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Gabrielle Mc Kee
Associate Professor Biological Sciences, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Biography

Following her doctorate from the Department of Physiology Trinity College Dublin, Dr Gabrielle McKee worked in the Department of Physiology Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Department of Physiology Trinity College Dublin and the Open University, UK. She joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin in 1997 and is currently Associate Professor in Biological Sciences.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

McDermott E., Mooney M, , O'Donnell S., McKee G,, O'Brien F., Ryan P., An Irish Cross-Sectional ssurvey of patients knowledge of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and their deactivation at end of life., European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, EuorHeart Care. Annual Congress of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions, Trinity College Dublin, June 7-9 2018, 2018, (P459) Poster, 2018

Patricia Minnock, Gabrielle McKee, Alexia Kelly, Sheree C. Carter, Victoria Menzies, Denis O'Sullivan, Pam Richards, Mwidimi Ndosi,Yvonne van Eijk Hustings, Nurse Sensitive Outcomes in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Literature Review, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 77, (Jan), 2018, p115 - 129 Journal Article, 2018 DOI URL

Miller J., Hammash M., Thylen I., Ski C., Cameron J., Lee K., O' Donnell S., Mooney M.,McKee G,, Fitzsimons D., Hwang S., McEvedy S. Moser D., Depression and quality of life in implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients: a comparative international perspective, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, EuorHeart Care. Annual Congress of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions, Trinity College Dublin, June 7-9 2018, 2018 Poster, 2018

S Kilroy, G McKee, A Lynch , The impact of physical activity on cardiovascular disease and cardio-metabolic risk factors in community dwelling older adults: results from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Europrevent 2018, Ljubljana , 19th - 21st April, 25, (Supp 1), 2018, pp6 (23) Poster, 2018 DOI URL

McKee G,, Mooney M, , O'Donnell S., O'Brien F., Biddle M., Moser D., A cohort study examining the factors influencing changes in physical activity levels following an acute coronary syndrome event, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 URL

Begley, T. Higgins A., McKee G. , Information Needs and Sources of Information of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Questioning (LGBQ) Adolescents in relation to sexuality and sexual health, Scholarship and Research with Children and Young People in Ireland, UCD Health Sciences Centre, 24th August , 2018, pp19- Poster, 2018

N. Fallon, C. Edgeworth, P. McGeary, G. Mckee, N.Flynn N, R. O Mahony, V.Jones, S.Tierney, B. Egan, Maher V, Peripheral Arterial Disease Risk Assessment and Rehabilitation Programme, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , Euroheartcare, Dublin, Ireland, June 7-9 , 2018 Poster, 2018

Andrea Driscoll, Maria J Grant, Diane Carroll, Sally Dalton, Christi Deaton, Ian Jones, Daniela Lehwaldt, Gabrielle McKee, Theresa Munyombwed, Felicity Astin, The effect of nurse-to-patient ratios on nurse-sensitive patient outcomes in acute specialist units: a systematic review and meta-analysis, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 17, (1), 2018, p6 - 22 Journal Article, 2018 TARA - Full Text DOI

G. Mckee, M. Hayes, N. Caples, A. Lowry, M. Shine, B. Hannon, E. Cronin, E. Lodge, L. Hill, M. Tuohy, N. Gillen, S. Teehan, Nurses' barriers to the use of cardiovascular guidelines in practice, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Euroheartcare 2018, Dublin, Ireland, 7-9th June 2018 , 2018 Poster, 2018

C. Finn, G. McKee, V. Maher, N. Fallon, N. Flynn, P. McGeary, R. O Mahony, V. Jones, Predictors of enrolment and Attendance in cardiac rehabilitation in the 21st century, a multinomial analysis, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology , Europrevent 2018, Ljubljana, 19th - 21st April, 25, (Supp 1), 2018, ppS90 ( p498) Poster, 2018 DOI URL

Anne Grogan, Michael Coughlan, Geraldine Prizeman, Nora O'Mahony, Katherine Quinn, Niamh O'Connell, Gabrielle McKee, The patients' perspective of INR self-testing, remote communication of test results and confidence to move to self-management, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26, 2017, p4379 - 4389 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI

N A M. Fallon, G. McKee, R. O'Mahony, M. Quirke, C. Finn, N. Flynn, P. Mcgeary, V. Jones, V. Maher, The effectiveness of attendance at a phase 3 specialised heart failure cardiac rehabilitation programme on patients cardiovascular risk factor profile, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Europrevent, Malaga, 6-8 April 2017, 24, (Supp 1), Sage, 2017, pp60 Poster, 2017 URL

G. McKee A. Grogan M. Coughlan G. Prizeman N. O'Connell N. O'Mahony K. Quinn, Patients' perspectives of self-testing when using anticoagulant therapy, European HeaJournal, European Society of Cardiology Congress 2018, Barcelona, 26-30Sug 2017, 38, (Supp1), Oxford University press, 2017, ppP2984 Poster, 2017 URL

G McKee, A Grogan, M Coughlan, G Prizeman, N O'Mahony, K Quinn and N O'Connell, Patient taking Warfarin perspective of moving from self-testing to self-management, European Journal Of Cardiovascular Nursing, EuroHeartCare , Jonkoping, 19-20 May 2017 , 16, (S1), Sage, 2017, ppS14 Poster, 2017 URL

McKee, G. Kerins, M. Hamilton, G. Hansen, T. Hendriks, J. Kletsiou, E. Lambrinou, E. Jennings, C. Fitzsimons, D., Barriers to ESC guideline implementation: results of a survey from the European Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP), European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 16, (8), 2017, p678 - 686 Journal Article, 2017 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

McKee G, Barry J, Mullin M, Allwright S and Hayes C. , Predictors of Daily and Occasional Smoking and Quitting in Irish University Students, Health, 9, 2017, p435 - 450 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

N Fallon,1 N Flynn,1 G Mckee, M Quirke, C Finn, P Mc Geary, R O' Mahony, S Malone and V Maher, The effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation in improving quality of life in patients following a cardiac diagnosis., European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, EuroHeartCare, Jonkoping, 8-10 May 2017, 16, (S1), Sage, 2017, ppS92 Poster, 2017 URL DOI

Gabrielle McKee, Margaret Codd, Orla Dempsey, Paul Gallagher, Catherine Comiskey, Describing the implementation of an innovative intervention and evaluating its effectiveness in increasing research capacity of advanced clinical nurses: Using the consolidated framework for implementation research, BMC Nursing, 16, (1), 2017, p21- Journal Article, 2017 DOI TARA - Full Text

Minnock P, Ringnér A, Bresnihan B, Veale D, FitzGerald O and McKee G. , Perceptions of the Cause, Impact and Management of Persistent Fatigue in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Following Tumour Necrosing Factor Inhibition Therapy. Musculoskeletal Care, Musculoskeletal care, 15, (1), 2017, p23 - 35 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Ingram, S., McKee, G., Quirke, M.B., Kelly, N. & Moloney, A. , Discharge of non-acute coronary syndrome (ACS) chest pain patients from emergency care to an advanced nurse practitioner led chest pain clinic: An observational study of referral source and final diagnosis, The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , 32, (2), 2017, pE1 - E8 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL URL TARA - Full Text

G. McKee A. Grogan M. Coughlan G. Prizeman N. O'Connell N. O'Mahony K. Quinn, Patients' perspectives of self-testing when using anticoagulant therapy , 17th International Conference on IntegratedCare , Dublin, 8-10 May 2017, 2017, ppA355 Poster, 2017

Gabrielle McKee, The patients perspective of self testing while on warfarin therapy , European Heart Journal , ESC Congress, Barcelona, August 26th -30th, 38, (1), Oxford Academic, 2017, ppP2984 Poster, 2017 DOI URL

Connolly D, Garvey J, McKee G., Factors associated with ADL/IADL disability in community dwelling older adults in the Irish longitudinal study on ageing (TILDA), Disability and Rehabilitation, 39, (8), 2017, p809 - 816 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI

G Mckee, S O'Donnell, F O'Brien, M Mooney, DK Moser, Differences in symptom presentation in MI patients by age, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Euroheartcare2017, Athens, 15-16 April 2016, 15 ( Supp), Sage , 2016, ppS9 Published Abstract, 2016 URL

C. Finn, G. McKee, V. Maher, N. Fallon, N. Flynn, P. McGeary, R. O Mahony,V. Jones , A multiple regression analysis identifying the factors influencing attendance at a well attended Phase III cardiac rehabilitation programme, Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation , Kilmainham, Dublin, 27th February 2016, 2016 Poster, 2016

M Kerins, G Mckee, G Prizeman, Changes in risk factor profile of patients attending cardiac rehabilitation over the last 10 years, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Euroheartcare 2016, Athens, 15-16 April 2016, 15 ( Supp), Sage , 2016, ppS60 Published Abstract, 2016 URL

Catriona Jennings, Donna Fitzsimons, Mary Kerins, Gabrielle Mckee, What's preventing nurses and allied professionals from implementing clinical guidelines? Results of a survey from the European Society of Cardiology Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 15, 2, 2016, pp195 Published Abstract, 2016 URL

A Alhurani, G McKee, S O'Donnell, F O'Brien, M Mooney, T Lennie, D Moser, Predisposing factors of persistent symptoms of depression and anxiety among patients with acute coronary syndrome, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Euroheartcare 2016, Athens, 15-16 April 2016, 15 ( Supp), Sage , 2016, ppS45 Poster, 2016 URL

