About the director and work stream
The Long term Conditions, Disability and Disease Work Stream is led by Martyn Jones who is a Professor in Healthcare Research in School of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Dundee and is Associate Director of Social Dimensions of Health Institute. Professor Jones has a national and international profile examining the effect of the work environment on the well-being and performance of trained nurses and has published in the past on scale development, real-time data collection and models of stress and stress management intervention. His research understanding the determinants of patient self-management behaviour in a range of long term conditions, from diabetes, angina, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease and urological cancer
This research work stream aims to achieve the following:
- Create a dynamic research environment that will facilitate the design and delivery of high quality research.
- Develop innovative and empirically informed approaches to research methods and intervention development across a wide range of health conditions and healthcare and social contexts
- Facilitate partnership and knowledge exchange between researchers from basic and applied disciplines and between researchers, educators and clinicians
- Facilitate implementation of existing evidence and its on-going evaluation by involving professionals, people with long-term conditions and disabilities, carers, family members and the general public.
- Build capacity and capability in NMAHP research at pre-doctoral, doctoral and post-doctoral levels set within a negotiated Clinical Academic Framework.
About recently completed projects
Examples of studies include:
- An evaluation of the Angina Plan in patients admitted to hospital with angina (Jones, Smith).
- A comparison of bilateral and unilateral upper-limb task training in early poststroke rehabilitation: A Randomized Controlled Trial (Morris).
- Stress In NHS24 Nurses: Level, Determinants And Consequences Assessed Using Psychological,Physiological and Behavioural Measures (Jones).
- Nursing stress and patient care: real-time investigation of the effect of nursing tasks and demands and physiological stress and job performance (Jones).
- The PRaCTICaL study of nurse led, intensive care follow-up programmes for improving long term outcomes from critical illness: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial (Rattray).
- Exploring the barriers and facilitators to maintaining engagement in physical activities after the end of post-stroke rehabilitation: a qualitative study of stroke survivors, caregivers and physiotherapists (Morris).
- Improving patient experience of care study (Jones, Rattray, Baldie).
- Assessing acute coronary syndrome patients’ cardiac-related beliefs, motivation and mood over time to predict non-attendance at cardiac rehabilitation (Jones, Smith).
- A randomised controlled trial evaluating a rehabilitation complex intervention for patients following intensive care discharge: the RECOVER study (Rattray).