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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 ...
  • Asking the right question: a comparison of two approaches to gathering data on 'Herbals' use in survey based studies. 

    McLay, James S.; Pallivalappia, Abdul Rouf; 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., PALLIVALAPPILA, A.R., 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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], First Online. 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 ...
  • Complementary and alternative medicines use during pregnancy: a systematic review of pregnant women and healthcare professional views and experiences. 

    Pallivalappila, Abdul Rouf; Stewart, Derek C.; Shetty, Ashalatha; Pande, Binita; McLay, James S. (Hindawi Publishing Corporation. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/205639, 2013-08)
    PALLIVALAPPILA, A. R., 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, Volume 2013, Article ID 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 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 ...
  • Exploring pharmacist prescribing in hospitals in Scotland, with a focus on antimicrobials. 

    Tonna, Antonella P. (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2011-07)
    This aim of the research was to explore pharmacist prescribing (PP) with a focus on antimicrobials, in hospitals in Scotland. A mixed-methods approach was used to collect, generate and synthesise data. A systematic ...
  • Exploring structures and processes of medicines management in elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. 

    Al Shemeili, Saeed Khamis (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2015-11)
    Given the complexity of medicines use in elderly patients, structures and processes of medicines management are key to deriving best outcomes. This research was conducted in hospitals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ...
  • General practitioner views of an electronic high-risk medicine proforma to facilitate information transfer. 

    Rushworth, Gordon F.; Diack, Lesley; Rudd, Ian G.; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer Netherlands http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-014-0033-8, 2015-02)
    RUSHWORTH, G. F., DIACK, L., RUDD, I. G. and STEWART, D., 2015. General practitioner views of an electronic high-risk medicine proforma to facilitate information transfer. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 37 (1), pp 4-7.
    Background The potential of warfarin related harm is increased if clinicians lack the full patient specific information to make informed decisions—an e-proforma has been developed to communicate this information on hospital ...
  • Implementing formulary recommendations in primary care: effect on patient outcomes. 

    Stewart, Derek C. (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1998-02)
    This research aimed to measure the effect on health outcomes of implementing selected recommendations of the Grampian Joint Drug Formulary in primary care. Antibiotics used in the treatment of uncomplicated lower urinary ...
  • An investigation of the structures and processes of pharmacist prescribing in Great Britain: a mixed methods approach. 

    Dapar, Maxwell Patrick (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2012-01)
    The aim of this research was to investigate the structures and processes of pharmacist prescribing in Great Britain, focusing on primary care settings. A ‘sequential-mixed methods’ was employed in the conduct of the ...
  • A mixed methods investigation into aspects of medication wastage in Malta. 

    West, Lorna Marie (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2015-03)
    Reducing medication wastage is a paramount objective in promoting appropriate utilisation of finite resources and preventing negative consequences. The aim of this research was to investigate aspects of medication wastage ...
  • A modified Delphi study of structures and processes related to medicines management for elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. 

    Al Shemeili, Saeed Khamis; Klein, Susan; Strath, Alison; Fares, Saleh; Stewart, Derek C. (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jep.12542, 2016-04-08)
    AL SHEMEILI, S., KLEIN, S., STRATH, A., FARES, S. and STEWART, D. 2016. A modified Delphi study of structures and processes related to medicines management for elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, (early view). The published version of this will be made available at https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jep.12542.
    Rationale and aim The structures and processes around the management of medicines for elderly, hospitalized patients are ill defined. This study aimed to determine consensus related to strategic and operational approaches ...
  • Over-the-counter Orlistat: early experiences, views and attitudes of community pharmacists in Great Britain. 

    Weidmann, Anita Elaine; Cunningham, Scott; Gray, Gwen; Hansford, Denise; McLay, James; Broom, John; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer Verlag http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-011-9516-z, 2011-08)
    WEIDMAN, A. E., CUNNINGHAM, S., GRAY, G., HANSFORD, D., MCLAY, J., BROOM, J. and STEWART, D., 2011. Over-the-counter Orlistat: early experiences, views and attitudes of community pharmacists in Great Britain. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 33 (4), pp. 627-633.
    Objectives of the study To describe community pharmacists’ early experiences, views and attitudes with over-the-counter orlistat, 9 months post legal re-classification from November 2009 to January 2010. Setting 13,200 ...
  • Pre-hospital ECG e-transmission for patients with suspected myocardial infarcation in the highlands of Scotland. 

    Rushworth, Gordon F.; Bloe, Charlie; Diack, Lesley; Reilly, Rachel; Murray, Calum; Stewart, Derek C.; Leslie, Stephen J. (MDPI http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph110202346, 2014-02)
    RUSHWORTH, G. F., BLOE, C., DIACK, H. L., REILLY, R., MURRAY, C., STEWART, D. and LESLIE, S. J., 2014. Pre-hospital ECG e-transmission for patients with suspected myocardial infarcation in the highlands of Scotland. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11 (2), pp. 2346-2360.
    Patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) require prompt treatment, best done by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). However, for patients unable to receive PPCI, immediate pre-hospital ...
  • Promoting weight management services in community pharmacy: perspectives of the pharmacy team in Scotland. 

    Weidmann, Anita Elaine; MacLure, Katie; Marshall, Sarah; Gray, Gwen; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer Netherlands. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0102-7, 2015-08)
    WEIDMANN, A. E., MACLURE, K., MARSHALL, S., GRAY, G. and STEWART, D., 2015. Promoting weight management services in community pharmacy: perspectives of the pharmacy team in Scotland. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 37 (4), pp. 599-606.
    Background Obesity has reached pandemic levels with more than 1.4 billion adults affected worldwide. While there is a need to systematically develop and evaluate community pharmacy based models of weight management, it is ...