Fallon N, Finn C, Quirke M, McKee G, Flynn N, McGeary P, O'Mahony R, Malone S, The effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation in improving quality of life in patients following a cardiac diagnosis., Irish association of Cardiac Rehabilitation National Conference , Kilmainham, Dublin, 27th February 2016, 2016 Poster, 2016

S Ingram, G Mckee, M Quirke, Differences in non acs chest pain patient profile who self-referred and who presented directly to the emergency department, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Euroheartcare 2016, Athens, 15-16 April 2017, 15 ( Supp), Sage , 2016, ppS89 Published Abstract, 2016 URL

M Kerins, G Mckee, Cardiac rehabilitation: evaluation of an innovative E Learning solution, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Euroheartcare 2016, 15-16 April 2016, 15 ( Supp), Sage , 2016, ppS63 Poster, 2016 URL

S Ingram, G Mckee, M Quirke, N Kelly, A Moloney, D Moore, B Loo,D Mulcahy, V Maher and B Khan, The effect of referral type (advanced/specialist cardiology nurse vs. ed physician) on the profile of patients attending a nurse led outpatient chest pain clinic following discharge from emergency car, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , EuroHeartCare, Dubrovnick , 14-15 June 2015, 14, (supp1), Sage, 2015, pp59 Published Abstract, 2015 URL

Minnock P, Veale DJ, Bresnihan B, FitzGerald O and McKee G. , Factors that influence fatigue status in patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and good disease outcome following 6 months of TNF inhibitor therapy: a comparative analysis, Clinical Rheumatology, 34, (11), 2015, p1857 - 1865 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text URL

Fallon N, McKee G, Quirke M, Flynn N and Finn C. , A look at phase-III cardiac rehabilitation and the complexity of patient care, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 10, 2015, p558-66 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

N Fallon, M Kerins, G Mckee, S Charle C Finn, B Hannon, H Newton, J Stephenson and G Prizeman, Achieving blood pressure and LDL targets in cardiac rehabilitation centres in Ireland: how well are we meeting European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention recommendations., European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , EuroHeartCare, Dubrovnick , 14-15 June, 14, (Supp1), 2015, pp105 Published Abstract, 2015 URL

S Ingram, G Mckee, M Quirke, N Kelly, A Moloney, D Moore, B Loo,D Mulcahy, V Maher and B Khan, Discharge of chest pain patients from emergency care to a chest pain clinic: an observational study of referral source and final diagnosis, European Heart Journal Acute Cardiovascular Care , Acute Cardiovascular Care, Vienna, 17- 19 October 2015, 4, (Supp 1), Sage, 2015, pp137 Published Abstract, 2015 URL

Nolan MT and McKee G, Is Knowledge Level of Coronary Heart Disease and Risk Factors Among Post-Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Patients Adequate?, The Journal of cardiovascular nursing, 31, (3), 2015, pE1-9 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Carmel Blake; Kelly Impey; Michelle Greenwood; Gabrielle McKee; Orla Dempsey, A psoriasis patient experience of a nurse-led phototherapy service in a Dublin hospital, Dermatological Nursing, 14, (2), 2015, p44 - 49 Journal Article, 2015 URL

N Fallon, M Kerins, G Mckee, S Charles C Finn, B Hannon, H Newton, J Stephenson and G Prizeman, , Achieving blood pressure and LDL targets in cardiac rehabilitation centres in Ireland: how well are we meeting European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention recommendations, St James Hospital, 8th Annual Multidisciplinary research and Clinical audit conference , St James Hospital, Dublin , 21st May 2015, 2015 Poster, 2015

Caroline Finn, Gabrielle McKee, A multiple regression analysis identifying the factors influencing attendance at a well attended Phase III cardiac rehabilitation programme , European Heart Journal , European Society of Cardiology Congress, London, 29 Aug 2015 , 36 , (Supp 1), Oxford University Press, 2015, pp1-161 Published Abstract, 2015 URL URL

Mary Mooney, Frances O'Brien, Gabrielle McKee, Sharon O'Donnell, and Debra Moser, Ambulance use in acute coronary syndrome in Ireland: a cross-sectional study, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2015, pDOI: 10.1177/1474515115579134 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

McKee G, Kearney P.M, Kenny R.A, The factors associated with self-reported physical activity in older adults living in the community, Age and Ageing, 44, (4), 2015, p586 - 592 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

G. Mckee, M. Mooney, S.O.Donnell, F.O.Brien, D.K. Moser, A regression model examining the main factors that influenced pre-hospital delay time post educational intervention in ACS patients, Irish Cardiac Nurses Association with the Irish Cardiac Society, Athlone, Ireland, 16th October, 2014 Poster, 2014

G. Mckee, M. Mooney, S.O.Donnell, F.O.Brien, D.K. Moser, The factors that influence improvements in physical activity in cardiac patients , European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Euro-prevent , Amsterdam , 8-10 May 2014, 21, (1), 2014, ppS159 Published Abstract, 2014 URL

McCabe C, Dinsmore J, Brady AM, Mckee G, O'Donnell S, Prendergast D., Using Action Research and Peer Perspectives to Develop Technology That Facilitates Behavioral Change and Self-Management in COPD., Int J Telemed Appl, 2014, p380919- Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Gabrielle Mckee, Sharon O'Donnell Mary Mooney, Frances O'Brien, Debra K. Moser, Symptom presentation in Myocardial Infarction (MI) patients: a regression model exploring if it is different in the aged , Irish Journal of Medical Science , 62nd Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society , Galway, 9-11october , 183, (Supp 7), 2014, ppS316 Published Abstract, 2014 URL

Mary Mooney, Gabrielle Mc Kee, Gerard Fealy, Frances O'Brien, Sharon O'Donnell, Debra Moser, A randomized controlled trial to reduce pre-hospital delay time in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), Journal of Emergency Medicine, 46, (4), 2014, p495-506 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI

Noeleen Fallon, Gabrielle McKee, Caroline Finn,Rose O'Mahony, Nora Flynn and Patricia McGeary, Identifying patients with hypertension using ABPM, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 9, 2014, p18 - 24 Journal Article, 2014 URL

O'Brien F, McKee G, Mooney M, O'Donnell S, Moser D, Improving knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about acute coronary syndrome through an individualized educational intervention: A randomized controlled trial., Patient education and counseling, 96, (2), 2014, p179-87 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

O'Donnell S, McKee G, Mooney M, O'Brien F, Moser DK, Slow-onset and fast-onset symptom presentations in acute coronary syndrome (ACS): new perspectives on prehospital delay in patients with ACS., The Journal of emergency medicine, 46, (4), 2014, p507-15 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI

G. Mckee, M. Mooney, S.O.Donnell, F.O.Brien, D.K. Moser, A regression model examining the main factors that influenced pre-hospital delay time post educational intervention in ACS patients, European heart Journal :Acute Cardiovascular Care , Acute Cardiovascular Care Conference , Geneva , 16th-19th October, 3, (S2), 2014, pp129- Published Abstract, 2014 URL

G. Mckee, M. Mooney, S.O.Donnell, F.O.Brien, D.K. Moser, A randomised control trial to reduce pre-hospital delay time in patients with acute coronary syndrome , Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Cardic Society 65th Annual Scientific Meeting , Athlone, Ireland , 16-18th October 2014, 183, (Supp 8), Springer , 2014, ppS434- Published Abstract, 2014

M. Kerins, G . Fitzgerald, G. Mc Kee, O. Dempsey, What proportion of cardiovascular patients meet the prevention guidelines for blood pressure and lipid levels post cardiac rehabilitation , St James Hospital 7th Annual Multidisciplinary research and clinical audit seminar , Dublin , 15th May, 2014, pp16 Poster, 2014

Patricia Minnock, Gabrielle McKee, Barry Bresnihan, Oliver FitzGerald and Douglas J. Veale , How Much Is Fatigue Explained by Standard Clinical Characteristics of Disease Activity in Patients With Inflammatory Arthritis? A Longitudinal Study , Arthritis Care and Research , 66, (11), 2014, p1597 - 1603 Journal Article, 2014 URL

G. Mckee, M. Mooney, S.O.Donnell, F.O.Brien, D.K. Moser, Symptom presentation in Myocardial Infarction (MI) patients, Irish Cardiac Nurses with the Irish Cardiac SocietyScientific Meeting, Athlone, Ireland, 16th October , 2014 Poster, 2014

Sean Kilroy, Aileen Lynch, Gabrielle Mckee, The relationship between cardiac health and physical activity levels in older adults , Irish Journal of Medical Science, 62nd Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society, Galway, 9-11October, 183, (Supp 7), Springer , 2014, ppS349- Published Abstract, 2014 URL

G McKee, F O'Brien, M Mooney, S O'Donnell & DK. Moser, Use of Ambulance in Acute Coronary syndrome patients, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, EuroHeartCare 2013, Glasgow, 22-23 March 2013, 12, (1), Elsevier, 2013, ppP54- Published Abstract, 2013 URL

