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Community engagement with refugee-background communities around health: the experience of the Group of 11.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

There is a growing population of people from refugee backgrounds settling in Australia. They have often been forced to flee from their homes in violent circumstances and may have spent many years in refugee camps with poor health support. There are multiple barriers to their effective access to health services. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18139DOI Listing

Mind the gap: is it time to invest in embedded researchers in regional, rural and remote health services to address health outcome discrepancies for those living in rural, remote and regional areas?

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Research capacity building in healthcare works to generate and apply new knowledge to improve health outcomes; it creates new career pathways, improves staff satisfaction, retention and organisational performance. While there are examples of investment and research activity in rural Australia, overall, rural research remains under-reported, undervalued and under-represented in the evidence base. This is particularly so in primary care settings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18201DOI Listing

Who will protect the health of rural residents in China if village doctors run out?

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

This paper discusses the current situation of Chinese village doctors and highlights the importance of increasing the number of village doctors for better health service and a stronger health system. This study reviewed relevant health policies and data from the Chinese Statistic Year Book 2016 to assess the current status of Chinese village doctors and clinics. The Chinese government has launched a set of healthcare reforms to strengthen primary health care (PHC), especially in rural areas. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=PY18048
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April 2019
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Is immunisation for children and young people in statutory care in Victoria 'all too hard.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

This formative study aimed to identify health professionals' perspectives on vaccination issues among children in statutory out-of-home care in Victoria. Eight health professionals, drawn from a purposive Victorian sample known to be proactive in addressing the vaccination needs of children in out-of-home care, took part in semi-structured interviews. Questions addressed participants' views about roles and responsibilities, barriers and enabling factors affecting vaccination, and ideas about systems improvements. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18096DOI Listing

Physical activity counselling and referrals by general practitioners for prostate cancer survivors in Australia.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Physical activity is an important component of standard care to ensure quality of life for prostate cancer survivors. This paper describes the frequency of physical activity management (physical activity counselling or referrals) by GPs for prostate cancer survivors. A secondary aim is to explore GP characteristics that may influence physical activity recommendations, such as GP or patient age, GP gender and GP geographical location. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18131DOI Listing

Factors influencing self-management in patients with type 2 diabetes in general practice: a qualitative study.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Many Australian adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) do not follow recommended self-management behaviours that could prevent or delay complications. This exploratory study aimed to investigate the factors influencing self-management of T2DM in general practice. Semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with patients with T2DM (n = 10) and their GPs (n = 4) and practice nurses (n = 3) in a low socioeconomic area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18095DOI Listing
March 2019
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Prescribing physical activity as a preventive measure for middle-aged Australians with dementia risk factors.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Dementia is increasing in Australia in line with population ageing and is expected to peak by mid-century. The development of common forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, is associated with lifestyle-related risk factors that are prevalent among middle-aged Australians, including obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and depression. These risk factors can be significantly ameliorated through regular participation in moderate aerobic physical activity (PA). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18171DOI Listing
March 2019
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Increasing use of general practice management and team care arrangements over time in New South Wales, Australia.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

The number of older people living with chronic health conditions is increasing in Australia. The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) items program was introduced to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) to encourage a more structured approach to managing patients with chronic conditions. Initial uptake was slow and recent research has suggested that uptake is decreasing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18113DOI Listing

Cause and incidence of injuries experienced by children in remote Cape York Indigenous communities.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Indigenous children experience a disproportionally high number of injuries, particularly in remote communities. This study aimed to investigate: (1) the causes of injury to children within three remote Indigenous communities of Cape York, Australia; (2) differences between communities; and (3) if strengthening of alcohol restrictions reduced the incidence of injury. An injury profile for children aged 0-14 years was constructed for the period 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2011 using clinical file audit data from Primary Health Care Clinics located in each community. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=PY18175
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March 2019
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Patterns of alcohol consumption among people with major chronic diseases.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Mar 6. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Risky alcohol use places those with existing chronic conditions at increased risk of medical complications. Yet, there is little research assessing the alcohol consumption among this group. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of risky drinking among people with a range of chronic diseases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18075DOI Listing

