Nugent, L. E., Carson, M., Zammitt, N. N., Smith, G. D. & Wallston, K. A. (2015). Health value & perceived control over health: behavioural constructs to support Type 2 diabetes self-management in clinical practice. Journal of clinical nursing. 24(15-16), 2201-2210. doi:10.1111/jocn.12878. ISSN 1365-2702
Aims and objectives
To explore health value and perceived control over health in relation to self-management behaviours in adults with Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Yang, F., Bao, J., Huang, X., Guo, Q. & Smith, G. D. (2015). Measurement of resilience in Chinese older people: Measurement of resilience in Chinese older people. International nursing review : official journal of the International Council of Nurses. 62(1), 130-139. doi:10.1111/inr.12168. ISSN 1466-7657
Resilience has been identified as a personal construct that may contribute to the process of healthy ageing in older people. To date, no measurement instrument has...
Lin, S., Sung, H., Li, T., Hsieh, T., Lan, H., Perng, S., & Smith, G. D. (2014). The effects of Tai-Chi in conjunction with thera-band resistance exercise on functional fitness and muscle strength among community-based older people. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(9-10), (1357-1366). doi:10.1111/jocn.12751. ISSN 0962-1067
Aims and objectives
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Tai-Chi in conjunction with thera-band resistance exercise on functional fitness and muscle streng...
Smith, G. D. (2015). Uncovering male and female experiences of irritable bowel syndrome. Evidence-based nursing. 18(3), 75-75. doi:10.1136/eb-2014-101936. ISSN 1367-6539
Haigh, C., Smith, G. D., Gelling, L., Barnason, S. & Jackson, D. (2014). Editorial: Nursing research in the 21st century - who sets the agenda?. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 24, 889-890. doi:10.1111/jocn.12803. ISSN 0962-1067
Hu, S. X., Luk, A. L. & Smith, G. D. (2014). The effects of hazardous working conditions on burnout in Macau nurses. International Journal of Nursing Sciences. 2, 86-92. doi:10.1016/j.ijnss.2015.01.006. ISSN 2352-0132
To examine the effects of various hazardous factors in working environments on burnout in a cohort of clinical nurses in Macau.
A cross–sectional survey w...
Smith, G. D., Haigh, C., & Jackson, D. (2014). Editorial: Ensuring standards in publication ethics. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(1-2), (1-3). doi:10.1111/jocn.12687. ISSN 0962-1067
Smith, G. D., Haigh, C., & Jackson, D. (2014). Editorial: Coping with publication ethics. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23(23-24), (3293-3295). doi:10.1111/jocn.12686. ISSN 0962-1067
Kean, S. & Smith, G. D. (2014). Editorial: Surviving critical illness: Intensive care and beyond. Journal of clinical nursing. 23(5-6), 603-604. doi:10.1111/jocn.12555. ISSN 1365-2702
Smith, G. D. (2013). Use of guar gum in the management of irritable bowel syndrome. Gastrointestinal nursing. 12, 11-12. doi:10.12968/gasn.2014.12.9.11
Smith, G. D. (2013). Using chamomile for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Gastrointestinal nursing. 11(8), 11-12. doi:10.12968/gasn.2013.11.8.11
The use of complementary and
alternative medicine (CAM) for the
management of gastrointestinal
symptoms is becoming increasingly
popular across the world. Several herbal
Yang, F., Smith, G. D. & Liu, X. (2014). Content validity of the Chinese version of resilience scale for older people. Journal of clinical nursing. 23(13-14), 2077-2079. doi:10.1111/jocn.12349. ISSN 1365-2702
Aims and objectives
To forward- and backward-translate the English version ofthe Resilience Scale for use in Chinese older people and toaddress the equivalence of the content ...
