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Health in Ireland Key Trends 2016

21.12.2016  This is the ninth edition of this easy-to-use reference guide to significant trends in health and health care over the  past decade, including population and health status, as well as trends in service provision. This year, new tables,  map ...

Health in Ireland: Key Trends 2016

Department of Health (RoI) Healthcare, Population health, Life Expectancy Health in Ireland, Key Trends 2016 provides summary statistics on health and health care over the past ten years. It also highlights selected trends and topics and includes new data ...

Effect of a public awareness campaign on the appropriateness of patient-initiated skin examination in general practice

P D Baade, K P Balanda, J B Lowe, C B Del Mar Skin examination, Skin lesion The aim of the study was to describe the appropriateness of patient-initiated skin examinations, and assess whether an awareness program leads to a greater proportion of inappropr ...

Dissemination of an Efficacious Antenatal Smoking Cessation Program in Public Hospitals in Australia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

John B Lowe, P Kevin P Balanda, Warren R Stanton, Vivienne O'Connor Smoking cessation, Passive smoking, Pregnant women, Pregnancy hospitals that routinely provide effective smoking cessation programs for pregnant women. In Queensland, Australia, 70 p ...

Cancer in Ireland 1994-2014: Annual Report of the National Cancer Registry

National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI) Cancer, Diagnosis, Men's health, Bowel cancer, Prostate cancer, Skin cancer The latest annual report from the National Cancer Registry, Ireland’s premier source of cancer information, suggests that, although th ...

Development of an instrument for monitoring adolescent health issues

W R Stanton, M Willis, K P Balanda Child health, Adolescent health, Health status, Monitoring Abstract The aim of the project was to develop a survey instrument to monitor relevant health status and health-related behaviors among secondary school students ...

Decrease over-time in awareness and use of unaddressed self-help materials: Implications for evaluation

K P Balanda, S. Deeds, W R Stanton, J B Lowe Self-help, Awareness, Sociodemographic variables The impact of the timing of community surveys on some of the measures used in process evaluation. Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

Coping with the cold- Exploring relationships between cold housing, health and social wellbeing in a sample of older people in Ireland

Cotter N, Monahan E, McAvoy H, Goodman P Cold weather, Living conditions, Housing, Wellbeing Community and voluntary sector contributors: Energy Action, Age Action, SVP, Irish Rural Link, Togher Social Club and Togher Retired Men's Club, Co. Wicklow ...

Comparison of two self-help smoking cessation booklets

Kevin P Balanda, John B Lowe, Mary-Louise O'Connor-Fleming Smoking, Smoking cessation, Cigarette, Tobacco OBJECTIVE To compare two self-help smoking cessation booklets distributed to callers to a Quitline telephone service in Queensland (Australia). ...

Community perceptions of suspicious pigmented skin lesions: Are they accurate when compared to general practitioners?

Peter D Baade, Kevin P Balanda, Warren R Stanton, Chris B Del Mar, et al Skin care, Skin lesions Community responses (n=925, response rate=71%) of a series of eight photographs of pigmented skin lesions were compared against those of general practitioners ...

Community Perceptions of Specific Skin Features of Possible Melanoma

Peter D Baade, Kevin P Balanda, Warren R Stanton, Chris B Del Mar, et al Melanoma, Skin cancer, Skin care Backgrourtd Melanoma can be curable if detected early. One component of detecting melanoma is an awareness of the important features of the disease. ...

National Men's Health Action Plan [Healthy Ireland- Men HI-M (2017-2021)]

Men's Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) Men's health, Gender-specific strategy, Life expectancy, Mortality, Health inequalities, Community engagement, Sustainability, Partnership, Capacity building Ireland became the first country in the world to p ...

Attitudes to Obesity: Findings from the 2015 British Social Attitudes Survey

Curtice J. Public Health England (PHE) Overweight, Obesity, Attitudes, Body image, Body Mass Index, BMI This paper presents new findings on attitudes in Britain towards obesity and what might be done to reduce its prevalence. Despite appreciating some of ...

Healthy Food for Life- The healthy eating guidelines and food pyramid

Department of Health (RoI) Healthy eating, Food, Nutrition, Portion size, Fruit Vegetables The Department of Health keeps dietary recommendations under review as part of its role in promoting evidence based public health. As part of this review, the new H ...

CAP Consultation: food and soft drink advertising to children

CAP Diet, Food, Drink, High fat, Salt, Sugar, Nutrition, Child health Following a full public consultation, we are announcing tough new rules banning the advertising of high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) food or drink products in children’s media. The rules w ...

What is the cost of a healthy food basket in the Republic of Ireland in 2016

safefood Food, Finance, Cost, Standard of living, Household, Lifestyle, Eating habits Introduction This study is the second to establish the cost of a minimum essential food basket for six household types in the Republic of Ireland. A minimum essential st ...

Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe (SEYLE): a randomized controlled trial

Wasseman D. et al Suicide, Suicide prevention, Self-harm, Mental health Background: There have been only a few reports illustrating the moderate effectiveness of suicide-preventive interventions in reducing suicidal behavior, and, in most of those studies ...

The Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe (SEYLE) Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT): methodological issues and participant characteristics

Carli V. et al Suicide, Suicide prevention, Self-harm, Mental health     Background: Mental health problems and risk behaviours among young people are of great public health concern. Consequently, within the VII Framework Programme, the European Commissio ...

School-based suicide prevention programmes: the SEYLE cluster-randomised, controlled trial

Wasseman D. et al Suicide, Suicide prevention, Self-harm, Mental health Summary Background: Suicidal behaviours in adolescents are a major public health problem and evidence-based prevention programmes are greatly needed. We aimed to investigate the effic ...

HPV vaccination for men who have sex with men

This leaflet supports a programme of HPV vaccination for men aged 15-45 who have sex with men. It includes information about the HPV vaccine, the diseases that it will help to protect against and how to help protect yourself from genital warts and HPV ass ...

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