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  • Access to medicines in remote and rural areas: a survey of residents in the Scottish Highlands & Western Isles. 

    Rushworth, Gordon F.; Diack, Lesley; MacRobbie, Alison; Munoz, Sarah-Anne; Pfleger, Sharon; Stewart, Derek C. (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2015.01.005, 2015-03)
    RUSHWORTH, G. F., DIACK, L., MACROBBIE, A., MUNOZ, S.-A., PFLEGER, S., STEWART, D., 2015. Access to medicines in remote and rural areas: a survey of residents in the Scottish Highlands & Western Isles. Public Health, 129 (3), pp. 244-251.
    Objectives Sparsely populated areas are potentially predisposed to health inequalities due to limited access to services. This study aimed to explore and describe issues of access to medicines and related advice experienced ...
  • Antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections: a mixed-methods study of patient experiences of non-medical prescriber management. 

    Courtenay, Molly; Rowbotham, Samantha; Lim, Rosemary; Deslandes, Rhian; Hodson, Karen; MacLure, Katie; Peters, Sarah; Stewart, Derek C. (BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013515, 2017-03-01)
    COURTENAY, M., ROWBOTHAM, S., LIM, R., DESLANDES, R., HODSON, K., MACLURE, K., PETERS, S. and STEWART, D. 2017. Antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections: a mixed-methods study of patient experiences of non-medical prescriber management. BMJ Open [online], 7(3), e013515. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013515.
    Objective: To (1) explore patients' expectations and experiences of nurse and pharmacist non-medical prescriber-led management of respiratory tract infections (RTIs), (2) examine whether patient expectations for antibiotics ...
  • Antimicrobial stewardship activities in hospitals in Ireland and the United Kingdom: a comparison of two national surveys. 

    Fleming, Aoife; Tonna, Antonella P.; O'Connor, Sile; Byrne, Stephen; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0114-3, 2015-04-08)
    FLEMING, A., TONNA, A., O'CONNOR, S., BYRNE, S. and STEWART, D. 2015. Antimicrobial stewardship activities in hospitals in Ireland and the United Kingdom: a comparison of two national surveys. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 37(5), pages 776-781. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0114-3
    Background - Best practice guidelines recommend that a multidisciplinary Antimicrobial Management Team (AMT) conduct antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) activities in hospitals. In order to continuously improve AMS activities ...
  • 'Asking the right question': a comparison of two approaches to gathering data on 'Herbals' use in survey based studies. 

    McLay, James S.; Abdul Rouf, Pallivalappila; Shetty, Ashalatha; Pande, Binita; Al Hail, Moza; Stewart, Derek C. (Public Library of Science https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0150140, 2016-02-25)
    MCLAY, J.S., ABDUL ROUF, P., SHETTY, A., PANDE, B., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D., 2016. 'Asking the right question’. A comparison of two approaches to gathering data on 'herbals' use in survey based studies. PLoS ONE Vol 11 (2), e0150140.
    Background Over the last decade academic interest in the prevalence and nature of herbal medicines use by pregnant women has increased significantly. Such data are usually collected by means of an administered questionnaire ...
  • Assessing pharmacist's intervention in supporting the management of Type 2 diabetes in a primary care setting. 

    Soorapan, Suchada (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2002-07-01)
    SOORAPAN, S. 2002. Assessing pharmacist's intervention in supporting the management of Type 2 diabetes in a primary care setting. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that is associated with substantial morbidity, mortality, and health care cost. All patients with diabetes require a high level of clinical care to prevent the development ...
  • Assessment of tigecycline prescription and patients’ outcomes at three different hospitals in Saudi Arabia. 

    Tobaiqy, Mansour; Al Humaid, Saad; Stewart, Derek C.; Alotaibi, Fayez Omear; Qureshi, Kamal Ahmad; MacLure, Katie; Algharib, Fahad; Alsameti, Ahmed; Alsaqer, Ahmed; Almeman, Ahmad (University of Benin. Faculty of Pharmacy. Pharmacotherapy Group http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/tjpr.v14i10.26, 2015-10-31)
    TOBAIQY, M., AL HUMAID, S., STEWART, D., ALOTAIBI, F.O., QURESHI, K.A., MACLURE, K., ALGHARIB, F., ALSMETI, A., ALSAQER, A. and ALMEMAN, A. 2015. Assessment of tigecycline prescription and patients’ outcomes at three different hospitals in Saudi Arabia. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 14(10), pp. 1919-1926. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/tjpr.v14i10.26
    Purpose: To investigate tigecycline prescription and patient outcomes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Methods: A retrospective observational study was conducted in three KSA government hospitals, between January, ...
  • The behaviors and experiences of the community pharmacy team on the provision of multi-compartment compliance aids. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; McDonald, Craig; MacLeod, Joan; MacLure, Katie; Gray, Gwen; McIntosh, Trudi (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.04.004, 2017-04-09)
    STEWART, D., MCDONALD, C., MACLEOD, J., MACLURE, K., GRAY, G. and MCINTOSH, T. 2017. The behaviors and experiences of the community pharmacy team on the provision of multi-compartment compliance aids. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.04.004
    Background - Multi-compartment compliance aids (MCAs) are repackaging systems for solid dosage form medicines. Acknowledging the lack of evidence that MCAs improve adherence or clinical outcomes, the Royal Pharmaceutical ...
  • A case study investigation into the use of multi-compartment compliance aids in older people resident in very sheltered housing. 

