Recent Submissions

  • Developing skills in solution-focused interactions. 

    Smith, Steve (Open University Press, 2014-01-01)
    SMITH, S. 2014. Developing skills in solution-focused interactions. In Reading, S. and Webster, B. (eds.) Achieving competencies for nursing practice: a handbook for student nurses. Maidenhead: Open University Press, pages 67-79.
    This chapter discusses solution-focused interactions, a specific approach to communication which is based on 'solution-building' (as opposed to 'problem-solving'), which you can utilize across all fields of nuring and ...
  • Engaging with the Scottish Government's agenda on health and social care. 

    Smith, Steve; Buchanan, Graham (SFCT http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/sfct/inter/2012/00000004/00000002/art00003, 2012-11-01)
    SMITH, S. and BUCHANAN, G. 2012. Engaging with the Scottish Government's agenda on health and social care. InterAction [online], 4(2), pages 26-34. Available from: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/sfct/inter/2012/00000004/00000002/art00003.
    Outside of SF circles, SF remains relatively unknown. The Scottish Solution Focused Network (SSFN) is an organisation of SF practitioners established to support and promote SF practice in Scotland. In this paper, the authors ...
  • Socio-economic differences in diet, physical activity and leisure-time screen use among Scottish children in 2006 and 2010: are we closing the gap? 

    McNeill, Geraldine; Masson, Lindsey F.; Macdiarmid, Jennie I.; Craig, Leone C. A.; Wills, Wendy J.; Bromley, Catherine (Cambridge University Press https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980016002949, 2017-02-20)
    MCNEILL, G., MASSON, L.F., MACDIARMID, J.I., CRAIG, L.C.A., WILLS, W.J. and BROMLEY, C. 2017. Socio-economic differences in diet, physical activity and leisure-time screen use among Scottish children in 2006 and 2010: are we closing the gap? Public health nutrition [online], First View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980016002949.
    To investigate socio-economic differences in children’s diet, activity and inactivity and changes in these differences over 4 years during which new policies on food in schools were introduced. Two cross-sectional surveys ...
  • National Health Service healthcare staff experience and practices regarding complementary and alternative medicine: an online survey. 

    Jones, Jenny; Rayner, Suzanne; Logue, Shona; Imray, Elizabeth; Stewart, Derek C.; Leslie, Stephen J. (MEDCRAVE https://doi.org/10.15406/ijcam.2017.05.00159, 2017-02-16)
    JONES, J., RAYNER, S., LOGUE, S., IMRAY, E., STEWART, D. and LESLIE, S.J. 2017. National Health Service healthcare staff experience and practices regarding complementary and alternative medicine: an online survey. International journal of complementary and alternative medicine [online], 5(4), article ID 00159. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15406/ijcam.2017.05.00159.
    The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing. The most common reported reason for CAM use is dissatisfaction with conventional healthcare. Several studies have reported factors influencing CAM usage ...
  • Antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections: a mixed-methods study of patient experiences of non-medical prescriber management. 

    Courtenay, Molly; Rowbotham, Samantha; Lim, Rosemary; Deslandes, Rhian; Hodson, Karen; MacLure, Katie; Peters, Sarah; Stewart, Derek C. (BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013515, 2017-03-01)
    COURTENAY, M., ROWBOTHAM, S., LIM, R., DESLANDES, R., HODSON, K., MACLURE, K., PETERS, S. and STEWART, D. 2017. Antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections: a mixed-methods study of patient experiences of non-medical prescriber management. BMJ Open [online], 7(3), e013515. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013515.
    Objective: To (1) explore patients' expectations and experiences of nurse and pharmacist non-medical prescriber-led management of respiratory tract infections (RTIs), (2) examine whether patient expectations for antibiotics ...
  • The health-oriented attitudes and lifestyles of allied health professions university students. 

    Ewen, Janine; Alexander, Lyndsay Ann (RGU, 2016-10-27)
    EWEN, J. and ALEXANDER, L. 2016. The health-oriented attitudes and lifestyles of allied health professions university students. Presented at the Faculty of public health annual conference: strong voices; prgmatic public health, 27 - 28 October, Dunblane, UK.
    "The health-orientated attitudes and lifestyles of allied health professions university students" was a research project using quantitative methods (survey and measuring tool) to 1) Explore Health Sciences students' ...
  • A guide to therapeutic child care: what you need to know to create a healing home. 

