Recent Submissions

  • A qualitative study of primary care professionals' views of case finding for depression in patients with diabetes or coronary heart disease in the UK. 

    Maxwell, Margaret; Harris, Fiona; Hibberd, Carina; Donaghy, Eddie; Pratt, Rebekah; Williams, Chris; Morrison, Jill; Gibb, Jenny; Watson, Philip; Burton, Chris (BioMed Central https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-14-46, 2013-04-04)
    MAXWELL, M., HARRIS, F., HIBBERD, C., DONAGHY, E., PRATT, R., WILLIAMS, C., MORRISON, J., GIBB, J., WATSON, P. and BURTON, C. 2013. A qualitative study of primary care professionals' views of case finding for depression in patients with diabetes or coronary heart disease in the UK. BMC family practice [online], 14, article number 46. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-14-46
    Routinely conducting case finding (also commonly referred to as screening) in patients with chronic illness for depression in primary care appears to have little impact. We explored the views and experiences of primary ...
  • More than just an online wound care course. 

    Adams, Violet; Whittingham, Katrina (Schofield Publishing Ltd http://www.wounds-uk.com/pdf/content_11809.pdf, 2016-07-06)
    ADAMS, V. and WHITTINGHAM, K. 2016. More than just an online wound care course. Wounds UK [online], 12(2), pages 42-47. Available from: http://www.wounds-uk.com/pdf/content_11809.pdf
    Wound care competence is an essential component of clinical nursing. However, practice in this area can be determined by tradition rather than evidence. This may be one of the drivers for nurses to enrol in further formal ...
  • Can maternity care move beyond risk? Implications for midwifery as a profession. 

    Healy, Sandra; Humphreys, Eileen; Kennedy, Catriona (Mark Allen Healthcare http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2016.24.3.203, 2016-03-03)
    HEALY, S., HUMPHREYS, E. and KENNEDY, C. 2016. Can maternity care move beyond risk? Implications for midwifery as a profession. British journal of midwifery [online], 24(3), pages 203-209. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2016.24.3.203
    Maternal and infant mortality rates are reassuringly low in developed countries. Despite this, birth is increasingly seen as risky by women, health professionals and society in general. In wider society, women are subjected ...
  • Health impact assessment (HIA) collaboration between finnish and Scottish higher education institutions. 

    Hirvonen, Eila; Eboh, Winifred O. (Satakunta University of Applied Sciences http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-633-162-4, 2015-05-08)
    HIRVONEN, E. and EBOH, W.O. 2015. Health impact assessment (HIA) collaboration between finnish and Scottish higher education institutions. In Sirkka, A. (ed.) Proceedings of the 3rd UAS Master symposium: Full life for all, 8 May 2015, Satakunta, Finland. Pori: Satakunta Unviersity of Applied Sciences, paper number A2, pages 14-16.
    Health impact assessment (HIA) is relatively new and a rapidly evolving field in many health and social environments globally. HIA emerged in several different forms as it has been applied to a wide range of issues in ...
  • Effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis. 

    Lee, Siew Hwa; Nurmatov, Ulugbek B.; Nwaru, Bright I.; Mukherjee, Mome; Grant, Liz; Pagliari, Claudia (Edinburgh University Global Health Society http://dx.doi.org/10.7189/jogh.06.010401, 2015-11-08)
    LEE, S.H., NURMATOV, U.B., NWARU, B.I., MUKHERJEE, M., GRANT, L. and PAGLIARI, C. 2015. Effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of global health [online], 6(1), article number 010401. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.7189/jogh.06.010401
    The aim of this review is to assess the effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). The main conclusions are that most studies of mHealth ...
  • Oximetry-supported self-management for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: mixed method feasibility pilot project. 

    MacNab, Michele; Lee, Siew Hwa; McCloughan, Lucy; Hanley, Janet; McKinstry, Brian; Pinnock, Hilary (BioMed Central https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-015-1135-2, 2015-10-26)
    MACNAB, M., LEE, S.H., MCCLOUGHAN, L., HANLEY, J., MCKINSTRY, B. and PINNOCK, H. 2015. Oximetry-supported self-management for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: mixed method feasibility pilot project. BMC health services research [online], 15:485. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-015-1135-2
    Background - Pulse oximetry could potentially contribute to self-monitoring. NHS Lothian's 'Light Touch' service provided COPD patients with a self-management plan based on symptoms and oximetry. The service was overseen ...
  • Positioning and spinal bracing for pain relief in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults. 

