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Bereaved relatives' experiences in relation to post mortem: a qualitative exploration in North East Scotland. (2015)
Journal Article
STEPHEN, A., SHEACH LEITH, V., MACDUFF, C. and CHRISTIE, S. 2015. Bereaved relatives' experiences in relation to post mortem: a qualitative exploration in North East Scotland. Bereavement care [online], 34(3), pages 103-109. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02682621.2015.1108547

When a family is grieving the loss of a member the consideration of post mortem is an additional concern. This study set out to explore how relatives are supported to give authorisation and throughout the post mortem process. Thirteen relatives with... Read More about Bereaved relatives' experiences in relation to post mortem: a qualitative exploration in North East Scotland..

Implementing health policy: lessons from the Scottish Well Mens policy initiative. (2015)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, F., VAN TEIJLINGEN, E., SMITH, C. and MOFFAT, M. 2015. Implementing health policy: lessons from the Scottish Well Mens policy initiative. AIMS public health [online], 2(4): addressing chronic disease prevention and tobacco control in the retail environment, pages 887-905. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3934/publichealth.2015.4.887

Background: Little is known about how health professionals translate national government health policy directives into action. This paper examines that process using the so-called Well Men's Services (WMS) policy initiative as a ‘real world’ case stu... Read More about Implementing health policy: lessons from the Scottish Well Mens policy initiative..

Nurses' and healthcare support workers' experiences of enhanced observations and impact on their health and wellbeing. (2015)
Presentation / Conference
ADDO, M., STEPHEN, A.I. and GIBB, J. 2015. Nurses' and healthcare support workers' experiences of enhanced observations and impact on their health and wellbeing. Presented at 2015 Scottish NHS quality event, 10 December 2015, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen, UK.

What are the perspectives of nurses and health care support workers regarding their participation in enhanced observation practices in acute mental health care settings?

Extracorporeal shock wave for the treatment of chronic venous ulcers: a pilot study. (2015)
Thesis
COOPER, B. 2015. Extracorporeal shock wave for the treatment of chronic venous ulcers: a pilot study. Robert Gordon University, MRes Thesis.

This thesis reports a pilot study investigating the use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ECSW) in the treatment of chronic venous ulcers. The studies primary aim was to assess the clinical effectiveness of this treatment when combined with curre... Read More about Extracorporeal shock wave for the treatment of chronic venous ulcers: a pilot study..

An epidemiological study of neuropathic pain symptoms in Canadian adults. (2015)
Journal Article
VANDENKERKHOF, E.G., MANN, E.G., TORRANCE, N., SMITH, B.H., JOHNSON, A. and GILRON, I. 2016. An epidemiological study of neuropathic pain symptoms in Canadian adults. Pain research and management [online], 2016, article ID 9815750. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/9815750

The reported prevalence of neuropathic pain ranges from 6.9% to 10%; however the only Canadian study reported 17.9%. The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology of neuropathic pain in Canada. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in... Read More about An epidemiological study of neuropathic pain symptoms in Canadian adults..

Combining different worlds: interdisciplinarity in action research. (2015)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, F., GOMBERT, K. and MCARDLE, K. 2015. Combining different worlds: interdisciplinarity in action research. Education in the North [online], 22(Special issue: Bridging divides), pages 4-23. Available from: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/education/documents/journals_documents/Volume_22_Bridging_Divides/vol22_Article_Karolina.pdf

The Foodways and Futures (2013-2016) project is of interdisciplinary nature, shaped by the fields of education, public health, sociology and nutrition. Foodways and Futures is a qualitative action research project based in the North East of Scotland.... Read More about Combining different worlds: interdisciplinarity in action research..

Effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis. (2015)
Journal Article
LEE, S.H., NURMATOV, U.B., NWARU, B.I., MUKHERJEE, M., GRANT, L. and PAGLIARI, C. 2016. Effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of global health [online], 6(1), article number 010401. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7189/jogh.06.010401

Objective: To assess the effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in low– and middle–income countries (LMIC). Methods: 16 online international databases were searched to identify studies evaluating the impa... Read More about Effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis..

The effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low and middle income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2015)
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NURMATOV, U., PAGLIARI, C., LEE, S.H., GRANT, L., NWARU, B. and MUKHERJEE, M. 2014. The effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low and middle income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42014008939. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15124/CRD42014008939

This review looks into the impact of interventions delivered via mobile information and communications technologies (mHealth) on: maternal health during the antenatal, intranatal and postnatal periods; foetal, neonatal and infant health up to one yea... Read More about The effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low and middle income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

Oximetry-supported self-management for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: mixed method feasibility pilot project. (2015)
Journal Article
MACNAB, M., LEE, S.H., MCCLOUGHAN, L., HANLEY, J., MCKINSTRY, B. and PINNOCK, H. 2015. Oximetry-supported self-management for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: mixed method feasibility pilot project. BMC health services research [online], 15, article number 485. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-015-1135-2

Background - Pulse oximetry could potentially contribute to self-monitoring. NHS Lothian's 'Light Touch' service provided COPD patients with a self-management plan based on symptoms and oximetry. The service was overseen (though not actively monitore... Read More about Oximetry-supported self-management for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: mixed method feasibility pilot project..

Non-medical prescribing assessment: an evaluation of a nationally agreed multi method approach. (2015)
Journal Article
PATERSON, R.E., REDMAN, S.G., UNWIN, R., MCELHINNEY, E., MACPHEE, M. and DOWNER, F. 2016. Non-medical prescribing assessment: an evaluation of a nationally agreed multi method approach. Nurse education in practice [online], 16(1), pages 280-286. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2015.10.008

In the United Kingdom, legislation permits nurses and allied health professionals to prescribe for patients within their care. Preparation for this role includes learning, teaching and assessment that is embedded in practice, supervised by a designat... Read More about Non-medical prescribing assessment: an evaluation of a nationally agreed multi method approach..

A qualitative evidence synthesis on the management of male obesity. (2015)
Journal Article
ARCHIBALD, D., DOUGLAS, F., HODDINOTT, P., VAN TEIJLINGEN, E., STEWART, F., ROBERTSON, C. BOYERS, D. and AVENELL, A. 2015. A qualitative evidence synthesis on the management of male obesity. BMJ open [online], 5(10), article ID e008372. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008372

Objectives: To investigate what weight management interventions work for men, with which men, and under what circumstances. Design: Realist synthesis of qualitative studies. Data sources: Sensitive searches of 11 electronic databases from 1990 to 201... Read More about A qualitative evidence synthesis on the management of male obesity..

What is the mechanism effect that links social support to coping and psychological outcome within individuals affected by prostate cancer? Real time data collection using mobile technology. (2015)
Journal Article
PATERSON, C., JONES, M., RATTRAY, J., LAUDER, W. and NABI, G. 2016. What is the mechanism effect that links social support to coping and psychological outcome within individuals affected by prostate cancer? Real time data collection using mobile technology. European journal of oncology nursing [online], 21, pages 126-133. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2015.09.002

Unmet support needs are prevalent in men affected by prostate cancer. Moreover, little is known about the optimal type of social support, or its mechanism effect between coping and emotional outcome in men affected by this disease to identify areas f... Read More about What is the mechanism effect that links social support to coping and psychological outcome within individuals affected by prostate cancer? Real time data collection using mobile technology..

A case study exploration of approaches to the delivery of safe, effective and person centred care at two rural community maternity units. (2015)
Thesis
DENHAM, S.H. 2015. A case study exploration of approaches to the delivery of safe, effective and person centred care at two rural community maternity units. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Background: This research explores whether rural Community Maternity Units (CMUs) contribute to NHS Scotlands Quality Ambitions of safe, effective and person centred care. Currently there is no available recent evidence regarding the quality of this... Read More about A case study exploration of approaches to the delivery of safe, effective and person centred care at two rural community maternity units..

Positioning and spinal bracing for pain relief in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults. (2015)
Journal Article
LEE, S.H., GRANT, R., KENNEDY, C. and KILBRIDE, L. 2015. Positioning and spinal bracing for pain relief in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 9, article number CD007609. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007609.pub3

Background: This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in Issue 3 (Lee 2012) on patient positioning (mobilisation) and bracing for pain relief and spinal stability in adults with metastatic spinal cord compression. Many pati... Read More about Positioning and spinal bracing for pain relief in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults..

What are the patterns of personal learning environments (PLE) for undergraduate students undertaking degrees in nursing. (2015)
Presentation / Conference
PRICE, A., STEPHENS, M., PATTERSON, C., SNELGROVE-CLARKE, E., WORK, F. and CHIANG, V. 2015. What are the patterns of personal learning environments (PLE) for undergraduate students undertaking degrees in nursing. Presented at the 26th International networking for healthcare education conference (NET2015), 8-10 September 2015, Cambridge, UK [online], Group 2, LTS, pages 3-7. Available from: https://www.jillrogersassociates.co.uk/net2015abstractsandcorepapers.html

Background - Undergraduate students engage with learning and teaching resources provided by the university to greater or lesser degrees. In doing so, they develop their own personal learning environments (PLE) which may be in addition to, or instead... Read More about What are the patterns of personal learning environments (PLE) for undergraduate students undertaking degrees in nursing..

