David R Thompson

David R Thompson
Queen's University Belfast | QUB · School of Nursing and Midwifery

BSc MA PhD MBA RN FRCN FAAN FESC

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Introduction
David is Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen's University Belfast, UK. He leads a research program on rehabilitation, psychosocial interventions and health outcomes, focused on preventing disease and disability and enhancing quality of life
Additional affiliations
June 2015 - October 2017
Australian Catholic University
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  • Managing Director
June 2010 - June 2015
Australian Catholic University
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  • Professor
May 2007 - May 2010
University of Leicester
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  • Professor

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Publications (869)
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Background Most stroke survivors face restrictions in functional disability and social participation, which can impede their recovery and community reintegration. Participation self-efficacy refers to survivors’ confidence in using strategies to manage participation in areas including community living and work engagement. This study aimed to assess...
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Background Men are at higher risk then women of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), and male taxi drivers are a particularly high-risk group because of their typically unhealthy behaviours, such as poor eating habits, smoking and sedentary lifestyle. However, only two studies of behavioural interventions targeting taxi drivers have been identi...
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Aims Engaging in self-care is an important aspect of the prevention and management of coronary heart disease (CHD), the leading cause of premature death in Thailand. As no validated tool exists to measure self-care in Thai people with CHD, we translated and examined the psychometric properties of the Self-Care of Coronary Heart Disease Inventory (S...
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Introduction: Studies show that stroke survivors encounter physical and psychological limitations that restrict their participation in social and community activities. Systematic reviews have yielded inconclusive evidence regarding the effectiveness of different interventions intended to support stroke survivors' social participation. Recent advan...
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Funding Acknowledgements Type of funding sources: Private company. Main funding source(s): MTG Holding AS Introduction The number of octogenarians (≥80 years of age) receiving percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is rising. Evidence supports that PCI improves quality of life and functional status in this group. Optimal health-promoting behavio...
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Funding Acknowledgements Type of funding sources: Public grant(s) – National budget only. Main funding source(s): Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland Background Men are at higher risk then women of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and male taxi drivers are a particularly high risk group because of their typically unhealthy behaviou...
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Funding Acknowledgements Type of funding sources: Other. Main funding source(s): Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland Introduction Controllable cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors are often initiated in the family home, yet risk reduction is seldom targeted toward families. Participatory design of eHealth interventions with end-users...
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Marine protected areas (MPAs), particularly large MPAs, are increasing in number and size around the globe in part to facilitate the conservation of marine megafauna under the assumption that large-scale MPAs better align with vagile life histories; however, this alignment is not well established. Using a global tracking dataset from 36 species acr...
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Background: Among patients diagnosed with COVID-19, a substantial proportion are experiencing ongoing symptoms for months after infection, known as 'long COVID'. Long COVID is associated with a wide range of physical and neuropsychological symptoms, including impacts on mental health, cognition, and psychological wellbeing. However, intervention r...
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Aim: Research has shown that families' participation in a cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention programme could boost early adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviours in families. Behaviour-based, eHealth interventions are a potential means of achieving this. This study aimed to explore expectations of families-parents and children-at risk of CVD...
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Background While there is a growth in the number of advanced practice nurses, there is a dearth of research examining their role transition from registered nurses. This study aimed to identify critical elements in the career path of nursing graduates who have taken up advanced practice roles and examine their perceived impact on patient care. Meth...
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Background The emergence of COVID-19 has been an ordeal for nurses worldwide. It is crucial to understand their experiences at the frontline, attempt to allay their concerns, and help inform future pandemic response capabilities. Aims To explore nurses’ lived experiences at the frontline in order to identify and address their concerns and help enh...
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Few studies have assessed the influence of data quality on the predicted probability of occurrence and preferred habitat of marine predators. We compared results from four species distribution models (SDMs) for four southern-hemisphere albatross species, Buller’s (Thalassarche bulleri), Campbell (T. impavida), grey-headed (T. chrysostoma), and whit...
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Objective: This study aimed to evaluate if a new Mental health IN DiabeteS Optimal Health Program (MINDS OHP) compared with usual care in adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes would improve psychosocial outcomes including self-efficacy and quality of life.Design and Main Outcome Measures This initial randomised controlled trial evaluated MINDS OH...
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Introduction While much research attention has been paid to anxiety and depression in people who have had a recent cardiac event, relatively little has focused on the broader concept of cardiac distress. Cardiac distress is a multidimensional construct that incorporates but extends beyond common mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. In the...
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Objective: Post-intensive care syndrome is a term used to describe new or worsening multidimensional impairments in physical, psychological cognitive and social status arising from critical illness and persisting beyond hospital discharge. It is associated with high morbidity among patients discharged from intensive care units. However, due to its...
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BACKGROUND Long COVID is a collection of symptoms that develop during or following a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, that continue for more than 12 weeks. Despite the negative impact of long COVID on people’s lives and functioning, there is no validated treatment or even rehabilitation guidance. What has been recommended thus far, is adopt...