    MacLure, Katie; MacLeod, Joan; Forbes-McKay, Katrina; Paudyal, Vibhu; Cunningham, Scott; Strath, Alison; Lynch, Rory; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40271-016-0178-8, 2016-05-12)
    MACLURE, K., MACLEOD, J., FORBES-MCKAY, K., PAUDYAL, V., CUNNINGHAM, S., STRATH, A., LYNCH, R. and STEWART, D. 2016. A case study investigation into the use of multi-compartment compliance aids in older people resident in very sheltered housing. The Patient: Patient-centered outcomes research [online] 9(6), pages 583-590. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40271-016-0178-8
    Background: Multi-compartment compliance aids (MCAs) are repackaging systems for solid dosage form medicines, heralded by some as a solution to non-adherence but with little evidence of benefit. Objective: To use a ...
  • Clinical information needs and access for clinical healthcare staff in Highland health and social care service. 

    Almazroui, Khalfan; MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C.; Cunningham, Scott; Rushworth, Gordon F.; Hannam, Patricia (Robert Gordon University/ NHS Highland, 2016-11-25)
    ALMAZROUI, K., MACLURE, K., STEWART, D., RUSHWORTH, G. and HANNAM, P. 2016. Clinical information needs and access for clinical healthcare staff in Highland health and social care service. Presented at NHS Highland research, development and innovation annual conference, 25 November 2016, Inverness, UK.
    Background: Clinical information is required by all clinical healthcare staff to promote better patient care and safety. The information needed, sources, formats and accessibility varies from one staff member to another ...
  • Complementary and alternative medicines use during pregnancy: a systematic review of pregnant women and healthcare professional views and experiences. 

    Abdul Rouf, Pallivalappila; Stewart, Derek C.; Shetty, Ashalatha; Pande, Binita; McLay, James S. (Hindawi Publishing Corporation. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/205639, 2013-08)
    ABDUL ROUF, P., STEWART, D., SHETTY, A., PANDE, B. and MCLAY, J. S., 2013. Complementary and alternative medicines use during pregnancy: a systematic review of pregnant women and healthcare professional views and experiences. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine [online], 2013, Article ID 205639. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/205639.
    To undertake a systematic review of the recent (2008–2013) primary literature, describing views and experiences of CAM use during pregnancy by women and healthcare professionals. Method. Medline, Cumulative Index to Nursing ...
  • A cross-sectional survey of the access of older people in the Scottish Highlands to general medical practices, community pharmacies and prescription medicines. 

    Rushworth, Gordon F.; Cunningham, Scott; Pfleger, Sharon; Hall, Jenny; Stewart, Derek C. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.01.002, 2017-01-25)
    RUSHWORTH, G.F., CUNNINGHAM, S., PFLEGER, S., HALL, J. and STEWART, D. 2017. A cross-sectional survey of the access of older people in the Scottish Highlands to general medical practices, community pharmacies and prescription medicines. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.01.002.
    Background Access to medicines and healthcare is more problematic in remote and rural areas. Objectives To quantify issues of access to general practitioners (GPs), community pharmacies and prescribed medicines in older ...
  • A cross-sectional survey of the Maltese general public on medication wastage. 

    West, Lorna Marie; Diack, Lesley; Cordina, Maria; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0233-X, 2016-01-06)
    WEST, L.M., DIACK, L., CORDINA, M. and STEWART, D. 2016. A cross-sectional survey of the Maltese general public on medication wastage. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 38(2), pages 261-270. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0233-x
    Background Medication wastage is a global issue, with key public health implications in terms of safety, the environment and the economy. A recently conducted systematic review of the published literature identified a lack ...
  • Development of consensus guidance to facilitate service redesign around pharmacist prescribing in UK hospital practice. 

