Peter Griffiths

Summary

Affiliation: King's College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi Substitution of a nursing-led inpatient unit for acute services: randomized controlled trial of outcomes and cost of nursing-led intermediate care
    P Griffiths
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA, UK
    Age Ageing 30:483-8. 2001
  2. ncbi Self-assessment of health and social care needs by older people: a review
    Peter Griffiths
    King s College London, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery
    Br J Community Nurs 10:520, 522-7. 2005
  3. doi Reliability assessment and approaches to determining agreement between measurements: classic methods paper
    Peter Griffiths
    King s College London, National Nursing Research Unit, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8WA, United Kingdom
    Int J Nurs Stud 47:937-8. 2010
  4. ncbi Nursing-led in-patient units for intermediate care: a survey of multidisciplinary discharge planning practice
    Peter Griffiths
    Primary and Intermediate Care Section, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA, UK
    J Clin Nurs 11:322-30. 2002
  5. ncbi Effectiveness of intermediate care delivered in nurse-led units
    Peter Griffiths
    King s College London, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery
    Br J Community Nurs 11:205-8. 2006
  6. ncbi Care needs and point prevalence of post-acute patients in the acute medical wards of an Italian hospital
    Peter Griffiths
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, Room 3 29b JCMB, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 42:507-12. 2005
  7. ncbi What type of eye drops should be given to a toddler with conjunctivitis?
    Peter Griffiths
    Graduate Studies, School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College, London
    Br J Community Nurs 8:364-8. 2003
  8. ncbi The role of cranberry juice in the treatment of urinary tract infections
    Peter Griffiths
    Primary and Intermediate Care, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London
    Br J Community Nurs 8:557-61. 2003
  9. pmc Nurse staffing and quality of care in UK general practice: cross-sectional study using routinely collected data
    Peter Griffiths
    National Nursing Research Unit, King s College, 57 Waterloo Road, London, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 60:36-48. 2010
  10. pmc Hospital admissions for asthma, diabetes and COPD: is there an association with practice nurse staffing? A cross sectional study using routinely collected data
    Peter Griffiths
    King s College London, National Nursing Research Unit, 57 Waterloo Road, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:276. 2010

Detail Information

Publications78

  1. ncbi Substitution of a nursing-led inpatient unit for acute services: randomized controlled trial of outcomes and cost of nursing-led intermediate care
    P Griffiths
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA, UK
    Age Ageing 30:483-8. 2001
    ..To evaluate the outcome and cost of transfer to a nursing-led inpatient unit for 'intermediate care'. The unit was designed to replace a period of care in acute hospital wards and promote recovery before discharge to the community...
  2. ncbi Self-assessment of health and social care needs by older people: a review
    Peter Griffiths
    King s College London, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery
    Br J Community Nurs 10:520, 522-7. 2005
    ..However, a recent review of the topic (Griffiths et al, 2005) revealed the complexity of the topic and the pitfalls of a simplistic approach to self-assessment, which those engaged in developing the process should bear in mind...
  3. doi Reliability assessment and approaches to determining agreement between measurements: classic methods paper
    Peter Griffiths
    King s College London, National Nursing Research Unit, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8WA, United Kingdom
    Int J Nurs Stud 47:937-8. 2010
    ..Many widely used approaches for reliability assessment can fail to consider the agreement between measures at all and can give an entirely misleading impression of an instrument's suitability for use in research or practice...
  4. ncbi Nursing-led in-patient units for intermediate care: a survey of multidisciplinary discharge planning practice
    Peter Griffiths
    Primary and Intermediate Care Section, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA, UK
    J Clin Nurs 11:322-30. 2002
    ..Reduced skill mix may be a causal factor leading to extended stays and increased total care costs. This caution should be extended to other models of intermediate care, whether or not they are nursing-led...
  5. ncbi Effectiveness of intermediate care delivered in nurse-led units
    Peter Griffiths
    King s College London, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery
    Br J Community Nurs 11:205-8. 2006
    ..However, the core features of the units that provided the evidence must be considered in order to maximize the potential for delivering quality care...
  6. ncbi Care needs and point prevalence of post-acute patients in the acute medical wards of an Italian hospital
    Peter Griffiths
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, Room 3 29b JCMB, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 42:507-12. 2005
    ..Despite considerable literature identifying large numbers of post-acute patients in acute medical wards, their needs have not been clearly described. Such information is required to plan alternative services...
  7. ncbi What type of eye drops should be given to a toddler with conjunctivitis?
    Peter Griffiths
    Graduate Studies, School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College, London
    Br J Community Nurs 8:364-8. 2003
    ..The review illustrates that evidence for practice can be found rapidly with access to limited facilities by an appropriately skilled practitioner...
  8. ncbi The role of cranberry juice in the treatment of urinary tract infections
    Peter Griffiths
    Primary and Intermediate Care, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London
    Br J Community Nurs 8:557-61. 2003
    ..There is evidence to support the use of cranberry to prevent UTI in some populations but none to support its use as a treatment...
  9. pmc Nurse staffing and quality of care in UK general practice: cross-sectional study using routinely collected data
    Peter Griffiths
    National Nursing Research Unit, King s College, 57 Waterloo Road, London, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 60:36-48. 2010
    ..In many UK general practices, nurses have been used to deliver results against the indicators of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), a 'pay for performance' scheme...
  10. pmc Hospital admissions for asthma, diabetes and COPD: is there an association with practice nurse staffing? A cross sectional study using routinely collected data
    Peter Griffiths
    King s College London, National Nursing Research Unit, 57 Waterloo Road, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:276. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to examine whether practice nurse staffing level is similarly associated with non-elective hospital admissions in three clinical areas: asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and diabetes...
  11. ncbi Nurses' use of computer databases to identify evidence for practice--a cross-sectional questionnaire survey in a UK hospital
    P Griffiths
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, UK
    Health Info Libr J 18:2-9. 2001
    ..More emphasis should be placed on 'evidence-based' resources, such as the Cochrane library, as sources of information for practice...
  12. doi The size, extent and nature of the learning disability nursing research base: a systematic scoping review
    Peter Griffiths
    King s College London, National Nursing Research Unit, James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA, United Kingdom
    Int J Nurs Stud 46:490-507. 2009
    ..This paper presents the findings of a scoping review of 'learning disability nursing research'. The review aimed to determine whether there is a research base sufficient to support learning disability nursing practice...
  13. ncbi Influences on length of stay in intermediate care: lessons from the nursing-led inpatient unit studies
    P Griffiths
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College, Waterloo Road, London, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 37:245-55. 2000
    ..Reduction in the staffing levels on the NLIU and a change in patient population may well explain the findings...
  14. ncbi Evidence-based practice: a deconstruction and postmodern critique: book review article
    Peter Griffiths
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 42:355-61. 2005
    ..This is the ground upon which fruitful argument can be had about the significance of evidence without undermining the requirement that there be evidence and standards to judge such evidence...
  15. ncbi Post-acute intermediate care in nursing-led units: a systematic review of effectiveness
    Peter Griffiths
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, Room 3 29b JCMB, Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8WA, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 42:107-16. 2005
    ..In order to determine whether post-acute intermediate care in nursing-led inpatient units (NLUs) is effective in preparing patients for discharge from hospital we conducted a systematic review of the evidence...
  16. doi Impact of organisation and management factors on infection control in hospitals: a scoping review
    P Griffiths
    National Nursing Research Unit, King s College London, London, UK
    J Hosp Infect 73:1-14. 2009
    ..They cannot always be eliminated or avoided completely, but appropriate assessment will enable targeted action to protect patients...
  17. ncbi Economic evaluation of a nursing-led inpatient unit: the impact of findings on management decisions of service utility and sustainability
    Ruth Harris
    Nursing Research Unit, King s College London, London, UK
    J Nurs Manag 13:428-38. 2005
    ....
  18. ncbi Health problems and health-related quality of life in people with multiple sclerosis
    Angus Forbes
    King s College London, The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, Research in Primary and Intermediate Care Section, London, UK
    Clin Rehabil 20:67-78. 2006
    ..To explore the interrelationship between a number of common multiple sclerosis-related problems and health-related quality of life independent of the effect of physical disease impact...
  19. ncbi Evaluation of a MS specialist nurse programme
    Angus Forbes
    King s College London, The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, Research in Primary and Intermediate Care Section, James Clerk Maxwell Building, London, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 43:985-1000. 2006
    ..Specialist nurses are being promoted as a means of improving the health care provided to people with multiple sclerosis (MS)...
  20. doi Do specialist community public health nurses assess risk factors for depression, suicide, and self-harm among South Asian mothers living in London?
