Joan Webster

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Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Does an educational intervention improve the usefulness of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales in an acute mental health setting?
    Joan Webster
    Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 22:322-8. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane andWomen s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4:CD007798. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Use of plastic adhesive drapes during surgery for preventing surgical site infection
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane andWomen s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1:CD006353. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Preoperative bathing or showering with skin antiseptics to prevent surgical site infection
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 9:CD004985. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Negative pressure wound therapy for skin grafts and surgical wounds healing by primary intention
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4:CD009261. 2012
  6. pmc A randomised non-inferiority controlled trial of a single versus a four intradermal sterile water injection technique for relief of continuous lower back pain during labour
    Nigel Lee
    Mater Health Services, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101 Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:21. 2011
  7. doi request reprint The effectiveness of protocol drive, nurse-initiated discharge in a 23-h post surgical ward: a randomized controlled trial
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Herston, Australia
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:1173-9. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Does evening removal of urinary catheters shorten hospital stay among general hospital patients? A randomized controlled trial
    Joan Webster
    Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 33:156-63. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Developing a Research base for Intravenous Peripheral cannula re-sites (DRIP trial). A randomised controlled trial of hospital in-patients
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Herston, QLD 4029, Australia
    Int J Nurs Stud 44:664-71. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of preoperative antiseptic bathing in the prevention of surgical site infection
    J Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Australia
    Br J Surg 93:1335-41. 2006

Detail Information

Publications53

  1. doi request reprint Does an educational intervention improve the usefulness of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales in an acute mental health setting?
    Joan Webster
    Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 22:322-8. 2013
    ..The intervention improved completion rates marginally but interrater reliability and accuracy were low and did not improve over the study period. Opportunities for improvement were identified...
  2. doi request reprint Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane andWomen s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4:CD007798. 2013
    ..Costs associated with routine replacement may be considerable. This is an update of a review first published in 2010...
  3. ncbi request reprint Use of plastic adhesive drapes during surgery for preventing surgical site infection
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane andWomen s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1:CD006353. 2013
    ..Results from non-randomised studies have produced conflicting results about the efficacy of this approach, but no systematic review has been conducted to date to guide clinical practice...
  4. doi request reprint Preoperative bathing or showering with skin antiseptics to prevent surgical site infection
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 9:CD004985. 2012
    ..It is less clear whether reducing skin microflora leads to a lower incidence of surgical site infection...
  5. doi request reprint Negative pressure wound therapy for skin grafts and surgical wounds healing by primary intention
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4:CD009261. 2012
    ..However, this is a rapidly evolving therapy. Consequently, a systematic review of the evidence for the effects of NPWT on postoperative wounds expected to heal by primary intention is required...
  6. pmc A randomised non-inferiority controlled trial of a single versus a four intradermal sterile water injection technique for relief of continuous lower back pain during labour
    Nigel Lee
    Mater Health Services, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101 Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:21. 2011
    ..Therefore, the aim of this study is to determine if the single injection SWI technique is no less effective than the routinely used four injection SWI method in reducing continuous lower back pain during labour...
  7. doi request reprint The effectiveness of protocol drive, nurse-initiated discharge in a 23-h post surgical ward: a randomized controlled trial
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Herston, Australia
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:1173-9. 2011
    ..A 23-h unit was established in June 2005 to relieve pressure on surgical beds. Patients were to be discharged by 0900h without review by a doctor. However, discharge without review remained the exception rather than the rule...
  8. ncbi request reprint Does evening removal of urinary catheters shorten hospital stay among general hospital patients? A randomized controlled trial
    Joan Webster
    Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 33:156-63. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate whether removing a urinary catheter at 22.00 hours compared to 06.00 hours among a general hospital population would lead to earlier hospital discharge...
  9. ncbi request reprint Developing a Research base for Intravenous Peripheral cannula re-sites (DRIP trial). A randomised controlled trial of hospital in-patients
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Herston, QLD 4029, Australia
    Int J Nurs Stud 44:664-71. 2007
    ..There is currently no high grade evidence on which to base decisions about the frequency of intravenous cannula re-sites...
  10. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of preoperative antiseptic bathing in the prevention of surgical site infection
    J Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Australia
    Br J Surg 93:1335-41. 2006
    ..Preoperative bathing with an antiseptic solution is widely used to prevent surgical site infection, but trial results are conflicting...
