Murna Downs

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bradford
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Effectiveness of educational interventions in improving detection and management of dementia in primary care: cluster randomised controlled study
    Murna Downs
    Bradford Dementia Group, Division of Dementia Studies, School of Health Studies, University of Bradford, Bradford BD5 0BB
    BMJ 332:692-6. 2006
  2. pmc Caring for people with dementia
    Murna Downs
    BMJ 336:225-6. 2008
  3. pmc Development of an awareness-based intervention to enhance quality of life in severe dementia: trial platform
    Linda Clare
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Gwynedd LL57 2AS, UK
    Trials 11:73. 2010
  4. doi request reprint The role of higher education in transforming the quality of dementia care: dementia studies at the University of Bradford
    M Downs
    Bradford Dementia Group, Division of Dementia Studies, School of Health Studies, Bradford University, Bradford, West Yorkshire, U K
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:S3-S15. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Explanatory models of dementia: links to end-of-life care
    Murna Downs
    Dementia Studies, Bradfor Dementia Group
    Int J Palliat Nurs 12:209-13. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint General practitioners' knowledge, confidence and attitudes in the diagnosis and management of dementia
    Stephen Turner
    Centre for Social Research on Dementia, Department of Applied Social Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, UK
    Age Ageing 33:461-7. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Awareness in dementia: in the eye of the beholder
    Murna Downs
    Aging Ment Health 9:381-3. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Enabling frail older people with a communication difficulty to express their views: the use of Talking Mats as an interview tool
    Joan Murphy
    Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 13:95-107. 2005
  9. doi request reprint 'I don't do like I used to do': a grounded theory approach to conceptualising awareness in people with moderate to severe dementia living in long-term care
    Linda Clare
    Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, UK
    Soc Sci Med 66:2366-77. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint An exploratory survey into primary care nurses and dementia care
    Michelle Bryans
    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Br J Nurs 12:1029-37. 2003

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Publications10

  1. pmc Effectiveness of educational interventions in improving detection and management of dementia in primary care: cluster randomised controlled study
    Murna Downs
    Bradford Dementia Group, Division of Dementia Studies, School of Health Studies, University of Bradford, Bradford BD5 0BB
    BMJ 332:692-6. 2006
    ..To test the effectiveness of educational interventions in improving detection rates and management of dementia in primary care...
  2. pmc Caring for people with dementia
    Murna Downs
    BMJ 336:225-6. 2008
  3. pmc Development of an awareness-based intervention to enhance quality of life in severe dementia: trial platform
    Linda Clare
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Gwynedd LL57 2AS, UK
    Trials 11:73. 2010
    ..This trial platform study aims to assist care staff in perceiving and responding to subtle signs of awareness and thus enhance their practice...
  4. doi request reprint The role of higher education in transforming the quality of dementia care: dementia studies at the University of Bradford
    M Downs
    Bradford Dementia Group, Division of Dementia Studies, School of Health Studies, Bradford University, Bradford, West Yorkshire, U K
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:S3-S15. 2009
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Explanatory models of dementia: links to end-of-life care
    Murna Downs
    Dementia Studies, Bradfor Dementia Group
    Int J Palliat Nurs 12:209-13. 2006
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint General practitioners' knowledge, confidence and attitudes in the diagnosis and management of dementia
    Stephen Turner
    Centre for Social Research on Dementia, Department of Applied Social Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, UK
    Age Ageing 33:461-7. 2004
    ..To measure general practitioners' knowledge of, confidence with and attitudes to the diagnosis and management of dementia in primary care...
  7. ncbi request reprint Awareness in dementia: in the eye of the beholder
    Murna Downs
    Aging Ment Health 9:381-3. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Enabling frail older people with a communication difficulty to express their views: the use of Talking Mats as an interview tool
    Joan Murphy
    Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 13:95-107. 2005
    ..The study concludes that Talking Mats is a useful and enjoyable method of allowing frail older people with a communication disability to express views which they have difficulty conveying otherwise...
  9. doi request reprint 'I don't do like I used to do': a grounded theory approach to conceptualising awareness in people with moderate to severe dementia living in long-term care
    Linda Clare
    Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, UK
    Soc Sci Med 66:2366-77. 2008
    ..Understanding more about the capacity for retained awareness and the specific ways in which awareness can be compromised may assist care staff in responding effectively to residents' needs...
  10. ncbi request reprint An exploratory survey into primary care nurses and dementia care
    Michelle Bryans
    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Br J Nurs 12:1029-37. 2003
    ..Lower scores on all domains were recorded for practice nurses than for district nurses or health visitors...