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Professor Dimity Pond

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School of Medicine and Public Health (General Practice)

Career Summary

Biography

Research: Career total over $10million in funded grants. She has over 100 peer reviewed papers, book chapters and published abstracts.  She has pursued an interest in mental health in the elderly and specifically dementia through a series of grants identifying shortfalls in GP assessment and management, developing a brief screening instrument for use in GP (the GPCOG – GPEP funded) and then developing GP Management Guidelines for Australia (funded by NSW Health). The use of the instrument and the guidelines was trialled in an NHMRC funded RCT and proven to produce a significant improvement in dementia identification in general practice. More recently, Professor Pond has been exploring the ways in which GPs, general practice nurses and nurse practitioners can work together to identify and support people with dementia living in the community (funded through the DCRC and Department of Health and Ageing). This multidisciplinary approach should further address the shortfall in dementia identification and management in primary care. She has recently been given Cognitive Partnership funding to revise the GP Dementia Guidelines.

Clinical practice: Throughout this time, Professor Pond has maintained active clinical practice, both in a community general practice and in residential aged care. This has enabled her to stay in contact with the practical aspects of clinical practice, including the way in which her research interests can be translated into clinical work.

Knowledge translation: Professor Pond works at knowledge translation into policy and practice via service on government and non government committees, direct teaching and health services research. She has been a member of a number of Commonwealth Government Committees including current membership of the Minister’s Dementia Advisory Group and previous membership of the Aged Care Funding Instrument Technical Reference Group. She has also served at a state level on committees relating to aged care, having been for some years chair of the GP Working Group on Dementia Care and a member of the Older Persons Mental Health Working Group for NSW Health.

She has also served on other policy advisory groups related to health, including being a member of the Mental Health Council of Australia  and a member of the NSW Cancer Council Ethics Committee.

Professor Pond is active in dementia teaching GPs throughout Australia through invitations to speak at aged care conferences and workshops, including a workshop run by the Australian Medicare Local Alliance in Melbourne in April 2014 and a workshop run by DBMAS and Alzheimers Australia WA in Perth in May 2014..

Other leadership positions: Professor Pond has a number of leadership positions within the GP community generally including past chair of the Hornsby KuRingGai Division of General Practice, and current member of the Board of the Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute and of the board of GP Training:Valley to Coast. She has also had a number of leadership roles within the primary care research and teaching community, including past President of the Australian Association of Academic Primary Care and former Chair of the RACGP National Standing committee for Research.Most of these positions allow her to actively input into policy and practice in education and primary health care.

Beyond general practice, Professor Pond is on the Executive Committee of the Network: Towards Unity for Health, an international body focussing on universities which teach health professionals in a community based curriculum, with a focus on health equity. She frequently presents on aged care issues at these meetings, and is included in an Elderly Care Taskforce, which discusses aged care in lower and middle income countries.

Translational publications and presentations: As well as peer reviewed publications, Professor Pond has published articles more accessible to the GP population generally, who do not access peer reviewed journals frequently. In particular  Professor Pond coordinated and co-authored a recent Alzheimers Australia Quality Dementia Care paper - No time like the present: The Importance of a Timely Diagnosis of Dementia. This has been distributed to over 3,000 GPs. In addition, she authored sections on depression in the elderly and dementia for the RACGP journal “Check” which is distributed to thousands of GPs for their QI and CPD program. She contributed to the Aged Care section of the RACGP “Red book” which lists preventive activities for General Practitioners.

Research teaching and review: Professor Pond has served three times on NHMRC Grant Review Panels. She has supervised 11PhD and 2 Masters students in the last 10 years.

Teaching and teaching awards: Professor Pond has supervised 13 research higher degree students in the past 10 years, as well as many other early career researchers who have not gone onto complete a RHD. She teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  In 2007 she was recognised for her teaching with a Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Teaching Excellence and a Carrick award for teaching.

Research Expertise
I have a long history of research into a variety of areas of General Practice. My PhD looked at depression in the elderly, and how GPs identify this. I was CI in a large intervention study looking at management of depression in elderly retirement home residents. I have also worked with others to develop a brief screening instrument for dementia, for use in GP, and Guidelines for the management of dementia in GP. I am currently CIA on a large multistate RCT of an intervention to improve GP identification and management of dementia, which will include patient and carer outcome measures. In addition the team has received funding to look at depression among carers, and to educate GPs about this. Other research interests include mental health among unemployed older men, and I am currently part of a team to evaluate Lifeline's suicide prevention strategy in Newcastle. I have also been part of teams exploring management of delirium, mental health of GPs and exposure to occupational violence, and various studies exploring new models of delivery of primary health care services using the multidisciplinary team.

Teaching Expertise
I have been teaching GP at various levels for over 20 years, including time as a GP supervisor of registrars, various levels of teaching at the university and postgraduate GP teaching. I also have experience of more generic teaching at university level, including PBL tutoring. I have supervised a number of Masters and PhD students.

