McIntyre, E, Saliba, AJ, Wiener, KKK & Bishop, FL 2019, 'Predicting the intention to use herbal medicines for anxiety symptoms: a model of health behaviour.', Journal of Mental Health, pp. 1-8.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Anxiety is a prevalent mental health condition in the Western world. Adults experiencing anxiety have been found to use a range of herbal medicines to manage anxiety symptoms.This study aimed to test a theoretical model based on the theory of planned behaviour that predicted the intention to use herbal medicines for anxiety symptoms, and to identify individual predictors of intention.An online survey was conducted with Australian adults who experienced anxiety and used herbal medicines (N = 400). A two-step approach to structural equation modelling was used to test a path model predicting the intention to use herbal medicines.The model was found to be well-fitting. Attitude, subjective norms, control beliefs and severity of anxiety symptoms each significantly positively predicted intention to use herbal medicines for anxiety symptoms explaining 56% of the variance.The results suggest that mental health practitioners and policy makers need to ensure people experiencing anxiety have access to accurate and reliable information about herbal medicines to ensure they can effectively manage anxiety symptoms and safely engage in self-care.
Harvey, JM, Sibelli, A, Chalder, T, Everitt, H, Moss-Morris, R & Bishop, FL 2018, 'Desperately seeking a cure: Treatment seeking and appraisal in irritable bowel syndrome', BRITISH JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 561-579.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Barker, SL, Maguire, N, Bishop, FL & Stopa, L 2018, 'Peer support critical elements and experiences in supporting the homeless: A qualitative study', Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 213-229.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Peer supporters are individuals with lived experience and are an integral part of health care systems, providing support to those affected by various phenomena such as homelessness and addictions. However, little is known about the critical elements that underpin peer support interventions. This qualitative study sought to understand the critical elements of intentional peer support with a homeless population, voiced by those who provide and/or receive this support. Twenty-nine participants from 4 different homeless charities in England were interviewed about their experiences of providing/receiving peer support and what they felt were critical factors to its success. Participants defined peer support as an experience-based relationship, built upon mutual understanding, empathy, and support. Thematic analysis was utilised to in developing 6 themes. Results identified peers' persistence in developing unique experience-based relationships, providing social support, role modelling recovery, and peers' motivations were perceived as important factors involved in peer support. It was also found that peers described benefitting from helping, such as, undergoing transformative identity developments that helped them to escape homelessness. Through the retelling of their stories, they create meaning and restructure their autobiography, attributing experiences of homelessness as a catalyst for positive changes in their lives. Limitations and future research are discussed.
Steel, A, Sundberg, T, Reid, R, Ward, L, Bishop, FL, Leach, M, Cramer, H, Wardle, J & Adams, J 2017, 'Osteopathic manipulative treatment: A systematic review and critical appraisal of comparative effectiveness and health economics research.', Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, vol. 27, pp. 165-175.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
In recent years, evidence has emerged regarding the effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative treatments (OMT). Despite growing evidence in this field, there is need for appropriate research designs that effectively reflect the person-centred system of care promoted in osteopathy and provide data which can inform policy decisions within the healthcare system. The purpose of this systematic review is to identify, appraise and synthesise the evidence from comparative effectiveness and economic evaluation research involving OMT. A database search was conducted using CINAHL, PubMed, PEDro, AMED, SCOPUS and OSTMED.DR, from their inception to May 2015. Two separate searches were undertaken to identify original research articles encompassing the economic evaluation and comparative effectiveness of OMT. Identified comparative effectives studies were evaluated using the Cochrane risk of bias tool and appraised using the Good Reporting of Comparative Effectiveness (GRACE) principles. Identified economic studies were assessed with the Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards (CHEERS) guidelines. Sixteen studies reporting the findings of comparative effectiveness (n = 9) and economic evaluation (n = 7) research were included. The comparative effectiveness studies reported outcomes for varied health conditions and the majority (n = 6) demonstrated a high risk of bias. The economic evaluations included a range of analyses and considerable differences in the quality of reporting were evident. Despite some positive findings, published comparative effectiveness and health economic studies in OMT are of insufficient quality and quantity to inform policy and practice. High quality, well-designed, research that aligns with international best practice is greatly needed to build a pragmatic evidence base for OMT.
Steel, A, Sundberg, T, Reid, R, Ward, L, Bishop, FL, Leach, M, Cramer, H, Wardle, J & Adams, J 2017, 'Reply to the letter to the editor: 'Systematic review of comparative effectiveness and health economics research relating to osteopathic manipulative treatment'.', Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, vol. 29, pp. e18-e18.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Zhang, Y, Dennis, JA, Leach, MJ, Bishop, FL, Cramer, H, Chung, VCH, Moore, C, Lauche, R, Cook, R, Sibbritt, D & Adams, J 2017, 'Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among US Adults With Headache or Migraine: Results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey', HEADACHE, vol. 57, no. 8, pp. 1228-1242.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Zhang, Y, Leach, MJ, Bishop, FL & Leung, B 2016, 'A Comparison of the Characteristics of Acupuncture- and Non-Acupuncture-Preferred Consumers: A Secondary Analysis of NHIS 2012 Data', JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 315-322.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site