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The impact of pharmacists’ input on the screening, management and prevention of metabolic syndrome. [Protocol] (2018)
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AL ADAWI, R., TONNA, A., STEWERT, D., RAYAN, C., ELEDRISI, M., and ABDELAZIZ, H. [2018]. The impact of pharmacists’ input on the screening, management and prevention of metabolic syndrome. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42018089862. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42018089862

The aim of this research was to critically appraise, synthesise, and present the available evidence on the impact of pharmacists' input on the screening, prevention and management of metabolic syndrome (MetS). The specific aims were: 1) To determine... Read More about The impact of pharmacists’ input on the screening, management and prevention of metabolic syndrome. [Protocol].

Hormone replacement therapy and women's health: umbrella review of interventional and observational studies. (2017)
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LEE, S.H., NURMATOV, U., TALIBOV, M., HAWRYLOWICZ, C., CRITCHLEY, H., SHEIKH, A. and NWARU, B.I. 2017. Hormone replacement therapy and women's health: umbrella review of interventional and observational studies. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42017083412. Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42017083412

This review aims to undertake an umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational and interventional studies investigating the role of hormone replacement therapy in the primary and secondary prevention of multiple health and... Read More about Hormone replacement therapy and women's health: umbrella review of interventional and observational studies..

The experiences of older adults with a diagnosed functional mental illness, and their carers' / families' and healthcare professionals' experiences in relation to mental health service delivery. (2017)
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WELLS, J., KENNEDY, C., BAIN, H. and LEE, S.H. 2017. The experiences of older adults with a diagnosed functional mental illness, and their carers' / families' and healthcare professionals' experiences in relation to mental health service delivery. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42017080576. Available from http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42017080576

The aim of this review is to synthesise the evidence related to the experiences of older adults with a diagnosed functional mental illness, their carers' / families' and professionals' experiences in relation to mental health service delivery.

The effect of high fidelity simulated learning methods on physiotherapy pre-registration education: a systematic review protocol. (2017)
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ROBERTS, F. and COOPER, K. 2017. The effect of high fidelity simulated learning methods on physiotherapy pre-registration education: a systematic review protocol. [Protocol]. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports [online], 15(11), pages 2613-2618. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003294

The objective of this review is to identify if high fidelity simulated learning methods are effective at enhancing clinical/practical skills compared to usual, low fidelity simulated learning methods in pre-registration physiotherapy education.

Assessing the facilitators and barriers of interdisciplinary team working in primary care using normalisation process theory: protocol for an integrative review. (2017)
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O'REILLY, P., LEE, S.H., O'SULLIVAN, M., CULLEN, W., KENNEDY, C. and MACFARLANE, A. 2015. Assessing the facilitators and barriers of interdisciplinary team working in primary care using normalisation process theory: protocol for an integrative review. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42015019362. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15124/CRD42015019362

The integrative review will analyse and synthesise quantitative and qualitative evidence using the Normalisation Process Theory (NPT) constructs in identifying team working to inform: Sense making (How primary care professionals make sense of team wo... Read More about Assessing the facilitators and barriers of interdisciplinary team working in primary care using normalisation process theory: protocol for an integrative review..

Effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation on work participation in adults with musculoskeletal disorders: an umbrella review protocol. (2017)
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ALEXANDER, L., COOPER, K., MITCHELL, D and MACLEAN, C. 2017. Effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation on work participation in adults with musculoskeletal disorders: an umbrella review protocol. [Protocol]. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports [online], 15(6), pages 1518-1521. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003133

The objective of this umbrella review is to determine the effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation on work participation in working age adults with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). More specifically the review will address the following questions:... Read More about Effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation on work participation in adults with musculoskeletal disorders: an umbrella review protocol..

To assess the efficacy and safety of manual lymphatic drainage in treating breast cancer related lymphoedema. (2017)
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KENNEDY, C. and LEE, S.H. 2017. To assess the efficacy and safety of manual lymphatic drainage in treating breast cancer related lymphoedema. Nursing network news [online], 23, pages 20-21. Available from: https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/healthcare-professionals/member-resources/nursing-network-news

This is a summary of a Cochrane review of Ezzo J, Manheimer E, McNeely ML, Howell DM, Weiss R, Johansson KI, Bao T, Bily L, Tuppo CM, Williams AF, Karadibak D. Manual lymphatic drainage for lymphedema following breast cancer treatment. Cochrane Datab... Read More about To assess the efficacy and safety of manual lymphatic drainage in treating breast cancer related lymphoedema..

