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Socio-economic wellbeing in Australian mining towns: A comparitive analysis

  • Authors: Tonts, M., Plummer, P., Lawrie, M.
  • Published: 2011

Understanding the links between resource dependence and socio-economic wellbeing has long been a subject of interest amongst social scientists in North America. By contrast, relatively few Australian studies exist on…

Improving Residential Energy Efficiency International Conference, IREE 2017: Opportunities to improve indoor temperatures and electricity use in remote Australian enterprise buildings

  • Authors: Osman, P, Havas, L, Ambrose, M, Williams, K
  • Published: in press

Improving Residential Energy Efficiency International Conference, IREE 2017: Opportunities to improve indoor temperatures and electricity use in remote Australian enterprise buildings

Remote area indigenous psychiatry: not your usual day at the office

  • Author: Nigel Cord-Udy
  • Published: 2006

Objective: To describe the development since 2001 of visiting psychiatric services for the very remotely located indigenous communities in South Australia. Conclusions: The South Australian experience indicates that visiting psychiatric…

Skin and soft tissue infection caused by Basidiobolus spp. in Australia

  • Authors: Hung, Te-Yu, Taylor, Brooke, Lim, Aijye, Baird, Robert, Francis, Joshua R., Lynar, Sarah
  • Published: 2020

Fungi from the order Entomophthorales are a rare but well recognized cause of tropical fungal infection, typically causing subcutaneous truncal or limb lesions in immunocompetent hosts. They may also mimic…

Decolonizing research methodologies: Insights from research on Indigenous Sign Languages of Australia

  • Authors: James, B, Adone, MCD, Maypilama, EL
  • Published: 2020

This article incorporates themes from ethnolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, sign linguistics, and decolonization of research methods. We examine a Yolŋu-led collaboration to save their endangered Yolŋu Sign Language (YSL) in Australia's…

What do evaluations tell us about implementing new models in rural and remote primary health care? Findings from a narrative analysis of seven service evaluations conducted by an Australian Centre of Research Excellence

  • Authors: Lyle, D., Saurman, E., Kirby, S, Jones, D., Humphreys, J, Wakerman, J
  • Published: 2017

Introduction: A Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Rural and Remote Primary Healthcare was established in 2012 with the goal of providing evidence to inform policy development to increase equity…

New insights on the epidemiology of Coxiella burnetii in pet dogs and cats from New South Wales, Australia

  • Authors: Ma, Gemma C., Norris, Jacqueline M., Mathews, Karen O., Chandra, Shona, Šlapeta, Jan, Bosward, Katrina L., Ward, Michael P.
  • Published: 2020

Q fever is considered one of the most important zoonoses in Australia. Whilst ruminants are the primary reservoirs for Coxiella burnetii, and the major source of human infection, human cases…

Empathy, emotion, and environment in alternative Australian landscape cinema: The case of Rabbit-Proof Fence

  • Author: Alexa Weik von, Mossner
  • Publisher: Brill
  • Published: 2019

The article aims to complement contextual analyses of the political, ideological and commercial uses of natural environments in Australian landscape cinema by exploring from a cognitive perspective exactly how such…

The role of police in monitoring rural conflict, with a focus on public order

  • Author: Baker, David
  • Published: 2019

The policing of public dissent in rural and regional areas is influenced by many factors, including global and state events but also by the dynamics of the localised context of…

Study protocol: a clinical trial for improving mental health screening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women and mothers of young children using the Kimberley Mum's Mood Scale

  • Authors: Carlin, Emma, Blondell, Sarah J., Cadet-James, Yvonne, Campbell, Sandra, Williams, Melissa, Engelke, Catherine, Taverner, Des, Marriott, Rhonda, Edmonds, Karen, Atkinson, David, Marley, Julia V.
  • Published: 2019

Improving the rates of, and instruments used in, screening for perinatal depression and anxiety among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are important public health priorities. The Kimberley Mum’s Mood…

High burden of infectious disease and antibiotic use in early life in Australian Aboriginal communities

  • Authors: Cuningham, Will, McVernon, Jodie, Lydeamore, Michael J., Andrews, Ross M., Carapetis, Jonathan, Kearns, Therese, Clucas, Danielle, Dhurrkay, Roslyn Gundjirryirr, Tong, Steven Y. C., Campbell, Patricia T.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2019

