Recent Submissions

  • An ecological momentary assessment of self-management in prostate cancer survivors. 

    Paterson, Catherine (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-019-00758-w, 2019-05-21)
    PATERSON, C. 2019. An ecological momentary assessment of self-management in prostate cancer survivors. Journal of cancer survivorship [online], 13(3), pages 364-373. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-019-00758-w
    Purpose: To assess the “real time” self-management strategies employed by prostate cancer survivors to inform personalised supportive care interventions in the future. Method: A purposive sampling framework was used to ...
  • Association of psychosocial–spiritual experiences around childbirth and subsequent perinatal mental health outcomes: an integrated review. 

    Crowther, Susan; Stephen, Audrey I.; Hall, Jenny (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2019.1616680, 2019-05-22)
    CROWTHER, S., STEPHEN, A. and HALL, J. 2019. Association of psychosocial–spiritual experiences around childbirth and subsequent perinatal mental health outcomes: an integrated review. Journal of reproductive and infant psychology [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2019.1616680
    Background: Perinatal mental health is a concern for women, families, communities and maternity care providers internationally. However, there is little understanding of poor perinatal maternal mental health and association ...
  • Developing a new health-related policy analysis tool (HrPAT): an action research cooperative inquiry approach. 

    Casey, Mary; Rohde, Daniela; Brady, Anne-Marie; Fealy, Gerard; Hegarty, Josephine-Mary; Kennedy, Catriona; McNamara, Martin; Nicholson, Emma; O'Connell, Rhona; O'Connor, Laserina; O'Leary, Denise; O'Reilly, Pauline; Stokes, Diarmuid (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12804, 2019-06-06)
    CASEY, M., ROHDE, D., BRADY, A.-M., FEALY, G., HEGARTY, J., KENNEDY, C., MCNAMARA, M., NICHOLSON, E., O'CONNELL, R., O'CONNOR, L., O'LEARY, D., O'REILLY, P. and STOKES, D. 2019. Developing a new health-related policy analysis tool (HrPAT): an action research cooperative inquiry approach. Journal of nursing management [online], Accepted Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12804
    Aim: To develop a tool for the analysis of nursing, midwifery and health-related policy and professional guidance documents. Background: Analysis tools can aid both policy evaluation and policy development. However, no ...
  • Policy, evidence and practice for post-birth care plans: a scoping review. 

    Crowther, Susan; MacIver, Emma; Lau, Annie (Springer https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2274-y, 2019-04-25)
    CROWTHER, S., MACIVER, E. and LAU, A. 2019. Policy, evidence and practice for post-birth care plans: a scoping review. BMC pregnancy and childbirth [online], 19, article ID 137. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2274-y
    Background: Postnatal care continually attracts less attention than other parts of the childbirth year. Many regions consistently report poor maternal satisfaction with care in the post-birth period. Despite policy ...
  • Identifying the evidence base for policymaking and analysis in health care: an integrative review. 

    Kennedy, Catriona; O'Reilly, Pauline; O'Connell, Rhona; O'Leary, Denise; Fealy, Gerard; Hegarty, Josephine-Mary; Brady, Anne-Marie; Nicholson, Emma; McNamara, Martin; Casey, Mary
    KENNEDY, C., O'REILLY, P., O'CONNELL, R., O'LEARY, D., FEALY, G., HEGARTY, J., BRADY, A., NICHOLSON, E., MCNAMARA, M. and CASEY, M. [2019]. Identifying the evidence base for policymaking and analysis in health care: an integrative review. Journal of advanced nursing [online], (accepted).
    Aim: To identify and synthesise the evidence underpinning the health policymaking process to inform the development of a health related policy analysis framework. Design: A mixed methods review using ‘Best Fit’ Framework ...
  • Supporting the district nurse to consolidate advanced clinical skills. 

