Carmel Hughes

Summary

Affiliation: Queen's University Belfast
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Treatment adherence and health outcomes in patients with bronchiectasis
    Amanda R McCullough
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, UK
    BMC Pulm Med 14:107. 2014
  2. pmc Effectiveness of medicines review with web-based pharmaceutical treatment algorithms in reducing potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people in primary care: a cluster randomized trial (OPTI-SCRIPT study protocol)
    Barbara Clyne
    Health Research Board, Centre for Primary Care Research, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Beaux Lane House, Lower Mercer Street, Dublin, Ireland
    Trials 14:72. 2013
  3. pmc Addressing potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients: development and pilot study of an intervention in primary care (the OPTI-SCRIPT study)
    Barbara Clyne
    HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland RCSI, Beaux Lane House, Lower Mercer Street, Dublin, Ireland
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:307. 2013
  4. pmc Factors affecting collaboration between general practitioners and community pharmacists: a qualitative study
    Maria Rubio-Valera
    Research and Development Unit, Fundació Sant Joan de Déu, Calle Picasso 13, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona 08830, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:188. 2012
  5. doi request reprint "The way we do things around here": an international comparison of treatment culture in nursing homes
    Carmel M Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:360-7. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Administrative initiatives for reducing inappropriate prescribing of psychotropic drugs in nursing homes: how successful have they been?
    Carmel M Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Drugs Aging 22:339-51. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Does organisational culture influence prescribing in care homes for older people? A new direction for research
    Carmel M Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Drugs Aging 24:81-93. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of medication technicians in US nursing homes: part of the problem or part of the solution?
    Carmel M Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 7:294-304. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Nurses' and nursing assistants' perceptions of patient safety culture in nursing homes
    Carmel M Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Antrim, UK
    Int J Qual Health Care 18:281-6. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Medication non-adherence in the elderly: how big is the problem?
    Carmel M Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Drugs Aging 21:793-811. 2004

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Publications67

  1. pmc Treatment adherence and health outcomes in patients with bronchiectasis
    Amanda R McCullough
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, UK
    BMC Pulm Med 14:107. 2014
    ....
  2. pmc Effectiveness of medicines review with web-based pharmaceutical treatment algorithms in reducing potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people in primary care: a cluster randomized trial (OPTI-SCRIPT study protocol)
    Barbara Clyne
    Health Research Board, Centre for Primary Care Research, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Beaux Lane House, Lower Mercer Street, Dublin, Ireland
    Trials 14:72. 2013
    ..The main objective of this study is to determine the effectiveness and acceptability of a complex, multifaceted intervention in reducing the level of potentially inappropriate prescribing in primary care...
  3. pmc Addressing potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients: development and pilot study of an intervention in primary care (the OPTI-SCRIPT study)
    Barbara Clyne
    HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland RCSI, Beaux Lane House, Lower Mercer Street, Dublin, Ireland
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:307. 2013
    ..The aim of this paper is to describe the application of the Medical Research Council (MRC) framework to the development of an intervention to decrease PIP in Irish primary care...
  4. pmc Factors affecting collaboration between general practitioners and community pharmacists: a qualitative study
    Maria Rubio-Valera
    Research and Development Unit, Fundació Sant Joan de Déu, Calle Picasso 13, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona 08830, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:188. 2012
    ..Our objective was to identify and analyze factors affecting GP-CP collaboration...
  5. doi request reprint "The way we do things around here": an international comparison of treatment culture in nursing homes
    Carmel M Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:360-7. 2012
    ..Responses between nurse managers and registered nurses were also compared...
  6. ncbi request reprint Administrative initiatives for reducing inappropriate prescribing of psychotropic drugs in nursing homes: how successful have they been?
    Carmel M Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Drugs Aging 22:339-51. 2005
    ..Exemplars of innovative prescribing models, involving pharmacists and encouraging resident-centred care, may offer a more palatable approach to improving drug use in this vulnerable population...
  7. ncbi request reprint Does organisational culture influence prescribing in care homes for older people? A new direction for research
    Carmel M Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Drugs Aging 24:81-93. 2007
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of medication technicians in US nursing homes: part of the problem or part of the solution?
    Carmel M Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 7:294-304. 2006
    ..To determine the relation between organizational characteristics and medication technician (MT) use and quantify the impact of MTs on increasing the likelihood of using medications, employing the example of antiosteoporosis medications...
