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Dawkes, S., Smith, G., Raeside, R., Elliott, L., & Donaldson, J. (2016). Angina Management is Poor After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 32(10), S318-S319. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.07.548
Self-management of coronary heart disease (CHD) is critical after elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). While elective PCIs should reduce patients’ stable angina ...
Dawkes, S., Smith, G., Elliott, L., Raeside, R., & Donaldson, J. (2016). Self-management of coronary heart disease in older patients after elective percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, 13(5), 393–400. https://doi.org/10.11909/j.issn.1671-5411.2016.05.010
Objective To explore how older patients self-manage their coronary heart disease (CHD) after undergoing elective percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA).
Lin, S., Sung, H., Li, T., Hsieh, T., Lan, H., Perng, S., & Smith, G. D. (2015). 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.12751
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. (2015). The effects of hazardous working conditions on burnout in Macau nurses. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 2, 86-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnss.2015.01.006
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...
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.
Yang, F., Bao, J., Huang, X., Guo, Q., & Smith, G. (2015). Measurement of resilience in Chinese older people: Measurement of resilience in Chinese older people. International Nursing Review, 62(1), 130-139. https://doi.org/10.1111/inr.12168
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...
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...
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.
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 ...
Smith, G. D. (2014). Non-pharmacological approaches toward the management of gastritis. Gastrointestinal nursing, 12(2), 15-16. https://doi.org/10.12968/gasn.2014.12.2.15
Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach (gastric mucosa), and has many possible causes, including an infection, irritant, autoimmune disorder, or backflow of...
Smith, G. D. (2013). Using chamomile for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 11(8), 11-12. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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...