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Evaluating the Effect of Monitoring through Telephone (Tele-Monitoring) on Self-Care Behaviors and Readmission of Patients with Heart Failure after Discharge.

Appl Clin Inform 2019 Mar 17;10(2):261-268. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Department of Nursing & Emergency Medicine, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran.

Background:  Heart failure is one of the serious cardiovascular diseases, which poses a global pandemic and places a heavy burden on health care systems worldwide. The incidence of this disease in Iran is higher than in other Asian countries. To reduce patients' complications, readmission rates, and health care expenditures, it is necessary to design interventions, which are culturally appropriate and based on community needs. Read More

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http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0039-1685167
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March 2019
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Clinical and Ethical Challenges in Undertaking LIMPRINT in Vulnerable Populations.

Lymphat Res Biol 2019 Apr;17(2):155-162

9 College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University and ACH Group, Adelaide, South Australia.

To estimate the prevalence of chronic edema (CO) and wounds within two vulnerable populations, a male high security prison in the East Midlands (United Kingdom) and residential and nursing homes in the United Kingdom and Australia. Methods for screening for CO and wounds were adapted from the main LIMPRINT methodology. In total, 195 inmates were recruited with 22 (11%) having CO. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/lrb.2018.0083DOI Listing

LIMPRINT in Australia.

Lymphat Res Biol 2019 Apr;17(2):173-177

7 School of Social Sciences, Nottingham University, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Australia was one of nine participating countries in the epidemiology Phase II Lymphoedema Impact and Prevalence - International (LIMPRINT) project to determine the number of people with chronic edema (CO) in local health services. Data collection occurred through questionnaire-based interviews and clinical assessment with provided LIMPRINT tools. Four different types of services across three states in Australia participated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/lrb.2018.0087DOI Listing

Monitoring tumour burden and therapeutic response through analysis of circulating tumour DNA and extracellular RNA in multiple myeloma patients.

Leukemia 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Myeloma Research Group, Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Alfred Hospital-Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Monitoring tumour burden and therapeutic response through analyses of circulating cell-free tumour DNA (ctDNA) and extracellular RNA (exRNA) in multiple myeloma (MM) patients were performed in a Phase Ib trial of 24 relapsed/refractory patients receiving oral azacitidine in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone. Mutational characterisation of paired BM and PL samples at study entry identified that patients with a higher number of mutations or a higher mutational fractional abundance in PL had significantly shorter overall survival (OS) (p = 0.005 and p = 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41375-019-0469-xDOI Listing

Screening, Referral and Treatment of Depression by Australian Cardiologists.

Heart Lung Circ 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Department of Cardiology, Austin Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia; Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia; School of Health and Life Sciences, Federation University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.

Background: Depression is common in cardiovascular disease (CVD). Clinical practice guidelines recommend routine depression screening by cardiologists. The aim of the study was to undertake a national survey of Australian cardiologists' clinical practice behaviours in relation to depression screening, referral, and treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2019.03.009DOI Listing

Taking the path of least resistance: a qualitative analysis of return to work or study while breastfeeding.

Int Breastfeed J 2019 4;14:15. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, New South Wales Australia.

Background: In order to meet World Health Organization recommendations for breastfeeding, many women need to combine breastfeeding with return to work or study. Barriers are often encountered when returning to work or study, which can lead to premature cessation of breastfeeding. This study aimed to explore Australian women's experiences of breastfeeding at one multi-campus university. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13006-019-0209-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6449947PMC

Chlorhexidine for meatal cleaning in reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections: a multicentre stepped-wedge randomised controlled trial.

Lancet Infect Dis 2019 Apr 12. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Faculty of Arts, Nursing and Theology, Avondale College of Higher Education, Wahroonga, NSW, Australia; School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: Evidence for the benefits of antiseptic meatal cleaning in reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) is inconclusive. We assessed the efficacy of 0·1% chlorhexidine solution compared with normal saline for meatal cleaning before urinary catheter insertion in reducing the incidence of catheter-associated asymptomatic bacteriuria and UTI.

