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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096901/exploring-musculoskeletal-injuries-in-the-podiatry-profession-an-international-cross-sectional-study
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Cylie M Williams, Stefania Penkala, Peter Smith, Terry Haines, Kelly-Ann Bowles
BACKGROUND: Workplace injury is an international costly burden. Health care workers are an essential component to managing musculoskeletal disorders, however in doing this, they may increase their own susceptibility. While there is substantial evidence about work-related musculoskeletal disorders across the health workforce, understanding risk factors in specific occupational groups, such as podiatry, is limited. The primary aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and intensity of work related low back pain in podiatrists...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095818/when-parents-won-t-vaccinate-their-children-a-qualitative-investigation-of-australian-primary-care-providers-experiences
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Nina J Berry, Alexandra Henry, Margie Danchin, Lyndal J Trevena, Harold W Willaby, Julie Leask
BACKGROUND: Increasingly, the experiences and perceptions of parents who decline vaccination are the subject of investigation. However, the experiences of clinicians who encounter these parents in the course of their work has received little academic attention to date. This study aimed to understand the challenges faced and strategies used when general practitioners and immunising nurses encounter parents who choose not to vaccinate their children. METHODS: Primary care providers were recruited from regions identified through the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) as having higher than national average rates of registered objection to childhood vaccination...
January 17, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093945/a-feasibility-study-to-improve-practice-nurses-competence-and-confidence-in-providing-care-for-mothers-and-infants
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Fiona Bogossian, Wendy Brodribb, Rebecca Farley, Helen Goodwin, Anne Tin, Jacqui Young
BACKGROUND: Postnatal care is best provided in primary health care settings, yet Practice Nurses (PNs) lack relevant training and report difficulty in providing postnatal care. AIM: To evaluate the feasibility of a pilot educational intervention in improving PN competence and confidence to care for mothers and infants in the first postnatal year. DESIGN: A feasibility study. METHODS: PNs were recruited from selected general practices Queensland, Australia to undertake the pilot educational intervention that included a pre-intervention survey, two-day education program, program evaluation and completion of a practice journal...
January 17, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089788/cardiovascular-disease-risk-assessment-in-australian-community-pharmacy
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Kevin P Mc Namara, Gregory M Peterson, Josie Hughes, Ines Krass, Vincent Versace, Robyn A Clark, James Dunbar
BACKGROUND: Population screening and monitoring of cardiovascular risk is suboptimal in Australian primary care. The role of community pharmacy has increased considerably, but without any policy framework for development. The aim of this study was to explore the nature of community pharmacy-based screening models in Australia, capacity to increase delivery of pharmacy screening, and barriers and enablers to increasing capacity. METHODS: An online survey weblink was emailed to pharmacy managers at every quality-accredited pharmacy in Australia by the Quality Pharmacy Care Program...
November 30, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087404/mood-and-anxiety-disorders-precede-development-of-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-in-patients-but-not-in-the-population
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Michael P Jones, Jan Tack, Lukas Van Oudenhove, Marjorie M Walker, Gerald Holtmann, Natasha A Koloski, Nicholas J Talley
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Understanding the interactions between brain and gastrointestinal disorders requires analysis of the order of disease onset. We analyzed data from 2 independent studies to determine the proportion of individuals with diagnoses of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) before diagnoses of mood or anxiety disorders (gut to brain), and vice versa (brain to gut). METHODS: We collected data from a retrospective study of 4966 patients diagnosed with a FGID (irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia, or constipation) and mood or anxiety disorder at general practices in the United Kingdom (health care seekers) over an average period of 13...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065123/observations-of-youth-football-training-how-do-coaches-structure-training-sessions-for-player-development
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Donna O'Connor, Paul Larkin, A Mark Williams
We used systematic observation tools to explore the structure (i.e., activity and inactivity) and sequencing (i.e., the types of activities used) of football coaching sessions in Australia following the implementation of a new National Curriculum. Youth soccer coaches (n = 34), coaching within the Skill Acquisition (U11-U13 n = 19) and Game Training (U14-U17 n = 15) phases of the Football Federation Australia National Curriculum participated. Participants were filmed during a regular coaching session, with systematic observation of the session undertaken to provide a detailed analysis of the practice activities and coach behaviours...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056975/impact-of-medical-student-origins-on-the-likelihood-of-ultimately-practicing-in-areas-of-low-vs-high-socio-economic-status
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Ian B Puddey, Denese E Playford, Annette Mercer
INTRODUCTION: Medical schools are in general over-represented by students from high socio-economic status backgrounds. The University of Western Australia Medical School has been progressively widening the participation of students from a broader spectrum of the community both through expanded selection criteria and quota-based approaches for students of rural, indigenous and other socio-educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. We proposed that medical students entering medical school from such backgrounds would ultimately be more likely to practice in areas of increased socio-economic disadvantage...
