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Enacting evidence-based practice: pathways for community nurses. (2019)
Journal Article
TEODOROWSKI, P., CABLE, C., KILBURN, S. and KENNEDY, C. 2019. Enacting evidence-based practice: pathways for community nurses. British journal of community nursing [online], 24(8), pages 370-376. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.8.370

Community nurses are expected to deliver evidence-based practice, which is challenging given the diversity and breadth of the evidence base from which they can draw. This study aimed to explore community nurses' experiences of implementing change in... Read More

Adult dental health survey 2009: association between oral health outcomes and living arrangements of older adults in the UK. (2019)
Journal Article
AMINU, A.Q. 2019. Adult dental health survey 2009: association between oral health outcomes and living arrangements of older adults in the UK. British dental journal [online], 227(2), pages 115-120. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41415-019-0487-0

Introduction: Considering the growing ageing populations and the impact of oral health in the wellbeing of older adults, there is a need for understanding dental care utilisation among this group. The objective of this study was to examine the relati... Read More

Pharmacy academics’ perspectives toward interprofessional education prior to its implementation in Qatar: a qualitative study. (2019)
Journal Article
EL-AWAISI, A., JOSEPH, S., EL HAJJ, M.S. and DIACK, L. 2019. Pharmacy academics' perspectives toward interprofessional education prior to its implementation in Qatar: a qualitative study. BMC medical education [online], 19, article ID 278. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-019-1689-5

Background: The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of faculty members and academic administrators, at Qatar University College of Pharmacy, towards interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice by identifying enablers, b... Read More

Developing a new health-related policy analysis tool (HrPAT): an action research cooperative inquiry approach. (2019)
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CASEY, M., ROHDE, D., BRADY, A.-M., FEALY, G., HEGARTY, J., KENNEDY, C., MCNAMARA, M., NICHOLSON, E., O'CONNELL, R., O'CONNOR, L., O'LEARY, D., O'REILLY, P. and STOKES, D. 2019. Developing a new health-related policy analysis tool (HrPAT): an action research cooperative inquiry approach. Journal of nursing management [online], Accepted Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12804

Aim: To develop a tool for the analysis of nursing, midwifery and health-related policy and professional guidance documents. Background: Analysis tools can aid both policy evaluation and policy development. However, no framework for analysing the con... Read More

Association of psychosocial–spiritual experiences around childbirth and subsequent perinatal mental health outcomes: an integrated review. (2019)
Journal Article
CROWTHER, S., STEPHEN, A. and HALL, J. 2019. Association of psychosocial–spiritual experiences around childbirth and subsequent perinatal mental health outcomes: an integrated review. Journal of reproductive and infant psychology [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2019.1616680

Background: Perinatal mental health is a concern for women, families, communities and maternity care providers internationally. However, there is little understanding of poor perinatal maternal mental health and association with women’s experiences o... Read More

An ecological momentary assessment of self-management in prostate cancer survivors. (2019)
Journal Article
PATERSON, C. 2019. An ecological momentary assessment of self-management in prostate cancer survivors. Journal of cancer survivorship [online], 13(3), pages 364-373. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-019-00758-w

Purpose: To assess the “real time” self-management strategies employed by prostate cancer survivors to inform personalised supportive care interventions in the future. Method: A purposive sampling framework was used to recruit men with different st... Read More

Policy, evidence and practice for post-birth care plans: a scoping review. (2019)
Journal Article
CROWTHER, S., MACIVER, E. and LAU, A. 2019. Policy, evidence and practice for post-birth care plans: a scoping review. BMC pregnancy and childbirth [online], 19, article ID 137. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2274-y

Background: Postnatal care continually attracts less attention than other parts of the childbirth year. Many regions consistently report poor maternal satisfaction with care in the post-birth period. Despite policy recommending post-birth planning be... Read More

Compulsory community and involuntary outpatient treatment for people with severe mental disorders. (2019)
Journal Article
KENNEDY, C. 2019. Compulsory community and involuntary outpatient treatment for people with severe mental disorders. Issues in mental health nursing [online], 40(6), pages 537-538. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/01612840.2019.1600359

This is a summary by Catriona Kennedy of the Cochrane Review of Kisely, S.R., Campbell, L.A., O'Reilly, R. Compulsory community and involuntary outpatient treatment for people with severe mental disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017... Read More

Identifying the evidence base for policymaking and analysis in health care: an integrative review. (2019)
Journal Article
KENNEDY, C., O'REILLY, P., O'CONNELL, R., O'LEARY, D., FEALY, G., HEGARTY, J., BRADY, A., NICHOLSON, E., MCNAMARA, M. and CASEY, M. [2019]. Identifying the evidence base for policymaking and analysis in health care: an integrative review. Journal of advanced nursing [online], (accepted).

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

Caring for an older person with dementia in the Emergency Department (ED): an appreciative inquiry exploring family member and ED nurse experiences. (2019)
Journal Article
WATKINS, S., MURPHY, F., KENNEDY, C., DEWAR, B. and GRAHAM, M. 2019. Caring for an older person with dementia in the Emergency Department (ED): an appreciative inquiry exploring family member and ED nurse experiences. Journal of clinical nursing [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14854

Aims and objectives: To generate insights about what matters and is valued by family members of older people with dementia in the Emergency Department. To explore the experiences of emergency nurses looking after older people with dementia in an epis... Read More

Supporting the district nurse to consolidate advanced clinical skills. (2019)
Journal Article
BAIN, H. and MOGGACH, A. 2019. Supporting the district nurse to consolidate advanced clinical skills. British journal of community nursing [online], 24(4), page 153. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.4.153

