Prevention of adult disease through interventions in early life: a systematic collation of evidence.

Lead Research Organisation: University of Southampton
Department Name: Unlisted


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Description OUr work was stimulus for HENRY prorgramme
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Findings on the link between infant growth and obesity were the stimulus for the DH-funded HENRY programme for prevention of obesity in pre-school children.
Title Quality criteria developed for the systematic review of observational studies have been utilised by a number of groups since this work was carried out. 
Description Quality assessment critieria for use in systematic review of observational studies 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2006 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact They have been used in other systematic reviews of observational evidence. 
Description Collaboration to address the qualitative aspects of the systematic review of infant growth 
Organisation City, University of London
Department Child Health Research and Policy Unit (CHRPU)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked with researchers at City Univesity to plan the systematic review of lay views, and to integrate the findings of this with those of the infant growth systematic reviews that we conducted.
Collaborator Contribution A research fellow at City University (who moved to Bristol university during the project) conducted a systematic review of lay views on infant growth, that ran alongside our reviews of the relationship of infant growth and later outcomes.
Impact Joint publications and production of final report integrating the findings of all aspects of the project. 17224044 172225788 16905565 16227306 16845132 17588993 Weblink to final report
Description Collaboration to develop methods for systematic review 
Organisation University of York
Department Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We developed and piloted methods for our systematic review, with guidance from Professor Kleijnen
Collaborator Contribution We worked with Professor Jos Kleijnen to develop the methods for our systematic review.
Impact Joint publications and final report of our integrated findings. 16905565 16227306 16884513 17725788 Web link to final report
Description Interviews with the media about systematic review findings on the relationship between infant size and growth and later obesity following their publicaiton in the BMJ 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following publication of BMJ paper described above in 1995, I gave a number of interviews to the media including local radio and BBC radio 5 live. I also gave interview to Reuters, BBC online and a number of other web-based publications.

Radio interviews were aired, online and print coverage of study findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006