Dr Duygu Sezgin

B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
E: duygu.sezgin@nuigalway.ie
Lecturer above the bar
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Aras Moyola
NUI Galway
T: 091 493344
E: duygu.sezgin@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr. Duygu Sezgin is the Programme Director for the Wound Healing and Tissue Repair MSc/PGDip, and the Programme Coordinator for the Postgraduate Professional Credit Award in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. 

Dr. Sezgin has MSc and PhD degrees in Public Health Nursing from Istanbul University. She has clinical nursing experience in cardiology, neurology and newborn care as well as experience in home care nursing. Prior to joining NUIG, Dr. Sezgin had research and lecturing experience in two universities in Istanbul. Since moving to Ireland in 2016, she was involved in the EU co-funded ADVANTAGE Joint Action for Frailty Prevention project (based in NUIG, 2018-2019), and the HSE-funded Quality Care Metrics project (based in UL, 2016-2018). Her research background includes frailty, ageing, transitional and intermediate care, quality care metrics, and occupational health and safety. She has publications and research interest in Delphi methodology, model based interventions, experimental study designs, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses.   

Research Interests

Older people services, geriatrics, intermediate care, transitional care, integrated care, models of care, dementia, frailty, pre-frailty, chronic wounds, wound care, diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, older workers, ergonomics, ergonomic risk assessment, occupational health and safety, workplace safety, quality care metrics, care metrics, care indicators, healthcare services, health research, nursing research. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'The Importance of Taking a Patient-Centered, Community-Based Approach to Preventing and Managing Frailty: A Public Health Perspective'
Kadjo Yves Cedric Adja, Jacopo Lenzi, Duygu Sezgin, Rónán O’Caoimh, Mara Morini, Gianfranco Damiani, Alessandra Buja and Maria Pia Fantini (2020) 'The Importance of Taking a Patient-Centered, Community-Based Approach to Preventing and Managing Frailty: A Public Health Perspective'. Frontiers In Public Health, [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'The effectiveness of intermediate care including transitional care interventions on function, healthcare utilisation and costs: A scoping review'
Duygu Sezgin, Rónán O’Caoimh, Aaron Liew, Mark R. O’Donovan, Maddelena Illario, Mohamed A. Salem, Siobhán Kennelly, Ana María Carriazo, Luz Lopez Samaniego, Cristina Arnal Carda, Rafael Rodriguez-Acuña, Marco Inzitari, Teija Hammar, Anne Hendry, on behalf of all EU ADVANTAGE Joint Action Work Package 7 partners (2020) 'The effectiveness of intermediate care including transitional care interventions on function, healthcare utilisation and costs: A scoping review'. European Geriatric Medicine, [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Prevalence of frailty in 62 countries across the world: a systematic review and meta-analysis of population-level studies'
O'Caoimh R;Sezgin D;O'Donovan MR;Molloy DW;Clegg A;Rockwood K;Liew A; (2020) 'Prevalence of frailty in 62 countries across the world: a systematic review and meta-analysis of population-level studies'. Age And Ageing, [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Assessing Global Frailty Scores: Development of a Global Burden of Disease-Frailty Index (GBD-FI)'
O'Donovan M;Sezgin D;Kabir Z;Liew A;O'Caoimh R; (2020) 'Assessing Global Frailty Scores: Development of a Global Burden of Disease-Frailty Index (GBD-FI)'. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 17 (16) [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Transitional palliative care interventions for older adults with advanced non-malignant diseases and frailty: a systematic review'
Duygu Sezgin, Anne Hendry, Aaron Liew, Mark O'Donovan, Mohamed Salem, Ana María Carriazo, Luz López-Samaniego, Rafael Rodríguez-Acuña, Siobhan Kennelly, Maddalena Illario, Cristina Arnal Carda, Marco Inzitari, Teija Hammar, Rónán O'Caoimh (2020) 'Transitional palliative care interventions for older adults with advanced non-malignant diseases and frailty: a systematic review'. Journal of Integrated Care, [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Defining the characteristics of intermediate care models including transitional care: an international Delphi study'
Duygu Sezgin · Rónán O’Caoimh · Mark R. O’Donovan · Mohamed A. Salem · Siobhán Kennelly · Luz Lopez Samaniego · Cristina Arnal Carda · Rafael Rodriguez‑Acuña6 · Marco Inzitari · Teija Hammar · Claire Holditch · Janet Prvu Bettger · Martin Vernon · Áine Carroll · Felix Gradinger · Gaston Perman · Martin Wilson · Antoine Vella · Antonio Cherubini · Helen Tucker · Maria Pia Fantini · Graziano Onder · Regina Roller‑Wirnsberger · Luis Miguel Gutiérrez‑Robledo · Matteo Cesari · Paula Bertoluci · Magdalena Kieliszek · Wilma van der Vlegel‑Brouwer · Michelle Nelson · Leocadio Rodríguez Mañas · Eleftheria Antoniadou · François Barriere · Sebastian Lindblom · Grace Park · Isidoro Pérez · Dolores Alguacil · Douglas Lowdon · Maria Eugenia Alkiza · Cristina Alonso Bouzon · John Young · Ana Carriazo · Aaron Liew · Anne Hendry on behalf of European Union Advantage Joint Action Work Package 7 partners in collaboration with the International Foundation for Integrated Care Special Interest Group on Intermediate Care (2020) 'Defining the characteristics of intermediate care models including transitional care: an international Delphi study'. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, [Details]
