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Using aquablation to treat lower urinary tract symptoms in benign prostatic hyperplasia. (2020)
Journal Article
KENNEDY, C. and PATERSON, C. 2020. Using aquablation to treat lower urinary tract symptoms in benign prostatic hyperplasia. American journal of nursing [online], 120(1), page 7. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000652016.44157.19

This is a summary by the authors of a nursing care-related review of the Cochrane Review by Hwang, E.C., Jung, J.H., Borofsky, M., Kim, M.H. and Dahm, P. 2019. Aquablation of the prostate for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms in men with... Read More about Using aquablation to treat lower urinary tract symptoms in benign prostatic hyperplasia..

Barriers and enablers to implementation of pressure injury prevention in hospitalized adults: a mixed methods systematic review protocol (2020)
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LIZARONDO, L., STERN, C., CARRIER, J., GODFREY, C., REIGER, K., SALMOND, S., APOSTOLO, J., KIRKPATRICK, P. and LOVEDAY, H. [2020]. Barriers and enablers to implementation of pressure injury prevention in hospitalized adults: a mixed methods systematic review protocol. JBI evidence synthesis [online], (accepted).

Objective: The objective of the proposed systematic review is to determine the barriers and enablers (or facilitators) to the implementation of pressure injury prevention among adults receiving care in the hospital setting. Introduction: Hospital-acq... Read More about Barriers and enablers to implementation of pressure injury prevention in hospitalized adults: a mixed methods systematic review protocol.

Qualitative exploration of the acceptability of a postnatal pelvic floor muscle training intervention to prevent urinary incontinence. (2020)
Journal Article
GRANT, A. and CURRIE, S. 2020. Qualitative exploration of the acceptability of a postnatal pelvic floor muscle training intervention to prevent urinary incontinence. BMC women's health [online], 20, article ID 9. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0878-z

Background: Childbirth is a major risk factor for urinary incontinence (UI). As a result, pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) is commonly recommended during and after pregnancy to prevent the onset of UI. PFMT is often classed as a physical activity... Read More about Qualitative exploration of the acceptability of a postnatal pelvic floor muscle training intervention to prevent urinary incontinence..

Experiences and effectiveness of canine-assisted interventions on the health and well-being of older people residing in long-term care a mixed methods systematic review protocol. (2020)
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STERN, C., LIZARONDO, L., CARRIER, J., GODFREY, C., RIEGER, K., SALMOND, S., APOSTOLO, J., KIRKPATRICK, P. and LOVEDAY, H. [2020]. Experiences and effectiveness of canine-assisted interventions on the health and well-being of older people residing in long-term care: a mixed methods systematic review protocol. [PROTOCOL]. JBI evidence synthesis [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-D-19-00224

Objective: To synthesize and integrate the best available evidence on the experiences and effectiveness of canine-assisted interventions (CAIs) on the health and well-being of older people residing in long-term care. Introduction: Canine-assisted int... Read More about Experiences and effectiveness of canine-assisted interventions on the health and well-being of older people residing in long-term care a mixed methods systematic review protocol..

Systematic and integrative reviews: synthesising evidence for community nursing practice. (2019)
Journal Article
KENNEDY, C. and RAMUKUMBA, M.M. 2020. Systematic and integrative reviews: synthesising evidence for community nursing practice. British journal of community nursing [online], 25(1), pages 6-9. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2020.25.1.6

Ease of access to vast amounts of information presents significant opportunities and challenges for nurses in the community as they seek to base their practice on the ‘best’ available evidence. Growing expectations around evidence based practice have... Read More about Systematic and integrative reviews: synthesising evidence for community nursing practice..

Is there respectful maternity care in Poland? Women’s views about care during labor and birth. (2019)
Journal Article
BARANOWSKA, B., DOROSZEWSKA, A., KUBICKA-KRASZYŃSKA, U., PIETRUSIEWICZ, J., ADAMSKA-SALA, I., KAJDY, A., SYS, D., TATAJ-PUZYNA, U., BĄCZEK, G. and CROWTHER, S. 2019. Is there respectful maternity care in Poland? Women’s views about care during labor and birth. BMC pregnancy and childbirth [online], 19(1), article ID 520. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2675-y

Background: Abuse against women in labor starts with subtle forms of discrimination that can turn into overt violence. Therefore it is crucial to work towards prevention and elimination of disrespect and ill-treatment in medical facility perinatal ca... Read More about Is there respectful maternity care in Poland? Women’s views about care during labor and birth..

