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  • Study protocol of a mixed-methods evaluation of a cluster randomized trial to improve the safety of NSAID and antiplatelet prescribing: data-driven quality improvement in primary care. 

    Grant, Aileen M.; Dreischulte, Tobias; Treweek, Shaun; Guthrie, Bruce (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-13-154, 2012-08-28)
    GRANT, A., DREISCHULTE, T., TREWEEK, S. and GUTHRIE, B. 2012. Study protocol of a mixed-methods evaluation of a cluster randomized trial to improve the safety of NSAID and antiplatelet prescribing: data-driven quality improvement in primary care. Trials [online], 13, article 154. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-13-154
    Background: Trials of complex interventions are criticized for being 'black box', so the UK Medical Research Council recommends carrying out a process evaluation to explain the trial findings. We believe it is good practice ...
  • Process evaluations for cluster-randomised trials of complex interventions: a proposed framework for design and reporting. 

    Grant, Aileen M.; Treweek, Shaun; Dreischulte, Tobias; Foy, Robbie; Guthrie, Bruce (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-15, 2013-01-12)
    GRANT, A., TREWEEK, S., DREISCHULTE, T., FOY, R. and GUTHRIE, B. 2013. Process evaluations for cluster-randomised trials of complex interventions: a proposed framework for design and reporting. Trials [online], 14, article 15. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-15
    Background: Process evaluations are recommended to open the 'black box' of complex interventions evaluated in trials, but there is limited guidance to help researchers design process evaluations. Much current literature ...
  • A new waist-to-height ratio predicts abdominal adiposity in adults. 

    Nevill, Alan M.; Stewart, Arthur D.; Olds, Tim; Duncan, Michael J. (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2018.1502183, 2018-07-25)
    NEVILL, A.M., STEWART, A.D., OLDS, T. and DUNCAN, M.J. 2018. A new waist-to-height ratio predicts abdominal adiposity in adults. Research in sports medicine [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2018.1502183
    Our aim was to identify the best anthropometric index associated with waist adiposity. The six weight-status indices included body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), waist-to-height ratio (WHTR), and a new ...
  • Ageism in the third age. 

    Kydd, Angela; Flemming, Anne; Gardner, Sue; Hafford-Letchfield, Trish (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73820-8_8, 2018-05-23)
    KYDD, A., FLEMING, A., GARDNER, S and HAFFORD-LETCHFIELD, T. 2018. Ageism in the third age. In Ayalon, L. and Tesch-Römer, C. (eds.) Contemporary perspectives on ageism. International perspectives on aging, 19. Cham: Springer [online], chapter 8, pages 115-130. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73820-8_8
    In the developed world, later life has brought more opportunities to contribute to society and pursue personal goals outside the role of paid work, combined with less stigma and greater recognition of the worth of older ...
  • Health policy and its unintended consequences for midwife-woman partnerships: is normal pregnancy at risk when the BMI measure is used? 

    Knox, Susan; Crowther, Susan; McAra-Couper, Judith; Gilkison, Andrea
    KNOX, S., CROWTHER, S., MCARA-COUPER, J. and GILKISON, A. 2018. Health policy and its unintended consequences for midwife-woman partnerships: is normal pregnancy at risk when the BMI measure is used? New Zealand College of Midwives journal [online], 54, pages 30-37. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12784/nzcomjnl54.2018.4.30-37
    Background: Little attention has been paid to understanding the unintended consequences of health policy for midwife-woman partnerships. The measure of Body Mass Index (BMI) is one such policy example which has become ...
  • Young people's expectations regarding their participation in the school nursing service. 

    Forkuo-Minka, Anthony; Kennedy, Catriona; Work, Fiona (Mark Allen Healthcare https://doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2018.13.6.278, 2018-07-18)
    FORKUO-MINKA, A., KENNEDY, C. and WORK, F. 2018. Young people's expectations regarding their participation in the school nursing service. British journal of school nursing [online], 13(6), pages 278-281. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2018.13.6.278
    The school nursing service plays a crucial role to support young people to meet their health and wellbeing needs (e.g. personal and family illness, sexual health, puberty, and anxieties). Exploration of the experiences of ...
  • The school nursing course in the northeast of Scotland. 