    Lee, Siew Hwa; Grant, Robin; Kennedy, Catriona; Kilbride, Lynn (Cochrane Collaboration https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007609.pub3, 2015-09-24)
    LEE, S.H., GRANT, R., KENNEDY, C. and KILBRIDE, L. 2015. Positioning and spinal bracing for pain relief in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 9, article number CD007609. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007609.pub3
    Background - This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in Issue 3 (Lee 2012) on patient positioning (mobilisation) and bracing for pain relief and spinal stability in adults with metastatic spinal ...
  • Patient positioning (mobilisation) and bracing for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults. 

    Lee, Siew Hwa; Cox, Katherine Marie; Grant, Robin; Kennedy, Catriona; Kilbride, Lynn (Cochrane Collaboration http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007609.pub2, 2012-03-14)
    LEE, S.H., COX, K.M., GRANT, R., KENNEDY, C. and KILBRIDE, L. 2012. Patient positioning (mobilisation) and bracing for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 3, article number CD007609. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007609.pub2
    People with advanced cancer may develop metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC), a serious complication which can cause pain and mobility problems and possibly paralysis. MSCC is the spread of the cancer to the spinal ...
  • Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers. 

    Perry, Alison; Lee, Siew Hwa; Cotton, Susan; Kennedy, Catriona (Cochrane Collaboration https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011112.pub2, 2016-08-26)
    PERRY, A., LEE, S.H., COTTON, S. and KENNEDY, C. 2016. Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 8, article number DC011112. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011112.pub2
    Background - Head and neck cancer treatment has developed over the last decade, with improved mortality and survival rates, but the treatments often result in dysphagia (a difficulty in swallowing) as a side effect. This ...
  • Nurses' and healthcare support workers' experiences of enhanced observations and impact on their health and wellbeing. 

    Addo, Mary; Stephen, Audrey I.; Gibb, Jenny (Robert Gordon University, 2015-12-10)
    ADDO, M., STEPHEN, A.I. and GIBB, J. 2015. Nurses' and healthcare support workers' experiences of enhanced observations and impact on their health and wellbeing. Presented at Scottish NHS Quality Event, 10 December 2015, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen, UK. Aberdeen: RGU.
    What are the perspectives of nurses and health care support workers regarding their participation in enhanced observation practices in acute mental health care settings?
  • Black, white and grey: investigating the pathways and inerface between police, those in mental health distress and emergency health services. 

    Heyman, Inga (Scottish Institute for Policing Research http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/SIPR_Annual_Report_15.pdf, 2016-04-01)
    HEYMAN, I. 2016. Black, white and grey: investigating the pathways and interface between police, those in mental health distress and emergency health services. In the Scottish institute for policing research annual report 2015 [online]. Dundee: Scottish Institute for Policing Research, pages 38-39. Available from: http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/SIPR_Annual_Report_15.pdf
    People who experience mental health distress (PWEMHD) often come to the attention of police through direct contact when help seeking or through concern by others in the community. Frequently officers are required to seek ...
  • Is referral of postsurgical colorectal cancer survivors to cardiac rehabilitation feasible and acceptable? A pragmatic pilot randomised controlled trial with embedded qualitative study. 

    Hubbard, Gill; Adams, Richard; Campbell, Anna; Kidd, Lisa; Leslie, Stephen J.; Munro, Julie; Watson, Angus (BMJ https://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009284, 2016-01-04)
    HUBBARD, G., ADAMS, R., CAMPBELL, A., KIDD, L., LESLIE, S.J., MUNRO, J. and WATSON, A. 2016. Is referral of postsurgical colorectal cancer survivors to cardiac rehabilitation feasible and acceptable? A pragmatic pilot randomised controlled trial with embedded qualitative study. BMJ Open [online], 6(1), e009284. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009284
    Objectives: (1) Assess whether cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a feasible and acceptable model of rehabilitation for postsurgical colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors, (2) evaluate trial procedures. This article reports the ...
  • Midwifing the notion of a 'good' birth: a philosophical analysis. 

    Smythe, Liz; Hunter, Marion; Gunn, Jackie; Crowther, Susan; McAra-Couper, Judith; Wilson, Sally; Payne, Deborah (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.03.012, 2016-04-01)
    SMYTHE, E., HUNTER, M., GUNN, J., CROWTHER, S., MCARA-COUPER, J., WILSON, S. and PAYNE, D. 2016. Midwifing the notion of a 'good' birth: a philosophical analysis. Midwifery [online], 37, pages 25-31. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.03.012.
    Objective: to ponder afresh what makes a good birth experience in a listening manner. Design: a hermeneutic approach that first explores the nature of how to listen to a story that is already familiar to us and then draws ...
  • Collaborative outcomes learning tool (COLT): a multi-agency educational resource to support complex public protection understanding and practice. 

