3,062 results match your criteria Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health[Journal]


Aboriginal mothers in prison in Australia: a study of social, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, New South Wales.

Objective: To describe the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of Aboriginal mothers in prison.

Methods: Cross-sectional survey, including a Short Form Health Survey (SF-12) and Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (5-item version) administered to Aboriginal women who self-identified as mothers.

Results: Seventy-seven Aboriginal mothers in New South Wales (NSW) and 84 in Western Australia (WA) participated in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12892DOI Listing
April 2019
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Examining Australia's heaviest drinkers.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, La Trobe University, Victoria.

Objective: This study examined the distribution of alcohol consumption in Australia, identifying the heaviest drinking 10% of the population and examining their sociodemographic characteristics and their alcohol consumption and purchasing practices.

Methods: Data came from the 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey and the 2013 International Alcohol Control Study. The heaviest drinking 10% of the population identified based on estimates of annual alcohol consumption. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12901DOI Listing
April 2019
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A cluster of acute rheumatic fever cases among Aboriginal Australians in a remote community with high baseline incidence.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control, Northern Territory.

Objectives: We report a cluster of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) cases and the public health response in a high-burden Australian setting.

Methods: The public health unit was notified of an increase in ARF cases in a remote Australian Aboriginal community. A multi-disciplinary group coordinated the response. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12893DOI Listing
April 2019
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The power of public health officers to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Australian National University, School of Medicine, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12898DOI Listing
April 2019
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Children overdue for immunisation: a question of coverage or reporting? An audit of the Australian Immunisation Register.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Hunter New England Local Health District Public Health Unit, New South Wales.

Objective: Vaccinations in Australia are reportable to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). Following major immunisation policy initiatives, the New South Wales (NSW) Public Health Network undertook an audit to estimate true immunisation coverage of NSW children at one year of age, and explore reasons associated with under-reporting.

Methods: Cross-sectional survey examining AIR immunisation records of a stratified random sample of 491 NSW children aged 12≤15 months at 30 September 2017 who were >30 days overdue for immunisation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12891DOI Listing
April 2019
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Why don't owners improve their homes? Results from a survey following a housing warrant-of-fitness assessment for health and safety.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, New Zealand.

Objective: To assess homeowners' intentions to make voluntary improvements to their homes following a warrant-of-fitness (WOF) assessment to highlight health and safety issues.

Methods: We recruited 83 homeowners, including nine landlords, in Taranaki, New Zealand, who agreed to have a WOF assessment carried out on their homes. We interviewed 40 of the homeowners to ascertain what improvements they planned to make, and barriers to improving their homes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12895DOI Listing

Increasing incidence and mortality related to liver cancer in Australia: time to turn the tide.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania.

Objective: Assess national and jurisdictional incidence and mortality trends for primary liver cancer in Australia.

Methods: Analysis of Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality data published in 2017 by the AIHW. Age-standardised rates (ASR) for 1982 to 2014/2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12889DOI Listing
April 2019
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Justice targets in Closing the Gap: let's get them right.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University, Queensland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12896DOI Listing
April 2019
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A systematic review of the psychological impacts of the Canterbury earthquakes on mental health.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand.

Objective: This systematic review aims to identify and evaluate all studies that measured psychological distress or mental disorder following the Canterbury earthquakes to establish the psychological consequences of the earthquakes on those exposed. A secondary aim is to outline and emphasise key methodological factors in disaster research.

Method: Eligible studies were identified following a comprehensive literature search. Read More

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A systematic review of evaluations of prison-based alcohol and other drug use behavioural treatment for men.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 25;43(2):120-130. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales.

Objective: A history of alcohol and other drug (AoD) use is common among men entering prison and often linked to the crime for which they are imprisoned. This is the first systematic review of prison-based, behavioural AoD treatment programs for more than a decade and the first that reviews the methodological quality of evaluations. This review aims to create an understanding of the quality of research in this field and identify the most effective AoD use treatment for men in prison. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12884DOI Listing

Optimising Hepatitis C care in an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care clinic.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Mar 25. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Southern Queensland Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care, Queensland.

