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  • Dementia as a disability: Implications for ethics, policy and practice. A Discussion Paper. 

    Andrews J, Capstick A, Geoghegan C, Georges J, Gove D, Libert S, McGettrick G, Rochford-Brennan H, Rohra H, Vehmas S and Williamson T (2018) Dementia as a disability: Implications for ethics, policy and practice. A Discussion Paper. Alzheimer Europe. Luxembourg: Alzheimer Europe. In Press.
    People experience dementia in different ways, not just in terms of the type and severity of symptoms, but also in terms of how they react to and manage living with dementia. Increasingly, people with dementia are expressing ...
  • Effective utilization of oral hypoglycemic agents to achieve individualized HbA1c targets in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus 

    Bannister M and Berlanga J (2016) Effective utilization of oral hypoglycemic agents to achieve individualized HbA1c targets in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Therapy. 7(3): 387-399.
    Type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition that may require the combination of three oral treatments to achieve optimal glycemic management to prevent microvascular and macrovascular complications whilst minimizing the ...
  • Broadening the debate on creativity and dementia: A critical approach. 

    Bellass S, Balmer A, May V, Keady J, Buse C, Capstick A, Burke L, Bartlett R L, and Hodgson J (2018) Broadening the debate on creativity and dementia: A critical approach. Dementia: the international journal of social research and practice. Accepted for publication.
    In recent years there has been a growing interest in person-centred, ‘living well’ approaches to dementia, often taking the form of important efforts to engage people with dementia in a range of creative, arts-based ...
  • Positive birth experiences: a systematic review of the lived experience from a birthing person’s perspective 

    Hill E and Firth A (2018) Positive birth experiences: a systematic review of the lived experience from a birthing person’s perspective. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest. Article in Press.
    Background: Positive birth (PB) experiences assist with successful transition into parenthood and psychological growth. Identifying contributing factors, which assist in the achievement of such experiences, could inform ...
  • Flexible working and work-life balance: Midwives’ experiences and views 

    Prowse JM and Prowse P (2016) Flexible working and work-life balance: Midwives’ experiences and views. Work-Life Balance Working Group Newsletter. The Division of Occupational Psychology, The British Psychological Society. 9: 10-12.
    Both flexible working and worklife balance (WLB) are important issues for the midwifery profession and can have both positive and negative consequences for midwives working in the National Health Service (NHS). This study ...
  • Choosing summary statistics by least angle regression for approximate Bayesian computation 

    Faisal M, Futschik A, Hussain I et al (2016) Choosing summary statistics by least angle regression for approximate Bayesian computation. Journal of Applied Statistics. 43(12): 2191-2202.
    Bayesian statistical inference relies on the posterior distribution. Depending on the model, the posterior can be more or less difficult to derive. In recent years, there has been a lot of interest in complex settings where ...
  • Development and external validation of an automated computer-aided risk score for predicting sepsis in emergency medical admissions using the patient’s first electronically recorded vital signs and blood test results 

    Faisal M, Scally A, Richardson D et al (2018) Development and external validation of an automated computer-aided risk score for predicting sepsis in emergency medical admissions using the patient’s first electronically recorded vital signs and blood test results. Critical Care Medicine. Article in Press.
    Objectives: To develop a logistic regression model to predict the risk of sepsis following emergency medical admission using the patient’s first, routinely collected, electronically recorded vital signs and blood test ...
  • Excellence model in the health sector: sharing good practice by H Stahr, B Bulman and M Stead [Book review] 

    Meddings, F. (2004) Excellence model in the health sector: sharing good practice by H Stahr, B Bulman and M Stead. Clinical Governance 9(3).
  • Psychometric evaluation of the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory in an acute general hospital setting 

