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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437566/physical-therapists-perceptions-of-telephone-and-internet-video-mediated-service-models-for-exercise-management-of-people-with-osteoarthritis
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Belinda J Lawford, Kim L Bennell, Jessica Kasza, Rana S Hinman
OBJECTIVE: Investigate physical therapists' perceptions of, and willingness to use, telephone- and internet-mediated service models for exercise therapy for people with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. METHODS: An internet-based survey of Australian physical therapists comprising three sections: i) demographic information; and 16 positively-framed perception statements about delivering exercise via ii) telephone and; iii) video over the internet, for people with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis...
April 24, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436157/real-time-teleophthalmology-video-consultation-an-analysis-of-patient-satisfaction-in-rural-western-australia
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Benjamin Kj Host, Angus W Turner, Josephine Muir
BACKGROUND: Teleophthalmology, particularly real-time video consultation, holds great potential in Australia and similar countries worldwide, where geography, population and medical workforce distribution make it difficult to provide specialist eye services outside of major cities. Assessment and referrals from rural optometrists are vital to the success of teleophthalmology. While there is good evidence for the efficacy of such services, there is limited evidence for patient satisfaction with video consultation...
April 23, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432993/chemical-biological-and-dna-markers-for-tracing-slaughterhouse-effluent
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P J Harvey, M P Taylor, H K Handley, S Foster, M R Gillings, A J Asher
Agricultural practices, if not managed correctly, can have a negative impact on receiving environments via waste disposal and discharge. In this study, a chicken slaughter facility on the rural outskirts of Sydney, Australia, has been identified as a possible source of persistent effluent discharge into a peri-urban catchment. Questions surrounding the facility's environmental management practices go back more than four decades. Despite there having never been a definitive determination of the facility's impact on local stream water quality, the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (NSW EPA) has implemented numerous pollution reduction requirements to manage noise and water pollution at the slaughter facility...
April 19, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424144/expertise-and-infrastructure-capacity-impacts-acute-coronary-syndrome-outcomes
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Carolyn M Astley, Isuru Ranasinghe, David Brieger, Chris J Ellis, Julie Redfern, Tom Briffa, Bernadette Aliprandi-Costa, Tegwen Howell, Stephen G Bloomer, Greg Gamble, Andrea Driscoll, Karice K Hyun, Chris J Hammett, Derek P Chew
Objective Effective translation of evidence to practice may depend on systems of care characteristics within the health service. The present study evaluated associations between hospital expertise and infrastructure capacity and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) care as part of the SNAPSHOT ACS registry.Methods A survey collected hospital systems and process data and our analysis developed a score to assess hospital infrastructure and expertise capacity. Patient-level data from a registry of 4387 suspected ACS patients enrolled over a 2-week period were used and associations with guideline care and in-hospital and 6-, 12- and 18-month outcomes were measured...
April 20, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423818/an-approach-for-enhancing-adoption-use-and-utility-of-shared-digital-health-records-in-rural-australian-communities
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Helen Almond, Elizabeth Cummings, Paul Turner
Internationally, shared digital health records are considered an important addition to improving modern health care provision. Australia launched its version, My Health Record (MyHR), in 2012 but has experienced low adoption and challenges in practical implementation and evaluation. Individuals living with complex and chronic conditions in rural and remote communities often experience challenges in obtaining equitable access to health care provision. They are also supposed to face additional barriers to adopting and using eHealth services...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417571/a-health-commission-for-regional-rural-and-remote-australia
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Russell Roberts
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April 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402192/farm-safety-practices-and-farm-size-in-new-south-wales
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Jannine Bailey, Tegan Dutton, Kristy Payne, Ross Wilson, Bronwyn K Brew
OBJECTIVE: There is some evidence to suggest that safety on small area farms may not be high priority due to economic constraints and lack of knowledge. This has important ramifications for injury and economic burden. The objective of this research was to conduct a pilot study to investigate whether small to medium area farms implement fewer safety practices than large farms. METHODS: Farmers were recruited from farm safety training days, field days and produce stores in rural New South Wales (NSW), Australia...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Agromedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399864/predictors-of-dental-visits-among-primary-school-children-in-the-rural-australian-community-of-lithgow
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James Rufus John, Haider Mannan, Subrat Nargundkar, Mario D'Souza, Loc Giang Do, Amit Arora
BACKGROUND: Regular dental attendance is significant in maintaining and improving children's oral health and well-being. This study aims to determine the factors that predict and influence dental visits in primary school children residing in the rural community of Lithgow, New South Wales (NSW), Australia. METHODS: All six primary schools of Lithgow were approached to participate in a cross-sectional survey prior to implementing water fluoridation in 2014. Children aged 6-13 years (n = 667) were clinically examined for their oral health status and parents were requested to complete a questionnaire on fluoride history, diet, last dental visit, and socio-demographic characteristics...
