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Mokken scaling analysis of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in individuals with cardiovascular disease (2011)
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Cosco, T. D., Doyle, F., Watson, R., Ward, M., & McGee, H. (2012). Mokken scaling analysis of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in individuals with cardiovascular disease. General hospital psychiatry, 34(2), 167-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2011.11.005

Objective: The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) is a prolifically used scale of anxiety and depression. The original bidimensional anxiety-depression latent structure of the HADS has come under significant scrutiny, with previous studies... Read More about Mokken scaling analysis of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in individuals with cardiovascular disease.

¿Cómo validar un instrumento de medida de la salud? (2011)
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Carvajal, A., Centeno, C., Watson, R., Martínez, M., & Sanz Rubiales, Á. (2011). ¿Cómo validar un instrumento de medida de la salud?. Anales del sistema sanitario de Navarra, 34(1), 63-72

SPANISH Cada vez es más necesario disponer de instrumentos de medida en el ámbito de la salud que se puedan utilizar en la práctica clínica e investigación. Para garantizar la calidad de su medición es imprescindible que los instrumentos sean someti... Read More about ¿Cómo validar un instrumento de medida de la salud?.

Caring for patients with brain tumor: the patient and care giver perspectives (2011)
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Mezue, W. C., Draper, P., Mathew, B. G., & Watson, R. (2011). Caring for patients with brain tumor: the patient and care giver perspectives. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice, 14(3), 368-372. https://doi.org/10.4103/1119-3077.86786

Background: Patients with brain tumors form a heterogeneous group in terms of clinical presentation and pathology. However, the impact of the disease on patients' families is often more homogenous and frequently quite profound. A considerable body of... Read More about Caring for patients with brain tumor: the patient and care giver perspectives.

Using a Montessori method to increase eating ability for institutionalised residents with dementia: a crossover design (2011)
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Lin, L., Huang, Y., Watson, R., Wu, S., & Lee, Y. (2011). Using a Montessori method to increase eating ability for institutionalised residents with dementia: a crossover design. Journal of clinical nursing, 20(21-22), 3092-3101. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03858.x

Aims. To investigate the efficacy of applying a Montessori intervention to improve the eating ability and nutritional status of residents with dementia in long-term care facilities. Background. An early intervention for eating difficulties in patient... Read More about Using a Montessori method to increase eating ability for institutionalised residents with dementia: a crossover design.

A group music intervention using percussion instruments with familiar music to reduce anxiety and agitation of institutionalized older adults with dementia (2011)
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Sung, H., Lee, W., Li, T., & Watson, R. (2012). A group music intervention using percussion instruments with familiar music to reduce anxiety and agitation of institutionalized older adults with dementia. International journal of geriatric psychiatry, 27(6), 621-627. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.2761

Objective This experimental study aimed to evaluate the effects of a group music intervention on anxiety and agitation of institutionalized older adults with dementia. Methods A total of 60 participants were randomly assigned to an experimental or a... Read More about A group music intervention using percussion instruments with familiar music to reduce anxiety and agitation of institutionalized older adults with dementia.

State of the science: Alleviating mealtime difficulties in nursing home residents with dementia (2011)
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Aselage, M. B., Amella, E. J., & Watson, R. (2011). State of the science: Alleviating mealtime difficulties in nursing home residents with dementia. Nursing outlook, 59(4), 210-214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2011.05.009

Three million people will reside in nursing homes (NH) in the United States, and over 50% will experience some level of dementia by 2030. People with dementia become increasingly dependent on others to manage mealtime difficulties and oral intake as... Read More about State of the science: Alleviating mealtime difficulties in nursing home residents with dementia.

Nursing research capacity building in a Spanish hospital: an intervention study (2011)
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Corchon, S., Portillo, M. C., Watson, R., & Saracíbar, M. (2011). Nursing research capacity building in a Spanish hospital: an intervention study. Journal of clinical nursing, 20(17-18), 2479-2489. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03744.x

Aims and objectives. To evaluate a contextually framed intervention to increase nursing research capacity among clinical nurses in a Spanish hospital. Background. In Spain, there has been a paucity of nursing research and a lack of nursing research c... Read More about Nursing research capacity building in a Spanish hospital: an intervention study.