(2019) 'Use of the Omaha System to identify musculoskeletal problems in intensive care unit nurses: a case study'
Sezgin D;Esin MN; (2019) 'Use of the Omaha System to identify musculoskeletal problems in intensive care unit nurses: a case study'. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 28 (5) [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Pre-frailty as a multi-dimensional construct: A systematic review of definitions in the scientific literature'
Sezgin D;Liew A;O'Donovan MR;O'Caoimh R; (2019) 'Pre-frailty as a multi-dimensional construct: A systematic review of definitions in the scientific literature'. Geriatric Nursing (New York, N.Y.), [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'The development of Nursing Quality Care Process Metrics and Indicators for use in Older Persons Care Settings: A Delphi-Consensus Study'
Murphy, F;Doody, O;Lyons, R;Gallen, A;Nolan, M;Killeen, A;Kavanagh, P;Donegan, J;Sezgin, D (2019) 'The development of Nursing Quality Care Process Metrics and Indicators for use in Older Persons Care Settings: A Delphi-Consensus Study'. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Development of nursing quality care process metrics and indicators for intellectual disability services: a literature review and modified Delphi consensus study'
Doody O;Murphy F;Lyons R;Gallen A;Ryan J;Downey J;Sezgin D; (2019) 'Development of nursing quality care process metrics and indicators for intellectual disability services: a literature review and modified Delphi consensus study'. BMC Health Services Research, 19 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Interventions to Promote Early Discharge and Avoid Inappropriate Hospital (Re)Admission: A Systematic Review'
Coffey A;Leahy-Warren P;Savage E;Hegarty J;Cornally N;Day MR;Sahm L;O'Connor K;O'Doherty J;Liew A;Sezgin D;O'Caoimh R; (2019) 'Interventions to Promote Early Discharge and Avoid Inappropriate Hospital (Re)Admission: A Systematic Review'. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 16 (14) [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'A guidance framework to aid in the selection of nursing and midwifery care process metrics and indicators'
Murphy, F;Doody, O;Lyons, R;Brenner, M;O'Connor, L;Hunter, A;Devane, D;Sezgin, D (2019) 'A guidance framework to aid in the selection of nursing and midwifery care process metrics and indicators'. Nursing Open, 6 :948-958 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Integrated Care Models for Managing and Preventing Frailty: A Systematic Review for the European Joint Action on Frailty Prevention (ADVANTAGE JA)'
Hendry A;Vanhecke E;Carriazo AM;López-Samaniego L;Espinosa JM;Sezgin D;O'Donovan M;Hammar T;Ferry P;Vella A;Bacaicoa OA;Braga M;Ciutan M;Velivasi A;Lamprini Koula M;Van der Heyden J;Liew A;O'Caoimh R; (2019) 'Integrated Care Models for Managing and Preventing Frailty: A Systematic Review for the European Joint Action on Frailty Prevention (ADVANTAGE JA)'. Translational Medicine At Unisa, 19 [Details]
(2019) 'Non-pharmacological treatments for sleep disturbance in mild cognitive impairment and dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis'
O'Caoimh R;Mannion H;Sezgin D;O'Donovan MR;Liew A;Molloy DW; (2019) 'Non-pharmacological treatments for sleep disturbance in mild cognitive impairment and dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis'. Maturitas, 127 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Burden of disease, disability-adjusted life years and frailty prevalence'
O'Donovan MR;Sezgin D;Liew A;O'Caoimh R; (2019) 'Burden of disease, disability-adjusted life years and frailty prevalence'. Qjm-An International Journal Of Medicine, 112 (4) [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Defining frailty for healthcare practice and research: A qualitative systematic review with thematic analysis'
Sezgin D;O'Donovan M;Cornally N;Liew A;O'Caoimh R; (2019) 'Defining frailty for healthcare practice and research: A qualitative systematic review with thematic analysis'. International Journal Of Nursing Studies, 92 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Effects of a PRECEDE-PROCEED model based ergonomic risk management programme to reduce musculoskeletal symptoms of ICU nurses'
Sezgin D;Esin MN; (2018) 'Effects of a PRECEDE-PROCEED model based ergonomic risk management programme to reduce musculoskeletal symptoms of ICU nurses'. Intensive And Critical Care Nursing, 47 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Predisposing factors for musculoskeletal symptoms in intensive care unit nurses'
Sezgin D;Esin MN; (2015) 'Predisposing factors for musculoskeletal symptoms in intensive care unit nurses'. International Nursing Review, 62 (1) [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Intensive Care Unit Workforce: Occupational Health and Safety'
Esin, M.N, Sezgin, D. (2017) 'Intensive Care Unit Workforce: Occupational Health and Safety' In: Intensive Care. E-book: IntechOpen. [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2010 Vehbi Koc Scholars Award Koc University

