Nick Smith

Research Fellow

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Research Interests

Nick Smith's Publications

Journal Articles

Journal Article

Measuring safety in older adult care homes: a scoping review of the international literatur (2021)

Rand S, Smith N, Jones K, Dargan A, Hogan H

BMJ Open 11, e043206

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Journal Article

Feasibility, factor structure and construct validity of the easy-read Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT-ER) (2020)

Rand S, Towers A, Razik K, Turnpenny A, Bradshaw J, Caiels J, Smith N,

Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability 45, 2, 119-132

Taylor & Francis Online

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Journal Article

Quality of life in older adult care homes: Comparing office hours with out-of-office hours (2019)

Smith N, Towers AM, Palmer S, Collins G,

Journal of Long-Term Care

International Long-Term Care Policy Network

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Journal Article

Encouraging managers of care homes for older adults to participate in research (2019)

Smith N, Towers AM, Collins G, Palmer S, Allan S, Beecham J

Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

Emerald Publishing

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Journal Article

A cross-sectional study exploring the relationship between regulator quality ratings and care home residents’ quality of life in England (2019)

Towers A, Palmer S, Smith N, Collins G, Allan S,

BMC, Springer Nature

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Journal Article

Integrating ASCOT in care planning (2018)

Towers A, Nelson K, Smith N, Razik K

Australian Journal of Dementia Care 7, 6, 31-35

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Journal Article

Being Occupied: Supporting ‘meaningful activity’ in care homes for older people in England (2017)

Smith N, Towers A, Palmer S, Beecham J, Welch E

Ageing and Society

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Journal Article

Why are relatives of care home residents reluctant to ‘rock the boat’? Is there a culture of acceptance? (2017)

Welch E, Palmer S, Towers A, Smith N

Working with Older People 21, 2, 124-132

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Journal Article

The acceptability and feasibility of using the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) to inform practice in care homes (2016)

Towers A, Smith N, Palmer S, Welch E, Netten A

BMC Health Services Research 16, 16:523

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Journal Article

Dutch translation and cross-cultural validation of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) (2015)

Van Leeuwen K, Bosmans J, Jansen A, Rand S, Towers A, Smith N, Razik K, Trukeschitz B, van Tulder M, van der Horst H, Ostelo R

Health and Quality of Life Outcomes , 13:56

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Journal Article

Adapting the adult social care outcomes toolkit (ASCOT) for use in care home quality monitoring: conceptual development and testing (2015)

Towers A, Holder J, Smith N, Crowther T, Netten A, Welch E, Collins G

BMC Health Services Research 15, 15:304

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Reports

Report

Understanding and addressing underrepresentation in a postal survey of social care users. Summary (2014)

Smith N, Malley J

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Report

Understanding and addressing underrepresentation in a postal survey of social care users. Full report (2012)

Smith N, Malley J

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Project Outlines

Project Outline

Measuring Outcomes of Care Homes (MOOCH) (2016)

Towers A, Smith N, Palmer S, Collins G, Forder J

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Project Outline

Care home quality indicator development. NIHR SSCR Project outline PO51 (2013)

Towers A, Holder J, Smith N

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Project Outline

Extended User Experience Survey of Community Equipment Services 2007/08. PSSRU Project Outline 73, December 2007 (2007)

Netten A, Smith N, Malley J, Jones K, Cox L

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Project Outline

Outcomes and quality of social care outcomes. PSSRU Project Outline 69 (2007)

Netten A, Holder J, Smith N

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Project Outline

Outcomes, quality and costs of community equipment services. PSSRU Project Outline 64 (2005)

Netten A, Smith N, Jones K, Cox L

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Research Summaries

Research Summary

Engagement of People with Long-Term Conditions in Health and Social Care Research: Barriers and Facilitators to Capturing the Views of Seldom Heard Populations. Summary (2012)

Beadle-Brown J, Ryan S, Windle K, Holder J, Turnpenny A, Smith N, Richardson L, Whelton R

QORU working paper 2849

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DP or working papers

DP or working paper

ASCOT Easy Read: usability evaluation of an electronic adaptation (2019)

Razik K, Turnpenny A, Bradshaw J, Rand S, Towers A, Caiels J, Smith N

QORU working paper 2953

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DP or working paper

Factor structure and construct validity of the easy-read Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT-ER) (2017)

Rand S, Towers A, Razik K, Turnpenny A, Bradshaw J, Caiels J, Smith N

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DP or working paper

Engagement of people with long-term conditions in health and social care research: a review of barriers and facilitators to capturing the views of seldom-heard populations (2016)

Beadle-Brown J, Ryan S, Windle K, Holder J, Turnpenny A, Smith N, Richardson L, Whelton R

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DP or working paper

ASCOT Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit: Main Guidance v2.1 (2011)

Netten A, Beadle-Brown J, Caiels J, Forder J, Malley J, Smith N, Towers A, Trukeschitz B, Welch E, Windle K

PSSRU Discussion Paper 2716/3, University of Kent

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DP or working paper

ASCOT Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit: Additional Care Home Guidance v2.1 (2011)

Beadle-Brown J, Towers A, Netten A, Smith N, Trukeschitz B, Welch E

PSSRU Discussion Paper 2716/2_1, University of Kent

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DP or working paper

Development Studies for the National Adult Social Care User Experience Survey: Technical Report (2010)

Caiels J, Fox D, McCarthy M, Smith N, Malley J, Beadle-Brown J, Netten A, Towers A

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DP or working paper

A Report on the Development Studies for the National Social Care User Experience Survey (2010)

Malley J, Caiels J, Fox D, McCarthy M, Smith N, Beadle-Brown J, Netten A, Towers A

PSSRU Discussion Paper 2721, University of Kent

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Conference presentation outputs

Conference presentation output

Developing and testing a Talking Mats symbol set to support conversations about social care-related quality of life with care home residents (2018)

Naick M, Towers A, Smith N, Palmer S, Collins G

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Conference presentation output

Living in a care home for older adults: The family members’ experience (2014)

Welch E, Palmer S, Towers A, Smith N

British Society of Gerentology

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Conference presentation output

How the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) can help us understand quality of life and quality of care of people living with dementia in care homes (2014)

Towers A, Smith N

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Conference presentation output

Developing a care home quality indicator based on social care-related quality of life (2014)

Towers A, Holder J, Smith N, Crowther T, Welch E, Collins G

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Conference presentation output

Using ASCOT to improve care practice and monitor quality in care homes (2014)

Smith N

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Conference presentation output

Can feedback to care home staff help improve residents’ quality of life? (2014)

Towers A, Rider S, Smith N, Welch E

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Manuscripts

Manuscript

Giving care home staff feedback on residents’ outcomes: can it be used to inform practice and improve residents’ quality of life? (2016)

Towers A, Smith N, Palmer S, Welch E

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