  9. ncbi request reprint Nurses' and nursing assistants' perceptions of patient safety culture in nursing homes
    Carmel M Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Antrim, UK
    Int J Qual Health Care 18:281-6. 2006
    ..To evaluate whether perceptions of patient safety in nursing homes vary by length of employment, type of employee, and shift worked...
  10. ncbi request reprint Medication non-adherence in the elderly: how big is the problem?
    Carmel M Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Drugs Aging 21:793-811. 2004
    ..Good adherence should be seen as a means of achieving a satisfactory therapeutic result and not as an end in itself...
  11. doi request reprint "I just take what I am given": adherence and resident involvement in decision making on medicines in nursing homes for older people: a qualitative survey
    Carmel M Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Drugs Aging 26:505-17. 2009
    ..It is also unclear if residents in nursing homes are involved in decision making about medication...
  12. doi request reprint Prescribing for older people in nursing homes: challenges for the future
    Carmel Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, UK
    Int J Older People Nurs 6:63-70. 2011
    ..Palliative services need to be developed to meet the requirements of some of the most vulnerable residents in this care setting...
  13. ncbi request reprint The drive for quality care in US nursing homes in the era of the prospective payment system
    Carmel M Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland, UK
    Drugs Aging 19:623-31. 2002
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Monitoring self-medication
    Carmel M Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland
    Expert Opin Drug Saf 2:1-5. 2003
    ..Monitoring of specific populations and products, in addition to data recording and educating and informing patients, may go some way towards promoting safe and effective self-medication...
  15. pmc Perceived interprofessional barriers between community pharmacists and general practitioners: a qualitative assessment
    Carmel M Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland
    Br J Gen Pract 53:600-6. 2003
    ..There have been calls for greater collaboration between general practitioners (GPs) and community pharmacists in primary care...
  16. ncbi request reprint Information is care: the need for data to assess the quality of care in UK nursing and residential homes
    Carmel M Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland
    Expert Opin Drug Saf 2:523-7. 2003
    ..Consideration needs to be given to the structures and processes currently in place in order to promote better prescribing outcomes for this vulnerable population...
  17. doi request reprint 'First, do no harm': factors that influence pharmacists making decisions about over-the-counter medication: a qualitative study in Northern Ireland
    Lezley Anne Hanna
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Drug Saf 33:245-55. 2010
    ..Little is known about how community pharmacists make decisions about which over-the-counter (OTC) medication to supply to a patient and the role of clinical evidence in making those decisions...
  18. ncbi request reprint Infection control strategies for preventing the transmission of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in nursing homes for older people
    Carmel Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, BT9 7BL
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 11:CD006354. 2013
    ..It is recognised that infection prevention and control strategies are important in preventing and controlling MRSA transmission...
  19. doi request reprint Prescribing for older people in nursing homes: strategies to improve prescribing and medicines use in nursing homes
    Carole Parsons
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, UK
    Int J Older People Nurs 6:55-62. 2011
    ..However, a series of prompt questions have been provided which may assist nursing home staff in deciding whether prescribing is optimal in a resident or if an intervention is required which may lead to an overall improvement in outcomes...
  20. ncbi request reprint The journey to concordance for patients with hypertension: a qualitative study in primary care
    Catherine Bane
    Research and Development Office, 12 22 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BS, Northern Ireland, UK
    Pharm World Sci 29:534-40. 2007
    ..We aimed to explore, using qualitative methods, the perspectives of patients with hypertension on issues relating to concordance in prescribing...
  21. doi request reprint Antimicrobial prescribing in nursing homes in Northern Ireland: results of two point-prevalence surveys
    Pamela McClean
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, UK
    Drugs Aging 28:819-29. 2011
    ..There is no evidence in the literature of any surveillance studies having been specifically conducted in nursing homes (NHs) in Northern Ireland (NI)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Psychotropic medications and the transition into care: a national data linkage study
    Aideen Maguire
    Centre for Public Health, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Ireland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:215-21. 2013
    ..To determine whether excessive and often inappropriate or dangerous psychotropic drug dispensing to older adults is unique to care homes or is a continuation of community treatment...
  23. doi request reprint Antimicrobial prescribing in residential homes
    Pamela McClean
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:1781-90. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate antimicrobial prescribing in residential homes in Northern Ireland (NI)...
  24. doi request reprint "They come with multiple morbidities": a qualitative assessment of pharmacist prescribing
    Laura McCann
    Queen s University Belfast, School of Pharmacy, Belfast, UK
    J Interprof Care 26:127-33. 2012
    ..Further research is required on how interprofessional team working can be maximized in the context of pharmacist prescribing, particularly in relation to the management of multi-morbidity...
