Recent Submissions

  • 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
    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], (accepted).
    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], In Press. 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
    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], (accepted).
    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 ...
  • The impact of spousal bereavement on hospitalisations: evidence from the Scottish longitudinal study. 

    Tseng, Fu-Min; Petrie, Dennis; Wang, Shaolin; Macduff, Colin; Stephen, Audrey I. (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.3573, 2017-08-22)
    TSENG, F.-M., PETRIE, D., WANG, S., MACDUFF, C. and STEPHEN, A.I. 2018. The impact of spousal bereavement on hospitalisations: evidence from the Scottish Longitudinal Study. Health economics [online], 27(2), pages e120-e138. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.3573
    This paper estimates the impact of spousal bereavement on hospital inpatient use for the surviving bereaved by following the experience of 94,272 married Scottish individuals from 1991 until 2009 using a difference-in-difference ...
  • Unmet informational and supportive care needs of patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer: a systematic review of the evidence. 

    Paterson, Catherine; Jensen, B. T.; Jensen, J. B.; Nabi, Ghulam
    PATERSON, C., JENSEN, B.T., JENSEN, J.B. and NABI, G. [2018]. Unmet informational and supportive care needs of patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer: a systematic review of the evidence. European journal of oncology nursing, (accepted).
    Background: Little is known about the unmet supportive care needs of patients affected by muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). We set out to determine the different domains of unmet supportive care needs for patients ...
  • Joys and challenges of relationships in Scotland and New Zealand rural midwifery: a multicentre study. 

    Crowther, Susan; Deery, Ruth; Daellenbach, Rea; Davies, Lorna; Gilkison, Andrea; Kensington, Mary; Rankin, Jean (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.04.004 https://www.womenandbirth.org/article/S1871-5192(17)30321-9/fulltext, 2018-04-21)
    CROWTHER, S., DEERY, R., DAELLENBACH, R., DAVIES, L., GILKISON, A., KENSINGTON, M. and RANKIN, J. 2018. Joys and challenges of relationships in Scotland and New Zealand rural midwifery: a multicentre study. Women and birth [online], Articles in Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.04.004
    Background: Globally there are challenges meeting the recruitment and retention needs for rural midwifery. Rural practice is not usually recognised as important and feelings of marginalisation amongst this workforce are ...
  • A model of consultation in prostate cancer care: evidence from a systematic review. 

    Paterson, Catherine; Nabi, Ghulam (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins https://doi.org/10.1097/NCC.0000000000000404, 2016-06-27)
    PATERSON, C. and NABI, G. 2017. A model of consultation in prostate cancer care: evidence from a systematic review. Cancer nursing [online], 40(4), pages 276-288. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1097/NCC.0000000000000404
    Background: There has been an evolution of various consultation models in the literature. Men affected by prostate cancer can experience a range of unmet supportive care needs. Thus, effective consultations are paramount ...
  • Unmet supportive care needs of men with locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer on hormonal treatment: a mixed methods study. 

    Paterson, Catherine; Kata, Slawomir Grzegorz; Nandwani, Ghulam; Das Chaudhury, Debi; Nabi, Ghulam (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins https://doi.org/10.1097/NCC.0000000000000482, 2017-04-04)
    PATERSON, C., KATA, S.G., NANDWANI, G., DAS CHAUDHURY, D. and NABI, G. 2017. Unmet supportive care needs of men with locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer on hormonal treatment: a mixed methods study. Cancer nursing [online], 40(6), pages 497-507. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1097/NCC.0000000000000482
    Background: Men affected by prostate cancer who are undergoing hormone therapy can endure a range of symptoms that can adversely affect quality of life. Little research has been conducted to date, to understand the specific ...
  • Predictors of growth kinetics and outcomes in small renal masses (SRM ≤4cm in size): Tayside active surveillance cohort (TASC) study. 

