Mahoney, C. (2012). Development and implementation of naso-gastric feeding competency. Edinburgh, NHS Lothian
Parkes, T., Atherton, I., Evans, J., Gloyn, S., McGhee, S., Stoddart, B., …Choudury, H. (2011). An evaluation to assess the implementation of NHS delivered Alcohol Brief Interventions: Final Report.
Alcohol Brief Interventions (ABIs) have been identified as an effective strategy for treating people whose alcohol consumption is posing a risk to their health. As part of its...
Mahoney, C., & Veitch, L. (2017). Interventions for maintaining nasogastric feeding after stroke: An integrative review of effectiveness and acceptability. Journal of Clinical Nursing, doi:10.1111/jocn.14013. ISSN 0962-1067
Aims and objectives
To investigate the effectiveness and acceptability of interventions for maintaining nasogastric tubes (NGT) in adult stroke patients.
Chief Scientists Office
We have developed an intervention that aims to help pregnant women to stop smoking by sending text messages with embedded behaviour change techniques (BCTs), as part of an engaging story with pictures...
Technology has been heralded as a potential enabler of communication between individuals and those in their informal or
professional care network. Enabling people to effectively talk about their needs...
National Institute for Health Research
The impact of parental drug misuse on children and families is a major public health problem . Parental drug misuse is closely associated with poor parenting, poor child development and increased r...
Kyle, R. G., & Atherton, I. M. (2016). Biogeography as critical nursing pedagogy: Breathing life into nurse education. Nurse education in practice, 20, (76-79). doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2016.07.006. ISSN 1873-5223)
Insights from the social sciences, including geography, sociology, and anthropology, have long been incorporated into pre-registration nursing programmes. However, scholars ha...
Beattie, M., Shepherd, A., Lauder, W., Atherton, I., Cowie, J. & Murphy, D. J. (2016). Development and preliminary psychometric properties of the Care Experience Feedback Improvement Tool (CEFIT). BMJ Open. 6, 1-13. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010101. ISSN 2044-6055
Objective To develop a structurally valid and reliable, yet brief measure of patient experience of hospital quality of care, the Care Experience Feedback Improvement Tool (CEF...
Neall, R. A., Atherton, I. M. & Kyle, R. G. (2015). Nurses' health-related behaviours: protocol for a quantitative systematic review of prevalence of tobacco smoking, physical activity, alcohol consumption and dietary habits. Journal of advanced nursing. 72(1), 197-204. doi:10.1111/jan.12739. ISSN 1365-2648
To enumerate nurses' health-related behaviour by critically appraising studies on tobacco smoking, physical activity, alcohol consumption and dietary habits.
Gibson, N. & Heyman, I. (2014). Narrative therapy. In Social work – an introduction., 308-319. SAGE Publications. ISBN 13: 9781446208892
In this book, Joyce Lishman, Chris Yuill and Jill Brannan provide an essential introduction to the core knowledge and skills necessary for students embarking on their social w...
Beattie, M., Lauder, W., Atherton, I. & Murphy, D. J. (2013). Instruments to measure patient experience of health care quality in hospitals: a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews. 3doi:10.1186/2046-4053-3-4. ISSN 2046-4053
Improving and sustaining the quality of care in hospitals is an intractable and persistent challenge. The patients’ experience of the quality of hospital care can provide insi...
Blair, J., Angus, N. J., Lauder, W. J., Atherton, I., Evans, J. & Leslie, S. J. (2013). The influence of non-modifiable illness perceptions on attendance at cardiac rehabilitation. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 13, 55-62. doi:10.1177/1474515113477272. ISSN 1474-5151
Background: Despite the established benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) attendance rates remain variable. Physical barriers to attendance have been extensively investigate...
Bruce, S., Smith, J., Atherton, I. & Leslie, S. J. (2013). Local provision of percutaneous coronary intervention increases stenting rates and reduces length of hospital stay in remote regional centre. Rural and remote health. 13ISSN 1445-6354
Introduction: An early invasive strategy with follow-on percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is recommended in the management of high risk acute coronary syndromes (ACS). ...
Schoultz, M., Atherton, I., Hubbard, G. & Watson, A. J. M. (2012). The use of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for improving quality of life for inflammatory bowel disease patients: study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial with embedded process evaluation. Trials. 14, 431. doi:10.1186/1745-6215-14-431. ISSN 1745-6215
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition with an unpredictable disease course. Rates of anxiety and depression among IBD patients in relapse (activ...
Schoultz, M., Atherton, I., Hubbard, G. & Watson, A. J. M. (2012). Assessment of causal link between psychological factors and symptom exacerbation in inflammatory bowel disease: a protocol for systematic review of prospective cohort studies. Systematic Reviews. 2. doi:10.1186/2046-4053-2-8. ISSN 2046-4053
Inflammatory bowel disease is an idiopathic chronic disease that affects around 28 million people worldwide. Symptoms are distressing and have a detrimental effect...
Hogg, R., Kennedy, C., Gray Brunton, C. & Hanley, J. (2011). Supporting the case for “progressive universalism” in health visiting: Scottish mothers and health visitors’ perspectives on targeting and rationing health visiting services, with a focus on the Lothian Child Concern Model. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 22, 240-250. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04224.x. ISSN 0962-1067
Aims. To explore parents and professionals’ experience of family assessment in health visiting (public health nursing), with a focus on the Lothian Child Concern Model (LCCM)....
Beattie, M., Atherton, I., McLennan, B. & Lauder, W. (2011). Compassion or speed, which is a more accurate indicator of healthcare quality in the emergency department from the patients’ perspective. International journal of person centered medicine. 2, 647-655. ISSN 2043-7749
Rationale, aims and objectives: Devising indicators to measure quality of care is challenging in Emergency Departments (ED). It is difficult to measure aspects of quality whi...
Hogg, R., Gray Brunton, C. & Kennedy, C. (2010). Professional boundary work in the face of change to generalist working in community nursing in Scotland. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 67, 1695-1704. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05601.x. ISSN 0309-2402
Aim. The present study explored how community nurses and managers constituted changes towards generalist working.
Background. Following international trends moving from acu...