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A grounded theory study on midwifery managers' views and experiences of implementing and sustaining continuity of carer models within the UK maternity system. (2021)
Journal Article
TURNER, S., CROWTHER, S. and LAU, A. 2022. A grounded theory study on midwifery managers' views and experiences of implementing and sustaining continuity of carer models within the UK maternity system. Women and birth [online], 35(5), pages e421-e431. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2021.10.010

Background: Current UK health policy recommends the transition of maternity services towards provision of Midwifery Continuity of Carer (MCoCer) models. Quality of healthcare is correlated with the quality of leadership and management yet there is li... Read More about A grounded theory study on midwifery managers' views and experiences of implementing and sustaining continuity of carer models within the UK maternity system..

International Student Midwives Network. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
MISCIOSCIA, E., VELO HIGUERAS, M., AMMANN FIECHTER, S. and GRAF HEULE, P. 2021. International Student Midwives Network. Presented at 2021 Educating midwives: meeting future challenges, 10 November 2021, Manchester, UK.

This work elaborates and gives first experiences of the International Student Midwives Network, an international online student co-operation project first started in 2020 between Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK and Zurich University of Applied... Read More about International Student Midwives Network..

Briefing: assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the clinically extremely vulnerable population. (2021)
Report
HODGSON, K., BUTLER, J.E., DAVIES, A., HOUSTON, S., MARSZALEK, K., PEYTRIGNET, S., PIRODDI, R., WOOD, F. and DEENY, S. 2021. Briefing: assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the clinically extremely vulnerable population. London: The Health Foundation [online]. Available from: https://www.health.org.uk/publications/reports/assessing-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-clinically-extremely-vulnerable-population

By February 2021 more than 4 million people across the UK had been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 and advised to shield. Our briefing shows the scale of the challenge of ensuring that the most clinically vulnerable to COVID... Read More about Briefing: assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the clinically extremely vulnerable population..

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..

Ratings of perceived exertion at the ventilatory anaerobic threshold in people with coronary heart disease: a CARE CR study. (2021)
Journal Article
NICHOLS, S., ENGIN, B., CARROLL, S., BUCKLEY, J. and INGLE, L. 2021. Ratings of perceived exertion at the ventilatory anaerobic threshold in people with coronary heart disease: a CARE CR study. Annals of physical and rehabilitation medicine [online], 64(6), article number 101462. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rehab.2020.101462

Exercise prescription guidelines for individuals undergoing cardiovascular rehabilitation (CR) are often based on heart rate training zones and rating of perceived exertion (RPE). United Kingdom guidelines indicate that patients should exercise at an... Read More about Ratings of perceived exertion at the ventilatory anaerobic threshold in people with coronary heart disease: a CARE CR study..

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..

Examining oilmen's notions of ‘fatherhood masculinity’ as a pathway to understand increased offshore oilfield safety behaviours. (2021)
Journal Article
ADAMS, N.N. 2022. Examining oilmen’s notions of ‘fatherhood masculinity’ as a pathway to understand increased offshore oilfield safety behaviours. Safety science [online], 145, article 105501. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2021.105501

This study explores how notions of fatherhood masculine identity held by offshore oilfield workers positively influenced safety and risk predispositions in the workplace. Findings are based on a ‘rapid’, two week, embedded ethnography of a remote off... Read More about Examining oilmen's notions of ‘fatherhood masculinity’ as a pathway to understand increased offshore oilfield safety behaviours..

Self-efficacy is a modifiable factor associated with frailty in those with minor stroke: secondary analysis of 200 cohort respondents. (2021)
Journal Article
AMINU, A.Q., WONDERGEM, R., VAN ZAALEN, Y. and PISTERS, M. 2021. Self-efficacy is a modifiable factor associated with frailty in those with minor stroke: secondary analysis of 200 cohort respondents. Cerebrovascular diseases extra [online], 11(3), pages 99-105. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1159/000519311

Background: Owing to the improvement in acute care, there has been an increase in the number of people surviving stroke and living with its impairments. Frailty is common in people with stroke and has a significant impact on the prognosis after strok... Read More about Self-efficacy is a modifiable factor associated with frailty in those with minor stroke: secondary analysis of 200 cohort respondents..