How high can you bounce? [Newspaper article] (2017)
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MARCELLA, R. 2017. How high can you bounce? Press and journal: business [online], 16 January 2017. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1133641/rita-marcella-high-can-bounce/

I was intrigued and a little surprised recently to be told by a colleague that I was resilient. It wasn't a label that I would necessarily have ever thought of or aspired to for myself. But it set me thinking about the nature of resilience, why it mi... Read More about How high can you bounce? [Newspaper article].

Interventions for preventing falls in people with multiple sclerosis. (2017)
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HAYES, S., KENNEDY, C., GALVIN, R., FINLAYSON, M., MCGUIGAN, C., WALSH, C.D. and COOTE, S. 2017. Interventions for preventing falls in people with multiple sclerosis. [Protocol]. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], 2017(1), article number CD012475. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012475

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The aim of this review is to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce the rate of falls in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Specific objectives include comparing the e... Read More about Interventions for preventing falls in people with multiple sclerosis..

Popular careers as seen on screen. (2016)
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MARCELLA, R. 2016. Popular careers as seen on screen. Press and journal: business [online], 19 December 2016. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1109679/rita-marcella-popular-careers-seen-screen/

Over many years in academia I have pondered how and why particular careers seem overwhelmingly attractive to young people, in particular of course university applicants, while others seem to languish and require constant efforts on the part of well-m... Read More about Popular careers as seen on screen..

Types of clinical outcomes and methods for their assessment in the evaluation of pharmacist-led management of minor ailments: a systematic review. (2016)
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PAUDYAL, V., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., GIBSON SMITH, K., RYAN, C. and CORDINA, M. 2016. Types of clinical outcomes and methods for their assessment in the evaluation of pharmacist-led management of minor ailments: a systematic review. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42016050847. Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42016050847

The aim of this systematic review is to review the types of clinical outcomes and methods of assessment used in the evaluation of pharmacist-led minor ailments management and identify development and the application of best practices.

Politics and the era of uncertainty. (2016)
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MARCELLA, R. 2016. Politics and the era of uncertainty. Press and journal: business [online], 21 November 2016. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1082017/rita-marcella-politics-era-uncertainty/

And so again this month many of us woke to an unexpected election outcome: and the deep irony is not that you and I did not expect it but that governments, pollsters and political experts all over the world did not expect it. As with Brexit, we woke... Read More about Politics and the era of uncertainty..

Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review protocol. (2016)
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PAPADATOU, Z., COOPER, K., KLEIN, S., MACDUFF, C. and STEINER, M. 2016. Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review protocol. [Protocol]. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports [online], 14(10), pages 72-81. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003159

Review question/objective: The objective of this quantitative systematic review is to identify, appraise and synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of moisturizers, barrier creams, protective gloves, skin protection education and... Read More about Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review protocol..

Ten tips for working the network. (2016)
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MARCELLA, R. 2016. Ten tips for working the network. Press and journal: business [online], 17 October 2016. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1051727/rita-marcella-ten-tips-working-network/

We all have networks - they are natural phenomena that we encounter from our earliest days, membership of which begins in early childhood and is nurtured (though also sometimes damaged) through participation in nursery, at dance classes, in Brownies... Read More about Ten tips for working the network..

Theory-based interventions to aid healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections: an integrative review protocol. (2016)
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TSATTALIOS, K., MACDUFF, C. and STEPHEN, A. 2016. Theory-based interventions to aid healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections: an integrative review protocol. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42016035934. Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42016035934

The objective of this integrative review is to synthesise the best available evidence on (i) what and (ii) how theory has been implemented in the development of interventions aiding healthcare staff to prevent and control healthcareassociated infecti... Read More about Theory-based interventions to aid healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections: an integrative review protocol..

Redefining the concept of social work/life balance. (2016)
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MARCELLA, R. 2016. Redefining the concept of social work/life balance. Press and journal: business [online], 15 August 2016. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/997021/rita-marcella-redefining-concept-social-worklife-balance/

As we might have expected 30 years ago, the Internet, the proliferation of electronic means of communication and the advent of social media have revolutionised how we live life today. I can vividly remember giving a breakfast presentation then to a l... Read More about Redefining the concept of social work/life balance..