Community and Primary Care Research Group (CPCRG) at the University of Plymouth have been working extensively on research projects in global low-resource settings since 2012, initially targeting lung health and more recently Dementia. Our award winning research works with communities internationally.
The Midwife Project in Uganda
A midwife-led education programme to reduce the harmful impact of biomass smoke.
Delivering dementia screening to older adults within Makueni County, Kenya over a 6-month period.
Jacobs, R., Farina, N., & Schneider, M. (2023). Cross-cultural adaptation of the EAST and CASE screening tools for elder abuse in South Africa. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 0(0), 1–24. https://doi.org/10.1080/08946566.2023.2176393.
Hurzuk, S., Farina, N., Pattabiraman, M., Ramasamy, N., Alladi, S., Rajagopalan, J., ... & Evans-Lacko, S. (2022). Understanding, experiences and attitudes of dementia in India: A qualitative study. Dementia, 21(7), 2288–2306. https://doi.org/10.1177/14713012221118774
Fitri, F. I., Gultom, I. M., Mahendrayana, E., Mahendrayana, E., Irawan, E., Rambe, A. S., Sani, T. P., Turana, Y., Theresia, I., Farina, N., & Banerjee, S. (2022). Adaptation of the STRiDE dementia survey into the Indonesian context in North Sumatra. Neurology Asia. https://doi.org/10.54029/2022pti
Oliveira, D., Godoy, C., da Mata, F., Mateus, E., Franzon, A. C. A., Farina, N., Evans-Lacko, S., & Ferri, C. (2022). Reducing dementia-related stigma and discrimination amongst community health workers in Brazil: Protocol for a randomized controlled feasibility trial. BMJ Open. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-060033
Keir EJ Philip, Lucy L Cartwright, Debra Westlake, Grace Nyakoojo, Ivan Kimuli, Bruce Kirenga, Evelyn A Brakema, Mark W Orme, Daisy Fancourt, Nicholas S Hopkinson, Rupert Jones, Winceslaus Katagira. Music and dance in respiratory disease management in Uganda: a qualitative study of patient and healthcare professional perspectives doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-053189
Cartwright LL, Callaghan LE, Jones RC, Nantanda R, Fullam J. Perceptions of long-term impact and change following a midwife-led biomass smoke education program for mothers in rural Uganda: a qualitative study. Rural and Remote Health 2022; 22: 6893. https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH6893
Jones R, Kirenga B, Buteme S, Williams S, van Gemert F. A novel lung health programme addressing awareness and behaviour change aiming to prevent chronic respiratory diseases in rural Uganda: a two-year train-the-trainer programme.African Journal of Respiratory Medicine: 2020;14(2):2-9.
Nantanda R, Buteme S, van Kampen S, Cartwright L, Pooler J, Barton A, Callaghan L, Mirembe J, Ndeezi G, Tumwine J, Kirenga B & Jones R. Feasibility and acceptability of a midwife-led education strategy to reduce exposure to biomass smoke among pregnant women in Uganda: A FRESH project. Global Public Health. 2019. DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2019.1642931
FRESH AIR: Horizon 2020
Prevalence of COPD and associated risk factors in Uganda
Pulmonary rehabilitation in Uganda
Global Bridges: lung health prevention and awareness
Very Brief Advice smoking cessation
Pulmonary rehabilitation in Crete, Vietnam and Kyrgyzstan
Improving neonatal life support in Cambodia
Angus Ulyett, a BSc Illustration student from the University of Plymouth, was shortlisted for a World Illustration Award for his animated educational film for
The Midwife Project .
The pulmonary rehabilitation programme implemented in Crete during FRESH AIR has been awarded in Greece for its innovation and impact, in the category ‘Research Work in Universities/Educational Institutes/Research Centres/Hospitals'.