Watson, R., Yanhua, C., Ip, M. Y. K., Smith, G. D., Wong, T. K. S. & Deary, I. J. (2012). The structure of stress: Confirmatory factor analysis of a Chinese version of the stressors in Nursing Students Scale (SINS). Nurse Education Today. 33, 160-165. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2012.02.013. ISSN 0260-6917
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 s...
Smith, G. D. (2012). Abdominal massage for constipation: techniques, evidence base and safety. Gastrointestinal nursing. 11(1), 13-14. doi:10.12968/gasn.2013.11.1.13
Smith, G. D. (2012). Inflammatory bowel disease in older people. Gastrointestinal nursing. 11, 31-35. doi:10.12968/gasn.2013.11.6.31
The physiological process of ageing can lead to a number of health challenges, including a deterioration of gastrointestinal functions and increase in digestive disorders. The...
Smith, G. D. & Wu, S. (2012). Nurses’ beliefs, experiences and practice regarding complementary and alternative medicine in Taiwan. Journal of clinical nursing. 21(17-18), 2659--2667. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.04008.x. ISSN 1365-2702
Aim. To gain an insight into this issue, this study used a qualitative approach and aims to explore and describe nurses’ beliefs, experiences and practice regarding complement...
Smith, G. D. (2012). Dyspepsia and non-invasive testing for helicobacter pylori. Gastrointestinal Nursing. 10(4), 17-18. doi:10.12968/gasn.2012.10.4.17. ISSN 1479-5248
No abstract available.
Smith, G. D. (2012). Diagnosis and assessment of irritable bowel syndrome: current perspectives. Gastrointestinal nursing. 10(2), 39-44. doi:10.12968/gasn.2012.10.2.39
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long-term functional bowel condition; it is the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal (GI) condition in clinical practice. However, it r...
Smith, G. D. (2012). Editorial: consensus on CAM methods for nursing research?. Journal of clinical nursing. 21(5-6), 599-600. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03982.x. ISSN 1365-2702
Smith, G. D. (2011). Dietary fibre in the management of gastrointestinal symptoms. Gastrointestinal Nursing. 10(2), 17-18. doi:10.12968/gasn.2012.10.2.17. ISSN 1479-5248
Dietary fibre in the management of gastrointestinal symptoms.
Lo, H., Yeh, C., Chang, S., Sung, H. & Smith, G. D. (2011). A Tai Chi exercise programme improved exercise behaviour and reduced blood pressure in outpatients with hypertension. International Journal of Nursing Practice. 18, 545-551. doi:10.1111/ijn.12006. ISSN 1322-7114
This two-group pretest and posttest quasi-experimental study aimed to evaluate the effects of a Tai Chi exercise programme on exercise behaviour and blood pressure (BP) in out...
Smith, . D. G. D. (2011). Assessment of health related quality of life (HRQoL) in irritable bowel syndrome. Gastrointestinal Nursing. 10(5), 31-35. doi:10.12968/gasn.2012.10.5.31. ISSN 1479-5248
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders, classically involving symptoms of abdominal pain, distension and altered bowel function. H...
Penny, K. I. & Smith, G. D. (2011). The use of data mining to identify indicators of health-related quality of life in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 21, 2761-2771. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03897.x. ISSN 0962-1067
Aim. To examine the health-related quality of life in a cohort of individuals with irritable bowel syndrome and to explore the use of several data-mining methods to identify ...
Chang, M., Chen, Y., Chang, S. & Smith, G. D. (2011). Knowledge of using acetaminophen syrup and comprehension of written medication instruction among caregivers with febrile children. Journal of clinical nursing. 21(1-2), 42--51. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03668.x. ISSN 1365-2702
Aim. This article aims to explore caregivers’ knowledge of acetaminophen and comprehension of written medication instructions about acetaminophen syrup when administered to fe...
Sung, H., Lee, W., Chang, S. & Smith, G. D. (2011). Exploring nursing staff’s attitudes and use of music for older people with dementia in long-term care facilities. Journal of clinical nursing. 20, 1776--1783. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03633.x. ISSN 1365-2702
Aims. This study aimed to explore nursing staff’s attitudes and use of music for older people with dementia in long-term care facilities.Background. Music has shown positive o...
