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  An exploration of decision-making processes in adult protection in Scotland
  Dr M Kettle, Dr S Grant
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Ref. SHLS20026. The recent Care Inspectorate thematic inspection of Adult Support and Protection (ASP) in Scotland highlights a number of key issues.
  Assessment of Spectacle Independence with Multifocal IOLs utilising Patient Reported Outcomes
  Dr C Hamer, Dr K Bannigan
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Ref. SHLS20024 Hamer. In cataract surgery, the assessments, procedure and implants (intraocular lenses, IOLs) have all improved to such an extent, that it is now possible to correct pre-existing refractive error (need for spectacles) [1-4].
  Determinants associated with physical activity levels in chronic neuropathic pain
  Mr T Chee-Wee, Mr P Cameron, Dr P Dall
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Ref. SHLS20035 Tan. People with chronic neuropathic pain (CNP) experience poor quality of life, health and physical function outcomes.
  Developing an intervention to maximise nurse antibiotic prescribing for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTI).
  Dr V Ness, Dr L Price, Dr K McAloney-Kocaman
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Ref. SHLS20034 Ness. Antimicrobial resistance is a public health priority with human, financial and social costs. One of the main contributors to this resistance is the inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics.
  Development of interventions combining exercise, patient education and pain management on free-living physical activity and quality of life in individuals with intermittent claudication.
  Dr C Seenan, Dr U Abaraogu, Dr P Dall
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Ref. SHLS20036 Seenan. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a common vascular disease which is characterised by pain and exercise intolerance, termed Intermittent Claudication (IC), due to reduction in blood flow to skeletal muscles in the lower limbs.
  Exploring eye care pathways, patient priorities and economics in low and middle-income countries
  Dr S Jonuscheit, Dr N McHugh, Prof N Strang
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Ref. SHLS20031. Background. Worldwide, about 400 million people are visually impaired or blind, constituting considerable demand for eye care.1 Effective and accessible eye care can make a significant difference to the lives of millions of people as 80% of all causes of visual impairment are preventable or curable.
  Exploring the relationship between contemporary environmental concerns and social work
  Prof S Webb, Dr H Lynch
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Ref. SHLS20021 Webb. It is clear from current evidence that contemporary environmental challenges impact disproportionality on those who are socially and economically disadvantaged.
  Interventions to improve walking/mobility in stroke survivors: a Cochrane overview.
  Dr P Campbell, Dr A Pollock
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Ref. SHLS20029 Campbell. Motor impairment affects around 80% of stroke survivors, affecting the control of movement of one side of the body.
  Investigating the causes and prevention of healthcare associated pneumonia.
  Dr J Reilly, Prof K Currie
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Ref. SHLS20032 Reilly. Epidemiological data from Europe and the USA suggests that pneumonia is the most common healthcare associated infection, with the majority of cases being non-ventilator associated.
  Investigating the role of the biofilm in waste water treatment plants as a reservoir for antimicrobial resistance
  Dr J Spencer, Dr J Roberts
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Ref. SHLS20023 Spencer. Background. It has been reported that the rise/spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will result in the premature deaths of 10 million people every year by 2050.
  Measuring symptoms of prolapse with the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Symptom Score (POP-SS)
  Dr S Hagan, Dr P Dall, Dr P McCarthy
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Ref. SHLS20038 Hagen. Background. Pelvic organ prolapse is a common female condition characterised by symptomatic descent of the vaginal walls, apex or vault from the normal anatomical position.
  Measuring the Impact of Visual Impairment on Face Perception: A Combined Behavioural and Haemodynamic Approach
  Dr A Logan, Dr U Shahani, Dr L Cameron
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Ref. SHLS20025. Faces contain a wealth of information. a brief glimpse is typically sufficient to recognise a familiar face or interpret a facial expression.
  Measuring whiteness
  Prof A Logvineko, Prof N Strang
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Ref. SHLS20022. Whiteness is a perceptual quale of a reflecting object, important in many applications (textile industry, dentistry etc.).
  Optimising the nursing contribution to improving antimicrobial stewardship in hospitals: development of a multi-component intervention
  Dr V Ness, Dr D McDonald
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Ref. SHLS20033 Ness. ‘Antimicrobial resistance’ (AMR) means that many antibiotics may not work in future, putting hospital patients at increased risk of serious infections.
  The influence of dog-ownership on physical activity and other outcomes in those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?
  Dr N Roberts, Dr P Dall
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Ref. SHLS20037 Roberts. Exercise and physical activity are important in preventing and managing long term conditions. Walking time and standing time have been shown to be reduced in patients with severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
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