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Lenus, the Irish Health Research repository is the leading source for Irish research in health and social care. The Lenus collections include peer reviewed journal articles, grey literature, dissertations, reports and conference presentations. Lenus contains the publications of the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) and the collected research output of over 130 health organisations past and present are all freely accessible.
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HSE Open Access Research Awards 2021 - Enter Now
We are pleased to announce that the 2021 HSE Open Access Research Awards are now open.
This year has seen the Irish health services deal with a number of unprecedented challenges, from the massive cyber-attack in May to the rollout of the largest vaccination programme in the country’s history.
Through it all, clinicians and researchers have continued to deliver high quality healthcare – and to research new treatments, new advances in science and health, new ways of improving health outcomes.
The HSE Open Access Research Awards aims to shine a light on this activity and to thank those who have chosen to make their work available through Open Access, making their discoveries and advances freely available to all.
This year's awards will be in four categories:
Acute Care and Hospitals
Community and Social Care
Mental Health and Disabilities
Criteria for entry
Entries must fulfil the following criteria:
- The research must have been published within the past two years (24 months)
- The research must be available in full text in an Open Access forum (and added to the Lenus repository, pre or post entry)
The closing date for entries is Friday October 29th 2021, and the winners will be announced in early December. Enquiries about the awards can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Development and relative validation of a short food frequency questionnaire for assessing dietary intakes of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease patients.Fifty-five patients completed both the SFFQ and the 4DDD within 30 weeks; 42 (76%) were diagnosed with simple steatosis, whereas 13 (24%) had biopsy-proven steatohepatitis; the majority were overweight or obese, with a median (25th; 75th percentile) BMI of 33.2 kg/m2 (29.3; 36.0). Reported energy intakes were well below EER with a median intake of 73% of requirements, suggesting widespread under-reporting. Significant correlations were observed between sugar (r = 0.408, P = 0.002), fat (r = 0.44, P = 0.001), fruits (r = 0.51, P = 0.0001) and vegetables (r = 0.40, P = 0.0024) measurements by the SFFQ and 4DDD. Bland Altman plots with regression analysis demonstrated broad comparability with the 4DDD for intakes of fat (bias - 13.8 g/day) and sugar (bias + 12.9 g/day).