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Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher

Laureate Professor

School of Medicine and Public Health (Public Health)

The Last Word

Rob Sanson-Fisher

It is the news that no doctor wants to deliver and no patient wants to hear, but preparing for the end-of-life is just as important as preparing for the start of a life, according to internationally recognised cancer care and health behaviour expert, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher AO.

Drawing on his more than 35 years' experience, the Director of the University of Newcastle's internationally recognised Centre for Health Behaviour and co-leader of HMRI's Public Health Program, Professor Sanson-Fisher is working on a number of ground-breaking research projects to change the mindset of dealing with illness and dying.

In a time fraught with high emotions and where crucial decisions need to be made, Professor Sanson-Fisher's research is setting the global benchmark for clinical practice guidelines and training for doctors to help reduce the emotional impact of terminal illnesses on patients and their families.

This includes spearheading a research project that analyses international approaches and cultural differences to end-of-life care, a study identifying communication and perception gaps between doctors, patients and families, as well as developing an internet-based system that keeps patients, families and caregivers on the same page.

"The nature of terminal illnesses, like cancer or cardiovascular disease, is that many people do not want to have the discussion about death, because there is fear that voicing this discussion is like jinxing or giving up, and will only increase stress on the patient," Professor Sanson-Fisher said.

"In actual fact, research shows that planning for death helps ease depression and anxiety. People who receive end-of-life care consistent with preferences are said to experience higher quality of life and lower physical and psychological distress," he said.

"Our research delves into the many areas of decision making that emerge towards the end-of-life, from treatment choices to legal parameters on who makes the decisions to quality of life preferences such as where and how you would like to be housed and who you would like to look after you.

"However, patient preferences often aren't clearly communicated to doctors and families, who become surrogate decision-makers. Providers then have to rely on the perceptions and personal views of family members rather than the patients themselves, at a time when the family members are incredibly stressed.

"There is increasing evidence to show that terminal cancer patients are receiving more treatments at the end-of-life than they might want if their views were sought. Planning helps reduce fear and stress, and helps everyone develop a shared understanding and sense of responsibility and values."

It is Professor Sanson-Fisher's aim to reshape thinking surrounding dying, so that preparations are as thorough for end-of-life as the other end of the spectrum – childbirth.

"With ageing population expected to increase, it is paramount that we begin to view preparation for end-of-life as a process as important as preparing for the birth of a baby. Improving end-of-life preparation has implications across many different sectors and industries, from government to legal to psychological, medical and aged care."

Professor Sanson-Fisher's Consensus Guidelines for Medical Practitioners on breaking bad news originally set the international benchmark for helping patients, families and doctors through the delicate and often heartbreaking discussion of how they would like their final days to play out.

An inaugural Director of the National Cancer Control Institute and New South Wales Cancer Education Research Program, Professor Sanson-Fisher has published more than 400 peer reviewed research papers on improving public health outcomes in the areas of behavioural science, cancer control and Indigenous health. This service was recognised when he was awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia for his work.

The Centre for Health Behaviour and the multidisciplinary research team for the Who Decides and at What Cost study brings a unique blend of clinical, legal, behavioural, bioethics, health economics, information technology and biostatistics expertise.

The study builds on the Centre's extensive experience and successes, and uses new research methodologies such as video, films and live scenarios to explore reactions and educate practitioners.

The Who Decides and at What Cost Study will be the first in the world to provide clinically relevant data on the degree to which providers and surrogate decision makers accurately reflect cancer patients' end-of-life decisions over time.

The study will also try to address evidence-based practice gap, which shows what clinicians should be doing and identifying where they are not meeting best practice and why they are not.

Professor Sanson-Fisher is also working on a study that analyses and compares approaches to end-of-life care in Australia, Japan, Vietnam and Korea.

"One of the interesting early indications from the initial international findings is that there appears to be universal consistencies surrounding discussions on dying," Professor Sanson-Fisher said.

"You would expect there to be variations between Japan, which is perceived as being a hierarchical society, compared to Vietnam which is considered a socialist society, versus Australia, a traditional family-dominated medical environment, where questioning medical practice is considered more common. However, there isn't much difference".

"Surprisingly however, advanced directives are much more common in Japan than they are here in Australia. So we are looking at research into why that might be and whether or not patients in Australia would like to have advanced directives.

Studies by Sanson-Fisher have indicated that patients with advanced, incurable cancer have high levels of unmet needs, especially in relation to the areas of psychological and medical communication and information.

Professor Sanson-Fisher believes that these unmet needs are largely driven by a gap between clinicians' expectations and a patient's expectations.

"An oncologist might tell a patient that a certain treatment might 'work'. The patient will interpret that as meaning the treatment will extend their life by years, but the oncologist actually means extending their life by three months," says Professor Sanson-Fisher.

Perception plays a key role, according to Professor Sanson-Fisher, who believes it is not so much about what is in the plan – but in the interpretation of what the patient would want. 

"Doctors often talk about 'good' cancers, but most people think there are no good cancers to have. Oncologists deal with horrible situations every day and for patients this might be their first encounter with cancer.

"Their perceptions are completely different because they live in different worlds, but it's essential that we bridge this communication and perception gap for all parties' sake.

The timing of when to have the discussions is also being investigated, with Sanson-Fisher and his team developing frameworks that will assist caregivers to recognise the point at which psychosocial and emotional responses to patients' needs require specialist intervention.

"We're also researching when and how patient's advanced directives and patient preferences change over time. I have certainly seen patients say I don't want treatment when they are not a patient and then when they are a patient they say 'give me everything you've got'."

Sanson-Fisher and his team are currently trialling an internet-based research system to bridge this gap for leukaemia patients.

"Leukaemia and its treatment is a complex area. Blood cancers are much harder to understand and the decisions about what treatment plan to follow are therefore much harder.

"The internet-based information system outlines what treatment they are using, what the decisions and consequences are and what they can do to manage it.

"The site gives leukaemia patients, their families, their support team and their health team access to a central site any time they like to help everyone feel as though they are on the same page."

With 7.6 million people dying from cancer worldwide every year alone, Professor Sanson-Fisher is leading the way in helping the last goodbye become an easier one.

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Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher is internationally recognised as a leader in health behavioural research. His work is known for successfully combining behavioural and public health approaches to health promotion, health service evaluation and cancer control. He has published more than 263 peer review research papers and 16 chapters in books. Rob has obtained numerous research grants, including program grants from the NHMRC and other competitive funding agencies. His current research interests are in changing health care providers clinical behaviour so that it more closely approximates best evidence practice, the development, implementation and evaluation of attempting to improving the health outcomes for vulnerable population groups. Professor Sanson-Fisher played a significant role in establishing the Behavioural Science Group in Relation to Medicine at the University of Newcastle. He also was the initiator of the Hunter Centre for Health Advancement and Director of the New South Wales Cancer Education Research Program.health service models, assessment of unmet needs of cancer patients and The research training and publications, which resulted from this group, have received national and international recognition. These research achievements were recognised with the group being designated a WHO Centre of Excellence with Professor Sanson- Fisher as the director. He was the inaugural director of the National Cancer control Institute. More recently Rob finished a four-year term as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Newcastle. In 2000 he was awarded the Hunter Medical Research Institute Award for Research Excellence.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Western Australia
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical), University of Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Psychology, University of Western Australia

Keywords

  • Psycho-social/ Behavioural
  • Public Health

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified 25
160508 Health Policy 15
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 60

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Laureate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2003 - 1/01/2007 Director Mater Hospital Board
Australia
1/01/1999 - 1/01/2000 Chairperson NSW Cancer Council
Australia
1/01/1999 - 1/01/2001 Chairperson NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
1/01/1998 - 1/01/2001 Member of Executive Committee Newcastle Institute of Public Health
Australia
1/01/1998 - 1/01/2001 Dean University of Newcastle
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Australia
1/01/1996 - 1/01/1997 Inaugural Director Australian Commonwealth Government National Cancer Control Initiative
Australia
1/01/1992 - 1/01/1997 Inaugural Director University of Newcastle
Hunter Centre For Health Advancement
Australia
1/01/1992 - 1/01/1995 Director University of Newcastle
WHO Centre for Health Behaviour Research
Australia
1/01/1981 - 1/01/1997 Professor University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - Behavioural Medicine Multidisciplinary Health Education Behavioural Medicine Multidisciplinary Health Education
Australia
Member - The Australian Psychologist The Australian Psychologist
Australia
Member - Journal of Behavioural Psychotherapy Journal of Behavioural Psychotherapy
Australia
Member - Cancer Strategy Journal of Criminal Justice and Behaviour Cancer Strategy Journal of Criminal Justice and Behaviour
Australia

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2007 3rd Biennial General Practice Conference
Organisation: Monash University Description: Deliver lectures on Evidence - Practice Gaps
2005 Working Conference on Research Design
Organisation: NIH and CDC Description: Invited presentation to Working Conference on Research Design.
2002 Community Interventions, New Directions
Organisation: American Cancer Council Description: Invited Presentation: A troubled Landscape
2002 Public Health Association of Australia Annual Conference
Organisation: Public Health Association of Australia Description: Keynote address: Limitations of Randomised Clinical trials in determining evidence in Public Health
2001 National taiwan University College of Medicine Conference
Organisation: National Taiwan University Description: Invited Presentation: Community Based medical Education New Directions
2001 Dick Gibson - Oration
Organisation: Australian Association of Gerontology Description: Invited Presentation: Age Care - Old Problems, New Solutions
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Publications

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


Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Waller AE, Boyes A, Carey M, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Screening and Assessment for Unmet Needs', Psycho-Oncology, Oxford University Press, New York 369-377 (2015)
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Allison Boyes, Amy Waller, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2000 Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'Psychosocial aspects of cancer control', Stress and Health: Research and Clinical Applications, Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, Netherlands 319-334 (2000) [B1]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Billie Bonevski
1998 Wiggers JH, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Evidence-based health promotion', Evaluating Health Promotion, Stanley Thornes (Publishers) Ltd., UK 126-145 (1998) [B1]
Co-authors John Wiggers, Rob Sanson-Fisher

Journal article (389 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Boyes 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)
DOI 10.3109/0284186X.2014.958527
Co-authors Allison Boyes, Amy Waller, Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2015 Passey ME, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Response to Gould et al's Letter to the Editor: Provision of Antenatal Smoking Cessation Support: A Survey With Pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women.', Nicotine Tob Res, (2015)
DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntv086
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2015 Paul CL, Carey ML, Russell G, D'Este C, Sanson-Fisher RW, Zwar N, 'Prevalence of FOB testing in eastern-Australian general practice patients: What has a national bowel cancer screening program delivered?', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 26 39-44 (2015)

Issues addressed The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) was introduced in Australia in 2006, offering free immunochemical Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) to persons a... [more]

Issues addressed The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) was introduced in Australia in 2006, offering free immunochemical Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) to persons aged 50, 55 or 65. The study aimed to examine the prevalence of self-reported screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) using the FOBT and factors associated with not having an FOBT. Methods A cross-sectional study of Australian general practice patients aged 50 and over with no personal history of CRC completed a health risk survey while waiting for scheduled appointments between November 2010 and November 2011. Results A total of 5671 patients from 12 practices were approached to participate. Of the 4707 eligible patients (adults attending for care who understood English and were capable of providing informed consent), 4062 (86%) consented to participate, with 2269 eligible to complete the FOBT items. Approximately half (52%) of participants reported ever having an FOBT. More than one-third (39.7%) of the sample reported having an FOBT in the prior three years. Those who recalled receiving a mailed kit as part of the NBCSP were five times more likely to report being screened. Those less likely to report screening were aged 50-59 years, were female and had been diagnosed with a form of cancer other than CRC. Conclusions There is justification for the extension of the NBCSP to ensure a majority of the age-appropriate population is screened for CRC. So what? Further work is needed to identify whether high rates of screening are achievable using the mailed-kit approach, and how to increase participation by females, those aged 50-69 years and those diagnosed with other cancers.

DOI 10.1071/HE14058
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2015 Passey ME, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Provision of antenatal smoking cessation support: a survey with pregnant aboriginal and torres strait islander women.', Nicotine Tob Res, 17 746-749 (2015)
DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntv019
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2015 Tzelepis F, Sanson-Fisher RW, Zucca AC, Fradgley EA, 'Measuring the quality of patient-centered care: why patient-reported measures are critical to reliable assessment.', Patient Prefer Adherence, 9 831-835 (2015)
DOI 10.2147/PPA.S81975
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Flora Tzelepis, Alison Zucca
2015 Stewart J, Sanson-Fisher R, Eades S, 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: accuracy of patient self-report of screening for diabetes, high cholesterol and cervical cancer.', Aust N Z J Public Health, (2015)
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12309
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2015 Bryant J, Sanson-Fisher R, Stevenson W, Smits R, Henskens F, Wei A, et al., 'Protocol of a multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a web-based information intervention with nurse-delivered telephone support for haematological cancer patients and their support persons.', BMC Cancer, 15 295 (2015)
DOI 10.1186/s12885-015-1314-x
Co-authors Frans Henskens, Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2015 Bryant J, Carey M, Sanson-Fisher R, Mansfield E, Regan T, Bisquera A, 'Missed opportunities: General practitioner identification of their patients' smoking status', BMC Family Practice, 16 (2015)

Background: In order to provide smoking cessation support to their patients in line with clinical practice guidelines, general practitioners must first ascertain whether their pat... [more]

Background: In order to provide smoking cessation support to their patients in line with clinical practice guidelines, general practitioners must first ascertain whether their patients' use tobacco. This study examined (i) the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value of general practitioner detection of smoking, and (ii) the general practitioner and patient characteristics associated with detection of tobacco use. Methods: Eligible patients completed a touchscreen computer survey while waiting for an appointment with their general practitioner. Patients self-reported demographic characteristics, medical history, and current smoking status. Following the patient's consultation, their general practitioner was asked to indicate whether the patient was a current smoker (yes/no/unsure/not applicable). Smoking prevalence, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive values (with 95% confidence intervals) were calculated using patient self-report of smoking status as the gold standard. Generalised estimating equations were used to examine the general practitioner and patient characteristics associated with detection of tobacco use. Results: Fifty-one general practitioners and 1,573 patients in twelve general practices participated. Patient self-report of smoking was 11.3% compared to general practitioner estimated prevalence of 9.5%. Sensitivity of general practitioner assessment was 66% [95% CI 59-73] while specificity was 98% [95% CI 97-98]. Positive predictive value was 78% [95% CI 71-85] and negative predictive value was 96% [95% CI 95-97]. No general practitioner factors were associated with detection of smoking. Patients with a higher level of education or who responded 'Other ' were less likely to be detected as smokers than patients who had completed a high school or below level of education. Conclusion: Despite the important role general practitioners play in providing smoking cessation advice and support, a substantial proportion of general practitioners do not know their patient's smoking status. This represents a significant missed opportunity in the provision of preventive healthcare. Electronic waiting room assessments may assist general practitioners in improving the identification of smokers.

DOI 10.1186/s12875-015-0228-7
Co-authors Timothy Regan, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Elise Mansfield
2015 Bryant J, Sanson-Fisher R, Fradgley E, Regan T, Hobden B, Ackland SP, 'Oncology patients overwhelmingly support tissue banking', BMC Cancer, (2015)

Background: Translational biomedical research relies on the availability of human tissue to explore disease aetiology and prognostic factors, with the objective of developing bett... [more]

Background: Translational biomedical research relies on the availability of human tissue to explore disease aetiology and prognostic factors, with the objective of developing better targeted treatments. The establishment of biobanks poses ongoing ethical considerations in relation to donors. This is a quantitative study exploring medical oncology patients' preferences for contributing to tissue biobanks. Methods: The objectives of this study were to explore oncology patients' preferences about tissue banking, including: 1) willingness to donate; 2) factors influencing donation decisions; 3) preferences about the use of donated tissue including permission systems, data linkage, and communication about research findings to donors. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in two tertiary oncology outpatient clinics. Eligible patients were approached by volunteers to complete a touchscreen survey in waiting rooms or while receiving intravenous therapy. Consenting participants completed demographic questions and received up to 12 previously validated items exploring preferences for donating tissue. Results: 224 oncology outpatients participated over a ten month period (69.1 % consent rate; 64.4 % completion rate). Most participants were female (54 %), were a mean age of 62 years, and diagnosed with breast (26 %) and bowel (20 %) cancer. Most participants indicated willingness to donate tissue (84 %) and for their sample to be stored for future use (96 %). Participants preferred a blanket consent approach (71 %), samples to be linked to medical records (62 %) and for general results of the research (79 %) to be provided to them. Factors influencing willingness to donate tissue included personal (85 %) or familial health benefits (88 %) and a sense of duty to future patients (82 %). Conclusions: The overwhelming majority of oncology patients are willing to participate in a tissue bank, providing some support to explore 'opt-out' models of consent. To enhance patient acceptability, tissue banking programs should: (i) consider allowing blanket informed consent as well as opt-in models of consent; (ii) develop protocols allowing feedback of information about samples in line with patient preferences; (iii) provide clear information to potential donors about the benefits arising from donation.

DOI 10.1186/s12885-015-1416-5
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2015 Carey M, Noble N, Mansfield E, Waller A, Henskens F, Sanson-Fisher R, 'The Role of eHealth in Optimizing Preventive Care in the Primary Care Setting.', J Med Internet Res, 17 e126 (2015)
DOI 10.2196/jmir.3817
Co-authors Frans Henskens, Elise Mansfield, Amy Waller, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2015 Zucca A, Sanson-Fisher R, Waller A, Carey M, Fradgley E, Regan T, 'Medical Oncology Patients: Are They Offered Help and Does It¿Provide Relief?', J Pain Symptom Manage, (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.04.018
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alison Zucca, Mariko Carey, Amy Waller
2015 Hall AE, Sanson-Fisher RW, Lynagh MC, Tzelepis F, D'Este C, 'What do haematological cancer survivors want help with? A cross-sectional investigation of unmet supportive care needs.', BMC Res Notes, 8 221 (2015)
DOI 10.1186/s13104-015-1188-7
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Flora Tzelepis, Alix Hall, Marita Lynagh
2015 Waller A, Forshaw K, Bryant J, Carey M, Boyes A, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Preparatory education for cancer patients undergoing surgery: A systematic review of volume and quality of research output over time.', Patient Educ Couns, (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2015.05.008
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Amy Waller, Mariko Carey, Allison Boyes
2015 Waller A, Carey M, Mazza D, Yoong S, Grady A, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Patient-reported areas for quality improvement in general practice: a cross-sectional survey.', Br J Gen Pract, 65 e312-e318 (2015)
DOI 10.3399/bjgp15X684841
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Amy Waller
2015 Tzelepis F, Sanson-Fisher RW, Hall AE, Carey ML, Paul CL, Clinton-Mcharg T, 'Development and psychometric evaluation of the Quality of Patient-Centered Cancer Care measure with hematological cancer survivors', Cancer, 121 2383-2392 (2015)

BACKGROUND The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended 6 objectives for achieving patient-centered care. However, most patient-reported outcome measures developed with cancer popu... [more]

BACKGROUND The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended 6 objectives for achieving patient-centered care. However, most patient-reported outcome measures developed with cancer populations fail to address all 6 patient-centeredness dimensions. The Quality of Patient-Centered Cancer Care (QPCCC) measure was developed on the basis of IOM recommendations, and the measure's validity, reliability, and floor and ceiling effects were examined. METHODS The development of the QPCCC measure included interviews with hematological cancer survivors and feedback from hematologists and cancer patients. To evaluate the measure's psychometric properties, hematological cancer survivors were identified via 2 cancer registries and were mailed the QPCCC measure. To examine test-retest reliability, a second QPCCC measure was mailed to survivors 7 to 14 days after they had returned the first measure. RESULTS Overall, 545 hematological cancer survivors completed the 48-item QPCCC measure. Exploratory factor analysis revealed a 10-factor structure with factor loadings>0.40. The subscales were labeled Treatment Delivery, Treatment Decision Making, Coordinated and Integrated Care, Emotional Support, Timely Care, Follow-Up Care, Respectful Communication, Patient Preferences and Values, Cancer Information, and Equitable Care. The QPCCC measure demonstrated acceptable internal consistency for all subscales (Cronbach's a=.73-.94). When test-retest reliability was assessed, 4 items demonstrated substantial agreement (¿>0.60), whereas 40 items showed moderate agreement (¿=0.41-0.60). Ceiling effects were present for 8 subscales. CONCLUSIONS The QPCCC measure has acceptable face and content validity, construct validity, and internal consistency. However, the measure's discriminant validity and test-retest reliability could be improved. The QPCCC measure could be used to improve patient-centered cancer care. Cancer 2015;121:2383-2392.

DOI 10.1002/cncr.29384
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul, Alix Hall, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2015 Carey M, Yoong SL, Grady A, Bryant J, Jayakody A, Sanson-Fisher R, Inder KJ, 'Unassisted detection of depression by GPs: who is most likely to be misclassified?', Fam Pract, 32 282-287 (2015)
DOI 10.1093/fampra/cmu087
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey, Kerry Inder
2015 Tzelepis F, Sanson-Fisher RW, Hall AE, Carey ML, Paul CL, Clinton-Mcharg T, 'The quality of patient-centred care: Haematological cancer survivors' perceptions', Psycho-Oncology, 24 796-803 (2015)

Objective Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) that assess the quality of patient-centred cancer care have failed to measure all six patient-centredness dimensions endorsed b... [more]

Objective Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) that assess the quality of patient-centred cancer care have failed to measure all six patient-centredness dimensions endorsed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). This study is the first to use the Quality of Patient-Centered Cancer Care (QPCCC) measure that covers all six IOM patient-centredness dimensions to examine haematological cancer survivors' perceptions of care and characteristics associated with perceived quality of care. Methods Haematological cancer survivors diagnosed in the last 6 years and aged 18-80 years were recruited from two Australian state population-based cancer registries. Survivors were mailed the 48-item QPCCC measure. Results Overall, 545 haematological cancer survivors completed the measure. Areas of care most commonly identified as delivered were hospital staff showing respect to survivors (93%) and making sure the correct treatment was received (93%). Aspects of care most frequently nominated as not delivered were hospital staff helping family and friends (34%) or the survivor (32%) to find other people with similar experiences to talk to. Characteristics associated with survivors perceiving higher quality care was delivered included being employed, having private health insurance, being younger, a Non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis and more recent diagnosis. Being depressed or stressed was associated with perceived lower quality of care. Conclusions Provision of peer support programs that allow haematological cancer survivors and families and friends to talk to others in similar situations could be improved. Using PROMs to identify areas where cancer survivors perceive improvements are needed is essential to quality improvement efforts.

DOI 10.1002/pon.3728
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey, Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul, Alix Hall
2015 Grady A, Carey M, Oldmeadow C, Bryant J, Mazza D, Sanson-Fisher R, 'GP detection of health risk factors among general practice patients at risk of primary and secondary stroke.', Fam Pract, 32 336-342 (2015)
DOI 10.1093/fampra/cmv024
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey, Christopher Oldmeadow
2015 Grady AM, Bryant J, Carey ML, Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Levi CR, 'Agreement with evidence for tissue Plasminogen Activator use among emergency physicians: A cross-sectional survey', BMC Research Notes, 8 (2015)

Background: Emergency department staff play a crucial role in the triage of stroke patients and therefore the capacity to deliver time-dependent treatments such as tissue Plasmino... [more]

Background: Emergency department staff play a crucial role in the triage of stroke patients and therefore the capacity to deliver time-dependent treatments such as tissue Plasminogen Activator. This study aimed to identify among emergency physicians, (1) rates of agreement with evidence supporting tissue Plasminogen Activator use in acute stroke care; and (2) individual and hospital factors associated with high agreement with evidence supporting tissue Plasminogen Activator use. Methods: Australian fellows and trainees of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine were invited to complete an online cross-sectional survey assessing perceptions of tissue Plasminogen Activator use in acute stroke. Demographic and hospital characteristics were also collected. Results: 429 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine members responded (13% response rate). Almost half (47.2%) did not agree with any statements regarding the benefits of tissue Plasminogen Activator use for acute stroke. Perceived routine administration of tissue Plasminogen Activator by the head of respondents' emergency department was significantly associated with high agreement with the evidence supporting tissue Plasminogen Activator use in acute stroke. Conclusions: Agreement with evidence supporting tissue Plasminogen Activator use in acute stroke is not high among responding Australian emergency physicians. In order for tissue Plasminogen Activator treatment to become widely accepted and adopted in emergency settings, beliefs and attitudes towards treatment need to be in accordance with clinical practice guidelines.

