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  • 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 ability of UK offshore workers of different body size and shape to egress through a restricted window space. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Ledingham, Robert J.; Furnace, Graham; Schranz, Natasha; Nevill, Alan M. (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2015.11.005, 2015-11-21)
    STEWART, A., LEDINGHAM, R., FURNACE, G., SCHRANZ, N. and NEVILL, A. 2016. The ability of UK offshore workers of different body size and shape to egress through a restricted window space. Applied ergonomics [online], 55, pages 226-233. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2015.11.005.
    404 male offshore workers aged 41.4 ± 10.7 y underwent 3D body scanning and an egress task simulating the smallest helicopter window emergency exit size. The 198 who failed were older (P < 0.01), taller (P < 0.05) and ...
  • Access to medicines in remote and rural areas: a survey of residents in the Scottish Highlands & Western Isles. 

    Rushworth, Gordon F.; Diack, Lesley; MacRobbie, Alison; Munoz, Sarah-Anne; Pfleger, Sharon; Stewart, Derek C. (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2015.01.005, 2015-03)
    RUSHWORTH, G. F., DIACK, L., MACROBBIE, A., MUNOZ, S.-A., PFLEGER, S., STEWART, D., 2015. Access to medicines in remote and rural areas: a survey of residents in the Scottish Highlands & Western Isles. Public Health, 129 (3), pp. 244-251.
    Objectives Sparsely populated areas are potentially predisposed to health inequalities due to limited access to services. This study aimed to explore and describe issues of access to medicines and related advice experienced ...
  • Access to patients' clinical healthcare records: inclusion for community pharmacists in NHS Tayside. 

    MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C.; Coulson, David; Robertson, Diane; Thomson, Gordon; Dreischulte, Tobias; MacDonald, Catriona (ESCP http://www.escpweb.org/previous-symposia-workshops, 2016-10-05)
    MACLURE, K., STEWART, D., COULSON, D., ROBERTSON, D., THOMSON, G., DREISCHULTE, T. and MACDONALD, C. 2016. Access to patients' clinical healthcare records: inclusion for community pharmacists in NHS Tayside. Presented at the 45th ESCP-NSF international symposium on clinical pharmacy: clinical pharmacy tackling inequalities and access to health care, 5 -7 October 2016, Oslo, Norway.
    The 2020 Workforce Vision in Scotland envisages 'making more and better use of technology ....to increase access to services and improve efficiency' across the healthcare interface. Services offered by community pharmacy ...
  • 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 ...
  • Accumulation and detoxication responses of the gastropod Lymnaea stagnalis to single and combined exposures to natural (cyanobacteria) and anthropogenic (the herbicide RoundUp® Flash) stressors. 

    Lance, Emilie; Desprat, Julia; Holbech, Bente Frost; Gérard, Claudia; Bormans, Myriam; Lawton, Linda A.; Edwards, Christine; Wiegand, Claudia (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.05.024, 2016-05-23)
    LANCE, E., DESPRAT, J., HOLBECH, B.F., GERARD, C., BORMANS, M., LAWTON, L.A., EDWARDS, C. and WIEGAND, C. 2016.Accumulation and detoxication responses of the gastropod lymnaea stagnalis to single and combined exposures to natural (cyanobacteria) and anthropogenic (the herbicide RoundUp® Flash) stressors. Aquatic toxicology [online], 177, pages 116-124. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.05.024
    Freshwater gastropods are increasingly exposed to multiple stressors in the field such as the herbicide glyphosate in Roundup formulations and cyanobacterial blooms either producing or not producing microcystins (MCs), ...
  • Achieving high strength and ductility in magnesium alloys via densely hierarchical double contraction nanotwins. 

    Fu, Hui; Ge, Bincheng; Xin, Yunchang; Wu, Ruizhi; Fernandez, Carlos; Huang, Jianyu; Peng, Qiuming (ACS https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02641, 2017-08-31)
    FU, H., GE, B., XIN, Y., WU, R., FERNANDEZ, C., HUANG, J. and PENG, Q. 2017. Achieving high strength and ductility in magnesium alloys via densely hierarchical double contraction nanotwins. Nano letters [online], 17(10), pages 6117-6124. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02641
    Light-weight magnesium alloys with high strength are especially desirable for the applications in transportation, aerospace, electronic components, and implants owing to their high stiffness, abundant raw materials, and ...
  • Activity of bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives agains trypanosoma brucei. 