The conscious state of the dying patient: an integrative review. (2021)
Journal Article
O'CONNOR, T., PATERSON, C., GIBSON, J. and STRICKLAND, K. 2022. The conscious state of the dying patient: an integrative review. Palliative supportive care [online], 20(5), pages 731-743. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1478951521001541

The cognitive state of the dying in the last days of life may deteriorate, resulting in a reduced ability to communicate their care needs. Distressing symptoms, physical and existential, may go unrecognized and untreated. The objectives of this integ... Read More about The conscious state of the dying patient: an integrative review..

Identifying the unmet supportive care needs of people affected by kidney cancer: a systematic review. (2021)
Journal Article
O'DEA, A., GEDYE, C., JAGO, B. and PATERSON, C. 2022. Identifying the unmet supportive care needs of people affected by kidney cancer: a systematic review. Journal of cancer survivorship [online], 16(6), pages 1279-1295. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-021-01113-8

The purpose of this study was to synthesize existing evidence on the unmet supportive care needs of people affected by kidney cancer, across the cancer care continuum. A systematic review was conducted according to the PRISMA Statement Guidelines. El... Read More about Identifying the unmet supportive care needs of people affected by kidney cancer: a systematic review..

Exploring the impact of uro-oncology multidisciplinary team meetings on patient outcomes: a systematic review. (2021)
Journal Article
ASKELIN, B., HIND, A. and PATERSON, C. 2021. Exploring the impact of uro-oncology multidisciplinary team meetings on patient. European journal of oncology nursing [online], 54, article 102032. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2021.102032

Purpose: Multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings are mainstay clinical management globally. Clinical guidelines state that patients should be considered for MDT review, but evidence has identified that within the specialty of uro-oncology not all patie... Read More about Exploring the impact of uro-oncology multidisciplinary team meetings on patient outcomes: a systematic review..

Parents’ perspectives and experiences of parenting and caring for young children on a low income in the North East Scotland. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, F., MACIVER, E. and DAVIS, T. 2021. Parents’ perspectives and experiences of parenting and caring for young children on a low income in the North East Scotland. Presented at 65th Society for Social Medicine and Population Health annual scientific meeting 2021 (SSM 2021), 15-17 September 2021, [virtual conference].

Background: Families with young children, and lone parent families in particular, are at greater risk of poverty and food insecurity, compared to other UK population groups. Tackling child poverty has been a key Scottish Government policy since the i... Read More about Parents’ perspectives and experiences of parenting and caring for young children on a low income in the North East Scotland..

Low income parents’ perspectives and experiences of engaging with early years health professionals about financial challenges and income maximisation. [SSM 2021 poster] (2021)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, F., MACIVER, E. and DAVIS, T. 2021. Low income parents' perspectives and experiences of engaging with early years health professionals about financial challenges and income maximisation. Presented at 65th Society for Social Medicine and Population Health annual scientific meeting 2021 (SSM 2021), 15-17 September 2021, [virtual conference].

Background: Since the introduction of the Child Poverty Act (2017) in Scotland, all health visitors, midwives and family nurses in Scotland are expected to screen and offer a financial advice referral to at-risk pregnant women and parents/carers of f... Read More about Low income parents’ perspectives and experiences of engaging with early years health professionals about financial challenges and income maximisation. [SSM 2021 poster].

What are the perceptions and experiences of care delivery among faith community nurses? A systematic review. (2021)
Journal Article
PATERSON, C., OWUSU, E. and ROLLEY, J. 2021. What are the perceptions and experiences of care delivery among faith community nurses? A systematic review. Seminars in oncology nursing [online], 37(5), article 151211. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2021.151211

Objective: This systematic review set out to identify the unique perceptions and experiences of care delivery among faith community nurses (FCNs). Data Sources: This review was conducted and has been reported using the Preferred Reporting Items for S... Read More about What are the perceptions and experiences of care delivery among faith community nurses? A systematic review..

The clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID: identification and changes in healthcare while self-isolating (shielding) during the coronavirus pandemic. (2021)
Working Paper
BUTLER, J.E., NATH, M., BLANA, D., BALL, W.P., BEECH, N., BLACK, C., OSLER, G., PAYTRIGNET, S., WILDE, K., WOZNIAK, A. and SAWHNEY, S. 2021. The clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID: identification and changes in healthcare while self-isolating (shielding) during the coronavirus pandemic. Hosted on medRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.09.09.21263026

In March 2020, the government of Scotland identified people deemed clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID due to their pre-existing health conditions. These people were advised to strictly self-isolate (shield) at the start of the pandemic, except... Read More about The clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID: identification and changes in healthcare while self-isolating (shielding) during the coronavirus pandemic..

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?.

A profession confined: the identity crisis of mental health nursing. [Blog post] (2021)
Digital Artefact
WARRENDER, D. 2021. A profession confined: the identity crisis of mental health nursing. [Blog post]. Posted on CEMH Human Rights and Mental Health [online], 9 September 2021. Available from: https://tinyurl.com/yf835nph

Mental health nursing is a profession which is confined both between disciplines, and within nursing itself. Mental health care is often set up around psychiatrist-led diagnoses and medically-focused treatments such as medication, which can be compu... Read More about A profession confined: the identity crisis of mental health nursing. [Blog post].

The effectiveness of weight-loss lifestyle interventions for improving fertility in women and men with overweight or obesity and infertility: a systematic review update of evidence from randomized controlled trials. [Dataset] (2021)
Dataset
HUNTER, E., AVENELL, A., MAHESHWARI, A., STADLER, G. and BEST, D. 2021. The effectiveness of weight-loss lifestyle interventions for improving fertility in women and men with overweight or obesity and infertility: a systematic review update of evidence from randomized controlled trials. [Dataset]. Obesity reviews [online], 22(12), article e13325. Available from: https://tinyurl.com/4kpcrzv6

Being overweight or obese can have a negative impact on fertility outcomes. This systematic review updates randomized controlled trial (RCT) findings on the effectiveness of weight loss interventions in reducing weight and improving reproductive outc... Read More about The effectiveness of weight-loss lifestyle interventions for improving fertility in women and men with overweight or obesity and infertility: a systematic review update of evidence from randomized controlled trials. [Dataset].

The effectiveness of weight‐loss lifestyle interventions for improving fertility in women and men with overweight or obesity and infertility: a systematic review update of evidence from randomized controlled trials. (2021)
Journal Article
HUNTER, E., AVENELL, A., MAHESHWARI, A., STADLER, G. and BEST, D. 2021. The effectiveness of weight-loss lifestyle interventions for improving fertility in women and men with overweight or obesity and infertility: a systematic review update of evidence from randomized controlled trials. Obesity reviews [online], 22(12), article e13325. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.13325

Being overweight or obese can have a negative impact on fertility outcomes. This systematic review updates randomized controlled trial (RCT) findings on the effectiveness of weight loss interventions in reducing weight and improving reproductive outc... Read More about The effectiveness of weight‐loss lifestyle interventions for improving fertility in women and men with overweight or obesity and infertility: a systematic review update of evidence from randomized controlled trials..

Abdominal cancer symptoms: evaluation of the impact of a regional public awareness campaign. (2021)
Journal Article
TORRANCE, N., BRIGHT, C.J., HILL, H.L., FERGUSSON, J., KENNEDY, C., MAK, V., GILDEA, C., NORDIN, A. and ELLISS-BROOKES, L. 2021. Abdominal cancer symptoms: evaluation of the impact of a regional public awareness campaign. European journal of cancer care [online], 30(6), e13500. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13500

Objective: A regional ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ (BCoC) campaign developed by Public Health England aimed to promote public awareness of key abdominal cancer symptoms in people aged 50 years and over. Methods: Data were analysed for metrics at different st... Read More about Abdominal cancer symptoms: evaluation of the impact of a regional public awareness campaign..