Objective: To quantify the childhood infectious disease burden and antibiotic use in the Northern Territory?s East Arnhem region through synthesis and analysis of historical data resources. Methods: We combined primary…

Adaptation of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire for Remote Aboriginal Australia

  • Authors: D’Aprano, Anita, Silburn, Sven, Johnston, Vanessa, Robinson, Gary, Oberklaid, Frank, Squires, Jane
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
  • Published: 2014

A key challenge to providing quality developmental care in remote Aboriginal primary health care (PHC) centers has been the absence of culturally appropriate developmental screening instruments. This study focused on…

Built environments and cardiometabolic morbidity and mortality in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, Australia

  • Authors: Gal, Camille Le, Dale, Michael J., Cargo, Margaret, Daniel, Mark
  • Published: 2020

The health of Indigenous Australians is dramatically poorer than that of the non-Indigenous population. Amelioration of these differences has proven difficult. In part, this is attributable to a conceptualisation which…

Centralised versus outreach models of cystic fibrosis care should be tailored to the needs of the individual patient

  • Authors: Geake, James, Ballard, Emma, O'Rourke, Peter, Wainwright, Claire E., Reid, David W., Bell, Scott C.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2020

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a common life-limiting genetic condition. As the disease progresses access to specialist tertiary multi-disciplinary care services may become necessary. For patients living in regional/remote Australia, accessing…

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with and without bronchiectasis in Aboriginal Australians – a comparative study

  • Authors: Heraganahally, Subash S., Wasgewatta, Sanjiwika L., McNamara, Kelly, Mingi, Joy J., Mehra, Sumit, Eisemberg, Carla C., Maguire, Graeme
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2019

Aims In this retrospective study we evaluated the demographic and clinical characteristic of adult Aboriginal Australian patients with a clinical diagnosis of COPD with and without bronchiectasis from the remote…

Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy: How can health services adapt to the needs of Indigenous women? A qualitative study

  • Authors: Belton, S., Kruske, S., Jackson Pulver, L., Sherwood, J., Tune, K., Carapetis, J., Vaughan, G., Peek, M., McLintock, C., Sullivan, E.
  • Published: 2018

OBJECTIVES: To study rheumatic heart disease health literacy and its impact on pregnancy, and to identify how health services could more effectively meet the needs of pregnant women with rheumatic…

Cancer outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in rural and remote areas

  • Authors: Diaz, Abbey, Whop, Lisa J., Valery, Patricia C., Moore, Suzanne P., Cunningham, Joan, Garvey, Gail, Condon, John R.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2015

Objective To examine the association between residential remoteness and stage of cancer at diagnosis, treatment uptake, and survival within the Australian Indigenous population. Design Systematic review and matched retrospective cohort…

Safety and efficacy of warfarin therapy in remote communities of the Top End of northern Australia

  • Authors: Dennis, Jahde, Majoni, William, Tinsley, Jeffrey, Kangaharan, Nadarajah
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Published: 2017

Background: Warfarin remains a widely used anticoagulant but application in the remote context is not well documented. This study aimed to assess in more detail whether warfarin is being utilised…

Review of Aboriginal child health services in remote Western Australia identifies challenges and informs solutions

  • Authors: Dossetor, Philippa J., Thorburn, Kathryn, Oscar, June, Carter, Maureen, Fitzpatrick, James, Bower, Carol, Boulton, John, Fitzpatrick, Emily, Latimer, Jane, Elliott, Elizabeth J., Martiniuk, Alexandra L. C.
  • Published: 2019

Background: Despite a national focus on closing the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal child health outcomes in Australia, there remain significant challenges, including provision of health services in very remote…

Supporting healthy drink choices in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: a community-led supportive environment approach

  • Authors: Fehring, Emma, Ferguson, Megan, Brown, Clare, Murtha, Kirby, Laws, Cara, Cuthbert, Kiarah, Thompson, Kani, Williams, Tiffany, Hammond, Melinda, Brimblecombe, Julie
  • Published: 2019

Objective: To create supportive environments to reduce sugary drink consumption and increase water consumption by partnering with remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Cape York. Methods: This paper…

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