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What use do people make of physicians in checking their skin for cancer?

C B Del Mar, W R Stanton, A M Gillespie, K P Balanda Skin, Check, Skin Protection, Sun Screen We administered a questionnaire to 995 people selected randomly from the electoral roll in one coastal region of subtropical Australia. Three-quarters (739) indi ...

Widening inequalities in smoking rates in the Republic of Ireland?

Z Kabir, H McAvoy, U Reulbach, L Clancy Smoke-free Legislation, Workplace, Small at birth Background: Ireland introduced a comprehensive workplace smoke-free legislation in March, 2004. Smoking-related adverse birth outcomes have both health care and soci ...

Tackling Health Inequalities and the Role of the Health Services

Kevin Peter Balanda, Wilde J Inequality, Inequity Major influences on health and health inequalities Health Inequalities Research and Evaluation Other Outputs https://www.researchgate.net/publication/253234348_Tackling_Health_Inequalities_and_the_Role_of_ ...

Supporting Open Access to Health Knowledge Resources across Ireland: Linking with NECOBELAC

Joanne Callinan, Kevin Balanda, Louise Bradley Open Access, Free Access, Journal Articles Open access ppiublications Research and Evaluation Other Outputs https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259934870_Supporting_Open_Access_to_Health_Knowledge_Resour ...

Sun-safe behaviour among secondary school students in Australia

J B Lowe, R Borland, W R Stanton, K P Balanda, et al Sun Screen, Sun Protection, School-aged Children This paper reports data on the first national survey of sun-protection measures of Australian secondary school students. A cross-sectional survey of a re ...

Sun-related attitudes and beliefs among Queensland school children: The role of gender and age

John B. Lowe, Kevin P. Balanda, Amaya M. Gillespie, Alison F. Gentle, et al Skin protection, Child health, School-aged Children, Attitudes, Beliefs A cross-sectional study of the sun-related attitudes and beliefs of 3,655 children in Grades 7 to 11 attend ...

Strategies to improve the frequency and coverage of skin self examination conducted in small communities

Kevin P. Balanda, John B. Lowe, Warren R. Stanton, Amaya M. Gillespie, et al Skin health, Skin protection, Self check A three group randomised control trial assessed the impact of a self-help booklet and a community skin check competition on the frequency ...

Spironolactone therapy in older patients- The impact of renal dysfunction

Butler J.V, McAvoy H, McEnroy D, Mulkerrins E.C, Department of Medicine for Older People, University College Hospital Galway Heart Failure, Therapy Low dose spironolactone reduces the risk of death from heart failure. We examined the effects of spironolac ...

Smoking Relapse Prevention Methods for Pregnant Women: A Formative Evaluation

John B. Lowe, Richard Windsor, Kevin P. Balanda, Lesa Woodby Smoking, Smoking Cessation While there was no statistical difference between the intervention and control groups, the overall relapse rate of 22% (78% nonsmoking), was lower compared to most of ...

Smoking rates in pregnant women one year before and after the Irish workplace smoke-free policy: A widening gap?

Z Kabir, H McAvoy, U Reulbach, L Clancy, et al Smoking, Cigarette Smoke, Workplace, Pregnant Women Request the full-text to ask the authors to provide the full-text version. Chronic Conditions Conditions Cancer Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

Smoking Behaviour Among Indigenous Secondary School Students in North Queensland

John B Lowe, Lynette Saeck, Mark Brough, Cindy Shannon, et al Smoking, School Children, Culture, Behaviour This study investigated smoking behaviour among Indigenous youth. A sample of schools (n = 12) in north Queensland with large proportions of Indigen ...

Skin cancer prevention: A link between primary prevention and early detection?

Peter J. Anderson, John B. Lowe, Warren R. Stanton, Kevin P. Balanda Skin Cancer, Skin Protection, Prevention, Sun Screen The aim of this paper was to determine if there is any link between primary prevention and early detection for skin cancer. Results f ...

USING 'NUTRITIONAL NARRATIVE' AND FOCUS GROUPS TO UNDERSTAND HOW NUTRITIONAL CARE CAN BETTER PRIORITISED FOR OLDER PEOPLE IN HOSPITAL SETTINGS

10.14655/11971-1057970 S. Morrison S, Machniewski J, Purdy J, O'Donnell C Nutrition, Older People, Hospital Request the full-text to ask the authors to provide the full-text version. Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

Setting Health Targets in Ireland

Balanda K and Wilde J Health, Goals, Targets Request the full-text to ask the authors to provide the full-text version. Research and Evaluation Other Outputs https://www.researchgate.net/publication/253234343_Setting_Health_Targets_in_Ireland © The author ...

Food Culture in rural Northern Ireland- Results from an exploratory ethnographic study undertaken in the 'Decent Food for All (DFfA)' study areas

Jorun Rugkåsa, Kevin P Balanda, Orla Walsh Food, Nutrition, Eating Habits, Lifestyle Results from an exploratory ethnographic study undertaken in the 'Decent Food for All (DFfA)' study areas Obesity Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

Reducing Childhood Home Injuries: The role of local home safety surveys

Balanda KP, Ring IT, Spinks D, Pitt WR Home Injury, Child Injury, Safety Article   in   Australasian journal of early childhood 20(2):32-41  · January 1995 Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

Qualitative Methods in Adolescent Skin Protection

K P Balanda, Gillespie AM, Lowe JB, Del Mar C Skin Protection, Skin Lesion, Cancer Article   in   Health promotion journal of Australia: official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals 3(3):10-14  · January 1993 Chronic Condit ...

Public support in Australia for restrictions on cigarette smoking

W R Stanton, L. Saeck, J Purdie, J B Lowe Smoking restrictions, Public Areas, Smoking Cessation, Pollution Request the full-text to ask the authors to provide the full-text version. Chronic Conditions Conditions Cancer Research and Evaluation Other Output ...

Psychologic distress in women with abnormal findings in mass mammography screening

John B. Lowe Dr. PH, Kevin P Balanda Ph.D, Christopher Del Mar MB BChir, Ellen Hawes B.A Psychology, Morbidity, Women's Health, Screening This study was conducted to explore the psychologic morbidity of women recalled for diagnostic assessment during ...

Profiling health in the UK and Ireland

A Hill, K Balanda, L Galbraith, D Sinclair Health, Lifestyle, Disease The technique of describing health using a range of measures has been termed 'health profiling'. This article discusses the emergence of health profiling in the UK and Ireland ...

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