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  • Interventions for preventing falls in people with multiple sclerosis. [Protocol] 

    Hayes, Sara; Kennedy, Catriona; Galvin, Rose; Finlayson, Marcia; McGuigan, Christopher; Walsh, Cathal D.; Coote, Susan (Cochrane Collaboration https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012475, 2017-01-06)
    HAYES, S., KENNEDY, C., GALVIN, R., FINLAYSON, M., MCGUIGAN, C., WALSH, C.D. and COOTE, S. 2017. Interventions for preventing falls in people with multiple sclerosis. [Protocol]. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], 2017(1), article number CD012475. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012475.
    This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: The aim of this review is to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce the rate of falls in people with multiple ...
  • Gas-condensate flow modelling for shale gas reservoirs: MATLAB codes. [Dataset] 

    Labed, Ismail (Robert Gordon University, 2016-10-31)
    LABED, I. 2016. Gas-condensate flow modelling for shale gas reservoirs: MATLAB codes. [Dataset]. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    These codes are supplementary to the full thesis, which is available on OpenAIR: http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2144. The codes are provided in a single ZIP file, which will need to be unzipped to access the individual files. ...
  • Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. [Protocol] 

    Weeks, Greg; George, Johnson; MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C. (Cochrane Collaboration https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011227, 2014-07-22)
    WEEKS, G., GEORGE, J., MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2014. Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. [Protocol]. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 7, article number CD011227. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011227
    This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To assess the clinical, economic and humanistic health outcomes of non-medical prescribing for managing acute and chronic health ...
  • Professional body and regulatory organisation guidance on the use of social media for registered healthcare professionals: a systematic review protocol. [Protocol] 

    Brown, Alyson; Stewart, Derek C.; Pedersen, Sarah; MacLure, Katie; Addison, Brian (PROSPERO http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42016026877, 2016-02-07)
    BROWN, A., STEWART, D., PEDERSON, S., MACLURE, K. and ADDISON, B. 2016. Professional body and regulatory organisation guidance on the use of social media for registered healthcare professionals: a systematic review protocol. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], CRD42016026877. Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42016026877
    Registered healthcare professionals are expected to adhere to a code of conduct. Where a concern is raised about an individual's social media behaviour, this has the potential to be tested against professional expectations ...
  • Healthcare professional and patient views, behaviours and experiences surrounding novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for the management of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF): a systematic review protocol. [Protocol] 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Generalova, Daria; Cunningham, Scott; Leslie, Stephen J.; Rushworth, Gordon F.; McIver, Laura (PROSPERO http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42016003840, 2016-02-23)
    STEWART, D., GENERALOVA, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., LESLIE, S., RUSHWORTH, G. and MCIVER, L. 2016. Healthcare professional and patient views, behaviours and experiences surrounding novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for the management of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF): a systematic review protocol. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], CRD42016003840. Available from http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42016003840
    While there is a wealth of evidence on aspects such as efficacy, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety, there is less evidence on the use of NOACs in clinical practice. A scoping search of MEDLINE for the years ...
  • Incidence, nature and causes of medication errors in hospitalised patients in Middle Eastern countries: a systematic review protocol. [Protocol] 

    Thomas, Binny; Abdul Rouf, Pallivalappila; Al Hail, Moza; El Kassem, Wessam; Al Saad, Doua; Singh, Rajvir; Stewart, Derek C.; Paudyal, Vibhu; MacLure, Katie; McLay, James S. (PROSPERO https://dx.doi.org/10.15124/CRD42015019693, 2015-04-21)
    THOMAS, B., ABDUL ROUF, P., AL HAIL, M., EL KASSEM, W., AL SAAD, D., SINGH, R., STEWART, D., PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K. and MCLAY, J. 2015. Incidence, nature and causes of medication errors in hospitalised patients in Middle Eastern countries: a systematic review protocol. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], CRD42015019693. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.15124/CRD42015019693
    The review will consider studies, which focus on errors in hospitalised patients (of any age or speciality) in any of the countries of the Middle East. Studies of hospital practitioners (or other key stakeholders) which ...
  • Theory-based interventions to aid healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections: an integrative review protocol. [Protocol] 

    Tsattalios, Konstantinos; Macduff, Colin; Stephen, Audrey I. (PROSPERO, 2016-09-08)
    TSATTALIOS, K., MACDUFF, C. and STEPHEN, A. 2016. Theory-based interventions to aid healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections: an integrative review protocol. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], CRD42016035934. Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42016035934
    The objective of this integrative review is to synthesise the best available evidence on (i) what and (ii) how theory has been implemented in the development of interventions aiding healthcare staff to prevent and control ...
  • The effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low- and middle-income countries: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol] 

    Nurmatov, Ulugbek B.; Lee, Siew Hwa; Nwaru, Bright I.; Mukherjee, Mome; Grant, Liz; Pagliari, Claudia (Edinburgh University Global Health Society http://dx.doi.org/10.7189/jogh.04.010407, 2014-06-10)
    NURMATOV, U.B., LEE, S.H., NWARU, B.I., MUKHERJEE, M., GRANT, L. and PAGLIARI, C. 2014. The effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low- and middle-income countries: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol]. Journal of global health [online], 4(1), article number 010407. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.7189/jogh.04.010407
    Rates of maternal, newborn and child (MNCH) mortality and morbidity are vastly greater in low– than in high–income countries and represent a major source of global health inequity. A host of systemic, economic, geopolitical ...
  • The effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low and middle income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol] 

