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Exploring medication error causality and reporting in the Middle East. (2019)
Thesis
THOMAS, B. 2019. Exploring medication error causality and reporting in the Middle East. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The "Medication Without Harm, WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge", published by the World Health Organization in 2017, calls for action to reduce patient harm as a result of unsafe medication practices and medication errors. Medication error-related... Read More about Exploring medication error causality and reporting in the Middle East..

Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
TALKHAN, H., STEWART, D., MCINTOSH, T., ABDULROUF, P.V., AL-HAIL, M., CUNNINGHAM, S. and ZIGLAM, H. 2019. Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. Presented at 2019 Federation of Infection Societies conference (FIS 2019), 11-14 November 2019, Edinburgh, UK.

Many countries have developed antimicrobial stewardship programmes with strategies to optimise antimicrobial prescribing. There remains a need for behaviour change interventions at clinician level to promote appropriate prescribing. Theories should b... Read More about Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review..

Hospital antimicrobial stewardship program implementation in the Gulf Cooperation Council States: a systematic review of evidence of implementation. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
HASHAD, N., TONNA., A., PERUMAL, D. and STEWART, D. 2019. Hospital antimicrobial stewardship program implementation in the Gulf Cooperation Council States: a systematic review of evidence of implementation. Presented at 4th Gulf congress of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases (GCCMID 2019), co-located with the 31st International congress of antimicrobial chemotherapy (ICC 2019) (ICC-GCCMID 2019), 6-9 November 2019, Dubai, UAE.

Background and Purpose: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has led to the development of initiatives aimed at optimizing antimicrobial use. Co-ordinated interventions for promoting and monitoring safe and effective use of antimicrobials are termed antimi... Read More about Hospital antimicrobial stewardship program implementation in the Gulf Cooperation Council States: a systematic review of evidence of implementation..

A cross-sectional survey of the pharmacy workforce in general practice in Scotland. (2019)
Journal Article
STEWART, D., MACLURE, K., NEWHAM, R., GIBSON-SMITH, K., BRUCE, R., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, A., FRY, S., MACKERROW, J. and BENNIE, M. 2020. A cross-sectional survey of the pharmacy workforce in general practice in Scotland. Family practice [online], 37(2), pages 206-212. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmz052

Background: In Scotland, there has been significant investment in pharmacy teams in general medical practices over recent years, aligned to current government policy. Objectives: To characterize the national pharmacy workforce including activities un... Read More about A cross-sectional survey of the pharmacy workforce in general practice in Scotland..

Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
TALKHAN, H., STEWART, D., MCINTOSH, T., AL HAIL, M., ABDOULROUF, P. ZIGLAM, H. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2019. Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. Presented at the 5th International conference on prevention and infection control (ICPIC 2019), 10-13 September 2019, Geneva, Switzerland.

Introduction: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and its threats have long been recognised. Many countries have developed antimicrobial stewardship programmes with strategies to optimise antimicrobial prescribing, minimise AMR and improve outcomes. There... Read More about Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review..

A modified-Delphi study of a framework to support the potential implementation of pharmacist prescribing. (2019)
Journal Article
JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., AWAISU, A., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2020. A modified-Delphi study of a framework to support the potential implementation of pharmacist prescribing. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 16(6), pages 812-818. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.09.005

Background: There is an extensive evidence base of the effectiveness and safety of pharmacist prescribing around the globe. There is therefore potential to develop a framework to support the implementation in Qatar to achieve the National Vision 2030... Read More about A modified-Delphi study of a framework to support the potential implementation of pharmacist prescribing..

An evaluation of mental health clinical pharmacist independent prescribers within general practice in remote and rural Scotland. (2019)
Journal Article
BUIST, E. MCLELLAND, R., RUSHWORTH, G.F., STEWART, D., GIBSON-SMITH, K., MACLURE, A., CUNNINGHAM, S. and MACLURE, K. 2019. An evaluation of mental health clinical pharmacist independent prescribers within general practice in remote and rural Scotland. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 41(5), pages 1138-1142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-019-00897-1

Background: A 12-month pilot was implemented in two general practices in remote and rural Scotland, with patients referred by general practitioners to specialist mental health pharmacist independent prescribers. Objective: The objective was to evalua... Read More about An evaluation of mental health clinical pharmacist independent prescribers within general practice in remote and rural Scotland..