The Primary Care Practice Improvement Tool (PC-PIT) process for organisational improvement in primary care: application by Australian Primary Health Networks.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

The Primary Care Practice Improvement Tool (PC-PIT) is an organisational performance improvement tool recently implemented by two Primary Health Networks (PHNs). This study explored barriers and facilitators to implementing the PC-PIT process at scale, from the initial introduction of the tool to completion of Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles with general practices. Using a qualitative design, in-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 PHN staff to seek feedback on the delivery of the PC-PIT to general practices. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18106DOI Listing

The Asylum Seeker Integrated Healthcare Pathway: a collaborative approach to improving access to primary health care in South Eastern Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

It is important to address the health needs of asylum seekers within the early stages of their arrival in Australia, as this impacts all aspects of their resettlement. However, asylum seekers face a range of barriers to accessing timely and appropriate health care in the community. In 2012, the increasing number of asylum seekers in Australia placed additional demand on health and social services in high-settlement regions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18028DOI Listing
February 2019

Ethics of medical research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

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Samantha Bobba

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Conducting ethical health research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations requires an understanding of their unique cultural values and the historical context. The assimilation of Indigenous people with the broader community through colonial policies such as the dispossession of land and forcible removal of children from their families in the Stolen Generation, deprived entire communities of their liberty. Poorly designed research protocols can perpetuate discriminatory values, reinforce negative stereotypes and stigmas and lead to further mistrust between the Indigenous community and healthcare professionals. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=PY18049
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February 2019
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Social inclusion as a tool to improve rural health.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Health inequalities between metropolitan and rural areas persist despite a range of interventions over recent years. Social inclusion is often linked to health outcomes, yet few studies examine social inclusion across different geographic areas. In this study, a set of indicators of social inclusion were drawn together and sourced data were aligned to these indicators, which are readily available to primary health practitioners and population health planners. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY17185DOI Listing
February 2019
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Insights from the coalface: barriers to accessing medicines and pharmacy services for resettled refugees from Africa.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Resettled refugees in Australia have been shown to exhibit a high prevalence of limited health literacy and are at greater risk of mismanaging their medication and not being able to access the healthcare services they need. The aim of the current study is to explore the barriers to accessing medicines and pharmacy services in Queensland, Australia, among resettled refugees from Africa; this research was conducted from the perspectives of healthcare professionals and people who help the refugees to resettle in their adopted country (resettlement workers). A 'generic qualitative' approach was used in this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18092DOI Listing
February 2019
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Primary care experience of older Australians with chronic illness.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

This large (>1000) cross-sectional study investigates patient-reported primary care experiences of older people with chronic illness. Previous research has found that approximately half of patients with chronic illness receive optimal chronic illness care and outcomes in Australian general practice. A survey was administered via a double opt-in panel method to people aged ≥55 years who have one or more self-reported major chronic diseases (diabetes and/or chronic heart, kidney, lung, mental health and/or musculoskeletal conditions). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18098DOI Listing
February 2019
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Survey of Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Feb 4. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Environmental factors including poor nutrition, obesity, smoking, exposure to toxins and drug and alcohol use at the time of conception can adversely affect the future health of the offspring. As primary health care (PHC) professionals who interact with women of reproductive age, Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses (MCaFHNs) are ideally placed to promote preconception health to women who want another child. The aim of this study was to assess MCaFHNs attitudes towards preconception health promotion, whether and under what circumstances they talk to their families about this, and what might help them start a conversation about preconception health. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=PY18078
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February 2019
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Validating the Short Form-12 and the development of disease-specific norms in a cohort of Australian private health insurance members.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Feb 4. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Despite the large number of Australians with private health insurance (PHI), normative quality-of-life data are not available for this population. The Short Form (SF)-12 has been used to characterise the health-related quality of life of Australians in the general population, but there is debate concerning the appropriate algorithm that should be used to calculate its physical and mental component summary scores. The standard (orthogonal method) approach assumes that the mental and physical components are unrelated, whereas an alternate approach (the correlated method) assumes that the two components are related. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18069DOI Listing
February 2019