DOI 10.1186/s13104-015-1242-5
Co-authors Chris Levi, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey, Chris Paul
2015 Grady AM, Bryant J, Carey ML, Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Levi CR, 'Agreement with evidence for tissue Plasminogen Activator use among emergency physicians: a cross-sectional survey.', BMC Res Notes, 8 267 (2015)
DOI 10.1186/s13104-015-1242-5
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Levi, Chris Paul, Mariko Carey
2015 Lynagh MC, Clinton-McHarg T, Hall A, Sanson-Fisher R, Stevenson W, Tiley C, Bisquera A, 'Are Australian clinicians monitoring medication adherence in hematological cancer survivors? Two cross-sectional studies.', Exp Hematol Oncol, 4 15 (2015)
DOI 10.1186/s40164-015-0011-4
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall, Marita Lynagh
2015 Mackenzie LJ, Carey M, Sanson-Fisher R, D'Este C, Yoong SL, 'A cross-sectional study of radiation oncology outpatients' concern about, preferences for, and perceived barriers to discussing anxiety and depression.', Psychooncology, (2015)
DOI 10.1002/pon.3806
Co-authors Lisa Mackenzie, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Smits R, Bryant J, Sanson-Fisher R, Tzelepis F, Henskens F, Paul C, Stevenson W, 'Tailored and integrated Web-based tools for improving psychosocial outcomes of cancer patients: the DoTTI development framework.', J Med Internet Res, 16 e76 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/jmir.2849
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Frans Henskens, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul
2014 Paul C, Yoong SL, Sanson-Fisher R, Carey M, Russell G, Makeham M, 'Under the radar: A cross-sectional study of the challenge of identifying at-risk alcohol consumption in the general practice setting', BMC Family Practice, 15 (2014) [C1]

Background: Primary care providers are an important source of information regarding appropriate alcohol consumption. As early presentation to a provider for alcohol-related concer... [more]

Background: Primary care providers are an important source of information regarding appropriate alcohol consumption. As early presentation to a provider for alcohol-related concerns is unlikely, it is important that providers are able to identify at-risk patients in order to provide appropriate advice. This study aimed to report the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value of General Practitioner (GP) assessment of alcohol consumption compared to patient self-report, and explore characteristics associated with GP non-detection of at-risk status. Method. GP practices were selected from metropolitan and regional locations in Australia. Eligible patients were adults presenting for general practice care who were able to understand English and provide informed consent. Patients completed a modified AUDIT-C by touchscreen computer as part of an omnibus health survey while waiting for their appointment. GPs completed a checklist for each patient, including whether the patient met current Australian guidelines for at-risk alcohol consumption. Patient self-report and GP assessments were compared for each patient. Results: GPs completed the checklist for 1720 patients, yielding 1565 comparisons regarding alcohol consumption. The sensitivity of GPs' detection of at-risk alcohol consumption was 26.5%, with specificity of 96.1%. Higher patient education was associated with GP non-detection of at-risk status. Conclusions: GP awareness of which patients might benefit from advice regarding at-risk alcohol consumption appears low. Given the complexities associated with establishing whether alcohol consumption is 'at-risk', computer-based approaches to routine screening of patients are worthy of exploration as a method for prompting the provision of advice in primary care. © 2014 Paul et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

DOI 10.1186/1471-2296-15-74
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul, Mariko Carey
2014 Paul 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 w... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1186/1748-5908-9-38
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Chris Paul, John Attia, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Levi, Mark Parsons, Frans Henskens, Catherine Deste
2014 Shakeshaft 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]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001617
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2014 Grady A, Bryant J, Carey M, Paul C, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Enablers of the implementation of tissue plasminogen activator in acute stroke care: A cross-sectional survey', PLoS ONE, 9 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0114778
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul, Mariko Carey
2014 Passey ME, Sanson-Fisher RW, Stirling JM, 'Supporting Pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women to Quit Smoking: Views of Antenatal Care Providers and Pregnant Indigenous Women', Maternal and Child Health Journal, 18 2293-2299 (2014) [C1]

To assess support for 12 potential smoking cessation strategies among pregnant Australian Indigenous women and their antenatal care providers. Cross-sectional surveys of staff and... [more]

To assess support for 12 potential smoking cessation strategies among pregnant Australian Indigenous women and their antenatal care providers. Cross-sectional surveys of staff and women in antenatal services providing care for Indigenous women in the Northern Territory and New South Wales, Australia. Respondents were asked to indicate the extent to which each of a list of possible strategies would be helpful in supporting pregnant Indigenous women to quit smoking. Current smokers (n¿=¿121) were less positive about the potential effectiveness of most of the 12 strategies than the providers (n¿=¿127). For example, family support was considered helpful by 64¿% of smokers and 91¿% of providers; between 56 and 62¿% of smokers considered advice and support from midwives, doctors or Aboriginal Health Workers likely to be helpful, compared to 85¿90¿% of providers. Rewards for quitting were considered helpful by 63¿% of smokers and 56¿% of providers, with smokers rating them more highly and providers rating them lower, than most other strategies. Quitline was least popular for both. This study is the first to explore views of pregnant Australian Indigenous women and their antenatal care providers on strategies to support smoking cessation. It has identified strategies which are acceptable to both providers and Indigenous women, and therefore have potential for implementation in routine care. Further research to explore their feasibility in real world settings, uptake by pregnant women and actual impact on smoking outcomes is urgently needed given the high prevalence of smoking among pregnant Indigenous women.

DOI 10.1007/s10995-013-1373-z
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Sanson-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]
DOI 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182445
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Chris Paul, Catherine Deste, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Sanson-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]
DOI 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182445
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste, Chris Paul, Mariko Carey
2014 Clinton-Mcharg T, Carey M, Sanson-Fisher R, Tzelepis F, Bryant J, Williamson A, 'Anxiety and depression among haematological cancer patients attending treatment centres: Prevalence and predictors', Journal of Affective Disorders, 165 176-181 (2014) [C1]

Background This study aimed to: (1) estimate the prevalence of anxiety and/or depression among haematological cancer patients attending treatment centres; and (2) explore the demo... [more]

Background This study aimed to: (1) estimate the prevalence of anxiety and/or depression among haematological cancer patients attending treatment centres; and (2) explore the demographic, disease and treatment characteristics associated with anxiety and/or depression. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted with outpatients from three haematology clinics in Australia. Patients with a confirmed diagnosis of haematological cancer were approached by a research assistant while waiting for their appointment and invited to participate in the survey. Participants completed the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and self-reported demographic, disease and treatment characteristics. Results Questionnaires from 304 participants were returned. Twenty-seven percent of patients reported anxiety and 17% reported depression. Specifically, 15% reported anxiety without depression, 5% reported depression without anxiety, and 12% reported comorbid anxiety and depression. Participants who had to relocate to receive treatment had almost three times the odds of reporting anxiety and/or depression compared to those who did not have to move. Former smokers also had significantly higher odds of reporting anxiety and/or depression. Limitations The HADS is likely to have produced some false positives and false negatives when compared with gold standard structured clinical interviews for assessing psychological morbidity. Conclusions Approximately 20% of haematological cancer patients attending outpatient clinics may experience clinically significant levels of anxiety and/or depression. Providing additional tailored support to patients who have had to relocate for treatment, and to former smokers, may help to reduce anxiety and depression among these subgroups. © 2014 Published by Elsevier B.V.

DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2014.04.072
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Mariko Carey, Flora Tzelepis, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Passey 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)
DOI 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.09.008
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Passey 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 Islan... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.09.008
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2014 Grady A, Carey M, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Assessing awareness of appropriate responses to symptoms of stroke', Patient Education and Counseling, 95 400-405 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2014.03.007
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Grady A, Carey M, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Assessing awareness of appropriate responses to symptoms of stroke', Patient Education and Counseling, 95 400-405 (2014) [C1]

Objective: The study explored (1) the level of awareness, and associates of greater awareness, of the appropriate action to take in response to stroke symptoms; and (2) actions ta... [more]

Objective: The study explored (1) the level of awareness, and associates of greater awareness, of the appropriate action to take in response to stroke symptoms; and (2) actions taken in response to potential stroke symptoms, among general practice patients. Methods: Patients attending general practice clinics in New South Wales, Australia completed a paper and pencil survey. Results: 308 participants returned the survey. 76% indicated they would call an ambulance within 10. min for 'difficulty speaking or understanding others, with blurred vision (in one eye), and face, arm or leg weakness or numbness (on one side of the body)'. Having a first degree relative with a history of stroke was significantly associated with greater awareness of the appropriate action to take in response to stroke symptoms. Of those reporting they had experienced 'dizziness, loss of balance or an unexplained fall' 80% did not call an ambulance at the time of experiencing this symptom. Conclusion: There appears to be high awareness of the appropriate response to take for stroke symptoms among this sample, however this does not translate into actions when individuals experience a potential stroke symptom. Practice implications: Education campaigns should be targeted towards individuals without a family history of stroke. © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2014.03.007
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2014 Yoong 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 a... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1007/s11606-013-2637-4
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Allison Boyes, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey, Lisa Mackenzie, Catherine Deste
2014 Campbell HS, Hall AE, Sanson-Fisher RW, Barker D, Turner D, Taylor-Brown J, 'Development and validation of the Short-Form Survivor Unmet Needs Survey (SF-SUNS)', Supportive Care in Cancer, 22 1071-1079 (2014) [C1]

Purpose: The Survivor Unmet Needs Survey (SUNS) is one of the only unmet needs measures that was developed and evaluated utilising a population-based sample of cancer survivors. A... [more]

Purpose: The Survivor Unmet Needs Survey (SUNS) is one of the only unmet needs measures that was developed and evaluated utilising a population-based sample of cancer survivors. At 89 items, the current scale is quite burdensome. The current study aimed to develop a valid and reliable short version of this survey. Methods: A heterogeneous sample of 1,589 cancer survivors, aged 19 years or over at diagnosis, diagnosed with a histologically confirmed cancer in the previous 12 to 60 months, completed the SUNS. Using these data, we employed a combined theoretical and statistical method of reducing the number of items in the SUNS. The shortened survey was examined for construct validity, internal consistency, discriminant validity and floor and ceiling effects. Results: Fifty-nine items were removed. Construct validity closely reflected the original structure of the SUNS. However, all items from the Emotional health and Relationships domains loaded onto one factor. Cronbach's alpha for the final four domains were 0.85 or above, demonstrating strong internal consistency. Intra-class correlations of the three domains from the original survey (Financial concerns, Information and Access and continuity of care) and shortened survey were high (>0.9). Discriminant validity illustrated the short-form SUNS' ability to discriminate between those who had recently received treatment and those who had not. Conclusions: This study describes the development and psychometric evaluation of the short-form SUNS (SF-SUNS). Future studies should confirm the test-retest reliability and predictive validity of the SF-SUNS utilising large, independent, population-based samples of cancer survivors. © 2013 Springer-Verlag.

DOI 10.1007/s00520-013-2061-7
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall
2014 Zucca A, Sanson-Fisher R, Waller A, Carey M, 'Patient-centred care: Making cancer treatment centres accountable', Supportive Care in Cancer, 22 1989-1997 (2014) [C1]

Patient-centred care is argued to be an essential component in the delivery of quality health and cancer care. This manuscript discusses the need to generate credible data which i... [more]

Patient-centred care is argued to be an essential component in the delivery of quality health and cancer care. This manuscript discusses the need to generate credible data which indicates the quality of patient-centred care provided by cancer treatment centres. Patient-centred care covers six domains including physical comfort; emotional support; respect for patients' preferences and values; integration and coordination; involvement of family and friends; and the provision of information, communication and education to enable patients to understand and make informed decisions about their care. First, we identify priority areas within each domain. Next, we propose three questions that should be asked of every patient across the six domains of patient-centred care. The first question explores whether patients were specifically asked by a healthcare provider at the cancer treatment centre about their concerns, values and preferences. Research indicates that it cannot be assumed that clinicians are aware of patient's needs or preferences in these six areas. Second, if the answer from the patient suggests that they would like assistance, then it would be expected that this would be offered. Thirdly, if the patient indicates that they would like such assistance and it is provided, then it might be expected that the patient would report that the provided assistance did relieve their suffering, or the assistance provided was consistent with their preferences, needs and values. Regular measurement and reporting of these aspects of patient-centred cancer care has the potential to identify deficits and inequities in care delivery, allow for comparisons across treatment centres and stimulate an improvement in the patient-centred care provided to cancer patients. © 2014 Springer-Verlag.

DOI 10.1007/s00520-014-2221-4
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Alison Zucca, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Amy Waller
2014 Zucca A, Sanson-Fisher R, Waller A, Carey M, 'Patient-centred care: Making cancer treatment centres accountable', Supportive Care in Cancer, 22 1989-1997 (2014)
DOI 10.1007/s00520-014-2221-4
Co-authors Alison Zucca, Mariko Carey, Amy Waller, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Hall 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)
DOI 10.1007/s00520-014-2264-6
Co-authors Marita Lynagh, Flora Tzelepis, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall, Catherine Deste
2014 Hall 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]
DOI 10.1007/s00520-014-2264-6
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Flora Tzelepis, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall, Marita Lynagh
2014 Carey M, Small H, Yoong SL, Boyes A, Bisquera A, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Prevalence of comorbid depression and obesity in general practice: A cross-sectional survey', British Journal of General Practice, 64 (2014)
DOI 10.3399/bjgp14X677482
Co-authors Allison Boyes, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2014 Carey M, Small H, Yoong SL, Boyes A, Bisquera A, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Prevalence of comorbid depression and obesity in general practice: A cross-sectional survey', British Journal of General Practice, 64 (2014) [C1]

Background: General practice is a common setting for the provision of weight-management advice, as well as the treatment of depression. While there is some evidence of a reciproca... [more]

Background: General practice is a common setting for the provision of weight-management advice, as well as the treatment of depression. While there is some evidence of a reciprocal relationship between obesity and depression, there are limited data about the rates of depression among general practice patients who are underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obese. Aim: To explore the prevalence of depression among underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obese general practice patients. Design and setting: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 12 Australian general practices. Method: Patients aged =18 years and older who were presenting for general practice care were eligible to participate. Consenting patients completed a touchscreen computer survey assessing self-reported weight and height. Depression was assessed by the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), with a score of =10 used to indicate possible depression. Results: Data were obtained from 3361 participants. The prevalence of depression was 24% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 11.86 to 39.28) among underweight participants, 11% (95% CI = 8.5 to 14.0) among normal weight participants, 12% (95% CI = 0.9 to 15.2) among overweight participants, and 23% (95% CI = 17.8 to 29.0) among obese participants. The prevalence of depression was higher for women than for men across all weight categories except underweight. Conclusion: Weight and depression demonstrated a U-shaped relationship, with higher prevalence of depression observed among underweight and obese general practice patients. These conditions may act as red flags for opportunistic screening of depression in the general practice setting. ©British Journal of General Practice.

DOI 10.3399/bjgp14X677482
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Allison Boyes, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2014 Campbell SH, Carey M, Sanson-Fisher R, Barker D, Turner D, Taylor-Brown J, Hall A, 'Measuring the unmet supportive care needs of cancer support persons: The development of the Support Person's Unmet Needs Survey - short form', European Journal of Cancer Care, 23 255-262 (2014)
DOI 10.1111/ecc.12138
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Alix Hall, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Campbell SH, Carey M, Sanson-Fisher R, Barker D, Turner D, Taylor-Brown J, Hall A, 'Measuring the unmet supportive care needs of cancer support persons: The development of the Support Person's Unmet Needs Survey - short form', European Journal of Cancer Care, 23 255-262 (2014) [C1]

Few rigorous measures of unmet needs have been developed for cancer support persons. This study describes the development of a short version of the Support Person's Unmet Needs Su... [more]

Few rigorous measures of unmet needs have been developed for cancer support persons. This study describes the development of a short version of the Support Person's Unmet Needs Survey (SPUNS). Cancer survivors [n = 1589, 612 (52%) men, mean age of 62.5 years, SD 11.5] 1-5 years post diagnosis and recruited through three Canadian population-based cancer registries were asked to pass a survey package on to their principal support person. Surveys were returned by 1183 support persons. The survey included the long form of the SPUNS, which contains 78 items. Fifty-two items were deleted using a combination of expert opinion and statistical criteria. Analysis of the remaining items revealed a five-factor structure. The original factors were retained with the exception of a merging of the personal and emotional needs subscales. Cronbach's alpha co-efficients for all subscales were =0.87, and intraclass correlation of domain scores of the short and long versions of the SPUNS were high. The SPUNS short form was able to discriminate between support persons of survivors who had (n = 147), and those who had not received treatment in the past month (n = 969). At just 26 items, it is likely to have strong clinical and research applicability. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

DOI 10.1111/ecc.12138
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall
2014 Courtney RJ, Bradford D, Martire KA, Bonevski B, Borland R, Doran C, et al., 'A randomized clinical trial of a financial education intervention with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for low socio-economic status Australian smokers: a study protocol', ADDICTION, 109 1602-1611 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/add.12669
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Billie Bonevski
2014 Grady A, Carey M, Bryant J, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Recruitment of healthcare specialists', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 26 516-517 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/1742-6723.12275
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'Keeping the 'Goose' on the Menu: Response to Commentaries on Financial Incentives in Health Behaviour Change', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 21 206-209 (2014)
DOI 10.1007/s12529-013-9342-x
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh
2014 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'Keeping the 'Goose' on the Menu: Response to Commentaries on Financial Incentives in Health Behaviour Change', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 21 206-209 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-013-9342-x
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Marita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Passey ME, Sanson-Fisher RW, Stirling JM, 'Supporting Pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women to Quit Smoking: Views of Antenatal Care Providers and Pregnant Indigenous Women', Maternal and Child Health Journal, 18 2293-2299 (2014) [C1]

To assess support for 12 potential smoking cessation strategies among pregnant Australian Indigenous women and their antenatal care providers. Cross-sectional surveys of staff and... [more]

To assess support for 12 potential smoking cessation strategies among pregnant Australian Indigenous women and their antenatal care providers. Cross-sectional surveys of staff and women in antenatal services providing care for Indigenous women in the Northern Territory and New South Wales, Australia. Respondents were asked to indicate the extent to which each of a list of possible strategies would be helpful in supporting pregnant Indigenous women to quit smoking. Current smokers (n¿=¿121) were less positive about the potential effectiveness of most of the 12 strategies than the providers (n¿=¿127). For example, family support was considered helpful by 64¿% of smokers and 91¿% of providers; between 56 and 62¿% of smokers considered advice and support from midwives, doctors or Aboriginal Health Workers likely to be helpful, compared to 85¿90¿% of providers. Rewards for quitting were considered helpful by 63¿% of smokers and 56¿% of providers, with smokers rating them more highly and providers rating them lower, than most other strategies. Quitline was least popular for both. This study is the first to explore views of pregnant Australian Indigenous women and their antenatal care providers on strategies to support smoking cessation. It has identified strategies which are acceptable to both providers and Indigenous women, and therefore have potential for implementation in routine care. Further research to explore their feasibility in real world settings, uptake by pregnant women and actual impact on smoking outcomes is urgently needed given the high prevalence of smoking among pregnant Indigenous women.

DOI 10.1007/s10995-013-1373-z
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Breen 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 s... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12176
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2014 Stewart 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]
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12289
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2014 Paul C, Courtney R, Sanson-Fisher R, Carey M, Hill D, Simmons J, Rose S, 'A randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of a pre-recruitment primer letter to increase participation in a study of colorectal screening and surveillance', BMC MEDICAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, 14 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-14-44
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul, Mariko Carey
2014 Clough AR, Fitts MS, Robertson JA, Shakeshaft A, Miller A, Doran CM, et al., 'Study Protocol - Alcohol Management Plans (AMPs) in remote indigenous communities in Queensland: their impacts on injury, violence, health and social indicators and their cost-effectiveness', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 14 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-15
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Noble NE, Paul CL, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, Blunden SV, Stewart JM, Conigrave KM, 'A cross-sectional survey assessing the acceptability and feasibility of self-report electronic data collection about health risks from patients attending an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service', BMC MEDICAL INFORMATICS AND DECISION MAKING, 14 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1472-6947-14-34
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Hall 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]
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-14-211
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Marita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall, Catherine Deste
2014 Bryant J, Sanson-Fisher R, Walsh J, Stewart J, 'Health research priority setting in selected high income countries: a narrative review of methods used and recommendations for future practice', Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, 12 1-11 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1478-7547-12-23
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Grady A, Carey M, Bryant J, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Recruitment of healthcare specialists', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 26 516-517 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/1742-6723.12275
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Grady A, Carey M, Bryant J, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Recruitment of healthcare specialists', EMERGENCY MEDICINE AUSTRALASIA, 26 516-517 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/1742-6723.12275
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Hall 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]
Co-authors Alix Hall, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh, Flora Tzelepis, Catherine Deste
2014 Tzelepis F, Sanson-Fisher RW, Hall AE, Carey ML, Paul CL, Clinton-McHarg T, 'DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOMETRIC EVALUATION OF THE QUALITY OF PATIENT-CENTERED CANCER CARE MEASURE WITH HAEMATOLOGICAL CANCER SURVIVORS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 10 254-255 (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2014 Tzelepis F, Sanson-Fisher RW, Hall AE, Carey ML, Paul CL, Clinton-Mcharg T, 'The quality of patient-centred care: Haematological cancer survivors' perceptions', Psycho-Oncology, (2014)

Objective: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) that assess the quality of patient-centred cancer care have failed to measure all six patient-centredness dimensions endorsed ... [more]

Objective: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) that assess the quality of patient-centred cancer care have failed to measure all six patient-centredness dimensions endorsed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). This study is the first to use the Quality of Patient-Centered Cancer Care (QPCCC) measure that covers all six IOM patient-centredness dimensions to examine haematological cancer survivors' perceptions of care and characteristics associated with perceived quality of care. Methods: Haematological cancer survivors diagnosed in the last 6 years and aged 18-80 years were recruited from two Australian state population-based cancer registries. Survivors were mailed the 48-item QPCCC measure. Results: Overall, 545 haematological cancer survivors completed the measure. Areas of care most commonly identified as delivered were hospital staff showing respect to survivors (93%) and making sure the correct treatment was received (93%). Aspects of care most frequently nominated as not delivered were hospital staff helping family and friends (34%) or the survivor (32%) to find other people with similar experiences to talk to. Characteristics associated with survivors perceiving higher quality care was delivered included being employed, having private health insurance, being younger, a Non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis and more recent diagnosis. Being depressed or stressed was associated with perceived lower quality of care. Conclusions: Provision of peer support programs that allow haematological cancer survivors and families and friends to talk to others in similar situations could be improved. Using PROMs to identify areas where cancer survivors perceive improvements are needed is essential to quality improvement efforts.

