France, E., Ring, N., Noyes, J., Maxwell, M., Jepson, R., Duncan, E., …Uny, I. (2015). Protocol-developing meta-ethnography reporting guidelines (eMERGe). BMC Medical Research Methodology. 15(1)doi:10.1186/s12874-015-0068-0
Background: Designing and implementing high-quality health care services and interventions requires robustly synthesised evidence. Syntheses of qualitative research studies ca...
Ring, N., Booth, H., Wilson, C., Hoskins, G., Pinnock, H., Sheikh, A. & Jepson, R. (2015). The ‘vicious cycle’ of personalised asthma action plan implementation in primary care: a qualitative study of patients and health professionals’ views. BMC family practice. 16(1)doi:10.1186/s12875-015-0352-4. ISSN 1471-2296
Background: Personal asthma action plans (PAAPs) have been guideline recommended for years, but consistently
under-issued by health professionals and under-utilised by patient...
France, E. F., Ring, N., Thomas, R., Noyes, J., Maxwell, M. & Jepson, R. (2014). A methodological systematic review of what’s wrong with meta-ethnography reporting. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 14(1)doi:10.1186/1471-2288-14-119
Background: Syntheses of qualitative studies can inform health policy, services and our understanding of patient experience. Meta-ethnography is a systematic seven-phase inter...
Santer, M., Ring, N., Yardley, L., Geraghty, A. W. & Wyke, S. (2014). Treatment non-adherence in pediatric long-term medical conditions: systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies of caregivers’ views. BMC Pediatrics. 14(1)doi:10.1186/1471-2431-14-63
Background: Non-adherence to prescribed treatments is the primary cause of treatment failure in pediatric long-term
conditions. Greater understanding of parents and caregivers...
Ring, N. (2013). The RCGP Quality Practice Award for primary care teams. British Journal of Community Nursing. 8(3), 112-115. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2003.8.3.11096. ISSN 1462-4753
Accreditation is a means of improving quality through the process of externally reviewing performance against written standards. Following the introduction of clinical governa...
Ring, N., Jepson, R., Pinnock, H., Wilson, C., Hoskins, G., Wyke, S. & Sheikh, A. (2012). Developing novel evidence-based interventions to promote asthma action plan use: a cross-study synthesis of evidence from randomised controlled trials and qualitative studies. Trials. 13(1)doi:10.1186/1745-6215-13-216. ISSN 1745-6215
Background: Long-standing randomised controlled trial (RCT) evidence indicates that asthma action plans can improve patient outcomes. Internationally, however, these plans are...
Ring, N., Pinnock, H., Wilson, C., Hoskins, G., Jepson, R., Wyke, S. & Sheikh, A. (2011). Understanding what asthma plans mean: a linguistic analysis of terminology used in published texts. Primary Care Respiratory Journal. 20(2), 170-177. doi:10.4104/pcrj.2011.00012. ISSN 1471-4418
Aim: To identify from the literature what terms are used for ‘asthma plans’, with what meaning, and in what context(s).
Methods: Linguistic analysis of a selected body of asth...
Ring, N., Jepson, R., Hoskins, G., Wilson, C., Pinnock, H., Sheikh, A. & Wyke, S. (2011). Understanding what helps or hinders asthma action plan use: A systematic review and synthesis of the qualitative literature. Patient Education and Counseling. 85(2), e131-e143. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2011.01.025. ISSN 0738-3991
Objective: To understand better what helps and/or hinders asthma action plan use from the professionals and patients/carers perspective.
Methods: Systematic review and qualita...
Ring, N., Malcolm, C., Wyke, S., MacGillivray, S., Dixon, D., Hoskins, G., …Sheikh, A. (2007). Promoting the use of Personal Asthma Action Plans: a systematic review. Primary Care Respiratory Journal. 16(5), 271-283. doi:10.3132/pcrj.2007.00049. ISSN 1471-4418
Objectives: To investigate how best to encourage health professionals to promote, and for people with asthma to use, asthma action plans.
Methods: Systematic review. Randomise...
Ring, N. & Malcolm, C. (2007). Commentary on Rydstrom I, Dalheim-Englund A-C, Holritz-Rasmussen B, Moller C & Sandman P-O (2005) asthma quality of life for Swedish children. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 16(9), 1766-1768. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01607.x. ISSN 0962-1067
No abstract available.
Ring, N., Coull, A., Howie, C., Murphy-Black, T. & Watterson, A. (2006). Analysis of the impact of a national initiative to promote evidence-based nursing practice. International Journal of Nursing Practice. 12(4), 232-240. doi:10.1111/j.1440-172x.2006.00569.x. ISSN 1322-7114
Best Practice Statements (BPS) are designed to facilitate evidence-based practice. This descriptive, exploratory study evaluated
the impact of five of these statements in Scot...
Ring, N., Malcolm, C., Coull, A., Murphy-Black, T. & Watterson, A. (2005). Nursing best practice statements: an exploration of their implementation in clinical practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 14(9), 1048-1058. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2005.01225.x. ISSN 0962-1067
Aims and objectives. To explore implementation of the first five Best Practice Statements from the perspective of nurses involved in their development.
Background. Best Practi...
Ring, N. (2002). A personal and historical investigation of the career trends of UK graduate nurses qualifying between 1970 and 1989. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 40(2), 199-209. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2648.2002.02362.x. ISSN 0309-2402
A personal and historical investigation of the career trends of UK graduate nursesqualifying between 1970 and 1989
Aim. To explore from a personal and historical perspective k...
Ring, N., Jepson, R. & Ritchie, K. (2011). Methods of synthesizing qualitative research studies for health technology assessment. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. 27(04), 384-390. doi:10.1017/s0266462311000389. ISSN 0266-4623
Objectives: Synthesizing qualitative research is an important means of ensuring the needs, preferences, and experiences of patients are taken into account by service providers...
Ring, N. (2002). RCGP quality accreditation schemes for practice teams. Community Practitioner. 76(3), 87
Ring, N. (1999). Anonymous Medication Reporting in a District General Hospital,. Journal of Clinical Excellence. 2(2), 87-91. ISSN 1465-9883
Anonymous reporting of medication errors was introduced into a district general hospital as a short-term pilot project. For the duration of the project this system ran in para...
Ring, N. A critical analysis of evidence-based practice in UK healthcare: The case of asthma action plans. (Thesis)
Evidence-based practice is an integral part of multi-disciplinary healthcare, but its routine clinical implementation remains a challenge internationally. Written asthma actio...
Ring, N., Finnie, A., Murphy-Black, T., Watterson, A., Howie, C., Malcolm, C., …Cunningham, J. (2003). Nursing and midwifery practice development unit: best practice statements - report of the impact evaluation study. Scotland: NHS Quality Improvement Scotland
Ring, N. A., Ritchie, K., Mandava, L. & Jepson, R. (2011). A guide to synthesising qualitative research for researchers undertaking health technology assessments and systematic reviews. http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/programmes/clinical__cost_effectiveness/shtg/synth_qualitative_research.aspx: NHS Quality Improvement Scotland
This report highlights the key methods for qualitative synthesis and raises points of discussion and debate within the literature.
Ring, N. (2001). A practical guide to support nurses and midwives undergoing the RCGP Quality Practice Award. Edinburgh: NHS Scotland: Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development Unit
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Developing meta-ethnography reporting guidelines and the standards for research