G Mckee, M Kerins, E Lodge, C Conlon, A Kearns, K O'Donovan, E Reilly, E Reyes, Cardiac Nurses Cardiac Risk Factor and Guideline Knowledge , European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , EuroHeartCare 2013, Glascow, 22-23 March 2013, 12, (1), Elsevier , 2013, ppS16- Published Abstract, 2013 URL

G Mckee, M Kerins, E Lodge, C Conlon, A Kearns, K O'Donovan, E Reilly, E Reyes, G Mckee, M Kerins, E Lodge, C Conlon, A Kearns, K O'Donovan, E Reilly, E Reyes,., Cardiac Nurses Cardiac Risk Factor and Guideline Knowledge , Irish Cardiac Nurses Scientific Meeting , Dublin, April 2013, 2013 Poster, 2013

Gabrielle McKee, Martha Biddle, Sharon O'Donnell, Mary Mooney, Frances O'Brien, & Debra K. Moser, Cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction: What influences patients' intentions to attend? , Europen Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 13, (4), 2013, p329 - 337 Journal Article, 2013 DOI URL

Gabrielle McKee, Mary Mooney, Sharon O'Donnell, Frances O'Brien, Martha J. Biddle, Debra K. Moser, Multivariate analysis of predictors of pre-hospital delay in acute coronary syndrome, International Journal of Cardiology, 168, (3), 2013, p2706 - 2713 Journal Article, 2013 DOI URL

O'Brien F, O'Donnell S, McKee G, Mooney M, Moser D. , Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about acute coronary syndrome in patients diagnosed with ACS: an Irish cross-sectional study. , European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 12, 2013, p201 - 208 Journal Article, 2013 URL DOI

Gabrielle McKee, Mary Kerins, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Marie Spain, Marie O'Neill, Factors that influence Obesity, Functional capacity, Anxiety and Depression outcomes following a Phase III cardiac rehabilitation programme, Journal of Clinical Nursing , 22, (19-20), 2013, p2758 - 2767 Journal Article, 2013 DOI URL

Mary Mooney, McKee Gabrielle, Fealy Gerard., O'Brien Frances., O'Donnell Sharon.,Moser Debra, A review of interventions aimed at reducing pre-hospital delay time in acute coronary syndrome: what has worked and why?, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 11, (4), 2012, p445 - 453 Journal Article, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

O'Brien, F., Mooney, M., O'Donnell S., McKee, G., Moser, D., Irish patients' perceptions of their risk for a heart attack in the future following the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, Heart, British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference, Manchester, 28-30 May 2012, 98, (1), 2012, ppA69 - A69 Published Abstract, 2012 URL

Gabrielle McKee, Patricia Kearney, Hilary Cronin, Claire O'Regan, George Saava , Rose-Anne Kenny, Physical Activity in Older People in Ireland and the Factors that Influence it, Irish Journal of Medical Science , Irish Gerontological Society , UCC, Cork , 14-15 September 2012, 181, (Supp 7), 2012, ppS220 - S221 Published Abstract, 2012 URL

Mooney, M., McKee, G., O'Brien, F., O'Donnell, S., Moser, D., An intervention to alter help-seeking behaviour and reduce pre-hospital delay time in patients diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome., Heart., British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference. , Manchester., May 28-30 2012, 98, (1), 2012, ppA69 - A69 Published Abstract, 2012 URL

Mooney, M., McKee, G., O'Donnell, S., O'Brien, F., Moser, D., The impact of an educational intervention on patient behaviour in presenting with acute coronary syndrome: An RCT., European Heart Journal, The European Society of Cardiology Congress., Munich, August 25-29 2012, Abstract Supp. 33, 2012, pp444 - 445 Published Abstract, 2012 URL

O'Shea, Eadaoin; Coughlan, Michael; Corrigan, Helen; McKee, Gabrielle., Evaluation of a nurse-led haemophilia counselling service, British Journal of Nursing, 21, (14), 2012, p864 - 870 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Dinsmore, J. Mc Cabe, C. Brady, A-M, Mc Kee, G. O. Donnell, S, Dinsmore (2013). A Descriptive Study Exploring the Self-Management of Patients Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) , Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin AIRC 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Dublin , November 2012, 2012 Meeting Abstract, 2012

Gabrielle McKee, Catherine Comiskey,Orla Dempsey, Paul Gallagher , Margaret Codd, Lucy Kielty, Catherine Deegan , Evaluating an initiative to develop and enhanse the research capacity of nurses in practice , CARN/IPDC Conference 2012: Towards Creative Action : Transformations and Collaborations in Practice, AShton , Kent., 23-25 November 2012, 2012 Meeting Abstract, 2012

Grogan A, Coughlan M, O' Mahony B, McKee G, The development of a patient partnership programme and its impact on quality improvements in a comprehensive haemophilia care service., Haemophilia : the official journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia, 18, (6), 2012, p875-80 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

O'Donnell S, McKee G, O'Brien F, Mooney M, Moser DK , Gendered symptom presentation in acute coronary syndrome: A cross sectional analysis. , International Journal of Nursing Studies , 49, (11), 2012, p1325-1332 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

G. McKee, S. O'Donnell, F. O'Brien, M.Mooney, DK. Moser, Do Patients change their intention to attend cardiac rehabilitation and what factors influence any change?, Europen Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Europrevent 2012, Dublin, 3-5 May 2012, 19, (Supp1), 2012, ppS55- Published Abstract, 2012 URL

Anne Grogan, Michael Coughlan, Brian O' Mahony, Gabrielle McKee, Development of a model of quality improvement within a national comprehensive care centre utilising patient participation , 8th International Organisational Behaviour in Healthcare Conferance, Trinity College Dublin, 15-17 May 2012, 2012 Meeting Abstract, 2012

Anne Grogan, Michael Coughlan, Brian O' Mahony , Gabrielle McKee, The Development of a Patient Partnership Programme and its impact on , Haemophilia , International Congress of the World Federation of Haemophilia, Paris, 8-12 June 2012, 18, (Supp3), 2012, pp8- Published Abstract, 2012 URL

O'Donnell S, Moser D. Mckee G., O'Brien F. & Mooney M, Gendered presentation in acute coronary syndrome., European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 11th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing, Brussels,, April 1-2 2011, 10 , ((Supp) 1), 2011, pp42 - 42 Published Abstract, 2011 URL

Mooney M, O'Brien F, McKee G, O' Donnell S. Moser D., Acute Coronary Syndrome Pre hospital delay time in an Irish Population, 4th Annual Multidisciplinary Research, Clinical Audit, and Quality Seminar, Dublin, 19th May 2011, 2011 Poster, 2011

Mooney M., O'Brien F., McKee G., Fealy G., O' Donnell S. and Moser D, Irish pre-hospital delay times in acute coronary syndrome: an on-going dilemma, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 11th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing, Brussels, Belgium, April 1-2 2011, 10, ((Suppl.) 1), 2011, pp35 Published Abstract, 2011 URL

Yvonne Muldowney, Gabrielle McKee, Nurses New to Intensive Care Perceptions' of their Clinical Learning Environment, Nursing in Critial Care , 16, (4), 2011, p201 - 209 Journal Article, 2011 URL DOI

McKee G, O'Donnell S, Mooney M, O'Brien F, Moser D, The extent of the physical inactivity problem in Acute Coronary Syndrome patients and some clinical and demographic factors that influence it., European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, EuroPRevent, Geneva, Switzerland, April 14-16 2011, 18, (S1), 2011, ppS64 Published Abstract, 2011 URL

Mooney, M., McKee G., O'Brien, F., O'Donnell, S., Moser, D., An RCT to test the effectiveness of an educational intervention on pre-hospital delay time in patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome., Book of Abstracts, 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference., School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin , November 9-10 2011, 2011, pp74 - 74 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Mc Kee, G., Mooney, M., O'Donnell, S., O'Brien, F., Moser, D., The factors that influence pre hospital delay time in, European Heart Journal, European Society of Cardiology, Paris, 27th -31st August, 32 (Supp 1), (1), 2011, pp1521 - 1521 Published Abstract, 2011

O'Brien F., Mooney M., O' Donnell S., McKee G. & Moser D, Knowledge of ACS symptoms: an Irish population survey, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , 11th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing, Brussels, Belgium, April 1-2 2011, 10, ((Suppl.) 1), 2011, pp35 - 35 Published Abstract, 2011 URL

Mooney, M., Mc Kee, G., O'Brien, F., O'Donnell, S., Moser, D. , A randomized controlled trial to test an intervention, European Heart Journal, European Society of Cardiology, Paris, 27th- 31st August, 32 (supp 1), (1), 2011, pp1515 Published Abstract, 2011

O'Donnell S, O'Brien F, Mooney M, Mckee G, Moser D, Symptom presentation in women with acute coronary syndrome: a new perspective on help seeking delays, Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association News, Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association 14th Scientific Conferance, Tullamore, 25 March, (March), 2011, pp9 Poster, 2011

O'Shea E, Coughlan M, McKee G., Client Satisfaction with a Nurse led Genetic testing and councelling service, 4th Annual Multi-Disciplinary Research, Clinical Audit and Quality Improvement Seminar, 19th May 2011, 2011 Poster, 2011

O'Brien, F. McKee, G., O'Donnell, S., Mooney, M., Moser, D., Improving ACS patients' knowledge, attitudes and, European Heart Journal, European Society of Cardiology, Paris, 27th-31st August , 32 (Supp 1), (1), 2011, pp2337 - 2337 Published Abstract, 2011

