Sax Institute

Literature review

30 Sep 2017

What does the evidence show about the specialist dementia care units that are most effective in managing symptoms of dementia?

Literature review

30 Sep 2017

How can you moderate dietary fat intake to protect against cardiovascular disease? This review examined the evidence for the association between dietary fat consumption and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Literature review

25 Sep 2017

What does the evidence show about when inpatient care is the most effective and appropriate form of care for children and adolescents with moderate to severe mental disorders?

Literature review

30 Aug 2017

What does the evidence show about the efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for patients with major depression and/or schizophrenia?

Journal article

26 Jul 2017

This paper warns that overdiagnosis in cancer screening programs can harm healthy people and undermine screening program goals.

Literature review

30 Jun 2017

This review was conducted to identify the most effective interventions to reduce the risk of alcohol and other drug (AOD) related harm among at-risk Aboriginal youth.

Journal article

1 Apr 2017

This paper explores the challenges that arise through the multidisciplinary nature of evidence-informed policy making.

Literature review

30 Nov 2016

This Sax Institute Evidence Check review examined evidence of the effectiveness of using public libraries as settings for health promotion and health education programs.

Although very few such programs have been evaluated and reported in the literature, there is evidence that it is feasible...

Literature review

30 Jun 2016

This Sax Institute Evidence Check review examines models of managing nicotine dependence in health facilities under a smoke-free healthcare policy directive.

The research evidence suggests that smoking cessation can be increased via a number of interventions including: smoking status assessment; provision of advice/counselling; nicotine...

Research report

30 May 2016

This Evidence Check rapid review examined consumer enablement, defined as the specific components that combine to make a consumer engaged.

The review explores this construct in the chronic disease population in relation to its determinants; the tools and instruments demonstrated to be valid, reliable...

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