Publications for The Centre for Health Behaviour.

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2010 publications from our researchers:

Ashton, K. A.,  Proietto, A.,  Otton, G., Symonds, I.,  McEvoy, M.,  Attia, J.,  Gilbert, M.,  Hamann, U., & Scott, R. J., (2010) Polymorphisms in genes of the steroid hormone biosynthesis and metabolism pathways and endometrial cancer risk. Cancer Epidemiology, 34, 328-37.

Daly, J. B., Wiggers, J.H., Burrows, S. & Freund, M. (2010) Household smoking behaviours and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke among infants: are current strategies effectively protecting our young? Australian and New Zealand journal of Public Health, 34, 269-73.

Durrheim, D. N. & Reingold, A. (2010) Modifying the GRADE framework could benefit public health. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 64, 387.

Gilligan, C., Sanson-Fisher, R. & Shakeshaft, A. (2010) Appropriate Research Designs for Evaluating Community-level Alcohol Interventions: What Next? Alcohol Alcohol., agq038.

Guest, M. Boggess, M., Attia, J., D'Este, C., Brown, A., Gibson., Tavener, M., Gardner, I., Harrex, W., Horsley, K. & Ross, J. (2010) Hearing impairment in F-111 maintenance workers: the study of health outcomes in aircraft maintenance personnel (SHOAMP) general health and medical study. American journal of Industrial Medicine.

Kypri, K., Paschall, M. J., Langley, J. D., Baxter, J. & Bourdeau, B. (2010) The role of drinking locations in university student drinking: Findings from a national web-based survey. Drug Alcohol Depend.

Lynagh, M., Sanson-Fisher, R. & Shakeshaft, A. (2010) Alcohol-related harm: perceptions of ambulance officers and health promotion actions they do and would do. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 21, 19-25.

O'Toole, B. I., Catts, S. V., Outram, S., Pierse, K. R. & Cockburn,  J.(2010) Factors associated with civilian mortality in Australian Vietnam veterans three decades after the war. Military Medicine, 175, 88-95.

Paul, C. L., Mee, K. J., Judd, T. M., Walsh, R. A., Tang, A., Penman, A. & Girgis, A. (2010) Anywhere, anytime: Retail access to tobacco in New South Wales and its potential impact on consumption and quitting. Social Science & Medicine.

Paul, C. L., Ross, S., Bryant, J., Hill, W., Bonevski, B. & Keevy, N. (2010) The social context of smoking: A qualitative study comparing smokers of high versus low socioeconomic position. BMC Public Health, 10, 211.

Waller, A., Girgis, A., Johnson, C., Mitchell, G., Yates, P., Kristjanson, L., Tattersall, M., Lecathelinais, C., Sibbritt, D., Kelly, B., Gorton, E. & Currow, D.  (2010) Facilitating needs based cancer care for people with a chronic disease: Evaluation of an intervention using a multi-centre interrupted time series design. BMC Palliative Care, 9, 2.

Wolfenden, L., Bell, C., Wiggers, J., Butler, M., James, E. & Chipperfield, K. (2010) Engaging parents in child obesity prevention: Support preferences of parents. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Wolfenden, L., Neve, M., Farrell, L., Lecathelinais, C., Bell, C., Milat, A., Wiggers, J. & Sutherland, R. (2010) Physical activity policies and practices of childcare centres in Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Wye, P., Bowman, J., Wiggers, J., Baker, ., Knight, J., Carr, V., Terry, M. & Clancy, R.  (2010) Total smoking bans in psychiatric inpatient services: a survey of perceived benefits, barriers and support among staff. BMC Public Health, 10, 372.

Wyse, R.  J., Wolfenden, L., Campbell, E., Brennan, L., Campbell, K. J., Fletcher, A., Bowman, J., Heard, T. R.  Wiggers, J.  (2010) A cluster randomised trial of a telephone-based intervention for parents to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in their 3- to 5-year-old children: study protocol. BMC Public Health, 10, 216.

Zucca, A. C., Boyes, A. W., Lecathelinais, C. & Girgis, A. (2010) Life is precious and I'm making the best of it: coping strategies of long-term cancer survivors. Psychooncology.

Previous publications from our researchers:

Adams J, Sibbritt D, Young AF. A longitudinal analysis of older Australian women's consultations with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners, 1996-2005. Age and Ageing 2009; 38(1):93-9.
Bonevski B, Walsh RA, Paul CL. Government slow to act on public preference for total pub smoking ban. Australian New Zealand Journal of Pulic Health; v33 n1, p.95, 2009.

