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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.

Unmet nursing care needs on medical and surgical wards : a scoping review of patients’ perspectives (2019)
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Bagnasco, A., Dasso, N., Rossi, S., Galanti, C., Varone, G., Catania, G., …Sasso, L. (2019). Unmet nursing care needs on medical and surgical wards : a scoping review of patients’ perspectives. Journal of clinical nursing, https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15089

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Aims and objectives: To review and synthesise research studies on surgical and medical inpatients’ perceptions on unmet nursing care needs. Background: Missed nursing care is a growing phenomenon that has been shown to... Read More about Unmet nursing care needs on medical and surgical wards : a scoping review of patients’ perspectives.

Mealtime difficulty in older people with dementia (2019)
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Rehman, S., Likupe, G., & Watson, R. (2019). Mealtime difficulty in older people with dementia. Wikijournal of Medicine, 6(1),

Aim: To evaluate the evidence published in systematic reviews on the effectiveness of interventions aimed at alleviating mealtime difficulties in older people with dementia. Background: Older people with dementia gradually lose their self-care abilit... Read More about Mealtime difficulty in older people with dementia.

An international cross-cultural study of nursing student's perceptions of caring (2019)
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Pajnkihar, M., Kocbek, P., Musović, K., Tao, Y., Kasimovskaya, N., Štiglic, G., …Vrbnjak, D. (2020). An international cross-cultural study of nursing student's perceptions of caring. Nurse education today, 84, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2019.104214

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Background: Single studies suggest that nursing students perceive caring as more an instrumental than expressive behaviour and indicate some differences between caring perceptions in junior and senior nursing students. However, th... Read More about An international cross-cultural study of nursing student's perceptions of caring.

A path analysis on the direct and indirect effects of the unit environment on eating dependence among cognitively impaired nursing home residents (2019)
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Palese, A., Grassetti, L., Bressan, V., Decaro, A., Kasa, T., Longobardi, M., …Watson, R. (2019). A path analysis on the direct and indirect effects of the unit environment on eating dependence among cognitively impaired nursing home residents. BMC health services research, 19(1), 775. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4667-z

BACKGROUND: This study aims to estimate the direct and indirect effects of the unit environment alongside individual and nursing care variables on eating dependence among residents who are cognitively impaired and living in a nursing home. METHOD: A... Read More about A path analysis on the direct and indirect effects of the unit environment on eating dependence among cognitively impaired nursing home residents.

R you ready? Using the R programme for statistical analysis and graphics (2019)
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Stiglic, G., Štiglic, G., Watson, R., & Cilar, L. (in press). R you ready? Using the R programme for statistical analysis and graphics. Research in Nursing and Health, https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.21990

© 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. For conducting research, nurses typically use commercial statistical packages. R software is a free, powerful, and flexible alternative, but is less familiar and used less frequently in nursing research. In this paper,... Read More about R you ready? Using the R programme for statistical analysis and graphics.

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. Annali di Igiene, 32(2), 117-131. https://doi.org/10.7416/ai.2020.2236

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 about Measuring the therapeutic properties of nursing home environments in the Italian context: findings from a validation and cross-sectional study design.

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.

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 about Gastroesophageal cancer patients need earlier palliative intervention - Using data to inform appropriate care.

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 about 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.

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 about Predatory journals and the pollution of academic publishing.