Claiming the corner office: executive leadership lessons for nurses.
Authors: PMID: 24890495 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Associations between economic hardship and markers of self-management in adults with type 2 diabetes: results from Diabetes MILES - Australia.
Conclusions: Employment, older age and depressive symptoms, not economic hardship, were commonly associated with diabetes self-management. Implications: Work-based interventions that promote T2DM self-management in younger, working populations that focus on negative emotions may be beneficial. PMID: 24750399 [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, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: O'Neil A, Williams ED, Browne JL, Horne R, Pouwer F, Speight J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Household crowding associated with childhood otitis media hospitalisations in New Zealand.
Conclusions: Otitis media hospitalisations are associated with area-level measures of household crowding and other risk factors in this ecological study. The largest increase in otitis media incidence relative to neighbourhood rates of household crowding was exhibited among Māori cases of otitis media. Implications: This study adds weight to the growing body of literature linking infectious disease risk to overcrowding in the home. PMID: 24750411 [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, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Bowie C, Pearson AL, Campbell M, Barnett R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Measuring progress towards achieving Millennium Development Goals in small populations: is under-five mortality in Tuvalu declining?
Conclusions: Small populations provide challenges in interpretation of IMR/U5MR trends. To ensure the correct interpretation of rates, CIs (95%) and tests for trend should be calculated. Tuvalu has experienced steady decline in IMR/U5MR over the past 20 years. PMID: 24750434 [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, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Taylor R, Linhart C, Hayes G, Homasi S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A cost-effectiveness analysis of online, radio and print tobacco control advertisements targeting 25-39 year-old males.
Conclusions: This finding is contrary to the current assumption that the use of a consistent message across multiple media simultaneously is the most cost-effective way of reaching and affecting target audiences. Implications: Online advertising may be a highly cost-effective channel for low-budget tobacco control media campaigns. PMID: 24750454 [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, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Clayforth C, Pettigrew S, Mooney K, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, Rosenberg M, Slevin T Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Reported experiences of bereavement support in Western Australia: a pilot study.
Conclusions: The data provided tentative empirical support for the public health model of bereavement support. This is the first empirical test of this model nationally and internationally. Implications: Considering the lack of evidence to guide development and allocation of bereavement programs in Australia, a larger survey will enable us to determine how the support needs of each of the three groups of bereaved people should be serviced. This is important for cost-effective and equitable resource allocation. PMID: 24750475 [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, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Aoun SM, Breen LJ, Rumbold B, Howting D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Trends and recurrence of stillbirths in NSW.
Abstract Objective: To examine the trend in stillbirth rates adjusted for the trends in the maternal risk profile, and to use local data to estimate the stillbirth recurrence risk. Methods: Linked hospital, birth and perinatal death review data were used to identify risk factors and stillbirths among women giving birth to singletons in NSW between 2001 and 2009. Logistic regression models were developed to predict stillbirth rates based on the changes in the maternal population. Results: Between 2001 and 2009 there were 3,449 stillbirths (4.4 per 1,000 births), with no significant change in rate overall (p=0.6) or...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Patterson JA, Ford JB, Morris JM, Roberts CL Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Ageing across the Tasman Sea: the demographics and health of older adults in Australia and New Zealand.
Conclusions: Australia and NZ are well aged in the context of a youthful Oceania region, with more similarities than differences between the countries. Implications: Both countries need to continue to monitor health trends, unravel the major population attributable risks, and identify preventative and other interventions that can stimulate and support declines in disability in older populations in the future, particularly for non-indigenous older persons. PMID: 24750537 [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, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Kowal P, Towers A, Byles J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Encouraging general practitioners to complete the four-year-old Healthy Kids Check and provide healthy eating and physical activity messages.
Conclusions: Boosting HKC claims and healthy eating and physical activity messages in general practice is feasible. More intensive strategies are required if obesity prevention and management benefits are to be achieved. Implications: General practice is an important but under-utilised source of advice for parents and data for policy makers on childhood obesity in Australia. PMID: 24750555 [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, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Bell AC, Campbell E, Francis JL, Wiggers J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The past and future of coal.
PMID: 24690044 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Woodward A, Hales S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Determinants of health: the contribution of the natural environment.
PMID: 24690045 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tait PW, McMichael AJ, Hanna EG Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Unconventional natural gas development: economic salvation or looming public health disaster?
PMID: 24690046 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: McCarron GP, King D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Unplanned pregnancy and emergency contraception in Australia: unsolved dilemmas.
