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Joanna Harrison

Research Fellow in Evidence Summary, University of Central Lancashire

How common is dysphagia in older adults living at home and what are the potential risk factors?

The systematic review undertook a comprehensive search of published and unpublished studies using a range of electronic databases (including MEDLINE, EBSCO etc.) and citation searches up to 2014. One...

Cost effectiveness of fall prevention programmes for older adults

This commentary aims to critically appraise the methods used within the review by Winser et al (2020) and expand upon the findings in the context of clinical practice..

The prevalence of comorbidity in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

This systematic review aimed to estimate the prevalence rate of a range of comorbidities in adults with RA and to assess the moderating factors of country, age and a study's risk of bias..

Non-pharmacological interventions for managing pain in community-dwelling older adults

Tang SK, Tse MMY, Leung SF, Fotis T. The effectiveness, suitability, and sustainability of non-pharmacological methods of managing pain in community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review. BMC...

Fall prevention programmes for older adults in the community: impact on rate of falls

Sherrington et al's (2020) systematic review involved a vigorous search of nine databases from the date of inception to 7 November 2019. This included searches for ongoing and recently completed...

Self-guided technology to improve health-related behaviour and quality of life in people with cancer

A comprehensive literature search was undertaken using multiple databases (Medline Complete, Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and SPORTDiscus) from 1973 to July 2018. Reference lists from...

Virtual reality, the COVID-19 pandemic and rehabilitation for community-dwelling older adults

The present commentary aims to appraise the methods used in the systematic review by Dermody et al (2020) and to expand on their findings in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic..

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