The Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing focuses on the individual and social factors that affect the health and well-being of men and women as they age, and the ways in which communities and organisations respond to an ageing population.

Priority Research Centre for
GENDER, HEALTH AND AGEING

Publications

For more detailed publication information for our researchers, please view their research profiles via the people page.

2014

Anderson AE, Hure AJ, Forder PM, Powers J, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Loxton DJ, 'Risky drinking patterns are being continued into pregnancy: a prospective cohort study', PLoS One, 9 e86171 (2014)

Anderson AE, Hure AJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Loxton DJ, 'Women's perceptions of information about alcohol use during pregnancy: a qualitative study', BMC Public Health, 14 1048 (2014)

Burns RA, Butterworth P, Browning C, Byles J, Luszcz M, Mitchell P, Shaw J, Anstey KJ, 'Examination of the association between mental health, morbidity, and mortality in late life: findings from longitudinal community surveys', International Psychogeriatrics, (2014)

Burns RA, Byles J, Magliano DJ, Mitchell P, Anstey KJ. 'The utility of estimating population-level trajectories of terminal wellbeing decline within a growth mixture modelling framework', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, (2014)

Byles JE, Francis JL, Chojenta CL, Hubbard IJ, 'Long-term survival of older Australian women with a history of stroke', Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, (2014)

Byles J, Leigh L, Chojenta C, Loxton D, 'Adherence to recommended health checks by women in mid-life: data from a prospective study of women across Australia.', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38 39-43 (2014)

Byles JE, Leigh L, Vo K, Forder P, Curryer C, 'Life space and mental health: a study of older community-dwelling persons in Australia', Aging and Mental Health, 1-9 (2014)

Byles JE, Mackenzie L, Redman S, Parkinson L, Leigh L, Curryer C. 'Supporting housing and neighbourhoods for healthy ageing: Findings from the Housing and Independent Living Study (HAIL)', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33 29-35 (2014)

Byles JE, Robinson I, Banks E, Gibson R, , Leigh L, Rodgers B, Curryer C, Jorm L, 'Psychological distress and comorbid physical conditions: Disease or disability?', Depression and Anxiety, 31 524-532 (2014)

Charlton K, Kowal P, Vo K, Byles J, Soriano MM, Williams S, Banks E, 'Fruit and vegetable intake and body mass index in a large sample of middle-aged Australian men and women', Nutrients, 6 2305-2319 (2014)

Chatterji S, Byles J, Cutler D, Seeman T, Verdes E, 'Health, functioning, and disability in older adults- present status and future implications', The Lancet,  (2014)

Chojenta C, Harris S, Reilly N, Forder P, Austin MP, Loxton D, 'History of pregnancy loss increases the risk of mental health problems in subsequent pregnancies but not in the postpartum', PLoS One, 9 e95038 (2014)

de Carvalho IA, Byles J, Aquah C, Amofah G, Biritwun R, Panisset U, Goodwin J, Beard J, 'Informing evidence-based policies for ageing and health in Ghana', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, BLT 14.136242 (2014)

De Luca K, Parkinson L, Byles J. 'A study protocol for the profile of pain in older women: assessing the multi dimensional nature of the experience of pain in arthritis', Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, 22 28 (2014)

Dilworth S, Higgins I, Parker V, Kelly B, Turner J, 'Patient and health professional's perceived barriers to the delivery of psychosocial care to adults with cancer: A systematic review', Psycho-Oncology, 23 601-612 (2014)

Dilworth S, Higgins I, Parker V, Kelly B, Turner J, 'Examining clinical supervision as a mechanism for changes in practice: A research protocol', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70 421-430 (2014)

Dixon SC, Herbert DL, Loxton D, Lucke JC, "As many options as there are, there are just not enough for me': Contraceptive use and barriers to access among Australian women', European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, 19 340-351 (2014)

Dolja-Gore X, Loxton DJ, D'Este CA, Byles JE, 'Mental health service use: Is there a difference between rural and non-rural women in service uptake?', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 22 92-100 (2014)

Duffy L, Loxton D, Adams J, Sibbritt D, 'Complementary and alternative medicine for victims of intimate partner abuse: A systematic review of use and efficacy', Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2014 963967 (2014)

Gresham E, Bisquera A, Byles JE, Hure AJ, 'The effects of dietary interventions on pregnancy outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Maternal and Child Nutrition, (2014)

Gresham E, Byles JE, Bisquera A, Hure AJ, 'The effects of dietary interventions on neonatal and infant outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, (2014)

Harris M, Herbert D, Loxton D, Dobson A, Wigginton B, Lucke J, 'Recruiting young women for health surveys: traditional random sampling methods are not cost-effective', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38 495 (2014)