Administrative Expertise
I am seen as the Head of Discipline of General Practice, with a staff of 20-25 persons (mostly part time). I have also served in various administrative positions in the university course structure, including Course Coordinator, Year Chair, Chair of Admissions and Deputy Head of School.

Collaborations
Professor Pond collaborates with a range of primary care and other researchers across Australia and internationally, mainly in the area of dementia and mental health in the elderly.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney

Keywords

  • dementia
  • depression
  • domestic violence
  • general practice
  • the elderly

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 30
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 20
111599 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/08/2005 -  Member, Improved Care Delivery Working Group Minister's Dementia Health Priority Taskforce
Australia
1/01/2003 -  Secretary Australian Association for Academic General Practice
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/11/2006 Board member and RACGP representative Mental Health Council of Australia
Australia
1/01/1999 - 1/01/2006 Chair GP Working Group, NSW Dementia Reference Group
Australia
1/01/1997 - 1/02/1998 Chair, GP Working Party producing guidelines for people with dementia and behaviours of concern Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
NHMRC Committee Member- Grant Review Panel NHMRC Committee
Australia
Member - RACGP Faculty Board NSW Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Chair - National Standing Committee (Research) Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2005 -  Treasurer Valley to Coast General Practice Training
Australia

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2006 Vice Chancellors citation for outstanding contribution to student learning
University of Newcastle

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2007 examiner
Organisation: RACGP Description: IExam panel members examine students fitness to pass the RACGP Exxamination and gain their FRACGP.
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Publications

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


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Forman D, Care of the person with dementia: Interprofessional practice and education, Cambridge University press, Melbourne, Vic, 232 (2015)

Chapter (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Kable AK, Pond C, 'Discharge Planning and Continuity of Care', Critical Conversations for Patient Safety: An Essential Guide for Health Professionals, Pearson, Sydney 84-91 (2014) [B2]
Co-authors Ashley Kable
2014 Pond D, Garratt S, 'Person-centred comprehensive geriatric assessment', Older People : issues and innovations in care, Elsevier Australia, Sydney 223-245 (2014) [B2]
2014 Regan C, Pond D, 'Care for older people in general practice', Geriatric Medicine, IP Communications, Melbourne 273-290 (2014) [B2]
2012 Magin PJ, Adams J, Pond CD, Smith WT, 'Topical and oral complementary and alternative medicine in acne: A consideration of context', Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine: An International Reader, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, Hampshire 63-70 (2012) [B2]
Co-authors Parker Magin, Wayne Smith
2010 Pond CD, Phillips J, Shell A, 'No Time Like the Present', No Time Like the Present, Alzheimers Australia, Australia 7-31 (2010)
2006 Pond CD, Harris E, Magin PJ, Sutton A, Traynor V, D'Este CA, Goode S, 'Retrenchment and Health Parameters: A Short report', Unemployment and Health: international and interdisciplinary perspectives, Australian Academic Press, Bowen Hills, Queensland 99-108 (2006) [B1]
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Parker Magin
2002 Pond CD, 'Questioning', Communication for Health Care, Oxford University Press, USA, USA (2002)
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Journal article (117 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Ryan M B, Nancy F, Reed JR S, Thomas B, Martin M, 'Healthcare Access and Quality Index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990¿2015: a novel analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015', The Lancet, (2017)
Citations Web of Science - 5
2017 Laver K, Cumming R, Dyer S, Agar M, Anstey KJ, Beattie E, et al., 'Evidence-based occupational therapy for people with dementia and their families: What clinical practice guidelines tell us and implications for practice', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 64 3-10 (2017)

© 2016 Occupational Therapy Australia Background/aim: The first evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines and Principles of Care for People with Dementia in Australia have been... [more]

© 2016 Occupational Therapy Australia Background/aim: The first evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines and Principles of Care for People with Dementia in Australia have been released. The Guidelines detail a number of important evidence-based recommendations for occupational therapists. The aim of this paper is (1) to provide an overview of Guideline development, and (2) to describe the evidence supporting a recommendation for occupational therapy. Common characteristics of effective occupational therapy programmes for people with dementia are described. Methods: Guideline development involved adaptation of existing high-quality guidelines developed overseas and 17 systematic reviews to ensure that the most recent high-quality evidence was included. One of the systematic reviews involved examining the evidence for interventions to promote independence in people with dementia. Specifically, we looked at the evidence for occupational therapy and its effect on activities of daily living, quality of life and carer impact. Results: A total of 109 recommendations are included in the Guidelines. Occupational therapy was found to significantly increase independence in activities of daily living and improve quality of life. Effective occupational therapy programmes involve: environmental assessment, problem solving strategies, carer education and interactive carer skills training. Conclusion: Occupational therapists working with people with dementia in community settings should ensure that their time is spent on those aspects of intervention that are shown to be effective.