    Graca, Nuno A.G.; Gaspar, Luis; Costa, David M.; Loureiro, Ines; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Ramos, Isbaal; Roura, Meritxell; Pruvost, Alain; Pemberton, Ian K.; Loukil, Hadjer; MacDougall, Jane; Tavares, Joana; Cordeiro-da-Silva, Anabela (American Society for Microbiology https://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02490-15, 2016-01-19)
    GRACA, N.A.G., GASPAR, L, COSTA, D.M., LOUREIRO, I., KONG THOO-LIN, P., RAMOS, I., ROURA, M., PRUVOST, A., PEMBERTON, I.K., LOUKIL, H., MACDOUGALL, J., TAVARES, J. and CORDEIRO-DA-SILVA, A. 2016. Activity of bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives agains trypanosoma brucei. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy [online], 60(4), pages 2532-2536. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02490-15
    Current treatments for African trypanosomiasis are either toxic, costly, difficult to administer, or prone to elicit resistance. This study evaluated the activity of bisnaphthalimidopropyl (BNIP) derivatives against ...
  • Advanced and extended scope practice of radiographers: the Scottish perspective. 

    Henderson, I.; Mathers, S. A.; McConnell, J.; Minnoch, D. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2015.12.002, 2015-12-28)
    HENDERSON, I., MATHERS, S.A., MCCONNELL, J. and MINNOCH, D., 2016. Advanced and extended scope practice of radiographers: the Scottish perspective. Radiography [online], 22(2), pages 185-193. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2015.12.002
    Purpose The impact of changing roles, skill mix and a shortage of consultant radiologists on the profession of diagnostic radiography is not clearly understood in Scotland although the anecdotal perspective suggests the ...
  • Aerobic interval exercise improves parameters of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and other alterations of metabolic syndrome in obese Zucker rats. 

    Kapravelou, Garyfallia; Martinez, Rosario; Andrade, Ana M.; Nebot, Elena; Camiletti-Moiron, Daniel; Aparicio, Virginia A.; Lopez-Jurado, Maria; Aranda, Pilar; Arrebola, Francisco; Fernandez-Segura, Eduardo; Bermano, Giovanna; Goua, Marie; Galisteo, Milagros; Porres, Jesus M. (NRC Research Press https://dx.doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2015-0141, 2015-08-14)
    KAPRAVELOU, G., MARTINEZ, R., ANDRADE, A.M., NEBOT, E., CAMILETTI-MOIRON, D., APARICIO, V.A., LOPEZ-JURADO, M., ARANDA, P., ARREBOLA, F., FERNANDEZ-SEGURA, E., BERMANO, G., GOUA, M., GALISTEO, M. and PORRES, J.M. 2015. Aerobic interval exercise improves parameters of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and other alterations of metabolic syndrome in obese Zucker rats. Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism [online], 40(12), pages 1242-1252. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2015-0141
    Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a group of metabolic alterations that increase the susceptibility to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has been described as the liver manifestation of ...
  • Aggregation of Staphylococcus aureus following treatment with the antibacterial flavonol galangin. 

    Cushnie, T. P. Tim; Hamilton, V. E. S.; Chapman, D. G.; Taylor, P. W.; Lamb, Andrew (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2672.2007.03393.x, 2007-06-13)
    CUSHNIE, T.P.T., HAMILTON, V.E.S., CHAPMAN, D.G., TAYLOR, P.W. and LAMB, A.J. 2007. Aggregation of Staphylococcus aureus following treatment with the antibacterial flavonol galangin. Journal of applied microbiology [online], 103(5), pages 1562-1567. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2672.2007.03393.x
    The flavonol galangin, an antimicrobial constituent of the traditional medicines propolis and Helichrysum aureonitens, is being assessed as part of an ongoing investigation into the antibacterial activity of flavonoids. ...
  • Alcohol and nicotine use during pregnancy: its nature, occurrence and consequences. 

    Duncan, Eilidh Mairi (Robert Gordon University School of Applied Social Studies, 2010-10)
    This PhD project investigated the nature, occurrence , and consequences of alcohol and nicotine use during pregnancy. The main objective bieng to identify those at risk of continued alcohol and nicotine use, to determine ...
  • Alterations in the macronutrient content of the diet and the effects on body composition, cardiovascular disease risk and the control of energy metabolism in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. 

