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Investigating invariant item ordering in the Mental Health Inventory : an illustration of the use of different methods (2014)
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Watson, R., Wang, W., Thompson, D. R., & Meijer, R. R. (2014). Investigating invariant item ordering in the Mental Health Inventory : an illustration of the use of different methods. Personality and individual differences, 66(August), 74-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2014.03.017

Invariant item ordering is a property of scales whereby the items are scored in the same order across a wide range of the latent trait and across a wide range of respondents. In the package ‘mokken’ in the statistical software R, the ability to analy... Read More

Assessment and diagnosis of acute limb compartment syndrome: A literature review (2014)
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Ali, P., Santy-Tomlinson, J., & Watson, R. (2014). Assessment and diagnosis of acute limb compartment syndrome: A literature review. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 18(4), 180-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijotn.2014.01.002

Background: Compartment syndrome is a collection of symptoms that signal increased pressure in the muscle compartment and results in compromised tissue perfusion. Failure to diagnose and treat the condition can result in permanent neurovascular defic... Read More

Jordanian nurses' knowledge and responsibility for enteral nutrition in the critically ill (2013)
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Al Kalaldeh, M., Watson, R., & Hayter, M. (2015). Jordanian nurses' knowledge and responsibility for enteral nutrition in the critically ill. Nursing in Critical Care, 20(5), 229-241. https://doi.org/10.1111/nicc.12065

Background Poor nursing adherence to evidence-based guidelines has negative consequences leading to higher mortality rates, delayed recovery and longer length of stay. Evidence-based practice has the potential to minimize complications and discrepan... Read More

Does cognitive ability influence responses to the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being scale? (2013)
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Deary, I. J., Watson, R., Booth, T., & Gale, C. R. (2013). Does cognitive ability influence responses to the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being scale?. Psychological assessment, 25(2), 313-318. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0030834

It has been suggested that how individuals respond to self-report items relies on cognitive processing. We hypothesized that an individual's level of cognitive ability may influence these processes such that, if there is a hierarchy of items within a... Read More

Cardiac Depression Scale: Mokken scaling in heart failure patients (2012)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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

Doctorates and nurses (2011)
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Watson, R., Thompson, D. R., & Amella, E. (2011). Doctorates and nurses. Contemporary nurse, 38(1-2), 151-159. https://doi.org/10.5172/conu.2011.38.1-2.151

There is a plethora of routes to obtaining a doctorate in nursing and this arises due to international differences in the modes of study, preparation of the final submission and examination systems. The variety of pathways and outcomes leads to some... Read More

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