Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este

Conjoint Professor

School of Medicine and Public Health (Public Health)

Career Summary

Biography

I am currently Professor in Biostatistics at the University of Newcastle and will soon take up a position as Chair of Biostatistics. In addition I am an Honorary Research Consultant at the Centre for Military and Veterans Health at the University of Queensland, where I was employed for 13 months during a period of leave of absence from the University of Newcastle from February 2006 to March 2007. I have accumulated some 18 years of experience and leadership skills in the fields of health, research and teaching in the national and international arena, many working in the Faculty of Health and Discipline of Statistics at the University of Newcastle. In addition to a background in Allied Health, I have an undergraduate degree in Mathematics (majoring in statistics), Post Graduate Degrees in Education and Medical Statistics and a PhD.

I have been involved in academic teaching for 20 years, including the development and delivery of at least 15 courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and for on campus, distance learning and international students. In total I have been an investigator on over 35 grants to the value of over $17 million, a co-author on almost 100 peer reviewed journal articles, letters, book chapters and commissioned reports, and have participated in many local, state and national committees and working parties.

Research Expertise
I was awarded a PhD from The University of Newcastle over 10 years ago, and since then have been involved in health related research and teaching in my position as an academic within the Faculty of Health.

 As a biostatistician and methodologist, I have been involved in studies with a wide variety of different content areas, designs and settings. Despite this, common themes include cardiovascular disease, randomised controlled trials and challenging methodological areas such as longitudinal studies and meta-analysis. Other themes include multidisciplinary research and capacity building.

I have a wide range of consulting experience, nationally and internationally. As a member of numerous state and national committees, and a consultant for additional government agencies and non government organizations, I have provided important input on quantitative and methodological issues. In total I have been an investigator on grants to the value of over $17 million and a co-author on almost 100 peer reviewed journal articles, letters, book chapters and commissioned reports. While my role has varied across research projects and publications, I have made a vital contribution to all of these projects. This has involved providing advice on design, conduct, analysis and interpretation, as well as the actual writing of grants, journal articles and reports. In addition I have taken the lead role in various projects. The range of different content and methodological areas of my research is indicative of the importance of and need for high quality biostatistical input in health research. I believe that my input to both research grants and publications had contributed to the quality of these products.

I have successfully supervised or co-supervised to completion six research masters students and six PhD students, with an additional PhD student currently completing corrections required by Examiners. I am supervising several other current PhD students. The topics undertaken by these students cover a range of content areas and study designs, with varying levels of statistical complexity. Students have been enrolled both full time and part time, and include off campus and international students. In addition, my roles as Deans Representative for Research Higher Degree for the Faculty of Health and Research Development Manager have given me substantial understanding of and experience in the administrative aspects of the research higher degree process, and an insight into the research training environment across the Faculty of Health and wider university.

Teaching Expertise
I have approximately 20 years of teaching experience, including the development and delivery of at least 15 courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and for on campus, distance learning and international students. I have taught 5 different undergraduate courses at the University of Newcastle, including the public health component of the Bachelor of Medicine Program, and 10 different post-graduate or honours courses within the University of Newcastle (Faculty of Health and Discipline of Statistics) and the University of Queensland.

My role in teaching has included the development of new courses for on-campus and distance learning delivery, modification of existing material for distance learning delivery and all aspects of course co-ordination and assessment. In addition I have been program convenor for the Post-graduate programs in Medical Statistics at the University of Newcastle. In 2003 I was the recipient of the Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Excellence in Teaching Award. I have also developed and delivered numerous short courses and workshops, locally and internationally on topics such as critical appraisal, sample size, survey design, meta-analysis, analysis of longitudinal data, multi-level modeling and. data analysis and writing. My experience in distance learning spans 15 years and includes local and international distance learning through the University of Newcastle, the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia and the University of Queensland.

I have developed courses specifically for Distance Learning as well as modified on-campus courses for delivery in Distance Learning mode. In my role as Academic Co-ordinator for the Distance Learning Program managed by the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, I was responsible for providing academic advice on courses and programs, undertaking various administrative activities associated with running national and international distance learning programs, developing the program for and facilitating Distance Learning Residentials. As part of this co-ordination I was also responsible for managing a cohort of 13 distance learning students in Zimbabwe, as part of a program funded by AusAID, as well as several cohorts of students in Japan. My teaching philosophy revolves around trying to de-mystify statistics and ensure that students understand basic and important statistical concepts, rather than taking a cookbook approach involving rote learning and memorizing formulae and methods. Statistics can be a difficult to learn, as well as being difficult to teach. My teaching training obtained during my post graduate Diploma in Education provided a good grounding in teaching and learning principals. Key issues for consideration in teaching and assessment are the knowledge and skills which the students should have on completion of the course, and targeting material so that these can be met; and an awareness of the background and expertise of students undertaking the course to ensure that the level of material is appropriate. It is important, where possible to have an understanding of the expectations of the student. I seek to consult with a wide range of staff and potential students as part of curriculum development. Particularly in the early years of a new course, feedback is an essential issue.

Administrative Expertise
I have extensive experience with course and program coordination for undergraduate, postgraduate and national teaching programs in biostatistics, statistics and research methodological, including the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia (BCA). I have also been Academic Co-ordinator for the national and international Distance Learning Program and the postgraduate training component of the NSW Department of Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Public Health Officer Training Program. In a previous role as School and Faculty Research Higher Degree Coordinator I was involved in numerous administrative activities associated with research higher degree application, supervision, candidate monitoring and management, and examination processes. I have been a member of various School and University committees, including: Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) Centre Advisory Committee, CCEB Centre Executive Committee, CCEB Centre Management Committee, CCEB Education Committee, BMed Admissions Committee, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Research Management Committee, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Post Graduate Education Committee, University of Newcastle Research Higher Degrees Committee I have been a member of several selection panels, in particular the Head of School of Nursing (Professorial appointment) and Professor of Statistics (2 rounds) and was chair of the Statistics and Mathematics Course and Program Rationalisation Working Party I was involved in the establishment and academic co-ordination of the Hunter Area Heart and Stroke Register for many years. Experience in national committees external to the university includes membership of the , Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia Teaching and Learning Committee, NH&MRC Regional Grant Interview Committee, Brisbane, 1997, NHMRC Grant Review panels 2000, 2002-2005, NHMRC Working Group on Toxicity and Risk Assessment, National Heart Foundation Hunter Education and Health Promotion Committee, Medicare Services Advisory Committee, 2000-2001, NSW Health Cardiovascular Disease Working Group 1997-1998, NSW Health Stroke Expert Working Group 1998-1999 and the Cancer Council Australia Occupational Cancer Risk Working Party. I have been a reviewer of grants for NH&MRC, South Australian Anti-Cancer Council, Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria, The University of Newcastle ARC/RMC project grant applications, National Heart Foundation, Healthway Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation, Statistical Reviewer for Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Medical Journal of Australia, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, Venereology, and I have recently been appointed to the editorial committee of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology International administrative experience includes membership of the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN) and South East Asian Clinical Epidemiology Network (SEACLEN); which required some aspects of governance of SEACLEN and provision of continuing education workshops at international meetings. I have managed statistical support staff and research staff and been responsible for initiating several collaborative research projects including putting together a team of investigators with appropriate expertise and interest required to successfully undertake the project, and managing all aspects of research projects including budgets, timelines, reporting schedules, liaising with fund bodies and stakeholders and overseeing the writing and submission of the proposals and publications. In addition I have taken on leadership roles in administration and in mentoring of research candidates and junior staff.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Mathematics, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma in Medical Statistics, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma in Education, University of Newcastle
  • PhD, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Public Health
  • biostatistics
  • clinical trials
  • epidemiology
  • indigenous health
  • public health
  • statistics

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111299Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified20
110399Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified20
111799Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified60

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - 3/01/2014Chair in BiostatisticsUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
12/10/2013 - 2/11/2013Casual Academic ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/04/2007 - Research ConsultantCentre for Military and Veterans' Health, University of Queensland
Australia
1/03/2007 - Honorary Research Consultant The University of Queensland
Centre for Military and Veterans' Health
Australia
1/02/2006 - 1/03/2007Research AcademicThe University of Queensland
Centre for Military and Veterans' Health
Australia
1/12/2001 - Associate Professor in BiostatisticsUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/03/1999 - 1/12/2001Senior Lecturer in BiostatisticsUniversity of Newcastle
Community Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Australia
1/08/1995 - 1/03/1999Lecturer in BiostatisticsUniversity of Newcastle
Community Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member/ Editor - Grant Review PanelNHMRC Committee
Australia
Member - Medicare Services Advisory Committee Supporting CommitteeMedicare Services Advisory Committee Supporting Committee
Australia
Member - NHMRC Working Group on Toxicity and Risk AssessmentNHMRC Committee
Australia
Member - Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public HealthAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Australia
Member - National Heart Foundation Hunter Education and Health Promotion CommitteeNational Heart Foundation Hunter Education and Health Promotion Committee
Australia
Member - Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia Teaching and Learning CommitteeBiostatistics Collaboration of Australia Teaching and Learning Committee
Australia
1/01/2007 - 31/12/2007Member - Journal of Clinical EpidemiologyJournal of Clinical Epidemiology
Australia

Invitations

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2005Biostatistical and epidemiological analysis using Stata
Organisation: East Asia Training Company Description: Developed and delivered 3 day workshop for small group of international audience
2005the Study of Health Outcomes in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel
Organisation: Enrivonmental and neurodevelopmental disorders; twenty second international neurotoxicology conference Description: Invited to present results of the Study of Health Outcomes in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel, which investigated advers health outcomes, including mental health and neurological outcomes, associated with exposure to F-111 Deseal/Reseal activities
2003Introduction to Multi-level Analysis of Health Services Data
Organisation: SEACLEN (South East Asian International Clinical Epidemiology Network) Scientific meeting Description: continuing Education workshop for international conference
2002Workshop on Distance Education
Organisation: NCLEN (International Clinical Epidemiology Network) Scientific meeting Description: Co-facilitated workshop on academic and adminsitrative aspects of implementing and managing Distance Education
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004D'Este CA, Byles JE, Attia JR, Brown AM, Second Mortality and Cancer Incidence Report, -, Newcastle, Australia (2004) [A2]
Co-authorsJohn Attia, Julie Byles
2004D'Este CA, Byles JE, Attia JR, Brown AM, Report on the General Health and Medical Study, -, Newcastle, Australia, 463 (2004) [A2]
Co-authorsJohn Attia, Julie Byles
2003D'Este CA, Byles JE, Attia JR, Brown AM, Literature Review Report, -, Newcastle, Australia (2003) [A2]
Co-authorsJohn Attia, Julie Byles
2003D'Este CA, Byles JE, Attia JR, Brown AM, Report on the qualitative interviews, -, Newcastle, Australia (2003) [A2]
Co-authorsJulie Byles, John Attia
2003D'Este CA, Byles JE, Attia JR, Brown AM, Interim mortality and cancer incidence report, -, Newcastle, Australia (2003) [A2]
Co-authorsJulie Byles, John Attia
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Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Pond CD, Harris E, Magin PJ, Sutton A, Traynor V, D'Este CA, Goode S, 'Retrenchment and Health Parameters: A Short report', Unemployment and Health: international and interdisciplinary perspectives, Australian Academic Press, Bowen Hills, Queensland 99-108 (2006) [B1]
Co-authorsDimity Pond, Parker Magin
2001Higginbotham HN, D'Este CA, Saul A, Connor L, 'Strengthening Cross-sectional Studies through Cognitive and Qualitative Methods', Health Social Science: A Transdisciplinary and Complexity Perspective, Oxford Unifversity Press, South Melbourne, Australia 266-303 (2001) [B2]
Co-authorsAnn Taylor, Nick Higginbotham

Journal article (183 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Boyes AW, Clinton-Mcharg T, Waller AE, Steele A, D'Este CA, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Prevalence and correlates of the unmet supportive care needs of individuals diagnosed with a haematological malignancy', ACTA ONCOLOGICA, 54 507-514 (2015)
DOI10.3109/0284186X.2014.958527Author URL
Co-authorsAmy Waller, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Allison Boyes
2015Dale S, Levi C, Ward J, Grimshaw JM, Jammali-Blasi A, D'Este C, et al., 'Barriers and Enablers to Implementing Clinical Treatment Protocols for Fever, Hyperglycaemia, and Swallowing Dysfunction in the Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC) Project-A Mixed Methods Study', WORLDVIEWS ON EVIDENCE-BASED NURSING, 12 41-50 (2015)
DOI10.1111/wvn.12078Author URL
Co-authorsChris Levi
2014Butcher NE, D'Este C, Balogh ZJ, 'The quest for a universal definition of polytrauma: a trauma registry-based validation study.', J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 77 620-623 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1097/TA.0000000000000404Author URL
Co-authorsZsolt Balogh
2014Paul CL, Levi CR, D'Este CA, Parsons MW, Bladin CF, Lindley RI, et al., 'Thrombolysis ImPlementation in Stroke (TIPS): Evaluating the effectiveness of a strategy to increase the adoption of best evidence practice - protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial in acute stroke care', Implementation Science, 9 (2014) [C3]