Methods: A cross-sectional, stepped-wedge, open-label, randomised controlled trial was undertaken in Australian hospitals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30736-9DOI Listing

The trials and tribulations of conducting an m-health pilot randomized controlled trial to improve oral cancer therapy adherence: recommendations for future multisite, non-drug clinical trials.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Apr 15;12(1):226. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Objective: Integrating mobile phone-based health (m-health) interventions into healthcare systems is one solution to improve access to services for the growing number of patients with chronic illness. Practical challenges such as poor recruitment and inadequate resource allocation can hamper the assessment of such interventions with clinical trial methodology. This paper highlights the challenges encountered during a pilot randomized controlled trial of an m-health medication adherence intervention and offers recommendations for future multi-site, non-drug clinical trials. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4264-6DOI Listing

The "Hot Potato" of Mental Health App Regulation: A Critical Case Study of the Australian Policy Arena.

Int J Health Policy Manag 2018 Dec 16;8(3):168-176. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Background: Health apps are a booming, yet under-regulated market, with potential consumer harms in privacy and health safety. Regulation of the health app market tends to be siloed, with no single sector holding comprehensive oversight. We sought to explore this phenomenon by critically analysing how the problem of health app regulation is being presented and addressed in the policy arena. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2018.117DOI Listing
December 2018

Research priorities in residential aged care services: A statewide survey.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Apr 13. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia.

Objectives: To ascertain the research priorities of staff working in Victorian residential aged care services (RACS).

Method: In October 2016, all 754 Victorian RACS were asked to list three most important research priorities in a confidential postal survey. Descriptive statistics and content analysis were used to analyse the data. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ajag.12653
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April 2019
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Fibre Intake Is Independently Associated with Increased Circulating Interleukin-22 in Individuals with Metabolic Syndrome.

Nutrients 2019 Apr 11;11(4). Epub 2019 Apr 11.

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia.

The positive effects of dietary fibre on gut barrier function and inflammation have not been completely elucidated. Mice studies show gut barrier disruption and diet-induced insulin resistance can be alleviated by cytokine interleukin-22 (IL-22). However, little is known about IL-22 in humans and its association with gut-beneficial nutrients like fibre. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu11040815DOI Listing

HPV vaccine coverage in Australia and associations with HPV vaccine information exposure among Australian Twitter users.

Hum Vaccin Immunother 2019 Apr 12:1-8. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

a Centre for Health Informatics, Australian, Institute of Health Innovation , Macquarie University , Sydney, NSW , Australia.

Introduction: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage in Australia is 80% for females and 76% for males. Attitudes may influence coverage but surveys measuring attitudes are resource-intensive. The aim of this study was to determine whether Twitter-derived estimates of HPV vaccine information exposure were associated with differences in coverage across regions in Australia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21645515.2019.1596712DOI Listing
April 2019
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Improving the uptake of cardiac rehabilitation for women: time for a gender-based review.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Apr 11:1474515119844094. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

1 School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University Melbourne, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474515119844094DOI Listing

Development and psychometric testing of an inventory to measure patient-centred care in dietetic practice - dietitian version.

J Hum Nutr Diet 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Southport, QLD, Australia.

Background: The lack of a valid instrument to measure patient-centred care (PCC) in dietetic practice makes it challenging to evaluate how patient-centred dietitians are. The present study aimed to develop and psychometrically test a dietitian-reported inventory to measure PCC in dietetic practice.

Methods: The inventory was compiled based on a literature review of existing validated scales that measured the dimensions of PCC. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jhn.12644DOI Listing

Caregivers' experiences of a home support program after the hospital discharge of an older family member: a qualitative analysis.

BMC Health Serv Res 2019 Apr 11;19(1):220. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Curtin University , GPO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia, 6845, Australia.

Background: The ageing global population has seen increasing numbers of older people living with chronic health problems, declining function, and frailty. As older people seek to live out their years at home, family members, friends and neighbours (informal caregivers) are increasingly relied upon for support. Moreover, pressured health systems and shorter hospital length of stay mean that informal caregivers can find themselves supporting the older person who is still unwell after discharge. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4042-0DOI Listing

The CKD-DETECT STUDY: An RCT aimed at improving intention to initiate a Kidney Health Check in Australian practice nurses.