Association between social determinants and the presence of essential hypertension in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Feb 4. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

The purpose of this study was to analyse the association between social determinants and the presence of essential hypertension in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in one rural county (Jintan) of China. A health survey of Jintan residents was conducted in 2013, applying a cluster sampling method. Three hundred and fifty-seven type 2 diabetes mellitus patients were selected as research subjects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18091DOI Listing
February 2019

Patient access to opioid substitution treatment pharmacy and medical service providers in South Australia: geospatial mapping.

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Phuong-Phi Le

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Feb 4. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

This cross-sectional study geospatially maps patient access to opioid substitution treatment (OST) pharmacy and medical providers in South Australia (SA), Australia. De-identified data from a total of 2935 public and private OST patients (1092 public cases and 1843 private cases) were included in the study. Geospatial mapping of OST patient locations, their dosing community pharmacy and prescriber was undertaken. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18099DOI Listing
February 2019

A mixed-methods retrospective study: 10 years of diabetic retinopathy screening in urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary care.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

This research applies a mixed-method approach to retrospectively study the history of diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening in an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander general practice. Data from administrative practice software and publications were extracted and presented as a timeline data visualisation to staff, in six focus groups. Eighteen key staff from the Southern Queensland Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (CoE) were purposively recruited. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18030DOI Listing
January 2019

Engagement of primary care practice in Australia: learnings from a diabetes care project.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Effective community-based chronic disease management requires general practice engagement and ongoing improvement in care models. This article outlines a case study on contributing factors to insufficient participant recruitment through general practice for an evidence-based diabetes care pilot project. Key stakeholder semi-structured interviews and focus groups were undertaken at cessation of the pilot project. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=PY18057
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18057DOI Listing
January 2019
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Prevalence of chronic disease risk factors in 35- to 44-year-old humanitarian arrivals to New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

The aim of this study is to compare the prevalence of chronic disease risk factors in humanitarian arrivals to Sydney, New South Wales (NSW) with the Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations aged 35-44 years. Data on risk factors collected from 237 refugees presenting to the NSW Refugee Health Service (RHS) from January 2015 to August 2016 were retrospectively analysed and compared with data from the Australian Health Surveys, 2011-13 for the Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian populations. This study found significantly higher levels of triglycerides (z=3; 95% CI, 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18042DOI Listing
January 2019

Distribution of Australian private dental practices: contributing underlining sociodemographics in the maldistribution of the dental workforce.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

The vast distances across Australia and the uneven population distribution form a challenging environment in providing the population with health and dental care. The Australian dental workforce distribution was analysed by using statistics from the open Census source available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website. This study aimed to construct a detailed analysis of the large differences in the practice-to-population (PtP) ratios across Australia, as well as the effect of maldistribution for rural and remote areas, where economics plays an important role. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY17177DOI Listing
January 2019

The central concept of empowerment in Indigenous health and wellbeing.

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Samantha Bobba

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=PY18097
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January 2019
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Barriers and facilitators to implementing playlists as a novel personalised music intervention in public healthcare settings in New South Wales, Australia.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Jan 15. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Listening to personalised music is a simple and low-cost intervention with expected therapeutic benefits, including reduced agitation, stress responses and anxiety. While there is growing evidence for the use of personalised music as a therapeutic intervention, there has been little investigation into processes and strategies that would support the implementation of playlists. The aim of this study was to identify the perceived barriers and facilitators to implementing personalised playlists on a large scale in public healthcare settings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18084DOI Listing
January 2019

Emerging evidence of the value of health assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the primary healthcare setting.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Jan 14. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

