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The Effect Of Point Of Sale Promotions On The Alcohol Purchasing Behaviour Of Young People In Metropolitan, Regional And Rural Australia, Sandra C. Jones, Kylie M. Smith Jan 2011

The Effect Of Point Of Sale Promotions On The Alcohol Purchasing Behaviour Of Young People In Metropolitan, Regional And Rural Australia, Sandra C. Jones, Kylie M. Smith

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This study, part of larger project examining marketing and alcohol, looked specifically at the effect of point of sale (POS) promotions on young people, with a view to providing evidence which could be used to inform policy and regulation in this area. A series of focus groups were conducted in three different locations with young people aged 16-25 years, separated by age and gender, with a total of 85 participants. Participants were asked questions about their recollection of various POS promotions and alcohol purchasing and consumption behaviour. A majority of participants demonstrated a strong recall of previous promotions and almost ...


Quality Of Life Among People With Schizophrenia In Saudi Arabia, Amira Ali Alshowkan, Janette Curtis, Yvonne White Jan 2011

Quality Of Life Among People With Schizophrenia In Saudi Arabia, Amira Ali Alshowkan, Janette Curtis, Yvonne White

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Research aims: To provide a profile of the quality of life of people with schizophrenia in Saudi Arabia. To investigate the relationships between Socio-demographic characteristics and their quality of life.


Why Caregivers Of People With Dementia Don't Utilise Out-Of-Home Respite Services, L Phillipson, S C. Jones, C Magee Jan 2011

Why Caregivers Of People With Dementia Don't Utilise Out-Of-Home Respite Services, L Phillipson, S C. Jones, C Magee

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Carers of people with dementia consistently report an unmet need for respite. Despite this, the overall proportion of carers who utilise available day centre, in-home and residential respite programs tends to be low and, even then, use is often delayed and only at very low intensities. In order to support carers in appropriate and supportive use of respite services, program planners and service providers need a good understanding of the factors influencing use and non-use of respite services. With this in mind, a community based survey of 152 help-seeking caregivers of people with dementia (NSW, Australia) was undertaken to establish ...


Gait, Balance And Plantar Pressures In Older People With Toe Deformities, Karen J. Mickle, Bridget J. Munro, Stephen R. Lord, Hylton B. Menz, Julie R. Steele Jan 2011

Gait, Balance And Plantar Pressures In Older People With Toe Deformities, Karen J. Mickle, Bridget J. Munro, Stephen R. Lord, Hylton B. Menz, Julie R. Steele

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

No abstract provided.


The Quality Of Life Of People With Schizophrenia Living In The Community In Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Amira Ali Alshowkan, Janette Curtis, Yvonne White Jan 2011

The Quality Of Life Of People With Schizophrenia Living In The Community In Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Amira Ali Alshowkan, Janette Curtis, Yvonne White

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

No abstract provided.


Dementia And Retirement From Driving: People With Dementia And Their Carers Critique Available Tools, Catherine Andrew, Victoria Traynor, Donald Iverson Jan 2011

Dementia And Retirement From Driving: People With Dementia And Their Carers Critique Available Tools, Catherine Andrew, Victoria Traynor, Donald Iverson

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Introduction: - Discuss current thinking about the role of practitioners in supporting a person with dementia to consider retirement from driving - Highlight findings from a research project involving drivers over 55 and people with dementia about what support they consider helpful in considering retirement from driving


Evaluation Of Physical Activity Programmes For Elderly People - A Descriptive Study Using The Efqm' Criteria, Ana I. Marques, Maria J. Rosa, Pedro Soares, Rute Santos, Jorge Mota, Joana Carvalho Jan 2011

Evaluation Of Physical Activity Programmes For Elderly People - A Descriptive Study Using The Efqm' Criteria, Ana I. Marques, Maria J. Rosa, Pedro Soares, Rute Santos, Jorge Mota, Joana Carvalho

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Background: In the past years, there has been a growing concern in designing physical activity (PA) programmes for elderly people, because evidence suggests that such health promotion interventions may reduce the deleterious effects of the ageing process. Quality is an important issue when designing a PA programme for older people. Some studies support the Excellence Model of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) as an operational framework for evaluating the quality of an organization. Within this context, the aim of this study was to characterize the quality management models of the PA programmes developed by Portuguese Local Administration to ...


Does Religious Faith Make People Healthier And Happier?, Natascha Klocker, Brigid Trenerry, Kim Webster Jan 2011

Does Religious Faith Make People Healthier And Happier?, Natascha Klocker, Brigid Trenerry, Kim Webster

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers (Archive)

As immigrants from around the world have joined Australia’s cultural mix, an inevitable rise in religious diversity has followed. But has this made for a healthier society? A recent VicHealth study showed that while religion can protect against illness, religious discrimination can harm health. This has led to a renewed call to embrace and respect religious diversity.