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Dr. Tara Coughlan
Clinical Associate Professor, Medical Gerontology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Briggs R, Drumm B, Dwyer R, O'Neill D, Kennelly SP, Coughlan T, Collins R, Awareness of atrial fibrillation-effectiveness of a pilot national awareness campaign, Ir J Med Sci, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 URL DOI

McGarvey C, Coughlan T, O'Neill D, Ageism in studies on the management of osteoporosis, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI

Gargan ML, Kok HK, Kearney J, Collins R, Coughlan T, O'Neill D, Ryan D, Torreggiani W, Doody O, Added Value of Stroke Protocol MRI Following Negative Initial CT in the Acute Stroke Setting., Irish medical journal, 108, (10), 2016, p302-4 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Fallon A, Armstrong J, Coughlan T, Collins DR, O'Neill D, Kennelly SP, Characteristics and Outcomes of Older Patients Attending an Acute Medical Assessment Unit., Irish medical journal, 108, (7), 2015, p210-1 Journal Article, 2015 URL

Goyal M, Demchuk AM, Menon BK, Eesa M, Rempel JL, Thornton J, Roy D, Jovin TG, Willinsky RA, Sapkota BL, Dowlatshahi D, Frei DF, Kamal NR, Montanera WJ, Poppe AY, Ryckborst KJ, Silver FL, Shuaib A, Tampieri D, Williams D, Bang OY, Baxter BW, Burns PA, Choe H, Heo JH, Holmstedt CA, Jankowitz B, Kelly M, Linares G, Mandzia JL, Shankar J, Sohn SI, Swartz RH, Barber PA, Coutts SB, Smith EE, Morrish WF, Weill A, Subramaniam S, Mitha AP, Wong JH, Lowerison MW, Sajobi TT, Hill MD, Randomized assessment of rapid endovascular treatment of ischemic stroke., The New England Journal of Medicine, 372, (11), 2015, p1019-30 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Kinsella JA, Tobin WO, Kavanagh GF, O'Donnell JS, McGrath RT, Tierney S, Feeley TM, Egan B, O'Neill D, Collins DR, Coughlan T, Harbison JA, Doherty CP, Madhavan P, Moore DJ, O'Neill SM, Colgan MP, Saqqur M, Murphy RP, Moran N, Hamilton G, McCabe DJ, Increased thrombin generation potential in symptomatic versus asymptomatic moderate or severe carotid stenosis and relationship with cerebral microemboli., Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 86, 2015, p460-467 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Fitzhenry D, Briggs R, O'Neill D, Collins R, Coughlan T, Impact of a CNS for Frail Older Adults on a Geriatric Consult Service in a Tertiary Academic Teaching Hospital, Ir J Med Sci, Irish Gerontological Society, Galway, 10-11 Oct 2014, 183, (Suppl 7), 2014, ppS339 Meeting Abstract, 2014

Keane B, O'Neill D, Coughlan T, Collins R, Efficiency of Computerized Discharge Letters, Ir Med J, 107, (7), 2014, p221 - 221 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Kinsella JA, Tobin WO, Kavanagh GF, O'Donnell JS, McGrath RT, Tierney S, Feeley TM, Egan B, O'Neill D, Collins RD, Coughlan T, Harbison JA, Doherty CP, Madhavan P, Moore DJ, O'Neill SM, Colgan MP, Saqqur M, Murphy RP, Moran N, Hamilton G, McCabe DJ, Increased endothelial activation in recently symptomatic versus asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis and in cerebral microembolic-signal-negative patient subgroups., European Journal of Neurology, 2014, p460-467 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

O'Donnell L, O'Neill D, Collins R, Coughlan T, McCabe D, Murphy S, Walsh R, Outcomes of Occupational Therapy Interventions within a Stroke Early Supported Discharge (ESD) Service; a 9 Month Retrospective Clinical Audit, Ir J Med Sci, Irish Gerontological Society, Galway, 10-11 Oct 2014, 183, (Suppl 7), 2014, ppS360-1 Meeting Abstract, 2014

Leahy DM, Desmond D, Coughlan T, O'Neill D, Collins DR, Stroke in young women: An interpretative phenomenological analysis., Journal of health psychology, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Dwyer R, Drumm B, Briggs R, O'Neill D, Coughlan T, Collins R, Stroke Awareness before, during and after the Irish National Stroke Awareness ''FAST'' Campaign, Ir J Med Sci, Irish Gerontological Society, Galway, 10-11 Oct 2014, 183, (Suppl 7), 2014, ppS299 Meeting Abstract, 2014