PMID: 24690047 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mazza D, Harrison C, Taft A, Britt H, Hobbs M, Stewart K, Hussainy S, Brijnath B Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Higher uptake of long-acting reversible and permanent methods of contraception by Australian women living in rural and remote areas.
Conclusions: Location of residence is an important factor in women's choices about long-acting and permanent contraception in addition to the number and age of their children. Implications: Further research is needed to understand the role of geographical location in women's access to contraceptive options in Australia. PMID: 24690048 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lucke JC, Herbert DL Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Integrating proven falls prevention interventions into government programs.
Conclusions: Our systematic methods identified Department programs with strong potential for integration of proven falls prevention interventions. Implications: Matching departmental programs and evidence-based interventions for integration may lead to more efficient resource allocation for falls prevention in Victoria. PMID: 24690049 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Day L, Donaldson A, Thompson C, Thomas M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The burden of hospitalised fall-related injury in community-dwelling older people in Victoria: a database study.
Conclusions: The burden of hospitalised fall-related injury in community-dwelling older people aged 65+ years in Victoria is significantly more than previously projected. Importantly, this study identifies that women, patients with comorbidity and those aged 85+ years account for a considerable proportion of this burden. Implications: A corresponding increase in falls prevention effort is required to ensure that the burden is properly addressed. PMID: 24690050 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Vu T, Day L, Finch CF Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Restricting access to a suicide hotspot does not shift the problem to another location. An experiment of two river bridges in Brisbane, Australia.
Conclusions: The safety barriers were effective in preventing suicide from the Gateway Bridge, and no evidence of substitution of location was found. PMID: 24690051 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Law CK, Sveticic J, De Leo D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Medication use and knowledge in a sample of Indigenous and non-Indigenous prisoners.
Conclusions and Implications: Around half prisoners are taking medications in prison, but most have poor knowledge of what these medications are. Medication knowledge is associated with better adherence and may contribute to improved health outcomes post-release. Changes to prescribing and dispensing practices in prison may improve medication knowledge and health outcomes in this profoundly marginalised group. PMID: 24690052 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Carroll M, Kinner SA, Heffernan EB Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoke-free homes, 2002 to 2008.
Conclusions and Implications: The increases in Indigenous smoke-free homes are encouraging, especially as they are from the period before recent increased attention to Indigenous tobacco control, which should accelerate these trends and their resultant health benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. PMID: 24690053 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Thomas DP, Stevens M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Evidence for improved patient management through electronic patient records at a Central Australian Aboriginal Health Service.
Conclusions: Parameters of CD care activities and outcomes have increased significantly over the last four years in this setting, accompanied by stabilisation of or improvement in outcomes. PMID: 24690054 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Hoy WE, Swanson CE, Hope A, Smith J, Masters C Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Hepatitis C testing and status among opioid substitution treatment clients in New South Wales.
Conclusion: The prevalence of HCV in this sample was higher than that found among other samples of people who inject drugs, suggesting the need for greater prevention efforts with OST clients. Anti-HCV+ individuals are less accurate at reporting their HCV status than those who are anti-HCV-. Inaccurate knowledge is associated with different variables for anti-HCV+ vs. anti-HCV- individuals. There are opportunities to improve knowledge of HCV status and to therefore improve health outcomes and reduce transmission among this at-risk population. PMID: 24690055 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Jou...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Shand FL, Day C, Rawlinson W, Degenhardt L, Martin NG, Nelson EC Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Improving the evidence-base for access to primary health care in Canterbury: a panel study.
Conclusions: Interpretation of utilisation data must be made with caution because of two distinct characteristics: the differential rates of non-attenders and the highly dispersed distribution of attenders. Implications: Improved understanding of differential non-attender rates and attender visit distributions by demographic factors needs to be considered when addressing improved access to general practice services. PMID: 24690056 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Schluter PJ, Bridgford P, Cook L, Hamilton G Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Viral gastrointestinal outbreaks in residential care facilities: an examination of the value of public health unit involvement.
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the value of notification to public health units (PHUs) in the management of viral gastrointestinal outbreaks in residential care facilities (RCFs) in Queensland. Methods: Routine outbreak characteristics and control measures were collected at notification and conclusion of outbreaks notified between May and August 2008. This was supplemented with detailed interviews with RCFs and PHUs, including perceptions of the value of the RCF-PHU interaction. Results: Norovirus was the confirmed aetiological agent in 39 (68%) of 60 outbreaks. A significant association was found between increas...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Davis C, Vally H, Bell R, Sheehan F, Beard F Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Hospital capacity and management preparedness for pandemic influenza in Victoria.