DOI 10.1002/pon.3728
Co-authors Alix Hall, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul, Mariko Carey
2014 Mackenzie 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]
DOI 10.1093/annonc/mdu023
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Lisa Mackenzie, Catherine Deste, Mariko Carey, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Carey 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]
DOI 10.1177/0004867413520047
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey, Catherine Deste, Kerry Inder
2014 Tzelepis F, Rose SK, Sanson-Fisher RW, Clinton-McHarg T, Carey ML, Paul CL, 'Are we missing the Institute of Medicine's mark? A systematic review of patient-reported outcome measures assessing quality of patient-centred cancer care', BMC Cancer, 14 (2014) [C1]

Background: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has endorsed six dimensions of patient-centredness as crucial to providing quality healthcare. These dimensions outline that care must ... [more]

Background: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has endorsed six dimensions of patient-centredness as crucial to providing quality healthcare. These dimensions outline that care must be: 1) respectful to patients' values, preferences, and expressed needs; 2) coordinated and integrated; 3) provide information, communication, and education; 4) ensure physical comfort; 5) provide emotional support-relieving fear and anxiety; and 6) involve family and friends. However, whether patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) comprehensively cover these dimensions remains unexplored. This systematic review examined whether PROMs designed to assess the quality of patient-centred cancer care addressed all six IOM dimensions of patient-centred care and the psychometric properties of these measures.Methods: Medline, PsycINFO, Current Contents, Embase, CINAHL and Scopus were searched to retrieve published studies describing the development and psychometric properties of PROMs assessing the quality of patient-centred cancer care. Two authors determined if eligible PROMs included the six IOM dimensions of patient-centred care and evaluated the adequacy of psychometric properties based on recommended criteria for internal consistency, test-retest reliability, face/content validity, construct validity and cross-cultural adaptation.Results: Across all 21 PROMs, the most commonly included IOM dimension of patient-centred care was " information, communication and education" (19 measures). In contrast, only five measures assessed the " involvement of family and friends." Two measures included one IOM-endorsed patient-centred care dimension, two measures had two dimensions, seven measures had three dimensions, five measures had four dimensions, and four measures had five dimensions. One measure, the Indicators (Non-small Cell Lung Cancer), covered all six IOM dimensions of patient-centred care, but had adequate face/content validity only. Eighteen measures met the recommended adequacy criteria for construct validity, 15 for face/content validity, seven for internal consistency, three for cross-cultural adaptation and no measure for test-retest reliability.Conclusions: There are no psychometrically rigorous PROMs developed with cancer patients that capture all six IOM dimensions of patient-centred care. Using more than one measure or expanding existing measures to cover all six patient-centred care dimensions could improve assessment and delivery of patient-centred care. Construction of new comprehensive measures with acceptable psychometric properties that can be used with the general cancer population may also be warranted. © 2014 Tzelepis et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

DOI 10.1186/1471-2407-14-41
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Carey 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]
DOI 10.1093/fampra/cmu018
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Kerry Inder, Allison Boyes, Catherine Deste
2014 Bryant J, Boyes A, Jones K, Sanson-Fisher R, Carey M, Fry R, 'Examining and addressing evidence-practice gaps in cancer care: A systematic review', Implementation Science, 9 (2014) [C1]

Background: There is increasing recognition of gaps between best scientific evidence and clinical practice. This systematic review aimed to assess the volume and scope of peer-rev... [more]

Background: There is increasing recognition of gaps between best scientific evidence and clinical practice. This systematic review aimed to assess the volume and scope of peer-reviewed cancer research output in the years 2000, 2005, and 2010.Methods: Eligible papers were published in English and reported on evidence-practice gaps in cancer care. The electronic database Medline was searched for three time periods using MeSH headings and keywords. Abstracts were assessed against eligibility criteria by one reviewer and checked by a second. Papers meeting eligibility criteria were coded as data-based or non-data-based, and by cancer type of focus. All data-based papers were then further classified as descriptive studies documenting the extent of, or barriers to addressing, the evidence-practice gap; or intervention studies examining the effectiveness of strategies to reduce the evidence-practice gap.Results: A total of 176 eligible papers were identified. The number of publications significantly increased over time, from 25 in 2000 to 100 in 2010 (p < 0.001). Of the 176 identified papers, 160 were data-based. The majority of these (n = 150) reported descriptive studies. Only 10 studies examined the effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce discrepancies between evidence and clinical practice. Of these, only one was a randomized controlled trial. Of all data-based studies, almost one-third (n = 48) examined breast cancer care.Conclusions: While the number of publications investigating evidence-practice gaps in cancer care increased over a ten-year period, most studies continued to describe gaps between best evidence and clinical practice, rather than rigorously testing interventions to reduce the gap. © 2014 Bryant et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

DOI 10.1186/1748-5908-9-37
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Allison Boyes, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Bryant J, Passey ME, Hall AE, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'A systematic review of the quality of reporting in published smoking cessation trials for pregnant women: An explanation for the evidence-practice gap?', Implementation Science, 9 (2014) [C1]

Background: To facilitate translation of evidence into clinical practice, it is critical that clear, specific, and detailed information about interventions is provided in publicat... [more]

Background: To facilitate translation of evidence into clinical practice, it is critical that clear, specific, and detailed information about interventions is provided in publications to promote replication, appropriate aggregation in meta-analysis, and implementation. This study examined whether twenty elements of interventions deemed essential for such translational application were reported in sufficient detail in smoking cessation trials with pregnant women. Methods: Searches of electronic databases using MeSH terms and keywords identified peer-reviewed English language studies published between 2001 and 2012. Eligible studies reported a smoking cessation intervention targeted at pregnant women and met Cochrane's Effective Practice and Organization of Care group study design criteria. Each intervention arm of eligible studies was assessed against the developed twenty criteria. Results: Thirty relevant studies reported the findings of 45 intervention arms. The mode of delivery of the intervention was reported in 100% of intervention arms. Other well-reported criteria included reporting of the provider who delivered the intervention (96%), sample characteristics (80%), and the intervention setting (80%). Criteria not reported adequately included care provided to women who relapse (96% not reported), details about training given to providers (77% not reported), and the method of quit advice advised (76% not reported). No studies reported 100% of relevant criteria. Conclusions: Current standards of reporting of intervention content and implementation are suboptimal. The use of smoking cessation specific checklists for reporting of trials, standard reporting using behaviour change taxonomies, and the publication of protocols as supplements should be considered as ways of improving the specificity of reporting.

DOI 10.1186/s13012-014-0094-z
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall
2014 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'Keeping the ¿goose¿ on the menu: response to commentaries on financial incentives in health behaviour change.', Int J Behav Med, 21 206-209 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-013-9313-2
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Billie Bonevski, Marita Lynagh
2014 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'Keeping the ¿goose¿ on the menu: response to commentaries on financial incentives in health behaviour change.', Int J Behav Med, 21 206-209 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-013-9313-2
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Billie Bonevski, Marita Lynagh
2013 Yoong SL, Carey M, Sanson-Fisher R, Grady A, 'A systematic review of behavioural weight-loss interventions involving primary-care physicians in overweight and obese primary-care patients (1999-2011).', Public Health Nutrition, 16 2083-2099 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/S1368980012004375
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013 Eades SJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Panaretto K, 'An intensive smoking intervention for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: a randomised controlled trial REPLY', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 198 23-24 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.5694/mja12.11298
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013 Passey ME, Bryant J, Hall AE, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'How will we close the gap in smoking rates for pregnant Indigenous women?', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 199 39-41 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.5694/mja12.11848
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall
2013 Paul CL, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, Houlcroft LE, Turon HE, 'The impact of web-based approaches on psychosocial health in chronic physical and mental health conditions', Health Education Research, 28 450-471 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/her/cyt053
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2013 Yoong SL, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher R, D'Este C, 'Recruitment in general practice', Australian Family Physician, 42 9-9 (2013) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2013 Zucca A, Sanson-Fisher R, Waller A, 'The many faces of preventative care in the practice of oncology', Cancer Forum, 37 12-16 (2013) [C1]

Prevention in the oncology setting has traditionally focused on the progression of cancer, recurrence and development of new cancers. Increasingly, the focus has moved to a more h... [more]

Prevention in the oncology setting has traditionally focused on the progression of cancer, recurrence and development of new cancers. Increasingly, the focus has moved to a more holistic view of prevention that pursues prevention of suffering and maintaining quality of life. The cancer treatment team has the opportunity to play an active role in the promotion of healthy lifestyles for patients, and the relatives for whom the patient's cancer conveys risk. Assisting patients to adhere to 'non-cancer' care is important for their mortality and morbidity. Given patient's reluctance to disclose physical and emotional side-effects they may be experiencing, there is a need for health providers to regularly initiate discussions with their patients about their needs. Similarly, an oncology service that actively seeks to understand patient preferences will be better equipped to provide individualised care. A systems-minded approach to prevention may ensure that cancer care is organised to anticipate and to prevent of poor quality care. As the cancer treatment team will continue to play a more complex role in prevention, they must be supported by organisational factors that facilitate evidence-based practice.

Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Amy Waller, Alison Zucca, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013 Hall 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2012.07.016
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall, Catherine Deste, Marita Lynagh
2013 Mackenzie 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]
DOI 10.1007/s00520-012-1624-3
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Lisa Mackenzie, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2013 Park B, Kim SY, Shin J-Y, Sanson-Fisher RW, Shin DW, Cho J, Park J-H, 'Prevalence and predictors of anxiety and depression among family caregivers of cancer patients: A nationwide survey of patient-family caregiver dyads in Korea', Supportive Care in Cancer, 21 2799-2807 (2013) [C1]

Purpose: This study aimed to identify the prevalence and predictors of anxiety and depression among family caregivers of patients with cancer in Korea. Methods: A national, multic... [more]

Purpose: This study aimed to identify the prevalence and predictors of anxiety and depression among family caregivers of patients with cancer in Korea. Methods: A national, multicenter, cross-sectional survey was conducted with 897 family caregivers. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale was used to assess anxiety and depression in patient-family caregiver dyads. Results: The prevalence of anxiety in family caregivers was 38.1 %:20.3 % reported mild anxiety, 13.3 % reported moderate anxiety, and 4.6 % reported severe anxiety. The prevalence of depression was 82.2 %:40.4 % reported mild depression, 25.5 % reported moderate depression, and 16.3 % reported severe depression. Family caregivers who were younger, were caring for male patients, or had a low quality of life (QOL) in relation to three of the variables measured in the Korean Caregiver Quality of Life Index-Cancer (CQOLC-K): burden, disturbance, and financial concerns reported increased anxiety. Becoming unemployed during caregiving, being the spouse of a patient and having low QOL in relation to three of the variables measured by the CQOLC-K: burden, disturbance, and positive adaptation were associated with depression among family caregivers. The predictive validity of the selected variables were 0.861 (95 % CI: 0.844-0.892) for anxiety and 0.794 (95 % CI: 0.751-0.828) for depression. Conclusions: Family caregivers of patients with cancer experienced high levels of anxiety and depression. Socio-demographic factors and QOL were predictors of anxiety and depression in family caregivers. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

DOI 10.1007/s00520-013-1852-1
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013 Hall A, Lynagh M, Bryant J, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Supportive care needs of hematological cancer survivors: A critical review of the literature', Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, 88 102-116 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2013.03.008
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall, Marita Lynagh
2013 Hall 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]
DOI 10.1002/pon.3247
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Mariko Carey, Marita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall
2013 MacKenzie 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 patien... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1002/pon.3337
Co-authors Lisa Mackenzie, Mariko Carey, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2013 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'What's Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander. Guiding Principles for the Use of Financial Incentives in Health Behaviour Change', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 20 114-120 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-011-9202-5
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Billie Bonevski, Marita Lynagh
2013 Passey ME, Sanson-Fisher RW, Stirling JM, 'Supporting Pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women to Quit Smoking: Views of Antenatal Care Providers and Pregnant Indigenous Women', Maternal and Child Health Journal, 1-7 (2013) [C1]

To assess support for 12 potential smoking cessation strategies among pregnant Australian Indigenous women and their antenatal care providers. Cross-sectional surveys of staff and... [more]

To assess support for 12 potential smoking cessation strategies among pregnant Australian Indigenous women and their antenatal care providers. Cross-sectional surveys of staff and women in antenatal services providing care for Indigenous women in the Northern Territory and New South Wales, Australia. Respondents were asked to indicate the extent to which each of a list of possible strategies would be helpful in supporting pregnant Indigenous women to quit smoking. Current smokers (n¿=¿121) were less positive about the potential effectiveness of most of the 12 strategies than the providers (n¿=¿127). For example, family support was considered helpful by 64¿% of smokers and 91¿% of providers; between 56 and 62¿% of smokers considered advice and support from midwives, doctors or Aboriginal Health Workers likely to be helpful, compared to 85-90¿% of providers. Rewards for quitting were considered helpful by 63¿% of smokers and 56¿% of providers, with smokers rating them more highly and providers rating them lower, than most other strategies. Quitline was least popular for both. This study is the first to explore views of pregnant Australian Indigenous women and their antenatal care providers on strategies to support smoking cessation. It has identified strategies which are acceptable to both providers and Indigenous women, and therefore have potential for implementation in routine care. Further research to explore their feasibility in real world settings, uptake by pregnant women and actual impact on smoking outcomes is urgently needed given the high prevalence of smoking among pregnant Indigenous women. © 2013 The Author(s).