    Forkuo-Minka, Anthony (Mark Allen Healthcare https://doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2018.13.6.306, 2018-07-18)
    FORKUO-MINKA, A. 2018. The school nursing course in the northeast of Scotland. British journal of school nursing [online], 13(6), pages 306-307. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2018.13.6.306
    This article aims to share insights into the education preparation of school nurses to acquire essential competences and an interdisciplinary approach to learning and practice in Scotland.
  • An ethnographic exploration of influences on prescribing in general practice: why is there variation in prescribing practices? 

    Grant, Aileen M.; Sullivan, Frank; Dowell, Jon (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-8-72, 2013-06-21)
    GRANT, A., SULLIVAN, F. and DOWELL, J. 2013. An ethnographic exploration of influences on prescribing in general practice: why is there variation in prescribing practices? Implementation science [online], 8, article ID 72. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-8-72
    Background: Prescribing is a core activity for general practitioners, yet significant variation in the quality of prescribing has been reported. This suggests there may be room for improvement in the application of the ...
  • Developing a complex intervention to improve prescribing safety in primary care: mixed methods feasibility and optimisation pilot study. 

    Grant, Aileen M.; Guthrie, Bruce; Dreischulte, Tobias (BMJ https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004153, 2014-01-21)
    GRANT, A.M., GUTHRIE, B. and DREISCHULTE, T. 2014. Developing a complex intervention to improve prescribing safety in primary care: mixed methods feasibility and optimisation pilot study. BMJ Open [online], 4(1), article ID e004153. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004153
    Objectives: (A) To measure the extent to which different candidate outcome measures identified highrisk prescribing that is potentially changeable by the data-driven quality improvement in primary care (DQIP) intervention.(B) ...
  • Acceptability and perceived barriers and facilitators to creating a national research register to enable 'direct to patient' enrolment into research: the Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE). 

    Grant, Aileen M.; Ure, Jenny; Nicolson, Donald J.; Hanley, Janet; Sheikh, Aziz; McKinstry, Brian; Sullivan, Frank (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-422, 2013-10-18)
    GRANT, A., URE, J., NICOLSON, J., HANLEY, J., SHEIKH, A., MCKINSTRY, B. and SULLIVAN, F. 2013. Acceptability and perceived barriers and facilitators to creating a national research register to enable 'direct to patient' enrolment into research: the Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE). BMC health services research [online], 13, article ID 422. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-422
    Background - Difficulties with recruitment pose a major, increasingly recognised challenge to the viability of research. We sought to explore whether a register of volunteers interested in research participation, with data ...
  • Quality and safety of medication use in primary care: consensus validation of a new set of explicit medication assessment criteria and prioritisation of topics for improvement. 

    Dreischulte, Tobias; Grant, Aileen M.; McCowan, Colin; McAnaw, John J.; Guthrie, Bruce (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6904-12-5, 2012-02-08)
    DREISCHULTE, T., GRANT, A.M., MCCOWAN, C., MCANAW, J.J. and GUTHRIE, B. 2012. Quality and safety of medication use in primary care: consensus validation of a new set of explicit medication assessment criteria and prioritisation of topics for improvement. BMC clinical pharmacology [online], 12, article 5. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6904-12-5
    Background: Addressing the problem of preventable drug related morbidity (PDRM) in primary care is a challenge for health care systems internationally. The increasing implementation of clinical information systems in the ...
  • A cluster randomised stepped wedge trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a multifaceted information technology-based intervention in reducing high-risk prescribing of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antiplatelets in primary medical care: The DQIP study protocol. 

