Recent Submissions

  • Discursive constructions of professional identity in policy and regulatory discourse. 

    Fealy, Gerard; Hegarty, Josephine-Mary; McNamara, Martin; Casey, Mary; O'Leary, Denise; Kennedy, Catriona; O'Reilly, Pauline; O'Connell, Rhona; Brady, Anne-Marie; Nicholson, Emma
    FEALY, G., HEGARTY, J.-M., MCNAMARA, M., CASEY, M., O'LEARY, D., KENNEDY, C., O'REILLY, P., O'CONNELL, R., BRADY, A.-M. and NICHOLSON, E. [2018]. Discursive constructions of professional identity in policy and regulatory discourse. Journal of advanced nursing [online], (accepted).
    Aim. To examine and describe disciplinary discourses conducted through professional policy and regulatory documents within nursing and midwifery in Ireland. Background. A key tenet of discourse theory is that group identities ...
  • The significance of interfamilial relationships on birth preparedness and complication readiness in Pakistan. 

    Ghani, Usman; Crowther, Susan; Kamal, Yasir; Wahab, Muhammad (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.03.005, 2018-03-30)
    GHANI, U., CROWTHER, S., KAMAL, Y. and WAHAB, M. 2018. The significance of interfamilial relationships on birth preparedness and complication readiness in Pakistan. Women and birth [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.03.005
    Background: - In the interests of improving maternal health care and survival, the issue of birth preparedness and complication readiness has been much debated and has remained a priority for the international health ...
  • Change in nephrometry scoring in small renal masses (<4cm) on active surveillance: preliminary observations from Tayside Active Surveillance Cohort (TASC) study. 

    Khan, Mohammed Hassan; Zhang, Wanzhe; Paterson, Catherine; Szewczyk-Bieda, Magda; Lang, Stephen; Nabi, Ghulam (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2018.02.001, 2018-03-06)
    KHAN, M.H., ZHANG, W., PATERSON, C., SZEWCZYK-BIEDA, M., LANG, S. and NABI, G. 2018. Change in nephrometry scoring in small renal masses (<4cm) on active surveillance: preliminary observations from Tayside Active Surveillance Cohort (TASC) study. Academic radiology [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2018.02.001
    Rationale and Objectives: - Prediction of growth, in particular knowing the possibility of aggressive cancer in small renal masses on active surveillance, remains poorly understood. The study was designed to determine ...
  • Development of a pre-habilitation multimodal supportive care interventions for men and their partners prior to radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer. 

    Paterson, Catherine; Primeau, Charlotte; Pullar, Irene; Nabi, Ghulam
    PATERSON, C., PRIMEAU, C., PULLAR, I. and NABI, G. [2018]. Development of a pre-habilitation multimodal supportive care interventions for men and their partners prior to radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer. Cancer nursing [online], (accepted).
    Background: An important question revolves around when the most opportune time is to introduce recovery-optimizing behaviors for men opting for radical prostatectomy (RP) for localized prostate cancer (PCa). An emerging ...
  • A qualitative study exploring models of supportive care in men and their partners/caregivers affected by metastatic prostate cancer. 

    Primeau, Charlotte; Paterson, Catherine; Nabi, Ghulam (Oncology Nursing Society https://doi.org/10.1188/17.ONF.E241-E249, 2017-10-26)
    PRIMEAU, C., PATERSON, C. and NABI, G. 2017. A qualitative study exploring models of supportive care in men and their partners/caregivers affected by metastatic prostate cancer. Oncology nursing forum [online], 44(6), pages E241-E249. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1188/17.ONF.E241-E249
    Purpose/Objectives: To explore the experiences of patients with metastatic prostate cancer and their partners/caregivers, as well as an interprofessional team, with a nurse-led multimodality supportive care intervention. ...
  • Sustaining people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment in employment: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. 

    McCulloch, Shona; Robertson, David; Kirkpatrick, Pamela (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022616665402, 2016-11-16)
    MCCULLOCH, S., ROBERTSON, D. and KIRKPATRICK, P. 2016. Sustaining people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment in employment: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. British journal of occupational therapy [online], 79(11), pages 682-692. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022616665402.
    Introduction The World Health Organization estimates that 10% of the 35.6 million people worldwide with dementia are aged under 65 years. In an ageing workforce this has implications for employers, employees, and statutory ...
  • Service evaluation of relaxation workshops for pregnant women. 

    Tabib, Mo; Crowther, Susan (Springer Publishing Company https://doi.org/10.1891/1058-1243.27.1.10, 2018-03-31)
    TABIB, M. and CROWTHER, S. 2018. Service evaluation of relaxation workshops for pregnant women. Journal of perinatal education [online], 27(1), pages 10-19. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1891/1058-1243.27.1.10
    This article reports a service evaluation of 'antenatal education on physiology of childbirth and relaxation'. A service evaluation was carried out during group class discussion, immediately after the workshops, and following ...
  • Safer prescribing: a trial of education, informatics, and financial incentives. 

