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Evidence Synthesis Team Reviews

 

On this page, you can find links to the project pages of each review, grouped as follows:

 

Mental Health and Dementia

Parent-to-Parent Support Interventions for Parents of Babies Cared for in a Neonatal unit. Project page
Caring about Care - Improving the Experience of Care for People with Dementia in Hospital  Project page
Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions Project page

The effects of animals on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes

Project page

What are the effects of 'robopets' on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes? A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence

Project page
Dissemination and implementation in dementia care Project page
A systematic review of the effectiveness of TNFα inhibitors to reduce depression in chronic physical illness Project page
The impact of using outdoor space, such as gardens, on the physical and mental well-being of those with dementia Project page
Antipsychotic prescribing in people with dementia resident in care homes Project page
Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy in vascular disease:  A systematic review of randomised controlled trials Project page
The prevalence of psychiatric disorders or emotional and behavioural disturbance (diagnosed and undiagnosed) in children who have been excluded from school Project page
The effect of teacher-led interventions on a social and emotional behaviour in primary school children: a systematic review (Teacher training potential to improve social and emotional behaviour in children) Project page
Non pharmacological interventions for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) delivered in school settings: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative research Project page
Treatment Resistant Depression: A Delphi Study Project page
The strength of the association between father’s depression and interparental relationship:  a systematic review and meta-analysis Project page
Is adherence to a Mediterranean diet associated with cognitive function and dementia?  Project page
The effects of elimination and supplementation diets on symptoms of ADHD Project page

 

Healthy People, Healthy Environments

'My Nature' - Supporting healthcare professionals to improve older people's sensory experiences of the natural world Project page
A systematic review of the effectiveness of mealtime interventions in elderly people living in residential care Project page
Does participating in physical activity in outdoor natural environments have a greater effect on physical and mental wellbeing than physical activity indoors?  A systematic review Project page
The effectiveness of interventions with healthcare practitioners to promote psychological wellbeing and change health behaviours: A systematic review Project page
Are interventions to reduce the impact of arsenic contamination of groundwater on human health and crop productivity in developing countries effective? Project page
A systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of volunteering on the health of volunteers. Project page
A systematic review of the health and well-being impacts of school gardening: synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence. Project page

 

Person-Centred Care

Is a home visit service from a community pharmacist effective and cost effective for elderly and/or vulnerable populations? A systematic review Project page
Cochrane review of patient-initiated clinics in secondary care for people with chronic disease Project page
Systematic review of patient-initiated clinics (PICs) in patients with chronic or recurrent conditions managed in secondary care Project page
What are the benefits and costs of providing peer support to parents of disabled children? Project page

 

 

Diagnostics and Stratified Medicine

UNTEST: A systematic review of interventions to reduce unnecessary thyroid function tests Project page

 

Evidence for Policy and Practice

Cochrane review of pharmacological, psychosocial and dietary interventions for children with recurrent abdominal pain Project page
Understanding and developing methods to synthesise evidence of implementation and knowledge translation Project page
Are telephone consultations a safe and effective method of providing routine follow-up in secondary care for patients following a routine surgical procedure? Project page
The effectiveness of interventions to reduce acute paediatric hospital admissions Project page
Informing the NHS outcomes framework: what outcomes of NHS care should be measured for children with neurodisability? Project page
Sleep positioning for children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review Project page
Multi-component interventions for preventing falls and fall-related injuries among older people: systematic review and meta-regression Project page
Implementation of falls prevention programmes Project page

 

 

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How can schools best support parents' engagement in their children's learning?

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

This project aims to address how schools can best engage parents in their children’s learning....
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What are the effects of 'robopets' on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes? A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A systematic review that aims to create a state-of-knowledge synthesis on the impact of robopet-human...
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