Tony Arthur joined the School of Nursing Sciences, University of East Anglia in January 2013. Prior to this appointment he was Senior Lecturer in Elder Care in the Division of Nursing at the University of Nottingham. He has a background in general nursing, qualifying at the Middlesex Hospital, London in September 1984. He has a first degree in Sociology from the Polytechnic of East London, a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Leicester, and an MSc in Medical Statistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
His research interests are focused on the health needs of those in late life and at the end of life. He has experience in the design and conduct of longitudinal epidemiological studies of ageing and randomised controlled trials of complex and nurse-led interventions designed to improve the care of older people.
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Adjusting to bodily change following stoma formation: a phenomenological study
in Disability and RehabilitationFull Text UEA Repository
Student nurses’ experience of, and attitudes toward care of the dying: a cross sectional study
in Palliative Medicine
pp. 83-88Full Text UEA Repository
Identifying British Army infantry recruit population characteristics using biographical data
in Occupational Medicine
pp. 252-254Full Text UEA Repository
A comparison of health expectancies over two decades in England: results of the Cognitive Function and Ageing Study I and II
in The Lancet
pp. 779–786Full Text UEA Repository
Antidepressant use and risk of cardiovascular outcomes in people aged 20 to 64: cohort study using primary care database
in BMJFull Text UEA Repository
A two decade dementia incidence comparison from the Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies I and II
in Nature Communications
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Who has undiagnosed dementia? A cross-sectional analysis of participants of the Aging, Demographics and Memory Study
in Age and Ageing
pp. 642-647Full Text UEA Repository
An Educational Intervention to Reduce Pain and Improve Pain Management for Malawian People Living With HIV/AIDS and Their Family Carers: A Randomized Controlled Trial
in Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
pp. 80–90.e4Full Text UEA Repository
Antidepressant use and risk of suicide and attempted suicide or self harm in people aged 20 to 64: cohort study using a primary care database
in British Medical Journal (BMJ)
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Changing non-participation in epidemiological studies of older people: evidence from the Cognitive Function and Ageing Study I and II
in Age and Ageing
pp. 867-873Full Text UEA Repository
Can Healthcare Assistant Training (CHAT) improve the relational care of older people? Study protocol for a pilot cluster-randomised controlled trial
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Antidepressant use and risk of epilepsy and seizures in people aged 20 to 64 years: cohort study using a primary care database
in BMC Psychiatry
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Why do they fail? A qualitative follow up study of 1000 recruits to the British Army Infantry to understand high levels of attrition
pp. 921-934Full Text UEA Repository
An analysis of knowledge and attitudes of hospice staff towards organ and tissue donation
in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
pp. 98-103Full Text UEA Repository
Dying at home: A qualitative study of the perspectives of older South Asians living in the United Kingdom
in Palliative Medicine
pp. 264-272Full Text UEA Repository
Thinking outside the black box: The importance of context in understanding the impact of a preoperative education nursing intervention among Chinese cardiac patients: the importance of context in understanding the impact of a preoperative education nursing intervention among Chinese cardiac patients
in Patient Education and Counseling
pp. 365-370Full Text UEA Repository
The use of botulinum toxin injections to manage drooling in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/motor neurone disease: a systematic review
pp. 500-8Full Text UEA Repository
Can Healthcare Assistant Training improve the relational care of older people?: A development and feasibility study of a complex intervention.
A two-decade comparison of prevalence of dementia in individuals aged 65 years and older from three geographical areas of England: results of the Cognitive Function and Ageing Study I and II
in The Lancet
pp. 1405-1412Full Text UEA Repository
Talking about end-of-life care: the perspectives of older South Asians living in East London
in Journal of Research in Nursing
pp. 394-406Full Text UEA Repository
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Key Research Interests
· Nurse-led interventions designed to improve the care of older people
· The epidemiology of ageing
· Mental health needs of older people
Brayne C, Arthur A, Bond J, Jagger C, Matthews F, McDonald A, McKeith I, Wittenberg R. (2008-2013) Is Ageing Changing? Health, healthy life and cognition across generations Medical Research Council £2,567,469
Coupland C, Hippisley-Cox J, Morris R, Arthur A, Kendrick T, Moore M. (2011-2013) Safety of antidepressants in people aged under 65: cohort study using a large primary care database NIHR School for Primary Care Research £119,961
Seymour J, Arthur A, Wilson E, Forsythe A. (2008-2010) Evaluation of the Department of Health/King’s Fund ‘Environments for Care at the End of Life’ programme King's Fund £50,684
Coupland C, Hippisley-Cox J, Arthur A, Sach T, Morriss R. (2008-2010) Safety and harms of antidepressant drugs for older people: an analysis using a large primary care database The HTA programme of the NIHR £95,969
Arthur A, Wilson E, James M, Stanton W, Seymour J. (2010) A review of the English language literature on bereavement, bereavement support and bereavement services Department of Health £38,682
Seymour J, Arthur A, Cox K, Pollock K, Stanton W. (2009) Public attitudes to death, dying & bereavement: a systematic review National Council for Palliative Care £35,224
Hanratty B, Addington-Hall JM, Arthur A, Grande G, Payne SA, Seymour J. (2008-2009) Older adults with advanced cancer living alone: An exploratory study Dimbleby Cancer Care £69,805
Siddall V, Addington-Hall J, Porock P, Wilcock A, Langley-Evans S, Hopkinson J, Arthur A. (2007-2008) Predicting weight loss in patients with cancer: Development and preliminary validation of a simple and practical screening tool National Cancer Research Initiative £73,019
Recent Research outputs
Venkatasalu MK, Arthur A, Seymour J. Talking about end-of-life care: the perspectives of older South Asians living in East London. Journal of Research in Nursing2013;in press.
