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Application of behavioural theories, models, and frameworks in pharmacy practice research based on published evidence: a scoping review. (2024)
Journal Article
NAZAR, Z., NASERALALLAH, L.M., STEWART, D., PAUDYAL, V. SHAFEI, L. and WEIDMANN, A. 2024. Application of behavioural theories, models, and frameworks in pharmacy practice research based on published evidence: a scoping review. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-023-01674-x

Pharmacy practice research often focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of pharmacy services and interventions. The use of behavioural theory in intervention research allows understanding of interventions’ mechanisms of action and are m... Read More about Application of behavioural theories, models, and frameworks in pharmacy practice research based on published evidence: a scoping review..

Exploring determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour using the theoretical domains framework. (2024)
Journal Article
TALKHAN, H., STEWART, D., MCINTOSH, T., ZIGLAM, H., ABDULROUF, P.V., AL-HAIL, M., DIAB, M. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2024. Exploring determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour using the theoretical domains framework. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 20(4), pages 401-410. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2023.12.009

Few theoretically-based, qualitative studies have explored determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour in hospitals. Understanding these can promote successful development and implementation of behaviour change interventions (BCIs). To use th... Read More about Exploring determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour using the theoretical domains framework..

Exploring perspectives of significant others on patients' experiences of cancer services. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
BRINCAT, A., TONNA, P., VELLA BONANNO, P., STEWART, D. and WEIDMANN, A.E. 2023. Exploring perspectives of significant others on patients' experiences of cancer services. Presented at the 51st European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) symposium on clinical pharmacy 2023 (ESCP 2023): innovations in clinical pharmacy practice, education and research, 31 October - 2 November 2023, Aberdeen, UK.

The aim of this research is to explore the perspectives of significant others regarding cancer care experiences of patients receiving antineoplastic medicines for colorectal cancer. Globally, there has been growing concern that patients are not recei... Read More about Exploring perspectives of significant others on patients' experiences of cancer services..

An exploration of the patients' lived experience with antineoplastic medicines for colorectal cancer in Malta. (2023)
Thesis
BRINCAT, A. 2023. An exploration of the patients' lived experience with antineoplastic medicines for colorectal cancer in Malta. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2270694

Cancer is a global health problem, with colorectal cancer being the third most common cancer worldwide. Antineoplastic medicines are considered the backbone of treatment for colorectal cancer, administered with the intent to relieve symptoms and achi... Read More about An exploration of the patients' lived experience with antineoplastic medicines for colorectal cancer in Malta..

Antimicrobial stewardship programme implementation in the UAE: perspectives of key stakeholders using consolidated framework for implementation research. (2023)
Journal Article
HASHAD, N., STEWART, D., PERUMAL, D., ABDULRAZZAQ, N. and TONNA, A.P. [2023]. Antimicrobial stewardship programme implementation in the UAE: perspectives of key stakeholders using consolidated framework for implementation research. Journal of hospital infection [online], 137, pages 69-76. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2023.05.003

While a plethora of studies report antimicrobial stewardship programme (ASP) implementation, these are limited by a lack of theoretical underpinning. This may lead to missing key factors that are likely to influence the successful or unsuccessful imp... Read More about Antimicrobial stewardship programme implementation in the UAE: perspectives of key stakeholders using consolidated framework for implementation research..

A theoretical exploration of the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programmes: perspectives of key stakeholders informed by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). (2023)
Presentation / Conference
HASHAD, N., STEWART, D., PERUMAL, D., ABDULRAZZAQ, N., and TONNA, A. 2023. A theoretical exploration of the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programmes: perspectives of key stakeholders informed by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). Poster presented at 6th UAE International conference on antimicrobial resistance 2023 (ICAR, 2023), 17-18 March 2023, Dubai, UAE.

Despite numerous published studies about antimicrobial stewardship programme (ASP) implementation, a lack of theoretical underpinning within this research emerges. This leads to incomplete knowledge of contextual determinants impacting ASP implementa... Read More about A theoretical exploration of the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programmes: perspectives of key stakeholders informed by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR)..

The impact of COVID-19 on antimicrobial stewardship implementation in UAE hospitals: an exploration informed by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). [ICAHS Poster] (2023)
Presentation / Conference
HASHAD, N., STEWART, D., PERUMAL, D., RAZZAQ, N.A. and TONNA, A.P. 2023. The impact of COVID-19 on antimicrobial stewardship implementation in UAE hospitals: an exploration informed by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). Poster presented at the 1st HCT (Higher Colleges of Technology) International conference on advancements in health sciences 2023 (ICAHS 2023), 8-9 March 2023, Dubai, UAE.

Despite numerous published studies about antimicrobial stewardship programme (ASP) implementation, a lack of theoretical underpinning within this research emerges. This leads to incomplete knowledge of contextual determinants impacting ASP implementa... Read More about The impact of COVID-19 on antimicrobial stewardship implementation in UAE hospitals: an exploration informed by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). [ICAHS Poster].

