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October 2014

Creating Better Health & Wellbeing – Final Report & Video

This one-day networking and learning event was organised by members of the Adult Life/Working Age Working Group at SCPHRP. It aimed to help bring academic researchers and community organisations together to discuss methods and experiences of improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities in Scotland. The main objectives for the day were: Showcasing some […]

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October 2018

The Junction – Evaluation Report 2018

Earlier this year we worked with the Junction to explore the impact of their work on young people attending the service.  The Junction is a safe, friendly, confidential centre which provides assets-based health and wellbeing support for young people aged between 12 and 21 who live or work in North Edinburgh. Our report describes realist evaluation research […]

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May 2018

SCPHRP Privacy Statement

 Information about you: how we use it  The information you provide will be used by the University to keep you up to date with news and progress regarding The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy (SCPHRP) at the University of Edinburgh. We will not share your data with any third party unless when […]

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April 2018

A systematic review of adolescent physiological development and its relationship with health related behaviour

Adolescence is a time when major changes take place in the body. As such, it is a unique time of change offering the chance to influence young people’s health choices. The aim of this review is to understand the relationship between bodily changes and health-related behaviours in adolescence. Read more…

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April 2018

Adolescents and health-related behaviour: using a framework to develop interventions to support positive behaviours

Adolescents and health-related behaviour: using a framework to develop interventions to support positive behaviours Jan Pringle, Lawrence Doi, Divya Jindal-Snape, Ruth Jepson and John McAteer Abstract Background: Experimentation is a natural part of adolescent maturation. In conjunction with increased exposure tobehaviours such as alcohol or substance use, and the potentially intensified influence of peer groups, […]

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February 2018

A grounded theory of how social support influences physical activity in adolescent girls

A grounded theory of how social support influences physical activity in adolescent girls Yvonne Laird (SCPHRP), Samantha Fawkner (Physical Activity for Health Research Centre, University of Edinburgh), Ailsa Niven (Physical Activity for Health Research Centre). Purpose Adolescent girls are not sufficiently active to achieve health benefits. Social support from friends and family has been positively associated with physical […]

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November 2017

Tobacco control policy in Scotland: A qualitative study of expert views on successes, challenges and future actions

In 2013 the Scottish Government launched its tobacco strategy: ‘Creating a tobacco-free generation: A Tobacco Control Strategy for Scotland’ (Scottish Government, 2013). The strategy outlined 46 proposed actions with the aim of making Scotland tobacco-free by 2034. A review of the 2013 tobacco control strategy was published in August 2017 (Reid et al, 2017). It […]

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September 2017

SCPHRP Summer eMag 2017

Welcome to the Summer edition of the SCPHRP magazine, our second edition of 2017 We have had a busy 2017 so far at SCPHRP, we’ve said hello to a whole load of new people and said goodbye to a few. In this edition of the magazine we are sharing updates on some of the exciting […]

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August 2017

The physiology of adolescent sexual behaviour: A systematic review

Jan Pringle, Kathryn L. Mills, John McAteer, Ruth Jepson, Emma Hogg, Neil Anand & Sarah-Jayne Blakemore | John Martyn Chamberlain (Reviewing Editor). The physiology of adolescent sexual behaviour: A systematic review Objectives: To examine physiological influences of adolescent sexual behaviour, including associated psychosocial factors. Methods: Systematic review. Results: Thirteen studies met the inclusion criteria relating […]

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August 2017

Improving preconception health and care: a situation analysis

Goodfellow, A., Frank, J., McAteer, J., Rankin, J. (2017). Improving preconception health and care: a situation analysis. BMC Health Services Research, 17, 595 (see here: https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-017-2544-1) Background The purpose of this situation analysis was to explore the views of health and non-health professionals working with women of childbearing age on current and future delivery of […]

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July 2017

A Realist Evaluation of the Refocused School Nurse Programme within Early Adopter Sites in Scotland

1. Doi L, Wason D, Malden S, Jepson R (2017) A Realist Evaluation of the Refocused School Nurse Programme within Early Adopter Sites in Scotland. Scottish Government, Edinburgh. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/07/2706/0 The school health service is a universally accessible service provided to children and young people, aged 5-19 years and their families. Historically the school nursing role […]

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