    Dreischulte, Tobias; Grant, Aileen M.; Donnan, Peter; McCowan, Colin; Davey, Peter; Petrie, Dennis; Treweek, Shaun; Guthrie, Bruce (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-7-24, 2012-03-23)
    DREISCHULTE, T., GRANT, A., DONNAN, P., MCCOWAN, C., DAVEY, P., PETRIE, D., TREWEEK, S. and GUTHRIE, B. 2012. A cluster randomised stepped wedge trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a multifaceted information technology-based intervention in reducing high-risk prescribing of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antiplatelets in primary medical care: The DQIP study protocol. Implementation science [online], 7, article ID 24. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-7-24
    Background - High-risk prescribing of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and antiplatelet agents accounts for a significant proportion of hospital admissions due to preventable adverse drug events. The recently ...
  • Childbirth as sacred celebration. 

    Crowther, Susan (Routledge https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315389639, 2017-09-13)
    CROWTHER, S. 2017. Childbirth as sacred celebration. In Crowther, S. and Hall, J. (eds.) Spirituality and childbirth: meaning and care at the start of life. London: Routledge [online], chapter 2. Available from: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315389639
    This chapter explores how childbirth is spiritually experienced and meaningful within society revealing how childbirth has purpose both individually and collectively. The discourse and mood around childbirth internationally ...
  • Resilience and sustainability amongst maternity care providers. 

    Crowther, Susan (Routledge https://www.routledge.com/Psychosocial-Resilience-and-Risk-in-the-Perinatal-Period-Implications/Thomson-Schmied/p/book/9781138101586, 2017-06-13)
    CROWTHER, S. 2017. Resilience and sustainability amongst maternity care providers. In Thomson, G. and Schmied, V. (eds.) Psychosocial resilience and risk in the perinatal period: implications and guidance for professionals. London: Routledge [online], chapter 13, pages 185-200. Available from: https://www.routledge.com/Psychosocial-Resilience-and-Risk-in-the-Perinatal-Period-Implications/Thomson-Schmied/p/book/9781138101586
    This chapter looks at maternity care providers who provide care in this social, political and emotional milieu on a daily basis. The emotional work of maternity care provision cannot be underestimated. Contemporary maternity ...
  • Interventions for post-stroke fatigue. 

    Kennedy, Catriona; Kidd, Lisa (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.11.006, 2017-11-21)
    KENNEDY, C. and KIDD, L. 2018. Interventions for post-stroke fatigue. International journal of nursing studies [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.11.006
    This is a summary of a Cochrane review of Wu, S., Kutlubaev, M.A., Chun, H.-Y.Y., Cowey, E., Pollock, A., Macleod, M.R., Dennis, M., Keane, E., Sharpe, M. and Mead, G.E. Interventions for post-stroke fatigue. Cochrane ...
  • Interventions for raising breast cancer awareness in women. 

    Kennedy, Catriona (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/ijn.12582, 2017-09-24)
    KENNEDY, C. 2018. Interventions for raising breast cancer awareness in women. International journal of nursing practice [online], 24(3), e12582. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijn.12582
    This is a summary of a Cochrane review of O'Mahony, M., Comber, H., Fitzgerald, T., Corrigan, M.A., Fitzgerald, E., Grunfeld, E.A., Flynn, M.G. and Hegarty, J. Interventions for raising breast cancer awareness in women. ...
  • Development of consensus based national antimicrobial stewardship competencies for UK undergraduate healthcare professional education. 