DOI 10.1007/s10995-013-1373-z
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013 Yoong 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]
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12117
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste, Mariko Carey
2013 Paul C, Sanson-Fisher R, Carey M, 'Measuring psychosocial outcomes: is the consumer or the professional the best judge?', European Journal of Cancer Care, 22 281-288 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/ecc.12048
Co-authors Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2013 Bryant J, McDonald VM, Boyes A, Sanson-Fisher R, Paul C, Melville J, 'Improving medication adherence in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review', Respiratory Research, 14 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1465-9921-14-109
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Allison Boyes, Vanessa Mcdonald
2013 Yoong 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]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-13-38
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2013 Carey M, Bryant J, Yoong SL, Russell G, Barker D, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Prostate specific antigen testing in family practice: a cross sectional survey of self-reported rates of and reasons for testing participation and risk disclosure', BMC FAMILY PRACTICE, 14 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2296-14-186
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2013 Yoong 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]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2296-14-187
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2013 Courtney 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]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2407-13-13
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul, Mariko Carey, Catherine Deste
2013 Courtney RJ, Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Macrae FA, Carey ML, Attia J, McEvoy M, 'Individual- and provider-level factors associated with colorectal cancer screening in accordance with guideline recommendation: a community-level perspective across varying levels of risk', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 13 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-248
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, John Attia, Mariko Carey, Chris Paul
2013 Paul CL, Piterman L, Shaw J, Kirby C, Sanson-Fisher RW, Carey ML, et al., 'Diabetes in rural towns: effectiveness of continuing education and feedback for healthcare providers in altering diabetes outcomes at a population level: protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial', IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE, 8 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1748-5908-8-30
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul
2013 Park B, Kim SY, Shin J-Y, Sanson-Fisher RW, Shin DW, Cho J, Park JH, 'Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts in Anxious or Depressed Family Caregivers of Patients with Cancer: A Nationwide Survey in Korea', PLOS ONE, 8 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0060230
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013 Mackenzie 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]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001265
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Lisa Mackenzie, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2012 Eades 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]
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste, Conor Gilligan
2012 Courtney RJ, Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Macrae FA, Carey ML, Attia JR, McEvoy MA, 'Colorectal cancer screening in Australia: A community-level perspective', Medical Journal of Australia, 196 516-520 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Chris Paul, John Attia, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Courtney RJ, Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Carey ML, Macrae FA, Yoong SL, 'Community approaches to increasing colorectal screening uptake: A review of the methodological quality and strength of current evidence', Cancer Forum, 36 27-35 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul
2012 Carey ML, Anderson AE, Sanson-Fisher RW, Lynagh MC, Paul CL, Tzelepis F, 'How well are we meeting haematological cancer survivors' preferences for involvement in treatment decision making?', Patient Education and Counseling, 88 87-92 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Flora Tzelepis, Marita Lynagh, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Carey ML, Clinton-Mcharg TL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Shakeshaft A, 'Development of cancer needs questionnaire for parents and carers of adolescents and young adults with cancer', Supportive Care in Cancer, 20 991-1010 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2012 Carey ML, Lambert SD, Smits RE, Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Clinton-Mcharg TL, 'The unfulfilled promise: A systematic review of interventions to reduce the unmet supportive care needs of cancer patients', Supportive Care in Cancer, 20 207-219 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2012 Mackenzie 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]
DOI 10.1007/s00520-012-1477-9
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Lisa Mackenzie, Mariko Carey, Alix Hall, Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Paul CL, Clinton-Mcharg TL, Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Tzelepis F, 'On-line information and support for supporters and carers of haematological cancer patients: Is access an issue?', Supportive Care in Cancer, 20 2687-2695 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul, Marita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Passey 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]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Stewart JM, Sanson-Fisher RW, Eades S, Fitzgerald MN, 'The risk status, screening history and health concerns of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people attending an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 617-624 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'A response to: Evidence that community-based prevention reduces adolescent alcohol use: A commentary on Gilligan et al', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 932 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Conor Gilligan
2012 Carey ML, Paul CL, Mackenzie LJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Cameron EC, 'Do cancer patients' psychosocial outcomes and perceptions of quality of care vary across radiation oncology treatment centres?', European Journal of Cancer Care, 21 384-389 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Lisa Mackenzie
2012 Paul CL, Carey ML, Anderson AE, Mackenzie LJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Courtney RJ, Clinton-Mcharg TL, 'Cancer patients' concerns regarding access to cancer care: Perceived impact of waiting times along the diagnosis and treatment journey', European Journal of Cancer Care, 21 321-329 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Lisa Mackenzie, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Mariko Carey, Chris Paul
2012 Carey ML, Noble NE, Sanson-Fisher RW, Mackenzie LJ, 'Identifying psychological morbidity among people with cancer using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale: Time to revisit first principles?', Psycho-Oncology, 21 229-238 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Lisa Mackenzie, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Schofield P, Gough K, Ugalde A, Carey ML, Aranda S, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Cancer Treatment Survey (CaTS): Development and validation of a new instrument to measure patients' preparation for chemotherapy and radiotherapy', Psycho-Oncology, 21 307-315 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2012 Schofield P, Gough K, Ugalde A, Dolling L, Aranda S, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Validation of the needs assessment for advanced lung cancer patients (NA-ALCP)', Psycho-Oncology, 21 451-455 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 White 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]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2012 Courtney RJ, Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Macrae F, Attia JR, McEvoy MA, 'Current state of medical-advice-seeking behaviour for symptoms of colorectal cancer: determinants of failure and delay in medical consultation', Colorectal Disease, 14 e222-e229 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul, John Attia
2012 Courtney RJ, Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Macrae FA, Carey ML, Attia JR, McEvoy MA, 'Colorectal cancer risk assessment and screening recommendation: A community survey of healthcare providers' practice from a patient perspective', BMC Family Practice, 13 1-9 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul, Mariko Carey, John Attia
2012 Yoong 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]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey, Catherine Deste
2012 Courtney RJ, Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Macrae FA, Attia JR, McEvoy MA, 'Factors associated with consultation behaviour for primary symptoms potentially indicating colorectal cancer: A cross-sectional study on response to symptoms', BMC Gastroenterology, 12 1-9 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors John Attia, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul
2012 Carey 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]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Mariko Carey, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Shakeshaft A, Petrie D, Doran CM, Breen C, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'An empirical approach to selecting community-based alcohol interventions: Combining research evidence, rural community views and professional opinion', BMC Public Health, 12 1-11 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Passey 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]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Lynagh MC, Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Symonds IM, Scott A, Hall AE, Oldmeadow CJ, 'An RCT protocol of varying financial incentive amounts for smoking cessation among pregnant women', BMC Public Health, 12 1032 (2012) [C3]
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Ian Symonds, Alix Hall, Billie Bonevski, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Christopher Oldmeadow, Marita Lynagh
2012 Clinton-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]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Catherine Deste, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, Turon HE, 'The organ donation conundrum', Progress in Transplantation, 22 312-316 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Conor Gilligan, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Sanson-Fisher RW, Mackenzie LJ, Butow P, Rankin N, Paul CL, 'Advancing the evidence base in cancer: Psychosocial multicenter trials', Trials, 13 171 (2012) [C2]
Co-authors Lisa Mackenzie, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul
2012 Carey ML, Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Buchan H, 'Data systems for assessing quality of cancer care: Are building blocks in place for person-centered care?', The International Journal of Person Centred Medicine, 2 334-340 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.5750/ijpcm.v2i3.246
Co-authors Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2012 Yoong 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]
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Kerry Inder, Mariko Carey
2011 Clinton-Mcharg TL, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, Tracey E, 'Recruitment of representative samples for low incidence cancer populations: Do registries deliver?', BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11 1-9 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-11-5
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2011 Bonevski 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]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-70
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Catherine Deste, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2011 Havard A, Shakeshaft AP, Conigrave KM, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'The prevalence and characteristics of alcohol-related presentations to emergency departments in rural Australia', Emergency Medicine Journal, 28 290-295 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/emj.2010.091561
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2011 Passey ME, Gale JT, Sanson-Fisher RW, ''It's almost expected': Rural Australian Aboriginal women's reflections on smoking initiation and maintenance: A qualitative study', BMC Women's Health, 11 55 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2011 Carey ML, Yoong SL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Paul CL, Inder KJ, Makeham M, 'Efforts to close the evidence-practice gap in the management of cardiovascular risk factors in general practice: Strategic or haphazard?', International Journal of Person Centered Medicine, 1 660-667 (2011) [C1]
Co-authors Kerry Inder, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul, Mariko Carey
2011 Czech S, Shakeshaft A, Sanson-Fisher RW, Breen C, 'The development and application of a proxy measure of alcohol-related traffic crashes for rural communities', Accident Analysis and Prevention, 43 2160-2165 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.aap.2011.06.007
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2011 McNamara 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.11.002
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2011 Shin DW, Kim SY, Cho J, Sanson-Fisher RW, Guallar E, Chai GY, et al., 'Discordance in perceived needs between patients and physicians in oncology practice: A nationwide survey in Korea', Journal of Clinical Oncology, 29 4424-4429 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2011 Campbell HS, Sanson-Fisher RW, Turner D, Hayward L, Wang XS, Taylor-Brown J, 'Psychometric properties of cancer survivors' unmet needs survey', Supportive Care in Cancer, 19 221-230 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00520-009-0806-0
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 21
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2011 Gilligan 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]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Conor Gilligan, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2011 Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Douglas HE, Clinton-Mcharg TL, Williamson A, Barker DJ, 'Cutting the research pie: A value-weighting approach to explore perceptions about psychosocial research priorities for adults with haematological cancers', European Journal of Cancer Care, 20 345-353 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2010.01188.x
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2011 Carey ML, Clinton-Mcharg TL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Campbell S, Douglas HE, 'Patient or treatment centre? Where are efforts invested to improve cancer patients' psychosocial outcomes?', European Journal of Cancer Care, 20 152-162 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2010.01211.x
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2011 Paul CL, Carey ML, Hall AE, Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Henskens FA, 'Improving access to information and support for patients with less common cancers: hematologic cancer patients' views about web-based approaches', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13 e112 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/jmir.1894
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Alix Hall, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh, Chris Paul, Mariko Carey, Frans Henskens
2011 Lynagh MC, Bonevski B, Symonds IM, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Paying women to quit smoking during pregnancy? Acceptability among pregnant women', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 13 1029-1036 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntr108
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Ian Symonds, Billie Bonevski, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh
2010 Clinton-Mcharg TL, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, Shakeshaft A, Rainbird KJ, 'Measuring the psychosocial health of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors: A critical review', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 8 1-13 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1477-7525-8-25
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2010 Evensen 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]
DOI 10.1186/1748-5908-5-11
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Stewart JM, Sanson-Fisher RW, Eades SJ, Mealing NM, 'Strategies for increasing high-quality intervention research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: views of leading researchers', Medical Journal of Australia, 192 612-615 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Petrie DJ, Doran CM, Shakeshaft AP, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'The relationship between risky alcohol consumption, crime and traffic accidents in Australian rural communities', Addictive Behaviors, 35 359-362 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.addbeh.2009.10.022
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Bonevski B, Campbell EM, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'The validity and reliability of an interactive computer tobacco and alcohol use survey in general practice', Addictive Behaviors, 35 492-498 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.addbeh.2009.12.030
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Billie Bonevski
2010 Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, Shakeshaft A, 'Appropriate research designs for evaluating community-level alcohol interventions: What next?', Alcohol and Alcoholism, 45 481-487 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/alcalc/agq038
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Conor Gilligan, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Stewart JM, Anderson AE, 'Being sorry is not enough: The sorry state of the evidence base for improving the health of indigenous populations', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 38 566-568 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2010.02.001
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Czech S, Shakeshaft AP, Breen C, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Whole-of-community approaches to reducing alcohol-related harm: What do communities think?', Journal of Public Health, 543-551 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10389-010-0339-5
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Gilligan 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2009.00078.x
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste, Conor Gilligan
2010 Sanson-Fisher RW, Brand M, Shakeshaft A, Haber P, Day C, Conigrave K, et al., 'Forming a national multicentre collaboration to conduct clinical trials: Increasing high-quality research in the drug and alcohol field', Drug and Alcohol Review, 29 469-474 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2009.00166.x
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Clinton-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]
DOI 10.1016/j.ejca.2010.06.013
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Chris Paul, Catherine Deste, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Carey M, Sanson-Fisher RW, Lotfi-Jam K, Schofield P, Aranda S, 'Multidisciplinary care in cancer: Do the current research outputs help?', European Journal of Cancer Care, 19 434-441 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2009.01105.x
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Bailey 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2009.01109.x
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2010 Sanson-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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2009.01158.x
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Elizabeth Stojanovski, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Shakeshaft A, 'Alcohol-related harm: Perceptions of ambulance officers and health promotion actions they do and would do', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 21 19-25 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh
2010 Breen CL, Shakeshaft AP, Doran CM, Sanson-Fisher RW, Mattick RP, 'Cost-effectiveness of follow-up contact for a postal survey: A randomised controlled trial', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34 508-512 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00598.x
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2009 Buchan 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]
DOI 10.1186/1748-5908-4-68
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2009 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Shakeshaft A, 'Reducing alcohol-related harm: The untapped potential of pre-hospital care workers', International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2 237-240 (2009) [C3]
DOI 10.1007/s12245-009-0127-6
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Marita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2009 Rainbird K, Perkins JJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Rolfe IE, Anseline P, 'The needs of patients with advanced, incurable cancer', British Journal of Cancer, 101 759-764 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1038/sj.bjc.6605235
Citations Scopus - 37Web of Science - 32
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2009 Campbell HS, Sanson-Fisher RW, Taylor-Brown J, Hayward L, Wang XS, Turner D, 'The Cancer Support Person's Unmet Needs Survey: Psychometric properties', Cancer, 115 3351-3359 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/cncr.24386
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2009 Sanson-Fisher RW, Carey M, Mackenzie LJ, Hill D, Campbell S, Turner D, 'Reducing inequities in cancer care: The role of cancer registries', Cancer, 115 3597-3605 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/cncr.24415
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Lisa Mackenzie, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2009 Gilligan 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]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Conor Gilligan, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2009 Gilligan 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]
DOI 10.1080/01443610902753713
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Conor Gilligan, Catherine Deste, F Kaylambkin, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2009 Sanson-Fisher RW, Carey ML, Paul CL, 'Measuring the unmet needs of those with cancer: A critical overview', Cancer Forum, 33 198-201 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey, Chris Paul
2009 Paul CL, Clinton-Mcharg TL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Douglas HE, Webb G, 'Are we there yet? The state of the evidence base for guidelines on breaking bad news to cancer patients', European Journal of Cancer, 45 2960-2966 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ejca.2009.08.013
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Chris Paul
2009 Kypri K, Walsh RA, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Australian universities' open door policies on alcohol industry research funding', Addiction, 104 1765-1767 (2009) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02651.x
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Kypros Kypri
2009 Webb GR, Shakeshaft A, Sanson-Fisher RW, Havard A, 'A systematic review of work-place interventions for alcohol-related problems', Addiction, 104 365-377 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02472.x
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2009 Hawkins NG, Sanson-Fisher RW, Shakeshaft A, Webb GR, 'Differences in licensee, police and public opinions regarding interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm associated with licensed premises', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 33 160-166 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2009.00364.x
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2009 Carey M, Buchan H, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'The cycle of change: Implementing best-evidence clinical practice', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 21 37-43 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/intqhc/mzn049
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2008 Pearce NJM, Sanson-Fisher RW, Campbell HS, 'Measuring quality of life in cancer survivors: A methodological review of existing scales', Psycho-Oncology, 17 629-640 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/pon.1281
Citations Scopus - 50Web of Science - 42
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2008 Sanson-Fisher RW, Williams N, Outram S, 'Health inequities: The need for action by schools of medicine', Medical Teacher, 30 389-394 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/01421590801948042
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Sue Outram
2008 Petrie D, Doran C, Shakeshaft A, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'The relationship between alcohol consumption and self-reported health status using the EQ5D: Evidence from rural Australia', Social Science and Medicine, 67 1717-1726 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.socscimed.2008.09.017
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2008 Adams J, Parkinson L, Sanson-Fisher RW, Walsh RA, 'Enhancing self-report of adolescent smoking: The effects of bogus pipeline and anonymity', Addictive Behaviors, 33 1291-1296 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.addbeh.2008.06.004
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, L Parkinson
2008 Macvean ML, White VM, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'One-to-one volunteer support programs for people with cancer: A review of the literature', Patient Education and Counseling, 70 10-24 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2007.08.005
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 26
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2008 Sanson-Fisher RW, Campbell EM, Htun AT, Bailey LJ, Millar C, 'We are what we do: Research outputs of public health', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 3 380-385 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2008.06.039
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2008 Havard A, Shakeshaft A, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Systematic review and meta-analyses of strategies targeting alcohol problems in emergency departments: Interventions reduce alcohol-related injuries', Addiction, 103 368-376 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2007.02072.x
Citations Scopus - 121Web of Science - 92
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2007 Lynagh MC, Burton R, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'A systematic review of medical skills laboratory training: Where to from here?', Medical Education, 41 879-887 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2007.02821.x
Citations Scopus - 72Web of Science - 65
Co-authors Marita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2007 Sanson-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]
DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2007.04.007
Citations Scopus - 118Web of Science - 96
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Billie Bonevski, Catherine Deste
2007 Hawkins 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2007.03.020
Citations Scopus - 62Web of Science - 50
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2007 Macvean ML, White VM, Pratt S, Grogan S, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Reducing the unmet needs of patients with colorectal cancer: a feasibility study of The Pathfinder Volunteer Program', Supportive Care in Cancer, 15 293-299 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00520-006-0128-4
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2007 Gilligan 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]
DOI 10.1080/01443610701667486
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Conor Gilligan
2006 Sanson-Fisher RW, Campbell EM, Perkins JJ, Blunden SV, Davis BB, 'Indigenous health research: a critical review of outputs over time', Medical Journal of Australia, 184 502-505 (2006) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 57Web of Science - 48
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2006 Kable SA, Henry R, Sanson-Fisher RW, Ireland M, Cockburn JD, 'Is a computer questionnaire of childhood asthma acceptable in general practice?', Family Practice, 23 88-90 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/fampra/cmi079
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2006 Schofield P, Carey M, Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Barriers to the provision of evidence-based psychosocial care in oncology', Psycho-Oncology, 15 863-872 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/pon.1017
Citations Scopus - 40Web of Science - 32
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Billie Bonevski
2006 Campbell E, Walsh RA, Sanson-Fisher RW, Burrows S, Stojanovski E, 'A group randomised trial of two methods for disseminating a smoking cessation programme to public antenatal clinics: effects on patient outcomes', Tobacco Control, 15 97-102 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/tc.2004.011049
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Elizabeth Stojanovski
2006 Wood E, Shakeshaft A, Gilmour S, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'A systematic review of school-based studies involving alcohol and the community', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30 541-549 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-842X.2006.tb00783.x
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2006 Boyes AW, Newell SA, Girgis A, McElduff P, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Does routine assessment and real-time feedback improve cancer patients' psychosocial well-being?', European Journal of Cancer Care, 15 163-171 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2005.00633.x
Citations Scopus - 70Web of Science - 60
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Allison Boyes
2005 Sanson-Fisher RW, Rolfe IE, Williams N, 'Competency based teaching: the need for a new approach to teaching clinical skills in the undergraduate medical education course', Medical Teacher, 27 29-36 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/01421590400019500
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2005 Carey M, Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Barriers to the provision of evidence-based psychosocial care in oncology', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 57 189-189 (2005)
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Billie Bonevski, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2005 Rainbird KJ, Perkins JJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'The needs assessment for advanced cancer patients (NA-ACP): A measure of the perceived needs of patients with advanced, incurable cancer. A study of validity, reliability and acceptability', Psycho-Oncology, 14 297-306 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/pon.845
Citations Scopus - 40Web of Science - 36
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2005 Sanson-Fisher RW, Lynagh MC, 'Problem-based learning: A dissemination success story?', Medical Journal of Australia, 183 258-260 (2005) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 26
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh
2005 Sanson-Fisher RW, Baitch L, Peterson E, 'From bland to grand: An approach to classification of interprofessional education for undergraduate health sciences', Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal, 7 34-48 (2005) [C1]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2004 Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Diffusion of innovation theory for clinical change', MJA, 180 S55-S56 (2004) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 55
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2004 Sanson-Fisher RW, Grimshaw J, Eccles MP, 'The science of changing providers' behaviour: the missing link in evidence-based practice', MJA, 180 205-206 (2004) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2004 Paul CL, Redman S, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'A cost-effective approach to the development of printed materials: a randomized controlled trial of three strategies', Health Education Research: theory and practice, 19 698-706 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/her/cyg090
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul
2004 Davidson P, Cockburn JD, Daly J, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Patient-centered needs assessment: rationale for a psychometric measure for assessing needs in heart failure', Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 19 164-172 (2004) [C3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2004 Redman S, Butow P, Girgis A, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'A celebration of the achievements of Professor Jill Cockburn', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 28 590-591 (2004) [C3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2003 Paul CL, Redman S, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Print material content and design: is it relevant to effectiveness?', Health Education Research:, 18 181-190 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/her/18.2.181
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2003 Baratiny GY, Campbell EM, Sanson-Fisher RW, Cockburn JD, 'Hospital patients receptive to quit smoking advice', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 14 69 (2003) [C3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2002 Newell SA, Sanson-Fisher RW, Savolainen NJ, 'Re: Systematic review of psychological therapies for cancer patients: Overview and recommendations for future research - Response', JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE, 94 1811-1812 (2002)
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2002 Brédart A, Cayrou S, Dolbeault S, Newell SA, Sanson-Fisher RW, Savolainen NJ, 'Re: Systematic review of psychological therapies for cancer patients: Overview and recommendations for future research (multiple letters) [4]', Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 94 1810-1812 (2002)
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2002 Newell SA, Sanson-Fisher RW, Savolainen N, 'Systematic review of psychological therapies for cancer patients: overview and recommendations for future research', Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 94(8) 558-584 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 322Web of Science - 248
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2002 Rolfe IE, Pearson S-A, Sanson-Fisher RW, Ringland CL, Bayley S, Hart A, Kelly S, 'Which common clinical conditions should medical students be able to manage by graduation? A perspective from Australian interns', Medical Teacher, 24(1) 16-22 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2002 Rolfe IE, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Translating learning principles into practice: a new strategy for learning clinical skills', MEDICAL EDUCATION, 36 345-352 (2002)
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2923.2002.01170.x
Citations Web of Science - 35
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2002 Sanson-Fisher RW, Rolfe IE, Jones PD, Ringland C, Agrez MV, 'Trialling a new way to learn clinical skills: systematic clinical appraisal and learning', Medical Education, 36(11) 1028-1034 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2002 Sanson-Fisher RW, Rolfe IE, Jones PD, 'A New Method of Clinical Learning', Medical Education, 36 1028-1034 (2002) [C1]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2002 Shakeshaft A, Bowman JA, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Community-based drug and alcohol counselling: who attends and why?', Drug and Alcohol Review, 21 (2) 153-162 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2002 Shakeshaft A, Bowman JA, Burrows S, Doran C, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Community-based alcohol counselling: a randomized clinical trial', Addiction, 97 1449-1463 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2002 Newell SA, Sanson-Fisher RW, Girgis A, Davey HM, 'Can personal health record booklets improve cancer screening behaviors?', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 22(1) 15-22 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2001 Girgis A, Sanson-Fisher RW, Walsh RA, 'Preventive and other interactional skills of general practitioners, surgeons, and physicians: perceived competence and endorsement of postgraduate training', Preventive Medicine, 32 73-81 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2001 Parkinson L, Sanson-Fisher RW, Perkins JJ, Girgis A, Howley P, Schofield M, 'The effect of a community action intervention on adolescent smoking rates in rural Australian Towns: the CART project', Preventive Medicine, 32 332-340 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 14
Co-authors L Parkinson, Peter Howley, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2001 Parkinson L, Sanson-Fisher RW, Perkins JJ, Corkrey SR, Burton R, Reid S, 'Effect of a community action intervention on cervical cancer screening rates in rural Australian towns: The CART Project', Preventive Medicine, 32 109-117 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, L Parkinson
2001 Parkinson L, Sanson-Fisher RW, Perkins JJ, McClintock A, Howley P, Gibberd RW, 'Effect of a community action program on adult quit smoking rates in rural Australian towns: the CART project', Preventive Medicine, 32 118-127 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Peter Howley, Rob Sanson-Fisher, L Parkinson, Robert Gibberd
2001 Campbell EM, Sanson-Fisher RW, Walsh B, 'Smoking status in pregnant women Assessment of self-report against carbon monoxide (CO)', Addictive Behaviors, 26 1-9 (2001) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 26
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2001 Walsh RA, Roche A, Sanson-Fisher RW, Saunders J, 'Interactional skills of students from traditional and non-traditional medical schools before and after alcohol education', Medical Education, 35 211-216 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2001 Kable SA, Henry R, Sanson-Fisher RW, Ireland M, Corkrey SR, Cockburn JD, 'Childhood asthma: can computers aid detection in general practice?', British Journal of General Practice, 51 112-116 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2001 Rolfe IE, Pearson S, Sanson-Fisher RW, Ringland C, 'Identifying Medical School Learning Needs: A Survey of Australian Interns', Education for Health, 14 395-404 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2000 Sanson-Fisher RW, Girgis A, Boyes A, Bonevski B, Burton L, Cook P, et al., 'The unmet supportive care needs of patients with cancer', Cancer, 88 225-236 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 248Web of Science - 323
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Billie Bonevski, Allison Boyes
2000 Newell SA, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Australian oncologists' self-reported knowledge and attitudes about non-traditional therapies used by cancer patients', Medical Journal of Australia, 172 110-113 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 68Web of Science - 47
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2000 Newell S, Girgis A, Sanson-Fisher R, Ireland M, 'Accuracy of Patients' recall of pap and Cholesterol Screening', American Journal of Public Health, 90 5 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 49Web of Science - 52
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2000 Sanson-Fisher R, Rolfe I, 'The content of undergraduate health professional courses: a topic largely ignored?', MEDICAL TEACHER, 22 564-567 (2000)
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2000 Baratiny GY, Campbell EM, Sanson-Fisher RW, Graham J, Cockburn JD, 'Collecting cancer risk factor data from hospital outpatients: use of touch-screen computers', Cancer Prevention and Detection, 24(6) 501-507 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2000 Rankin NM, Newell SA, Sanson-Fisher RW, Girgis A, 'Consumer participation in the development of psychosocial clinical practice guidelines: opinions of women with breast cancer', European Journal of Cancer Care, 9 97-104 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2000 Girgis A, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Improving doctor-patient communication skills: The continuing challenge of the new millennium', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 9 S14-S14 (2000)
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2000 Girgis A, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Improving outcomes for cancer patients: Using unmet needs as a screening tool', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 9 S39-S39 (2000)
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2000 Perkins JJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Rainbird KJ, Tzelepis F, 'Unmet needs: The challenge of caring for people with advanced cancer', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 9 S40-S40 (2000)
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2000 Boyes AW, Newell SA, Girgis A, Sanson-Fisher RW, Meiners CF, Stewart J, 'Improving psychosocial outcomes of cancer patients: Trial of a feedback strategy', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 9 S40-S40 (2000)
Co-authors Allison Boyes, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2000 Girgis A, Boyes A, Sanson-Fisher RW, Burrows SA, 'Perceived needs of women diagnosed with breast cancer: rural versus urban location', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 24(2) 166-173 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 125Web of Science - 114
Co-authors Allison Boyes, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2000 Carter SE, Campbell EM, Sanson-Fisher RW, Gillespie W, 'Accidents in older people living at home: a community-based study assessing prevalence, type, location and injuries', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 24(6) 633-636 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 29
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2000 Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Girgis A, Burton L, Cook P, Boyes A, et al., 'Evaluation of an instrument to assess the needs of patients with cancer', Cancer, 88 217-225 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 220Web of Science - 195
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Allison Boyes, Billie Bonevski
1999 Clover KA, Dobbins TA, Smyth TJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Factors associated with waiting time for surgery - In reply', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 170 511-511 (1999)
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1999 Clover K, Hazell T, Stanbridge V, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Dentists' attitudes and practice regarding smoking', Australian Dental Journal, 44(1) 46-50 (1999) [C1]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1999 Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Campbell EM, Curruthers A, Reid A, Ireland M, 'Randomized controlled trial of a computer strategy to increase general practitioner preventive care', Preventive Medicine, 29 478-486 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 36
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Billie Bonevski
1999 Girgis A, Bonevski B, Perkins JJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Self-reported cervical screening practices and beliefs of women from urban, rural and remote regions', Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 19(2) 172-179 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Billie Bonevski
1999 Zwar N, Wolk J, Gordon J, Sanson-Fisher R, Kehoe L, 'Influencing antibiotic prescribing in general practice: A trial of prescriber feedback and management guidelines', Family Practice, 16 495-500 (1999)

Background. The extent of use of antibiotics to treat upper respiratory infections in general practice is an area for concern due to the increasing problem of bacterial resistance... [more]

Background. The extent of use of antibiotics to treat upper respiratory infections in general practice is an area for concern due to the increasing problem of bacterial resistance. Effective educational strategies to promote rational prescribing are needed. Objectives. We aimed to examine the effectiveness of prescriber feedback and management guidelines in reducing antibiotics prescribing by GP trainees for undifferentiated upper respiratory tract infection, and in improving the choice of antibiotic for tonsillitis/streptococcal pharyngitis. The research tested a stepwise approach to targeting educational input to high prescribers. Method. General Practice trainees in New South Wales (n = 157) were randomly allocated to a treatment group (n = 78) which received an education intervention on antibiotic use, or to a control group (n = 79) which received an intervention on an unrelated topic. Trainees completed three practice activity surveys, each of 110 consecutive patient encounters, with 6-month intervals between surveys. Prescriber feedback and management guidelines on use of antibiotics for URTI and choice of antibiotic for tonsillitis/streptococcal pharyngitis were delivered in a written form between surveys 1 and 2. An educational outreach visit to high prescribers occurred between surveys 2 and 3. Outcome measures were the rate of antibiotic prescribing for all indications, for URTI and prescribing of select antibiotics for tonsillitis/streptococcal pharyngitis. Results. Antibiotic prescribing by the intervention group declined over three occasions from 25.0 to 23.3 to 19.7 per 100 URTI problems, while the control group increased from 22.0 to 25.0 to 31.7 per 100 URTI problems (P = 0.002). Prescribing in agreement with accepted guidelines for tonsillitis/streptococcal pharyngitis increased over time in the intervention group from 55.6 to 69.8 to 73.0 per 100 problems, but decreased in the control group from 59.6 to 57.5 to 58.5 (P = 0.05). Conclusion. Prescriber feedback and management guidelines were shown to influence antibiotic prescribing for URTI and choice of antibiotic for tonsilitis/streptococcal pharyngitis. This study provides a model for targeting educational input to those prescribers who most need to change their behaviour.

DOI 10.1093/fampra/16.5.495
Citations Scopus - 57
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1999 Walsh RA, Sanson-Fisher RW, Low A, Roche A, 'Teaching medical students alcohol intervention skills: results of a controlled trial', Medical Education, 33 559-565 (1999) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1999 Haertsch M, Campbell E, Sanson-Fisher R, 'What is recommended for healthy women during pregnancy? A comparison of seven prenatal clinical practice guideline documents', BIRTH-ISSUES IN PERINATAL CARE, 26 24-30 (1999)
DOI 10.1046/j.1523-536x.1999.00024.x
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1999 Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Hersey P, Paul C, Foot G, 'Assessing the perceived needs of patients attending an outpatient melanoma clinic', Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 17(3/4) 101-118 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul, Billie Bonevski
1999 Shakeshaft AP, Bowman JA, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'A comparison of two retrospective measures of weekly alcohol consumption: Diary and quantity/frequency index', ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLISM, 34 636-645 (1999) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/alcalc/34.4.636
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Jenny Bowman
1999 Newell SA, Girgis A, Sanson-Fisher RW, Savolainen NJ, 'The accuracy of self-reported health behaviors and risk factors relating to cancer and cardiovascular disease in the general population: A critical review', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 17(3) 211-229 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 185Web of Science - 176
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1999 Girgis A, Sanson-Fisher RW, Schofield P, 'Is there consensus between breast cancer patients and providers on guidelines for breaking bad news?', Behavioral Medicine, 25(2) 69-77 (1999) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 53
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1999 Newell SA, Sanson-Fisher RW, Girgis A, Ackland S, 'The physical and psycho-social experiences of patients attending an outpatient medical oncology department: a cross-sectional study', European Journal of Cancer Care, 8 73-82 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 52Web of Science - 46
Co-authors Stephen Ackland, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1999 Perkins JJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Byles J, Tiller K, 'Factors relating to cervical screening in New South Wales, Australia', Health and Place, 5 223-233 (1999) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Julie Byles
1999 Haertsch MF, Campbell EM, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'What is recommended for healthy women during pregnancy? An examination of the consistency between seven antenatal clinical practice guideline documents', Birth, 26(1) 24-30 (1999) [C1]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Sanson-Fisher R, Considine R, 'Preaching by the unconverted', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 28 417-418 (1998)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.1998.tb02073.x
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Perkins JJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Anseline P, Gillespie WJ, Lowe A, 'A preliminary exploration of the interactional skills of trainee surgeons', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 68 670-674 (1998)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1998.tb04842.x
Citations Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Clover KA, Dobbins TA, Smyth TJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Factors associated with waiting time for surgery', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 169 464-468 (1998)
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 21
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Rolfe IE, Pearson S, Sanson-Fisher R, Fardell SD, Kay FJ, Gordon J, 'Measuring the hospital experiences of junior doctors', MEDICAL EDUCATION, 32 312-319 (1998)
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2923.1998.00206.x
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Rainbird KJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Perkins JJ, Rolfe IE, Anseline PF, 'The perceived needs of patients with advanced incurable cancer', JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE CARE, 14 107-107 (1998)
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Shakeshaft AP, Bowman JA, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Comparison of three methods to assess binge consumption: One-week retrospective drinking diary, AUDIT, and quantity/frequency', Substance Abuse, 19 191-203 (1998)

Binge consumption contributes substantially to the occurrence of alcohol-related harm. Despite its importance, binge drinking is not well defined in the literature. The present st... [more]

Binge consumption contributes substantially to the occurrence of alcohol-related harm. Despite its importance, binge drinking is not well defined in the literature. The present study examines the proportions of respondents identified as binge drinkers by three separate measures: a 1- week retrospective drinking diary (RD), the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), and a quantity/frequency (QF) question. Overall, AUDIT detected the highest proportion of binge drinkers, followed by QF and RD. There was also good agreement between QF and RD, as well as QF and AUDIT. Ultimately, the measure of choice should be that which provides information most appropriate to the purposes of each study.