    Sharin Baldwin
    City and Hackney Teaching Primary Care Trust, London, UK
    Public Health Nurs 26:277-89. 2009
    ..While SCPHNs understood some aspects of South Asian culture, service improvements must be made to ensure better care provision...
  21. ncbi Interprofessional education to improve pain management
    Alireza Irajpour
    King s College London, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 11:29-32. 2006
    ..Although broadly supportive of interprofessional education, the evidence is not helpful in determining the best way of improving pain management in the community...
  22. ncbi Calculating skill mix: implications for patient outcomes and costs
    Sarah Robinson
    National Nursing Research Unit, King s College London
    Nurs Manag (Harrow) 16:22-3. 2009
    ..This Policy+ article refers to systematically reviewed, international evidence in considering the implications for UK nursing of the inclusion of a second-level qualified nurse in the skill mix of the nursing workforce...
  23. ncbi Effectiveness of nursing-led inpatient care for patients with post-acute health care needs: secondary data analysis from a programme of randomized controlled trials
    Ruth Harris
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Services, St George s University of London Kingston University, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:198-205. 2007
    ....
  24. ncbi Is it worth it? The value of nursing and the value of educated nurses
    Peter Griffiths
    King s College London, National Nursing Research Unit, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery Room 4 29b, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 45:1-2. 2008
  25. pmc A Japanese version of the Perceived Stress Scale: cross-cultural translation and equivalence assessment
    Chizu Mimura
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, UK
    BMC Psychiatry 8:85. 2008
    ..The PSS has already been translated into several languages, but there is no validated Japanese version...
  26. doi "Somebody else's problem?" Staff perceptions of the sources and control of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Elizabeth Morrow
    National Nursing Research Unit, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Infect Control 39:284-91. 2011
    ..However, the existence of reservoirs of colonization in the community now creates ambiguity about sources, which may undermine preventative strategies...
  27. ncbi Implementing large-scale quality improvement: lessons from The Productive Ward: Releasing Time to Care
    Elizabeth Morrow
    National Nursing Research Unit, King s College London, London, UK
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur 25:237-53. 2012
    ..Lessons are drawn from the implementation of The Productive Ward: Releasing Time to Care programme in English hospitals...
  28. ncbi Assessing competence in nursing
    Trevor Murrells
    National Nursing Research Unit, King s College London
    Nurs Manag (Harrow) 16:18-9. 2009
    ..New pre- and post-registration nursing competencies are being developed, yet there is much debate about how to define and assess competence. This article outlines some of the features of the current debate...
  29. doi Nurses' job satisfaction in their early career: is it the same for all branches of nursing?
    Trevor Murrells
    National Nursing Research Unit, King s College London, London, UK
    J Nurs Manag 17:120-34. 2009
    ..To develop an early career job satisfaction instrument that is valid and reliable across the four UK nursing branches...
  30. ncbi A Japanese version of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale: translation and equivalence assessment
    Chizu Mimura
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 62:589-94. 2007
    ..A Japanese version of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) was developed through the forward-backward translation procedure...
  31. doi Organizing and delivering diabetes education and self-care support: findings of scoping project
    Angus Forbes
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, 57 Waterloo Road, London, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 16:42-9. 2011
    ..To provide an overview of current research and development on the organization and delivery of diabetes education and self-care support, incorporating stakeholder perspectives...
  32. doi Economic evaluation of nurse staffing and nurse substitution in health care: a scoping review
    Yevgeniy Goryakin
    King s College London, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:501-12. 2011
    ....
  33. ncbi A Japanese version of the perceived stress scale: translation and preliminary test
    Chizu Mimura
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College, University of London, 57 Waterloo Road, London SEI 8WA, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 41:379-85. 2004
    ..Factor analysis revealed that the PSS and PSSJ showed an almost identical factor structure. Therefore, the equivalence between the PSS and PSSJ and the validity for each scale was underpinned...
  34. ncbi Statins and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease
    Mehboub Ahmed
    Br J Community Nurs 9:160-5. 2004
    ..The trials demonstrated that statins had a clear and consistent effect in significantly reducing the risk of MI. Overall an approximate decline of 30% in MI was produced from the three trials...
  35. ncbi A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over pilot study to assess the effects of long-term opioid drug consumption and subsequent abstinence in chronic noncancer pain patients receiving controlled-release morphine
    David T Cowan
    Academic Department of Anesthesia, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex, UK
    Pain Med 6:113-21. 2005
    ..However, previous surveys suggest that this is not necessarily the case. Therefore, we designed a controlled study to generate evidence in support of these findings...