Objective: Describe the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of patients with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) attending an urban Indigenous primary health clinic (IPHC) in Brisbane, Australia.

Methods: A retrospective chart review of sociodemographic characteristics, presence of liver disease and treatments, lifestyle behaviours and comorbidities in patients with a HCV infection was conducted between October 2015 and March 2016.

Results: One hundred and thirteen patients with confirmed HCV infection were aged between seven and 63 years; 66% were male, and 84% were Indigenous. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12888DOI Listing
March 2019
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Mismatches between health service delivery and community expectations in the provision of secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic fever in New Zealand.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Mar 25. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Paediatrics: Child & Youth Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Objective: Rheumatic fever (RF) recurrence prevention requires secondary prophylaxis for at least ten years. However, recurrences of rheumatic fever (RRF) persist disproportionately affecting Māori and Pacific youth. Reasons for recurrence rates are not well understood and commonly attributed to patient non-adherence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12890DOI Listing
March 2019
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Lifestyle determinants of behavioural outcomes triggered by direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription medicines: a cross-sectional study.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 4;43(2):190-196. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, New Zealand.

Objective: Direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription medicines encourages individuals to search for or request advertised medicines, can stimulate taking medications rather than making lifestyle behaviour changes, and may target individuals with poorer demographic and socioeconomic status and riskier health-related behaviours. This study thus explored whether responses to medicine advertising vary as a function of lifestyle behaviours, and demographic and socioeconomic factors.

Methods: Data were collected through an online survey of a nationally representative sample of 2,057 adults in New Zealand. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12883DOI Listing
April 2019
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Epidemiology of hospitalised traumatic brain injury in the state of New South Wales, Australia: a population-based study.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research, Sydney Medical School - Northern, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Objective: To describe the population-based incidence and epidemiological characteristics of hospitalised traumatic brain injury (TBI) in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

Methods: One-year statewide hospital admission data from the NSW Department of Health were analysed. TBI cases were identified using a combination of TBI-related diagnostic and external cause codes from the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10 Revision). Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1753-6405.12878
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March 2019
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What does Australia's investment in genomics mean for public health?

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Centre for Policy Futures, The University of Queensland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12887DOI Listing
March 2019
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The health burden of preventable disease in Australia: a systematic review.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 4;43(2):163-170. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Deakin Health Economics, Institute for Health Transformation, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria.

Objective: A systematic review was conducted to determine the health burden of preventable disease in Australia.

Methods: The PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) statement guidelines were followed to identify, screen and describe the protocols used in the systematic review.

Results: Eleven studies were included in the review. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12882DOI Listing
April 2019
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A longitudinal investigation of Western Australian families impacted by parental cancer with adolescent and young adult offspring.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

School of Population and Global Health, The University of Western Australia.

Objective: Parental cancer is a significant problem for adolescent and young adult offspring. To understand the extent of the problem of parental cancer for Australian offspring, data regarding those impacted are required. The aim of this study was to enumerate and describe the characteristics of Western Australian adolescent and young adult offspring (12-24 years) and their parents with cancer using linked population data. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12885DOI Listing
March 2019
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Child obesity prevalence across communities in New Zealand: 2010-2016.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 4;43(2):176-181. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

A Better Start National Science Challenge, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Objective: To assess community-level differences in four-year-old obesity prevalence in New Zealand (NZ), trends over time, and the extent to which differences can be explained by ethnicity, deprivation and urbanicity.

Methods: Obesity measures from the Ministry of Health's B4 School Check were available for 72-92% of NZ four-year-olds for fiscal years 2010/11-2015/16. Ethnicity, deprivation and urbanicity data for the 78 communities were obtained by linking to administrative records. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12881DOI Listing
April 2019
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Enable, mediate … but don't advocate!

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 04 20;43(2):101-102. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia, Curtin University, Western Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12880DOI Listing
April 2019
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Evaluation of an intervention to train health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to provide smoking cessation advice.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 20;43(2):156-162. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Population Health Research, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, South Australia.