Greene S, Cogan N, Briggs R, Coughlan T, O'Neill D, Mc Cabe D, Murphy S, Walsh R, Collins R, Neuromedical Sequelae Post-Stroke, Ir J Med Sci, Irish Gerontological Society, Galway, 10-11 Oct 2014, 183, (Suppl 7), 2014, ppS332 Meeting Abstract, 2014

Tobin WO, Kinsella JA, Kavanagh GF, O'Donnell JS, McGrath RT, Coughlan T, Collins DR, O'Neill D, Egan B, Tierney S, Feeley TM, Murphy RP, McCabe DJ, Longitudinal assessment of von Willebrand factor antigen and von Willebrand factor propeptide in response to alteration of antiplatelet therapy after TIA or ischaemic stroke., Journal of Neurology, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Kennelly SP, Drumm B, Coughlan T, Collins R, O'Neill D, Romero-Ortuno R, Characteristics and outcomes of older persons attending the emergency department: a retrospective cohort study., QJM, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Regan J, Murphy A, Chiang M, McMahon BP, Coughlan T, Walshe M., Botulinum toxin for upper oesophageal sphincter dysfunction in neurological swallowing disorders. , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , ( Issue 5. ), 2014 Review Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Grace AR, Briggs R, Kieran RE, Corcoran RM, Romero-Ortuno R, Coughlan TL, O'Neill D, Collins R, Kennelly SP, A Comparison of Beers and STOPP Criteria in Assessing Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Nursing Home Residents Attending the Emergency Department., Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Kinsella J, Tobin W, Tierney S, Feeley T, Egan B, Collins D, Coughlan T, O'Neill D, Harbison J, Madhavan P, Moore D, O'Neill S, Colgan M, Doherty C, Murphy R, Saqqur M, Moran N, Hamilton G, McCabe D, Increased platelet activation in early symptomatic versus asymptomatic carotid stenosis and relationship with microembolic status: Results from the Platelets And Carotid Stenosis (PACS) Study., Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis : JTH, 11, (7), 2013, p1407-16 Journal Article, 2013 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

H Gogarty, S Robinson, S Lawson, J Keane, DR Collins, T Coughlan, D O'Neill, Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in End of Life Care, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontologcal Society, Dublin, 20-21 September 2013, 182, (Suppl 6), 2013, ppS251-2 Meeting Abstract, 2013

J Soh, C Offiah, T Coughlan, P O'Brien, DJH McCabe, S Murphy, J McManus, D O'Neill, R Collins, Patterns of Activity and Reliability of an Acute Stroke Telemedicine Service-DML Stroke Network Partnership, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontologcal Society, Dublin, 20-21 September 2013, 182, (Suppl 6), 2013, ppS226-7 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Tobin WO, Kinsella JA, Coughlan T, Collins DR, O'Neill D, Murphy RP, Egan B, Tierney S, Feeley TM, McCabe DJ, High on-treatment platelet reactivity on commonly prescribed antiplatelet agents following transient ischaemic attack or ischaemic stroke: results from the TRinity AntiPlatelet responsiveness (TRAP) study., European Journal of Neurology : the official journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies, 20, (2), 2013, p344-52 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

A Grace, R Briggs, RM Corcoran, R Kieran, T Coughlan, R Collins, D O'Neill, S Kennelly, Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Nursing Home Residents Attending the Emergency Department, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontologcal Society, Dublin, 20-21 September 2013, 182, (Suppl 6), 2013, ppS209 Meeting Abstract, 2013

B Keane, D O'Neill, R Collins, T Coughlan , Efficiency of Computerised Discharge Letters, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontologcal Society, Dublin, 20-21 September 2013, 182, (Suppl 6), 2013, ppS255 Meeting Abstract, 2013

S Geoghegan, E Gaynor, M Murphy, T Coughlan, R Collins, D O'Neill, S Kennelly, Dysphagia in Nursing Home Residents Attending the Emergency Department, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontologcal Society, Dublin, 20-21 September 2013, 182, (Suppl 6), 2013, ppS223 Meeting Abstract, 2013

