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Australian Journal of Rural Health

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131469/do-programs-for-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-people-leaving-prison-meet-their-health-and-social-support-needs
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Penelope Abbott, Jane E Lloyd, Chandni Joshi, Kathy Malera-Bandjalan, Eileen Baldry, Elizabeth McEntyre, Juanita Sherwood, Jennifer Reath, Devon Indig, Mark F Harris
The objective of this review was to synthesise evidence on the health and social support needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people leaving prison and on programs which aid successful community re-entry. A systematic literature review was undertaken of peer-reviewed and grey literature published between 2001 and 2013, focusing on the post-release needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults and pre- and post-release programs. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have high health and social support needs on leaving prison...
November 13, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131446/food-provision-among-food-relief-agencies-in-rural-australia-and-perceived-barriers-and-enablers-to-provide-healthy-food
#2
Natalia Bortolin, Jaqueline Priestly, Janice Sangster
OBJECTIVE: Food insecurity affects 4-14% of Australians, and up to 82% of vulnerable groups. Food relief agencies commonly provide food parcels or food vouchers. Little research has been undertaken on food relief agencies within rural Australia. This study determined the type of food assistance provided by rural FRAs, and barriers and enablers to provide healthy food. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study, using telephone questionnaires with qualitative and quantitative aspects...
November 13, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131425/stage-of-diagnosis-of-prostate-breast-and-colorectal-cancer-in-farm-residents-compared-with-other-rural-and-urban-residents-in-new-south-wales
#3
Julie Depczynski, Timothy Dobbins, Bruce Armstrong, Tony Lower
OBJECTIVE: To determine if stage at diagnosis of prostate, breast and colorectal cancers differs between farm, rural non-farm and urban residents. DESIGN: Data linkage of baseline survey information from a large cohort study, with state cancer registry records from 2006 to 2009. SETTING: New South Wales, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: New South Wales residents enrolled in the 45 and Up Study cohort. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Adjusted odds ratio of non-localised cancer stage was modelled using binary logistic regression, controlling for commonly known cancer risk factors...
November 13, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115700/the-challenge-of-generalist-care-in-remote-australia-beyond-aeromedical-retrieval
#4
Zachary Pancer, Malcolm Moore, John T Wenham, Maelynn Burridge
OBJECTIVE: To examine clinical service activity amongst patients of the Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section in Far West New South Wales and to evaluate the management of chronic disease among frequent users of evacuation services. DESIGN: A retrospective audit of the Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section patient database inclusive of patients within the geographical study area who accessed a clinical or remote consultation, or evacuation service at least once between 1 July 2008 and 30 June 2013...
November 8, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105939/are-patients-with-concussion-getting-optimal-discharge-advice-at-a-regional-emergency-department
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Ashlee M Brown, Dara M Twomey, Anna Wong Shee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 6, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105937/point-of-care-testing-facilitates-screening-and-treatment-for-anaemia-in-women-and-children-in-rural-pakistan
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Tessa McCormack, Rukhsana Ayub, Faisal Aziz, Lara Motta, Brooke Spaeth, Mark Shephard
OBJECTIVE: To use point-of-care testing to screen and facilitate treatment for anaemia and to establish an estimate of the prevalence of anaemia in the local population. DESIGN: An uncontrolled before and after study design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention on the anaemia status of participants. SETTING: This study took place in a rural mountain community (population approximately 1000) in the Haripur district in northern Pakistan...
November 6, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105870/service-learning-partnerships-features-that-promote-transformational-and-sustainable-rural-and-remote-health-partnerships-and-services
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Debra Jones, Lindy McAllister, Robert Dyson, David Lyle
OBJECTIVE: To describe features that promote transformational and sustainable community engaged health partnerships and services in rural and remote Australian locations. DESIGN: A pragmatic qualitative study using focus groups and individual semi-structured interviews. Data were analysed using four stages of data comparison. SETTING: Far west New South Wales, Australia. The health partnership, initiated by primary school principals in 2008, aimed to address allied health service inequities experienced by regional children...
November 6, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105183/looking-after-1-a-short-report-of-the-interim-analysis-of-a-self-care-course-for-remote-health-professionals
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Timothy A Carey, Kathleen Martin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076569/assessing-the-impact-of-vulnerability-on-perceptions-of-social-cohesion-in-the-context-of-community-resilience-to-disaster-in-the-blue-mountains
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Sarah Redshaw, Valerie Ingham, Marion McCutcheon, John Hicks, Oliver Burmeister
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of network communications, community participation and elements of vulnerability on the perception of social cohesiveness in the Blue Mountains local government area (Blue Mountains LGA). DESIGN: A questionnaire was administered to residents of the Blue Mountains LGA. Econometric analysis of the resulting data was undertaken. SETTING: Blue Mountains LGA, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: One thousand one hundred and three residents of the Blue Mountains LGA responded to the questionnaire...
