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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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..

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.

An exploration of community pharmacists' views on the need for, type and content of a tool to support engagement with patients who may be homeless. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
MACLURE, K., GIBSON SMITH, K., PAUDYAL, V. and STEWART, D. 2019. An exploration of community pharmacists' views on the need for, type and content of a tool to support engagement with patients who may be homeless. Presented at the 2019 Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019), 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

Homelessness remains a global public health concern. A prior survey indicated the need for pharmacist training and coverage of the topic of homelessness around minimising impact of medicines use, referring for social support, confidence in broaching... Read More about An exploration of community pharmacists' views on the need for, type and content of a tool to support engagement with patients who may be homeless..

General public awareness and views of community pharmacy in Scotland: the 'first port of call' study. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
MACLURE, K., CRAIG, G., BOYTER, A., MACLURE, A., POWER, A., OSPREY, A., MCGREGOR, A. and STEWART, D. 2019 General public awareness and views of community pharmacy services in Scotland: the 'first port of call' study. Presented at the 2019 Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019), 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

The recently published ‘Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care: a Strategy for Scotland’ urges community pharmacy (CP) to make itself the ‘first port of call’ for healthcare advice. The aim of this research is to explore the Scottish general pub... Read More about General public awareness and views of community pharmacy in Scotland: the 'first port of call' study..

An exploration of factors influencing health managers' acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
ALSHAHRANI, A., STEWART, D. and MACLURE, K. 2019. An exploration of factors influencing health managers' acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Presented at the 2019 Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019), 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is a country with one of the largest land masses and difficult geographical terrain in the Middle East. The accessibility of advanced health services, especially for people in rural areas, has been considered one of the... Read More about An exploration of factors influencing health managers' acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia..

Herbal medicinal product use during pregnancy and the postnatal period: a systematic review. (2019)
Journal Article
MUÑOZ BALBONTIN, Y., STEWART, D., SHETTY, A., FITTON, C.A. and MCLAY, J.S. 2019. Herbal medicinal product use during pregnancy and the postnatal period: a systematic review. Obstetrics and gynecology [online], 133(5), pages 920-932. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1097/aog.0000000000003217

OBJECTIVE: To report the incidence and nature of herbal medicinal products’ adverse events and herb–drug interactions used by some pregnant and postnatal women. DATA SOURCES: The Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, the Cumulative Index to Nur... Read More about Herbal medicinal product use during pregnancy and the postnatal period: a systematic review..

A theoretically based cross-sectional survey on the behaviours and experiences of clinical pharmacists caring for chronic kidney disease patients. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
AL RAIISI, F., STEWART, D., ASHLEY, C., FAHMY, M. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2019. A theoretically based cross-sectional survey on the behaviours and experiences of clinical pharmacists caring for chronic kidney disease patients. European journal of hospital pharmacy [online], 26(Supplement 1): proceedings of the 24th European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) congress 2019: personalised hospital pharmacy: meeting the needs of every patient, 27-29 March 2019, Barcelona, Spain, article number 4CPS-193. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2019-eahpconf.342

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a comorbid condition with high economic burden. Patients need multiple medications and pharmacists provide care that improves outcomes. Al Raiisi et al. recently completed a systematic review showing a paucity of infor... Read More about A theoretically based cross-sectional survey on the behaviours and experiences of clinical pharmacists caring for chronic kidney disease patients..

Comprehensive medication reviews by ward-based pharmacists in Swedish hospitals: what does the patient have to say? (2019)
Journal Article
KEMPEN, T.G.H., KÄLVEMARK, A., GILLESPIE, U. and STEWART, D. 2020. Comprehensive medication reviews by ward-based pharmacists in Swedish hospitals: what does the patient have to say? Journal of evaluation in clinical practice [online], 26(1), pages 149-157. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jep.13121

Rationale, aims, and objectives: Inappropriate medication prescribing and use amongst older patients is a major patient safety and health care problem. To promote appropriate medication prescribing and use, comprehensive medication reviews (CMRs) by... Read More about Comprehensive medication reviews by ward-based pharmacists in Swedish hospitals: what does the patient have to say?.

Experiences with the implementation of pharmacist's medication reviews in community pharmacies: a systematic review using the consolidated framework for implementation research. (2019)
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MICHEL, D., STEWART, D., WEIDMANN, A. and TONNA, A. and DARTSCH, D. 2019. Experiences with the implementation of pharmacist's medication reviews in community pharmacies: a systematic review using the consolidated framework for implementation research. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42019122836. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42019122836

The aim of this systematic review is to critically appraise, synthesise and present the available evidence on experiences with the implementation of Medication Reviews (MR) in ambulatory care settings including potential facilitators and barriers, re... Read More about Experiences with the implementation of pharmacist's medication reviews in community pharmacies: a systematic review using the consolidated framework for implementation research..

Home self-administration of intravenous antibiotics as part of an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy service: a qualitative study of the perspectives of patients who do not self-administer. (2019)
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TONNA, A., ANTHONY, G., TONNA, I., PAUDYAL, V., FORBES-MCKAY, K., LAING, R., MACKENZIE, A., FALCONER, S., MCCARTNEY, G. and STEWART, D. 2019. Home self-administration of intravenous antibiotics as part of an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy service: a qualitative study of the perspectives of patients who do not self-administer. BMJ open [online], 9(1), article ID e027475. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027475

Objectives: This study aimed to use a theoretical approach to understand the determinants of behaviour in patients not home self-administering intravenous antibiotics. Setting: Outpatient care: included patients were attending an outpatient clinic fo... Read More about Home self-administration of intravenous antibiotics as part of an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy service: a qualitative study of the perspectives of patients who do not self-administer..

Perceived roles and barriers in caring for the people who are homeless: a survey of UK community pharmacists. (2019)
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PAUDYAL, V., GIBSON SMITH, K., MACLURE, K., FORBES-MCKAY, K., RADLEY, A. and STEWART, D. 2019. Perceived roles and barriers in caring for the people who are homeless: a survey of UK community pharmacists. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 41(1), pages 215-227. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-019-00789-4

Background: Community pharmacists can be an accessible source for advice and support for the people who are homeless, given their utilisation of a variety of currently available services such as dispensing of medicines, drugs and alcohol services. Ob... Read More about Perceived roles and barriers in caring for the people who are homeless: a survey of UK community pharmacists..

Offshore workers and health behaviour change: an exploration using the Theoretical Domains Framework. (2018)
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GIBSON SMITH, K., PAUDYAL, V., QUINN, F., KLEIN, S. and STEWART, D. 2018. Offshore workers and health behaviour change: an exploration using the Theoretical Domains Framework. International maritime health [online], 69(4), pages 248-256. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0040

Background: Previous research has identified the importance of promoting behaviour change within the offshore workforce. This qualitative study sought to: identify self-care behaviours perceived to require behaviour change within the offshore workfor... Read More about Offshore workers and health behaviour change: an exploration using the Theoretical Domains Framework..