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Human factors approaches to evaluating outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy services: a systematic review. (2019)
Journal Article
BUGEJA, S.J., STEWART, D., STRATH, A. and VOSPER, H. 2020. Human factors approaches to evaluating outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy services: a systematic review. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 16(5), pages 614-627. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.08.009

Background: The expansion in terms of available treatment options and models of care has led to a growing global momentum for outpatient antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) services. A systematic review was undertaken to explore Human Factors aspects relati... Read More about Human factors approaches to evaluating outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy services: a systematic review..

A theoretically informed survey of the views and experiences of practicing pharmacists on research conduct, dissemination and translation. (2018)
Journal Article
STEWART, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., STRATH, A., MACLURE, A., GIBSON-SMITH, K., RUSHWORTH, G.F., DREISCHULTE, T., NICOLSON, C., PFLEGER, D., TIERNAN, D. and MACLURE, K. 2019. A theoretically informed survey of the views and experiences of practicing pharmacists on research conduct, dissemination and translation. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 15(11), pages 1298-1308. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.12.005

While studies have reported pharmacists' perspectives of research involvement, almost all are limited by sector, have little focus on research translation and have not incorporated behavior change theory. The objective of this research was to determi... Read More about A theoretically informed survey of the views and experiences of practicing pharmacists on research conduct, dissemination and translation..

Interprofessional, student-led intervention to improve insulin prescribing to patients in an Acute Surgical Receiving Unit. (2018)
Journal Article
TULLY, V., AL-SALTI, S., ARNOLD, A., BOTROS, S., CAMPBELL, I., FANE, R., ROWE, I., STRATH, A. and DAVEY, P. 2018. Interprofessional, student-led intervention to improve insulin prescribing to patients in an Acute Surgical Receiving Unit. BMJ open quality [online], 7(2), article number 000305. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjoq-2017-000305

Our aim was to test the feasibility of interprofessional, workplace-based learning about improvement through a 4-week placement for one medical and two pharmacy final year students in an Acute Surgical Receiving Unit (ASRU). The target was insulin be... Read More about Interprofessional, student-led intervention to improve insulin prescribing to patients in an Acute Surgical Receiving Unit..

The experiences and beliefs of older people in Scottish very sheltered housing about using multi-compartment compliance aids. (2018)
Journal Article
STEWART, D., GIBSON-SMITH, K., MACLEOD, J., STRATH, A., PAUDYAL, V., FORBES-MCKAY, K., CUNNINGHAM, S. and MACLURE, K. 2018. The experiences and beliefs of older people in Scottish very sheltered housing about using multi-compartment compliance aids. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 40(2), pages 394-402. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-017-0580-x

The aim was to describe the experiences and beliefs of older people surrounding the use of MCAs, with emphasis on issues of personalisation, reablement, shared decision-making, independence and support. This was a qualitative study comprising individ... Read More about The experiences and beliefs of older people in Scottish very sheltered housing about using multi-compartment compliance aids..

Exploring the facilitators and barriers towards implementation of electronic prescribing, dispensing, and administration of medicines in hospitals in Ireland. (2017)
Thesis
HOGAN-MURPHY, D. 2017. Exploring the facilitators and barriers towards implementation of electronic prescribing, dispensing, and administration of medicines in hospitals in Ireland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Limited data exist on the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic systems for medicines management in hospitals. Whilst numerous studies advocate system use in improved patient safety and efficiency within the health service, their rate... Read More about Exploring the facilitators and barriers towards implementation of electronic prescribing, dispensing, and administration of medicines in hospitals in Ireland..

Tele-pharmacy in rural Scotland: a proof of concept study. (2017)
Journal Article
INCH, J., NOTMAN, F., WATSON, M., GREEN, D., BAIRD, R., FERGUSON, J., HIND, C., MCKINSTRY, B., STRATH, A., BOND, C. 2017. Tele-pharmacy in rural Scotland: a proof of concept study. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], 25(3), pages 210-219. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12376

Introduction - Technology enables medical services to be provided to rural communities. This proof of concept study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of delivering community pharmacy services (CPS; including advice, sale of over-the-counter... Read More about Tele-pharmacy in rural Scotland: a proof of concept study..