Wale J, Arthur A, Faull C. An analysis of knowledge and attitudes of hospice staff towards organ and tissue donation. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care 2013;in press.
Kerry R, Madouasse A, Arthur A, Mumford S. Scientific truth status in randomised controlled trials. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2013;in press.
Hanratty B, Addington-Hall J, Arthur A, Cooper L, Grande G, Payne S, Seymour J. What is different about living alone with cancer inolder age? A qualitative study of experiences and preferences for care. BMC Family Practice 2013;14:22.
Cox K, Bird L, Arthur A, Kennedy S, Pollock K, Kumar A, et al. Public attitudes to death and dying in the UK: a review of published literature. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care 2013;3:37-45.
Hanratty B, Lowson E, Holmes L, Addington-Hall J, Arthur A, Grande G, Seymour J, Payne S. A comparison of strategies to recruit patients and carers to end-of-life research in primary care. BMC Health Services Research 2012;12:342.
Hunt C, Arthur A. Student nurses’ reasons behind the decision to receive or decline influenza vaccine: a cross-sectional survey. Vaccine 2012; 30:5824-5829.
Field-Richards S, Arthur A. Negotiating the boundary between paid and unpaid hospice workers: a qualitative study of how hospice volunteers understand their work. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2012; 29:627-631.
Halliday V, Porock D, Arthur A, Manderson C, Wilcock A. Development and testing of a cancer appetite and symptom questionnaire. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 2012;25(3):217-24.
Guo P, East L, Arthur A. A preoperative education intervention to reduce anxiety and improve recovery among Chinese cardiac patients: a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2012;49(2):129-37.
Coupland C, Dhiman P, Morriss R, Arthur A, Barton G, Hippisley-Cox J. Antidepressant use and risk of adverse outcomes in older people: population based cohort study. British Medical Journal 2011;343:d4551.
Bird L, Arthur A, Cox K. "Did the trial kill the intervention?" experiences from the development, implementation and evaluation of a complex intervention. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2011;11:24.
Randle J, Arthur A, Vaughan N. Twenty-four-hour observational study of hospital hand hygiene compliance. Journal of Hospital Infection 2010;76:252-55.
Oliver D, Demiris G, Wittenberg-Lyles E, Porock D, Collier J, Arthur A. Caregiver Participation in Hospice Interdiscplinary Team Meetings via Videophone Technology: a Pilot Study to Improve Pain Management. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care 2010;27(7):465-73.
Bird L, Arthur A, Niblock T, Stone R, Watson L, Cox K. A randomised controlled trial of a rehabilitation programme to assist physical and psychosocial recovery after stem cell transplantation. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2010;66(3):607-15.
Schneider J, Arthur A, Doody G, Simpson J, Jones P. Individual social capital and psychosis: secondary analysis of AESOP data for Nottingham. Mental Health Review Journal 2009;14(3):4-12.
Lee LL, Perng SJ, Ho CC, Hsu HM, Lau SC, Arthur A. A preliminary reliability and validity study of the Chinese version of the self-efficacy for exercise scale for older adults. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2008.
Lee LL, Arthur A, Avis M. Using self-efficacy theory to develop interventions that help older people overcome psychological barriers to physical activity: a discussion paper. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2008;45(11):1690-9.
Barclay S, Arthur A. Place of death - how much does it matter? The priority is to improve end-of-life care in all settings. British Journal of General Practice 2008;58(549):229-31.