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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

R you ready? Using the R programme for statistical analysis and graphics (2019)
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Štiglic, G., Snowden, A., Watson, R., & Cilar, L. (in press). R you ready? Using the R programme for statistical analysis and graphics. Research in Nursing and Health,

Introduction: Research in nursing has a big potential to influence current and future nursing practice and nursing profession. For conducting research, nurses often use various statistical programmes. Less known and used in nursing is R. Methods: In... 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

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

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

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

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. https://doi.org/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

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, 23(4), 1048–1056. 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

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