'If I die, I die, I don't care about my health': perspectives on self-care of people experiencing homelessness. (2019)
Journal Article
PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K., FORBES-MCKAY, K., MCKENZIE, M., MACLEOD, J., SMITH, A. and STEWART, D. 2020. 'If I die, I die, I don’t care about my health': perspectives on self‐care of people experiencing homelessness. Health and social care in the community [online], 28(1), pages 160-172. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12850

Self-care, which refers to what people do to prevent disease and maintain good health, can alleviate negative health consequences of people experiencing homelessness. The aim of the study was to apply a theoretically informed approach in exploring en... Read More about 'If I die, I die, I don't care about my health': perspectives on self-care of people experiencing homelessness..

The development and feasibility testing of a community pharmacy-based guidelines for the assessment and management of acne vulgaris. (2019)
Report
TUCKER, R., SMITH, K., MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2019. The development and feasibility testing of a community pharmacy-based guidelines for the assessment and management of acne vulgaris. Delphi study final report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The following describes a research study commissioned by Galderma to explore the development of guidelines for community pharmacists on how to assess and manage patients who present with acne. Background: Acne vulargis (or simply acne) is an extremel... Read More about The development and feasibility testing of a community pharmacy-based guidelines for the assessment and management of acne vulgaris..

Human factors approaches to evaluating outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy services: a systematic review. (2019)
Journal Article
BUGEJA, S.J., STEWART, D., STRATH, A. and VOSPER, H. 2020. Human factors approaches to evaluating outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy services: a systematic review. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 16(5), pages 614-627. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.08.009

Background: The expansion in terms of available treatment options and models of care has led to a growing global momentum for outpatient antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) services. A systematic review was undertaken to explore Human Factors aspects relati... Read More about Human factors approaches to evaluating outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy services: a systematic review..

Mixed-methods approach to determine adherence, knowledge and behavioral determinants associated with medication wastage. (2019)
Journal Article
WEST, L.M., STEWART, D. and CORDINA, M. 2020. Mixed-methods approach to determine adherence, knowledge and behavioral determinants associated with medication wastage. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 16(5), pages 654-662. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.08.003

Background: While literature quantifying medication wastage and assessing public's knowledge and practices about medication disposal is substantial, less attention is given to the public's knowledge and behavior pertaining to medication wastage preve... Read More about Mixed-methods approach to determine adherence, knowledge and behavioral determinants associated with medication wastage..

Prescribers' views and experiences of using direct acting oral anticoagulants in the management of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: a survey in remote and rural Scotland. (2019)
Journal Article
GENERALOVA, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., LESLIE, S.J., RUSHWORTH, G., MCIVER, L. and STEWART, D. 2019. Prescribers’ views and experiences of using direct acting oral anticoagulants in the management of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: a survey in remote and rural Scotland. British journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 85(10), pages 2414-2422. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.14069

A recent systematic review highlighted the lack of robust studies on prescribers' perspectives of direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim was to determine prescribers' views and experiences of pres... Read More about Prescribers' views and experiences of using direct acting oral anticoagulants in the management of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: a survey in remote and rural Scotland..

Patients' lived experiences with antineoplastic medicines for the management of malignant solid tumours: a systematic review. (2019)
Journal Article
BRINCAT, A., BONANNO, P.V., STEWART, D. and WEIDMANN, A.E. 2020. Patients’ lived experiences with antineoplastic medicines for the management of malignant solid tumours: a systematic review. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 16(4), pages 450-463. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.06.020

Background: Antineoplastic medicines affect the patients’ physical and psychosocial well-being posing challenges for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals. However, little is known about the patients’ lived experience with medicines (PLE... Read More about Patients' lived experiences with antineoplastic medicines for the management of malignant solid tumours: a systematic review..

