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Exploring the STEP-uP to practice: a survey of UK lead midwives for education views of the STudent midwife extended practice placement during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. (2021)
Journal Article
COOKE, A., HANCOCK, A., WHITE, H., CLARK, N., GIBB, F., MCNEILL, J., THOMAS, G., LLOYD, C. and FURBER, C. [2021]. Exploring the STEP-uP to practice: a survey of UK lead midwives for education views of the STudent midwife extended practice placement during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Midwifery [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2021.103048

Objective: to assess the effect of implementation of the extended placement option available to midwifery students during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Design: Online survey open from 2nd June 2020 to 15th July 2020. Setting: United Kingdo... Read More about Exploring the STEP-uP to practice: a survey of UK lead midwives for education views of the STudent midwife extended practice placement during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic..

How has technology been used to deliver cardiac rehabilitation during the COVID-19 pandemic? An international cross-sectional survey of healthcare professionals conducted by the BACPR. (2021)
Journal Article
O'DOHERTY, A.F., HUMPHREYS, H., DAWKES, S., COWIE, A., HINTON, S., BRUBAKER, P.H., BUTLER, T. and NICHOLS, S. 2021. How has technology been used to deliver cardiac rehabilitation during the COVID-19 pandemic? An international cross-sectional survey of healthcare professionals conducted by the BACPR. BMJ open [online], 11(4), article e046051. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046051

Objective: To investigate whether exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation services continued during the COVID-19 pandemic and how technology has been used to deliver home-based cardiac rehabilitation. Design: A mixed methods survey including questions... Read More about How has technology been used to deliver cardiac rehabilitation during the COVID-19 pandemic? An international cross-sectional survey of healthcare professionals conducted by the BACPR..

The labour process of illness work: the hard work of chronic illness in austerity. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
MACIVER, E., DOUGLAS, F. and YUILL, C. 2021. The labour process of illness work: the hard work of chronic illness in austerity. Presented at 2021 British Sociological Association (BSA) annual conference: remaking the future, 13 April 2021, [virtual conference].

This paper focuses on the invisibilised, hidden and deleted forms of work undertaken by unemployed people with long-term chronic illnesses who are in receipt of state support. We lay out what Pritlovie et al (2019) term the ‘hard work’ of being ill.... Read More about The labour process of illness work: the hard work of chronic illness in austerity..

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..

Children living with long‐term conditions: a meta‐aggregation of parental experiences of partnership nursing. (2021)
Journal Article
BARRATT, M., BAIL, K. and PATERSON, C. [2021]. Children living with long-term conditions: a meta-aggregation of parental experiences of partnership nursing. Journal of clinical nursing [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15770

Aim: To explore how parents of children with long-term conditions experience partnership in paediatric and neonatal nursing care and to identify existing partnership barriers and facilitators. Background: Parent–nurse partnership is fundamental to pa... Read More about Children living with long‐term conditions: a meta‐aggregation of parental experiences of partnership nursing..

Exercise and Parkinson's update: are your patients getting the right dose? (2021)
Journal Article
OLIVER, B. and JONES, J. 2021. Exercise and Parkinson's update: are your patients getting the right dose? In touch [online], Spring 2021, pages 4-12. Available from: https://www.physiofirst.org.uk/uploads/assets/715be485-8f73-4e19-9e26bedef2200335/Parkinsons-final.pdf

Parkinson's is the second most common neurological disorder. Assessment and treatment needs to be adapted to accommodate the wide range of motor and non-motor symptoms seen in Parkinson's. People with Parkinson's (PwP) present with a unique combinati... Read More about Exercise and Parkinson's update: are your patients getting the right dose?.

Pause time: a multi-perspective exploration of person-centred care in an acute hospital: an interpretative phenomenological analysis study with older people, families and staff. (2021)
Thesis
WHITTINGHAM, K.A. 2021. Pause time: a multi-perspective exploration of person-centred care in an acute hospital: an interpretative phenomenological analysis study with older people, families and staff. Robert Gordon University, DPP thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1358171

Since the turn of the 21st century, the term 'Person Centred Care' (PCC) has become integral to healthcare language in policy, education, research and practice. In several healthcare arenas, PCC has become synonymous with the delivery of high-quality... Read More about Pause time: a multi-perspective exploration of person-centred care in an acute hospital: an interpretative phenomenological analysis study with older people, families and staff..

Expectant parents’ perspectives on the influence of a single antenatal relaxation class: a qualitative study. (2021)
Journal Article
TABIB, M., HUMPHREY, T., FORBES-MCKAY, K. and LAU, A. 2021. Expectant parents’ perspectives on the influence of a single antenatal relaxation class: a qualitative study. Complementary therapies in clinical practice [online], 43, article ID 101341. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101341

Aim: This study explores the perspectives of expectant parents on the influence of a single antenatal class incorporating education on childbirth physiology and relaxation techniques. Method: The data for this qualitative descriptive study were colle... Read More about Expectant parents’ perspectives on the influence of a single antenatal relaxation class: a qualitative study..

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..

Gender differences in uptake, adherence and experiences: a longitudinal, mixed-methods study of a physical activity referral scheme in Scotland, UK. (2021)
Journal Article
HANSON, C.L., NEUBECK, L., KYLE, R.G., BROWN, N., GALLAGHER, R., CLARK, R.A., MCHALE, S. and DAWKES, S. 2021. Gender differences in uptake, adherence and experiences: a longitudinal, mixed-methods study of a physical activity referral scheme in Scotland, UK. International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 18(4), article ID 1700. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041700

Physical activity referral schemes (PARS) are implemented internationally to increase physical activity (PA), but evidence of effectiveness for population subgroups is equivocal. We examined gender differences for a Scottish PARS. This mixed-methods,... Read More about Gender differences in uptake, adherence and experiences: a longitudinal, mixed-methods study of a physical activity referral scheme in Scotland, UK..