Higgins I, van der Riet P, Sneesby L, Good P, 'Nutrition and hydration in dying patients: The perceptions of acute care nurses', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23 2609-2617 (2014)

Hure A, Chojenta C, Powers J, Byles J, Loxton D, 'Validity and reliability of stillbirth data using linked self-reported and administrative datasets', Journal of Epidemiology, (2014)

Jackson ML, Bruck D, Sztendur EM, Diamond NT, Byles JE, 'Sleep difficulties and the development of depression and anxiety: A longitudinal study of young Australian women', Archives of Women's Mental Health, 17 189-198 (2014)

Kendig H, Byles JE, O'Loughlin K, Nazroo JY, Mishra G, Noone J, Loh V, Forder PM, 'Adapting data collection methods in the Australian Life Histories and Health Survey: A retrospective life course study', BMJ Open, 4 e004476 (2014)

Kowal P, Towers A, Byles J, 'Ageing across the Tasman Sea: the demographics and health of older adults in Australia and New Zealand.', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38 377-383 (2014)

Lai JS, Hiles S, Bisquera A, Hure AJ, McEvoy M, Attia J, 'A systematic review and meta-analysis of dietary patterns and depression in community-dwelling adults', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 99 181-197 (2014)

Mackenzie L, Curryer C, Byles JE, 'Narratives of home and place: findings from the Housing and Independent Living Study', Ageing and Society, (2014)

MacLellan L, Higgins I, Levett-Jones T, 'Medical acceptance of the nurse practitioner role in Australia: A decade on', Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, (2014)

Majeed T, Forder P, Byles J. 'Employment status and chronic diseases: A cross-sectional study among 60-64 year-old men and women', The International Journal of Aging and Society, 3 33-43 (2014)

May-Ling JL, McLaughlin D, Loxton D, 'Trauma exposure and the subsequent risk of coronary heart disease among mid-aged women', Journal of Behavioral Medicine, (2014)

Potter JL, Collins CE, Brown LJ, Hure AJ, 'Diet quality of Australian breast cancer survivors: A cross-sectional analysis from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, (2014)

Reilly N, Harris S, Loxton D, Chojenta C, Forder P, Austin M-P, 'The impact of routine assessment of past or current mental health on help-seeking in the perinatal period', Women and Birth, (2014)

Vashum KP, McEvoy M, Milton AH, McElduff P, Hure A, Attia J, Byles J, 'Dietary zinc is associated with a lower incidence of depression: Findings from two Australian cohorts', Journal of Affective Disorders, 166 249-257 (2014)

Vo K, Forder PM, Tavener M, Rodgers B, Banks E, Bauman A, Byles JE, 'Retirement, age, gender and mental health: A cross-sectional analysis of 202,584 Australians aged 45 years and older', Aging and Mental Health, (2014)

Xu X, Byles JE, Shi Z, Hall JJ, 'Evaluation of older Chinese people's macronutrient intake status: results from the China Health and Nutrition Survey', British Journal of Nutrition, (2014)

Yego F, D'Este C, Byles J, Williams JS, Nyongesa P, 'Risk factors for maternal mortality in a Tertiary Hospital in Kenya: A case control study', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14 (2014)

2013

Adams J, Sibbritt D, Broom A, Loxton D, Wardle J, Pirotta M, Lui C, 'Complementary and Alternative Medicine Consultations in Urban and Nonurban Areas: A National Survey of 1427 Australian Women', Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 36 12-19 (2013)

Adili F, Higgins I, Koch T, 'Older women and chronic illness: Transitioning and learning to live with diabetes', Action Research, 11 142-156 (2013)

Allen J, Inder KJ, Harris ML, Lewin TJ, Attia JR, Kelly BJ, 'Quality of life impact of cardiovascular and affective conditions among older residents from urban and rural communities', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 11 (2013)

Anderson AE, Hure AJ, Forder P, Powers JR, Loxton DJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Predictors of antenatal alcohol use among Australian women: A prospective cohort study', BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 1366-1374 (2013)

Baker AT, Byles JE, Loxton DJ, Graves A, McLaughlin D, Dobson A, 'Utility and acceptability of the modified telephone interview for cognitive status in a longitudinal study of Australian women aged 85 to 90', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61 1217-1220 (2013)

Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, Macdonald-Wicks L, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Micronutrient intakes during pregnancy in developed countries: systematic review and meta-analysis', Nutrition Reviews, 71 118-132 (2013)

Byles J, Tavener M, Robinson I, Parkinson L, Warner Smith P, Stevenson D, Leigh L, Curryer C, 'Transforming retirement: new definitions of life after work.', Journal of Women and Aging, 25 24-44 (2013)

Byles JE, Forder PM, Grulich A, Prestage G, '"It's okay to ask." Inclusion of sexual orientation questions is feasible in population health surveys', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37 390-391 (2013)

