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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656732/the-role-of-community-mental-health-services-in-supporting-oral-health-outcomes-among-consumers
#1
Rebecca Meldrum, Hillary Ho, Julie Satur
People with a lived experience of mental illness are at a higher risk for developing oral diseases and having poorer oral health than the broader population. This paper explores the role of Australian community mental health services in supporting the prevention and management of poor oral health among people living with mental illness. Through focus groups and semi-structured interviews, participants identified the value of receiving oral health support within a community mental health setting, in particular the delivery of basic education, preventive strategies, assistance with making or attending appointments and obtaining priority access to oral health services...
April 16, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622061/supporting-primary-care-nurses-to-work-at-an-advanced-level-through-changing-practices
#2
Kirsty Forsdike, Tracy Ann Murphy, Kelsey Hegarty
General practice nurses wishing to develop their careers in general practice are often unsupported, relying on the culture of individual practices. Given the structural diversity of Australian general practice, we qualitatively explored staff experiences of organisational governance, what supports are in place and can be used to assist nurses to advance. Semi-structured interviews with 28 staff (including nurses, GPs, receptions and practice managers) were undertaken across three practices, as part of a case-study approach...
April 6, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622060/partners-in-recovery-paving-the-way-for-the-national-disability-insurance-scheme
#3
Victoria Stewart, Maddy Slattery, Helena Roennfeldt, Amanda J Wheeler
Australians experiencing severe and persistent mental illness and who require services from multiple agencies, experience a fragmented service delivery system. In 2014, the Commonwealth Government introduced the Partners in Recovery (PIR) service, which provides service coordination and flexible funding to improve outcomes for this group of people. This study presents qualitative findings from a research project that aimed to understand the experiences of PIR participants, including aspects of the planning process and the effectiveness of the PIR program in meeting their needs from the perspective of the participant, their carer or family member and other support people within their lives...
April 6, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622058/association-of-health-literacy-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-self-management-and-clinical-outcomes-within-the-primary-care-setting-of-iran
#4
Marzieh Niknami, Ali Mirbalouchzehi, Iraj Zareban, Elahibakhsh Kalkalinia, Gasem Rikhtgarha, Hassan Hosseinzadeh
This study explores the potential association of health literacy with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) self-management and clinical outcomes in the primary care setting of Iran. A total of 347 T2DM patients, mostly female (52.4%), 50 years old or younger (63.1%), unemployed (53.6%) and rural residents (55.6%) participated in this study. Most of the respondents had type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) for 2-5 years (63.1%) and did not receive any T2DM education (52.2%). Approximately 19.0% were hospitalised due to uncontrolled T2DM...
April 6, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609730/enhancing-general-practice-referrals-for-women-of-refugee-background-to-maternity-care
#5
Dannielle Vanpraag, Wendy Dawson, Bianca Bell, Elisha Riggs, Jo Szwarc, Stephanie Brown, John Furler, Sue Casey, Glyn Teale, Jane Yelland
This paper presents the findings from a quality improvement project implemented by a maternity hospital located in a region of high refugee settlement. The project was designed to improve the completeness of general practice referral information to enable triage to maternity care that would best meet the needs of women of refugee background. Referral information included four data items - country of birth, year of arrival in Australia, language spoken and interpreter required - used in combination to provide a proxy measure of refugee background...
April 3, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576044/healthnavigator-a-mobile-application-for-chronic-disease-screening-and-linkage-to-services-at-an-urban-primary-health-network
#6
Martin G Seneviratne, Fred Hersch, David P Peiris
Mobile applications (apps) are promising tools to support chronic disease screening and linkage to health services. They have the potential to increase healthcare access for vulnerable populations. The HealthNavigator app was developed to provide chronic disease risk assessments, linkage to local general practitioners (GPs) and lifestyle programs, and a personalised health report for discussion with a GP. Assessments were either self-administered or facilitated by community health workers through a Primary Health Network (PHN) initiative targeting ethnically diverse communities...
