M., Beardmore, A., Biddle, M., Gibson, A., Ismail, S. U., McClean, S., & White, J. (2020). Apart but not alone? A cross-sectional study of neighbour support in a major UK urban area during the COVID-19 lockdown. Emerald Open Research, 2, https://doi.org/10.35241/emeraldopenres.13731.1

Background: Evidence from a range of major public health incidents shows that neighbour-based action can have a critical role in emergency response, assistance and recovery. However, there is little research to date on neighbour-based action during t... Read More about Apart but not alone? A cross-sectional study of neighbour support in a major UK urban area during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Apart but not alone - Neighbour support and the Covid-19 lockdown (2020)
Report
Beardmore, A., Jones, M., Biddle, M., White, J., Ismail, S., McClean, S., …Sabey, A. (2020). Apart but not alone - Neighbour support and the Covid-19 lockdown

Initial findings from the survey in Bristol and the West Country, 6th - 12th April 2020 (days 14-20 of the UK Government Coronavirus Restrictions)

Apart but not Alone - Neighbour Support and the Covid-19 Lockdown (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Ismail, S., McClean, S., Gibson, A., & Sabey, A. (2020, April). Apart but not Alone - Neighbour Support and the Covid-19 Lockdown. Presented at Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing monthly meeting

Initial findings from the survey of Bristol and the West Country, 6th - 12th April (days 14-20 of the UK Government Coronavirus Restrictions)

Can colouring improve the mood and concentration of older adults? Developing a research study (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Holt, N. J., Christopher, G., & McClean, S. (2019, July). Can colouring improve the mood and concentration of older adults? Developing a research study. Paper presented at Ageing Better Conference

Colouring has been advocated as a wellbeing activity for older adults (e.g., Alzheimer’s Society, 2018) and colouring books and activity packs specific to this population abound (e.g., Active Minds, 2018). Despite this, no research has examined the e... Read More about Can colouring improve the mood and concentration of older adults? Developing a research study.

Body image issues and attitudes towards exercise amongst men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) following diagnosis of prostate cancer (2019)
Journal Article
Gentili, C., McClean, S., Hackshaw-McGeagh, L., Bahl, A., Persad, R., & Harcourt, D. (2019). Body image issues and attitudes towards exercise amongst men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) following diagnosis of prostate cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 28(8), 1647-1653. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5134

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Background: Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is an established treatment for prostate cancer (PCa), but its side-effects can affect body appearance and functioning. However, research into the impact of ADT on body i... Read More about Body image issues and attitudes towards exercise amongst men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) following diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Systematic review of community business related approaches to health and social care (2019)
Report
McClean, S., Ismail, S., Powell, J., Jones, M., Kimberlee, R., Bird, E., & Shaw, P. Systematic review of community business related approaches to health and social care

This report provides insight into the impact of community business-related approaches to health and social care on users’ outcomes, in particular exploring how effective they are in delivering outcomes for users. Community businesses are rooted with... Read More about Systematic review of community business related approaches to health and social care.

Altered body perception and comfort after stroke: An embodied interpretive phenomenological analysis (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Stott, H., Cramp, M., McClean, S., & Turton, A. (2019). Altered body perception and comfort after stroke: An embodied interpretive phenomenological analysis. https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406918819362

Stroke can cause changes to how the body is perceived, and survivors often experience altered sense of limb position, movement, sensation, weight, awareness, and pain. However, there is little literature capturing experiential accounts of these chang... Read More about Altered body perception and comfort after stroke: An embodied interpretive phenomenological analysis.