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The contribution of nursing doctoral schools to the development of evidence 10 years after their establishment in Italy: an exploratory descriptive survey of former and current doctoral students’ publications (2019)
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Sasso, L., Watson, R., Barisone, M., Pellegrini, R., Timmins, F., Aleo, G., …Bagnasco, A. (2019). The contribution of nursing doctoral schools to the development of evidence 10 years after their establishment in Italy: an exploratory descriptive survey of former and current doctoral students’ publications. Nursing Open, https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.262

Aim To analyse through an exploratory descriptive survey how former and current doctoral students’ publications have contributed to the development of evidence between the establishment of the doctoral schools of nursing in 2006–2015. Design An... Read More

Comparing questionnaires across cultures: using Mokken scaling to compare the Italian and English versions of the MOLES Index (2019)
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Watson, R. (in press). Comparing questionnaires across cultures: using Mokken scaling to compare the Italian and English versions of the MOLES Index. Nursing Open,

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

Time to plan for Plan S (2019)
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Watson, R., & Hayter, M. (2019). Time to plan for Plan S. Nursing Open, 6(2), 206-207. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.263

Predatory journals and the pollution of academic publishing (2019)
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Watson, R. (2019). Predatory journals and the pollution of academic publishing. Journal of nursing management, 27(2), 223-224. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12739

I am writing this in China and, looking from my hotel room, I can barely see beyond the buildings on the other side of the street. It's pollution; it obscures vision, and exposure has. adverse effects on health. I think 'pollution' is an excellent me... Read More

Self-feeding dependence incidence and predictors among nursing home residents: Findings from a 5 year retrospective regional study (2019)
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Palese, A., Grassetti, L., Zuttion, R., Ferrario, B., Ponta, S., Achil, I., …Watson, R. (in press). Self-feeding dependence incidence and predictors among nursing home residents: Findings from a 5 year retrospective regional study. Nursing and Health Sciences, doi:10.1111/nhs.12596

The aim of this regionally‐based, retrospective study was to describe the incidence of self‐feeding dependence and predictors among elderly patients admitted from 2008 to 2013 to 105 Italian nursing homes. Data reported in a regional database collect... Read More

Push and pull factors of nurses' intention to leave (2019)
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Sasson, L., Bagnasco, A., Catania, G., Zanini, M., Aleo, G., & Watson, R. (in press). Push and pull factors of nurses' intention to leave. Journal of nursing management, doi:10.1111/jonm.12745

Aim Expand knowledge about the predictive factors of nurses’ intention to leave their job, and consequently to turnover. Background Nurse turnover is costly and negatively influences quality of care. Understanding the association between intention... Read More

Negative prompts aimed at maintaining eating independence in nursing home residents: purposes and implications -A critical analysis (2018)
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Palese, A., Gonella, S., Kasa, T., Caruzzo, D., Hayter, M., & Watson, R. (in press). Negative prompts aimed at maintaining eating independence in nursing home residents: purposes and implications -A critical analysis. Nursing Ethics, doi:10.1177/0969733018819124

Background: Psychological abuse of older people is difficult to recognise; specifically, nursing home residents have been documented to be at higher risk of psychological abuse during daily care, such as during feeding. Healthcare professionals adop... Read More

Predatory publishing continues (2018)
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Watson, R. (2019). Predatory publishing continues. Nursing Open, 6(1), 4. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.226

Interventions maintaining eating Independence in nursing home residents: a multicentre qualitative study (2018)
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Palese, A., Bressan, V., Kasa, T., Meri, M., Hayter, M., & Watson, R. (2018). Interventions maintaining eating Independence in nursing home residents: a multicentre qualitative study. BMC Geriatrics, 18(1), 292. doi:10.1186/s12877-018-0985-y

BACKGROUND: Despite 32 years of research and 13 reviews published in the field, no intervention can be considered a gold standard for maintaining eating performance among residents with dementia. The study aim was to highlight the interventions deriv... Read More

