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Research Publications

(alphabetical by surname of NMRU member)

For the period 2001-2008



Thompson G, Blackwood B, McMullan R, McAuley D (2008) Infection control: helping hands. (Editorial) Practical Patient Care, www.hospitalmanagement.net. (in press).

McCance DR & Holmes VA (2008) Insulin Regimens in Pregnancy IN:  Practical Manual of Diabetes in Pregnancy. Blackwell Publishing (in press).

Holmes VA.  (2008) Working to live: why university students balance full-time study and employment.  Education and Training (in press).

Coleman C and Lohan M. Men Who Have Sex With Men And Contact Tracing: Beyond Binary Dualisms Of Gender And Healthcare. Current Sociology (in press).

McDonnell O, Hyde A, Lohan M and Porter SSocial Theory, Health and Healthcare.  Palgrave. (in press).

Muldoon, OT, McCullough N & Cassidy C. Chapter to appear in Barber, B.K. (Ed) Adolescents and war: How youth deal with political violence. New York: Oxford University Press.  (in press).

Muldoon O, McLaughlin K, Trew, K. & Rougier, N. 'Children’s explanations of paramilitary involvement' Journal of Peace Studies. (in press).

Christie J , Parkes J and Price J.  The Public Health Practitioner.  IN:  Hughes J and Lyte G Developing Nursing Practice with Children and Young People.  (in press).

Parkes J & McCusker C Common psychological problems in cerebral palsy.  Paediatrics & Child Health. (Commissioned Review).  (in press).

Porter S. and Shortall S. Stakeholders and perspectivism in qualitative policy research: a realist reflection. Public Administration. (in press).

Spence D Intrauterine growth restriction and later quality of life. In: Preedy, VA Editor. Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures. New York : Springer (in press).

Gibbons C, Dempster M and Moutray M (2008).  Validating a measure on nursing student stress.  Journal of Advanced Nursing.  (in press).


Blackwood B, Alderdice F, Burns KEA, Caldwell CR, Lavery G, O’Halloran P.  (2008) Protocolized versus non-protocolized weaning for reducing the duration of mechanical ventilation in the critically ill adult patients.  The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews [protocol] Issue 1.  Art. No.: CD006904. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006904.

Moore MJ, Hamilton AJ, Cairns KJ, Marshall AH, Glover BM, McCann CJ, Jordan JE, Kee F & Adgey JAA.  (2008) The Northern Ireland Public Access Defibrillation (NIPAD) Study:  effectiveness in Urban and Rural populations.  Heart, 29 January, doi10.1136/hrt.2007.130534.

McLaughlin K, Moutray M and Muldoon O.  (2008) The role of personality and self-efficacy in the selection and retention of successful nursing students:  a longitudinal study.  Journal of Advanced Nursing, 61, 2: 211-221.

Kerr C, Parkes J, Stevenson M, Cosgrove AP, McDowell BC.  (2008) Energy efficiency, activity, participation and health status in a population of children with cerebral palsy.  Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 50: 204-210.

Arnaud C, White-Koning M, Michelsen SI, Parkes J, Parkinson K, Thyen U, Beckung E, Dickinson HO, Fauconnier J, Marcelli M, McManus V and Colver A. (2008) Parent-reported quality of life of children with cerebral palsy in Europe.  Pediatrics , 121, 54-64.

Donnelly C, Parkes J, McDowell B and Duffy C. (2008) Lifestyle limitations of children and young people with cerebral palsy:  A population study protocol (LiLAC Study).  Journal of Advanced Nursing, 61 (5); 566-578.


McGaughey J, Alderdice F, Fowler R, Kapila A, Moutray M.  (2007) Outreach and Early Warning Systems (EWS) for the prevention of Intensive Care admission and death of critically ill adult patients on general hospital wards.  The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Alderdice F, McNeill J, Rowe R, Martin D, Dornan J.  (2007) Inequalities in the reported offer and uptake of antenatal screening.  Public Health doi:10.1016/jpuhe.2007.05.004

Blackwood B, Wilson-Barnett J. (2007) The impact of nurse-directed protocolised-weaning from mechanical ventilation on nursing practice: a quasi-experimental study. International Journal of Nursing Studies 44: 209-226

Gibbons C., Dempster M and Moutray M. (2007) ‘Stress and eustress in nursing students’. Journal of Advanced Nursing. , 61 (3): 282-290.

Gibbons C. and Murray-Gibbons, R. (2007) 'Occupational stress in chefs'  International Journal of Catering and Hospitality Management , Vol. 19 (1), 32-42.

