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Improving outcomes in autism spectrum disorder through effective service provision: diagnostic assessment pathways and parent focussed interventions (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 2020)Introduction: This thesis on the topic of autism spectrum disorder presents six publications focussed on research about improving outcomes through effective service provision, together with a critical appraisal, which adds ...
AN EXPLORATION OF MIDWIFERY PRACTICE VIEWED THROUGH A SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM LENS IN ORDER TO GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF HOW MIDWIVES PROVIDE CARE TO PREGNANT WOMEN WHO ARE OBESE (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 2020)To enter pregnancy whilst obese carries risk for both mother and baby but obesity rates continue to rise. Community midwives are now the lead carers for all pregnant women and will inevitably encounter women whose health ...
AN EXPLORATORY SECONDARY DATA ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF HETEROGENEITY ON ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE SAFETY AND WANDERING RISKS FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA LIVING AT HOME (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 2020)Introduction: There is an acknowledged gap between the potential and achieved benefit of assistive technology in the care of people with dementia. In order to make better use of this resource, this research aimed to ...
THE CHARACTERISTICS AND COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATION OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES AGED 10-12 YEARS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 2020)Introduction: Participation is a key therapy and health promotion outcome for children with disabilities. This thesis contributes to childhood disability participation literature by (a) synthesizing evidence on family ...
The effects of English proficiency on the processing of Bulgarian-accented English by Bulgarian-English bilinguals (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 2019)This dissertation explores the potential benefit of listening to and with one’s first-language accent, as suggested by the Interspeech Intelligibility Benefit Hypothesis (ISIB). Previous studies have not consistently ...