J Clin Nurs 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Faculty of Health & Medicine, Richardson Wing, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW, 2308.

Introduction: The burden of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) on the Australian health system is growing. Efforts to reverse this trend have not been successful.

Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of a targeted asynchronous web based e-learning module on practice nurses' behavioural intentions in relation to opportunistic screening practices for people at risk of CKD. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jocn.14882
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April 2019
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Nursing home "no returns" policy, when residents are discharged to the emergency department at 4 am: what does the law say?

Med J Aust 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration, UNSW, Sydney, NSW.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50134DOI Listing

Validating the Alberta Context Tool in a multi-site Australian Emergency Department nurse population.

PLoS One 2019 9;14(4):e0215153. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Nursing Research Institute, Australian Catholic University and St Vincent's Health Australia Sydney, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia.

The organisational context of healthcare settings has an essential role in how research evidence is used in clinical practice. The Alberta Context Tool (ACT) measures 10 concepts of organisational context with higher scores indicating a more positive work environment and potentially better use of research evidence in patient care. We assessed the psychometric properties of the ACT in Emergency Departments (EDs). Read More

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"Cold and lonely". Emergency presentations of patients with hypothermia to a large Australian health network.

Intern Med J 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

General Medical Unit, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Background: Extreme heat is a public health priority in Australia with the health effects of cold poorly studied. A record-breaking cold winter prompted an institutional investigation into the epidemiology and outcomes of hypothermic presentations.

Method: This was a retrospective cohort observational study of hypothermic emergency presentations between 7 July 2009 and 1 September 2016 with a temperature of ≤35°C. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.14308DOI Listing
April 2019
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Older male mentors: Outcomes and perspectives of an intergenerational mentoring program for young adult males with intellectual disability.

Health Promot J Austr 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA, 6845, Australia.

Issue Addressed: Intergenerational mentoring is emerging as a way to provide meaningful engagement and improve wellbeing for older adults in retirement. However, there is little, if any, Australian research concerning the benefits for older mentors involved in such mentoring. The current study aims to investigate the experiences of older male mentors involved in an intergenerational mentoring program with young men with intellectual disability and identify any benefits to physical and mental health and generativity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.250DOI Listing
April 2019
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Epidemiology of neonatal early-onset sepsis in a geographically diverse Australian health district 2006-2016.

PLoS One 2019 8;14(4):e0214298. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Hunter New England Health, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

Aim: To describe the epidemiology of EOS including blood culture utilisation, across a large and geographically diverse Australian health district.

Background: Sepsis in the first three days of life remains a leading cause of death and morbidity. In high-income countries, group B Streptococcus (GBS) and Escherichia coli (E. Read More

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0214298PLOS
April 2019
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Functional limitations recognised by adults with amblyopia and strabismus in daily life: a qualitative exploration.

Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 2019 May 7;39(3):131-140. Epub 2019 Apr 7.

Adelaide, Australia.

Purpose: Patients' perceptions about the functional impact of amblyopia and strabismus in daily life have not been explored extensively. Therefore, this study aimed to explore the lived experiences of adults with these conditions and understand the functional limitations they face in their day-to-day life.

Methods: A qualitative study design was adopted. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12610DOI Listing

A narrative review of studies addressing the clinical effectiveness of perinatal depression screening programs.

Women Birth 2019 Apr 3. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Perinatal and Women's Mental Health Unit, St John of God Health Care, NSW, Australia; School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia; Black Dog Institute, NSW, Australia; Royal Hospital for Women, NSW, Australia.

Background: Clinical practice guidelines recommend that women be screened for depression as a routine component of maternity care however there is ongoing debate about the benefits of depression screening programs in this context.

Aim: This narrative review identifies and describes the clinical effectiveness of perinatal depression screening programs in relation to one or more of the following interrelated domains: referral for additional mental health support or treatment; engagement with mental health support or treatment options; and, maternal mental health or parenting outcomes.

Methods: English-language studies, published up to July 2017, were identified and their methodological quality was assessed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.03.004DOI Listing
April 2019
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Attention to the principles of exercise training in exercise studies on prostate cancer survivors: a systematic review.