Jordan J, Lynch U, Moutray M et al (2007) Using focus groups to research sensitive issues:  insights from group interviews on nursing in the Northern Ireland 'Troubles'.  International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 6, 4: 1-19.

Kerr C, McDowell BC, Cosgrove A (2007) Oxygen cost versus a 1-minute walk test in a population of children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 27: 283-287.

McDowell BC, Kerr C & Parkes J (2007) Interobserver agreement of the Gross Motor Function Classification System in an ambulant population of children with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 49:528-533.

Linden MA, Hanna, D, and Redpath, S.J. (2007). The influence of aetiology and blame on prejudice towards survivors of brain injury. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 22, 665-673.

Kurz, T., Linden MA. and Sheehy, N.P. (2007). Attitudinal and community influences on participation in new curbside recycling initiatives in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Environment & Behavior, 39(3), 367-391.

Crothers, I.R., Linden MA. and Kennedy, N. (2007). Attitudes of children towards peers with acquired brain injury (ABI). Brain Injury, 21 (1): 47-52.

Lohan M (2007) How Might We Understand Men's Health Better? Integrating Explanations From Critical Studies On Men And Inequalities In Health.  Social Science and Medicine, 65: 493-504.

Coleman, C. and Lohan M. (2007) Sexually acquired infections.  Do Lay Experiences of Partner Notification Challenge Practice? Journal of Advanced Nursing, 58 (1), 35-43.

Huntley Moore, S. and Lohan M. (2007) All for One or One for All or Every Student for Themselves? Using group posters in the assessment of sociology of health and illness. In: S. Huntley Moore, G.O'Neil and P. Race (eds) Case Studies of Good Practice in the Assessment of Student Learning in Higher Education. Dublin: All Ireland Society for Higher Education.  http://www.aishe.org/readings/2007-1

McCullough N. & Parkes J.  Use of the Child Health Questionnaire in Children with Cerebral Palsy:  A systematic review of the literature.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 2007, 28th August, p1-11, doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsm070 (advance access).

Muldoon O, McLaughlin K & Trew K. (2007) Adolescents’ perceptions of national identification and socialisation: A Grounded Analysis, British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 25, 579-594.

Muldoon, O.T., Trew, K., Todd, J., Rougier, N. & McLaughlin, K (2007). Religion and national identity after the Good Friday Agreement. Political Psychology, 28, 1, 89-103.

O'Halloran PD, Cran GW, Beringer TRO, Kernohan G, Orr J, Dunlop L, Murray LJ (2007) Factors affecting adherence to use of hip protectors amongst residents of nursing homes – a correlation study International Journal of Nursing Studies, 44 (5): 672-686. DOI:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.12.005

O’Halloran PD (2007) Hip protectors: a fall from grace?  Safer Healthcare. http://www.saferhealthcare.org.uk/IHI/Topics/ManagingChange/Features/12005_HipProtectors-A+FallFromGrace.htm (accessed October 2007)

Parkes J, White-Koning M, Dickinson HO, Thyen U, Arnaud C, Beckung E, Fauconnier J, Marcelli M, McManus V, Michelsen SI, Parkinson K and Colver A.  (2007)  Psychological problems in children with cerebral palsy:  A cross-sectional European Study.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry .  Published article online: 12-Dec-2007 doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2007.01845.x (advance access).

White-Koning M, Arnaud C, Dickinson H, Thyen U, Beckung E, Fauconnier J, Mc Manus V, Michelsen S, Parkes J, Parkinson K, Schirripa G (deceased), Colver AF.  (2007) Determinants of child/parent agreement in reports of the quality of life of children with cerebral palsy: a European study. Pediatrics, 120; e804-e814.  DOI10.1542 / peds.2006-3272 (advance access) .

Dickinson HO, Parkinson KN, Ravens-Sieberer U, Schirripa G, Thyen U, Arnaud C, Beckung E, Fauconnier J, McManus V, Michelsen SI, Parkes J, Colver A. (2007) Self-reported quality of life of 8-12 year old children with cerebral palsy: a cross-sectional European study. Lancet, 369, 2171-2179.

Spence D, Alderdice FA, Stewart MC, Halliday HL, & Bell AH  “Does intrauterine growth restriction affect quality of life in adulthood?” Archives of Diseases in Childhood, 2007, volume 92 (8): 700-03.

Crozier K., Sinclair M, Kernohan WG and Porter S. (2007) The development of a theoretical model of midwifery competence in birth technology.  Evidence Based Midwifery 5(4): 119-124.