Nursing schools: dumbing down or reaching up? (2018)
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Darbyshire, P., Thompson, D. R., & Watson, R. (2019). Nursing schools: dumbing down or reaching up?. Journal of nursing management, 27(1), 1-3. doi:10.1111/jonm.12730

Universities and their nursing faculties are changing dramatically. Rather than serving as bastions of knowledge generation, professional innovation, curation and dissemination of knowledge, many have become corporatised monoliths intent on a pervers... Read More

Migrants' healthcare experience: a meta-ethnography review of the literature (2018)
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Luiking, M., Heckemann, B., Ali, P., Dekker-van Doorn, C., Ghosh, S., Kydd, A., …Patel, H. (2018). Migrants' healthcare experience: a meta-ethnography review of the literature. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 51(1), 58-67. doi:10.1111/jnu.12442

Purpose. Worldwide, more than 214 million people have left their country of origin. This unprecedented mass migration impacts on healthcare in host countries. This paper explores and synthesizes literature on the healthcare experiences of migrants. D... Read More

Investigating psychometric properties and dimensional structure of an educational environment measure (DREEM) using Mokken scale analysis - A pragmatic approach (2018)
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Palmgren, P. J., Brodin, U., Nilsson, G. H., Watson, R., & Stenfors, T. (2018). Investigating psychometric properties and dimensional structure of an educational environment measure (DREEM) using Mokken scale analysis - A pragmatic approach. BMC Medical Education, 18(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-018-1334-8

© 2018 The Author(s). Background: Questionnaires and surveys are used throughout medical education. Nevertheless, measuring psychological attributes such as perceptions of a phenomenon among individuals may be difficult. The aim of this paper is to i... Read More

Cross-cultural validation of the Health Care Provider HIV/AIDS Stigma Scale (HPASS) in China (2018)
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Xie, H., Yu, H., Watson, R., Wen, J., Xiao, L., Yan, M., & Chen, Y. (2019). Cross-cultural validation of the Health Care Provider HIV/AIDS Stigma Scale (HPASS) in China. AIDS and Behavior, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-018-2312-1

The study aimed to validate the Health Care Provider HIV/AIDS Stigma Scale among medical staff in China. The validation was conducted in four steps from March to December 2017: translation and back-translation; content validity test with six experts;... Read More

Validation of Mentors' Behavior Scale among mentors (2018)
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Zhao, R., Watson, R., & Chen, Y. (2018). Validation of Mentors' Behavior Scale among mentors. Nurse education today, 71, 180-184. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2018.09.034

The Mentors' Behavior Scale was developed and validated initially among nursing students by assessing the importance of mentors' behavior, showing satisfactory psychometrics and the potential to match mentors with students according to students' expe... Read More

The structure of mentors' behaviour in clinical nursing education: Confirmatory factor analysis (2018)
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Chen, Y., Watson, R., & Hilton, A. (2018). The structure of mentors' behaviour in clinical nursing education: Confirmatory factor analysis. Nurse education today, 68, 192-197. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2018.06.018

Aims: To study if a three-factor structure of mentors' behaviour identified through exploratory factor analysis could be confirmed in a dataset assessing mentors' performance using structural equation modelling. Background: To measure mentor's behavi... Read More

What are the minimal sample size requirements for Mokken scaling? An empirical example with the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (2018)
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Watson, R., Egberink, I. J., Kirke, L., Tendeiro, J. N., & Doyle, F. (in press). What are the minimal sample size requirements for Mokken scaling? An empirical example with the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 6(1), 203-213. doi:10.1080/21642850.2018.1505520

Purpose Sample size in Mokken scales is mostly studied on simulated data, reflected in the lack of consideration of sample size in most Mokken scaling studies. Recently, Straat et al. (2014) provided minimum sample size requirements for Mokken scale... Read More

The fight against fraud continues (2018)
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Watson, R. (2018). The fight against fraud continues. Nursing Open, 5(3), 236. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.189

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