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Formative evaluation of a community-based approach to reduce the incidence of Strep A infections and acute rheumatic fever

  • Authors: Wyber, Rosemary, Kelly, Angela, Lee, Anne Marie, Mungatopi, Valerina, Kerrigan, Vicki, Babui, Segora, Black, Nina, Wade, Vicki, Fitzgerald, Christine, Peiris, David, Ralph, Anna P., End Rhd Communities Investigator, Advisory, Group
  • Published: 2021

Objectives: To explore the acceptability of a novel, outreached-based approach to improve primary and primordial prevention of Strep A skin sores, sore throats and acute rheumatic fever in remote Aboriginal…

Evaluating antimicrobial prescribing practice in Australian remote primary healthcare clinics

  • Authors: de Jong, Jarrod, Speare, Tobias, Chiong, Fabian, Einsiedel, Lloyd, Silver, Bronwyn, Gent, Debra, Tong, Steven, Tsai, Danny
  • Published: 2021

Background Inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing contributes to the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. Gaps exist in the understanding of antimicrobial prescribing in the remote setting. We aimed to assess adherence to guidelines…

Pregnancy-related aeromedical retrievals in rural and remote Australia: national evidence from the Royal Flying Doctor Service

  • Authors: Gonzalez-Chica, David, Gillam, Marianne, Williams, Susan, Sharma, Pritish, Leach, Matthew, Jones, Martin, Walters, Lucie, Gardiner, Fergus
  • Published: 2021

Background: Inequalities in the availability of maternity health services in rural Australia have been documented, but not the impact on aeromedical retrievals. This study aims to examine the prevalence of…

The Top End Sleepiness Scale (TESS): A New Tool to Assess Subjective Daytime Sleepiness Among Indigenous Australian Adults

  • Authors: Benn, E, Wirth, H, Short, T, Howarth, T, Heraganahally, SS
  • Published: 2021

Purpose: To illustrate the utility of a newly developed culturally safe and clinically relevant subjective daytime sleepiness assessment tool “Top End Sleepiness Scale” (TESS) for use among Indigenous Australians. Patients…

Confronting Indigenous educational disadvantage: A Kimberley perspective

  • Author: Hammond, Lorraine
  • Published: 2021

High quality education opens doors for Australian children — yet, this promise seems out of reach for many in majority-Indigenous remote communities. To a casual observer, the path to school…

Culturally competent communication in Indigenous disability assessment: a qualitative study

  • Authors: Ferdinand, Angeline, Massey, Libby, Cullen, Jennifer, Temple, Jeromey, Meiselbach, Kristy, Paradies, Yin, Baynam, Gareth, Savarirayan, Ravi, Kelaher, Margaret
  • Published: 2021

Background: Indigenous people tend to exhibit a higher burden of disability than their non-Indigenous counterparts, and are often underserved by disability services. Engaging appropriately with Indigenous communities, families and individuals…

National Shelter Pre-Budget Submission 2021-22

  • Author: National Shelter
  • Publisher: National Shelter
  • Published: 2021

National Shelter welcomes the opportunity to make this submission.This submission builds on the recent work of National Shelter, other peak bodies and our member organisations and draws on the extensive…

Is conditional welfare an effective means for reducing alcohol and drug abuse? An exploration of compulsory income management across four Australian trial sites

  • Authors: Mendes, Philip, Roche, Steven, Marston, Greg, Bielefeld, Shelley, Peterie, Michelle, Staines, Zoe, Humpage, Louise
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2021

Conditional welfare has become a prominent policy tool in recent years. One of the harshest forms of conditional welfare in Australia is arguably compulsory income management (CIM) which involves the…

We say we are doing primary health care but we're not: Remote area nurses’ perspectives on the challenges of providing primary health care services

  • Authors: McCullough, Kylie, Bayes, Sara, Whitehead, Lisa, Williams, Anne, Cope, Vicki
  • Published: 2021

Background Nurses are essential in global strategies to improve population health. However, there is a paucity of research that describes the application of primary health care from a nursing perspective.…

The iron content of healthy diets for one day for breastfed babies and young children

  • Authors: Leonard, Dympna, Buettner, Petra, McDermott, Robyn, Makrides, Maria
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2021

Aims Early childhood anaemia due to iron deficiency is widespread in remote communities across northern Australia. Current recommendations for healthy food to complement breastfeeding at age 6 to 23 months…

Interchangeability, immunogenicity and safety of a combined 10-valent pneumococcal Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine (Synflorix) and 13-valent-PCV (Prevenar13) schedule at 1-2-4-6 months: PREVIX_COMBO, a 3-arm randomised controlled trial