  25. doi request reprint Prescribing for older people in nursing homes: a review of the key issues
    Carole Parsons
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, UK
    Int J Older People Nurs 6:45-54. 2011
    ..Some of these problems may arise because of the difficulties encountered by staff or a breakdown in communication when residents move from one setting to another (e.g. hospital to nursing home or vice versa)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Managing urinary tract infections in nursing homes: a qualitative assessment
    Anna K Schweizer
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland
    Pharm World Sci 27:159-65. 2005
    ..To elucidate the steps in the management of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in elderly nursing home residents, in order to derive data which would assist in an economic evaluation of such infections...
  27. doi request reprint The influence of evidence-based medicine training on decision-making in relation to over-the-counter medicines: a qualitative study
    Lezley Anne Hanna
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, UK
    Int J Pharm Pract 20:358-66. 2012
    ..Additionally, this work aimed to complement the findings of a previous study because all participants in this current study had received training in evidence-based medicine (unlike the previous participants)...
  28. doi request reprint Interventions to improve the appropriate use of polypharmacy for older people
    Susan M Patterson
    Health and Social Care Board, Belfast, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 5:CD008165. 2012
    ..Choosing the best interventions to improve appropriate polypharmacy is a priority, hence there is growing interest in appropriate polypharmacy, where many medicines may be used to achieve better clinical outcomes for patients...
  29. doi request reprint Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and aspirin use and the risk of head and neck cancer: a systematic review
    Jessica C Wilson
    Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, UK
    Cancer Causes Control 22:803-10. 2011
    ..Evidence for NSAIDs preventing head and neck cancer (HNC) is conflicting. We conducted a systematic literature review to investigate the association between NSAID/aspirin use and risk of head and neck cancer (HNC)...
  30. doi request reprint Statins and pancreatic cancer risk: a nested case-control study
    Marie C Bradley
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland, UK
    Cancer Causes Control 21:2093-100. 2010
    ..To investigate the relationship between statin use and pancreatic cancer risk...
  31. ncbi request reprint Withholding, discontinuing and withdrawing medications in dementia patients at the end of life: a neglected problem in the disadvantaged dying?
    Carole Parsons
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Drugs Aging 27:435-49. 2010
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Exploring the impact of depressive symptoms and medication beliefs on medication adherence in hypertension--a primary care study
    Lisa K Maguire
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
    Patient Educ Couns 73:371-6. 2008
    ..This study aimed to assess the levels of adherence in a sample of hypertensive patients being cared for in primary care in Northern Ireland and to explore the impact of depressive symptoms and medication beliefs on medication adherence...
  33. ncbi request reprint Community pharmacy based provision of pharmaceutical care to older patients
    Ian K Sturgess
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Medical Biology Centre, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland
    Pharm World Sci 25:218-26. 2003
    ..To measure the outcomes of a harmonized, structured pharmaceutical care programme provided to elderly patients by community pharmacists...
  34. ncbi request reprint Compliance with medication in nursing homes for older people: resident enforcement or resident empowerment?
    Carmel M Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Drugs Aging 25:445-54. 2008
    ..A greater focus on resident-centred care may promote more empowerment and autonomy, both generally and with respect to compliance with medication in particular, in nursing home residents...
  35. ncbi request reprint Providing pharmacy services to care homes in Northern Ireland: a survey of community pharmacists' views
    Anna K Schweizer
    The School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland
    Pharm World Sci 26:346-52. 2004
    ..This study sought to explore the views of community pharmacists as to their present and potential role in providing care to the residents of nursing and residential home in Northern Ireland...
  36. ncbi request reprint Low-dose aspirin use after diagnosis of colorectal cancer does not increase survival: a case-control analysis of a population-based cohort
    Chris R Cardwell
    Cancer Epidemiology and Health Services Research Group, Centre for Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland Electronic address
    Gastroenterology 146:700-708.e2. 2014
    ..We investigated survival times of patients who begin taking low-dose aspirin after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer in a large population-based cohort study...
  37. pmc The relationship between BMI and the prescription of anti-obesity medication according to social factors: a population cross sectional study
    Lynsey Patterson
    UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast BT12 6BJ, Northern Ireland
    BMC Public Health 14:87. 2014
    ..Despite this, little is known about the individual and GP practice factors that influence the prescription of anti-obesity medication...
  38. ncbi request reprint Infection control strategies for preventing the transmission of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in nursing homes for older people
    Carmel Hughes
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, BT9 7BL
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 12:CD006354. 2011
    ..It is recognised that infection prevention and control strategies are important in preventing and controlling MRSA transmission...