Implementation frameworks for polypharmacy management within healthcare organisations: a scoping review. (2023)
Journal Article
AL BULUSHI, S., MCINTOSH, T., GRANT, A., STEWART, D. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2023. Implementation frameworks for polypharmacy management within healthcare organisations: a scoping review. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 15(2), pages 342-354. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-023-01534-8

Several guidelines support polypharmacy management in individual patients. More organisational-level focus is needed on the use of implementation frameworks. The aim of this scoping review was to characterise the peer-reviewed literature on implement... Read More about Implementation frameworks for polypharmacy management within healthcare organisations: a scoping review..

The impact of COVID-19 on antimicrobial stewardship implementation in the United Arab Emirates hospitals: an exploration informed by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). [DUPHAT 2023 Poster] (2023)
Presentation / Conference
HASHAD, N., DEREK, S., PERUMAL, D., ABDULRAZZAQ, N., and TONNA, A. 2023. The impact of COVID-19 on antimicrobial stewardship implementation in the United Arab Emirates hospitals: an exploration informed by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research. Poster presented at the 29th Dubai international pharmaceutical and technologies conference and exhibition 2023 (DUPHAT 2023), 10-12 January 2023, Dubai, UAE.

The disruption caused by Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on antimicrobial stewardship programmes (ASP) has been acknowledged and recognised.1 This study uses a theoretical qualitative approach to understand the impact of COVID-19 on ASP implement... Read More about The impact of COVID-19 on antimicrobial stewardship implementation in the United Arab Emirates hospitals: an exploration informed by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). [DUPHAT 2023 Poster].

Hospital clinical pharmacists' perspectives on suboptimal pharmaceutical care: a qualitative study. [Preprint] (2023)
Working Paper
MCLEAN, A., PAUDYAL, V., CUNNINGHAM, S. and STEWART, D. 2023. Hospital clinical pharmacists' perspectives on suboptimal pharmaceutical care: a qualitative study. Research square [online], 09 January 2023, Preprint (version 1). Available from: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-2411411/v1

While clinical pharmacists are responsible for medicines optimisation and provision of pharmaceutical care, there is a lack of literature focusing on what constitutes 'suboptimal' pharmaceutical care. To explore the perceptions and experiences of hos... Read More about Hospital clinical pharmacists' perspectives on suboptimal pharmaceutical care: a qualitative study. [Preprint].

The incidence of metabolic syndrome amongst a group of migrants to Qatar employed in Hamad Medical Corporation 24 months post-migration: a prospective longitudinal observational cohort study. (2022)
Thesis
EZZAT AHMED AL-ADAWY, R.M.M. 2022. The incidence of metabolic syndrome amongst a group of migrants to Qatar employed in Hamad Medical Corporation 24 months post-migration: a prospective longitudinal observational cohort study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1880237

Over the past two decades, the International Organisation for Migration highlighted the increasing proportion of international migration from 2.8% (150 million in 2000) to 3.5% (272 million in 2020) of the total world population. In 2019, the Labour... Read More about The incidence of metabolic syndrome amongst a group of migrants to Qatar employed in Hamad Medical Corporation 24 months post-migration: a prospective longitudinal observational cohort study..

Investigating clinicians’ determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour using the theoretical domains framework. (2022)
Journal Article
TALKHAN, H., STEWART, D., MCINTOSH, T., ZIGLAM, H., ABDULROUF, P.V., AL-HAIL, M., DIAB, M. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2022. Investigating clinicians' determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour using the theoretical domains framework. Journal of hospital infection [online], 122, pages 72-83. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2022.01.007

Aim: To identify and quantify potential determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour, using the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF). Methods: A cross-sectional survey involving doctors (∼4000) and pharmacists (∼400) working within Hamad Medica... Read More about Investigating clinicians’ determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour using the theoretical domains framework..

Patients’ experiences of medicines on initiation of antineoplastic agents for the treatment of colorectal cancer: a qualitative study. (2021)
Journal Article
BRINCAT, A., VELLA BONANNO, P., STEWART, D. and WEIDMANN, A.E. 2021. Patients' experiences of medicines on initiation of antineoplastic agents for the treatment of colorectal cancer: a qualitative study. BMJ open [online], 11(12), article e047749. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047749

Objective To explore the patients' experiences on initiation of treatment with antineoplastic medicines for colorectal cancer. Design A qualitative study using semistructured, face-to-face interviews based on the adapted patients' lived experience wi... Read More about Patients’ experiences of medicines on initiation of antineoplastic agents for the treatment of colorectal cancer: a qualitative study..

The incidence and determinants of metabolic syndrome amongst a group of migrants to Qatar: a prospective longitudinal observational cohort study 24-months post-migration. (2021)
Journal Article
AL-ADAWI, R.M., PRABHU, K.S., STEWART, D., RYAN, C., ABDELAZIZ, H., ELEDRISI, M., IBRAHIM, M.I.M., UDDIN, S. and TONNA, A.P. 2022. The incidence and determinants of metabolic syndrome amongst a group of migrants to Qatar: a prospective longitudinal observational cohort study 24-months post-migration. Journal of clinical medicine [online], 11(1), article 34. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm11010034

While there is some evidence that migration to Western countries increases metabolic syndrome (MetS) risk, there is a lack of data pertaining to migration to the Middle East. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between migration and MetS... Read More about The incidence and determinants of metabolic syndrome amongst a group of migrants to Qatar: a prospective longitudinal observational cohort study 24-months post-migration..

