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Heather Skirton
Plymouth University
195Publications
28H-index
2,662Citations
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Published on Jul 18, 2018in Journal of Child Health Care 1.50
Jane Peters1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Plymouth University),
Jane Peters (Plymouth University)+ 1 AuthorsMaria Clark2
Estimated H-index: 2
Infant mental health (IMH) is a growing area of practice for health, education and social care practitioners, as links are increasingly made between experiences in the early years and subsequent child development, mental health and well-being. It is unclear how parents perceive IMH and use knowledge relating to IMH with their children. We conducted a systematic review, the aim of which was to determine parents’ perceptions of IMH and how they utilize this knowledge with their infants. We underto...
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Published on Apr 1, 2019in Journal of Community Genetics
Josephine Claire Rance (Plymouth University), Heather Skirton28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Plymouth University)
Sickle cell disease is one of the most prevalent genetic diseases in the world. Improvements in care have enabled those affected to experience an improved quality of life, with many affected persons now reaching reproductive age. However, pregnancy poses significant risks for women with the disease and this may affect their reproductive decisions. We conducted an integrative review of the published relevant scientific evidence to ascertain the factors that may influence these women with their re...
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Published on Apr 1, 2019in Familial Cancer 2.21
Vigdis Stefansdottir6
Estimated H-index: 6
,
Heather Skirton28
Estimated H-index: 28
(PSU: Plymouth State University)
+ 4 AuthorsJon J. Jonsson19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Iceland)
A comprehensive pedigree, usually provided by the counselee and verified by medical records, is essential for risk assessment in cancer genetic counseling. Collecting the relevant information is time-consuming and sometimes impossible. We studied the use of electronically ascertained pedigrees (EGP). The study group comprised women (n = 1352) receiving HBOC genetic counseling between December 2006 and December 2016 at Landspitali in Iceland. EGP’s were ascertained using information from the popu...
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Published on Aug 23, 2018in Genetics in Medicine 8.68
Leigh Jackson13
Estimated H-index: 13
(PSU: Plymouth State University),
Anita O’Connor4
Estimated H-index: 4
(PSU: Plymouth State University)
+ 11 AuthorsMariana Campos (Genetic Alliance UK)
Genetic advances mean patients at risk of genetic conditions can be helped through testing, clinical screening, and preventive treatment, but they must first be identified to benefit. Ensuring quality of genetic care for patients requires genetic expertise in all health services, including primary care. To address an educational shortfall, a series of e-learning resources was developed in six languages to equip primary care professionals with genetic skills relevant for practice. The purpose of ...
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in European Journal of Human Genetics 3.65
Lea Godino5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UNIBO: University of Bologna),
Daniela Turchetti16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UNIBO: University of Bologna)
+ 2 AuthorsHeather Skirton28
Estimated H-index: 28
(PSU: Plymouth State University)
Presymptomatic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes should involve a considered choice. This may be particularly challenging when testing is undertaken in early adulthood. With the aim of exploring the psychosocial implications of presymptomatic testing for hereditary cancer in young adults and their parents, a cross-sectional survey was designed. Two questionnaires were developed (one for young adults who had considered presymptomatic testing, one for parents). Questionnaires were completed ...
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Published on Nov 1, 2018in Nurse Education in Practice 1.67
Emma Tonkin10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UNSW: University of New South Wales),
Heather Skirton28
Estimated H-index: 28
(PSU: Plymouth State University),
Maggie Kirk12
Estimated H-index: 12
(UNSW: University of New South Wales)
Abstract This paper details a competency framework to help address the need for structured guidance around genetic and genomic education and training for midwives. A one-day expert panel consensus meeting was convened to review and revise a previously published joint framework for nurses, midwives and health visitors. Fifteen midwives from practice, management, education and policy and three genetic counsellors (two with midwifery backgrounds) attended. An in-depth knowledge of genetics/genomics...
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Published on Apr 1, 2018in Journal of Community Genetics
Pascal Borry32
Estimated H-index: 32
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Heidi Beate Bentzen4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Oslo)
+ 14 AuthorsBorut Peterlin26
Estimated H-index: 26
Rapid advances in microarray and sequencing technologies are making genotyping and genome sequencing more affordable and readily available. There is an expectation that genomic sequencing technologies improve personalized diagnosis and personalized drug therapy. Concurrently, provision of direct-to-consumer genetic testing by commercial providers has enabled individuals’ direct access to their genomic data. The expanded availability of genomic data is perceived as influencing the relationship be...
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Published on Jan 1, 2018in Genetics in Medicine 8.68
Leigh Jackson3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Exeter),
Anita O’Connor4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Plymouth University)
+ 11 AuthorsMariana Campos (Genetic Alliance UK)
This Article was originally published under Nature Research’s License to Publish, but has now been made available under a [CC BY 4.0] license. The PDF and HTML versions of the Article have been modified accordingly.
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Published on Jan 1, 2018in Midwifery 2.05
Susanne Peeler1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Wellington Management Company),
Jacqui Stedmon7
Estimated H-index: 7
(PSU: Plymouth State University)
+ 1 AuthorsHeather Skirton28
Estimated H-index: 28
(PSU: Plymouth State University)
Abstract the mental health of new mothers is a public health concern as it is likely to have an impact on the mother herself, her close relationships and the behavioural and emotional health of her children. Post-traumatic stress disorder affects some women after childbirth. Objective the aim of this study was to explore how women were affected by the memories of a birth that they perceived as traumatic. Design in this paper the authors report the qualitative analysis of interview data from seve...
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