Marie Tarrant

Summary

Affiliation: The University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. pmc An assessment of functioning and non-functioning distractors in multiple-choice questions: a descriptive analysis
    Marie Tarrant
    Department of Nursing Studies, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong, PR China
    BMC Med Educ 9:40. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Brief education to increase uptake of influenza vaccine among pregnant women: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Valerie Wy Wong
    School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:19. 2014
  3. pmc Determinants of 2009 A/H1N1 influenza vaccination among pregnant women in Hong Kong
    Marie Tarrant
    School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 4 F William M W Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Matern Child Health J 17:23-32. 2013
  4. doi request reprint A framework for improving the quality of multiple-choice assessments
    Marie Tarrant
    School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong
    Nurse Educ 37:98-104. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint A curricular approach to improve the information literacy and academic writing skills of part-time post-registration nursing students in Hong Kong
    Marie Tarrant
    Department of Nursing Studies, The University of Hong Kong, 4 F, William M W Mong Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong
    Nurse Educ Today 28:458-68. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Impact of item-writing flaws in multiple-choice questions on student achievement in high-stakes nursing assessments
    Marie Tarrant
    Department of Nursing Studies, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Med Educ 42:198-206. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Secrets to success: a qualitative study of perceptions of childhood immunisations in a highly immunised population
    Marie Tarrant
    Department of Nursing Studies, University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Hong Kong, China
    J Paediatr Child Health 44:541-7. 2008
  8. doi request reprint A comparison of the psychometric properties of three- and four-option multiple-choice questions in nursing assessments
    Marie Tarrant
    Department of Nursing Studies, 4 F, William M W Mong Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong
    Nurse Educ Today 30:539-43. 2010
  9. pmc Breastfeeding and weaning practices among Hong Kong mothers: a prospective study
    Marie Tarrant
    School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:27. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Breast-feeding and childhood hospitalizations for infections
    Marie Tarrant
    School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Epidemiology 21:847-54. 2010