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Background: Long COVID is a collection of symptoms that develop during or following a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, that continue for more than 12 weeks. Despite the negative impact of long COVID on people's lives and functioning, there is no validated treatment or even rehabilitation guidance. What has been recommended thus far, is ado...
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Aims It is recommended that patients and clinicians discuss end-of-life deactivation of their implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) prior to device implantation and throughout the illness trajectory to facilitate shared decision-making. However, such discussions rarely occur, and little is known about patients’ openness to this discussion. T...
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Heart failure is a major and growing health problem that imposes a significant human and economic burden on individuals, families, and society through the associated high mortality, morbidity, and hospital readmission rates. It also impairs the quality of life and well-being of patients, families, and carers. The management of patients with heart f...
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Background The important role of primary care in promoting healthy lifestyle behaviours needs informed support. Aim To elicit views on a 39-item shared decision-making (SDM) aid (SHARE-D) for lifestyle change and refine it to improve implementation. Design & setting Mixed methods study. Method Health professionals, patients, and support workers,...
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Objective Secondary prevention is recommended to reduce cardiovascular risk after transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or ‘minor’ stroke. Mobile health interventions can provide accessible, cost-effective approaches to address modifiable risk factors, such as physical inactivity, hypertension and being overweight. The objective of this study was to eva...
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Contemporary challenges for holistic care include frailty and ageing, multimorbidity, polypharmacy, caregiver involvement, palliative and supportive care, cultural and socioeconomic issues, and gender inequalities. Frailty is a growing health problem among older people, especially women, and linked with an increased risk in mortality, disability, a...
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There is a global imperative for the prevention of cardiovascular disease which includes primordial, primary, and secondary prevention. Prevention requires a multifactor risk reduction approach because of the multifaceted aetiology of cardiovascular disease. Components of cardiovascular disease prevention include behavioural strategies to encourage...
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Cardiovascular care is evolving rapidly in an era of unprecedented demand. Nurses are increasingly caring for a growing number of people who are older, present with multiple chronic conditions, and are socially isolated. This is against a backdrop of public, political, economic, and professional pressures to work more effectively and efficiently, e...
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Introduction: Gender disparities are well documented in cardiovascular care, and women are underrepresented in cardiovascular studies. Gender differences in experiences and attitudes toward replacement and deactivation of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) at the end-of-life (EOL) are less well studied. Purpose: To determine if there are...
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Introduction: End-of-life (EOL) decision making in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) recipients is a difficult process that requires input from patients, families, and providers. International guidelines advise providers to discuss EOL scenarios with patients prior to ICD implantation, and throughout the life of the patient. Healthcare s...
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Despite recent discussions and campaigns to widen nursing's appeal to people of diverse gender identities, it continues to be perceived as a largely female profession. In the context of an ageing workforce, and alongside recruitment and retention challenges, efforts should be directed at developing a more inclusive profession rather than focusing o...
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Background Mobility is a major determinant of social participation after stroke and the relationship between the two may be mediated by participation self-efficacy. Objective To investigate the hypothesis that participation self-efficacy mediates the association between mobility and social participation among stroke survivors. Methods A secondary...
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Objectives To explore the relationship between participation self-efficacy, sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, and post-stroke depression in stroke survivors and provide insights into the development of rehabilitation programmes. Materials and Methods A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted with 336 participants recruited fro...
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Background: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common cause of death globally. However, with falling CHD mortality rates, an increasing number of people living with CHD may need support to manage their symptoms and prognosis. Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) aims to improve the health and outcomes of people with CHD. This is an upd...
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Every year, billions of birds undertake extensive migrations between breeding and non-breeding areas, facing challenges that require behavioural adjustments, particularly to flight timing and duration. Such adjustments in daily activity patterns and the influence of extrinsic factors (e.g., environmental conditions, moonlight) have received much mo...
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• The use of miniaturized electronic tracking devices has illuminated our understanding of seabird distributions and habitat use, and how anthropogenic threats interact with seabirds in both space and time. To determine the year-round distribution of adult Campbell albatross (Thalassarche impavida), a single-island endemic, breeding only at Campbel...
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Ocean circulation connects geographically distinct ecosystems across a wide range of spatial and temporal scales via exchanges of physical and biogeochemical properties. Remote oceanographic processes can be especially important for ecosystems in the Southern Ocean, where the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) transports properties across ocean ba...
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Objectives Nurses are the largest group of healthcare workers on the front line of efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic. An understanding of their nursing experiences, the challenges they encountered and the strategies they used to address them may inform efforts to better prepare and support nurses and public health measures when facing a resu...
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Background Misplacement of the nasogastric tube in the respiratory tract could cause serious complications and even death. Thus, nasogastric tube verification is necessary for optimal patient safety and comfort. Although end-tidal carbon dioxide detection is considered an effective approach to determine nasogastric tube location, there is a paucity...
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Funding Acknowledgements Type of funding sources: Public Institution(s). Main funding source(s): In Australia, this study received funding from a faculty grand by Australian University Faculty of Health Sciences Research grant. In the United States, the study was funded by a research professor award from University of Kentucky. Background. Shared d...
