Alison Elliott

Head of Researcher Development

  • 3528 Citations
  • 22 h-Index
19972020
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Research Output 1997 2020

  • 3528 Citations
  • 22 h-Index
  • 60 Article
  • 2 Editorial
  • 2 Review article
2020
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Patterns of symptoms possibly indicative of cancer and associated help-seeking behaviour in a large sample of United Kingdom residents - the USEFUL study

Hannaford, P. C., Thronton, A. J., Murchie, P., Whitaker, K. L., Adam, R. & Elliott, A. M., 24 Jan 2020, In : PLoS One. 15, 1, 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
signs and symptoms (animals and humans)
United Kingdom
Blood
History
neoplasms
2019
11 Downloads (Pure)

Statistical complexity of reasons for encounter in high users of out of hours primary care: analysis of a national service

Stegink, S., Elliott, A. M. & Burton, C., 1 Dec 2019, In : BMC Health Services Research. 19, 1, 10 p., 108.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Primary Health Care
Entropy
Referral and Consultation
Ambulatory Care
Morbidity

Validation of self-reported help-seeking, and measurement of the patient interval, for cancer symptoms: an observational study to inform methodological challenges in symptomatic presentation research

Smith, S. M., Whitaker, K. L., Cardy, A. H., Elliott, A. M., Hannaford, P. C. & Murchie, P., 16 Sep 2019, In : Family Practice. cmz047.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Observational Studies
General Practice
Research
Neoplasms
Self Report
2018
3 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

Do healthcare services behave as complex systems? Analysis of patterns of attendance and implications for service delivery

Burton, C., Elliott, A., Cochran, A. & Love, T., 7 Sep 2018, In : BMC Medicine. 16, 1, 15 p., 138.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ambulatory Care
Delivery of Health Care
Hospital Emergency Service
Primary Health Care
Scotland
2017
12 Citations (Scopus)

A taxonomy of explanations in a general practitioner clinic for patients with persistent "medically unexplained" physical symptoms

Morton, L., Elliott, A., Cleland, J., Deary, V. & Burton, C., Feb 2017, In : Patient Education and Counseling. 100, 2, p. 224-230 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
General Practitioners
Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Referral and Consultation
Research
8 Citations (Scopus)
11 Downloads (Pure)

The value of different aspects of person-centred care: a series of discrete choice experiments in people with long-term conditions

Burton, C. D., Entwistle, V. A., Elliott, A. M., Krucien, N., Porteous, T. & Ryan, M., Apr 2017, In : BMJ Open. 7, 4, 10 p., e015689.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Chronic Pain
Chronic Disease
Self Care
Dyspnea
Lung Diseases
2016
6 Citations (Scopus)
General Practitioners
Safety
Therapeutics
Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Referral and Consultation
3 Citations (Scopus)

Investigating the public's use of Scotland's primary care telephone advice service (NHS 24): a population-based cross-sectional study

McAteer, A., Hannaford, P. C., Heaney, D., Ritchie, L. D. & Elliott, A. M., May 2016, In : British Journal of General Practice. 66, 646, p. e337-e346 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Scotland
Telephone
Primary Health Care
Cross-Sectional Studies
Interviews
20 Citations (Scopus)

Resilience of primary healthcare professionals: a systematic review

Robertson, H. D., Elliott, A. M., Burton, C., Iversen, L., Murchie, P., Porteous, T. & Matheson, C., Jun 2016, In : British Journal of General Practice. 66, 647, p. e423-e433 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Primary Health Care
Health
Professional Role
Workplace
Databases
14 Citations (Scopus)

Resilience of primary healthcare professionals working in challenging environments: a focus group study

Matheson, C., Robertson, H. D., Elliott, A. M., Iversen, L. & Murchie, P., Jul 2016, In : British Journal of General Practice. 66, 648, p. e507-e515 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Focus Groups
Primary Health Care
Workplace
Health
Scotland
2015
4 Citations (Scopus)

Examining the role of Scotland's telephone advice service (NHS 24) for managing health in the community: analysis of routinely collected NHS 24 data

Elliott, A. M., McAteer, A., Heaney, D., Ritchie, L. D. & Hannaford, P. C., Jul 2015, In : BMJ Open. 5, 8, 12 p., e007293.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Scotland
Telephone
Health
Exanthema
General Practitioners
4 Citations (Scopus)

Exploring preferences for symptom management in primary care: a discrete choice experiment using a questionnaire survey