Toward interprofessional learning and education: mapping common outcomes for prequalifying healthcare professional programs in the United Kingdom. (2017)
Journal Article
STEVEN, K., HOWDEN, S., MIRES, G., ROWE, I., LAFFERTY, N., ARNOLD, A. and STRATH, A. 2017. Toward interprofessional learning and education: mapping common outcomes for prequalifying healthcare professional programs in the United Kingdom. Medical teacher [online], 39(7), pages 720-744. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2017.1309372

Introduction: Interprofessional education (IPE) continues to be a key component in prequalifying health professional education, with calls for regulators to publish a joint statement regarding IPE outcomes. To date, the regulatory documents for healt... Read More about Toward interprofessional learning and education: mapping common outcomes for prequalifying healthcare professional programs in the United Kingdom..

A mixed methods investigation of behavioural determinants relating to medication error reporting by health professionals in the United Arab Emirates. (2016)
Thesis
ALQUBAISI, M.M. 2016. A mixed methods investigation of behavioural determinants relating to medication error reporting by health professionals in the United Arab Emirates. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of medication error reporting is key to enhancing patient safety. The aim of this research was to explore medication error reporting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), examining the attitudes, beliefs, behav... Read More about A mixed methods investigation of behavioural determinants relating to medication error reporting by health professionals in the United Arab Emirates..

Quantifying behavioural determinants relating to health professional reporting of medication errors: a cross-sectional survey using the Theoretical Domains Framework. (2016)
Journal Article
ALQUBAISI, M., TONNA, A., STRATH, A. and STEWART, D. 2016. Quantifying behavioural determinants relating to health professional reporting of medication errors: a cross-sectional survey using the Theoretical Domains Framework. European journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 72(11), pages 1401-1411. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-016-2124-z

The aims of this study were to quantify the behavioural determinants of health professional reporting of medication errors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and to explore any differences between respondents. The research was undertaken using a cross... Read More about Quantifying behavioural determinants relating to health professional reporting of medication errors: a cross-sectional survey using the Theoretical Domains Framework..

A case study investigation into the use of multi-compartment compliance aids in older people resident in very sheltered housing. (2016)
Journal Article
MACLURE, K., MACLEOD, J., FORBES-MCKAY, K., PAUDYAL, V., CUNNINGHAM, S., STRATH, A., LYNCH, R. and STEWART, D. 2016. A case study investigation into the use of multi-compartment compliance aids in older people resident in very sheltered housing. Patient: patient-centered outcomes research [online] 9(6), pages 583-590. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40271-016-0178-8

Background Multi-compartment compliance aids (MCAs) are repackaging systems for solid dosage form medicines, heralded by some as a solution to non-adherence but with little evidence of benefit. Objective The aim was to use a theoretical approach to d... Read More about A case study investigation into the use of multi-compartment compliance aids in older people resident in very sheltered housing..

Exploring behavioural determinants relating to health professional reporting of medication errors: a qualitative study using the theoretical domains framework. (2016)
Journal Article
ALQUBAISI, M., TONNA, A., STRATH, A. and STEWART, D. 2016. Exploring behavioural determinants relating to health professional reporting of medication errors: a qualitative study using the theoretical domains framework. European journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 72(7), pages 887-895. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-016-2054-9

Purpose: Effective and efficient medication reporting processes are essential in promoting patient safety. Few qualitative studies have explored reporting of medication errors by health professionals and none have made reference to behavioural theori... Read More about Exploring behavioural determinants relating to health professional reporting of medication errors: a qualitative study using the theoretical domains framework..

A modified Delphi study of structures and processes related to medicines management for elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. (2016)
Journal Article
AL SHEMEILI, S., KLEIN, S., STRATH, A., FARES, S. and STEWART, D. 2016. A modified Delphi study of structures and processes related to medicines management for elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice [online], 22(5), pages 781-791. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jep.12542

The structures and processes around the management of medicines for elderly, hospitalized patients are ill defined. This study aimed to determine consensus related to strategic and operational approaches in the United Arab Emirates. A modified Delphi... Read More about A modified Delphi study of structures and processes related to medicines management for elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates..