The case for graduate entry to the United Kingdom nursing register (2011)
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Ali, P., & Watson, R. (2011). The case for graduate entry to the United Kingdom nursing register. International Nursing Review, 58(3), 312-318. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-7657.2011.00901.x

Aim: The recent decision of the United Kingdom Nursing and Midwifery Council to make nursing a degree profession is contentious and has generated debate among nurses and other stakeholders. We argue why nurses need a degree to nurse and what the impl... Read More about The case for graduate entry to the United Kingdom nursing register.

A review of clinical competence assessment in nursing (2011)
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Yanhua, C., & Watson, R. (2011). A review of clinical competence assessment in nursing. Nurse education today, 31(8), 832-836. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2011.05.003

Aims: To investigate trends in the evaluation of clinical competence in nursing students and newly qualified nurses over the last 10 years. Design: A literature review following PRISMA guidelines. Methods: The following databases were searched: Cochr... Read More about A review of clinical competence assessment in nursing.

A comprehensive study of psychometric properties of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) in Spanish advanced cancer patients (2011)
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Carvajal, A., Centeno, C., Watson, R., & Bruera, E. (2011). A comprehensive study of psychometric properties of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) in Spanish advanced cancer patients. European Journal of Cancer, 47(12), 1863-1872. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2011.03.027

Background: The Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) is developed for daily symptom assessment. Validation studies tested a variety of languages and patients. The purpose was to carry out a comprehensive examination of the psychometric propertie... Read More about A comprehensive study of psychometric properties of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) in Spanish advanced cancer patients.

To what extent are the Christian clergy acting as frontline mental health workers? A study from the North of England (2011)
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Wood, E., Watson, R., & Hayter, M. (2011). To what extent are the Christian clergy acting as frontline mental health workers? A study from the North of England. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 14(8), 769-783. https://doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2010.522565

The Church has always been associated with care of the sick; this continues today many clergy see people with mental health issues. Studies outside the United Kingdom have shown that when people with mental health issues visit clergy for help they of... Read More about To what extent are the Christian clergy acting as frontline mental health workers? A study from the North of England.

Are English novice nurses prepared to work in primary care setting? (2011)
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Ali, P. A., Watson, R., & Albutt, G. (2011). Are English novice nurses prepared to work in primary care setting?. Nurse education in practice, 11(5), 304-308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2011.02.001

This study explored the role of nurses in primary care and nurses' level of preparedness to work in the primary care sector in United Kingdom. The study was conducted in three primary care trusts (PCTs) in the north of England and participants were s... Read More about Are English novice nurses prepared to work in primary care setting?.

A survey of the reasons patients do not chose percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy/jejunostomy (PEG/PEJ) as a route for long-term feeding (2011)
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Lin, L., Li, M., & Watson, R. (2011). A survey of the reasons patients do not chose percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy/jejunostomy (PEG/PEJ) as a route for long-term feeding. Journal of clinical nursing, 20(5-6), 802-810. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03541.x

Aims: To investigate why patients do not choose percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy or percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy as a route for long-term feeding. Background: Home enteral tube feeding is well recognised as a valuable therapeutic option for... Read More about A survey of the reasons patients do not chose percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy/jejunostomy (PEG/PEJ) as a route for long-term feeding.

It's not cricket: the Ashes of nursing education (2011)
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Shields, L., Purcell, C., & Watson, R. (2011). It's not cricket: the Ashes of nursing education. Nurse education today, 31(4), 314-316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2010.12.015

The aim of this short discussion paper is to engender debate about the downturn in intellectual standing of nursing courses in Australia, where entry standards to nursing courses, and pass marks are being lowered to cater to the needs of health servi... Read More about It's not cricket: the Ashes of nursing education.