In the final Evidently Cochrane blog of the year, Sarah Chapman from Cochrane UK takes a look back at some highlights and changes from 2022.
Tag: patient involvement
My OCD journey 2: learning and compassion in tough times
In this blog, Karen Morley, who in 2018 wrote for Evidently Cochrane about her experiences of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and how evidence helped her, tells us what has happened since, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on her mental health, the challenges, and things she has found empowering.
Living with long-term conditions: a Cochrane UK special series
Throughout June, we are shining a spotlight on living with long-term conditions, sharing blogs that include relevant evidence and personal reflections. The series will also include a discussion on Twitter about the impact language can have on people with long-term conditions.
Preventing suicide and self-harm in young people
Researchers from Cochrane Common Mental Disorders blog about the need for youth input in work to prevent suicide and self-harm young people.
Picturing mental health: what sort of images are the right ones?
A blog about responsibility and challenges when using images to communicate mental health research.
Confessions of a rookie consumer peer reviewer
Karen Morley blogs and draws her experiences as a daunted and delighted volunteer peer reviewer for Cochrane Common Mental Disorders.
Game-changer: the NIHR’s new funding stream for ‘Studies Within A Trial’ (SWATs)
Shaun Treweek points a finger at the thin evidence base for trial process decision-making and highlights a new funding initiative from the National Institute for Health Research that will help.
Confidence after stroke: dating with dysarthria
Annette Dancer blogs about her life after stroke: rebuilding confidence and getting speech problems into perspective.
Research is better together: a stroke survivor and a researcher tell us why
Annette Dancer and Claire Mitchell give us their perspectives on the benefits of working together in stroke research
I have dementia and I take part in research. Here’s why.
For our series Dementia in the Spotlight, Wendy Mitchell, who has young onset dementia, writes about taking part in dementia research and being valued again
Vaginal dilator therapy: vibrate, dilate, or wait?
Nurse and researcher Tracie Miles blogs about Cochrane evidence on vaginal dilator therapy after pelvic radiotherapy, and about what happens when science listens to women
Let’s talk about sex and chronic pelvic pain: it matters!
Sex and chronic pelvic pain was one of the things people talked about, at a workshop to discuss which treatment outcomes mattered to them. Sally Crowe tells the story.