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Intake Of Isoflavone And Lignan Phytoestrogens And Associated Demographic And Lifestyle Factors In Older Australian Women, Katherine Hanna, Sheila O'Neill, Philippa M. Lyons-Wall 2010 Queensland University of Technology

Intake Of Isoflavone And Lignan Phytoestrogens And Associated Demographic And Lifestyle Factors In Older Australian Women, Katherine Hanna, Sheila O'Neill, Philippa M. Lyons-Wall

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The purpose was to determine intake of phytoestrogens in a sample of older Australian women, and to investi-gate associated lifestyle factors. Subjects were an age-stratified sample of 511 women aged 40-80 y, randomly selected from the electoral roll and participating in the Longitudinal Assessment of Ageing in Women at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess isoflavone and lignan intake over the past month from food and supplements using a 112-item phytoestrogen frequency questionnaire. Data were also collected on nutrient intakes, physical activity, smoking, alcohol, non-prescription supplements, hormone therapy, education and occupation. Logistic regression …


High Plantar-Flexor Passive Stiffness Increases Achilles Tendon Loading During Landings, John Whitting, Julie R. Steele, Deirdre McGhee, Bridget J. Munro 2010 University of Wollongong

High Plantar-Flexor Passive Stiffness Increases Achilles Tendon Loading During Landings, John Whitting, Julie R. Steele, Deirdre Mcghee, Bridget J. Munro

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Evaluating The Impact Of The Dandenong Public Drinking Campaign, Lance R. Barrie, Sandra C. Jones, Dona Macik, Peter Griffith 2010 University of Wollongong

Evaluating The Impact Of The Dandenong Public Drinking Campaign, Lance R. Barrie, Sandra C. Jones, Dona Macik, Peter Griffith

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In 2009, Dandenong launch a campaign targeting drinking in public places using stencils, posters and stickers in community settings and bottle-shops. An evaluation was undertaken and 152 participants completed a survey where elements of the Health Belief Model (HBM) were explored. Over 65% of respondents reported that they had seen at least 4 different advertisements, suggesting that the campaign dissemination was very effective. The campaign had a high recall rate and over 25% of people had either stopped or intended to stop drinking in public places. Overall, awareness of the negative effects of drinking in public increased; however no follow …


Alcohol Energy Drinks: Is It Time For The Alcohol Industry To Demonstrate Some Corporate Social Responsibility?, Sandra Jones 2010 University of Wollongong

Alcohol Energy Drinks: Is It Time For The Alcohol Industry To Demonstrate Some Corporate Social Responsibility?, Sandra Jones

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There is increasing evidence of association between AEDs and both increased alcohol consumption and increased alcohol-related harm. Australia lags behind other countries in researching and regulating (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) energy drinks. Twelve focus groups were conducted with 12-17 year olds in a capital city, regional city and rural city in NSW, Australia. AEDs were popular among teenagers in urban, regional and rural areas of NSW. Adolescents liked AEDs because they provide increased energy while allowing them to feel the effects of alcohol, and because of their similarity to non-alcohol energy drinks and soft drinks. Given the industry’s stated position on …


Process Evaluation Of An Innovative Sun Protection Intervention Targeting Adolescents, Sandra C. Jones, Keryn M. Johnson, Donald C. Iverson, Jeffrey Thom 2010 University of Wollongong

Process Evaluation Of An Innovative Sun Protection Intervention Targeting Adolescents, Sandra C. Jones, Keryn M. Johnson, Donald C. Iverson, Jeffrey Thom

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The purpose of the current intervention was to target a defined segment of the adolescent population with a sun protection ‘offering’ that positioned sun protection as beneficial and addressed identified barriers (particularly inconvenience and image). A community intervention was conducted in one defined geographic region over the 2009/2010 Summer school holidays. Key elements of the intervention included the distribution of augmented products, promotional materials with a pre-tested impactful message, and partnerships with community and commercial organisations. The intervention was successful in creating interest and attention among adolescents. This paper reports on the process evaluations, focusing on barriers, facilitators and lessons …


Genetic Adult Lactase Persistence Is Associated With Risk Of Crohn's Disease In A New Zealand Population, Deborah Nolan, Dug Yeo Han, Wen Jiun Lam, Angharad R. Morgan, Alan G. Fraser, Linda C. Tapsell, Lynnette R. Ferguson 2010 University of Wollongong

Genetic Adult Lactase Persistence Is Associated With Risk Of Crohn's Disease In A New Zealand Population, Deborah Nolan, Dug Yeo Han, Wen Jiun Lam, Angharad R. Morgan, Alan G. Fraser, Linda C. Tapsell, Lynnette R. Ferguson

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Background Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) is an infective agent found in ruminants and milk products, which has been suggested to increase the risk of gastrointestinal inflammation in genetically susceptible hosts. It is hypothesized that lactase persistence facilitates exposure to such milk products increasing the likelihood of adverse outcomes. Individuals either homozygous or heterozygous for the T allele of DNA variant, rs4988235, located 14kb upstream from the LCT locus, are associated with having lactase persistence. The aim of this study was to determine whether lactase persistence as evident by the T allele of rs4988235 is associated with Crohn’s Disease (CD) …


