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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 about Evolving trends in open access.

Involving carers in risk assessment: a study of a structured dialogue between mental health nurses and carers (2019)
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Wray, J., Jackson, H., Gardiner, E., & Flanagan, T. (2019). Involving carers in risk assessment: a study of a structured dialogue between mental health nurses and carers. Journal of research in nursing : JRN, 24(5), 330-341. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987119851533

Background: Involving carers is a key priority in mental health services. Carers report the sharing of service users safety information by mental health nurses is problematic and seldom takes place. Aims: To investigate the impact of an intervention... Read More about Involving carers in risk assessment: a study of a structured dialogue between mental health nurses and carers.

aDolescents gEnder surVey, rEsponsible coupLes evaluatiOn, and capacity building Project in India (DEVELOP): a study protocol (2019)
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Ahankari, A., Hayter, M., Whitfield, C., Ali, P., Giridhari, S., Tambe, S., …Ovseiko, P. (2019). aDolescents gEnder surVey, rEsponsible coupLes evaluatiOn, and capacity building Project in India (DEVELOP): a study protocol. F1000Research, 8, https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.19521.1

Gender-based violence against women is a serious concern in India. This affects the health and wellbeing of victims and their dependents, such as children. Published evidence has documented a variety of reasons for such violence in Indian societies,... Read More about aDolescents gEnder surVey, rEsponsible coupLes evaluatiOn, and capacity building Project in India (DEVELOP): a study protocol.

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 about Comparing questionnaires across cultures: Using Mokken scaling to compare the Italian and English versions of the MOLES index.

The significance of facial shaving as fundamental nursing care (2018)
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Ette, L., & Gretton, M. (2019). The significance of facial shaving as fundamental nursing care. Nursing Times, 115(1), 40-42

Being clean shave is often important for male hospital patients, who may feel more dignified, more 'themselves' and better cared for if they can shave-or if someone helps them with shaving.This article explores male facial shaving as an aspect of fun... Read More about The significance of facial shaving as fundamental nursing care.

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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Egberink, I. J., 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 about What are the minimal sample size requirements for Mokken scaling? An empirical example with the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale.

Developing a stoma acceptance questionnaire to improve motivation to adhere to enterostoma self-care (2017)
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Bagnasco, A., Watson, R., Zanini, M., Aleo, G., & Sasso, L. (2017). Developing a stoma acceptance questionnaire to improve motivation to adhere to enterostoma self-care. Journal of preventive medicine and hygiene, 58(2), E190-E194 . https://doi.org/10.1516...-4248/jpmh2017.58.2.542

Introduction In stoma care, patient education is often weak in terms of improving patientsâ level of acceptance of living with a stoma. Self-care educational interventions in enterostomal patients, which according to Oremâs Theory should take into... Read More about Developing a stoma acceptance questionnaire to improve motivation to adhere to enterostoma self-care.

Why undertake pilot work in a qualitative PhD study? : lessons learnt to promote success (2017)
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Wray, J., Archibong, U., & Walton, S. (2017). Why undertake pilot work in a qualitative PhD study? : lessons learnt to promote success. Nurse Researcher, 24(3), 31-35 . https://doi.org/10.7748/nr.2017.e1416

This paper is concerned with reporting the benefits of undertaking a pilot study for qualitative researchers detailing the experiences gained, the lessons learnt and subsequent changes to the main study. This was undertaken as part of a PhD that soug... Read More about Why undertake pilot work in a qualitative PhD study? : lessons learnt to promote success.

The effect of Nurse GraduaTeness on patient mortality: a cross-sectional survey (the NuGaT study) (2016)
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Gkantaras, I., Mahfoud, Z. R., Foreman, B., Thompson, D. R., Cannaby, A. M., Deshpande, D. H., …Gray, R. (2016). The effect of Nurse GraduaTeness on patient mortality: a cross-sectional survey (the NuGaT study). Journal of advanced nursing, 72(12), 3034-3044 . https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13059

© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Aim: To investigate the relationship between patient mortality and the educational preparation (graduateness) of the nurses who cared for them. Background: There have been 18 studies over the last two decades examining... Read More about The effect of Nurse GraduaTeness on patient mortality: a cross-sectional survey (the NuGaT study).

Career development tips for today's nursing academic: bibliometrics, altmetrics and social media (2016)
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Smith, D. R., & Watson, R. (2016). Career development tips for today's nursing academic: bibliometrics, altmetrics and social media. Journal of advanced nursing, 72(11), 2654-2661 . https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13067

© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Aims: A discussion of bibliometrics, altmetrics and social media for the contemporary nursing scholar and academic researcher. Background: Today's nursing academic faces myriad challenges in balancing their daily life a... Read More about Career development tips for today's nursing academic: bibliometrics, altmetrics and social media.

A quasi-experiment to evaluate the effects of a blended approach of simulation learning and podcasting on caring behaviours (2016)
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Bush, E., Loke, J., & Lee, B. (2016). A quasi-experiment to evaluate the effects of a blended approach of simulation learning and podcasting on caring behaviours. GSTF Journal of Nursing and Health Care (JNHC), 3(2), 4-10

Background: The need for quality nursing personnel in clinical practice expected nurse teachers to be able to impart instrumental and expressive aspects of caring behaviours to nursing students. Operating in a resource-limited higher educational cont... Read More about A quasi-experiment to evaluate the effects of a blended approach of simulation learning and podcasting on caring behaviours.

A review of mentorship measurement tools (2016)
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Chen, Y., Watson, R., & Hilton, A. (2016). A review of mentorship measurement tools. Nurse education today, 40, 20-28 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.01.020

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. Objectives: To review mentorship measurement tools in various fields to inform nursing educators on selection, application, and developing of mentoring instruments. Design: A literature review informed by PRISMA 2009 guidelines.... Read More about A review of mentorship measurement tools.

Aspirating during the intramuscular injection procedure: a systematic literature review (2015)
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Sisson, H. (2015). Aspirating during the intramuscular injection procedure: a systematic literature review. Journal of clinical nursing, 24(17-18), 2368-2375 . https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.12824

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aims and objectives: To review the available evidence on aspirating when administering intramuscular injections and suggest recommendations for practice. Background: The process of aspiration has been ingrained in the... Read More about Aspirating during the intramuscular injection procedure: a systematic literature review.

Quantitative research (2015)
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Watson, R. (2015). Quantitative research. Nursing standard : official newspaper of the Royal College of Nursing, 29(31), 44-48 . https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.29.31.44.e8681

This article describes the basic tenets of quantitative research. The concepts of dependent and independent variables are addressed and the concept of measurement and its associated issues, such as error, reliability and validity, are explored. Exper... Read More about Quantitative research.


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