    Dreischulte, Tobias; Donnan, Peter; Grant, Aileen; Hapca, Adrian; McCowan, Colin; Guthrie, Bruce (Massachusetts Medical Society https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMsa1508955, 2016-03-17)
    DREISCHULTE, T., DONNAN, P., GRANT, A., HAPCA, A., MCCOWAN, C. and GUTHRIE, B. 2016. Safer prescribing: a trial of education, informatics, and financial incentives. New England journal of medicine [online], 374, pages 1053-1064. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMsa1508955
    Background: - High-risk prescribing and preventable drug-related complications are common in primary care. We evaluated whether the rates of high-risk prescribing by primary care clinicians and the related clinical outcomes ...
  • Why is so much clinical research ignored and what can we do about it? 

    Grant, Aileen; Treweek, Shaun; Wells, Mary (Mark Allen Healthcare https://doi.org/10.12968/hmed.2016.77.10.554, 2016-10-10)
    GRANT, A., TREWEEK, S. and WELLS, M. 2016. Why is so much clinical research ignored and what can we do about it? British journal of hospital medicine [online], 77(10), pages 554-555. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/hmed.2016.77.10.554
    The key points of this article are 1) Research evidence from clinical trials is not being translated into clinical practice in a timely manner and this represents an enormous waste of resources and missed opportunities. ...
  • Embedding knowledge transfer to increase productivity in school nursing. 

    Forkuo, Anthony Kwaku (Mark Allen Healthcare https://doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2017.12.10.480, 2017-12-15)
    FORKUO, A.K. 2017. Embedding knowledge transfer to increase productivity in school nursing. British journal of school of nursing [online], 12(10), pages 480-484. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2017.12.10.480
    This article is a discussion paper aimed at school nursing leaders and, importantly, nursing managers and academics who are looking for ways to sustain nursing services. With austerity, there is a compelling demand for ...
  • Process evaluation of the Data-driven Quality Improvement in Primary Care (DQIP) trial: case study evaluation of adoption and maintenance of a complex intervention to reduce high-risk primary care prescribing. 

    Grant, Aileen; Dreischulte, Tobias; Guthrie, Bruce (BMJ Publishing Group https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015281, 2017-03-01)
    GRANT, A., DREISCHULTE, T. and GUTHRIE, B. 2017. Process evaluation of the Data-driven Quality Improvement in Primary Care (DQIP) trial: case study evaluation of adoption and maintenance of a complex intervention to reduce high-risk primary care prescribing. BMJ open [online], 7(3), article ID e015281. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015281
    Objective: - To explore how different practices responded to the Data-driven Quality Improvement in Primary Care (DQIP) intervention in terms of their adoption of the work, reorganisation to deliver the intended change in ...
  • Process evaluation of the data-driven quality improvement in primary care (DQIP) trial: active and less active ingredients of a multi-component complex intervention to reduce high-risk primary care prescribing. 

    Grant, Aileen; Dreischulte, Tobias; Guthrie, Bruce (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-016-0531-2, 2017-01-07)
    GRANT, A., DREISCHULTE, T. and GUTHRIE, B. 2017. Process evaluation of the data-driven quality improvement in primary care (DQIP) trial: active and less active ingredients of a multi-component complex intervention to reduce high-risk primary care prescribing. Implementation science [online], 12, article ID 4. Available from https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-016-0531-2
    Background: - Two to 4% of emergency hospital admissions are caused by preventable adverse drug events. The estimated costs of such avoidable admissions in England were £530 million in 2015. The data-driven quality improvement ...
  • Process evaluation of the Data-driven Quality Improvement in Primary Care (DQIP) trial: quantitative examination of variation between practices in recruitment, implementation and effectiveness. 

    Dreischulte, Tobias; Grant, Aileen; Hapca, Adrian; Guthrie, Bruce (BMJ Publishing Group https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017133, 2018-01-05)
    DREISCHULTE, T., GRANT, A., HAPCA, A. and GUTHRIE, B. 2018. Process evaluation of the Data-driven Quality Improvement in Primary Care (DQIP) trial: quantitative examination of variation between practices in recruitment, implementation and effectiveness. BMJ open [online], 8(1), article ID e017133. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017133
    Objectives: - The cluster randomised trial of the Data-driven Quality Improvement in Primary Care (DQIP) intervention showed that education, informatics and financial incentives for general medical practices to review ...
  • A woman's hand and a lion's heart: Skills and attributes for rural midwifery practice in New Zealand and Scotland. 

