Smokefree 2025 - use of mass media in New Zealand lacks alignment with evidence and needs.
PMID: 24961155 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Edwards R, Hoek J, van der Deen F Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Early childhood nutrition concerns, resources and services for Aboriginal families in Victoria.
Conclusion and implication: This study identifies major gaps in service delivery for Aboriginal families with young children and points to the need for a coordinated, culturally responsive systems approach to providing support for breastfeeding and child nutrition advice and support for Aboriginal families, including capacity building for staff, and supportive systems and policy. PMID: 24962206 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Myers J, Thorpe S, Browne J, Gibbons K, Brown S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Poor health and social outcomes for ex-prisoners with a history of mental disorder: a longitudinal study.
Conclusions: People with a history of mental disorder experience particularly poor outcomes following release from prison that are not fully explained by pre-existing disadvantage. Implications: Evidence-based transitional programs for prisoners with a history of mental disorder should be provided at a level commensurate with need. PMID: 24962322 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Cutcher Z, Degenhardt L, Alati R, Kinner SA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Perceptions of melanoma risk among Australian adolescents: barriers to sun protection and recommendations for improvement.
Conclusions: Despite young Australians' adequate knowledge of melanoma and related health recommendations, poor adherence continues to place young people at risk. Study findings suggest that social media interventions developed to influence behaviour change, are not necessarily preferred by adolescents. PMID: 24962426 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: McLoone JK, Meiser B, Karatas J, Sousa MS, Zilliacus E, Kasparian NA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Rural residency and prostate cancer specific mortality: results from the Victorian Radical Prostatectomy Register.
Abstract Objective: To present long-term survival data from the Victorian Radical Prostatectomy Register (VRPR), 1995-2000, and analyse the effect of rural residence on survival. Methods: Men who underwent open radical prostatectomy (RP) in Victoria from 1995 to 2000 were recorded in a population register co-ordinated by the Victorian Cancer Registry and Cancer Council Victoria. Baseline clinical, pathological and demographic information such as location were recorded and linked to mortality and recurrence data. Men who had neoadjuvant therapy or missing data for socioeconomic status (SES), tumour grade and stage ...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Papa N, Lawrentschuk N, Muller D, MacInnis R, Ta A, Severi G, Millar J, Syme R, Giles G, Bolton D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Patterns and perceptions of physical activity and sedentary time in male transport drivers working in regional Australia.
Abstract Objective: To objectively measure physical activity (PA) patterns and sedentary time, and explore perceptions of workplace PA opportunities in regional male transport workers. Methods: A multi-method study involving 28 drivers (52.4±9.69years) working at a bus company in South-East Queensland, Australia. PA was measured using accelerometers (n=23) to determine the proportion of time spent in sedentary (
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Wong JY, Gilson ND, Bush RA, Brown WJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Assessing HPV vaccine coverage in Australia by geography and socioeconomic status: are we protecting those most at risk?
Conclusion: Notifications of HPV vaccine doses delivered to females aged 12-13 through schools suggest a high and relatively equal uptake across socioeconomic groups. Females in remote regions have the highest uptake of dose 1 but are least likely to complete the course. This may be due to particular challenges in vaccine delivery to residents of remote areas. PMID: 24962721 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Barbaro B, Brotherton JM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Gender differences in alcohol consumption among middle-aged and older adults in Australia, the United States and Korea.
Conclusions: Gender-role expectations differ between countries and may influence both the levels at which older adults consume alcohol and the ways in which at-risk drinking is associated with socioeconomic factors. Implications: Heavy alcohol use in middle-aged and older adults is a cause for concern. Health promotion strategies should target older age groups and consider the ways in which gender, marital status and education influence norms and opportunities for risky alcohol use. PMID: 24962802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: French DJ, Sargent-Cox KA, Kim S, Anstey KJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Variation in health inequalities according to measures of socioeconomic status and age.
Conclusions: The magnitude of socioeconomic inequality in health varies substantially according to the type of SES measure used and age. Income is the most sensitive measure. Implications: Researchers and policy makers should be aware of the extent to which SEIFA-based estimates underestimate the magnitude of health inequality compared to individual-level measures, especially in younger age groups. PMID: 24962890 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mather T, Banks E, Joshy G, Bauman A, Phongsavan P, Korda RJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Writing a new story for Australia's children.
PMID: 24890475 [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 Authors: MacDougall C, Riggs E, Lee V Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Adult drinking in Australian schools.
PMID: 24890476 [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 Authors: Munro G, Buykx P, Ward B, Rae J, Wiggers J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The impact of climate-related extreme events on public health workforce and infrastructure - how can we be better prepared?
PMID: 24890477 [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 Authors: Selvey LA, Rutherford S, Dodds J, Dwyer S, Robinson SM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Twenty-eight day and one-year case fatality after hospitalisation with an acute coronary syndrome: a nationwide data linkage study.
Conclusions and Implications: The major determinant of increasing case fatality was increasing age. There were also substantial differences in case fatality by ethnicity, deprivation and diagnostic category. Further research is needed to explore the possible mechanisms by which ethnic and deprivation disparities occur and effective strategies to address them. PMID: 24890478 [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 Authors: Grey C, Jackson R, Wells S, Marshall R, Riddell T, Kerr AJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Geographic analysis of infant mortality in New Zealand, 1995-2008: an ethnicity perspective.
Conclusions: Infant mortality patterns are geographically similar for both Māori and Non-Māori. However, there are differences geographically between the two populations after accounting for deprivation. Implications: Health services that can affect infant mortality should be aware of the geographical differences across NZ. Deprivation is an important factor in explaining infant mortality rates and policies that ameliorate its effects should be pursued, as it is the major determinant of the geographical pattern of infant mortality in NZ. PMID: 24890479 [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 Authors: Campbell M, Apparicio P, Day P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Twelve-month post-injury outcomes for Māori and non-Māori: findings from a New Zealand cohort study.
Conclusion: Explanations for higher risk of these poor outcomes are unclear. Future research to identify potential explanations will include experiences with health services and rehabilitation support following injury, subsequent injury and illness, and major life events post-injury. Implications: Adequate post-injury care focused on physical and psychological health and financial security is required to reduce the burden experienced by Māori due to injury. PMID: 24890480 [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 Authors: Maclennan B, Wyeth E, Davie G, Wilson S, Derrett S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Remote school gardens: exploring a cost-effective and novel way to engage Australian Indigenous students in nutrition and health.
Conclusions: The program was delivered economically without the need for on-the-ground staff, in a manner that was acceptable to teachers. Implications: This model may have application in remote schools throughout Australia, where there is a need to alter health impacting behaviours in high-risk populations. Lengthier program evaluation times and further resource development may be worth investigating in the future. PMID: 24890481 [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 Authors: Hume A, Wetten A, Feeney C, Taylor S, O'Dea K, Brimblecombe J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

