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Subjective aging: factors influencing individuals' perspectives. (2022)
Journal Article
KYDD, A. and REES, M. 2023. Subjective aging: factors influencing individuals' perspectives. International psychogeriatrics [online], 35(10): aging and well-being, pages 541-544. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610222001144

The subjective experiences of old age or any event or experience occurring in an individual's life can be researched through both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Asking participants how they maintain self-presentation of themselves as the... Read More about Subjective aging: factors influencing individuals' perspectives..

The GP can't help me, there's no point bothering them: exploring the complex healthcare journeys of NHS workers in Scotland suffering from long COVID: a longitudinal study. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
ADAMS, N.N., MACIVER, E., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SKÅTUN, D., HERNANDEZ SANTIAGO, V., KYDD, A., TORRANCE, N. and GRANT, A. 2022. The GP can't help me, there's no point bothering them: exploring the complex healthcare journeys of NHS workers in Scotland suffering from long COVID: a longitudinal study. Presented at the 2022 Annual conference of the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Study Group (BSA MedSoc 2022), 14-16 September 2022, Lancaster, UK.

Globally, Long COVID (LC) affects around 40% of people infected with COVID-19 (Chen et al, 2022). Despite high prevalence, symptoms are variable, and no clear healthcare pathway models exist for diagnosis and treatment. The Candidacy Framework descri... Read More about The GP can't help me, there's no point bothering them: exploring the complex healthcare journeys of NHS workers in Scotland suffering from long COVID: a longitudinal study..

Putting ageism in context: examining the relationship between age discrimination and frailty among older individuals aged 65 years and over. (2022)
Thesis
AMINU, A.Q. 2022. Putting ageism in context: examining the relationship between age discrimination and frailty among older individuals aged 65 years and over. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1712721

Frailty is the inability of the body's defence system to cope with stressors. It is known to increase the risk of adverse health outcomes such as mortality, falls and hospitalisation among the older population. While the burden of frailty is continuo... Read More about Putting ageism in context: examining the relationship between age discrimination and frailty among older individuals aged 65 years and over..

Mixed methods study of lived experience of long-term Covid-19 on NHS workers in Scotland. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
TORRANCE, N., GRANT, A., ADAMS, N., MCIVER, E., DOUGLAS, F., KYDD, A., HERNANDEZ SANTIAGO, V., SKÅTUN, D. and KENNEDY, C. 2022. Mixed methods study of lived experience of long-term Covid-19 on NHS workers in Scotland. Presented at 2022 Faculty of Public Health conference: public health: lighting the path for the next 10, 20, 50 years, 12-13 May 2022, [virtual conference].

Background: Many NHS workers have greater occupational risk of exposure to Covid-19 than the general population. In the first wave of the pandemic in the UK, the risk of healthcare workers testing positive for Covid-19 was seven times higher than non... Read More about Mixed methods study of lived experience of long-term Covid-19 on NHS workers in Scotland..

Q methodology: quantitative aspects of data analysis in a study of student nurse perceptions of dignity in care. [Case study] (2022)
Digital Artefact
MULLEN, R.F., FLEMING, A., MCMILLAN, L. and KYDD, A. 2022. Q methodology: quantitative aspects of data analysis in a study of student nurse perceptions of dignity in care. [Case study]. London: SAGE [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529799705

The purpose of this case is to introduce you to quantitative aspects of analysing Q methodology data; a process I found complex and challenging as a novice Q-researcher. The case is illustrated by reference to a Q methodology doctoral study, explorin... Read More about Q methodology: quantitative aspects of data analysis in a study of student nurse perceptions of dignity in care. [Case study].

A new training approach for vaccinators: cascade plus training. (2022)
Journal Article
ÖZTEK, Z. and KYDD, A. 2022. A new training approach for vaccinators: cascade plus training. Turkish journal of public health [online], 20(1), pages 164-176. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20518/tjph.1017386

Effective training of staff plays a major role in reaching and sustaining immunization goals. Training and updating health staff is the responsibility of all governments and immunization related organizations. The critical issue is finding the most e... Read More about A new training approach for vaccinators: cascade plus training..

The essential menopause curriculum for healthcare professionals: a European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) position statement. (2022)
Journal Article
REES, M., ABERNETHY, K., BACHMANN, G. et al. 2022. The essential menopause curriculum for healthcare professionals: a European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) position statement. Maturitas [online], 158, pages 70-77. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2021.12.001

Introduction: The menopause, or the cessation of menstruation, is a stage of the life cycle which will occur in all women. Managing perimenopausal and postmenopausal health is a key issue for all areas of healthcare, not just gynecology. Aim: To prov... Read More about The essential menopause curriculum for healthcare professionals: a European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) position statement..

Dealing with dehydration. (2021)
Other
KYDD, A. 2021. Dealing with dehydration. Health Europa quarterly [online], 19, pages 96-99. Available from: https://www.healtheuropa.eu/dealing-with-dehydration-in-older-adults/111477/

Food and drink are fundamental staples in our everyday lives. Not only do they play an essential part in our overall health, but they also hold holistic significance, influencing our daily habits, giving us a sense of familiarity, and helping us buil... Read More about Dealing with dehydration..