    Gilkison, Andrea; Rankin, Jean; Kensington, Mary; Daellenbach, Rea; Davies, Lorna; Deery, Ruth; Crowther, Susan (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.12.009, 2017-12-19)
    GILKISON, A., RANKIN, J., KENSINGTON, M., DAELLENBACH, R., DAVIES, L., DEERY, R. and CROWTHER, S. 2018. A woman's hand and a lion's heart: skills and attributes for rural midwifery practice in New Zealand and Scotland. Midwifery [online], 58, pages 109-116. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.12.009
    Objective:- The complex and challenging nature of rural midwifery is a global issue. New Zealand and Scotland both face similar ongoing challenges in sustaining a rural midwifery workforce, and understanding the best ...
  • Users' perceptions of interprofessional collaborative care during their cancer journeys'. 

    Joseph, Sundari Catherine; Barnard, S.; Macduff, Colin; Moffat, M.; Walker, P.; Diack, Lesley (eSciRes https://doi.org/10.0000/JHSE.1000122, 2017-11-14)
    JOSEPH, S., BARNARD, S., MACDUFF, C., MOFFAT, M., WALKER, P. and DIACK, L. 2017. Users' perceptions of interprofessional collaborative care during their cancer journeys'. Journal of health science and education [online], 1(3), pages 1-11. Available from: http://escires.com/articles/Health-1-122.pdf
    Purpose: The study aimed to construct narratives of journeys that cancer patients and their families experience and to investigate participants' perceptions of related interagency collaboration spanning any engagements ...
  • A comprehensive systematic review of pharmacy perspectives on interprofessional education and collaborative practice. 

    El-Awaisi, Alla; Joseph, Sundari Catherine; El-Hajj, Maguy; Diack, Lesley (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.11.001, 2017-11-02)
    EL-AWAISI, A., JOSEPH, S., EL-HAJJ, M. and DIACK, L. 2017. A comprehensive systematic review of pharmacy perspectives on interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.11.001
    Introduction:- Pharmacists are key professionals in the collaborative working process and are integral members of the healthcare team. However, there is paucity of information regarding their perspectives towards ...
  • The economic cost of bereavement in Scotland. 

    Stephen, Audrey I.; Macduff, Colin; Petrie, Dennis; Tseng, Fu-Min; Schut, Henk; Skår, Silje; Corden, Anne; Birrell, John; Wang, Shaolin; Newsom, Cate; Wilson, Stewart (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2014.920435, 2015-01-28)
    STEPHEN, A.I., MACDUFF, C., PETRIE, D.J., TSENG, F.-M., SCHUT, H., SKAR, S., CORDEN, A., BIRRELL, J., WANG, S., NEWSOM, C. and WILSON, S. 2015. The economic cost of bereavement in Scotland. Death studies [online], 39(3), pages 151-157. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2014.920435
    Aspects of the socioeconomic costs of bereavement in Scotland were estimated using 3 sets of data. Spousal bereavement was associated with increased mortality and longer hospital stays, with additional annual cost of around ...
  • Challenges in accessing and interviewing participants with severe mental illness. 

    Newman, Daniel; O'Reilly, Pauline; Lee, Siew Hwa; Kennedy, Catriona (RCN Publishing https://doi.org/10.7748/nr.2017.e1443, 2017-06-22)
    NEWMAN, D., O'REILLY, P., LEE, S.H. and KENNEDY, C. 2017. Challenges in accessing and interviewing participants with severe mental illness. Nurse researcher [online], 25(1), pages 37-42. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7748/nr.2017.e1443
    Background - Interviews are widely used in qualitative research to collect data. However, little has been written about interviewing people with severe mental illness (SMI). Aim - To report and analyse an experience of ...
  • Unsettling moods in rural midwifery practice. 

    Crowther, Susan; Smythe, Liz; Spence, Deb (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.06.019, 2017-07-18)
    CROWTHER, S., SMYTHE, L. and SPENCE, D. 2018. Unsettling moods in rural midwifery practice. Women and birth [online], 31(1), pages e59-e66. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.06.019
    Background: Rural midwifery and maternity care is vulnerable due to geographical isolation, staffing recruitment and retention. Highlighting the concerns within rural midwifery is important for safe sustainable service ...
  • Support for healthy breastfeeding mothers with healthy term babies. 

    McFadden, Alison; Gavine, Anna; Renfrew, Mary J.; Wade, Angela; Buchanan, Phyll; Taylor, Jane L.; Veitch, Emma; Rennie, Anne Marie; Crowther, Susan; Neiman, Sara; MacGillivray, Stephen (Cochrane Collaboration https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD001141.pub5, 2017-02-28)
    MCFADDEN, A., GAVINE, A., RENFREW, M.J., WADE, A., BUCHANAN, P., TAYLOR, J.L., VEITCH, E., RENNIE, A.M., CROWTHER, S.A., NEIMAN, S. and MACGILLIVRAY, S. 2017. Support for healthy breastfeeding mothers with healthy term babies. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 2, article number CD001141. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD001141.pub5
    Background There is extensive evidence of important health risks for infants and mothers related to not breastfeeding. In 2003, the World Health Organization recommended that infants be breastfed exclusively until six ...

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