Recent Submissions

  • '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. ...
  • What are the experiences of men affected by prostate cancer participating in an ecological momentary assessment study? 

    Paterson, Catherine; Primeau, Charlotte; Lauder, W.
    PATERSON, C., PRIMEAU, C. and LAUDER, W. [2018]. What are the experiences of men affected by prostate cancer participating in an ecological momentary assessment study? Cancer nursing [online], (accepted).
    Background: Within the cluster of self-report methodologies, ecological momentary assessment (EMA) is a method used in health services research whereby a participant repeatedly reports on affect, behaviours, symptoms and ...
  • A pilot randomised controlled trial of a multimodal supportive care (ThriverCare) intervention for managing unmet supportive care needs in men with metastatic prostate cancer on hormonal treatment and their partner/caregivers. 

    Paterson, Catherine; Primeau, Charlotte; Nabi, Ghulam
    PATERSON, C., PRIMEAU, C. and NABI, G. [2018]. A pilot randomised controlled trial of a multimodal supportive care (ThriverCare) intervention for managing unmet supportive care needs in men with metastatic prostate cancer on hormonal treatment and their partner/caregivers. European journal of oncology nursing [online], (accepted).
    Purpose: Men with metastatic prostate cancer experience high levels of unmet supportive care needs in current healthcare delivery. We set out to determine the effectiveness of a multimodality supportive care (ThriverCare) ...
  • Student nurse perceptions of experiential learning to understand personality disorder. 

    Warrender, Dan; Macpherson, Scott (Mark Allen Healthcare https://doi.org/10.12968/bjmh.2018.7.4.173, 2018-07-31)
    WARRENDER, D. and MACPHERSON, S. 2018. Student nurse perceptions of experiential learning to understand personality disorder. British journal of mental health nursing [online], 7(4), pages 173-188. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjmh.2018.7.4.173
    The high prevalence of people with personality disorders in mental health settings suggests that there should be a dedicated focus on this area within pre-registration mental health nursing. People with personality disorder ...
  • Perspectives of practising pharmacists towards interprofessional education and collaborative practice in Qatar. 

    El-Awaisi, Alla; El-Hajj, Maguy Saffouh; Joseph, Sundari Catherine; Diack, Lesley (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-018-0686-9, 2018-07-26)
    EL-AWAISI, A., EL HAJJ, M.S., JOSEPH, S. and DIACK, L. 2018. Perspectives of practising pharmacists towards interprofessional education and collaborative practice in Qatar. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 40(5), pages 1388-1401. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-018-0686-9
    Background: Healthcare is provided by a variety of different professionals, including pharmacists who are integral members of the team, and all are expected to work collaboratively to provide quality care. Little is known ...
  • Perspectives of pharmacy students in Qatar toward interprofessional education and collaborative practice: a mixed methods study. 

    El-Awaisi, Alla; El Hajj, Maguy Saffouh; Joseph, Sundari Catherine; Diack, Lesley (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2018.1498466, 2018-07-27)
    EL-AWAISI, A., EL HAJJ, M.S., JOSEPH, S. and DIACK, L. 2018. Perspectives of pharmacy students in Qatar toward interprofessional education and collaborative practice: a mixed methods study. Journal of interprofessional care [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2018.1498466
    In an IPE environment, students are expected to have better understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and contribution of other health care professions to enhance interprofessional working and collaboration with an end ...
  • Carbon nanomaterials for targeted cancer therapy drugs: a critical review. 

    Hosnedlova, Bozena; Kepinska, Marta; Fernandez, Carlos; Peng, Qiuming; Ruttkay-Nedecky, Branislav; Milnerowicz, Halina; Kizek, Rene (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/tcr.201800038, 2018-08-29)
    HOSNEDLOVA, B., KEPINSKA, M., FERNANDEZ, C., PENG, Q., RUTTKAY-NEDECKY, B., MILNEROWICZ, H. and KIZEK, R. 2018. Carbon nanomaterials for targeted cancer therapy drugs: a critical review. The chemical record [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/tcr.201800038
    Cancer represents one of the main causes of human death in developed countries. Most current therapies, unfortunately, carry a number of side effects, such as toxicity and damage to healthy cells, as well as the risk of ...
  • Migrants' healthcare experience: a meta-ethnography review of the literature. 