Development and evaluation of a nurse-led, tailored stroke self-management intervention. (2015)
Journal Article
KIDD, L., LAWRENCE, M., BOOTH, J., ROWAT, A. and RUSSELL, S. 2015. Development and evaluation of a nurse-led, tailored stroke self-management intervention. BMC health services research [online], 15, Article 359. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-015-1021-y

Background: Community nurses are well placed to promote and support stroke survivors to engage in self-management. The aim of this study was to develop a stroke self-management intervention that could be tailored towards stroke survivors' self-manage... Read More about Development and evaluation of a nurse-led, tailored stroke self-management intervention..

The experiences of support persons of people newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis: an interpretative phenomenological study. (2015)
Journal Article
STRICKLAND, K., WORTH, A. and KENNEDY, C. 2015. The experiences of support persons of people newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis: an interpretative phenomenological study. Journal of advanced nursing [online], 71(12), pages 2811-2821. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.12758

Aim: This study explores the experience of the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis for the support person and identifies the impact on their lives. Background: At the time of diagnosis, the support person may not be readily identified in a traditional ca... Read More about The experiences of support persons of people newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis: an interpretative phenomenological study..

A genome-wide association study provides evidence of sex-specific involvement of Chr1p35.1 (ZSCAN20-TLR12P) and Chr8p23.1 (HMGB1P46) with diabetic neuropathic pain. (2015)
Journal Article
MENG, W., DESHMUKH, H.A., DONNELLY, L.A., WELLCOME TRUST CASE CONTROL CONSORTIUM 2 (WTCCC2), SURROGATE MARKERS FOR MICRO- AND MACRO-VASCULAR HARD ENDPOINTS FOR INNOVATIVE DIABETES TOOLS (SUMMIT) STUDY GROUP, TORRANCE, N., COLHOUN, H.M., PALMER, C.N.A. and SMITH, B.H. 2015. A genome-wide association study provides evidence of sex-specific involvement of Chr1p35.1 (ZSCAN20-TLR12P) and Chr8p23.1 (HMGB1P46) with diabetic neuropathic pain. EBioMedicine [online], 2(10), pages 1386-1393. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2015.08.001

Neuropathic pain is defined as pain arising as a direct consequence of a lesion or a disease affecting the somatosensory system and it affects around 1 in 4 diabetic patients in the UK. The purpose of this genome-wide association study (GWAS) was to... Read More about A genome-wide association study provides evidence of sex-specific involvement of Chr1p35.1 (ZSCAN20-TLR12P) and Chr8p23.1 (HMGB1P46) with diabetic neuropathic pain..

Resourcefulness, desperation, shame, gratitude and powerlessness: common themes emerging from a study of food bank use in northeast Scotland. (2015)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, F., SAPKO, J., KIEZEBRINK, K. and KYLE, J. 2015. Resourcefulness, desperation, shame, gratitude and powerlessness: common themes emerging from a study of food bank use in northeast Scotland. AIMS public health [online], 2(3), pages 297-317. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3934/publichealth.2015.3.297

There is growing policy maker and public concern about current trends in food bank use in Scotland. Yet little is known about the experiences of those seeking help from food banks in this country. This research aimed to address this issue by studying... Read More about Resourcefulness, desperation, shame, gratitude and powerlessness: common themes emerging from a study of food bank use in northeast Scotland..

Psychometric properties of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy-Health Professional Student's version: an Italian validation study with nursing students. (2015)
Journal Article
MONTANARI, P., PETRUCCI, C., RUSSO, S., MURRAY, I., DIMONTE, V. and LANCIA, L. 2015. Psychometric properties of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy-Health Professional Student's version: an Italian validation study with nursing students. Nursing and health sciences [online], 17(4), pages 483-491. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12221

This methodological study was conducted to test the psychometric properties of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy - Health Professional Student's version (JSE-HPS). It used a convenience sample of 797 Italian nursing students and also aimed to describe t... Read More about Psychometric properties of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy-Health Professional Student's version: an Italian validation study with nursing students..