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The effect of carnosine or β-alanine supplementation on markers of glycaemic control and insulin resistance in human and animal studies: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol] (2020)
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MATTHEWS, J.J., DOLAN, E., SWINTON, P.A., SANTOS, L., ARTIOLI, G.G., TURNER, M.D., ELLIOTT-SALE, K.J. and SALE, C. [2020]. The effect of carnosine or β-alanine supplementation on markers of glycaemic control and insulin resistance in human and animal studies: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol]. Systematic reviews [online], (accepted).

Background: Diabetes is a major public health issue and there is a need to develop low-cost, novel interventions to prevent or reduce disease progression. Growing evidence shows that supplementation with carnosine, or its rate-limiting precursor β-al... Read More about The effect of carnosine or β-alanine supplementation on markers of glycaemic control and insulin resistance in human and animal studies: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol].

The effectiveness of combined shockwave therapy and plantar fascia stretching interventions in treating plantar heel pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. (2020)
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BURTON, I., COOPER, K., ALEXANDER, L. and SWINTON, P.A. [2020]. The effectiveness of combined shockwave therapy and plantar fascia stretching interventions in treating plantar heel pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. [Protocol]. JBI evidence synthesis [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBIES-20-00186

Review Objective: To synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of interventions that have used a combination of extracorporeal shockwave therapy and plantar fascia specific stretching to treat plantar heel pain compared to any other... Read More about The effectiveness of combined shockwave therapy and plantar fascia stretching interventions in treating plantar heel pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol..

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 9. (2020)
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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.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 8. (2020)
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KYDD, A., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 8. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our eighth issue of the Observatory, in which we are focusing on support for children and young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. We include news, professional matters, and relevant professional and light reading.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 7. (2020)
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KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 7. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our seventh issue in which we are focusing on higher education issues. The bulletin is available two-weekly and will contain news, professional matters, and relevant professional and light reading.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 6. (2020)
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KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 6. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our sixth themed issue regarding COVID-19. The focus is on care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue signposts you to useful resources concerning this topic.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 5. (2020)
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KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 5. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our fifth themed issue in which we are focusing on gender issues. We have two guest speakers to provide a male and female perspective, and we have provided resources that address the oft-marginalised gender groups.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 4. (2020)
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KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 4. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our fourth themed issue regarding COVID-19. The focus is on poverty issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue signposts you to useful resources concerning this topic.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 3. (2020)
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KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 3. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our third themed issue regarding COVID-19. The focus is on practice matters during the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue signposts you to useful resources and best practice statements and guidelines concerning COVID-19.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 2. (2020)
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KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 2. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our second themed issue regarding COVID-19. The focus is on ethics in research and practice and we have scanned the many resources and upcoming funding calls which can be of help both for practitioners and researchers.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 1. (2020)
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KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 1. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to the first of our bulletins regarding COVID-19 pertinent to health and social care staff. The aim is to provide a signposting resource for staff, educators and researchers in the North East of Scotland on items of interest gathered from the... Read More about North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 1..

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. [Protocol]. JBI evidence synthesis [online], 18(10), pages 2134-2139. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-D-19-00265

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..

Impact 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. Impact 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], 18(10), pages 2140-2147. 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 Impact of canine-assisted interventions on the health and well-being of older people residing in long-term care: a mixed methods systematic review protocol..

An app-delivered self-management program for people with low back pain: protocol for the selfBACK randomized controlled trial. (2019)
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SANDAL, L.F., STOCHKENDAHL, M.J., SVENDSEN, M.J., WOOD, K., ØVERÅS, C.K., NORDSTOGA, A.L., VILLUMSEN, M., RASMUSSEN, C.D.N., NICHOLL, B., COOPER, K., KJAER, P., MAIR, F.S., SJØGAARD, G., NILSEN, T.I.L., HARTVIGSEN, J., BACH, K., MORK, P.J. and SØGAARD, K. 2019. An app-delivered self-management program for people with low back pain: Protocol for the selfback randomized controlled trial. [Protocol]. JMIR research protocols [online], 8(12), article ID e14720. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2196/14720

Background: Low back pain (LBP) is prevalent across all social classes, in all age groups, and across industrialized and developing countries. From a global perspective, LBP is considered the leading cause of disability and negatively impacts everyda... Read More about An app-delivered self-management program for people with low back pain: protocol for the selfBACK randomized controlled trial..

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..

Extraditing Ponsati to Spain is not a clear cut process and involves certain procedures. [Newspaper article] (2019)
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ARNELL, P. 2019. Extraditing Ponsati to Spain is not a clear cut process and involves certain procedures. The Scotsman [online], 15 November 2019. Available from: https://www.pressreader...191115/282849372810123.

A second European Arrest Warrant (EAW) seeking St Andrews academic Clara Ponsati has been issued by Spain. The first EAW was withdrawn in June last year following a decision of a German court in the case of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont.... Read More about Extraditing Ponsati to Spain is not a clear cut process and involves certain procedures. [Newspaper article].

Student led physical rehabilitation groups and clinics in entry level health education: a scoping review protocol. (2019)
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WYNNE, D. and COOPER, K. 2019. Student led physical rehabilitation groups and clinics in entry level health education: a scoping review protocol. [Protocol]. JBI database of systematic review and implementation reports [online], 17(6), pages 1092-1100. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003990

The objective of this scoping review is to identify, map and describe the characteristics of student led physical rehabilitation groups and clinics in entry level health education. More specifically, the objectives are to identify: 1) What types of s... Read More about Student led physical rehabilitation groups and clinics in entry level health education: a scoping review protocol..

Adults with type 1 and 2 diabetes and healthcare professionals' experiences of household food insecurity management in high income countries: a systematic review. (2019)
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TEODOROWSKI, P., DOUGLAS, F., KENNEDY, C., and MACIVER, E. 2019. Adults with type 1 and 2 diabetes and healthcare professionals' experiences of household food insecurity management in high income countries: a systematic review. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42019127618. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac...d.php?ID=CRD42019127618

Protocol for a review, aiming to address the following questions: 1) What are the experiences of household food security self-management among adults with type 1 and 2 diabetes? 2) What are the experiences of household food security management among... Read More about Adults with type 1 and 2 diabetes and healthcare professionals' experiences of household food insecurity management in high income countries: a systematic review..

Health technologies for falls prevention and detection in adult hospital in-patients: a scoping review 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 about Health technologies for falls prevention and detection in adult hospital in-patients: a scoping review protocol. .