Anthony Tuckett

Anthony Tuckett
Curtin University · Curtin School of Nursing

PhD

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Introduction
Anthony is currently involved in community-based co-created Citizen Science relying on: citizens as research partners; citizen volunteer contributions; human-centered design. Anthony undertakes health services research: the multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviors affect access and quality of to health care, and ultimately our health and well-being. Its research domains are individuals, families, organizations, institutions, communities, and populations. His expertise is qualitative and evaluative research
Additional affiliations
June 2015 - July 2015
The University of Queensland
Position
  • Program Director Master of Nursing Suite & Courses Coordinator, Master of Nursing (Aged Care Management)
January 2014 - February 2016
The University of Queensland
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  • Program Lead, Master of Nursing Program
January 2013 - December 2014
The University of Queensland
Position
  • Postgraduate Coordinator [Research]

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Publications (116)
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Objective: The objective of this review is to evaluate the effectiveness of social activity interventions on sleep among older people. Introduction: Sleep is one of the most important functions for humans because it assists in maintaining health. Sleep disturbance is common in older people. Social activity has shown to be associated with better...
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This study explored the feasibility of using experience-based co-design methods (EBCD), based on participatory action principles, to improve service delivery regarding parent information needs within a metropolitan postnatal maternity unit. Data were collected from January 2018 to March 2019 from parents and staff using surveys, video interviews, a...
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Objective: To quantify the variation in body composition, physical function and cognitive health changes resulting from the Muscling Up Against Disability (MUAD) resistance and balance training program and the potential for baseline characteristics to predict the magnitude of training-related response. Methods: The study represented a secondary...
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Patient education enables people with cardiovascular disease to develop self-management behaviours. This study aimed to explore facilitators and barriers to teaching patients in a clinical cardiology unit with a single site qualitative investigation involving 21 Registered Nurses attending four focus groups. This study identified barriers related t...
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Background Occupational stress and burnout in emergency departments (ED) are prominent issues requiring effective solutions. In other health settings use of a smartphone mindfulness app have been shown to be a cost-effective strategy for stress management. Aim To understand ED staff’s experiences of practicing mindfulness using a smartphone app....
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Objective: High-occupational stress among ED staff has a detrimental impact on both staff wellness and patient care. The objective of the study is to determine whether 4 weeks of smartphone app-guided mindfulness practice reduces stress levels of ED staff. Methods: This two-arm randomised controlled trial was conducted in two Australian EDs in 2...
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Food security is an increasing problem for older adults who are living longer and having to stretch their resources further. Initiatives such as subsidized community market days are increasingly important in bolstering food security amongst these groups but there have been few attempts to understand these initiatives from the perspective of communi...
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Nonpharmacological strategies are advocated for the management of behavioral disturbance in older adults due to risk of harm from pharmacological therapy; however, limited evidence supports their use in emergency departments (EDs). The current descriptive study was conducted to investigate the use of sensory devices for nonpharmacological managemen...
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Purpose: This study aims to offer guidance to lecturers and undergraduate midwifery students in using reflective practice and to offer a roadmap for academic staff accompanying undergraduate midwifery students on international clinical placements. Design: Drawing on reflection within the Constructivist Theory, the Gibbs Reflective Cycle (GRC) provi...
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Adult day care (ADC) is among the most common services in the Japanese long-term care context, but information on how such care is offered remains scarce. This study aimed to develop a measurement tool to assess the richness of clients' experiences regarding their ADC service use. Through a collaboration with ADC administrators and staff, semi-stru...
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Objective: The objective of this review was to synthesize the best evidence for the effectiveness of interventions to reduce occupational stress and/or burnout in the emergency department. Introduction: The prevalence of occupational stress and burnout among busy emergency department staff requires urgent attention. This review summarizes the curre...
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In this paper we argue that investigators using citizen science should attend, as much as possible, to certain ethical considerations when conceptualizing projects by embracing 1) inclusivity (finding ways to include those who have traditionally been excluded), 2) adaptation (modifying projects to provide greater opportunities for varied participat...
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Background: This study sought to better understand the psychometric properties of the SARC-F, by examining the baseline and training-related relationships between the five SARC-F items and objective measures of muscle function. Each of the five items of the SARC-F are scored from 0 to 2, with total score of four or more indicative of likely sarcop...
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In this article, the authors assessed the cost-effectiveness of center-based exercise training for older Australians. The participants were recipients of in-home care services, and they completed 24 weeks of progressive resistance plus balance training. Transport was offered to all participants. A stepped-wedge randomized control trial produced pre...