BMC Cancer 2019 Apr 5;19(1):321. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

School of Nursing, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Background: The purpose of this review is to update previously published reviews on exercise programming in exercise trials in prostate cancer survivors. We evaluated: 1) the application of the principles of exercise training in prescribed programs; 2) the reporting of the components of the exercise prescription; and 3) the reporting of adherence of participants to the prescribed programs.

Methods: Building upon a previous review, a systematic review was conducted searching OVID Medline, Embase, CINAHL, and SPORTDiscus databases from 2012-2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12885-019-5520-9DOI Listing
April 2019
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'There's more to a person than what's in front of you': Nursing students' experiences of consumer taught mental health education.

Int J Ment Health Nurs 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Department of Nursing, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Holistic and person-centred nursing care is commonly regarded as fundamental to nursing practice. These approaches are complementary to recovery which is rapidly becoming the preferred mode of practice within mental health. The willingness and ability of nurses to adopt recovery-oriented practice is essential to services realizing recovery goals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/inm.12596DOI Listing

Towards an Ecology of Dementia: A Manifesto.

J Bioeth Inq 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

Dementia is more than a disease. What dementia is, how it is understood, and how it is experienced is influenced by multiple factors including our societal preoccupation with individual identity. This essay introduces empirical and theoretical evidence of alternative ways of understanding dementia that act as a challenge to common assumptions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11673-019-09910-8DOI Listing

Fragile objects: A visual essay.

J Bioeth Inq 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

Recognizing the potential hidden artistic contributions of persons with dementia opens new opportunities for interpretation and potential communication. This visual essay explores the authors' responses to the fragile objects of art produced by a person with severe dementia and examines what may be learned from them. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11673-019-09911-7DOI Listing

Parental Education and Genetics of BMI from Infancy to Old Age: A Pooled Analysis of 29 Twin Cohorts.

Obesity (Silver Spring) 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

Objective: The objective of this study was to analyze how parental education modifies the genetic and environmental variances of BMI from infancy to old age in three geographic-cultural regions.

Methods: A pooled sample of 29 cohorts including 143,499 twin individuals with information on parental education and BMI from age 1 to 79 years (299,201 BMI measures) was analyzed by genetic twin modeling.

Results: Until 4 years of age, parental education was not consistently associated with BMI. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/oby.22451DOI Listing
April 2019
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Encounters with difference: Mental health nurses and Indigenous Australian users of mental health services.

Int J Ment Health Nurs 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

This article presents findings from the multi-sited ethnography of mental health nursing practice as it relates to the care of Indigenous users of public mental health services in Australia. It provides an analysis of mental health nurses beliefs and ideas about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people encountered over the course of this research. The Indigenous service user was positioned as Other to the non-Indigenous mental health nurse, and to non-Indigenous service users. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/inm.12592DOI Listing

Change in Prescribing for Secondary Prevention of Stroke and Coronary Heart Disease in Finnish Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities.

Drugs Aging 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Department of General Practice and Unit of Primary Health Care, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.

Background: One quarter of residents in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) have a diagnosis of CHD or stroke and over half use at least one preventative cardiovascular medication. There have been no studies that have investigated the longitudinal change in secondary preventative cardiovascular medication use in residents in LTCFs over time.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the change in cardiovascular medication use among residents with coronary heart disease (CHD) and prior stroke in nursing homes (NHs) and assisted living facilities (ALFs) in Finland over time, and whether this change differs according to dementia status. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40266-019-00656-xDOI Listing

Efficacy of heel lifts versus calf muscle eccentric exercise for mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy (the HEALTHY trial): study protocol for a randomised trial.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 21;12:20. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

1Discipline of Podiatry, School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria 3086 Australia.

Background: Mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy is a common musculoskeletal condition characterised by degeneration of the Achilles tendon, which causes pain and disability. Multiple non-surgical treatments have been advocated for this condition including calf muscle eccentric exercise and in-shoe heel lifts. Although adherence is challenging, there is evidence to suggest that calf muscle eccentric exercise is effective in decreasing pain and improving function in people with Achilles tendinopathy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13047-019-0325-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6429802PMC
March 2019
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Group B streptococcal screening, intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis, and neonatal early-onset infection rates in an Australian local health district: 2006-2016.