Despite evidence that district nursing is valued by the population it serves and that the policy agenda supports healthcare at home, it is well recognised that the district nursing service in some areas is in crisis. It is also acknowledged that the... Read More

What are the experiences of men affected by prostate cancer participating in an ecological momentary assessment study? (2019)
Journal Article
PATERSON, C., PRIMEAU, C. and LAUDER, W. 2019. What are the experiences of men affected by prostate cancer participating in an ecological momentary assessment study? Cancer nursing [online], Ahead of Print. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1097/NCC.0000000000000699

Background: Within the cluster of self-report methodologies, ecological momentary assessment (EMA) is a method used in health services research whereby a participant repeatedly reports on affect, behaviours, symptoms and cognitions as they occur in r... Read More

Health technologies for falls prevention and detection in adult hospital in-patients: a scoping review protocol. [Protocol] (2019)
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ALEXANDER, L., SWINTON, P., KIRKPATRICK, P., STEPHEN, A., MITCHELHILL, F., SIMPSON, S. and COOPER, K. 2019. Health technologies for falls prevention and detection in adult hospital in-patients: a scoping review protocol. Protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports [online], 17(5), pages 667-674. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003844

Review objective/questions: The objective of this scoping review is to map the evidence relating to the reporting and evaluation of health technologies for the prevention and detection of falls in adult hospital in-patients. The following questions w... Read More

Carer support: time for a rethink? (2019)
Journal Article
KENNEDY, C. 2019. Carer support: time for a rethink? British journal of community nursing [online], 24(3), page 101. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.3.101

In this editorial the author points out that, according to a Carers UK 2019 report, three in five people in the UK will be carers at some point in their lives. The Carers (Scotland) Act (2016) will set out in policy the requirement for adult carers t... Read More

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness randomised controlled trial of basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for female stress or mixed urinary incontinence: protocol for the OPAL (optimising pelvic floor exercises to achie (2019)
Journal Article
GRANT, A., DEAN, S., HAY-SMITH, J., HAGEN, S., MCCLURG, D., TAYLOR, A., KOVANDZIC, M. and BUGGE, C. 2019. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness randomised controlled trial of basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for female stress or mixed urinary incontinence: protocol for the OPAL (optimising pelvic floor exercises to achieve long-term benefits) trial mixed methods longitudinal qualitative case study and process evaluation. BMJ open [online], 9(2), article ID e024152. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024152

Introduction: Female urinary incontinence (UI) is common affecting up to 45% of women. Pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) is the first-line treatment but there is uncertainty whether intensive PFMT is better than basic PFMT for long-term symptomatic... Read More

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for female stress or mixed urinary incontinence: protocol for the OPAL randomised trial. (2019)
Journal Article
HAGEN, S., MCCLURG, D., BUGGE, C., HAY-SMITH, J., DEAN, S.G., ELDERS, A., GLAZENER, C., ABDEL-FATTAH, M., AGUR, W.I., BOOTH, J., GUERRERO, K., NORRIE, J., KILONZO, M., MCPHERSON, G., MCDONALD, A., STRATTON, S., SERGENSON, N., GRANT, A. and WILSON, L. 2019. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for female stress or mixed urinary incontinence: protocol for the OPAL randomised trial. BMJ open [online], 9(2), article ID e024153. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024153

Introduction: Accidental urine leakage is a distressing problem that affects around one in three women. The main types of urinary incontinence (UI) are stress, urgency and mixed, with stress being most common. Current UK guidelines recommend that wom... Read More

Migrant Polish women overcoming communication challenges in Scottish maternity services: a qualitative descriptive study. (2019)
Journal Article
CROWTHER, S. and LAU, A. 2019. Migrant Polish women overcoming communication challenges in Scottish maternity services: a qualitative descriptive study. Midwifery [online], 72, pages 30-38. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2019.02.004

Background: Migrant women are more likely to experience sub-optimal maternity outcomes and are often described in a problematised way. Communication is crucial in maternity and can be compromised if the language of that service is delivered in a lang... Read More

Corrigendum. (2019)
Journal Article
COURTENAY, M., LIM, R., CASTRO-SANCHEZ, E., DESLANDES, R., HODSON, K., MORRIS, G., REEVES, S., WEISS, M., ASHIRU-OREDOPE, D., BAIN, H., BLACK, A., BOSANQUET, J., COCKBURN, A., DUGGAN, C., FITZPATRICK, M., GALLAGHER, R., GRANT, D., MCEWEN, J., REID, N., SNEDDON, J., STEWART, D., TONNA, A. and WHITE, P. 2019. Corrigendum. Journal of hospital infection [online], 101(3), page 366. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2019.01.007

This is a corrigendum to an article in a previous issue of the Journal of Hospital Infection.

An existential and spiritual discussion about childbirth: contrasting spirituality at the beginning and end of life. (2018)
Journal Article
WOJTKOWIAK, J. and CROWTHER, S. 2018. An existential and spiritual discussion about childbirth: contrasting spirituality at the beginning and end of life. Spirituality in clinical practice [online], 5(4), pages 261-272. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1037/scp0000188

Birth and death are both fundamental human experiences. The end of life has been a major topic in philosophical, psychological, and sociological debates. Meanwhile, the beginning of life seems to be ignored in discussions around existential meanings... Read More

What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context? (2018)
Journal Article
EJEBU, O.-Z., WHYBROW, S., MCKENZIE, L., DOWLER, E., GARCIA, A.L., LUDBROOK, A., BARTON, K.L., WRIEDEN, W.L. and DOUGLAS, F. 2019. What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context? International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 16(1), article ID 82. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16010082

In the absence of routinely collected household food insecurity data, this study investigated what could be determined about the nature and prevalence of household food insecurity in Scotland from secondary data. Secondary analysis of the Living Cost... Read More