Increasing Research Familiarity Amongst Members Of A Clubhouse For People With Mental Illness, Sarah Louise Marshall, Frank Deane, Nicola Hancock 2010 University of Wollongong

Increasing Research Familiarity Amongst Members Of A Clubhouse For People With Mental Illness, Sarah Louise Marshall, Frank Deane, Nicola Hancock

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Immune Factors In The Neuregulin-1 Knockout Mouse Model Of Schizophrenia, P Snikeris, Xu-Feng Huang, Elisabeth T. Frank 2010 University of Wollongong

Immune Factors In The Neuregulin-1 Knockout Mouse Model Of Schizophrenia, P Snikeris, Xu-Feng Huang, Elisabeth T. Frank

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The Local Dynamics Of Thermal Sweat Suppression Following A Systemic Cholinergic Blockade, Christiano A. Machado-Moreira, Peter L. McLennan, Stephen Lillioja, W van Dijk, Joanne N. Caldwell, Nigel A. S Taylor 2010 University of Wollongong

The Local Dynamics Of Thermal Sweat Suppression Following A Systemic Cholinergic Blockade, Christiano A. Machado-Moreira, Peter L. Mclennan, Stephen Lillioja, W Van Dijk, Joanne N. Caldwell, Nigel A. S Taylor

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No abstract provided.


Long-Term Care For People With Dementia: Environmental Design Guidelines., Richard Fleming, Nitin Purandare 2010 University of Wollongong

Long-Term Care For People With Dementia: Environmental Design Guidelines., Richard Fleming, Nitin Purandare

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Industry Self-Regulation Of Food Marketing To Children: Reading The Fine Print, Lana Hebden, Lesley King, Bridget P. Kelly, Kathy Chapman, Christine Innes-Hughes 2010 Prevention Research Collaboration, Uni of Sydney

Industry Self-Regulation Of Food Marketing To Children: Reading The Fine Print, Lana Hebden, Lesley King, Bridget P. Kelly, Kathy Chapman, Christine Innes-Hughes

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Issue addressed: Despite the evidence showing the negative influences of food marketing on children’s dietary beliefs and behaviours, and risk of adiposity, regulatory action to limit unhealthy food marketing has made little progress within Australia. Our aim was to describe and critically examine the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s (AFGC) approach to self-regulate food marketing to Australian children through the Responsible Marketing to Children Initiative (Initiative). Methods: The Initiative’s core principles and the commitments of the 16 signatory companies (as at December 2009) were assessed in terms of their capacity to limit unhealthy food advertising in media accessed by children. …


Does Exercise Have A Role In The Management Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus?, Herbert Groeller, Sandra Lowe, Anthony Worsley, Arthur Jenkins 2010 University of Wollongong

Does Exercise Have A Role In The Management Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus?, Herbert Groeller, Sandra Lowe, Anthony Worsley, Arthur Jenkins

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Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with a marked increase in the long-term risk of type 2 diabetes and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Engaging in vigorous recreational physical activity prior to and during pregnancy significantly reduces the risk of developing GDM. In contrast, evidence of a therapeutic effect from participation in a structured exercise training regimen, although promising, is limited and requires further more substantial investigation. This paper briefly reviews the pathophysiology of GDM, the evidence related to physical activity participation and exercise regimen intervention on GDM, and the clinical considerations required for prescribing exercise. Key Words: gestational diabetes mellitus • …


Reviewing The Meanings Of Wellbeing And Wellness And Their Implications For Food Choice, Anne McMahon, Peter Williams, Linda C. Tapsell 2010 University of Wollongong

Reviewing The Meanings Of Wellbeing And Wellness And Their Implications For Food Choice, Anne Mcmahon, Peter Williams, Linda C. Tapsell

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Wellness and wellbeing are terms found in a broad range of literature such as economics, social science, food marketing and general social commentary. These terms are often used in contexts which encompass mental, physical and emotional health as well as broader more esoteric aspects of life satisfaction such as happiness. The terms wellness and wellbeing are also used ubiquitously and variably in health practice. However, there is limited understanding about the terms’ use in the broader health promotion context and how consumers might interpret these terms in the context of food and nutrition messages. The primary aim of this paper …


Do Clinical Outcome Measures Assess Consumer-Defined Recovery?, Retta Andresen, Peter Caputi, Lindsay G. Oades 2010 University of Wollongong

Do Clinical Outcome Measures Assess Consumer-Defined Recovery?, Retta Andresen, Peter Caputi, Lindsay G. Oades

