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Professor Christi Deaton

Professor Christi Deaton

Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Research

Research Interests

My research focuses on improving management for patients with heart failure and other long term conditions; adherence to physical activity; self-management of heart failure and comorbid conditions; cardiovascular prevention; and nurse- or AHP-led services. Current work includes the Optimise-HFpEF study, a multi-site programme of work to improve the management of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.


cardiovascular therapy ; prevention of CVD ; management of heart failure

Key Publications

French D, Cameron E, Benton JS, Deaton C, Harvie M.  Can communicating personalized disease risk promote healthy behaviour change? A systematic review of systematic reviews.  Annals of Behavioural Medicine. March 2017. doi:10.1007/s12160-017-9895-z

Iles-Smith H, Deaton C, Campbell M, Mercer C, McGowan L. The experiences of myocardial infarction patients readmitted within six months of primary percutaneous coronary intervention.  Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2017. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13715

Time for correct diagnosis and categorisation of heart failure in primary care. Deaton C, Benson J. Br J Gen Pract. 2016 Nov;66(652):554-555.

Deaton C, Johnson R, Evans M, Timmis A, Zaman J, Hemingway H, Hughes J, Feder G, Cramer H. Aligning the Planets: the Role of Nurses in the Care of Patients with Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction.  Nursing Open. November 2016: DOI: 10.1002/nop2.69

Challenges in secondary prevention after acute myocardial infarction: A call for action. Piepoli MF, Corrà U, Dendale P, Frederix I, Prescott E, Schmid JP, Cupples M, Deaton C, Doherty P, Giannuzzi P, Graham I, Hansen TB, Jennings C, Landmesser U, Marques-Vidal P, Vrints C, Walker D, Bueno H, Fitzsimons D, Pelliccia A. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2016 Sep 6.

2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice: The Sixth Joint Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology and Other Societies on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice (constituted by representatives of 10 societies and by invited experts)Developed with the special contribution of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation (EACPR). Piepoli MF, Hoes AW, Agewall S, Albus C, Brotons C, Catapano AL, Cooney MT, Corrà U, Cosyns B, Deaton C, Graham I, Hall MS, Hobbs FD, Løchen ML, Löllgen H, Marques-Vidal P, Perk J, Prescott E, Redon J, Richter DJ, Sattar N, Smulders Y, Tiberi M, van der Worp HB, van Dis I, Verschuren WM; Authors/Task Force Members. Eur Heart J. 2016 Aug 1;37(29):2315-81.

Prevalence and Measurement of Anxiety in Samples of Patients With Heart Failure: Meta-analysis. Easton K, Coventry P, Lovell K, Carter LA, Deaton C. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2016 Jul-Aug;31(4):367-79.

More publications can be found on PubMed.

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