Bundap Marram Durn Durn: Engagement with Aboriginal women experiencing comorbid chronic physical and mental health conditions.
CONCLUSIONS: Many urban Aboriginal women attended health services with multiple comorbid conditions including chronic disease and mental health issues. Several barriers and enablers were identified concerning the capacity of services to engage and effectively manage Aboriginal patients' conditions. IMPLICATIONS: Results indicate the need to explore strategies to improve health care utilisation by urban Aboriginal women. PMID: 26122180 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jobling K, Lau P, Kerr D, Higgins RO, Worcester MU, Angus L, Jackson AC, Murphy BM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Investigating the costs of major and minor cycling crashes in Tasmania, Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: Indirect costs and costs due to lost leisure time are major contributors to the total societal costs. The comprehensive quantification of costs of crashes will inform decision makers formulating policies that improve the safety of cyclists leading to reductions in the economic burden on society. PMID: 26122317 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Palmer AJ, Si L, Gordon JM, Saul T, Otahal P, Hitchens PL Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The match between common antibiotics packaging and guidelines for their use in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: Mismatch contributes to a shortfall or excess of doses compared to recommended antibiotic treatment protocols and probably exaggerates redundant doses in the community from prescribed antibiotics dispensed and not consumed. IMPLICATIONS: Prescribers need to be aware that the mismatch between antibiotic pack sizes and guideline recommendations for their duration is contributing to antibiotic resistance in the community. PMID: 26122469 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: McGuire TM, Smith J, Del Mar C Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Consumer support for healthy food and drink vending machines in public places.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of introducing vending machines for healthier food into public places, and to examine the effectiveness of two front-of-pack labelling systems in the vending machine context. METHODS: A survey was conducted with 120 students from a university and 120 employees, patients and visitors of a hospital in regional NSW, Australia. Questions explored vending machine use, attitudes towards healthier snack products and price, and the performance of front-of-pack labelling formats for vending machine products. RESULTS: Most participants viewed the current range of ...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Carrad AM, Louie JC, Milosavljevic M, Kelly B, Flood VM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Informing the public health management of typhoid and paratyphoid: the Australian context.
CONCLUSIONS: Local transmission risk of enteric fever in South-East Queensland is low, although small numbers of cases may have prolonged bacilli excretion post-treatment. More complex clearance/screening regimens are associated with decreased compliance. IMPLICATIONS: Pursuing extensive faecal clearance/screening regimens is unlikely to be effective in terms of public health management of enteric fever in South-East Queensland. We suggest a unified national approach focussing on cases/contacts at high risk of disease transmission. PMID: 26122725 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zea...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Young MK, Slinko V, Smith J, Carroll H, Bennett S, Appleton S, McCall BJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Incidence and characteristics of vitamin D deficiency rickets in New Zealand children: a New Zealand Paediatric Surveillance Unit study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence and characteristics of vitamin D deficiency rickets in New Zealand (NZ). METHODS: Prospective surveillance among paediatricians of Vitamin D Deficiency Rickets was conducted by the New Zealand Paediatric Surveillance Unit (NZPSU) for 36 months, from July 2010 to June 2013, inclusive. Inclusion criteria were: children and adolescents
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Wheeler BJ, Dickson NP, Houghton LA, Ward LM, Taylor BJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The economic feasibility of price discounts to improve diet in Australian Aboriginal remote communities.
CONCLUSION: Stakeholders are committed to finding ways to reduce important inequalities in health status between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-Indigenous Australians. Price discounts offer potential to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Verification of these results by trial-based research coupled with consideration of factors important to all stakeholders is needed. PMID: 26122947 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Magnus A, Moodie ML, Ferguson M, Cobiac LJ, Liberato SC, Brimblecombe J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The effect of nutrition education on nutrition-related health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: a systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Nutrition education had some effect in reducing biochemical and anthropometric risk factors for chronic disease in Indigenous Australians. IMPLICATIONS: Nutrition education can be considered as part of a range of strategies to improve nutrition-related health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Further evidence is needed to strengthen this recommendation. PMID: 26123037 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Schembri L, Curran J, Collins L, Pelinovskaia M, Bell H, Richardson C, Palermo C Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Descriptive study of carers' support, encouragement and modelling of healthy lifestyle behaviours in residential out-of-home care.
