Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing
Kolb, H., Snowden, A., & Stevens, E. (2018). Systematic Review and Narrative Summary: Treatments for and Risk Factors Associated with Respiratory Tract Secretions (Death Rattle) in the Dying Adult. Journal of Advanced Nursing, doi:10.1111/jan.13557. ISSN 0309-2402
To identify effective treatments and risk factors associated with death rattle in adults at the end of life.
The presence of noisy, pooled respiratory tract sec...
Štiglic, G., Cilar, L., Novak, Ž., Vrbnjak, D., Stenhouse, R., Snowden, A., & Pajnkihar, M. (2018). Emotional intelligence among nursing students: Findings from a cross-sectional study. Nurse Education Today, doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2018.03.028. ISSN 0260-6917
Emotional intelligence in nursing is of global interest. International studies identify that emotional intelligence influences nurses' work and relationships with p...
Taylor, P., Perry, A., Hutton, P., Tan, R., Fisher, N., Focone, C., …Seddon, C. (in press). Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Psychosis: A Case Series. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice,
Objectives: Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is an effective psychological intervention for several different mental health conditions. However, whether it is acceptable, safe...
Irish Health Research Board
Smoking rates remain high in Ireland despite considerable progress being made to reduce them in recent years. Ireland ranks second highest for smoking-related causes of death in the EU. Lung cancer, w...
Chief Scientists Office
: Anxiety and depression are common after stroke. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses teach people with long-term conditions (LTCs) skills such as meditation to help them self-manage anxiety an...
This proposed process evaluation will evaluate the implementation of ASSIST. It will be conducted over two and a half years and employ qualitative methods (in-depth interviews, paired interviews, mini...
Lecturer in Mental Health
Lobb, E. A., Snowden, A., Lobb, E. A., Schmidt, S., Swing, A. M., Logan, P., & Macfarlane, C. (2018). ‘What’s on your mind?’ The only necessary question in spiritual care. Journal for the Study of Spirituality, 8(1), (19-33). doi:10.1080/20440243.2018.1431031. ISSN 2044-0243
Around the world, chaplains provide specialist spiritual care for
people with complex healthcare needs. If the nature of chaplain
interventions was better understood then mult...
Maxwell, M., Hibberd, C., Aitchison, P., Calveley, E., Pratt, R., Dougall, N., …Cameron, I. (2018). The Patient Centred Assessment Method for improving nurse-led biopsychosocial assessment of patients with long-term conditions: a feasibility RCT. Health Services and Delivery Research, 6(4), (1-120). doi:10.3310/hsdr06040. ISSN 2050-4349
Annual reviews of people living with long-term conditions (LTCs) are mostly conducted by practice nurses (PNs), who focus on the physical needs of patients. The bro...
McLeish, L., & Snowden, A. (2017). Reflection On Practice: Consultation Skills. Nurse Prescribing, 15(12), doi:10.12968/npre.2017.15.12.600. ISSN 1479-9189
The aim of this case study is to illustrate how prescribing decisions can be enhanced through the use of systematic consultation, reflection on practice and relevant informati...
Agnew, T., Henderson, R., Dougall, N., Stark, C., Agnew, T., Henderson, R., …Lambert, P. (2017). An analysis of suicide trends in Scotland 1950–2014: comparison with England & Wales. BMC Public Health, 17(1), doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4956-6
Scotland has disproportionately high rates of suicide compared with England. An analysis of trends may help reveal whether rates appear driven more by birth cohort,...
Dougall, N. (in press). A Position Statement on Population Data Science. International Journal for Population Data Science,
Information is increasingly digital, creating opportunities to respond to pressing issues about human populations using linked datasets that are large, complex, and diverse. T...
Hendry, A., Snowden, A. & Brown, M. (2017). When holistic care is not holistic enough: the role of sexual health in mental health settings. Journal of Clinical Nursing. doi:10.1111/jocn.14085. ISSN 0962-1067
to explore the preparation that mental health nurses receive to address sexual health in practice.
People who use the mental health services often have complex ...
Johnson, C. F., Williams, B., MacGillivray, S. A., Dougall, N. J. & Maxwell, M. (2017). ‘Doing the right thing’: factors influencing GP prescribing of antidepressants and prescribed doses. BMC family practice. 18(1)doi:10.1186/s12875-017-0643-z. ISSN 1471-2296
Background: Antidepressant prescribing continues to increase, with 5-16% of adults receiving antidepressants annually. Total prescribing growth is due in part to incr...
McKay, E. A., Mahon, D., Donellan, G., Haracz, K., Sheldon, S., & Ryan, S. (2017). Participation and inclusion: mental health service users' lived experience – an international study. In A. H. Eide, S. Josephsson, & K. Vik (Eds.), Participation in health and welfare services: professional concepts and lived experienceLondon: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
In the UK, progress has been made in terms of awareness of the barriers to participation and social inclusion that is experienced by people with severe and enduring mental hea...
Buchcik, J., Westenhöfer, J., Fleming, M. & Martin, C. R. (2017). Is health-related quality of life the same for elderly Polish migrants, Turkish migrants and German natives? Testing the reliability and construct validity of the Sf-36 health survey in a cross-cultural comparison. Cogent Psychology. doi:10.1080/23311908.2017.1280984
Objective:The Sf-36 is the most widely used instrument to measure health-related quality of life (HRQoL) with the most convincing evidence of both internal consistency and tes...
Snowden, A., Fitchett, G., Grossoehme, D. H., Handzo, G., Kelly, E., King, S. D. W., …Flannelly, K. J. (2017). International Study of Chaplains’ Attitudes About Research. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy. 23(1), 34-43. doi:10.1080/08854726.2016.1250556. ISSN 0885-4726
An online survey was conducted by twelve professional chaplain
organizations to assess chaplains’ attitudes about and involvement
in research. A total of 2,092 chaplains from ...
Snowden, A., & Kolb, H. (2017). Two years of unintended consequences: introducing an electronic health record system in a hospice in Scotland. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(9-10), (1414-1427). doi:10.1111/jocn.13576. ISSN 0962-1067
Aims and objectives
The aim of the study was to explore the impact of implementing an electronic health record system on staff at a Scottish hospice.
McKay, E. A. (in press). I've had a few blips...but I'm still here: Marguerite's story: using narrative to explore livings with mental illness. In M. Molineux (Ed.), Occupational narratives: narrative research in human occupation and healthOxford: Wiley
This study concerns the impact of a diagnosis of mental illness on young people and their families. One in ten adolescents suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder and there is increasing awareness t...
NHS Health Scotland
The project will take the form of a systematic review of relevant literature to provide an update on the evidence base on the health needs of people with learning disabilities in Scotland since 2004, ...
National Institute for Health Research
Living with a chronic illness can impact on many aspects of people’s lives such as mental, social and financial wellbeing. GP practices were encouraged to look for depression in people with long term ...
Psychiatric emergencies, and episodes of self-harm, accounted for over 30,000 Scottish ambulance call-outs in 2011. The overwhelming majority of these people were taken directly to Emergency Departmen...
Due to increasing incidence, more intensive treatment and improved survival, a growing number of head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors experience long-term swallowing difficulties, profoundly affecting...