Nichola Jane Spalding

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We developed a bronchial provocation test (BPT) with a dry powder preparation of mannitol. The mannitol was inhaled from gelatin capsules containing 5, 10, 20, or 40 mg to a cumulative dose of 635 mg, and was delivered via an inhalator, Halermatic, or Dinkihaler device. We studied the airway sensitivity to inhaled mannitol, the repeatability of the(More)
In this article one of the authors presents her experience of using vignettes in an action research case study, with particular emphasis on their trustworthiness. The research was carried out with a group of health care professionals who were working together to improve preoperative education for patients awaiting a hip replacement in one National Health(More)
Pre-operative education is widely used by occupational therapists all over the world to help patients prepare for their impending surgery and post-operative needs. The purpose of this research was to gain understanding of how the pre-operative education process is beneficial in reducing anxiety for patients awaiting a total hip replacement provided in one(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the informational needs of patients with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV). METHODS Three focus groups and eight one-to-one interviews were conducted with patients with AAV. A purposeful sample of 15 patients (ten female) [disease: three Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS); nine granulomatosis with(More)
OBJECTIVES To understand the role of preoperative education for patients undergoing colorectal surgery by involving patients, carers and staff in: (1) identifying its perceived value and deficits for enhanced recovery; (2) modifying current education practices to address educational deficits; and (3) evaluating these changes for preparing patients to(More)
Wet aerosols of 4.5% sodium chloride (NaCl) are often used to assess the bronchial responsiveness associated with asthma. We questioned whether dry NaCl could be used as an alternative. Dry powder NaCl was inhaled from capsules containing either 5, 10, 20 or 40 mg to a cumulative dose of 635 mg. The powder was delivered via an Inhalator or Halermatic. The(More)
The objectives of the study was to evaluate an adapted approach to problem-based learning (PBL) on a pre-registration Masters course in Occupational Therapy at the University of East Anglia in the UK. The adaptation, named placement PBL, required students to write and select the material based on their placement experiences, for the cohort's learning. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to compare the informational needs of patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). METHODS We developed a Vasculitis Informational Needs Questionnaire that was distributed to members of Vasculitis UK (VUK) by mail and registrants of the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC) online registry with self-reported(More)
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