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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 achie (2019)
Journal Article
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 PFMT for long-term symptomatic... Read More

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. (2019)
Journal Article
HAGEN, S., MCCLURG, D., BUGGE, C., HAY-SMITH, J., DEAN, S.G., ELDERS, A., GLAZENER, C., ABDEL-FATTAH, M., AGUR, W.I., BOOTH, J., GUERRERO, K., NORRIE, J., KILONZO, M., MCPHERSON, G., MCDONALD, A., STRATTON, S., SERGENSON, N., GRANT, A. and WILSON, L. 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 guidelines recommend that wom... Read More

An existential and spiritual discussion about childbirth: contrasting spirituality at the beginning and end of life. (2018)
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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 around existential meanings... Read More

What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context? (2018)
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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 analysis of the Living Cost... Read More

'A lot of people are struggling privately. (2018)
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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 country-wide in-depth interview... Read More

Caseload profiling in district nursing: a systematic literature review. (2018)
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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. A total of 17 studies where... Read More

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. (2018)
Journal Article
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], 37, pages 65-73. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2018.10.007

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) intervention on the prevalen... Read More

Health policy and its unintended consequences for midwife-woman partnerships: is normal pregnancy at risk when the BMI measure is used? (2018)
Journal Article
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 established in contemporary midw... Read More

Joys and challenges of relationships in Scotland and New Zealand rural midwifery: a multicentre study. (2018)
Journal Article
CROWTHER, S., DEERY, R., DAELLENBACH, R., DAVIES, L., GILKISON, A., KENSINGTON, M. and RANKIN, J. 2019. Joys and challenges of relationships in Scotland and New Zealand rural midwifery: a multicentre study. Women and birth [online], 32(1), pages 39-49. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.04.004

Background: Globally there are challenges meeting the recruitment and retention needs for rural midwifery. Rural practice is not usually recognised as important and feelings of marginalisation amongst this workforce are apparent. Relationships are in... Read More

Determining the supportive care needs, and distress, of Australian men with prostate cancer receiving hormone therapy: a cross-sectional study. (2018)
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CROWE, H., HOWARD, N., PILLAY, B., XIBERRAS, P., PRIMEAU, C. and PATERSON, C. 2018. Determining the supportive care needs, and distress, of Australian men with prostate cancer receiving hormone therapy: a cross-sectional study. Presented at the 19th Asia-Pacific prostate cancer conference: together in discovery and care, 22-25 August 2018, Brisbane, Australia.

Objective: To evaluate the self-reported, unmet supportive care needs of men on hormone therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer and to determine the levels of distress experienced by these patients. Methods: Patients with locally advanced or metastatic pro... Read More