Coles T, Byles J, Dow B, Tavener M, 'Advances in gerontology research and education: Perspectives from the Australian Association of Gerontology', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 32 40-45 (2013)

DiGiacomo M, Davidson PM, Byles J, Nolan MT, 'An Integrative and Socio-Cultural Perspective of Health, Wealth, and Adjustment in Widowhood', Health Care for Women International, 34 1067-1083 (2013)

Dilworth S, Higgins I, Parker V, Kelly B, Turner J, 'Finding a way forward: a literature review on the current debates around clinical supervision', Contemporary Nurse, 45 22-32 (2013)

Downs S, Marquez J, Chiarelli P, 'The Berg Balance Scale has high intra- and inter-rater reliability but absolute reliability varies across the scale: a systematic review', Journal of Physiotherapy, 59 93-99 (2013)

Drew MK, Osmotherly PG, Chiarelli PE, 'Imaging and clinical tests for the diagnosis of long-standing groin pain in athletes. A systematic review', Physical Therapy in Sport, 15 124-129 (2014)

Halland M, Koloski NA, Jones M, Byles J, Chiarelli P, Forder P, Talley NJ, 'Prevalence correlates and impact of fecal incontinence among older women', Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 56 1080-1086 (2013)

Harris ML, Loxton D, Sibbritt DW, Byles JE, 'The influence of perceived stress on the onset of arthritis in women: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 46 9-18 (2013)

Herbert DL, Loxton D, Bateson D, Weisberg E, Lucke JC, 'Challenges for researchers investigating contraceptive use and pregnancy intentions of young women living in urban and rural areas of Australia: Face-to-face discussions to increase participation in a web-based survey', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15 (2013)

Hosseinpoor AR, Stewart Williams JA, Gautam J, Posarac A, Officer A, Verdes E, Kostanjsek N, Chatterji S, 'Socioeconomic inequality in disability among adults: a multicountry study using the World Health Survey.', Am J Public Health, 103 1278-1286 (2013)

Hure AJ, Powers JR, Chojenta CL, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Poor adherence to national and international breastfeeding duration targets in an Australian longitudinal cohort', PLoS One, 8 e54409 (2013)

Koloski NA, Jones M, Wai R, Gill RS, Byles J, Talley NJ, 'Impact of persistent constipation on health-related quality of life and mortality in older community-dwelling women', American Journal of Gastroenterology, 108 1152-1158 (2013)

Loxton D, Chojenta C, Anderson AE, Powers JR, Shakeshaft A, Burns L, 'Acquisition and utilization of information about alcohol use in pregnancy among Australian pregnant women and service providers', Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 58 523-530 (2013)

Loxton D, Powers J, Fitzgerald D, Forder PM, Anderson A, Taft A, Hegarty K, 'The Community Composite Abuse Scale: Reliability and validity of a measure of intimate partner violence in a community survey from the ALSWH', Journal of Women's Health Issues and Care, 2 4 (2013)

Loxton D, Robertson J, Walkom EJ, 'Costs of medicines and health care: a concern for Australian women across the ages', BMC Health Services Research, 13 (2013)

Lucke JC, Herbert DL, Watson M, Loxton D, 'Predictors of sexually transmitted infection in Australian women: Evidence from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Archives of Sexual Behaviour, 42 237-246 (2013)

McDonald VM, Higgins I, Gibson PG, 'Insight into older peoples' healthcare experiences with managing COPD, asthma, and asthma-COPD Overlap', Journal of Asthma, 50 497-504 (2013)

McDonald VM, Higgins I, Gibson PG, 'Managing older patients with coexistent asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease diagnostic and therapeutic challenges', Drugs and Aging, 30 1-17 (2013)

McDonald VM, Higgins I, Wood LG, Gibson PG, 'Multidimensional assessment and tailored interventions for COPD: respiratory utopia or common sense?', THORAX, 68 691-694 (2013)

McGarvey AC, Osmotherly PG, Hoffman GR, Chiarelli PE, 'Impact of neck dissection on scapular muscle function: A case-controlled electromyographic study', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94 113-119 (2013)

McGarvey AC, Osmotherly PG, Hoffman GR, Chiarelli PE, 'Scapular muscle exercises following neck dissection surgery for head and neck cancer: a comparative electromyographic study', Physical Therapy, 93 786-797 (2013)

McKiernan S, Warren-Forward H, Chiarelli P, 'Professional issues in the use of diagnostic ultrasound biofeedback in physiotherapy of the female pelvic floor', Radiography, 19 117-124 (2013)

Mehraban AH, Mackenzie L, Byles J, Gibson R, Curryer C, 'Can the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) be used to understand risk factors for falls in older Australian women?', Health, 05 39-48 (2013)

