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Nursing by the long stretch of the arm: an exploration of community nursing middle managers' experiences of role enactment within Community Health Partnerships in three regions of Scotland. (2014)
Thesis
ALLAN, E. 2014. Nursing by the long stretch of the arm: an exploration of community nursing middle managers' experiences of role enactment within Community Health Partnerships in three regions of Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Aim: This thesis aimed to explore community nursing middle manager role enactment in managing change within Community Health Partnerships (CHPs) in three regions of Scotland from 2008-2011. Background: CHPs were established to play a key role in shif... Read More about Nursing by the long stretch of the arm: an exploration of community nursing middle managers' experiences of role enactment within Community Health Partnerships in three regions of Scotland..

Are men difficult to find? Identifying male-specific studies in MEDLINE and Embase. (2014)
Journal Article
STEWART, F., FRASER, C., ROBERTSON, C., AVENELL, A., ARCHIBALD, D., DOUGLAS, F., HODDINOTT, P., VAN TEIJLINGEN, E. and BOYERS, D. 2014. Are men difficult to find? Identifying male-specific studies in MEDLINE and Embase. Systematic reviews [online], 3, article 78. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/2046-4053-3-78

Background: Systematic reviews often investigate the effectiveness of interventions for one sex. However, identifying interventions with data presented according to the sex of study participants can be challenging due to suboptimal indexing in biblio... Read More about Are men difficult to find? Identifying male-specific studies in MEDLINE and Embase..

The accessibility and acceptability of self-management support interventions for men with long-term conditions: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. (2014)
Journal Article
GALDAS, P., DARWIN, Z., KIDD, L., BLICKEM, C., MCPHERSON, K., HUNT, K., BOWER, P., GILBODY, S. and RICHARDSON, G. 2014. The accessibility and acceptability of self-management support interventions for men with long-term conditions: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. BMC public health [online], 14, Article 1230. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-1230

Background: Self-management support interventions can improve health outcomes, but their impact is limited by the numbers of people able or willing to access them. Mens attendance at existing self-management support services appears suboptimal despit... Read More about The accessibility and acceptability of self-management support interventions for men with long-term conditions: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies..

Estimating the burden of disease in chronic pain with and without neuropathic characteristics: does the choice between the EQ-5D and SF-6D matter? (2014)
Journal Article
TORRANCE, N., LAWSON, K.D., AFOLABI, E., BENNETT, M.I., SERPELL, M.G., DUNN, K.M. and SMITH, B.H. 2014. Estimating the burden of disease in chronic pain with and without neuropathic characteristics: does the choice between the EQ-5D and SF-6D matter? Pain [online], 155(10), pages 1996-2004. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.2014.07.001

Chronic pain with neuropathic characteristics is associated with significantly lower EQ-5D and Short Form 6D health utilities scores, with 17% reporting health states 'worse than death'. The EQ-5D and Short Form (SF)12 are widely used generic health-... Read More about Estimating the burden of disease in chronic pain with and without neuropathic characteristics: does the choice between the EQ-5D and SF-6D matter?.

Gaining pounds by losing pounds: preferences for lifestyle interventions to reduce obesity. (2014)
Journal Article
RYAN, M., YI, D., AVENELL, A., DOUGLAS, F., AUCOTT, L., VAN TEIJLINGEN, E. and VALE, L. 2015. Gaining pounds by losing pounds: preferences for lifestyle interventions to reduce obesity. Health economics, policy and law [online], 10(2), pages 161-182. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1744133114000413

While there is evidence that weight-loss interventions reduce morbidity, indications of their acceptability are limited. Understanding preferences for lifestyle interventions will help policymakers design interventions. We used a discrete choice expe... Read More about Gaining pounds by losing pounds: preferences for lifestyle interventions to reduce obesity..

Corrigendum to 'Neuropathic pain in the general population: a systematic review of epidemiological studies' (2014)
Journal Article
VAN HECKE, O., AUSTIN, S.K., KHAN, R.A., SMITH, B.H. and TORRANCE, N. 2014. Corrigendum to 'Neuropathic pain in the general population: a systematic review of epidemiological studies'. Pain [online], 155(9), page 1907. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.2014.06.006

In the original article the data in Table 2 was unclear. This corrigendum is a revised version of this data.