McAteer, A., Yi, D., Watson, V., Norwood, P., Ryan, M., Hannaford, P. C. & Elliott, A. M., Jul 2015, In : British Journal of General Practice. 65, 636, p. e478-e488 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Primary Health Care
Dizziness
Self Care
Chest Pain
Diarrhea
13 Citations (Scopus)

Pharmacist-led management of chronic pain in primary care: costs and benefits in a pilot randomised controlled trial

Neilson, A. R., Bruhn, H., Bond, C. M., Elliott, A. M., Smith, B. H., Hannaford, P. C., Holland, R., Lee, A. J., Watson, M., Wright, D. & McNamee, P., 1 Apr 2015, In : BMJ Open. 5, 4, 10 p., e006874.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pharmacists
Chronic Pain
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Primary Health Care
Quality-Adjusted Life Years
19 Citations (Scopus)

Physical disease and resilient outcomes: a systematic review of resilience definitions and study methods

Johnston, M. C., Porteous, T., Crilly, M. A., Burton, C. D., Elliott, A., Iversen, L., McArdle, K., Murray, A., Phillips, L. H. & Black, C., 27 Jan 2015, In : Psychosomatics. 56, 2, p. 168-80 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Consensus
Physical
Resilience
Systematic Review
Personality
2014
6 Citations (Scopus)

Resilience does matter: evidence from a 10-year cohort record linkage study

Elliott, A. M., Burton, C. D. & Hannaford, P. C., 14 Jan 2014, In : BMJ Open. 4, 1, 8 p., e003917.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pain
Outpatients
Confounding Factors (Epidemiology)
Scotland
Hospital Mortality
9 Citations (Scopus)

What do we mean by "older adults' persistent pain self-management"? A concept analysis

Stewart, C., Schofield, P., Elliott, A. M., Torrance, N. & Leveille, S., Feb 2014, In : Pain Medicine. 15, 2, p. 214-224 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pain Management
Self Care
Literature
Aptitude
Psychology
2013

Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the management of pain in older people: executive summary

Abdulla, A., Adams, N., Bone, M., Elliott, A., Gaffin, J., Jones, D., Knaggs, R., Martin, D., Sampson, L. & Schofield, P., Aug 2013, In : British Journal of Pain. 7, 3, p. 152-154 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access
44 Citations (Scopus)

Pharmacist-led management of chronic pain in primary care: results from a randomised controlled exploratory trial

Bruhn, H., Bond, C. M., Elliott, A. M., Hannaford, P. C., Lee, A. J., McNamee, P., Smith, B. H., Watson, M. C., Holland, R. & Wright, D., 2013, In : BMJ Open. 3, 4, 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pharmacists
Chronic Pain
Primary Health Care
Randomized Controlled Trials
Anxiety
2012
9 Citations (Scopus)

Incongruous consultation behaviour: results from a UK-wide population survey

Elliott, A. M., McAteer, A. & Hannaford, P. C., 20 Mar 2012, In : BMC Family Practice. 13, 21, 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Referral and Consultation
Population
Health
Health Services
Emotions
14 Citations (Scopus)

Testing integrated behavioural and biomedical models of activity and activity limitations in a population-based sample

Dixon, D., Johnston, M., Elliott, A. & Hannaford, P., 2012, In : Disability and Rehabilitation. 34, 14, p. 1157-66 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Walking
Population
Chronic Pain
International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
Independent Living
2011
58 Citations (Scopus)

Ascertaining the size of the symptom iceberg in a UK-wide community-based survey

McAteer, A., Elliott, A. M. & Hannaford, P. C., Jan 2011, In : British Journal of General Practice. 61, 582, p. e1-11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ice Cover
Social Adjustment
Arthralgia
Rural Population
Headache
19 Citations (Scopus)

Potential pain management programmes in primary care. A UK-wide questionnaire and Delphi survey of experts

Torrance, N., Smith, B. H., Elliott, A. M., Campbell, S. E., Chambers, W. A., Hannaford, P. C. & Johnston, M., Feb 2011, In : Family Practice. 28, 1, p. 41-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pain Management
Primary Health Care
Secondary Care
Physical Therapists
Psychology
32 Citations (Scopus)

Revisiting the symptom iceberg in today's primary care: results from a UK population survey

Elliott, A. M., McAteer, A. & Hannaford, P. C., 7 Apr 2011, In : BMC Family Practice. 12, 16, 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ice Cover
Primary Health Care
Population
Economics
Demography
10 Citations (Scopus)

