An assortment of study designs made it into the Top 10 Most Read articles in July: among the popular studies were a systematic review, a protocol for a prospective observational study, and a qualitative study of service user perceptions.
At number one this month is a longitudinal cohort study by Xie et al examining the association between Proton Pump Inhibitors and the risk of all-cause mortality. Moffatt et al enter the chart at number two with their study on Link Worker social prescribing to improve health and well-being for people with long-term conditions. Undertaking a qualitative study using semistructured interviews with thematic analysis, they seek to describe the experiences of patients with long-term conditions who are referred to and engage with a Link Worker social prescribing programme and identify the impact of this programme.
Reaching number three this month is a study from Pound et al looking at what makes sex and education programmes effective, acceptable and sustainable. At number four is a systematic review investigating how different terminology used for the same condition can influence management preferences and psychological outcomes, concluding that changing the terminology used may be one strategy to reduce patient preferences for aggressive management responses to low-risk conditions. A cross-sectional study on the use of snus and its association with respiratory and sleep-related symptoms remains in the top ten this month at number six, while at number ten we have a new entry from Bangladesh examining the association of menstrual hygiene management knowledge, facilities and practice with absence from school during menstruation among Bangladeshi schoolgirls.
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