High folate levels in Aboriginal children after subsidised fruit and vegetables and mandatory folic acid fortification.
Conclusions: RBC folate levels increased among these disadvantaged Aboriginal children following mandatory folic acid fortification and participation in a subsidised F&V program. Even before mandatory folic acid fortification, none of these children had low RBC folate. Implications: The effect on health of mandatory fortification of foods with folate is not clear, hence, ongoing population-based monitoring of folate levels to assess the impact of mandatory folic acid fortification is important. PMID: 24890482 [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 Authors: Black AP, Vally H, Morris P, Daniel M, Esterman A, Smith F, O'Dea K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Benefits of habit-based informational interventions: a randomised controlled trial of fruit and vegetable consumption.
Conclusion: Messages based on a habit framework can be utilised to improve fruit consumption in young adults. Furthermore, simply reminding young adults to be conscious of their food choices may be sufficient to improve their overall vegetable consumption. PMID: 24890483 [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 Authors: Rompotis CJ, Grove JR, Byrne SM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Linking birth records to hospital admission records enhances the identification of women who smoke during pregnancy.
Conclusions: Use of linked data improved the identification of pregnant smokers. Studies relying on a single data source should adjust for the under-ascertainment of smokers among certain obstetric populations. PMID: 24890484 [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 Authors: Tran DT, Roberts CL, Havard A, Jorm LR Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Newspaper coverage of tobacco control in New Zealand.
Conclusions: NZ tobacco control advocates can take heart from the nature and extent of coverage of tobacco control initiatives. Opportunities for further media advocacy are discussed. PMID: 24890485 [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 Authors: McGee R, Bang S, Marsh L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Data linkage for injury surveillance and research in Australia: perils, pitfalls and potential.
Conclusions: Obtaining authorisation to link injury data collections for national research remains cumbersome. Streamlining of the application process is needed to ensure that injury research is able to be conducted in a timely fashion. Data quality and data linkage rates need to be considered when interpreting research findings. Implications: Streamlining of the application process for research that involves linking data collections would help ensure that research is conducted in a timely fashion. PMID: 24890486 [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 Authors: Mitchell RJ, Cameron CM, Bambach MR Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Suicide by occupational skill level in the Australian construction industry: data from 2001 to 2010.
Conclusions: Low-skilled workers in the construction industry had elevated rates of suicide compared to skilled trades workers. Implications: These workers should be targeted by prevention efforts. PMID: 24890487 [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 Authors: Milner A, Niven H, LaMontagne A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Using police crash databases for injury prevention research - a comparison of opt-out and opt-in approaches to study recruitment.
Conclusions and Implications: The opt-in recruitment strategy (which was a consequence of one jurisdiction's interpretation of the national Privacy Act at the time) resulted in an insufficient and potentially biased sample for the purposes of conducting research into risk factors for heavy-vehicle crashes. Australia's national Privacy Act 1988 has had a long history of inconsistent practices by state and territory government departments and ethical review committees. These inconsistencies can have profound effects on the validity of research, as shown through the significantly different response rates we reported in this s...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elkington J, Stevenson M, Haworth N, Sharwood L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Population health services can influence land use planning.
PMID: 24890489 [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 Authors: Chok HN, Thornell M, Maxwell M, Wise M, Sainsbury P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Standing meeting rooms - exploring enablers and barriers of interventions to reduce sitting time in the workplace.
PMID: 24890490 [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 Authors: Atkinson J, Haynes K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Christmas Island over 100 years: from beriberi to nutritional deficiencies of a different kind.
PMID: 24890491 [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 Authors: Schwarz F Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Availability of chop-chop in Victorian tobacconists following introduction of plain packaging.
PMID: 24890492 [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 Authors: Scollo M, Bayly M, Wakefield M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Understanding reproductive loss - perspectives on life, death and fertility.
Authors: PMID: 24890493 [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

Ethics and security aspects of infectious disease control.
Authors: PMID: 24890494 [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

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