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Cardiac Depression Scale: Mokken scaling in heart failure patients (2012)
Journal Article
Ski, C. F., Thompson, D. R., Hare, D. L., Stewart, A. G., & Watson, R. (2012). Cardiac Depression Scale: Mokken scaling in heart failure patients. Health and quality of life outcomes, 10(1), 141. https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7525-10-141

Background: There is a high prevalence of depression in patients with heart failure (HF) that is associated with worsening prognosis. The value of using a reliable and valid instrument to measure depression in this population is therefore essential.... Read More

Legitimacy in legacy: a discussion paper of historical scholarship published in theJournal of Advanced Nursing, 1976-2011 (2012)
Journal Article
Fealy, G., Kelly, J., & Watson, R. (2013). Legitimacy in legacy: a discussion paper of historical scholarship published in theJournal of Advanced Nursing, 1976-2011. Journal of advanced nursing, 69(8), 1881-1894. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.12048

AimsThis paper presents a discussion of historical scholarship published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.BackgroundThe Journal of Advanced Nursing provides a forum for disseminating high-quality research and scholarship. For over 35years, scholars... Read More

The Chinese version of the cardiac depression scale: Mokken scaling (2012)
Journal Article
Wang, W., Hare, D. L., Ski, C. F., Thompson, D. R., & Watson, R. (2012). The Chinese version of the cardiac depression scale: Mokken scaling. Health and quality of life outcomes, 10(1), 33 - 36. https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7525-10-33

Background: Myocardial infarction is a major cause of death and morbidity in many countries, including China. The aim of this study was to analyse a Mandarin Chinese translation of the Cardiac Depression Scale for a hierarchy of items according to th... Read More

The structure of stress: confirmatory factor analysis of a Chinese version of the stressors in Nursing Students Scale (SINS) (2012)
Journal Article
Watson, R., Yanhua, C., Ip, M. Y., Smith, G. D., Wong, T. K., & Deary, I. J. (2013). The structure of stress: confirmatory factor analysis of a Chinese version of the stressors in Nursing Students Scale (SINS). Nurse education today, 33(2), 160-165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2012.02.013

Background Stress is a feature of the life of nursing students and this had been well studied. However, there are very few instruments to measure stress in nursing students specifically. One such instrument, the Stressors in Nursing Students Scale... Read More

The Chinese version of the Myocardial Infarction Dimensional Assessment Scale (MIDAS): Mokken scaling (2012)
Journal Article
Watson, R., Wang, W., Ski, C. F., & Thompson, D. R. (2012). The Chinese version of the Myocardial Infarction Dimensional Assessment Scale (MIDAS): Mokken scaling. Health and quality of life outcomes, 10(1), 2. https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7525-10-2

Background: Hierarchical scales are very useful in clinical practice due to their ability to discriminate precisely between individuals, and the original English version of the Myocardial Infarction Dimensional Assessment Scale has been shown to cont... Read More