    Heyman, Inga; Innes, Gavin; Goodhand, Kate (Edinburgh Napier University https://dx.doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v4i3.168, 2016-08-01)
    HEYMAN, I., INNES, G. and GOODHAND, K. 2016. Collaborative outcomes learning tool (COLT): a multi-agency educational resource to support complex public protection understanding and practice. Journal of perspectives in applied academic practice [online], 4(3), pages 48-55. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v4i3.168
    Multi-agency public protection practice has received significant media and government scrutiny in recent years, in response to failings to protect those most vulnerable people in society. Despite an appreciation by agencies ...
  • The development and evaluation of a self-care intervention for informal caregivers of relatives with bipolar disorder. 

    Boag, Lee Steven (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Nursing and Midwifery., 2016-03)
    BOAG, L.S. 2016. The development and evaluation of a self-care intervention for informal caregivers of relatives with bipolar disorder. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Background: Informal caregivers provide unpaid support to a family member, which has been shown to more positively affect their relatives’ health outcomes than equivalent paid caregivers. The provision of this support, ...
  • Socio-economic costs of bereavement in Scotland: main study report. 

    Birrell, John; Corden, Anne; Macduff, Colin; Newsom, Cate; Petrie, Dennis; Schut, Henk; Skår, Silje; Stephen, Audrey I.; Tseng, Fu-Min; Wang, Shaolin; Wilson, Stewart ([Robert Gordon University], 2013-03-31)
    BIRRELL, J., CORDEN, A., MACDUFF, C., NEWSOM, C., PETRIE, D., SCHUT, H., SKÅR, S., STEPHEN, A., TSENG, F.-M., WANG, S. and WILSON, S. 2013. Socio-economic costs of bereavement in Scotland: main study report. [Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University]
    The Socio-Economic Costs of Bereavement in Scotland (SECOB) research study was funded by the Scottish Government Health Directorates in late 2010 as part of ongoing work to inform national policy on bereavement and bereavement ...
  • Comparing school nurses' roles in supporting children who are bullied. 

    Blakeslee, Terese L.; Eboh, Winifred O.; Monsen, Karen A.; Kvarme, Lisbeth Gravdal (Mark Allen Healthcare http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2016.11.5.246, 2016-06-16)
    BLAKESLEE, T.L., EBOH, W.O., MONSEN, K.A. and KVARME, L.G. 2016. Comparing school nurses' roles in supporting children who are bullied. British journal of school nursing [online], 11(5), pages 246-250. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2016.11.5.246
    This systematic literature review explores the role of school nurses n helping children being bullied in three countries, Norway, Scotland and the United States (US). Comparisons were made of the way school nurses were ...
  • Non-medical prescribing assessment: an evaluation of a nationally agreed multi method approach. 

    Paterson, Ruth E.; Redman, Susan G.; Unwin, Rachel; McElhinney, Evelyn; Macphee, Michael; Downer, Frances (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2015.10.008, 2015-10-20)
    PATERSON, R.E., REDMAN, S.G., UNWIN, R., MCELHINNEY, E., MACPHEE, M. and DOWNER, F. 2015. Non-medical prescribing assessment: an evaluation of a nationally agreed multi method approach. Nurse education in practice [online], 16(1), pages 280-286. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2015.10.008
    In the United Kingdom, legislation permits nurses and allied health professionals to prescribe for patients within their care. Preparation for this role includes learning, teaching and assessment that is embedded in practice, ...
  • Supporting practice learning time for non-medical prescribing students: managers' views. 

    Unwin, Rachel; Redman, Susan G.; Bain, Heather; Macphee, Michael; McElhinney, Evelyn; Downer, Frances; Paterson, Ruth E. (RCNI https://dx.doi.org/10.7748/nm.23.3.25.s27, 2016-06-01)
    UNWIN, R., REDMAN, S., BAIN, H., MACPHEE, M., MCELHINNEY, E., DOWNER, F. and PATERSON, R. 2016. Supporting practice learning time for non-medical prescribing students: managers' views. Nursing management [online], 23(3), pages 25-29. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.7748/nm.23.3.25.s27
    Managers in healthcare services have ever-increasing demands to consider in relation to front line care, including the continuing professional education needs of qualified practitioners who are advancing their roles. One ...
  • Crafting stories in hermeneutic phenomenology research: a methodological device. 

    Crowther, Susan; Ironside, Pam; Spence, Deb; Smythe, Liz (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732316656161, 2016-06-26)
    CROWTHER, S., IRONSIDE, P., SPENCE, D. and SMYTHE, L. 2016. Crafting stories in hermeneutic phenomenology research: a methodological device. Qualitative health research [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732316656161
    Hermeneutic phenomenology, as a methodology, is not fixed. Inherent in its enactment are contested areas of practice such as how interview data are used and reported. Using philosophical notions drawn from hermeneutic ...

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