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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…

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…

Paediatric off-road vehicle injury in rural and regional Australia

  • Authors: Mulligan, Christopher S., Adams, Susan, Soundappan, Soundappan S. V., Albanese, Bianca, Brown, Julie
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2021

Objective Off-road riding of quad bikes and motorcycles is common among children across rural and remote Australia, but is a significant source of injury and hospitalisation. An in-depth analysis of…

The invisible cohort: Remote students’ engagement and success in higher education

  • Authors: Pollard, Louise, Skene, Judy, Venville, Grady
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2021

This chapter applies a remote lens to the experience of rural students in higher education. Students from remote locations are usually subsumed within the regional students’ cohort for policy and…

Absence of human papillomavirus in nasopharyngeal swabs from infants in a population at high risk of human papillomavirus infection

  • Authors: Smith-Vaughan, Heidi C, Cheng, Allen C, Tabrizi, Sepehr N., Wurzel, Danielle F, Beissbarth, Jemima, Leach, Amanda J, Morris, Peter S, Binks, Michael J, Torzillo, Paul J, Chang, Anne B, Marsh, Robyn L
  • Published: 2021

Maternal urogenital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection may place neonates at risk of HPV acquisition and subsequently lower respiratory infections as HPV can influence development of immunity. The respiratory HPV prevalence…

Indigenous children’s ‘ways of knowing’: Exploring literacy learning for Indigenous preschool children in remote communities in Australia

  • Authors: Spencer, Alexis, Rouse, Elizabeth
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2021

Indigenous Australian children are more likely to score below the national literacy and numeracy benchmarks and less likely to access quality early childhood education and care than non-Indigenous Australian children.…

Viral hepatitis in correctional facilities in the Northern Territory of Australia 2003–2017

  • Authors: Sullivan, Richard P., Baird, Rob, Freeman, Kevin, Heggie, Hugh, Davis, Joshua S., Marshall, Catherine S., Davies, Jane
  • Published: 2021

Background: The demographic of Northern Territory prison population differs than elsewhere in Australia and the prevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C may therefore be somewhat different from other jurisdictions.…

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…

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