March 26, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544598/changes-in-health-services-usage-associated-with-insulin-initiation-in-primary-care
#7
Samuel Johnson, Sharmala Thuraisingam, John Furler, Jo-Anne Manski Nankervis
Insulin initiation is often delayed in primary care partly because of clinician concerns about the additional clinical work. This study describes health services usage (HSU) pre- and post-insulin initiation in people with type 2 diabetes and out-of-target glycaemic levels. Secondary analysis of participant data from the Stepping Up randomised controlled trial of a model of care for insulin initiation in general practice was undertaken. For 142 people who commenced insulin, HSU in the 6 months prior was compared to that in the 12 months following insulin initiation...
March 16, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544596/factors-influencing-integrated-wellbeing-in-older-chinese-outpatients-with-chronic-diseases
#8
Fei Huang, Hongyu Li
To evaluate wellbeing and its determinants among older Chinese outpatients with non-communicable diseases (NCDs), outpatients (aged ≥60 years) with NCDs between September 2012 and September 2014 were enrolled in the study by convenience sampling. Each subject completed an integrated wellbeing questionnaire for subjective, psychological and social dimensions of wellbeing. Statistical analyses were performed using t-test, ANOVA, Spearman rank correlation and multivariate regression analysis to identify correlates of wellbeing status...
March 16, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490869/the-power-of-talk-and-power-in-talk-a-systematic-review-of-indigenous-narratives-of-culturally-safe-healthcare-communication
#9
Warren Jennings, Chelsea Bond, Peter S Hill
The study aimed to explore Indigenous narrative accounts of healthcare access within qualitative research papers, to better understand Indigenous views on culturally safe healthcare and health communication represented in that literature. A systematic literature review of peer-reviewed academic qualitative studies identified 65 papers containing Indigenous respondents' views on accessing healthcare. Analysis included all Indigenous voice (primary quotations) and author findings describing healthcare access across these studies...
March 1, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29481766/knowing-and-telling-how-african-australians-living-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-understand-hepatocellular-carcinoma-risk-and-surveillance
#10
Nicole Allard, Jon Emery, Benjamin Cowie, John Furler
African-Australians have a high prevalence of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and an increased risk of liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC) at a younger age than other affected groups living with CHB. The prevention of HCC-related mortality is possible with timely diagnosis of CHB, regular monitoring including liver cancer surveillance and appropriate treatment with antiviral therapy. Currently, little is known about how African-Australians living with CHB understand their condition, their risk of liver cancer and the need for regular monitoring...
February 27, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29481765/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-brief-intervention-for-illicit-drug-use-linked-to-assist-screening-in-a-primary-healthcare-setting-results-from-the-australian-component-of-the-world-health-organization-phase-iii-assist-studies
#11
Rachel Humeniuk, David A L Newcombe, Victoria Dennington, Robert Ali
This report presents the findings from the Australian component of the Phase III World Health Organization (WHO) Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of a 5-10-min brief intervention (BI) for illicit drug use delivered in primary healthcare (PHC) settings. Participants (n=171) recruited from a South Australian PHC setting (sexual health clinic) who scored in the 'moderate risk' range on the ASSIST were randomly allocated to an intervention group or wait-list control group at baseline and were followed up 3 months later...
February 27, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433630/an-exploration-of-the-experiences-of-australian-grey-nomads-travelling-with-chronic-conditions
#12
Kaara Ray B Calma, Elizabeth Halcomb, Moira Stephens
Internationally, the population is ageing and people are living well, longer. In Australia, extended travelling has gained popularity among older Grey Nomads due to time and opportunity post retirement. However, there is limited research available focusing on older Australians' health while travelling. This paper reports the qualitative phase of a larger mixed-method project that explores the experience of Australian Grey Nomads travelling with chronic conditions. Eight Grey Nomads participated in telephone interviews...
February 13, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420926/process-redesign-of-a-surgical-pathway-improves-access-to-cataract-surgery-for-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-people-in-south-east-queensland
#13
Lisa Penrose, Yvette Roe, Natalie A Johnson, Erica L James
The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) aimed to improve access to cataract surgery in urban South East Queensland (SEQ) for Indigenous Australians, without compromising clinical visual outcomes. The Penchansky and Levesque concept of access as the 'fit' between the patient's needs and the ability of the system to meet those needs was used to inform the redesign of the mainstream cataract surgical pathway. The IUIH staff and community stakeholders mapped the traditional external cataract surgical pathway and then innovatively redesigned it to reduce the number of patients being removed by the system at key transition points...