Background: Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability internationally. One of the three effective interventions in the acute phase of stroke care is thrombolytic therapy with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), if given within 4.5 hours of onset to appropriate cases of ischaemic stroke.Objectives: To test the effectiveness of a multi-component multidisciplinary collaborative approach compared to usual care as a strategy for increasing thrombolysis rates for all stroke patients at intervention hospitals, while maintaining accepted benchmarks for low rates of intracranial haemorrhage and high rates of functional outcomes for both groups at three months.Methods and design: A cluster randomised controlled trial of 20 hospitals across 3 Australian states with 2 groups: multi- component multidisciplinary collaborative intervention as the experimental group and usual care as the control group. The intervention is based on behavioural theory and analysis of the steps, roles and barriers relating to rapid assessment for thrombolysis eligibility; it involves a comprehensive range of strategies addressing individual-level and system-level change at each site. The primary outcome is the difference in tPA rates between the two groups post-intervention. The secondary outcome is the proportion of tPA treated patients in both groups with good functional outcomes (modified Rankin Score (mRS <2) and the proportion with intracranial haemorrhage (mRS =2), compared to international benchmarks.Discussion: TIPS will trial a comprehensive, multi-component and multidisciplinary collaborative approach to improving thrombolysis rates at multiple sites. The trial has the potential to identify methods for optimal care which can be implemented for stroke patients during the acute phase. Study findings will include barriers and solutions to effective thrombolysis implementation and trial outcomes will be published whether significant or not.Trial registration: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: ACTRN12613000939796. © 2014 Paul et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

DOI10.1186/1748-5908-9-38
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsChris Levi, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Frans Henskens, John Attia, Mark Parsons, Chris Paul
2014Shakeshaft A, Doran C, Petrie D, Breen C, Havard A, Abudeen A, et al., 'The effectiveness of community action in reducing risky alcohol consumption and harm: a cluster randomised controlled trial.', PLoS Med, 11 e1001617 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1371/journal.pmed.1001617Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2014Williamson A, Redman S, Mcelduff P, D' Este C, Dadds M, Raphael B, et al., 'The Construct Validity of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire for Aboriginal Children Living in Urban New South Wales, Australia', Australian Psychologist, (2014) [C1]

The current study explores the construct validity of the standard Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) for Aboriginal children living in urban communities in New South Wales, Australia. Parent report SDQ data from the first 717 Aboriginal children aged 4-17 years who participated in the baseline survey of the Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health were analysed. The overall construct validity of the SDQ in our sample was acceptable but not "good." The internal consistency reliability was excellent overall and good for all subscales with the exception of peer problems, a concept that may have a different significance for urban Aboriginal parents. Removing the peer relationships subscale, however, did not improve the fit of the model. The convergent validity of the SDQ was good. The prosocial behaviours scale and both the peer and conduct problems scales were highly correlated suggesting Aboriginal parents conceptualise these differently and that prosocial behaviours may be considered a key indicator of well-being for Aboriginal children. Overall, the SDQ is a promising tool for urban Aboriginal children in New South Wales. Those working with Aboriginal young people should focus on the SDQ total difficulties score and limit their reliance on the peer relationships subscale. © 2014 The Australian Psychological Society.

DOI10.1111/ap.12045
2014Williamson A, Mcelduff P, Dadds M, D' Este C, Redman S, Raphael B, et al., 'The construct validity of the strengths and difficulties questionnaire for aboriginal children living in urban New South Wales, Australia', Australian Psychologist, 49 163-170 (2014) [C1]

The current study explores the construct validity of the standard Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) for Aboriginal children living in urban communities in New South Wales, Australia. Parent report SDQ data from the first 717 Aboriginal children aged 4-17 years who participated in the baseline survey of the Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health were analysed. The overall construct validity of the SDQ in our sample was acceptable but not "good." The internal consistency reliability was excellent overall and good for all subscales with the exception of peer problems, a concept that may have a different significance for urban Aboriginal parents. Removing the peer relationships subscale, however, did not improve the fit of the model. The convergent validity of the SDQ was good. The prosocial behaviours scale and both the peer and conduct problems scales were highly correlated suggesting Aboriginal parents conceptualise these differently and that prosocial behaviours may be considered a key indicator of well-being for Aboriginal children. Overall, the SDQ is a promising tool for urban Aboriginal children in New South Wales. Those working with Aboriginal young people should focus on the SDQ total difficulties score and limit their reliance on the peer relationships subscale. © 2014 The Australian Psychological Society.

DOI10.1111/ap.12045
2014Denham JW, Nowitz M, Joseph D, Duchesne G, Spry NA, Lamb DS, et al., 'Impact of androgen suppression and zoledronic acid on bone mineral density and fractures in the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) 03.04 Randomised Androgen Deprivation and Radiotherapy (RADAR) randomized controlled trial for locally advanced prostate cancer', BJU International, 114 344-353 (2014) [C1]

Objective To study the influence of adjuvant androgen suppression and bisphosphonates on incident vertebral and non-spinal fracture rates and bone mineral density (BMD) in men with locally advanced prostate cancer. Patients and Methods Between 2003 and 2007, 1071 men with locally advanced prostate cancer were randomly allocated, using a 2 × 2 trial design, to 6 months i.m. leuprorelin (androgen suppression [AS]) before radiotherapy alone ± 12 months additional leuprorelin ± 18 months zoledronic acid (ZdA), commencing at randomization. The main endpoint was incident thoraco-lumbar vertebral fractures, which were assessed radiographically at randomization and at 3 years, then reassessed by centralized review. Subsidiary endpoints included incident non-spinal fractures, which were documented throughout follow-up, and BMD, which was measured in 222 subjects at baseline, 2 years and 4 years. Results Incident vertebral fractures at 3 years were observed in 132 subjects. Their occurrence was not increased by 18 months' AS, nor reduced by ZdA. Incident non-spinal fractures occurred in 72 subjects and were significantly related to AS duration but not to ZdA. Osteopenia and osteoporosis prevalence rates at baseline were 23.4 and 1.4%, respectively, at the hip. Treatment for 6 and 18 months with AS caused significant reductions in hip BMD at 2 and 4 years (P < 0.01) and ZdA prevented these losses at both time points. Conclusion In an AS-naïve population, 18 months of ZdA treatment prevented the sustained BMD losses caused by 18 months of AS treatment; however, the study power was insufficient to show that AS duration or ZdA influenced vertebral fracture rates. © 2013 The Authors. BJU International © 2013 BJU International.

DOI10.1111/bju.12497
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsPablo Moscato, Allison Steigler
2014Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Carey ML, Noble N, Paul CL, 'Evaluation of Systems-Oriented Public Health Interventions: Alternative Research Designs', ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC HEALTH, VOL 35, 35 9-27 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182445Author URL
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsChris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2014Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Carey ML, Noble N, Paul CL, 'Evaluation of Systems-Oriented Public Health Interventions: Alternative Research Designs', ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC HEALTH, VOL 35, 35 9-27 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182445Author URL
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsMariko Carey, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014Passey ME, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Stirling JM, 'Tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use during pregnancy: Clustering of risks', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 134 44-50 (2014)
DOI10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.09.008
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2014Passey ME, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Stirling JM, 'Tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use during pregnancy: Clustering of risks', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 134 44-50 (2014) [C1]

Background: Antenatal substance use poses significant risks to the unborn child. We examined use of tobacco, alcohol and cannabis among pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women; and compared characteristics of women by the number of substances reported. Methods: A cross-sectional survey with 257 pregnant Indigenous women attending antenatal services in two states of Australia. Women self-reported tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use (current use, ever use, changes during pregnancy); age of initiation of each substance; demographic and obstetric characteristics. Results: Nearly half the women (120; 47% (95%CI:40%, 53%) reported no current substance use; 119 reported current tobacco (46%; 95%CI:40%, 53%), 53 (21%; 95%CI:16%, 26%) current alcohol and 38 (15%; 95%CI:11%, 20%) current cannabis use. Among 148 women smoking tobacco at the beginning of pregnancy, 29 (20%; 95%CI:14%, 27%) reported quitting; with 80 of 133 (60%; 95%CI:51%, 69%) women quitting alcohol and 25 of 63 (40%; 95%CI:28%, 53%) women quitting cannabis. Among 137 women reporting current substance use, 77 (56%; 95%CI:47%, 65%) reported one and 60 (44%; 95%CI:35%, 53%) reported two or three. Women using any one substance were significantly more likely to also use others. Factors independently associated with current use of multiple substances were years of schooling and age of initiating tobacco. Conclusions: While many women discontinue substance use when becoming pregnant, there is clustering of risk among a small group of disadvantaged women. Programmes should address risks holistically within the social realities of women's lives rather than focusing on individual tobacco smoking. Preventing uptake of substance use is critical. © 2013 The Authors.

DOI10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.09.008
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2014Yoong SL, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Mackenzie L, Boyes A, 'A cross-sectional study examining Australian general practitioners' identification of overweight and obese patients', Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29 328-334 (2014) [C1]

BACKGROUND: Overweight and obese patients attempt weight loss when advised to do so by their physicians; however, only a small proportion of these patients report receiving such advice. One reason may be that physicians do not identify their overweight and obese patients. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the extent that Australian general practitioners (GP) recognise overweight or obesity in their patients, and to explore patient and GP characteristics associated with non-detection of overweight and obesity. METHODS: Consenting adult patients (n = 1,111) reported weight, height, demographics and health conditions using a touchscreen computer. GPs (n = 51) completed hard-copy questionnaires indicating whether their patients were overweight or obese. We calculated the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV) for GP detection, using patient self-reported weight and height as the criterion measure for overweight and obesity. For a subsample of patients (n = 107), we did a sensitivity analysis with patient-measured weight and height. We conducted an adjusted, multivariable logistic regression to explore characteristics associated with non-detection, using random effects to adjust for correlation within GPs. RESULTS: Sensitivity for GP assessment was 63 % [95 % CI 57-69 %], specificity 89 % [95 % CI 85-92 %], PPV 87 % [95 % CI 83-90 %] and NPV 69 % [95 % CI 65-72 %]. Sensitivity increased by 3 % and specificity was unchanged in the sensitivity analysis. Men (OR: 1.7 [95 % CI 1.1-2.7]), patients without high blood pressure (OR: 1.8 [95 % CI 1.2-2.8]) and without type 2 diabetes (OR: 2.4 [95 % CI 1.2-8.0]) had higher odds of non-detection. Individuals with obesity (OR: 0.1 [95 % CI 0.07-0.2]) or diploma-level education (OR: 0.3 [95%CI 0.1-0.6]) had lower odds of not being identified. No GP characteristics were associated with non-detection of overweight or obesity. CONCLUSIONS: GPs missed identifying a substantial proportion of overweight and obese patients. Strategies to support GPs in identifying their overweight or obese patients need to be implemented. © 2013 Society of General Internal Medicine.

DOI10.1007/s11606-013-2637-4
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Allison Boyes, Mariko Carey
2014Hall A, D Este C, Tzelepis F, Lynagh M, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Factors associated with haematological cancer survivors experiencing a high level of unmet need across multiple items of supportive care: a cross-sectional survey study', Supportive Care in Cancer, 22 2899-2909 (2014)
DOI10.1007/s00520-014-2264-6
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh, Flora Tzelepis
2014Hall A, D Este C, Tzelepis F, Lynagh M, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Factors associated with haematological cancer survivors experiencing a high level of unmet need across multiple items of supportive care: a cross-sectional survey study', Supportive Care in Cancer, 22 2899-2909 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s00520-014-2264-6
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh, Flora Tzelepis
2014Guillaumier A, Bonevski B, Doran C, Paul C, D'Este C, Siahpush M, 'Paying the price: A cross-sectional survey of Australian socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers' responses to hypothetical cigarette price rises', Drug and Alcohol Review, 33 177-185 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1111/dar.12103
Co-authorsBillie Bonevski, Chris Paul
2014Dolja-Gore X, Loxton DJ, D'Este CA, Byles JE, 'Mental health service use: Is there a difference between rural and non-rural women in service uptake?', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 22 92-100 (2014) [C1]

This study examines differences in uptake of the Medicare items rolled out in 2006 under the 'Better Access Scheme' (BAS) between rural and non-rural Australian women. It compares differences in women's uptake of the BAS services by area of residence (ARIA+) across time using the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health (ALSWH) survey data linked to Medicare data. Women aged 28-33 years at the time the BAS was introduced that responded to the self-reported question on depression/anxiety and consented to linkage of their survey data with Medicare data (n=4316). Participants were grouped by ARIA+according to BAS use, diagnoses of anxiety/depression but no BAS use and other eligible women. Across all areas, women born 1973-1978 with a self-reported diagnosis of depression/anxiety or having treatment under the BAS had a significantly lower mean mental health score compared to other women. Significantly more women living in non-rural areas had used at least one service provided under the BAS initiative compared to women in outer regional, inner regional or remotes areas (21% versus 18% versus 13% versus 7%, respectively), and across all areas, 12% of women reported having a diagnosis of depression/anxiety but not been treated under the BAS. While there is a gradual uptake of the new BAS services, a large percentage of women who have a diagnosis of depression/anxiety have not been treated under the BAS. The data suggest that women in urban areas have been better able to take up the services compared to non-urban women. © 2014 National Rural Health Alliance Inc.