Using discrete choice experiments to inform randomised controlled trials: an application to chronic low back pain management in primary care

Yi, D., Ryan, M., Campbell, S., Elliott, A., Torrance, N., Chambers, A., Johnston, M., Hannaford, P. & Smith, B. H., May 2011, In : European Journal of Pain. 15, 5, p. 531.e1-531 e.10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pain Management
Low Back Pain
Primary Health Care
Randomized Controlled Trials
Patient Preference
2010
13 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of lifestyle in middle-aged women on mortality: evidence from the Royal College of General Practitioners' Oral Contraception Study

Iversen, L., Hannaford, P. C., Lee, A. J., Elliott, A. M. & Fielding, S., Aug 2010, In : British Journal of General Practice. 60, 577, p. 563-9 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Contraception
General Practitioners
Life Style
Confidence Intervals
Mortality
2 Citations (Scopus)

Is chronic pain associated with subsequent cancer? A cohort record linkage study

Elliott, A. M., Torrance, N., Smith, B. H. & Lee, A. J., Sep 2010, In : European Journal of Pain. 14, 8, p. 860-863 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Pain
Neoplasms
Incidence
Skin Neoplasms
Lymphoma
131 Citations (Scopus)

Mortality among contraceptive pill users: cohort evidence from Royal College of General Practitioners' Oral Contraception Study

Hannaford, P. C., Iversen, L., Macfarlane, T. V., Elliott, A. M., Angus, V. & Lee, A. J., 11 Mar 2010, In : BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 340, p. c927

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Contraceptive Agents
Contraception
General Practitioners
Mortality
Oral Contraceptives
134 Citations (Scopus)

Severe chronic pain is associated with increased 10 year mortality. A cohort record linkage study

Torrance, N., Elliott, A. M., Lee, A. J. & Smith, B. H., Apr 2010, In : European Journal of Pain. 14, 4, p. 380-6 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Pain
Mortality
Demography
International Classification of Diseases
Survival Analysis
2007
201 Citations (Scopus)

Cancer risk among users of oral contraceptives: cohort data from the Royal College of General Practitioner's oral contraception study

Hannaford, P. C., Selvaraj, S., Elliott, A. M., Angus, V., Iversen, L. & Lee, A. J., 29 Sep 2007, In : BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 335, 7621, p. 651

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Oral Contraceptives
Contraception
General Practitioners
Neoplasms
Observation
7 Citations (Scopus)
Tubal Sterilization
Contraception
General Practitioners
Cause of Death
Neoplasms
2006
19 Citations (Scopus)

Experiences and perceptions of people with headache: a qualitative study

Leiper, D. A., Elliott, A. M. & Hannaford, P. C., 2 May 2006, In : BMC Family Practice. 7, 27, 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Headache
Interviews
Scotland
Complementary Therapies
Self Care
10 Citations (Scopus)

Primary care epidemiology: its scope and purpose

Hannaford, P. C., Smith, B. H. & Elliott, A. M., Feb 2006, In : Family Practice. 23, 1, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
6 Citations (Scopus)

Symptom experience and subsequent mortality: results from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 study

Elliott, A. M., Hannaford, P. C., Smith, B. H., Wyke, S. & Hunt, K., 11 Dec 2006, In : BMC Health Services Research. 6, 158, 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Scotland
Mortality
Health
Mental Health
Smoking

The nature and impact of headache presenting to a general practitioner: a case-control pilot study

Rook, M., Smith, B. H., Elliott, A. & Watson, D., 2006, In : Headache Care. 3, p. 31 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

The use of medication for chronic pain in primary care, and the potential for intervention by a practice-based pharmacist

McDermott, M. E., Smith, B. H., Elliott, A. M., Bond, C. M., Hannaford, P. C. & Chambers, W. A., Feb 2006, In : Family Practice. 23, 1, p. 46-52 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pharmacists
Chronic Pain
Primary Health Care
Analgesics
Personal Health Records
42 Citations (Scopus)

Use of exogenous hormones by women and lung cancer: evidence from the Royal College of General Practitioners' Oral Contraception Study

Elliott, A. M. & Hannaford, P. C., Apr 2006, In : Contraception. 73, 4, p. 331-335 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Contraception
General Practitioners
Lung Neoplasms
Odds Ratio
Hormones
2005
12 Citations (Scopus)

Active self-management of chronic pain in the community

Smith, B. H. & Elliott, A. M., Feb 2005, In : Pain. 113, 3, p. 249-250 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

