Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Recent Publications

McDonagh, L., Blomquist, P., Wayal, S., Cochrane, S., Calliste, J., Cassell, J., & Edelman, N. (2019). Collaborative and consultative patient and public involvement in sexual health research: Lessons learned from four case studies. Sexually Transmitted Infections.

McDonagh, L. K., Saunders, J. M., Cassell, J., Curtis, T., Bastaki, H., Hartney, T., & Rait, G. (2018). Application of the COM-B model to barriers and facilitators to chlamydia testing in general practice for young people and primary care practitioners: a systematic review. Implementation Science, 13 (1), 130. doi:10.1186/s13012-018-0821-y

Bastaki, H., Carter, J., Marston, L., Cassell, J., & Rait, G. (2018). Time delays in the diagnosis and treatment of malaria in non-endemic countries: A systematic review. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. doi:10.1016/j.tmaid.2017.12.002

Sailer, F., Rait, G., Howe, A., Saunders, J., & Hunter, R. (2018). Methods and quality of disease models incorporating more than two sexually transmitted infections: a protocol for a systematic review of the evidence. BMJ open, 8 (5), e020246. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020246

Bastaki, H., Marston, L., Cassell, J., & Rait, G. (2018). Imported malaria in the UK, 2005 to 2016: Estimates from primary care electronic health records. PLoS One, 13 (12), e0210040. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0210040

Seguin, M., Dodds, C., Mugweni, E., McDaid, L., Flowers, P., Wayal, S., Zomer, E., Weatherburn, P., Fakoya, I., Hartney, T., McDonagh, L., … Burns, F. (2018). Feasibility and acceptability of self-sampling kits to increase the uptake of HIV testing among black Africans in the United Kingdom: The HAUS Study. Health Technology Assessment, 22(22).

McDonagh, L. K., Saunders, J. M., Cassell, J., Bastaki, H., Hartney, T., & Rait, G. (2017). Facilitators and barriers to chlamydia testing in general practice for young people using a theoretical model (COM-B): a systematic review protocol. BMJ Open, 7 (3), e013588. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013588

Bailey, J., Webster, R., Hunter, R., Freemantle, N., Rait, G., Michie, S., Estcourt, C., Anderson, J., Gerressu, M., Stephenson, J., Ang, C., Hart, G., Dhanjal, S., & Murray, E. (2015). The Men's Safer Sex (MenSS) trial: protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial of an interactive digital intervention to increase condom use in men. BMJ Open, 5(2), e007552. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007552

Hartney T., Baraitser, P., & Nardone, A. (2015). Self-reported impact of chlamydia testing on subsequent behaviour: results of an online survey of young adults in England. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 42(9), 486-91.

Cassell, J., Dodds, J., Estcourt, C., Llewellyn, C., Lanza, S., Richens, J., Smith, H., Symonds, M., Copas, A., Roberts, T., Walters, K., White, P., Mistry, H., Rossello-Roig, M., Smith, H., & Rait, G. (2015). The relative clinical and cost-effectiveness of three contrasting approaches to partner notification for curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs): a cluster randomised trial in primary care. Health Technology Assessment, 19(5).

Town, K., Ricketts, E.J., Hartney, T., Dunbar, J.K., Nardone, A., Folkard, K.A., et al. (2015). Supporting general practices to provide sexual and reproductive health services: protocol for the 3Cs & HIV programme. Public Health, 44, 1-7.

Estcourt, C., Sutcliffe,  L., Copas, A., Mercer, C., Roberts, T., Jackson, L., Symonds, M., Tickle, L., Muniina, P., Rait, G., Johnson, A., Aderogba, A., Creighton, S., & Cassell, J. (2015). Developing and testing Accelerated Partner Therapy for partner notification for people with genital chlamydia trachomatis diagnosed in primary care: a pilot randomised controlled trial. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 1-7. doi:10.1136/sextrans-2014-051994

Hartney, T., Kennedy, I., Crook, P., & Nardone, A. (2014). Expanded HIV testing in high-prevalence areas in England: results of a 2012 audit of sexual health commissioners. HIV Med,15(4), 251-4.

Brueton, V. C., Tierney, J., Stenning, S., Harding, S., Meredith, S., Nazareth, I., & Rait, G. (2013). Strategies to improve retention in randomised trials. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12. Art. No.: MR000032. doi:10.1002/14651858.MR000032.pub2

Tam, C., Tompkins, D., Bolton, F., Berry, L., Dodds, J., Choudhury, D., Halstead, F., Iturriza-Gómara, M., Mather, M., Rait, G., Ridge, A., Rodrigues, L., Wain, J., Wood, B., O'Brien, S., & Gray, J. (2012). Changes in causes of acute gastroenteritis in the UK over 15 years:  Microbiologic findings from two prospective, population-based studies of infectious intestinal disease. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 54, 1275-86.

Mercer, C., Aicken, C., Estcourt, C., Keane, F., Brook, G., Rait, G., White, P., & Cassell, J. (2012). Building the bypass - implications of improved access to sexual health care: Evidence from surveys of patients attending contrasting genitourinary medicine clinics across England in 2004/5 and 2009. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 88(1), 9-15. doi:10.1136/sextrans-2011-050257

Aicken, C., Cassell, J. A., Estcourt, C., Keane, F., Brook, G., Rait, G., & Mercer, C. H. (2011). Rationale, development and implementation of a survey tool for describing and auditing the composition of, and flows between, specialist and community clinical services for sexually transmitted infections.  BMC Health Services Research, 11(30), 1-8.

Tam, C., Rodrigues, L., Viviani, L., Dodds, J., Evans, M., Hunter, P., Gray, J., Letley, L., Rait, G., Tompkins, D., & O'Brien, S. (2011). Longitudinal study of infectious intestinal disease in the UK (IID2 Study): Incidence in the community and presenting to general practice. Gut, 61(1), 69-77. doi:10.1136/gut.2011.238386

O'Brien, S. J., Rait, G., Hunter, P. R., Gray, J. J., Bolton, F. J., Tompkins, D. S., McLauchlin, J., Letley, L, H., Adak, G. K., Cowden, J. M., Evans, M. R., Neal, K. R., Smith, G. E., Smyth, B., Tam, C. C., & Rodrigues, L. C. (2010). Methods for determining disease burden and calibrating national surveillance data in the United Kingdom: the second study of infectious intestinal disease in the community (IID2 study). BMC Medical Research Methodology, 10(39), 1-13. doi:10.1186/1471-2288-10-39

Nicholson, A., Rait, G., Murray-Thomas, T., Hughes, G., Mercer, C.H., & Cassell, J. (2010). Management of epididymo-orchitis in primary care: results from a large UK primary care database. British Journal of General Practice, 60(579), e407-e422.

Nicholson, A., Rait, G., Murray-Thomas, T., Hughes, G., Mercer, C. H., & Cassell. J (2010). Management of first-episode pelvic inflammatory disease in primary care: results from a large UK primary care database. British Journal of General Practice, 60, e395-e406.

McDonagh, L. K., Morrison, T. G., & McGuire, B. E. (2010). Male Body Image Self-Consciousness Scale. In T. D. Fisher, C. M. Davis, W. L. Yarber, & S. L. Davis (Eds.), Handbook of sexuality-related measures (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge.