Affiliation: University of Adelaide
- Patient injury and physical restraint devices: a systematic reviewDavid Evans
Department of Clinical Nursing, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
J Adv Nurs 41:274-82. 2003..To investigate physical restraint-related injuries. Areas of interest were the prevalence of injury, types of injuries, risk of sustaining an injury and specific restraint devices associated with injury...
- Systematic reviews of nursing researchD Evans
Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence Based Nursing Midwifery, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000, Australia
Intensive Crit Care Nurs 17:51-7. 2001..On completion of the review, the methods used are reported to allow its validity to be evaluated by end users of the evidence...
- Database searches for qualitative researchDavid Evans
The Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery and University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
J Med Libr Assoc 90:290-3. 2002..These difficulties relate to the descriptive nature of the titles used in some qualitative studies, the variable information provided in abstracts, and the differences in the indexing of these studies across databases...
- A review of physical restraint minimization in the acute and residential care settingsDavid Evans
Department of Clinical Nursing, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
J Adv Nurs 40:616-25. 2002..The first aim was to determine the effectiveness of attempts to minimize the use of physical restraint, and the second was to generate a description of the characteristics of restraint minimization programmes...
- Systematic reviews: gatekeepers of nursing knowledgeD Evans
The Joan Briggs Institute for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery, Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia, Australia
J Clin Nurs 10:593-9. 2001..To address this, nursing must participate in the development of systematic review methods that better answer the questions posed by the profession...
- Falls risk factors in the hospital setting: a systematic reviewD Evans
The Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Int J Nurs Pract 7:38-45. 2001..While findings are contradictory, it appears that both medications and advanced age will also influence a patient's risk of falling...
- The effectiveness of music as an intervention for hospital patients: a systematic reviewDavid Evans
The Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
J Adv Nurs 37:8-18. 2002..This systematic review was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of music as an intervention for hospital patients...
- Reasons for physically restraining patients and residents: a systematic review and content analysisDavid Evans
Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Margaret Graham Building, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000, Australia
Int J Nurs Stud 39:735-43. 2002..The purpose of this systematic review was to determine why people are physically restrained in the acute and residential care settings...
- Vital signs in hospital patients: a systematic reviewD Evans
The Joanna Briggs Institute, Margaret Graham Building, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, 5000, Australia
Int J Nurs Stud 38:643-50. 2001..This review was initiated to identify the best available evidence on vital sign measurements in hospital patients...
- Participant recruitment from minority religious groups: the case of the Islamic population in South AustraliaN Mohammadi
Department of Clinical Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Int Nurs Rev 55:393-8. 2008..Recruitment may be more challenging when the study involves people from a minority religious group. However, this issue has not been well addressed in the literature...
- Maintaining oral hydration in older adults: a systematic reviewBrent Hodgkinson
Department of Public Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, South Australia, Australia
Int J Nurs Pract 9:S19-28. 2003..Regular presentation of fluids to bedridden older adults can maintain adequate hydration status. In conclusion, more research is required to determine the optimum method of maintaining adequate oral hydration in older adults...
- The experience of physical restraint: a systematic review of qualitative researchDavid Evans
Department of Clinical Nursing, University of Adelaide
Contemp Nurse 13:126-35. 2002..These findings support minimal use of restraint in health care and give voice to a relatively powerless and vulnerable group of people...
- Muslims in Australian hospitals: the clash of culturesNooredin Mohammadi
Department of Clinical Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Int J Nurs Pract 13:310-5. 2007..The differences discussed in this paper serve to highlight the importance of having strategies that identify the needs and expectations of culturally diverse consumers of the hospital system...
- Evaluation of three fall-risk assessment tools in an acute care settingEmily Ang Neo Kim
University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
J Adv Nurs 60:427-35. 2007..This paper is a report of a study to evaluate the validity of three fall-risk assessment tools to identify patients at high risk for falls...
- Use of written treatment plans for asthma by specialist physiciansBeverley J Sheares
Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, USA
Pediatr Pulmonol 42:348-56. 2007..Controlled studies of the efficacy of asthma management plans are needed to assess the impact of WTPs as used in clinical practice...
