Recent Submissions

  • Interagency adult support and protection practice of police and health and social care professionals: a realistic evaluation approach. 

    Joseph, Sundari Catherine; Diack, Lesley; Heyman, Inga; Klein, Susan; McCluskey, Samantha; Woolnough, Penny; Falconer, Midj; Reddish, Alison; MacLean, Ewen (Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Research_Summaries/Research_Summary_19.pdf, 2015-01-01)
    JOSEPH, S., DIACK, L., HEYMAN, I., KLEIN, S., MCCLUSKEY, S., WOOLNOUGH, P., FALCONER, M., REDDISH, A. and MACLEAN, E. 2015. Interagency adult support and protection practice of police and health and social care professionals: a realistic evaluation approach. SIPR research summary number 19. Available from: http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Research_Summaries/Research_Summary_19.pdf
    The purpose of this project was to investigate the interagency Adult Support and Protection practices of police, health and social care professionals in Scotland by means of a "Realistic Evaluation Approach." The study ...
  • Appreciative inquiry as an intervention to change nursing practice in in-patient settings: an integrative review. 

    Watkins, Sarah; Dewar, Belinda; Kennedy, Catriona (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.04.017, 2016-05-01)
    WATKINS, S., DEWAR, B. and KENNEDY, C. 2016. Appreciative inquiry as an intervention to change nursing practice in in-patient settings: an integrative review. International journal of nursing studies [online], Articles in Press. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.04.017
    Background High profile accounts of failures in patient care reflect an urgent need for transformational development in healthcare. Appreciative Inquiry is promoted as an approach to exploring and bringing about change ...
  • The experiences of caregivers of patients with delirium, and their role in its management in palliative care settings: an integrative literature review. 

    Finucane, Anne M.; Lugton, Jean; Kennedy, Catriona; Spiller, Juliet A. (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4140, 2016-05-01)
    FINUCANE, A.M., LUGTON, J., KENNEDY, C. and SPILLER, J.A. 2016. The experiences of caregivers of patients with delirium, and their role in its management in palliative care settings: an integrative literature review. Psycho-oncology [online], EarlyView. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4140
    Objectives To explore the experiences of caregivers of terminally ill patients with delirium, to determine the potential role of caregivers in the management of delirium at the end of life, to identify the support ...
  • Strategies for enhancing 'person knowledge' in an older people care setting. 

    Dewar, Belinda; Kennedy, Catriona (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0193945916641939, 2016-04-01)
    DEWAR, B. and KENNEDY, C. 2016. Strategies for enhancing ‘person knowledge’ in an older people care setting. Western journal of nursing research [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0193945916641939
    This article presents findings from a study about compassionate care—the development of person knowledge in a medical ward caring for older people. Appreciative inquiry, an approach to research that focuses on discovering ...
  • Combining S-cone and luminance signals adversely affects discrimination of objects within backgrounds. 

    Jennings, Ben J.; Tsattalios, Konstantinos; Chakravarthi, Ramakrishna; Martinovic, Jasna (Nature Publishing Group http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep20504, 2016-02-09)
    JENNINGS, B.J., TSATTALIOS, K., CHAKRAVARTHI, R. and MARTINOVIC, J., 2016. Combining S-cone and luminance signals adversely affects discrimination of objects within backgrounds. Scientific Reports, 6 (20504).
    The visual system processes objects embedded in complex scenes that vary in both luminance and colour. In such scenes, colour contributes to the segmentation of objects from backgrounds, but does it also affect perceptual ...
  • Staff nurse perceptions of the impact of mentalization-based therapy skills training when working with borderline personality disorder in acute mental health: a qualitative study. 

    Warrender, Dan (John Wiley & Sons Ltd http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12248, 2015-10)
    WARRENDER, D., 2015. Staff nurse perceptions of the impact of mentalization-based therapy skills training when working with borderline personality disorder in acute mental health: a qualitative study. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Vol 22 (8), pp 623-633.
    People diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are highly prevalent in acute mental health wards, with staff nurses identifying a challenge in working with people who can be significantly distressed. This has ...
  • Decision precision or holistic heuristic?: Insights on on-site selection of student nurses and midwives. 