    Courtenay, Molly; Lim, Rosemary; Castro-Sanchez, Enrique; Deslandes, Rhian; Hodson, Karen; Morris, Gary; Reeves, Scott; Weiss, Marjorie; Ashiru-Oredope, Diane; Bain, Heather; Black, Adam; Bosanquet, Joanne; Cockburn, Alison; Duggan, Catherine; Fitzpatrick, Matthew; Gallagher, Rose; Grant, Daniel; McEwen, Jo; Reid, Nicholas; Sneddon, Jacqueline; Stewart, Derek C.; Tonna, Antonella P.; White, Pip (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.06.022, 2018-06-30)
    COURTENAY, M., LIM, R., CASTRO-SANCHEZ, E., DESLANDES, R., HODSON, K., MORRIS, G., REEVES, S., WEISS, M., ASHIRU-OREDOPE, D., BAIN, H., BLACK, A., BOSANQUET, J., COCKBURN, A., DUGGAN, C., FITZPATRICK, M., GALLAGHER, R., GRANT, D., MCEWEN, J., REID, N., SNEDDON, J., STEWART, D., TONNA, A. and WHITE, P. 2018. Development of consensus based national antimicrobial stewardship competencies for UK undergraduate healthcare professional education. Journal of hospital infection [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.06.022
    Background: Healthcare professionals are involved in an array of patient and medicine related stewardship activities, for which an understanding and engagement with antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) is important. Undergraduate ...
  • Development and preliminary testing of a brief clinical tool to enable daily monitoring of chemotherapy toxicity: the Daily Chemotherapy Toxicity self-Assessment Questionnaire (DCTAQ). 

    Maguire, Roma; Kotronoulas, Grigorios; Donnan, Peter T.; Paterson, Catherine; McCann, Lisa; Connaghan, John; Di Domenico, David G. G.; Kearney, Nora (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.12890, 2018-07-11)
    MAGUIRE, R., KOTRONOULAS, G., DONNAN, P.T., PATERSON, C., MCCANN, L., CONNAGHAN, J., DI DOMENICO, D.G.G. and KEARNEY, N. 2018. Development and preliminary testing of a brief clinical tool to enable daily monitoring of chemotherapy toxicity: the Daily Chemotherapy Toxicity self-Assessment Questionnaire (DCTAQ). European journal of cancer care [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.12890
    Close monitoring of chemotherapy toxicity can be instrumental in ensuring prompt symptom management and quality care. Our aim was to develop a brief clinical tool to enable daily assessment of chemotherapy toxicity, and ...
  • 'Living the rural experience-preparation for practice': the future proofing of sustainable rural midwifery practice through midwifery education. 

    Kensington, Mary; Rankin, Jean; Gilkison, Andrea; Daellenbach, Rea; Crowther, Susan; Deery, Ruth; Davies, Lorna (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2018.06.001, 2018-06-05)
    KENSINGTON, M., RANKIN, J., GILKISON, A., DAELLENBACH, R., CROWTHER, S., DEERY, R. and DAVIES, L. 2018. 'Living the rural experience-preparation for practice': the future proofing of sustainable rural midwifery practice through midwifery education. Nurse education in practice [online], 31, pages 143-150. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2018.06.001
    Rural practice presents unique challenges and skill requirements for midwives. New Zealand and Scotland face similar challenges in sustaining a rural midwifery workforce. This paper draws from an international multi-centre ...
  • Diagnostic accuracy of image guided biopsies of small (<4cm) renal masses with implications for active surveillance: a systematic review. 

    Paterson, Catherine; Ghaemi, Joseph; Alashkham, Abduel; Biyani, Chandra Shekhar; Cole, Bernadette; Baker, Lee; Szewczyk-Bieda, Magda; Nabi, Ghulam (British Institute of Radiology https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20170761, 2018-06-11)
    PATERSON, C., GHAEMI, J., ALASHKHAM, A., BIYANI, C.S., COLES, B., BAKER, L., SZEWCZYK-BIEDA, M. and NABI, G. 2018. Diagnostic accuracy of image guided biopsies of small (<4cm) renal masses with implications for active surveillance: a systematic review. British journal of radiology [online], Ahead of Print. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20170761
    Objectives: To determine the safety and diagnostic accuracy of renal tumour biopsies in a defined population of small renal masses only <4cm using 3x2 table, intention to diagnose approach. 3x2 table approach examines ...

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