  36. ncbi Substance use among young people: the relationship between perceived functions and intentions
    A Boys
    National Addiction Centre, London, UK
    Addiction 94:1043-50. 1999
    ..To explore the relationship between young people's use of psychoactive substances, perceived functions for using, the experience of negative effects, and the influences of these variables on their intention to use substances again...
  37. ncbi Illicit drugs and driving: prevalence, beliefs and accident involvement among a cohort of current out-of-treatment drug users
    I P Albery
    ICRF Psychosocial Oncology Unit, University of London, St Thomas Hospital, UK
    Drug Alcohol Depend 58:197-204. 2000
    ..Results are discussed in terms of experiential factors and consistency theories of attitude formation and change...
  38. ncbi Good practices that address continuity during transition from child to adult care: synthesis of the evidence
    A While
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, London, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 30:439-52. 2004
    ..Effective transition to adult services is required by an increasing number of children with ongoing needs...
  39. ncbi Drugs and the dance music scene: a survey of current drug use patterns among a sample of dance music enthusiasts in the UK
    A R Winstock
    Institute of Psychiatry, National Addiction Centre, King s College London, 4 Windsor Walk, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Drug Alcohol Depend 64:9-17. 2001
    ..The utility of this method and how the results should be interpreted is discussed, as are the data's implications for harm and risk reduction activities...
  40. ncbi Methodological strategies for the identification and synthesis of 'evidence' to support decision-making in relation to complex healthcare systems and practices
    Angus Forbes
    Primary and Intermediate Care Section, The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, London, UK
    Nurs Inq 9:141-55. 2002
    ..Healthcare professionals who use such approaches need to know their relative utility and benefits to inform clinical decisions, so as to ensure that best practice is observed...
  41. doi Involving users in the development of effective critical care discharge information: a focus group study
    Suzanne D Bench
    National Nursing Research Unit, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College, London, England, UK
    Am J Crit Care 20:443-52. 2011
    ..Discharge from critical care to a general care unit is a difficult period, and more effective information is needed to support patients and their families at this time...
  42. ncbi Use of strong opioids for non-cancer pain in the community: a case study
    David T Cowan
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London
    Br J Community Nurs 9:53-8. 2004
    ..Community nurses are in an ideal position to be instrumental in identifying such vulnerable patients and ensuring that appropriate interventions are available...
  43. ncbi Impact of clinical nurse specialists in multiple sclerosis--synthesis of the evidence
    Angus Forbes
    Primary and Intermediate Care Section, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, London, UK
    J Adv Nurs 42:442-62. 2003
    ..Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurological condition demanding a broad range of interventions and support. Multiple sclerosis nurse specialists are emerging as a leading force in providing care to this group of patients...
  44. doi The adoption, local implementation and assimilation into routine nursing practice of a national quality improvement programme: the Productive Ward in England
    Glenn Robert
    National Nursing Research Unit, King s College London, UK
    J Clin Nurs 20:1196-207. 2011
    ..To explore why innovations in service and delivery are adopted and how they are then successfully implemented and eventually assimilated into routine nursing practice...
  45. ncbi Evaluating nurse-led inpatient units
    J Wilson-Barnett
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College, London
    Nurs Stand 15:40-2. 2001
    ..The results are not the same in each case, particularly with regard to length of stay, and the authors discuss the possible reasons for this. Further work is needed to develop NLIUs and identify cost savings...
  46. ncbi Effectiveness of critical care discharge information in supporting early recovery from critical illness
    Suzanne Bench
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College, 57 Waterloo Road, London, UK
    Crit Care Nurse 33:41-52. 2013
    ..The consequences of such findings for the future development of information that meets service users' needs are discussed. Results should inform the design of future studies on this topic...
  47. pmc 'Care left undone' during nursing shifts: associations with workload and perceived quality of care
    Jane E Ball
    National Nursing Research Unit, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, London, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 23:116-25. 2014
    ..There is strong evidence to show that lower nurse staffing levels in hospitals are associated with worse patient outcomes. One hypothesised mechanism is the omission of necessary nursing care caused by time pressure-'missed care'...