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There is an international call for mental health services to become recovery-oriented, and also to use evidence based practices. Addressing this call requires recovery-oriented measurement of outcomes and service evaluation.Mental health consumers view recovery as leading as meaningful life, and have criticised traditional clinical measures for being too disability-oriented. This study compares three measures of consumer-defined recovery fromenduring mental illness: the Recovery Assessment Scale, the Mental Health Recovery Measure and the Self-Identified Stage of Recovery, with four conventional clinical measures. Correlational analyses supported the convergent validity of the recovery measures, although certain subscaleswere unrelated to each other. More importantly, little …


Examining The Pathways Linking Chronic Sleep Restriction To Obesity, Christopher A. Magee, Xu-Feng Huang, Donald C. Iverson, Peter Caputi 2010 University of Wollongong

Examining The Pathways Linking Chronic Sleep Restriction To Obesity, Christopher A. Magee, Xu-Feng Huang, Donald C. Iverson, Peter Caputi

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A growing number of studies have identified chronic sleep restriction as a potential risk factor for obesity. This could have important implications for how obesity is prevented and managed, but current understanding of the processes linking chronic sleep restriction to obesity is incomplete. In this paper, we examined some of the pathways that could underlie the relationship between chronic sleep restriction and obesity. This involved exploring some of the potential environmental, health, behavioral, and sociodemographic determinants of chronic sleep restriction, which require further investigation in this context. Three pathways that could potentially link chronic sleep restriction to obesity were then …


The Development Of A Pre-Registration Nursing Competencies Assessment Tool For Use Across Australian Universities, Patrick A. Crookes, Roy Brown, Phill Della, Denise Dignam, Helen Edwards, Helen McCutcheon 2010 University of Wollongong

The Development Of A Pre-Registration Nursing Competencies Assessment Tool For Use Across Australian Universities, Patrick A. Crookes, Roy Brown, Phill Della, Denise Dignam, Helen Edwards, Helen Mccutcheon

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No abstract provided.


Effects Of Simvastatin And 6-Hydroxydopamine Lesion On Histaminergic H1 Receptor Binding In Rat Brains, C H. Hu, C Deng, Xu-Feng Huang, J Chen, Q Wang 2010 School Health Sciences, Uni of Wollongong

Effects Of Simvastatin And 6-Hydroxydopamine Lesion On Histaminergic H1 Receptor Binding In Rat Brains, C H. Hu, C Deng, Xu-Feng Huang, J Chen, Q Wang

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Exploring Identity Within The Recovery Process Of People With Serious Mental Illnesses, Kellie Buckley-Walker, Trevor P. Crowe, Peter Caputi 2010 University of Wollongong

Exploring Identity Within The Recovery Process Of People With Serious Mental Illnesses, Kellie Buckley-Walker, Trevor P. Crowe, Peter Caputi

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Objective: To examine self-identity within the recovery processes of people with serious mental illnesses using a repertory grid methodology. Method: Cross-sectional study involving 40 mental health service consumers. Participants rated different "self" and "other" elements on the repertory grid against Constructs related to recovery, as well as other recovery focused measures. Results: Perceptions of one's "ideal self" represented more advanced recovery in contrast to perceptions of "a person mentally unwell." Current perceptions of self were most similar to perceptions of "usual self" and least similar to "a Person who is mentally unwell." Increased identification with one's "ideal self" reflected increased …


General Practice Registrars: Attitudes Of Older Patients, Andrew D. Bonney, Sandra C. Jones, Lyn Phillipson, Donald C. Iverson 2010 University of Wollongong

General Practice Registrars: Attitudes Of Older Patients, Andrew D. Bonney, Sandra C. Jones, Lyn Phillipson, Donald C. Iverson

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Previous research indicates that older patients may be less willing to consult general practice registrars (GPRs), reducing training opportunities in chronic/complex care. This survey explores older patients’ attitudes in order to inform models of interaction that would be acceptable to patients. METHODS Ten training general practices distributed questionnaires for self completion to 50 patients aged 60 years and over. Chi-square, Spearman’s rho and logistic regression were used for analysis. RESULTS The response rate was 47%. Ninetysix percent wanted ongoing contact with their general practitioner if they saw a GPR. Twenty-four percent were comfortable with GPR chronic/complex care, increasing to 73% …


Preparing For An Ageing Population: A Survey Of Older Patients' Attitudes To General Practice Registrars, Andrew D. Bonney, Sandra C. Jones, Lyn Phillipson, Donald C. Iverson 2010 University of Wollongong

Preparing For An Ageing Population: A Survey Of Older Patients' Attitudes To General Practice Registrars, Andrew D. Bonney, Sandra C. Jones, Lyn Phillipson, Donald C. Iverson

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The ageing population makes it imperative to provide appropriate training for general practice registrars (GPRs) in the community-based care of older patients. However, data suggest that older patients may be less willing to consult GPRs for chronic/complex care; adversely affecting training opportunities and potentially the satisfaction of older patients in training practices. This cross-sectional study was undertaken to investigate this concern in the Australian context and develop models of older patient-GPR interaction that are acceptable to patients.


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