Boyes A, Girgis A, Zucca A, Lecathelinais C. Anxiety and depression among long-term survivors of cancer in Australia: results of a population-based survey. Medical Journal of Australia 2009;190(7):S94-S98.

Boyes A, Girgis A, Zucca A, Lecathelinais C. 2009. Brief assessment of adult cancer patients' perceived needs: Development and validation of hte 34-itme Supportive Care Needs Survey. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 15, 602-606

Chikritzhs T, Allsop S, Daube M, Deitz P, Hall W, Kypri K. (2009) [Editorial] The 'alcopops' tax - heading in the right direction. Medical Journal of Australia (IF 2.6)

Dickson-Swift V, James EL, Kippen S, Liamputtong P. Researching sensitive topics: qualitative research as emotion work. Qualitative Research. 2009; 9; 61-79

Dickson-Swift V, James EL,  Kippen S, Talbot L, Verrinder G,  Ward B. (2009). A non-residential alternative to off campus writers' retreats for academics. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 33, 229-239

Foxcroft D, Kypri K, Simonite V (in press). Bayes Theorem to estimate population prevalence from Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) scores. Addiction (IF 4.0)

Freund M, Campbell E, Paul C, Sakrouge R, Lecathelinais C, Knight J, Wiggers J, Walsh RA, Jones T, Girgis A, Nagle A. Increasing hospital-wide delivery of smoking cessation care for nicotine dependent inpatients: a multi-strategic intervention trial. Addiction doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02520.x. Available online at

Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher R, D'Este C, Eades S, Wenitong M. Knowledge and attitudes regarding smoking during pregnancy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Medical Journal of Australia, May 18 2009.

Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher R, Eades S, D'Este C, Kay-Lambkin F, Scheman S. Identifying pregnant women at risk of poor birth outcomes. J Obstet Gynaecol 2009;29(3):181-7.

Girgis A, Hansen V., Goldstein D. Are Australian oncology health professionals burning out? A view from the trenches. European Journal of Cancer 2009; 45(3):393-399.

Girgis, A & Butow, P. 2009. Cancer survivorship: Research priorities at the national and international fields, Cancer Forum, 33, 194-197.

Hallett J, Maycock B, Kypri K et al. (2009) Development of a web-based alcohol intervention for university students: processes and challenges. Drug & Alcohol Review 28(1)31-39 (IF 1.5)

Hay G, Kypri K, Langley J, Whigham P (2009). Potential biases due to geocoding error in spatial analyses of official data. Health & Place, 15(1) 562-7 (IF 2.4)

Horta BL, Sibbritt DW, Lima RC, Victora CG. Weight catch-up and achieved schooling at 18 years of age in Brazilian males. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2009; 63: 369-374.

Kypri K & Lee N (2009). New technologies in the prevention and treatment of substance use problems [Editorial]. Drug & Alcohol Review 28(1)1-3. (IF 1.5)

Kypri K, Paschall MJ, Langley JD, Baxter J, Cashell-Smith M and Bordeaux B (2009). Drinking and alcohol-related harm among New Zealand university students: Findings from a national web-based survey. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 33(2) 307-14 (IF 3.2)

McCambridge J, Kypri K, Attia J, Elborn D (in press). Internal and external validity revisited [Letter to the editor]. Journal of the National Cancer Institute (IF 15.7)

Miller P, Kypri K. Why we will not accept funding from DrinkWise [commentary]. Drug & Alcohol Review 28(3) (IF 1.5)

Natalie A Johnson, Kerry J Inder, Amanda L Nagle and John H Wiggers "Secondary prevention among cardiac rehabilitiation." MJA 190, 3: 161 2009

Outram S; Peer physical examination: time to revisit?. The Medical Journal of Australia. March 16, 2009

Paul, C.L.; Clinton-McHarg, T.; Sanson-Fisher, R; Douglas, H. 2009. Are we there yet? The state of the eveidence base for guidleines on breaking bad news to cancer patients. European Journal of Cancer, 45, 2960-2966.

Tzelepis, F; Paul, C.L.; Walsh, R.A; Wiggers, J.; Duncan, S.; Knight, J. 2009.  Active telephone recruitment to quitline services: Are nonvolunteer smokers receptive to cessation support?  Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11, 1205-1215, 2009