    Gryka, Anna (Robert Gordon University Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology, 2011-10)
    Background/Objective: Several studies have shown that a low carbohydrate diet (LCHOD) can improve glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The objective of the current study was to compare two ways of administration ...
  • Alternative analyses for handling incomplete follow-up in the intention-to-treat analysis: the randomized controlled trial of balloon kyphoplasty versus non-surgical care for vertebral compression fracture (FREE). 

    Ranstam, Jonas; Turkiewicz, Aleksandra; Boonen, Steven; Van Meirhaeghe, Jan; Bastian, Leonard; Wardlaw, Douglas (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-12-35, 2012-03-24)
    RANSTAM, J., TURKIEWICZ, A., BOONEN, S., VAN MEIRHAEGHE, J., BASTIAN, L. and WARDLAW, D. 2012. Alternative analyses for handling incomplete follow-up in the intention-to-treat analysis: the randomized controlled trial of balloon kyphoplasty versus non-surgical care for vertebral compression fracture (FREE). BMC medical research methodology [online], 12, article 35. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-12-35
    Background - Clinical trial participants may be temporarily absent or withdraw from trials, leading to missing data. In intention-to-treat (ITT) analyses, several approaches are used for handling the missing information - ...
  • Alternative strategies for security labelling/encoding of paper and plastic products. 

    Officer, Simon J. (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2005-04)
    A literature and patent review of current optical security techniques has been carried out and identified a need in the market for an improved optical security label to rival molecular fluorescent dyes. The label proposed ...
  • The analysis and fabrication of a novel tin-nickel mixed salt electrolytic coloured processing and the performance of coloured films for Al-12.7Si-0.7Mg alloy in acidic and alkali corrosive environments. 

    Shang, Yan; Liu, Changsheng; Fernandez, Carlos; Rajendran, L.; Kirthiga, M.; Wang, Yuhong; Niu, Dun; Liu, Dongdong; Wang, Linshan (Korean Society for Precision Engineering/Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s12541-017-0011-x, 2017-01-10)
    SHANG, Y., LIU, C., FERNANDEZ, C., RAJENDRAN, L., KIRTHIGA, M., WANG, Y., NIU, D., LIU, D. and WANG, L. 2017. The analysis and fabrication of a novel tin-nickel mixed salt electrolytic coloured processing and the performance of coloured films for Al-12.7Si-0.7Mg alloy in acidic and alkali corrosive environments. International journal of precision engineering and manufacturing [online], 18(1), pages 93-98. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12541-017-0011-x
    We present for the first time the analysis and fabrication of a novel Tin-Nickel mixed salt electrolytic coloured processing and the performance of coloured films for Al-12.7Si-0.7Mg alloy. This alloy is a novel alloy ...
  • An analysis of policy to practice developments in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions within Scotland from 2005 to 2010. 

    Shuai, Ziying (Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2015)
    In the new millennium the Scottish government has been seeking effective practice developments in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHPs) through setting up numerous policy initiatives to improve patient ...
  • An analysis of policy to practice initiatives in Scotland: what are the key lessons learned? 

    Shuai, Ziying; Macduff, Colin (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12389, 2016-05-11)
    SHUAI, Z. and MACDUFF, C. 2016. An analysis of policy to practice initiatives in Scotland: what are the key lessons learned? Journal of nursing management [online], 24(6), pages 825-833. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12389
    Aim - The study sought to identify and explain common issues and lessons arising from four national health policy initiatives related to nursing, midwifery and allied health professions (NMAHPs) in Scotland between 2005 ...
  • An analysis of the development of family health nursing in Scotland through policy and practice 1998-2006 

    Macduff, Colin (The Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Nursing & Midwifery, The Robert Gordon University, 2007-05)
    In 1998 World Health Organisation Europe outlined a vision of a new community-based nurse called the Family Health Nurse (FHN) who would help individuals, families and communities to cope with illness and to improve their ...
  • Analyte sensing with luminescent quantum dots. 

    Mulrooney, Ray (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2009)
    Semiconducting nanocrystals otherwise known as Quantum Dots (QDs) have attracted considerable attention over the last number of years due to their unique optical properties and potential applications. Their narrow ...