• Educational development and ICT: An introduction

      Fallows, Stephen; Bhanot, Rakesh; Chester College of Higher Education ; Coventry University (Kogan Page, 2002-03-01)
      This book chapter discusses the use of ICT in higher education with a brief history of its use and the importance of ICT in higher education.
    • ICT : A threat to the traditional university?

      Bhanot, Rakesh; Fallows, Stephen; Coventry University : Chester College of Higher Education (Kogan Page, 2002-03-01)
      This book chapter discusses some of the problems and possibilies in the use of ICT in higher education, focusing on redefining roles, institutioanl development, staff/student training and development, and curriculum development.
    • The low-risk perception of developing type 2 diabetes among women with a previous history of gestational diabetes: a qualitative study

      Sharma, Manisha; Purewal, Tejpal Singh; Fallows, Stephen; Kennedy, Lynne; Edge Hill University; Royal Liverpool Hospital; University of Chester (Wiley, 2019-02-12)
      We conducted a qualitative study to explore the risk perceptions, health beliefs and behaviours of women with a previous history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Women aged between 18 to 40 years (at the time of pregnancy) with a previous history of GDM, registered at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital, United Kingdom, participated in individual, semi-structured, face-to-face interviews. Qualitative data from seven participants were collected until data saturation and were analysed by thematic analysis. Participants had a low-risk perception of the future risk of developing diabetes. Some believed that their risk was the same as that of any other woman without a history of GDM, and some other participants were not aware of the risk at all and perceived GDM as a temporary health condition with no long-term risks. Participants showed some understanding of a healthy lifestyle in general. However, most of the information was self-acquired by participants and not linked to the future risk of developing diabetes. The findings of this research also indicated a contrast between the high perception of the immediate risks of complications during the pregnancy and low long-term risk of developing diabetes after pregnancy associated with GDM. Participants received healthy lifestyle advice during their pregnancy, but none of them reported involvement in any postnatal health education, intervention or counselling as recommended by 2008 and 2014 NICE guidelines. The low-risk perception impedes positive health behaviour required to overcome the barriers against a healthy lifestyle. This was a small research project but the findings warrant scope for more research in this field. A larger study might promote the development of a well-structured, long-term follow-up health intervention programme, incorporating a reminder system for annual diabetes screenings to improve the risk perception and reduce the risk for the development of type 2 diabetes in this population.
    • Physiologic responses and energy expenditure of kinect active video game play in schoolchildren

      Smallwood, Stephen R.; Morris, Mike; Fallows, Stephen; Buckley, John P.; University of Chester (Americam Medical Association, 2012-09-24)
      This journal article aims to evaluate the physiologic responses and energy expenditure of active video gaming using Kinect for the Xbox 360 using 18 schoolchildren aged 11 to 15 years.
    • Quality in ICT-based higher education: Some introductory questions

      Fallows, Stephen; Bhanot, Rakesh; University College Chester ; Coventry University (RoutledgeFalmer, 2005-02-03)
      This book chapter focus on several key themes in quality in ICT-based higher education - training, e-mail, educational opportunities, presentation, and the electronic library.