DOI10.1111/ajr.12109
Co-authorsDeborah Loxton, Julie Byles
2014Breen C, Shakeshaft A, Sanson-Fisher R, D'Este C, Mattick RP, Gilmour S, 'Identifying individual- and population-level characteristics that influence rates of risky alcohol consumption in regional communities', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38 60-65 (2014) [C1]

Objective: To examine the extent to which individual- and community- level characteristics account for differences in risky alcohol consumption. Method: A cross-sectional postal survey of 2,977 randomly selected individuals from 20 regional communities in NSW, Australia. Individuals drinking at harmful levels on the AUDIT and for risk of harm in the short term and long-term were identified. Multi-level modelling of the correlates of risky alcohol consumption at the individual and community level was conducted. Results: There were differences between communities in alcohol consumption patterns. Being male, unmarried and reporting worse health were significant individual-level correlates for drinking at levels for risk of harm in the long term. The number of GPs (+) and police (-) were significant community characteristics. Being younger (=25), unmarried, Australian born and with a larger income was associated with drinking at levels for risk of harm in the short term and harmful drinking on the AUDIT. The number of hotels and clubs was positively associated with drinking at levels for risk of harm in the short term. Conclusions: Rates of risky drinking vary significantly between communities and both individual and community characteristics are significantly associated with risky alcohol consumption. Implications: A combination of individual- and population-level interventions, tailored to the risk profile of individual communities, is most likely to be optimally effective. © 2014 The Authors. ANZJPH © 2014 Public Health Association of Australia.

DOI10.1111/1753-6405.12176
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2014Stewart JM, Sanson-Fisher R, Eades S, D'Este C, 'Aboriginal health: agreement between general practitioners and patients on their health risk status and screening history.', Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, 38 563-566 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1111/1753-6405.12289
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2014Williamson A, Andersen M, Redman S, Dadds M, D'Este C, Daniels J, et al., 'Measuring mental health in Indigenous young people: A review of the literature from 1998-2008', Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 19 260-272 (2014) [C1]

Background: Indigenous young people are disproportionately exposed to risk factors for poor mental health. Methodologically rigorous research will be critical in the development and evaluation of prevention and treatment programs. Research examining the mental health of Indigenous young people may have been undermined by poor measurement. The extent to which research has used measures with adequate psychometrics is unknown. Methods: MEDLINE, PsychINFO and PUBMED databases, were systematically searched to identify papers published between 1998-2008 measuring the mental health of Indigenous young people from Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the US. Data extracted included type of mental health instrument, psychometric analyses reported and results. Results: Fifty-four relevant studies were identified. Seventy-nine mental health instruments were used, and 18% were bespoke. Only 14% of instruments had been validated for the relevant Indigenous population. Few studies reported assessment of the reliability or validity of instruments. Data about both the reliability and validity of 10 measures were reported. None of the measures met the standards set by the review. Evidence of at least one type of reliability and validity was demonstrated for six measures. Conclusions: From 1998-2008 few studies of mental health in Indigenous young people used measurement instruments with previously determined reliability and validity. © The Author(s) 2013.

DOI10.1177/1359104513488373
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014Denham JW, Nowitz M, Joseph D, Duchesne G, Spry NA, Lamb DS, et al., 'Impact of androgen suppression and zoledronic acid on bone mineral density and fractures in the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) 03.04 Randomised Androgen Deprivation and Radiotherapy (RADAR) randomized controlled trial for locally advanced prostate cancer', BJU International, 114 344-353 (2014) [C1]

Objective To study the influence of adjuvant androgen suppression and bisphosphonates on incident vertebral and non-spinal fracture rates and bone mineral density (BMD) in men with locally advanced prostate cancer. Patients and Methods Between 2003 and 2007, 1071 men with locally advanced prostate cancer were randomly allocated, using a 2 × 2 trial design, to 6 months i.m. leuprorelin (androgen suppression [AS]) before radiotherapy alone ± 12 months additional leuprorelin ± 18 months zoledronic acid (ZdA), commencing at randomization. The main endpoint was incident thoraco-lumbar vertebral fractures, which were assessed radiographically at randomization and at 3 years, then reassessed by centralized review. Subsidiary endpoints included incident non-spinal fractures, which were documented throughout follow-up, and BMD, which was measured in 222 subjects at baseline, 2 years and 4 years. Results Incident vertebral fractures at 3 years were observed in 132 subjects. Their occurrence was not increased by 18 months' AS, nor reduced by ZdA. Incident non-spinal fractures occurred in 72 subjects and were significantly related to AS duration but not to ZdA. Osteopenia and osteoporosis prevalence rates at baseline were 23.4 and 1.4%, respectively, at the hip. Treatment for 6 and 18 months with AS caused significant reductions in hip BMD at 2 and 4 years (P < 0.01) and ZdA prevented these losses at both time points. Conclusion In an AS-naïve population, 18 months of ZdA treatment prevented the sustained BMD losses caused by 18 months of AS treatment; however, the study power was insufficient to show that AS duration or ZdA influenced vertebral fracture rates. © 2013 The Authors. BJU International © 2013 BJU International.

DOI10.1111/bju.12497
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsPablo Moscato, Allison Steigler
2014Yego F, D'Este C, Byles J, Williams JS, Nyongesa P, 'Risk factors for maternal mortality in a Tertiary Hospital in Kenya: a case control study', BMC PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH, 14 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1471-2393-14-38Author URL
Co-authorsJulie Byles
2014Yego F, D'Este C, Byles J, Nyongesa P, Williams JS, 'A case-control study of risk factors for fetal and early neonatal deaths in a tertiary hospital in Kenya', BMC PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH, 14 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1186/s12884-014-0389-8Author URL
Co-authorsJulie Byles
2014Hall A, D'Este C, Tzelepis F, Sanson-Fisher R, Lynagh M, 'The Survivor Unmet Needs Survey (SUNS) for haematological cancer survivors: a cross-sectional study assessing the relevance and psychometric properties', BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 14 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1472-6963-14-211Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsMarita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Flora Tzelepis
2014Islam MR, Attia J, Alauddin M, McEvoy M, McElduff P, Slater C, et al., 'Availability of arsenic in human milk in women and its correlation with arsenic in urine of breastfed children living in arsenic contaminated areas in Bangladesh.', Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 13 1-10 (2014) [C1]
Co-authorsJohn Attia, Roseanne Peel, Milton Hasnat, Wayne Smith
2014Hall A, Sanson-Fisher R, Lynagh M, Tzelepis F, D'Este C, 'A COMPARISON OF THE UNMET NEEDS OF YOUNGER AND OLDER ADULT HAEMATOLOGICAL CANCER SURVIVORS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 10 162-163 (2014) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsFlora Tzelepis, Marita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014Drury P, Levi C, McInnes E, Hardy J, Ward J, Grimshaw JM, et al., 'Management of fever, hyperglycemia, and swallowing dysfunction following hospital admission for acute stroke in New South Wales, Australia', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE, 9 23-31 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1111/ijs.12194Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsChris Levi
2014Drury P, Levi C, D'Este C, Mcelduff P, Mcinnes E, Hardy J, et al., 'Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC): Process evaluation of an intervention to improve the management of fever, hyperglycemia, and swallowing dysfunction following acute stroke', International Journal of Stroke, 9 766-776 (2014) [C1]

Background: Our randomized controlled trial of a multifaceted evidence-based intervention for improving the inpatient management of fever, hyperglycemia, and swallowing dysfunction in the first three-days following stroke improved outcomes at 90 days by 15%. We designed a quantitative process evaluation to further explain and illuminate this finding. Methods: Blinded retrospective medical record audits were undertaken for patients from 19 stroke units prior to and following the implementation of three multidisciplinary evidence-based protocols (supported by team-building workshops, and site-based education and support) for the management of fever (temperature =37·5°C), hyperglycemia (glucose >11mmol/l), and swallowing dysfunction in intervention stroke units. Results: Data from 1804 patients (718 preintervention; 1086 postintervention) showed that significantly more patients admitted to hospitals allocated to the intervention group received care according to the fever (n=186 of 603, 31% vs. n=74 of 483, 15%, P<0·001), hyperglycemia (n=22 of 603, 3·7% vs. n=3 of 483, 0·6%, P=0·01), and swallowing dysfunction protocols (n=241 of 603, 40% vs. n=19 of 483, 4·0%, P=0·001). Significantly more patients in these intervention stroke units received four-hourly temperature monitoring (n=222 of 603, 37% vs. n=90 of 483, 19%, P<0·001) and six-hourly glucose monitoring (194 of 603, 32% vs. 46 of 483, 9·5%, P<0·001) within 72 hours of admission to a stroke unit, and a swallowing screen (242 of 522, 46% vs. 24 of 350, 6·8%, P=0·0001) within the first 24 hours of admission to hospital. There was no difference between the groups in the treatment of patients with fever with paracetamol (22 of 105, 21% vs. 38 of 131, 29%, P=0·78) or their hyperglycemia with insulin (40 of 100, 40% vs. 17 of 57, 30%, P=0·49). Interpretation: Our intervention resulted in better protocol adherence in intervention stroke units, which explains our main trial findings of improved patient 90-day outcomes. Although monitoring practices significantly improved, there was no difference between the groups in the treatment of fever and hyperglycemia following acute stroke. A significant link between improved treatment practices and improved outcomes would have explained further the success of our intervention, and we are still unable to explain definitively the large improvements in death and dependency found in the main trial results. One potential explanation is that improved monitoring may have led to better overall surveillance of deteriorating patients and faster initiation of treatments not measured as part of the main trial. © 2013 World Stroke Organization.

DOI10.1111/ijs.12202
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsChris Levi
2014Drury P, Levi C, D'Este C, Mcelduff P, Mcinnes E, Hardy J, et al., 'Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC): Process evaluation of an intervention to improve the management of fever, hyperglycemia, and swallowing dysfunction following acute stroke', International Journal of Stroke, 9 766-776 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1111/ijs.12202
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Co-authorsChris Levi
2014Guillaumier A, Bonevski B, Paul C, Durkin S, D'Este C, 'Socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers' ratings of plain and branded cigarette packaging: an experimental study', BMJ OPEN, 4 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004078Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsBillie Bonevski, Chris Paul
2014The Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors for Chronic Diseases Collaboration (BMI Mediated Effects), 'Metabolic mediators of the effects of body-mass index, overweight, and obesity on coronary heart disease and stroke: A pooled analysis of 97 prospective cohorts with 1·8 million participants', The Lancet, 383 970-983 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61836-X
CitationsScopus - 34
Co-authorsJohn Attia
2014Mackenzie LJ, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Paul CL, Yoong SL, 'Agreement between HADS classifications and single-item screening questions for anxiety and depression: a cross-sectional survey of cancer patients.', Ann Oncol, 25 889-895 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1093/annonc/mdu023Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul, Mariko Carey
2014Carey M, Jones K, Meadows G, Sanson-Fisher R, D'Este C, Inder K, et al., 'Accuracy of general practitioner unassisted detection of depression.', Aust N Z J Psychiatry, 48 571-578 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1177/0004867413520047Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Kerry Inder, Mariko Carey
2014Denham JW, Nowitz M, Joseph D, Duchesne G, Spry NA, Lamb DS, et al., 'Impact of androgen suppression and zoledronic acid on bone mineral density and fractures in the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) 03.04 Randomised Androgen Deprivation and Radiotherapy (RADAR) randomized controlled trial for locally advanced prostate cancer.', BJU Int, 114 344-353 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1111/bju.12497Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 6
Co-authorsPablo Moscato, Allison Steigler
2014Carey M, Jones KA, Yoong SL, D'Este C, Boyes AW, Paul C, et al., 'Comparison of a single self-assessment item with the PHQ-9 for detecting depression in general practice.', Fam Pract, (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1093/fampra/cmu018Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsAllison Boyes, Kerry Inder, Chris Paul, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013Boyes AW, Girgis A, D'Este CA, Zucca AC, Lecathelinais C, Carey ML, 'Prevalence and predictors of the short-term trajectory of anxiety and depression in the first year after a cancer diagnosis: a population-based longitudinal study.', J Clin Oncol, 31 2724-2729 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1200/JCO.2012.44.7540Author URL
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsAlison Zucca, Allison Boyes, Mariko Carey
2013Carter GL, Clover K, Whyte IM, Dawson AH, D'Este C, 'Postcards from the EDge: 5-year outcomes of a randomised controlled trial for hospital-treated self-poisoning', BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 202 372-380 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1192/bjp.bp.112.112664Author URL
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsGregory Carter
2013Yoong SL, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher R, D'Este C, 'Recruitment in general practice', Australian Family Physician, 42 9-9 (2013) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2013Luque-Fernandez MA, Franco M, Gelaye B, Schomaker M, Gutierrez Garitano I, D'Este C, Williams MA, 'Unemployment and stillbirth risk among foreign-born and Spanish pregnant women in Spain, 2007-2010: a multilevel analysis study', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 28 991-999 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s10654-013-9859-yAuthor URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 3
2013Hall AE, Sanson-Fisher RW, Lynagh MC, Threlfall T, D'Este CA, 'Format and readability of an enhanced invitation letter did not affect participation rates in a cancer registry-based study: a randomized controlled trial', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, 66 85-94 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jclinepi.2012.07.016Author URL
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh
2013Mackenzie LJ, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, 'Psychological distress in cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy treatment', SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, 21 1043-1051 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s00520-012-1624-3Author URL
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsMariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013Boyes AW, D'Este CA, Carey ML, Lecathelinais C, Girgis A, 'How does the Distress Thermometer compare to the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale for detecting possible cases of psychological morbidity among cancer survivors?', Supportive Care in Cancer, 21 119-127 (2013) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsMariko Carey, Allison Boyes
2013Paul CL, Carey M, Yoong SL, D'Este C, Makeham M, Henskens F, 'Access to chronic disease care in general practice: The acceptability of implementing systematic waiting-room screening using computer-based patient-reported risk status', British Journal of General Practice, 63 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.3399/bjgp13X671605
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMariko Carey, Chris Paul, Frans Henskens
2013Hall A, Campbell HS, Sanson-Fisher R, Lynagh M, D'Este C, Burkhalter R, Carey M, 'Unmet needs of Australian and Canadian haematological cancer survivors: a cross-sectional international comparative study', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 22 2032-2038 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1002/pon.3247Author URL
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsMariko Carey, Marita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013MacKenzie LJ, Carey ML, Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, 'Do we get it right? Radiation oncology outpatients' perceptions of the patient centredness of life expectancy disclosure', Psycho-Oncology, 22 2720-2728 (2013) [C1]