  48. doi Developing user centred critical care discharge information to support early critical illness rehabilitation using the Medical Research Council's complex interventions framework
    Suzanne D Bench
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College, London, United Kingdom
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 28:123-31. 2012
    ..The intervention is described in detail and the chosen research methods are discussed...
  49. ncbi Investigating the dynamics of nurse migration in early career: a longitudinal questionnaire survey of variation in regional retention of diploma qualifiers in England
    Sarah Robinson
    Nursing Research Unit, King s College London, James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 45:1064-80. 2008
    ..Specific aims ascertained: regional variation in retention of locally trained nurses; associations between nurses' profile and retention in training region; and impact on each region of inter-regional movement of nurses...
  50. ncbi Staffing levels and patient outcomes
    Peter Griffiths
    National Nursing Research Unit, King s College, London
    Nurs Manag (Harrow) 16:22-3. 2009
    ..In this article, the evidence is examined to establish what is known and, crucially, what is not known about this relationship...
  51. ncbi The M-C-M' cycle and social capital
    Sarah Hean
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kings College London, James Clerke Maxwell Building, 57 Waterloo Road, SE1 8WA, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 56:1061-72. 2003
    ..The possibilities of the model in assisting in the measurement of social capital specifically in assessing formal networks are explored...
  52. ncbi A survey of chronic noncancer pain patients prescribed opioid analgesics
    David T Cowan
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    Pain Med 4:340-51. 2003
    ..However, due to the paucity of studies assessing problematic opioid drug use in this population, evidence for such is inconclusive, and this issue remains controversial. This survey assessed problematic drug use among CNCP patients...
  53. doi Providing critical care patients with a personalised discharge summary: a questionnaire survey and retrospective analysis exploring feasibility and effectiveness
    Suzanne D Bench
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College, London, England, United Kingdom Electronic address
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 30:69-76. 2014
    ..This paper reports on the potential value and feasibility of providing patients with a personalised discharge summary of their critical care stay...
  54. ncbi Early postoperative feeding and abdominal gynaecological surgery
    Lihua Wu
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London
    Br J Nurs 14:42-6. 2005
    ..However, patients' preference and costs remain unclear. Therefore, further well-designed studies are needed to identify the comprehensive effectiveness of early postoperative feeding protocol...
  55. ncbi Effect of performance feedback on tracheal suctioning knowledge and skills: randomized controlled trial
    Tina Day
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, UK
    J Adv Nurs 65:1423-31. 2009
    ..This paper is a report of a study to determine whether individualized performance feedback improved nurses' and physiotherapists' knowledge and practice of tracheal suctioning...
  56. ncbi Acupressure for nausea and vomiting in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy
    Joan Klein
    St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 9:383-8. 2004
    ....
  57. ncbi Heroin chasers and heroin injectors: differences observed in a community sample in London, UK
    J Strang
    National Addiction Centre Institute of Psychiatry Maudsley Hospital, London, UK
    Am J Addict 8:148-60. 1999
    ..Heroin chasers display distinctly different personal and drug-taking characteristics and will need to be the subject of separate research studies and clinical programs...
  58. ncbi Measuring met and unmet need of drug misusers: integration of quantitative and qualitative data
    J Fountain
    National Addiction Centre, The Maudsley, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    Eur Addict Res 6:97-103. 2000
    ....
  59. ncbi Synthesis of qualitative research on drug use in the European Union: report on an EMCDDA project. European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
    J Fountain
    National Addiction Centre NAC, London, UK
    Eur Addict Res 5:4-20. 1999
    ..A summary of the project's findings is presented, and the relevance of qualitative research for policy-making is discussed. Finally, the methodology used to collect data for the project is described...
  60. ncbi Evidence informing practice: introducing the mini-review
    Peter Griffiths
    Primary and Intermediate Care Section, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London
    Br J Community Nurs 7:38-9. 2002
  61. ncbi The art of losing ....? A response to the question 'is caring a lost art?'
    Peter Griffiths
    Int J Nurs Stud 45:329-32. 2008
  62. ncbi An application of the mini review to a complex methodological question: how best to research public health nursing and service quality?
    S Sinéad Hanafin
    National Children s Office, Floor 1, St Martin s House, Waterloo Road, Dublin, Ireland
    Int J Nurs Stud 41:799-811. 2004
    ..In doing so, we demonstrate that questions of clinical effectiveness are but one application for systematic review...
  63. ncbi Do baby walkers delay onset of walking in young children?