The launch of the third edition of the National guide to preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in March 2018 heralds a renewed commitment to improving the delivery of preventive care, and should reinvigorate discussions on the effectiveness of Indigenous-specific health assessments and how best to implement them. A substantial body of evidence on adherence to guideline-recommended care has been generated through a research-based continuous quality improvement (CQI) initiative conducted between 2010 and 2014. The research, which involved clinical audits of more than 17000 client records and 119 systems assessments relating to preventive care in 137 Indigenous primary healthcare centres across Australia, shows that a structured CQI program can improve the delivery of preventive health assessments and use of evidence-based guidelines. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18088DOI Listing
January 2019

Clinician perceptions of My Health Record in mental health care: medication management and sharing mental health information.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Jan 14. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

My Health Record (MHR) is a national personally controlled electronic health record, which is projected to be used by all Australian health professionals by 2022. It has also been proposed for use in mental health care, but there is limited information on how clinicians will successfully implement it. This study interviewed seven general practitioners and four psychologists in Tasmania, Australia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY17181DOI Listing
January 2019
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Evaluating a research capacity strengthening program for Aboriginal community-controlled health organisations.

Aust J Prim Health 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

A Masterclass Program was developed to strengthen the research capacity of staff within Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and featured three Masterclasses delivered across Australia, including Understanding Research, Undertaking Research and Research Evaluation. A mixed-method process and impact evaluation of the Masterclass Program was undertaken. The process evaluation examined the reach of the Program and the impact evaluation comprised an online survey (n=45) and semi-structured interviews (n=21) with Masterclass participants. Read More

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January 2019
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Diagnosis and management of chronic hip and knee pain in a Tasmanian orthopaedic clinic: a study assessing the diagnostic and treatment planning decisions of an advanced scope physiotherapist.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Dec 20. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical effectiveness of an advanced practice physiotherapist triaging patients referred from primary care to the orthopaedic clinic with chronic hip and knee pain. An exploratory study design was used to assess 87 consecutive patients referred from general practice in Northern Tasmania. Patients were assessed by both an advanced practice physiotherapist and a consultant orthopaedic surgeon. Read More

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December 2018

Knowing our patients: a cross-sectional study of adult patients attending an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary healthcare service.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Dec 20. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live in urban areas, but epidemiological data about their health status and health needs are lacking. This knowledge is critical to informing and evaluating initiatives to improve service delivery and health outcomes. One potential data source is de-identified routinely collected clinical data. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18090DOI Listing
December 2018

Preferences for rural specialist health care in the treatment of Parkinson.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

People living with Parkinson's disease (PWPD) in rural areas have limited access to local condition-specific care. This paper examines the healthcare preferences of PWPD living in rural areas and how a community-driven initiative to employ a movement disorder nurse (MDN) functioned to address barriers to health services access. A qualitative design facilitated an understanding of how interactions with the health system shaped PWPD and their carer's experiences of living in a regional community. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=PY17119
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December 2018
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Clients.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

The therapeutic relationship plays a unique and pivotal role in the treatment and recovery of individuals with mental illness. The aim of the questionnaire was to understand clients' perceptions of the factors affecting the formation of the therapeutic relationship during treatment or recovery from self-reported anorexia nervosa. Former or current individuals diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, 18 years and over, were invited to participate in an online questionnaire developed by the researchers. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=PY18032
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December 2018
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What information is important for accredited exercise physiologists to facilitate change in clients living with type 2 diabetes mellitus?