Mary Kerins, Gabrielle McKee, Kathleen Bennett, Contributing factors to patient non-attendance at and non-completion of Phase III cardiac rehabilitation , European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 10, 2011, p31 - 36 Journal Article, 2011 DOI URL

O'Brien F., O'Donnell, S., McKee, G., Mooney, M., Moser, D, The effectiveness of an educational intervention on ACS patients' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about heart disease: a randomized controlled trial, Book of Abstracts, 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, November 9-10 2011, 2011, pp82 - 82 Meeting Abstract, 2011

McKee G, Mooney M, O'Donnell S,O'Brien F, BiddleMJ, Moser DK., Major influences on Pre-Hospital Delay in seeking treatment for Acute Coronary Syndrome Symptoms in Ireland., Irish Cardiac Society Annual Conferance, Newcastle, Northern Ireland, 6-8 October 2011, 2011 Poster, 2011

Patricia Minnock, Gabrielle McKee, Barry Bresnihan, Douglas Veale, Mixed methods research design to determine contributing factors and patients , EANS 2111 Scientific meeting, 1-2J une , 2011 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Mckee G, Mooney M, O'Donnell S, O'Brien F, Moser DK., Symptoms, diagnosis and history are important influences of prehospital delay in acute coronary syndrome patietns compared to sociodemographic factors, Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association News, Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association 14th Annual Scientific Conferance , Tullamore , 25th March, (March ), 2011, pp14 Poster, 2011

S O Donnell, F O Brien, M Mooney, G McKee, DK Mose, Slow onset Myocardial Infarction:an important determinant of patient decision delay, Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Assocaition News , Irish Cardiovascular Nurses Association, 14th Scientific Conferance , Tullamore, March 2011, (25th March 2011), 2011, pp6 Poster, 2011

Fleming S, McKee G, Huntley-Moore S., Undergraduate Nursing students Learning Styles: A Longitudinal study , Nurse Education Today, 31, (5), 2011, p444 - 449 Journal Article, 2011 URL DOI

S. O'Donnell, F. O'Brien, M. Mooney, G. McKee, D. Moser., Symptom presentation in women with acute coronary, European Heart Journal, European Society of Cardiology, Paris, 27th - 31st August, 32 (Supp 1), (1), 2011, pp1891 - 1891 Published Abstract, 2011

Muldowney Y, McKee G., Qualified Nurses perceptions of Clinical learning in Intensive Care , 11th Annual interdisciplinary Researsh Conference Transforming health care through Research and Education, Dublin, 4-5th November 2010 , 2011, pp91 Oral Presentation, 2011

Gabrielle McKee, Mary Mooney, Frances O'Brien, Sharon O'Donnell, Martha Biddle, Debra K. Moser, MI patients intentions to attend cardiac rehabilitation programmes, a quantitative survey, Europen Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation , Europrevent 2010, Praque , 5-7 May 2010, 17, (2), Sage , 2010, ppS83-S87 Published Abstract, 2010 URL

Gabrielle McKee, Paul Costello, Audrey Adams, Michael Porter, The Use of a Supplementary Online Learning Course, and its Effect on Academic Achievement within an Undergraduate Nursing Programme, The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2, (1), 2010 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text URL

Gabrielle McKee, Sharon O' Donnell, Mary Mooney, Frances O' Brien, Debra Moser, Physical activity levels in acute coronary syndrome patients, and factors that influence these levels , 11th Annual interdisciplinary Researsh Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education, Dublin, 4-5 November 2010, 2010, pp81 Meeting Abstract, 2010

Minnock, Patricia, Bresnihan, Barry, Gabrielle, McKee, FitzGerald, Oliver, Veale, Douglas, Measuring Fatigue in Inflammatory Arthritis in Clinical Practice:Single Dimension and Multidimension Scale Comparison, Arthritis and Rheumatism, 62, (Supp 10), 2010, ppS863 Published Abstract, 2010 URL

Mary Kerins, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Marie Spain, Marie O'Neill, Karen Morrison, Jo Bannon, Gabrielle McKee , A Descriptive Study of some Outcome Measures in Cardiac Rehabilitation: Obesity, Physical Fitness, Anxiety and Depression, 3rd Annual Research, Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement Seminar 2010 St James Hospital , Dublin, 20th May 2010, 2010 Meeting Abstract, 2010

Minnock P., Bresnihan B., McKee G., FitzGerald O. and Veale D., Fatigue Measurement in Patients with Inflammatory Arthritis Following 6-Months of Anti-TNF Therapy., Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases , 69, (Supp 13 ), 2010, pp644 Published Abstract, 2010 URL

Minnock, Patricia, Bresnihan, Barry, McKee, Gabrielle, FitzGerald, Oliver, Veale, Dougla, Fatigue In Inflammatory Arthritis: Clinical Characteristics, And Contributory Factors Following 6-Months of Anti-TNF Therapy, Arthritis and Rheumatism , Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2010, 62, (Supp 10), 2010, ppS430 Published Abstract, 2010 URL

Minnock P, Bresnihan B, Fitzgerald O, Veale D, Measuring Fatigue in Patients with Inflammatory Arthritis in Clinical Practice: Single Dimension and Multidimensional Scale Comparison, ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, Atlanta, November 6 -11 , 2010 Published Abstract, 2010 URL

G. McKee, S. O' Donnell, M. Mooney, F. O' Brien, D. Moser, A quantitative survey of the number of patients who do not intent to attend cardiac rehabilitation and the reasons why, Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation , Dublin , Ireland , 16-17th October 2009, 2009 Meeting Abstract, 2009

F. O'Brien, G. McKee, D. Moser, S. O'Donnell, M. Mooney , Acute coronary syndrome symptoms in patients presenting in accident and emergency departments in Ireland, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , 9th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing , Dublin , Ireland, 24-25 April 2009, 8, (Supp 1), 2009, ppS27 Published Abstract, 2009

Minnock P, McKee G, Veale D, FitzGerald O, Mongey A, Bresnihan B., Measurement and characteristics of fatigue in patients with inflammatory arthritis prior to anti-TNF therapy. , Arthritis and Rheumatism , The 2009 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting , Philadelphia, October 16-21, 2009, 62, (10), 2009, ppS421 Published Abstract, 2009 URL

Gabrielle McKee, Sandra Fleming, Sylvia Huntley-Moore, What are the strengths and weaknesses of student nurses' learning and study style strategies and do they change over time? , Advancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice and Performance in Modern Health Care Systems 28th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Dublin , 25-26 February , 2009 Poster, 2009

Gabrielle Mckee, Mary Mooney, frances O'Brien, Sharon O'Donnell, Debra K. Moser , A study of the length of time that patients delay before presentating to accident and emergency with acute coronary syndrome, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , 9th Annual Spring meeting on Cardiovascular nursing, Dublin, Ireland, 24-25 april 2009, edited by Gabrielle McKee , 8, (suppl 1), 2009, ppS9. Published Abstract, 2009

Gabrielle McKee, Are there meaningful longitudinal changes in health related quality of life - SF36, in cardiac rehabilitation patients, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , 8, 2009, p40 - 47 Journal Article, 2009 URL DOI

McKee, G, The reasons for non attendance to and non completion of a phase III cardiac rehabilitation programme and analysis of the contributing factors , Europen Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , 9th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing , Dublin, Ireland, 24-25th April, edited by McKee, G , 8, (Supp 1), 2009 Published Abstract, 2009

Gabrielle McKee, Sharon O'Donnell, Debra Moser, Mary Mooney, Frances O'Brien, ACS Response Time Intervention Trial, Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association News , Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association , Dublin, Ireland, 11-12 April 2008, 9, (2), 2008, pp7 Meeting Abstract, 2008

Gabrielle McKee, Predictors of fitness improvements in phase III cardiac rehabilitation exercise, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 15, (3), 2008, p138 - 142 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Sandra Fleming, Gabrielle McKee, Sylvia Huntley-Moore & Aileen Patterson, Nursing Students' Approaches to Learning and Studying: A Longitudinal Study, 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference:Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology, School of Nursing and MidwiferyTrinity College Dublin, 5-7 November, 2008, 2008, pp8 - 14 Conference Paper, 2008 URL

Sandra Fleming, Gabrielle McKee, Sylvia Huntley-Moore, Nursing Students' Learning Styles: A Longitudinal Study, 3rd European Practice-Based and Practitioner Research Conference, Bergen, Norway, 26-28 November, 2008 Meeting Abstract, 2008

M. Kerins, GMcKee, K. Bennett , The factors and reasons for non attendance and non completion from cardiac rehabilitation , Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association News , Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association , Dublin, Ireland , 11-12 April 2008, 9, (2), 2008, pp9- Meeting Abstract, 2008 URL

M Kerins , G McKee, K Bennett, A mixed method study analysing the factors and reasons for non-attendance and dropout at a phase III cardiac rehabilitation programme , European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation , Europrevent Congress, Paris, May 1-3 2008, edited by P Giannuzzi & D A wood , 15, (Supp 1), 2008, ppS50 Published Abstract, 2008

Audrey Adams, Paul Costello, Gabrielle McKee and Micheal Porter , First year nursing students access and use of biological sciences e-learning materials , School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference:Transforming Healthcare through Research Innovation and Technology, Dublin, November, 2007, pp652 - 653 Conference Paper, 2007