  • Authors: Jane Leach, Amanda, Kim Mulholland, Edward, Santosham, Mathuram, John Torzillo, Paul, McIntyre, Peter, Smith-Vaughan, Heidi, Wilson, Nicole, Arrowsmith, Beth, Beissbarth, Jemima, Chatfield, Mark D., Oguoma, Victor M., Licciardi, Paul, Skull, Sue, Andrews, Ross, Carapetis, Jonathan, McDonnell, Joseph, Krause, Vicki, Stanley Morris, Peter
  • Published: 2021

Background Aboriginal children living in remote communities are at high risk of early and persistent otitis media. Streptococcus pneumoniae and non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) are primary pathogens. Vaccines with potential…

Recommendations for designing health information technologies for mental health drawn from self-determination theory and co-design with culturally diverse populations: Template analysis

  • Authors: Cheng, Vanessa Wan Sze, Piper, Sarah E., Ottavio, Antonia, Davenport, Tracey A., Hickie, Ian B.
  • Published: 2021

Background: Culturally diverse populations (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of diverse genders and sexualities, and culturally and linguistically diverse people) in nonurban areas face compounded barriers to…

Cancer-related help seeking in cancer survivors living in regional and remote Australia

  • Authors: Goodwin, Belinda C., Chambers, Suzanne, Aitken, Joanne, Ralph, Nicholas, March, Sonja, Ireland, Michael, Rowe, Arlen, Crawford-Williams, Fiona, Zajdlewicz, Leah, Dunn, Jeff
  • Published: 2021

<h4>Objectives</h4>To measure rates of detection via screening, perceived self-imposed delays in seeking medical attention, and support seeking in a sample of regional and remote people with a cancer diagnosis and…

Nurse practitioner locums: a plausible solution for augmenting health care access for rural communities

  • Authors: Jennings, Natasha, Lowe, Grainne, Tori, Kathleen
  • Published: 2021

With 2020 being designated the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, it is opportune to acknowledge and recognise the role that nurses undertake in primary care environments. Nurses and midwives…

Barriers and challenges of returning patients back to community after renal transplantation in Central Australia

  • Authors: Karepalli, Vijay K., Brown, Megan, Sajiv, Cherian, Fernandes, David, Thomas, Sajan, George, Pratish, Nayar, Sajith, Pawar, Basant
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2021

Background The majority of patients living in remote communities of Central Australia must relocate to Alice Springs for their dialysis treatments. There is limited information available, about the challenges and…

‘Now it’s not a billabong’: eco-cultural assessment of billabong condition in remote northern Australia

  • Authors: Russell, Shaina, Ens, Emilie, Ngukurr Yangbala Rangers
  • Published: 2021

Globally, the value of integrating multiple knowledge systems is being recognised in ecosystem assessments, monitoring and management. This paper describes a participatory eco-cultural assessment of freshwater billabongs in the South…

Considerations in planning physical activity for older adults in hot climates: A narrative review

  • Authors: See, Lydia, Rasiah, Rohan L., Laing, Rachael, Thompson, Sandra C.
  • Published: 2021

Regular physical activity has multiple health benefits for both the prevention and management of disease, including for older adults. However, additional precautions are needed with ageing given physiological changes and…

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of TeleStroke consultations to support the care of patients who had a stroke presenting to regional emergency departments in Western Australia: an economic evaluation case study protocol

  • Authors: Tsou, Christina, Robinson, Suzanne, Boyd, James, Kamath, Shruthi, Yeung, Justin, Waters, Stephanie, Gifford, Karen, Jamieson, Andrew, Hendrie, Delia
  • Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
  • Published: 2021

INTRODUCTION: The Western Australia (WA) Acute TeleStroke Programme commenced incrementally across regional WA during 2016-2017. Since the introduction of the TeleStroke Programme, there has been monitoring of service outputs, including…

Engaging Indigenous peoples in technology supported human service offerings

  • Authors: Wilson-Evered, Elisabeth, Zeleznikow, John
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2021

Loss of historical artefacts arising from colonisation and past social policy continue to cause disadvantage and distress for indigenous peoples all over the world and particularly so in Australia. Social…

Incarceration among adults living with psychosis in Indigenous populations in Cape York and the Torres Strait

  • Authors: Charlson, Fiona, Gynther, Bruce, Obrecht, Karin, Heffernan, Ed, David, Michael, Young, Jesse T., Hunter, Ernest
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Published: 2021

Objective: The relationship between psychosis and contact with the criminal justice system for Indigenous people living in rural and remote areas is not well understood. In this study, the authors…

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