PLoS One 2019 4;14(4):e0214295. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Hunter New England Health, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

Background: Intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) to reduce the likelihood of neonatal early-onset group B streptococcal infection (EOGBS) has coincided with major reductions in incidence. While the decline has been largely ascribed to IAP following either universal screening or a risk-based approach to identify mothers whose babies may most benefit from IAP, there is lack of high quality evidence to support this view.

Aims: To describe management of maternal GBS colonisation in one local health district using universal screening and assess rates of EOGBS over time. Read More

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0214295PLOS

Are all rural placements created equal? A national study of placement experiences among multidisciplinary health students.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

James Cook University College of Medicine and Dentistry, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

Objective: Members of the National Rural Health Student Network have expressed concerns that the quality and accessibility of rural placements might vary between health degrees. This study compared a range of placement factors between health student disciplines.

Design: Cross-sectional survey. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajr.12487DOI Listing

The natural history of vascular and other complications in patients treated with nilotinib for chronic myeloid leukemia.

Blood Adv 2019 Apr;3(7):1084-1091

Department of Clinical Haematology, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

Although second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) show superiority in achieving deep molecular responses in chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase (CML-CP) compared with imatinib, the differing adverse effect (AE) profiles need consideration when deciding the best drug for individual patients. Long-term data from randomized trials of nilotinib demonstrate an increased risk of vascular AEs (VAEs) compared with other TKIs, although the natural history of these events in response to dose modifications or cessation has not been fully characterized. We retrospectively reviewed the incidence of nilotinib-associated AEs in 220 patients with CML-CP at 17 Australian institutions. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6457217PMC

A Capacity Building Program to Improve the Self-Efficacy of Key Workers to Support the Well-Being of Parents of a Child With a Disability Accessing an Early Childhood Intervention Service: Protocol for a Stepped-Wedge Design Trial.

JMIR Res Protoc 2019 Apr 3;8(4):e12531. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Yooralla, Melbourne, Australia.

Background: Early childhood intervention services support children with disabilities or developmental delays from birth to school entry with the aim to achieve optimal outcomes for children and their families. A transdisciplinary approach to delivering early childhood intervention, particularly the key worker model, is considered the best practice, where allied health professionals (eg, speech pathologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, and special educators) and the family work together as a collaborative team to share information, knowledge, and skills across disciplinary boundaries, with a key worker coordinating and delivering most of the intervention to achieve the goals for the child and their family. Initial qualitative research demonstrated parents want their key worker to also support their mental well-being. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/12531DOI Listing
April 2019
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Safety of primaquine in infants with Plasmodium vivax malaria in Papua, Indonesia.

Malar J 2019 Apr 2;18(1):111. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Department of Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Background: Primaquine (PQ) prevents relapses of vivax malaria but may induce severe haemolysis in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient patients. Data on the safety of primaquine in infants are limited.

Methods: A retrospective, hospital-based cohort study of infants aged 1-12 months with vivax malaria was carried out in Timika, Papua province, Indonesia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-019-2745-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6444676PMC

Frailty in Critically Ill Trauma Patients: A Prospective Observational Study to Determine Feasibility, Concordance, and Construct and Predictive Validity of Two Frailty Measures.

Phys Ther 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Department of Physiotherapy, The Alfred Hospital and School of Allied Health, Latrobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

Background: As the older population increases, larger numbers of older people are exposed to trauma. Frailty can be used to highlight patients at risk of a poorer outcome.

Objective: The objectives of this study were to compare 2 frailty measures with regard to concordance, floor and ceiling effects, and construct and predictive validity and to determine which is more valid and clinically applicable in a critically ill trauma population. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzz057DOI Listing

Dietary intervention strategies for ethnic Chinese women with gestational diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Nutr Diet 2019 Apr 1;76(2):211-232. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

Aim: Ethnic Chinese women are one of the populations at high risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) internationally. This systematic review aimed to determine which dietary intervention strategies were found to be effective in improving glycaemic control and pregnancy outcomes among ethnic Chinese women with GDM.

