Effects of climate change on older Australians and chronic disease - are we prepared for the increased burden?
PMID: 27059666 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Johnson GJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Challenging myths of masculinity: understanding physical cultures.
Authors: PMID: 27059667 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Health communication: a media and cultural studies approach.
Authors: PMID: 27059668 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Climate Change and Global Health.
Authors: PMID: 27059669 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A conduit between epidemiological research and regional health policy.
CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Regional policy makers were informed by local evidence, rather than national or state health survey, thereby optimising potential intervention strategies. PMID: 27027274 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Pasco JA, Foulkes C, Doolan B, Brown K, Holloway KL, Brennan-Olsen SL Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Trends in serum total cholesterol and dietary fat intakes in New Zealand between 1989 and 2009.
CONCLUSIONS: The decrease in serum cholesterol is substantially larger than reported for many other high-income countries, and occurred in parallel with changes in dietary fat intakes and, for older adults, increased use of cholesterol-lowering medications. IMPLICATION: Given the demonstrated role of reduced saturated fat intake on lowering serum cholesterol, and as population average serum cholesterol levels and saturated fat intakes exceed recommended levels, initiatives to further encourage reductions in saturated fat are imperative. PMID: 27027406 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and Ne...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Miller JC, Smith C, Williams SM, Mann JI, Brown RC, Parnell WR, Skeaff CM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Exploring the maternal and infant continuum - ethnic disparities in infant hospital admissions for respiratory disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Maternal and birth factors are strongly associated with ethnic disparities in infant hospital admissions for respiratory disease. IMPLICATIONS: Interventions that begin in pregnancy and address risk factors and social determinants of health are needed to address these disparities. PMID: 27027513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lawton B, Stanley J, Filoche S, Garrett S, Rose SB, Robson B, Elley CR Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A longitudinal study of the cost of food in Victoria influenced by geography and nutritional quality.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To monitor the cost and affordability of a nutritious diet and to assess the influence of distance from the capital city and socioeconomic status on the cost of nutritious food in Victoria. METHODS: Twenty-six of Victoria's 79 local government areas (33%) were randomly chosen for inclusion in the study. A random sample of stores was selected for inclusion from each local government area. The cost of the 44 'healthy' and 10 'discretionary' food and drinks in the healthy food basket for a family of four for a fortnight was collected during the winter and summer of 2012, 2013 and 2014. R...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Palermo C, McCartan J, Kleve S, Sinha K, Shiell A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Books on Prescription - community-based health initiative to increase access to mental health treatment: an evaluation.
CONCLUSIONS: Recommendations are made regarding the improvement of programme acceptability, accessibility and assessment. IMPLICATIONS: The establishment of a national BoP scheme would facilitate sustainable and consistent methods for BoP promotion and assessment. The authors hope this evaluation is a step towards actualising this goal. PMID: 27027774 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Carty S, Thompson L, Berger S, Jahnke K, Llewellyn R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Seroprotection to vaccine-preventable diseases among workers at a Victorian tertiary hospital.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine seroprotection for the vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B among new employees seen at a Victorian tertiary hospital staff clinic. METHODS: Employees who presented to the staff clinic for immunisation assessment between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2013 were included. Demographic data, self-reported disease history and previous vaccination status were reviewed retrospectively to determine impact on serological results. RESULTS: A total of 1,901 new employees were included, 83% of whom were at risk of direct contact with...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Andrew EC, Gibney KB, Denholm J, Leder K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The prevalence of complex multimorbidity in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: A significant proportion of Australians have not only multimorbidity, but complex multimorbidity. To meet the challenge posed by complex multimorbidity, the single disease focus of our healthcare system needs to be re-evaluated. PMID: 27027989 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Harrison C, Henderson J, Miller G, Britt H Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Record linkage is feasible with non-identifiable trauma and rehabilitation datasets.