April 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398554/prospective-associations-between-diet-quality-and-body-mass-index-in-disadvantaged-women-the-resilience-for-eating-and-activity-despite-inequality-readi-study
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Dana Lee Olstad, Karen E Lamb, Lukar E Thornton, Sarah A McNaughton, David A Crawford, Leia M Minaker, Kylie Ball
Background: Dietary patterns that align with recommended guidelines appear to minimize long-term weight gain in the general population. However, prospective associations between diet quality and weight change in disadvantaged adults have not been examined. This study examined associations between concurrent change in diet quality and body mass index (BMI) over 5 years among women living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Methods: Dietary intake and BMI were self-reported among 1242 women living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Victoria, Australia, at three time points from 2007/08 to 2012/13...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397253/are-women-s-needs-being-met-by-specialist-health-services-managing-urinary-incontinence-in-the-remote-top-end-nt
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Alexandra Bonner, Jacqueline Boyle
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence (UI) is likely to be high in Aboriginal women in rural Australia due to risk factors including high body mass index, parity and diabetes. However, UI appears to be under-reported with limited information on whether women access appropriate care. AIMS: To assess whether women who access specialist gynaecological services in rural and remote Top End Northern Territory (NT) through the specialist outreach program (SONT) are receiving care for UI aligned with best practice...
April 10, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389170/women-s-experiences-of-and-attitudes-to-maternity-education-across-the-perinatal-period-in-victoria-australia-a-mixed-methods-approach
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Melissa Buultjens, Gregory Murphy, Priscilla Robinson, Jeannette Milgrom, Melissa Monfries
BACKGROUND: While the provision of maternity education across the perinatal period can increase the confidence and self-efficacy in childbearing women, there is still thought to be a lack of effective educational resources for parenthood. This study, conducted in Victoria, Australia, investigated women's experiences of, and attitudes to education communicated in maternity service provision. METHODS: 189 women were recruited from a variety of settings to participate in a mixed-methods survey about their experiences of perinatal health service education...
April 4, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385139/australian-gonococcal-surveillance-programme-annual-report-2015
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Monica M Lahra, Rodney P Enriquez
The Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme (AGSP) has continuously monitored antimicrobial resistance in clinical isolates of Neisseria gonorrhoeae from all Australian states and territories since 1981. In 2015, there were 5,411 clinical isolates of gonococci from public and private sector sources tested for in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility by standardised methods. Current treatment recommendations for the majority of Australian states and territories is a dual therapeutic strategy of ceftriaxone and azithromycin...
March 31, 2017: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376581/esperance-pica-study
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Kuroush A Ardeshirian, Donald A Howarth
BACKGROUND: Pica, the eating of non-foods, occurs particularly in children and pregnant women. It has been observed in communities all over the world. Pica is associated with iron deficiency and, in some environments, lead poisoning. This is the first time a study has assessed the prevalence of pica in Australia. METHODS: The study assessed the prevalence of pica in an Australian rural community, using a questionnaire given to parents of 223 children aged 2-10 years attending the five general practice surgeries in the shire...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367772/does-living-in-remote-australia-lessen-the-impact-of-hardship-on-psychological-distress
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P Butterworth, B J Kelly, T E Handley, K J Inder, T J Lewin
AIMS: Rural and remote regions tend to be characterised by poorer socioeconomic conditions than urban areas, yet findings regarding differences in mental health between rural and urban areas have been inconsistent. This suggests that other features of these areas may reduce the impact of hardship on mental health. Little research has explored the relationship of financial hardship or deprivation with mental health across geographical areas. METHODS: Data were analysed from a large longitudinal Australian study of the mental health of individuals living in regional and remote communities...