Methods: The review protocol was registered with PROSPERO (CRD42016043585). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1747-0080.12524DOI Listing
April 2019
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Pre- and post-evaluations of the effects of the Connect, Ask, Respond and Empathise (CARE) protocol on nursing handover: A case study of a bilingual hospital in Hong Kong.

J Clin Nurs 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

School of Literature, Language and Linguistics, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University, Australia.

Aims And Objectives: To evaluate i) the [4] perceived effects of the training provided to nurses under a standardised Connect, Ask, Respond and Empathise (CARE) protocol; ii) the ability to enhance the effectiveness of the ISBAR checklist; iii) any increase in nurses' spoken interactions and/or improved comprehension of the patient conditions upon the transfer of responsibility.

Background: Nursing handover is a pivotal act of communication with effects on both patient safety and risk management. Previous studies of critical incidents have highlighted ineffective communication, including a lack of interaction and incomplete and unstructured handovers, as a major contributor to patient harm. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14871DOI Listing

Family needs during critical illness in the Emergency Department: A retrospective factor analysis of data from three countries.

J Clin Nurs 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Department of Nursing, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China.

Aims And Objectives: Examine underlying factor structure of the Critical Care Family Needs Inventory - Emergency Department (CCFNI-ED) across three countries to identify similarities and differences.

Background: Understanding family needs assists nurses to provide family-centred care to deliver optimal outcomes for critically ill patients and their families in Emergency Departments (EDs).

Design: Retrospective secondary analyses of data collected in three cross-sectional surveys. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14857DOI Listing
April 2019
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Exploring Dimensions of Stiffness in Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis: The ARAD and OMERACT Stiffness Special Interest Group collaboration.

J Rheumatol 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

From the Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Kolling Institute, St Leonards, NSW Australia; Rheumatology Department, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW Australia; Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW Australia; Divisions of Clinical Epidemiology, Rheumatology, and Respiratory Epidemiology, McGill University, Montreal Canada; Division of Rheumatology, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore USA; Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of the England, Bristol, United Kingdom; Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Rheumatology Unit, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA Australia; Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide, South Australia;1 School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW Australia; Rheumatology Department, St George Hospital, Kogarah, NSW Australia. The Australian Rheumatology Association Database is currently supported by unrestricted educational grants administered through the Australian Rheumatology Association from AbbVie Pty Ltd, Pfizer Australia, Sanofi Australia, Celgene Australian & NZ, Bristol-Myers Squibb Australia Pty Ltd. Previous sponsorship for ARAD included an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Enabling Grant [384330], Amgen Australia Pty Ltd, Aventis, AstraZeneca, Roche, Monash University, Cabrini Health. Infrastructure support for ARAD received from Cabrini Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital and the Australian Rheumatology Association. P. Sinnathurai is supported by an NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship. R. Buchbinder is funded by an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship. Address correspondence to Premarani Sinnathurai, Rheumatology Department, Royal North Shore Hospital, Reserve Road, St Leonards NSW 2125 AUSTRALIA.

Objective: It is not known how the experience of stiffness varies between diagnoses or how best to measure stiffness. The aims of this study were to: 1) compare stiffness in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using patient-reported outcomes, 2) explore how dimensions of stiffness are associated with each other and reflect the patient experience, 3) explore how different dimensions of stiffness are associated with physical function.

Methods: An online survey was sent to Australian Rheumatology Association Database participants (158 PsA, and 158 age- and sex-matched RA), assessing stiffness severity, duration, impact, importance, coping and physical function (mHAQ). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.181251DOI Listing
April 2019
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Early mobilisation of ventilated patients in the intensive care unit: A survey of critical care clinicians in an Australian tertiary hospital.

Aust Crit Care 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Australia; Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia.

Introduction: Mobilising mechanically ventilated patients is safe and beneficial and improves outcomes. However, early mobilisation is not widely practiced and barriers to its implementation still exist.

Objective: The objective of this study was to assess clinician perceptions, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours towards mobilising critically ill ventilated patients in the intensive care unit, as well as perceived barriers and facilitators towards mobilisation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2019.02.002DOI Listing
March 2019
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Can oral healthcare for older people be embedded into routine community aged care practice? A realist evaluation using normalisation process theory.

