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Living with cystic fibrosis: Patients' experiences of diagnosis in adulthood (2020)
Thesis
Sharma, N. Living with cystic fibrosis: Patients' experiences of diagnosis in adulthood. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/3321017

There is a paucity of research investigating what it is like to be diagnosed and to live with cystic fibrosis (CF) in adulthood. Understanding the experiences of these adults and the impact of the condition can provide information to help healthcare... Read More about Living with cystic fibrosis: Patients' experiences of diagnosis in adulthood.

Towards evidence based psychosocial interventions to support workers in reducing the health and wellbeing impacts of working shifts (2020)
Thesis
Hazleton, S. Towards evidence based psychosocial interventions to support workers in reducing the health and wellbeing impacts of working shifts. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/4598084

Shift work is becoming more prevalent as a working pattern, with current literature suggesting that working shifts may negatively impact on many aspects of health and wellbeing. Following requests from organisations for public health support in this... Read More about Towards evidence based psychosocial interventions to support workers in reducing the health and wellbeing impacts of working shifts.

Coronavirus disease 2019 mortality: A multivariate ecological analysis in relation to ethnicity, population density, obesity, deprivation and pollution (2020)
Journal Article
Bray, I., Gibson, A., & White, J. (2020). Coronavirus disease 2019 mortality: A multivariate ecological analysis in relation to ethnicity, population density, obesity, deprivation and pollution. Public Health, 185, 261-263. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2020.06.056

Background: There is emerging evidence about characteristics that may increase the risk of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mortality, but they are highly correlated. Methods: An ecological analysis was used to estimate associations between these... Read More about Coronavirus disease 2019 mortality: A multivariate ecological analysis in relation to ethnicity, population density, obesity, deprivation and pollution.

Chemotherapy induces a genotoxic bystander effect in cell lines from the human bone marrow; evaluation of the role of the redox microenvironment (2020)
Thesis
Okeke, K. Chemotherapy induces a genotoxic bystander effect in cell lines from the human bone marrow; evaluation of the role of the redox microenvironment. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/2812709

Modern chemotherapeutic regimens for adult and childhood leukaemia rely on the use of a combination of various cytotoxic agents. Unfortunately, haematopoietic stem cell transplant, a last resort treatment for haematologic malignancies requires high d... Read More about Chemotherapy induces a genotoxic bystander effect in cell lines from the human bone marrow; evaluation of the role of the redox microenvironment.

How can approaches aimed at preventing Female Genital Mutilation be improved and developed using participatory methods with second-generation young people in the UK? (2020)
Thesis
Ali, S. How can approaches aimed at preventing Female Genital Mutilation be improved and developed using participatory methods with second-generation young people in the UK?. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/3221462

Background: There is considerable interest in Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) at global level, and within the United Nations Development Programme Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), goal 5.3 aims to eliminate all harmful practices, including reduc... Read More about How can approaches aimed at preventing Female Genital Mutilation be improved and developed using participatory methods with second-generation young people in the UK?.

Negotiating an alcoholic identity within the Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve-Step recovery model: A narrative inquiry (2020)
Thesis
Rankine, J. Negotiating an alcoholic identity within the Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve-Step recovery model: A narrative inquiry. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/4971609

Although the only requirement for membership to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a desire to stop drinking, the claiming of an alcoholic identity is perceived to be the first step towards recovery within the AA Twelve-Step model. US based literature has... Read More about Negotiating an alcoholic identity within the Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve-Step recovery model: A narrative inquiry.

Exploring the subjectivities of people with alopecia areata - a critical qualitative study to inform applied psychology practice (2020)
Thesis
Davey, L. Exploring the subjectivities of people with alopecia areata - a critical qualitative study to inform applied psychology practice. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/3236744

Alopecia areata (AA) is an unpredictable appearance changing hair loss condition that biomedicine is currently powerless to cure. The physical symptoms are not painful or life-threatening but people living with AA report high levels of distress and a... Read More about Exploring the subjectivities of people with alopecia areata - a critical qualitative study to inform applied psychology practice.

“Being the person people can’t handle”: A grounded theory exploration of British women’s constructions of living childfree through choice (2020)
Thesis
Hill, M. “Being the person people can’t handle”: A grounded theory exploration of British women’s constructions of living childfree through choice. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1491089

This is a qualitative research project, exploring how being childfree through choice is constructed by British women who self-identify with this term. Using a grounded theory approach to analyse rich narratives gathered through semi-structured interv... Read More about “Being the person people can’t handle”: A grounded theory exploration of British women’s constructions of living childfree through choice.

‘Rarely discussed but always present’: Exploring therapists’ accounts of social class in therapy (2020)
Thesis
McEvoy, C. ‘Rarely discussed but always present’: Exploring therapists’ accounts of social class in therapy. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1491043

This research examines therapists’ accounts of how social class operates within therapy and its impact on the therapeutic relationship. The topic of class in therapy has rarely been addressed in the counselling psychology literature, with only a few... Read More about ‘Rarely discussed but always present’: Exploring therapists’ accounts of social class in therapy.

How do people experience challenges at work? Using IPA to investigate Lifespan Development principles in the workplace (2019)
Thesis
Davies, A. How do people experience challenges at work? Using IPA to investigate Lifespan Development principles in the workplace. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490936

Summary: This study aimed to broaden the use of qualitative methods within lifespan development research while emphasizing the link with Counselling Psychology. It aimed to explore the question ‘how do people experience challenges at work?’ Semi-stru... Read More about How do people experience challenges at work? Using IPA to investigate Lifespan Development principles in the workplace.

