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Literature review

30 Sep 2017

This Evidence Check review examined the international evidence regarding effective management and care of people with severe and extreme behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

The review looked at what specialist dementia care units have been shown to be effective in managing...

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Literature review

25 Sep 2017

This Evidence Check review examined evidence about when inpatient care is the most effective and appropriate form of care for children and adolescents with moderate to severe mental disorders.

The evidence is limited and synthesis is difficult given the small sample sizes and variability...

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Literature review

30 Aug 2017

This Evidence Check review examines the current evidence for the clinical efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for patients with major depression and/or schizophrenia.

It also looks at evidence for the use of TMS within particular patient sub...

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22 Aug 2017

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) has conducted exploratory research into women’s low representation in the cyber security industry, and found that marketing, role models, and hiring practices are barriers to attracting women into the industry. Further, these initial...

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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.

Fifty-two studies from across four countries were included in the synthesis of literature, which covered both peer-...

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30 Jun 2017

The City of Sydney Local Government Area is located in the Sydney Metropolitan Area and encompasses the Central Business District (CBD). As a CBD, the City of Sydney attracts extensive flows of pedestrians even late at night.

This study was undertaken by the City Futures Research Centre,...

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30 Jun 2017

This review of literature about farmer health and agricultural medicine forms part of the research for the mid-term evaluation of the National Centre for Farmer Health. It has been guided by the overarching aim of the evaluation: to examine issues of need, effectiveness, and efficiency, and by...

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Literature review

30 May 2017

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This literature review was commissioned in order to provide information on the relationship between poverty experienced during childhood and the impact that poverty may have on the mental health of a child or young person, or later in their adulthood....

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14 Mar 2017

Over the last decade, research and policy reviews have analysed different aspects of international labour mobility schemes between Pacific countries and New Zealand and Australia. This systematic literature review (SLR) takes stock of these studies and asks what they individually and...

Literature review

01 Dec 2016

This report aims to review the literature available on what works to help people to make the complicated choice to become a home-based carer, and on the evidence regarding retention of these carers for children in out-of-home care.

Databases and sources of grey literature were searched...

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30 Nov 2016

This literature review describes the social and economic associations of various forms of housing tenure, mainly homeownership and renting and analyses over a hundred and twenty international studies, focusing on the effects of housing tenure on health, employment, crime, welfare, wealth and...

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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...

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18 Oct 2016

The transition from adolescence to adulthood—emerging adulthood—is now recognised as a significant stage in the life cycle in developmental, emotional and social terms. Young people leaving out-of-home care (OOHC) face this transition to adulthood without family support and with significant...

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Literature review

12 Sep 2016

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This article is based on a literature review that was conducted in 2013 as part of the NSW Aboriginal Grief and Loss Training Project funded by the NSW Ministry of Health and delivered by the NSW Institute of Psychiatry (see Appendix, 1.). A series of workshops...

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19 Jul 2016

Children think mathematically long before they start school. Before children start learning mathematics at school, they show informal understanding of many numeracy concepts. This is informal numeracy knowledge, that is, skills that children develop before starting school that do not depend on...

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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...

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20 Apr 2016

This review aims to identify evidence-based strategies to address common parenting issues faced by parents of young children. Due to time constraints, it was not feasible to attempt to identify all the issues that might concern parents. Instead, it was agreed that the literature review would...

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20 Apr 2016

This literature review investigates service delivery processes and strategies that are associated with better engagement of and outcomes for families and children who are experiencing adversity (often referred to as “vulnerable”). It was undertaken to inform the development of an Australian...

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Literature review

04 Apr 2016

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Ongoing financial, administrative, and technological changes present significant challenges and opportunities for government libraries in delivering services to their clients. Determining how government library and information services might best confront these...

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Literature review

31 Mar 2016

This Evidence Check examines the effect of comprehensive care in acute settings on patient outcomes.

The evidence shows that initiating a comprehensive care program has the potential to lead to increased patient satisfaction, increased involvement of patients in shared decision making and...

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