    Macduff, Colin; Stephen, Audrey I.; Taylor, Ruth (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2015.06.008, 2016-01)
    MACDUFF, C., STEPHEN, A. and TAYLOR, R., 2016. Decision precision or holistic heuristic?: Insights on on-site selection of student nurses and midwives. Nurse Education in Practice, Vol. 16 (1), pp. 40-46.
    Concerns about quality of care delivery in the UK have led to more scrutiny of criteria and methods for the selection of student nurses. However few substantive research studies of on-site selection processes exist. This ...
  • A case study exploration of approaches to the delivery of safe, effective and person centred care at two rural community maternity units. 

    Denham, Sara Helen (Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2015-09)
    Background: This research explores whether rural Community Maternity Units (CMUs) contribute to NHS Scotland’s Quality Ambitions of safe, effective and person centred care. Currently there is no available recent evidence ...
  • Extracorporeal shock wave for the treatment of chronic venous ulcers: a pilot study. 

    Cooper, Ben (Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2015-11)
    This thesis reports a pilot study investigating the use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ECSW) in the treatment of chronic venous ulcers. The studies primary aim was to assess the clinical effectiveness of this treatment ...
  • Competencies for the multi-disciplinary team caring for severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery: a systematic review. 

    Stephen, Audrey I.; Bruce, Duff; Kirkpatrick, Pamela (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2014.12.146, 2015-04)
    STEPHEN, A., BRUCE, D. and KIRKPATRICK, P., 2015. Competencies for the multi-disciplinary team caring for severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery: a systematic review. Appetite, 87, p. 385.
  • Undertaking qualitative health research in social virtual worlds. 

    McElhinney, Evelyn; Cheater, Francine M.; Kidd, Lisa (Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jan.12281, 2014-06)
    MCELHINNEY, E., CHEATER, F. M. and KIDD, L., 2014. Undertaking qualitative health research in social virtual worlds. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70 (6), pp. 1267-1275.
    Aims: This paper discusses the methodological challenges of using the 3D social virtual world Second Life for research and offers some solutions on a range of research issues including: ethical approval, gaining consent, ...
  • Consequences, control and appraisal: cues and barriers to engaging in self-management among people affected by colorectal cancer – a secondary analysis of qualitative data. 

    Kidd, Lisa (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1369-7625.2012.00785.x, 2014-08)
    KIDD, L., 2014. Consequences, control and appraisal: cues and barriers to engaging in self-management among people affected by colorectal cancer – a secondary analysis of qualitative data. Health Expectations, 17 (4), pp. 565-578.
    Background  Little is known about peoples’ self-management experiences and their desires or expectations to engage in self-management. As such, there is little understanding about individuals’ perceived cues and barriers ...
  • Stroke self-management: what does good nursing support look like? 

    Kidd, Lisa; Lawrence, Maggie; Booth, Jo; Rowat, Anne (RCN Publishing http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/phc.25.3.24.e946, 2015-03)
    KIDD, L., LAWRENCE, M., BOOTH, J. and ROWAT, A., 2015. Stroke self-management: what does good nursing support look like? Primary Health Care, 25 (3), pp. 24-27.
    Nurses play a pivotal role in stroke self-management, yet there is a gap in our understanding of the perspectives of, and challenges faced, by stroke nurses in relation to the development, implementation and effect of ...
  • CRIB – the use of cardiac rehabilitation services to aid the recovery of patients with bowel cancer: a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) with embedded feasibility study. 

    Munro, Julie; Adams, Richard; Campbell, Anna; Campbell, Sandra; Donaldson, Cam; Godwin, Jan; Haw, Sally; Kidd, Lisa; Lane, Chrissie; Leslie, Stephen J.; Mason, Helen; Mutrie, Nanette; O'Carroll, Ronan; Taylor, Cara; Treweek, Shaun; Watson, Angus; Hubbard, Gill (BMJ Publishing Group http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004684, 2014-02)
    MUNRO, J., ADAMS, R., CAMPBELL, A., CAMPBELL, S., DONALDSON, C., GODWIN, J., HAW, S., KIDD, L., LANE, C., LESLIE, S. J., MASON, H., MUTRIE, N., O’CARROLL, R., TAYLOR, C., TREWEEK, S., WATSON, A. and HUBBARD, G., 2014. CRIB – the use of cardiac rehabilitation services to aid the recovery of patients with bowel cancer: a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) with embedded feasibility study. BMJ Open, 4 (2), e004684
    Introduction: Patients with colorectal cancer report ongoing physical and psychological impairments and a high proportion of these patients are overweight, insufficiently active and high-risk drinkers, putting them at ...
  • The accessibility and acceptability of self-management support interventions for men with long-term conditions: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. 

