BMC Public Health

Journal article

29 Apr 2019
61

This study explored the literature on problem gambling (PG) self-management strategies. Self-management was defined as the capacity to manage symptoms, the intervention, health consequences and altered lifestyle that accompanies a chronic health concern.

Journal article

5 Jun 2013
137

Arthritis is a common and costly health condition internationally. The direct medical costs of arthritis are significant, with the condition being the fourth most common reason for seeking general practitioner medical care. Treatment of arthritis in Australia cost around $4 billion (AU) in health system...

Journal article

6 Feb 2013
15

This article explores the consequences of job loss for retrenched workers’ mental health by examining the interplay between their agency and the structures shaping their job loss experiences. The results suggest the need for policies to put more focus on social, emotional and financial investment...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013
0

Background: Dehydration is a health risk for miners in tropical regions of Australia. However, it is not known whether dehydration poses a health risk to miners working in temperate regions of Australia.

Methods: A cross-sectional study of 88 miners from two underground mines...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013
0

Background: In rural and remote Australia, cardiovascular mortality and morbidity rates are higher than metropolitan rates. This study analysed cardiovascular and other chronic disease risk factors and related health behaviours by occupational status, to determine whether agricultural workers have higher cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk than...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013
0

University students are often perceived to have a privileged position in society and considered immune to ill-health and disability. There is growing evidence that a sizeable proportion experience poor physical health, and that the prevalence of psychological disorders is higher in university students than their...

Journal article

22 May 2012
379

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are well known to have higher risk for a range of disorders related to poor nutrition, namely a diet high in refined carbohydrates and saturated fats. This leads to subsequent increased risk for obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease...

Journal article

7 Mar 2012
44

As with many Indigenous peoples, smoking rates among Aboriginal Australians are considerably higher than those of the non-Indigenous population. Approximately 50% of Indigenous women smoke during pregnancy, a time when women are more motivated to quit. Antenatal care providers are potentially important change agents for...

Journal article

18 Jun 2010
59

Background

A positive association between time spent on sedentary screen-based activities and physical complaints has been reported, but the cumulative association between different types of sedentary activities and physical complaints has not been examined thoroughly.

Methods

The cross-sectional association between screen-based activity...

Report

30 Jun 2008
29

Australian Aboriginal children living in remote communities still experience a high burden of common infectious diseases which are generally attributed to poor hygiene and unsanitary living conditions. The objective of this systematic literature review was to examine the epidemiological evidence for a relationship between various...