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Multicompartment compliance aids in the community: the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications. (2016)
Journal Article
COUNTER, D., STEWART, D., MACLEOD, J. and MCLAY, J.S. 2017. Multicompartment compliance aids in the community: the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications. British journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 83(7), pages 1515-1520. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.13220

The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) use in a population of community-based multicompartment compliance aid (MCA) users in north-east Scotland. The research recorded data for MCAs dispense... Read More about Multicompartment compliance aids in the community: the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications..

Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments. (2016)
Journal Article
STEWART, D., MAIR, A., WILSON, M., KARDAS, P., LEWEK, P., ALONSO, A., MCINTOSH, J., MACLURE, K. and SIMPATHY Consortium. 2017. Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments. Expert opinion on drug safety [online], 16(2), pages 203-213. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14740338.2017.1265503

Introduction: Single disease state led evidence-based guidelines do not provide sufficient coverage of issues of multimorbidities, with the cumulative impact of recommendations often resulting in overwhelming medicines burden. Inappropriate polypharm... Read More about Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments..

Patient and pharmacist perceptions of a pharmacist-led educational intervention for people with psoriasis. (2016)
Journal Article
TUCKER, R. and STEWART, D. 2016. Patient and pharmacist perceptions of a pharmacist-led educational intervention for people with psoriasis. Selfcare [online], 7(4), pages 18-31. Available from: https://selfcarejournal.com/article/patient-pharmacist-perceptions-pharmacist-led-educational-intervention-people-psoriasis/

BACKGROUND: Chronic plaque psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition that affects up to 3% of the UK population and most patients have mild to moderate disease that can be effectively managed with topical therapies in primary care. In recent years,... Read More about Patient and pharmacist perceptions of a pharmacist-led educational intervention for people with psoriasis..

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..

Clinical information needs and access for clinical healthcare staff in Highland health and social care service. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
ALMAZROUI, K., MACLURE, K., STEWART, D., RUSHWORTH, G. and HANNAM, P. 2016. Clinical information needs and access for clinical healthcare staff in Highland health and social care service. Presented at 2016 NHS Highland research, development and innovation annual conference, 25 November 2016, Inverness, UK.

Background: Clinical information is required by all clinical healthcare staff to promote better patient care and safety. The information needed, sources, formats and accessibility varies from one staff member to another according to factors such as e... Read More about Clinical information needs and access for clinical healthcare staff in Highland health and social care service..

Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. (2016)
Journal Article
WEEKS, G., GEORGE, J., MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2016. Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. [Review]. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 11, article number CS011227. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011227.pub2

The aim of this Cochrane review was to find out if prescribing by health professionals other than doctors delivers comparable outcomes to prescribing by doctors. Cochrane researchers collected and analysed all relevant studies to answer this question... Read More about Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care..

Safety of levetiracetam in pregnancy and lactation: a systematic review. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
THOMAS, B., ROUF, A., AL HAIL, M.S., ELKASSEM, W.M., ALSAAD, D., TARANNUM, A., MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2016. Safety of levetiracetam in pregnancy and lactation: a systematic review. Presented at the 9th Medication safety conference, 4-6 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Most women with active seizures are often encouraged to continue their antiepileptic medications during pregnancy to avoid serious fetal or maternal complications. Levetiracetam (LEV) is a newer antiepileptic drug used as adjunctive therapy in patien... Read More about Safety of levetiracetam in pregnancy and lactation: a systematic review..

Remote communities: promoting engagement in self-care. (2016)
Journal Article
GIBSON SMITH, K., PAUDYAL, V., STEWART, D. and KLEIN, S. 2016. Remote communities: promoting engagement in self-care. Selfcare [online], 7(4), pages 1-9. Available from: http://selfcarejournal.com/article/remote-communities-promoting-engagement-self-care/

Behaviour change interventions which promote engagement in self-care may be utilised as a means to increase the reach of healthcare and reduce health inequality by targeting those populations deemed harder to reach. The remote and rural community and... Read More about Remote communities: promoting engagement in self-care..

Access to patients' clinical healthcare records: inclusion for community pharmacists in NHS Tayside. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
MACLURE, K., STEWART, D., COULSON, D., ROBERTSON, D., THOMSON, G., DREISCHULTE, T. and MACDONALD, C. 2016. Access to patients' clinical healthcare records: inclusion for community pharmacists in NHS Tayside. Presented at the 45th European symposium on clinical pharmacy (ESCP 2016), 5-7 October 2016, Oslo, Norway.