CONCLUSION: It was feasible to use PL to link road trauma and rehabilitation datasets in the absence of identifiers. However, this needed to be combined with careful manual review before the linked dataset could be used to make inferences on trauma rehabilitation outcomes. IMPLICATION: PL may be a cost-effective way to capture inpatient rehabilitation outcomes of multi-trauma patients. PMID: 27028098 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Wu J, Faux SG, Harris I, Poulos CJ, Alexander T Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

National survey data can be used to measure trends in population alcohol consumption in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: NDSHS data provide reasonably accurate estimates of trends in Australian population alcohol consumption. Survey data are critical to understanding the composition of overarching trends, with these analyses demonstrating substantial variation by age. IMPLICATIONS: Survey data are a crucial tool in monitoring Australian alcohol consumption, despite their inherent limitations. PMID: 27028197 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Livingston M, Dietze P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Adolescent sun protection at secondary school athletic sporting events - a misnomer.
CONCLUSION: Portable shade for students waiting to compete should be available at competitive events. Students should be encouraged to wear sun-protective hats and clothing while not competing and SPF30+ broad-spectrum sunscreen should always be provided. Guidelines for adult supervisors should be developed so they role model appropriate sun protection. PMID: 27028302 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: McNoe BM, Reeder AI Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Impact of a population-wide mental health promotion campaign on people with a diagnosed mental illness or recent mental health problem.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of the Act-Belong-Commit mental health promotion campaign on people with a diagnosed mental illness or who had sought professional help for a mental health problem in the previous 12 months. METHOD: In 2013 and 2014, 1,200 adults in Western Australia were interviewed by telephone. The questionnaire measured campaign reach, impact on beliefs about mental health and mental illness and behavioural impact. RESULTS: Campaign impact on changing the way respondents thought about mental health was significantly higher among those with a mental illness or who had sough...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Donovan R, Jalleh G, Robinson K, Lin C Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Chikungunya virus, risks and responses for Australia.
PMID: 27028514 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Suhrbier A, Devine G Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Lung cancer screening - practical challenges of confining participation to those who might benefit.
PMID: 27028577 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Manners D, Emery J, Brims FJ, Pettigrew S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Influenza vaccination uptake among Victorian healthcare workers: evaluating the success of a statewide program.
This study aimed to determine the 2014 uptake, describe trends over time and propose an enhanced reporting framework. METHODS: Annual data submitted to the Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance System (VICNISS) regarding HCW influenza were evaluated for 2005-2014. Faculty uptake - the number of vaccinations administered divided by total number of staff employed - was reported as a statewide aggregate and stratified by facility size (number of staff employed). RESULTS: In 2014, 78,885 HCWs were vaccinated across 93 healthcare facilities, corresponding to an overall uptake of 72.2%. During 2005-201...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Johnson SA, Bennett N, Bull AL, Richards MJ, Worth LJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Time to focus on implementation: the need to re-orient research on physical activity in childcare services.
PMID: 27028802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Wolfenden L, Finch M, Wyse R, Clinton-McHarg T, Yoong SL Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Towards an agreed quality standard for rental housing: field testing of a New Zealand housing WOF tool.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Report on a field test of a rental housing warrant of fitness (WOF) to assess its practicality and utility for supporting improved quality of housing. METHODS: Five councils each recruited at least 25 rental houses to undergo a WOF assessment. The assessment included housing features that, based on a combination of research and practicality, were considered to have an important impact on health, safety and energy efficiency. Assessors were interviewed to get their feedback on the process. Landlords representing 81% of the rental properties were interviewed on their attitudes to the WOF. ...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Bennett J, Howden-Chapman P, Chisholm E, Keall M, Baker MG Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The 'Seven deadly sins' of rejected papers.
PMID: 26833892 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Kool B, Ziersch A, Robinson P, Wolfenden L, Lowe JB Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Chronic disease risks and use of a smartphone application during a physical activity and dietary intervention in Australian truck drivers.
This study examined chronic disease risks and the use of a smartphone activity tracking application during an intervention in Australian truck drivers (April-October 2014). METHODS: Forty-four men (mean age=47.5 [SD 9.8] years) completed baseline health measures, and were subsequently offered access to a free wrist-worn activity tracker and smartphone application (Jawbone UP) to monitor step counts and dietary choices during a 20-week intervention. Chronic disease risks were evaluated against guidelines; weekly step count and dietary logs registered by drivers in the application were analysed to evaluate use of the Ja...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Gilson ND, Pavey TG, Vandelanotte C, Duncan MJ, Gomersall SR, Trost SG, Brown WJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Plain packaging implementation: perceptions of risk and prestige of cigarette brands among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings provide support for the packaging changes. PMID: 26713418 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Maddox R, Durkin S, Lovett R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Exploration of testing practices and population characteristics support an increase in chlamydia positivity in Tasmania between 2001 and 2010.