Brexit, acculturative stress and mental health among EU citizens in Scotland. (2021)
Journal Article
TEODOROWSKI, P., WOODS, R., CZARNECKA, M. and KENNEDY, C. 2021. Brexit, acculturative stress and mental health among EU citizens in Scotland. Population, space and place [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2436

The ‘Brexit’ referendum represents a hostile shift in the United Kingdom’s acculturative context. With its remain majority and pro-migration political discourse, Scotland appears less hostile than the rest of the United Kingdom. We explored whether a... Read More about Brexit, acculturative stress and mental health among EU citizens in Scotland..

People in mental distress, police and out-of-hours health services: a qualitative exploratory case study of experiences and the intersect of safeguarding services. (2020)
Thesis
HEYMAN, I. 2020. People in mental distress, police and out-of-hours health services: a qualitative exploratory case study of experiences and the intersect of safeguarding services. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1357998

The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of people in mental distress, who come to the attention of police and healthcare professionals outwith routine hours. Some people in the community call on police officers to help manage their self-... Read More about People in mental distress, police and out-of-hours health services: a qualitative exploratory case study of experiences and the intersect of safeguarding services..

Health technologies for falls prevention and detection in adult hospital in-patients: a scoping review. (2020)
Journal Article
COOPER, K., PAVLOVA, A., GREIG, L., SWINTON, P., KIRKPATRICK, P., MITCHELHILL, F., SIMPSON, S., STEPHEN, A. and ALEXANDER, L. [2020]. Health technologies for falls prevention and detection in adult hospital in-patients: a scoping review. JBI evidence synthesis [online], (accepted).

Objective: The objective of this scoping review was to examine and map the evidence relating to the reporting and evaluation of technologies for the prevention and detection of falls in adult hospital in-patients. Introduction: Falls are a common cau... Read More about Health technologies for falls prevention and detection in adult hospital in-patients: a scoping review..

Do newer antidepressant drugs really have reduced side effects? Examining a random "real world" sample of 300+ receivers of medications. (2020)
Journal Article
ADAMS, N.N. 2020. Do newer antidepressant drugs really have reduced side effects? Examining a random "real world" sample of 300+ receivers of medications. IAFOR Journal of psychology and the behavioral sciences [online], 6(1), article number 05, pages 75-100. Available from: https://doi.org/10.22492/ijpbs.6.1.05

Newer antidepressant drugs are frequently cited as having reduced side effect profiles to that of their older counterparts. However, recent studies have begun to dispute this claim, citing selective sampling, short clinical trials, and clinical trial... Read More about Do newer antidepressant drugs really have reduced side effects? Examining a random "real world" sample of 300+ receivers of medications..

Basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for women with urinary incontinence: the OPAL RCT. (2020)
Journal Article
HAGEN, S., BUGGE, C., DEAN, S.G. et al. 2020. Basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for women with urinary incontinence: the OPAL RCT. Health technology assessment [online], 24(70), pages 1-144. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3310/hta24700

Background: Urinary incontinence affects one in three women worldwide. Pelvic floor muscle training is an effective treatment. Electromyography biofeedback (providing visual or auditory feedback of internal muscle movement) is an adjunct that may imp... Read More about Basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for women with urinary incontinence: the OPAL RCT..

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.

Designing process evaluations using case study to explore the context of complex interventions evaluated in trials. (2020)
Journal Article
GRANT, A., BUGGE, C. and WELLS, M. 2020. Designing process evaluations using case study to explore the context of complex interventions evaluated in trials. Trials [online], 21, article number 982. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-020-04880-4

Process evaluations are an important component of an effectiveness evaluation as they focus on understanding the relationship between interventions and context to explain how and why interventions work or fail, and whether they can be transferred to... Read More about Designing process evaluations using case study to explore the context of complex interventions evaluated in trials..

The feasibility of exercise interventions delivered via telehealth for people affected by cancer: a rapid review of the literature. (2020)
Journal Article
MORRISON, K.S., PATERSON, C. and TOOHEY, K. 2020. The feasibility of exercise interventions delivered via telehealth for people affected by cancer: a rapid review of the literature. Seminars in oncology nursing [online], 36(6), article ID 151092. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151092

Background:- The prevalence of exercise as an adjunct therapy to cancer treatments including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery is growing rapidly and has been shown to improve health outcomes, treatment completion rates, and quality of lif... Read More about The feasibility of exercise interventions delivered via telehealth for people affected by cancer: a rapid review of the literature..

Generating insights into what matters to emergency nurses and family members when caring for older people with dementia: how to use generativity as a principle of appreciative inquiry. (2020)
Journal Article
WATKINS, S., DEWAR, B., GRAHAM, M., MURPHY, F., KENNEDY, C. and O'REILLY, P. 2020. Generating insights into what matters to emergency nurses and family members when caring for older people with dementia: how to use generativity as a principle of appreciative inquiry. International practice development journal [online], 10(2), article ID 4. Available from: https://doi.org/10.19043/ipdj.102.004

Background: Participatory research approaches aim to hear the voices of those who give and receive services to co-create insights into future improvements in care experiences. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is one such participatory approach. The purpose... Read More about Generating insights into what matters to emergency nurses and family members when caring for older people with dementia: how to use generativity as a principle of appreciative inquiry..