The 2020 Workforce Vision in Scotland envisages 'making more and better use of technology ....to increase access to services and improve efficiency' across the healthcare interface. Services offered by community pharmacy remain limited by lack of sha... Read More about Access to patients' clinical healthcare records: inclusion for community pharmacists in NHS Tayside..

Social media: a force for inclusion. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
BROWN, A., MACLURE, K., ADDISON, B., PEDERSON, S., STEWART, D. and ANDREWS, J. 2016. Social media: a force for inclusion. Presented at the 45th European symposium on clinical pharmacy (ESCP 2016), 5-7 October 2016, Oslo, Norway.

The migration of modern social networks to the internet has facilitated the transition of traditional pharmacy networks online. The ubiquitous nature of social media (SoMe) combined with merging of personal and professional personas have led to organ... Read More about Social media: a force for inclusion..

Digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff: a systematic review. (2016)
Journal Article
MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2016. Digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff: a systematic review. Journal of innovation in health informatics [online], 23(3), pages 560-571. Available from: https://doi.org/10.14236/jhi.v23i3.840

Objective: To explore the digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff including pharmacists, graduate (pre-registration) pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, dispensing assistants and medicine counter assistants. Methods: A systematic review... Read More about Digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff: a systematic review..

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..

Influences on prescribing decision-making among non-medical prescribers in the United Kingdom: systematic review. (2016)
Journal Article
MCINTOSH, T., STEWART, D., FORBES-MCKAY, K., MCCAIG, D. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2016. Influences on prescribing decision-making among non-medical prescribers in the United Kingdom: systematic review. Family practice [online], 33(6), pages 572-579. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmw085

Background - Suitably qualified non-medical healthcare professionals may now prescribe medicines. Prescribing decision-making can be complex and challenging; a number of influences have been identified among medical prescribers but little appears to... Read More about Influences on prescribing decision-making among non-medical prescribers in the United Kingdom: systematic review..

The role of community pharmacists in supporting self-management in patients with psoriasis. (2016)
Journal Article
TUCKER, R. and STEWART, D. 2017. The role of community pharmacists in supporting self-management in patients with psoriasis. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], 25(2), pages 140-146. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12298

Background: The majority of patients with psoriasis have mild to moderate disease which can be managed in primary care with topical therapies. The supportive role of pharmacists for patients with long-term dermatological conditions is largely unknown... Read More about The role of community pharmacists in supporting self-management in patients with psoriasis..

A focus group based study of the perspectives of the Maltese population and healthcare professionals on medication wastage. (2016)
Journal Article
WEST, L.M., DIACK, L., CORDINA, M. and STEWART, D. 2016. A focus group based study of the perspectives of the Maltese population and healthcare professionals on medication wastage. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 38(5), pages 1241-1249. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-016-0359-5

The World Health Organization states that globally more than half of all medication is inappropriately prescribed, dispensed or sold with a need to implement wastage reduction strategies. Developing processes which include behaviour change theories,... Read More about A focus group based study of the perspectives of the Maltese population and healthcare professionals on medication wastage..

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... 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 theor... 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

Rationale and aim: 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... Read More about A modified Delphi study of structures and processes related to medicines management for elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates..

Reviewing the literature, how systematic is systematic? (2016)
Journal Article
MACLURE, K., PAUDYAL, V. and STEWART, D. 2016. Reviewing the literature, how systematic is systematic? International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 38(3), pages 685-694. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-016-0288-3

Introduction Professor Archibald Cochrane, after whom the Cochrane Collaboration is named, was influential in promoting evidence-based clinical practice. He called for 'relevant, valid research' to underpin all aspects of healthcare. Systematic revie... Read More about Reviewing the literature, how systematic is systematic?.

Asking the right question: a comparison of two approaches to gathering data on 'herbals' use in survey based studies. (2016)
Journal Article
MCLAY, J.S., PALLIVALAPPILA, A.R., SHETTY, A., PANDE, B., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2016. Asking the right question: a comparison of two approaches to gathering data on 'herbals' use in survey based studies. PLoS ONE [online], 11(2), e0150140. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0150140

Background: Over the last decade academic interest in the prevalence and nature of herbal medicines use by pregnant women has increased significantly. Such data are usually collected by means of an administered questionnaire survey, however a key met... Read More about Asking the right question: a comparison of two approaches to gathering data on 'herbals' use in survey based studies..