14 Citations (Scopus)

Data from a study of effectiveness suggested potential prognostic factors related to the patterns of shoulder pain

Zheng, X., Simpson, J. A., van der Windt, D. A. W. M. & Elliott, A. M., Aug 2005, In : Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 58, 8, p. 823-830 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Shoulder Pain
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Injections
Pain
Random Allocation
14 Citations (Scopus)

Long term effects of hysterectomy on mortality: nested cohort study

Iversen, L., Hannaford, P. C., Elliott, A. M. & Lee, A. J., 25 Jun 2005, In : BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 330, 7506, p. 1482

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Hysterectomy
Cohort Studies
Mortality
Cardiovascular Diseases
Contraception
18 Citations (Scopus)

The 'number needed to sample' in primary care research. Comparison of two primary care sampling frames for chronic back pain

Smith, B. H., Hannaford, P. C., Elliott, A. M., Smith, W. C. & Chambers, W. A., Apr 2005, In : Family Practice. 22, 2, p. 205-14 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Back Pain
Chronic Pain
Primary Health Care
Prescriptions
Research
27 Citations (Scopus)
Contraception
General Practitioners
Colorectal Neoplasms
Hormones
Confidence Intervals
22 Citations (Scopus)

Weight change in adult life and health outcomes

Elliott, A. M., Aucott, L. S., Hannaford, P. C. & Smith, W. C., Oct 2005, In : Obesity. 13, 10, p. 1784-1792 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Weights and Measures
Health
Health Surveys
General Practitioners
Weight Gain
2004
2 Citations (Scopus)

A validation of the Psychological Vulnerability Scale and its use in chronic pain

Selbie, H., Smith, B. H., Elliott, A. M., Teunisse, S., Chambers, W. A. & Hannaford, P. C., 13 Jul 2004, In : Pain Clinic. 16, 2, p. 153-162 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Pain
Psychology
Pain Clinics
Scotland
Pain Management
7 Citations (Scopus)

Chronic pain and health status: how do those not using healthcare services fare?

Elliott, A. M., Smith, B. H. & Hannaford, P. C., Aug 2004, In : British Journal of General Practice. 54, 505, p. 614-616 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Chronic Pain
Health Status
Delivery of Health Care
Pain
Health
78 Citations (Scopus)

Factors related to the onset and persistence of chronic back pain in the community: results from a general population follow-up study

Smith, B. H., Elliott, A. M., Hannaford, P. C., Chambers, W. A. & Smith, W. C., 1 May 2004, In : Spine. 29, 9, p. 1032-1040 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Back Pain
Chronic Pain
Population
Pain
Health
32 Citations (Scopus)

Is chronic pain a distinct diagnosis in primary care? Evidence arising from the Royal College of General Practitioners' Oral Contraception study

Smith, B. H., Elliott, A. M., Hannaford, P. C. & Royal College of General Practitioners' Oral Contraception Study, Feb 2004, In : Family Practice. 21, 1, p. 66-74 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Contraception
Chronic Pain
General Practitioners
Primary Health Care
Health
2003
72 Citations (Scopus)

Chronic pain and the use of conventional and alternative therapy

Haetzman, M., Elliott, A. M., Smith, B. H., Hannaford, P. & Chambers, W. A., Apr 2003, In : Family Practice. 20, 2, p. 147-54 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Complementary Therapies
Chronic Pain
Delivery of Health Care
Referral and Consultation
Physical Therapists
26 Citations (Scopus)

Increased mortality among women with Rose angina who have not presented with ischaemic heart disease

Owen-Smith, V., Hannaford, P. C. & Elliott, A. M., Oct 2003, In : British Journal of General Practice. 53, 495, p. 784-789 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Myocardial Ischemia
Confidence Intervals
Mortality
Chest Pain
General Practitioners
5 Citations (Scopus)

Measuring the severity of chronic pain: a research perspective

Elliott, A. M., Smith, B. H. & Chambers, W. A., Sep 2003, In : Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics. 3, 5, p. 581-590 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Pain
Pain
Research
Reproducibility of Results
Research Personnel
17 Citations (Scopus)

Pain and subsequent mortality and cancer among women in the Royal College of General Practitioners Oral Contraception Study

Smith, B. H., Elliott, A. M. & Hannaford, P. C., Jan 2003, In : British Journal of General Practice. 53, 486, p. 45-46 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Contraception
General Practitioners
Pain
Mortality
Neoplasms