    Paterson, Catherine; Yew-Fung, Chin; Sweeney, Clare; Szewczyk-Bieda, Magda; Lang, Stephen; Nabi, Ghulam (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2017.03.006, 2017-03-16)
    PATERSON, C., YEW-FUNG, C., SWEENEY, C., SZEWCZYK-BIEDA, M., LANG, S. and NABI, G. 2017. Predictors of growth kinetics and outcomes in small renal masses (SRM ≤4cmin size): Tayside active surveillance cohort (TASC) study. European journal of surgical oncology [online], 43(8), pages 1589-1597. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2017.03.006
    Objective: To determine outcomes of small renal masses (≤4 cm) on active surveillance and explore factors which can influence their growth. Patients and methods: Two hundred twenty six patients between January 2007 and ...
  • Discursive constructions of professional identity in policy and regulatory discourse. 

    Fealy, Gerard; Hegarty, Josephine-Mary; McNamara, Martin; Casey, Mary; O'Leary, Denise; Kennedy, Catriona; O'Reilly, Pauline; O'Connell, Rhona; Brady, Anne-Marie; Nicholson, Emma
    FEALY, G., HEGARTY, J.-M., MCNAMARA, M., CASEY, M., O'LEARY, D., KENNEDY, C., O'REILLY, P., O'CONNELL, R., BRADY, A.-M. and NICHOLSON, E. [2018]. Discursive constructions of professional identity in policy and regulatory discourse. Journal of advanced nursing [online], (accepted).
    Aim. To examine and describe disciplinary discourses conducted through professional policy and regulatory documents within nursing and midwifery in Ireland. Background. A key tenet of discourse theory is that group identities ...
  • The significance of interfamilial relationships on birth preparedness and complication readiness in Pakistan. 

    Ghani, Usman; Crowther, Susan; Kamal, Yasir; Wahab, Muhammad (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.03.005, 2018-03-30)
    GHANI, U., CROWTHER, S., KAMAL, Y. and WAHAB, M. 2018. The significance of interfamilial relationships on birth preparedness and complication readiness in Pakistan. Women and birth [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.03.005
    Background: - In the interests of improving maternal health care and survival, the issue of birth preparedness and complication readiness has been much debated and has remained a priority for the international health ...
  • Visualisation-centred interventions in the healthcare-associated infections field: an integrative review. 

    Tsattalios, Konstantinos; Macduff, Colin; Stephen, Audrey I.; Henderson, Sarah (Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (Organisers) http://2017.acipcconference.com.au/, 2017-11-20)
    TSATTALIOS, K., MACDUFF, C., STEPHEN, A. and HENDERSON, S. 2017. Visualisation-centred interventions in the healthcare-associated infections field: an integrative review. Presented at the 6th international Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control conference 2017 (ACIPC 2017), 20-22 November 2017, Canberra, Australia. Tasmania: Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control [online]. Available from: http://2017.acipcconference.com.au/program-2017
    Introduction: Within educational and practice based interventions to help address healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), visualisations are often used as contributory or central components. However, these have not yet ...
  • Unlocking the potential of visualisation approaches to address healthcare associated infections: a new international, cross-disciplinary network. 

    Macduff, Colin; MacDonald, Alastair; Tsattalios, Konstantinos (Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (Organisers) http://2017.acipcconference.com.au/, 2017-11-20)
    MACDUFF, C., MACDONALD, A. and TSATTALIOS, K. 2017. Unlocking the potential of visualisation approaches to address healthcare associated infections: a new international, cross-disciplinary network. Presented at the 6th international Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control conference 2017 (ACIPC 2017), 20-22 November 2017, Canberra, Australia. Tasmania: Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control [online]. Available from: http://2017.acipcconference.com.au/program-2017/
    Introduction: The use and experience of visual images in their many forms is a taken-for-granted aspect of endeavours within infection prevention and control. Contemporary IPC presents both enduring visualisation challenges ...
  • Change in nephrometry scoring in small renal masses (<4cm) on active surveillance: preliminary observations from Tayside Active Surveillance Cohort (TASC) study. 

    Khan, Mohammed Hassan; Zhang, Wanzhe; Paterson, Catherine; Szewczyk-Bieda, Magda; Lang, Stephen; Nabi, Ghulam (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2018.02.001, 2018-03-06)
    KHAN, M.H., ZHANG, W., PATERSON, C., SZEWCZYK-BIEDA, M., LANG, S. and NABI, G. 2018. Change in nephrometry scoring in small renal masses (<4cm) on active surveillance: preliminary observations from Tayside Active Surveillance Cohort (TASC) study. Academic radiology [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2018.02.001
    Rationale and Objectives: - Prediction of growth, in particular knowing the possibility of aggressive cancer in small renal masses on active surveillance, remains poorly understood. The study was designed to determine ...
  • Development of a pre-habilitation multimodal supportive care interventions for men and their partners prior to radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer. 