Gabrille McKee, Jo Bannon, Mary Kerins and Geraldine Fitzgerald, Changes in diet, exercise and stress behaviours using the stages of change model in cardiac rehabilitation patients., European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , 6, (3), 2007, p233 - 240 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI

Micheal J. Porter, Gabrielle McKee, Audrey Adams , Paul Costello, First year nursing students access and use of bological sciences E-learning materials , AISHE Conferance 2007;Teaching and Learning in the Changing World of Higher Education, Maynooth University, Ireland , 30-31 August 2007, 2007, pp1-9 Conference Paper, 2007 URL

Gabrielle McKee, Mary Kerins, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Is there a significant improvement in patient fitness over cardiac rehabilitation , British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation Annual Conferance , Cardiff, September 2007, 2007 Meeting Abstract, 2007

Gabrielle McKee,Mary Kerins, Geraldine FitzGerald, Patients' satisfaction with phase III cardiac rehabilitation programme, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing , 2, (8), 2007, p393 - 389 Journal Article, 2007 URL

Gabrielle McKee, What level of fitness improvement occurs during phase III cardiac rehabilitation?, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin,8th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference:Transforming Healthcare through Research Innovation and Technology, Dublin, November , 2007, pp542 - 549 Conference Paper, 2007

Kerins M, McKee G, An Analysis Of Waiting Time From Phase I To Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation, School of Nursing and Midwifery 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conferance , Trinity College Dublin, Nov 2006, 2006, pp50 - 52 Conference Paper, 2006

Gabrielle McKee, Do patients maintain exercise following Phase III cardiac rehabilitation? , School of Nursing and Midwifery 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference , Trinity College Dublin, Nov 2006, 2006, pp48 - 49 Conference Paper, 2006

Gabrielle McKee, Mary Kerins & Geraldine Fitzgerald , Do patients maintain their exercise participation and physical wellbeing subsequent to participating in Phase III cardiac rehabilitation?, Europen Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, EuroPrevent , Athens , May 2006 , 13, (Supplement 1), 2006, ppS75- Published Abstract, 2006

Fleming, S., McKee, G, The mature student question, Nurse Education Today, 25, (3), 2005, p230 - 237 Journal Article, 2005 DOI URL

Kerins M, McKee G., Waiting time for Phase III Cardiac rehabilitation, Irish Association Cardiac Rehabilitation, Hilton Hotel Dublin , Nov 2005, 2005 Meeting Abstract, 2005

Warmington S, Breakwell, N. & McKee, G., Interactive e-learning improves examination performance for 1st Year Nursing students in the biosciences. , Transforming Healthcare through research , education and technology, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, November 2005, 2005, pp258 - 259 Conference Paper, 2005

Sandra Fleming & Gabrielle McKee, The mature Student Question, Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity Colleg Dublin, November 2004, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Gabrielle McKee, Geraldine FitzGerald and Mary Kerins, The Distribution of Risk Factors in Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients:Implications For Practice , Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery , Trinity College Dublin, November 2004, 2004, pp41 - 47 Conference Paper, 2004

McKee G. Kerins M & FitzGerald G , Improvements in quality of life in patients following cardiac rehabilitation., European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, 8th World Congress of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention, Dublin Ireland, May 2004, 11, (1), 2004, ppp101 Published Abstract, 2004

Kerins M. FitzgeraldG & McKee G, Evaluation of patient satisfaction comments on Phase III multidisciplinary cardiac rehabilitation programme , 2004 European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, 8th World Congress of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary prevention, Dublin, May 2004, 11, (1), 2004, ppp142 Published Abstract, 2004

Gabrielle McKee, Is biological sciences difficult for first year nursing students or do we simply need more information? , Nurse Education Today, 22, (3), 2003, p157 - 158 Journal Article, 2003 URL

Gabrielle McKee, Mary Kerins, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Judy Colin and Joe Bannon , Improvements in patient risk factor behaviors during and post phase 3 cardiac rehabilitation. , Irish Cardiac Rehabilitation Conference , Tullamore , 2003, 2003 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Gabrielle McKee, Mary Kerins, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Judy Colin and Joe Bannon , Exercise lifestyle changes during and post Phase 3 cardiac rehabilitation, are they maintained and do they make the patients feel physically better, British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation Conference, Harrogate, Oct 2003, 2003 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Fleming, S., McCarthy, M., McKee, G., Mature Students: Is there a need for an Introductory Programme?, 3rd Annual International Research Conference Transforming Healthcare Through Research Education & Technology, School of Nursing & Midwifery StudiesTrinity College Dublin, 13th-15th November, 2002, pp90 - 91 Conference Paper, 2002

Fleming, S., McCarthy, M. & McKee, G. , Mature Students: Is there a need for an introductory programme?, Proceedings of the Third Annual Reseach Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity College Dublin, 2002, 2002, pp90 - 91 Conference Paper, 2002

McKee, G, Why is biological science difficult for first-year nursing students?, Nurse Education Today, 22, (3), 2002, p251 - 257 Journal Article, 2002 DOI URL

Bannon, J. Kerins, M., Fitzgerald, G., McKee, G., Are the improvements in perceived physical function and exercise behaviours in cardiac patients maintained following rehabilitation , Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation Annual Conference, 2001, 2001 Meeting Abstract, 2001

McKee, G., Bannon, J., Colin, J., Fitzgerald, G., Kerins, M., Longitudinal changes in behaviour in cardiac rehabilitation patients, Nurses Cardiovascular Association Scientific Conference, 2001, 2001 Meeting Abstract, 2001

McKee, Gabrielle, What are the changes in perceived physical function and exercise patterns in cardiac patients following rehabilitation?, 2nd Annual research Conference in Nursing and Midwifery: Nursing and Midwifery Practice Section, 2001, 2001, pp246 - 250 Conference Paper, 2001

McKee G., Does Leaving Certificate Biology Results Influence First Year Diploma Biological Sciences Exam Results, 1st Annual Research Conference in Nursing and Midwifery: Nursing and Midwifery in Education, Education Initiatives and Strategies, 3c, 2000, 2000, pp4 Meeting Abstract, 2000

Bannon, J., Colin, J., Fitzgerald, G., McKee, G., White, P., Perceived health and well being changes among patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation, 1st Annual Research Conference in Nursing and Midwifery: Nursing and Midwifery Practice: facing the challenges of the new Millennium, 2000, 2000 Conference Paper, 2000

Bannon, J., Colin, J., Fitzgerald, G., McKee, G., White, P., Health and well being changes among patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation at St. James's Hospital, Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation Annual Conference, 1999, 1999 Meeting Abstract, 1999

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Ruth Paterson, Gabrielle McKee, Norma Caples, Shirley Ingram, Medicines management in cardiovascular disease, EuroHeartcare 2018, Dublin, June 7th-9th , 2018 Invited Talk, 2018

Gabrielle McKee, Differences in presentation and treatment of cardiovascular diseases in the elderly , EuroHeartcare 2018, Dublin, June 7th-9th , 2018, Council for Cardiac Nurses and Allied Health professionals Invited Talk, 2018 URL

Mary Mooney, Frances O' Brien, Gabrielle McKee, Sharon O' Donnell, The ACS Response Time Educational Intervention, World of Irish Nursing, 24, (10), 2017, p55 - 57 Journal Article, 2017

Gabrielle McKee, Research capacity Building in Clinical Nurses , 4th Symposium of Croatian Association of Cardiology Nurses , Trakoscan, Croatia , 9-11 November , 2017, Croatian Association of Cardiology Nurses Invited Talk, 2017

Fallon N, Flynn N, McKee G, Quirke M, Finn C, McGeary P, O'Mahony R, Jones V, Malone S, Maher V, To evaluative the effectiveness of attendance at a Phase III specialised Heart Failure Cardiac rehabilitation programme (CRHFP) on patient's cardiovascular risk factor profile, Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation Annual Conference, Killashee House, Kildare Ireland , 25 Feb 2017, 2017 Poster, 2017

Gabrielle McKee, What do Nurses really think about the guidelines? The baseline results of the CCNAP survey., Euroheartcare 2016, Athens , 15-16 April 2016, 2016, Council for Cardiac Nurses and Allied Health professionals Invited Talk, 2016 URL

Mary Mooney, Frances O' Brien, Gabrielle McKee, Sharon O' Donnell, The ACS Response Time Intervention Trial, Hospital Doctor of Ireland, 22, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Gabrielle McKee, Implementation of the cardiovascular Diseases Prevention Guidelines - how do Nurses see their role, European Society of Cardiology Annual Conference , London, 29th Aug- 2nd Sept , 2015, European Society of Cardiology Invited Talk, 2015 URL

N Fallon, M Kerins, G Mckee, S Charle C Finn, B Hannon, H Newton, J Stephenson, G Prizeman, , Achieving blood pressure and LDL targets in cardiac rehabilitation centres in Ireland: how well are we meeting European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention recommendations., Irish Cardiac Nurses Association (INCA) Spring Meeting , Bewleys Hotel, Leopardstown, Dublin., 21st March, 2015, 2015 Poster, 2015