October 27, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851026/towards-good-dementia-care-awareness-and-uptake-of-an-online-dementia-pathways-tool-for-rural-and-regional-primary-health-practitioners
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Alison Ollerenshaw, Anna Wong Shee, Mark Yates
OBJECTIVE: To explore the awareness and usage of an online Dementia Pathways tool (DPT; including decision tree and region-specific dementia services) for primary health practitioners (general practitioners (GPs) and nurses) in regional Victoria. DESIGN: Quantitative pilot study using surveys and Google Analytics. SETTING: A large regional area (48 000 square kilometres, population 220 000) in Victoria. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred and sixty-three GPs and 160 practice nurses were invited to participate, with 42 respondents (GPs, n = 21; practice nurses, n = 21)...
August 29, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834003/breastfeeding-beyond-the-big-smoke-who-provides-support-for-mothers-in-rural-western-australia
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Kylee Cox, Roslyn Giglia, Colin W Binns
INTRODUCTION: Despite strong and growing evidence for the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding to 6 months of age, few infants in developed countries reach this milestone. Although breastfeeding practice and its determinants are well described for women in metropolitan areas, there is limited evidence for rural and regional areas of Australia. This paper describes the influence of advice and support on breastfeeding duration for women in rural areas of Western Australia in the first 6 months of their infants' lives...
August 23, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034610/private-health-insurance-a-good-deal-in-rural-and-remote-australia
#12
Peter Brown
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034609/mental-health-in-rural-australia
#13
EDITORIAL
Peggy Brown
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815911/rural-health-service-managers-perspectives-on-preparing-rural-health-services-for-climate-change
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Rachael Purcell, Joe McGirr
OBJECTIVE: To determine health service managers' (HSMs) recommendations on strengthening the health service response to climate change. DESIGN: Self-administered survey in paper or electronic format. SETTING: Rural south-west of New South Wales. PARTICIPANTS: Health service managers working in rural remote metropolitan areas 3-7. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Proportion of respondents identifying preferred strategies for preparation of rural health services for climate change...
August 17, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815895/health-professional-students-rural-placement-satisfaction-and-rural-practice-intentions-a-national-cross-sectional-survey
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Tony Smith, Keith Sutton, Sabrina Pit, Kuda Muyambi, Daniel Terry, Annie Farthing, Claire Courtney, Merylin Cross
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to profile students undertaking placements at University Departments of Rural Health (UDRHs) and investigate factors affecting students' satisfaction and intention to enter rural practice. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey comprising 21 core questions used by all UDRHs. SETTING: Eleven UDRHs across Australia that support students' placements in regional, rural and remote locations. PARTICIPANTS: Medical, nursing and allied health students who participated in UDRH placements between July 2014 and November 2015 and completed the questionnaire...
August 16, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805289/identifying-and-assessing-strategies-for-evaluating-the-impact-of-mobile-eye-health-units-on-health-outcomes
#16
REVIEW
Shiwan Fu, Angus Turner, Irene Tan, Josephine Muir
OBJECTIVE: To identify and assess strategies for evaluating the impact of mobile eye health units on health outcomes. DESIGN: Systematic literature review. SETTING: Worldwide. PARTICIPANTS: Peer-reviewed journal articles that included the use of a mobile eye health unit. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Journal articles were included if outcome measures reflected an assessment of the impact of a mobile eye health unit on health outcomes...
August 14, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800209/using-local-clinical-educators-and-shared-resources-to-deliver-simulation-training-activities-across-rural-and-remote-south-australia-and-south-west-victoria-a-distributed-collaborative-model
#17
Stacey C Masters, Sandi Elliott, Sarah Boyd, James A Dunbar
PROBLEM: There is a lack of access to simulation-based education (SBE) for professional entry students (PES) and health professionals at rural and remote locations. DESIGN: A descriptive study. SETTING: Health and education facilities in regional South Australia and south-west Victoria. KEY MEASURES FOR IMPROVEMENT: Number of training recipients who participated in SBE; geographical distribution and locations where SBE was delivered; number of rural clinical educators providing SBE...
August 11, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800208/palliative-care-in-the-top-end-the-continuing-cancer-bias
#18
Eswaran Waran, Niamh O'Connor, Mohamed Yousuf Zubair
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 11, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800191/an-investigation-into-regional-medical-practitioners-knowledge-of-exercise-during-pregnancy-guidelines
#19
Melanie Hayman, Mark Taranto, Peter Reaburn, Stephanie Alley, Camille E Short
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 11, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795518/health-and-environmental-impacts-of-a-regional-australian-men-s-shed-program
#20
Laura Ayres, Rebecca Patrick, Teresa Capetola
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 10, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
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