CONCLUSION: Carer knowledge of healthy lifestyles can be improved and they need to be well resourced to ensure children in public care settings live in a healthy environment. IMPLICATIONS: These findings may inform the development of ongoing professional development to improve carers' health literacy, as well as policy to support dietary/activity guidelines for the OOHC sector. PMID: 26123118 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Cox R, Skouteris H, Fuller-Tyszkiewicz M, Jones AD, Gallant D, Omerogullari S, Miller R, Hardy LL Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Trachoma in remote Indigenous Australia: a review and public health perspective.
CONCLUSIONS: The locally supported construction of pools in remote Indigenous communities may contribute to a decline in trachoma. A prospective, controlled trial is needed to test this hypothesis in endemic communities. IMPLICATIONS: If validated by a well-designed study, pool construction may provide a much sought-after practical government strategy to combat trachoma in remote Indigenous communities. PMID: 26123218 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Warren JM, Birrell AL Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Perinatal influences on the uptake of newborn Vitamin K prophylaxis - a retrospective cohort study.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To describe rates of newborn vitamin K prophylaxis uptake according to method of administration (intramuscular [IM], oral, refused) and identify predictors for the choice of oral administration and for refusal of vitamin K prophylaxis. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study examined the relationship between method of vitamin K administration and various exposure factors (infant, maternal, socio-demographic and healthcare professional). Written and electronic data for births from a single tertiary birthing unit in New Zealand (NZ) were examined over a four-year period from January 2009 to D...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Burke M, Bernhardt H, Reith DM, Barker D, Broadbent RS, Wheeler BJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The recording of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status in general practice clinical records: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first report of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status recording in GP clinical records. Almost 20% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients did not have their status recorded in the clinical record, with indications that recording may be unsystematic. IMPLICATIONS: Our findings reinforce the need for a systematic approach to identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status in general practice and will inform policy and practice in this important area. PMID: 26123403 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Thomson A, Morgan S, O'Mara P, Tapley A, Henderson K, van Driel M, Oldmeadow C, Ball J, Scott J, Spike N, McArthur L, Magin P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Hypertension: high prevalence and a positive association with obesity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in far north Queensland.
This study examines the prevalence of pre-hypertension, hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15-24 years living in remote Indigenous communities in north Queensland. In so doing, it aims to better inform the approach to cardiovascular disease in this population. METHODS: This is a descriptive study that retrospectively examines health service data from a program of community screening, the Young Persons Check (YPC). Participants were 1,883 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15-24 years who attended for a YPC in 11 remote communities in n...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Esler D, Raulli A, Pratt R, Fagan P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Experiences of diagnosis, care and treatment among Aboriginal people living with hepatitis C.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings confirm the importance of providing a HCV diagnosis in a culturally appropriate way for Aboriginal people. IMPLICATIONS: Satisfaction with HCV diagnosis appears essential in establishing patterns of greater engagement with HCV care and treatment for this group. PMID: 26123616 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Brener L, Wilson H, Jackson LC, Johnson P, Saunders V, Treloar C Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The value of partnerships: lessons from a multi-site evaluation of a national social and emotional wellbeing program for Indigenous youth.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: The main lessons concern program design and resourcing and ways of working. Program staff at each site learned to be not too ambitious, but to work consistently with the community, establishing partnerships and engaging and training community members. Community and stakeholder capacity enhancement should be regarded as core, and evaluation built in. Activities directed at youth must be engaging and effective, and integrated with other programs and services. PMID: 26123691 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Blignault I, Haswell M, Pulver LJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Australian trampoline injury patterns and trends.