    Kupeli N, Vickerstaff V, White N et al (2018) Psychometric evaluation of the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory in an acute general hospital setting. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 33(1): e158-e165.
    Objectives The Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI; (Cohen-Mansfield and Kerin, 1986)) is a well-known tool for assessing agitated behaviours in people with dementia who reside in long-term care. No studies have ...
  • General concepts of goals and goal-setting in health: A narrative analysis 

    Ogbeiwi O (2018) General concepts of goals and goal-setting in health: a narrative review. Journal of Management and Organization. Accepted for Publication.
    Goal-setting is fundamental to organisational management, yet not every manager knows how do it well. A narrative literature review was done to explore current knowledge of definitions and classifications of goals, and ...
  • Vulnerable migrant women and postnatal depression: A case of invisibility in maternity services? 

    Firth A and Haith-Cooper M (2018) Vulnerable migrant women and postnatal depression: A case of invisibility in maternity services? British Journal of Midwifery. 26(2): 78-84.
    Vulnerable migrant women are at an increased risk of developing postnatal depression, compared with the general population. Although some symptoms are the same as in other pregnant women, there are specific reasons why ...
  • Working collaboratively on publications and conference presentations – Valuing student midwives’ contribution to the future of midwifery 

    Firth A (2017) Working collaboratively on publications and conference presentations – Valuing student midwives’ contribution to the future of midwifery. Australian Midwifery News. 17(4): 29.
  • The growing burden of leg ulcers in the UK 

    Vowden K and Vowden P (2016). The growing burden of leg ulcers in the UK. Guardian Health Supplement.
    Improved treatment, diagnostics and greater patient participation could help to reduce both the financial and the social cost of leg ulcers in the UK
  • Defining, assessing and managing cavity wounds 

    Vowden K (2016) Defining, assessing and managing cavity wounds. Wounds UK. 12(1): 18-23.
    This paper provides an overview of cavity wounds, focusing on the definition, assessment and management of a common clinical problem in wound care. The term cavity wound is applied widely to a diverse range of acute and ...
  • Diabetic foot ulcer or pressure ulcer? That is the question 

    Vowden P and Vowden K (2015) Diabetic foot ulcer or pressure ulcer? That is the question. The Diabetic Foot Journal. 18(2): 62-66.
    The establishment of a correct diagnosis links care to established guidelines and underpins all subsequent therapeutic activity. Problems can arise when definitions of disease overlap, as is the case with diabetic foot ...
  • Wound care's role in the future NHS 

    Vowden K (2015) Wound care's role in the future NHS. British Journal of Community Nursing. 20(Supplement 9): S5.
  • Wounds UK Best Practice Statement (2015) Compression hosiery 

    Stephen-Haynes J, Atkins L, Elstone A et al (2015) Wounds UK Best Practice Statement (2015) Compression hosiery, London. Wounds UK.
  • Clinical care delivery implications of the "Burden of Wounds" study 

    Vowden P and Vowden K (2016) Clinical care delivery implications of the "Burden of Wounds" study. Wounds UK. 12(3): 12-21.
    The recently published ‘Burden of Wounds’ study (Guest et al, 2015a) not only highlighted the cost of delivering wound care in the UK but also revealed a number of shortcomings in the method of care delivery, many of which ...
  • Pressure ulcer incidence: do patients retain information 

    Vowden K, Warner V and Collins JB (2016) Pressure ulcer incidence: Do patients retain information. EWMA Journal. 16(1): 35-36.
    Many service commissioners are demanding a reduction in pressure ulcer prevalence and regard pressure ulceration as a key indicator of care quality. Within our area of practice, local commissioners have indicated that all ...
  • The economic impact of hard-to-heal wounds: promoting practice change to address passivity in wound management 

    Vowden P and Vowden K (2016) The economic impact of hard-to-heal wounds: promoting practice change to address passivity in wound management. Wounds International. 7(2): 10-15.
    As the prevalence and incidence of wounds are predicted to increase due to an ageing population with increasing comorbidities, reducing the burden of wounds by optimising healing is seen as a key factor in lowering wound ...

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