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A Prevalence Study of Drug use by Young People in a Mixed Suburban Area

10.14655/6841-4479 David P Farrington Drugs use, Teenager This report aims to determine the levels and patterns of drug use, including tobacco and alcohol, among young people in the Kilbarrack area. Questionnaires were sent to students from all primary an ...

A Mind of their Own. A Qualitative Study of Drug Education from a Young Person's Perspective: Exploring their Experiences, Views and Opinions

10.14655/6841-4477 Patricia Langton Drugs use, Drug education, Young people The main aims of the research are to explore young people's experiences and opinions of drug education and to discover whether it is, in their opinion, meeting their needs. T ...

A Grounded Theory Model of the Counselling Referral Process in Primary Care Methadone Treatment in Ireland.

10.14655/6841-4475 Kevin Kenny Methadone, Substance misuse In terms of the treatment of illicit drug abuse, methadone maintenance is a well researched and widely applied systematic response. The approach to primary care methadone treatment in Ireland is b ...

A Ghost in Daylight: Making Sense of Substance Misuse

10.14655/6841-4474 Jack Houlahan Drugs use, Substance misuse The inability to deal with substance misuse is a universal human problem. No country has discovered a failsafe way of tackling it. In Ireland there is an annual public outcry about an ever-deepe ...

A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial to Evaluate a Policy of Making Hip Protectors Available to Residents of Nursing Homes

10.14655/415-4472 Age and Ageing Nursing home, Residential living Objectives: to evaluate the effectiveness of a policy of making hip protectors available to residents of nursing homes. Design: a cluster randomised controlled trial of the policy in nursin ...

A Comparative Study of Healthcare Professionals' Attitudes towards Clients with Dual Diagnosis.

10.14655/6841-4473 Paula May Bradshaw Dual diagnosis, Substance misuse, Drugs misuse The aim of this study was to explore the attitudes of Healthcare Professionals who work in the Substance Misuse Services compared to Healthcare Professionals who work in ...

A Carbon Tax for Ireland

10.14655/6841-4471 Richard, S. J., et al. Carbon Monoxide, Environment, Taxation, Government, Impact assessment The Programme for Government 2007-2012 states that '[a]ppropriate fiscal instruments, including a carbon levy, will be phased in on a reve ...

A Cannabis Reader: Global Issues and Local Experiences

10.14655/6841-4470 European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction Cannabis, Treatment, Regulation, Drugs misuse The EMCDDA’s cannabis monograph addresses one basic question. How can I find quality information on cannabis, amid all the bias and op ...

A Bibliometric Study of Irish Health Research in an International Context (file-size 432kb)

Health Research Board Study of whether there is evidence of a concomitant increase in the quantity and quality of the national health research bibliometric output in relation to international standards The study is based on a quantitative analysis of scie ...

A Brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Alcohol Intervention Programme is an Effective Secondary Prevention Approach for New Employees entering an Irish Workforce: A Pilot

10.14655/6841-4469 Paul M. McCarthy Workplace intervention, Drinking behaviour The prevalence of unhealthy drinking at all levels in Irish society poses serious issues in terms of the consequence to individuals concerned, as well as to society as a whole. ...

Hungry for Change: Social Exclusion, Food Poverty and Homelessness in Dublin

10.14655/6841-3973 Hickey, C. & Downey, D., Focus Ireland Homelessness, Hutritional health, Food, Food Poverty This study investigates the impact of poverty and social exclusion on the food, diet and nutrition of people out-of-home in Dublin. The rese ...

Obesity and central obesity as risk factors for incident dementia and its subtypes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

10.14655/415-3974 Beydoun, M.A., Beydoun, H.A. and Wang, Y. Obeslity, Dementia While dementia affects 6-10% of persons 65 years or older, industrialized countries have witnessed an alarming rise in obesity. However, obesity's influence on dementia re ...

The Availability and Price of Food in Rural Northern Ireland

10.14655/749069-3939 Institute of Public Health in Ireland Food Basket Study, Nutrition, Consumption, Diet The Institute is currently conducting the research and evaluation of the 'Decent Food for All' (DFfA) programme. This is a three-year part ...

National Health and Lifestyle Surveys. Regional Summary Report (2003)

10.14655/6841-3929 Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health and Children; Centre for Health Promotion Studies, NUI Galway; Department of Epidemiology and Public Medicine, UCD Health behaviour, Adult, School, Young people Two baseline surveys of health ...

Interim Fresh Fruit Evaluation in Schools Report

Health Promotion Agency for Northern Ireland Scheme to promote healthy eating and reduce inequalities in schools In October 2002 the Fresh Fruit in Schools scheme was launched. The scheme has its roots in the public health strategy, Investing for Health. ...

Food Culture in Rural Northern Ireland

10.14655/749069-3908 The Institute of Public Health in Ireland Ethnographic study, Food, Nutrition, Culture The Institute of Public Health in Ireland is currently conducting the research and evaluation of the 'Decent Food for All (DFfA) programme. Th ...

A Countryside for Health and Wellbeing: The Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Green Exercise

Countryside Recreation Network A research paper on physical exercise and green spaces in urban settings In the UK, more than 80% of people live in urban areas (Defra, 2004), though the greater growth is now in rural areas. Urban settings by definition hav ...

Making the Link Between Obesity and wellbeing

10.14655/6744-3765 Snowden, L., Director, Inukshuk Briefing paper on obesity and its relation to wellbeing Making the links between Obesity & Well-being. A briefing paper developed for Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP) North West. The paper ...

Making Diabetes Count: What does the Future Hold?

10.14655/749069-3764 Institute of Public Health in Ireland Diabetes, Obesity, Diagnosed, Undiagnosed A report forecasting the prevalence of diabetes (diagnosed and undiagnosed) on the island of Ireland in 2010 and 2015, based on population projections and ...

'Making Diabetes Count'

Publish to PHW Public to Repository 10.14655/749069-3763 Institute of Public Health in Ireland Diabetes, Obesity, Diagnosed, Undiagnosed The launch of the first report of The Irish Diabetes Prevalence Working Group, Ireland and Northern Ireland's Pop ...

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