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Adolescents in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities for Sexual Risk Reduction

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Morrison-Beedy, D., Martin, C. H., Pow, J., & Elliott, L. (2019)
Adolescents in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities for Sexual Risk Reduction. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 30(6), 619-629. https://doi.org/10.1097/jnc.0000000000000095
Sexually transmitted infections, HIV, and unplanned pregnancy challenge the health of Scottish teens. We conducted focus groups with teens (ages 16-19 years) recruited from an...

Evaluating the population impact of hepatitis C direct acting antiviral treatment as prevention for people who inject drugs (EPIToPe) – a natural experiment (protocol)

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Hickman, M., Dillon, J. F., Elliott, L., De Angelis, D., Vickerman, P., Foster, G., …Hutchinson, S. J. (2019)
Evaluating the population impact of hepatitis C direct acting antiviral treatment as prevention for people who inject drugs (EPIToPe) – a natural experiment (protocol). BMJ Open, 9(9), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029538
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the second largest contributor to liver disease in the UK, with injecting drug use as the main risk factor among the estimated 200 000 people curren...

Using Foucauldian Discourse Analysis to Analyze Young Women’s Constructions of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

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Gray Brunton, C., Todorova, I., Petrova, D., Carnegie, E., & Whittaker, A. (2018)
Using Foucauldian Discourse Analysis to Analyze Young Women’s Constructions of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. Sage Research Methods Cases, https://doi.org/10.4135/9781526440235
This case study introduces the reader to Foucauldian discourse analysis (FDA) as applied to a cross-cultural project around young women’s constructions of the Human Papillomav...

Qualitative exploration of the barriers to, and facilitators of, screening children for autism spectrum disorder in Oman

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Al Maskari, T., Melville, C., Al Farsi, Y., Wahid, R., & Willis, D. (2020)
Qualitative exploration of the barriers to, and facilitators of, screening children for autism spectrum disorder in Oman. Early Child Development and Care, 190(11), 1762-1777. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2018.1550084
Few studies explored the challenges associated with screening of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Arab and Middle Eastern countries. This study aims to explore the facilitato...

Media Depictions of “Unacceptable” Workplace Violence towards Nurses

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Hoyle, L., Smith, E., Mahoney, C., & Kyle, R. (2018)
Media Depictions of “Unacceptable” Workplace Violence towards Nurses. Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, doi:10.1177/1527154418802488
Violence and aggression towards nurses are global concerns. Despite repeated research on causal factors and widespread “zero tolerance” campaigns, rates of violence and aggres...

Colorectal Cancer in People with Intellectual Disabilities

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Willis, D., Samalin, E., & Satgé, D. (2018)
Colorectal Cancer in People with Intellectual Disabilities. Oncology, 95(6), 323-336. https://doi.org/10.1159/000492077
People with intellectual disabilities (PWIDs) are now living longer; thus, the incidence of cancer within this population is increasing. Available data indicate an excess of d...

Texting to Reduce Alcohol Misuse (TRAM): main findings from a randomized controlled trial of a text message intervention to reduce binge drinking among disadvantaged men.

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Crombie, I. K., Irvine, L., Williams, B., Sniehotta, F. F., Petrie, D., Jones, C., …Achison, M. (2018)
Texting to Reduce Alcohol Misuse (TRAM): main findings from a randomized controlled trial of a text message intervention to reduce binge drinking among disadvantaged men. Addiction, https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14229
Aims To test the effectiveness of a theoretically-based text message intervention to reduce binge drinking among socially disadvantaged men. Design A multi-centre parallel gro...

Systematic review: cultural adaptation and feasibility of screening for autism in non-English speaking countries

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Al Maskari, T. S., Melville, C. A., & Willis, D. S. (2018)
Systematic review: cultural adaptation and feasibility of screening for autism in non-English speaking countries. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 12(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13033-018-0200-8
Aim: To explore the feasibility of screening for Autism spectrum disorder in Non-English-Speaking Countries, the cultural influences and the nurses' role in the screening proc...

Nurses’ views on the impact of mass media on the public perception of nursing and nurse–service user interactions

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Hoyle, L. P., Kyle, R., & Mahoney, C. (2017)
Nurses’ views on the impact of mass media on the public perception of nursing and nurse–service user interactions. Journal of Research in Nursing, 22(8), 586-596. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987117736363
Aims: To examine nurses’ views on the impact that mass media has on service users and how this affects nurse/service user interactions. Background: Internationally, the mass m...

Hepatitis C in a new therapeutic era: Recontextualising the lived experience

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Whiteley, D., Whittaker, A., Elliott, L., & Cunningham-Burley, S. (2017)
Hepatitis C in a new therapeutic era: Recontextualising the lived experience. Journal of Clinical Nursing, https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14083
Aims and Objectives To explore the experience of adults living with hepatitis C in a new era of interferon-free treatment. Background Hepatitis C is a leading cause of morbidi...