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Effectiveness of interventions utilising telephone follow up in reducing hospital readmission within 30 days for individuals with chronic disease: a systematic review

Background Rates of readmission to hospital within 30 days are highest amongst those with chronic diseases. Effective interventions to reduce unplanned readmissions are needed. Providing support to patients with chronic disease via telephone may help prevent unnecessary readmission. This systematic review aimed to determine the methodological quality and effectiveness of ...

A consumer register: an acceptable and cost-effective alternative for accessing patient populations

online database for researchers to utilise register participants. Funding Dr Jamie Bryant is supported by an Australian Research Council Post-Doctoral Industry Fellowship. This research was funded by the

Women’s perceptions of antenatal care: are we following guideline recommended care?

Background Detection and management of antenatal risk factors is critical for improved maternal and infant outcomes. This study describes the proportion of pregnant women who self-reported being screened for and offered advice to manage antenatal risk factors in line with antenatal care recommendations; and the characteristics associated with rates of screening. Methods A survey ...

Erratum to: Prevalence and factors related to smoking and smoking cessation 6 months following a cancer diagnosis: a population-based study

Research Institute, HMRI Building, University of Newcastle , Callaghan, NSW 2308 , Australia 2 Jamie Bryant 3 Present address: National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Research School of

Agreement with evidence for tissue Plasminogen Activator use among emergency physicians: a cross-sectional survey

Levi has received consultancy fees from Boehringer Ingelheim and is a member of the Clinical Council of the National Stroke Foundation. Alice Grady, Jamie Bryant and Mariko Carey have no competing

Oncology patients overwhelmingly support tissue banking

data analysis. All authors were involved in interpretation of study findings and drafting of the manuscript. All authors have read and approved the final manuscript. Acknowledgements Dr Jamie Bryant is

Missed opportunities: general practitioner identification of their patients’ smoking status

(New-3C), and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) infrastructure funding. Dr Jamie Bryant is supported by an Australian Research Council Post-Doctoral Industry Fellowship. 1. The Tobacco Atlas

Enablers of the Implementation of Tissue Plasminogen Activator in Acute Stroke Care: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Objective To assess emergency physicians’ perceptions of individual and system enablers to the use of tissue Plasminogen Activator in acute stroke. Method Australian fellows and trainees of Australasian College for Emergency Medicine completed a 57-item online survey assessing enablers to implementation of evidence-based practice across six domains: knowledge, skills, modelling, ...

A systematic review of the quality of reporting in published smoking cessation trials for pregnant women: an explanation for the evidence-practice gap?

to drafting of the manuscript and have read and approved the final manuscript. Acknowledgements Dr Jamie Bryant is supported by an Australian Research Council Post-Doctoral Industry fellowship. This

Protocol of a multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a web-based information intervention with nurse-delivered telephone support for haematological cancer patients and their support persons

Newcastle Cancer Control Collaborative, and infrastructure funding from the Hunter Medical Research Institute. Dr. Jamie Bryant is supported by an Australian Research Council Post-Doctoral Industry Fellowship

Examining and addressing evidence-practice gaps in cancer care: a systematic review

Council NSW to the Newcastle Cancer Control Collaborative. Dr Jamie Bryant is supported by an Australian Research Council Post Doctoral Industry Fellowship. 1. Sackett DL , Rosenberg MC , Gray JA , Haynes

Reaching the hard-to-reach: a systematic review of strategies for improving health and medical research with socially disadvantaged groups

Background This study aims to review the literature regarding the barriers to sampling, recruitment, participation, and retention of members of socioeconomically disadvantaged groups in health research and strategies for increasing the amount of health research conducted with socially disadvantaged groups. Methods A systematic review with narrative synthesis was conducted. Searches ...

Prostate specific antigen testing in family practice: a cross sectional survey of self-reported rates of and reasons for testing participation and risk disclosure

Background Despite controversy about the benefits of routine prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing, rates of participation continue to rise. It is important to ensure that men are fully informed about the potential risks associated with this test. Little is known about the processes of shared decision making for PSA testing in the family practice setting. This study aimed to ...

A cross-sectional survey of experts’ opinions about the relative effectiveness of tobacco control strategies for the general population versus disadvantaged groups: what do we choose in the absence of evidence?

Background There is a clear disparity in smoking rates according to social disadvantage. In the absence of sufficiently robust data regarding effective strategies for reducing smoking prevalence in disadvantaged populations, understanding the views of tobacco control experts can assist with funding decisions and research agendas. Methods A web-based cross-sectional survey was ...

A survey of smoking prevalence and interest in quitting among social and community service organisation clients in Australia: a unique opportunity for reaching the disadvantaged

Background Social and community service organisations (SCSOs) are non-government, not-for-profit organisations that provide welfare services to disadvantaged individuals. SCSOs hold considerable potential for providing smoking cessation support to disadvantaged smokers. This study aimed to establish the prevalence of smoking, interest in quitting and interest in receiving cessation ...

Improving medication adherence in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review

Adherence to medication among individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is suboptimal and has negative impacts on survival and health care costs. No systematic review has examined the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve medication adherence. Electronic databases Medline and Cochrane were searched using a combination of MeSH and keywords. Eligible ...

Assessing smoking status in disadvantaged populations: is computer administered self report an accurate and acceptable measure?

Background Self report of smoking status is potentially unreliable in certain situations and in high-risk populations. This study aimed to determine the accuracy and acceptability of computer administered self-report of smoking status among a low socioeconomic (SES) population. Methods Clients attending a community service organisation for welfare support were invited to complete a ...

Developing cessation interventions for the social and community service setting: A qualitative study of barriers to quitting among disadvantaged Australian smokers

Background Smoking rates remain unacceptably high among individuals who are socially disadvantaged. Social and community service organisations (SCSO) are increasingly interested in providing smoking cessation support to clients, however little is known about the best way to assist disadvantaged smokers to quit in this setting. This study aimed to explore barriers and facilitators ...

The social context of smoking: A qualitative study comparing smokers of high versus low socioeconomic position

Background The reductions in smoking prevalence in a number of industrialised countries are accompanied by a strong social gap and associated health inequality. Groups such as the World Health Organisation emphasise the importance of exploring potential causal factors for smoking such as socio-economic context & position. There has been little effort to compare the social context ...