Recent Submissions

  • A focus group based study of the perspectives of the Maltese population and healthcare professionals on medication wastage. 

    West, Lorna Marie; Diack, Lesley; Cordina, Maria; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-016-0359-5, 2016-07-29)
    WEST, L.M., DIACK, L., CORDINA, M. and STEWART, D. [2016]. A focus group based study of the perspectives of the Maltese population and healthcare professionals on medication wastage. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-016-0359-5
    The World Health Organization states that globally more than half of all medication is inappropriately prescribed, dispensed or sold with a need to implement wastage reduction strategies. Developing processes which include ...
  • National and methodical perspectives of zinc ions and complexes: physiological and pathological states. 

    Molina-López, Jorge; Planells del Pozo, Elena; Florea, Daniela Ioana; Fernandez, Carlos; Osso, Bartolome Quintero; Zalewska, Marta; Krizkova, Sona; Heger, Zbynek; Kizek, Rene; Adam, Vojtech (ESG http://dx.doi.org/10.20964/2016.06.38, 2016-05-04)
    MOLINA-LOPEZ, J., PLANELLS DEL POZO, E., FLOREA, D.L., FERNANDEZ, C., OSSO, B.Q., ZALEWSKA, M., KRIZKOVA, S., HEGER, Z., KIZEK, R. and ADAM, V. 2016. National and methodical perspectives of zinc ions and complexes: physiological and pathological states. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 11, pages 4470-4496. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.20964/2016.06.38
    Zinc, an essential element playing crucial roles in numerous physiciological but also phathological processes, is still one of the most studied elements. The main importance of this metal is especially based on the structural ...
  • Variability in body size and shape of UK Offshore Workers: a cluster analysis approach. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Ledingham, Robert J.; Williams, Hector (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2016.07.001, 2016-07-17)
    STEWART, A., LEDINGHAM, R. and WILLIAMS, H. 2016. Variability in body size and shape of UK Offshore Workers: a cluster analysis approach. Applied ergonomics [online], 58, pages 265-272. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2016.07.001
    Male UK offshore workers have enlarged dimensions compared with UK norms and knowledge of specific sizes and shapes typifying their physiques will assist a range of functions related to health and ergonomics. A representative ...
  • Evaluation of spot and passive sampling for monitoring, flux estimation and risk assessment of pesticides within the constraints of a typical regulatory monitoring scheme. 

    Zhang, Zulin; Troldborg, Mads; Yates, Kyari; Osprey, Mark; Kerr, Christine; Hallett, Paul D.; Baggaley, Nikki; Rhind, Stewart M.; Dawson, Julian J. C.; Hough, Rupert L. (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.06.219, 2016-07-15)
    ZHANG, Z., TROLDBORG, M., YATES, K., OSPREY, M., KERR, C., HALLETT, P.D., BAGGALEY, H., RHIND, S.M., DAWSON, J.J.C. and HOUGH, R.L. 2016. Evaluation of spot and passive sampling for monitoring, flux estimation and risk assessment of pesticides within the constraints of a typical regulatory monitoring scheme. Science of the total environment [online], 569-570, pages 1369-1379. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.06.219
    In many agricultural catchments of Europe and North America, pesticides occur at generally low concentrations with significant temporal variation. This poses several challenges for both monitoring and understanding ecological ...
  • 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 ...
  • Survival suit volume reduction associated with immersion: implications for buoyancy estimation in offshore workers of different size. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Ledingham, Robert J.; Furnace, Graham; Williams, Hector; Coleshaw, Susan (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1188219, 2016-06-23)
    STEWART, A., LEDINGHAM, R., FURNACE, G., WILLIAMS, H. and COLESHAW, S. 2016. Survival suit volume reduction associated with immersion: implications for buoyancy estimation in offshore workers of different size. Ergonomics [online], Latest Articles. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1188219
    Rationale: It is currently unknown how body size affects buoyancy in submerged helicopter escape. Method: Eight healthy males aged 39.6 ± 12.6 year (mean ± SD) with BMI 22.0-40.0 kg m-2 wearing a standard survival ('dry') ...
  • An investigation on the effects of cyanopeptides on the growth and secondary metabolite production of Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7806. 

    Arif Abdul Rahman, Thaslim (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2016-04)
    ARIF ABDUL RAHMAN, T. 2016. An investigation on the effects of cyanopeptides on the growth and secondary metabolite production of Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7806. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Cyanobacteria are one of the oldest forms of photosynthetic life and may have contributed significantly to the evolution of oxygen into the then anoxic environment. Cyanobacteria are also one of the best sources of natural ...
  • Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration system implementation into a district general hospital: a mixed method evaluation of discharge communication. 

    Mills, Pamela Ruth (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2016-01)
    MILLS, P.R. 2016. Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration system implementation into a district general hospital: a mixed method evaluation of discharge communication. Robert Gordon University, DPP thesis.
    Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration (HEPMA) system implementation is advocated by national e-health strategies to produce patient safety benefits. No previous study has evaluated HEPMA implementation ...
  • Efficacy of the Ionic Balance band to improve selected health and fitness parameters following a two week exposure intervention: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. 

    MacDonald, Findlay Ross (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Health Sciences., 2016-05)
    MACDONALD, F.R. 2016. Efficacy of the Ionic Balance band to improve selected health and fitness parameters following a two week exposure intervention: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.
    A recent trend has seen products marketed towards the health and fitness industry that proclaim beneficial effects through properties and mechanisms more commonly associated with complementary and alternative medicine. ...
  • Role of nuclear factor kappa B (NFkB) in the vascular complications of diabetes. 