Sinead Teehan, Orla Dempsey , Gabrielle McKee, Management of severe aortic stenosis , World of Irish Nursing, 22, (1), 2014, p61 - 63 Journal Article, 2014

Gabrielle McKee , What good does exercise really do? and are we really prescribing exercise., Cardiovascular Nursing in Tallaght Hospital" at the Heart of Patient Care", AMNCH Dublin, 28th September , 2014 Invited Talk, 2014

Gabrielle McKee, The effect of psychological co-morbidities on the potential of coronary patients to achieve lifestyle changes following a coronary event, Europrevent, Amsterdam, 8-10 May, 2014, European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation Invited Talk, 2014

Mary Mooney, Frances O' Brien, Gabrielle McKee, Sharon O' Donnell, Mission Critical: An Irish RCT to target reduction in patient pre-hospital delay time in ACS should pave way for change, Professional Diabetes and Cardiology Review, 1, (3), 2014, p12 - 15 Journal Article, 2014

Gabrielle McKee , Paul Gallagher , An innovation to enhanse research capacity in practice for the current times , St James Hospital 6th Annual Multidisciplinary research, clinical audit and quality improvemnt seminar, Dublin, May, 2013 Invited Talk, 2013

Gabrielle McKee, Optimising prognosis in ACS patients: factors and interventions that impact on pre-hospital delay, including results for an Irish RCT, Europrevent , Dublin, 3-5 May , 2012, European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation Invited Talk, 2012

Mooney M., O'Brien F., McKee G., O' Donnell S. & Moser D, Unchanging times: Acute coronary syndrome pre-hospital delay times in an Irish population., 4th Annual Multi - Disciplinary Research, Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement Seminar 2011, St. James's Hospital, Dublin 8, May 19th 2011, 2011 Poster, 2011

O'Brien F., Mooney M., O' Donnell S., McKee G. & Moser D, Knowledge of symptoms of acute coronary syndrome in an Irish population, 4th Annual Multi - Disciplinary Research, Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement Seminar, St. James's Hospital, May 19th 2011, 2011 Poster, 2011

Mooney M., O'Brien F., McKee G., Fealy G., O' Donnell S. and Moser D. , From whom do people with ACS symptoms seek advice before going to the emergency department? , Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association, Sligo,, 7th October 2010, 2010 Poster, 2010

O'Brien F., Mooney M., O' Donnell S., McKee G., and Moser D, Perceptions of vulnerability to ACS recurrence in an Irish population, Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association, Sligo, 7th October 2010, 2010 Poster, 2010

Research Expertise

Description

Implementing and evaluating Health care interventions and innovations in chronic illness: Effectiveness of an educational intervention on symptom response time in acute coronary syndrome patients. Improving outcomes in COPD using telehealth. Outcomes of Phase III cardiac rehabilitation: Longitudinal changes in Quality of life, stages of change and exercise. Understanding the determinants of health:Physical activity in the aged, the factors that influence this and the influence of physical activity on health particularly cardiovascular health. Understanding the determinants of ill health: The longitudinal modification of lifestyle factors in cardiovascular patients particularly exercise. Determinants of physical activity in cardiac population. The factors that influence pre hospital delay time in Acute Coronary Syndrome patients. Other : Student learning styles and approaches.Evaluation of e-learning developments in the biological sciences component of the nursing degree. The needs of mature students in nurse education.

