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• #### The INTERVAL Trial to determine whether intervals between blood donations can be safely and acceptably decreased to optimise blood supply: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial ﻿

(BioMed Central, 2014-09-17)
Background Ageing populations may demand more blood transfusions, but the blood supply could be limited by difficulties in attracting and retaining a decreasing pool of younger donors. One approach to increase blood ...
• #### An occupational therapy intervention for residents with stroke related disabilities in UK care homes (OTCH): cluster randomised controlled trial ﻿

(BMJ Publishing Group, 2015-02-05)
Objective To evaluate the clinical efficacy of an established programme of occupational therapy in maintaining functional activity and reducing further health risks from inactivity in care home residents living with stroke ...
• #### Patient preferences for different methods of blood pressure measurement: is ethnicity relevant? ﻿

(Royal College of General Practitioners, 2016)
$\textit{Background:}$ Ambulatory and/or home monitoring are recommended in the UK and North America for the diagnosis of hypertension but little is known about acceptability. $\textit{Aim:}$ To determine the acceptability ...
• #### Patients' views about taking a polypill to manage cardiovascular risk: a qualitative study in primary care. ﻿

(Royal College of General Practitioners, 2015)
Background A ‘polypill’ containing a combination of antihypertensives and statins could prevent up to 80% of cardiovascular disease events. Aim Patient attitudes towards the use of a polypill for cardiovascular ...
• #### Predicting Out-of-Office Blood Pressure in the Clinic (PROOF-BP): Derivation and Validation of a Tool to Improve the Accuracy of Blood Pressure Measurement in Clinical Practice ﻿

(Wolters Kluwer, 2016-03-21)
Patients often have lower (white coat effect) or higher (masked effect) ambulatory/home blood pressure readings compared to clinic measurements, resulting in misdiagnosis of hypertension. The present study assessed whether ...
• #### Protocol for a randomised controlled trial of telemonitoring and self- management in the control of hypertension: Telemonitoring and self-management in hypertension. ﻿

(2009-02-16)
Abstract Background Controlling blood pressure with drugs is a key aspect of cardiovascular disease prevention, but until recently has been the sole preserve of health professionals. Self-management of hypertension is an ...
• #### Protocol for Past BP: a randomised controlled trial of different blood pressure targets for people with a history of stroke of transient ischaemic attack (TIA) in primary care. ﻿

(2010-08-09)
Abstract Background Blood pressure (BP) lowering in people who have had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) leads to reduced risk of further stroke. However, it is not clear what the target BP should be, since ...
• #### RApid Primary care Initiation of Drug treatment for Transient Ischaemic Attack (RAPID¿TIA): study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial ﻿

(2013-07-02)
Abstract Background People who have a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke are at high risk of a recurrent stroke, particularly in the first week after the event. Early initiation of secondary prevention drugs ...
• #### Relationship of Self-Rated Health to Stroke Incidence and Mortality in Older Individuals with and without a History of Stroke: A Longitudinal Study of the MRC Cognitive Function and Ageing (CFAS) Population ﻿

(Public Library of Science, 2016-02-29)
Introduction Poor self-rated health (SRH) has been associated with increased risk of death and poor health outcomes even after adjusting for confounders. However its’ relationship with disease-specific mortality and ...
• #### Relationship of Self-Rated Health with Fatal and Non-Fatal Outcomes in Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis ﻿

(PLOS, 2014-07-30)
Background: People who rate their health as poor experience higher all-cause mortality. Study of disease-specific association with self-rated health might increase understanding of why this association exists. Objectives: ...
• #### Self-Screening and Non-Physician Screening for Hypertension in Communities: A Systematic Review ﻿

(Oxford Journals on behalf of American Journal of Hypertension, Ltd., 2015-03-23)
Background Community-based self-screening may provide opportunities to increase detection of hypertension, and identify raised blood pressure (BP) in populations who do not access healthcare. This systematic review ...
• #### Stroke survivors and their families receive information and support on an individual basis from an online forum: descriptive analysis of a population of 2,348 patients and qualitative study of a sample of participants ﻿

(BMJ Publishing Group Ltd., 2016-0406)
Objective: To describe the characteristics of participants of an online stroke forum, their reasons for posting in the forum and whether responses addressed users’ needs. Methods: Descriptive analysis of the population ...
• #### Stroke survivors’, caregivers’ and GPs’ attitudes towards a Polypill for the secondary prevention of stroke: A qualitative interview study ﻿

(BMJ Group, 2016)
Objectives To understand the perspectives of stroke survivors, caregivers and GPs on a polypill approach, consisting of blood pressure and cholesterol lowering therapies, with or without aspirin, for the secondary prevention ...
• #### Targets and self-management for the control of blood pressure in stroke and at risk groups (TASMIN-SR): protocol for a randomised controlled trial ﻿

(2013-03-23)
Abstract Background Self-monitoring of hypertension with self-titration of antihypertensives (self-management) results in lower systolic blood pressure for at least one year. However, few people in high risk groups have ...
• #### The REFER (REFer for EchocaRdiogram) protocol: a prospective validation of a clinical decision rule, NT-proBNP, or their combination, in the diagnosis of heart failure in primary care. Rationale and design ﻿

(2012-10-30)
Abstract Background Heart failure is a major cause of mortality and morbidity. As mortality rates are high, it is important that patients seen by general practitioners with symptoms suggestive of heart failure are identified ...
• #### Training in positivity for stroke? A qualitative study of acceptability of use of Positive Mental Training (PosMT) as a tool to assist stroke survivors with post-stroke psychological problems and in coping with rehabilitation ﻿

(IOS Press, 2016)
BACKGROUND: Post-stroke psychological problems predict poor recovery, while positive affect enables patients to focus on rehabilitation and may improve functional outcomes. Positive Mental Training (PosMT), a guided self-help ...