  11. pmc Routine care of peripheral intravenous catheters versus clinically indicated replacement: randomised controlled trial
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Herston, QLD 4029, Australia
    BMJ 337:a339. 2008
    ..To compare routine replacement of intravenous peripheral catheters with replacement only when clinically indicated...
  12. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a Vein Assessment Tool (VAT)
    Joan Webster
    Research Centre for Clinical Research, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Queensland, Australia
    Aust J Adv Nurs 24:5-7. 2007
    ..To assess the face validity and the inter-rater reliability of the Vein Assessment Tool (VAT) for classifying veins according to their level of intravenous insertion difficulty...
  13. ncbi request reprint Barrier properties and cost implications of a single versus a double wrap for storing sterile instrument packs
    Joan Webster
    Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 33:348-52. 2005
    ..The purpose of the current study was to test a new product before introducing it to the hospital's sterilizing processing unit...
  14. doi request reprint A new practice environment measure based on the reality and experiences of nurses working lives
    Joan Webster
    Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    J Nurs Manag 17:38-48. 2009
    ..To explore the underlying organizational issues affecting a nurses' decision to leave and to develop a contemporary practice environment measure based on the experiences of nurses working lives...
  15. doi request reprint The STRATIFY tool and clinical judgment were poor predictors of falling in an acute hospital setting
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland 402, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:109-13. 2010
    ..To compare the effectiveness of the STRATIFY falls tool with nurses' clinical judgments in predicting patient falls...
  16. ncbi request reprint Screening for partner violence: direct questioning or self-report?
    Joan Webster
    Level 6 Ned Hanlon Building, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston, Queensland 4029, Australia
    Obstet Gynecol 103:299-303. 2004
    ..To compare the effectiveness of a self-report checklist with a standard set of direct questions in identifying women who are experiencing domestic partner violence...
  17. doi request reprint Use of face masks by non-scrubbed operating room staff: a randomized controlled trial
    Joan Webster
    Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 80:169-73. 2010
    ..Ambiguity remains about the effectiveness of wearing surgical face masks. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact on surgical site infections (SSIs) when non-scrubbed operating room staff did not wear surgical face masks...
  18. doi request reprint Pressure ulcers: effectiveness of risk-assessment tools. A randomised controlled trial (the ULCER trial)
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Australia
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:297-306. 2011
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of two pressure-ulcer screening tools against clinical judgement in preventing pressure ulcers...
  19. ncbi request reprint Australian nurses' and midwives' knowledge of computers and their attitudes to using them in their practice
    Joan Webster
    Research, Nursing and Women s Health Research Centre, Royal Brisbane Hospital and Royal Women s Hospital, Herston, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 41:140-6. 2003
    ..However, the extent to which nurses were able to access the resource was unknown...
  20. ncbi request reprint Postnatal depression: use of health services and satisfaction with health-care providers
    J Webster
    Nursing and Women s Health Research Centre, Royal Women s Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    J Qual Clin Pract 21:144-8. 2001
    ..002), Nursing Mothers' Associations of Australia (P=0.043) and obstetricians (P=0.045). Postpartum depression leads to an increase use of health-care services and has a negative effect on satisfaction with some services...
  21. doi request reprint Quality of life and depression following childbirth: impact of social support
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston, Queensland 4029, Australia
    Midwifery 27:745-9. 2011
    ..to evaluate the impact of social support on postnatal depression and health-related quality of life...
  22. ncbi request reprint Central venous catheters: a survey of ICU practices
    Claire M Rickard
    School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 48:247-56. 2004
    ..This paper describes the current infection control practices for CVC care and compares these to evidence-based practice guidelines...
  23. ncbi request reprint Validation of the WHOQOL-BREF among women following childbirth
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston, QLD 4029, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 50:132-7. 2010
    ..There is increasing interest in measuring quality of life (QOL) in clinical settings and in clinical trials. None of the commonly used QOL instruments has been validated for use postnatally...
  24. ncbi request reprint Prospective testing of the Brisbane Postnatal Depression Index
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Birth 33:56-63. 2006
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  25. ncbi request reprint Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Level 2, Building 34, Butterfield Street, Herston, QLD, Australia, 4029
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD007798. 2010
    ..This would provide significant cost savings and would also be welcomed by patients, who would be spared the unnecessary pain of routine re-sites in the absence of clinical indications...
