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A comprehensive behaviour change program designed to increase sun-protective behaviour among school students

10.14655/11971-1030473 J B Lowe, K R Balanda, W R Stanton, Mar C Del Sun screen, Sun protection, Child health Chronic Conditions Conditions Cancer Chronic Conditions Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

A measure of skin familiarity and its role in the early detection of skin cancer

10.14655/11971-1030475 K P Balanda, W R Stanton, P D Baade, [...], A Clavarino Sun screen, Sun protection, Child health Skin self-examination (SSE) is promoted widely so that individuals will become familiar with their skin and be better able to identify ...

A New Concept of Interprofessional Education in Planning Programmes: Reflections on Healthy Urban Planning Project

Geraint Ellis, Sue Morison, Joanna Purdy Urban Planning, Planner, Environment Although widely debated, some of the defining professional characteristics of planners appear to be competencies in coordination, mediation and multidisciplinary working. Despit ...

A survey of smoking prevalence amoung Indigenous secondary school students in North Queensland

10.14655/11971-1030479 L. H. Saeck, K P Balanda, J B Lowe, [...], W R Stanton Smoking, Smoking cessation, Smoking ban, Legislation, Law, Mortality, Secondhand smoke, Passive smoking, Tobacco, Student Request the full-text to ask the authors to provide the ...

All Island All Active: An innovative top-down/bottom-up cross-border approach to increasing physical activity levels

Fiona Chambers, Deirdre Brennan, Gavin Breslin, Kevin Balanda, Paul Donnelly, Peter Smyth Physical Activity, Exercise, Health National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin: Volume 6, Issue 3- June 2012 Obesity Research and Evaluation Other Outpu ...

Almost Disjoint Families of Representing Sets

Balanda K P Mathematics The thesis is concerned with a number of problems in Combinatorial Set Theory. The Generalized Continuum Hypothesis is assumed. Suppose X and K are non-zero cardinals. By successively identifying K with airwise disjoint sets of pow ...

An interprofessional approach to improving paediatric medication safety

Moira Stewart, Joanna Purdy, Neil Kennedy, Anne Burns Prescription Drugs, Medication, Drug use, Paediatric practice Safe drug prescribing and administration are essential elements within undergraduate healthcare curricula, but medication errors, especiall ...

An Investigation into the Partnership Process of Community Based Health Promotion for Men

Waterford Institute of Technology Partnership, Men's Health Working in partnership offers service providers an opportunity to support one another and to maximise their collective resources. Effective partnerships underpin effective interventions wher ...

Application of the UK Foresight Obesity Model in Ireland: The Health and Economic Consequences of Projected Obesity Trends in Ireland

Laura Keaver, Laura Webber, Anne Dee, Frances Shiely, Tim Marsh, Kevin Balanda, Ivan Perry Overweight, Obesity, Economic burden Given the scale of the current obesity epidemic and associated health consequences there has been increasing concern about the ...

Assisted reproductive technology – IVF treatment in Ireland: A study of couples with successful outcomes

Mahon, E. Cotter, N. Social concern, Fertility treatment, Reproductive choice Human Fertility 17(3):165-9 This article describes the experiences of twelve Irish couples who had successful IVF treatment in Ireland. Irish Medical guidelines specify that IVF ...

Attitudes Towards and Beliefs about Nutrition and Health Among a Random Sample of Adults in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Kearney, John M; Gibney, Michael; Livingstone, Barbara; Robson, Paula; Kiely, Mairead; Harrington, Karen; nutrition; health; surveys; Ireland; 1.6 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; Nutrition; Objectives: For effective healthy eating promotion, it is necessary to under ...

Community Perceptions of Specific Skin Features of Possible Melanoma

10.14655/11971-1052631 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 fe ...

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

10.14655/11971-1052632 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 o ...

Comparison of two self-help smoking cessation booklets

10.14655/11971-1052634 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 Q ...

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

10.14655/11971-1052636 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� ...

Correlates of self-rated health in geriatric day-care centre

10.14655/11971-1030478 McEvoy, H, Mulkerrin, E Hodgins M & Kelleher C Older people, Old age, Mortality, Self-rated health Abstract Old people and physicians perceive health in old age differently. Self-rated halth is a strong predictor of mortality, i ...

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

10.14655/11971-1052673 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 ...

Development of an instrument for monitoring adolescent health issues

10.14655/11971-1052674 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 se ...

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

10.14655/11971-1057968 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 Obesity Research and Ev ...

Food Security on the island of Ireland: are we sleep walking into a crisis?

10.14655/20110007 Wilde, J., Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) Food security IPH has developed a discussion paper on food security on the island. This makes the case that health is and needs to be central to food and agricultural policy. Populat ...