    Bolger, Janine (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/17496535.2016.1194585, 2016-07-04)
    BOLGER, J. 2016. A guide to therapeutic child care: what you need to know to create a healing home. Ethics and social welfare [online], 10(3), pages 285-286. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17496535.2016.1194585.
    This article is a book review of A guide to therapeutic child care: what you need to know to create a healing home, by Ruth Edmond, Laura Steckley and Autumn Roesch-Marsh, London, Jessica Kingsley, 2016, 240 pp., £15.99 ...
  • Optimizing the use of oral anticoagulant therapy for atrial fibrilation in primary care: a pharmacist-led intervention. 

    Virdee, Mandeep S.; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-016-0419-x, 2017-01-03)
    VIRDEE, M.S. and STEWART, D. 2017. Optimizing the use of oral anticoagulant therapy for atrial fibrilation in primary care: a pharmacist-led intervention. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 39(1), pages 173-180. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-016-0419-x.
    Background: Updated evidence-based guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) necessitate patient review, particularly with respect to oral anticoagulants, to ensure maximum health gain around stroke ...
  • Fermentation of resistant starch: implications for colonic health in the monogastric animal. 

    Reid, Carol-Ann (Robert Gordon University School of Food and Consumer Studies, 1999-04-01)
    REID, C.-A. 1999. Fermentation of resistant starch: implications for colonic health in the monogastric animal. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Retrograded starches are commonly found in foods due to the production and/or processing conditions they have received prior to consumption. These resistant starches escape digestion in the small intestine and are fermented ...
  • The provision of health care in remote hostile environments. 

    Brebner, John Alexander (Robert Gordon University Robert Gordon Institute of Technology, 1990-02-01)
    BREBNER, J.A. 1990. The provision of health care in remote hostile environments. Robert Gordon Institute of Technology, PhD thesis.
    The health care of those who work in remote places associated with hostile environments is reviewed, concentrating on the offshore oil industry and Antarctic populations. An understanding of associated environmental hazards ...
  • Archaeological medicinal earths as antibacterial agents: the case of the Basel Lemnian sphragides. 

    Photos-Jones, Effie; Edwards, Christine; Haner, F.; Lawton, Linda A.; Keane, C.; Leanord, A.; Perdikatsis, V. (Geological Society https://doi.org/10.1144/SP452.6, 2017-02-02)
    PHOTOS-JONES, E., EDWARDS, C., HEINER, F., LAWTON, L., KEAN, C., LEANORD, A. and PERDIKATSIS, V. 2017. Archaeological medicinal earths as antibacterial agents: the case of the Basel Lemnian sphragides. Geological society: special publications [online], 452, Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1144/SP452.6
    This paper presents the scientific investigation of three Lemnian sphragides (terra sigillata), a famed medicinal clay (earth) of antiquity, dated to the 16th-17th century, and presently in the collection of the Museum for ...
  • Therapeutic photography: enhancing patient communication. 

    Gibson, Neil (MA Healthcare Ltd https://doi.org/10.12968/jokc.2017.2.1.46, 2017-01-24)
    GIBSON, N. 2017. Therapeutic photography: enhancing patient communication. Journal of kidney care [online], 2(1), pages 46-47. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/jokc.2017.2.1.46.
    Using photography with patients to help them express concerns, investigate coping strategies and learn from their peers is known as therapeutic photography. The practice has benefits to both professionals and participants, ...
  • Extending the capability of forensic electrochemistry to the novel psychoactive substance benzylpiperazine. 

    Waddell, Stuart; Fernandez, Carlos; Inverarity, Catherine C.; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbsr.2016.12.001, 2016-12-21)
    WADDELL, S.A., FERNANDEZ, C., INVERARITY, C.C. and PRABHU, R. 2017. Extending the capability of forensic electrochemistry to the novel psychoactive substance benzylpiperazine. Sensing and bio-sensing research [online], 13, pages 28-39. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbsr.2016.12.001.
    Benzylpiperazine (BZP) is a novel psychoactive substance that is commonly abused in tablet form as an 'ecstasy-type' drug. Electroanalysis offers genuine potential for field testing of bulk drug samples. This research is ...
  • Electrochemical determination of chemical oxygen demand using Ti/TiO2 electrode. 

    Ge, Yongxian; Zhai, Yufang; Niu, Dun; Wang, Yuhong; Fernandez, Carlos; Ramakrishnappa, Thippeswamy; Hu, Xiaomin; Wang, Linshan (ESG https://doi.org/10.20964/2016.12.05, 2016-11-10)
    GE, Y., ZHAI, Y., NIU, D., WANG, Y., FERNANDEZ, C., RAMAKRISHNAPPA, T., HU, X. and WANG, L. 2016. Electrochemical determination of chemical oxygen demand using Ti/TiO2 electrode. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 11(12), pages 9812-9821. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20964/2016.12.05
    To overcome the shortcomings of the conventional potassium dichromate method (PDM) for monitoring chemical oxygen demand (COD) of waters, many efforts have been made on developing quick and environment-friendly techniques. ...
  • Nutritional considerations during prolonged exposure to a confined, hyperbaric, hyperoxic environment: recommendations for saturation divers. 

