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The objective of this project is to develop an evidence based behaviour change app to enhance access and attendance at Stop Smoking Services: the Stop-App. This will be used in NHS and non-NHS community settings. The aim of the app is to increase referral rates, reduce DNA rates and increase 4 week quit rates by virtue of a more motivated sample of attendees.
If proven effective following full piloting and acceptability testing, the app will be embedded in all existing Stop Smoking Service data inputting systems in Warwickshire. It will be introduced and promoted via numerous community settings including children’s centres, the library service, CAB and leisure centres. The app has the potential to be used nationally as part of the Making Every Contact Count initiative.
The Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research (CTEHR) is delighted that Dr Katherine Brown, Reader in eHealth and Behaviour Change with CTEHR, will be presenting a seminar as part of its 2017 internal seminar series.
The Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research (CTEHR) have been involved in an innovative project launched by BBC Learning and the Wellcome Trust which is designed to get primary school children excited about science.
As part of a new strategy in Leicester, UK, people born overseas will be offered testing for certain infectious illnesses (tuberculosis, HIV and viral hepatitis) when they register with a GP in the city. We aim to find out whether offering early tests for these infectious illnesses in this way will result in GPs actually doing more tests and identifying more people with these infectious illnesses.
Delivering Excellent Care Every Day for People Living with Advanced Dementia: Namaste Care Intervention UK (2016-19) is led by the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester & focuses on developing the optimal every-day care intervention for people with advanced dementia in care homes based on the principles of Namaste Care developed by Joyce Simard.
Facial paralysis results in weakness of the facial muscles, typically on one side of the face, affecting the facial function, appearance and communication of emotions. The objective of the project is to develop a working prototype and trial (through proof-of concept clinical studies) an inconspicuous, non-invasive wearable device (indistinguishable from normal spectacles) that provides discreet feedback on facial muscle movement and helps patients to continuously practise facial muscle exercises.