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The intensity of caregiving is a more important predictor of adverse bereavement outcomes for adult-child than spousal caregivers of patients who die of cancer.

McLean S, Gomes B, Higginson IJ.

Psychooncology. 2016 May 2. doi: 10.1002/pon.4132. [Epub ahead of print]


Of apples and oranges: Lessons learned from the preparation of research protocols for systematic reviews exploring the effectiveness of Specialist Palliative Care.

Gaertner J, Siemens W, Daveson BA, Smith M, Evans CJ, Higginson IJ, Becker G.

BMC Palliat Care. 2016 Apr 18;15:43. doi: 10.1186/s12904-016-0110-y.


The clinical and cost effectiveness of a Breathlessness Intervention Service for patients with advanced non-malignant disease and their informal carers: mixed findings of a mixed method randomised controlled trial.

Farquhar MC, Prevost AT, McCrone P, Brafman-Price B, Bentley A, Higginson IJ, Todd CJ, Booth S.

Trials. 2016 Apr 4;17(1):185. doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1304-6.


Using routine data to improve palliative and end of life care.

Davies JM, Gao W, Sleeman KE, Lindsey K, Murtagh FE, Teno JM, Deliens L, Wee B, Higginson IJ, Verne J.

BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2016 Feb 28. pii: bmjspcare-2015-000994. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000994. [Epub ahead of print]


Validity, reliability and responsiveness to change of the Italian palliative care outcome scale: a multicenter study of advanced cancer patients.

Costantini M, Rabitti E, Beccaro M, Fusco F, Peruselli C, La Ciura P, Valle A, Suriani C, Berardi MA, Valenti D, Mosso F, Morino P, Zaninetta G, Tubere G, Piazza M, Sofia M, Di Leo S, Higginson IJ.

BMC Palliat Care. 2016 Feb 26;15:23. doi: 10.1186/s12904-016-0095-6.


Measures to assess commonly experienced symptoms for people with dementia in long-term care settings: a systematic review.

Ellis-Smith C, Evans CJ, Bone AE, Henson LA, Dzingina M, Kane PM, Higginson IJ, Daveson BA; BuildCARE.

BMC Med. 2016 Feb 26;14:38. doi: 10.1186/s12916-016-0582-x.


Research challenges in palliative and end of life care.

Higginson IJ.

BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2016 Mar;6(1):2-4. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-001091. No abstract available.


The value of uncertainty in critical illness? An ethnographic study of patterns and conflicts in care and decision-making trajectories.

Higginson IJ, Rumble C, Shipman C, Koffman J, Sleeman KE, Morgan M, Hopkins P, Noble J, Bernal W, Leonard S, Dampier O, Prentice W, Burman R, Costantini M.

BMC Anesthesiol. 2016 Feb 9;16:11. doi: 10.1186/s12871-016-0177-2.


Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of home palliative care services for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers.

Gomes B, Calanzani N, Curiale V, McCrone P P, Higginson IJ, Brito Md.

Sao Paulo Med J. 2016 Feb;134(1):93-4. doi: 10.1590/1516-3180.20161341T2. Epub 2016 Jan 19.


Factors Associated with Participation, Active Refusals and Reasons for Not Taking Part in a Mortality Followback Survey Evaluating End-of-Life Care.

Calanzani N, Higginson IJ, Koffman J, Gomes B.

PLoS One. 2016 Jan 8;11(1):e0146134. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146134. eCollection 2016.


Neuromuscular electrical stimulation to improve exercise capacity in patients with severe COPD: a randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

Maddocks M, Nolan CM, Man WD, Polkey MI, Hart N, Gao W, Rafferty GF, Moxham J, Higginson IJ.

Lancet Respir Med. 2016 Jan;4(1):27-36. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(15)00503-2. Epub 2015 Dec 15.


Is dying in hospital better than home in incurable cancer and what factors influence this? A population-based study.

Gomes B, Calanzani N, Koffman J, Higginson IJ.

BMC Med. 2015 Oct 9;13:235. doi: 10.1186/s12916-015-0466-5.


The gap between policy and practice: a systematic review of patient-centred care interventions in chronic heart failure.

Kane PM, Murtagh FE, Ryan K, Mahon NG, McAdam B, McQuillan R, Ellis-Smith C, Tracey C, Howley C, Raleigh C, O'Gara G, Higginson IJ, Daveson BA.

Heart Fail Rev. 2015 Nov;20(6):673-87. doi: 10.1007/s10741-015-9508-5.


Cochrane Reviews: Four Proposals for Improvement.

Currow DC, Higginson IJ.

J Palliat Med. 2015 Nov;18(11):906-7. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2015.0382. Epub 2015 Oct 2. No abstract available.


Nurse-led palliative care for HIV-positive patients taking antiretroviral therapy in Kenya: a randomised controlled trial.

Lowther K, Selman L, Simms V, Gikaara N, Ahmed A, Ali Z, Kariuki H, Sherr L, Higginson IJ, Harding R.

Lancet HIV. 2015 Aug;2(8):e328-34. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(15)00111-3. Epub 2015 Jun 15.


Discovering the hidden benefits of cognitive interviewing in two languages: The first phase of a validation study of the Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale.

Schildmann EK, Groeneveld EI, Denzel J, Brown A, Bernhardt F, Bailey K, Guo P, Ramsenthaler C, Lovell N, Higginson IJ, Bausewein C, Murtagh FE.

Palliat Med. 2015 Sep 28. pii: 0269216315608348. [Epub ahead of print]


How does a new breathlessness support service affect patients?

Gysels M, Reilly CC, Jolley CJ, Pannell C, Spoorendonk F, Bellas H, Madan P, Moxham J, Higginson IJ, Bausewein C.

Eur Respir J. 2015 Nov;46(5):1515-8. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00751-2015. Epub 2015 Sep 17. No abstract available.


'It doesn't do the care for you': a qualitative study of health care professionals' perceptions of the benefits and harms of integrated care pathways for end of life care.

Sleeman KE, Koffman J, Bristowe K, Rumble C, Burman R, Leonard S, Noble J, Dampier O, Bernal W, Morgan M, Hopkins P, Prentice W, Higginson IJ.

BMJ Open. 2015 Sep 14;5(9):e008242. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008242.


A Systematic Review of the Use of the Palliative Care Outcome Scale and the Support Team Assessment Schedule in Palliative Care.

Collins ES, Witt J, Bausewein C, Daveson BA, Higginson IJ, Murtagh FE.

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Dec;50(6):842-53.e19. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.07.015. Epub 2015 Aug 31. Review.

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