Porter S., Crozier K., Sinclair M, and Kernohan WG (2007) New midwifery? A qualitative analysis of midwives’ decision-making strategies. Journal of Advanced Nursing 60(6): 525-534.

Porter S. (2007) Validity, trustworthiness and rigour: reasserting realism in qualitative research. Journal of Advanced Nursing 60(1): 79-86.

Crozier K., Sinclair M, Kernohan WG and Porter S. (2007) Ethnography of technological competence in clinical midwifery practice.  Evidence Based Midwifery 5(2): 59-65.


Hughes, J.L., McCall, E., Alderdice, F. & Jenkins, J.  (2006).  More and earlier surfactant for preterm infants.  Archives of Disease in Childhood 91:125-126.

Blackwood, B., Wilson-Barnett, J., Patterson, C.C., Trinder, T.J. & Lavery, G.G.  (2006). An evaluation of protocolised-weaning on the duration of mechanical ventilation. Anaesthesia 61(11):1079-1086.

Blackwood, B.   (2006).  Methodological issues in evaluating complex health care interventions.  Journal of Advanced Nursing 54(5):612-622.

Blackwood, B.  (2006).  Informed consent for research in critical care: implications for nursing.  (Guest editorial) Nursing in Critical Care 11(4):151-153.

Blackwood, B.   (2006).  A prospective evaluation of nurse-directed protocolised-weaning from mechanical ventilation in the UK.  An Bord Altranais News 17(4):9. [Published Abstract].  

Riddell, C. & Blackwood, B.   (2006).  Severe sepsis: patient management focusing on administration of drotrecogin alpha (activated) infusion.  Nursing in Critical Care 11(1):7-15.  

Jordan, J.  (2006).  Containing the leaking body: female incontinence and formal health care IN M. Kirkham (ed.)  Pollution and Safety: Exploring the 'Dirty' side of Women's Health.  London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.  

Linden, M. A. & Crothers, I.R.  (2006).  Violent, caring, unpredictable: Public views on survivors of brain injury.  Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology 21:763-770.

Linden, M.A. , Crothers, I.R., & Rauch, R.J.  (2006).  Exploring eye movement analysis as a measure of selective visual attention in brain injured individuals.  Brain Injury 20(2): 143-150.  

Teggart, T. & Linden, M.A.   (2006).  Investigating service users' and carers' views of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Northern Ireland.  Child Care in Practice 12(1):27-41.  

McLaughlin, K., Trew, K & Muldoon, O.  (2006).  Religion, Ethnicity and Group Identity: Irish Adolescents’ Views.  Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 12(3-4):599-616.   

Todd, J., Muldoon, O., Trew, K., Rougier, N., Cañás Bottos, L. & McLaughlin, K. (2006).  The constitution of National Identity in the Southeastern border counties of Ireland.  Ethnopolitics 5(4):365-382.   

McNeill, J.A., Alderdice, F.A.  & McMurray, F.A.  (2006).  A retrospective cohort study exploring the relationship between antenatal reflexology and intranatal outcomes. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 12(2):119-125.  

O'Halloran, P.D.   (2006).  Effectiveness of hip protectors: it's more the effectiveness of compliance strategies.  BMJ 2006;332(7543):729 [letter].  

O'Halloran PD, Gordon W. Cran., Timothy R. O. Beringer., George Kernohan., Jean Orr., Louise Dunlop. & Liam J. Murray.  (2006).  Factors affecting adherence to use of hip protectors amongst residents of nursing homes – a correlation study.  International Journal of Nursing Studies (E-pub ahead of print) Feb 15 2006, doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.12.005.  

Parkes, J.   Cerebral palsy.  IN:  Yarnell, J. (ed) (1st ed) (2006).  Epidemiology and Prevention:  A Systems based approach.  Oxford University Press.  

Dickinson et al with Parkes J.  Assessment of data quality in a European multi-centre cross-sectional study of quality of life of children with cerebral palsy.  BMC Public Health 2006;6:273 (6 Nov 2006). http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/6/273  

Parkes, J., Kerr, C., McDowell, B. & Cosgrove, A.  (2006).  Recruitment bias in a population-based study of children with cerebral palsy.  Pediatrics 2006;118:1616-1622.  

McClelland, J., Parkes, J., Hill, N., Jackson, J. & Saunders, K.  Accommodative dysfunction in children with cerebral palsy:  a population study.  Investigative Ophthamology & Visual Science 2006;47:1824-1830.  