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) prescribe exercise and physical activity interventions for people living with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). During initial consultations, AEPs face the challenge of collecting enough information to facilitate behaviour change and adherence to treatment recommendations. The objective of this research is to explore the initial consultation practices of AEPs with clients living with T2DM and resultant recommendations provided to clients to promote long-term adherence. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=PY18046
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December 2018
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Patient out-of-pocket medical expenses over 2 years among Queenslanders with and without a major cancer.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Medical out-of-pocket costs paid by patients can be problematic when it adversely affects access to care. Survey research involving patients with out-of-pocket expenses may have selection biases, so accurate estimates are unknown. During 2010-11, 419 participants from the QSkin Sun and Health Study (n=43794) had a confirmed diagnosis of either melanoma, prostate, breast, colorectal or lung cancer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18003DOI Listing
November 2018

Clozapine and shared care: the consumer experience.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Clozapine is a high-risk medication with restrictions that may increase consumer treatment burden. Shared care may improve access, reduce burden and promote primary care management. However, knowledge about the consumer experience of clozapine treatment within a shared-care setting has not been previously reported to the authors' knowledge. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=PY18055
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November 2018
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Deprescribing for older adults in Australia: factors influencing GPs.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Nov 14. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Polypharmacy is increasing among older Australians, raising their risk of experiencing medication-related harm. As part of the prescribing continuum, deprescribing is a strategy proposed to reduce inappropriate polypharmacy. This study explored factors that influence deprescribing among Australian GPs using a new 21-item survey to measure GP attitudes and practices. Read More

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November 2018

Identifying palliative care needs in residential care.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Nov 14. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

The aim of this study is to determine the accuracy, feasibility and acceptability of the surprise question (SQ) in combination with a clinical prediction tool (Supportive and Palliative Care Indicator Tool (SPICT)) in identifying residents who have palliative care needs in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) in Australia. A prospective cohort study in two RACFs containing both high-level care (including dementia) and low-level care beds. Directors of Nursing screened 187 residents at risk of dying by 12 months using first the SQ, and if positive, then the SPICT. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=PY17168
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November 2018
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Community pharmacists and their role in pharmacogenomics testing: an Australian perspective drawing on international evidence.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Nov 9. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Patients obtaining a prescription from a pharmacy expect that the drug will be effective and have minimal side-effects. Unfortunately, drugs exhibit the desired effect in ~25-60% of people prescribed any medication. Adverse effects occur at a rate of 10% in patients taking a medication, and this rate increases during and after hospitalisation, with the transition of care back to the ambulatory setting posing a particular risk. Read More

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November 2018
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Pharmacists in general practice: recommendations resulting from team-based collaborative care.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Nov 2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

The Western Sydney Primary Health Network (PHN), WentWest, has been working to improve patient and health system outcomes by commissioning projects that enhance patient-focussed, team-based care. One such project is the WentWest General Practice Pharmacist Project, involving the integration of pharmacists within general practice sites. The aim of this study is to describe, classify and analyse recommendations made by pharmacists to GPs, resulting from patient consultations between pharmacists and patients in a general practice setting. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=PY18022
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November 2018
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Feltman: evaluating the utilisation of an Aboriginal diabetes education tool by health professionals.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Oct 19. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Diabetes contributes considerably to the health disparities in the Aboriginal population. To address the lack of Aboriginal-specific diabetes education tools, Feltman was designed for health professionals to deliver diabetes prevention and management information. This qualitative study aims to explore how this resource was used and its perceived effect on diabetes prevention and management in Victorian Aboriginal communities. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=PY18033
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October 2018
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Delivering the hepatitis C cure to Aboriginal people: documenting the perspectives of one Aboriginal Health Service.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Oct 19. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are disproportionately affected by hepatitis C, an infection that is curable with direct acting antivirals (DAAs). The Australian Government funded access to DAAs from March 2016 for all people with hepatitis C, with primary care physicians, along with clinical specialists, permitted to prescribe these treatments. The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, in recognising the effect of liver disease from viral hepatitis within their community, and of the increased availability to DAAs, established a Liver Clinic to facilitate access to treatment for people attending the service. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18024DOI Listing
October 2018

Hepatitis B contact tracing: what works?