    Luiking, Marie-Louise; Heckemann, Birgit; Ali, Parveen; Dekker van Doorn, Connie; Ghosh, Sumana; Kydd, Angela; Watson, Roger; Patel, Harshida
    LUIKING, M.-L., HECKEMANN, B., ALI, P., DEKKER VAN DOOM, C., GHOSH, S., KYDD, A., WATSON, R. and PATEL, H. 2018. Migrants' healthcare experience: a meta-ethnography review of the literature. Journal of nursing scholarship [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12442
    Purpose: Worldwide, more than 214 million people have left their country of origin. This unprecedented mass migration impacts on healthcare in host countries. This paper explores and synthesizes literature on the healthcare ...
  • Study protocol of a mixed-methods evaluation of a cluster randomized trial to improve the safety of NSAID and antiplatelet prescribing: data-driven quality improvement in primary care. 

    Grant, Aileen M.; Dreischulte, Tobias; Treweek, Shaun; Guthrie, Bruce (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-13-154, 2012-08-28)
    GRANT, A., DREISCHULTE, T., TREWEEK, S. and GUTHRIE, B. 2012. Study protocol of a mixed-methods evaluation of a cluster randomized trial to improve the safety of NSAID and antiplatelet prescribing: data-driven quality improvement in primary care. Trials [online], 13, article 154. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-13-154
    Background: Trials of complex interventions are criticized for being 'black box', so the UK Medical Research Council recommends carrying out a process evaluation to explain the trial findings. We believe it is good practice ...
  • Process evaluations for cluster-randomised trials of complex interventions: a proposed framework for design and reporting. 

    Grant, Aileen M.; Treweek, Shaun; Dreischulte, Tobias; Foy, Robbie; Guthrie, Bruce (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-15, 2013-01-12)
    GRANT, A., TREWEEK, S., DREISCHULTE, T., FOY, R. and GUTHRIE, B. 2013. Process evaluations for cluster-randomised trials of complex interventions: a proposed framework for design and reporting. Trials [online], 14, article 15. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-15
    Background: Process evaluations are recommended to open the 'black box' of complex interventions evaluated in trials, but there is limited guidance to help researchers design process evaluations. Much current literature ...
  • A new waist-to-height ratio predicts abdominal adiposity in adults. 

    Nevill, Alan M.; Stewart, Arthur D.; Olds, Tim; Duncan, Michael J. (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2018.1502183, 2018-07-25)
    NEVILL, A.M., STEWART, A.D., OLDS, T. and DUNCAN, M.J. 2018. A new waist-to-height ratio predicts abdominal adiposity in adults. Research in sports medicine [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2018.1502183
    Our aim was to identify the best anthropometric index associated with waist adiposity. The six weight-status indices included body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), waist-to-height ratio (WHTR), and a new ...
  • Health policy and its unintended consequences for midwife-woman partnerships: is normal pregnancy at risk when the BMI measure is used? 

    Knox, Susan; Crowther, Susan; McAra-Couper, Judith; Gilkison, Andrea (New Zealand College of Midwives https://doi.org/10.12784/nzcomjnl54.2018.4.30-37, 2018-10-04)
    KNOX, S., CROWTHER, S., MCARA-COUPER, J. and GILKISON, A. 2018. Health policy and its unintended consequences for midwife-woman partnerships: is normal pregnancy at risk when the BMI measure is used? New Zealand College of Midwives journal [online], 54, pages 30-37. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12784/nzcomjnl54.2018.4.30-37
    Background: Little attention has been paid to understanding the unintended consequences of health policy for midwife-woman partnerships. The measure of Body Mass Index (BMI) is one such policy example which has become ...
  • Young people's expectations regarding their participation in the school nursing service. 

    Forkuo-Minka, Anthony; Kennedy, Catriona; Work, Fiona (Mark Allen Healthcare https://doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2018.13.6.278, 2018-07-18)
    FORKUO-MINKA, A., KENNEDY, C. and WORK, F. 2018. Young people's expectations regarding their participation in the school nursing service. British journal of school nursing [online], 13(6), pages 278-281. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2018.13.6.278
    The school nursing service plays a crucial role to support young people to meet their health and wellbeing needs (e.g. personal and family illness, sexual health, puberty, and anxieties). Exploration of the experiences of ...
  • The school nursing course in the northeast of Scotland. 