Instruments for assessing nurses´ palliative care knowledge and skills in specialised care setting: an integrative review. (2019)
Journal Article
SOIKKELI-JALONEN, A., STOLT, M., HUPLI, M., LEMETTI, T., KENNEDY, C., KYDD, A. and HAAVISTO, E. 2019. Instruments for assessing nurses´ palliative care knowledge and skills in specialised care setting: an integrative review. Journal of clinical nursing [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15146

Aims and objectives: To examine the content and reported psychometric properties of instruments for assessing nurses´ palliative care knowledge and skills in specialised healthcare units. Background: Knowledge of palliative care, and competence in th... Read More about Instruments for assessing nurses´ palliative care knowledge and skills in specialised care setting: an integrative review..

Developing and introducing a post birth care plan (PBCP): an action research project. (2019)
Journal Article
CROWTHER, S., LAU, A. and MACIVER, E. 2020. Developing and introducing a post birth care plan (PBCP): an action research project. Midwifery [online], 82, article ID 102616. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2019.102616

Objective: There is ongoing poor evaluation of post-birth care and an urgent need to improve women's satisfaction. To develop and evaluate an acceptable and useable post-birth care plan template through collaboration with women and community midwives... Read More about Developing and introducing a post birth care plan (PBCP): an action research project..

Social media, social comparison and mental health. (2019)
Journal Article
WARRENDER, D. and MILNE, R. [2020]. Social media, social comparison and mental health. Nursing times [online], (accepted).

Social media has become a mainstay of popular culture, with a growing number of users. Yet the understanding of how social media can impact on mental health is at an early stage. This article focuses on social media and how the increased opportunity... Read More about Social media, social comparison and mental health..

The psychological impact of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis on patients' lives: a critically appraised topic. (2019)
Journal Article
O'REILLY, P., KENNEDY, C., MESKELL, P., COFFEY, A., DELAUNOIS, I., DORE, L., HOWARD, S., RAMSAY, B., SCANLON, C., WILSON, D.M., WHELAN, B. and RYAN, S. 2019. The psychological impact of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis on patients' lives: a critically appraised topic. British journal of dermatology [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.18746

A 65 year-old male presented with a 12 hour history of deteriorating rash. Two weeks previously, he had completed a course of neo-adjuvant chemotherapy for ductal carcinoma of the breast. On examination, there were bullae, widespread atypical targeto... Read More about The psychological impact of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis on patients' lives: a critically appraised topic..

Interventions for preventing falls in people with multiple sclerosis. (2019)
Journal Article
HAYES, S., GALVIN, R., KENNEDY, C., FINLAYSON, M., MCGUIGAN, C., WALSH, C.D. and COOTE, S. 2019. Interventions for preventing falls in people with multiple sclerosis. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], 2019(11), article number CD012475. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd012475.pub2

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most prevalent diseases of the central nervous system, with recent prevalence estimates indicating that MS directly affects 2.3 million people worldwide. Fall rates of 56% have been reported among people with MS... Read More about Interventions for preventing falls in people with multiple sclerosis..

Exploring the facilitators and barriers of a wearable device to treat newborn jaundice at home: protocol for an integrative review. (2019)
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LIRONI, J., GRANT, A. and KENNEDY, C. 2019. Exploring the facilitators and barriers of a wearable device to treat newborn jaundice at home: protocol for an integrative review. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42019157824. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac...d.php?ID=CRD42019157824

This review will investigate how home phototherapy and wearable technology is used for the treatment of new born babies with jaundice. Also, what are the experiences of parents and healthcare professionals regarding caring for newborn infants receivi... Read More about Exploring the facilitators and barriers of a wearable device to treat newborn jaundice at home: protocol for an integrative review..

Integrative review; identifying the evidence base for policymaking and analysis in health care. (2019)
Journal Article
KENNEDY, C., O'REILLY, P., O'CONNELL, R., O'LEARY, D., FEALY, G., HEGARTY, J.-M., BRADY, A.-M., NICHOLSON, E., MCNAMARA, M. and CASEY, M. 2019. Integrative review: identifying the evidence base for policymaking and analysis in health care. Journal of advanced nursing [online], 75(12), pages 3231-3245. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14121

Aim: To identify and synthesise the evidence underpinning the health policymaking process to inform the development of a health related policy analysis framework. Design: A mixed methods review using ‘Best Fit’ Framework synthesis. Data sources: PUBM... Read More about Integrative review; identifying the evidence base for policymaking and analysis in health care..

