https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Protocol for a randomized controlled trial of proactive web-based versus telephone-based information and support: can electronic platforms deliver effective care for lung cancer patients? https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:37175 Wed 26 Aug 2020 15:47:58 AEST ]]> A cross sectional survey of sharps including needlestick (SIN) injuries among NSW nurses in 2007: study report https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:9264 Wed 11 Apr 2018 17:12:44 AEST ]]> The importance of a large sample cohort for studies on modifier genes influencing disease severity in FAP patients https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:14702 Wed 11 Apr 2018 16:44:59 AEST ]]> The outcome of occupational rehabilitation of injured NSW nurses: study report https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:9329 Wed 11 Apr 2018 15:59:38 AEST ]]> Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of unsupervised buprenorphine-naloxone for the treatment of heroin dependence in a randomized waitlist controlled trial https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:30423 Wed 11 Apr 2018 15:46:11 AEST ]]> Effects of restricting pub closing times on night-time assaults in an Australian city https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:11805 Wed 11 Apr 2018 14:51:59 AEST ]]> Validity of a self-report survey tool measuring the nutrition and physical activity environment of primary schools https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:15510 Wed 11 Apr 2018 13:09:41 AEST ]]> Effectiveness of an intervention in increasing the provision of preventive care by community mental health services: a non-randomized, multiple baseline implementation trial https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:24184 Wed 11 Apr 2018 12:25:08 AEST ]]> Design and analysis of stepped wedge cluster randomised trials https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:31453 Wed 11 Apr 2018 11:50:16 AEST ]]> A population-based cross-sectional study of colorectal cancer screening practices of first-degree relatives of colorectal cancer patients https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:14003 Wed 11 Apr 2018 10:28:54 AEST ]]> Prostate specific antigen testing in family practice: a cross sectional survey of self-reported rates of and reasons for testing participation and risk disclosure https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:27573 Wed 11 Apr 2018 09:59:52 AEST ]]> A parallel-group, randomised controlled trial of a multimedia, self-directed, coping skills training intervention for patients with cancer and their partners: design and rationale https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:15729 Wed 11 Apr 2018 09:44:30 AEST ]]> Minimum number of clusters and comparison of analysis methods for cross sectional stepped wedge cluster randomised trials with binary outcomes: a simulation study https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:34570 Wed 04 Sep 2019 09:48:31 AEST ]]> Increasing the provision of preventive care by community healthcare services: a stepped wedge implementation trial https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:34048 Wed 04 Sep 2019 09:40:08 AEST ]]> Efficacy of web-based weight loss maintenance programs: a randomized controlled trial comparing standard features versus the addition of enhanced personalized feedback over 12 months https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:31148 Wed 02 Oct 2019 10:20:23 AEST ]]> Regional centres conduct food challenges with outcomes equivalent to a tertiary pediatric hospital (letter) https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:36701 Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Vol. 30, Issue 7.]]> Wed 01 Jul 2020 10:53:42 AEST ]]> Calculation of haem iron intake and its role in the development of iron deficiency in young women from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:29894 Tue 01 May 2018 09:15:38 AEST ]]> Longitudinal course and predictors of suicidal ideation in a rural community sample https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:13802 Sat 24 Mar 2018 10:41:13 AEDT ]]> Trends in stroke attack rates and case fatality in the Hunter Region, Australia 1996-2008 https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:9581 Sat 24 Mar 2018 08:39:12 AEDT ]]> Development and validation of the short-form survivor unmet needs survey (SF-SUNS) https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:19134 0.9). Discriminant validity illustrated the short-form SUNS' ability to discriminate between those who had recently received treatment and those who had not. Conclusions: This study describes the development and psychometric evaluation of the short-form SUNS (SF-SUNS). Future studies should confirm the test-retest reliability and predictive validity of the SF-SUNS utilising large, independent, population-based samples of cancer survivors.]]