Objective A patient-centred approach to discussing life expectancy with cancer patients is recommended in Western countries. However, this approach to eliciting and meeting patient preferences can be challenging for clinicians. The aims of this study were the following: (i) to examine cancer patients' preferences for life expectancy disclosure; and (ii) to explore agreement between cancer patients' preferences for, and perceived experiences of, life expectancy disclosure. Methods Cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment in metropolitan Australia completed a cross-sectional touchscreen computer survey including optional questions about their life expectancy disclosure preferences and experiences. Results Of the 208 respondents, 178 (86%) indicated that they would prefer their clinician to ask them before discussing life expectancy, and 30 (14%) indicated that they would prefer others (i.e. clinicians, family) to decide whether they were given life expectancy information. Of the 175 respondents who were classified as having a self- determined or other-determined disclosure experience, 105 (60%) reported an experience of life expectancy disclosure that was in accordance with their preferences. Cohen's ¿ was -0.04 (95% CI, -0.17, 0.08), indicating very poor agreement between patients' preferences for and perceived experiences of life expectancy disclosure (p = 0.74). Conclusions In light of patient-centred prognosis disclosure guidelines, our findings of a majority preference for, and experience of, a self-determined approach to life expectancy disclosure amongst radiation oncology patients are encouraging. However, poor agreement between preferences and experiences highlights that additional effort from clinicians is required in order to achieve a truly patient-centred approach to life expectancy disclosure. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