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Alliance for Research and Innovation in Wounds (ARIW). member 20-MAY-20 /
Irish Association of Simulation (IAS). member 19-FEB-21 /
All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) Frailty and Palliative Care Network. member 01-SEP-20 /
Irish Gerontological Society (IGS). member 16-MAY-19 /
International Federation for Integrated Care. Member 01-AUG-19 /
International Federation for Integrated Care Ireland, Intermediate Care and Ageing and Frailty Special Interest Group. Member 01-AUG-19 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Research Ethics Committee (CMNHS) member 16-NOV-20 /
Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team (SAT) Working Group Lead(SONM) Working Group Lead 03-FEB-20 /
Teaching and Learning Committee (SONM) member 15-APR-20 /
Internationalisation Committee (SONM) member 03-FEB-20 /
Workload Planning Committee (SONM) member 16-DEC-20 /
Plagiarism Committee member 23-MAR-21 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
National University of Ireland Galway, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Nursing & Midwifery (Galway, Ireland) Lecturer 27-JAN-20 /
National University of Ireland Galway, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Medicine (Galway, Ireland) Postdoctoral researcher 02-APR-18 / 01-JAN-20
University of Limerick, Faculty of Education & Health Sciences, Department of Nursing & Midwifery (Limerick, Ireland) Postdoctoral researcher 21-NOV-16 / 30-MAR-18
Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing (Istanbul, Turkey) Lecturer & Clinical Placement Coordinator 01-JUL-13 / 16-NOV-16
Yeni Yuzyil University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing (Istanbul, Turkey) Research assistant & Clinical Placement Coordinator 11-MAY-11 / 26-JUN-13
American Hospital (Istanbul, Turkey) Nurse (cardiology ward and newborn unit) 01-JUL-10 / 10-MAY-11
Aileden Biri Home Care (Istanbul, Turkey) Home Care Nurse 25-MAY-07 / 30-JUN-10
Florence Nightingale Hospital (Istanbul, Turkey) Nurse (cardiology, neurosurgery, and orthopaedic surgery wards) 01-AUG-06 / 01-JAN-07

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2016 Istanbul University, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Health Sciences Institute PhD Public Health Nursing
2012 Istanbul University, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Health Sciences Institute MSc Public Health Nursing
2010 Koc University, Faculty of Nursing BSc (Hons) Nursing
2006 Bakırköy 70.Yıl Vocational School of Health, Nursing Programme Nursing diploma Nursing

Languages

  Language
English
Turkish

Reviews

  Journal Role
Geriatric Nursing Reviewer
BMC Health Services Research Reviewer
Journal Of Sleep Research Reviewer
Heliyon Reviewer
International Journal Of Nursing Studies Reviewer

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2020/2021 Research Dissertation NU6515 MSc
2020/2021 Service improvement NU6439 MSc/PGDip
2020/2021 Advanced Physical Assessment NU631.I and NU631.II MSc/PGDip
2020/2021 Clinical Internship NU471
2020/2021 Clinical Practice 7 NU474
2020/2021 Clinical Practice 5&6 NU3107 BSc General Nursing
2020/2021 Medicines and Clinical Practice NU3105
2020/2021 Clinical judgement and decision making NU3106
2020/2021 Applied Health 1 NU1113
2020/2021 Research Project NU475
2020/2021 Advanced Wound Care Management NU438 MSc/PGDip
2020/2021 Living well with long term conditions NU3103 BSc General Nursing
2020/2021 Acutely ill adult NU3101 BSc General Nursing
2020/2021 Nature of Nursing NU1108 BSc General Nursing
2020/2021 Foundations of General Nursing Practice NU1109 BSc General Nursing
2019-2020 Advanced Research Methods NU502
2019-2020 Clinical Practice V & VI NU350
2019-2020 Applied Health 1 NU1113