DOI 10.1023/A:1021481413529
Citations Scopus - 14
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Jenny Bowman
1998 Keller SD, Ware JE, Gandek B, Aaronson NK, Alonso J, Apolone G, et al., 'Testing the equivalence of translations of widely used response choice labels: Results from the IQOLA project', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, 51 933-944 (1998)
DOI 10.1016/S0895-4356(98)00084-5
Citations Web of Science - 60
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Doran CM, Pekarsky B, Gordon M, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'General practitioners' role in preventive medicine: Scenario analysis using smoking as a case study', Addiction, 93(7) 1013-1022 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Haertsch MF, Campbell EM, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Who can provide antenatal care? The views of obstetricians and midwives', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 22(4) 471-475 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Doran CM, Girgis A, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Smoking by adolescents: Three years later, there's even larger revenue but little for prevention', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 22(3) 321-323 (1998) [C1]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Parkinson L, Sanson-Fisher RW, Kentish LM, 'Cervical cancer screening in rural NSW: Health Insurance Commission data compared with self-report', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 22 307-312 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10
Co-authors L Parkinson, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Paul CL, Redman S, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Print material as a public health education tool', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 22(1) 146-148 (1998) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul
1998 Walsh R, Girgis A, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Breaking Bad News 2: what evidence is available to guide clinicians?', Behavioral Medicine, 24(2) 61-72 (1998) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 33
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Girgis A, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Breaking Bad News 1: Current best advice for clinicians', Behavioral Medicine, 24(2) 53-59 (1998) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 71
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Campbell EM, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Breaking Bad News 3: Encouraging the adoption of best practices', Behavioral Medicine, 24(2) 73-80 (1998) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Perkins JJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Clarke S, Youman KV, 'An exploration of screening practices for prostate cancer and the associated community expenditure', British Journal of Urology, 82 524-529 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Newell SA, Sanson-Fisher RW, Girgis A, Bonaventura A, 'How well do medical oncologists' perceptions reflect their patients' reported physical and psychosocial problems? Data from a survey of five oncologists', Cancer, 83(8) 1640-1651 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 178Web of Science - 157
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Shakeshaft AP, Bowman JA, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Computers in community-based drug and alcohol clinical settings: Are they acceptable to respondents?', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 50 177-180 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 30
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Jenny Bowman
1998 Walsh RA, Low A, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Researchers' views about priorities for research on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs', Drug and Alcohol Review, 17 111-115 (1998) [C1]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Perkins JJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'An examination of self- and telephone- administered modes of administration for the Australian SF-36', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 51(11) 969-973 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 83Web of Science - 78
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Sanson-Fisher RW, Perkins JJ, 'Adaptation and validation of the SF-36 health survey for use in Australia', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 51(1) 961-967 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 96Web of Science - 85
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Schofield M, Lattimore-Foot G, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'SF-36 health profiles of recently discharged hospital patients in Australia', Journal of Health Psychology, 3(4) 551-563 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Girgis A, Perkins JJ, 'Women's experiences of having a colposcopic examination: self-reported satisfaction with care, perceived needs and consequences', Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 19(5) 462-470 (1998) [C1]
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Carrick S, Bonevski B, Redman S, Simpson J, Sanson-Fisher RW, Webster F, 'Surgeons' opinions about the NHMRC clinical practice guidelines for the management of early breast cancer', Medical Journal of Australia, 169 300-305 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Billie Bonevski
1998 Dietrich A, Olson A, Sox C, Stevens M, Tosteson T, Ahles T, et al., 'A Community-based Randomized Trial Encouraging Sun Protection for Children', Pediatrics, 102(6) E641-E648 (1998) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Lower AG, Girgis A, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'How valid is adolescent's self-report as a way of assessing sun protection practices?', Preventive Medicine, 27 385-390 (1998) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Lower AG, Girgis A, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'The prevalence and predictors of solar protection use among adolescents', Preventive Medicine, 27 391-399 (1998) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 32
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1997 Schofield MJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Gulliver S, 'Interventions with retailers to reduce cigarette sales to minors: a randomised controlled trial', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 21 590-596 (1997)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-842X.1997.tb01761.x
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1997 Girgis A, SansonFisher RW, McCarthy WH, 'Communicating with patients: Surgeons' perceptions of their skills and need for training', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 67 775-780 (1997)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1997.tb04578.x
Citations Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1997 Wiggers JH, SansonFisher R, 'Duration of general practice consultations: Association with patient occupational and educational status', SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 44 925-934 (1997)
DOI 10.1016/S0277-9536(96)00175-X
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, John Wiggers
1997 Bowman JA, SansonFisher R, Redman S, 'The accuracy of self-reported Pap smear utilisation', SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 44 969-976 (1997)
DOI 10.1016/S0277-9536(96)00222-5
Citations Scopus - 70Web of Science - 63
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1997 Wiggers J, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Practitioner provision of preventive care in general practice consultations: association with patient educational and occupational status', Social Science and Medicine, 44(2) 137-146 (1997) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, John Wiggers
1997 Sanson-Fisher R, Cockburn J, 'Effective teaching of communication skills for medical practice: Selecting an appropriate clinical context', Medical Education, 31 52-57 (1997)

Increasingly, courses in communication skills are being incorporated into medical training. In order for communication skills to be effectively maintained in post-training medical... [more]

Increasingly, courses in communication skills are being incorporated into medical training. In order for communication skills to be effectively maintained in post-training medical practice, they must be taught within an appropriate clinical context. The present paper describes and provides rationale for seven criteria by which to select clinical issues which are appropriate foci for communication skills courses. The criteria are: (1) the issue must be one which is encountered frequently in clinical practice; (2) the issue must be associated with a high burden of illness; (3) there must be evidence that practitioners need to improve skills for dealing with the issue; (4) there must be an intervention, of which communication skills are an integral component, that is demonstrably effective for dealing with the clinical issue; (5) the intervention must represent a cost-effective means of dealing with the issue; (6) the intervention must be acceptable to doctors and be able to be incorporated into routine medical practice; (7) the intervention must be acceptable to patients. Examples of clinical issues which fit these criteria are given in the paper and include smoking, hazardous alcohol consumption, non-adherence to treatment instructions, overdue cervical screening, inappropriate diet, recovery from medical interventions, and breaking bad news to patients.

Citations Scopus - 20
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1997 Hancock L, SansonFisher RW, Redman S, Burton R, Burton L, Butler J, et al., 'Community action for health promotion: A review of methods and outcomes 1990-1995', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 13 229-239 (1997)
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 30
Co-authors L Parkinson, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1997 Schofield MJ, Walkom S, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Patient-provider agreement on guidelines for preparation for breast cancer treatment', Behavioral Medicine, 23 36-45 (1997)

Guidelines for preparing cancer patients for threatening medical procedures were developed and refined and their perceived relevance and importance rated by three concerned groups... [more]

Guidelines for preparing cancer patients for threatening medical procedures were developed and refined and their perceived relevance and importance rated by three concerned groups - 84 breast cancer patients, 64 doctors, and 140 nurses and nurse oncologists. All three groups indicated strong support for the guidelines. Patients and nurses rated more of the guidelines as essential aspects of good quality care than did doctors. Items in which a significant discrepancy existed included the importance of (a) consistent information, (b) involvement of others in preparation, and (c) assistance to the patient in coping with treatment for breast cancer. Doctors, compared with patients and nurses, underrated the importance of some aspects of preparation. These issues should be given more prominence in undergraduate and specialist medical training, as well as in continuing medical education.

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Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1997 Lynagh M, Schofield MJ, SansonFisher RW, 'School health promotion programs over the past decade: A review of the smoking, alcohol and solar protection literature', HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL, 12 43-60 (1997)
DOI 10.1093/heapro/12.1.43
Citations Scopus - 62Web of Science - 58
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh
1997 Shakeshaft AP, Bowman JA, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Behavioural alcohol research: New directions or more of the same?', Addiction, 92 1411-1422 (1997)

Aim. Despite a large body of literature, a substantial burden of illness related to the abuse of alcohol, as well as significant economic and social costs, persist. As such, a cri... [more]

Aim. Despite a large body of literature, a substantial burden of illness related to the abuse of alcohol, as well as significant economic and social costs, persist. As such, a critical examination of the type of research being published in relation to alcohol misuse seems appropriate, particularly since some experts in the field have expressed the view that the current distribution of research types may not be optimal. Findings. The types of research conducted in two separate years, 1983 and 1993, were examined critically. Generally, the types of research conducted in both years was found to be similar: the majority of published alcohol research is behavioural, the majority of published behavioural alcohol research is descriptive and the majority of published behavioural intervention alcohol research represents tertiary prevention studies. Although the reasons for this distribution of research types are undoubtedly numerous and complex, some possible explanations are discussed. Conclusions. Overall, it is concluded that the current approach to alcohol research may have engendered a distribution of research types which is somewhat less than ideal and that, as such, a new approach may be indicated. Some strategies that may assist in redressing the perceived imbalance are considered.

Citations Scopus - 23
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Jenny Bowman
1996 Haertsch M, Campbell E, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Important components of antenatal care: Midwives' and obstetricians' views', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 36 411-416 (1996)

This study sought the views of midwives and obstetricians about what they considered to be important aspects of routine antenatal care. Midwives and obstetricians were randomly se... [more]

This study sought the views of midwives and obstetricians about what they considered to be important aspects of routine antenatal care. Midwives and obstetricians were randomly selected from the NSW membership lists of the Australian College of Midwives and The Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, respectively. Seventy-eight percent of midwives (n = 196) and 52% of obstetricians (n = 114) completed a questionnaire which itemised components of routine care derived from the National Health and Medical Research Council's Guidelines for Antenatal Care. Participants were asked to rate each of the 77 components on a 4-point scale as either: very important; desirable but not essential; not necessary; or, don't know. Twenty-four (31%) of the components were rated as very important by at least 90% of midwives and 19 (22%) were rated as very important by at least 90% of obstetricians. 'Recording details of previous pregnancy complications' was the component most commonly rated as being very important by both groups. On 37 (48%) of the components there was a significant difference between midwives and obstetricians in terms of whether or not they rated the component as very important (p < 0.01). There were considerable differences between midwives' and obstetricians' views about the important components of routine antenatal care and a substantial proportion of both groups did not consider many of the components listed in the guidelines to be essential in routine care. The findings suggest that a revision of the current antenatal care guidelines is necessary.

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Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1996 McDonald R, Vechi C, Bowman J, SansonFisher R, 'Mental health status of a Latin American community in New South Wales', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 30 457-462 (1996)
DOI 10.3109/00048679609065017
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Jenny Bowman
1996 Clover K, Redman S, Forbes J, SansonFisher R, Callaghan T, 'Two sequential randomized trials of community participation to recruit women for mammographic screening', PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 25 126-134 (1996)
DOI 10.1006/pmed.1996.0038
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, John Forbes
1996 Paul CL, SansonFisher RW, 'Experts' agreement on the relative effectiveness of 29 smoking reduction strategies', PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 25 517-526 (1996)
DOI 10.1006/pmed.1996.0085
Citations Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1996 Campbell EM, Redman S, Moffitt PS, SansonFisher RW, 'The relative effectiveness of educational and behavioral instruction programs for patients with NIDDM: A randomized trial', DIABETES EDUCATOR, 22 379-386 (1996)
DOI 10.1177/014572179602200412
Citations Scopus - 73Web of Science - 68
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1996 Campbell E, Weeks C, Walsh R, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Training medical students in HIV/AIDS test counselling: Results of a randomized trial', Medical Education, 30 134-141 (1996)

The study assessed the effectiveness of a programme aimed at increasing medical students' skills in counselling patients presenting for HIV testing/AIDS information. Senior medica... [more]

The study assessed the effectiveness of a programme aimed at increasing medical students' skills in counselling patients presenting for HIV testing/AIDS information. Senior medical students were randomly assigned to receive a short course in pre- and post-test counselling, or to a control group which received the usual curriculum. The students' performance in counselling simulated patients was videotaped at baseline and after 3 months. A subsample was also assessed at 12 months. Students receiving the programme showed significantly greater improvement in pre- and post-test counselling skills over 3 months than did the controls. For the subsample continuing to 12 months, a significant effect over time was found; however, there was no significant difference between the groups. This may have been influenced by the small sample sizes used for the 12-month assessment. General interactional skills improved for the overall sample over 3 and 12 months, but again there were no significant differences between groups. Those exposed to the programme did not show significantly greater changes in either knowledge or attitude scores over either time frame, compared with controls. When taught in addition to the usual undergraduate curriculum at Newcastle University, this short interactional skills course significantly enhanced students' ability to provide pre- or post-test counselling for HIV/AIDS.

Citations Scopus - 11
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1996 Schofield MJ, Sanson-Fisher R, 'How to prepare cancer patients for potentially threatening medical procedures: Consensus guidelines', Journal of Cancer Education, 11 153-158 (1996)

Background. Cancer patients face a frightening array of potentially threatening medical interventions. While the need to prepare patients for such procedures is widely acknowledge... [more]

Background. Cancer patients face a frightening array of potentially threatening medical interventions. While the need to prepare patients for such procedures is widely acknowledged, there have been few attempts to clearly specify in detail what adequate preparation entails. Methods. This study sought to develop a set of guidelines on how to prepare cancer patients for potentially threatening medical procedures. These guidelines were extensively reviewed and modified by a consensus panel of experts. The guidelines were then rated by 101 cancer patients. Results and Conclusions. These ratings led to further modification of the guidelines, the final version of which was developed into a training module for junior medical officers in New South Wales.

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Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1996 SansonFisher R, Redman S, Hancock L, Halpin S, Clarke P, Schofield M, et al., 'Developing methodologies for evaluating community-wide health promotion', HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL, 11 227-236 (1996)
DOI 10.1093/heapro/11.3.227
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 13
Co-authors L Parkinson, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1996 Hancock L, SansonFisher R, Redman S, Burton R, Burton L, Butler J, et al., 'Community action for cancer prevention: Overview of the cancer action in rural towns (CART) project, Australia', HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL, 11 277-290 (1996)
DOI 10.1093/heapro/11.4.277
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, L Parkinson
1996 Byles JE, SansonFisher RW, Redman S, 'Promoting screening for cervical cancer: Realising the potential for recruitment by general practitioners', HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL, 11 299-308 (1996)
DOI 10.1093/heapro/11.4.299
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Julie Byles
1996 Girgis A, Clarke P, Burton RC, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Screening for melanoma by primary health care physicians: a cost-effectiveness analysis.', Journal of medical screening, 3 47-53 (1996)
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1996 Byles JE, SansonFisher RW, 'Mass mailing campaigns to promote screening for cervical cancer: Do they work, and do they continue to work?', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 20 254-260 (1996)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-842X.1996.tb01025.x
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Julie Byles
1996 Hancock L, SansonFisher R, Redman S, Reid A, Tripodi T, 'Knowledge of cancer risk reduction practices in rural towns of New South Wales', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 20 529-537 (1996)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-842X.1996.tb01635.x
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12
Co-authors L Parkinson, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1996 Doran CM, SansonFisher RW, Gordon M, 'A cost-benefit analysis of the average smoker: A government perspective', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 20 607-611 (1996)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-842X.1996.tb01074.x
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1996 Girgis A, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Community based health education: general practitioners' perceptions of their role and willingness to participate.', Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, 20 381-385 (1996)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-842x.1996.tb01050.x
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1995 Girgis A, SansonFisher RW, Howe C, Raffan B, 'A skin cancer training programme: Evaluation of a postgraduate training for family doctors', MEDICAL EDUCATION, 29 364-371 (1995)
Citations Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1995 Girgis A, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Breaking bad news: consensus guidelines for medical practitioners.', Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 13 2449-2456 (1995)
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1995 SANSONFISHER RW, CLOVER K, 'COMPLIANCE IN THE TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSION - A NEED FOR ACTION', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, 8 S82-S88 (1995)
DOI 10.1016/0895-7061(95)00195-6
Citations Scopus - 51Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1995 BYLES JE, REDMAN S, SANSONFISHER RW, BOYLE CA, 'EFFECTIVENESS OF 2 DIRECT-MAIL STRATEGIES TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO HAVE CERVICAL (PAP) SMEARS', HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL, 10 5-16 (1995)
DOI 10.1093/heapro/10.1.5
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Julie Byles
1995 Schofield MJ, Byles JE, Sanson-Fisher R, 'What are women told about Pap smears that lack endocervical cells?', Journal of medical screening, 2 105-108 (1995)

BACKGROUND--Debate exists about the definition of what constitutes an adequate Pap smear and about the recommended rescreening interval for Pap smears lacking an endocervical comp... [more]

BACKGROUND--Debate exists about the definition of what constitutes an adequate Pap smear and about the recommended rescreening interval for Pap smears lacking an endocervical component. This study aimed at determining whether women are currently informed about the endocervical status of their Pap smears and what rescreening recommendations are made to women whose smears lack endocervical cells. METHOD--Consecutive Pap smears lacking an endocervical component were identified from pathology records. After obtaining consent from the referring doctor, 165 women were interviewed by telephone. RESULTS--Only 110 (67%) of 165 women received active notification of their Pap test result and only six (4%) were aware that their smear lacked endocervical cells. Thirteen (8%) had been advised to have a repeat smear within three months. Nearly half the women reported that they would like more information about their result. CONCLUSIONS--It seems that current Pap smear notification patterns for women in New South Wales could be improved. One third are not actively informed at all about their results, and few are given detailed information about their Pap test results. Methods of enhancing the level of information women are given about their medical and screening tests need to be improved.

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Co-authors Julie Byles, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1995 Bowman J, Sanson-Fisher R, Boyle C, Pope S, Redman S, 'A randomised controlled trial of strategies to prompt attendance for a Pap smear.', Journal of medical screening, 2 211-218 (1995)

OBJECTIVE: To assess the comparative efficacy, by randomised controlled trial, of three interventions designed to encourage "at risk" women to have a Pap smear: an educational pam... [more]

OBJECTIVE: To assess the comparative efficacy, by randomised controlled trial, of three interventions designed to encourage "at risk" women to have a Pap smear: an educational pamphlet; letters inviting attendance at a women's health clinic; and letters from physicians. METHODS: Subjects at risk for cervical cancer who had not been adequately screened were identified by a random community survey and randomly allocated to one of the intervention groups or a control group. Six months after intervention implementation, a follow up survey assessed subsequent screening attendance. Self report was validated by comparison with a national screening data base. RESULTS: A significantly greater proportion of women (36.9%) within the group receiving a physician letter reported screening at follow up than in any other group (P = 0.012). The variables most strongly predicting screening attendance were: age, perceived frequency of screening required, use of oral contraceptives, and allocation to receive the physician letter intervention. CONCLUSIONS: The relative efficacy of the GP letter in prompting screening attendance shows that this strategy is worthy of further investigation. There remains a need to examine the barriers to screening for older women, and to develop tailored strategies for this population.

Citations Scopus - 32
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Jenny Bowman
1995 NEWELL S, GIRGIS A, SANSONFISHER RW, 'RECALL, RETENTION, UTILIZATION AND ACCEPTABILITY OF WRITTEN HEALTH-EDUCATION MATERIALS', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 19 368-374 (1995)
Citations Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1995 Wiggers J, Sanson-Fisher R, Halpin S, 'Prevalence and frequency of health service utilisation: association with occupational status and educational attainment', Australian Journal of Public Health, 19 512-519 (1995) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, John Wiggers
1994 BYLES JE, HENNRIKUS D, SANSONFISHER R, HERSEY P, 'RELIABILITY OF NEVUS COUNTS IN IDENTIFYING INDIVIDUALS AT HIGH-RISK OF MALIGNANT-MELANOMA', BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, 130 51-56 (1994)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2133.1994.tb06882.x
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Julie Byles, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1994 GIRGIS A, SANSONFISHER RW, WATSON A, 'A WORKPLACE INTERVENTION FOR INCREASING OUTDOOR WORKERS USE OF SOLAR PROTECTION', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 84 77-81 (1994)
DOI 10.2105/AJPH.84.1.77
Citations Web of Science - 70
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1994 SCHOFIELD MJ, SANSONFISHER R, HALPIN S, REDMAN S, 'NOTIFICATION AND FOLLOW-UP OF PAP TEST-RESULTS - CURRENT PRACTICE AND WOMENS PREFERENCES', PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 23 276-283 (1994)
DOI 10.1006/pmed.1994.1039
Citations Web of Science - 37
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1994 Schofield MJ, Weeks C, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Alcohol sales to minors: a surrogate study.', Preventive medicine, 23 827-831 (1994)
DOI 10.1006/pmed.1994.1140
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1994 Webb GR, Redman S, Hennrikus DJ, Kelman GR, Gibberd RW, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'The relationships between high-risk and problem drinking and the occurrence of work injuries and related absences', Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 55 434-446 (1994)

A review of studies on the relationship between alcohol and work injuries revealed that the evidence is contradictory and that many of the studies contain methodological flaws. Th... [more]

A review of studies on the relationship between alcohol and work injuries revealed that the evidence is contradictory and that many of the studies contain methodological flaws. The present study aimed to determine whether there are relationships between problem drinking and high alcohol consumption and outcomes such as work injuries and related absences. The sample consisted of 833 employees at an industrial worksite. Problem drinking was measured by the Mortimer-Filkins test, while alcohol consumption was measured by a 7-day retrospective diary. Work injury data were obtained from medical reports completed at the worksite medical center, while absences data were obtained from company records. Chi-square analyses revealed significant relationships between problem drinking and work injuries and injury-related absences, but not between high alcohol consumption and work injuries and related absences. Logistic regression analysis revealed that no variables were significant predictors of work injuries. However, when uninjured subjects were excluded, a second analysis revealed that Mortimer-Filkins test scores, recent stressful life events, age and job satisfaction were significant predictors of two or more injuries. Injured subjects were almost twice as likely to have two or more injuries if they had high numbers of recent stressful life events and low levels of job satisfaction. Logistic regression analysis revealed that age, Mortimer-Filkins test categories and job satisfaction significantly predicted injury-related absences. Problem drinkers were 2.7 times more likely to have injury-related absences than non-problem drinkers, and subjects with low levels of job satisfaction were 2.2 times more likely than others to have injury-related absences. The implications of the results for workplace alcohol policies and programs are discussed.

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Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Robert Gibberd
1994 Schofield MJ, Walsh RA, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Training medical students in behavioural and cognitive strategies', Behaviour Change, 11 6-18 (1994)

It is argued that psychologists have an important role in ensuring appropriate training of medical students in behavioural and cognitive strategies. This paper outlines the innova... [more]

It is argued that psychologists have an important role in ensuring appropriate training of medical students in behavioural and cognitive strategies. This paper outlines the innovative medical curriculum at the University of Newcastle and describes the contribution of cognitive psychology to the problem-solving method which underlies the curriculum. It also describes the medical school's approach to training students in interactional skills. One focus of the interactional skills training is to provide practical skills which incorporate behavioural and cognitive strategies to address common, preventable health problems, such as excessive alcohol consumption.

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Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1994 Wiggers J, Sanson-Fisher R, 'General practitioners as agents of health risk behaviour change: opportunities for behavioural science in patient smoking cessation', Behaviour Change, 11(3) 167-176 (1994) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors John Wiggers, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1994 Walsh RA, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Allocation of research funds in the drug and alcohol field: report of the Consensus Workshop.', Drug and alcohol review, 13 79-85 (1994)
DOI 10.1080/09595239400185761
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1994 Byles JE, Sanson-Fisher RW, Redman S, Dickinson JA, Halpin S, 'Effectiveness of three community based strategies to promote screening for cervical cancer.', Journal of medical screening, 1 150-158 (1994)

OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of three potential methods for increasing Pap smear use: television media, television media combined with letter based recruitment, and television media comb... [more]

OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of three potential methods for increasing Pap smear use: television media, television media combined with letter based recruitment, and television media combined with general practitioner based (GP based) recruitment. SETTING: A trial of each intervention was carried out in three postal regions in New South Wales, Australia-a rural locality (containing about 1000 women), a country town (about 3000 women), and a major rural centre (about 10,000 women). Three control regions were selected to be demographically similar to the corresponding intervention regions. METHODS: Outcome data on regional Pap smear rates were obtained from government health insurance claims for cervical screening, and from pathology service records. Expected Pap smear rates for the three months after the intervention were predicted from 45 pre-intervention months and were compared with observed rates for this period. RESULTS: Television media alone was associated with a significant increase in attendances for screening in one of the three regions where a trial was carried out: 13.3% in the rural centre. The media/letter based campaign was associated with a significant increase in attendances in two out of three regions: 52.7% in the rural locality, 43.2% in the rural centre. The media/GP based campaign was associated with significant increases in attendances in all three regions: 50.2% in the rural locality, 80.8% in the country town, 15.7% in the rural centre. All three interventions were associated with significant increases in the number of women attending for cervical screening above those observed in the control regions. Furthermore, these increases were not restricted to women at low risk. They were also found for older women (aged 50-69 years) and women who had not had a Pap smear within the past three years.

Citations Scopus - 30
Co-authors Julie Byles, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1993 Schofield MJ, Considine R, Boyle CA, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Smoking control in restaurants: the effectiveness of self-regulation in Australia.', American journal of public health, 83 1284-1288 (1993)
DOI 10.2105/ajph.83.9.1284
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1993 WALSH RA, SANSONFISHER RW, REID ALA, 'AUSTRALIAN DEVELOPMENTS IN MEDICAL-EDUCATION ABOUT ALCOHOL', JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE, 86 313-314 (1993)
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1993 GIRGIS A, SANSONFISHER RW, TRIPODI DA, GOLDING T, 'EVALUATION OF INTERVENTIONS TO IMPROVE SOLAR PROTECTION IN PRIMARY-SCHOOLS', HEALTH EDUCATION QUARTERLY, 20 275-287 (1993)
DOI 10.1177/109019819302000217
Citations Scopus - 88Web of Science - 78
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1993 Redman S, Henrikus D, Clover K, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Responses of women and their doctors to the occurrence of a breast symptom: A community study', Health Promotion International, 8 177-187 (1993)

Public and professional education programmes have emphasized the need for prompt diagnosis and treatment of breast symptoms in improving mortality and morbidity related to breast ... [more]

Public and professional education programmes have emphasized the need for prompt diagnosis and treatment of breast symptoms in improving mortality and morbidity related to breast cancer. The present study of a randomly selected community sample explored the responses of women and their doctors to the occurrence of a breast symptom. One thousand and forty-one women were asked to participate in the study and 745 consented (72%). Sixteen per cent of the women had experienced breast symptoms which were potentially cancer-related, and 21% had experienced period -related breast lumps at some time in their lives. Responses of women and their doctors were examined for those women who had first experienced a potentially cancer-related symptom (n = 63) or period-related lump (n = 68) within the past five years. Of women with potentially cancer-related symptoms, 29% had never visited their doctor about the symptom and a further 21% delayed attending for more than two weeks after detecting the symptom. Similarly of those women with period-related breast lumps, 21% had never visited their doctors and 26% had delayed for two weeks or more after finding the lump. Only 54% of women who reported potentially cancer-related symptoms were referred to a specialist. Women may be more likely to attend or visit their doctor if health education messages are viewed as non-threatening. The results are discussed in terms of the need for professional and public education programmes.