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REVIEW QUESTION: The aim of the review is to synthesize the best available evidence on interventions targeting occupational stress and burnout among emergency department (ED) staff. The specific review questions are.
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Review question: The aim of the review is to synthesize the best available evidence on interventions targeting occupational stress and burnout among emergency department (ED) staff. The specific review questions are.
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Aim/Purpose: This article reports on university-funded research conducted to inform, design and implement applied industry-integrated training that could support higher degree by research (HDR) candidates in the disciplines of nursing and creative arts. Background: Doctoral candidates contribute in steadily increasing numbers to the intellectual an...
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Physical activity, primarily comprised of walking in older adults, confers benefits for psychological health and mental well-being, functional status outcomes and social outcomes. In many communities, however, access to physical activity opportunities are limited, especially for older adults. This exploratory study engaged a small sample (N = 8) of...
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Objective: To investigate the associations of balance confidence with physical and cognitive markers of wellbeing among older adults receiving government-funded aged care services, and whether progressive resistance plus balance training could positively influence change. Design: Intervention study. Setting: Community-based older-adult-specifi...
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Aims and objectives: This paper presents a review of the literature about the built environment as it impacts the health of older people. It then introduces the gerontological nurse and researcher to the Our Voice framework for engaging older people as citizen scientists in order to empower them as agents of change in improving their local built e...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to identify the key word(s) or phrases; and key image(s) new to nursing professionals would recommend using in a recruitment poster to encourage school leavers to study nursing or midwifery. Background: An updated imaging and messaging in the profession is needed in recruitment initiatives targeting high school stu...
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Progressive resistance plus balance training (PRBT) has been demonstrated as effective in reducing later life physical disability, falls risk and poor health, even among those with complex health care needs. However, few studies have examined the influence of PRBT on health service utilisation, cognitive wellbeing and training modality acceptance o...
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Aim and objectives: The aim of this study was to gain insight into the experience of moral distress within the aged care workforce. The objective of this study was to use and validate an existing instrument to measure moral distress within the aged care setting. Background: Moral distress, a phenomenon associated with worker satisfaction and ret...
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Australia has an ageing nursing workforce with many nurses due to retire (Health Workforce Australia, 2014). Coupled with increasing service demands, the need for workers will outstrip the supply (CEPAR - ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, 2014).
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The aim of this research is to describe the experiences of Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery students looking for employment after graduation. This qualitative study draws from 2008, 2009 and 2010 responses provided by 197 recently graduated Australian and New Zealand nurses and midwives to, Describe your experiences gaining employme...
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Background: Optimizing body composition for healthy aging in the community is a significant challenge. There are a number of potential interventions available for older people to support both weight gain (for those who are underweight) and weight loss (for overweight or obese people). While the benefits of weight gain for underweight people are ge...
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Aims: To examine the differential impacts of challenge-related stress (i.e. stress derived from job demands with potential for personal gains) and "perceptions" of job challenges (i.e. felt challenge) on turnover and psychological health in aged care nurses, and to explore whether coping resources were related to challenge-related stress. Backgroun...
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The aim of this study was to explore the factors influencing registered nurses' pursuit of postgraduate education in specialty nursing practice in Australia. Despite the increased requirement for postgraduate education for advanced practice, little has been reported on the contributory factors involved in the decision to undertake further education...
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Aims and objectives: This paper examines the use of structured Palliative Care Case Conferences in long-term care. The issues families bring to the Palliative Care Case Conference, their level of distress prior to the conference, the extent to which these issues are addressed by staff and family satisfaction with this process are described. Backg...
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Social media use is expanding rapidly, so too is its use within hospitals and amongst healthcare professionals. This study describes the use of social media by Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery graduates of the Graduate e-Cohort study; there were 112 (93%) respondents from a 2014 sample of 121 nurses and midwives. Findings suggest th...
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Aim To describe what Australian and New Zealand graduates said about the Nurse Entry to Practice program. Background The Nurse Entry to Practice is a structured programme that offers professional and educational support for graduate nurses in their first year of practice. Method The qualitative research described and reported herein constitutes a...
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Prostate cancer support groups (PCSGs) are community-based organizations that offer information and psychosocial support to men who experience prostate cancer and their families. Nurses are well positioned to refer men to a range of psychosocial resources to help them adjust to prostate cancer; however, little is known about nurses' perspectives on...