    Galdas, Paul; Darwin, Zoe; Kidd, Lisa; Blickem, Christian; McPherson, Kerri; Hunt, Kate; Bower, Peter; Gilbody, Simon; Richardson, Gerry (BioMed Central http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/1230, 2014-11)
    GALDAS, P., DARWIN, Z., KIDD, L., BLICKEM, C., MCPHERSON, K., HUNT, K., BOWER, P., GILBODY, S. and RICHARDSON, G., 2014. The accessibility and acceptability of self-management support interventions for men with long-term conditions: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. BMC Public Health, 14, 1230
    Background: Self-management support interventions can improve health outcomes, but their impact is limited by the numbers of people able or willing to access them. Men’s attendance at existing self-management support services ...
  • The effectiveness of self-management support interventions for men with long-term conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 

    Galdas, Paul; Fell, Jennifer; Bower, Peter; Kidd, Lisa; Blickem, Christian; McPherson, Kerri; Hunt, Kate; Gilbody, Simon; Richardson, Gerry (BMJ Publishing Group http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006620, 2015-03)
    ALDAS, P., FELL, J., BOWER, P., KIDD, L., BLICKEM, C., MCPHERSON, K., HUNT, K., GILBODY, S. and RICHARDSON, G., 2015. The effectiveness of self-management support interventions for men with long-term conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 5 (3), e006620
    Objectives To assess the effectiveness of self-management support interventions in men with long-term conditions. Methods A quantitative systematic review with meta-analysis. Data sources The Cochrane Database ...
  • Development and evaluation of a nurse-led, tailored stroke self-management intervention. 

    Kidd, Lisa; Lawrence, Maggie; Booth, Jo; Rowat, Anne; Russell, Sian (BioMed Central http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-015-1021-y, 2015-09)
    KIDD, L., LAWRENCE, M., BOOTH, J., ROWAT, A. and RUSSELL, S., 2015. Development and evaluation of a nurse-led, tailored stroke self-management intervention. BMC Health Services Research, 15, 359
    Background: Community nurses are well placed to promote and support stroke survivors to engage in self-management. The aim of this study was to develop a stroke self-management intervention that could be tailored towards ...
  • Competencies and skills to enable effective care of severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery across a multi-disciplinary healthcare perspective: a systematic review. 

    Stephen, Audrey I.; Bermano, Giovanna; Bruce, Duff; Kirkpatrick, Pamela (The Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Adelaide. http://dx.doi.org/10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1583, 2014-09)
    STEPHEN, A., BERMANO, G., BRUCE, D. and KIRKPATRICK, P., 2014. Competencies and skills to enable effective care of severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery across a multi-disciplinary healthcare perspective: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12 (9), pp. 321-397.
    Executive summary Background The incidence of severe and complex obesity with co-morbidity and high risk of mortality is increasing globally. Bariatric surgery is the only intervention leading to sustained weight reduction, ...
  • BECOMING: an analysis of narratives describing the experiences of nurses who have undertaken training in solution focused brief therapy. 

    Smith, Stephen W. (Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2015-05)
    This thesis is a study of the experiences of nurses who have undertaken training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). While the clinical outcomes of using SFBT, and other psychological therapies, to treat clients ...
  • “Nursing by the long stretch of the arm”: an exploration of community nursing middle managers’ experiences of role enactment within Community Health Partnerships in three regions of Scotland. 

    Allan, Elaine (Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2014-12)
    Aim: This thesis aimed to explore community nursing middle manager role enactment in managing change within Community Health Partnerships (CHPs) in three regions of Scotland from 2008-2011. Background: CHPs were established ...

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