January 5, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048846/mo-de-204-02-optimization-of-the-patient-ct-dose-in-europe
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V Tsapaki
: The main topic of the session is to show how dose optimization is being implemented in various regions of the world, including Europe, Australia, North America and other regions. A multi-national study conducted under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) across more than 50 less resourced countries gave insight into patient radiation doses and safety practices in CT, mammography, radiography and interventional procedures, both for children and adults. An important outcome was the capability development on dose assessment and management...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048195/mo-de-204-03-radiology-dose-optimisation-an-australian-perspective
#9
D Schick
: The main topic of the session is to show how dose optimization is being implemented in various regions of the world, including Europe, Australia, North America and other regions. A multi-national study conducted under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) across more than 50 less resourced countries gave insight into patient radiation doses and safety practices in CT, mammography, radiography and interventional procedures, both for children and adults. An important outcome was the capability development on dose assessment and management...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047542/mo-de-204-04-dose-optimization-in-ct-trends-and-motivation-in-the-us
#10
J Kofler
: The main topic of the session is to show how dose optimization is being implemented in various regions of the world, including Europe, Australia, North America and other regions. A multi-national study conducted under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) across more than 50 less resourced countries gave insight into patient radiation doses and safety practices in CT, mammography, radiography and interventional procedures, both for children and adults. An important outcome was the capability development on dose assessment and management...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047395/mo-de-204-00-international-symposium-patient-dose-reduction-in-diagnostic-radiology
#11
Eugene Lief
: The main topic of the session is to show how dose optimization is being implemented in various regions of the world, including Europe, Australia, North America and other regions. A multi-national study conducted under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) across more than 50 less resourced countries gave insight into patient radiation doses and safety practices in CT, mammography, radiography and interventional procedures, both for children and adults. An important outcome was the capability development on dose assessment and management...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046731/mo-de-204-01-radiation-doses-in-over-50-developing-countries-of-asia-africa-eastern-european-and-latin-america
#12
M Rehani
: The main topic of the session is to show how dose optimization is being implemented in various regions of the world, including Europe, Australia, North America and other regions. A multi-national study conducted under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) across more than 50 less resourced countries gave insight into patient radiation doses and safety practices in CT, mammography, radiography and interventional procedures, both for children and adults. An important outcome was the capability development on dose assessment and management...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045552/factors-influencing-knowledge-food-safety-practices-and-food-preferences-during-warm-weather-of-salmonella-and-campylobacter-cases-in-south-australia
#13
Adriana Milazzo, Lynne C Giles, Ying Zhang, Ann P Koehler, Janet E Hiller, Peng Bi
OBJECTIVE: To assess food safety practices, food shopping preferences, and eating behaviors of people diagnosed with Salmonella or Campylobacter infection in the warm seasons, and to identify socioeconomic factors associated with behavior and practices. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among Salmonella and Campylobacter cases with onset of illness from January 1 to March 31, 2013. Multivariable logistic regression analyses examined relationships between socioeconomic position and food safety knowledge and practices, shopping and food preferences, and preferences, perceptions, and knowledge about food safety information on warm days...
January 3, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042933/teaching-peritoneal-dialysis-in-australia-an-opportunity-for-improvement
#14
N Boudville, Y Cho, K L Equinox, A E Figueiredo, C M Hawley, K Howard, D W Johnson, M Jose, A Lee, Mal Maley, J Maley, E M Pascoe, G Z Steiner, M Tomlins, D Voss, J Chow
INTRODUCTION: Up to a 10-fold difference in clinical outcomes between Australian peritoneal dialysis (PD) units exists. There is an international focus on the harmonisation of educational practices in PD to determine whether this may lead to improved patient outcomes. AIMS: Evaluate the current teaching practices of nurses and patients in Australian PD units. METHODS: An online survey with questions on nurse and patient training was made available to PD units in Australia...