Conclusions and implications: Hospitals across Victoria demonstrated different levels of influenza pandemic preparedness and planning. If a more severe influenza pandemic than that of 2009 arose, Victorian hospitals would struggle with workforce and infrastructure problems, particularly in rural/regional areas. Staff absenteeism threatens to undermine hospital pandemic responses. Various strategies, including education and communication, should be included with in-service training to provide staff with confidence in their ability to work safely during a future pandemic. PMID: 24690058 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Au...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Dewar B, Barr I, Robinson P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor re: 'How the factoid of wind turbines causing 'vibroacoustic disease' came to be 'irrefutably demonstrated'.
PMID: 24690059 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Alves-Pereira M, Branco NA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Author response.
PMID: 24690060 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Chapman S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Trial of mailed specimen collection for HIV testing in regional Queensland.
PMID: 24690061 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rutkin W, Debattista J, Martin P, Hooper J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Ethnicity and socioeconomic status as risk factors for rapid onset of tobacco addiction.
PMID: 24690062 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Scragg R, Difranza JR, Youdan B, Laugesen M, Glover M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Household size: an overlooked confounder when considering inequalities in food choice.
PMID: 24690063 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: McKinnon L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Beyond fatal injury: disability, traumatic stress and tertiary prevention.
PMID: 24690064 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Zonfrillo MR, Winston FK, Kassam-Adams N Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Understanding and treating sex addiction.
Authors: PMID: 24690065 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The art and science of self-citations.
PMID: 24494936 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lowe JB, Robinson P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A critical decade for public health: responsibility for energy transitions.
PMID: 24494937 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tait PW Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The cost of a healthy and sustainable diet - who can afford it?
Conclusion: The most disadvantaged groups in the region, both at the neighbourhood and household level, experience the greatest inequality in affordability of the H&S diet. Implications: The results highlight the current inequity in food choice in the region and the underlying social issues of cost and affordability of H&S foods. PMID: 24494938 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Barosh L, Friel S, Engelhardt K, Chan L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Associations between obesity and overweight and fall risk, health status and quality of life in older people.
Conclusions: Older obese individuals have an increased risk of falls and obese fallers have a higher prevalence of pain and inactivity than fallers of a healthy weight. Implications: A decrease in sedentary lifestyle and regular weight-bearing exercise may reduce fall risk in older obese individuals. PMID: 24494939 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mitchell RJ, Lord SR, Harvey LA, Close JC Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Obesity and climate change mitigation in Australia: overview and analysis of policies with co-benefits.
Conclusion: Given the complex causes of both problems, it is argued that a full spectrum of complementary strategies across different sectors should be utilised. Implications: Such an approach would have significant public health, social and environmental benefits. PMID: 24494940 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lowe M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Active travel to work in New South Wales 2005-2010, individual characteristics and association with body mass index.
Conclusions: There has been no overall increase in active commuting in NSW (2005-2010). Better efforts to communicate the benefits of active travel and less sedentary travel are warranted, in particular among those with lower levels of education. Implications: More interventions are needed to encourage walking and cycling to work, in order to gain significant benefits in terms of maintaining a healthy weight. PMID: 24494941 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rissel C, Greenaway M, Bauman A, Wen LM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Minimal excess risk of cancer and reduced risk of death from cancer in Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs clients: a record linkage study.
Conclusion: Cancer incidence rates are largely similar, and mortality rates moderately lower, for DVA clients compared to the NSW general population. Implications: These risk patterns may reflect service-related history, a healthy-survivor effect, competing risk of death, and/or comprehensive health care entitlements with minimal to no co-payments. Our findings suggest DVA clients are probably accessing cancer screening services. Outcomes after cancer diagnosis are good, most probably due to comprehensive health care entitlements. PMID: 24494942 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Vajdic CM, Stavrou EP, Ward RL, Falster MO, Pearson SA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The validity of self-reported cancer in an Australian population study.
Conclusions and implications: The use of self-reported cancer to collect cancer outcomes has varying reliability, depending on cancer type and population. The findings presented here may assist medical researchers in making informed decisions when conducting research using self-reported cancer data in Australia where the acquisition of registry data is not feasible. PMID: 24494943 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Loh V, Harding J, Koshkina V, Barr E, Shaw J, Magliano D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Adherence to recommended health checks by women in mid-life: data from a prospective study of women across Australia.