Key stakeholders' views on the potential implementation of pharmacist prescribing: a qualitative investigation. (2019)
Journal Article
JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., AWAISU, A., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2020. Key stakeholders’ views on the potential implementation of pharmacist prescribing: a qualitative investigation. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 16(3), pages 405-414. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.06.009

Background: An accumulation of international evidence demonstrates that pharmacist prescribing is effective, safe and well-accepted. While there is potential for such development in the Middle East, the majority of published studies are largely repor... Read More about Key stakeholders' views on the potential implementation of pharmacist prescribing: a qualitative investigation..

A study of the development of frameworks of pharmacist prescribing in Qatar. (2019)
Thesis
JEBARA, T. 2019. A study of the development of frameworks of pharmacist prescribing in Qatar. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Several countries across the world have developed and implemented frameworks of non-medical prescribing. In the United Kingdom, pharmacist prescribing was introduced in 2003 as supplementary prescribing, with this extended to include independent pres... Read More about A study of the development of frameworks of pharmacist prescribing in Qatar..

Medication errors in hospitals in the Middle East: a systematic review of prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors. (2019)
Journal Article
THOMAS, B., PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K., PALLIVALAPILA, A., MCLAY, J., EL KASSEM, W., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2019. Medication errors in hospitals in the Middle East: a systematic review of prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors. European journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 75(9), pages 1269-1282. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-019-02689-y

Purpose: The aim was to critically appraise, synthesise and present the evidence of medication errors amongst hospitalised patients in Middle Eastern countries, specifically prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors. Methods: CINAHL, Emba... Read More about Medication errors in hospitals in the Middle East: a systematic review of prevalence, nature, severity and contributory factors..

A systematic review of the adoption and acceptance of eHealth in Saudi Arabia: views of multiple stakeholders. (2019)
Journal Article
ALSHAHRANI, A., STEWART, D. and MACLURE, K. 2019. A systematic review of the adoption and acceptance of eHealth in Saudi Arabia: views of multiple stakeholders. International journal of medical informatics [online], 128, pages 7-17. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.05.007

Background: eHealth is defined as “the use of information and communication technology for health”. Adoption and acceptance are key concepts to measure the level of eHealth impact. The aim of this systematic review was to critically appraise, synthes... Read More about A systematic review of the adoption and acceptance of eHealth in Saudi Arabia: views of multiple stakeholders..

Clinical pharmacy practice in the care of chronic kidney disease patients: a systematic review. (2019)
Journal Article
AL RAIISI, F., STEWART, D., FERNANDEZ-LLIMOS, F., SALGADO, T., MOHAMED, M.F. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2019. Clinical pharmacy practice in the care of chronic kidney disease patients: a systematic review. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 41(3), pages 630-666. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-019-00816-4

Background: Clinical pharmacy services have potential to contribute significantly to the multidisciplinary team providing safe, effective and economic care for patients. Given recent practice developments (e.g. polypharmacy reviews and pharmacist pre... Read More about Clinical pharmacy practice in the care of chronic kidney disease patients: a systematic review..

Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interversions that improve clinicians' antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
TALKHAN, H., CUNNINGHAM, S., STEWART, D., MCINTOSH, T., AL-HAIL, M., ROUF, P.V.A. and ZIGLAM, H. 2019. Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians’ antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. Presented at the 2019 Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019), 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and its threats have long been recognised. Many countries have developed antimicrobial stewardship programmes with strategies to optimise antimicrobial prescribing, minimise AMR and improve outcomes. There remains a nee... Read More about Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interversions that improve clinicians' antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review..

A chronological review of Scotland's policies and strategic priorities for implementation of pharmacy-related technologies. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
MCNELLIS, A., MACLURE, K., STEWART, D. and MCANAW, J. 2019. A chronological review of Scotland's policies and strategic priorities for implementation of pharmacy-related technologies. Presented at the 25th Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019): crossing cultural boundaries; optimising communications for future care, 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

National strategies across the world have highlighted the need for improving technology in healthcare. This study aims to summarise the goals and intentions of the Scottish Government and evaluate implementation.