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Familiarises general practitioners (GPs) with the range of online programs in Australia that have demonstrated efficacy and are currently available for use by patients with mental health problems.
Background Australia is a world leader in the development of internetdelivered programs for the prevention...
Provides up-to-date guidance for general practitioners (GPs) in the recognition of PTSD and the current best practice recommendations for pharmacological and psychological treatment.
Background Australians are commonly exposed to traumatic events, which can lead to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Several...
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a primary care diabetes clinic in Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service.
Optimal diabetes management involves frequent monitoring and achievement of outcome targets. A primary care diabetes clinic that provides a 'one-stop shop' may facilitate more...
Provides a summary of the available evidence for assessing traumatic brain injury (TBI) and managing the common mental health, physical and cognitive/behavioural issues associated with TBI.
Background Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of lifelong disability and death worldwide, but is...
Presents up-to-date information on coeliac disease, with recommendations on whom to test and how to test them, and how to manage patients once they are diagnosed.
Background Coeliac disease (CD) is an autoimmune condition affecting at least 1% of the population,...
Presents the number of new skin cancer problems managed per 100,000 encounters nationally and for each state and territory, from April 2008 to March 2013.
There is a paucity of Australian state-based data on the incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC)....
This study provides a new perspective from Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) working in the area of heart health in the Aboriginal community of western Sydney.
AHWs are well placed and keen to be a part of the team that assesses cardiovascular...
The Lancet in 1999 suggested that ‘neglect of research has made primary care one of the most intellectually underdeveloped disciplines in medicine’ and later labelled general practice research ‘a lost cause’. According to the Medical Journal of Australia, this underdevelopment ‘stems from a...
Health literacy is the ability to understand and interpret the meaning of health information in written, spoken or digital form and how this motivates people to embrace or disregard actions relating to health. Recognition of the health literacy status of individuals allows use...
Recent drought conditions and diminishing drinking water storage levels in Australian capital cities have led to increasing attention being directed to water recycling and the use of alternative water sources for urban domestic use. Despite the 'in principle' acceptance by the Australian public for water...