Research focus

Computer artwork depicts an MRI brain scan revealing the effects of a stroke, showing a blood clot. Upper limb impairment, which occurs in a majority of strokes and requires rehabilitation, is reviewed in three research papers.

Upper limb rehabilitation following a stroke

Rehabilitation for upper limb impairment, which occurs in a majority of strokes, is reviewed

Picture shows two people playing drums and cymbals while others look on. The Haynes Centre is a specialist dementia day care centre for Haringey residents with moderate to severe dementia.

Dementia therapy through music

Three studies examine the benefits of music-based therapies for people with dementia

Picture shows a young woman suffering from insomnia with blue nighttime effect. This research digest looks at three studies relating to sleep health, insomnia and cognitive behavioural therapy as a primary care intervention.

Sleep health and insomnia treatment options

A look at three studies relating to sleep health, insomnia and cognitive behavioural therapy

Parkrun promotes physical activity and community spirit

Three studies explore the benefits of parkrun, a free 5km event held weekly around the UK

Social prescribing offers options and support

Three studies examine how social prescribing promotes a health and social care partnership

Care of children dependent on long-term ventilation

Three studies examine the rise in long-term ventilation to support respiratory function

Examining the effects of knife crime on health services

Three studies explore the prevalence of knife crime in London on children and young people

Diabetes self-management

Three articles investigate strategies to support the self-management of diabetes

Supporting carers as individuals to improve quality of life

Three recent studies observe the support given to carers

Young people’s consumption of sugar sweetened beverages

Three papers look at the role health care practitioners can play in educating young people on the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome

This is a chronic debilitating illness and is, for many, a long-term condition. Our focus summarises three recent research studies relating to chronic fatigue syndrome

End of life care for homeless people

Research focus: end of life care for homeless people

Homeless people have a shortened life expectancy (Crisis 2012). This digest summarises three recent research studies relating to end of life care among the homeless population

Advice on sleep position and foetal movement links to stillbirth 

Links between sleep position and foetal movement prior to stillbirth

Blended feeds in children and young people

Aspects of blended feeds in children and young people are explored through the following...

The ‘Angelina Jolie effect’

Three studies evaluating the effect of the film star’s disclosure that she was a carrier of...

Tattoos and piercings

Three recent studies identify the affects tattoos and body piercings have on the nursing...

Mindfulness

Three studies on mindfulness-based therapy, recommended for depression management and other...

Music festivals and public health

Three recent summaries analyse the effects music festivals, such as Glastonbury, have on...

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