    Forkuo-Minka, Anthony (Mark Allen Healthcare https://doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2018.13.6.306, 2018-07-18)
    FORKUO-MINKA, A. 2018. The school nursing course in the northeast of Scotland. British journal of school nursing [online], 13(6), pages 306-307. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2018.13.6.306
    This article aims to share insights into the education preparation of school nurses to acquire essential competences and an interdisciplinary approach to learning and practice in Scotland.
  • An ethnographic exploration of influences on prescribing in general practice: why is there variation in prescribing practices? 

    Grant, Aileen M.; Sullivan, Frank; Dowell, Jon (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-8-72, 2013-06-21)
    GRANT, A., SULLIVAN, F. and DOWELL, J. 2013. An ethnographic exploration of influences on prescribing in general practice: why is there variation in prescribing practices? Implementation science [online], 8, article ID 72. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-8-72
    Background: Prescribing is a core activity for general practitioners, yet significant variation in the quality of prescribing has been reported. This suggests there may be room for improvement in the application of the ...
  • Developing a complex intervention to improve prescribing safety in primary care: mixed methods feasibility and optimisation pilot study. 

    Grant, Aileen M.; Guthrie, Bruce; Dreischulte, Tobias (BMJ https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004153, 2014-01-21)
    GRANT, A.M., GUTHRIE, B. and DREISCHULTE, T. 2014. Developing a complex intervention to improve prescribing safety in primary care: mixed methods feasibility and optimisation pilot study. BMJ Open [online], 4(1), article ID e004153. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004153
    Objectives: (A) To measure the extent to which different candidate outcome measures identified highrisk prescribing that is potentially changeable by the data-driven quality improvement in primary care (DQIP) intervention.(B) ...
  • Acceptability and perceived barriers and facilitators to creating a national research register to enable 'direct to patient' enrolment into research: the Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE). 

    Grant, Aileen M.; Ure, Jenny; Nicolson, Donald J.; Hanley, Janet; Sheikh, Aziz; McKinstry, Brian; Sullivan, Frank (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-422, 2013-10-18)
    GRANT, A., URE, J., NICOLSON, J., HANLEY, J., SHEIKH, A., MCKINSTRY, B. and SULLIVAN, F. 2013. Acceptability and perceived barriers and facilitators to creating a national research register to enable 'direct to patient' enrolment into research: the Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE). BMC health services research [online], 13, article ID 422. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-422
    Background - Difficulties with recruitment pose a major, increasingly recognised challenge to the viability of research. We sought to explore whether a register of volunteers interested in research participation, with data ...
  • Quality and safety of medication use in primary care: consensus validation of a new set of explicit medication assessment criteria and prioritisation of topics for improvement. 

    Dreischulte, Tobias; Grant, Aileen M.; McCowan, Colin; McAnaw, John J.; Guthrie, Bruce (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6904-12-5, 2012-02-08)
    DREISCHULTE, T., GRANT, A.M., MCCOWAN, C., MCANAW, J.J. and GUTHRIE, B. 2012. Quality and safety of medication use in primary care: consensus validation of a new set of explicit medication assessment criteria and prioritisation of topics for improvement. BMC clinical pharmacology [online], 12, article 5. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6904-12-5
    Background: Addressing the problem of preventable drug related morbidity (PDRM) in primary care is a challenge for health care systems internationally. The increasing implementation of clinical information systems in the ...
  • A cluster randomised stepped wedge trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a multifaceted information technology-based intervention in reducing high-risk prescribing of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antiplatelets in primary medical care: The DQIP study protocol. 

    Dreischulte, Tobias; Grant, Aileen M.; Donnan, Peter; McCowan, Colin; Davey, Peter; Petrie, Dennis; Treweek, Shaun; Guthrie, Bruce (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-7-24, 2012-03-23)
    DREISCHULTE, T., GRANT, A., DONNAN, P., MCCOWAN, C., DAVEY, P., PETRIE, D., TREWEEK, S. and GUTHRIE, B. 2012. A cluster randomised stepped wedge trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a multifaceted information technology-based intervention in reducing high-risk prescribing of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antiplatelets in primary medical care: The DQIP study protocol. Implementation science [online], 7, article ID 24. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-7-24
    Background - High-risk prescribing of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and antiplatelet agents accounts for a significant proportion of hospital admissions due to preventable adverse drug events. The recently ...

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