Niamh Shanahan

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Knowledge of dementia measures are key to identifying areas of misinformation and establishing knowledge levels, thus guiding educational programmes and interventions. A three-step literature search was undertaken to identify measures of knowledge in dementia. An evaluation framework was employed articulating quality indicators for the psychometric(More)
The identification of deleterious mutations within candidate genes is a crucial step in the elucidation of the genetic bases of human disease. However, the significance of any base or amino acid change within a gene is unknown until detailed structural and functional analysis has been carried out. A potentially rapid way of identifying functionally(More)
BACKGROUND Sense of competence in dementia care staff (SCIDS) may be associated with more positive attitudes to dementia among care staff and better outcomes for those being cared for. There is a need for a reliable and valid measure of sense of competence specific to dementia care staff. This study describes the development and evaluation of a measure to(More)
BACKGROUND Raising understanding of dementia has become a key focus of international health and social care. An up-to-date, psychometrically sound measure of dementia knowledge that embraces a biopsychosocial perspective is lacking. The aim of this study is to develop and evaluate the psychometric properties of the DK-20, a dementia knowledge questionnaire(More)
The authors wanted to compare the performance and skin environment provided by a recently introduced reusable underpad (Test Group underpad) to an underpad already well established in the absorbent products market (Reference Group underpad). A controlled, prospective, randomized multi-centered clinical trial was conducted in 18 facilities (6 hospitals, 7(More)
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