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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..

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

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 improve outcome... 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.

Recognising, respecting and responding: promoting human rights for residents of care homes in Scotland: Laurel's Lodge, Aberdeen. (2020)
Report
RIGHTS MADE REAL IN CARE HOMES PROJECT. 2020. Recognising, respecting and responding: promoting human rights for residents of care homes in Scotland: Laurel's Lodge, Aberdeen. Glasgow: Life Changes Trust.

This report-style document describes the methods used in a research project at Laurel's Lodge, Aberdeen. This project was one of several that formed part of the "Rights made real in care homes" project, which was funded by the Life Changes Trust, and... Read More about Recognising, respecting and responding: promoting human rights for residents of care homes in Scotland: Laurel's Lodge, Aberdeen..

An investigation of health and social care students' and recent graduates' clinical placement and professional practice experiences and coping strategies during the Wave 1 COVID-19 pandemic period: supplementary report. (2020)
Report
DOUGLAS, F., KENNEDY, C., TORRANCE, N., GRANT, A., ADAMS, N., BUTLER-WARKE, A., KYDD, A. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2020. An investigation of health and social care students' and recent graduates' clinical placement and professional practice experiences and coping strategies during the Wave 1 COVID-19 pandemic period: supplementary report. Edinburgh: Chief Scientist Office [online]. Available from: https://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/COVrgu2002supplementary.pdf

During the first COVID-19 pandemic wave in 2020, nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, allied health and social work professional students from Robert Gordon University (RGU) were encouraged to undertake extended, paid clinical placements, or enter professi... Read More about An investigation of health and social care students' and recent graduates' clinical placement and professional practice experiences and coping strategies during the Wave 1 COVID-19 pandemic period: supplementary report..

An investigation of health and social care students' and recent graduates' clinical placement and professional practice experiences and coping strategies during the Wave 1 COVID-19 pandemic period. (2020)
Report
DOUGLAS, F., KENNEDY, C., TORRANCE, N., GRANT, A., ADAMS, N., BUTLER-WARKE, A., KYDD, A. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2020. An investigation of health and social care students' and recent graduates' clinical placement and professional practice experiences and coping strategies during the Wave 1 COVID-19 pandemic period. Edinburgh: Chief Scientist Office [online]. Available from: https://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/COVrgu2002rpb.pdf

During the first COVID-19 pandemic wave in 2020, nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, allied health and social work professional students from Robert Gordon University (RGU) were encouraged to undertake extended, paid clinical placements, or enter professi... Read More about An investigation of health and social care students' and recent graduates' clinical placement and professional practice experiences and coping strategies during the Wave 1 COVID-19 pandemic period..

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..

Patients’, family members’ and healthcare practitioners’ experiences of Stevens–Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis: a qualitative descriptive study using emotional touchpoints. (2020)
Journal Article
O'REILLY, P., WHELAN, B., RAMSAY, B., KENNEDY, C., MESKELL, P., COFFEY, A., WILSON, D.M., FORTUNE, D.G. and RYAN, S. 2021. Patients’, family members’ and healthcare practitioners’ experiences of Stevens–Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis: a qualitative descriptive study using emotional touchpoints. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology [online], 35(3), pages e232-e234. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jdv.16958

In this letter to the editor the authors highlight the devastating conditions of Stevens-Johnson syndrom (SJS) and toxic epidermal necroylsis (TEN), which are due to a severe immune-medicated mucocutaneous reaction caused by medication.

Integrated health and social care in the community: a critical integrative review of the experiences and well-being needs of service users and their families. (2020)
Journal Article
HENDERSON, L., BAIN, H., ALLAN, E. and KENNEDY, C. 2021. Integrated health and social care in the community: a critical integrative review of the experiences and well-being needs of service users and their families. Health and social care in the community [online], 29(4), pages 1145-1168. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13179

A need for people-centred health and social support systems is acknowledged as a global priority. Most nations face challenges in providing safe, effective, timely, affordable, coordinated care around the needs and preferences of people who access in... Read More about Integrated health and social care in the community: a critical integrative review of the experiences and well-being needs of service users and their families..

The role of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic across the interdisciplinary cancer team: implications for practice. (2020)
Journal Article
PATERSON, C., BACON, R., DWYER, R., MORRISON, K.S., TOOHEY, K., O'DEA, A., SLADE, J., MORTAZAVI, R., ROBERTS, C., PRANAVAN, G., COONEY, C., NAHON, I. and HAYES, S.C. 2020. The role of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic across the interdisciplinary cancer team: implications for practice. Seminars in oncology nursing [online], 36(6), article ID 151090. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151090

Objective: This literature review aims to explore the role of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic across the interdisciplinary cancer care team. Data Sources: Electronic databases including CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsychINFO, Scopus, and gray literature... Read More about The role of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic across the interdisciplinary cancer team: implications for practice..

What are the barriers and enablers to physical activity participation in women with ovarian cancer? A rapid review of the literature. (2020)
Journal Article
MORRISON, K.S., PATERSON, C., COLTMAN, C.E. and TOOHEY, K. 2020. What are the barriers and enablers to physical activity participation in women with ovarian cancer? A rapid review of the literature. Seminars in oncology nursing [online], 36(5), article ID 151069. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151069

Background: Engagement in regular physical activity is recommended for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer due to aggressive treatment approaches, an increased risk of disease recurrence and low survival rates. Objectives: To synthesize the current a... Read More about What are the barriers and enablers to physical activity participation in women with ovarian cancer? A rapid review of the literature..

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 9. (2020)
Other
KYDD, A., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 9. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our seventh issue in which we are focusing on public health and primary care. The bulletin is available two-weekly and highlights news, professional matters, and relevant professional and light reading.

Corrigendum to: Routine exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation does not increase aerobic fitness: a CARE CR study. (2020)
Journal Article
NICHOLS, S., TAYLOR, C., GOODMAN, T., PAGE, R., KALLVIKBACKA-BENNETT, A., NATION, F., CLARK, A.L., BIRKETT, S.T., CARROLL, S. and INGLE, L. 2021. Corrigendum to Routine exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation does not increase aerobic fitness: a CARE CR study. International journal of cardiology [online], 322, page 294. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.08.078

This corrigendum addresses an incorrect reference in the original article.

Open data, open science and transparency in the time of COVID 19. (2020)
Journal Article
BALL, W.P. 2020. Open data, open science and transparency in the time of COVID-19. Radical statistics [online], 127, pages 4-9. Available from: https://www.radstats.org.uk/no127/Ball127.pdf

A novel coronavirus now known as SARS-CoV-2 was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. It targets the respiratory system, with a wide range of symptom severity and results in a comparatively high level of mortality. Crucially, it has rapidl... Read More about Open data, open science and transparency in the time of COVID 19..

A qualitative investigation of lived experiences of long-term health condition management with people who are food insecure. (2020)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, F., MACIVER, E. and YUILL, C. 2020. A qualitative investigation of lived experiences of long-term health condition management with people who are food insecure. BMC public health [online], 20, article ID 1309. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09299-9

Background: As more people are living with one or more chronic health conditions, supporting patients to become activated, self-managers of their conditions has become a key health policy focus both in the UK and internationally. There is also growin... Read More about A qualitative investigation of lived experiences of long-term health condition management with people who are food insecure..