Discussion about the effects of PPE and COVID-19 on menopausal women is long overdue. (2021)
Other
KYDD, A. 2021. Discussion about the effects of PPE and COVID-19 on menopausal women is long overdue. Press and journal [online], 18 October 2021. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/3542157

The NHS employer's website has guidance for HR departments to produce policies on menopause in the workplace. However, despite the added pressure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, little attention appears to have been paid to the impact of Personal Pr... Read More about Discussion about the effects of PPE and COVID-19 on menopausal women is long overdue..

Menopause and personal protective equipment: how does this meet acceptable working conditions? (2021)
Journal Article
KYDD, A. 2021. Menopause and personal protective equipment: how does this meet acceptable working conditions? Case reports in women's health [online], 32, article e00356. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crwh.2021.e00356

Menopause and the workplace has finally become a trending topic. Specific societies, agencies, charities and trade unions, such as the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS), the British Menopause Society (BMS), the Chartered Institute for... Read More about Menopause and personal protective equipment: how does this meet acceptable working conditions?.

Developing a socioecological framework of understanding to deconstruct the complex personal growth narratives of health and social care students, entering healthcare practice early during the Covid-19 pandemic. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
ADAMS, N.N., BUTLER-WARKE, A., TORRANCE, N., GRANT, A., KENNEDY, C., KYDD, A., CUNNINGHAM, S. and DOUGLAS, F. 2021. Developing a socioecological framework of understanding to deconstruct the complex personal growth narratives of health and social care students, entering healthcare practice early during the Covid-19 pandemic. Presented at 2021 British Sociological Association (BSA) annual conference: remaking the future, 13 April 2021, [virtual conference].

During the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdown, UK health and social care students were offered the opportunity to become ‘early entrants’: nursing and midwifery students were asked to enter extended paid placements, while some student pharmacis... Read More about Developing a socioecological framework of understanding to deconstruct the complex personal growth narratives of health and social care students, entering healthcare practice early during the Covid-19 pandemic..

A practical guide to the systematic application of nominal group technique. (2021)
Journal Article
MULLEN, R., KYDD, A., FLEMING, A. and MCMILLAN, L. 2021. A practical guide to the systematic application of nominal group technique. Nurse researcher [online], 29(1), pages 14-20. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7748/nr.2021.e1777

Background: Nominal group technique (NGT) is a highly structured, commonly used way of exploring areas of interest and developing consensus. However, it is sometimes conflated with focus group methods. Aim: To provide a rationale for selecting NGT as... Read More about A practical guide to the systematic application of nominal group technique..

An investigation of health and social care students' and recent graduates' clinical placement and professional practice experiences and coping strategies during the Wave 1 COVID-19 pandemic period. (2020)
Report
DOUGLAS, F., KENNEDY, C., TORRANCE, N., GRANT, A., ADAMS, N., BUTLER-WARKE, A., KYDD, A. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2020. An investigation of health and social care students' and recent graduates' clinical placement and professional practice experiences and coping strategies during the Wave 1 COVID-19 pandemic period. Edinburgh: Chief Scientist Office [online]. Available from: https://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/COVrgu2002rpb.pdf

During the first COVID-19 pandemic wave in 2020, nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, allied health and social work professional students from Robert Gordon University (RGU) were encouraged to undertake extended, paid clinical placements, or enter professi... Read More about An investigation of health and social care students' and recent graduates' clinical placement and professional practice experiences and coping strategies during the Wave 1 COVID-19 pandemic period..

An investigation of health and social care students' and recent graduates' clinical placement and professional practice experiences and coping strategies during the Wave 1 COVID-19 pandemic period: supplementary report. (2020)
Report
DOUGLAS, F., KENNEDY, C., TORRANCE, N., GRANT, A., ADAMS, N., BUTLER-WARKE, A., KYDD, A. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2020. An investigation of health and social care students' and recent graduates' clinical placement and professional practice experiences and coping strategies during the Wave 1 COVID-19 pandemic period: supplementary report. Edinburgh: Chief Scientist Office [online]. Available from: https://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/COVrgu2002supplementary.pdf

During the first COVID-19 pandemic wave in 2020, nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, allied health and social work professional students from Robert Gordon University (RGU) were encouraged to undertake extended, paid clinical placements, or enter professi... Read More about An investigation of health and social care students' and recent graduates' clinical placement and professional practice experiences and coping strategies during the Wave 1 COVID-19 pandemic period: supplementary report..

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 12. (2020)
Other
KYDD, A., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 12. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our twelfth issue of the Observatory, in which we are focusing on the very new theme of Paramedic Practice. The Observatory is issued monthly and includes news, professional matters, and relevant professional and light reading.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 9. (2020)
Other
KYDD, A., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 9. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our seventh issue in which we are focusing on public health and primary care. The bulletin is available two-weekly and highlights news, professional matters, and relevant professional and light reading.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 8. (2020)
Other
KYDD, A., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 8. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our eighth issue of the Observatory, in which we are focusing on support for children and young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. We include news, professional matters, and relevant professional and light reading.