    Nurmatov, Ulugbek B.; Pagliari, Claudia; Lee, Siew Hwa; Grant, Liz; Nwaru, Bright I.; Mukherjee, Mome (PROSPERO http://dx.doi.org/10.15124/CRD42014008939, 2014-03-14)
    NURMATOV, U., PAGLIARI, C., LEE, S., GRANT, L., NWARU, B. and MUKHERJEE, M. 2014. The effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low and middle income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], CRD42014008939. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.15124/CRD42014008939
    This review looks into the impact of interventions delivered via mobile information and communications technologies (mHealth) on: maternal health during the antenatal, intranatal and postnatal periods; foetal, neonatal and ...
  • Family carers' preferences for support when caring for a family member at the end of life at home: protocol for an integrative literature review. [Protocol] 

    Larsson, Maria; Lee, Siew Hwa; Wilde-Larsson, Bodil; Olsson, Cecilia; Bjuresäter, Kaisa; Hov, Reidun; Grov, Ellen Karine; Kennedy, Catriona (PROSPERO http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42016037839, 2016-04-19)
    LARSSON, M., LEE, S.H., WILDE-LARSSON, B., OLSSON, C., BJURESÄTER, K., HOV, R., GROV, E.K. and KENNEDY, C. 2016. Family carers' preferences for support when caring for a family member at the end of life at home: protocol for an integrative literature review. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], CRD42016037839. Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42016037839
    The aim of this integrative review is to explore the evidence base of family carers' preferences for support during end of life care in their own home. To investigate what preferences for support family carers have during ...
  • Assessing the facilitators and barriers of interdisciplinary team working in primary care using normalisation process theory: protocol for an integrative review. [Protocol] 

    O'Reilly, Pauline; Lee, Siew Hwa; O'Sullivan, Madeleine; Cullen, Walter; Kennedy, Catriona; MacFarlane, Anne (PROSPERO, 2015-07-15)
    O'REILLY, P., LEE, S.H., O'SULLIVAN, M., CULLEN, W., KENNEDY, C. and MACFARLANE, A. 2015. Assessing the facilitators and barriers of interdisciplinary team working in primary care using normalisation process theory: protocol for an integrative review. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], CRD42015019362. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.15124/CRD42015019362
    The integrative review will analyse and synthesise quantitative and qualitative evidence using the Normalisation Process Theory (NPT) constructs in identifying team working to inform: Sense making (How primary care ...
  • Patient positioning and braces for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic cord compression in adults. [Protocol] 

    Cox, Katherine Marie; Grant, Robin; Kennedy, Catriona; Kilbride, Lynn (Cochrane Collaboration https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007609, 2009-01-21)
    COX, M.K., GRANT, R., KENNEDY, C. and KILBRIDE, L. 2009. Patient positioning and braces for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic cord compression in adults. [Protocol]. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 1, article number CD007609. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007609
    The purpose of this review is to investigate the correct positions for patients with MSCC and examine the effects of spinal bracing to relieve pain or vertebral collapse under physiological load, or both, in patients with MSCC.
  • Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers. [Protocol] 

    Perry, Alison; Cotton, Susan; Kennedy, Catriona (Cochrane Collaboration, 2014-05-16)
    PERRY, A., COTTON, S. and KENNEDY, C. 2014. Therapeutic exercises for affective post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers. [Protocol]. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 5, article number CD011112. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011112
    The primary objective of this review is to determine the effects of therapeutic exercises on oral swallowing, aspiration and adverse events, in people treated curatively for an advanced-stage (stage III, stage IV) squamous ...
  • Walsh families of all rank-invariant classes of 3-bit pseudo-Boolean functions. [Dataset] 

    Christie, Lee A. (2016-02)
    CHRISTIE, L.A. Walsh families of all rank-invariant classes of 3-bit pseudo-Boolean functions. [Dataset]. Held on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1585
    This dataset was compiled as part of the following PhD thesis: CHRISTIE, L.A. 2016. The role of Walsh structure and ordinal linkage in the optimisation of pseudo-Boolean functions under monotonicity invariance. Robert ...
  • Generating easy and hard problems using the Proximate Optimality Principle. [Dataset] 

    McCall, John; Christie, Lee A.; Brownlee, Alexander Edward Ian (OpenAIR@RGU, 2015-07-11)
    MCCALL, J.A.W., CHRISTIE, L.A. and BROWNLEE, A.E.I. 2015. Generating easy and hard problems using the Proximate Optimality Principle. [Dataset]. Held on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://hdl.handle.net/10059/1407
    These data were gathered to investigate the hypothesis that coherent functions will be easy and anti-coherent functions will be hard for a hillclimber. We generated 10 coherent functions for each length on bit-strings of ...

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