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Regulations restricting smoking in private vehicles when children are present

Department of Health (NI) Smoking, Smokinjg cessation, Smoking restrictions, Passive smoke, Vehicle, Child health Views are being sought on draft regulations to restrict smoking in private vehicles carrying children. We would encourage you to respond via ...

Prevalence, Patterns and Healthcare Burden of Multimorbidity in the Older Irish Population

O. McDaid, C. Normand, A. Kelly, S. Smith Older People, Healthcare Request the full-text to ask the authors to provide the full-text version. Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

Prevalence of overweight and obesity and its contribution to Disease Burden in Ireland:1990–2010

S Chakraborty, K Balanda, IJ Perry, Z Kabir Overweight, Obesity, Weight Management Background The alarming increase in overweight and obesity is a global public health challenge. Accurate estimates of related disease conditions are crucial for informing n ...

Prevalence of Diabetes in the Republic of Ireland: Results from the National Health Survey (SLAN) 2007

Kevin P Balanda, Claire M Buckley, Steve J Barron, Patricia M Kearney Diabetyes, Undiagnosed Diabetes Current estimates of diabetes prevalence in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) are based on UK epidemiological studies. This study uses Irish data to describe ...

Predictors of Sun Protective Behaviors Among School Students

Kevin P. Balanda, Warren R. Stanton, John B. Lowe, Jennifer Purdie Sun Screen, Skin Protection A random sample of students (N = 3,655) in Grades 7, 9, and 11 from 55 schools in Queensland (Australia) were surveyed about their sun protection knowledge, att ...

Pre-diabetes in adults 45 years and over in Ireland: The Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland 2007

C M Buckley, J Madden, K Balanda, P M Kearney Diabetes, Lifestyle Objectives Pre-diabetes is an important indicator of future diabetes burden and many countries are reporting prevalence estimates of pre-diabetes. To date in Ireland, estimates of the preva ...

Patterns of treated non-melanoma skin cancer in Queensland- The region with the highest incidence rates in the world

K D Stenbeck, K P Balanda, M J Williams, A P Morton Melanoma, Non-melanoma, Skin Cancer The incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer, comprising basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, was studied in Queensland during 1984. The world-standardised a ...

Patient reports of health education activities in a public hospital

W R Stanton, K J Fisher, K P Balanda, J B Lowe Hospital, Health Service, Health Promotion Hospitals have been greatly underutilised as settings for health promotion activities in Australia. Most research on this subject has been derived from hospital admi ...

p21(WAF1)-mediated transcriptional targeting of inducible nitric oxide synthase gene therapy sensitizes tumours to fractionated radiotherapy

H O McCarthy, J Worthington, E Barrett, T Robson Cancer, Therapy Cancer gene therapy that utilizes toxic transgene products requires strict transcriptional targeting to prevent adverse normal tissue effects. We report on the use of a promoter derived from ...

Overweight and obesity on the island of Ireland: an estimation of costs

Anne Dee, Aoife Callinan, Edel Doherty, Ivan J Perry Overweight, Obesity, Eating Habits Objectives The increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity worldwide continues to compromise population health and creates a wider societal cost in terms of produc ...

OP68 Burden of selected non-communicable diseases and related risk factors in the republic of Ireland, 1990-2010

S Chakraborty, K Balanda, IJ Perry, Z Kabir Disease, Risk Factors, Lifestyle, Alcohol, Smoking, Obesity, Inactivity Background National burden of disease studies are crucial for informing national health policies. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constitu ...

Older people's knowledge of the emergency telephone number and CPR training in Australia

M J Clark, E. Enraught-Mooney, K.P. Balanda, G Fitzgerald Older People, Emergency Contacts, CPR Request the full-text to ask the authors to provide the full-text version. Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

National and subnational hypertension prevalence estimates for the Republic of Ireland: Better outcome and risk factor data are needed to produce better prevalence estimates

Steve Barron, Kevin Balanda, John Hughes, Lorraine Fahy Hypertension, High Blood Pressure Group-specific risk estimates were applied to group-specific population count estimates for subnational areas to estimate the number of adults with doctor-diagnosed ...

Multimorbidity in the older population

George Savva, Olga McDaid Older People Request the full-text to ask the authors to provide the full-text version. Research and Evaluation Other Outputs https://www.researchgate.net/publication/279489339_Multimorbidity_in_the_older_population © The authors ...

Mixtures, myths and kurtosis

H. L. macGillivray, Kevin P. Balanda Frequency distribution curve Kurtosis, usually as measured by the standardised fourth central moment, has been examined on a number of occasions by observing the effect of contaminating the distribution, that is, mixin ...

Meeting the needs of Queensland community health workers involved in educating women about cervical cancer and cervical screening

A. M. Clavarino, A Gillespie, K. Balanda, J B Lowe Cervical Cancer, Women's Health Appropriate, factual information about cervical cancer, cervical screening and for strategies and educational resources to increasing client participation in cervical ...

Measurement of community beliefs about colorectal cancer

Warren R. Stanton, Kevin P. Balanda, Amaya M. Gillespie, Peter D. Baade Bowel Cancer Few educational campaigns have focused on bowel cancer, though studies have indicated that members of the community need and want current information about relevant issue ...

Maximally Almost Disjoint Families of Representing Sets

Mathematics Article   in   Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 93(01)  · January 1983 Chronic Conditions Conditions Cancer Research and Evaluation Other Outputs https://www.researchgate.net/publication/243031068_Maximally_Almos ...

Linking Local Quantitative Data with Qualitative Information for More Efficient Public Health Action

Balanda K, Fahy L Qualitative Data Communication in Statistics- Simulation and Computation Research and Evaluation Other Outputs http://hse.ie/eng/staff/Leadership_Education_Development/National_Institute_of_Health_Sciences/Research_Bulletin/Research_Bull ...

Kurtosis: A Critical Review

Kevin P. Balanda, H. L. MacGillivray Frequency distribution curve We critically review the development of the concept of kurtosis. We conclude that it is best to define kurtosis vaguely as the location- and scale-free movement of probability mass from the ...

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