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Insights Outputs

Here you will find a range of INSIGHTS programme outputs (protocols, reports, academic publications, conference contributions, invited presentations and public events) produced by the team at the Innovation Observatory whilst undertaking projects often in collaboration with external contributors.

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Using Twitter to track public opinion in the UK about mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Using Twitter to track public opinion in the UK about mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

We examined the use of Twitter as a potential means to monitor, extract and analyse useful insight from the UK public in relation to the concern and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health. A search strategy comprising a list of terms relating to COVID-19, the lockdown and mental health was developed and used […]

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Leveraging Twitter to Track Global Views on Pharmacological Treatments for Mental Health Conditions: A Natural Language Processing Study

Leveraging Twitter to Track Global Views on Pharmacological Treatments for Mental Health Conditions: A Natural Language Processing Study

This publication explores the value of ‘soft intelligence’, leveraged using natural language processing (NLP) techniques, as a useful source of evidence and analysis. As a case study, we deployed an artificial intelligence (AI) platform to identify and analyse global tweets on pharmacological treatments for anxiety and depression.

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Priority setting for faecal incontinence protocol

Priority setting for faecal incontinence protocol

Faecal incontinence (FI) is the involuntary passage of faecal material through the anal canal. The prevalence of FI is thought to range from 2-17% in community dwelling individuals and is strongly correlated with age. The prevalence of FI amongst people aged over 65 years and living in care homes is 40%, of which 2.3% of […]

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An overview of technologies to prevent or arrest functional ability

An overview of technologies to prevent or arrest functional ability

The UK population is ageing with the number of people aged 65 years and over projected to increase by 49% between 2017 and 2040. Over the same time period, the 85+ population will almost double from 1.4 to 2.7 million (Age UK, 2019). Approximately one in seven people aged 65 to 69 years old and […]

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