    Paterson, Catherine; Primeau, Charlotte; Pullar, Irene; Nabi, Ghulam
    PATERSON, C., PRIMEAU, C., PULLAR, I. and NABI, G. [2018]. Development of a pre-habilitation multimodal supportive care interventions for men and their partners prior to radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer. Cancer nursing [online], (accepted).
    Background: An important question revolves around when the most opportune time is to introduce recovery-optimizing behaviors for men opting for radical prostatectomy (RP) for localized prostate cancer (PCa). An emerging ...
  • A qualitative study exploring models of supportive care in men and their partners/caregivers affected by metastatic prostate cancer. 

    Primeau, Charlotte; Paterson, Catherine; Nabi, Ghulam (Oncology Nursing Society https://doi.org/10.1188/17.ONF.E241-E249, 2017-10-26)
    PRIMEAU, C., PATERSON, C. and NABI, G. 2017. A qualitative study exploring models of supportive care in men and their partners/caregivers affected by metastatic prostate cancer. Oncology nursing forum [online], 44(6), pages E241-E249. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1188/17.ONF.E241-E249
    Purpose/Objectives: To explore the experiences of patients with metastatic prostate cancer and their partners/caregivers, as well as an interprofessional team, with a nurse-led multimodality supportive care intervention. ...
  • Sustaining people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment in employment: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. 

    McCulloch, Shona; Robertson, David; Kirkpatrick, Pamela (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022616665402, 2016-11-16)
    MCCULLOCH, S., ROBERTSON, D. and KIRKPATRICK, P. 2016. Sustaining people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment in employment: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. British journal of occupational therapy [online], 79(11), pages 682-692. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022616665402.
    Introduction The World Health Organization estimates that 10% of the 35.6 million people worldwide with dementia are aged under 65 years. In an ageing workforce this has implications for employers, employees, and statutory ...
  • Service evaluation of relaxation workshops for pregnant women. 

    Tabib, Mo; Crowther, Susan (Springer Publishing Company https://doi.org/10.1891/1058-1243.27.1.10, 2018-03-31)
    TABIB, M. and CROWTHER, S. 2018. Service evaluation of relaxation workshops for pregnant women. Journal of perinatal education [online], 27(1), pages 10-19. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1891/1058-1243.27.1.10
    This article reports a service evaluation of 'antenatal education on physiology of childbirth and relaxation'. A service evaluation was carried out during group class discussion, immediately after the workshops, and following ...
  • Safer prescribing: a trial of education, informatics, and financial incentives. 

    Dreischulte, Tobias; Donnan, Peter; Grant, Aileen; Hapca, Adrian; McCowan, Colin; Guthrie, Bruce (Massachusetts Medical Society https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMsa1508955, 2016-03-17)
    DREISCHULTE, T., DONNAN, P., GRANT, A., HAPCA, A., MCCOWAN, C. and GUTHRIE, B. 2016. Safer prescribing: a trial of education, informatics, and financial incentives. New England journal of medicine [online], 374, pages 1053-1064. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMsa1508955
    Background: - High-risk prescribing and preventable drug-related complications are common in primary care. We evaluated whether the rates of high-risk prescribing by primary care clinicians and the related clinical outcomes ...
  • Why is so much clinical research ignored and what can we do about it? 

    Grant, Aileen; Treweek, Shaun; Wells, Mary (Mark Allen Healthcare https://doi.org/10.12968/hmed.2016.77.10.554, 2016-10-10)
    GRANT, A., TREWEEK, S. and WELLS, M. 2016. Why is so much clinical research ignored and what can we do about it? British journal of hospital medicine [online], 77(10), pages 554-555. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/hmed.2016.77.10.554
    The key points of this article are 1) Research evidence from clinical trials is not being translated into clinical practice in a timely manner and this represents an enormous waste of resources and missed opportunities. ...

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