Smith, G. D. (2011). Gut-directed hypnotherapy in irritable bowel syndrome. Gastrointestinal Nursing. 9, 17-18. doi:10.12968/gasn.2011.9.4.17. ISSN 1479-5248
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal (GI) condition characterized by abdominal pain, altered bowel habit (constipation and diarrhoea) and abdominal dis...
Smith, G. D. (2010). Acupuncture for gastrointestinal disorders. Gastrointestinal Nursing. 9, 15-16. doi:10.12968/gasn.2011.9.6.15. ISSN 1479-5248
There is an increasing worldwide use of CAM in gastrointestinal diseases
Limited current evidence to support use of acupuncture in IBD and IBS
The best acupuncture...
Smith, G. D. (2010). Peppermint oil in gastrointestinal medicine. Gastrointestinal Nursing. 9, 13-14. doi:10.12968/gasn.2011.9.8.13. ISSN 1479-5248
Herbal remedies, such as peppermint oil, are increasingly being used to treat gastrointestinal symptoms
Gastrointestinal nurses should be aware of the safety issues of herba...
Smith, G. D. (2010). Herbal medication in the management of non-ulcer dyspepsia. Gastrointestinal Nursing. 9, 15-16. doi:10.12968/gasn.2011.9.10.15. ISSN 1479-5248
Although not considered part of mainstream medicine, it is estimated that over half of patients with gastrointestinal symptoms have used some form of complementary or alternat...
Smith, G. D. (2010). Editorial: The use of CAM in gastroenterology. Gastrointestinal Nursing. 9, 5-5. doi:10.12968/gasn.2011.9.4.5. ISSN 1479-5248
Smith, G. D. (2010). Editorial: Regulation in complementary and alternative medicine: is it time for statutory regulation of CAM in the UK?. Journal of clinical nursing. 19(7-8), 901-903. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03221.x. ISSN 1365-2702
Editorial: Regulation in complementary and alternative medicine: is it time for statutory regulation of CAM in the UK?
Smith, . G. D. (2009). Psychological interventions for irritable bowel syndrome: A nursing perspective. Gastrointestinal Nursing. 8(9), 18-21. doi:10.12968/gasn.2010.8.9.79849. ISSN 1479-5248
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional bowel disorder. It accounts for up to 50% of all referrals to gastrointestinal departments and to this day it remains a m...
Crawshaw, . A., Marshall, J., Bartolo, D. C., Duthie, G. S., Fawcett, T. N. & Smith, G. (2009). Evaluating gravity versus pump irrigation for bowel dysfunction. Gastrointestinal Nursing. 7(7), 34-42. doi:10.12968/gasn.2009.7.7.44267. ISSN 1479-5248
Rectal irrigation as a method of management for patients suffering bowel dysfunction is relatively new in the UK (Gardiner et al, 2003). However, patients in the Lothian regio...
Smith, G. D. (2009). Editorial: The need for complementary and alternative medicine familiarisation in undergraduate nurse education. Journal of clinical nursing. 18, 2113--2115. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.02930.x. ISSN 1365-2702
No abstract is available for this article.
Smith, . G. D. & Cuizhen, S. (2008). The use of traditional Chinese herbal medicine in irritable bowel syndrome. Gastrointestinal Nursing. 6(10), 16-21. doi:10.12968/gasn.2009.6.10.37850. ISSN 1479-5248
Most nurses are aware of the widespread use of complementary and alternative medicines therapies. Such therapies are being increasingly used by gastrointestinal patients for a...
Mander, R. & Smith, G. D. (2010). A systematic review of medical diagnosis of Ogilvie's syndrome in childbearing. Midwifery. 26(6), 573-578. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2008.09.003. ISSN 0266-6138
to review all published papers examining medical diagnosis of Ogilvie's syndrome and pregnancy with a view to assessing the implications of the diagnosis and the co...