Objective: To investigate the effectiveness and cultural relevance of Quitskills training tailored for health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who smoke.

Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted with data collected from 860 participants (54% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants) in tailored Quitskills training from 2012 to 2016. Course participants took part in a survey at pre-training, post-training and four-six weeks post-training to assess confidence in skills to address tobacco, and perceptions of the strengths, areas for improvement and cultural relevance of the training. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12879DOI Listing
April 2019
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The health of older New Zealanders in relation to housing tenure: analysis of pooled data from three consecutive, annual New Zealand Health Surveys.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 6;43(2):182-189. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Centre for Research, Evaluation and Social Assessment (CRESA), Wellington, New Zealand.

Objective: To explore relationships between the housing tenure of older New Zealanders and their health-related behaviours, and physical and mental health.

Methods: Pooled data were analysed for 15,626 older adults (aged 55+) from three consecutive, annual, nationally representative New Zealand Health Surveys to compare owner-occupiers, private renters and public renters.

Results: Most in the sample were owner-occupiers (83. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12875DOI Listing

Factors associated with induced abortion over time: secondary data analysis of five waves of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 6;43(2):137-142. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash Health, Victoria.

Objective: A trend analysis of associations with induced abortion.

Methods: Secondary analysis of the 1973/78 cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health of women responding to two or more consecutive surveys out of five (N=9,042), using generalised estimating equations.

Results: New abortions dropped from 7% to 2% at surveys 4 and 5. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12874DOI Listing
April 2019
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"You've got to breathe, you know" - asthma patients and carers' perceptions around purchase and use of asthma preventer medicines.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, New South Wales.

Objective: To explore influences on patients' purchase and use of asthma preventer medicines and the perceived acceptability of financial incentives via reduced patient co-payments.

Methods: Semi-structured telephone or face-to-face interviews were conducted with adults and carers of children with asthma. Interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim and coded. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12865DOI Listing
February 2019
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High burden of infectious disease and antibiotic use in early life in Australian Aboriginal communities.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 6;43(2):149-155. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The University of Melbourne, Victoria.

Objective: To quantify the childhood infectious disease burden and antibiotic use in the Northern Territory's East Arnhem region through synthesis and analysis of historical data resources.

Methods: We combined primary health clinic data originally reported in three separate publications stemming from the East Arnhem Healthy Skin Project (Jan-01 to Sep-07). Common statistical techniques were used to explore the prevalence of infectious conditions and the seasonality of infections, and to measure rates of antibiotic use. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12876DOI Listing
April 2019
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Dual use of electronic cigarettes and tobacco in New Zealand from a nationally representative sample.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 6;43(2):103-107. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Research and Evaluation Unit, Health Promotion Agency, Wellington, New Zealand.

Objective: There is strong interest in the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) globally. Not much is known about the dual use of e-cigarettes and combustible tobacco cigarettes, or if there are demographic differences among dual users and e-cigarette only users. This paper reports on the demographics of dual users and e-cigarette only users in New Zealand in a nationally representative sample. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12871DOI Listing

Challenges in recruitment to an epidemiological study of young Australian women: the Grollo-Ruzzene Foundation Young Women's Health Study.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 6;43(2):131-136. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Women's Health Research Program, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.

Objective: To describe the challenges in recruitment of a national sample of young Australian women for a study of their physical and psychological wellbeing.

Methods: Women, aged 18 to 39 years, were invited by email to complete an online questionnaire and, if not using systemic hormones, pregnant or breast feeding, to provide a blood sample.

Results: A total of 94,546 email invitations were sent. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12868DOI Listing
April 2019
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Are we closing the Aboriginal child injury gap? A cohort study.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb;43(1):15-17

Centre for Big Data Research in Health, UNSW.

Objective: To assess if rates of hospitalised injury in Australian Aboriginal children, and differences in these rates between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, have changed over time.

