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  • Barriers and facilitators to seasonal influenza vaccination uptake among nurses: A mixed methods study 

    Flanagan, Paula; Dowling, Maura; Gethin, Georgina (Wiley, 2020-03-23)
    Aim To identify the barriers and facilitators to seasonal influenza vaccination uptake among nurses.Background Seasonal influenza causes significant mortality and morbidity among older people and high-risk groups. Vaccinating ...
  • The profile of patients with venous leg ulcers: A systematic review and global perspective 

    Gethin, Georgina; Vellinga, Akke; Tawfick, Wael; O'Loughlin, Aonghus J.; McIntosh, Caroline D.; Mac Gilchrist, C.; Murphy, Louise; Ejiugwo, M.; O'Regan, Marion; Cameron, Adam; Ivory, John D. (Elsevier, 2020-08-13)
    A holistic profile that includes demographic, medical history and wound characteristics of individuals with venous leg ulceration is lacking. Lack of such a profile negatively impacts the ability to develop interventions ...
  • Fostering the resilience of people with dementia: A narrative literature review 

    Whelan, Sally; Teahan, Áine; Casey, Dympna (Frontiers Media, 2020-02-25)
    Background: Resilience is a process through which people use resources to adapt to adversity. Interventions aiming to support resilience in people with dementia have been developed. However, the optimal content, structure ...
  • The effects of MARIO, a social robot, on the resilience of people with dementia: A multiple case study 

    Whelan, Sally; Burke, Megan; Barrett, Eva; Mannion, Arlene; Kovačič, Tanja; Santorelli, Adam; Luz Oliveira, Barbara; Gannon, Louise; Shiel, Edel; Casey, Dympna (International Society for Gerontechnology, 2020-08)
    Background: Resilience is a process of adapting to stress. For people with dementia, resilience is enhanced through having positive social relationships. Social robots, such as MARIO, can facilitate social engagement. ...
  • Nurses are research leaders in skin and wound care 

    Gethin, Georgina; Probst, Sebastian; Weller, Carolina; Kottner, Jan; Beeckman, Dimitri (Wiley, 2020-08-24)
    The World Health Assembly declared 2020, the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Recent editorials and commentaries support the leading role of nurses and midwives as frontline caregivers emphasizing the need ...
  • A toolkit for improving hand hygiene compliance in intensive care 

    Lambe, Kathryn; Lydon, Sinéad; McSharry, Jenny; Byrne, Molly; Squires, Janet; Power, Michael; Domegan, Christine; O'Connor, Paul (National University of Ireland Galway, 2020-10-15)
    A toolkit to help intensive care units to identify how they can improve hand hygiene compliance.
  • Love and dating patterns for same‐ and both‐gender attracted adolescents across Europe 

    Költő, András; Young, Honor; Burke, Lorraine; Moreau, Nathalie; Cosma, Alina; Magnusson, Josefine; Windlin, Béat; Reis, Marta; Saewyc, Elizabeth M.; Godeau, Emmanuelle; Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse (Wiley, 2018-04-15)
    Sexual orientation is a multidimensional phenomenon, which includes identity, behavior, and attraction. The attraction component, however, is less studied than the other two. In this article, we present the development of ...
  • HBSC Ireland 2018: Health and well-being of young people in Donegal 

    Költő, András; Ravikumar, Divya; Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse (Health Promotion Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, 2020-06-30)
    This short report presents indicators of health and well-being in young people from Donegal, compared to the same findings from other counties of Republic of Ireland (ROI). The indicators included in this analysis are the ...
  • Niven and Scott (2003): Sixteen years of hindsight 

    Scott, P Anne (Wiley, 2019-05-28)
    This paper revisits a 2003 publication in Nursing Philosophy: The need for accurate perception and informed judgement in determining the appropriate use of the nursing resource: hearing the patient's voice. The author ...
  • Visibility of nursing in policy documents related to health care priorities 

    Tønnessen, Siri; Christiansen, Karin; Hjaltadóttir, Ingibjörg; Leino‐Kilpi, Helena; Scott, Philomena Anne; Suhonen, Riitta; Öhlén, Joakim; Halvorsen, Kristin (Wiley, 2020-02-09)
    Aim To explore the visibility of nursing in policy documents concerning health care priorities in the Nordic countries.Background Nurses at all levels in health care organisations set priorities on a daily basis. Such ...
  • Safe and competent nursing care: An argument for a minimum standard? 