CONCLUSIONS: After allowing for any changes in sexual exposure, symptom status and reason for testing, an increase in chlamydia positivity occurred over the 10 years. Healthcare providers have increased chlamydia testing in high-risk groups. IMPLICATIONS: Monitoring chlamydia testing patterns and positivity rates at a population level is a step forward in surveillance practices. Targeted surveys provide valuable information to supplement routine surveillance data. PMID: 26713515 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Stephens N, Coleman D, Shaw K, O'Sullivan M, Vally H, Venn A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Recreational fishing supports health and wellbeing in Western Australia.
PMID: 26713545 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Hunt W, McManus A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Patterns in the incidence, mortality and survival of malignant pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma, New South Wales, 1972-2009.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPeM) are often grouped together in descriptive epidemiological analyses, resulting in limited understanding of epidemiological patterns for these tumour types. METHODS: We studied patterns in the incidence, mortality and survival of people diagnosed with MPM (n=4,076) and MPeM (n=293) in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, 1972-2009. We also calculated 5-year relative survival for people diagnosed 1972-2006 followed up to 2007. We assessed patterns for each tumour type and histological subtype and, where possible...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Soeberg MJ, Creighton N, Currow DC, Young JM, van Zandwijk N Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Pacific Islands Families Study: psychological distress among mothers of Pacific children living in New Zealand.
CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that the mental health of Pacific people varies by particular ethnic group and cultural alignment. This highlights the need for culturally appropriate evaluation and treatment for at-risk Pacific mothers that will break down psychological, cultural and economic barriers to accessing help for psychological distress. IMPLICATIONS: By learning about factors that are potentially modifiable we can begin to identify the most appropriate ways to address their impact on psychological distress among Pacific women. PMID: 26713675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Paterson J, Tautolo ES, Iusitini L, Taylor S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Associations between alcohol outlets and emergency department injury presentations: effects of distance from the central business district.
CONCLUSIONS: Associations between alcohol availability variables and injury differed by outlet type and distance from the CBD. IMPLICATIONS: These findings provide further evidence to support stronger controls on liquor licensing, and indicate the need for different controls according to the location and type of licence. PMID: 26713772 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Hobday M, Meuleners L, Liang W, Gilmore W, Chikritzhs T Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Informing the introduction of contraceptive implants in the Pacific: a mixed methods study of contraceptive beliefs and behaviours in Tonga.
CONCLUSION: Current Tongan contraceptive uptake and continuation is hampered by misconceptions about side effects of methods and their risks, particularly among long-acting and reversible methods. Contraceptive implants may be acceptable to Tongans given their arm placement, reversibility and long-lasting effect. IMPLICATIONS: Efforts to improve contraceptive continuation in Tonga should focus on improving counselling on potential side effects for all methods. The introduction of contraceptive implants as an additional long-acting reversible method should be considered. PMID: 26713886 [PubMed - as supplied by pub...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Winn-Dix EA, Nathan SA, Rawstorne P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Prevalence and risk of violence against people with and without disabilities: findings from an Australian population-based study.
CONCLUSIONS: These results underscore the need to understand risk factors for violence, raise awareness about violence and to target policies and services to reduce violence against people with disabilities in Australia. PMID: 26714039 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Krnjacki L, Emerson E, Llewellyn G, Kavanagh AM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Childhood adversity and traumatic exposures during deployment as predictors of mental health in Australian military veterans.
CONCLUSIONS/IMPLICATIONS: These findings suggest that military personnel who recalled a higher level of childhood adversity may need to be monitored for poor mental health and, if required, provided with appropriate support. PMID: 26714194 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Zheng WY, Kanesarajah J, Waller M, McGuire AC, Treloar SA, Dobson AJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Development and psychometric validation of social cognitive theory scales in an oral health context.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: The three SCTOH scales appear to be internally valid and reliable. If confirmed by further research, these scales could potentially be used for tailored educational and cognitive-behavioural interventions to reduce oral health inequalities among homeless and other vulnerable populations. PMID: 26714281 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jones K, Parker EJ, Steffens MA, Logan RM, Brennan D, Jamieson LM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Genital Trichomonas vaginalis is rare among female attendees at a Sydney metropolitan sexual health clinic.