CONCLUSIONS: History provides no evidence of an observable effect of voluntary Australian Standards for trampoline safety on population rates for trampoline injury. The major design modification - netted enclosures - could contribute to the risk of injury by leading parents to falsely believe that a netted enclosure eradicates the risk of injury. PMID: 26123781 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Ashby K, Pointer S, Eager D, Day L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Food security among asylum seekers in Melbourne.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: The ability of asylum seekers to achieve food security is limited by their restricted access to welfare and government or work-related income. Given that the current policy situation is likely to continue, providers such as the ASRC will find continuing demands on their services and increasing pressures to provide more than a 'supplemental' food supply. PMID: 26094650 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: McKay FH, Dunn M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Lack of association between drought and mental health in a cohort of 45-61 year old rural Australian women.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings are contrary to the long-held assumption that droughts increase mental health problems in Australia. IMPLICATIONS: While similar results may not be true for men, empirical evidence (rather than assumptions) is required on associations between drought and mental health. PMID: 26094708 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Powers JR, Dobson AJ, Berry HL, Graves AM, Hanigan IC, Loxton D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Measuring HPV vaccination coverage in Australia: comparing two alternative population-based denominators.
CONCLUSION: There is minimal difference between coverage estimates made using the two denominators except in Remote and Very Remote areas where small residential populations make interpretation more difficult. Adoption of Medicare enrolments for the denominator in the ongoing program would make minimal, if any, difference to routine coverage estimates. PMID: 26094817 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Barbaro B, Brotherton JM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Use of electronic visual recording to aid assessment of dietary intake of Australian Aboriginal children living in remote communities.
CONCLUSIONS: Use of electronic recording to aid individual usual dietary intake data collection was feasible. Collection periods spread over 1-2 weeks may be more appropriate due to the large variance in day-to-day dietary intake. PMID: 26094949 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Liberato SC, Kearns T, Ward F, Brimblecombe J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Likelihood of residential aged care use in later life: a simple approach to estimation with international comparison.
CONCLUSIONS: Simple estimation using existing data demonstrates that RAC in late life is common. IMPLICATIONS: Late-life care services will continue to evolve. Monitoring RAC utilisation is necessary for informed debate about palliative care provision in RAC, use of hospital by RAC residents and for planning and policy setting. PMID: 26095070 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Broad JB, Ashton T, Gott M, McLeod H, Davis PB, Connolly MJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The timing of solid introduction in an 'obesogenic' environment: a narrative review of the evidence and methodological issues.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the evidence for association between obesity risk outcomes>12 months of age and timing of solid introduction in healthy term infants in developed countries, the large majority of whom are not exclusively breastfed to six months of age. METHODS: Studies included were published 1990 to March 2013. RESULTS: Twenty-six papers with weight status or obesity prevalence outcomes were identified. Studies were predominantly cohort design, most with important methodological limitations. Ten studies reported a positive association. Of these, only two were large, good-quality studie...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Daniels L, Mallan KM, Fildes A, Wilson J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Substance use interventions for people with intellectual disability transitioning out of prison.
PMID: 26095290 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: van Dooren K, Young J, Blackburn C, Claudio FM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Hepatitis B knowledge and associated factors among people with chronic hepatitis B.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess hepatitis B knowledge among people with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in Australia. METHODS: People with CHB in three Australian jurisdictions completed a self-administered questionaire, including 24 hepatitis B knowledge questions across four domains: transmission; natural history; epidemiology and prevention; and clinical management. RESULTS: Ninety-three people completed the survey. Mean age was 45 years, 43% were women and 93% were born overseas (75% from Asia). Mean total knowledge score was 55 out of 100 with 17 participants (18%) scoring ≥75 (defined as a high knowledg...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Hajarizadeh B, Wallace J, Richmond J, Ngo N, Enright C Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Hospitalisations, admission costs and re-fracture risk related to osteoporosis in Western Australia are substantial: a 10-year review.
CONCLUSIONS: Osteoporotic fracture-related hospitalisations impose a substantial financial impact on WA, exceeding $100 million in a decade. IMPLICATIONS: Considering the large system costs, policy and programs to improve identification of index fractures and initiation of osteoporosis treatments and primary prevention initiatives are justified. PMID: 26095668 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Briggs AM, Sun W, Miller LJ, Geelhoed E, Huska A, Inderjeeth CA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Teething and sleep difficulties: findings from Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children.
PMID: 26095769 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Amarasena N, Lalloo R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Noncommunicable diseases and risk factors in adult populations of several Pacific Islands: results from the WHO STEPwise approach to surveillance.