    Patricia Burrows
    Southwark Primary Care Trust, Aylesbury Health Centre, Thurlow Street, London
    Br J Community Nurs 7:581-6. 2002
    ..The significance of a delay of this magnitude is however unclear. Further work is required to determine whether walkers are an independent causal factor in accidents...
  64. ncbi The impact of foot massage and guided relaxation following cardiac surgery: a randomized controlled trial
    Jennifer Hattan
    Institute of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Brighton, East Sussex, UK
    J Adv Nurs 37:199-207. 2002
    ..Aim. To investigate the impact of foot massage and guided relaxation on the wellbeing of patients who had undergone CABG surgery...
  65. ncbi A pilot study into the problematic use of opioid analgesics in chronic non-cancer pain patients
    David T Cowan
    Anaesthetic and Pain Research, Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 39:59-69. 2002
    ..The results suggest that chronic non-cancer pain patients can be maintained on opioids with few problems, and likewise can withdraw with minimal adverse effects, other than a return of pain...
  66. ncbi Preventing blockage of long-term indwelling catheters in adults: are citric acid solutions effective?
    Jane Mayes
    Kensington and Chelsea Primary Care Trust, London
    Br J Community Nurs 8:172-5. 2003
    ..As the evidence is weak, practitioners should consider the use of citric acid maintenance solution as non-routine and only following formal evaluation in a one-off trial on appropriate patients...
  67. ncbi The effectiveness of pin site care for patients with external fixators
    Heather Williams
    Regional Rehabilitation Unit, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 9:206-10. 2004
    ..It is also important to note that the most frequently recommended solution for cleansing pin sites in UK protocols (0.9% normal saline) had the worst outcome, therefore its efficacy in this population may need to be challenged...
  68. ncbi Do people with cancer comply with oral chemotherapy treatments?
    Paula Escalada
    School of Nursing, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
    Br J Community Nurs 11:532-6. 2006
    ..Further research in this area is needed. However it does appear that compliance is a problem in this patient group...
  69. ncbi Catheter valves for indwelling urinary catheters: a systematic review
    Esther van den Eijkel
    Westminster Primary Care Trust, and King s College London, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 11:111-2, 114. 2006
    ..Further research into catheter valves is needed, with larger study groups, which include housebound male and female patients, and longer follow-up period...
  70. ncbi Screening for autism in pre-school children in primary care: systematic review of English Language tools
    Elizabeth Mawle
    Health Visitor, Westminster Primary Care Trust, 158 Herne Hill Road, London SE24 0AH, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 43:623-36. 2006
    ..To review the accuracy of brief screening tools for autism in pre-school children...
  71. ncbi Is modified cow's milk formula effective in reducing symptoms of infant colic?
    Claire Swadling
    Ealing Primary Care Trust, Southall, Middlesex, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 8:24-7. 2003
    ..There is evidence to support advice to parents of bottle-fed infants with colic to consider changing to such formulas...
  72. ncbi Community leg ulcer clinics vs home visits: which is more effective?
    Kirsty Thurlby
    Bournewood Community and Mental Health NHS Trust
    Br J Community Nurs 7:260-4. 2002
    ....
  73. ncbi Is tea tree oil effective at eradicating MRSA colonization? A review
    Deborah Flaxman
    Queen Mary s Hospital, Sidcup, Kent
    Br J Community Nurs 10:123-6. 2005
    ..001). Currently there is insufficient evidence to support the routine use of tea tree oil in clinical practice for eradication of MRSA colonization...
  74. ncbi Self-monitoring of glucose levels for people with type 2 diabetes
    Valerie Holmes
    Public Health Department, NHS Orkney, Kirkwall, Orkney
    Br J Community Nurs 7:41-6. 2002
    ..Clinical protocols that make recommendations for glucose monitoring strategies for people with type 2 diabetes should acknowledge that the evidence is weak. There is no basis to recommend one method above another...
  75. ncbi Outcomes of variation in hospital nurse staffing in English hospitals
    Ian Norman
    Int J Nurs Stud 44:165-6. 2007
  76. ncbi Keeping to the same old pathways. Seven years after coming up with radical proposals to demolish professional boundaries the government has retired defeated
    Jill Maben
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Nurs Stand 21:62-3. 2007
  77. ncbi '... And midwifery': time for a parting of the ways or a closer union with nursing?
    Ian Norman
    Int J Nurs Stud 44:521-2. 2007
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