    Al Ali, Fatima Mohamed (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2016-01)
    AL ALI, F.M. 2016. Role of nuclear factor kappa B (NFkB) in the vascular complications of diabetes. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.
    Diabetes mellitus (DM) is the most common metabolic disease worldwide. This condition accounts for the majority of renal failure and blindness in adult’s aged between 20 to 74 years of age. After 20 years, some of type 1 ...
  • Practices of food and diet in an urban context. 

    Spencer, Sophie Rebecca (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology., 2015-11)
    SPENCER, S.R. 2015. Practices of food and diet in an urban context. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.
    Obesity is one of the biggest challenges facing the health of the British population, and this is reflected here in the city of Aberdeen. In order to be able to holistically assess the elements which interplay in the causes ...
  • 3D anthropometry: quantifying the shape and size variability within the UK male offshore oil and gas workforce. 

    Ledingham, Robert J. (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology., 2016-04)
    LEDINGHAM, R.J. 2016. 3D anthropometry: quantifying the shape and size variability within the UK male offshore oil and gas workforce. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.
    Background: UK male offshore workers typically increased in weight by 19% since 1985, and are also heavier than the background UK male population. Aim: To conduct an anthropometric survey on UK offshore workers, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Synergistic electronic pull of graphene oxide supported Pd nanoparticles on enhancing catalytic activity of electro deposited Pt nanoparticles for methanol oxidation reaction. 

    Yousaf, Ammar Bin; Khan, Rashid; Imran, Muhammad; Fernandez, Carlos; Yuan, Cheng-Zong; Song, Li (ESG https://dx.doi.org/10.20964/2016.08.12, 2016-07-07)
    YOUSAF, A.B., KHAN, R., IMRAN, M., FERNANDEZ, C., YUAN, C.-Z. and SONG, L. 2016. Synergistic electronic pull of graphene oxide supported Pd nanoparticles on enhancing catalytic activity of electro deposited Pt nanoparticles for methanol oxidation reaction. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 11(7), pages 6735-6746. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.20964/2016.08.12
    Graphene oxide supported clean Pd nanoparticles were synthesized by using CO as a reducing agent. Pt film was deposited on Pd NPs through electrochemical potential cycling method. The as-developed catalyst, which exhibits ...
  • The experiences of women with polycystic ovary syndrome on a very low-calorie diet. 

    Love, John G.; McKenzie, John S.; Nikokavoura, Efsevia Anastasia; Broom, Iain; Rolland, Catherine; Johnston, Kelly L. (Dove medical press https://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S100385, 2016-07-21)
    LOVE, J.G., MCKENZIE, J.S., NIKOKAVOURA, E.A., BROOM, J., ROLLAND, C. and JOHNSTON, K.L. 2016. The experiences of women with polycystic ovary syndrome on a very low-calorie diet. International journal of women's health [online], pages 299-310. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S100385
    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is variously reported to affect between 5% and 26% of reproductive age women in the UK and accounts for up to 75% of women attending fertility clinics due to anovulation. The first-line ...
  • 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 ...
  • Health improvement and health promotion education of undergraduate radiographers in a Scottish HEI. 

    Wareing, Amy; Howard, M. (UK Radiological Congress, 2016-07-06)
    WAREING, A.K. and HOWARD, M. 2016. Health improvement and health promotion education of undergraduate radiographers in a Scottish HEI. Presented at the 2016 UK Radiological congress (UKRC 2016): future imaging: expectation, demand, delivery, 6-8 June 2016, Liverpool, UK. Poster number P-254.
    Allied health professionals (AHPs) (including radiographers) have been identified as a key workforce to improve and promote the health and wellbeing of the UK population by 'making every contact count (MECC)'.
  • The impact of a self-regulated pneumatic resistance intervention on variables related to balance, gait and lower extremity muscle function in community dwelling older adults. 

    Dolan, Eimear; Swinton, Paul Alan; McCoy, S.; Carver, P. (Medical University of Bialystok https://progress.umb.edu.pl/node/172, 2015-06-30)
    DOLAN, E., SWINTON, P., MCCOY, S. and CARVER, P. 2015. The impact of a self-regulated pneumatic resistance intervention on variables related to balance, gait and lower extremity muscle function in community dwelling older adults. Progress in health sciences [online], 5(1), pages 120-129. Available from: https://progress.umb.edu.pl/node/172
    To evaluate the impact of self-regulated pneumatic resistance exercise on variables related to balance, gait and lower extremity muscle function in community dwelling older adults. Materials and methods: Thirty-six older ...
  • Effect of deflocculation on the efficiency of sludge reduction by Fenton process. 

    Amudha, V.; Kavitha, S.; Fernandez, Carlos; Adishkumar, S.; Rajesh Banu, J. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-7118-y, 2016-06-30)
    AMUDHA, V., KAVITHA, S., FERNANDEZ, C., ADISHKUMAR, S. and RAJESH BANU, J. 2016. Effect of deflocculation on the efficiency of sludge reduction by Fenton process. Environmental science and pollution research [online], First Online. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-7118-y
    A novel approach to improve the efficiency of Fenton treatment for sludge reduction through the implication of a deflocculating agent citric acid, for the exclusion of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) from ...

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