- Developing mathematical proficiency in the Australian context: implications for students with learning difficultiesDavid Evans
Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
J Learn Disabil 40:420-6. 2007..The research literature is also examined to propose ways in which these fragilities can be addressed...
- Feasibility and impact of a school-based intervention for families of urban adolescents with asthma: results from a randomized pilot trialJean Marie Bruzzese
NYU Child Study Center, New York University School of Medicine, 215 Lexington Ave, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10016, USA
Fam Process 47:95-113. 2008..The intervention resulted in positive short-term changes in family relations, asthma management by students, and health status...
- Genetic determinants of ulcerative colitis include the ECM1 locus and five loci implicated in Crohn's diseaseSheila A Fisher
Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, King s College London School of Medicine, 8th Floor Guy s Tower, Guy s Hospital, London SE1 9RT, UK
Nat Genet 40:710-2. 2008..These data provide the first detailed illustration of the genetic relationship between these common inflammatory bowel diseases...
- Patient Advice and Liaison Services: results of an audit survey in EnglandDavid Evans
Reader in Applied Health Policy Research, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, UWE Bristol, Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill, Bristol, UK
Health Expect 11:304-16. 2008..To assess the extent national standards for Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS) were achieved across England...
- Exemplar status for NHS trustDavid Evans
Health Estate 60:41-3. 2006
- Using school staff to establish a preventive network of care to improve elementary school students' control of asthmaJean Marie Bruzzese
New York University Child Study Center, 215 Lexington Avenue, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10016, USA
J Sch Health 76:307-12. 2006..We present these challenges, describe how we coped with them, and discuss the lessons we learned...
- Self-reported moisture or mildew in the homes of Head Start children with asthma is associated with greater asthma morbiditySebastian Bonner
Center for Urabn Epidemiologic Studies CUES of the New York Academy of Medicine, USA
J Urban Health 83:129-37. 2006..51; 95% CI .95-2.4). Asthma is prevalent in the Head Start population, and exposure to home environmental conditions that may worsen asthma is common in the socially disadvantaged populations served by Head Start programs...
- Does home based medication review keep older people out of hospital? The HOMER randomised controlled trialRichard Holland
School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ
BMJ 330:293. 2005..To determine whether home based medication review by pharmacists affects hospital readmission rates among older people...
- Screening for leprosy in immigrants--a decision analysis modelRichard Taylor
School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Lepr Rev 74:240-8. 2003..Since the number of immigrants to Australia from countries of higher endemnicity is not large routine leprosy screening would have a small impact on case incidence...
- Economic evaluation of vaccination programmes: a consensus statement focusing on viral hepatitisPhilippe Beutels
Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board, Antwerp, Belgium
Pharmacoeconomics 20:1-7. 2002..While targeted hepatitis A vaccination seems economically unattractive, universal hepatitis A vaccination strategies have not yet been sufficiently investigated to draw general conclusions...
- The challenge of preventing environmentally related disease in young children: community-based research in New York CityFrederica P Perera
Columbia Center for Children s Environmental Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 60 Haven Avenue, New York, NY 10032, USA
Environ Health Perspect 110:197-204. 2002..In turn, communities become better equipped to relay environmental health concerns to policy makers. In this paper we describe the center's research and its academic-community partnership and present some preliminary findings...
- Systematic reviews of interpretive research: interpretive data synthesis of processed dataDavid Evans
Department of Clinical Nursing, Adelaide University, Australia
Aust J Adv Nurs 20:22-6. 2002..However, there has been only limited professional discussion and debate of this issue and existing methods are in need of further investigation and the validity and usefulness of the product of this synthesis examined...
- Hierarchy of evidence: a framework for ranking evidence evaluating healthcare interventionsDavid Evans
Department of Clinical Nursing, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005
J Clin Nurs 12:77-84. 2003..However, hierarchies only provide a guide to the strength of the available evidence and other issues such as the quality of research also have an important influence...
- "Hey, mom, thanks!": use of focus groups in the development of place-specific materials for a community environmental action campaignLesley Green
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
Environ Health Perspect 110:265-9. 2002..The authors argue that broader social and historical contexts are important in shaping community members' interpretations of risk and subsequent response to health education campaigns...