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Funding Acknowledgements Type of funding sources: Other. Main funding source(s): Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland Background Family-based eHealth interventions have potential to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and improve health of parents and children. Purpose To evaluate the effectiveness of family-based eHealth interventio...
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Funding Acknowledgements Type of funding sources: Public grant(s) – EU funding. Main funding source(s): INTERREG-NWE Background/Introduction Current heart failure (HF) healthcare provision is not sufficient. Due to demographic changes and subsequent increases in comorbidities, along with unequal distribution of medical care in rural areas, alternat...
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Funding Acknowledgements Type of funding sources: Public grant(s) – National budget only. Main funding source(s): Department for the Economy (DfE) studentships Background. Men remain at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) than women and behavioral risk factor modification is an important preventive measure. However, engaging me...
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Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an adapted form of cognitive behavioural therapy. ACT focuses on how thinking affects behaviour and promotes psychological flexibility. The prevalence of psychological distress among people living with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and/or type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is high, and ACT may offer an alterna...
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The manipulation of participant allocation in randomized controlled trials to achieve equal groups sizes may introduce allocation bias potentially leading to larger treatment effect estimates. This study aimed to estimate the proportion of nursing trials that have precisely equal group sizes and examine if there was an association with trial outcom...
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Background Caregivers are major contributor to the self-care of patients with heart failure. The Caregiver Contribution to Self-Care of Heart Failure Index (CC-SCHFI) measures these contributions across three scales: self-care maintenance (symptom monitoring and treatment adherence); self-care management (dealing with symptoms); and confidence in c...
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Purpose of review: To review the application of intersectionality to heart failure. Intersectionality refers to the complex ways in which disenfranchisement and privilege intersect to reproduce and influence health and social outcomes. Recent findings: Intersectionality challenges approaches that focus on a single or small number of socio-demogr...
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In our combined 90+ years in nursing we have published over 700 papers. Nothing, however, evoked responses like “Academic nursing's killer elite'’ (Thompson & Darbyshire, 2013). To say that we ‘touched a nerve’ is an understatement, but we understated the malignant narcissist, corporate psychopath, dimensions of the 'killer elite' and extend that d...
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Purpose To examine the psychometric properties of a Chinese version of the Participation Strategies Self-Efficacy Scale (PS-SES) among stroke survivors. Methods The PS-SES was translated into Chinese. A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted with 336 stroke survivors recruited from the neurology departments of five hospitals in China. Rel...
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Objective Heart failure is a growing challenge to healthcare systems worldwide. Technological solutions have the potential to improve the health of patients and help to reduce costs. Acceptability is a prerequisite for the use and a successful implementation of new disruptive technologies. This qualitative study aimed to explore determinants that i...
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Although systematic reviews are the method of choice to synthesize scientific evidence, they can take years to complete and publish. Clinicians, managers, and policy-makers often need input from scientific evidence in a more timely and resource-efficient manner. For this purpose, rapid reviews are conducted. Rapid reviews are performed using an acc...
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Aims Exercise promotes functional recovery among stroke survivors and is recommended to be commenced as soon as is feasible. However, little is known about stroke survivors’ perception of participation in exercise or sitting Tai Chi, a more culturally appropriate and popular movement in China. To explore Chinese stroke survivors’ perceptions of par...
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Background Mental health problems are highly prevalent in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), which adversely impact physical health and quality of life. This study aimed to explore the experiences of people with T1DM who had completed the Mental health IN DiabeteS Optimal Health Program (MINDS OHP), a novel intervention developed to bridg...
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This paper describes the development of the ‘Brain-Fit’ app, a digital secondary prevention intervention designed for use in the early phase after transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke. The aim of the study was to explore perceptions on usability and relevance of the app in order to maximise user engagement and sustainability. Using the...
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Family-based eHealth interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease risk have potential as a primary prevention strategy to improve the health of parents and their children. This systematic review evaluated the effectiveness of such interventions in modifying parent and child/adolescent risk factors such as body mass index, physical activity, dieta...
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Nursing and nursing education face a paradox whereby the world's most trusted profession seems not to trust its own students and practitioners. Much of nursing education has adopted what has been memorably described as the 'cop shit' approach. This is the panoply of surveillance, anti-plagiarism and proctoring technologies that appear to be used mo...
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Although research shows that there is a silent crisis in men's mental health, there remains surprisingly little literature on the subject. This important textbook provides up-to-date, practical and evidence-based information on how mental health issues affect men and the way treatments should be offered to them. Key opinion leaders from across the...
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Background The Trunk Impairment Scale (TIS) has been translated into Chinese, but the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the TIS (TIS-C) have not yet been established. We aimed to examine the reliability and validity of the TIS-C for assessing sitting balance among Chinese people with a stroke. Methods A descriptive, cross-sectional...
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This study evaluated the mediating role of self-efficacy, coping, depression and anxiety on the relationship between illness perceptions and quality of life in stroke survivors (n = 72; 32 females; mean [SD] age 65.09 [14.14] years; male mean [SD] age 69.83 [11.81]). Illness perceptions (Brief Illness Perceptions Questionnaire; BIPQ), coping styles...