Highlighting Irish Research Articles

25 June 2013 (updated: 07 November 2018)
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The ICGP library are showcasing Irish research articles found in reputable journals on a monthly basis.


Article on Out of Hours Services

Int J Ment Health Syst. 2018 Oct 13;12:56. doi: 10.1186/s13033-018-0235-x. eCollection 2018. Health system changes needed to support people consulting general practice out of hours services in Ireland. Collins C, O'Shea MT, Cunniffe J, Finegan P. » read more

Article on the CCT of the MICGP

BJGP Open 2018; 2 (3): bjgpopen18X101605. The candidate perspective of the clinical competency test (CCT) of the MICGP examination: a mixed-methods study. Foley T, McLoughlin K, Walsh EK, Leggett P, O'Reilly M, Owens M, Jennings AA. » read more

Article on Patient Self-Management Education of Primary Care Professionals

BMC Fam Pract. 2018 Sep 29;19(1):163. doi: 10.1186/s12875-018-0847-x. Does patient self-management education of primary care professionals improve patient outcomes: a systematic review. Rochfort A, Beirne S, Doran G, Patton P, Gensichen J, Kunnamo I, Smith S, Eriksson T, Collins C. » read more

Article on Secure Email Service (Healthmail)

Universal Journal of Public Health 2018;5:284-297. An Evaluation of a Secure Email Service (Healthmail): a Cross-Sectional Survey of Irish GPs. Larkin J, Pericin I, O'Mahoney B, Hull K, Collins C. » read more

Article on Opioid Dependency in Primary Care

BMC Fam Pract. 2018 Jun 30;19(1):103. doi: 10.1186/s12875-018-0792-8. Optimising treatment in opioid dependency in primary care: results from a national key stakeholder and expert focus group in Ireland. Van Hout MC, Crowley D, McBride A, Delargy I. » read more

Article on Self-Audit of Methadone Treatment

BMC Med Educ. 2018 Jun 27;18(1):153. doi: 10.1186/s12909-018-1259-2. Piloting online self-audit of methadone treatment in Irish general practice: results,reflections and educational outcomes. Van Hout MC, Crowley D, McBride A, Delargy I. » read more

Article about Cancer Survivorship in General Practice

Marie O Shea and Claire Collins. Cancer Survivorship in General Practice - Barriers Encountered by General Practitioners in Ireland. Universal Journal of Public Health, 6 (2), 73 - 78, 2018. DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2018.060206. » read more

Article on dementia-care educational needs

BMC Fam Pract. 2017 May 22;18(1):66. doi: 10.1186/s12875-017-0639-8. "We're certainly not in our comfort zone": a qualitative study of GPs' dementia-care educational needs. Foley T, Boyle S, Jennings A, Smithson WH. » read more

Article on statin utilisation

BMJ Open. 2018 Feb 8;8(2):e018524. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018524. Cross-sectional analysis of the prevalence and predictors of statin utilisation in Ireland with a focus on primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Byrne P, Cullinan J, Murphy C, Smith SM. » read more

Article on Acute Respiratory Tract Infections

Ir J Med Sci. 2018 Mar 12. doi: 10.1007/s11845-018-1774-5. [Epub ahead of print] Antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infections (ARTI) in primary care; what factors affect prescribing and why is it important? A narrative review. O'Connor R, O'Doherty J, O'Regan A, Dunne C. » read more

Article on Health Care Utilisation by Bullying Victims

Healthcare (Basel). 2018 Feb 25;6(1). pii: E19. doi: 10.3390/healthcare6010019. Health Care Utilisation by Bullying Victims: A Cross-Sectional Study of A 9-Year-Old Cohort in Ireland. Hayes C, Kelly D, Taut C, Nixon E, Zgaga L, Williams J, O'Dowd T, Reulbach U. » read more

Article on Career intentions of recent GP graduates in Ireland

BJGP Open 20 February 2018; bjgpopen18X101409. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgpopen18X101409. Future career intentions of recent GP graduates in Ireland: a trend analysis study. Ivana Pericin, Gerard Mansfield, James Larkin and Claire Collins. » read more

Article on type two diabetes management

Ir J Med Sci. 2018 Feb 7. doi: 10.1007/s11845-018-1754-9. [Epub ahead of print] A snapshot of type two diabetes mellitus management in general practice prior to the introduction of diabetes Cycle of Care. Gettings JV, O'Connor R, O'Doherty J, Hannigan A, Cullen W, Hickey L, O'Regan A. » read more