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Oct 9. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

In 2012, over 239000 people were living in Australia with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Australia's Second National Hepatitis B Strategy (2014) recommends testing contacts to increase identification of people with CHB, but it is generally poorly performed. CHB prevalence in Australia is increasing and contact tracing (CT) remains an untapped strategy for identifying infected individuals. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=PY17087
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October 2018
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Catching up with catch-up: a policy analysis of immunisation for refugees and asylum seekers in Victoria.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Oct 3. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

This study examines catch-up immunisation for people of refugee-like background in Victoria, exploring effective models of service delivery to complete catch-up vaccinations. The analysis is based on: (i) review of the medical literature, Commonwealth and Victorian government immunisation policy and immunisation patient information; (ii) review of vaccination coverage and service delivery data; and (iii) stakeholder interviews completed in 2014 with 45 people from 34 agencies, including 9 local government areas in Victoria. Although refugees and asylum seekers all need catch-up vaccinations on arrival, they face significant barriers to completing immunisation in Australia. Read More

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October 2018

Australian general practitioners' perspective on the role of the workplace Return-to-Work Coordinator.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Oct 3. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

General practitioners (GPs) play a key role in the return-to-work process, and yet their experiences working with workplace Return-to-Work Coordinators (RTWCs) have rarely been studied. The aim of this paper is to provide insights from the GP perspective about their experiences with workplace RTWCs and their preparedness for the role. GPs from Australian states and territories where legislation mandates workplaces employ a RTWC were requested to complete a questionnaire on their experiences with workplace RTWCs. Read More

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October 2018
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Participant perspectives on the Australian WHO ASSIST Phase III brief intervention for illicit drug use in a primary healthcare setting.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Sep 27. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

This study explored the experience and self-reported changes in health behaviours of people in a primary healthcare setting who received a brief intervention (BI) for illicit drugs linked to the Alcohol Smoking Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST). Eighty-two participants from a sexual health clinic in Adelaide, South Australia, who were involved in a randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of an ASSIST-linked BI delivered at baseline, were re-interviewed 3 months later and were administered a semi-structured questionnaire designed to elicit participant perspectives on the BI. Overall, participants' comments were positive, with 78% reporting that the BI had some influence on their drug-taking behaviour; 72% reporting they had attempted to reduce drug use. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18035DOI Listing
September 2018

Evaluation of the primary healthcare program in Iran: a systematic review.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Sep 5. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Evaluation of programs and determining its challenges to improve and implement reforms is essential in a healthcare system. A primary healthcare program was conducted since 1984 in Iran and faces various challenges after several decades of its life. The aim of this study is to evaluate Iran's primary healthcare program and determine its challenges and weaknesses. Read More

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September 2018
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Australians' understanding of the decline in fertility with increasing age and attitudes towards ovarian reserve screening.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Aug 30. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

The aim of this study is to determine Australians' understanding of the decline in fertility with age, social determinants that influence their decision to start a family and attitudes towards ovarian reserve screening as a tool allowing personalised reproductive life planning. An online survey of 383 childless Australian men and women, aged 18-45 years, was conducted. Both sexes overestimated natural and in vitro fertilization (IVF)-assisted fertility potential with increasing age, with the magnitude of overestimation being more pronounced for men and IVF treatment compared with natural conception. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18040DOI Listing
August 2018
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Preferred language regarding overweight and obesity in general practice: a survey of predominantly rural Australian adults.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Aug 29. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

Discussions regarding overweight may be infrequent in Australian general practice. General practitioners (GPs) may find these discussions difficult to initiate if they are unsure of the language to use, or if patients would find it acceptable to be weighed. Overweight and obesity are more prevalent in rural areas than in metropolitan areas, and strategies to address the health risks associated with these conditions need to be tailored to rural communities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18023DOI Listing

Improving healthcare through digital connection? Findings from a qualitative study about patient portals in New Zealand.

Aust J Prim Health 2018 Aug 28. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

Research has shown that patient portals can improve patient-provider communication and patient satisfaction. Yet few studies have examined patient portals in New Zealand. In this study, GPs from nine primary care practices were interviewed using a semi-structured interview technique to ascertain how they thought patient portals influence the delivery of primary healthcare. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY17116DOI Listing
August 2018
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