Early maladaptive schemas and their association with the mental health and academic experiences of psychology students (2019)
Thesis
Dowsett, S. Early maladaptive schemas and their association with the mental health and academic experiences of psychology students. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490677

This study evaluated the extent to which early maladaptive schemas are evident in a sample of 100 undergraduate psychology students. Schema theory is a central notion within psychology research which explains how knowledge and experience is cognitive... Read More about Early maladaptive schemas and their association with the mental health and academic experiences of psychology students.

"I'm not the same person I was, she's not; none of us are": The experience of mothering a self-harming adolescent daughter (2019)
Thesis
Lee, J. A. L. "I'm not the same person I was, she's not; none of us are": The experience of mothering a self-harming adolescent daughter. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490953

Self-harm is a pervasive phenomenon, with an increasing number of adolescents using such behaviours in response to their distress. Much research has been undertaken to establish the aetiology and management of self-harm, as well as the impact on thos... Read More about "I'm not the same person I was, she's not; none of us are": The experience of mothering a self-harming adolescent daughter.

Prevalence of Carbapenemase Producing Organisms in East London, UK. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Henderson, J., Ciesielczuk, H., & Nelson, S. (2019, September). Prevalence of Carbapenemase Producing Organisms in East London, UK. Poster presented at IBMS Congress 2019, Birmingham

Carbapenemases are enzymes, produced by an array of common Gram-negative organisms, which hydrolyse the carbapenem antibiotics, conferring resistance [1]. The main protagonists are the “big five” carbapenemases, KPC, OXA-48, IMP, VIM and NDM, which h... Read More about Prevalence of Carbapenemase Producing Organisms in East London, UK..

Evaluation of additives on reversed-phase chromatography of monoclonal antibodies using a 1000 Å stationary phase (2019)
Journal Article
McCalley, D. V., & Guillarme, D. (2020). Evaluation of additives on reversed-phase chromatography of monoclonal antibodies using a 1000 Å stationary phase. Journal of Chromatography A, 1610, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2019.460562

© 2019 Elsevier B.V. A wide pore (1000 Å) diphenyl stationary phase was evaluated for the analysis of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), comparing a conventional mobile phase of acetonitrile-water containing overall 0.1% trifluoracetic acid (TFA) with a s... Read More about Evaluation of additives on reversed-phase chromatography of monoclonal antibodies using a 1000 Å stationary phase.

Abscisic acid induced a negative geotropic response in dark-incubated Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (2019)
Journal Article
Wilson, I., Ladomery, M., Macdonald, H., Al-Hijab, L., Gregg, A., & Davies, R. (2019). Abscisic acid induced a negative geotropic response in dark-incubated Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Scientific Reports, 9, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-48632-0

The phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA) plays a role in stresses that alter plant water status and may also regulate root gravitropism and hydrotropism. ABA also exists in the aquatic algal progenitors of land plants, but other than its involvement in s... Read More about Abscisic acid induced a negative geotropic response in dark-incubated Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

Prehospital critical care for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a complex intervention in a complex environment (2019)
Thesis
Von Vopelius-Feldt, J. Prehospital critical care for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a complex intervention in a complex environment. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/2066576

Background Prehospital critical care has the potential to improve the currently low survival rates following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). In some areas of the United Kingdom, prehospital critical care teams are dispatched to OHCA, while in... Read More about Prehospital critical care for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a complex intervention in a complex environment.

“Never Say Never?”: Heterosexual, bisexual, and lesbian women’s accounts of being childfree (2019)
Journal Article
Hayfield, N., Terry, G., Clarke, V., & Ellis, S. (2019). “Never Say Never?”: Heterosexual, bisexual, and lesbian women’s accounts of being childfree. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 43(4), 526-538. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361684319863414

Feminist scholars have identified a “motherhood imperative” in Western cultures, where heterosexual women are understood to both want, and have, children. However, social shifts have resulted in a decrease in pronatalism as well as an increase in soc... Read More about “Never Say Never?”: Heterosexual, bisexual, and lesbian women’s accounts of being childfree.

Women’s initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction: A qualitative study (2019)
Journal Article
Herring, B., Paraskeva, N., Tollow, P., & Harcourt, D. (2019). Women’s initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction: A qualitative study. Psycho-Oncology, 28(10), 2076-2082. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5196

Objective: Surgical procedures intended to treat breast cancer or reduce risk of developing the disease typically result in changes to appearance and scarring of the breast area, and any donor sites. The longer-term impact of these changes on body i... Read More about Women’s initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction: A qualitative study.

What is the lived experience of Advanced Nurse Practitioners of managing risk and patient safety in acute settings? A phenomenological perspective (2019)
Thesis
Girdher, J. L. What is the lived experience of Advanced Nurse Practitioners of managing risk and patient safety in acute settings? A phenomenological perspective. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1491308

Background: Managing clinical risk and patient safety is high on clinical and political agendas. Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) are frontline practitioners making critical decisions regarding risk and patient safety. Whilst research around nurse... Read More about What is the lived experience of Advanced Nurse Practitioners of managing risk and patient safety in acute settings? A phenomenological perspective.

The construction of 'self' in individuals with congenital facial palsy; A grounded theory exploration (2019)
Thesis
Davies, L. The construction of 'self' in individuals with congenital facial palsy; A grounded theory exploration. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490905

Background: Developmental and psychoanalytic research findings suggest that early face to face interactions with caregivers play a significant role in the construction of an individual’s sense of self and that disruptions to these interactions can ha... Read More about The construction of 'self' in individuals with congenital facial palsy; A grounded theory exploration.


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