Staff and student experiences and attitudes towards smoking and smoking cessation, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (2021)
Journal Article
TOBAIQY, M., THOMAS, D., MACLURE, A., STEWART, D. and MACLURE, K. 2022. Staff and student experiences and attitudes towards smoking and smoking cessation, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Tobacco prevention and cessation [online], 7(December), article 73. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18332/tpc/144178

Introduction: Tobacco smoking causes an estimated 7 million deaths per annum with 70 thousand of those occurring in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) where the National Transformation Program highlights the need to prioritize smoking cessation. The o... Read More about Staff and student experiences and attitudes towards smoking and smoking cessation, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia..

Thrombotic adverse events reported for Moderna, Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines: comparison of occurrence and clinical outcomes in the EudraVigilance database. (2021)
Journal Article
TOBAIQY, M., MACLURE, A., ELKOUT, H. and MACLURE, K. 2021. Thrombotic adverse events reported for Moderna, Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines: comparison of occurrence and clinical outcomes in the EudraVigilance database. Vaccines [online], 9(11), article 1326. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9111326

Vaccination against COVID-19 is the cornerstone of controlling and mitigating the ongoing pandemic. Thrombotic adverse events linked to Moderna, Pfizer and the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine have been documented and described as extremely rare. While the... Read More about Thrombotic adverse events reported for Moderna, Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines: comparison of occurrence and clinical outcomes in the EudraVigilance database..

Theoretical exploration of development and implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs in hospitals in the United Arab Emirates: a qualitative study of the perspectives of key stakeholders and health professionals. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
HASHAD, N., STEWART, D., PERUMAL, D., RAZZAQ, N.A. and TONNA, A.P. 2021. Theoretical exploration of development and implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs in hospitals in the United Arab Emirates: a qualitative study of the perspectives of key stakeholders and health professionals. Presented at 49th ESCP (European Society of Clinical Pharmacy) virtual symposium on clinical pharmacy (ESCP 2021): clinical pharmacy, working collaboratively in mental health care, 19-21 October 2021, [virtual conference].

Background and Objective: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) has been declared as a public health emergency and has led to the establishment of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASP) to enhance prudent use of antimicrobials1. In the United Arab Emirate... Read More about Theoretical exploration of development and implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs in hospitals in the United Arab Emirates: a qualitative study of the perspectives of key stakeholders and health professionals..

Student and pre-registration pharmacist performance in a UK prescribing assessment. (2021)
Journal Article
POWER, A., STEWART, D., CRAIG, G., BOYTER, A., REID, F., STEWART, F., CUNNINGHAM, S. and MAXWELL, S. 2022. Student and pre-registration pharmacist performance in a UK prescribing assessment. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 44(1), pages 100-109. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-021-01317-z

Student and pre-registration pharmacist performance in a UK Prescribing Assessment': room for improvement and need for curricular change Background Increasingly the global policy direction is for patient-facing pharmacist prescribers. The 'UK Prescri... Read More about Student and pre-registration pharmacist performance in a UK prescribing assessment..

Public perceptions and experiences of the minor ailment service in community pharmacy in Scotland. (2021)
Journal Article
BOAG, L., MACLURE, K., BOYTER, A., CUNNINGHAM, S., AKRAM, G., MCQUILLAN, H. and STEWART, D. 2021. Public perceptions and experiences of the minor ailment service in community pharmacy in Scotland. Pharmacy practice [online], 19(1), article 2152. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18549/pharmpract.2021.1.2152

The Minor Ailment Service (MAS) in Scottish community pharmacy allows eligible people to gain improved access to care by providing free treatment for self-limiting conditions. To determine the perceptions and experiences of individuals using MAS and... Read More about Public perceptions and experiences of the minor ailment service in community pharmacy in Scotland..

Incidence of co-trimoxazole-induced hyperkalemia in a tertiary care hospital. (2021)
Journal Article
AL ADAWI, R.M., ALBU-MAHMOOD, Z., ABDELGELIL, M., ABDELAZIZ, H., STEWART, D. and AWAISU, A. 2021. Incidence of co-trimoxazole-induced hyperkalemia in a tertiary care hospital. Risk management and healthcare policy [online], 14, pages 519-525. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/RMHP.S283471

Co-trimoxazole is a broad-spectrum antibiotic associated with hyperkalemia. To determine the incidence of hyperkalemia and its risk factors in patients receiving co-trimoxazole. A retrospective observational study involving all patients who received... Read More about Incidence of co-trimoxazole-induced hyperkalemia in a tertiary care hospital..