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Australian Journal of Rural Health

Richard Hays, Sarah Bowles, Terry Brown, Anthony Lawler, James Vickers
BACKGROUND: Tasmania established its medical programme in 1965 to produce graduates to address medical workforce recruitment challenges. Many Tasmanian graduates work in Tasmania, but workforce problems continue. This paper reports the workforce outcomes of the first 42 graduating cohorts. METHODS: A database for all University of Tasmania medical graduates from the years 1970 to 2011 was developed by combining information from university, registration and local workforce survey databases...
July 5, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Stephen Copeland, Josephine Muir, Angus Turner
OBJECTIVE: To better understand Indigenous patient non-attendance at medical specialty appointments by learning from the patients attending their scheduled outreach ophthalmology clinic appointment. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A qualitative study using face-to-face, semi-structured interviews with 69 Indigenous Australian ophthalmology patients and 8 clinic workers at one urban and one rural Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) over the period from April 2015 to November 2015...
June 22, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Matthew Dunn, Richard Henshaw
OBJECTIVE: Drug trend data can inform appropriate policies to minimise drug-related harm, as well as assist in early detection and prevention. While Australia has a number of monitoring systems, none operate in regional areas. The aim of this study was to explore how drug trend and other data are used by the regional alcohol and other drug workforce. METHOD: Twenty-one key experts from regional Queensland were interviewed between November 2014 and August 2015. Key experts worked in or had contact with the broader alcohol and other drugs (AOD) field in the Darling Downs area of Queensland...
June 22, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Emily Davidson, Alexa Seal, Zelda Doyle, Kerin Fielding, Joe McGirr
OBJECTIVE: Clinical guidelines recommend that patients who sustain a minimal trauma fracture (MTF) should receive a bone mineral density (BMD) scan and bisphosphonate (or equivalent) therapy if diagnosed with osteoporosis. A pilot fracture liaison service (FLS) was implemented in regional NSW to improve adherence to the guidelines. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study with an historical control. SETTING: Primary care. PARTICIPANTS: Control (n = 47) and cohort (n = 93) groups comprised patients consenting to interview who presented with a MTF to the major referral hospital 4 months before and 12 months after FLS implementation respectively...
June 15, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Luke Wakely, Katrina Wakely, Alexandra Little, Elesa Crowley
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June 15, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Anuk Kruavit, Melissa Fox, Rebecca Pearson, Subash Heraganahally
OBJECTIVE: To study the demographic, rates and types of chronic respiratory conditions in Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients in regional and remote communities of Northern Territory Top End, who were referred to the specialist respiratory outreach service. DESIGN: A retrospective, observational study over a 2 years period. SETTING: Remote community health clinics within the Northern Territory Top End visited by the specialist respiratory outreach team...
June 15, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Melissa J Hull, Kate M Fennell, Kari Vallury, Martin Jones, James Dollman
OBJECTIVE: To assess the differences between farming and non-farming rural adults in perceived barriers to mental health service use. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey, modified from the Barriers to Help-Seeking Scale (BHSS), was conducted using a computer-assisted telephone interview. SETTING: Respondents (age 52.6 ± 11.6 years) were recruited from three rural regions of South Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Approximately, 78 non-farmers and 45 farmers were included in analyses...
June 15, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Tony Lower, Paul Corben, Peter Massey, Julie Depczynski, Tony Brown, Priscilla Stanley, Margaret Osbourn, David Durrheim
OBJECTIVE: To identify what New South Wales (NSW) farmers know about Q fever to inform preventive approaches. DESIGN: Thematic analysis of qualitative data gathered through semi-structured individual interviews, focus groups and a community meeting. SETTING: Rural communities in NSW, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 25 farmers participated in individual interviews (n = 4) or three focus groups, each with seven participants (n = 21)...
June 15, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Belinda O'Sullivan, Matthew McGrail, Deborah Russell
OBJECTIVE: Systematically describe the characteristics of rural specialists, their work and job satisfaction by geographical location of work. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Three thousand, four hundred and seventy-nine medical specialists participating in the 2014 Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) survey of doctors. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Location of practise, whether metropolitan, large (>50 000 population) or small regional centres (<50 000 population)...
June 14, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Fiona Brooke
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June 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Russell Roberts
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June 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Shauna Hill, Shaun C Ewen, David Paul, Alice Wilkin
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June 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Vicki Carroll, Rafik Mansour, John Humphries, John Wakerman, Maureen Carter, Carole Reeve
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June 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Nicola Stephens, David Coleman, Kelly Shaw, Alison Venn
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June 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Thea F van de Mortel, Kenneth Marr, Elizabeth Burmeister, Hilton Koppe, Christine Ahern, Robert Walsh, Susan Tyler-Freer, Dan Ewald
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of using a General Practice registrar (GPR) to coordinate rural palliative care services. DESIGN: A quasi-experimental design was used. Intervention group participants received the GPR service, which involved liaison among the patient, family, General Practitioner, specialist palliative care team and community nurses. Specified risk assessment, care planning and continuity of care were provided. Patients in the comparison group received the standard service...
June 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Narelle M Berry, Melanie Smith, Shahid Ullah, James Dollman
OBJECTIVE: To determine differences in walking for recreation and transport between Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA) categories, in South Australian adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional self-reported data from adult telephone survey respondents between April and May in 2012 and 2013. SETTING: Population of South Australia. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 4004 adults (aged over 18 years) participated: n = 1956 men and n = 2048 women...
June 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Premala Sureshkumar, Chris Roberts, Tyler Clark, Michael Jones, Robert Hale, Marcia Grant
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the factors eligible applicants consider in electing for a rural pathway into specialty training. DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING: Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Applicants to the Australian General Practice Training program. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Applicants' initial preference of either a general or rural pathway to undertake specialty training. RESULTS: Of the 2,221 applicants, 45% were Australian Medical Graduates (AMGs), 27% Foreign Graduates of Accredited Medical Schools (FGAMS) and 29% International Medical Graduates (IMGs)...
June 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Michelle Irving, Kylie Gwynne, Blake Angell, Marc Tennant, Anthony Blinkhorn
OBJECTIVE: An oral health service was implemented, using a unique community development approach, for Northern NSW Australian Aboriginal communities in 2013-14. This study examined the views of children (and parents) who accessed the service, including: the extent of reported dental problems, oral health knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, accessibility of oral health services, satisfaction and cultural sensitivity of the service. METHODS: A survey of the children who accessed this service was conducted between October 2014 and December 2014...
June 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Anton N Isaacs, Keith Sutton, Stuart Hearn, Gilbert Wanganeen, Patricia Dudgeon
OBJECTIVE: To explore Aboriginal health workers' views about help seeking and suicide. DESIGN: One-to-one semi-structured interviews were conducted with participants. Data were analysed thematically. SETTING: Njernda Aboriginal Corporation and the Yorta Yorta Aboriginal Community of Echuca, Victoria. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty seven participants (15 men and 12 women) over the age of 18 years were interviewed, of which 24 were Aboriginal workers employed by Njernda Aboriginal Corporation...
June 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Jacqueline Boyle, Grace Hollands, Sarah Beck, Gaynor Hampel, Hylda Wapau, Marissa Arnot, Louise Browne, Helena J Teede, Lisa J Moran
OBJECTIVE: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a chronic endocrine syndrome in reproductive-aged women which is very common among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. The objective of this study was to conduct a process evaluation of a pilot clinic on Thursday Island which aimed to provide a comprehensive evidence-based service for women with PCOS throughout the Torres Strait. DESIGN: Mixed-method evaluation at 12 months comprising a medical record audit, semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions...
June 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
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