February 9, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362025/rigorous-follow-up-systems-for-abnormal-results-are-essential-to-improve-health-outcomes-for-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-people
#14
Jodie Bailie, Veronica Matthews, Alison Laycock, Christine Connors, Ross Bailie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 24, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362024/models-of-nutrition-focused-continuing-education-programs-for-nurses-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
#15
Holly Mitchell, Catherine Lucas, Karen Charlton, Anne McMahon
Nurses are well-positioned to provide basic nutrition education and reinforce nutrition messages to patients in hospital and primary care settings. Despite this, nurses may not receive adequate training to provide this service, and there is limited opportunity for nurses to engage in nutrition-focused continuing education (CE). The aim of this review was to determine whether nurse nutrition education results in improved knowledge and practices; and explore which models of CE for nutrition may be most acceptable and effective in practice...
January 24, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338836/systems-levers-for-commissioning-primary-mental-healthcare-a-rapid-review
#16
Carla Meurk, Meredith Harris, Eryn Wright, Nicola Reavley, Roman Scheurer, Bridget Bassilios, Caroline Salom, Jane Pirkis
Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are a new institution for health systems management in the Australian healthcare system. PHNs will play a key role in mental health reform through planning and commissioning primary mental health services at a regional level, specifically adopting a stepped care approach. Selected PHNs are also trialling a healthcare homes approach. Little is known about the systems levers that could be applied by PHNs to achieve these aims. A rapid review of academic and grey literature published between 2006 and 2016 was undertaken to describe the use of systems levers in commissioning primary care services...
March 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310752/transition-to-adult-care-for-aboriginal-children-with-rheumatic-fever-a-review-informed-by-a-focussed-ethnography-in-northern-australia
#17
Alice G Mitchell, Suzanne Belton, Vanessa Johnston, Anna P Ralph
Aboriginal children in northern Australia have high rates of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, which are chronic conditions because of the need for long-term treatment and monitoring. This article critically reviews the literature on transition to adult care for children with chronic conditions and considers applicability to the care of these children. The review was merged with findings from a focussed ethnography conducted in four remote Aboriginal communities with young people who have these conditions...
March 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262983/maternal-gestational-weight-gain-during-pregnancy-prioritising-the-conversation
#18
Ruth Walker, Danielle Mazza, Michelle Blumfield, Christie Bennett, Helen Truby
Pregnancy is a critical stage of life requiring urgent attention when taking a lifespan approach to obesity prevention. Excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) is highly predictive of overweight and obesity later in life for women and their offspring. This discussion describes the challenges faced by health professionals (general practitioners, midwives, allied health) in primary care in Australia when addressing GWG, presents evidence that supports re-prioritising GWG and highlights strategies that can be used to address GWG...
March 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232545/influence-of-the-social-determinants-of-health-on-access-to-healthcare-services-among-refugees-in-australia
#19
Jessica Taylor, Greer Lamaro Haintz
Refugees in Australia are not fully utilising the healthcare system for several reasons and this may be affecting their overall health outcomes. This qualitative systematic review examined the influence of the social determinants of health on refugees' access to healthcare services in Australia. Electronic databases were searched using terms relating to refugees, social determinants, healthcare services, barriers, enablers and Australia. Only peer-reviewed studies published in English since 2006, which focused on refugees and specifically discussed social determinants influencing refugees' access to healthcare services in Australia, were included...
March 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338835/general-health-wellbeing-and-oral-health-of-patients-older-than-75-years-attending-health-assessments
#20
Dominic Keuskamp, Najith Amarasena, Madhan Balasubramanian, David S Brennan
Annual health assessments by general practices for community-dwelling people aged 75 years and over are important for the early intervention and monitoring of chronic health conditions, including oral disease. Uptake of the health assessment to date has been poor, and little is known of the general and oral health profile of patients. Older patients attending health assessments at general practices in South Australia were sampled for this study. Data on demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, and patients' general and oral health, were collected by mailed questionnaire from 459 respondents...
January 17, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
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