DOI10.1002/pon.3337
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul, Mariko Carey
2013Yoong SL, Carey M, Sanson-Fisher R, D'Este C, 'Prevalence and correlates of overweight and obesity in adult Australian general practice patients', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 37 586-586 (2013) [C3]
DOI10.1111/1753-6405.12117Author URL
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2013Yoong SL, Carey ML, D'Este C, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Agreement between self-reported and measured weight and height collected in general practice patients: a prospective study', BMC MEDICAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, 13 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1471-2288-13-38Author URL
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsMariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013Yoong SL, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, 'A cross-sectional study assessing Australian general practice patients' intention, reasons and preferences for assistance with losing weight', BMC FAMILY PRACTICE, 14 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1471-2296-14-187Author URL
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2013Courtney RJ, Paul CL, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, Macrae FA, D'Este C, et al., 'A population-based cross-sectional study of colorectal cancer screening practices of first-degree relatives of colorectal cancer patients', BMC CANCER, 13 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1471-2407-13-13Author URL
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey, Chris Paul
2013Yego F, Williams JS, Byles J, Nyongesa P, Aruasa W, D'Este C, 'A retrospective analysis of maternal and neonatal mortality at a teaching and referral hospital in Kenya', REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, 10 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1742-4755-10-13Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsJulie Byles
2013Paterson BJ, Kirk MD, Cameron AS, D'Este C, Durrheim DN, 'Historical data and modern methods reveal insights in measles epidemiology: a retrospective closed cohort study', BMJ OPEN, 3 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002033Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsDavid Durrheim
2013Mackenzie LJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Carey ML, D'Este CA, 'Radiation oncology outpatient perceptions of patient-centred care: a cross-sectional survey', BMJ OPEN, 3 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001265Author URL
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012Dibley MJ, Titaley CR, D'Este CA, Agho K, 'Iron and folic acid supplements in pregnancy improve child survival in Indonesia', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 95 220-230 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 12
2012Eades SJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Wenitong M, Panaretto K, D'Este CA, Gilligan C, Stewart JM, 'An intensive smoking intervention for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: A randomised controlled trial', Medical Journal of Australia, 197 42-46 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 15
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Conor Gilligan
2012Middleton S, D'Este C, Grimshaw J, Ward JE, Levi C, 'Team-building intervention to improve acute stroke care Reply', LANCET, 379 1390-1390 (2012) [C3]
Author URL
Co-authorsChris Levi
2012Middleton S, D'Este CA, Grimshaw J, Ward JE, Levi CR, 'Reply: Team-building intervention to improve acute stroke care', Lancet, 379 1390 (2012) [C3]
Co-authorsChris Levi
2012Kowal PR, Chatterji S, Naidoo N, Biritwum R, Fan W, Ridaura RL, et al., 'Data resource profile: The World Health Organization Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE)', International Journal of Epidemiology, 41 1639-1649 (2012) [C2]
CitationsScopus - 63Web of Science - 64
2012Guest M, Boggess MM, Attia JR, 'Relative risk of elevated hearing threshold compared to ISO1999 normative populations for Royal Australian Air Force male personnel', Hearing Research, 285 65-76 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMaya Guest, John Attia
2012Reid MG, Parkinson L, Gibson RE, Schofield PW, D'Este CA, Attia JR, et al., 'Memory Complaint Questionnaire performed poorly as screening tool: Validation against psychometric tests and affective measures', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 65 199-205 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsL Parkinson, Julie Byles, John Attia, Meredith Tavener, Peter Schofield
2012Mackenzie LJ, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Hall AE, 'Cancer patients' willingness to answer survey questions about life expectancy', Supportive Care in Cancer, 20 3335-3341 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s00520-012-1477-9
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012Passey ME, D'Este CA, Stirling JM, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Factors associated with antenatal smoking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in two jurisdictions', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 608-616 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2012White VM, Macvean ML, Grogan S, D'Este CA, Akkerman D, Ieropoli S, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Can a tailored telephone intervention delivered by volunteers reduce the supportive care needs, anxiety and depression of people with colorectal cancer? A randomised controlled trial', Psycho-Oncology, 21 1053-1062 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2012Yoong SL, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, 'A cross-sectional study assessing the self-reported weight loss strategies used by adult Australian general practice patients', BMC Family Practice, 13 48 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsMariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, Macrae F, Hill D, D'Este CA, Paul CL, Doran CM, 'Improving adherence to surveillance and screening recommendations for people with colorectal cancer and their first degree relatives: a randomized controlled trial', BMC Cancer, 12 62 (2012) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsChris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2012Boyes AW, Girgis A, D'Este CA, Zucca AC, 'Prevalence and correlates of cancer survivors' supportive care needs 6months after diagnosis: A population-based cross-sectional study', BMC Cancer, 12 150 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 25Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsAllison Boyes, Alison Zucca
2012Gwynn JD, Flood VM, D'Este CA, Attia JR, Turner N, Cochrane J, et al., 'Poor food and nutrient intake among Indigenous and non-Indigenous rural Australian children', BMC Pediatrics, 12 1-14 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsJosephine Gwynn, John Wiggers, John Attia
2012Passey ME, D'Este CA, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Knowledge, attitudes and other factors associated with assessment of tobacco smoking among pregnant Aboriginal women by health care providers: A cross-sectional survey', BMC Public Health, 12 1-10 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2012Islam MR, Khan I, Hassan SMN, McEvoy MA, D'Este CA, Attia JR, et al., 'Association between type 2 diabetes and chronic arsenic exposure in drinking water: A cross sectional study in Bangladesh', Environmental Health, 11 1-8 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 18Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsJohn Attia, Roseanne Peel, Milton Hasnat
2012Clinton-Mcharg TL, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Shakeshaft A, 'Preliminary development and psychometric evaluation of an unmet needs measure for adolescents and young adults with cancer: The Cancer Needs Questionnaire - Young People (CNQ-YP)', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 10 1-11 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsTara Clinton-Mcharg, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012Islam MR, Khan I, Attia JR, Hassan SMN, McEvoy MA, D'Este CA, et al., 'Association between hypertension and chronic arsenic exposure in drinking water: A cross-sectional study in Bangladesh', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 9 4522-4536 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsJohn Attia, Milton Hasnat
2012Abir T, Rahman B, D'Este CA, Farooq A, Hasnat MA, 'The association between chronic arsenic exposure and hypertension: A meta-analysis', Journal of Toxicology, 2012 1-13 (2012) [C1]
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Co-authorsMilton Hasnat
2012Haines M, Brown B, Craig J, D'Este CA, Elliott E, Klineberg E, et al., 'Determinants of successful clinical networks: The conceptual framework and study protocol', Implementation Science, 7 1-10 (2012) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsChris Paul
2012Yoong SL, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, Russell G, Mazza D, Makeham M, et al., 'Touch screen computer health assessment in Australian general practice patients: A cross-sectional study protocol', BMJ Open, 2 1-7 (2012) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 11
Co-authorsMariko Carey, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Kerry Inder
2011Bonevski B, Paul CL, D'Este CA, Sanson-Fisher RW, West R, Girgis A, et al., 'RCT of a client-centred, caseworker-delivered smoking cessation intervention for a socially disadvantaged population', BMC Public Health, 11 70 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1471-2458-11-70
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Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Billie Bonevski, Chris Paul
2011McNamara BJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Eades S, 'Type 2 diabetes in Indigenous populations: Quality of intervention research over 20 years', Preventive Medicine, 52 3-9 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.11.002
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Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2011Middleton S, McElduff P, Ward J, Grimshaw JM, Dale S, D'Este CA, et al., 'Implementation of evidence-based treatment protocols to manage fever, hyperglycaemia, and swallowing dysfunction in acute stroke (QASC): A cluster randomised controlled trial', The Lancet, 378 1699-1706 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/s0140-6736(11)61485-2
CitationsScopus - 61Web of Science - 54
Co-authorsChris Levi
2011Boyes AW, Girgis A, D'Este CA, Zucca AC, 'Flourishing or floundering? Prevalence and correlates of anxiety and depression among a population-based sample of adult cancer survivors 6 months after diagnosis', Journal of Affective Disorders, 135 184-192 (2011) [C1]
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Co-authorsAlison Zucca, Allison Boyes
2011Denham J, Lamb DS, Joseph D, Matthews J, Atkinson C, Spry NA, et al., 'Another form of subgroup to beware', Radiotherapy and Oncology, 101 525-526 (2011) [C3]
DOI10.1016/j.radonc.2011.08.032
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Co-authorsAllison Steigler
2011Schofield PW, Butler T, Hollis S, D'Este CA, 'Are prisoners reliable survey respondents? A validation of self-reported traumatic brain injury (TBI) against hospital medical records', Brain Injury, 25 74-82 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.3109/02699052.2010.531690
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Co-authorsPeter Schofield
2011Guest M, D'Este CA, Attia JR, Boggess M, Brown A, Tavener M, et al., 'Impairment of color vision in aircraft maintenance workers', International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 84 723-733 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s00420-010-0600-9
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMeredith Tavener, John Attia, Maya Guest
2011Lamb DS, Denham J, Joseph D, Matthews J, Atkinson C, Spry NA, et al., 'A comparison of the prognostic value of early PSA test-based variables following external beam radiotherapy, with or without preceding androgen deprivation: Analysis of data from the TROG 96.01 randomized trial', International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 79 385-391 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ijrobp.2009.10.071
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Co-authorsAllison Steigler
2011Breen C, Shakeshaft A, Slade T, D'Este CA, Mattick RP, 'Assessing reliability of measures using routinely collected data', Alcohol and Alcoholism, 46 501-502 (2011) [C3]
DOI10.1093/alcalc/agr039
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2011Breen C, Shakeshaft A, Slade T, Love S, D'Este CA, Mattick RP, 'Do community characteristics predict alcohol-related crime?', Alcohol and Alcoholism, 46 464-470 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1093/alcalc/agr040
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 9
2011De Morgan SE, Redman S, D'Este CA, Rogers K, 'Knowledge, satisfaction with information, decisional conflict and psychological morbidity amongst women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)', Patient Education and Counseling, 84 62-68 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.pec.2010.07.002
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 7
2011Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, Anderson AE, D'Este CA, 'Strategies to increase community-based intervention research aimed at reducing excessive alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm', Drug and Alcohol Review, 30 659-663 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Amy Anderson, Conor Gilligan
2011Guest M, Boggess MM, D'Este CA, Attia JR, Brown A, 'An observed relationship between vestibular function and auditory thresholds in aircraft-maintenance workers', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 53 146-152 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1097/jom.0b013e318204fa7f
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsJohn Attia, Maya Guest
2011Guest M, Attia JR, D'Este CA, Boggess MM, Brown AM, Gibson RE, et al., 'Peripheral neuropathy in military aircraft maintenance workers in Australia', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 53 381-387 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1097/jom.0b013e318212226d
Co-authorsMeredith Tavener, Maya Guest, John Attia
2011Gwynn JD, Flood VM, D'Este CA, Attia JR, Turner N, Cochrane J, Wiggers JH, 'The reliability and validity of a short FFQ among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children', Public Health Nutrition, 14 388-401 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1017/s1368980010001928
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsJohn Attia, Josephine Gwynn, John Wiggers
2011Nair BR, Heim C, Krishnan C, D'Este CA, Marley J, Attia JR, 'The effect of Baroque music on behavioural disturbances in patients with dementia', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 30 11-15 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00439.x
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsJohn Attia
2011Middleton S, Levi CR, Ward J, Grimshaw J, Griffiths R, D'Este CA, et al., 'Death, dependency and health status 90 days following hospital admission for acute stroke in NSW', Internal Medicine Journal, 41 736-743 (2011) [C1]
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CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsChris Levi
2011Denham J, Steigler A, Lamb DS, Joseph D, Turner S, Matthews J, et al., 'Short-term neoadjuvant androgen deprivation and radiotherapy for locally advanced prostate cancer: 10-year data from the TROG 96.01 randomised trial', The Lancet Oncology, 12 451-459 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/s1470-2045(11)70063-8
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Co-authorsAllison Steigler
2010Evensen AE, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Fitzgerald MN, 'Trends in publications regarding evidence-practice gaps: A literature review', Implementation Science, 5 1-5 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1748-5908-5-11
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 11
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2010Rahman R, Faiz MA, Selim S, Rahman B, Basher A, Jones AL, et al., 'Annual incidence of snake bite in rural Bangladesh', Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, 4 e860 (2010) [C1]
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Co-authorsMilton Hasnat
2010Williamson A, Redman S, Dadds M, Daniels J, D'Este CA, Raphael B, et al., 'Acceptability of an emotional and behavioural screening tool for children in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in urban NSW', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44 894-900 (2010) [C1]
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2010Butler T, Schofield PW, Greenberg D, Allnutt SH, Indig D, Carr V, et al., 'Reducing impulsivity in repeat violent offenders: An open label trial of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44 1137-1143 (2010) [C1]
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CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsPeter Schofield
2010Barton CA, McGuire A, Waller M, Treloar SA, McClintock C, McFarlane AC, D'Este CA, 'Smoking prevalence, its determinants and short-term health implications in the Australian Defence Force', Military Medicine, 175 267-272 (2010) [C1]
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CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2010Guest M, Boggess M, Attia JR, D'Este CA, Brown A, Gibson RE, et al., 'Hearing impairment in F-111 maintenance workers: The study of health outcomes in aircraft maintenance personnel (SHOAMP) general health and medical study', American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 53 1159-1169 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1002/ajim.20867
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsMaya Guest, John Attia, Meredith Tavener
2010McEvoy MA, Smith WT, D'Este CA, Duke JM, Peel R, Schofield PW, et al., 'Cohort Profile: The Hunter Community Study', International Journal of Epidemiology, 39 1452-1463 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1093/ije/dyp343
CitationsScopus - 51Web of Science - 51
Co-authorsJohn Attia, Julie Byles, Ben Ewald, Wayne Smith, Roseanne Peel, Rodney Scott, Mddah01, Peter Schofield, Derek Smith
2010Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, Eades S, Wenitong M, Panaretto K, D'Este CA, 'Assessing the accuracy of self-reported smoking status and impact of passive smoke exposure among pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women using cotinine biochemical validation', Drug and Alcohol Review, 29 35-40 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1465-3362.2009.00078.x
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsConor Gilligan, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010Clinton-Mcharg TL, Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Williamson A, 'Determining research priorities for young people with haematological cancer: A value-weighting approach', European Journal of Cancer, 46 3263-3270 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ejca.2010.06.013
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Chris Paul
2010Bailey LJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Aranda S, D'Este CA, Sharkey K, Schofield P, 'Quality of life research: Types of publication output over time for cancer patients, a systematic review', European Journal of Cancer Care, 19 581-588 (2010) [C1]
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CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2010Sanson-Fisher RW, Bailey LJ, Aranda S, D'Este CA, Stojanovski E, Sharkey K, Schofield P, 'Quality of life research: is there a difference in output between the major cancer types?', European Journal of Cancer Care, 19 714-720 (2010) [C1]
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CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsElizabeth Stojanovski, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010Hope K, Durrheim DN, Barnett D, D'Este CA, Kewley CD, Dalton CB, et al., 'Willingness of frontline health care workers to work during a public health emergency', Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 25 39-47 (2010) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 11
Co-authorsDavid Durrheim, Craig Dalton
2010Gwynn JD, Hardy LL, Wiggers JH, Smith WT, D'Este CA, Turner N, et al., 'The validation of a self-report measure and physical activity of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34 S57-S65 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00555.x
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsWayne Smith, Josephine Gwynn, John Attia, John Wiggers
2010Hope KG, Merritt TD, Durrheim DN, Massey PD, Kohlhagen JK, Todd KW, D'Este CA, 'Evaluating the utility of emergency department syndromic surveillance for a regional public health service', Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 34 310-318 (2010) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4