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Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1993 Schofield MJ, Coxall A, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Skin cancer: Do early childcare centres provide protection?', Health Promotion International, 8 243-247 (1993)

Increasing skin cancer rates highlight the need to reduce the amount of solar exposure of young children. Children in early childcare are one potential target group for improved s... [more]

Increasing skin cancer rates highlight the need to reduce the amount of solar exposure of young children. Children in early childcare are one potential target group for improved sun protection policy and practice. Solar protection policies and practices in 51 randomly selected early childcare centres in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia were examined. Only 18% of centres had written policies and 36% of centres unwritten policies, predominantly hat and sunscreen policies. The sun protection practices of 306 children across the 51 centres was also examined. The adoption of specific policies by the centre was not associated with increased protection of children within that centre. The need for effective implementation and maintenance strategies is highlighted.

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Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1993 FOOT G, GIRGIS A, BOYLE CA, SANSONFISHER RW, 'SOLAR PROTECTION BEHAVIORS - A STUDY OF BEACHGOERS', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 17 209-214 (1993) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 43
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1992 CLOVER KA, REDMAN S, FORBES JF, SANSONFISHER RW, DICKINSON JA, 'PROMOTION OF ATTENDANCE FOR MAMMOGRAPHIC SCREENING THROUGH GENERAL-PRACTICE - A RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF 2 STRATEGIES', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 156 91-94 (1992)
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12
Co-authors John Forbes, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1992 SANSONFISHER RW, BOWMAN JA, LEEDER S, 'PREVENTION IN CLINICAL-PRACTICE', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 156 397-& (1992)
Citations Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Jenny Bowman
1992 HANCOCK L, WALSH R, HENRY DA, REDMAN S, SANSONFISHER R, 'DRUG-USE IN AUSTRALIA - A COMMUNITY PREVALENCE STUDY', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 156 759-764 (1992)
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 29
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, L Parkinson
1992 Cockburn J, Hennrikus D, Scott R, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Erratum: Adolescent use of sun-protection measures (Med J. Aust. (1989) 151 (136-140))', Medical Journal of Australia, 157 216-216 (1992)
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1992 WEBB GR, REDMAN S, HENNRIKUS D, SANSONFISHER RW, 'THE RELIABILITY AND STABILITY OF THE MORTIMER-FILKINS TEST', JOURNAL OF STUDIES ON ALCOHOL, 53 561-567 (1992)
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1992 Rydon P, Redman S, Sanson-Fisher RW, Reid ALA, 'Detection of alcohol-related problems in general practice', Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 53 197-202 (1992)

While primary care has considerable potential as a site for detecting and intervening for alcohol-related problems, few doctors currently identify these problems. The judgments of... [more]

While primary care has considerable potential as a site for detecting and intervening for alcohol-related problems, few doctors currently identify these problems. The judgments of eight primary care physicians about alcohol- related problems in 371 of their patients were compared with the patients' responses to the Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (SMAST) and the CAGE. The CAGE classified 11.4% of the patients as alcoholics and the SMAST identified 23.9% as probable alcoholics. However, the doctors identified only a small proportion (7.0%) of their patients as having any level of alcohol- related problem. The doctors did not identify 65.0% of CAGE-defined alcoholics and 82.3% of those patients classified by the SMAST as probable alcoholics. The discrepancy between primary care physician's judgments and the SMAST and CAGE may be attributable to the doctor's failure to identify patients with alcohol-related problems. An alternative explanation is that the SMAST and CAGE are inappropriate screening tools for use in Australian primary care. The findings are discussed in terms of the implications for training doctors and for the development of better measures of alcohol- related problems for use within a primary care context.

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Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1992 BYLES JE, REDMAN S, HENNRIKUS D, SANSONFISHER RW, DICKINSON J, 'DELAY IN CONSULTING A MEDICAL PRACTITIONER ABOUT RECTAL BLEEDING', JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH, 46 241-244 (1992)
DOI 10.1136/jech.46.3.241
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 35
Co-authors Julie Byles, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1992 Ward J, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Pap smear tests in general practice. An update.', Australian family physician, 21 465-466 (1992)
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1992 BYLES JE, SANSONFISHER RW, REDMAN S, REID ALA, AGREZ M, 'EARLY DETECTION OF COLORECTAL-CANCER - A PROFILE OF CURRENT PRACTICE', CANCER DETECTION AND PREVENTION, 16 245-252 (1992)
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Julie Byles
1992 Sanson-Fisher R, Bowman J, Armstrong S, 'Factors affecting nonadherence with antibiotics', Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 15 103-109 (1992)

Nonadherence with antibiotic therapy has profound implications both for patient health and the health care system that bears the financial costs incurred. Significant levels of no... [more]

Nonadherence with antibiotic therapy has profound implications both for patient health and the health care system that bears the financial costs incurred. Significant levels of nonadherence with antibiotic prescriptions have been demonstrated. Of the many proposed variables involved, those that are potentially modifiable relate to aspects of the doctor-patient interaction and drug regimen. Despite the potential for intervention with these variables, there have been very few methodologically sound studies examining their effect on adherence with either medications generally or antibiotics specifically. Only two studies were located that had tested the effectiveness of reduced complexity of antibiotic dosage schedules. The results suggest that the less complex the schedule, the greater is the adherence. Both practitioners and patients must be encouraged to use and accept simpler dosage schedules, preferably once-daily schedules wherever possible. The paucity of well-controlled studoes to date highlights the need for further research evaluating intervention strategies that utilize variations in dosage schedule and elements of the doctor-patient interaction to improve adherence with antibiotic medications. © 1992.

DOI 10.1016/0732-8893(92)90136-H
Citations Scopus - 32
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Jenny Bowman
1992 Gordon JJ, Saunders NA, Hennrikus D, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Interns' performances with simulated patients at the beginning and the end of the intern year', Journal of General Internal Medicine, 7 57-62 (1992)

Objective:To determine whether interns' performances of technical, preventive, and communication aspects of patient care improve during the intern year. Design:A descriptive study... [more]

Objective:To determine whether interns' performances of technical, preventive, and communication aspects of patient care improve during the intern year. Design:A descriptive study. At the beginning and end of the intern year, interns' consultations with three simulated (standardized) patients were videotaped and scored according to explicit criteria set by an expert panel. Problems simulated were urinary tract infection, bronchitis, and tension headache. Setting:The casualty outpatient department in a general teaching hospital in New South Wales, Australia. Participants:Twenty-eight interns rotated to the casualty department. Results:Little improvement over the intern year in technical competence or preventive care was observed, even though initial levels of compliance with criteria were quite low for some items. Greater improvement was apparent in the area of communication skills. Conclusions:The results suggest that the internship should be restructured to more adequately teach the skills required for primary care. © 1992 Society of General Internal Medicine.

DOI 10.1007/BF02599104
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Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1992 Aaronson NK, Acquadro C, Alonso J, Apolone G, Bucquet D, Bullinger M, et al., 'International quality of life assessment (IQOLA) project', Quality of Life Research, 1 349-351 (1992)

The International Quality of Life Assesment (IQOLA) Project is a 4-year project to translate and adapt the widely used MOS SF-36 Health Survey Questionnaire in up to 15 countries ... [more]

The International Quality of Life Assesment (IQOLA) Project is a 4-year project to translate and adapt the widely used MOS SF-36 Health Survey Questionnaire in up to 15 countries and validate, norm, and document the new translations as required for their use in international studies of health outcomes. In addition to the eight-scale SF-36 health profile, the project will also validate psychometrically based physical and mental health summary scores, as well as health utility indexes incorporating SF-36 scales for use in cost-utility studies. © 1992 Rapid Communications of Oxford Ltd.

DOI 10.1007/BF00434949
Citations Scopus - 368
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1992 HANCOCK L, HENRY DA, SANSONFISHER RW, 'ASPIRIN USE IN CHILDREN - HEEDING THE WARNING', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 16 35-37 (1992)
Co-authors L Parkinson, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1992 Sanson-Fisher RW, Schofield MJ, See M, 'Availability of cigarettes to minors.', Australian journal of public health, 16 354-359 (1992)
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1992 Webb GR, Redman S, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Work injury experience at an industrial worksite', Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, 8 143-153 (1992)

Most studies of work injuries use aggregate data about severe injuries resulting in time off work. These studies do not provide information about all injuries, particularly minor ... [more]

Most studies of work injuries use aggregate data about severe injuries resulting in time off work. These studies do not provide information about all injuries, particularly minor injuries. The present study investigated all injuries at a large metal manufacturing plant over a one-year period. Data collected for 1,740 injuries to 639 subjects included type of injury, part of the body injured, temporal variables, work variables, and individual worker variables. The most common types of injuries were soreness and pain, lacerations, superficial injuries and foreign bodies. The most common parts of the body injured were fingers, arms and eyes. Injuries were more likely to occur on Mondays. Injury occurrence peaked during the mid-morning and after lunch. Blue-collar workers had significantly higher rates of injuries and significantly more severe injuries than white-collar workers. Young workers were more likely to have injuries than older workers. Workers with less than three years' experience were significantly more likely to have injuries than other workers. The implications of these findings for prevention of work injuries are explored.

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Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1991 HENNRIKUS D, GIRGIS A, REDMAN S, SANSONFISHER RW, 'A COMMUNITY STUDY OF DELAY IN PRESENTING WITH SIGNS OF MELANOMA TO MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS', ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY, 127 356-361 (1991)
DOI 10.1001/archderm.127.3.356
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 35
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1991 SCHOFIELD MJ, HENNRIKUS DJ, REDMAN S, SANSONFISHER RW, 'PREVALENCE AND CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN WHO HAVE HAD A HYSTERECTOMY IN A COMMUNITY SURVEY', AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY, 31 153-158 (1991)
DOI 10.1111/j.1479-828X.1991.tb01806.x
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1991 BOWMAN JA, REDMAN S, DICKINSON JA, GIBBERD R, SANSONFISHER RW, 'THE ACCURACY OF PAP SMEAR UTILIZATION SELF-REPORT - A METHODOLOGICAL CONSIDERATION IN CERVICAL SCREENING RESEARCH', HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 26 97-107 (1991)
Citations Scopus - 64Web of Science - 78
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1991 GIRGIS A, CAMPBELL EM, REDMAN S, SANSONFISHER RW, 'SCREENING FOR MELANOMA - A COMMUNITY SURVEY OF PREVALENCE AND PREDICTORS', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 154 338-343 (1991)
Citations Scopus - 55Web of Science - 79
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1991 Ward JE, Gordon J, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Strategies to increase preventive care in general practice', Medical Journal of Australia, 154 523-531 (1991)

To develop strategies to overcome barriers to preventive care in general practice. Method: Participants invited to attend a one-day workshop ranked barriers to preventive care in ... [more]

To develop strategies to overcome barriers to preventive care in general practice. Method: Participants invited to attend a one-day workshop ranked barriers to preventive care in a pre-workshop survey. During the workshop, small groups generated strategies to overcome the most influential barriers. After the workshop, participants nominated strategies for implementation in the ideal world and in the realities of resource constraints. Participants: Twenty-six participants representing general practice, medical academe, funding authorities, health policy planners, researchers, medicopolitical organisations and consumers. Results: The surveys yielded preferred strategies for implementation in the ideal world and 10 preferred strategies for implementation given likely resource constraints. Conclusions: Authoritative guidelines are needed to guide clinical practice and to evaluate research. Other comprehensive strategies to overcome barriers to preventive care must be implemented and evaluated for effectiveness and acceptability in field experiments before wider implementation. The controlled implementation and evaluation of these strategies requires genuine collaboration amongst clinicians, health policy planners, researchers, funding authorities and general practice academe.

Citations Scopus - 21
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1991 REDMAN S, WEBB GR, HENNRIKUS DJ, GORDON JJ, SANSONFISHER RW, 'THE EFFECTS OF GENDER ON DIAGNOSIS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTURBANCE', JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 14 527-540 (1991)
DOI 10.1007/BF00845109
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1991 Ward J, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Cancer prevention: what's worth doing in general practice?', Australian family physician, 20 1437-1443 (1991)

Primary prevention aims to circumvent the onset of malignant change. Secondary prevention aims to detect early cancer or lesions with high malignant potential before extensive loc... [more]

Primary prevention aims to circumvent the onset of malignant change. Secondary prevention aims to detect early cancer or lesions with high malignant potential before extensive local growth or metastatic spread compromises the effectiveness of treatment. This article should help general practitioners appraise the value of cancer prevention measures and plan an effective approach to cancer prevention in clinical practice.

Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1991 HANCOCK L, HENNRIKUS D, HENRY DA, SANSONFISHER R, WALSH R, LEWIS JH, 'AGREEMENT BETWEEN 2 MEASURES OF DRUG-USE IN A LOW-PREVALENCE POPULATION', ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS, 16 507-516 (1991)
DOI 10.1016/0306-4603(91)90058-P
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, L Parkinson
1991 SCHOFIELD MJ, BENNETT A, REDMAN S, WALTERS WAW, SANSONFISHER RW, 'SELF-REPORTED LONG-TERM OUTCOMES OF HYSTERECTOMY', BRITISH JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, 98 1129-1136 (1991)
DOI 10.1111/j.1471-0528.1991.tb15365.x
Citations Scopus - 59Web of Science - 65
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1991 SANSONFISHER RW, REDMAN S, WALSH R, MITCHELL K, REID ALA, PERKINS JJ, 'TRAINING MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS IN INFORMATION-TRANSFER SKILLS - THE NEW CHALLENGE', MEDICAL EDUCATION, 25 322-333 (1991)
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1991 WEBB GR, REDMAN S, GIBBERD RW, SANSONFISHER RW, 'THE RELIABILITY AND STABILITY OF A QUANTITY-FREQUENCY METHOD AND A DIARY METHOD OF MEASURING ALCOHOL-CONSUMPTION', DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE, 27 223-231 (1991)
DOI 10.1016/0376-8716(91)90005-J
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Robert Gibberd, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1991 WARD JE, BOYLE K, REDMAN S, SANSONFISHER RW, 'INCREASING WOMENS COMPLIANCE WITH OPPORTUNISTIC CERVICAL-CANCER SCREENING - A RANDOMIZED TRIAL', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 7 285-291 (1991)
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 38
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1991 Schofield MJ, Redman S, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'A community approach to smoking prevention: A review', Behaviour Change, 8 17-25 (1991)
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1991 Clover K, Redman S, Wiggers J, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Community knowledge of cancer', Health Promotion International, 6 93-101 (1991) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, John Wiggers
1991 SCHOFIELD MJ, TRIPODI DA, GIRGIS A, SANSONFISHER RW, 'SOLAR PROTECTION ISSUES FOR SCHOOLS - POLICY, PRACTICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 15 135-141 (1991) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1990 AGREZ MV, REDMAN S, SANSONFISHER R, HENNRIKUS D, 'FEASIBILITY OF SIGMOIDOSCOPIC SCREENING FOR COLORECTAL-CANCER IN THE HUNTER REGION', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 60 87-92 (1990)
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1990 Wiggers J, Donovan KO, Redman S, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Cancer patient satisfaction with care', Cancer, 66 610-616 (1990) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 172Web of Science - 157
Co-authors John Wiggers, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1990 BOWMAN JA, REDMAN S, REID ALA, SANSONFISHER RW, 'GENERAL-PRACTITIONERS AND THE PROVISION OF PAPANICOLAOU SMEAR-TESTS - CURRENT PRACTICE, KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 152 178-183 (1990)
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Jenny Bowman
1990 REDMAN S, REID ALA, CAMPBELL E, SANSONFISHER RW, 'BREAST SELF-EXAMINATION AND BREAST EXAMINATION BY A HEALTH-CARE PROVIDER - PREVALENCE AND PREDICTORS OF SCREENING IN A RANDOMLY SELECTED SAMPLE OF AUSTRALIAN WOMEN', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 152 640-& (1990)
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1990 Sanson-Fisher R, Bridges-Webb C, Coates R, Crotty M, Dammery D, Dickinson J, et al., 'Attitudes, knowledge and behaviour of general practitioners in relation to HIV infection and AIDS', Medical Journal of Australia, 153 5-12 (1990)

A stratified random sample of 655 Australian general practitioners (GPs) was surveyed to determine their attitudes, knowledge and behaviour in relation to the human immunodeficien... [more]

A stratified random sample of 655 Australian general practitioners (GPs) was surveyed to determine their attitudes, knowledge and behaviour in relation to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic. Of the 486 respondents, 22% had one or more patients with HIV infection in their practice and 80% had been asked for information on HIV infection in the past month by at least one patient. The majority of respondents viewed screening and education of patients as part of their role, but 24% did not want to maintain a therapeutic relationship with HIV-infected patients and 16% felt it was appropriate to refuse to treat this group. Although most respondents correctly identified the well known risk-taking behaviours for HIV infection in homosexual men and intravenous drug users, they underestimated the risk to heterosexuals and exaggerated that associated with activities generally considered not to involve risk. The knowledge of appropriate infection control procedures of approximately 60% of the respondents was inadequate. A lack of time in consulting was the most commonly cited barrier to the routine assessment of, or enquiry into, risk-taking behaviours of patients in the respondents' practices. Respondents noted that they required more knowledge of the clinical presentation and diagnosis of HIV infection, as well as education in counselling techniques and the risks of transmission associated with sexual and non-sexual activities. They felt such information could best be imparted through printed material. These results indicate that most GPs are willing to play an active role in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of HIV disease, but they require more accurate information in order to fulfil this role appropriately. The study identifies and addresses several barriers to GPs playing a more active role in the management of HIV disease.

Citations Scopus - 14
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1990 WEBB GR, REDMAN S, SANSONFISHER RW, GIBBERD RW, 'COMPARISON OF A QUANTITY-FREQUENCY METHOD AND A DIARY METHOD OF MEASURING ALCOHOL-CONSUMPTION', JOURNAL OF STUDIES ON ALCOHOL, 51 271-277 (1990)
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 40
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Robert Gibberd
1990 Webb G, Jurisich R, Sanson-Fisher R, 'A critical review of Australian cancer organizations' public eduction material', Community Health Studies, 14 171-178 (1990)

Because of the potential benefits of primary prevention and early detection of cancer, a considerable proportion of the efforts of State cancer organizations has been directed tow... [more]

Because of the potential benefits of primary prevention and early detection of cancer, a considerable proportion of the efforts of State cancer organizations has been directed towards public educational programs. The study aimed to determine the level of agreement in the messages contained in the written educational material of the State and Territory cancer organizations in Australia. Pamphlets and brochures dealing with primary and secondary prevention of breast, cervical, skin and bowel cancers were obtained. The materials were compared on a number of dimensions: the characteristics of people who are at increased risk of contracting the cancer, how to avoid the cancer through primary prevention, how and when to screen in the case of secondary prevention, and action to be taken if a sign or symptom indicative of cancer is discovered. The study found a lack of agreement in the messages of the State cancer organizations. Some hypotheses are suggested to explain the discrepancies. In addition, some suggestions for remedying this situation are provided.

Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1990 WEBB GR, REDMAN S, HENNRIKUS D, ROSTAS JAP, SANSONFISHER RW, 'THE PREVALENCE AND SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC CORRELATES OF HIGH-RISK AND PROBLEM DRINKING AT AN INDUSTRIAL WORKSITE', BRITISH JOURNAL OF ADDICTION, 85 495-507 (1990)
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 21
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, John Rostas
1990 REDMAN S, WEBB GR, OAK S, SANSONFISHER RW, 'DRUG RESEARCH - A COMPARISON OF ONGOING RESEARCH AND PERCEIVED RESEARCH PRIORITIES', BRITISH JOURNAL OF ADDICTION, 85 943-952 (1990)
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1990 Redman S, Spencer EA, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'The role of mass media in changing health-related behaviour: A critical appraisal of two models', Health Promotion International, 5 85-113 (1990)

The mass media are increasingly popular as a strategy for delivering preventive health messages. A review of the literature located 24 published evaluations of the effectiveness o... [more]

The mass media are increasingly popular as a strategy for delivering preventive health messages. A review of the literature located 24 published evaluations of the effectiveness of mass media programmes in modifying cardiovascular risk behaviour or safety restraint use among adults. Many of these studies failed to meet basic methodological criteria and were excluded from the review. The remaining studies were found to provide little support for the implementation of mass-media programmes to modify health risk behaviours. When media-alone interventions designed to alter behaviour directly have been evaluated, they have been found to have little impact on behaviour. When the media have been used in an agenda-setting role in combination with a community component, significant changes in behaviour have been reported. However, there is currently no evidence that the media component makes a contribution to the effectiveness of such combined programmes. Future research needs are discussed.

Citations Scopus - 46
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1990 SLAMA K, REDMAN S, PERKINS J, REID ALA, SANSONFISHER RW, 'THE EFFECTIVENESS OF 2 SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAMS FOR USE IN GENERAL-PRACTICE - A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL-TRIAL', BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 300 1707-1709 (1990)
Citations Scopus - 56Web of Science - 66
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1989 WEBB GR, REDMAN S, WILKINSON C, SANSONFISHER RW, 'FILTERING EFFECTS IN REPORTING WORK INJURIES', ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION, 21 115-123 (1989)
DOI 10.1016/0001-4575(89)90081-X
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 33
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1989 COCKBURN J, HENNRIKUS D, SCOTT R, SANSONFISHER R, 'ADOLESCENT USE OF SUN-PROTECTION MEASURES', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 151 136-140 (1989)
Citations Scopus - 87Web of Science - 103
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Rodney Scott
1989 Gordon JJ, Saunders NA, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Evaluating interns' performance using simulated patients in a casualty department', Medical Journal of Australia, 151 18-21 (1989)

An observational study examined the care that was provided by 61 interns for three simulated (standardized) patients in a casualty department within a large teaching hospital. The... [more]

An observational study examined the care that was provided by 61 interns for three simulated (standardized) patients in a casualty department within a large teaching hospital. The consultations were recorded on videotape and were scored by reference to explicit criteria that were set by an expert panel. The criteria described standards of clinical competence, communication skills and preventive care for each of the three cases. An additional list of the general opportunities for preventive advice that were suggested by the patients' case histories was also compared with the interns' actual behaviour. Clinical competence was not demonstrated uniformly across the three cases. The problem of urinary-tract infection was managed best; 19% of the interns complied with all criteria, and 93% of the interns complied with 75% of the criteria. For tension headache, only 3% of the interns complied with all the criteria but 67% of interns complied with 75% of the criteria. In the case of bronchitis, only 3% of interns complied with all the criteria but 58% of interns met 75% of the criteria. The quality of preventive care also varied from case to case, being best for the patient with bronchitis and worst for the patient with tension headache. Over all, only three of the 13 criteria were met by more than half the interns. The communication-skills criteria identified three behaviours which the interns were most likely to omit: the interns summarized the patients' problems in only 73 of the 173 consultations; they explained the aetiology of the problems in only 127 of the 173 consultations; and they ensured that the patients understood their plan of management in only 21 of the 173 consultations.