April 3, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350368/pathways-to-suicide-in-australian-farmers-a-life-chart-analysis
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Lisa Kunde, Kairi Kõlves, Brian Kelly, Prasuna Reddy, Diego De Leo
Farmers have been found to be at increased risk of suicide in Australia. The Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicidal Behaviour suggests that the proximal factors leading to the suicidal desire or ideation include an individual's experiences of both perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness. Suicidal desire with acquired capability to engage in lethal self-injury is predictive of suicidal behaviour. This study investigates the pathways to suicide of 18 Australian male farmers in order to understand the suicidal process and antecedents to suicide in Australian male farmers...
March 28, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340614/family-focused-practice-within-a-recovery-framework-practitioners-qualitative-perspectives
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B Ward, A Reupert, F McCormick, S Waller, S Kidd
BACKGROUND: Family-focused practice (FFP) is an effective approach to supporting individuals with mental illness. 'Recovery' is also central to contemporary mental health care. However, there is a dearth of evidence about how the two concepts are related and subsequently implemented in practice. The aim of this study was to explore practitioners' understandings and practices of FFP within a recovery framework. METHODS: Purposive/snowball sampling was used to recruit and conduct qualitative interviews with 11 mental health practitioners in rural Australia...
March 24, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335809/poor-uptake-of-an-online-intervention-in-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-of-online-diabetes-education-for-rural-general-practitioners
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Christine L Paul, Leon Piterman, Jonathan E Shaw, Catherine Kirby, Kristy L Forshaw, Jennifer Robinson, Isaraporn Thepwongsa, Robert W Sanson-Fisher
BACKGROUND: In Australia, rural and remote communities have high rates of diabetes-related death and hospitalisation. General practitioners (GPs) play a major role in diabetes detection and management. Education of GPs could optimise diabetes management and improve patient outcomes at a population level. The study aimed to describe the uptake of a continuing medical education intervention for rural GPs and its impact on the viability of a cluster randomised controlled trial of the effects of continuing medical education on whole-town diabetes monitoring and control...
March 23, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328231/use-of-cell-phones-and-computers-for-health-promotion-and-tobacco-cessation-by-american-indian-college-students-in-montana
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Jo Ann W Dotson, Lonnie A Nelson, Sara L Young, Dedra Buchwald, John Roll
INTRODUCTION: Cell phones and personal computers have become popular mechanisms for delivering and monitoring health information and education, including the delivery of tobacco cessation education and support. Tobacco smoking is prevalent among American Indians (AIs) and Alaska Natives (ANs), with 26% AI/AN adult men smoking compared to 19% of Caucasian adult males and 22% of African American adult males. Smoking is even more prevalent in Northern Plains AI populations, with 42% of men <i>and</i> women reporting current smoking...
January 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321590/extreme-climatic-conditions-and-health-service-utilisation-across-rural-and-metropolitan-new-south-wales
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Edward Jegasothy, Rhydwyn McGuire, John Nairn, Robert Fawcett, Benjamin Scalley
Periods of successive extreme heat and cold temperature have major effects on human health and increase rates of health service utilisation. The severity of these events varies between geographic locations and populations. This study aimed to estimate the effects of heat waves and cold waves on health service utilisation across urban, regional and remote areas in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, during the 10-year study period 2005-2015. We divided the state into three regions and used 24 over-dispersed or zero-inflated Poisson time-series regression models to estimate the effect of heat waves and cold waves, of three levels of severity, on the rates of ambulance call-outs, emergency department (ED) presentations and mortality...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320362/early-dynamic-ultrasound-for-neonatal-hip-instability-implications-for-rural-australia
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Susan L Charlton, Adrian Schoo, Lucie Walters
BACKGROUND: Neonatal instability of the hip (NIH), where the femoral head can move away from the acetabulum, in the first weeks of life, is an important risk factor for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). In rural areas in Australia, there is a recent trend to increased late diagnosis of DDH. Clinical screening of infant hips, a common practice in Australia, is experience dependent. Best practice early screening techniques are still debated with different techniques and timing used internationally...
March 21, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
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