    Bain, Heather; Moggach, Alison (Mark Allen Healthcare https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.4.153, 2019-04-10)
    BAIN, H. and MOGGACH, A. 2019. Supporting the district nurse to consolidate advanced clinical skills. British journal of community nursing [online], 24(4), page 153. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.4.153
    Despite evidence that district nursing is valued by the population it serves and that the policy agenda supports healthcare at home, it is well recognised that the district nursing service in some areas is in crisis. It ...
  • Caring for an older person with dementia in the Emergency Department (ED): an appreciative Inquiry exploring family member and ED nurse experiences. 

    Watkins, Sarah; Murphy, Fiona; Kennedy, Catriona; Dewar, Belinda; Graham, Margaret (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14854, 2019-04-04)
    WATKINS, S., MURPHY, F., KENNEDY, C., DEWAR, B. and GRAHAM, M. 2019. Caring for an older person with dementia in the Emergency Department (ED): an appreciative inquiry exploring family member and ED nurse experiences. Journal of clinical nursing [online], Accepted Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14854
    Aims and objectives: To generate insights about what matters and is valued by family members of older people with dementia in the Emergency Department. To explore the experiences of emergency nurses looking after older ...
  • Pro’s and con’s of the stepped wedge design in cluster randomised trials of quality improvement interventions: two current examples. 

    Dreischulte, Tobias; Grant, Aileen M.; Donnan, Peter; Guthrie, Bruce (BMC https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-S1-O87, 2013-11-29)
    DREISCHULTE, T., GRANT, A., DONNAN, P. and GUTHRIE, B. 2013. Pro’s and con’s of the stepped wedge design in cluster randomised trials of quality improvement interventions: two current examples. Trials [online], 14(Supplement 1), Article O87. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-S1-O87 Originally presented at the 2nd Clinical trials methodology conference 2013: methodology matters, 18-19 November 2013, Edinburgh, UK.
    The stepped wedge design, under which all trial participants receive the intervention but the order in which the intervention is received is randomised, is potentially useful to rigorously evaluate organisational interventions ...
  • Parallel process evaluation using a proposed framework for the design and reporting of process evaluations for cluster-randomised trials of complex interventions. 

    Grant, Aileen M.; Dreischulte, Tobias; Guthrie, Bruce (BMC https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-S1-O88, 2013-11-29)
    GRANT, A., DREISCHULTE, T. and GUTHRIE, B. 2013. Parallel process evaluation using a proposed framework for the design and reporting of process evaluations for cluster-randomised trials of complex interventions. Trials [online], 14(Supplement 1), Article O88. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-S1-O88. Originally presented at the 2nd Clinical trials methodology conference 2013: methodology matters, 18-19 November 2013, Edinburgh, UK.
    Process evaluations are recommended to open the 'black box' of complex interventions evaluated in trials, but there is limited guidance to help with design, with most guidance focused on the use of qualitative methods ...
  • Improving recruitment to clinical trials with a register of a million patients who agree to the use of their clinical records for research in the Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE). 

    Sullivan, Frank M.; Treweek, Shaun; Grant, Aileen M.; Daly, Fergus; Nicolson, Donald J.; McKinstry, Brian; Hanley, Janet; Ure, Jenny; Sheikh, Aziz (BMC https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-12-S1-A115, 2011-12-13)
    SULLIVAN, F.M., TREWEEK, S., GRANT, A., DALY, F., NICOLSON, D., MCKINSTRY, B., HANLEY, J., URE, J. and SHEIKH, A. 2011. Improving recruitment to clinical trials with a register of a million patients who agree to the use of their clinical records for research in the Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE). Trials [online], 12(Supplement 1), Article A115. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-12-S1-A115S. Originally presented at 2011 Clinical trials methodology conference, 4-5 October 2011, Bristol, UK.
    The UK's technical ability to identify people eligible for medical research is not yet matched by a practical capability to approach them directly to ask them to consider participation in those studies. The consequence is ...
  • Carer support: time for a rethink? 

