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Types of clinical outcomes and methods for their assessment in the evaluation of pharmacist-led management of minor ailments: a systematic review. (2016)
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PAUDYAL, V., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., GIBSON SMITH, K., RYAN, C. and CORDINA, M. 2016. Types of clinical outcomes and methods for their assessment in the evaluation of pharmacist-led management of minor ailments: a systematic review. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42016050847. Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42016050847

The aim of this systematic review is to review the types of clinical outcomes and methods of assessment used in the evaluation of pharmacist-led minor ailments management and identify development and the application of best practices.

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..

Promoting and implementing self care: a mixed methods study of offshore workers and remote healthcare practitioners. (2016)
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GIBSON SMITH, K.L. 2016. Promoting and implementing self care: a mixed methods study of offshore workers and remote healthcare practitioners. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The oil and gas industry is a vital contributor to the global economy and a key source of employment within oil-producing countries. Oil production is largely dependent on a skilled population who are adept in coping with the demands of an offshore e... Read More about Promoting and implementing self care: a mixed methods study of offshore workers and remote healthcare practitioners..

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..

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?.

Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT): a qualitative study of patient perspectives in those choosing not to self-administer. (2016)
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TONNA, A., PAUDYAL, V., FORBES-MCKAY, K., FALCONER, S., ANTHONY, G., TONNA, I., LAING, R., MACKENZIE, A., MACARTNEY, G. and STEWART, D. 2016. Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT): a qualitative study of patient perspectives in those choosing not to self-administer. European journal of hospital pharmacy [online], 23(Supplement 1), article A8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2016-000875.18

OPAT is a well established treatment for administration of intravenous (IV) antibiotics, and models of administration include home self-administration. Despite this offering advantages, statistics indicate that less patients in the research centre ho... Read More about Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT): a qualitative study of patient perspectives in those choosing not to self-administer..