Projects

  • Title
    • Barriers to Guidelines Research Programme: Council of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Health Professions'(CCNAP) Survey on the implementation of European Society of Cardiology Guidelines
  • Summary
    • The European Society of Cardiology create new guidelines for practice on a regular basis. Implementation of these guidelines is not always optimal. The aims of the research is three fold to: Ascertain the current use of and the factors that influence the use of guidelines and to identify the perceived barriers to the use of guidelines in nurses across Europe.
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2016
  • Title
    • The Effectiveness of a Structured Educational Intervention on the length of pre-hospital delay in patients at risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS): ACS RESPONSE TIME -INTERVENTION TRIAL:
  • Summary
    • RCT testing a brief educational intervention and examining its effect on pre-hospital delay in acute coronary syndrome patients. The secondary objectives included: to determine factors that influence pre-hospital delay; to determine the impact of the educational intervention on knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about heart disease and ACS symptoms; to compare GTN and ambulance use following an educational intervention; to elucidate the determinants of physical activity in the ACS population and how it changes post cardiac event; to determine intention to attend cardiac rehabilitation, subsequent attendance and the factors that influence this. Secondary analysis 2013-2016 a) : Longitudinal changes in physical activity in ACS patients. Ongoing b) Is there a difference in ACS symptom presentation in the aged compared to younger cohorts. Ongoing
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board 2007 -2010
  • Date From
    • October 2007
  • Date To
    • December 2010
  • Title
    • Understanding the determinants of health and ill health in the aged : Project 1
  • Summary
    • The Irish Longitudinal study on Ageing (TILDA) is a major inter-institutional initiative led by Trinity College Dublin. The study will involve interviews on a two yearly basis with a sample of 8,000+ people aged 50 and over (or their spouses/partners) of their lives, including the economic (pensions, employment, living standards), health (physical, mental, service needs and usage) and social aspects (contact with friends and kin, formal and informal care, social participation). I am a member of the cardiovascular team within this project and am responsible for the physical activity aspect of this study. Project 1: What are the determinants and influence of physical activity across the aged cohort? 2012- 2015 complete.
  • Date From
    • 2007
  • Title
    • Nurse sensitive outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis
  • Summary
    • Project 1 : (PhD study) Dr Patricia Minnock Determination of clinical characteristics , contributory factors and patients perceptions of fatigue in inflammatory arthritis (2007- 2011). Project 2:Measuring Fatigue in Patients with Inflammatory Arthritis: Psychometric Properties of Two Fatigue Measurement Scales Compared 2012-2015 Complete
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board of Ireland National Council for Nursing and Midwifery
  • Date From
    • October 2010
  • Date To
    • October 2013
  • Title
    • An evaluation of students' smoking behaviour
  • Summary
    • Smoking is currently more prevalent in young adults than previously. Previous surveys have observed the need for further monitoring of young adult smoking levels, smoking contexts and attitudes to smoking. This study explores these areas in a sample of the current student population. If the implementation of a smoke free policy in Trinity College goes forward the study will also compare smoking levels, smoking contexts and attitudes to smoking before and year after the implementation of this policy. Phase 1 complete. Institute of Population health project (Gabrielle McKee, Shane Allwright, Joe Barry, Catherine Hayes and Martina Mullin)
  • Date From
    • September 2013
  • Date To
    • June 2017
  • Title
    • Implementing and evaluating Health care interventions and innovations: Cardiac rehabilitation Tallaght Project 4: Cardiac Rehabilitation in Heart Failure
  • Summary
    • To evaluative the effectiveness of attendance at a Phase III specialised Heart Failure Cardiac rehabilitation programme (CRHFP) on patient's cardiovascular risk factor profile. Purpose: The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) recommend exercise as one of the core components for patients with chronic heart failure, with reported benefits in skeletal, muscle, respiratory, cardiovascular and physiological responses. Exercise training reduces debilitating symptoms, improves functional capacity, quality of life, and significantly improves survival time, while reducing all cause and HF specific cause of hospital admissions. Methods: This is a retrospective longitudinal study that examined profile factors of patients' pre and post the CRHFP. Patients were recruited through a specialised heart failure service to a 10 week exercise and education program. The following data was examined to ascertain if there was any significant changes in the profile factors following attendance at the programme: Quality of life (Minnesota), levels of anxiety and depression (HADS), functional capacity (6Minute walk test and DASI) and anthropometric measurements (Weight, BMI, WC), and Blood Pressure. Results: Data was collected, pertaining to 100 patients. The mean age was 64.5 years (SD=11.1) with half of patients falling within the 67-83 years age group (range 33-83 years). 80% (n=80) were male. 15% (n=15) of patients did not achieve a compliance rate of ≥60%. The reasons for non-completion included Illness/injury 47% (7), no reason 27% (4), return to work 13% (2), domestic issues 7% (1) and lack of motivation7% (1). There was a significant change in four of the ten examined variables. Post CRHFP, patients showed significant improvements in 6 minute walk score: 426 to 466 meters, p<0.001, systolic blood pressure 122mmHg to 115mmHg p <0.005. The Minnesota Living with Heart Failure score improved: 30.5 to 25 p <0.005. The categories of the anxiety and depression scales were merged dichotomously (Normal/Mild & Moderate/Severe). McNemar analysis revealed a significant decrease in the proportion of participants who scored within the moderate/severe range on the HADS Anxiety scale following the programme (5%) when compared with the proportion prior to the programme (18%; n=78, p<0.01). No significant changes were observed on the HADS Depression score. Conclusions: In-hospital and out of hospital HF care has developed significantly, especially in acute symptom control. More recently, emphasis has been put on the long term control of other risk factors. This study adds to this body of literature indicating that attendance at a hospital based Phase III CR programme that provides supervised tailored exercise, with intensive education and support, is effective in reducing risk factors in patients with the lower grades of heart failure. In addition, this study highlighted the positive effects of exercise training on quality of life and exercise capacity.
  • Funding Agency
    • The Meath Foundation
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2017
  • Title
    • Implementing and evaluating Health care interventions and innovations: St James Hospital: Haemophilia and Anti-coagulation Research programme Project 1: Hemophilia carrier testing patient satisfaction survey.
  • Summary
    • Haemophilia carrier testing patient satisfaction survey: quantitative descriptive survey. Ms Eadaoin O'Shea (PI St James Hospital ), Mr Michael Coughlan (TCD), MS. Helen Corrigan(TCD and St James). Dr Gabrielle McKee(TCD)
  • Funding Agency
    • Supported in part by National Council for Nursing and Midwifery, HSE
  • Date From
    • 2010
  • Date To
    • 2012
  • Title
    • Implementing and evaluating Health care interventions and innovations: St James Hospital : Evaluation health care intervention St James Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Summary
    • Ongoing multipronged project evaluating the effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation by examining the programme outcomes and the factors that influence these. Research team: Ms Mary Kerins (St James Hospital) , Ms Geraldine FitzGerald (St James Hospital), Dr Gabrielle McKee (TCD) 2000-2002 Quality of life of cardiac rehabilitation patients 2004 Patient satisfaction 2007 The influence of stages of change on patient outcomes in cardiac rehabilitation. 2009-2011 Factors that influence cardiac rehabilitation programme attendance 2011 : Changes in lifestyle factors: nutrition and physical activity following cardiac rehabilitation. 2013:Achieving blood pressure and LDL targets in cardiac rehabilitation centres in Ireland: how well are we meeting European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention recommendations. A multi-site observational study. Team members N. Fallon (AMNCH), M. Kerins (St James)2, G. McKee(TCD), S. Charles(St Colmcilles), C. Finn (AMNCH), B. Hannon(Beaumont), H. Newton(Beaumont), J. Stephenson( Wexford), G. Prizeman (CPHI & TCD). 2015 Project 1: Changes in risk factor profile of patients attending cardiac rehabilitation over the last 10 years M. Kerins (St James) & G. McKee(TCD). Project 2: Cardiac Rehabilitation - An Innovative E Learning Solution. Team members:M Kerins (St James), F Thompson (St James), C Deegan (St James), G McKee (TCD). 2015- ongoing
  • Funding Agency
    • 2007 project funded in part by HSE, 2015 project in part funded by NMBA
  • Date From
    • 1997
  • Date To
    • ongoing
  • Title
    • Implementing and evaluating Health care interventions and innovations ; Tallaght Hospital : Chest pain clinics
  • Summary
    • Protocols for the diagnosis and management non-acute coronary syndrome (ACS) chest pain unlike those with ACS chest pain are not well established. This study examines the effectiveness on both clinical and patients' outcomes utilising an advanced nurse practitioner led referral from emergency department and outpatient chest pain clinic.
  • Funding Agency
    • The Meath Foundation
  • Date From
    • 2014
  • Date To
    • 2016
  • Title
    • Implementing and evaluating Health care interventions and innovations; Developing and Implementing the Research Capacity of the CNS and ANP (Clinical Nurse Specialist and Advanced Nurse Practitioner) at St. James's Hospital, Dublin.
  • Summary
    • This initiative is the implementation of a research partnership program, which aims to enhance and develop the profile, skills and research experience of CNS's and ANP's in St James's Hospital. Programme evaluated 2013
  • Funding Agency
    • Funding sourced annually: NCNM, HSE and Royal Hospital Baggot St
  • Date From
    • 2010
  • Date To
    • 2014
  • Title
    • Implementing and evaluating Health care interventions and innovations: Tallaght Hospital : The Psoriasis Patient Experience and Impact Survey
  • Summary
    • Following a small study to evaluate overall Psorisis satistaction with the servise the team has now developed an indepth questionnaire to audit and evaluate the impact of the attending the nurse led course of phototherapy and the factors that influence this impact. This study is running in conjunction with the Psoriasis nursing team AMNCH. Research team: kelly Impey (AMNCH), Michelle Greenwood(AMNCH), Carmel Blake (AMNCH), Karen Beesley (AMNCH) Dr Gabrielle McKee
  • Date From
    • 2011
  • Date To
    • 2013
  • Title
    • Developing technological based educational, motivational and health promoting material to support self management in patients with chronic illnesses
  • Summary
    • This project was developed in line with the current health service change in emphasis from hospital to community care. In the first phase the project aims are to explore the care needs sources of support & experiences of patients & carers living at home with chronic illness, in the first instance COPD. This information will be supported by behaviour change principles and will be then used to develop technological based educational, motivational and health promoting material to support self management in patients with chronic illnesses, COPD in the first instance
  • Funding Agency
    • TRIL
  • Date From
    • 2011
  • Date To
    • 2012
  • Title
    • Cardiac Nurses Heart Disease Knowledge Study
  • Summary
    • This study seeks to explore cardiac nurse's knowledge, how cardiac nurses acquire this knowledge and the factors that influence our knowledge level. Reaserch team: Irish Cardiac Nurses ASSociation Committee : Dr Gabrielle McKee (PI) Mary Kerins, Emer Lodge,Carmel Conlon, Audrey Kearns, Geraldine Lynch, Kate O'Donovan, Eric Reyes, Elizabeth Reilly, Rita Smith, Cecilia Tracy.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Heart Foundation
  • Date From
    • 2012
  • Date To
    • 2013
  • Title
    • The learning styles and approaches to learning of Faculty of Health Science Students and how they changed over the course of their programme
  • Summary
    • A joint project under the auspices of the Faculty of Health Sciences Educational Research Group. The first round of data was collected from Junior Fresher students from Medicine and Nursing. The second round of data was collected in 2006 and 2007.Findings from data collected from medical and nursing students has been presented at conferences in 2008 and 2009. Resutls from the nursing student cohort were published in 2011 Research team: Huntley-Moore S, Fleming S, McKee G, Patterson A.
  • Funding Agency
    • Higher Educational Authority
  • Date From
    • 2007
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • Implementing and evaluating Health care interventions and innovations : St James Hospital: Hemophilia anti-coagulation research programme project 3:An evaluation of the effectiveness of an anti-coagulation self-testing programme from the patient perspective
  • Summary
    • An evaluation of the effectiveness of an anti-coagulation self-testing programme from the patient perspective commenced 2014 team members : Anne Grogan (PI, St James Hospital), Michael Coughlan (TCD), Geraldine Prizeman (CPHI TCD and St James Hospital , Gabrielle McKee(TCD).
  • Funding Agency
    • National Council for Nursing and Midwifery
  • Date From
    • 2012
  • Date To
    • 2017
  • Title
    • Implementing and evaluating Health care interventions and innovations: St James Hospital: Hemophilia anti-coagulation research programme project 2: Development of a model of quality evaluation and improvement within a haemophilia service: moving from patient involvement through patient participation.
  • Summary