Article on problem alcohol use

BMC Fam Pract. 2018 Feb 12;19(1):30. doi: 10.1186/s12875-018-0718-5. Is problem alcohol use being detected and treated in Irish general practice? O'Regan A, Cullen W, Hickey L, Meagher D, Hannigan A. » read more

Article on mental disorders in older adults

Eur J Gen Pract. 2018 Jan;24(1):84-91. doi: 10.1080/13814788.2017.1402884. Identified mental disorders in older adults in primary care: A cross-sectional database study. McCombe G, Fogarty F, Swan D, Hannigan A, Fealy GM, Kyne L, Meagher D, Cullen W. » read more

Article on Bone Fragility

Ir Med J. 2018 Jan 12;111(1):674. Management of Bone Fragility in Primary Care in Ireland. O'Connor R, O'Regan A ,O 'Doherty J. » read more


Article on Cognitive Assessment

Ir J Med Sci. 2017 Dec 2. doi: 10.1007/s11845-017-1723-8. [Epub ahead of print]Cognitive assessment of older adults in general practice: the collateral history.Dyer AH, Foley T, O'Shea B, Kennelly SP. » read more

Article on Point-of-Care-Testing

BJGP Open 14 November 2017; BJGP-2017-0339. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgpopen17X101229. Point-of-care testing in primary care: needs and attitudes of Irish GPs. Varzgaliene L, Heerey A, Cox C, McGuinness T, McGuire G, Cals JWL, O'Shea E and Kelly M. » read more

Article on attitudes towards weight loss

Ir J Med Sci. 2017 Nov 3. doi: 10.1007/s11845-017-1702-0. [Epub ahead of print]Assessment of patients' attitudes towards weight loss in an Irish general practice setting.Coffey F, Curran TI, Kenny C, Holmes K. » read more

Article on potential inappropriate prescribing

BMJ Open. 2017 Oct 16;7(10):e016562. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016562. Potentially inappropriate prescribing and its association with health outcomes in middle-aged people: a prospective cohort study in Ireland. Moriarty F, Cahir C, Bennett K, Hughes CM, Kenny RA, Fahey T. » read more

Article on Dementia Workshops

Educ Prim Care. 2017 Oct 20:1-8. doi: 10.1080/14739879.2017.1390693. [Epub ahead of print] The development and evaluation of peer-facilitated dementia workshops in general practice. Foley T, Jennings A, Boyle S, Smithson WH. » read more

Article on Type 2 Diabetes

BMJ Open. 2017 Aug 4;7(8):e015135. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015135.Improving risk factor management for patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes: a systematic review of healthcare interventions in primary care and community settings.Murphy ME, Byrne M, Galvin R, Boland F, Fahey T, Smith SM. » read more

Article on Malignant Melanoma

BMJ Open. 2017 Mar 6;7(3):e014096. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014096. Diagnosing malignant melanoma in ambulatory care: a systematic review of clinical prediction rules. Harrington E, Clyne B, Wesseling N, Sandhu H, Armstrong L, Bennett H, Fahey T. » read more

Article on Patient experience

BMJ Open. 2017 Mar 20;7(3):e013339. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013339. Patient experience of different regional models of urgent and emergency care: a cross-sectional survey study. Foley C, Droog E, Boyce M, Healy O, Browne J. » read more

Article on Medication Management

Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2017 Mar 20;3:14. doi: 10.1186/s40814-017-0129-8. eCollection 2017.Improving medication management for patients with multimorbidity in primary care: a qualitative feasibility study of the MY COMRADE implementation intervention. Sinnott C, Byrne M, Bradley CP. » read more

Article on Hypercholesterolaemia

Ir J Med Sci. 2017 Mar 10. doi: 10.1007/s11845-017-1590-3. [Epub ahead of print] Failure to control hypercholesterolaemia in the Irish adult population: cross-sectional analysis of the baseline wave of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). Murphy C, Shelley E, O'Halloran AM, Fahey T, Kenny RA. » read more

Article on Skin Cancer

Ir J Med Sci. 2017 Feb;186(1):73-74. doi: 10.1007/s11845-016-1481-z. Epub 2016 Jul 16. Public awareness of skin cancer: results of a large national survey in Ireland. Menzies S, Forristal H, Hennessy C, Yeates L, Ormond P. » read more

