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An initial exploration of the perceptions of preparedness to practise among Saudi Arabian trained hospital pharmacists. (2018)
Journal Article
AMEER, L., MACLURE, K., TONNA, A. and STEWART, D. 2018. An initial exploration of the perceptions of preparedness to practise among Saudi Arabian trained hospital pharmacists. Pharmacy practice [online], 16(2), article number 1192. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18549/PharmPract.2018.02.1192

Background: There is a dearth of literature on perceptions of preparedness to practise, which explores the extent to which educational institutions prepare their students to fulfil their professional role. Objective: The aim of this study was to expl... Read More about An initial exploration of the perceptions of preparedness to practise among Saudi Arabian trained hospital pharmacists..

Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. (2018)
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JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., AWAISU, A., PALLIVALAPILA, A. and STEWART, D. 2018. Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. British journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 84(9), pages 1883-1905. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.13624

AIMS: The aims of this systematic review were to: (1) critically appraise, synthesize and present the available evidence on the views and experiences of stakeholders on pharmacist prescribing and; (2) present the perceived facilitators and barriers f... Read More about Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review..

Health, self-care and the offshore workforce: opportunities for behaviour change interventions, an epidemiological survey. (2018)
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GIBSON SMITH, K., PAUDYAL, V., KLEIN, S. and STEWART, D. 2018. Health, self-care and the offshore workforce: opportunities for behaviour change interventions, an epidemiological survey. Rural and remote health [online], 18(2), article number 4319. Available from: https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH4319

Introduction: The high risk nature of offshore work and inherent occupational hazards necessitate that offshore workers engage in behaviours that promote health and wellbeing. The survey aimed to assess offshore workers' health, self-care, quality of... Read More about Health, self-care and the offshore workforce: opportunities for behaviour change interventions, an epidemiological survey..

A case study of polypharmacy management in nine European countries: implications for change management and implementation. (2018)
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MCINTOSH, J., ALONSO, A., MACLURE, K., STEWART, D., KEMPEN, T., MAIR, A., CASTEL-BRANCO, M., CODINA, C., FERNANDEZ-LLIMOS, F., FLEMING, G., GENNIMATA, D., GILLESPIE, U., HARRISON, C., ILLARIO, M., JUNIUS-WALKER, U., KAMPOLIS, C.F., KARDAS, P., LEWEK, P., MALVA, J., MENDITTO, E., SCULLIN, C., WIESE, B. 2018. A case study of polypharmacy management in nine European countries: implications for change management and implementation. PLoS ONE [online], 13(4), article number e0195232. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195232

Background: - Multimorbidity and its associated polypharmacy contribute to an increase in adverse drug events, hospitalizations, and healthcare spending. This study aimed to address: what exists regarding polypharmacy management in the European Union... Read More about A case study of polypharmacy management in nine European countries: implications for change management and implementation..

Overview of pharmacovigilance practices at the largest academic healthcare system in the State of Qatar. (2018)
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AL HAIL, M., ELKASSEM, W., HAMAD, A., PALLIVALAPPILA, A., THOMAS, B. and STEWART, D. 2018. Overview of pharmacovigilance practices at the largest academic healthcare system in the State of Qatar. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 40(4), pages 769-774. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-018-0629-5

Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) are major global concern, adversely impacting patient safety and health outcomes. ADRs cause significant morbidity and mortality among hospitalised patients, causing greater length of hospital stay, increased healthcare... Read More about Overview of pharmacovigilance practices at the largest academic healthcare system in the State of Qatar..

The structures, processes and related outcomes of clinical pharmacy practice as part of the multidisciplinary care of patients with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review. (2018)
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AL RAIISI, F., STEWART, D., SALGADO, T., FERNANDEZ-LLIMOS, F., FAHMY, M. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2018. The structures, processes and related outcomes of clinical pharmacy practice as part of the multidisciplinary care of patients with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review. European journal of hospital pharmacy [online], 25(Supplement 1): proceedings of the 23rd European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) congress 2018: hospital pharmacists: show us what you can do!, 21-23 March 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden, article number 4CPS-192. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2018-eahpconf.282

The aim of this systematic review was to critically appraise, synthesize and present the available evidence for the structures, processes and related outcomes of clinical pharmacy practice in caring from patients with chronic kidney disease. The key... Read More about The structures, processes and related outcomes of clinical pharmacy practice as part of the multidisciplinary care of patients with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review..

The experiences and beliefs of older people in Scottish very sheltered housing about using multi-compartment compliance aids. (2018)
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STEWART, D., GIBSON-SMITH, K., MACLEOD, J., STRATH, A., PAUDYAL, V., FORBES-MCKAY, K., CUNNINGHAM, S. and MACLURE, K. 2018. The experiences and beliefs of older people in Scottish very sheltered housing about using multi-compartment compliance aids. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 40(2), pages 394-402. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-017-0580-x

The aim was to describe the experiences and beliefs of older people surrounding the use of MCAs, with emphasis on issues of personalisation, reablement, shared decision-making, independence and support. This was a qualitative study comprising individ... Read More about The experiences and beliefs of older people in Scottish very sheltered housing about using multi-compartment compliance aids..