Co-authorsDavid Durrheim
2009Brown A, Gibson RE, Tavener MA, Guest M, D'Este CA, Byles JE, et al., 'Sexual function in F-111 maintenance workers: The study of health outcomes in aircraft maintenance personnel', Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6 1569-1578 (2009) [C1]
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CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsJohn Attia, Maya Guest, Meredith Tavener, Julie Byles
2009Middleton S, Levi CR, Ward J, Grimshaw J, Griffiths R, D'Este CA, et al., 'Fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing dysfunction management in acute stroke: A cluster randomised controlled trial of knowledge transfer', Implementation Science, 4 1-11 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1748-5908-4-16
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsChris Levi
2009Buchan H, Lourey E, D'Este CA, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Effectiveness of strategies to encourage general practitioners to accept an offer of free access to online evidence-based information: A randomised controlled trial', Implementation Science, 4 1-8 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1748-5908-4-68
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2009Denham J, Steigler A, Wilcox C, Lamb DS, Joseph D, Atkinson C, et al., 'Why are pretreatment prostate-specific antigen levels and biochemical recurrence poor predictors of prostate cancer survival?', Cancer, 115 4477-4487 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1002/cncr.24484
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Co-authorsAllison Steigler
2009Miles S, Rogers KM, Thomas P, Soans B, Attia JR, Abel C, et al., 'A comparison of single-photon emission CT lung scintigraphy and CT pulmonary angiography for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism', Chest, 136 1546-1553 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1378/chest.09-0361
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Co-authorsJohn Attia, Michael Hensley
2009Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Eades S, Wenitong M, 'Knowledge and attitudes regarding smoking during pregnancy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women', Medical Journal of Australia, 190 557-561 (2009) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Conor Gilligan
2009McGuire A, Waller M, Loos C, McClintock C, McFarlane AC, Nielsen L, et al., 'Self-reported indicators of psychological health', Psychiatric Annals, 39 48-55 (2009) [C1]
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2009Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, Eades S, D'Este CA, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Scheman S, 'Identifying pregnant women at risk of poor birth outcomes', Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 29 181-187 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1080/01443610902753713
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Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Conor Gilligan, F Kaylambkin
2009Denham J, Lamb DS, Joseph D, Matthews J, Atkinson C, Spry NA, et al., 'PSA response signatures: A powerful new prognostic indicator after radiation for prostate cancer?', Radiotherapy and Oncology, 90 382-388 (2009) [C1]
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Co-authorsAllison Steigler
2009Denham J, Kumar M, Gleeson PS, Lamb DS, Joseph D, Atkinson C, et al., 'Recognizing false biochemical failure calls after radiation with or without neo-adjuvant androgen deprivation for prostate cancer', International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 74 404-411 (2009) [C1]
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Co-authorsAllison Steigler, Peter Greer
2009Denham J, Steigler A, Kumar M, Lamb DS, Joseph D, Spry NA, et al., 'Measuring time to biochemical failure in the Trog 96.01 trial: When should the clock start ticking?', International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 75 1008-1012 (2009) [C1]
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Co-authorsAllison Steigler, Peter Greer
2009Girgis A, Cockburn JD, Butow P, Bowman D, Schofield P, Stojanovski E, et al., 'Improving patient emotional functioning and psychological morbidity: Evaluation of a consultation skills training program for oncologists', Patient Education and Counseling, 77 456-462 (2009) [C1]
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Co-authorsElizabeth Stojanovski
2009Xu L, Dibley M, D'Este CA, Phillips M, Porteous JE, Attia JR, 'Food groups and risk of forearm fractures in postmenopausal women in Chengdu, China', Climacteric, 12 222-229 (2009) [C1]
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Co-authorsJohn Attia
2009Mackenzie L, Byles JE, D'Este CA, 'Longitudinal study of the Home Falls and Accidents Screening Tool in identifying older people at increased risk of falls', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 28 64-69 (2009) [C1]
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Co-authorsJulie Byles
2008Butow P, Cockburn JD, Girgis A, Bowman DA, Schofield P, D'Este CA, et al., 'Increasing oncologists' skills in eliciting and responding to emotional cues: evaluation of a communication skills training program', Psycho-Oncology, 17 209-218 (2008) [C1]
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Co-authorsElizabeth Stojanovski
2008Denham J, Steigler A, Wilcox C, Lamb DS, Joseph D, Atkinson C, et al., 'Time to biochemical failure and prostate-specific antigen doubling time as surrogates for prostate cancer-specific mortality: evidence from the TROG 96.01 randomised controlled trial', Lancet Oncology, 9 1058-1068 (2008) [C1]
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Co-authorsAllison Steigler, Peter Greer
2008Agho KE, Dibley MJ, D'Este CA, Gibberd RW, 'Factors associated with haemoglobin concentration among Timor-Leste children aged 6-59 months', Journal of Health Population and Nutrition, 26 200-209 (2008) [C1]
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Co-authorsRobert Gibberd
2008D'Este CA, Attia JR, Brown AM, Gibson RE, Gibberd RW, Tavener MA, et al., 'Cancer incidence and mortality in aircraft maintenance workers', American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 51 16-23 (2008) [C1]
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Co-authorsMeredith Tavener, Maya Guest, John Attia, Robert Gibberd
2007Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, Green LW, D'Este CA, 'Limitations of the Randomized Controlled Trial in Evaluating Population-Based Health Interventions', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 33 155-161 (2007) [C1]
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Co-authorsBillie Bonevski, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2007Hawkins NG, Sanson-Fisher RW, Shakeshaft A, D'Este CA, Green LW, 'The Multiple Baseline Design for Evaluating Population-Based Research', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 33 162-168 (2007) [C1]
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Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2007Nair BR, Browne WL, Chua L-E, D'Este C, O'Dea I, Agho K, 'Validating an Australian version of the Time and Change Test: A screening test for cognitive impairment', AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING, 26 87-90 (2007)
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2007Carter GL, Clover K, Whyte IM, Dawson AH, D'Este CA, 'Postcards from the EDge: 24-Month outcomes of a randomised controlled trial for hospital-treated self-poisoning', British Journal of Psychiatry, 191 548-553 (2007) [C1]
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Co-authorsGregory Carter
2007Watson J, Graves SR, Ferguson JK, D'Este CA, Batey RG, 'Hepatitis C virus RNA quantitation and degradation studies in whole blood samples in vitro', Gut, 56 306-307 (2007) [C3]
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Co-authorsJohn Ferguson
2007Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, Eades S, D'Este CA, 'Antenatal smoking in vulnerable population groups: An area of need', Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 27 664-671 (2007) [C1]
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Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Conor Gilligan
2006Schofield PW, Gibson RE, Tavener MA, Attia JR, D'Este CA, Guest M, et al., 'Neuropsychological health in F-111 aircraft maintenance workers', NeuroToxicology, 27 852-860 (2006) [C1]
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Co-authorsMeredith Tavener, John Attia, Maya Guest, Peter Schofield
2006Callister R, Clancy R, Gleeson M, Cox A, Dorrington M, D'Este C, et al., 'Effect of Lactobacillus acidophilus Probiotic Treatment in Fatigued Athletes with an Interferon- Defect', MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 38 S30-S30 (2006)
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Co-authorsMaree Gleeson, Robin Callister
2006Mackenzie LA, Byles JE, D'Este CA, 'Validation of self-reported fall events in intervention studies', Clinical Rehabilitation, 20 331-339 (2006) [C1]
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Co-authorsJulie Byles
2006Clancy RL, Gleeson M, Cox A, Callister R, Dorrington M, D'Este CA, et al., 'Reversal in fatigued athletes of a defect in interferon gamma secretion after administration of Lactobacillus acidophilus', British Journal of Sports Medicine, 40 351-354 (2006) [C1]
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Co-authorsRobin Callister, Maree Gleeson
2006Zhang X, Attia JR, D'Este CA, Ma X-Y, 'The relationship between higher blood pressure and ischaemic, haemorrhagic stroke among Chinese and Caucasians: meta-analysis', European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, 13 429-437 (2006) [C1]
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Co-authorsJohn Attia
2006Xu L, Phillips M, D'Este CA, Dibley MJ, Porteous JE, Attia JR, 'Diet, activity, and other lifestyle risk factors for forearm fracture in postmenopausal women in China: a case-control study', Menopause - The Journal of the North American Menopause Society, 13 102-110 (2006) [C1]
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Co-authorsJohn Attia
2006Attia JR, D'Este CA, Schofield PW, Brown AM, Gibson RE, Tavener MA, et al., 'Mental health in F-111 maintenance workers: the study of Health Outcomes in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel (SHOAMP) general health and medical study', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 48 682-691 (2006) [C1]
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Co-authorsMeredith Tavener, John Attia, Peter Schofield
2006Clancy RL, Ren Z, Pang GT, Fletcher PJ, D'Este CA, 'Chronic Chlamydia pneumoniae infection may promote coronary artery disease in humans through enhancing secretion of interleukin-4', Clinical and Experimental Immunology, 146 197-202 (2006) [C1]
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2005Christie D, Denham J, Steigler A, Lamb D, Turner S, Mameghan H, et al., 'Delayed rectal and urinary symptomatology in patients treated for prostate cancer by radiotherapy with or without short term neo-adjuvant androgen deprivation', Radiotherapy and oncology, 77 117-125 (2005) [C1]
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Co-authorsAllison Steigler
2005Zhang X, Attia JR, D'Este CA, Yu XH, Wu XG, 'A risk score predicted coronary heart disease and stroke in a Chinese cohort', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 58 951-958 (2005) [C1]
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Co-authorsJohn Attia
2005Carter GL, Clover K, Whyte IM, Dawson AH, D'Este CA, 'Postcards from the EDge project: randomised controlled trial of an intervention using postcards to reduce repetition of hospital treated deliberate self poisoning', British Medical Journal, 331 805-810 (2005) [C1]
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Co-authorsGregory Carter
2005Thakkinstian A, McElduff P, D'Este CA, Duffy D, Attia JR, 'A method for meta-analysis of molecular association studies', Statistics in Medicine, 24 1291-1306 (2005) [C1]
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Co-authorsJohn Attia
2005Mackenzie S, Swan JR, D'Este CA, Spigelman AD, 'Elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a seven-year experience', Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, 1 27-31 (2005) [C1]
2005Denham J, Steigler A, Lamb D, Joseph D, Mameghan H, Turner S, et al., 'Short-term androgen deprivation and radiotherapy for locally advanced prostate cancer : results from the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group 96.01 randomised controlled trial', The Lancet, 6 841-850 (2005) [C1]
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Co-authorsAllison Steigler
2004Xu L, McElduff P, D'Este CA, Attia JR, 'Does dietary calcium have a protective effect on bone fractures in women? A meta-analysis of observational studies', The British Journal of Nutrition, 91 625-634 (2004) [C1]
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Co-authorsJohn Attia
2004Zhang X, Attia JR, D'Este CA, Yu X, 'Prevalence and Magnitude of Classical Risk Factors for Stroke in a Cohort of 5092 Chinese Steelworkers Over 13.5 Years of Follow-up', Stroke, 35 1052-1056 (2004) [C1]
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Co-authorsJohn Attia
2004Rodsutti J, Hensley M, Thakkinstian A, D'Este C, Attia J, 'A clinical decision rule to prioritize polysomnography in patients with suspected sleep apnea', SLEEP, 27 694-699 (2004) [C1]
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Co-authorsJohn Attia
2004Rodsutti J, Thakkinstian A, Hensley MJ, D'Este CA, Attia JR, 'A clinical decision rule to prioritise polysomnography in patients with suspected sleep apnoea', Sleep, 27 694-699 (2004) [C2]
Co-authorsMichael Hensley
2004Ward JE, Proude EM, D'Este CA, 'Randomized trial in family practice of a brief intervention to reduce STI risk in young adults', Family Practice, 21 537-544 (2004) [C1]
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2004Thakkinstian A, D'Este CA, Eisman J, Nguyen T, Attia JR, 'Meta-Analysis of Molecular Association Studies: Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms and BMD as a Case Study', Journal of Bone & Mineral Research, 19 419 (2004) [C1]
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Co-authorsJohn Attia
2004Thakkinstian A, D'Este CA, Attia JR, 'Haplotype analysis of VDR gene polymorphisms: a meta-analysis', Osteoporosis International: with other metabolic bone diseases, 15 729-734 (2004) [C1]
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Co-authorsJohn Attia
2004Do TT, Dibley MJ, D'Este CA, 'Receiver operating characteristic analysis of body mass index to detect increased risk of functional morbidity in Vietnamese rural adults', European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 58 1594-1603 (2004) [C1]
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2004Attia JR, D'Este CA, Levi CR, 'The progress trial three years later. HOPE trial may shed some light', BMJ, 329 1403-1404 (2004) [C1]
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Co-authorsChris Levi, John Attia
2004Xu L, Dibley MJ, D'Este CA, 'Reliability and validity of a food-frequency questionnaire for Chinese postmenopausal women', Public Health Nutrition, 7 91-98 (2004) [C1]
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2004Horowitz G, Byles JE, Lee J, D'Este CA, 'Comparison of the Tono-Pen and Goldmann tonometer for measuring intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma', Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 32 584-589 (2004) [C1]
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Co-authorsJulie Byles
2004Palmer CM, McNulty AM, D'Este CA, Donovan B, 'Genital injuries in women reporting sexual assault', Sexual Health, 1 55-59 (2004) [C1]
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2004Xf Z, Attia JR, D'Este CA, Yu X, Wu X, 'Prevalence and magnitude of classical risk factors for coronary heart disease in a cohort of 4400 Chinese steelworkers over 13.5 years' follow-up', European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation, 11 113-120 (2004) [C1]
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Co-authorsJohn Attia
2003Wang Y, Levi CR, Attia JR, D'Este CA, Spratt N, Fisher JD, 'Seasonal Variation in Stroke in the Hunter Region, Australia: A 5-Year Hospital-Based Study, 1995-2000', Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation, 34 1144-1150 (2003) [C1]
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Co-authorsJohn Attia, Neil Spratt, Chris Levi
2003Attia JR, Thakkinstian A, D'Este CA, 'Meta-analyses of molecular association studies: Methodologic lessons for genetic epidemiology', The Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 297-303 (2003) [C1]
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Co-authorsJohn Attia
2003Wang Y, Levi CR, D'Este CA, Attia JR, Fisher JD, 'Variation of Stroke Attack Rates in Rural, Urban, and Coalfields Areas of the Hunter Region, Australia 1995-2000', Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases, 12 103-110 (2003) [C1]
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CitationsScopus - 3
Co-authorsChris Levi, John Attia
2002Young JM, D'Este CA, Ward JE, 'Improving family physicians' use of evidence-based smoking cessation strategies : a cluster randomization trial', Preventive Medicine, 35 572-583 (2002) [C1]
CitationsWeb of Science - 19
2002Hanrahan P, D'Este CA, Menzies S, Plummer T, Hersey P, 'A randomised trial of skin photography as an aid to screening skin lesions in older males', Journal of Medical Screening, 9(3) 128-132 (2002) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 10
2002Girgis A, Boyes AW, D'Este CA, 'NSW Cancer Survival Study', Joint Medical and Health Sciences Newsletter, 114 (2002) [C3]
Co-authorsAllison Boyes
2001Edmond K, Attia JR, D'Este CA, Condon J, 'Drowning and near-drowning in Northern Territory children', Medical Journal of Australia, 175 605-608 (2001) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsJohn Attia
2001Heller RF, D'Este CA, Lim L, O'Connell RL, Powell H, 'Randomised controlled trial to change the hospital management of unstable angina', Medical Journal of Australia, 174 217-221 (2001) [C1]
CitationsWeb of Science - 18
2001Naing N, D'Este CA, Isa A, Salleh R, Mahmod M, 'Factors contributing to poor compliance with anti-TB treatment among tuberculosis patients', Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 32 369382 (2001) [C1]
2001Heller RF, Powell H, O'Connell RL, D'Este CA, Lim L, 'Trends in the hospital management of unstable angina', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 55 483-486 (2001) [C2]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 3
2000Lim L, Heller RF, O'Connell RL, D'Este CA, 'Stated and actual management of acute myocardial infarction among different specialties', Medical Journal of Australia, 172 208-212 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 10
2000Heller RF, Fisher J, D'Este CA, Lim L, Dobson AJ, Porter R, 'Death and readmission in the year after hospital admission with cardiovascular disease: the Hunter Area Heart and Stroke Register', The Medical Journal of Australia, 172 261-265 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 24Web of Science - 21
2000Mukti A, Treloar CJ, Suprawimbarti, Asdie A, D'Este CA, Higginbotham HN, Heller RF, 'A Universal Precautions Education Intervention for Health Workers in Sradjito and PKU Hospital Indonesia', Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 31 1-7 (2000) [C1]
Co-authorsNick Higginbotham
2000Vu H, Heller RF, Lim L, D'Este CA, O'Connell RL, 'Mortality after acute myocardial infarction is lower in metropolitan regions than in non-metropolitan regions', Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 54 590-595 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 11
2000Heller RF, O'Connell RL, D'Este CA, Lim L, Fletcher P, 'Differences in cardiac procedures among patients in metropolitan and non-metropolitan hospitals after acute myocardial infarction and angina', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 8 310-317 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 8
2000Hanrahan P, Menzies S, D'Este C, Plummer T, Hersey P, 'Participation of older males in a study on photography as an aid to early detection of melanoma', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 24/6 615-618 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2000Harris MA, Byles JE, Cockburn J, D'Este CA, 'A general practice-based recruitment strategy for colorectal cancer screening', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 24 441-443 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsJulie Byles
1999Hanrahan PF, Hersey P, D'Este C, 'Failure to identify changes of melanoma is associated with the patient's age and the histological type and thickness of melanoma', JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 112 538-538 (1999)
Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
1999Dobson AJ, McElduff P, Heller R, Alexander H, Colley P, D'Este K, 'Changing patterns of coronary heart disease in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 52 761-771 (1999) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 18