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. pmc An assessment of functioning and non-functioning distractors in multiple-choice questions: a descriptive analysis
    Marie Tarrant
    Department of Nursing Studies, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong, PR China
    BMC Med Educ 9:40. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate non-functioning distractors in teacher-developed tests in one nursing program in an English-language university in Hong Kong...
  2. doi request reprint Brief education to increase uptake of influenza vaccine among pregnant women: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Valerie Wy Wong
    School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:19. 2014
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  3. pmc Determinants of 2009 A/H1N1 influenza vaccination among pregnant women in Hong Kong
    Marie Tarrant
    School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 4 F William M W Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Matern Child Health J 17:23-32. 2013
    ..Interventions to increase influenza vaccine knowledge and uptake among this group should be a priority for future pandemic planning and seasonal vaccination campaigns...
  4. doi request reprint A framework for improving the quality of multiple-choice assessments
    Marie Tarrant
    School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong
    Nurse Educ 37:98-104. 2012
    ..Many nurse educators, however, lack the necessary knowledge and training to develop these tests. The authors discuss test development guidelines to help nurse educators produce valid and reliable multiple-choice assessments...
  5. ncbi request reprint A curricular approach to improve the information literacy and academic writing skills of part-time post-registration nursing students in Hong Kong
    Marie Tarrant
    Department of Nursing Studies, The University of Hong Kong, 4 F, William M W Mong Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong
    Nurse Educ Today 28:458-68. 2008
    ..This intervention demonstrated that with structured but flexible learning activities early in the curriculum, post-registration nursing students can quickly become information literate...
  6. doi request reprint Impact of item-writing flaws in multiple-choice questions on student achievement in high-stakes nursing assessments
    Marie Tarrant
    Department of Nursing Studies, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Med Educ 42:198-206. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of item-writing flaws on student achievement in high-stakes assessments in a nursing programme in an English-language university in Hong Kong...
  7. doi request reprint Secrets to success: a qualitative study of perceptions of childhood immunisations in a highly immunised population
    Marie Tarrant
    Department of Nursing Studies, University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Hong Kong, China
    J Paediatr Child Health 44:541-7. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to explore childhood immunisations with a sample of parents from a population where children have high vaccination coverage and to identify factors which might encourage uptake in other populations...
  8. doi request reprint A comparison of the psychometric properties of three- and four-option multiple-choice questions in nursing assessments
    Marie Tarrant
    Department of Nursing Studies, 4 F, William M W Mong Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong
    Nurse Educ Today 30:539-43. 2010
    ..Since three-option items require less time to develop and administer and additional options provide no psychometric advantage, teachers are encouraged to adopt three-option items as the standard on multiple-choice tests...
  9. pmc Breastfeeding and weaning practices among Hong Kong mothers: a prospective study
    Marie Tarrant
    School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:27. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the breastfeeding and weaning practices of Hong Kong mothers over the infant's first year of life to determine the factors associated with early cessation...
  10. doi request reprint Breast-feeding and childhood hospitalizations for infections
    Marie Tarrant
    School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Epidemiology 21:847-54. 2010
    ..Little is known about the longer-term impact of breast-feeding on infectious disease in children...
  11. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, exposure, and future intentions of Hong Kong university students toward infant feeding
    Marie Tarrant
    Department of Nursing Studies, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 36:243-54. 2007
    ..To explore relationships between university students' infant feeding knowledge, attitudes, breastfeeding exposures, and future infant feeding intentions...
  12. ncbi request reprint Becoming a role model: the breastfeeding trajectory of Hong Kong women breastfeeding longer than 6 months
    Marie Tarrant
    Department of Nursing Studies, University of Hong Kong, 4 F, Academic and Administration Block, 21 Sassoon Rd Hong Kong
    Int J Nurs Stud 41:535-46. 2004
    ..This study highlights unique cultural and social findings affecting breastfeeding women in Hong Kong which may be useful to health-care providers working with Chinese women locally and internationally...
  13. ncbi request reprint The frequency of item writing flaws in multiple-choice questions used in high stakes nursing assessments
    Marie Tarrant
    Department of Nursing Studies, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, 4 F, William M W Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong
    Nurse Educ Today 26:662-71. 2006
    ..Pre-test review and quality assessment is also recommended to reduce the occurrence of item-writing flaws and to improve the quality of test questions...
  14. ncbi request reprint Why are we still promoting breast self-examination?
    Marie Tarrant
    Department of Nursing Studies, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, 4 F, William M W Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Nurs Stud 43:519-20; discussion 521-3. 2006
  15. doi request reprint Impact of baby-friendly hospital practices on breastfeeding in Hong Kong
    Marie Tarrant
    School of Nursing, University of Hong Kong
    Birth 38:238-45. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the impact of Baby-Friendly hospital practices on breastfeeding duration...
  16. ncbi request reprint Initiating and sustaining breastfeeding in Hong Kong: contextual influences on new mothers' experiences
    Marie Tarrant
    Department of Nursing Studies, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Nurs Health Sci 4:181-91. 2002
    ....
  17. pmc The role of dairy products and milk in adolescent obesity: evidence from Hong Kong's "Children of 1997" birth cohort
    Shi Lin Lin
    Lifestyle and Life Course Epidemiology Group, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
    PLoS ONE 7:e52575. 2012
    ..Evidence from non-Western developed settings with different social patterning, is valuable in distinguishing whether observed associations are biologically mediated or socially confounded...
  18. doi request reprint Obesity: attitudes of undergraduate student nurses and registered nurses
    Man Yuk Poon
    Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    J Clin Nurs 18:2355-65. 2009
    ..To investigate undergraduate student nurses' and registered nurses' attitudes towards obese persons and towards the management of obese patients...
  19. doi request reprint Association between intrapartum interventions and breastfeeding duration
    Dorothy Li Bai
    School of Nursing, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Midwifery Womens Health 58:25-32. 2013
    ..There is little research in this population on the association between intrapartum interventions and breastfeeding duration...
  20. ncbi request reprint Exploring childhood immunization uptake with First Nations mothers in north-western Ontario, Canada
    Marie Tarrant
    Department of Nursing Studies, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Adv Nurs 41:63-72. 2003
    ..There has been little research, however, conducted with First Nations populations on this topic...
  21. ncbi request reprint Integrating health promotion into nursing curricula in Hong Kong
    Marie Tarrant
    Department of Nursing Studies, University of Hong Kong, 4 F, Academic and Administrative Block, Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong
    J Community Health Nurs 19:93-103. 2002
    ..Not only will these nurses be capable of becoming future leaders of the health-promotion movement in Hong Kong, they are also contributing to the health and wellness of Hong Kong citizens...
  22. ncbi request reprint Preparedness for influenza pandemic in Hong Kong nursing units
    Agnes Tiwari
    Department of Nursing Studies, The University of Hong Kong
    J Nurs Scholarsh 38:308-13. 2006
    ..To present preparedness planning for an influenza pandemic for two nursing subunits: nursing services in hospitals and schools of nursing in universities...
  23. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding patterns of primiparous mothers in Hong Kong
    Joan E Dodgson
    Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina 27707, USA
    Birth 30:195-202. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to determine how patterns of breastfeeding, maternal demographics, and maternal employment affect continuation of breastfeeding in primiparous women in Hong Kong...
  24. ncbi request reprint Theory of planned behavior-based models for breastfeeding duration among Hong Kong mothers
    Joan E Dodgson
    Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Nurs Res 52:148-58. 2003
    ..The theory of planned behavior (TPB) has been used to explain breastfeeding behaviors in Western cultures. Theoretically-based investigations in other groups are sparse...
  25. doi request reprint An analysis of infant feeding content found within the Hong Kong print media
    Joan E Dodgson
    School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    J Hum Lact 24:317-25. 2008
    ..Through this analysis, areas where actions could be taken to improve the quality of information about infant feeding received by the public have been identified...
  26. doi request reprint The experiences of Western expatriate nursing educators teaching in Eastern Asia
    Carolyn S Melby
    National College of Nursing, Tokyo, Japan
    J Nurs Scholarsh 40:176-83. 2008
    ..To describe the lived experience of English-speaking Western nurse educators teaching in East Asian countries...
  27. ncbi request reprint Development of the Family Nursing Practice Scale
    Peggy Simpson
    School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Canada
    J Fam Nurs 12:413-25. 2006
    ..Test-retest reliability ranged from .62 to .93 on the individual items. The results provide preliminary evidence of the reliability and validity of the FNPS. The instrument provides quantitative and qualitative evaluation components...
  28. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of a breastfeeding educational intervention for baccalaureate nursing students
    Joan E Dodgson
    School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 435, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Nurse Educ Today 27:856-67. 2007
    ..Improving evidence-based practices in nursing programs has the potential to impact many breastfeeding families in the hospital and the community...
  29. ncbi request reprint Re: Practice of breastfeeding and factors that affect breastfeeding in Hong Kong
    Marie Tarrant
    Hong Kong Med J 13:249-50; author reply 250. 2007