Citations Scopus - 10
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1989 Dickinson J, Wiggers J, Leeder S, Sanson-Fisher R, 'General practitioners'' detection of patients'' smoking status', Medical Journal of Australia, 150 420-426 (1989) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 63Web of Science - 86
Co-authors John Wiggers, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1989 SLAMA KJ, REDMAN S, COCKBURN J, SANSONFISHER RW, 'COMMUNITY VIEWS ABOUT THE ROLE OF GENERAL-PRACTITIONERS IN DISEASE PREVENTION', FAMILY PRACTICE, 6 203-209 (1989)
DOI 10.1093/fampra/6.3.203
Citations Scopus - 42Web of Science - 42
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1989 DONOVAN K, SANSONFISHER RW, REDMAN S, 'MEASURING QUALITY OF LIFE IN CANCER-PATIENTS', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 7 959-968 (1989)
Citations Scopus - 190Web of Science - 207
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1988 WEBB GR, SANSONFISHER RW, BOWMAN JA, 'PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS RELATED TO PARENTAL RESTRAINT OF PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN IN MOTOR VEHICLES', ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION, 20 87-94 (1988)
DOI 10.1016/0001-4575(88)90023-1
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Jenny Bowman
1988 WEBB GR, BOWMAN JA, SANSONFISHER RW, 'STUDIES OF CHILD SAFETY RESTRAINT USE IN MOTOR VEHICLES - SOME METHODOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS', ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION, 20 109-115 (1988)
DOI 10.1016/0001-4575(88)90026-7
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Jenny Bowman
1988 REDMAN S, HENNRIKUS DJ, BOWMAN JA, SANSONFISHER RW, 'ASSESSING WOMENS HEALTH NEEDS', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 148 123-127 (1988)
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1988 SANSONFISHER RW, REDMAN S, OAK S, WEBB G, 'THE BURDEN OF ILLNESS THAT IS IMPOSED BY DRUG-ABUSE AND THE ALLOCATION OF RESEARCH MONIES IN THE FIELD - 3 VIEWS', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 149 134-138 (1988)
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1988 Gordon JJ, Fahey P, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Interns' identification of patients' health risks in a casualty department', Medical Journal of Australia, 148 615-619 (1988)

This study examined whether the interns who staffed a hospital casualty department identified correctly four common health risks among their patients. When compared with patients ... [more]

This study examined whether the interns who staffed a hospital casualty department identified correctly four common health risks among their patients. When compared with patients who were attending general practitioners, patients who attended the casualty department were more likely to be cigarette smokers. They were also more likely to be heavy drinkers of alcohol and to score highly on a standardized measure of psychological disturbance. Women were less likely to have undergone a Papanicolaou smear-examination within the previous two years. The interns, who were the subjects in this study, failed to identify 56% of the smokers, 84% of the heavy drinkers, 35% of the psychologically-disturbed patients and 95% of the women who had not undergone a Papanicolaou smear-test in the last two years. The findings were in contrast with the interns' own opinions on what would constitute good-quality care in this setting. The subjects were just beginning their internship at the time of the study. Their failure to integrate important questions about common health risks suggests that their undergraduate training has been deficient in this area. The internship is the last formal opportunity to correct this deficiency before these doctors are registered for independent medical practice.

Citations Scopus - 15
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1988 Dickinson JA, Leeder SR, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Frequency of cervical smear-tests among patients of general practitioners', Medical Journal of Australia, 148 128-131 (1988)

Eight hundred and thirty-eight women who attended 36 general practitioners were asked when they had last undergone a cervical smear-test. Only 6% of women who were between 25 and ... [more]

Eight hundred and thirty-eight women who attended 36 general practitioners were asked when they had last undergone a cervical smear-test. Only 6% of women who were between 25 and 54 years of age had never undergone a smear-test, but in women who were younger and older than this age range the proportion was one-third. We estimated from this pattern of use of cervical smear-tests that only 60% of invasive cervical cancer is being prevented, and the major contribution to the remaining risk factors comes from women of over 55 years of age who either have not undergone a smear-test or had undergone one a long time previously. This information suggests that general practitioneres and the public-health system should be more active in ensuring that all at-risk women undergo cervical smear-tests.

Citations Scopus - 16
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1988 Cockburn J, Campbell E, Gordon JJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Response bias in a study of general practice', Family Practice, 5 18-23 (1988)

Response bias in quality of care research is an important, but largely neglected concern. Differences between health care professionals who consent to participate in research and ... [more]

Response bias in quality of care research is an important, but largely neglected concern. Differences between health care professionals who consent to participate in research and those who do not may distort the conclusions and prevent the results being generalizable. This is particularly likely when response rates are low, as they often are in studies evaluating primary health care. The present study outlines a method for examining this important area. Fifty-six general practitioners who consented to participate in an observational study of general practice were compared with 52 doctors who declined to participate in the research. Comparisons were made of general characteristics including age, sex, practice size and postgraduate qualifications, as well as attitudes toward their role. This last analysis was deemed particularly important, as the attitudes expressed may have affected the behaviour of the doctor in the consultation, and therefore outcomes such as accurate diagnosis, compliance and satisfaction. Such outcomes are often the object of study in quality of care research. The only significant difference to emerge in the present study was that non-consenters were more strongly in favour of a medical system based on free enterprise and free for service (t83 = 2.3 P < 0.05). No systematic differences were found on other general characteristics or attitudes relating to patient care. Response bias using the stated variables was therefore considered to be minimal. The results are discussed in terms of strategies aimed at increasing response rates in quality of care research.

Citations Scopus - 31
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1988 Gordon J, Sanson-Fisher R, Saunders NA, 'Identification of stmulated patients by interns in a casualty setting', Medical Education, 22 533-538 (1988)

Fifty-four interns agreed to a study in which their clinical performance in an outpatient unit with standardized patients was recorded on videotape. In order to examine whether th... [more]

Fifty-four interns agreed to a study in which their clinical performance in an outpatient unit with standardized patients was recorded on videotape. In order to examine whether they could distinguish standardized from real patients, the interns were asked to note any patients who they thought might be simulating their complaints and report these to the researchers at the end of each 2-day period of study. Thirty-two of the interns were assessed again at the end of their internship, using the same clinical problems presented by different simulators. The consultations took place in the casualty department of a large urban hospital. At the beginning of the year there were 152 consultations with standardized patients and 328 consultations with appropriate genuine patients. Standardized patients were identified definitely as 'not genuine' in only 12 of the 152 consultations (sensitivity 7.8%) whereas 320 of the 328 genuine consultations were accepted by the interns as genuine (specificity 97.8%). When the level of confidence required to distinguish the two groups was reduced from 'definite' to 'probable', the number of correctly identified simulator consultations increased to 36/152 (27%) but the rate of misclassification of genuine patients also increased from 8 to 37 out of 328 consultations (11%). At the end of the year there were 81 consultations with standardized patients and 149 consultations with genuine patients. Identification rates were only slightly changed. We conclude that simulator identification is not a problem in applying standardized patients to evaluate the quality of care provided in a hospital casualty.

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Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1988 REDMAN S, SANSONFISHER R, COCKBURN J, 'REHABILITATION PROGRAMS FOR DRINK DRIVERS - A CRITICAL-APPRAISAL', COMMUNITY HEALTH STUDIES, 12 418-427 (1988) [C1]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1988 MITCHELL AS, HENRY DA, SANSONFISHER R, OCONNELL DL, 'PATIENTS AS A DIRECT SOURCE OF INFORMATION ON ADVERSE DRUG-REACTIONS', BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 297 891-893 (1988)
Citations Scopus - 39Web of Science - 35
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1987 COCKBURN J, REID AL, BOWMAN JA, SANSONFISHER RW, 'EFFECTS OF INTERVENTION ON ANTIBIOTIC COMPLIANCE IN PATIENTS IN GENERAL-PRACTICE', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 147 324-& (1987)
Citations Scopus - 51Web of Science - 55
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1987 Cockburn J, Reid AL, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'The process and content of general-practice consultations that involve prescription of antibiotic agents', Medical Journal of Australia, 147 321-324 (1987)

We devised a reliable coding system in order to analyse interactional events between general practitioners and patients that were observed on the videotapes of 201 consultations i... [more]

We devised a reliable coding system in order to analyse interactional events between general practitioners and patients that were observed on the videotapes of 201 consultations in which an antibiotic agent was prescribed. Of total consultation events, doctors contributed 14% on the collection of information about the presenting condition for which antibiotic agents were prescribed; 22% on the giving of such information; 17% on social exchanges; and 21% of events were devoted to other problems that emerged during the consultation. Patient questions made up 2% of events and were encouraged specifically by 1% of events. Whereas 75% of patients were told the dose and length of the course, only 46% of patients were told the name of the antibiotic agent, only 10% of patients were told of side-effects, and no patient was told what to do if he or she forgot a dose. Not surprisingly, with the exception of the justification of the treatment that was chosen, practitioners seldom used techniques which have been shown to be effective in the improvement of patient compliance or recall of information. Given that antibiotic agents are prescribed commonly, and compliance is frequently poor, our findings have implications for undergraduate, vocational and continuing education.

Citations Scopus - 31
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1987 REDMAN S, SANSONFISHER RW, WILKINSON C, FAHEY PP, GIBBERD RW, 'AGREEMENT BETWEEN 2 MEASURES OF ALCOHOL-CONSUMPTION', JOURNAL OF STUDIES ON ALCOHOL, 48 104-108 (1987)
Citations Scopus - 52Web of Science - 86
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Robert Gibberd
1987 Cockburn J, Fahey P, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Construction and validation of a questionnaire to measure the health beliefs of general practice patients', Family Practice, 4 108-116 (1987)
Citations Scopus - 17
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1987 Cockburn J, Killer D, Campbell E, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Measuring general practitioners' attitudes towards medical care', Family Practice, 4 192-199 (1987)

The construction and development of a questionnaire which measures the attitudes of general practitioners towards their role in the medical care system is described. Factor analyt... [more]

The construction and development of a questionnaire which measures the attitudes of general practitioners towards their role in the medical care system is described. Factor analytic procedures identified seven reliable factor-based subscales. The subscales measured attitudes towards: a psychological orientation to patient care, government involvement in the health care system, preventive medicine, patient participation in the consultation, communication with patients, responsibility for decision making and the appropriateness of consulations. The responses of 387 randomly selected Australian general practitioners to this measure are described. Overall, there was strong support for the importance of fostering patient participation, facilitating open communication and understanding, having a psychological orientation, and implementing preventive activities in general practice. However, the sample was strongly opposed to a government regulated health care system. Age and sex of the general practitioner were shown to influence orientations on some dimensions.

Citations Scopus - 33
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1987 COCKBURN J, GIBBERD RW, REID AL, SANSONFISHER RW, 'DETERMINANTS OF NONCOMPLIANCE WITH SHORT-TERM ANTIBIOTIC REGIMENS', BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 295 814-818 (1987)
Citations Scopus - 115Web of Science - 150
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Robert Gibberd
1986 Feletti G, Firman D, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Patient satisfaction with primary-care consultations', Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 9 389-399 (1986)

This study examines patients' perceptions of their latest consultation with a primary-care physician. A new questionnaire measured patients' views on their "ideal" physician prior... [more]

This study examines patients' perceptions of their latest consultation with a primary-care physician. A new questionnaire measured patients' views on their "ideal" physician prior to the visit and their satisfaction on similar dimensions immediately afterward. Ratings by the 503 eligible patients (87% response rate) showed that all 43 items were relevant and that a shortened version could also be used successfully. Patients held high expectations for, but were also quite satisfied with, their physicians' actual behavior during the consultation. Factor analysis of perceptions supported other research findings and raised some anomalies in relation to overordering of investigations and waiting time. Other analyses showed which characteristics of physicians and patients were most influential on satisfaction and which dimensions of care were common or distinct to the 22 physicians involved in this study. © 1986 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

DOI 10.1007/BF00845122
Citations Scopus - 30
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1986 Reid ALA, Webb GR, Hennrikus D, Fahey PP, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Detection of patients with high alcohol intake by general practitioners', British Medical Journal, 293 735-737 (1986)
Citations Scopus - 70
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1985 CARNEY SL, MITCHELL KR, BRINSMEAD MW, SANSONFISHER RW, FLOATE DA, 'THE WAY WE TEACH MEDICAL-STUDENTS PROFESSIONAL SKILLS', MEDICAL TEACHER, 7 37-44 (1985)
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1985 Feletti GI, Sanson-Fisher RW, Vidler M, 'Evaluating a new approach to selecting medical students', Medical Education, 19 276-284 (1985)

Dissatisfaction with the traditional methods of selecting Australian medical students, which use only secondary school achievement, led to an innovative alternative method at the ... [more]

Dissatisfaction with the traditional methods of selecting Australian medical students, which use only secondary school achievement, led to an innovative alternative method at the Newcastle Medical School. This multistage approach uses tests of problem-solving ability, empathy, creativity and moral dilemmas to screen applicants otherwise suitable on academic achievement. In the 5-year trial since its inception, this process appears reasonably reliable and valid. There is some merit in using a composite score for ranking applicants, bases on weighted contributions from the psychological tests used in its multifactorial battery. However, the ultimate effectiveness of individual tests of a composite score will depend on their predictive validity, which is yet unmeasured.

Citations Scopus - 10
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1985 Sanson-Fisher R, 'Commentary: Behavioural science and its relation to medicine: A need for positive action', Community Health Studies, 9 275-283 (1985) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1983 Feletti GI, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Measuring tutor ratings in relation to curriculum implementation', Higher Education, 12 145-154 (1983)

Greater dependence on students' ratings of their teachers for academic purposes requires a better understanding of the curricular factors likely to influence these ratings. This s... [more]

Greater dependence on students' ratings of their teachers for academic purposes requires a better understanding of the curricular factors likely to influence these ratings. This study examined first-year medical students' evaluation of their tutors in a faculty which has a clearly-defined educational philosophy and learning method but different approaches to the implementation of its curricular strands. Students' ratings were higher for tutors who were required to follow specific procedures and tasks in tutorial sessions, and more variable for tutors in strands which required no set routines. Caring for students and facilitating their learning were the most important qualities expected of all tutors. It is still not clear which of these qualities are trainable skills. However, their accurate assessment may require regular, intermittent criterion-based observations rather than a single end-of-term rating of perception. © 1983 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.

DOI 10.1007/BF00136633
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1982 Feletti GI, Doyle E, Petrovic A, Sanson Fisher R, 'Medical students' evaluation of tutors in a group-learning curriculum', Medical Education, 16 319-325 (1982)
Citations Scopus - 14
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1981 Sanson-Fisher RW, Martin CJ, 'Standardized interviews in psychiatry: Issues of reliability', British Journal of Psychiatry, 138-143 ) (1981)

A review of studies which used standardized interviews as a means of data collection indicated that the issue of reliability was frequently neglected in the psychiatric literature... [more]

A review of studies which used standardized interviews as a means of data collection indicated that the issue of reliability was frequently neglected in the psychiatric literature. It is suggested that this may be due to a misinterpreteation of the concept of reliability which is apparently perceived as a permanent feature of an interview instrument. The importance of reliability is discussed, and recommendations are made as to how a methodologically adequate assessment of reliability might be undertaken.

Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
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Conference (56 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Henskens FA, Paul DJ, Wallis M, Bryant J, Carey M, Fradgley E, et al., 'Web-based support for population-based medical research: Presenting the QuON survey system', HEALTHINF 2014 - 7th International Conference on Health Informatics, Proceedings; Part of 7th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2014 (2014) [E1]

This paper discusses the needs of medical researchers working in the area of patient-centred medicine, in particular their use of survey data in measuring patient opinions, needs,... [more]

This paper discusses the needs of medical researchers working in the area of patient-centred medicine, in particular their use of survey data in measuring patient opinions, needs, perceived quality of care received, and priorities of health service interventions. Until quite recently, collection of survey data has been either paper-based, or achieved using computer software that largely duplicated paper-based processes with limited additional functionality. The authors investigate the use of web-based technology to support collection of such data from patients, including experiences and observations on enhanced/additional functionality made possible by its adoption. A novel software design termed QuON is presented, together with examples of its capabilities and uses in current research projects. Copyright © 2014 SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications. All rights reserved.

Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Mark Wallis, Mariko Carey, Chris Paul, Alison Zucca, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Frans Henskens
2014 Mackenzie 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]
DOI 10.1093/annonc/mdu435.35
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Lisa Mackenzie, Catherine Deste
2014 Henskens FA, Paul DJ, Wallis M, Bryant J, Carey M, Fradgley E, et al., 'How Do Health Researchers Benefit From Web-Based Survey Systems?', Proceedings of e-Health 2014, Lisbon, Portugal (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Chris Paul, Alison Zucca, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Frans Henskens, Mark Wallis
2014 Paul DJ, Henskens FA, Bryant J, Smits R, Sanson-Fisher R, Stevenson W, 'The Haematology Treatment Aid - Providing Personalized Information to Patients and Carers', Proceedings of e-Health, Lisbon, Portugal (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Frans Henskens
2014 Hall A, Nguyen S, Tran H, Sanson-Fisher R, Carey M, 'PATIENTS PERCEPTIONS OF WHAT MAY HAVE CAUSED THEIR CANCER: A CROSS-SECTIONAL INVESTIGATION OF VIETNAMESE RADIOTHERAPY CANCER PATIENTS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey, Alix Hall
2014 Mackenzie 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]
Co-authors Lisa Mackenzie, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2014 Mackenzie 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]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey, Lisa Mackenzie, Catherine Deste
2014 Zucca A, Sanson-Fisher R, Waller A, Carey M, 'LIFE EXPECTANCY DISCUSSIONS IN A MULTI-SITE SAMPLE OF AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL ONCOLOGY OUTPATIENTS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Alison Zucca, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Amy Waller, Mariko Carey
2014 Bryant J, Sanson-Fisher R, Fradgley L, Regan T, Hobden B, Ackland S, Turon H, 'ONCOLOGY PATIENTS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT TISSUE BANKING', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Timothy Regan, Stephen Ackland
2014 Turon H, Waller A, Mansfield E, Sanson-Fisher R, 'HOW GOOD IS THE QUALITY OF EVIDENCE FOR GRIEF COUNSELLING? A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Amy Waller, Elise Mansfield
2014 Hall 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]
Co-authors Alix Hall, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Flora Tzelepis, Marita Lynagh, Catherine Deste
2014 Turon H, Waller A, Clinton-McHarg T, Fleming J, Marlton P, Sanson-Fisher R, 'HAEMATOLOGICAL CANCER PATIENTS' VIEWS ON TISSUE BANKING', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Amy Waller, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-Mcharg
2014 Bryant J, Yoong SL, Sanson-Fisher R, Mazza D, Carey M, Walsh J, Bisquera A, 'IS IDENTIFICATION OF SMOKING, RISKY ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY BY GENERAL PRACTITIONERS IMPROVING? A COMPARISON OF DETECTION RATES IN AUSTRALIA BETWEEN 1982 AND 2011', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2014 Carey M, Bryant J, Mansfield E, Bisquera A, Sanson-Fisher R, Mazza D, 'CORRELATES OF THE DETECTION OF CANCER RISK FACTORS BY GENERAL PRACTITIONERS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Elise Mansfield, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Kerr 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]
Co-authors Catherine Deste, John Attia, Mark Parsons, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Frans Henskens, Chris Levi, Chris Paul
2013 Tzelepis F, Sanson-Fisher R, Hall A, Carey M, Paul C, Clinton-McHarg T, 'Development and Psychometric Evaluation of a Quality of Patient-Centred Cancer Care Measure', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Alix Hall, Mariko Carey, Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013 Hall 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]
Co-authors Alix Hall, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh, Flora Tzelepis, Catherine Deste
2013 Bryant J, Sanson-Fisher R, Stevenson W, Henskens F, Smits R, 'Build it, but will They Come? Development and patient use of an Online Information Tool Designed to Reduce Psychosocial Distress', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Frans Henskens, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013 Hall 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]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall, Marita Lynagh, Flora Tzelepis, Catherine Deste
2013 Bryant J, Sanson-Fisher R, Boyes A, Jones K, Carey M, 'The Evidence-Practice Gap in Oncology: Are We Contributing to Implementation Science?', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Allison Boyes, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2013 Tzelepis F, Rose S, Sanson-Fisher R, Clinton-McHarg T, Carey M, Paul C, 'A Systematic Review of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Assessing Quality of Patient-Centred Cancer Care', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Mariko Carey, Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013 Lynagh MC, Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher R, Symonds I, Scott A, Hall A, Oldmeadow C, 'Should we pay pregnant smokers to quit? Preliminary findings of a feasibility trial.', Journal of Smoking Cessation, Sydney (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1017/jsc.2013.26
Co-authors Alix Hall, Billie Bonevski, Ian Symonds, Marita Lynagh, Christopher Oldmeadow, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Schofield P, Lotfi-Jam K, Gough K, Dudgeon P, Bergin R, Crellin W, et al., 'A nurse-led group consultation intervention to reduce psychological morbidity and unmet needs in men with prostate cancer during radiotherapy: A randomised controlled trial', Supportive Care in Cancer: Abstracts of the 2012 International MASCC/ISOO Symposium, New York (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Yoong 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-authors Mariko Carey, Chris Paul, Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Kerry Inder
2012 Mackenzie 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-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste, Lisa Mackenzie
2012 Suzuki 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-authors Catherine Deste, Lisa Mackenzie, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2012 Mackenzie 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-authors Catherine Deste, Lisa Mackenzie, Mariko Carey, Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Mackenzie 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-authors Catherine Deste, Lisa Mackenzie, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Mackenzie 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-authors Catherine Deste, Lisa Mackenzie, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2012 Mackenzie 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-authors Catherine Deste, Lisa Mackenzie, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Sanson-Fisher RW, 'The system's contribution to psycosocial problems in cancer patient: A neglected area', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology: Special Issue: Abstracts of the Joint Meeting of the COSA 39th Annual Scientific Meeting and IPOS 14th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Brisbane, Qld (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2011 Courtney RJ, Paul CL, Sanson-Fisher RW, Macrae FA, Carey ML, Attia JR, McEvoy MA, 'Colorectal cancer screening in Australia: A community-level perspective', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology: COSA 38th Annual Scientific Meeting Poster Abstracts, Perth, WA (2011) [E3]
DOI 10.5694/mja11.10661
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey, Chris Paul, John Attia
2011 Gale J, Passey M, Stirling J, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Tobacco, cannabis and alcohol use: Changes among pregnant Aboriginal women in NSW', Proceedings of the 3rd Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health (CRIAH) Aboriginal Health Research Conference, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2011 Stewart JM, Sanson-Fisher RW, Eades S, 'Rates of agreement between general practitioners and patients of an Aboriginal community controlled health organisation on risk status for chronic disease', Proceedings of the 3rd Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health (CRIAH) Aboriginal Health Research Conference, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2011 Breen 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-authors Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2011 Mackenzie LJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Carey ML, Hall AE, 'Who should make disclosure decisions? Cancer patients' preferences for life expectancy disclosure', Psycho-Oncology, Antalya, Turkey (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall, Lisa Mackenzie
2010 Paul CL, Bonevski B, Bryant JL, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Approaches to tobacco control and population effects: how good is the evidence that standard approaches are equitable', 12th Annual Meeting of the SRNT Europe Programme, Bath, UK (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul, Billie Bonevski
2010 Schofield P, Gough K, Carey ML, Ugalde A, Aranda S, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Cancer treatment survey (CaTS): A new instrument to assess the adequacy of communication to prepare patients for chemotherapy and radiotherapy', International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2010, Verona, Italy (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Sanson-Fisher RW, 'If you thought that was hard, try changing health care providers clinical behaviour!', Abstracts of the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Lynagh M, Symonds I, Sanson-Fisher R, Bonevski B, 'THE ACCEPTABILITY OF PERSONAL FINANCIAL INCENTIVES(PFI) FOR REDUCING ANTENATAL SMOKING', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Marita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Ian Symonds, Billie Bonevski
2009 Passey M, Gale J, Holt B, Leatherday C, Martin R, Sanson-Fisher RW, et al., 'Providing smoking cessation care for pregnant Aboriginal women - Service provider views', 3rd Rural Health Research Colloquium: Building a Healthier Future Through Research: Program and Abstract Book, Ballina, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2009 Breen 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2009.00123.x
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2008 Taylor-Brown J, Campbell S, Turner D, Sanson-Fisher RW, Hayward L, 'Prevalence of unmet needs of cancer survivors and their primary support person', Psycho-Oncology, Madrid, Spain (2008) [E3]
DOI 10.1002/pon.1389
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2008 Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Accelerating the development of evidence for drug and alcohol practice and policy', The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs (APSAD) Conference: Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2007 Sanson-Fisher RW, White VM, Macvean M, Grogan S, Akkerman D, 'Testing an intervention to reduce unmet needs and distress among cancer patients: Preliminary findings from the Pathfinder Program', Psycho-Oncology, London (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2007 Campbell HS, Sanson-Fisher RW, Corbin SJ, Joza J, 'Measuring the unmet needs of cancer survivors and their significant others', Psycho-Oncology, London (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2007 Clinton-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-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2007 Clinton-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-authors Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2007 Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Translating guidelines into practice: Does it work?', 3rd Biennial General Practice Conference: Pushing the Boundaries: Conference Program, Prato, Italy (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2007 Schofield P, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bailey LJ, Aranda SK, 'Quality of life research: How should we be targeting our efforts?', Psycho-Oncology (Volume 16, Issue 9), London (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2006 Hawkins NG, Shakeshaft A, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'A community-based attempt to reduce alcohol-related harms in rural New South Wales', ALCOHOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH, Sydney, AUSTRALIA (2006)
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2004 Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Diffusion of innovation theory for clinical change', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, Hobart, AUSTRALIA (2004)
Citations Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2003 Rivett DA, Sanson-Fisher RW, Chiarelli PE, Murphy BM, 'Musculoskeletal Skills Required by New Physiotherapy Graduates: Pruning the Dead Wood in Undergraduate Curricula', New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association, Auckland, New Zealand (2003) [E3]
Co-authors Pauline Chiarelli, Darren Rivett, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2003 Rivett DA, Sanson-Fisher RW, Chiarelli PE, Murphy BM, 'Distinguishing Essential and Non-Essential Generic Skills in Clinical Practice: Perceptions Of Recent Physiotherapy Graduates', ANZAME Inaugural NSW State Conference, Newcastle (2003) [E3]
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Pauline Chiarelli, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2002 Baratiny GY, Campbell ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, Graham J, Cockburn JD, 'Optimising disease prevention in hospital settings: use of an interactive health risk assessment computer programme', International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Helsinki Finland (2002) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2002 Kable SA, Henry RL, Ireland M, Sanson-Fisher RW, Cockburn JD, 'Using interactive software to promote best practice in the management of childhood asthma in general practice', International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Helsinki Finland (2002) [E3]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
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Report (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2008 Sanson-Fisher RW, Paul CL, Stewart J, Courtney R, 'Strategies for Improving the Health of Aboriginal Populations: A Critical Review', NSW Department of Health, 47 (2008) [R1]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2007 Sanson-Fisher RW, Brand M, Mackenzie L, 'Rapid Reviews of the Effectiveness of Interventions for Autism', Department of Ageing, Disability and Health Care, 51 (2007) [R1]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2007 Sanson-Fisher RW, Carey M, Jack G, Tavener M, 'Review of Cervical Cancer Screening in New South Wales', NSW Cancer Institute, 93 (2007) [R1]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 105
Total funding $24,561,206