    Tonna, Antonella P.; McCaig, Dorothy; Diack, Lesley; West, Bernice J. M.; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer Netherlands http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-014-9996-8, 2014-10)
    TONNA, A., MCCAIG, D., DIACK, L., WEST, B. and STEWART, D., 2014. Development of consensus guidance to facilitate service redesign around pharmacist prescribing in UK hospital practice. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 36 (5), pp. 1069-1076.
    Background The last decade has seen a drive towards non-medical prescribing in the United Kingdom (UK). However, there is a dearth of any published literature on applying the principles of service redesign to support ...
  • Digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff: a systematic review. 

    MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C. (BSC: the Chartered Institute for IT http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/jhi.v23i3.840, 2016-09-01)
    MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2016. Digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff: a systematic review. Journal of innovation in health informatics [online], 23(3), pages 560-571. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/jhi.v23i3.840
    Objective: To explore the digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff including pharmacists, graduate (pre-registration) pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, dispensing assistants and medicine counter assistants. ...
  • An exploration of ehealth and digital literacy in pharmacy practice. 

    MacLure, Katie (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2014-03)
    The aim of this research programme was to explore ehealth technology in pharmacy practice in Scotland and, by doing so, contribute original knowledge to this area. Strategists worldwide believe technology has the potential ...
  • An exploration of health professionals’ experiences of medicines management in elderly, hospitalised patients in Abu Dhabi. 

    Al Shemeili, Saeed Khamis; Klein, Susan; Strath, Alison; Fares, Saleh; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0212-2, 2015-10-24)
    AL SHEMEILI, S., KLEIN, S., STRATH, A., FARES, S. and STEWART, D. 2015. An exploration of health professionals’ experiences of medicines management in elderly, hospitalised patients in Abu Dhabi. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 38(1), pages 107-118. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0212-2
    Background Given the multiplicity of issues relating to medicines in the elderly, the structures and processes of medicines management should be clearly defined and described to optimise patient outcomes. There is a paucity ...
  • An exploration of key stakeholders' perspectives on the implementation of ehealth policy in community pharmacy in Scotland. 

    MacLure, Katie; Addison, Brian; Paudyal, Vibhu; Stewart, Derek C. (RPS2015 (Organisers), 2015-09-13)
    MACLURE, K., ADDISON, B., PAUDYAL, V. and STEWART, D. 2015. An exploration of key stakeholders' perspectives on the implementation of ehealth policy in community pharmacy in Scotland. Poster presented at the 2015 Royal Pharmaceutical Society annual conference (RPS2015), 13-14 September 2015, Birmingham, UK.
    Scotland's eHealth strategy promotes the use of information technology to 'improve communications across the healthcare team', which aligns with the quality strategy in placing the 'focus on outcomes and real benefits ...
  • An exploration of Scottish community pharmacists' adoption of innovative services and products relating to minor ailment management. 

    Paudyal, Vibhu (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2011-03)
    This research utilised mixed methodology to gain insight into community pharmacists’ adoption of medicines and services related to two key innovative policy interventions aimed at enhanced minor ailment management; namely ...
  • An exploratory study of community pharmacist diagnosis and management of dermatitis and acne. 

    Tucker, Rod; MacLure, Katie; Paudyal, Vibhu; Layton, Alison M.; Bewley, Anthony; Stewart, Derek C. (SansSerif Publication http://selfcarejournal.com/article/exploratory-study-community-pharmacist-diagnosis-management-dermatitis-acne/, 2017-05-11)
    TUCKER, R.P., MACLURE, K., PAUDYAL, V., LAYTON, A.M., BEWLEY, A. and STEWART, D. 2017. An exploratory study of community pharmacist diagnosis and management of dermatitis and acne. Selfcare [online], 8(2), pages 1-10. Available from: http://selfcarejournal.com/article/exploratory-study-community-pharmacist-diagnosis-management-dermatitis-acne/
    BACKGROUND: Dermatitis and acne account for a large number of general practitioner appointments yet are amenable to treatment with products available to purchase from community pharmacies. OBJECTIVES: 1. The clinical ...
  • An exploratory study of the views of community pharmacy staff on the management of patients with undiagnosed skin problems. 

    Tucker, Rod; Stewart, Derek C. (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12179, 2015-02-17)
    TUCKER, R. and STEWART, D. 2015. An exploratory study of the views of community pharmacy staff on the management of patients with undiagnosed skin problems. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], 23(6), pages 390-398. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12179
    Objective: The aim of this study was to explore pharmacist and medicine counter assistant (MCA) perceptions of community pharmacy management of patients presenting with symptomatic skin problems. Methods: The study ...