Mitchell R, Paliadelis P, McNeil K, Parker V, Giles M, Higgins I, Parmenter G, Ahrens Y, 'Effective interprofessional collaboration in rural contexts: A research protocol', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69 2317-2326 (2013)

Parker V, McNeil K, Higgins I, Mitchell R, Paliadelis P, Giles M, Parmenter G, 'How health professionals conceive and construct interprofessional practice in rural settings: a qualitative study', BMC Health Services Research, 13 5 (2013)

Parkinson L, Curryer C, Gibberd A, Cunich M, Byles JE, 'Good agreement between self-report and centralized hospitalizations data for arthritis-related surgeries', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 66 1128-1134 (2013)

Phongsavan P, Grunseit AC, Bauman A, Broom D, Byles J, Clarke J, Redman S, Nutbeam D, 'Age, gender, social contacts, and psychological distress: Findings from the 45 and Up Study', Journal of Aging and Health, 25 921-943 (2013)

Powers JR, Loxton DJ, O'Mara AT, Chojenta CL, Ebert L, 'Regardless of where they give birth, women living in non-metropolitan areas are less likely to have an epidural than their metropolitan counterparts', Women and Birth, 26 E77-E81 (2013)

Powers JR, McDermott LJ, Loxton DJ, Chojenta CL, 'A prospective study of prevalence and predictors of concurrent alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy', Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17 76-84 (2013)

Reilly N, Harris S, Loxton D, Chojenta C, Forder P, Milgrom J, Austin M, 'Disparities in reported psychosocial assessment across public and private maternity settings: a national survey of women in Australia', BMC Public Health, 13 (2013)

Reilly N, Harris S, Loxton D, Chojenta C, Forder P, Milgrom J, Austin M, 'Referral for management of emotional health issues during the perinatal period: Does mental health assessment make a difference?', Birth, 40 297-306 (2013)

Rich JL, Byrne JM, Curryer C, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Prevalence and correlates of depression among Australian women: A systematic literature review, January 1999- January 2010', BMC Research Notes, 6 (2013)

Rich JL, Chojenta C, Loxton D, 'Quality, rigour and usefulness of free-text comments collected by a large population based longitudinal study - ALSWH', PLOS ONE, 8 e68832 (2013)

Schofield D, Shrestha R, Callander E, Byles J, Kimman M, 'Costs of being a carer: labour force participation and lost earnings among older working-aged Australians', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37 192-193 (2013)

Schofield MJ, Powers JR, Loxton D, 'Mortality and disability outcomes of self-reported elder abuse: A 12-year prospective investigation', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61 679-685 (2013)

Scott OM, Osmotherly PG, Chiarelli PE, 'Assessment of pelvic floor muscle contraction ability in healthy males following brief verbal instruction', The Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal, 19 12-17 (2013)

Tait RJ, French DJ, Burns RA, Byles JE, Anstey KJ, 'Alcohol, hospital admissions, and falls in older adults: a longitudinal evaluation', International Psychogeriatrics, 25 901-912 (2013)

Tavener M, Byles J, Loxton D, 'Expert perceptions of the popular baby boomer image', Australasian Journal on Ageing, (2013)

Teede HJ, Joham AE, Paul E, Moran LJ, Loxton D, Jolley D, Lombard C, 'Longitudinal weight gain in women identified with polycystic ovary syndrome: Results of an observational study in young women', Obesity, 21 1526-1532 (2013)

Tembo AC, Parker V, Higgins I, 'The experience of sleep deprivation in intensive care patients: Findings from a larger hermeneutic phenomenological study', Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, (2013)

Vashum KP, McEvoy M, Shi Z, Milton AH, Islam MR, Sibbritt D, Patterson A, Byles J, Loxton D, Attia J, 'Is dietary zinc protective for type 2 diabetes? Results from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', BMC Endocrine Disorders, 13 (2013)

Williams JAS, Wallick CJ, Byles JE, Doran CM, 'Assessing patterns of use of cardio-protective polypill component medicines in Australian women', Drugs and Aging, 30 193-203 (2013)

Williams JS, Cunich M, Byles J, 'The impact of socioeconomic status on changes in the general and mental health of women over time: evidence from a longitudinal study of Australian women', International Journal for Equity in Health, 12 (2013)

Windsor TD, Burns RA, Byles JE, 'Age, physical functioning, and affect in midlife and older adulthood', Journals of Gerontology Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 68 395-399 (2013)

Yego F, Williams JS, Byles J, Nyongesa P, Aruasa W, D'Este C, 'A retrospective analysis of maternal and neonatal mortality at a teaching and referral hospital in Kenya', Reproductive Health, 10 (2013)