1999Hong Y, Dibley MJ, D'Este CA, Hou R, 'The national survey on the constitution and health of Chinese students in 1995: Nutritional status of school students aged 10-17 in Shaanxi, China', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 8 121-128 (1999) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 6
1998Harrison G, Byth P, D'Este CA, 'The third five-year survey of Fellows (by examination) of the Faculty of Intensive Care, Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists', Anaesthic Intensive Care, 26 401-410 (1998) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
1998Ward J, Bruce T, Holt P, D'Este CA, Sladden M, 'Labour saving strategies to maintain response rates: a randomised trial', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 22 394-396 (1998) [C1]
1998Hanrahan P, Hersey P, D'Este CA, 'Factors involved in presentation of older people with thick melanoma', Medical Journal Australia, 169 410-414 (1998) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 56Web of Science - 54
1998Hobbs M, Ward J, D'Este CA, Donnelly N, 'Consultations for cervical smears in general practice: a missed opportunity for smoking cessation advice?', Tobacco Control, 7 193-194 (1998) [C1]
1997Gupta L, Ward J, DEste C, 'Differential effectiveness of telephone prompts by medical and nonmedical staff in increasing survey response rates: A randomised trial', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 21 98-99 (1997)
DOI10.1111/j.1467-842X.1997.tb01662.xAuthor URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 15
1997Hanrahan PF, Hersey P, Menzies SW, Watson AB, DEste CA, 'Examination of the ability of people to identify early changes of melanoma in computer-altered pigmented skin lesions', ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY, 133 301-311 (1997)
DOI10.1001/archderm.133.3.301Author URL
CitationsScopus - 39Web of Science - 40
1995BOYLE CA, DOBSON AJ, 'THE ACCURACY OF HOSPITAL RECORDS AND DEATH CERTIFICATES FOR ACUTE MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 25 316-323 (1995)
DOI10.1111/j.1445-5994.1995.tb01896.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 37Web of Science - 33
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Conference (56 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Mackenzie LJ, Suzuki E, Ogura M, Carey M, Sanson-Fisher R, Asada H, et al., 'JAPANESE CANCER PATIENTS' PREFERENCES FOR DISCUSSING LIFE EXPECTANCY WITH THEIR RADIATION ONCOLOGIST', ANNALS OF ONCOLOGY, Fukuoka, JAPAN (2014) [E3]
DOI10.1093/annonc/mdu435.35Author URL
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2014Dolja-Gore X, Loxton D, D'este C, Byles J, 'HOW EFFECTIVE ARE AUSTRALIAN MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLING SERVICES FOR WOMEN WITH POOR MENTAL HEALTH?', VALUE IN HEALTH (2014) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsDeborah Loxton, Julie Byles
2014Mackenzie LJ, Sanson-Fisher R, Carey M, D'Este C, 'CANCER PATIENTS' PREFERENCES FOR INVOLVEMENT IN RESEARCH AND CONSUMER ACTIVITIES: A CROSS-SECTIONAL SURVEY', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsMariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014Mackenzie L, Carey M, Sanson-Fisher R, D'Este C, Yoong SL, 'RADIATION ONCOLOGY OUTPATIENTS' CONCERN ABOUT, PREFERENCES FOR, AND PERCEIVED BARRIERS TO DISCUSSING ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2014Hall A, Tzelepis F, Lynagh M, Sanson-Fisher R, D'Este C, 'PREVALENCE AND ASSOCIATES OF THE TOP HIGH/VERY HIGH UNMET NEEDS OF AUSTRALIAN HAEMATOLOGICAL CANCER SURVIVORS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsMarita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Flora Tzelepis
2014Jobling JM, D'Este CA, Forbes JF, 'MAMMOGRAPHIC (BREAST) DENSITY - A BREAST CANCER RISK FACTOR WITH INCREASING CLINICAL IMPACT', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsJohn Forbes
2014Twyman L, Bonevski B, Paul C, Bryant J, D'Este CA, West R, et al., 'OUTCOMES OF A SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION DESIGNED FOR SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED SMOKERS: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL (RTC)', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsChristopher Oldmeadow, Chris Paul, Billie Bonevski
2014Jobling JM, D'Este CA, Forbes JF, 'INTRAOBSERVER INTRA- AND INTER-METHOD RELIABILITY IN BREAST DENSITY MEASUREMENTS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsJohn Forbes
2014Twyman L, Bonevski B, Paul C, Bryant J, D'Este CA, Oldmeadow C, Palazzi K, 'WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT BARRIERS TO QUITTING SMOKING? A CROSS-SECTIONAL SURVEY OF PERCEPTIONS OF HIGHLY DISADVANTAGED SMOKERS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsChris Paul, Billie Bonevski, Christopher Oldmeadow
2014Middleton S, Comerford D, Lydtin A, Dale S, Cadilhac D, DEste C, et al., 'The Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC) Implementation Project: 'To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often' Winston Churchill', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE (2014) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsChris Levi
2014Kerr E, Sanson-Fisher RW, Paul CL, DEste C, Parsons M, Bladin C, et al., 'Thrombolysis ImPlementation in Stroke (TIPS): Evaluating the effectiveness of a strategy to increase the adoption of best evidence practice: An overview of data collected during the baseline period', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE (2014) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Frans Henskens, Chris Levi, Chris Paul, John Attia, Mark Parsons
2014Middleton S, Lydtin A, Dale S, Comerford D, Hill K, Longworth M, et al., 'The Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC) implementation project: Successful and innovative state-wide evidence translation in 36 Australian stroke services', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE (2014) [E3]
Author URL
2013Kelly PJ, Hitsman B, Bonevski B, Baker AL, Ciecierski CC, Kang J, et al., 'MULTIPLE HEALTH RISK BEHAVIOURS', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2013) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsAmanda Baker, Chris Paul, Billie Bonevski
2013Hall A, Lynagh M, Sanson-Fisher R, Tzelepis F, D'Este C, 'Unmet Needs: What do Hematological Cancer Survivors Want Help With?', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2013) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsFlora Tzelepis, Marita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013Hall A, D'Este C, Tzelepis F, Lynagh M, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Survivor Unmet Needs Survey (SUNS) for Hematological Cancer Survivors: A Psychometric Assessment', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2013) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh, Flora Tzelepis
2013Middleton S, Levi CR, D'Este C, Grimshaw J, Cadilhac DA, Considine J, et al., 'T-3 Trial protocol: A CRCT evaluating an organisational intervention to improve triage, treatment and transfer of stroke patients in EDs', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE (2013) [E3]
Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsChris Levi
2013Middleton S, Levi C, D'Este C, Grimshaw J, Cadilhac D, Considine J, et al., 'T-3 stroke trial protocol: Triage, treatment and transfer of patients with stroke emergency departments', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE (2013) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsChris Levi
2012Middleton S, Drury PM, Levi CR, D'Este CA, McElduff P, Dale S, et al., 'The Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC) Trial: Processes of care associated with 90-day survival and independence', Abstract E-book. 2012 European Stroke Conference, Lisbon, Portugal (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsChris Levi
2012Middleton S, Drury P, McElduff P, Ward J, Grimshaw J, Dale S, et al., 'Doing the simple things well: Good nursing care reduces death and dependency', Abstracts. 23rd International Nursing Research Congress, Brisbane, Australia (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsChris Levi
2012Islam MR, Khan I, Hassan SMN, McEvoy MA, D'Este CA, Attia JR, et al., 'Association between hypertension and chronic exposure in Bangladesh', Hypertension, Washington, DC (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsMilton Hasnat, John Attia
2012Yoong SL, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Paul CL, Inder KJ, et al., 'A cross-sectional study of the prevalence of multiple risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in overweight or obese general practice patients', International Journal of Behavioral Medicine: Abstracts from the ICBM 2012 Meeting, Budapest, Hungary (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsKerry Inder, Mariko Carey, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012Mackenzie LJ, Suzuki E, Ogura M, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, Asada H, et al., 'Agreement between cancer patients and their radiation oncologist regarding diagnosis and prognosis disclosure experiences in Japan', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Brisbane, Queensland (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2012Suzuki E, Mackenzie LJ, Ogura M, Sanson-Fisher RW, Carey ML, Asada H, et al., 'Acceptability of touch screen computer psychosocial survey to Japanese radiation therapy patients', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Brisbane, Qld. (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2012Mackenzie LJ, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, Paul CL, D'Este CA, 'Anxiety and depression during radiotherapy treatment: a comparison of touchscreen computer administration of the hospital anxiety and depression scale and single-item self-report measures', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Brisbane, Qld (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsChris Paul, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012Mackenzie LJ, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, 'Perceptions of patient-centred cancer care during radiotherapy treatment: A cross sectional survey', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Brisbane, Qld (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsMariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012Mackenzie LJ, Suzuki E, Ogura M, Sanson-Fisher RW, Carey ML, Asada H, et al., 'Perceptions of psychological distress in Japanese cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Brisbane, Qld (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsMariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012Mackenzie LJ, Suzuki E, Ogura M, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, Asada H, et al., 'Japanese cancer patients' preferences for life expectancy discussions', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Brisbane, Qld (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2012Drury P, Quinn C, McInnes L, Hardy J, Levi CR, D'Este C, et al., 'Implementation of an evidence-based treatment protocol to manage dysphagia in acute stroke: QASC, a cluster randomised controlled trial', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE (2012) [E3]
Author URL
2012Middleton S, Drury P, Levi CR, D'Este CA, McElduff P, Dale S, et al., 'What processes of clinical care are associated with 90-day survival and independence? Results from the Quality in Acute Stroke Care QASC Trial', International Journal of Stroke, Darling Harbour, Sydney (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsChris Levi
2011Dale S, Levi CR, D'Este CA, Griffiths R, Grimshaw J, Ward J, Middleton S, 'Maximising uptake of clinical protocols to manage fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing in acute stroke: Assessing barriers and enablers', International Journal of Stroke, Adelaide, SA (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsChris Levi
2011Khan I, Hassan S, McEvoy MA, D'Este CA, Attia JR, Peel R, Hasnat MA, 'Association between type 2 diabetes and chronic arsenic exposure in Bangladesh', Epidemiology, - (2011) [E3]
CitationsWeb of Science - 2
Co-authorsMilton Hasnat, John Attia, Roseanne Peel
2011Middleton S, Dale S, Levi CR, Griffiths R, Grimshaw J, Ward J, D'Este CA, 'Barriers and enablers to implementing protocols for fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing dysfunction in acute stroke', Stroke, Ottawa, Canada (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsChris Levi
2011Middleton S, Ward J, Grimshaw J, Griffiths R, D'Este CA, Dale S, et al., 'Does a team base knowledge transfer intervention to manage fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing dysfunction, improve 90-day outcomes following stroke?', Stroke, Ottawa, Canada (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsChris Levi
2011Breen C, Shakeshaft A, Mattick R, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, 'Identifying community factors associated with risky alcohol consumption and alcohol-related crime in regional NSW', Drug and Alcohol Review, Hobart, Australia (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2011Denham J, Steigler A, Lamb DS, Joseph DJ, Matthews J, Atkinson C, et al., 'Variations in androgen dependent clinical progression kinetics in locally advanced prostate cancer', European Journal of Cancer, Stockholm, Sweden (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsAllison Steigler
2011Dale S, Middleton S, Levi CR, D'Este CA, Griffiths R, Grimshaw J, Ward J, 'Challenges of a large cluster randomised controlled trial: Barriers and enablers to implementing protocols for fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing dysfunction in the quality in acute stroke (QASC) Project', Cerebrovascular Diseases, Hamburg, Germany (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsChris Levi
2011Drury P, Levi CR, D'Este CA, Dale S, Griffiths R, Grimshaw J, et al., 'The QASC cluster randomised controlled trial of an intervention to improve management of fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing dysfunction in acute stroke: Did clinician behaviour change?', Cerebrovascular Diseases, Hamburg, Germany (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsChris Levi
2011Middleton S, Levi C, D'Este C, Dale S, Drury P, Griffiths R, et al., 'THE QASC CLUSTER RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF A TEAM-BASED INTERVENTION TO IMPROVE MANAGEMENT OF FEVER, HYPERGLYCAEMIA AND SWALLOWING DYSFUNCTION IN ACUTE STROKE: PATIENT 90-DAY OUTCOMES', Cerebrovascular Diseases, Hamburg (2011)
DOI10.1159/000329448
Co-authorsChris Levi
2010Boyes AW, Girgis A, Zucca AC, D'Este CA, 'Survivors' patterns of psychosocial adjustment over the first 2 years of the cancer trajectory', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Washington, DC (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsAllison Boyes, Alison Zucca
2010Miles S, Rogers K, Thomas P, Allen L, Soans B, Abel C, et al., 'Comparing the reliability of reporting of single photon emission computed tomography ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy (SPECT-VQ) and CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) in pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosis', European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2010. Abstracts, Barcelona, Spain (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsMichael Hensley, John Attia
2010Boyes AW, Girgis A, Zucca AC, D'Este CA, 'It's been a journey, I am a survivor: Patterns of adjustment across the cancer trajectory', Psycho-Oncology, Quebec, Canada (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsAlison Zucca, Allison Boyes
2010Middleton S, Levi CR, D'Este CA, Dale S, Griffiths R, Grimshaw J, et al., '90-Day mortality and morbidity post- acute stroke in New South Wales, Australia: pre-intervention results from the quality in acute stroke care (QASC) cluster trial', Cerebrovascular Diseases: European Stroke Conference, Barcelona, Spain (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsChris Levi
2009Breen C, Shakeshaft A, Mattick R, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, 'Alcohol use in NSW country towns: Exploring the individual and community factors associated with harmful consumption', Drug and Alcohol Review, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
DOI10.1111/j.1465-3362.2009.00123.x
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2008Miles S, Rogers K, Thomas P, Soans B, Attia JR, Abel C, et al., 'Lung single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT): A useful tool for diagnosing pulmonary embolism', Respirology, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1843.2008.01252_9.x
Co-authorsMichael Hensley, John Attia
2008Boggess MM, Guest M, D'Este CA, Attia JR, 'Statistical methods to compare hearing thresholds to ISO-7029', Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Costa Rica (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsMaya Guest, John Attia
2008Guest M, D'Este CA, Attia JR, Boggess MM, 'Impairment of hearing and balance in aircraft maintenance technicians', Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Costa Rica (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsMaya Guest, John Attia
2007Clinton-Mcharg T, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Shakeshaft A, Girgis A, 'The unmet needs of parents and carers of adolescent cancer survivors', Psycho-Oncology, London (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2007Clinton-Mcharg T, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Shakeshaft A, Girgis A, 'The prevalence of unmet needs of adolescent survivors of cancer', Psycho-Oncology, London (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2006D'Este C, Attia J, Brown A, Schofield P, Tavener M, Gibson R, Horsley K, 'SHOAMP: The study of health outcomes in aircraft maintenance personnel.', NEUROTOXICOLOGY, Res Triangle Park, NC (2006)
Author URL
Co-authorsJohn Attia, Peter Schofield
2006Gao JN, Forbes JF, Warren RML, Cuzick J, Howell A, D'Este C, Warren-Forward H, 'Change in marnmographic density after cessation of tamoxifen: results from international breast cancer intervention study I (IBIS I).', BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT, San Antonio, TX (2006)
Author URL
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward, John Forbes
2006Gao JN, Warren R, Forbes JF, Warren-Forward H, D'Este C, 'Reproducibility of visual assessment of mammographic density.', BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT, San Antonio, TX (2006)
Author URL
Co-authorsJohn Forbes, Helen Warren-Forward
2005Guest M, Wigney DJ, Attia JR, D'Este CA, Brown A, Boggess M, 'Hearing Loss in Australian Military Aircraft Personnel', AIOH : 23rd Annual Conference of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists & Annual General Meeting : conference proceedings : 3rd to 7th December 2005, Crowne Plaza, Terrigal, N.S.W, Crown Plaza, Terrigal (2005) [E2]
Co-authorsMaya Guest, John Attia
2003Byles J, Parkinson L, Collins C, Garg M, D'Este C, Dibley M, 'The Feasibility of Nutrition Screening Among Hospitalised Older People', AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING (2003)
Author URL
Co-authorsL Parkinson, Manohar Garg, Clare Collins, Julie Byles
2003Wang Y, Levi CR, D'Este CA, Attia JR, Spratt N, Fisher J, 'Seasonal variation in stroke in the Hunter Region, Australia a five-year hospital-based study, 1995-2000', STROKE, PHOENIX, ARIZONA (2003)
Author URL
Co-authorsChris Levi, Neil Spratt, John Attia
2003Thakkinstian A, D'Este C, Eisman J, Nguyen T, Attia J, 'Meta-analysis of molecular association studies: The vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and bone mineral density as a case study.', JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (2003)
Author URL
Co-authorsJohn Attia
2002Wang Y, Levi CR, D'Este CA, Pollack M, Fisher J, 'Stroke incidence variations in rural, semi-rural and urban areas of the Hunter Region, Australia, 1995-2000', Not known, Not known (2002) [E3]
Co-authorsChris Levi
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Report (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Gwynn JD, Blunden SV, Turner N, Flood V, Attia J, Smith W, et al., 'Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project: An Aboriginal community governed program of research and health promotion for children. Final Report August 2014', NSW MInistry of Health (2014) [R1]
Co-authorsWayne Smith, Josephine Gwynn, John Attia, John Wiggers
2014Gwynn JD, Blunden SV, Turner N, Flood V, Attia J, Smith W, et al., 'Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project: An Aboriginal community governed program of research and health promotion for children. Short Report.', NSW MInistry of Health, 27 (2014) [R1]
Co-authorsWayne Smith, Josephine Gwynn, John Attia, John Wiggers
2014Byles JE, Curryer CA, Edwards N, Weaver N, D'Este C, Hall J, Kowal P, 'The health of older people in selected countries of the Western Pacific Region.', World Health Organisation, 54 (2014) [R1]
Co-authorsJulie Byles, John Hall, Natasha Weaver
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants34
Total funding$7,839,469