PMID: 26558330 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tilley DM, Dubedat SM, Lowe P, Templeton DJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Systematic review to inform prevention and management of chronic disease for Indigenous Australians: overview and priorities.
CONCLUSION: Systematic review is an under-utilised method for gathering evidence to inform chronic disease prevention and management for Indigenous Australians. Relevance of future systematic reviews could be improved by: 1) aligning questions with community priorities as well as decision maker needs; 2) involvement of, and leadership by, Indigenous researchers with relevant cultural and contextual knowledge; iii) use of critical appraisal tools that include traditional risk of bias assessment criteria and criteria that reflect Indigenous standards of appropriate research. IMPLICATIONS: Systematic review method guidan...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Gomersall JS, Canuto K, Aromataris E, Braunack-Mayer A, Brown A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Heavy cannabis users at elevated risk of stroke: evidence from a general population survey.
We examined the risk of non-fatal stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) among cannabis users in the general community. METHOD: A general population survey of Australians aged 20-24 years (n=2,383), 40-44 years (n=2,525) and 60-64 years (n=2,547) was used to determine the odds of lifetime stroke or TIA among participants who had smoked cannabis in the past year while adjusting for other stroke risk factors. RESULTS: There were 153 stroke/TIA cases (2.1%). After adjusting for age cohort, past year cannabis users (n=1,043) had 3.3 times the rate of stroke/TIA (95% CI 1.8-6.3, p
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Hemachandra D, McKetin R, Cherbuin N, Anstey KJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Medicare claims data reliably identify treatments for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma: a prospective cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: MBS item numbers for primary excision of BCC/SCC are reasonably reliable for determining incident cases of keratinocyte skin cancers, but may underestimate incidence by up to 24%. IMPLICATIONS: Medicare claims data may have utility in monitoring trends in conditions for which there is no mandatory reporting. PMID: 26558736 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Thompson BS, Olsen CM, Subramaniam P, Neale RE, Whiteman DC Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A comprehensive list of asthmagens to inform health interventions in the Australian workplace.
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first comprehensive and inclusive list of Australian occupationally relevant asthmagens to have been compiled. IMPLICATIONS: This list is specific for Australian workplace exposure to asthmagens. It will help focus policy and preventative practices and reduce the burden of occupational asthma. It will also be useful in future studies to identify those who are exposed to the asthmagens and provide information to assist regulators to identify industries, occupations, specific activities and existing exposure standards that can be targeted to improve worker health and welfare. PMID: 26558880...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Crewe J, Carey R, Glass D, Peters S, Abramson MJ, Benke G, Reid A, Driscoll T, Fritschi L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Community health workers as chronic care coordinators: evaluation of an Australian Indigenous primary health care program.
CONCLUSIONS: Placing skilled and dedicated IHWs to improve care coordination is insufficient to improve chronic disease outcomes. A supportive and systematic service delivery system is also required. IMPLICATIONS: The PHC model in remote Indigenous communities needs to be re-oriented to actively support the unique contributions of IHWs to chronic care coordination. PMID: 26559016 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Schmidt B, Campbell S, McDermott R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Establishing a process for conducting cross-jurisdictional record linkage in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: This will be the first project to link child immunisation records from an Australian Government dataset to other administrative health datasets for a population cohort covering 2 million births in two Australian states. IMPLICATIONS: Although the project experienced some delays, positive outcomes were realised, primarily the development of strong collaborations across key stakeholder groups including community engagement. We have identified several recommendations and enhancements to this now established framework to further streamline the process for data linkage studies involving Australian Government d...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Moore HC, Guiver T, Woollacott A, de Klerk N, Gidding HF Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Obesity, socio-demographic and attitudinal factors associated with sugar-sweetened beverage consumption: Australian evidence.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To explore factors associated with sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption in Australia. METHODS: Pooled data from Western Australian (WA) and South Australian (SA) 2009 and 2012 nutrition monitoring survey series interviews of 2,832 WA and 10,764 SA adults aged 18 to 64 years. Demographic data were collected and independent samples t-test, analysis of variance, multiple logistic regression performed. RESULTS: Obese participants were more likely to consume SSB than healthy weight participants (SA: OR=1.77; 95% CI 1.56-2.02; WA: OR=1.53; 1.05-2.24). SA obese participants consumed mo...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Pollard CM, Meng X, Hendrie GA, Hendrie D, Sullivan D, Pratt IS, Kerr DA, Scott JA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Parents' perception of their child's weight status and intention to intervene: a Western Australian cross-sectional population survey, 2009-12.