Surman, G. et al including Parkes, J.  UKCP:  A Collaborative network of cerebral palsy registers in the United Kingdom.  Journal of Public Health, Advance Access published on March 23, 2006;28:148-156.  

Dolk, H., Parkes, J. & Hill, N.  Trends in the prevalence of cerebral palsy in Northern Ireland, 1981-1997.  Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 2006;48(6)406-412.   

Parkes, J. & Clarke, S.  Children with complex motor disability.  IN:  Glasper, E.A. & Richardson, J.  (eds) (2006). A Textbook of  Children’s and Young People’s Nursing.   Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier. Edinburgh.


Small, F., Alderdice, F., McCusker, C., Stevenson, M. & Stewart, M.  A Prospective cohort study comparing hospital admission for gastro-enteritis with home management.   Child: Care, Health & Development  31(5):555-62, 2005 Sep.

Alderdice, F., McCall, E., Bailie, C., Craig, S., Dornan, J., McMillen, R. & Jenkins, J. Admission to neonatal intensive care with respiratory morbidity following ‘term’ elective caesarean section.  Irish Medical Journal  98(6):170-2, 2005 Jun.

Jenkins, J., Alderdice, F. & McCall, E., on behalf of the Neonatal Intensive Care Outcomes Research and Evaluation (NICORE) Group Improvement in neonatal intensive care in Northern Ireland through sharing of audit data. Quality and Safety in Health Care 14(3):202-206, June 2005.

Alderdice, F., Bailie, C., Dornan, J. & Jenkins, J.  Timing of elective caesarean section at term: barriers to guidelines in practice.  Journal of Maternal-Fetal &Neonatal Medicine 17(2):137-8, 2005 Feb.

McCall, E.M., Alderdice, F.A., Halliday, H.L., Jenkins, J.G. & Vohra, S.  Interventions to prevent hypothermia at birth in preterm and/or low birthweight babies.  (Review) (98 refs).  Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.  (1):CD004210, 2005.

Blackwood, B.   (2005).  Treatment Review: subglottic secretion drainage reduces ventilator associated pneumonia.  Evidence Based Nursing   8(4):114.  

Gibbons, C. (2005).  Occupational stress in teaching – a review and directions for further research.  Psychology and Health 20(1):93-94.

Linden, M.A., Crothers, I.R., O'Neill, S.B., & McCann, J.P.  (2005).  Reduced community integration in persons following traumatic brain injury, as measured on the Community Integration Measure.  Disability and Rehabilitation 27(2):1353-1356.

Linden, M.A., Rauch, R.J. & Crothers, I.R.  (2005).  Public attitudes towards survivors of brain injury.  Brain Injury 19(12):1011-1017.

Lohan, M. & Coleman, C.  (2005).  Explaining the absence of the lay voice in sexual health through sociological theories of healthcare.  Social Theory and Health   3(2):83-104.

O'Halloran P,  Murray.LJ, Cran.GW, Dunlop.L, Kernohan, G.& Beringer, TRO.  (2005).  The effect of type of hip protector and resident characteristics on adherence to use of hip protectors in nursing and residential homes - an exploratory study.  International Journal of Nursing Studies 42(4):387-97.

O'Halloran P,   Martin G, & Connolly DC.  (2005). A model for developing, implementing and evaluating a strategy to improve nursing and midwifery care.  Practice Development in Health Care 4:180-191.

McDowell, B., Kerr, C, Parkes, J. & Cosgrove, A.  Validity of a one-minute walk test for children with cerebral palsy.  Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 2005:47(11): 744-748.

Parkes, J., Dolk, H. & Hill, N.  (2005).  Children and Young People with Cerebral Palsy in Northern Ireland – Birth Years 1977-1997.  A Comprehensive Report from the Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy Register.  Queen’s University Belfast.   


Blackwood, B., Wilson-Barnett, J. & Trinder, J.  (2004).  ICU Consultants perceptions of protocolised-weaning from mechanical ventilation.  Journal of Advanced Nursing 48(1): 26-34.

Redpath, S.J. & Linden, M.A.   (2004).  Attitudes towards behavioural versus organic acquisition of brain injury.  Brain Injury 18(9):861-869.

Hyde, A., Lohan, M. & O. McDonnell.  (2004).  Sociology of Health and Healthcare for Health Professionals in Ireland.  Dublin: IPA Press.

Lohan, M. & Faulkner, W.  (2004).  Introduction in special edition of journal Men and Masculinities entitled: Masculinities and Technologies 6(4).