> Sat 24 Mar 2018 07:55:55 AEDT ]]> Manipulating antioxidant intake in asthma: a randomized controlled trial https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:16937 Sat 24 Mar 2018 07:51:50 AEDT ]]> Patients' responses to transient ischaemic attack symptoms: a cross-sectional questionnaire study in Australian general practices https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:27119 Sat 24 Mar 2018 07:41:35 AEDT ]]> Influence of age on outcome in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:27725 Sat 24 Mar 2018 07:36:43 AEDT ]]> Patterns of type 2 diabetes monitoring in rural towns: how does frequency of HbA1c and lipid testing compare with existing guidelines? https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:26074 Sat 24 Mar 2018 07:31:29 AEDT ]]> Combined analysis of three lynch syndrome cohorts confirms the modifying effects of 8q23.3 and 11q23.1 in MLH1 mutation carriers https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:23143 Sat 24 Mar 2018 07:10:33 AEDT ]]> Cardiorespiratory fitness and walking endurance improvements after 12 months of an individualised home and community-based exercise programme for people after stroke https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:33277 2peak) was evaluated using a portable metabolic system during the 6-minute walk test (6MWT), the Shuttle Walk Test (SWT) and the cycle graded exercise test (cGXT). Walking speed, balance, body composition, fatigue, depression and HRQoL were also measured. Results: CRF improved significantly from pre-intervention to 12-month follow-up on the 6MWT (Effect Size, ES = 0.87; p = 0.002) and cGXT (ES = 0.60; p<0.001), with more modest improvements on the SWT (ES = 0.52; p = 0.251). From baseline to 12 months, significant within-participant improvements were found for self-selected walking speed, balance and HRQoL. Performances on the remaining tests were maintained over the post-intervention period. Conclusion: There may be health benefits of providing people with stroke an exercise intervention with long-term support that encourages increased regular physical activity.]]> Mon 24 Sep 2018 15:53:19 AEST ]]> Hypersegmented airway neutrophils and its association with reduced lung function in adults with obstructive airway disease: an exploratory study https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:36434 4 lobes), normal (2-4 lobes) and banded (1 lobe) neutrophils and enumerated. Results: Neutrophils from each subset were identified in all participants. Numbers of hypersegmented neutrophils were elevated in participants with airway disease compared with healthy controls (p<0.001). Both the number and the proportion of hypersegmented neutrophils were highest in COPD participants (median (Q1-Q3) of 1073.6 (258.8-2742) x 10 2/mL and 24.5 (14.0-46.5)%, respectively). An increased proportion of hypersegmented neutrophils in airway disease participants was significantly associated with lower forced expiratory volume in 1 s/forced vital capacity per cent (Spearman's r=-0.322, p=0.004). Conclusion: Neutrophil heterogeneity is common in BL and is associated with more severe airflow obstruction in adults with airway disease. Further work is required to elucidate the functional consequences of hypersegmented neutrophils in the pathogenesis of disease.]]> Fri 01 May 2020 15:05:04 AEST ]]> Blood neutrophils in COPD but not asthma exhibit a primed phenotype with downregulated CD62L expression https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:36433 + neutrophils as median fluorescence intensity (MFI). Results: Neutrophil surface expression of CD62L was significantly reduced in COPD (median (IQR) MFI: 1156 (904, 1365)) compared with asthma (1865 (1157, 2408)) and healthy controls (2079 (1054, 2960)); p=0.028. COPD neutrophils also demonstrated a significant reduction in CD62L expression with and without fMLF stimulation. Asthma participants had a significantly increased proportion and number of CD62Lbright/CD16dim neutrophils (median: 5.4% and 0.14 x 109/L, respectively), in comparison with healthy (3.54% and 0.12 x 109/L, respectively); p<0.017. Conclusion: Reduced CD62L expression suggests blood neutrophils have undergone priming in COPD but not in asthma, which may be the result of systemic inflammation. The increased shedding of CD62L receptor by COPD blood neutrophils suggests a high sensitivity for activation]]> Fri 01 May 2020 15:05:04 AEST ]]>