Article on Opiate addiction and overdose

Br J Gen Pract. 2017 Apr;67(657):e267-e273. doi: 10.3399/bjgp17X689857. Epub 2017 Feb 28. Opiate addiction and overdose: experiences, attitudes, and appetite for community naloxone provision. Barry T, Klimas J, Tobin H, Egan M, Bury G. » read more

Article on improving cross-cultural communication

Int J Equity Health. 2017 Feb 10;16(1):32. doi: 10.1186/s12939-017-0525-y. 
Implementing guidelines and training initiatives to improve cross-cultural communication in primary care consultations: a qualitative participatory European study. Teunissen E, Gravenhorst K, Dowrick C, Van Weel-Baumgarten E, Van den Driessen Mareeuw F, de Brún T, Burns N, Lionis C, Mair FS, O'Donnell C, O'Reilly-de Brún M, Papadakaki M, Saridaki A, Spiegel W, Van Weel C, Van den Muijsenbergh M, MacFarlane A. » read more

Article on Shared Care

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Feb 23;2:CD004910. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004910.pub3. Shared care across the interface between primary and specialty care in management of long term conditions. Smith SM, Cousins G, Clyne B, Allwright S, O'Dowd T. » read more

Article on GMS capitation payments

Ir J Med Sci. 2017 Jan 18. doi: 10.1007/s11845-016-1548-x. [Epub ahead of print] Empirically derived weights for GMS capitation payments to General Practitioners.McElroy B. » read more

Article on Mental Health Finder

Ir J Med Sci. 2017 Feb;186(1):191-200. doi: 10.1007/s11845-016-1541-4. Epub 2017 Jan 3.Development and implementation of a 'Mental Health Finder' software tool within an electronic medical record system. Swan D, Hannigan A, Higgins S, McDonnell R, Meagher D, Cullen W. » read more

Article on Learning from patients

BJGP Open 16 January 2017; BJGP-2016-0573. DOI: 10.3399/bjgpopen17X100581. Learning from patients: trainers' use of narratives for learning and teaching. John R Skelton, Margaret O'Riordan, Anna Berenguera Ossȯ, Jackie Beavan, Katharine Weetman. » read more

Article on Drug overdose

Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems, Published Ahead of Print, January 2, 2017. Experience of drug overdose at an urban addiction clinic in Ireland. Barry T., Crowley D., Benton A., Barron E., and O'Reilly F. » read more

Article on raising breast cancer awareness

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Feb 10;2:CD011396. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011396.pub2. [Epub ahead of print] Interventions for raising breast cancer awareness in women. O'Mahony M, Comber H, Fitzgerald T, Corrigan MA, Fitzgerald E, Grunfeld EA, Flynn MG, Hegarty J » read more

Article on breast cancer

Br J Gen Pract. 2017 Feb 13. pii: bjgp17X689377. doi: 10.3399/bjgp17X689377. [Epub ahead of print] Prescribing tamoxifen in primary care for the prevention of breast cancer: a national online survey of GPs' attitudes. Smith SG, Foy R, McGowan JA, Kobayashi LC, de Censi A, Brown K, Side L, Cuzick J. » read more

Article on medicines containing Codeine

Ir J Med Sci. 2017 Jan 9. doi: 10.1007/s11845-016-1546-z. [Epub ahead of print] Medicines containing codeine: perspectives of medical professionals in the Republic of Ireland.Foley M, Carney T, Harris R, Fitzpatrick E, Rapca-Veillet A, Van Hout MC. » read more

Article on prescribing for older people

Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2017 Jan 10. doi: 10.1111/bcp.13233. [Epub ahead of print]GPs' perspectives on prescribing for older people in primary care: a qualitative study.Riordan DO, Byrne S, Fleming A, Kearney PM, Galvin R, Sinnott C. » read more

Article on communication skills

Educ Prim Care. 2017 Mar;28(2):69-71. doi: 10.1080/14739879.2016.1275952. Epub 2017 Jan 10. Old practices, new windows: reflections on a communications skills innovation. Cantillon P. » read more

Article on oral isotretinoin

Ir J Med Sci. 2017 Jan 9. doi: 10.1007/s11845-016-1540-5. [Epub ahead of print] Can oral isotretinoin be safely initiated and monitored in primary care? A case series. Buckley D, Yoganathan S. » read more

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