O'Halloran PD, Cran GW, Beringer TRO, Kernohan G, O'Neill C, Orr O, Dunlop L, & Murray LJ.  (2004).  A cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate a policy of making hip protectors available to residents of nursing homes.  Age Ageing 33:582-588.

Parkes J, Hill N, Dolk H & Donnelly M  What influences physiotherapy use in children with cerebral palsy?  Child: care, health and development, 2004; 30(2):151-160.

Ross, A. & Parkes, J.  Making doors open:  Caring for families of children with severe cerebral palsy.  Paediatric Nursing 2004;16(5):14-18.


Fox, A.T., Alderdice, F. & Atherton, D.J.  Are children with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa of low birthweight?  Paediatric Dermatology  20(4):303-6, 2003 Jul-Aug.  

Jenkins, J., Alderdice, F. & McCall, E.  Neonatal Intensive Care Outcomes Research and Evaluation Group.  Making information available for quality improvement and service planning in neonatal care.  Irish Medical Journal  96(6):171-4, 2003 Jun.

McCall, E., Alderdice, F., Halliday, H. & Jenkins, J.  Plastic Barriers for the reduction in heat loss in preterm infants immediately after birth. [Protocol] (2003) Issue 1 Cochrane Database of Systematic.

Blackwood, B.   (2003).  Can protocolised weaning developed in the United States transfer to the United Kingdom context: a discussion.  Intensive and Critical Care Nursing Journal 19:215-225

McKenna, D., Spence, D., Haggan, S.E., McCrum, E., Dornan, J.C. & Lappin T.R.  A randomised trial investigating an iron-rich natural mineral water as a prophylaxis against iron deficiency in pregnancy.  Clinical and Laboratory Haematology 2003;25:99-103.

Curley, A., McClure, B.G., Spence, D. & Craig, S.  “What new NHS?” Health Service Journal 2003;113:26-27.


Alderdice, F., McKenna, D. & Dornan, J.  Techniques and materials for skin closure in caesarean section [Protocol] (2002) Issue 1 Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Update Software: Oxford.

Jordan, J.E., Wright, J. Ayres, P., et al  'Health needs assessment and needs-led health service change: a survey of projects involving public health doctors'.  Journal of Health Service Research and Policy 2002;7(2):71-80.

Parkes, J., Donnelly, M., Dolk, H. & Hill, N.  Use of physiotherapy services and alternatives by children with cerebral palsy.  Child: care, health and development 2002; 28(6):469-477.

Parkes, J. as part of Surveillance of Cerebral Palsy in Europe Collaborative Group (SCPE).  Prevalence and characteristics of children with cerebral palsy in Europe.  Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 2002;44(9):633-640.

Porter, S.   (2002).  ‘Critical realist ethnography’, IN: T. May (ed) Qualitative Research in Action. London: Sage.

Curley, A., McClure, B.G., Spence, D. & Craig, S.  The New NHS: Modern, Definable? A questionnaire to assess knowledge of, and attitudes to the New NHS.  Clinician in Management 2002;11:15-23.

Mayes, C., Yarr, J., Spence, D., Tubman, R. & Halliday, H.L.  Neonatal seizures- management and outcome in a regional unit.  Irish Medical Journal 2002;95:122-123.


Alderdice, F., Bailie, C., Dornan, J. & McClure, G. (2001).  In utero transfer: some obstetric considerations.  Prenatal and Neonatal Medicine 6;1-3.

McCormick, J., & Blackwood, B.   (2001).  Nursing the ARDS patient in the prone position; the experience of qualified ICU nurses.  Intensive and Critical Care Nursing Journal 17(6):331-340.

Thistlethwaite, J. & Jordan, J.E.   'Antenatal screening in the community:  the views and experience of women in one general practice'.  Primary Health Care Research and Development 2001;1:29-38.

McAnaney, D., Webster, B., Lohan, M. & Wynne, R.  (2001).  Disability Management: A system of response or a response to a system?  Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling May/June 7(1):1-12.

Parkes, J., Dolk, H., Hill, N. & Pattenden, S.  Cerebral palsy in Northern Ireland:  1981-93.  Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2001;15:278-286.

Porter, S.   (2001).  ‘Nightingale’s realist philosophy of science’.  Nursing Philosophy 2(1):14-25.

Porter, S.  (2001).  ‘Women In a women’s job: the gendered experience of nurses’, IN: W. C. Cockerham (ed), Prentice Hall, Englewoods Cliff, N.J.