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The aim of this research was to compare the health and lifestyle behaviors between male and female nursing professionals. Biological, workplace, and lifestyle factors as well as health behaviors and outcomes are reported as different between male and female nurses. Although male nurses show distinct health-related patterns and experience health dis...
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Background: Professional nurses are prone to fatigue and poor health. Getting sufficient physical activity and sleep have reported benefits. However, the benefit of ample sleep and physical activity to nurse health is understudied.
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The aim of this paper is to report nurses' and midwives' health, vitality and well-being in relation to adherence to current health behaviour recommendations. Healthy lifestyle factors constitute a core set of parameters required if an individual wants to live a healthy life, age successfully and avoid morbidity and a premature mortality. The inves...
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AimThis study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of group music therapy (MT) intervention on behaviours of older people with dementia.Method Reported here are qualitative data from five, semi-structured focus groups; two comprising a total of seven family members and three comprising a total of 23 staff members.ResultsA number of core themes emer...
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PurposeTo explore nurses' perceptions of the nature of nursing work as a factor that contributes to attrition from the profession.DesignA nonpurposive sample of nurses from the Nurses and Midwives e-cohort Study in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom provided electronic responses about reasons for leaving the profession. Data were then s...
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The aim of this study is to report the experiences of three groups of Australian undergraduate nursing and midwifery students undertaking an international learning experience in Cambodia. Relying on an interpretative research design using qualitative content analysis, data were drawn from a sub-group of undergraduate third-year bachelor and dual de...
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The shortage of nurses is known. We explored nurses' reasons for leaving the profession based on responses from an e-newsletter of the Nurses and Midwives e-cohort Study. Qualitative content analysis of data from email responses (n = 66) showed 'Lack of support' as a social work value describing their manager's lack of support, unsupportive relatio...
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Background: Nursing education is designed to prepare competent nurses to meet the current and future health care needs of society. Changes to nursing education, especially at post graduate level, will therefore likely be influenced by the ongoing developments in healthcare and socioeconomic factors. Objective: The primary objective of this study is...
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Background: Nursing education is designed to prepare competent nurses to meet the current and future health care needs of society. The nursing profession responds to changes in health care needs by exploring new methods for providing care, by changing educational emphases, and by establishing practice standards in new areas. Aim: This literature ov...
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Objective: To examine the views of general practitioners (GPs) on providing a palliative approach in residential aged care and in particular their experiences with the palliative care case conference. Background: The national project sought to implement and evaluate a comprehensive evidence-based palliative approach in residential aged care. Method...
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The aim of this study is to report the experiences of three groups of Australian undergraduate nursing and midwifery students undertaking an international learning experience in Cambodia. Relying on an interpretative research design using qualitative content analysis, data were drawn from a sub-group of undergraduate third-year bachelor and dual de...
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Objective To examine the views of general practitioners on providing a palliative approach in residential aged care and in particular their experiences with the palliative care case conference.Background The national project sought to implement and evaluate a comprehensive evidence-based palliative approach in residential aged care.MethodsA purposi...
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Moral distress has been widely reviewed across many care contexts and among a range of disciplines. Interest in this area has produced a plethora of studies, commentary and critique. An overview of the literature around moral distress reveals a commonality about factors contributing to moral distress, the attendant outcomes of this distress and a c...
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To investigate health differences between nurses who report meeting the daily physical activity recommendations in or away from the workplace. Adhering to the national physical activity recommendations has known health benefits. Whilst often considered a workplace active profession, data are emerging of poor health amongst nurses. However, health d...
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There is evidence that the number of university students with mental health problems has increased over the past few years. The literature also suggests that the number and effect of troubled health science students create significant problems in the clinical practicum. However, there are gaps in the literature as to how clinical teachers actually...
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This analysis examines the practice of care providers in residential aged care lying to residents with dementia. Qualitative data were collected through multiple methods. Data here represents perceptions from registered and enrolled nurses, personal care assistants, and allied health professionals from five residential aged care facilities located...
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For older adults, exercise that challenges the muscular system, commonly referred to as resistance training, has significant physical, psychometrical and functional benefits. While well recognised by the scientific community, the translation of these benefits into practice has received little attention. Particularly neglected is an understanding of...
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Tuckett A, Hegney D, Parker D, Eley RM, Dickie R. International Journal of Nursing Practice 2011; 17: 444–454. The top eight issues Queensland Australia's aged-care nurses and assistants-in-nursing worried about outside their workplace: A qualitative snapshot The attainment of a work–life balance is an important issue for recruitment, retention and...