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20141 grants / $1,435,804

Improving alcohol treatment outcomes$1,435,804

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamLaureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Associate Professor Anthony Shakeshaft, Professor Michael Farrell, Professor Richard Mattick, Doctor Jamie Bryant, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Professor Paul Haber
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1300166
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20125 grants / $300,943

T3 Trial: Triage, Treatment and Transfer of patients with stroke in emergency departments$174,525

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Sandy Middleton, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Associate Professor Mark Fitzgerald, Associate Professor Julie Considine, Professor Jeremy Grimshaw, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Professor Richard Gerraty, Associate Professor Ngai Wah Cheung, Dr Dominique Cadilhac, Associate Professor Elizabeth McInnes
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1201067
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Comparative Study on Health of Older Persons in Selected Countries in the Western Pacific Region$47,010

Funding body: World Health Organisation

Funding bodyWorld Health Organisation
Project TeamProfessor Julie Byles, Associate Professor John Hall, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Doctor Paul Kowal, Professor Hal Kendig, Dr Joel Negin, Dr Nawi Ng
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1201053
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

Determinants of Effective Clinical networks: Data analysis$31,500

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamDr Mary Haines, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Professor Sandy Middleton, Associate Professor Elizabeth McInnes, Emeritus Professor Peter Castaldi, Professor Sally Redman
SchemePartnership Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1000646
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Longitudinal changes in mammographic density as a biomarker for future breast cancer events$24,360

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamProfessor John Forbes, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Ms Judith Jobling
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200833
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Which anti-smoking media campaign best predicts perceived effectiveness among socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers? An experimental study$23,548

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamAssociate Professor Billie Bonevski, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Miss Ashlee Smith, Conjoint Professor Christopher Doran
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1101150
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20112 grants / $676,416

Chronic Care Service Enhancements Program: Evaluation Project$571,103

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding bodyNSW Health
Project TeamLaureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Mariko Carey, Doctor Jamie Bryant, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Associate Professor John Hall, Conjoint Professor Christopher Doran
SchemeConsultancy/Tender
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100894
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Centre for informing policy in health with evidence from research (CIPHER)$105,313

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Sally Redman, Professor Louisa Jorm, Professor Sally Green, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Ms Deborah Frew, Conjoint Associate Professor Anthony Shakeshaft, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Huw Davies, Professor Jordan Louviere
SchemeCentres of Research Excellence (CRE) - Centres of Health Services Research Excellence
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100197
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20106 grants / $1,327,635

Evaluating the effectiveness of a strategy to increase the adoption of best evidence practice. A cluster randomised controlled trial in acute stroke care$772,950

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamLaureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Professor Mark Parsons, Professor Christopher Bladin, Professor Richard Lindley, Professor John Attia
SchemePartnership Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0189781
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

RCT of a client-centred, caseworker-delivered smoking cessation intervention for a socially disadvantaged population$423,200

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Billie Bonevski, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190197
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Evaluating the effectiveness of a strategy to increase the adoption of best evidence practice. A cluster randomised controlled trial in acute stroke care $50,000

Funding body: Victorian Department of Health

Funding bodyVictorian Department of Health
Project TeamLaureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Professor Mark Parsons, Professor Christopher Bladin, Professor Richard Lindley, Professor John Attia
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1100824
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

SMS SOS: A rct of the efficacy of SMS text messages in reducing re-presentation of deliberate self-poisoning patients$30,000

Funding body: BellBerry Limited

Funding bodyBellBerry Limited
Project TeamConjoint Professor Alison Jones, Conjoint Professor Gregory Carter, Conjoint Professor Ian Whyte, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeNear Miss
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0900220
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

Implementation of thrombolytic therapy in acute stroke. A cluster randomised trial$30,000

Funding body: BellBerry Limited

Funding bodyBellBerry Limited
Project TeamConjoint Professor Chris Levi, Professor John Attia, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Professor Mark Parsons, Professor Christopher Bladin, Professor Richard Lindley, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeNear Miss
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0900221
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

Delay in seeking treatment for symptoms of bowel cancer: a community survey of self-reported delay timeframes and triggers for seeking treatment among those aged 55+$21,485

Funding body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Funding bodyHunter Children`s Research Foundation
Project TeamAssociate Professor Christine Paul, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Mariko Carey, Mr Ryan Courtney, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Mr Mark McEvoy
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0900147
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20095 grants / $726,765

HMRI MRSP Infrastructure (09-10) - Health Behaviour$206,625

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamConjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG1000230
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

The acceptability and effectiveness of a system based approach to reducing CV risk, including depression and lifestyle risk factors in rural and remote general practices. A RCT.$189,422

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding bodyNational Heart Foundation of Australia
Project TeamLaureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Leon Piterman, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Kerry Inder
SchemeCardiovascular Disease and Depression Strategic Research Program
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189464
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

Testing the acceptability of a system-oriented intervention, involving touch screen computers, for reducing cancer risk status among general practice patients$49,970

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding bodyCancer Institute NSW
Project TeamAssociate Professor Christine Paul, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Professor Nicholas Zwar
SchemeResearch Innovation Grants
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189635
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Development and transfer of data linkage key and dataset for SHOAMP data and blood samples$13,387

Funding body: Department of Veterans` Affairs

Funding bodyDepartment of Veterans` Affairs
Project TeamConjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Professor John Attia
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG1000008
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20083 grants / $1,682,625

Increasing appropriate screening for colorectal cancer patients and first degree relatives. A RCT.$1,303,750

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamLaureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Finlay Macrae, Professor David Hill, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Associate Professor Christopher Doran, Professor Robert Thomas
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0187633
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Yr 4 & 5 of a randomised controlled trial of an intensive intervention to reduce smoking among pregnant indigenous women$314,875

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamConjoint Professor Sandra Eades, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Dr K Panaretto, Dr Mark Wenitong, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0187650
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Assessing the value and usefulness of a cancer-registry based systematic approach to advising first degree relatives of colorectal cancer patients about their risks and need for screening$64,000

Funding body: Australian Rotary Health

Funding bodyAustralian Rotary Health
Project TeamLaureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Professor Finlay Macrae, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeBowel Cancer Scholarship
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189045
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20071 grants / $48,030

Cancer Cluster Study$48,030

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding bodyNewcastle Innovation
Project TeamDoctor Maya Guest, Ms Sandra McBurnie, Professor John Attia, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeAdministered Research
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188347
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20051 grants / $126,120

2005 RIBG allocation$126,120

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeResearch Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185795
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20043 grants / $465,088

Reducing cancer patients psychosocial needs: A Randomised Controlled Trial$440,088

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamLaureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Dr Vicki White, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Ms Suzi Grogan, Associate Professor Christopher Doran
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0182926
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

The trend of secondary prevention in the Hunter region over the last 5 years.$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183495
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

A functional model of falls risk.$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Julie Byles, Doctor Lynette Mackenzie, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183508
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20033 grants / $708,000

A population-based longitudinal study of cancer survivors' psychosocial and physical well being$441,000

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamConjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0181778
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Reducing alcohol-related harm in rural communities$252,000

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamLaureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Richard Mattick, Conjoint Associate Professor Anthony Shakeshaft, Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Christopher Doran, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0181806
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Nutrition screening among the elderly: exploring folate levels.$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Julie Byles, Professor Clare Collins, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182468
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20022 grants / $18,000

Feasibility of nutrition screening among the elderly$13,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Julie Byles, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Michael Dibley, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Professor Manohar Garg
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181275
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Community Development Support Expenditure (CDSE) Scheme - Survival and unplanned readmission following comprehensive outpatient cardiac rehabilitation.$5,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamConjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Doctor Kerry Inder
SchemeWallsend RSL Ace of clubs
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0182633
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

19971 grants / $112,263

Changing Practice Patterns in the managment of Acute Myocardial Infarction$112,263

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Richard Heller, Associate Professor Lynette Lim, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0176257
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

19961 grants / $211,780

Acute Cardiac Care Study$211,780

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding bodyNSW Health
Project TeamConjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeCardiac Care Study
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0176316
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014International Obesity and Socio-Economic Status: RelativeVs Absolute
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2013Design and Analysis of Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomised Trials
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2011Modifiable Predictors of Mental Health Services Utilisation for Australian Women
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2010The Definition of Polytrauma - The Need for International Consensus
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2010Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kenya
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2010Mammographic Density as a Biomarker for the Efficacy of Treatment of Endocrine Therapies Used to Prevent Breast Cancer Events in Randomised Controlled Clinical Trials
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Unmet Needs of Survivors of a Haematological Malignancy: Prevalence, Predictors, and Psychometrics
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2014An Exploration of Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Smokers' Responses to Three Tobacco Control Strategies
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2014Patient-Centred Cancer Care: A Road Less Travelled. An Investigation in Australian Radiotherapy Settings
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2014Understanding Smoking by Pregnant Aboriginal Women
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2014Management of Excess Weight in Australian General Practice Patients: Informing Practice
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2013The Application of Syndromic Surveillance to Public Health Practice
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2013Cancer Survivors' Psychosocial Outcomes: A Population-Based Investigation of Anxiety, Depression and Unmet Needs at Six to Twelve Months Post-diagnosis
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2013The Prognostic Value of Trait Anger in Treatment of Methamphetamine Dependence
Psychiatry, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2012Colorectal Cancer Screening Participation and Medical Advice Seeking for Symptoms in Australia
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2012The Food and Nutrient Intake and Physical Activity of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Non-Indigenous Rural Children
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2012The Study of Health Outcomes in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel: Sensory System Effects
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2012Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in an Australian Population
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2011Role of Zinc as an Adjunct in the Treatment of Childhood Diarrhea
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2011An Investigation into Novel Surveillance Systems and Factors Affecting Public Health Response to Emerging Infectious Diseases (Including New, Re-Emerging and Deliberately Released Pathogens)
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2011Development and Psychometric Evaluation of a Measure of Perceived Need for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2009Assessment of Nutritional Status and Associated Factors in Children Under 3 Years in Rural Western China and Tibet
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2008Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women: An Examination of Smoking During Pregnancy
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2007Validation of Self-Report with Medical Records for Events of Traumatic Brain Injury in Males Passing Through the NSW Criminal Justice System
Psychiatry, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2007The Effect Of Ambient Air Quality On Lung Function, Respiratory Symptoms And Bronchodilator Use Among Symptomatic Children
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2007The Psychosocial Impact on Mineworkers of Traumatic Events in the Workplace
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Sole Supervisor
2007Pre-Illness Dietary Factors in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Sole Supervisor
2006Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Asians and Caucasians
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2006An Assessment of the Causes of Anaemia and Severe Anaemia in Pregnant Women Living in a Disadvantaged Ethnic Minority Community in Vietnam
Epidemiology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2005Cardiac rehabilitation participation and health outcomes in an Australian population
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2004Meta-analysis of Molecular Association Studies
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2004Issues in Measurement and Analysis of Health-Related Quality of Life in Heart-Disease
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2003Diet, Lifestyle, and Risk Factors for Forearm Fracture in Postmenopausal Women
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2003DEVELOPMENTAL DYSPLASIA OF THE HIP: Experiences of and Impact on Families and Health Professionals
Epidemiology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
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News

Obesity

Weighty Problem

November 1, 2013

In a region where 70 per cent of adults are overweight or obese, a new study conducted by University of Newcastle and HMRI researchers has found that doctors are falling short in detecting weight conditions, which may lead to inadequate assistance with managing weight.

Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este

Position

Conjoint Professor
CCEB
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Public Health

Contact Details

Emailcatherine.deste@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 40420517
Mobile0407061051

Office

RoomRoom 4110 Level 4 West HMRI Building
BuildingHMRI Building
LocationLevel 4 West HMRI Building

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