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20158 grants / $697,514

Evaluating the Quit for New Life $271,908

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Mariko Carey, Doctor Jamie Bryant, Doctor Lisa Mackenzie, Mr Justin Walsh, Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Doctor Christopher Oldmeadow, Professor Peter Radoll, Professor Ian Symonds, Professor Sandra Eades
Scheme Evaluation of Quit for New Life
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401375
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

The Partnership Centre on Systems Perspectives on Preventing Lifestyle-Related Chronic Health Problems, also known as The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre or (TAPPC)$150,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Partnership Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1301257
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Implementing a telehealth support model for rural women before and after breast cancer resection$101,517

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Evidence to Practice Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500509
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Consultancy Tender: To assess needs and outcomes in relation to cancer control for people who are socioeconomically disadvantaged and have experienced cancer.$84,870

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Mariko Carey, Associate Professor Anthony Proietto, Dr Jarad Martin, Dr James Lynam
Scheme Request for Quote
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401189
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Research for HNELHD Cancer Network Projects$28,125

Funding body: Hunter New England Local Health District

Funding body Hunter New England Local Health District
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Mrs Elizabeth Tracey
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500910
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Health Exchange: acceptability of an electronic tailored chronic disease needs assessment tool$27,094

Funding body: NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI)

Funding body NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Mrs Amanda Jayakody, Doctor Jamie Bryant, Doctor Mariko Carey, Ms Eunice Simons
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401380
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Improving uptake of colorectal screening among primary care attendees.$17,000

Funding body: Australian Rotary Health

Funding body Australian Rotary Health
Project Team Ms Natalie Dodd, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Mariko Carey, Doctor Christopher Oldmeadow
Scheme PhD Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400854
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Delivery of care, are we doing enough? An investigation in to the treatment provided for depression in Australian alcohol treatment centers. $17,000

Funding body: Australian Rotary Health

Funding body Australian Rotary Health
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Mariko Carey, Doctor Christopher Oldmeadow, Ms Breanne Hobden
Scheme Ian Scott Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401254
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

201410 grants / $2,341,572

Improving alcohol treatment outcomes$1,435,804

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate 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
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1300166
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Reducing unnecessary ordering of pathology tests in hospitalised patients$372,927

Funding body: HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation

Funding body HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation
Project Team Professor John Attia, Conjoint Professor Christopher Doran, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Searles, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Conjoint Professor Anne Duggan, Conjoint Associate Professor Huy Tran, Mr Nigel Lyons, Ms Tracy McCosker, Doctor Alexis Hure
Scheme Health Services Research Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301000
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Who decides and at what cost? Comparing patient, surrogate and oncologist perspectives on end of life care$256,038

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Emeritus Professor Neil Rees, Ms Gill Batt, Doctor Charles Douglas, Professor Ian Olver, Doctor Nick Zdenkowski, Associate Professor Frans Henskens
Scheme Partnership Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1300011
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Who decides and at what cost? Comparing patient, surrogate and oncologist perspectives on end of life care$130,303

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Emeritus Professor Neil Rees, Ms Gill Batt, Doctor Charles Douglas, Professor Ian Olver, Doctor Nick Zdenkowski, Doctor Scott Twaddell, Associate Professor Frans Henskens
Scheme NHMRC Partnership Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1300851
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Improving uptake of colorectal cancer screening among primary care attendees$37,500

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Ms Natalie Dodd, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Mariko Carey, Doctor Elise Mansfield, Doctor Christopher Oldmeadow
Scheme Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401420
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

End-of-life care: An investigation of advance care planning amongst haematological cancer patients$30,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Lisa Mackenzie, Doctor Amy Waller, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Mariko Carey
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301373
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Develop and evaluate a three-year strategic plan addressing sun exposure, skin cancer prevention and vitamin D$25,000

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Jamie Bryant, Doctor Mariko Carey, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Amy Waller, Mrs Elizabeth Tracey, Miss Alix Hall
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400744
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Interrogating and using the Cancer Registry$24,000

Funding body: Hunter New England Local Health District

Funding body Hunter New England Local Health District
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400802
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Quality of cancer care from the patient perspective: An international comparison study$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Mariko Carey, Dr Megumi Uchida, Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Ms Alison Zucca, Miss Alix Hall, Miss Lisa Mackenzie
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400058
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

A regional primary care based intervention to encourage colorectal cancer screening in those not responding to current national screening initiatives. $10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Christopher Oldmeadow, Associate Professor Frans Henskens, Doctor Marita Lynagh
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301403
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20135 grants / $998,548

HMRI MRSP Infrastructure (12-16) - HEALTH BEHAVIOUR$760,953

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300785
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Proof of Concept Study Examining the Impact of Introducing the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards from the Perspective of Patients and Healthcare Consumers$108,357

Funding body: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Funding body Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Mrs Robyn Considine, Doctor Jamie Bryant, Doctor Amy Waller
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301048
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Developing a Priority Setting Framework for Reducing Evidence-Practice Gaps in Cancer Control$60,582

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Community of Practice Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300890
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Providing tailored web-based information to support colorectal cancer patients in their preparation for and recovery from surgery: A feasibility study$48,656

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Dr Stephen Smith, Doctor Sancha Robinson, Ms Gill Batt, Associate Professor Frans Henskens, Conjoint Associate Professor Ross Kerridge, Doctor Christopher Oldmeadow, Doctor Peter Pockney, Doctor Christopher Hayes
Scheme Evidence to Practice Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300868
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Reducing psychosocial burden among women diagnosed with breast cancer and their support persons: A randomised controlled trial of a web-based intervention.$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Charles Douglas, Doctor Jamie Bryant, Doctor Mariko Carey, Associate Professor Frans Henskens
Scheme Near Miss
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300705
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20124 grants / $546,414

Improving cancer treatment systems: An RCT of a consumer action model for cancer patients receiving chemotherapy$249,408

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Ms A Tang, Doctor Mariko Carey, Doctor Jamie Bryant, Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Ms Kathryn Chapman, Ms Paula Vallentine, Conjoint Professor Christopher Doran, Doctor Patrick McElduff
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100618
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Increasing rates of organ donor registration: An RCT to determine the differential effectiveness of electronic and interpersonal information interventions.$237,682

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Conor Gilligan, Doctor Heidi Turon, Doctor Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Doctor Flora Tzelepis
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100421
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Multiple substance use, mental health and other health risk behaviours among patients of Aboriginal Medical Services: Patient priorities for change and preferences for models of support$39,324

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Mr Steve Blunden, Doctor Mariko Carey, Doctor Jamie Bryant, Associate Professor Kate Conigrave, Ms Natasha Noble
Scheme Drug and Alcohol Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200697
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Make A Difference Award Nomination$20,000

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Make a Difference Award
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200806
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

201114 grants / $6,067,688

Hunter Translational Cancer Research Unit$1,693,333

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Emeritus Professor Leonie Ashman, Professor John Forbes, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Conjoint Associate Professor Anthony Proietto, Professor Rodney Scott
Scheme Translational Cancer Research Unit
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100545
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Behavioural Science Strategic Research Partnership (STREP)$1,200,000

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100848
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Improving psychosocial outcomes for haematological cancer patients: An RCT$583,475

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Dr William Stevenson
Scheme Translational Health Service Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000797
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Laureate 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
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100894
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

A cluster randomised trial to test a systems based collaborative for type 2 diabetes among Indigenous Australians$542,240

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Sandra Eades, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Professor Paul Zimmet, Doctor Mariko Carey, Dr Mark Wenitong
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100186
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The role of individual patient, social support and treatment centre variables in the psychosocial outcomes of cancer patients$494,604

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Mariko Carey, Professor Ian Olver, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Associate Professor Frans Henskens
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000303
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

HMRI MRSP Infrastructure (11-12) Health Behaviour $314,961

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1101166
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Quality of care in blood cancer: Patients perceptions$198,836

Funding body: Leukaemia Foundation

Funding body Leukaemia Foundation
Project Team Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme National Research Program (Postdoctoral Fellowship)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100276
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Randomised controlled trial of a personal financial incentive (PFI) intervention to reduce antenatal smoking in women receiving public antenatal care$129,000

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding body National Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Marita Lynagh, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Professor Ian Symonds, Professor Robert Carter, Professor Anthony Scott
Scheme Grant-In-Aid
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000355
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

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

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor 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
Scheme Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) - Centres of Health Services Research Excellence
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100197
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Quality of care in blood cancer: Patients' perception about the quality of care they receive$85,333

Funding body: Cure Cancer Australia Foundation

Funding body Cure Cancer Australia Foundation
Project Team Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Postdoctoral Fellowship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000760
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Cancer Survival Study$70,000

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100853
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Type 2 Diabetes among Indigenous Australians Project$45,000

Funding body: Baker IDI

Funding body Baker IDI
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Sandra Eades, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Mariko Carey, Dr Mark Wenitong
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1001070
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Acceptability and feasibility of providing feedback to ACCHO patients and their GPs about patients' risky alcohol, tobacco and drug use.$34,490

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Doctor Mariko Carey, Associate Professor Kate Conigrave, Ms Jessica Stewart, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Mr Steve Blunden, Associate Professor Christine Paul
Scheme Drug and Alcohol Council Research Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100306
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20106 grants / $1,276,032

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 body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate 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
Scheme Partnership Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0189781
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

HMRI MRSP Infrastructure Grant (2010-11) Health Behaviour$252,219

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Associate Professor John Hall
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1100409
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Psychosocial outcomes in blood cancer: role of treatment centre structures/processes$171,878

Funding body: Leukaemia Foundation

Funding body Leukaemia Foundation
Project Team Doctor Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme National Research Program (Postdoctoral Fellowship)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190539
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

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 body Victorian Department of Health
Project Team Laureate 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
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1100824
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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 body Hunter Children`s Research Foundation
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Mariko Carey, Mr Ryan Courtney, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Mr Mark McEvoy
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900147
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Providing accessible support for the support persons of people with haematological cancers$7,500

Funding body: Psycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group

Funding body Psycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Mariko Carey, Dr Anna Williamson
Scheme Pilot Study Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190650
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20094 grants / $1,025,591

Blood cancer survivors and support persons: A national survey of rural/urban unmet needs and psychological disturbance$518,838

Funding body: Cancer Australia

Funding body Cancer Australia
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Professor Kenneth Bradstock, Dr Anna Williamson, Doctor Mariko Carey
Scheme Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0188899
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body National Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Leon Piterman, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Kerry Inder
Scheme Cardiovascular Disease and Depression Strategic Research Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189464
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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 body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Professor Nicholas Zwar
Scheme Research Innovation Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189635
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20085 grants / $1,710,889

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 body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Finlay Macrae, Professor David Hill, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Associate Professor Christopher Doran, Professor Robert Thomas
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0187633
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Sandra Eades, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Dr K Panaretto, Dr Mark Wenitong, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0187650
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body Australian Rotary Health
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Professor Finlay Macrae, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
Scheme Bowel Cancer Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189045
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Case studies and policy analysis for the primary prevention of chronic disease among Indigenous Australians$18,264

Funding body: The Sax Institute

Funding body The Sax Institute
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189870
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Development and psychometric evaluation of two measures of perceived needs: one for adolescents with cancer; one for their parents and carers. $10,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Post Graduate Support Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188481
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20074 grants / $794,404

HMRI - Health Behaviour Research Program$493,278

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor John Wiggers
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187933
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Influencing CT ordering for acute low back pain.$267,244

Funding body: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

Funding body Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Quality Use of Diagnostic Imaging Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187365
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Liquor industry sponsorship at Australian Universities$18,882

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Kypros Kypri, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187245
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Special Research Grant$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Special Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187377
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20062 grants / $48,630

Case studies and policy analysis for the primary prevention of chronic disease among Indigenous Australians$28,630

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Training Scholarship for Indigenous Australian Health Research
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0185713
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

A randomised controlled trial of consumer-driven multi-disciplinary care to manage the needs of men with prostrate cancer$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Dr Penelope Schofield, Professor Sanchia Aranda
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186058
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $685,500

A randomised controlled trial of a high intensity intervention to reduce smoking among pregnant Indigenous women$685,500

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Sandra Eades, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Dr K Panaretto, Dr Mark Wenitong
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185346
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20045 grants / $3,596,929

Reducing alcohol related harm in rural communities: A randomised controlled trial$2,443,962

Funding body: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

Funding body Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Conjoint Associate Professor Anthony Shakeshaft, Professor Richard Mattick, Professor Ann Roche
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183142
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

The effectiveness of a responsible hospitality audit and feedback intervention to reduce alcohol related harm$463,126

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Professor Ann Roche, Doctor Libby Campbell, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0182937
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Dr Vicki White, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Ms Suzi Grogan, Associate Professor Christopher Doran
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0182926
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Development and psychometric evaluation of 2 measures of perceived needs: 1 for young persons with cancer; 1 for parents$249,750

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Anthony Shakeshaft, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0182929
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Independent review of draft National Health & Medical Research Council/Health Advisory Committee documents$3

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Jill Cockburn, Dr Raoul Walsh, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Allison Boyes
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183848
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20031 grants / $252,000

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

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Richard Mattick, Conjoint Associate Professor Anthony Shakeshaft, Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Christopher Doran, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0181806
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19991 grants / $10,000

Award of Research Excellence.$10,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0179120
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

19982 grants / $424,578

Community based Aboriginal health intervention$363,952

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Dr Janice Perkins, Mr Steve Blunden
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177188
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

A randomised controlled trial of a skin cancer prevention education program for general practitioners$60,626

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0178393
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19962 grants / $178,964

Randomised control trial of a paediatric asthma care disemination program for general practitioners.$168,964

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Richard Henry, Doctor Malcolm Ireland, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0175565
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Optical mark reader scanner and software$10,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Dr Margot Schofield, Doctor Libby Campbell
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0175474
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19956 grants / $446,739

95APP. Evaluation of the health promoting schools program in NSW high schools.$179,448

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Dr Margot Schofield, Conjoint Associate Professor Lynne Parkinson, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme PHRDC Project Grant (Defunct)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0174588
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

95APP. A randomised trial of a hospital smoking and alcohol program.$130,250

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Libby Campbell, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme PHRDC Project Grant (Defunct)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0174589
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

95 GRANT - The development of a perceived needs questionnaire for palliative care patients$47,785

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Dr Janice Perkins
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0174725
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Behavioural Science in Relation to Medicine$40,000

Funding body: Department of Education, Training & Youth Affairs

Funding body Department of Education, Training & Youth Affairs
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175582
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Family Practitioner Screening for Melanoma$28,640

Funding body: Lions International - Lions Melanoma Committee

Funding body Lions International - Lions Melanoma Committee
Project Team Professor Robert Burton, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Accuracy of Screening for Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175206
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

95APP. Preventive medicine: a survey of postgraduate medical groups.$20,616

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme PHRDC Project Grant (Defunct)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0174546
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19944 grants / $410,593

94 GRANT. Trial of dissemination strategies for antenatal smoking cessation programs.$177,742

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Dr Raoul Walsh, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme PHRDC Project Grant (Defunct)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0173357
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

94 GRANT. Alcohol intervention by community counsellors: A randomised clinical trial.$146,277

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Dr Raoul Walsh, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme PHRDC Project Grant (Defunct)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174457
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

94 NH&MRC Working Party on Preventive Activities$66,580

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Research & Development Grant (RADGAC)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174451
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

94GRANT. The reliability and validity of the SF-36 health survey questionnaire.$19,994

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Libby Campbell
Scheme PHRDC Small Grant (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0173416
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19936 grants / $344,421

NSW Cancer Council/NHMRC - CART Joint Project.$150,000

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Dr Margot Schofield
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0174282
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

93,94 GRANT. Evaluation Of Alcohol Early Intervention Training Programs For Medical Students: A Randomised Controlled Trial$68,823

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Coordination of Alcohol & Drug Education in Med Schools (CADEMS)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0173424
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

94GRANT.GP Feedback study into blood pressure and cholesterol screening.$62,000

Funding body: Merck Sharp & Dohme Aust Pty Ltd

Funding body Merck Sharp & Dohme Aust Pty Ltd
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Libby Campbell
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0174452
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

National Task Force on Cannabis. 'Public perceptions of cannabis legislation in Australia'$47,128

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Research & Development Grant (RADGAC)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0174398
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Development & Evaluation of Instructional Brief Intervention Videotapes for Medical Students in the Areas of Cigarette Smoking & Inappropriate Benzodiazepine Us$14,300

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Dr Raoul Walsh, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Coordination of Alcohol & Drug Education in Med Schools (CADEMS)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0173423
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

'WHO Working Group: National Control Programs and 1993 Couchiching Conf on Preventive Oncology', Banff and Toronto, Canada, 20 Sept - 10 Oct 1993$2,170

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0174415
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19927 grants / $1,435,864

Randomised Trial Of Community Action In Preventing Cancer In Rural Communities.$1,156,497

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Conjoint Professor Sally Redman, Professor Robert Burton
Scheme PHRDC Project Grant (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0174273
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Evaluation Of Health Record Booklets In Changing Preventive Behaviours$172,958

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Conjoint Professor Sally Redman, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Emeritus Professor Alexander Reid
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0174268
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Me No Fry - Evaluation Of Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign$50,000

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Research & Evaluation Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0173778
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Second Round Reminder Letters To Promote Screening For Cancer Of The Uterine Cervix.$34,154

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0173656
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

The NSW Cancer Councils Patient Needs Assessment Study$14,255

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0173657
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Adolescent Solar Protection Survey$6,000

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0173658
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Prevalence And Detection Of Domestic Violence In Accident And Emergency Departments In Hospitals$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0174215
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19916 grants / $597,236

Patient Participation In Treatment Decisions For Menstrual Symptoms$149,067

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Sally Redman, Emeritus Professor William Walters, Dr Margot Schofield, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1991
Funding Finish 1991
GNo G0174255
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Evaluation Of General Practitioners Use Of Preventive Strategies$135,107

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme General Practice Evaluation Program (GPEP) (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1991
Funding Finish 1991
GNo G0173900
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Disease Prevention/health Promotion Grant$127,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1991
Funding Finish 1991
GNo G0174084
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Development And Evaluation Of A Women's Health Programme$125,687

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1991
Funding Finish 1991
GNo G0173957
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Periodial Health Checks and Child Health Screening$35,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Graham Vimpani, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Special Investigator Award (Defunct)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1991
Funding Finish 1991
GNo G0174587
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Prevalence And Detection Of Aids Risk Behaviours In General Practice$25,375

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Commonwealth AIDS Research Grants (CARG) (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1991
Funding Finish 1991
GNo G0173814
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19891 grants / $621,100

CERP - Cancer Education Research Project.$621,100

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Dr Margot Schofield, Associate Professor Christine Paul
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1989
Funding Finish 1989
GNo G0174281
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

1 grants / $50,000

Smoking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population - Quality of Care$50,000

Funding body: Baker IDI

Funding body Baker IDI
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start
Funding Finish
GNo G1500816
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Improving End of Life Communication in Oncology Patients
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2015 Depression Management for Individuals with Comorbid Alcohol Dependence
Behavioural Science, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour
Principal Supervisor
2015 Depression Management for Individuals with Comorbid Alcohol Dependence
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2015 Colorectal Cancer is a Major Cause of Mortality and Morbidity
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014 Patient Adherence to Physiotherapy Prescribed Self-Management Strategies
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2013 Assessing Longitudinal Recovery of Stroke Patients & their Support Persons
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2013 Reducing High Rates of Unplanned Hospital Readmissions Among Aboriginal People with Chronic Disease
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2013 Patient Perceptions of Potentially Threatening Interventions
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2011 Patient-Centred Care in Cancer Treatment Centres
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2011 Impediments to the Implementation of Thrombolytic Treatment in Acute Ischaemic Stroke
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health: Identifying Opportunities for Health Gain Through Primary Health Care and Targeted Research
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014 Unmet Needs of Survivors of a Haematological Malignancy: Prevalence, Predictors, and Psychometrics
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014 Patient-Centred Cancer Care: A Road Less Travelled. An Investigation in Australian Radiotherapy Settings
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014 Understanding Smoking by Pregnant Aboriginal Women
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014 Management of Excess Weight in Australian General Practice Patients: Informing Practice
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2013 Cancer 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
Principal Supervisor
2012 Colorectal Cancer Screening Participation and Medical Advice Seeking for Symptoms in Australia
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2011 Development and Psychometric Evaluation of a Measure of Perceived Need for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2008 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women: An Examination of Smoking During Pregnancy
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2005 Accidents in Older People - A Cross-Sectional Study
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2004 The Perceived Health Needs and Housing Status of Community-Dwelling Older Australians
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2004 An evidence-based approach to an evaluation of a health promoting schools intervention
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
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News

Eureka awards finalist

2015 Eureka Awards FInalist

July 24, 2015

Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher has been named a finalist in the Eureka awards as an Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers.

UON researcher takes out Research Australia Award

November 6, 2014

Internationally renowned cancer control and health behaviour researcher, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher AO, has taken out the inaugural Research Australia NSW Government Health Services Research Award.

L/Prof Sanson-Fisher

Health behaviour researcher honoured

November 6, 2014

Internationally-renowned cancer care and health behaviour researcher, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher AO, has won the inaugural Research Australia NSW Government Health Services Research Award.

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.

John Forbes

International spotlight on cancer research

October 23, 2013

Four of North America's leading cancer researchers will give keynote presentations at the international Translational Cancer Research Conference in Newcastle from tomorrow until Friday.

Robert Sanson-Fisher

End-of-life care research grant

August 26, 2013

Researchers aiming to improve quality of end-of-life care

Indigenous Health research

Evidence: A way forward for Indigenous health research

August 21, 2013

Opinion on the state of Indigenous health research by Ms Amanda A. Jayakody, Laureate Professor Robert W. Sanson-Fisher and Dr Jamie Bryant from the Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle.

Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher

Position

Laureate Professor
Health Behaviour Research Group
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Public Health

Contact Details

Email rob.sanson-fisher@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 40420713
Fax (02) 40420040

Office

Room West Wing
Building HMRI Building
Location Other

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