Frank Kee
Queen's University Belfast
EpidemiologyInternal medicinePublic healthSurgeryDemographyPsychologyCardiologyPhysical therapyProspective cohort studyCohort studyPsychological interventionDiseaseBody mass indexPopulationNorthern irelandRisk factorMedicineCohortGerontologyBiology
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#1Benedikt Schrage (UHH: University of Hamburg)H-Index: 10
#2Nicole Rübsamen (UHH: University of Hamburg)H-Index: 8
Last. Inger Njølstad (University of Tromsø)H-Index: 82
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AIMS Although absolute (AID) and functional iron deficiency (FID) are known risk factors for patients with cardiovascular (CV) disease, their relevance for the general population is unknown. The aim was to assess the association between AID/FID with incident CV disease and mortality in the general population. METHODS AND RESULTS In 12 164 individuals from three European population-based cohorts, AID was defined as ferritin < 100 μg/L or as ferritin < 30 μg/L (severe AID), and FID was defined as ...
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#1Claire T. McEvoy ('QUB': Queen's University Belfast)H-Index: 13
#2Sarah Moore ('QUB': Queen's University Belfast)H-Index: 10
Last. David R. McCance (Belfast Health and Social Care Trust)H-Index: 56
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Adhering to a Mediterranean diet (MD) is associated with reduced CVD risk. This study aimed to explore methods of increasing MD adoption in a non-Mediterranean population at high risk of CVD, including assessing the feasibility of a developed peer support intervention. The Trial to Encourage Adoption and Maintenance of a MEditerranean Diet was a 12-month pilot parallel group RCT involving individuals aged ≥ 40 year, with low MD adherence, who were overweight, and had an estimated CVD risk ≥ 20 %...
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Active travel (AT) has gained increasing attention as a way of addressing low levels of physical activity. However, little is known regarding the relationship between income and AT. The aim of this study was to investigate characteristics associated with undertaking AT in an adult population and by low- and high-income groups. Data collected from the Physical Activity and the Rejuvenation of Connswater (PARC) study in 2017 were used. Participants were categorised into socio-economic groups accor...
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#1Julia Hippisley-Cox (University of Oxford)H-Index: 70
#2C Coupland (University of Oxford)H-Index: 7
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Abstract null Objectives null To derive and validate risk prediction algorithms to estimate the risk of covid-19 related mortality and hospital admission in UK adults after one or two doses of covid-19 vaccination. null Design null Prospective, population based cohort study using the QResearch database linked to data on covid-19 vaccination, SARS-CoV-2 results, hospital admissions, systemic anticancer treatment, radiotherapy, and the national death and cancer registries. null Settings null Adult...
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#1Chaterina Sujana (LMU: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)H-Index: 1
#2Veikko Salomaa (National Institute for Health and Welfare)H-Index: 163
Last. Viktor Oskarsson (Umeå University)H-Index: 8
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OBJECTIVE null Natriuretic peptide (NP) concentrations are increased in cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) but are associated with a lower diabetes risk. We investigated associations of N-terminal pro-B-type NP (NT-proBNP) and midregional proatrial NP (MR-proANP) with incident type 2 diabetes stratified by the presence of CVD. null RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS null Based on the Biomarkers for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Europe (BiomarCaRE) Consortium, we included 45,477 participants with NT-pro...
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#1Karen Milton (UEA: University of East Anglia)H-Index: 16
#2Michael Kelly (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 73
Last. Paul Kelly (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 48
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This research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), grant number 15/82/12.
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#1Ruth F. HunterH-Index: 21
#2Claire ClelandH-Index: 9
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Reducing car dependency requires orchestrated multi-sectoral, multi-policy action in a complex landscape. Thus, development of proposed interventions to reduce car dependency should be informed by systems thinking, complexity science, and socio-technical transition theory. We aim to co-design sustainable systems-oriented intervention approaches to reduce car dependency in Belfast. The study includes seven integrated tasks—1: Map stakeholders and partnerships influencing car dependency using stak...
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#1Graham Moore (Cardiff University)H-Index: 35
#2Mhairi Campbell (Glas.: University of Glasgow)H-Index: 13
Last. Eva Rehfuess (LMU: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)H-Index: 39
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Implementing interventions with a previous evidence base in new contexts might be more efficient than developing new interventions for each context. Although some interventions transfer well, effectiveness and implementation often depend on the context. Achieving a good fit between intervention and context then requires careful and systematic adaptation. This paper presents new evidence and consensus informed guidance for adapting and transferring interventions to new contexts.
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#1Claire Cleland ('QUB': Queen's University Belfast)H-Index: 9
#2Sara Ferguson ('QUB': Queen's University Belfast)H-Index: 2
Last. Michael Kelly (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 73
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Abstract null null Background null Liveability is a complex, multifaceted concept with various definitions, but with an agreed core set of features (e.g., safety, walkability). Typically, liveability is measured at the macro-level (city or regional-level), and has been used in advocacy by local populations. However, micro-level (street-level) liveability measurements could also/alternatively be used to identify modifiable environmental features impacting health and well-being. To date, no micro-...
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#1Rachael Ann O’Neill ('QUB': Queen's University Belfast)H-Index: 2
#2Alexander P. Maxwell ('QUB': Queen's University Belfast)H-Index: 45
Last. Gareth J. McKay ('QUB': Queen's University Belfast)H-Index: 26
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BACKGROUND The retinal microvasculature offers unique non-invasive evaluation of systemic microvascular abnormalities. Previous studies reported associations between retinal microvascular parameters (RMPs) and diabetes. The aim of this study was to assess associations between RMPs and diabetes in a cross-sectional analysis of older persons from the Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NICOLA). METHODS RMPs (central retinal arteriolar/venular equivalents, arteriolar to ve...
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