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To investigate patients' and family members' perceptions and experiences of disclosure of healthcare incidents and to derive principles of effective disclosure. Retrospective qualitative study based on 100 semi-structured, in depth interviews with patients and family members. Nationwide multisite survey across Australia. 39 patients and 80 family m...
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Urinary incontinence is a common health problem with significant medical, psychological and economic burdens. Health education is capable of improving perceptions about and attitudes towards incontinence in turn encouraging them to seek help. The aim of the present study was to determine the effectiveness of educational interventions at raising men...
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To explore nurses' perceptions of the reality of practice based on data from the Nurses and Midwives e-cohort Study which examined the workforce characteristics, work-life balance and health of nurses. Recruitment and retention of the nursing workforce is of international concern as demands increase due to demographic changes, political pressure an...
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Parker D, Tuckett A, Eley R, Hegney D. International Journal of Nursing Practice 2010; 16: 352–358 Construct validity and reliability of the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index for Queensland nurses This article reports on construct validity and reliability of 30 items of the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index (PE...
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Hegney D, Tuckett A, Parker D, Eley RM. International Journal of Nursing Practice 2010; 16: 188–202 Workplace violence: Differences in perceptions of nursing work between those exposed and those not exposed: A cross-sector analysisNurses are at high risk of incurring workplace violence during their working life. This paper reports the findings on a...
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In order to support policy planning, nurses in Queensland were surveyed three times over a 7-year period. Results from the study offered the opportunity to explore changes in work practices with respect to career breaks and retirement intentions. A self-administered postal survey. Nurse members of the Queensland Nurses Union residing in the State o...
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The number of university students with a serious mental illness has risen significantly over the past few years. A systematic review was conducted that addressed emotional and or mental health problems of university students worldwide. In total, 572 articles were identified, of which 11 met inclusion criteria. Issues identified included types of pr...
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Executive summary: Urinary incontinence (UI) has been defined as a condition in which the involuntary loss of urine is a social or hygienic problem and is objectively demonstrable. Urinary incontinence is a common health problem that carries with it significant medical, psychosocial and economic burdens. Fecal incontinence has been defined as the...
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To understand patients' and health professionals' experience of Open Disclosure and how practice can inform policy. Open Disclosure procedures are being implemented in health services worldwide yet empirical evidence on which to base models of patient-clinician communication and policy development is scant. A qualitative method was employed using s...
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Aim. The aim of this qualitative analysis – a component of a larger survey study, was to provide insights and understandings about intrinsic and extrinsic work values for nurses in aged-care. Background. Intrinsic and extrinsic work values impact on nurses’ job satisfaction and ultimately nursing retention. This study contributes further to knowled...
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To ascertain differences in the working lives of geographically dispersed nurses. Cross-sectional. Registered, enrolled and assistants-in-nursing members of the Queensland Nurses' Union employed in nursing in Queensland, Australia. A total of 3000 members of the Union, equally stratified by sector (public, private, aged care). Among them, 1192 resp...
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To investigate the learning style and preferences for information delivery of heart failure patients for the purpose of informing the design of educational resources. Patient education is a vital component of heart failure management programmes however the content and delivery of education varies in each programme. Traditionally education programme...
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This paper reports on the findings of a prospective exploratory study related to nurses' self-reports of continuing professional education access and support. The data were gathered by two postal surveys undertaken in 2004 and 2007 each which sampled 3000 nurses of the 30,000 nurse members of the industrial body - Queensland Nurses' Union. The resp...
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The aim of this paper is to describe the development of a web-based longitudinal research project, The Nurses and Midwives e-cohort Study. The Internet has only recently been used for health research. However, web-based methodologies are increasingly discussed as significant and inevitable developments in research as Internet access and use rapidly...
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Heart failure management programs which include education are the gold standard for management of patients with heart failure. Identifying the learning styles and learning needs of heart failure patients is an essential step in developing effective education strategies within these programs. To investigate the learning style and learning needs of h...
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The aim of this e-cohort sub-study was to explore and describe nurses' understandings of 'caring' in residential aged-care. The quality of the work environment is an important issue for recruitment, retention and workforce planning. Knowledge about the people in and the place that is the residential aged-care facility may assist with the problems s...
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To validate the Caring Assessment Report Evaluation Q-sort questionnaire in the residential aged-care setting. Based on this determination, to conclude with what degree of confidence the questionnaire can be used to determine the ranking of the importance of caring behaviours amongst aged-care nurses and residents in residential aged-care. Percepti...