Recent Submissions

  • A qualitative study of primary care professionals' views of case finding for depression in patients with diabetes or coronary heart disease in the UK. 

    Maxwell, Margaret; Harris, Fiona; Hibberd, Carina; Donaghy, Eddie; Pratt, Rebekah; Williams, Chris; Morrison, Jill; Gibb, Jenny; Watson, Philip; Burton, Chris (BioMed Central https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-14-46, 2013-04-04)
    MAXWELL, M., HARRIS, F., HIBBERD, C., DONAGHY, E., PRATT, R., WILLIAMS, C., MORRISON, J., GIBB, J., WATSON, P. and BURTON, C. 2013. A qualitative study of primary care professionals' views of case finding for depression in patients with diabetes or coronary heart disease in the UK. BMC family practice [online], 14, article number 46. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-14-46
    Routinely conducting case finding (also commonly referred to as screening) in patients with chronic illness for depression in primary care appears to have little impact. We explored the views and experiences of primary ...
  • More than just an online wound care course. 

    Adams, Violet; Whittingham, Katrina (Schofield Publishing Ltd http://www.wounds-uk.com/pdf/content_11809.pdf, 2016-07-06)
    ADAMS, V. and WHITTINGHAM, K. 2016. More than just an online wound care course. Wounds UK [online], 12(2), pages 42-47. Available from: http://www.wounds-uk.com/pdf/content_11809.pdf
    Wound care competence is an essential component of clinical nursing. However, practice in this area can be determined by tradition rather than evidence. This may be one of the drivers for nurses to enrol in further formal ...
  • Can maternity care move beyond risk? Implications for midwifery as a profession. 

    Healy, Sandra; Humphreys, Eileen; Kennedy, Catriona (Mark Allen Healthcare http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2016.24.3.203, 2016-03-03)
    HEALY, S., HUMPHREYS, E. and KENNEDY, C. 2016. Can maternity care move beyond risk? Implications for midwifery as a profession. British journal of midwifery [online], 24(3), pages 203-209. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2016.24.3.203
    Maternal and infant mortality rates are reassuringly low in developed countries. Despite this, birth is increasingly seen as risky by women, health professionals and society in general. In wider society, women are subjected ...
  • Effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis. 

    Lee, Siew Hwa; Nurmatov, Ulugbek B.; Nwaru, Bright I.; Mukherjee, Mome; Grant, Liz; Pagliari, Claudia (Edinburgh University Global Health Society http://dx.doi.org/10.7189/jogh.06.010401, 2015-11-08)
    LEE, S.H., NURMATOV, U.B., NWARU, B.I., MUKHERJEE, M., GRANT, L. and PAGLIARI, C. 2015. Effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of global health [online], 6(1), article number 010401. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.7189/jogh.06.010401
    The aim of this review is to assess the effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). The main conclusions are that most studies of mHealth ...
  • Oximetry-supported self-management for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: mixed method feasibility pilot project. 

    MacNab, Michele; Lee, Siew Hwa; McCloughan, Lucy; Hanley, Janet; McKinstry, Brian; Pinnock, Hilary (BioMed Central https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-015-1135-2, 2015-10-26)
    MACNAB, M., LEE, S.H., MCCLOUGHAN, L., HANLEY, J., MCKINSTRY, B. and PINNOCK, H. 2015. Oximetry-supported self-management for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: mixed method feasibility pilot project. BMC health services research [online], 15:485. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-015-1135-2
    Background - Pulse oximetry could potentially contribute to self-monitoring. NHS Lothian's 'Light Touch' service provided COPD patients with a self-management plan based on symptoms and oximetry. The service was overseen ...
  • Positioning and spinal bracing for pain relief in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults. 

    Lee, Siew Hwa; Grant, Robin; Kennedy, Catriona; Kilbride, Lynn (Cochrane Collaboration https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007609.pub3, 2015-09-24)
    LEE, S.H., GRANT, R., KENNEDY, C. and KILBRIDE, L. 2015. Positioning and spinal bracing for pain relief in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 9, article number CD007609. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007609.pub3
    Background - This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in Issue 3 (Lee 2012) on patient positioning (mobilisation) and bracing for pain relief and spinal stability in adults with metastatic spinal ...
  • Patient positioning (mobilisation) and bracing for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults. 

    Lee, Siew Hwa; Cox, Katherine Marie; Grant, Robin; Kennedy, Catriona; Kilbride, Lynn (Cochrane Collaboration http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007609.pub2, 2012-03-14)
    LEE, S.H., COX, K.M., GRANT, R., KENNEDY, C. and KILBRIDE, L. 2012. Patient positioning (mobilisation) and bracing for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 3, article number CD007609. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007609.pub2
    People with advanced cancer may develop metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC), a serious complication which can cause pain and mobility problems and possibly paralysis. MSCC is the spread of the cancer to the spinal ...
  • Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers. 

    Perry, Alison; Lee, Siew Hwa; Cotton, Susan; Kennedy, Catriona (Cochrane Collaboration https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011112.pub2, 2016-08-26)
    PERRY, A., LEE, S.H., COTTON, S. and KENNEDY, C. 2016. Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 8, article number DC011112. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011112.pub2
    Background - Head and neck cancer treatment has developed over the last decade, with improved mortality and survival rates, but the treatments often result in dysphagia (a difficulty in swallowing) as a side effect. This ...
  • Is referral of postsurgical colorectal cancer survivors to cardiac rehabilitation feasible and acceptable? A pragmatic pilot randomised controlled trial with embedded qualitative study. 