'It’s a balance of just getting things right': mothers’ views about pre-school childhood obesity and obesity prevention in Scotland. (2014)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, F., CLARK, J., CRAIG, L., CAMPBELL, J. and MCNEILL, G. 2014. 'It's a balance of just getting things right': mothers' views about pre-school childhood obesity and obesity prevention in Scotland. BMC public health [online], 14, article 1009. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-1009

Background: The high prevalence of childhood obesity is a concern for policy makers and health professionals, leading to a focus on early prevention. The beliefs and perspectives of parents about early childhood obesity, and their views and opinions... Read More about 'It’s a balance of just getting things right': mothers’ views about pre-school childhood obesity and obesity prevention in Scotland..

Competencies and skills to enable effective care of severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery across a multi-disciplinary healthcare perspective: a systematic review. (2014)
Journal Article
STEPHEN, A., GIOVANNA, B., BRUCE, D. and KIRKPATRICK, P. 2014. Competencies and skills to enable effective care of severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery across a multi-disciplinary healthcare perspective: a systematic review. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports [online], 12(9), pages 321-397. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1583

Increasing numbers of illicit and unlicensed medicines are in general circulation and regularly seized by the police and other regulatory authorities. Forensic identification of seized tablets tends to focus on visual appearance and chromatographic i... Read More about Competencies and skills to enable effective care of severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery across a multi-disciplinary healthcare perspective: a systematic review..

Attitudes of nurses and student nurses towards working with older people and to gerontological nursing as a career in Germany, Scotland, Slovenia, Sweden, Japan and the United States. (2014)
Journal Article
KYDD, A., ENGSTRÖM, G., TOUHY, T.A., NEWMAN, D., SKELA-SAVIČ, B., HVALIČ-TOUZERY, S., ZURC, J., GALATSCH, M., ITO, M. and FAGERBERG, I. 2014. Attitudes of nurses and student nurses towards working with older people and to gerontological nursing as a career in Germany, Scotland, Slovenia, Sweden, Japan and the United States. International journal of nursing education, 6(2), pages 177-185.

The aim of this study was to describe attitudes towards caring for older people among nurses and student nurses in six participating countries. Working with older people has historically had a negative profile and, with a global rise in the numbers o... Read More about Attitudes of nurses and student nurses towards working with older people and to gerontological nursing as a career in Germany, Scotland, Slovenia, Sweden, Japan and the United States..

The effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low- and middle-income countries: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2014)
Other
NURMATOV, U.B., LEE, S.H., NWARU, B.I., MUKHERJEE, M., GRANT, L. and PAGLIARI, C. 2014. The effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low- and middle-income countries: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol]. Journal of global health [online], 4(1), article number 010407. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7189/jogh.04.010407

Rates of maternal, newborn and child (MNCH) mortality and morbidity are vastly greater in low' than in high?income countries and represent a major source of global health inequity. A host of systemic, economic, geopolitical and sociocultural factors... Read More about The effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low- and middle-income countries: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis..

Systematic reviews of and integrated report on the quantitative, qualitative and economic evidence base for the management of obesity in men. (2014)
Journal Article
ROBERTSON, C., ARCHIBALD, D., AVENELL, A., DOUGLAS, F., HODDINOTT, P., VAN TEIJLINGEN, E., BOYERS, D., STEWART, F., BOACHIE, C., FIORATOU, E., WILKINS, D., STREET, T., CARROLL, P. and FOWLER, C. 2014. Systematic reviews of and integrated report on the quantitative, qualitative and economic evidence base for the management of obesity in men. Health technology assessment [online], 18(35). Available from: https://doi.org/10.3310/hta18350

Obesity increases the risk of many serious illnesses such as coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis. More men than women are overweight or obese in the UK but men are less likely to perceive their weight as a problem and less like... Read More about Systematic reviews of and integrated report on the quantitative, qualitative and economic evidence base for the management of obesity in men..

Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers. (2014)
Other
PERRY, A., COTTON, S. and KENNEDY, C. 2014. Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers. [Protocol]. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], 2014(5), article number CD011112. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011112

The primary objective of this review is to determine the effects of therapeutic exercises on oral swallowing, aspiration and adverse events, in people treated curatively for an advanced-stage (stage III, stage IV) squamous cell carcinoma of the head... Read More about Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers..

Diagnosing dying: an integrative literature review. (2014)
Journal Article
KENNEDY, C., BROOKS-YOUNG, P., BRUNTON GRAY, C., LARKIN, P., CONNOLLY, M., WILDE-LARSSON, B., LARSSON, M., SMITH, T. and CHATER, S. 2014. Diagnosing dying: an integrative literature review. BMJ Supportive and palliative care [online], 4(3), pages 263-270. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2013-000621

To ensure patients and families receive appropriate end-of-life care, pathways and guidelines aim to inform clinical decision making. Ensuring appropriate outcomes through the use of these decision aids is dependent on timely use. Diagnosing dying is... Read More about Diagnosing dying: an integrative literature review..

