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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...
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: Coping with publication ethics. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23(23-24), (3293-3295). doi:10.1111/jocn.12686. ISSN 0962-1067
Wu, M., Sung, H., Lee, W., & Smith, G. D. (2015). The effects of light therapy on depression and sleep disruption in older adults in a long-term care facility: Light therapy for older adults with depression. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 21(5), 653-659. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijn.12307
This study aims to evaluate the effect of light therapy on depression and sleep disruption in older adults residing in a long‐term care facility. Psychological morbidity is a ...
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
Watson, R., Yanhua, C., Ip, M. Y. K., Smith, G. D., Wong, T. K. S., & 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, 160-165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2012.02.013
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. (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
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 ...
Smith, G. D. (2013). Inflammatory bowel disease in older people. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 11(6), 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. (2013). Abdominal massage for constipation: techniques, evidence base and safety. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 11(1), 13-14. doi:10.12968/gasn.2013.11.1.13
Lo, H., Yeh, C., Chang, S., Sung, H., & Smith, G. D. (2012). A Tai Chi exercise programme improved exercise behaviour and reduced blood pressure in outpatients with hypertension. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 18, 545-551. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijn.12006
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, G. D. (2012). Review paper: The use of aloe vera in ulcerative colitis. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 10(6), 11-12. doi:10.12968/gasn.2012.10.6.11
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...
D Smith, G. (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...
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 ...