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of NCDs and risk factors varies widely between PICTs and by sex. The evidence shows the high and alarming present and future burden of NCDs in the region. IMPLICATIONS: Strengthened political commitment and increased investment are urgently required to tackle the NCD crisis, successfully achieve targets and ensure continuing sustainable development in the Pacific islands. PMID: 26095921 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Kessaram T, McKenzie J, Girin N, Roth A, Vivili P, Williams G, Hoy D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Health damage from current air pollution levels.
PMID: 26041085 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Robinson DL Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Evaluation of an intervention for patients with alcohol-related injuries: results of a mixed methods study.
CONCLUSION: Rates of patient screening increased, however barriers to delivery of brief intervention and referrals remained. Implementation strategies targeting specific barriers and enablers to introducing interventions are both required to improve the application of secondary prevention for patients in acute settings. IMPLICATIONS: Educational training, formalised liaison between services, systematised early intervention protocols, and continuous quality improvement processes will progress service delivery in this area. PMID: 26041086 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Whitty M, Nagel T, Ward L, Jayaraj R, Kavanagh D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Erratum.
Authors: PMID: 26041087 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

You never get out: Memories of two psychiatric hospitals.
Authors: PMID: 26041088 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Risk Communication: A handbook for communicating environmental, safety, and health risks.
Authors: PMID: 26041089 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

HIV/AIDS and the South African State: Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Respond.
Authors: PMID: 26041090 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The comparative cost of food and beverages at remote Indigenous communities, Northern Territory, Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: Strategies employed by manufacturers and supermarkets, such as promotional pricing, and supermarkets' generic products lead to lower prices. These opportunities are not equally available to remote customers and are a major driver of price disparity. IMPLICATIONS: Food affordability for already disadvantaged residents of remote communities could be improved by policies targeted at manufacturers, wholesalers and/or major supermarket chains. PMID: 25902766 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Ferguson M, O'Dea K, Chatfield M, Moodie M, Altman J, Brimblecombe J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Is something better than nothing? Food insecurity and eating patterns of young people experiencing homelessness.
CONCLUSIONS: Food insecurity and poor diet quality are salient issues for this group of young people accessing support from specialist homelessness services. IMPLICATIONS: These findings highlight the need for a greater focus on advocacy and policy action to increase social supports and improve food security and nutrition for young people experiencing homelessness. PMID: 25902911 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Crawford B, Yamazaki R, Franke E, Amanatidis S, Ravulo J, Torvaldsen S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

What New Zealanders find important to their quality of life: comparisons with international WHOQOL data from 14 other countries.
CONCLUSIONS: The overall high similarities of importance rankings with the global dataset suggest that the cross-cultural validity of the instrument may still be current. The few observed differences could reflect aspects unique to New Zealand or the presence of global trends during the 17 years since the original WHOQOL work, highlighting the utility of periodic investigations into the need to update the instrument. PMID: 25903040 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Kr├Ągeloh CU, Billington R, Hsien-Chuan Hsu P, Landon J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Insights into nutritionists' practices and experiences in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.
CONCLUSIONS: Modifications in structure, training and support of the public health nutrition workforce, facilitation of professional and cultural partnerships, outcome evaluation and localisation and evaluation of health messages may promote more meaningful nutrition communication in remote communities. IMPLICATIONS: Findings can inform further investigation into the structures needed to improve public health skills for nutritionists transitioning from mainstream practice into the challenging cross-cultural context of Aboriginal health settings. PMID: 25903118 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australi...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Colles SL, Belton S, Brimblecombe J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Public health order helps protect the public from Australian Bat Lyssavirus.
PMID: 25903263 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Spencer R, Milligan B, Esmonde J, Sellars D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Children with no vaccinations recorded on the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register.
PMID: 25903350 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Gibbs RA, Hoskins C, Effler PV Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Time spent on health-related activities by senior Australians with chronic diseases: what is the role of multimorbidity and comorbidity?