    Deb, Sanjoy K.; Swinton, Paul Alan; Dolan, Eimear (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/s13728-015-0042-9, 2016-01-07)
    DEB, S.K., SWINTON, P.A. and DOLAN, E. 2016. Nutritional considerations during prolonged exposure to a confined, hyperbaric, hyperoxic environment: recommendations for saturation divers. Extreme physiology and medicine [online], 5, article number 1. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13728-015-0042-9
    Saturation diving is an occupation that involves prolonged exposure to a confined, hyperoxic, hyperbaric environment. The unique and extreme environment is thought to result in disruption to physiological and metabolic ...
  • A retrospective drug use evaluation of cabergoline for lactation inhibition at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Qatar. 

    Al Saad, Doua; El Salem, Samah; Abdul Rouf, Pallivalapila; Thomas, Binny; Al Saad, Tayseer; Ahmed, Afif; Al Hail, Moza (Dovepress https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S96298, 2016-02-09)
    AL SAAD, D., EL SALEM, S., ABDUL ROUF, P., THOMAS, B., AL SAAD, T., AHMAD, A. and AL HAIL, M. 2016. A retrospective drug use evaluation of cabergoline for lactation inhibition at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Qatar. Therapeutics and clinical risk management [online], 12, pages 155-160. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S96298
    Background: Breastfeeding is considered as gold standard for infant nutrition and should be interrupted only when a compelling indication exists. Certain medical conditions such as abortion, stillbirth, HIV infection, or ...
  • A case of probable esomeprazole-induced transient liver injury in a pregnant woman with hyperemesis. 

    Thomas, Binny; Mohamed, Mahmoud; Al Hail, Moza; Awwad, Fatma Alzahra Y; Wahba, Ramy M.; Hassan, Sabir B.; Omar, Khalid; El Kassem, Wessam; Abdul Rouf, Pallivalappila (Dovepress https://doi.org/10.2147/CPAA.S106234, 2016-12-13)
    THOMAS, B., MOHAMED, M., AL HAIL, M., AWWAD, F.A., WAHBA, R.M., HASSAN, S.B., OMAR, K., EL KASSEM, W. and ABDUL ROUF, P.V. 2016. A case of probable esomeprazole-induced transient liver injury in a pregnant woman with hyperemesis. Clinical pharmacology: advances and applications [online], 8, pages 199-202. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/CPAA.S106234.
    We report a case of 22-year-old primigravida presented to Women's Hospital - Hamad Medical Corporation emergency with severe epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting. On admission, she was dehydrated with remarkably worsening ...
  • An interview study of pregnant women who were provided with indoor air quality measurements of second hand smoke to help them quit smoking. 

    Morgan, Heather; Treasure, Elizabeth; Tabib, Mo; Johnston, Majella; Dunkley, Chris; Ritchie, Deborah; Semple, Sean; Turner, Steve (BIOMED CENTRAL https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-1062-1, 2016-10-12)
    MORGAN, H., TREASURE, E., TABIB, M., JOHNSTON, M., DUNKLEY, C., RITCHIE, D., SEMPLE, S. and TURNER, S. 2016. An interview study of pregnant women who were provided with indoor air quality measurements of second hand smoke to help them quit smoking. BMC pregnancy and childbirth [online], 16, article number 305. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-1062-1.
    Background Maternal smoking can cause health complications in pregnancy. Particulate matter (PM2.5) metrics applied to second hand smoke (SHS) concentrations provide indoor air quality (IAQ) measurements and have been used ...
  • Investigation into the life span of the physiological and performance benefits of a soccer warm-up. 

    Symon, Kevin Gordon (Robert Gordon University School of Health Sciences, 2016-10)
    SYMON, K.G. 2016. Investigation into the life span of the physiological and performance benefits of a soccer warm-up. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.
    The purpose of this study was to determine the time course of the performance and physiological changes that occur in response to a pre-match soccer warm-up. Data was collected on twelve academy soccer players, over five ...
  • Psychological wellbeing following miscarriage from a salutogenic perspective. 

    Rennie, Anne Marie (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Applied Social Studies, 2016-07)
    RENNIE, A.M. 2016. Psychological wellbeing following miscarriage from a salutogenic perspective. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Previous research into the psychological impact of miscarriage has taken a pathogenic approach, with limited research examining the factors that relate to enhanced psychological wellbeing. As a result, it is difficult to ...

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