A Hadbavna, B Drumm, N Hearne, M Moran, T Coughlan, R Collins, D O'Neill, S Kennelly , Use of a Brief Cognitive Screening Instrument in Older Patients Attending Emergency Department- A Pilot Study, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontologcal Society, Dublin, 20-21 September 2013, 182, (Suppl 6), 2013, ppS252 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Tobin WO, Kinsella JA, Kavanagh GF, O'Donnell JS, McGrath RA, Collins DR, Coughlan T, O'Neill D, Egan B, Tierney S, Feeley TM, Murphy RP, McCabe DJ, Longitudinal assessment of thrombin generation potential in response to alteration of antiplatelet therapy after TIA or ischaemic stroke., Journal of Neurology, 260, (2), 2013, p590-6 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

B Drumm, AA Wahab, NR Md Nor, T Coughlan, DR Collins, D O'Neill, SP Kennelly, Older Persons attending Emergency Department (OPED) Study, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontologcal Society, Dublin, 20-21 September 2013, 182, (Suppl 6), 2013, ppS248-9 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Kinsella JA, Tobin WO, Cox D, Coughlan T, Collins R, O'Neill D, Murphy RP, McCabe DJ, Prevalence of Ex Vivo High On-treatment Platelet Reactivity on Antiplatelet Therapy after Transient Ischemic Attack or Ischemic Stroke on the PFA-100(®) and VerifyNow(®)., Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association, 22, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Kennelly S, Morley D, Coughlan T, Collins DR, Rochford M, O'Neill D, Knowledge, skills and attitudes of doctors towards assessing cognition in older patients in the emergency department, Postgrad Med J, 89, (1049), 2013, p137-41 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

R Dwyer, B Drumm, D O'Neill, T Coughlan, S Kennelly, R Collins, Awareness of Atrial Fibrillation in Ireland and Public Priorities for Treatment, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontologcal Society, Dublin, 20-21 September 2013, 182, (Suppl 6), 2013, ppS213 Meeting Abstract, 2013

H Gogarty, S Lingwood, S Kennelly, T Coughlan, D O Neill, DR Collins, Patient Absconsion from a Geriatric Ward, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontologcal Society, Dublin, 20-21 September 2013, 182, (Suppl 6), 2013, ppS216 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Briggs R, Coughlan T, Collins R, O'Neill D, Kennelly SP, Nursing home residents attending the emergency department: clinical characteristics and outcomes., QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

N Allen, C Bergin, D O'Neill, T Coughlan, R Collins, S Kennelly, Tropical Illness in Older Patients, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontologcal Society, Dublin, 20-21 September 2013, 182, (Suppl 6), 2013, ppS237 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Bradley D, Cronin S, Kinsella JA, Tobin WO, Mahon C, O'Brien M, Lonergan R, Cooney MT, Kennelly S, Collins DR, O'Neill D, Coughlan T, Smyth S, McCabe DJ, Frequent inaccuracies in ABCD(2) scoring in non-stroke specialists' referrals to a daily Rapid Access Stroke Prevention service., Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 332, (1-2), 2013, p30-4 Journal Article, 2013 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

O'Dwyer L, Lamberton F, Bokde AL, Ewers M, Faluyi YO, Tanner C, Mazoyer B, O'Neill D, Bartley M, Collins DR, Coughlan T, Prvulovic D, Hampel H, Using support vector machines with multiple indices of diffusion for automated classification of mild cognitive impairment., PloS one, 7, (2), 2012, pe32441 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

Duffin JT, Collins DR, Coughlan T, O'Neill D, Roche RA, Commins S, Subtle memory and attentional deficits revealed in an Irish stroke patient sample using domain-specific cognitive tasks., Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 34, (8), 2012, p864-75 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

O'Toole R, O'Neill D, Collins DR, Coughlan T, Kennelly S, Risk of Rehospitalisation from an 'Off-Site' Rehabilitation Unit for Older Adults, Ir Med J, 105, (8), 2012, p285 Journal Article, 2012 URL

O'Dwyer L, Lamberton F, Bokde AL, Ewers M, Faluyi YO, Tanner C, Mazoyer B, O'Neill D, Bartley M, Collins R, Coughlan T, Prvulovic D, Hampel H, Sexual Dimorphism in Healthy Aging and Mild Cognitive Impairment: A DTI Study., PloS one, 7, (7), 2012, pe37021 Journal Article, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

