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Nursing and Allied Health

Prof Deborah Fitzsimmons

Prof Deborah Fitzsimmons

Telephone: 0151 231 5872

Publications

Highlighted publications

Kloseck M, Fitzsimmons DA, Speechley M, Savundranayagam MY, Crilly RG. 2017. Improving the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis using a senior-friendly peer-led community education and mentoring model: a randomized controlled trial CLINICAL INTERVENTIONS IN AGING, 12 :823-833 >DOI >Link

Kargiannakis M, Fitzsimmons DA, Bentley CL, Mountain GA. 2017. Does Telehealth Monitoring Identify Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Reduce Hospitalisations? An Analysis of System Data. JMIR Med Inform, 5 :e8 >DOI >Link

Fitzsimmons DA, Thompson J, Bentley CL, Mountain GA. 2016. Comparison of patient perceptions of Telehealth-supported and specialist nursing interventions for early stage COPD: a qualitative study BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 16 >DOI >Link

Arris SM, Fitzsimmons DA, Mawson S. 2015. Moving towards an enhanced community palliative support service (EnComPaSS): protocol for a mixed method study BMC PALLIATIVE CARE, 14 >DOI >Link

Bentley CL, Mountain GA, Thompson J, Fitzsimmons DA, Lowrie K, Parker SG, Hawley MS. 2014. A pilot randomised controlled trial of a Telehealth intervention in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: challenges of clinician-led data collection TRIALS, 15 >DOI >Link

Journal Articles

Kloseck M, Fitzsimmons DA, Speechley M, Savundranayagam MY, Crilly RG. 2017. Improving the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis using a senior-friendly peer-led community education and mentoring model: a randomized controlled trial CLINICAL INTERVENTIONS IN AGING, 12 :823-833 >DOI >Link

Ali SA, Kloseck M, Lee K, Walsh KE, MacDermid JC, Fitzsimmons D. 2017. Evaluating the design and reporting of pragmatic trials in osteoarthritis research. Rheumatology (Oxford), >DOI >Link

Kargiannakis M, Fitzsimmons DA, Bentley CL, Mountain GA. 2017. Does Telehealth Monitoring Identify Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Reduce Hospitalisations? An Analysis of System Data. JMIR Med Inform, 5 :e8 >DOI >Link

Bobadilla A, Orchard T, Magalhães L, Fitzsimmons D. 2017. Ontario Healthcare Coverage Eligibility Among New Permanent Residents: A Scoping Review Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 15 :384-405 >DOI

Fitzsimmons DA, Thompson J, Bentley CL, Mountain GA. 2016. Comparison of patient perceptions of Telehealth-supported and specialist nursing interventions for early stage COPD: a qualitative study BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 16 >DOI >Link

Knight E, Werstine RJ, Rasmussen-Pennington DM, Fitzsimmons D, Petrella RJ. 2015. Physical Therapy 2.0: Leveraging Social Media to Engage Patients in Rehabilitation and Health Promotion PHYSICAL THERAPY, 95 :389-396 >DOI >Link

Dellamora MC, Zecevic AA, Baxter D, Cramp A, Fitzsimmons D, Kloseck M. 2015. Review of Assessment Tools for Baseline and Follow-up Measurement of Age-Friendliness Ageing International, 40 :149-164 >DOI

Arris SM, Fitzsimmons DA, Mawson S. 2015. Moving towards an enhanced community palliative support service (EnComPaSS): protocol for a mixed method study BMC PALLIATIVE CARE, 14 >DOI >Link

Kloseck M, Fitzsimmons DA. 2014. Leveraging scarce resources Pan European Networks: Government, :218-219

Bentley CL, Mountain GA, Thompson J, Fitzsimmons DA, Lowrie K, Parker SG, Hawley MS. 2014. A pilot randomised controlled trial of a Telehealth intervention in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: challenges of clinician-led data collection TRIALS, 15 >DOI >Link

Fitzsimmons DA, Thompson J, Hawley M, Mountain GA. 2011. Preventative tele-health supported services for early stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial pilot TRIALS, 12 >DOI >Link

Fitzsimmons DA, Beck M, Toms S, Brown S, Mannion R, Lunt N. 2009. Does the UK Local Finance Improvement Trust (LIFT) initiative improve risk management in public-private procurement? Journal of Risk and Governance, 1 :137-156

Beck M, Toms S, Brown S, Fitzsimmons DA, Mannion R, Lunt N. 2008. UpLIFTIng PFI: does LIFT improve public-private procurement? The Systemist, 30 :117-135

Garcia Diaz L, Savundranayagam MY, Kloseck M, Fitzsimmons DA. The Role of Cultural and Family Values on Social Connectedness and Loneliness among Ethnic Minority Elders Clinical Gerontologist, >Link

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Donelle L, Regan S, Booth R, Kerr M, McMurray J, Fitzsimmons DA. 2016. Investigation of a Technology Enabled Model of Care: The eShift Model of Palliative Home Care International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 18th International Conference on Clinical and Health Informatics - World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 3

Fitzsimmons DA. 2013. International concurrent course delivery: Bringing pragmatic research to the classroom T. Bastiaens T, Marks G. Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013, World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education :81-85

Fitzsimmons D, Wensley A, Graham I, Mountain G. 2013. IT-enabled health care delivery: Replacing clinicians with technology Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 7798 LNCS :210-222 >DOI

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: USC Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence [For excellence in teaching in Health Studies], Awarding body: University Student Council, University of Western Ontario

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: Central Queensland University, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Breaking the digital divide: eHealth literacy in low income older adults living in rural and regional Australia

Other invited event:

Title of event: Marie Curie Design for Care, Location: Madingley Hall. Cambridge University, Description: Invited member of Steering Committee supporting development of new model of Care for Marie Curie

Title of event: 1st European eShift Event, Location: Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France, Description: Invited speaker presenting on the results of the first UK implementation of the eShift approach in the UK

Title of event: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Description: Invited expert review panel member for $200m CIHR Project Funding Spring 2017 competition

Title of event: eShift Collaboration in Research - Celebrating Outcomes, Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Description: Invited presentation on EnComPaSS programme of research

Other Professional Activity:

Describe the Professional Activities: Final report review completed for the NIHR Evaluation Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC)

Research Grants Awarded:

Innovation Agency / NHS England, Evaluation of the implementation and rollout of electronic Transfer of Care to Pharmacy (eTCP) across the North West of England, Professor Charles Morecroft, Dr Helen Poole, Grant value (£): 24,000, Duration of research project: 12 months