Int J Nurs Stud 2018 Dec 31;94:32-41. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, Sturt Campus, Sturt Road, Bedford Park, SA, 5042, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: An intervention 'Better Oral Health in Home Care' was introduced (2012-2014) to improve the oral health of older people receiving community aged care services. Implementation of the intervention was theoretically framed by the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services framework. Process outcomes demonstrated significant improvements in older people's oral health. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.12.016DOI Listing
December 2018
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Assessing emotional aspects of midwives' intrapartum care: Development of the emotional availability and responsiveness in intrapartum care scale.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 27;74:84-90. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

School of Nursing & Midwifery, Griffith University, University Drive, Meadowbrook QLD 4131, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Electronic address:

Background/problem: Emotional care underpins women's positive experiences during labour andbirth but is under-researched. Applying an attachment theory approach may inform the measurement of emotional aspects of maternity care.

Objective: To develop and validate a self - report measure for midwives to assess their emotionally attuned intrapartum care. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2019.03.019DOI Listing
March 2019
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Rural-urban residence and cancer survival in high-income countries: A systematic review.

Cancer 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Cancer Epidemiology and Intelligence Division, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

There is some evidence that place of residence is associated with cancer survival, but the findings are inconsistent, and the underlying mechanisms by which residential location might affect survival are not well understood. We conducted a systematic review of observational studies investigating the association of rural versus urban residence with cancer survival in high-income countries. We searched the Ovid Medline, EMBASE, and CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) databases up to May 31, 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cncr.32073DOI Listing

Dynamics of nurses' authority in the inpatient care of adolescent consumers with anorexia nervosa: A qualitative study of nursing perspectives.

Int J Ment Health Nurs 2019 Mar 31. Epub 2019 Mar 31.

Australian Catholic University and Northern Sydney Local Health District, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Nurses caring for adolescent consumers with anorexia nervosa in the inpatient setting are challenged in a unique way, in that they are caring for people with whom they do not have a mutually held concept of well-being. Their efforts to ensure weight gain are frequently against the wishes of the consumer. This dissonance results in challenging interactions, where nursing care and authority may be undermined. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/inm.12595DOI Listing
March 2019
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Translation and Psychometric Evaluation of the Dutch Families Importance in Nursing Care: Nurses' Attitudes Scale Based on the Generalized Partial Credit Model.

J Fam Nurs 2018 Nov;24(4):538-562

1 Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands.

The instrument called Families Importance in Nursing Care-Nurses' Attitudes (FINC-NA) is used to measure nurses' attitudes toward involving families in their nursing care. The aim of this study is to evaluate the FINC-NA scale in a population of Dutch nurses and add new psychometric information to existing knowledge about this instrument. Using a cross-sectional design, 1,211 nurses received an online application in 2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1074840718810551DOI Listing
November 2018

Positive mental health as a predictor of recovery from mental illness.

J Affect Disord 2019 Mar 22;251:227-230. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Flinders University, College of Nursing and Health Science, Australia.

Background: High levels of positive mental health protect individuals from mental illness. This study investigates longitudinal change in positive mental health as a predictor of mental illness recovery in a cohort group.

Methods: Using data from the 1995 and 2005 Midlife in the United States cross-sectional surveys (n = 1,723), logistic regression was used to estimate the odds ratio that individuals diagnosed with a mental illness in 1995 would have recovered in 2005 based on whether their level of positive mental health changed over the 10-year period. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.03.065DOI Listing
March 2019
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Attitudes of health professionals to using routinely collected clinical data for performance feedback and personalised professional development.

Med J Aust 2019 Apr;210 Suppl 6:S17-S21

Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW.

Objectives: To learn the attitudes of health professionals, health informaticians and information communication technology professionals to using data in electronic health records (eHRs) for performance feedback and professional development.

Design: Qualitative research in a co-design framework. Health professionals' perceptions of the accessibility of data in eHRs, and barriers to and enablers of using these data in performance feedback and professional development were explored in co-design workshops. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50022DOI Listing
April 2019
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