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Utilisation of prehospital emergency medical services for hyperglycaemia: A community-based observational study

. Supporting information S1 File. Supporting dataset. (CSV) Author Contributions Conceptualization: Melanie Villani, Natalie Nanayakkara, Sanjeeva Ranasinha, Karen Smith, Georgia Soldatos, Helena Teede ... , Sophia Zoungas. 10 / 12 Data curation: Melanie Villani, Natalie Nanayakkara, Sanjeeva Ranasinha, Arul Earnest, Karen Smith, Georgia Soldatos, Helena Teede, Sophia Zoungas. Formal analysis: Melanie

Analysis of the barriers and enablers to implementing lifestyle management practices for women with PCOS in Singapore

Background Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects women of reproductive age and manifests with adverse reproductive, metabolic and psychological consequences. Evidence-based PCOS guidelines recommend lifestyle management first line for infertility. In Singapore women with PCOS can attend the PCOS Clinic at the Kandang Kerbau Women and Children’s Hospital for...

Improving the provision of pregnancy care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: a continuous quality improvement initiative

University Postgraduate Publication Award. Alice Rumbold (1022996), Helena Teede (1042516) and Jacqueline Boyle (1016755) are National Health and Medical Research Council Research Fellows. Ross Bailie’s work

Predictors of Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Co-Morbid Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease

Background People living with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) experience compromised quality of life. Consequently, it is critical to identify and understand factors influencing their health-related quality of life (HRQoL). This study examined factors associated with HRQoL among patients with diabetes and CKD. Methods A cross sectional study among adults with comorbid...

Preventing Weight Gain in Women in Rural Communities: A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial

Background Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions in both developed and developing countries. Even modest weight gain increases the risk for chronic illness, yet evidence-based interventions to prevent weight gain are rare. This trial will determine if a simple low-intensity intervention can prevent weight gain in women compared to general health information. Methods and...

Development, implementation and evaluation of a clinical research engagement and leadership capacity building program in a large Australian health care service

Background Health professionals need to be integrated more effectively in clinical research to ensure that research addresses clinical needs and provides practical solutions at the coal face of care. In light of limited evidence on how best to achieve this, evaluation of strategies to introduce, adapt and sustain evidence-based practices across different populations and settings...

Engaging rural women in healthy lifestyle programs: insights from a randomized controlled trial

funded by the NHF, the South Australian Department of Health and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute); Helena Teede is a NHMRC Practitioner Fellow. 1. Backholer K , Mannan HR

Vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of type 2 diabetes in overweight adults: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Background Despite Australia’s sunny climate, low vitamin D levels are increasingly prevalent. Sun exposure is limited by long working hours, an increase in time spent indoors, and sun protection practices, and there is limited dietary vitamin D fortification. While the importance of vitamin D for bone mineralization is well known, its role as a protective agent against chronic...

Primary and tertiary health professionals’ views on the health-care of patients with co-morbid diabetes and chronic kidney disease – a qualitative study

Background Health-care for co-morbid diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) is often sub-optimal. To improve health-care, we explored the perspectives of general practitioners (GPs) and tertiary health-care professionals concerning key factors influencing health-care of diabetes and CKD. Methods A total of 65 health professionals were purposively sampled from Australia’s 2...

Initiating and Continuing Behaviour Change within a Weight Gain Prevention Trial: A Qualitative Investigation

Background Preventing obesity is an international health priority. In Australia, young women who live in rural communities are at high risk of unhealthy weight gain. Interventions which engage young women and support sustainable behaviour change are needed and comprehensive evaluation of such interventions generates knowledge for population scale-up. This qualitative sub-study...

Use of country of birth as an indicator of refugee background in health datasets

Background Routine public health databases contain a wealth of data useful for research among vulnerable or isolated groups, who may be under-represented in traditional medical research. Identifying specific vulnerable populations, such as resettled refugees, can be particularly challenging; often country of birth is the sole indicator of whether an individual has a refugee...

The Perspectives of Patients on Health-Care for Co-Morbid Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease: A Qualitative Study

Background Multi-morbidity due to diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains challenging for current health-systems, which focus on single diseases. As a first step toward health-care improvement, we explored the perspectives of patients and their carers on factors influencing the health-care of those with co-morbid diabetes and CKD. Methods In this qualitative study...

Maternal health and pregnancy outcomes among women of refugee background from African countries: a retrospective, observational study in Australia

Background Women of refugee background from Africa are reported to have a greater risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes compared to women born in resettlement countries. However, there is currently little insight into whether adverse pregnancy outcomes are more common among migrant women of refugee background, compared to women who have migrated for non-humanitarian reasons. To...

Muscle Carnosine Is Associated with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Humans

G024311). Barbora de Courten was supported by Australian National Health, Medical Research Council and Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Diabetes Australia Research Trust. Helena Teede was

Acupuncture for menopausal vasomotor symptoms: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Background Hot flushes and night sweats (vasomotor symptoms) are common menopausal symptoms, often causing distress, sleep deprivation and reduced quality of life. Although hormone replacement therapy is an effective treatment, there are concerns about serious adverse events. Non-hormonal pharmacological therapies are less effective and can also cause adverse effects...

The effects of gender and age on health related behaviors

Background Lifestyle-related diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers represent the greatest global health threat. Greater insight into health needs and beliefs, using broad community samples, is vital to reduce the burden of chronic disease. This study aimed to investigate gender, age, screening practices, health beliefs, and perceived future health...

Erratum to: Study protocol: differential effects of diet and physical activity based interventions in pregnancy on maternal and fetal outcomes: individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis and health economic evaluation

Molyneaux Ruben Barakat Carballo Maria Perales Annick Bogaerts Jose G. Cecatti Fernanda Surita Jodie Dodd Julie Owens Nermeen El Beltagy Roland Devlieger Helena Teede Cheryce Harrison Lene Haakstad Garry X ... , Maria Perales, Annick Bogaerts, Jose G Cecatti, Fernanda Surita, Jodie Dodd, Julie Owens, Nermeen El Beltagy, Roland Devlieger, Helena Teede, Cheryce Harrison, Lene Haakstad, Garry X Shen, Alexis Shub

Evaluation of an Algorithm to Guide Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Treated With Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion on How to Respond to Real-Time Continuous Glucose Levels: A randomized controlled trial

PHD HELENA TEEDE PHD DAVID N. O'NEAL OBJECTIVE - To evaluate an algorithm guiding responses of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII)-treated type 1 diabetic patients using real-time