    Hubbard, Gill; Adams, Richard; Campbell, Anna; Kidd, Lisa; Leslie, Stephen J.; Munro, Julie; Watson, Angus (BMJ https://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009284, 2016-01-04)
    HUBBARD, G., ADAMS, R., CAMPBELL, A., KIDD, L., LESLIE, S.J., MUNRO, J. and WATSON, A. 2016. Is referral of postsurgical colorectal cancer survivors to cardiac rehabilitation feasible and acceptable? A pragmatic pilot randomised controlled trial with embedded qualitative study. BMJ Open [online], 6(1), e009284. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009284
    Objectives: (1) Assess whether cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a feasible and acceptable model of rehabilitation for postsurgical colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors, (2) evaluate trial procedures. This article reports the ...
  • Midwifing the notion of a 'good' birth: a philosophical analysis. 

    Smythe, Liz; Hunter, Marion; Gunn, Jackie; Crowther, Susan; McAra-Couper, Judith; Wilson, Sally; Payne, Deborah (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.03.012, 2016-04-01)
    SMYTHE, E., HUNTER, M., GUNN, J., CROWTHER, S., MCARA-COUPER, J., WILSON, S. and PAYNE, D. 2016. Midwifing the notion of a 'good' birth: a philosophical analysis. Midwifery [online], 37, pages 25-31. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.03.012.
    Objective: to ponder afresh what makes a good birth experience in a listening manner. Design: a hermeneutic approach that first explores the nature of how to listen to a story that is already familiar to us and then draws ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Non-medical prescribing assessment: an evaluation of a nationally agreed multi method approach. 

    Paterson, Ruth E.; Redman, Susan G.; Unwin, Rachel; McElhinney, Evelyn; Macphee, Michael; Downer, Frances (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2015.10.008, 2015-10-20)
    PATERSON, R.E., REDMAN, S.G., UNWIN, R., MCELHINNEY, E., MACPHEE, M. and DOWNER, F. 2015. Non-medical prescribing assessment: an evaluation of a nationally agreed multi method approach. Nurse education in practice [online], 16(1), pages 280-286. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2015.10.008
    In the United Kingdom, legislation permits nurses and allied health professionals to prescribe for patients within their care. Preparation for this role includes learning, teaching and assessment that is embedded in practice, ...
  • Supporting practice learning time for non-medical prescribing students: managers' views. 

    Unwin, Rachel; Redman, Susan G.; Bain, Heather; Macphee, Michael; McElhinney, Evelyn; Downer, Frances; Paterson, Ruth E. (RCNI https://dx.doi.org/10.7748/nm.23.3.25.s27, 2016-06-01)
    UNWIN, R., REDMAN, S., BAIN, H., MACPHEE, M., MCELHINNEY, E., DOWNER, F. and PATERSON, R. 2016. Supporting practice learning time for non-medical prescribing students: managers' views. Nursing management [online], 23(3), pages 25-29. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.7748/nm.23.3.25.s27
    Managers in healthcare services have ever-increasing demands to consider in relation to front line care, including the continuing professional education needs of qualified practitioners who are advancing their roles. One ...
  • Crafting stories in hermeneutic phenomenology research: a methodological device. 

    Crowther, Susan; Ironside, Pam; Spence, Deb; Smythe, Liz (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732316656161, 2016-06-26)
    CROWTHER, S., IRONSIDE, P., SPENCE, D. and SMYTHE, L. 2016. Crafting stories in hermeneutic phenomenology research: a methodological device. Qualitative health research [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732316656161
    Hermeneutic phenomenology, as a methodology, is not fixed. Inherent in its enactment are contested areas of practice such as how interview data are used and reported. Using philosophical notions drawn from hermeneutic ...
  • Measuring patient activation: the utility of the patient activation measure within a UK context - results from four exemplar studies and potential future applications. 

    Roberts, N.J.; Kidd, Lisa; Dougall, N.; Patel, I.S.; McNarry, S.; Nixon, C. (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.05.006, 2016-05-09)
    ROBERTS, N.J., KIDD, L., DOUGALL, N., PATEL, I.S., MCNARRY, S. and NIXON, C. 2016. Measuring patient activation: the utility of the patient activation measure within a UK context - results from four exemplar studies and potential future applications. Patient education and counseling [online], In Press. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.05.006
    Objective: Patient activation can be measured using the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) developed by Hibbard et al., however, little is known about the uses of the PAM in research and in practice. This study aims to explore ...
  • Providing rural and remote rural midwifery care: an 'expensive hobby'. 

    Crowther, Susan (New Zealand College of Midwives https://www.midwife.org.nz/pdf/Journal/Jnl%2052%20article%204.pdf, 2016-05-31)
    CROWTHER, S. 2016. Providing rural and remote rural midwifery care: an 'expensive hobby'. New Zealand College of Midwives' journal [online], 52, pages 26-34. Available from: https://www.midwife.org.nz/pdf/Journal/Jnl%2052%20article%204.pdf
    Background: Providing midwifery care in rural and remote rural regions can be challenging in many ways. This includes financial arrangements for midwives in New Zealand. This paper draws from a larger study exploring the ...
  • Sustainability and resilience in midwifery: a discussion paper. 

    Crowther, Susan; Hunter, Billie; McAra-Couper, Judith; Warren, Lucie; Gilkison, Andrea; Hunter, Marion; Fielder, Anna; Kirkham, Mavis (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.06.005, 2016-06-08)
    CROWTHER, S., HUNTER, B., MCARA-COUPER, J., WARREN, L., GILKISON, A., HUNTER, M., FIELDER, A. and KIRKHAM, M. 2016. Sustainability and resilience in midwifery: a discussion paper. Midwifery [online], 40, pages 40-48. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.06.005
    Sustainability and resilience are concepts which have recently come into use in the midwifery workforce literature (Wakelin & Skinner, 2007; Sullivan, Lock & Homer, 2011, Yoshida & Sandall, 2013). These notions have appeared ...
  • 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 ...

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