Does a history of depression actually mediate smoking-related pain? Findings from a cross-sectional general population-based study. (2014)
Journal Article
VAN HECKE, O., TORRANCE, N., COCHRANE, L., CAVANAGH, J., DONNAN, P.T., PADMANABHAN, S., PORTEOUS, D.J., HOCKING, L. and SMITH, B.H. 2014. Does a history of depression actually mediate smoking-related pain? Findings from a cross-sectional general population-based study. European journal of pain [online], 18(9), pages 1223-1230. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1532-2149.2014.00470.x

Background: Smokers report more pain and worse functioning. The evidence from pain clinics suggests that depression affects this relationship: The association between smoking and chronic pain is weakened when controlling for depression. This study ex... Read More about Does a history of depression actually mediate smoking-related pain? Findings from a cross-sectional general population-based study..

CRIB: the use of cardiac rehabilitation services to aid the recovery of patients with bowel cancer: a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) with embedded feasibility study. (2014)
Journal Article
MUNRO, J., ADAMS, R., CAMPBELL, A., CAMPBELL, S., DONALDSON, C., GODWIN, J., HAW, S., KIDD, L., LANE, C., LESLIE, S. J., MASON, H., MUTRIE, N., O'CARROLL, R., TAYLOR, C., TREWEEK, S., WATSON, A. and HUBBARD, G. 2014. CRIB: the use of cardiac rehabilitation services to aid the recovery of patients with bowel cancer: a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) with embedded feasibility study. BMJ open [online], 4(2), e004684. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004684

Introduction: Patients with colorectal cancer report ongoing physical and psychological impairments and a high proportion of these patients are overweight, insufficiently active and high-risk drinkers, putting them at risk of poor recovery and risk o... Read More about CRIB: the use of cardiac rehabilitation services to aid the recovery of patients with bowel cancer: a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) with embedded feasibility study..

What do we mean by 'older adults' persistent pain self-management'? A concept analysis. (2014)
Journal Article
STEWART, C., SCHOFIELD, P., ELLIOTT, A.M., TORRANCE, N. and LEVEILLE, S. 2014. What do we mean by 'older adults' persistent pain self-management'? A concept analysis. Pain medicine [online], 15(2), pages 214-224. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/pme.12251

Background: No standard definition exists for the concept “persistent pain self-management” or how it should be defined in relation to older adults. Poorly defined concepts can result in misunderstandings in the clinical setting and can hinder resear... Read More about What do we mean by 'older adults' persistent pain self-management'? A concept analysis..

Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen. (2014)
Book Chapter
DIACK, L. and JOSEPH, S. 2014. Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen. In Barr, H., Helme, M., and D'Avray, L. (eds.) Review of interprofessional education in the United Kingdom. Fareham: CAIPE, pages 105-115.

The development of Interprofessional Education (IPE) in Aberdeen during the last 20 years has had a distinctive Scottish focus as the health and social care agenda in north of the border has become increasingly different from that in England. Since 1... Read More about Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen..

Developing a complex intervention to improve prescribing safety in primary care: mixed methods feasibility and optimisation pilot study. (2014)
Journal Article
GRANT, A.M., GUTHRIE, B. and DREISCHULTE, T. 2014. Developing a complex intervention to improve prescribing safety in primary care: mixed methods feasibility and optimisation pilot study. BMJ open [online], 4(1), article number 004153. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004153

Objectives: (A) To measure the extent to which different candidate outcome measures identified highrisk prescribing that is potentially changeable by the data-driven quality improvement in primary care (DQIP) intervention.(B) To explore the value of... Read More about Developing a complex intervention to improve prescribing safety in primary care: mixed methods feasibility and optimisation pilot study..

Developing skills in solution-focused interactions. (2014)
Book Chapter
SMITH, S. 2014. Developing skills in solution-focused interactions. In Reading, S. and Webster, B. (eds.) Achieving competencies for nursing practice: a handbook for student nurses. Maidenhead: Open University Press, chapter 5, pages 67-79.

This chapter discusses solution-focused interactions, a specific approach to communication which is based on 'solution-building' (as opposed to 'problem-solving'), which you can utilize across all fields of nuring and implement within your clinical p... Read More about Developing skills in solution-focused interactions..