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Tackling the taboo in the UK: talking menopause-related problems at work (2018)
Journal Article
Hardy, C., Griffiths, A., Thorne, E., & Hunter, M. (2018). Tackling the taboo in the UK: talking menopause-related problems at work. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, doi:10.1108/IJWHM-03-2018-0035

Purpose: Women are typically reluctant to disclose menopause-related problems that may affect their working lives to line managers. Consequently, support may not be offered nor potential solutions explored. This study examines how working menopausal... Read More

Managing employees with dementia: a systematic review (2018)
Journal Article
Thomson, L., Stanyon, M., Dening, T., Heron, R., & Griffiths, A. (2018). Managing employees with dementia: a systematic review. Occupational Medicine, doi:10.1093/occmed/kqy161

Background: The experience of developing dementia while in employment has been explored from the point of view of the employee, but less is known about the perspectives, experiences and needs of employers. Aims: To review systematically literature... Read More

Effect of care assistant communication style on communicative behaviours of residents with dementia: a systematic multiple case-study (2018)
Journal Article
Stanyon, M., Griffiths, A., Gordon, A., & Thomas, S. (2018). Effect of care assistant communication style on communicative behaviours of residents with dementia: a systematic multiple case-study. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, doi:10.1111/scs.12622

Objectives: To determine whether varying the communication style of care assistants, encouraging them to use direct instructions and allowing more time for residents’ responses, influenced the communicative behaviour of care home residents living wit... Read More

Reasons for presenteeism in nurses working in geriatric settings: a qualitative study (2018)
Journal Article
Fiorini, L. A., Griffiths, A., & Houdmont, J. (in press). Reasons for presenteeism in nurses working in geriatric settings: a qualitative study. Journal of Hospital Administration, 7(4), doi:10.5430/jha.v7n4p9. ISSN 1927-6990

Objective: To explore the perceived causes of presenteeism in nurses on geriatric wards. Background: Presenteeism, defined as working when unwell, is associated with lost productivity and increased absenteeism. It is more commonly reported by employ... Read More

Emotional distress with dementia: a systematic review using corpus‐based analysis and metaethnography (2018)
Journal Article
Petty, S., Harvey, K., Griffiths, A., Coleston-Shields, D. M., & Dening, T. (in press). Emotional distress with dementia: a systematic review using corpus‐based analysis and metaethnography. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, doi:10.1002/gps.4870. ISSN 0885-6230

Objective: More understanding is needed about the emotional experiences of dementia from the perspective of the individual. This understanding can then inform the provision of health care to meet individual needs. This systematic review aimed to pres... Read More

Dementia: beyond disorders of mood (2018)
Journal Article
Petty, S., Dening, T., Coleston-Shields, D. M., & Griffiths, A. (in press). Dementia: beyond disorders of mood. Aging and Mental Health, doi:10.1080/13607863.2018.1430742. ISSN 1360-7863

This editorial will present the growing argument in the research literature that mood disorders, as defined by psychiatric diagnostic criteria, do not well serve individuals with dementia. This is important because anxiety and depression are our most... Read More

Critical reflections on methodological challenge in arts and dementia evaluation and research (2017)
Journal Article
Gray, K., Chester Evans, S., Griffiths, A., & Schneider, J. M. (in press). Critical reflections on methodological challenge in arts and dementia evaluation and research. Dementia, doi:10.1177/1471301217734478. ISSN 1471-3012

Methodological rigour, or its absence, is often a focus of concern for the emerging field of evaluation and research around arts and dementia. However, this paper suggests that critical attention should also be paid to the way in which individual per... Read More

Factors related to medical students’ and doctors’ attitudes towards older patients: a systematic review (2017)
Journal Article
Samra, R., Cox, T., Gordon, A. L., Conroy, S., Lucassen, M., & Griffiths, A. (2017). Factors related to medical students’ and doctors’ attitudes towards older patients: a systematic review. Age and Ageing, 46(6), doi:10.1093/ageing/afx058. ISSN 0002-0729

Background: Studies have sought to identify the possible determinants of medical students’ and doctors’ attitudes towards older patients by examining relationships with a variety of demographic, educational/training, and job factors. This review coll... Read More

What do working menopausal women want? A qualitative investigation into women’s perspectives on employer and line manager support (2017)
Journal Article
Hardy, C., Griffiths, A., & Hunter, M. S. (2017). What do working menopausal women want? A qualitative investigation into women’s perspectives on employer and line manager support. Maturitas, 101, doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.04.011. ISSN 0378-5122

Objectives: To explore women’s perspectives on what employers and managers should, and should not do in relation to women going through the menopause at work. Methods: An online questionnaire was used to collect qualitative data in a cross-sectional... Read More

The competencies of registered nurses working in care homes: a modified Delphi study (2017)
Journal Article
Stanyon, M., Goldberg, S. E., Astle, A., Griffiths, A., & Gordon, A. L. (2017). The competencies of registered nurses working in care homes: a modified Delphi study. Age and Ageing, 46(4), 582–588. doi:10.1093/ageing/afw244

BACKGROUND: Registered Nurses (RNs) working in UK care homes receive most of their training in acute hospitals. At present the role of care home nursing is underdeveloped and it is seen as a low status career. We describe here research to define cor... Read More

The impact of involuntary retirement on senior police officers (2016)
Journal Article
Cameron, T. M., & Griffiths, A. (2017). The impact of involuntary retirement on senior police officers. Policing, 11(1), doi:10.1093/police/paw020. ISSN 1752-4512

There have been no published studies on the impact of involuntary retirement on police officers. This article describes the reported experience of a group of senior police officers who were involuntarily retired from the police service in England and... Read More

Where is the happiness in dementia? (2016)
Journal Article
Petty, S., Dening, T., Griffiths, A., & Coleston-Shields, D. M. (2016). Where is the happiness in dementia?. International Psychogeriatrics, 28(10), doi:10.1017/S1041610216000879. ISSN 1041-6102

Our current research aims to explore how the emotional experiences of individuals with dementia are understood, and to improve the design and delivery of care interventions. A preliminary, incidental, finding from our initial systematic literature se... Read More

EMAS recommendations for conditions in the workplace for menopausal women (2016)
Journal Article
Griffiths, A., Ceausu, I., Depypere, H., Lambrinoudaki, I., Mueck, A., Pérez-López, F. R., …Rees, M. (2016). EMAS recommendations for conditions in the workplace for menopausal women. Maturitas, 85, doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2015.12.005. ISSN 0378-5122

Women form a large part of many workforces throughout Europe. Many will be working throughout their menopausal years. Whilst the menopause may cause no significant problems for some, for others it is known to present considerable difficulties in both... Read More

The facilitators of communication with people with dementia in a care setting: an interview study with healthcare workers (2016)
Journal Article
Stanyon, M. R., Griffiths, A., Thomas, S. A., & Gordon, A. L. (2016). The facilitators of communication with people with dementia in a care setting: an interview study with healthcare workers. Age and Ageing, 45(1), 164-170. doi:10.1093/ageing/afv161

Objectives: to describe the views of healthcare workers on the facilitators of communication with people with dementia in a care setting. Design: thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews. Setting: all participants were interviewed in their p... Read More