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.
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
05 Dec 2019
Ms Dara O’Keeffe, who is currently a medical student in UCC, presented at the UCC New Horizons conference. Dara presented her dissertation work which was completed as part of a Master of Public Health.Read more
17 Aug 2020
Lauren O Mahony who is in her final year of the BSc Public Health Sciences, was a recipient of the HRB Summer Studentship Award (2020).Read more
01 May 2020
The paper reports the findings of a Study Within a Trial (SWAT) conducted as part of the IDEAs study, specifically as part of the consensus group meetings carried out with people with diabetes and health care professionals.Read more
18 Feb 2021
The paper outlines how we retrospectively costed the development of the IDEAs intervention, a multifaceted intervention in primary care to improve attendance at diabetic retinopathy screening.Read more
09 Mar 2021
The PhD candidate will join a team led by Sheena McHugh, investigating the process and impact of tailoring implementation strategies to support evidence-based interventions for a range of clinical conditions and health service settings.
More information on the project is available here.
To apply for the scholarship click here.Read more
New article on the acceptability and feasibility of conducting the IDEAs pilot trial published in HRB Open.14 Jul 2021
The research note outlines the acceptability and feasibility of study procedures used as part of the IDEAs cluster randomised pilot trial of an intervention in primary care to improve uptake of Ireland’s national diabetic retinopathy programme.Read more
24 Jan 2022
The article, published in the December issue of FORUM, outlines how we conducted a pilot randomised controlled trial to evaluate the feasibility and cost of delivering an intervention in general practice to improve diabetic retinopathy screening attendance.Read more
21 Oct 2021
The paper outlines how we investigated the feasibility and preliminary effects of an intervention to improve uptake of Ireland’s national diabetic retinopathy programme, Diabetic RetinaScreen, among patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.Read more
14 Dec 2021
The article, published in the Autumn issue of Diabetes Ireland, outlines the importance of attending diabetes eye screening, and how we developed and tested an intervention to improve screening attendance.
15 Dec 2021
The PPI Ignite Network have shared a number of case studies from across the Network, as examples of different PPI approaches, across a broad range of research topics and methods.Read more