Assessing the multidimensional relationship between medication beliefs and adherence in older adults with hypertension using polynomial regression. (2018)
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DILLON, P., PHILLIPS, L.A., GALLAGHER, P., SMITH, S.M., STEWART, D., COUSINS, G. 2018. Assessing the multidimensional relationship between medication beliefs and adherence in older adults with hypertension using polynomial regression. Annals of behavioral medicine [online], 52(2), pages 146-156. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/abm/kax016

The Necessity-Concerns Framework (NCF) is a multidimensional theory describing the relationship between patients' positive and negative evaluations of their medication, which interplay to influence adherence. Most studies evaluating the NCF have fail... Read More about Assessing the multidimensional relationship between medication beliefs and adherence in older adults with hypertension using polynomial regression..

Pregnancy, prescription medicines and the potential risk of herb-drug interactions: a cross-sectional survey. (2017)
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MCLAY, J.S., IZZATI, N., PALLIVALAPILA, A.R., SHETTY, A., PANDE, B., RORE, C., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2017. Pregnancy, prescription medicines and the potential risk of herb-drug interactions: a cross-sectional survey. BMC complementary and alternative medicine [online], 17, article ID 543. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-017-2052-1

Background: - Pregnant women are routinely prescribed medicines while self-medicating with herbal natural products to treat predominantly pregnancy related conditions. The aim of this study was to assess the potential for herb-drug interactions (HDIs... Read More about Pregnancy, prescription medicines and the potential risk of herb-drug interactions: a cross-sectional survey..

Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information. (2017)
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GIBSON SMITH, K., BOOTH, J.L., STEWART, D., PFLEGER, S., MCIVER, L. and MACLURE, K. 2017. Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information. Pharmacy practice [online], 15(4), article number 1082. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18549/PharmPract.2017.04.1082

Background: Patient information may assist in promoting shared decision-making, however it is imperative that the information presented is comprehensible and acceptable to the target audience. Objective: This study sought to explore the acceptability... Read More about Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information..

A modified Delphi study to determine the level of consensus across the European Union on the structures, processes and desired outcomes of the management of polypharmacy in older people. (2017)
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STEWART, D., GIBSON-SMITH, K., MACLURE, K., MAIR, A., ALONSO, A., CODINA, C., CITTADINI, A., FERNANDEZ-LLIMOS, F., FLEMING, G., GENNIMATA, D., GILLESPIE, U., HARRISON, C., JUNIUS-WALKER, U., KARDAS, P., KEMPEN, T., KINNEAR, M., LEWEK, P., MALVA, J., MCINTOSH, J., SCULLIN, C. and WIESE, B. 2017. A modified Delphi study to determine the level of consensus across the European Union on the structures, processes and desired outcomes of the management of polypharmacy in older people. PLOS one [online], 12(11), e0188348. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188348

Background:- Inappropriate use of multiple medicines (inappropriate polypharmacy) is a major challenge in older people with consequences of increased prevalence and severity of adverse drug reactions and interactions, and reduced medicines adherence.... Read More about A modified Delphi study to determine the level of consensus across the European Union on the structures, processes and desired outcomes of the management of polypharmacy in older people..

Hospital staff views of prescribing and discharge communication before and after electronic prescribing system implementation. (2017)
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MILLS, P.R., WEIDMANN, A.E. and STEWART, D. 2017. Hospital staff views of prescribing and discharge communication before and after electronic prescribing system implementation. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 39(6), pages 1320-1330. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-017-0543-2

Background Electronic prescribing system implementation is recommended to improve patient safety and general practitioner's discharge information communication. There is a paucity of information about hospital staff perspectives before and after syst... Read More about Hospital staff views of prescribing and discharge communication before and after electronic prescribing system implementation..

Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., AWAISU, A., PALLIVALAPILA, A. and STEWART, D 2017. Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. Presented at the 46th European symposium on clinical pharmacy: science meets practice: towards evidence-based clinical pharmacy services, 9-11 October 2017, Heidelberg, Germany.

While prescribing has been traditionally been the domain of physicians, prescribing by pharmacists has been implemented successfully in countries across the world. Developments are supported by evidence of effectiveness and safety. To facilitate furt... Read More about Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review..

Views and perceptions of key stakeholders in Qatar on pharmacist prescribing. (2017)
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JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., AWAISU, A., AL-HAIL, M., PALLIVALAPILA, A. and STEWART, D. 2017. Views and perceptions of key stakeholders in Qatar on pharmacist prescribing. Presented at the 46th European symposium on clinical pharmacy: science meets practice: towards evidence-based clinical pharmacy services, 9-11 October 2017, Heidelberg, Germany.