    • Development of a model of quality evaluation and improvement within a haemophilia service: moving from patient involvement through patient participation. Multidisciplinary practice led action research project including a service user throughout the project. The project identified patient issues with the service and which were then addressed using patient participation. Team members: Ms Anne Grogan (PI St James Hospital), Mr Michael Coughlan (TCD), Mr Brian O'Mahony(Haemophilia Soc.), Gabrielle McKee( TCD)
  • Funding Agency
    • National Council for Nursing and Midwifery
  • Date From
    • 2008
  • Date To
    • 2012
  • Title
    • Implementation and evaluation of a WEB based module and impact of it's use on student achievement
  • Summary
    • To meet the different learning needs and experiences of students entering nursing the team created a online introduction to Biology module. Team: Dr Gabrielle McKee, Dr Paul Costello, Ms Audrey Adams, Dr Micheal Porter
  • Funding Agency
    • TCD CAPSL award
  • Date From
    • 2008
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • Meeting the needs of Mature students in University.
  • Summary
    • Evuation of the needs of mature nursing studnents within the University Reaserch team: Ms Sandra Fleming, Dr Gabrielle McKee
  • Date From
    • 2007
  • Date To
    • 2008
  • Title
    • Implementing and evaluating Health care interventions and innovations: Cardiac rehabilitation Tallaght Project 1 : Risk fcators monitoring Ambulatory BP
  • Summary
    • The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the systematic identification and follow up of hypertensive patients using ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (APBM) in cardiac rehabilitation (CR). Project 2 Master By research study 2013-2015 (Caroline Finn): Predictors of participation in cardiac rehabilitation in the 21st century ( Complete). Project 3: Analysis & Management of Problems during Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation. The complexity of patient care in cardiac rehabilitation 2012-2015. Project 4: Evaluation of patient's outcomes following attendance at a heart failure cardiac rehabilitation programme. 2015 on going Project 5: Evaluation of patient's outcomes following attendance at a peripheral arterial disease cardiac rehabilitation programme. 2017 ongoing
  • Date From
    • 2012
  • Date To
    • 2013
  • Title
    • Implementing and evaluating Health care interventions and innovations: Cardiac rehabilitation Tallaght Project 2: Complexity of Care
  • Summary
    • This study aims to explore problems and outcomes that occurred during well-attended phase-III cardiac rehabilitation programmes. Methods: This was a retrospective, single-site study that extracted data from case notes on all patients who attended phase III over 1 year. Results: The study included 227 patients, 75% of which were males, and an average age of 61 years; 69% had acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and attendance was 81%. Risk factor target levels were achieved in the following proportions: hypertension, 99%; LDL, 75%; anxiety, 97%; depression, 99%; and obesity, 30%. A total of 1246 additional problems (average 5.5 per patient) were addressed. These included chest pain, arrhythmias, hypotension, dizziness and light-headedness. Conclusion: The use of an individualised, holistic approach, and addressing the additional problems that arose during cardiac rehabilitation proved effective in delivering a well-attended programme, with successful patient outcomes. However, it did stretch the team and success may be difficult to sustain.
  • Funding Agency
    • The Meath Foundation
  • Date From
    • 2012
  • Date To
    • 2014
  • Title
    • Implementing and evaluating Health care interventions and innovations: Cardiac rehabilitation Tallaght Project 3: The effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation in improving quality of life
  • Summary
    • Quality of life (QoL) is a broad concept affected in a complex way by the person's physical health, psychological state, personal beliefs, independence level, social relationships and relationship to significant structures of their environment. Several tools have been developed to assess patient's physical, emotional and social wellbeing in coronary heart disease (CHD). The HeartQoL questionnaire was designed to be a single, reliable and valid health related QoL instrument in these patients, to assess baseline health related QoL, for making between-diagnosis comparisons possible, and to assess the change in QoL after treatment. The aims of this study were to measure the outcomes of the HeartQoL questionnaire in patient's attending cardiac rehabilitation (CR), and to identify if there was correlation with emotional scores on the HeartQoL questionnaire and Hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS) scores. The HeartQoL consists of fourteen items, ten of which focus on physical wellbeing, and four items focusing on emotional wellbeing, together they provide a global score. The reliability and validity of the HeartQoL was established, when used in EUROASPIRE IV survey. Patients completed the HeartQoL questionnaire at commencement and completion of the CR programme. HADS was routinely completed by each patient at commencement of the CR programme, and on completion if scores were elevated. Paired t-tests were conducted to evaluate the impact of the programme on HeartQoL scores over time. Spearman rho analysis was conducted to identify if there was a relationship between HADS scores and the relevant HeartQoL. SPSS 22 was used for analysis. Results There were 45 patients, mean age 61years, 51% has a MI and 58% had had a PCI. A significant improvement post cardiac rehabilitation was found across all three scales of the HeartQoL (Emotional, Physical, Global) (p<0.05). Examination of the relationship between HADS scores (Anxiety and Depression sub-scale) (post programme) and the emotional sub-scale of the HEART QoL revealed a large negative correlation p<0.05. The HQoL questionnaire is easy for the patients to understand and our study demonstrated an improvement in QoL in patients attending CR
  • Funding Agency
    • The Meath Foundation
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2017
  • Title
    • Implementing and evaluating Health care interventions and innovations: Cardiac rehabilitation Tallaght Project 5 : Peripheral Arterial Disease Risk Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme Evaluation
  • Summary
    • Background: Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) (lower limb) have a 6 fold increased risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared to the general population. Risk factors for PAD are similar to those for CVD. Exercise limitations and claudication pain compound these risk factors and accentuate their impact on CVD. Given the very high CVD risk associated with PAD, patients need interventions to protect their overall arterial tree. Aim: To evaluate a PAD risk assessment and rehabilitation programme. Methods: A prospective observational study on one site from 2015-2017. All de novo identified patients and recently treated PAD, were offered a specially adapted 10 week rehabilitation programme, with exercise twice per week, education, and intervention for uncontrolled CVD risk factors, in line with European Society of Cardiology PAD guideline recommendations. Pre and post data was analysed in the powered sample using SPSS version 21, Mann Whitney or Wilcoxan tests. Results: The profile of the 78 participants was: 77% male, mean age 64±9.3, 68% hypertension, 38% diabetic and 41% smokers. There was significant improvements (p <0.05) in systolic blood pressure (140 pre:129 post) total cholesterol (4.2:3.7), LDL (2: 1.8), initial claudication time (min.sec) (2.05:5.2) and distance (M) (100:290), max claudication time (4.5:13.5) and distance (240:715)(Gardiner-skinner protocol) and Quality of Life (VasQoL)(3.2:2.6). Conclusion: This specific PAD rehabilitation programme, which addressed CVD risk factors is the first of its kind to be established nationally. This program was effective in improving functional capacity and quality of life. Increased time to claudication and endurance was associated with increased self-report improvements in activity and pain. With continued audit of this programme, its merits can be established and will help pioneer this approach on a national basis.
  • Funding Agency
    • The Meath Foundation
  • Date From
    • 2017
  • Date To
    • 2018
  • Title
    • Implementing and evaluating Health care interventions and innovations: Cardiac rehabilitation Tallaght Project 5: Enrollment and attendance at Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Summary
    • Master By research study 2013-2015 (Caroline Finn): Predictors of participation in cardiac rehabilitation in the 21st century.Background: Extensive research has occurred across time investigating the many sociodemographic, clinical and organisational factors that influence both enrolment and attendance in Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR). There has been multiple changes both in recruitment and within cardiac rehabilitation that may have changed the predominance of these factors. Purpose: To inform future development in cardiac rehabilitation this study aimed to identify the main factors influencing both enrolment and attendance at a CR programme collectively in a multinomial model. Methods: The study design is a retrospective, inferential cohort study. The cohort were patients eligible to attend cardiac rehabilitation. Ethical permission permitted the extraction of data from the patient case notes and hospital databases. Multinomial regression analysis was used to identify predictors of enrolment and attendance at cardiac rehabilitation across three groups: attenders, non-attenders/dropouts and non-enrollers. The predictors included were: age, distance to CR centre, gender, cardiac diagnosis, marital status, employment status and cardiac intervention. Attendance was defined as attendance at 60% or more CR sessions. Results: 1592 patients were eligible to partake in cardiac rehabilitation, 997 (63%) enrolled and in CR., was 756 (47%) completed attendance. Within the eligible patients mean age was 63 years, 76% were males, 38% were employed, 34% had a diagnosis of MI and 62% had only medical intervention. The multinomial model was significant (χ2 (18), 255.6, p <0.001, N =568), explaining between 15 to 17% of the variance in attendance. Non-enrollers were younger, not married, not employed and had no intervention, compared to attenders. Non-attenders were younger, not married and not employed compared to attenders. Conclusion: The identification and awareness that younger age, not employed and not married are important factors that influence enrolment and attendance can be used to modify current practices in CR. These factors, and the influence of having non-intervention in the case of non-attenders, could be addressed by targeting increased awareness, support and education. Targeting these groups during Phase 1 CR by providing additional professional support, encouragement, reinforcing messages with written information about the CR program and identifying family / friend, colleague may assist. Further developing Phase II CR with additional telephone follow-up, including those who initialling did not enrol, to facilitate improved continuity of care and providing a better understanding of CR, may provide further encouragement to attend and complete. Increasing emphasis on the long-term benefits of CR may increase the motivation to attend despite the short term financial burden for fuel cost/ public transport / parking associated with attendance. Providing additional support for these groups during Phase III could also assist.
  • Title
    • Implementing and evaluating Health care interventions and innovations: St James Hospital : Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implant (TAVI): Interventional Cardiology advancement in the treatment of Severe Aortic Stenosis
  • Funding Agency
    • National Council for Nursing and Midwifery
  • Title
    • Recipients Knowledge, Perceptions and Experiences of Living and Dying with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator.
  • Summary
    • This qualitative study explored patients' experiences of living with an ICD and how they feel about having the device disabled at the end of their life.
  • Funding Agency
    • Adelaide Hospital Society
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Title
    • Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) deactivation and end of life issues among ICD recipients
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Date To
    • 2017
  • Title
    • Understanding the determinants of health and ill health in the aged: TILDA Project 2 :he predictors of physical activity change in the older adult
  • Summary
    • The predictors of physical activity change in the older adult. PhD Study
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin 1292 stipend award
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2018
  • Title
    • Understanding the determinants of health and ill health in the aged : TILDA : Measuring and modelling the association between the mental health of community dwelling older adults and alcohol consumption: a mixed methods study.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin 1292 stipend award
  • Title
    • Understanding the determinants of health and ill health in the aged: TILDA Project 4&5
  • Summary
    • Phase 1:Factors associated with ADL/IADL disability in community dwelling older adults in the Irish longitudinal study on ageing (TILDA) 2015-2016 complete Phase 2: Factors associated with receiving and not receiving support for ADL and IADL difficulties in community dwelling older adults: The Irish LongituDinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). 2016- ongoing
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Date To
    • 2018

Keywords

AGEING; CARDIAC REHABILITATION; CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE; Elderly; Health attitudes and behaviour; Health interventions and innovations ; Health outcomes; Nursing Education; PHYSICAL ACTIVITY; Rehabilitation/Therapy, Physical; Understanding the determinants of ill health

Recognition

Representations

Chair of Europen Council of Cardiology Council for Cardiac Nurses and Allied Professionals ( CCNAP) programme Committee, Member of CCNAP board. 2014

Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association Treasurer/Committee Member 2010

Member of the cardiovascular committee TILDA 2007

Member of the Faculty of Health Sciences Ethics committee 2010-2015

Committee member Irish Public Health Nurses Association 2012-2013

Governance committee for the IACR dataset. 11 Dec 2017

Memberships

Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association 2010

Member of European Society of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 2006

Member of British Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (BARC) 2002

Member Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation 2002

Member of St James Hospital Resaerch Access Committee 2012 – 2016