Methods: We used linked hospital data for New South Wales (NSW), Australia, to construct cohorts of children born in NSW hospitals between 2003-2007 and 2008-2012. We calculated rates of hospitalised injuries per 10,000 person years for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children for both cohorts, and compared these using rate differences and rate ratios. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12866DOI Listing
February 2019

A national profile of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers, 2006-2016.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 28;43(1):24-26. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory.

Objective: To undertake a descriptive analysis of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker workforce to quantify the changes from 2006-2016.

Method: We analysed data on Indigenous Health Workers from three waves of Australian Census: 2006, 2011 and 2016. We described the workforce by gender, age and state/territory. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12864DOI Listing
February 2019
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Trends in hepatitis B prevalence and associated risk factors among Indigenous and non-Indigenous prison entrants in Australia, 2004 to 2013.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales.

Objective This study describes and compares prevalence trends of markers for hepatitis B (HBV) from 2004 to 2013 and HBV risk factors between Indigenous and non-Indigenous prison entrants. Methods A cross-sectional survey carried out over two weeks in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013 in reception prisons in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania. Results The study included 2,223 prison entrants; 544 were Indigenous. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12870DOI Listing
January 2019
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Educating for Indigenous public health competence - how do we stack up in Australia?

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 28;43(2):143-148. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

School of Public Health and Human Biosciences, La Trobe University, Victoria.

Objective: Internationally, work is underway to develop or revise public health graduate competencies, of which Indigenous public health competencies are a subset in Australia. This paper outlines the summative results from a review of Master of Public Health (MPH) programs undertaken to determine the level of coverage of Indigenous health in core content and to explore factors that influence the extent of integration.

Methods: Of the 22 Australian universities offering an MPH program at the commencement of this study, seven were eventually reviewed using a mixed methods approach. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12872DOI Listing

When to apply sunscreen: a consensus statement for Australia and New Zealand.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 25;43(2):171-175. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland.

Introduction: Cancers of the skin are the most common cancers in humans, with Australia and New Zealand having the world's highest incidence. Primary prevention campaigns advise people to apply sunscreen to exposed body sites when outdoors. However, despite growing evidence that cumulative sub-erythemal exposures cause mutational damage, and trial data demonstrating benefit from daily sunscreen use, current policies do not consider the hazards of incidental (everyday) sun exposure. Read More

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Potential sources of cessation support for high smoking prevalence groups: a qualitative study.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 23;43(2):108-113. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

School of Psychology, Curtin University, Western Australia.

Objective This study aimed to: i) explore potential sources of cessation support as nominated by disadvantaged smokers; and ii) identify factors influencing decisions to use these sources. Methods Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 84 smokers accessing community service organisations from the alcohol and other drugs, homeless, and mental health sectors. Transcripts were coded and thematically analysed. Read More

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April 2019
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Impacts of social integration and loneliness on mental health of humanitarian migrants in Australia: evidence from a longitudinal study.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 2;43(1):46-55. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Humanitarian and Development Research Initiative, School of Social Science and Psychology, Western Sydney University, New South Wales.

Objective: To examine the impacts of social integration and loneliness on the mental health of humanitarian migrants (HMs) in Australia over time.

Methods: A total of 1,723 HMs who held permanent visas from the first to third waves (2013-2016) of a longitudinal study in Australia (Building a New Life in Australia) were included in the study. Dependent variables included poor general health, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and severe mental illness (SMI). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12856DOI Listing
February 2019
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The impact of an alcohol consumption intervention in community sports clubs on safety and participation: an RCT.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Apr 13;43(2):114-119. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

The University of Newcastle, New South Wales.

Objective: Sports clubs have been identified as settings where high levels of risky alcohol consumption occurs. Settings characterised by such behaviour are likely to negatively impact on levels of safety, participation and amenity.

Design: The study was part of a randomised control trial, designed to help community sports clubs responsibly manage the sale and consumption of alcohol; the primary outcome was reduction in alcohol consumption. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12854DOI Listing
April 2019
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The health and wellbeing of Australian lesbian, gay and bisexual people: a systematic assessment using a longitudinal national sample.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland.