Donnellan C, Martins A, Conlon A, Coughlan T, O'Neill D, Collins DR, Mapping patients' experiences after stroke onto a patient-focused intervention framework., Disability and Rehabilitation, 35, (6), 2012, p483-91 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Robinson S, Dwyer R, Coughlan T, O'Neill D, Collins DR, Irish Public Knowledge of Stroke is Poor Especially in High Risk Groups Including Older Adults, Urban Dwellers and Lower Socioeconomic Classes, Ir J Med Sci, Irish Gerontological Society, UCC, 14-15 Sept, 181, (Suppl 7), 2012, ppS288 Meeting Abstract, 2012

Bartley M, Bokde AL, Ewers M, Faluyi YO, Tobin WO, Snow A, Connolly J, Delaney C, Coughlan T, Collins DR, Hampel H, O'Neill D, Subjective memory complaints in community dwelling healthy older people: the influence of brain and psychopathology., International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27, (8), 2012, p836-43 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Ryan S, Quinn S, Kennelly S, Collins DR, Coughlan T, O'Neill D, LSVT BIG Exercise Therapy Programme for People with Parkinson's Disease, Ir J Med Sci, Irish Gerontological Society, UCC, 14-15 Sept, 181, (Suppl 7), 2012, ppS219 Meeting Abstract, 2012

Hadbavna A, Coughlan T, Collins DR, O'Neill D, Are We Ageist When It Comes to Interventional Stroke Studies?, Ir J Med Sci, Irish Gerontological Society, UCC, 14-15 Sept, 181, (Suppl 7), 2012, ppS255 Meeting Abstract, 2012

O'Toole R, Kennelly S, O'Neill D, Collins DR, Coughlan T, Risk of rehospitalisation from an 'off-site' rehabilitation unit for older adults, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontological Society, Dublin, 9-10 Sept 2011, 180, (Suppl 10), 2011, ppS354 - S355 Meeting Abstract, 2011 DOI

Collins DR, Coughlan T, Marsden P, Brennan C, O'Brien P, McManus J, Fallon C, Daly P, FitzHenry D, McCabe D, Murphy S, Murphy R, O'Neill D, Dublin Midlands Stroke Network Partnership-improved access to thrombolysis through partnership model of telemedicine, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontological Society, Dublin, 9-10 Sept 2011, 180, (Suppl 10), 2011, ppS328 Meeting Abstract, 2011 DOI

O'Dwyer L, Lamberton F, Bokde AL, Ewers M, Faluyi YO, Tanner C, Mazoyer B, O'Neill D, Bartley M, Collins DR, Coughlan T, Prvulovic D, Hampel H, Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Mixed-Effects Models to Investigate Primary and Secondary White Matter Degeneration in Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment., Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD, 26, (4), 2011, p667 - 682 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Laurence O'Dwyer, Franck Lamberton, Arun L. W. Bokde, Michael Ewers, Yetunde O. Faluyi, Colby Tanner, Bernard Mazoyer, Des O'Neill, Máiréad Bartley, D. Rónán Collins, Tara Coughlan, David Prvulovic, Harald Hampel, Multiple Indices of Diffusion Identifies White Matter Damage in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease, PLoS One, 6, (6, e21745), 2011 Journal Article, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

Le G, Collins DR, O'Neill D, Coughlan T, Knowledge of delirium among physicians and nurses in a tertiary teaching hospital, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontological Society, Dublin, 9-10 Sept 2011, 180, (Suppl 10), 2011, ppS337 Meeting Abstract, 2011 DOI

Collins DR, Coughlan T, O'Brien P, McManus J, Marsden P, Brennan C, O'Brien P, McManus J, Marsden P, O'Neill D, Dublin Midlands Stroke Network Partnership (SNP) - improving access to thrombolysis by partnership model of telemedicine, European Geriatric Medicine, European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, Malaga, Spain, 28-30 Sept, 2, (Suppl 1), 2011, ppS120 - S121 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Marsden P, Coughlan T, Brennan C, FitzHenry D, O'Brien P, Daly P, Murphy S, McManus J, Fallon C, McCabe D, Murphy R, O'Neill D, Collins DR, Dublin Midlands Stroke Network Partnership (SNP)-patient satisfaction with acute stroke telemedicine assessment , Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontological Society, Dublin, 9-10 Sept 2011, 180, (Suppl 10), 2011, ppS362 - S363 Meeting Abstract, 2011 DOI

Doyle M, Coughlan T, O'Neill D, Collins DR, Osteoporosis in persons with intellectual disability: an initial screening program, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontological Society, Dublin, 9-10 Sept 2011, 180, (Suppl 10), 2011, ppS339 Meeting Abstract, 2011 DOI