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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…

Parent Mastery of Conversational Reading at Playgroup in Two Remote Northern Territory Communities

  • Authors: Page, Jane, Murray, Lisa, Niklas, Frank, Eadie, Patricia, Cock, Megan L., Scull, Janet, Sparling, Joseph
  • Published: 2021

This paper explores strategies that support Aboriginal parents’ mastery of evidence-based early learning strategies, and their impact on young Aboriginal children’s learning outcomes. The three-year study followed 32 parent-child dyads…

Traversing the online landscape: A remote Indigenous community perspective

  • Authors: Kariippanon, Kishan, Senior, Kate
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2021

This chapter attempts to tackle a sweeping assumption that globalisation and technology has created an equal playing field and homogenised users of the Internet and social media. Health services and…

From sorcery to laboratory: Pandemics and Yanyuwa experiences of viral vulnerability

  • Authors: Norman, Dinah, Miller, Jemima, Timothy, Mavis, Friday, Graham, Norman, Leonard, Friday, Gloria, Friday, Adrianne, Timothy, Warren, Miller, Joanne, Norman, Lettie, Raggett, Noeleen, Charlie, Colleen, Hammer, Rhoda, Timothy, Marlene, Mawson, Peggy, Kearney, Amanda, Bradley, John
  • Published: 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted renewed attention among health professionals, Aboriginal community leaders, and social scientists to the need for culturally responsive preventative health measures and strategies. This article, a…

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…

The value of informed agency for Torres Strait climate change

  • Authors: Grainger, Daniel, Watkin-Lui, Felecia, Cheer, Karen
  • Published: 2021

The challenge of aggregating research information for Torres Strait exists. Currently, research is often done in isolation. Now, more than ever, the aggregation of Torres Strait research information is needed…

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…

Social enterprise in a remote Indigenous community – Barunga Festival in Australia's Northern Territory

  • Author: Ensign, Prescott C.
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 2021

In 2020, the Barunga Festival would have celebrated its 35th anniversary. In mid-June of 2021, as many as 4,000 individuals were expected to descend on an aboriginal community of 300…

Could a rabies incursion spread in the northern Australian dingo population? Development of a spatial stochastic simulation model

  • Authors: Gabriele-Rivet, Vanessa, Ward, Michael P., Arsenault, Julie, London, David, Brookes, Victoria J.
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Published: 2021

Although Australia is free from canine rabies, an incursion from nearby rabies-infected Indonesian islands is a realistic threat. The ubiquitous presence of dingoes in the wild, in association with large…

A scope of practice comparison of two models of public oral health services for Aboriginal people living in rural and remote communities

  • Authors: Gwynne, K., Poppe, K., McCowen, D., Dimitropoulos, Y., Rambaldini, B., Skinner, J., Blinkhorn, A.
  • Published: 2021

Following publication of our study comparing the costs of two models of care intended for rural Aboriginal communities in New South Wales, Australia, we have analysed the data comparing scope…

Longitudinal whole-genome based comparison of carriage and infection associated Staphylococcus aureus in northern Australian dialysis clinics

  • Authors: Holt, Deborah C., Harris, Tegan M., Hughes, Jaquelyne T., Lilliebridge, Rachael, Croker, David, Graham, Sian, Hall, Heather, Wilson, Judith, Tong, Steven Y. C., Giffard, Phillip M.
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Published: 2021

Background The study objective was to reveal reservoirs potentially leading to Staphylococcus aureus infections in haemodialysis clinic clients in the tropical north of the Australian Northern Territory (NT). This client…

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