  26. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a counseling intervention after a traumatic childbirth: a randomized controlled trial
    Jenny Gamble
    Research Centre for Clinical Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Meadowbrook, Queensland, Australia
    Birth 32:11-9. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to assess a midwife-led brief counseling intervention for postpartum women at risk of developing psychological trauma symptoms...
  27. doi request reprint A systematic review: the effects of orientation programs for cancer patients and their family/carers
    Raymond Javan Chan
    Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Nurs Stud 49:1558-67. 2012
    ..To assess the effects of information interventions which orient patients and their carers/family to a cancer care facility and the services available within the facility...
  28. doi request reprint Psychometric analysis of the Brisbane Practice Environment Measure (B-PEM)
    Anndrea Flint
    Special Care Nursery, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    J Nurs Scholarsh 42:76-82. 2010
    ..To undertake rigorous psychometric testing of the newly developed contemporary work environment measure (the Brisbane Practice Environment Measure [B-PEM]) using exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis...
  29. ncbi request reprint A simplified predictive index for the detection of women at risk for postnatal depression
    Joan Webster
    Nursing and Women s Health Research Centre, Royal Women s Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    Birth 30:101-8. 2003
    ..Many women who suffer from postnatal depression are never diagnosed or treated. The objective of this study was to develop an index for use in maternity settings that identifies women who may be at risk for postnatal depression...
  30. ncbi request reprint Rethinking sterilization practices: evidence for event-related outdating
    Joan Webster
    Royal Brisbane and Royal Women s Hospitals, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:622-4. 2003
    ..Hospital-prepared sterilized items (n = 152) were shelved in wards and every 3 months, several articles were retrieved and microbiologically tested. During the 2-year period, all of the items tested were sterile...
  31. ncbi request reprint Screening for domestic violence: the 'evidence' dilemma
    Joan Webster
    Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 21:163-4. 2006
  32. ncbi request reprint The effects of a multimodal intervention trial to promote lifestyle factors associated with the prevention of cardiovascular disease in menopausal and postmenopausal Australian women
    Debra Anderson
    Centre for Health Research, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Health Care Women Int 27:238-53. 2006
    ..Study implications suggest that this type of intervention may provide an effective, clinically manageable therapy for women who prefer a self-directed approach to preventing and decreasing cardiovascular risk factors...
  33. ncbi request reprint Women's responses to screening for domestic violence in a health-care setting
    J Webster
    Nursing and Women s Health Research Centre, Royal Women s Hospital, 6 th Floor, Ned Hanlon Building, Herston, Brisbane, Australia
    Midwifery 17:289-94. 2001
    ..interest in the health impact of domestic violence is increasing and routine screening for violence in health settings has been recommended. However, there are limited data about how women feel about such screening...
  34. ncbi request reprint A review of the literature on debriefing or non-directive counselling to prevent postpartum emotional distress
    Jenny A Gamble
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Health, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Kessels Road, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia
    Midwifery 18:72-9. 2002
    ..Debriefing and non-directive counselling have been used as early interventions to reduce the prevalence of depression and post-traumatic stress...
  35. ncbi request reprint Challenging the distal-to-proximal cannulation technique for administration of anticancer therapies: a prospective cohort study
    Raymond Javan Chan
    Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Queensland, Australia
    Cancer Nurs 35:E35-40. 2012
    ..There is no evidence to suggest that a 24-hour delay of treatment is necessary for patients with a previous venous puncture proximal to the administration site...
  36. ncbi request reprint Information interventions for orienting patients and their carers to cancer care facilities
    Raymond J Chan
    Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Level 2, Building 34, Butterfield Street, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 4029
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 12:CD008273. 2011
    ..Orientation interventions aim to address information needs at the start of a person's experience with a cancer care facility. The extent of any benefit of these interventions is unknown...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prevention and treatment of acute radiation-induced skin reactions: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Raymond Javan Chan
    Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston Q4029, Australia
    BMC Cancer 14:53. 2014
    ..The aim of this systematic review was to assess the effects of interventions which aim to prevent or manage RISR in people with cancer...
  38. doi request reprint Risk factors for peripheral intravenous catheter failure: a multivariate analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial
    Marianne C Wallis
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Queensland, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35:63-8. 2014
    ..To assess the relative importance of independent risk factors for peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) failure...