CONCLUSIONS: A large proportion of Western Australian parents misjudge their child's weight status and the majority express no intention to help their child achieve a healthy weight. IMPLICATIONS: The results reinforce the importance of population-level, parent-focussed interventions targeting perceptions of children's weight and appropriate action. PMID: 26559494 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Merema MR, Sullivan DL, Pollard CM, Abraham JA, Tomlin SM, Radomiljac AL Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Which direction should Australian health system reform be heading?
PMID: 26559639 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Eckermann S, Sheridan L, Ivers R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Infant product-related injuries: comparing specialised injury surveillance and routine emergency department data.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated a capacity to identify a sample of valid cases of product-related injuries for specified products using simple text searching of routine ED data. IMPLICATIONS: As the capacity for large datasets grows and the capability to reliably mine text improves, opportunities for expanded sources of injury surveillance data increase. This will ultimately assist stakeholders such as consumer product safety regulators and child safety advocates to appropriately target prevention initiatives. PMID: 26561245 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Vallmuur K, Barker R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Estimates of the energy deficit required to reverse the trend in childhood obesity in Australian schoolchildren.
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of overweight in Australian school children could be reduced significantly within one year if even a small daily energy deficit could be achieved by children currently classified as overweight or obese. PMID: 26561382 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Cochrane T, Davey R, de Castella FR Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Compensation claims for occupational noise induced hearing loss between 1998 and 2008: yearly incidence rates and trends in older workers.
CONCLUSION: The dramatic increase in eligible claims may reflect an increase in awareness of entitlements among workers eligible to make a successful claim. This awareness may be the result of increased opportunities for screening coinciding with changes in regulations. Older workers who worked in smaller workplaces may also be targeted by services providers as they combine occupational noise induced hearing loss (ONIHL) and presbycusis (hearing loss due to age), but this hypothesis needs further evaluation. PMID: 26458504 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Radi S, Benke G, Schaafsma F, Sim M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Workplace building design and office-based workers' activity: a study of a natural experiment.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: This opportunistic natural study investigated the effects of relocation of office workers from a 30-year-old building to a new purpose-built building. The new building included an attractive central staircase that was easily accessed and negotiated, as well as breakout spaces and a centralised facilities area. The researchers aimed to determine the impact of the purpose-built office building on the office workers' sedentariness and level of physical activity. METHOD: In 2013, a natural pre-post study was undertaken with office-based workers in their old conventional 1970s building and on r...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jancey JM, McGann S, Creagh R, Blackford KD, Howat P, Tye M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Audit of opportunistic immunisation of paediatric inpatients in rural Western Australia.
PMID: 26455431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jose D, Gilles M, Kelly S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Pharma's next frontier? New threats to public health in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement.
PMID: 26456476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Townsend B, Gleeson D, Lopert R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

"There are risks to be taken and some just push it too far": how farmers perceive quad-bike incident risk.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings have implications for planning quad-bike safety interventions, which may benefit from incorporating both 'reflective' contemplation of risks and skills for coping with things suddenly going wrong 'in the moment'. PMID: 26456529 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Clay L, Hay-Smith J, Treharne G, Milosavljevic S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Physical activity recommendations from general practitioners in Australia. Results from a national survey.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To identify subgroups of Australian adults likely to receive physical activity advice from their general practitioner and to evaluate the content of the advice provided. METHODS: Participants (n=1,799), recruited from the Australian Health and Social Science panel, completed an online survey. Signal Detection Analysis was used to identify subgroups that were more/less likely to have received physical activity recommendations. RESULTS: Overall, 18% of participants received a physical activity recommendation from their general practitioner in the past 12 months and eight unique subgroup...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Short CE, Hayman M, Rebar AL, Gunn KM, De Cocker K, Duncan MJ, Turnbull D, Dollman J, van Uffelen JG, Vandelanotte C Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research