    Kennedy, Catriona (Mark Allen Healthcare https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.3.101, 2019-03-02)
    KENNEDY, C. 2019. Carer support: time for a rethink? British journal of community nursing [online], 24(3), page 101. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.3.101
    In this editorial the author points out that, according to a Carers UK 2019 report, three in five people in the UK will be carers at some point in their lives. The Carers (Scotland) Act (2016) will set out in policy the ...
  • Migrant Polish women overcoming communication challenges in Scottish maternity services: a qualitative descriptive study. 

    Crowther, Susan; Lau, Annie (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2019.02.004, 2019-02-07)
    CROWTHER, S. and LAU, A. 2019. Migrant Polish women overcoming communication challenges in Scottish maternity services: a qualitative descriptive study. Midwifery [online], 72, pages 30-38. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2019.02.004
    Background: Migrant women are more likely to experience sub-optimal maternity outcomes and are often described in a problematised way. Communication is crucial in maternity and can be compromised if the language of that ...
  • Corrigendum. 

    Courtenay, Molly; Lim, Rosemary; Castro-Sanchez, Enrique; Deslandes, Rhian; Hodson, Karen; Morris, Gary; Reeves, Scott; Weiss, Marjorie; Ashiru-Oredope, Diane; Bain, Heather; Black, Adam; Bosanquet, Joanne; Cockburn, Alison; Duggan, Catherine; Fitzpatrick, Matthew; Gallagher, Rose; Grant, Daniel; McEwen, Jo; Reid, Nicholas; Sneddon, Jacqueline; Stewart, Derek C.; Tonna, Antonella P.; White, Pip (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2019.01.007, 2019-01-25)
    COURTENAY, M., LIM, R., CASTRO-SANCHEZ, E., DESLANDES, R., HODSON, K., MORRIS, G., REEVES, S., WEISS, M., ASHIRU-OREDOPE, D., BAIN, H., BLACK, A., BOSANQUET, J., COCKBURN, A., DUGGAN, C., FITZPATRICK, M., GALLAGHER, R., GRANT, D., MCEWEN, J., REID, N., SNEDDON, J., STEWART, D., TONNA, A. and WHITE, P. 2019. Corrigendum. Journal of hospital infection [online], 101(3),page 366. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2019.01.007
    This is a corrigendum to an article in a previous issue of the Journal of Hospital Infection.
  • Compulsory community and involunatary outpatient treatment for peopl with severe mental disorders. 

    Kennedy, Catriona
    KENNEDY, C. [2019]. Compulsory community and involuntary outpatient treatment for people with severe mental disorders. Issues in mental health nursing [online], (accepted).
    This is a summary by Catriona Kennedy of the Cochrane Review of Kisely, S.R., Campbell, L.A., O'Reilly, R. Compulsory community and involuntary outpatient treatment for people with severe mental disorders. Cochrane Database ...
  • What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context? 

    Ejebu, Ourega-Zoé; Whybrow, Stephen; Mckenzie, Lynda; Dowler, Elizabeth; Garcia, Ada L.; Ludbrook, Anne; Barton, Karen Louise; Wrieden, Wendy Louise; Douglas, Flora (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16010082, 2018-12-29)
    EJEBU, O.-Z., WHYBROW, S., MCKENZIE, L., DOWLER, E., GARCIA, A.L., LUDBROOK, A., BARTON, K.L., WRIEDEN, W.L. and DOUGLAS, F. 2019. What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context? International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 16(1), article ID 82. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16010082
    In the absence of routinely collected household food insecurity data, this study investigated what could be determined about the nature and prevalence of household food insecurity in Scotland from secondary data. Secondary ...
  • Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness randomised controlled trial of basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for female stress or mixed urinary incontinence: protocol for the OPAL (optimising pelvic floor exercises to achieve long-term benefits) trial mixed methods longitudinal qualitative case study and process evaluation. 

