Roger Watson - Selected Publications#

Web of Science (1 February 2019): 484 papers listed; 433 cited; 3641 citations (8.14/paper); h-index=34

Nursing:#

Watson R, Stimpson A, Topping A, Porock A (2002) Clinical competence assessment in nursing: a systematic review of the literature Journal of Advanced Nursing 39, 421-431 (WoS: 224 cites)

Deary IJ, Watson R, Hogston R (2003) A longitudinal study of burnout and attrition in nursing students Journal of Advanced Nursing 43, 71-81 (WoS: 158 cites)

Watson R, Deary IJ, Thompson DR, Li G (2008) A study of stress and burnout in nursing students in Hong Kong: a questionnaire survey International Journal of Nursing Studies 45, 1534-1542 (WoS: 84 cites)

Dementia:#

Green S, Watson R (2006) Nutritional assessment/screening tools for use by nurses with older adults: literature review Journal of Advanced Nursing 54, 477-490 (WoS: 78 cites)

Watson R, Green S (2006) Feeding and dementia: a systematic literature review Journal of Advanced Nursing 54, 86-93 (WoS: 56 cites)

Green S, Watson R (2005) Nutritional screening/assessment tools for use by nurses: literature review Journal of Advanced Nursing 50, 69-83 (WoS: 64 cites)

Lin L-C, Huang Y-J, Su S-G, Watson R, Tsai BW-J, Wu S-C (2010) Using spaced retrieval and Montessori-based activities in improving eating ability for residents with dementia International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 25, 953-959 (WoS: 39 cites)

Psychometrics:#

Watson R, van der Ark LA, Lin L-C, Fieo R, Deary IJ, Meijer RR (2012) Item response theory: How Mokken scaling can be used in clinical practice Journal of Clinical Nursing 21, 2736-2746 (WoS: 34 cites)

Bedford A, Watson R, Lyne J, Tibbles J, Davies F, Deary IJ (2010) Mokken scaling and principal components analysis of the CORE-OM in a large clinical sample Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy 17, 51-56 (WoS: 19 cites)

Watson R, Thompson DR (2006) Use of factor analysis in Journal of Advanced Nursing: a literature review Journal of Advanced Nursing 55, 330-344 (WoS: 90 cites)

Additional evidence of impact

Impact on policy is evidenced in the case of workforce development work by citation in Quality with compassion: the future of nursing education (Report of the Willis Commission 2012) of the 2008 report Nursing and midwifery in Scotland: being fit for practice: the report of the evaluation of Fitness For Practice pre-registration nursing and curricula project which Roger co-authored and which was the outcome of a research project funded by NHS Education Scotland. On the basis of the work cited in the Willis report, Lord Willis said: ‘The commission saw no evidence to support the view that graduate nurses are less caring or competent than non-graduates, and indeed heard of evidence to the contrary.’ and this had a major impact on UK government policy towards nursing education and helped to prevent a return to non-graduate entry to the profession. Further evidence of the impact of this strand of work is the article Roger wrote online in 2016 The Conversation UK in support of graduate nursing entry to the profession based on the NuGaT study in which he is a co-investigator. Within two weeks, this article had over 9000 reads and the majority were from readers in the UK National Health Service.

The Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia Scale (EdFED) developed by the candidate has influenced practice and policy and had an impact on clinical nursing research into the alleviation of feeding difficulty in dementia through its use as a primary outcome measure in the only properly conducted and published randomised controlled trials into interventions to alleviate feeding difficulty in dementia. In 2014 Alzheimer’s Disease International took the theme of Nutrition and dementia for their international annual report and referred to Roger’s work as follows: ‘The most widely used and best validated measure is the 10 item (EdFED), developed for those with moderate to late-stage dementia, and brief and simple enough to be used in routine care.’ The EdFED was also included in 2014 by The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism ESPEN Guidelines on Nutrition in Dementia, the 2014 Nutrition Professionals Australia Aged Care Nutrition References, and the undated New South Wales, Australia Health document, Weight Loss Decision-Making Framework for nurses and care staff caring for people with advanced dementia. In the United States the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing adopted the EdFED and included it in their ‘Try This’ series with a link to a video presentation made at the Medical University of South Carolina on using the scale. The EdFED scale has been translated into several languages and is used clinically to assess older people with dementia at the Tokyo Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

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