  39. doi request reprint Antimicrobial prescribing in European nursing homes
    Pamela McClean
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 66:1609-16. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate antimicrobial prescribing in nursing homes in countries across Europe...
  40. ncbi request reprint 'It's showed me the skills that he has': pharmacists' and mentors' views on pharmacist supplementary prescribing
    Fran Lloyd
    Northern Ireland Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development School of Pharmacy, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    Int J Pharm Pract 18:29-36. 2010
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Modelling the impact of antibiotic use and infection control practices on the incidence of hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a time-series analysis
    Mamoon A Aldeyab
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, BT9 7BL Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 62:593-600. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of antimicrobial drug use and infection control practices on nosocomial MRSA incidence in a 426-bed general teaching hospital in Northern Ireland...
  42. doi request reprint An evaluation of an adapted U.S. model of pharmaceutical care to improve psychoactive prescribing for nursing home residents in northern ireland (fleetwood northern ireland study)
    Susan M Patterson
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:44-53. 2010
    ..To test the effect of an adapted U.S. model of pharmaceutical care on prescribing of inappropriate psychoactive (anxiolytic, hypnotic, and antipsychotic) medications and falls in nursing homes for older people in Northern Ireland (NI)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Assessment of a United States pharmaceutical care model for nursing homes in the United Kingdom
    Susan M Patterson
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7BL, UK
    Pharm World Sci 29:517-25. 2007
    ..To assess the suitability of an American model of pharmaceutical care for nursing home residents (The Fleetwood model) for application in nursing homes in the United Kingdom...
  44. doi request reprint Assessment of factors that influence physician decision making regarding medication use in patients with dementia at the end of life
    Carole Parsons
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, UK
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 29:281-90. 2014
    ....
  45. doi request reprint Assessing job satisfaction and stress among pharmacists in Northern Ireland
    Laura McCann
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, UK
    Pharm World Sci 31:188-94. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the levels of job satisfaction and stress in pharmacists in NI in the context of these changes...
  46. ncbi request reprint The impact of depressive symptoms and psychosocial factors on medication adherence in cardiovascular disease
    Catherine Bane
    Programme Manager, Research and Development Office, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 60:187-93. 2006
    ..This study sought to determine the influence of depression and psychosocial factors on medication adherence in cardiovascular disease...
  47. doi request reprint Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in residents and staff in nursing homes in Northern Ireland
    Naomi S Baldwin
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, UK
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:620-6. 2009
    ....
  48. pmc Drugs affecting the renin-angiotensin system and survival from cancer: a population based study of breast, colorectal and prostate cancer patient cohorts
    Chris R Cardwell
    Cancer Epidemiology and Health Services Research Group, Centre for Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    BMC Med 12:28. 2014
    ..We investigated whether ACEI or ARB use after breast, colorectal or prostate cancer diagnosis was associated with increased risk of cancer-specific mortality...
  49. doi request reprint Prescribing for weight loss in primary care: evidence from a population based study
    Lynsey Patterson
    UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Institute of Clinical Sciences B, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6BJ, Northern Ireland, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:530-2. 2013
    ..Uptake is determined in part by a General Practitioner's decision to prescribe weight loss medication and, in part, by patient preference. It is probable that the latter may indicate a patient's readiness to lose weight...
  50. doi request reprint Provision of pharmaceutical care by community pharmacists: a comparison across Europe
    Carmel M Hughes
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Medical Biology Centre, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, UK
    Pharm World Sci 32:472-87. 2010
    ..To investigate the provision of pharmaceutical care by community pharmacists across Europe and to examine the various factors that could affect its implementation...
  51. doi request reprint Comparison of the effect of ciprofloxacin and Tazocin on the incidence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in an Intensive Care Unit
    Mamoon A Aldeyab
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, UK
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 32:499-504. 2008
    ..0% during the Tazocin arm. The low incidence rates within the unit demonstrated the importance of infection control in limiting the spread of MRSA despite the extensive use of antibiotics in a high-risk setting...
  52. ncbi request reprint An exploration of work-related stress in Northern Ireland community pharmacy: a qualitative study
    Laura McCann
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    Int J Pharm Pract 17:261-7. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was, through qualitative methodology, to explore the factors which contribute to job-related stress in community pharmacy in Northern Ireland...
