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RN4CAST@IT-Ped: Nurse staffing and children's safety (2017)
Journal Article
Sasso, L., Bagnasco, A., Petralia, P., Scelsi, S., Zanini, M., Catania, G., …Aiken, L. H. (2018). RN4CAST@IT-Ped: Nurse staffing and children's safety. Journal of advanced nursing, 74(6), 1223-1225. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13462

Some authors argue that it is not longer ethically correct to expose hospitalized patients to death risks associated with understaffing (Nickitas, 2014). Also the Care Quality Commission (CQC, an independent regulator of all health and social care se... Read More

Do universal school-based mental health promotion programmes improve the mental health and emotional well-being of young people? : a literature review (2017)
Journal Article
O'Connor, C. A., Dyson, J., Cowdell, F., & Watson, R. (2018). Do universal school-based mental health promotion programmes improve the mental health and emotional well-being of young people? : a literature review. Journal of clinical nursing, 27(3-4), e412-e426. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14078

Aim To examine evidence—using a range of outcomes— for the effectiveness of school-based mental health and emotional well-being programmes. Background It is estimated that 20% of young people experience mental health difficulties every year. Schools... Read More

Studying the old masters of nursing: a critical student experience for developing nursing identity (2017)
Journal Article
Kelly, J., Watson, R., Watson, J., Needham, M., & Driscoll, L. O. (2017). Studying the old masters of nursing: a critical student experience for developing nursing identity. Nurse education in practice, 26, 121-125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2017.06.010

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd In the past professional identity in nursing was inculcated in students alongside institutional pride. A strong sense of professional identity is key to staff retention and recruitment and key to the delivery of quality nursing ca... Read More

The Edinburgh feeding evaluation in dementia scale: a longitudinal study in nursing home residents (2017)
Journal Article
Watson, R., Bagnasco, A., Catania, G., Aleo, G., Zanini, M., & Sasso, L. (2017). The Edinburgh feeding evaluation in dementia scale: a longitudinal study in nursing home residents. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 44(3-4), 196-202. https://doi.org/10.1159/000478519

Aims/Background: The Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia (EdFED) scale has been shown to have good psychometric properties using a range of methods including Mokken scaling. We aimed to study the Italian version of the EdFED using Mokken scaling... Read More

Stressors affecting nursing students in Pakistan (2017)
Journal Article
Watson, R., Rehman, S., & Ali, P. (2017). Stressors affecting nursing students in Pakistan. International Nursing Review, 64(4), 536-543. https://doi.org/10.1111/inr.12392

Aim: To determine factors contributing to stress experienced by preregistration nursing students in Pakistan, using the Stressors in Nursing Students scale. The aim was to explore the psychometric properties of this instrument and to investigate the... Read More

Vaccination timeliness in preterm infants: An integrative review of the literature (2017)
Journal Article
Sisson, H., Gardiner, E., & Watson, R. (2017). Vaccination timeliness in preterm infants: An integrative review of the literature. Journal of clinical nursing, 26(23-24), 4094-4104. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13916

© 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Aims and objectives: To take a systematic approach to reviewing the scientific literature examining the timeliness of vaccination in preterm infants and to identify any factors associated with timeliness. Background: Pr... Read More

Developing a stoma acceptance questionnaire to improve motivation to adhere to enterostoma self-care (2017)
Journal Article
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

Nature of behaviours that challenge in residents living in aged care homes: implications for psychosocial interventions and service development (2017)
Journal Article
James, I., Watson, R., Whitaker, C., Stokes, G., Hart, C., & Moniz-Cook, E. (2017). Nature of behaviours that challenge in residents living in aged care homes: implications for psychosocial interventions and service development. FPOP bulletin, 19-27

Background/Aims: Competing theories exist regarding the causes and nature of behaviours that challenge (BC). The present study attempted to provide better insight into these behaviours and determine whether there were any underlying relationships for... Read More

Which interval is most crucial to presentation and survival in gastroesophageal cancer: a systematic review (2017)
Journal Article
Lee, A., Khulusi, S., & Watson, R. (2017). Which interval is most crucial to presentation and survival in gastroesophageal cancer: a systematic review. Journal of advanced nursing, 73(10), 2270-2282. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13308

Aim: The aim of this study was to identify the most crucial interval to encourage earlier diagnosis in with gastroesophageal cancer and to identify potential factors effecting this interval. Background: Gastroesophageal malignancy is the eighth most... Read More

Identifying longitudinal sustainable hierarchies in activities of daily living (2017)
Journal Article
Watson, R., Palese, A., Zuttion, R., Ferrario, B., Ponta, S., & Hayter, M. (2017). Identifying longitudinal sustainable hierarchies in activities of daily living. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 71, 122-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2017.04.003

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. Activities of daily living serve as an indicator of progression in disability and rehabilitation. It is know that some of the measurement scales used show hierarchical properties indicating that activities of daily living are los... Read More