January 2, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998879/using-patient-flow-information-to-determine-risk-of-hospital-presentation-protocol-for-a-proof-of-concept-study
#15
Christopher M Pearce, Adam McLeod, Jon Patrick, Douglas Boyle, Marianne Shearer, Paula Eustace, Mary Catherine Pearce
BACKGROUND: Every day, patients are admitted to the hospital with conditions that could have been effectively managed in the primary care sector. These admissions are expensive and in many cases are possible to avoid if early intervention occurs. General practitioners are in the best position to identify those at risk of imminent hospital presentation and admission; however, it is not always possible for all the factors to be considered. A lack of shared information contributes significantly to the challenge of understanding a patient's full medical history...
December 20, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998277/the-pulsar-primary-care-protocol-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-to-test-a-training-intervention-for-general-practitioners-in-recovery-oriented-practice-to-optimize-personal-recovery-in-adult-patients
#16
Joanne C Enticott, Frances Shawyer, Lisa Brophy, Grant Russell, Ellie Fossey, Brett Inder, Danielle Mazza, Shiva Vasi, Penelope June Weller, Elisabeth Wilson-Evered, Vrinda Edan, Graham Meadows
BACKGROUND: General practitioners (GPs) in Australia play a central role in the delivery of mental health care. This article describes the PULSAR (Principles Unite Local Services Assisting Recovery) Primary Care protocol, a novel mixed methods evaluation of a training intervention for GPs in recovery-oriented practice. The aim of the intervention is to optimize personal recovery in patients consulting study GPs for mental health issues. METHODS: The intervention mixed methods design involves a stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial testing the outcomes of training in recovery-oriented practice, together with an embedded qualitative study to identify the contextual enablers and challenges to implementing recovery-oriented practice...
December 20, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997937/describing-meningococcal-disease-understanding-perceptions-and-feelings-of-people-in-a-regional-area-of-nsw-australia
#17
Julie Kohlhagen, Peter D Massey, Kylie A Taylor, Maggi Osbourn, Myfanwy Maple
OBJECTIVES: To explore understanding, perceptions and feelings about meningococcal disease in members of higher risk groups. To explore what people say are the most important health messages and communication preferences about invasive meningococcal disease (IMD). METHODS: Three focus groups and two semistructured interviews were conducted with people at higher risk of IMD in Hunter New England Local Health District in New South Wales. RESULTS: Participants generally had a low understanding of IMD, but described intense feelings about the disease and empathy for those who had experienced the disease...
December 14, 2016: Public Health Research & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995110/prostate-cancer-screening-with-prostate-specific-antigen-a-guide-to-the-guidelines
#18
REVIEW
Sonja Cabarkapa, Marlon Perera, Shannon McGrath, Nathan Lawrentschuk
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer remains the most common non-skin cancer malignancy in men. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is recognized as a biomarker for the diagnosis, monitoring, and risk prediction of prostate cancer. Its use in the setting of prostate cancer screening has been controversial due to the risk of over diagnosis and over treatment. OBJECTIVE: Within Australia, there are inconsistent recommendations surrounding the use of PSA screening in clinical practice...
December 2016: Prostate International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994988/teaching-near-and-far-broome-western-australia
#19
EDITORIAL
Christina Herceg, Tia Renouf
Broome is a remote coastal town in Western Australia. As a general practitioner working in Broome, I have been involved in the education of general practice trainee registrars both locally and remotely, as a supervisor with two different training programs.
November 9, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965840/a-collaborative-process-for-developing-a-weight-management-toolkit-for-general-practitioners-in-australia-an-intervention-development-study-using-the-knowledge-to-action-framework
#20
Elizabeth Ann Sturgiss, Kirsty Douglas
BACKGROUND: Obesity is commonly seen in the Australian general practice population; however, few resources are specifically targeted at GPs working with these patients. The National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) guideline for managing patients who are overweight and obese supports the involvement of a regular health professional. As 85 % of the population visit a GP annually, resources to support GPs working with this patient population are needed. This study describes the collaborative process used to develop an obesity management programme based on current Australian guidelines for GPs and their patients to be used in primary care...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
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