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Health value & perceived control over health: behavioural constructs to support Type 2 diabetes self-management in clinical practice

Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.12878
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. Background H...

Uncovering male and female experiences of irritable bowel syndrome

Journal Article
Smith, G. D. (2015)
Uncovering male and female experiences of irritable bowel syndrome. Evidence-based nursing, 18(3), 75-75. https://doi.org/10.1136/eb-2014-101936
Implications for practice and research: - A more gender sensitive approach in the healthcare setting could increase understanding of patients’ experience of irritable bowel sy...

Use of guar gum in the management of irritable bowel syndrome

Journal Article
Smith, G. D. (2014)
Use of guar gum in the management of irritable bowel syndrome. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 12(9), 11-12. https://doi.org/10.12968/gasn.2014.12.9.11
No abstract available.

The use of aloe vera in ulcerative colitis

Journal Article
Smith, G. D. (2012)
The use of aloe vera in ulcerative colitis. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 10(6), 11-12. https://doi.org/10.12968/gasn.2012.10.6.11

Assessment of health related quality of life (HRQoL) in irritable bowel syndrome

Journal Article
Smith, G. D. (2012)
Assessment of health related quality of life (HRQoL) in irritable bowel syndrome. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 10(5), 31-35. https://doi.org/10.12968/gasn.2012.10.5.31
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders, classically involving symptoms of abdominal pain, distension and altered bowel function. H...

Dietary fibre in the management of gastrointestinal symptoms

Journal Article
Smith, G. D. (2012)
Dietary fibre in the management of gastrointestinal symptoms. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 10(2), 17-18. https://doi.org/10.12968/gasn.2012.10.2.17
Dietary fibre in the management of gastrointestinal symptoms.

Diagnosis and assessment of irritable bowel syndrome: current perspectives

Journal Article
D Smith, G. (2012)
Diagnosis and assessment of irritable bowel syndrome: current perspectives. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 10(2), 39-44. https://doi.org/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...

Psychological interventions for irritable bowel syndrome: A nursing perspective

Journal Article
Smith, G. D. (2010)
Psychological interventions for irritable bowel syndrome: A nursing perspective. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 8(9), 18-21. https://doi.org/10.12968/gasn.2010.8.9.79849
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...

Evaluating gravity versus pump irrigation for bowel dysfunction

Journal Article
Crawshaw, A., Marshall, J., Bartolo, D. C., Duthie, G. S., Fawcett, T. N., Smith, G., & Williams, C. (2009)
Evaluating gravity versus pump irrigation for bowel dysfunction. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 7(7), 34-42. https://doi.org/10.12968/gasn.2009.7.7.44267
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...

The use of traditional Chinese herbal medicine in irritable bowel syndrome

Journal Article
Smith, G. D., & Cuizhen, S. (2009)
The use of traditional Chinese herbal medicine in irritable bowel syndrome. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 6(10), 16-21. https://doi.org/10.12968/gasn.2009.6.10.37850
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...