  39. pmc Development and validation of a pregnancy symptoms inventory
    Katie F Foxcroft
    Department of Internal Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:3. 2013
    ..A validated tool, for use by pregnancy care providers would be useful. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a Pregnancy Symptoms Inventory for use by health professionals...
  40. doi request reprint Exit interviews to reduce turnover amongst healthcare professionals
    Anndrea Flint
    Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD006620. 2013
    ..Exit interviews are widely used in healthcare organisations to identify reasons for staff attrition, yet their usefulness in limiting turnover is unclear...
  41. ncbi request reprint Gauze and tape and transparent polyurethane dressings for central venous catheters
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Level 2, Building 34, Butterfield Street, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 4029
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 11:CD003827. 2011
    ..Currently, it is not clear which type of dressing is the most appropriate...
  42. ncbi request reprint Estimating the time involved in managing the 'unoccupied bed:' a time and motion study
    Joan Webster
    Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Nurs Econ 29:317-22. 2011
    ..The unoccupied bed is not resource neutral and time associated with its maintenance should be considered when calculating nursing requirements to provide safe care...
  43. ncbi request reprint IDentify, Educate and Alert (IDEA) trial: an intervention to reduce postnatal depression
    Joan Webster
    Level 6, Ned Hanlon Building, Royal Women s Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston 4029, Australia
    BJOG 110:842-6. 2003
    ..To test the effectiveness of a prenatal intervention in reducing the incidence of postnatal depression...
  44. ncbi request reprint Exit interviews to reduce turnover amongst healthcare professionals
    Joan Webster
    NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Level 2, Building 34, Butterfield Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 4029
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD006620. 2014
    ..Exit interviews are widely used in healthcare organisations to identify reasons for staff attrition, yet their usefulness in limiting turnover is unclear...
  45. ncbi request reprint End-of-life care pathways for improving outcomes in caring for the dying
    Raymond J Chan
    Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Level 2, Building 34, Butterfield Street, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 4029
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 11:CD008006. 2013
    ..Therefore, there is a significant need for clinicians and policy makers to be informed about the effects of end-of-life care pathways with a systematic review...
  46. pmc Impact on caesarean section rates following injections of sterile water (ICARIS): a multicentre randomised controlled trial
    Nigel Lee
    Mater Medical Research Institute, Mater Health Services, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:105. 2013
    ..The objective of the current research is to determine if sterile water injections, as an intervention for back pain in labour, will reduce the intrapartum caesarean section rate...
  47. ncbi request reprint Skin preparation with alcohol versus alcohol followed by any antiseptic for preventing bacteraemia or contamination of blood for transfusion
    Joan Webster
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane andWomen s Hospital, Brisbane
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1:CD007948. 2013
    ..One-step and two-step alcohol based antiseptic regimens are both commonly advocated but there is uncertainty as to which is most effective...
  48. pmc Effects and feasibility of a multi-disciplinary orientation program for newly registered cancer patients: design of a randomised controlled trial
    Raymond Chan
    Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston, QLD 4029, Queensland, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:203. 2009
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint The use of the exit interview to reduce turnover amongst healthcare professionals
    Anndrea Flint
    Centre for Clinical Nursing, Level 2, Royal Women s Hospital, Butterfield St, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 4029
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1:CD006620. 2011
    ..Exit interviews are widely used in healthcare organisations to identify reasons for staff attrition, yet their usefulness in limiting turnover is unclear...
  50. ncbi request reprint Water or antiseptic for periurethral cleaning before urinary catheterization: a randomized controlled trial
    J Webster
    Nursing and Women s Health Research Centre, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 29:389-94. 2001
    ..2%; antiseptic group, 9.2%; odds ratio 1.13; 95% confidence interval 0.58-2.21). CONCLUSION: The practice of periurethral cleaning with an antiseptic did not decrease the rates of bacteriuria in this population and is probably not useful...
  51. ncbi request reprint Domestic violence. Screening can be made acceptable to women
    Joan Webster
    BMJ 325:44. 2002
  52. ncbi request reprint Phlebitis associated with peripheral intravenous catheters
    Joan Webster
    Am J Infect Control 35:287; author reply 287-8. 2007
  53. ncbi request reprint Predictive accuracy of falls risk screening tools
    Joan Webster
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:543; author reply 543. 2008