Objective: This study revisits disparities in health and wellbeing by sexual identity in Australia, identifying which domains demand priority policy intervention, documenting differences between gay/lesbian vs. bisexual populations, and examining change over time in the relative health and wellbeing of sexual minorities.

Method: I fitted multivariable ordinary least squares and random-effect panel regression models on 20 outcomes to compare the health and wellbeing of heterosexual, gay/lesbian and bisexual people, using 2012/2016 data from a national probability sample - the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12855DOI Listing
December 2018
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Identification of smoking status in the Census is needed, but what about the healthcare system?

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 13;43(1):96. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Addiction Medicine, The Sydney Central Clinical School, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Sydney, New South Wales.

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February 2019
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What young Australians think about a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 13;43(1):63-67. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

School of Medicine, Deakin University, Victoria.

Objective: To determine support for a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) among young Australian adults and the potential impact on SSB consumption if a tax is introduced.

Methods: Cross-sectional convenience survey of Australians aged 18-30 years sampled in the City of Greater Geelong, Australia, in November-December 2017.

Results: A total of 1,793 responses were recorded. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12858DOI Listing
February 2019
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"No-one's driving this bus" - qualitative analysis of PrEP health promotion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gay and bisexual men.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 5;43(1):18-23. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales.

Objective: HIV prevention tools such as pre-exposure prophylaxis require equitable access and uptake to protect all at-risk populations. This project assessed the perceived barriers to accessible HIV prevention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gay and bisexual men (GBM) and evaluated the presence of health promotion for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for this population from the perspective of service providers.

Methods: Eighteen semi-structured interviews with healthcare providers, researchers and AIDS Council employees were qualitatively analysed for themes and concepts related to PrEP-specific health promotion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12852DOI Listing
February 2019
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Culture-positive shigellosis cases are epidemiologically different to culture-negative/PCR-positive cases.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 5;43(1):41-45. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Sydney Local Health District, Public Health Unit, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales.

Objective: To review the epidemiological differences between culture-positive and culture-negative (but ipaH PCR-positive) cases of shigellosis in Sydney Local Health District (SLHD), NSW, to inform whether changes to the national case definition for shigellosis are required.

Methods: An audit of all cases of shigellosis (culture-positive vs. culture-negative/PCR-positive) in SLHD from 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2015 was conducted and demographic, clinical and risk factors were analysed and compared between these groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12844DOI Listing
February 2019
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The Closing the Gap (CTG) Refresh: Should Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture be incorporated in the CTG framework? How?

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 5;43(1):5-7. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

National Centre for Cultural Competency, University of Sydney, New South Wales.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12850DOI Listing
February 2019
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Use of data linkage to improve communicable disease surveillance and control in Australia: existing practices, barriers and enablers.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 5;43(1):33-40. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria.

Objectives: To review the use of data linkage by Australian state and territory communicable disease control units, and to identify barriers to and enablers of data linkage to inform communicable disease surveillance and control activities.

Methods: Semi-structured telephone interviews were carried out with one key informant from communicable disease control units in all eight Australian states and territories between October 2017 and January 2018.

Results: Key informants from all Australian states and territories participated in the interview. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12846DOI Listing
February 2019
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The prevalence and protective factors for resilience in adolescent Aboriginal Australians living in urban areas: a cross-sectional study.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 5;43(1):8-14. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

The Sax Institute, New South Wales.

Objectives: To estimate the prevalence and determine protective factors for resilience in urban Aboriginal adolescents.

Methods: Cross-sectional survey data was collected from 119 Aboriginal adolescents participating in the Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH). Resilience was defined as having 'low-risk' Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire scores on the total difficulties (range: 0-40) or the prosocial scale (range: 0-10). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12853DOI Listing
February 2019
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Angels for Babies.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec;42(6):505

ANZJPH Editor.

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'Climate refugees': is it time to legally acknowledge those displaced by climate disruption?

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 20;42(6):508-509. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Ecology and Environment Special Interest Group, Public Health Association Australia, Australian Capital Territory.

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