Conclusions: Health and healthcare use are important determinants of screening. Implications: Greater advantage needs to be taken of opportunities to encourage women with more health risk behaviours and health problems to engage in screening. PMID: 24494944 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Byles J, Leigh L, Chojenta C, Loxton D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Is Step Down Assessment of screen-detected lesions as safe as workup at a Metropolitan Assessment Centre?
Conclusion: The results indicate that the current service model is providing appropriate diagnostic effectiveness, as well as comparable client satisfaction, for country and metropolitan women. PMID: 24494945 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Hughes JP, Jose DC, Tuch GH, Fritschi L, Tresham J, Wylie E Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Shade in urban playgrounds in Sydney and inequities in availability for those living in lower socioeconomic areas.
This study investigated the differences between the amount of shade covering typical activity areas in playgrounds of higher and lower socioeconomic status (SES) areas within metropolitan Sydney, Australia. Methods: Using an established audit tool, surveyors visited 139 urban playgrounds and made 1,033 shade observations recording the estimated percentage of an activity area that was covered by shade and the type of shade available. Results: Shade coverage was significantly associated with SES of an area and with type of activity area (p
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Anderson C, Jackson K, Egger S, Chapman K, Rock V Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Occupational exposure to solar radiation in Australia: who is exposed and what protection do they use?
Conclusions: This study provides valuable information regarding solar exposure that has not previously been available. Implications: The results of this study will inform strategies for risk reduction. PMID: 24494947 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Carey RN, Glass DC, Peters S, Reid A, Benke G, Driscoll TR, Fritschi L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Identifying individual- and population-level characteristics that influence rates of risky alcohol consumption in regional communities.
Conclusions: Rates of risky drinking vary significantly between communities and both individual and community characteristics are significantly associated with risky alcohol consumption. Implications: A combination of individual- and population-level interventions, tailored to the risk profile of individual communities, is most likely to be optimally effective. PMID: 24494948 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Breen C, Shakeshaft A, Sanson-Fisher R, D'Este C, Mattick RP, Gilmour S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Alcohol consumption and NHMRC guidelines: has the message got out, are people conforming and are they aware that alcohol causes cancer?
Conclusions: Men were nearly three times as likely to drink in excess of the guidelines as women. The majority of the population did not see an important link between alcohol and cancer. Awareness of the latest NHMRC guidelines consumption threshold is still low, particularly for men. Implications: A strategy to raise awareness of the NHMRC guidelines and the link between alcohol and cancer is warranted. PMID: 24494949 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Bowden JA, Delfabbro P, Room R, Miller CL, Wilson C Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Trends in health status and chronic disease risk factors over 10-14 years in a remote Australian community: a matched pair study.
Conclusions: Results indicative of better nutrition among youth, better health of young adult males, stable or lower levels of albuminuria and improved HDL levels are all encouraging. The waist circumference increase in females might reflect better food access. An increase in diabetes in older subjects probably reflects recent enhanced survival of middle-aged and older people with - and at risk for - diabetes. PMID: 24494950 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Wang Z, Scott J, Wang Z, Hoy WE Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Can Australia eliminate TB? Modelling immigration strategies for reaching MDG targets in a low-transmission setting.
Conclusions: Public health strategies targeting latent tuberculosis infection in immigrants may substantially reduce tuberculosis incidence in a low prevalence region. However, immigration-focused strategies cannot achieve the 2050 MDG and alternative or complementary approaches are required. PMID: 24494951 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Denholm JT, McBryde ES Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Are they protected? Immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases in healthcare workers at an Australian hospital.
Conclusions: Immunity to VPDs among existing HCWs was inadequate. About half assessed HCWs were non-immune to at least one VPD, and non-immunity to hepatitis B was high. A comprehensive assessment strategy for existing employees is required to enhance vaccination coverage and compliance with national guidelines. Implications: Adequately resourced 'look-back' immunisation assessment programs are required to reduce the risks of VPDs among existing staff and patients. Review of current approaches and national consensus regarding the need for mandatory strategies would assist this process. PMID: 24494952 [PubMed - in proc...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Leung V, Harper S, Slavin M, Thursky K, Worth L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Hand hygiene and bacteraemia rates in Australian hospitals.
PMID: 24494953 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lee AY Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Triumphs and challenges in recruiting same-sex parent families.
PMID: 24494954 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Crouch S, Waters E, McNair R, Power J, Davis E, van Mourik L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research