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Comparing questionnaires across cultures: using Mokken scaling to compare the Italian and English versions of the MOLES Index (2019)
Journal Article
Aleo, G., Bagnasco, A., Watson, R., Dyson, J., Cowdell, F., Catania, G., …Sasso, L. (in press). Comparing questionnaires across cultures: using Mokken scaling to compare the Italian and English versions of the MOLES Index. Nursing Open, https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.297

Aim The aims of this study were: i) to translate the MOLES index from English to Italian and to compare the two versions using non-parametric item response theory. Design A online survey was used to gather data. Methods Forward and back-translation w... Read More

Understanding and applying practitioner and patient views on the implementation of a novel automated Computer-Aided Risk Score (CARS) predicting the risk of death following emergency medical admission to hospital: qualitative study (2019)
Journal Article
Dyson, J., Marsh, C., Jackson, N., Richardson, D., Faisal, M., Scally, A. J., & Mohammed, M. (2019). Understanding and applying practitioner and patient views on the implementation of a novel automated Computer-Aided Risk Score (CARS) predicting the risk of death following emergency medical admission to hospital: qualitative study. BMJ open, 9(4), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026591

Objectives The Computer-Aided Risk Score (CARS) estimates the risk of death following emergency admission to medical wards using routinely collected vital signs and blood test data. Our aim was to elicit the views of healthcare practitioners (staff)... Read More

Effectiveness of interventions to support the early detection of skin cancer through skin self-examination: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Ersser, S., Effah, A., Dyson, J., Kellar, I., Thomas, S., McNichol, E., …Muinonen-Martin, A. (2019). Effectiveness of interventions to support the early detection of skin cancer through skin self-examination: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British journal of dermatology, 180(6), 1339-1347. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.17529

Background As skin cancer incidence rises, there is a need to evaluate early detection interventions by the public using skin self‐examination (SSE), however, the literature focuses on primary prevention. No systematic reviews have evaluated the effe... Read More

Development and validation of a novel computer-aided score to predict the risk of in-hospital mortality for acutely ill medical admissions in two acute hospitals using their first electronically recorded blood test results and vital signs: A cross-section (2018)
Journal Article
Faisal, M., Scally, A. J., Jackson, N., Richardson, D., Beatson, K., Howes, R., …Mohammed, M. A. (2018). Development and validation of a novel computer-aided score to predict the risk of in-hospital mortality for acutely ill medical admissions in two acute hospitals using their first electronically recorded blood test results and vital signs: A cross-sectional study. BMJ open, 8(12), e022939. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022939

Objectives There are no established mortality risk equations specifically for emergency medical patients who are admitted to a general hospital ward. Such risk equations may be useful in supporting the clinical decision-making process. We aim to deve... Read More

Barriers to hand hygiene practices among health care workers in sub-Saharan African countries: A narrative review (2018)
Journal Article
Ataiyero, Y., Dyson, J., & Graham, M. (2019). Barriers to hand hygiene practices among health care workers in sub-Saharan African countries: A narrative review. American Journal of Infection Control, 47(5), 565-573. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.09.014

Background: Hand hygiene (HH) is the primary measure in the prevention of healthcare associated infections though from published studies,compliance of healthcare workers to HH guidelines is low. There is currently no review on HH compliance rate in d... Read More

What are the patterns of compliance with Early Warning Track and Trigger Tools: A narrative review (2018)
Journal Article
Credland, N., Dyson, J., & Johnson, M. J. (2018). What are the patterns of compliance with Early Warning Track and Trigger Tools: A narrative review. Applied nursing research : ANR, 44, 39-47. doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2018.09.002

© 2018 Elsevier Inc. Background: Early Warning Scores were introduced into acute hospitals in 2000. 99% of acute hospitals employ a EWS to monitor deteriorating patients with 97.9% of these linked to a referral protocol. Despite this high level of ad... Read More

Self-reported skin concerns: An epidemiological study of community-dwelling older people (2018)
Journal Article
Cowdell, F., Dyson, J., Long, J., & Macleod, U. (2018). Self-reported skin concerns: An epidemiological study of community-dwelling older people. International journal of older people nursing, 13(3), e12195. doi:10.1111/opn.12195

Background Globally the population is getting older and it is essential to develop effective interventions to promote healthy ageing. Skin change with age is inevitable and renders this often neglected organ more vulnerable to damage and breakdown;... Read More

Do universal school-based mental health promotion programmes improve the mental health and emotional well-being of young people? : a literature review (2017)
Journal Article
O'Connor, C. A., Dyson, J., Cowdell, F., & Watson, R. (2018). Do universal school-based mental health promotion programmes improve the mental health and emotional well-being of young people? : a literature review. Journal of clinical nursing, 27(3-4), e412-e426. doi:10.1111/jocn.14078

Aim To examine evidence—using a range of outcomes— for the effectiveness of school-based mental health and emotional well-being programmes. Background It is estimated that 20% of young people experience mental health difficulties every year. Schools... Read More

Infection prevention and human factors (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Dyson, J. (2017, September). Infection prevention and human factors. Paper presented at Infection Prevention Society Conference

It's often assumed that if (we) health care practitioners deliver care that is less than optimal it's because we do not know the evidence; we lack sufficient knowledge. Therefore support in practice is often limited to telling practitioners what is b... Read More

Investigating the use of an electronic hand hygiene monitoring and prompt device: influence and acceptability (2017)
Journal Article
Dyson, J., & Madeo, M. (2017). Investigating the use of an electronic hand hygiene monitoring and prompt device: influence and acceptability. Journal of Infection Prevention, 18(6), (278-287). doi:10.1177/1757177417714045. ISSN 1757-1774

Introduction: Hand hygiene (HH) prevents the transmission of healthcare-associated infections. Electronic HH monitoring and prompt devices have been developed to overcome problems with monitoring HH and to improve compliance. Devices monitor room ent... Read More

Effective and meaningful engagement of older people in health care interventions using co-methodologies: an integrative literature review (protocol) (2017)
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Cowdell, F., Taylor, E., Sykes, M., & Dyson, J. (2017). Effective and meaningful engagement of older people in health care interventions using co-methodologies: an integrative literature review (protocol)

Review question How can older people most effectively and most meaningfully be engaged in health care intervention design, development or delivery using co-methodologies? Objectives • To identify strategies that are effective in engaging older peopl... Read More

A systematic review examining reducing unplanned hospital admissions in adults with cancer (2017)
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Walabyeki, J., Macleod, U., Johnson, M., Dyson, J., Oliver, S., Allgar, V., …Hammond, T. (2017). A systematic review examining reducing unplanned hospital admissions in adults with cancer

Review question 1. What interventions have been tested and have successfully reduced unplanned hospital admissions in adults with cancer? 2. What are the factors associated with unplanned hospital admissions in adults with cancer?

Hand hygiene and human factors (2015)
Journal Article
Dyson, J. (2015). Hand hygiene and human factors. Journal of Infection Prevention, 16(4), 143-144. doi:10.1177/1757177415592963

Deliberate self-harm among adults in prisons (2014)
Journal Article
Bennett, L., & Dyson, J. (2014). Deliberate self-harm among adults in prisons. Mental health practice, 18(1), 14-20. doi:10.7748/mhp.18.1.14.e931

This article explores barriers that prevent or interfere with the implementation of policies for reducing deliberate self-harm in adults in prisons and the levers that aid implementation. An integrative literature review was conducted of 12 studies o... Read More