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Evolving trends in open access (2019)
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Watson, R. (2019). Evolving trends in open access. Compliance elliance journal, 5(1), 91-98

With the growth of open access publishing there has been a concomitant growth in the number of predatory publishers. This article considers why open access has arisen and the various models under which it operates before considering the nature of pre... Read More

Measuring the therapeutic properties of nursing home environments in the Italian context: findings from a validation and cross-sectional study design (2019)
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Palese, A., Decaro, A., Bressan, V., Marin, M., Achil, I., Hayter, M., & Watson, R. (in press). Measuring the therapeutic properties of nursing home environments in the Italian context: findings from a validation and cross-sectional study design. BMC health services research,

Background: The social and the physical features of the nursing home (NH) environment can offer a therapeutic support capable of maximising residents’ physical and cognitive functions. A total of 23 instruments evaluating the therapeutic properties o... 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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Aleo, G., Bagnasco, A., Watson, R., Dyson, J., Cowdell, F., Catania, G., …Sasso, L. (2019). Comparing questionnaires across cultures: Using Mokken scaling to compare the Italian and English versions of the MOLES index. Nursing Open, 6(3), 1022-1028. 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

Gastroesophageal cancer patients need earlier palliative intervention - Using data to inform appropriate care (2019)
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Lee, A., Khulusi, S., & Watson, R. (2019). Gastroesophageal cancer patients need earlier palliative intervention - Using data to inform appropriate care. European journal of oncology nursing, 40, 126-130. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2019.04.004

Purpose To evaluate demographics of survival in patients with gastroesophageal cancer so that it informs nursing practice. Method Data on 2215 patients diagnosed with gastroesophageal cancer who presented to a specialist referral centre between the... Read More

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, 6(3), 745-753. 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 between 2006 - 2015. Design... Read More

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, https://doi.org/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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Sasso, L., Bagnasco, A., Catania, G., Zanini, M., Aleo, G., Watson, R., & the RN4CAST@IT Working Group, . (2019). Push and pull factors of nurses' intention to leave. Journal of nursing management, 27(5), 946-954. https://doi.org/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 to... 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, https://doi.org/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

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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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