Self-disclosure: the invaluable grey area. (2019)
Journal Article
WARRENDER, D. [2020]. Self-disclosure: the invaluable grey area. British journal of mental health nursing [online], (accepted).

Self-disclosure can be valuable in therapeutic relationships, though practitioners may feel apprehension around boundaries and worry what may be appropriate. This article asserts the importance of critical thinking around self-disclosure, emphasisin... Read More about Self-disclosure: the invaluable grey area..

An exploration of the experiences of support for informal adult carers of individuals with substance use issues in North East Scotland. (2019)
Thesis
MUNRO, M. 2019. An exploration of the experiences of support for informal adult carers of individuals with substance use issues in North East Scotland. Robert Gordon University [online], MRes thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Informal carers provide unpaid support to an individual, usually a family member. The care and support which they provide has been shown to provide positive effects to the individual they support. However, this role may impact on the informal carer,... Read More about An exploration of the experiences of support for informal adult carers of individuals with substance use issues in North East Scotland..

An exploration of the use of theory and visualisation in behaviour change interventions to help healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections. (2019)
Thesis
TSATTALIOS, K. 2019. An exploration of the use of theory and visualisation in behaviour change interventions to help healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Changing healthcare staff's behaviours is of paramount importance in improving infection prevention and control (IPC), and decreasing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Thus many supportive interventions have been developed in pertinent areas,... Read More about An exploration of the use of theory and visualisation in behaviour change interventions to help healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections..

An exploration of the influences on under-representation of male pre-registration nursing students. (2019)
Journal Article
WHITFORD, H.M., MARLAND, G.R., CARSON, M.N., BAIN, H., ECCLES, J., LEE, J. and TAYLOR, J. 2020. An exploration of the influences on under-representation of male pre-registration nursing students. Nurse education today [online], 84, article ID 104234. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2019.104234

Background:- Worldwide, men are under-represented in the nursing profession. In Scotland less than 10% of pre-registration nursing students are male. Reasons for this imbalance need to be understood. Objectives:- To explore the views of male pre-regi... Read More about An exploration of the influences on under-representation of male pre-registration nursing students..

Using the theoretical domains framework to explore primary health care practitioner’s perspectives and experiences of preconception physical activity guidance and promotion. (2019)
Journal Article
SISSONS, A., GRANT, A., KIRKLAND, A. and CURRIE, S. 2019. Using the theoretical domains framework to explore primary health care practitioner’s perspectives and experiences of preconception physical activity guidance and promotion. Psychology, health and medicine [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2019.1679846

Preconception physical activity is one of the main predictors of continued engagement in physical activity during and after pregnancy and subsequently, improves the health of women and their child. In the UK, guidance states that Primary Care health... Read More about Using the theoretical domains framework to explore primary health care practitioner’s perspectives and experiences of preconception physical activity guidance and promotion..

What are students' needs and preferences for academic feedback in higher education? A systematic review. (2019)
Journal Article
PATERSON, C., PATERSON, N., JACKSON, W. and WORK, F. 2020. What are students' needs and preferences for academic feedback in higher education? A systematic review. Nurse education today [online], 85, article ID 104236. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2019.104236

Objective: Feedback is a fundamental factor within the learning process for students. However, it is widely known that students generally report that feedback is done sub-optimally in higher education. Therefore, this systematic review aims to identi... Read More about What are students' needs and preferences for academic feedback in higher education? A systematic review..

Discussing sudden unexpected death in epilepsy with children and young people with epilepsy and their parents/carers: a mixed methods systematic review. (2019)
Journal Article
COOPER, K., KIRKPATRICK, P., BRAND, C., ROLFE, A. and FLORIDA-JAMES, S. 2019. Discussing sudden unexpected death in epilepsy with children and young people with epilepsy and their parents/carers: a mixed methods systematic review. Seizure: European journal of epilepsy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seizure.2019.10.002

Purpose: To synthesise the quantitative and qualitative evidence on the views and experiences of children and young people with epilepsy (CYPwE), their family members/caregivers and healthcare professionals on conversations between healthcare profess... Read More about Discussing sudden unexpected death in epilepsy with children and young people with epilepsy and their parents/carers: a mixed methods systematic review..