The pilot trial started in July 2019 and will run until July 2020.Read more
News and Events
08 Aug 2019
26 Jul 2019
Our new paper has been published in HRB Open research. We examined uptake in an Irish primary care population during the initial phase of implementation of RetinaScreen and investigated factors which predict consenting to participate in the programme.
05 Aug 2019
Susan Ahern joined the IDEAs study as a research a health economist in August 2019.
26 Feb 2019
Congratulations to Emmy Racine who won the best poster prize at the annual sphere network conference today.Read more
21 Jun 2018
The study, led by Dr Sheena McHugh, was launched on 21st June, 2018 at the School of Public Health, University College Cork. The IDEAs study will examine the feasibility of an intervention to improve retinopathy screening attendance. Diabetic retinopathy is a serious and common condition affecting the sight of people with diabetes and it can cause blindness. It is preventable through screening and can be treated if found in time. However, the success of screening is dependent on people attending when invited. Studies show that a number of people with diabetes do not attend regular screening and experience barriers to accessing and using the service.
06 Sep 2019
Well done to Emmy Racine, who was one of the rapid fire presentatation winners at the Society for Social Medicine and International Epidemiology Association Joint Meeting hosted by the School of Public Health, University College Cork, earlier this week.Read more
09 Oct 2019
Emmy Racine and members of the IDEAs PPI group have started recording a new podcast on their experiences of taking part in research. The project is funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations award. Watch this space...more information coming soon!Read more
09 Dec 2019
A special event was held in the School of Public Health, UCC on Monday, 9th December to launch the LIVE podcast.
LIVE, which stands for ‘LIstening to the Voice of Experience’ is a two-part podcast series about Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research.
Part I hears from the individuals involved in the IDEAs study. These individuals speak about their lived experience of diabetes and how they are using their experiences to inform and shape the research being conducted.
Speakers at the event included Ms Emmy Racine, PPI coordinator at the School of Public Health, Ms Dawn Steacy, PPI contributor and Dr Martin Galvin, UCC Civic and Community Engagement Officer.
28 Feb 2020
Ms Emmy Racine presented her work on developing a podcast about PPI at the annual SPHeRE conference which took place at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on 25th February.Read more
Preliminary results from the IDEAs pilot trial presented at the AUDGPI/IGCP Joint Scientific Meeting 2020.09 Mar 2020
Dr Fiona Riordan and Ms Susan Ahern both presented preliminary results of the IDEAS pilot trial at the Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland (AUDGPI) Irish College of General Practitioners (IGCP) Joint Scientific Meeting which was held in UCC on the 5th and 6th of March.Read more
14 May 2020
The protocol for the IDEAs trial has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies.Read more
20 May 2020
The IDEAs intervention development paper has been published in Implementation Science.Read more