    Grant, Aileen M.; Dean, Sarah Gerard; Hay-Smith, Jean; Hagen, Suzanne; McClurg, Doreen; Taylor, Anne; Kovandzic, Marija; Bugge, Carol (BMJ Publishing Group https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024152, 2019-02-08)
    GRANT, A., DEAN, S., HAY-SMITH, J., HAGEN, S., MCCLURG, D., TAYLOR, A., KOVANDZIC, M. and BUGGE, C. 2019. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness randomised controlled trial of basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for female stress or mixed urinary incontinence: protocol for the OPAL (optimising pelvic floor exercises to achieve long-term benefits) trial mixed methods longitudinal qualitative case study and process evaluation. BMJ open [online], 9(2), article ID e024152. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024152
    Introduction: Female urinary incontinence (UI) is common affecting up to 45% of women. Pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) is the first-line treatment but there is uncertainty whether intensive PFMT is better than basic ...
  • Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for female stress or mixed urinary incontinence: protocol for the OPAL randomised trial. 

    Hagen, Suzanne; McClurg, Doreen; Bugge, Carol; Hay-Smith, Jean; Dean, Sarah Gerard; Elders, Andrew; Booth, Jo; Kilonzo, Mary; Glazener, Cathryn; Abdel-fattah, Mohamed; Agur, Wael Ibrahim; Guerrero, Karen; Norrie, John; McPherson, Gladys; McDonald, Alison; Stratton, Susan; Sergenson, Nicole; Grant, Aileen M.; Wilson, Lyndsay (BMJ Publishing Group https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024153, 2019-02-08)
    HAGEN, S., MCCLURG, D., BUGGE, C., HAY-SMITH, J., DEAN, S.G., ELDERS, A., BOOTH, J., and KILONZO, M. 2019. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for female stress or mixed urinary incontinence: protocol for the OPAL randomised trial. BMJ open [online], 9(2), article ID e024153. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024153
    Introduction: Accidental urine leakage is a distressing problem that affects around one in three women. The main types of urinary incontinence (UI) are stress, urgency and mixed, with stress being most common. Current UK ...
  • An existential and spiritual discussion about childbirth: contrasting spirituality at the beginning and end of life. 

    Wojtkowiak, Joanna; Crowther, Susan (APA https://doi.org/10.1037/scp0000188, 2018-12-31)
    WOJTKOWIAK, J. and CROWTHER, S. 2018. An existential and spiritual discussion about childbirth: contrasting spirituality at the beginning and end of life. Spirituality in clinical practice [online], 5(4), pages 261-272. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1037/scp0000188
    Birth and death are both fundamental human experiences. The end of life has been a major topic in philosophical, psychological, and sociological debates. Meanwhile, the beginning of life seems to be ignored in discussions ...
  • 'A lot of people are struggling privately. They don’t know where to go or they’re not sure of what to do': frontline service provider perspectives of the nature of household food insecurity in Scotland. 

    Douglas, Flora; MacKenzie, Fiona; Ejebu, Ourega-Zoé; Whybrow, Stephen; Garcia, Ada L.; McKenzie, Lynda; Ludbrook, Anne; Dowler, Elizabeth (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15122738, 2018-12-04)
    DOUGLAS, F., MACKENZIE, F., EJEBU, O.-Z., WHYBROW, S., GARCIA, A.L., MCKENZIE, L., LUDBROOK, A. and DOWLER, E. 2018. 'A lot of people are struggling privately. They don’t know where to go or they’re not sure of what to do': frontline service provider perspectives of the nature of household food insecurity in Scotland. International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 15(12), article ID 2738. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15122738
    This qualitative study explored frontline service providers’ perceptions of the nature of food insecurity in Scotland in 2015 to inform national policy and the provision of locally-based support for ‘at risk’ groups. A ...
  • Caseload profiling in district nursing: a systematic literature review. 

    Harper-McDonald, Bruce; Baguley, Fiona (Mark Allen Healthcare https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2018.23.11.544, 2018-11-06)
    HARPER-MCDONALD, B. and BAGULEY, F. 2018. Caseload profiling in district nursing: a systematic literature review. British journal of community nursing [online], 23(11), pages 544-549. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2018.23.11.544
    This systematic literature review aims to identify and appraise current evidence to establish if caseload profiling (CP) provides a strategy to support district nurses to evidence and manage increasingly complex caseloads. ...

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