Yellow card reports associated with use of natural health products in children: an exploratory analysis. (2015)
Journal Article
NDU, O., STRATH, A. and DIACK, L. 2015. Yellow card reports associated with use of natural health products in children: an exploratory analysis. European journal of integrative medicine [online], 7(6), page 693. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2015.11.013

Abstract of a presentation given at the Research council for complementary medicine 2015 conference (RCCM): demonstrating the value of integrative medicine, 10 September, London, UK.

Exploring structures and processes of medicines management in elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. (2015)
Thesis
AL SHEMEILI, S.K. 2015. Exploring structures and processes of medicines management in elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Given the complexity of medicines use in elderly patients, structures and processes of medicines management are key to deriving best outcomes. This research was conducted in hospitals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and focused on the patient journ... Read More about Exploring structures and processes of medicines management in elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates..

An exploration of health professionals' experiences of medicines management in elderly, hospitalised patients in Abu Dhabi. (2015)
Journal Article
AL SHEMEILI, S., KLEIN, S., STRATH, A., FARES, S. and STEWART, D. 2016. An exploration of health professionals' experiences of medicines management in elderly, hospitalised patients in Abu Dhabi. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 38(1), pages 107-118. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0212-2

Background Given the multiplicity of issues relating to medicines in the elderly, the structures and processes of medicines management should be clearly defined and described to optimise patient outcomes. There is a paucity of research which provides... Read More about An exploration of health professionals' experiences of medicines management in elderly, hospitalised patients in Abu Dhabi..

Healthcare professionals' perceptions of the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic systems for the prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines in hospitals: a systematic review. (2015)
Journal Article
HOGAN-MURPHY, D., TONNA, A., STRATH, A. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2015. Healthcare professionals' perceptions of the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic systems for the prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines in hospitals: a systematic review. European journal of hospital pharmacy [online], 22(6), pages 358-365. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2015-000722

Abstract Objective To identify, critically appraise, synthesise and present the available evidence on healthcare professionals' perceptions of the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic prescribing, dispensing and/or administration of m... Read More about Healthcare professionals' perceptions of the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic systems for the prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines in hospitals: a systematic review..

User-perceived effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines: perspectives from international, British and local Scottish outcomes studies. (2015)
Thesis
NDU, O.O. 2015. User-perceived effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines: perspectives from international, British and local Scottish outcomes studies. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In the light of the current patient-centred approach to healthcare delivery, this research investigated the effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) from the users' perspective in order to generate suitabl... Read More about User-perceived effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines: perspectives from international, British and local Scottish outcomes studies..

The use of complementary and alternative medicine among children in Aberdeen: an outcomes-based cross-sectional survey. (2015)
Presentation / Conference
NDU, O., STRATH, A. and DIACK, L. 2015. The use of complementary and alternative medicine among children in Aberdeen: an outcomes-based cross-sectional survey. Presented at the 2015 Complementary and alternative medicine strategy for research and development conference (CAMSTRAND 2015), 9-10 June 2015, London, UK.

The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in paediatric subjects is increasing globally. However, most of the data available in the UK is based on hospital-based studies; and studies of such use in the general population are scarce. Als... Read More about The use of complementary and alternative medicine among children in Aberdeen: an outcomes-based cross-sectional survey..

Experiences of supervision at practice placement sites. (2014)
Journal Article
DIACK, L., GIBSON, K., MUNRO, K. and STRATH, A. 2014. Experiences of supervision at practice placement sites. Education research international [online], 2014, Article ID 764519. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/764519

Whilst placement supervision and clinical education programmes are of significant value in shaping the behaviours of undergraduate healthcare students, appropriate provisions which are efficacious to the learner are somewhat lacking, particularly for... Read More about Experiences of supervision at practice placement sites..

An exploration of ehealth and digital literacy in pharmacy practice. (2014)
Thesis
MACLURE, K. 2014. An exploration of ehealth and digital literacy in pharmacy practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aim of this research programme was to explore ehealth technology in pharmacy practice in Scotland and, by doing so, contribute original knowledge to this area. Strategists worldwide believe technology has the potential to promote quality, safety... Read More about An exploration of ehealth and digital literacy in pharmacy practice..


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