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The Value Of Transition Support Programs For Newly Registered Nurses And The Hospitals Offering The Programs In New South Wales, Jennifer Evans Nov 2005

The Value Of Transition Support Programs For Newly Registered Nurses And The Hospitals Offering The Programs In New South Wales, Jennifer Evans

Theses

The research reported in this thesis explored the perceived value of transition support programs for newly registered nurses in New South Wales and the health care facilities offering such programs. Although transition support programs have been designed and implemented in various forms since the transfer of nurse education to the tertiary sector, there remains little evaluative evidence of the value of such programs. Two groups of registered nurses formed the participants in this study. The first were new graduate nurses who completed a transition support program within the past 12 months. The second comprised experienced nurses who worked with new ...


Indicators Of Satisfaction And Success For A Paediatric Outreach Nursing Service In Metropolitan Sydney, Nsw, Patricia M. Boss Sep 2005

Indicators Of Satisfaction And Success For A Paediatric Outreach Nursing Service In Metropolitan Sydney, Nsw, Patricia M. Boss

Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the indicators of customer satisfaction and service success of a newly established paediatric outreach nursing service. Referring agents and care recipients were both consumers of the paediatric outreach nursing service. Both groups of consumers were surveyed to determine their satisfaction with the service delivery. Two satisfaction survey tools were developed to measure customer satisfaction. The tools were piloted and refined prior to distributing them. Both tools had a series of closed-ended questions and 3 open-ended questions. Eight service indicators were developed. These were designed to test the effectiveness of the service provided ...


Sun Protection Behaviour Of Junior Cricketers And Their Coaches: An Observational Study, Suzanne Dobbinson, Colleen Doyle, Yuksel Effendi Jan 2005

Sun Protection Behaviour Of Junior Cricketers And Their Coaches: An Observational Study, Suzanne Dobbinson, Colleen Doyle, Yuksel Effendi

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

The questions addressed by this study were: 1. What is the overall status of sun protection behaviour among junior cricket players (under 14 years of age, male) and their coaches? 2. Do teams with sun protection policies have better sun protection behaviour than teams without sun protection policies? Observations of cricket players’ and their coaches’ sun protection behaviour were made during two consecutive weeks of cricket matches in mid-February 2000, during the peak of the Australian summer. In addition, coaches were interviewed about the provision for sun protection and policies at their cricket clubs. Cricket matches were randomly selected from ...


A Study Of The Mater Children's Hospital Tile Project, Kathleen Rose Creagh Sutton Jan 2005

A Study Of The Mater Children's Hospital Tile Project, Kathleen Rose Creagh Sutton

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This thesis examined the relationship between children's visual art and hospital contexts. It specifically focused on children's art in the Tile Project within the Mater Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. This ethnographic study consisted of interviews with the creators of the Tile Project as well as interviews and a survey with parents, staff, and children within the Mater Children's Hospital. The interviews were informed by a review of literature in the areas of art in health settings. The study made observations of the community interacting with the tiles and collected images of the tiles used in ...


Factors Influencing Women's Selection Of Infant Feeding Method, Diane Godson Jan 2005

Factors Influencing Women's Selection Of Infant Feeding Method, Diane Godson

Theses

Decision making could be defined as the ability to make a choice or a judgement before an individual takes action. How the individual works through the process of making a decision is influenced by a number of factors. It is acknowledged decision making is a complex process that involves cognitive and affective thought processing, together with interpretation, understanding, choosing between alternatives and taking action. The steps involved in this process are varied and range from a few to many depending on whose literature one is reading at the time. This descriptive cross sectional study aimed to determine what factors influenced ...


Compressive Loads On The Lumbar Spine During Lifting: 4d Watbak Versus Inverse Dynamics Calculations, M. H. Cole, P. N. Grimshaw Jan 2005

Compressive Loads On The Lumbar Spine During Lifting: 4d Watbak Versus Inverse Dynamics Calculations, M. H. Cole, P. N. Grimshaw

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

Numerous two- and three-dimensional biomechanical models exist for the purpose of assessing the stresses placed on the lumbar spine during the performance of a manual material handling task. More recently, researchers have utilised their knowledge to develop specific computer-based models that can be applied in an occupational setting; an example of which is 4D WATBAK. The model used by 4D WATBAK bases its predications on static calculations and it is assumed that these static loads reasonably depict the actual dynamic loads acting on the lumbar spine. Consequently, it was the purpose of this research to assess the agreement between the ...


Home-Based Resistance Training Is Not Sufficient To Maintain Improved Glycemic Control Following Supervised Training In Older Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes, David Dunstan, Robin Daly, Neville Owen, Damien Jolley, Elena Vulikh, Jonathan Shaw, Paul Zimmet Jan 2005

Home-Based Resistance Training Is Not Sufficient To Maintain Improved Glycemic Control Following Supervised Training In Older Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes, David Dunstan, Robin Daly, Neville Owen, Damien Jolley, Elena Vulikh, Jonathan Shaw, Paul Zimmet

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

Objective: To examine whether improvements in glycemic control and body composition resulting from 6 months of supervised high-intensity progressive resistance training could be maintained after an additional 6 months of home-based resistance training.


Exercise Type, Musculoskeletal Health And Injury Risk Factors In Adolescent Middle-Distance Runners, David Greene Jan 2005

Exercise Type, Musculoskeletal Health And Injury Risk Factors In Adolescent Middle-Distance Runners, David Greene

Theses

Adolescent growth provides a unique opportunity for the growing body to adapt to external stimuli. A positive association between site-specific mechanical loading and increases in regional bone mineral content (BMC) during adolescence is established. Mechanical loads associated with middle-distance running expose the skeleton to a combination of compressive ground reaction forces and muscular contraction. Previous studies concerning musculoskeletal health in active adolescents are largely limited to planar, two-dimensional measures of bone mineral status, using Dual X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA). Intrinsic bone material properties are accurately measured using DXA. However, the interaction between bone material and structural properties that reflects the mechanical ...