Mander, R. & Smith, G. D. (2008). Saving Mothers’ Lives (formerly Why Mothers die): Reviewing maternal deaths to make motherhood safer 2003–2005. Midwifery. 24(1), 8 - 12. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2008.01.008. ISSN 0266-6138
Knowles, G., Hutchison, C., Smith, G., Philp, I. D., McCormick, K. & Preston, E. (2007). Implementation and evaluation of a pilot education programme in colorectal cancer management for nurses in Scotland. Nurse Education Today. 28, 15 - 23. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2007.02.002. ISSN 0260-6917
Summary This paper describes the results of an evaluation of a nursing education programme for nurses caring for patients with colorectal cancer. A sample of 67 registered nur...
Smith, G. D. (2007). Editorial: The practice and research of complementary and alternative medicine in nursing. Journal of clinical nursing. 17, 2521--2523. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02498.x. ISSN 1365-2702
Smith, G. D., Watson, R. & Thompson, D. R. (2007). Older people and inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 17, 400-406. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02577.x. ISSN 0962-1067
Aims and objectives. To review the literature on inflammatory bowel disease in older and younger people and to identify whether they included a nursing or psychosocial perspe...
Smith, G. D. & Mander, R. (2006). The implications of Ogilvie's syndrome for midwives and gastrointestinal nurses. Gastrointestinal nursing. 4(10), 24-31. ISSN 1479-5248
Ogilvie's syndrome is is an acute intestinal pseudo-obstruction associated with massive dilatation, usually of the colon, but also of the small intestine. Mechanical obstructi...
Smith, G. D. (2006). Irritable bowel syndrome: quality of life and nursing interventions. British journal of nursing : BJN. 15(21), 1152-1156. ISSN 0966-0461
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder.
It is one of the most common gastrointestinal diseases diagnosed in medical practice and can account for up to 5...
Smith, G. & Fawcett, T. (2006). Chronic pancreatitis: pathophysiology and patient care. Gastrointestinal nursing. 4(7), 20-26. ISSN 1479-5248
Chronic pancreatitis represents a continuous and prolonged inflammatory and fibrosing process in the pancreas resulting in permanent exocrine and often also endocrine dysfunct...
Smith, G. D. (2006). Effect of nurse-led gut-directed hypnotherapy upon health-related quality of life in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Journal of clinical nursing. 15(6), 678-684. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01356.x. ISSN 0962-1067
Aims and objectives. This study quantified health-related quality of life in a group of irritable bowel syndrome patients and measures changes following a treatment programme...
(2005). Gastrointestinal Nursing. doi:10.1002/9780470774359
Many nurses work as specialist practitioners within several areas of gastrointestinal medicine, including inflammatory bowel disease, stoma care, nutrition, endoscopy and coun...
Luman, W., Ardill, J. E. F., Armstrong, E., Smith, G. D., Brett, L., Lessells, A. M., …Palmer, K. R. (1998). Nitric oxide and gall-bladder motor function. Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics. 12(5), 425-432. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2036.1998.00322.x. ISSN 0269-2813
Background:The L-arginine: nitric oxide (NO) pathway has been shown to be important in the regulation of intestinal motility and NO may be the mediator for nonadrenergic nonch...
Luman, W., Williams, A. J. K., Pryde, A., Smith, G. D., Nixon, S. J., Heading, R. C. & Palmer, K. R. (1996). Influence of cholecystectomy on sphincter of Oddi motility. Gut. 41(3), 371-374. doi:10.1136/gut.41.3.371. ISSN 0017-5749
Background—Gall bladder and sphincter of Oddi (SO) function are coordinated by hormonal and neuronal mechanisms. Nerve fibres pass between the gall bladder and the SO via the ...