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Older adults under-referred for mental health therapies

Posted on June 6th 2017
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Older adults under-referred for mental health therapies

A large research study from the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter, supported by PenCLAHRC, has revealed that older people are not being referred for mental health support as frequently as their younger counterparts, despite achieving better outcomes when they are referred.

The study is published today (Tuesday 6th June 2017) in the British Journal of General Practice.

The research was conducted as part of the South West of England Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Evaluation Project commissioned by the former South West Strategic Health Authority.

The researchers analysed over 80,000 mental health treatments in South West England as part of the IAPT...

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Black men less willing to be investigated for prostate cancer

Posted on March 2nd 2015
in Project update

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The incidence of prostate cancer among men of Afro-Caribbean origin is higher than in white men, they are more likely to be diagnosed as emergencies and their mortality rates are higher. Until now it has been unclear why these disappointing outcomes exist.

To investigate the possible effects of patients’ preferences and choices, a team led by the University of Exeter Medical School, and supported by PenCLAHRC, carried out a study in more than 500 men attending general practices in Bristol.

The men were presented with realistic hypothetical scenarios - each included a description of a prostate cancer symptom and the estimated risk of prostate...

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