    Tønnessen, Siri; Scott, Anne; Nortvedt, Per (SAGE Publications, 2020-05-18)
    There is no agreed minimum standard with regard to what is considered safe, competent nursing care. Limited resources and organizational constraints make it challenging to develop a minimum standard. As part of their ...
  • Resource allocation and rationing in nursing care: A discussion paper 

    Scott, P Anne; Harvey, Clare; Felzmann, Heike; Suhonen, Riitta; Habermann, Monika; Halvorsen, Kristin; Christiansen, Karin; Toffoli, Luisa; Papastavrou, Evridiki (SAGE Publications, 2018-04-01)
    Driven by interests in workforce planning and patient safety, a growing body of literature has begun to identify the reality and the prevalence of missed nursing care, also specified as care left undone, rationed care or ...
  • Modes of transport to or from school and mental wellbeing of schoolchildren in Ireland 

    Költő, András; Gavin, Aoife; Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse (National University of Ireland Galway, 2020)
    Introduction: Active transport is a priority area within the Physical Activity Strategy for the WHO European Region 2016 2025. Active transport (walking and cycling) is associated with better physical health indicators. ...
  • Romantic attraction and substance use in 15-year-old adolescents from eight European countries 

    Költő, András; Cosma, Alina; Young, Honor; Moreau, Nathalie; Pavlova, Daryna; Tesler, Riki; Thorsteinsson, Einar B.; Vieno, Alessio; Saewyc, Elizabeth M.; Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse (MDPI, 2019-08-23)
    Sexual minority youth are at higher risk of substance use than heterosexual youth. However, most evidence in this area is from North America, and it is unclear whether the findings can be generalized to other cultures and ...
  • Occupational therapy interventions for multiple sclerosis: A scoping review 

    Quinn, Éle; Hynes, Sinéad M. (Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2020-07-09)
    We reviewed the evidence regarding the effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions in improving outcomes for adults with multiple sclerosis. Method We completed a scoping review of literature in the area of ...
  • Self-reported health and patterns of romantic love in adolescents from eight European countries and regions 

    Költő, András; Cosma, Alina; Moreau, Nathalie; Young, Honor; Thorsteinsson, Einar B.; Gobina, Inese; Godeau, Emmanuelle; Saewyc, Elizabeth M.; Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse (Mary Ann Liebert, 2020-02-24)
    Purpose: Sexual minority youth (SMY) are at increased risk of poor health, but it remains unclear whether this phenomenon is universal. In this study, nationally representative samples of 15-year olds from eight European ...
  • Using vignette methodology to study comfort with consensual and nonconsensual depictions of pornography content 

    Dawson, Kate; Noone, Chris; Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse; MacNeela, Padraig (Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2020-05-18)
    Spanking, whipping, and choking are examples of aggressive behaviours that can be performed in consensual sexual encounters. However, within the pornography research literature, such behaviours are often perceived as being ...
  • Facilitators and barriers to the development of health literacy capacities over time for self-management 

    McKenna, Verna B.; Sixsmith, Jane; Barry, Margaret M. (SLACK Incorporated, 2020-05-12)
    Health literacy is a dynamic construct that is content and context specific. An understanding of the facilitators and barriers involved in the development of health literacy over time can provide important insights for the ...
  • Children's exposure to ultraviolet radiation - a risk profile for future skin cancers in Ireland 

    McAvoy, H.; Rodriguez, Leonor; Költő, András; Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse (Institute of Public Health in Ireland, 2020-06)
    Key points Why has this report been developed? Excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, sunburn and sunbed use in childhood are risk factors for developing skin cancer in adult life. This report presents data ...
  • Experiences of stigma in healthcare settings by people living with HIV in Ireland: a qualitative study 

    Vaughan, Elena; Power, Martin; Sixsmith, Jane (Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2020-06-16)
    Stigma in healthcare settings remains a barrier to accessing screening, treatment and care for HIV and is a driver of the global HIV epidemic. This study examined the stigma experiences in healthcare settings of people ...

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