  53. doi request reprint A self-reported work-sampling study in community pharmacy practice: a 2009 update
    Laura McCann
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland, UK
    Pharm World Sci 32:536-43. 2010
    ..Using a self-reported work sampling methodology this study investigated how community pharmacists utilised their time, and quantified how much time pharmacists devoted to specific activities...
  54. ncbi request reprint A comparison of two distribution methods on response rates to a patient safety questionnaire in nursing homes
    Kate L Lapane
    Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:446-52. 2007
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of the impact of the prospective payment system on antidepressant use in nursing home residents
    Kate L Lapane
    Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Med Care 42:48-58. 2004
    ..To determine the impact of the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities on the pharmacologic treatment of depression...
  56. ncbi request reprint Does incorporating medications in the surveyors' interpretive guidelines reduce the use of potentially inappropriate medications in nursing homes?
    Kate L Lapane
    Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:666-73. 2007
    ..To quantify the association between including specific medications deemed potentially inappropriate in the surveyors' interpretive guidelines for nursing homes and the prevalence of use...
  57. ncbi request reprint Which organizational characteristics are associated with increased management of depression using antidepressants in US nursing homes?
    Kate L Lapane
    Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Med Care 42:992-1000. 2004
    ..There is universal agreement that organizational characteristics of nursing facilities can and do influence the quality of care and resident outcomes...
  58. ncbi request reprint Optimising drug utilisation in long term care
    Kate L Lapane
    Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 20:143-52. 2002
    ..A major cultural shift in the way society views and treats the elderly may be required in order to produce dramatic improvements in long term care for older people...
  59. ncbi request reprint Considering the employee point of view: perceptions of job satisfaction and stress among nursing staff in nursing homes
    Kate L Lapane
    Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:8-13. 2007
    ..To document job satisfaction and sources of stress among nursing staff working in nursing homes and to evaluate the extent to which the reasons of stress differ by type of nursing staff...
  60. ncbi request reprint The implementation of a harm minimisation model for the identification and treatment of over-the-counter drug misuse and abuse in community pharmacies in Northern Ireland
    Mayyada Wazaify
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
    Patient Educ Couns 64:136-41. 2006
    ..This study tested an intervention model which sought to minimise over-the-counter (OTC) drug misuse and abuse in community pharmacies...
  61. ncbi request reprint Development and implementation of pharmaceutical care planning software for nursing homes based on the Fleetwood Model
    Kate L Lapane
    Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 63:2483-7. 2006
    ..The effectiveness of pharmaceutical care planning software for nursing homes and the extent to which the software assisted in the implementation of the Fleetwood Model are described...
  62. ncbi request reprint Job satisfaction and stress among pharmacists in the long-term care sector
    Kate L Lapane
    Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Consult Pharm 21:287-92. 2006
    ..To provide normative information regarding levels of job satisfaction and stress between consulting and dispensing pharmacists in the long-term care arena...
  63. ncbi request reprint Development of a community pharmacy-based model to identify and treat OTC drug abuse/misuse: a pilot study
    Glenda F Fleming
    Research and Development Office, Belfast BT2 8BS, Northern Ireland
    Pharm World Sci 26:282-8. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to develop and pilot a harm-minimisation model for the identification and treatment of over-the-counter (OTC) drug abuse/misuse by community pharmacists...
  64. ncbi request reprint Adherence to the components of the Fleetwood model: self-reported process measures in the Fleetwood Phase III study
    Kate L Lapane
    Medical Science, Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Consult Pharm 21:981-7. 2006
    ..To compare the pharmacist-reported adherence to Fleetwood model process components in intervention with control groups in the Fleetwood Phase III study...
  65. ncbi request reprint Societal perspectives on over-the-counter (OTC) medicines
    Mayyada Wazaify
    Department of Biopharmaceutics and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
    Fam Pract 22:170-6. 2005
    ..Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are increasingly used for self-medication, but such products can be misused/abused...
  66. ncbi request reprint Did the introduction of a prospective payment system for nursing home stays reduce the likelihood of pharmacological management of secondary ischaemic stroke?
    Kate L Lapane
    Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Drugs Aging 23:61-9. 2006
    ..Concerns have been expressed that the PPS may affect the quality of care delivered to residents. This study evaluates the impact of the PPS on pharmacological secondary ischaemic stroke prevention in nursing homes...
  67. ncbi request reprint Pharmacotherapy interventions undertaken by pharmacists in the Fleetwood phase III study: the role of process control
    Kate L Lapane
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 40:1522-6. 2006
    ..The Fleetwood Model incorporates prospective review, direct communication with the prescriber, and formalized pharmacotherapy planning in patients at highest risk for medication-related problems...