Background and Objective: Pharmacist prescribing has been implemented successfully in several countries around the world, with evidence of effectiveness, safety and acceptability. The Qatar Health Strategy provides the opportunity to advance further... Read More about Views and perceptions of key stakeholders in Qatar on pharmacist prescribing..

Pharmacists' training, experiences and behaviours in managing homeless patients. (2017)
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PAUDYAL, V., GIBSON-SMITH, K., MACLURE, K., FORBES-MCKAY, K., BUCHANAN, C., WILSON, L., RADLEY, A. and STEWART, D. 2017. Pharmacists' training, experiences and behaviours in managing homeless patients. Presented at the 46th European symposium on clinical pharmacy: science meets practice: towards evidence-based clinical pharmacy services, 9-11 October 2017, Heidelberg, Germany.

Community pharmacists are well-situated to offer proactive and opportunistic support and advice to the homeless. The aim of this research was to investigate pharmacists' training, experiences and behaviours in managing homeless patients. A questionna... Read More about Pharmacists' training, experiences and behaviours in managing homeless patients..

Community pharmacist clinical portal enabled access to aspects of patients' primary and secondary care EHR: exploring the general public's views in NHS Tayside. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
MACLURE, K., COULSON, D., THOMSON, G., ROBERTSON, D., MACDONALD, C., DREISCHULTE, T., RADLEY, A., MACLURE, A. and STEWART, D. 2017. Community pharmacist clinical portal enabled access to aspects of patients' primary and secondary care EHR: exploring the general public's views in NHS Tayside. Presented at the 46th European symposium on clinical pharmacy: science meets practice: towards evidence-based clinical pharmacy services, 9-11 October 2017, Heidelberg, Germany.

Background and Objective: Community pharmacist access to aspects of patients' primary and secondary care electronic healthcare records (EHR) was piloted in NHS Tayside, Scotland. While policy makers and pharmacists are largely in favour of community... Read More about Community pharmacist clinical portal enabled access to aspects of patients' primary and secondary care EHR: exploring the general public's views in NHS Tayside..

Scottish adherence to antihypertensive medication in the elderly: promoting evidence-based community pharmacy services. (2017)
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MACLURE, K., CRAIG, G., POWER, A., PEDDIE, S., OSPREY, A., BOYTER, A., COUSINS, G., MACLURE, A. and STEWART, D. 2017. Scottish adherence to antihypertensive medication in the elderly: promoting evidence-based community pharmacy services. Presented at the 46th European symposium on clinical pharmacy: science meets practice: towards evidence-based clinical pharmacy services, 9-11 October 2017, Heidelberg, Germany.

Background and Objective: Detection and treatment of hypertension continues to be a major public health challenge affecting between 30 and 45% of the general population, increasing steeply with age. Many studies have shown the benefit of antihyperten... Read More about Scottish adherence to antihypertensive medication in the elderly: promoting evidence-based community pharmacy services..

Group-based trajectory models: assessing adherence to antihypertensive medication in older adults in a community pharmacy setting. (2017)
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DILLON, P., STEWART, D., SMITH, S.M., GALLAGHER, P. and COUSINS, G. 2018. Group-based trajectory models: assessing adherence to antihypertensive medication in older adults in a community pharmacy setting. Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics [online], 103(6), pages 1052-1060. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/cpt.865

Antihypertensive medication nonadherence is highly prevalent, leading to uncontrolled blood pressure. Methods that facilitate the targeting and tailoring of adherence interventions in clinical settings are required. Group-Based Trajectory Modeling (G... Read More about Group-based trajectory models: assessing adherence to antihypertensive medication in older adults in a community pharmacy setting..

From policy towards pharmacy practice: a review of the intended use of ehealth in pharmacy in Scotland. (2017)
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MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2017. From policy towards pharmacy practice: a review of the intended use of ehealth in pharmacy in Scotland. Health policy and technology [online], 6(3), pages 279-285. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlpt.2017.07.004

Background Policy-driven ehealth underpins the delivery of healthcare in which pharmacy practice plays an increasingly integral role. As health is a devolved matter within the UK, responsibility for policy development and service delivery lies with t... Read More about From policy towards pharmacy practice: a review of the intended use of ehealth in pharmacy in Scotland..

A qualitative case study of ehealth and digital literacy experiences of pharmacy staff. (2017)
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MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2018. A qualitative case study of ehealth and digital literacy experiences of pharmacy staff. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 14(6), pages 555-563. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.07.001

Background: eHealth's many forms are benchmarked by the World Health Organization. Scotland is considered an advanced adopter of ehealth. The third global survey on ehealth includes pharmacy-related ehealth indicators. Advances in ehealth place an ob... Read More about A qualitative case study of ehealth and digital literacy experiences of pharmacy staff..