CONCLUSIONS: Total number of diseases and specific diseases are useful determinants of time use and heavy time burden. Dominant groupings and disease clusters do not predict time use. IMPLICATIONS: In considering time demands on patients and the need for care co-ordination, care providers need to be aware of how many and what specific diseases the patient faces. PMID: 25903449 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Islam MM, McRae IS, Yen L, Jowsey T, Valderas JM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Successes in sexual health communications development, programmatic implementation and evaluation in the Torres Strait region 2006 to 2012.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the Indigenous sexual health promotion program in the Torres Strait 2006-2012 that culminated in an education-entertainment radio drama, Kasa Por Yarn (KPY). METHODS: A mixed methods approach applied to unpublished program documents and program-derived peer-reviewed publications was utilised. RESULTS: Early initiatives established a strong partnership with Torres Strait Islander stakeholders. Significant community engagement throughout ensured a positive process. Telephone survey data (n=100, TSI, 15-24 years) found: 95% had heard of KPY and 80% listened to 2 or more episo...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Fagan PS, Robertson HK, Pedrana AE, Raulli A, Crouch AA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Legally invisible: stewardship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
CONCLUSIONS: We considered the results applying both a human rights perspective and the perspective of therapeutic jurisprudence. We suggest that national law for health stewardship would provide a strong foundation for progress, and should itself be based on recognition of Australia's First Peoples in the Australian Constitution, as is currently proposed. PMID: 25903648 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Howse G, Dwyer J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Designs and methods used in published Australian health promotion evaluations 1992-2011.
CONCLUSION: This is the first time Australian-published health promotion evaluation articles have been empirically investigated in relation to designs and methods. There appears to be little change in the purposes, overall designs and methods of published evaluations since 1992. IMPLICATIONS: More methodologically transparent and sophisticated published evaluation articles might be instructional, and even motivational, for improving evaluation practice and result in better public health interventions and outcomes. PMID: 25903801 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Chambers AH, Murphy K, Kolbe A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Seroprevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis in a South Australian Vietnam veteran cohort.
CONCLUSIONS: This study found a high seroprevalence (11.6%) of Strongyloides antibodies within the Vietnam veteran community in South Australia. Seropositivity was associated with increased likelihood of dermatological symptoms. IMPLICATIONS: Post-deployment screening and eradication therapy for Strongyloides should be offered to ADF staff after service in Strongyloides-endemic areas. This should include those veterans who left the service many years ago. PMID: 25903944 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rahmanian H, MacFarlane AC, Rowland KE, Einsiedel LJ, Neuhaus SJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The potential of Google Street View for studying smokefree signage.
PMID: 25904043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Wilson N, Thomson G, Edwards R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Minority stress and community connectedness among gay, lesbian and bisexual Australians: a comparison of rural and metropolitan localities.
CONCLUSIONS: LGB individuals in rural-remote and outer metropolitan areas of major cities face increased exposure to a number of minority stressors and less LGB community connectedness. These are risk factors associated with psychiatric morbidity in LGB populations. IMPLICATIONS: Health promotion targeted at reducing homophobia and discrimination in rural-remote and outer metropolitan communities and additional services to assist LGB Australians struggling with stigma and isolation in non-inner city areas may help mitigate the disadvantages faced by these LGB populations. PMID: 25904119 [PubMed - as supplied by p...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Morandini JS, Blaszczynski A, Dar-Nimrod I, Ross MW Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

An epidemic of energy? The case for stronger action on 'energy drinks'.
PMID: 25904202 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Cowie GA, Bolam B Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Tracking Australian health and medical research expenditure with a PubMed bibliometric method.
CONCLUSIONS: Our analyses confirm that increased HMR expenditure is associated with an increase in HMR publications in PubMed. IMPLICATIONS: Tracking HMR investment outcomes using this method could be useful for future policy and funding decisions at a federal and specific institution level. PMID: 25904290 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mendis K, Bailey J, McLean R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Contraceptive knowledge and attitudes among 14-24-year-olds in New South Wales, Australia.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: While young people, particularly young women, expressed attitudes conducive to contraceptive use, many are unaware of basic facts about methods, including highly effective LARC. Our findings reflect the modest reproductive and sexual health education received by Australian young people and cultural norms of condoms and oral contraceptives as default methods and highlight the need to improve knowledge, among young men, in particular, about the most effective contraceptive methods. PMID: 25904387 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Ritter T, Dore A, McGeechan K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Literature reviews vs systematic reviews.
PMID: 25827181 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Robinson P, Lowe J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research