DOI 10.1111/1440-1630.12309
Citations Scopus - 1
2017 Luckett T, Chenoweth L, Phillips J, Brooks D, Cook J, Mitchell G, et al., 'A facilitated approach to family case conferencing for people with advanced dementia living in nursing homes: perceptions of palliative care planning coordinators and other health professionals in the IDEAL study', INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS, 29 1713-1722 (2017)
DOI 10.1017/S1041610217000977
2017 Pond CD, 'The role of primary care in identification and ongoing management of dementia: a time of transition', INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS, 29 1409-1411 (2017)
DOI 10.1017/S1041610217001296
2017 Mate KE, Magin PJ, Brodaty H, Stocks NP, Gunn J, Disler PB, et al., 'An evaluation of the additional benefit of population screening for dementia beyond a passive case-finding approach', International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 32 316-323 (2017) [C1]

Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Objective: General practitioners (GPs) fail to identify more than 50% of dementia cases using the existing passive case-finding app... [more]

Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Objective: General practitioners (GPs) fail to identify more than 50% of dementia cases using the existing passive case-finding approach. Using data from the ¿Ageing in General Practice¿ study, we sought to establish the additional benefit of screening all patients over the age of 75 for dementia beyond those patients already identified by passive case-finding. Method: Patients were classified as ¿case-finding¿ (n = 425) or ¿screening¿ (n = 1006) based on their answers to four subjective memory related questions or their GP's clinical judgement of their dementia status. Cognitive status of each patient was formally assessed by a research nurse using the Cambridge Cognition Examination (CAMCOG-R). Patients then attended their usual GP for administration of the GP assessment of Cognition (GPCOG) dementia screening instrument, and follow-up care and/or referral as necessary in light of the outcome. Results: The prevalence of dementia was significantly higher in the case-finding group (13.6%) compared to the screening group (4.6%; p < 0.01). The GPCOG had a positive predictive value (PPV) of 61% in the case-finding group and 39% in the screening group; negative predictive value was > 95% in both groups. GPs and their patients both found the GPCOG to be an acceptable cognitive assessment tool. The dementia cases missed via case-finding were younger (p = 0.024) and less cognitively impaired (p = 0.020) than those detected. Conclusion: There is a very limited benefit of screening for dementia, as most people with dementia could be detected using a case-finding approach, and considerable potential for social and economic harm because of the low PPV associated with screening.

DOI 10.1002/gps.4466
Co-authors Parker Magin, Karen Mate
2017 Clemson L, Mackenzie L, Roberts C, Poulos R, Tan A, Lovarini M, et al., 'Integrated solutions for sustainable fall prevention in primary care, the iSOLVE project: a type 2 hybrid effectiveness-implementation design.', Implement Sci, 12 12 (2017)
DOI 10.1186/s13012-016-0529-9
2017 Kable AK, Pond C, 'Evaluation of discharge documentation after hospitalization for stroke patients discharged home in Australia: A cross-sectional, pilot study', Nursing and Health Sciences, (2017)
DOI 10.1111/nhs.12368
Co-authors Ashley Kable
2017 Kable A, Pond D, Hullick C, Chenoweth L, Duggan A, Attia J, Oldmeadow C, 'An evaluation of discharge documentation for people with dementia discharged home from hospital - A cross-sectional pilot study.', Dementia (London), 1471301217728845 (2017)
DOI 10.1177/1471301217728845
Co-authors Ashley Kable, John Attia, Christopher Oldmeadow
2017 Agar M, Luckett T, Luscombe G, Phillips J, Beattie E, Pond D, et al., 'Effects of facilitated family case conferencing for advanced dementia: A cluster randomised clinical trial.', PLoS One, 12 e0181020 (2017)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0181020
2017 Kable A, Pond D, Baker A, Turner A, Levi C, 'Evaluation of discharge documentation after hospitalization for stroke patients discharged home in Australia: A cross-sectional, pilot study.', Nurs Health Sci, (2017)
DOI 10.1111/nhs.12368
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Ashley Kable
2016 Forouzanfar MH, Afshin A, Alexander LT, Biryukov S, Brauer M, Cercy K, et al., 'Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990¿2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015', The Lancet, 388 1659-1724 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an Open Access article under the CC BY license Background The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study... [more]

© 2016 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an Open Access article under the CC BY license Background The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 provides an up-to-date synthesis of the evidence for risk factor exposure and the attributable burden of disease. By providing national and subnational assessments spanning the past 25 years, this study can inform debates on the importance of addressing risks in context. Methods We used the comparative risk assessment framework developed for previous iterations of the Global Burden of Disease Study to estimate attributable deaths, disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs), and trends in exposure by age group, sex, year, and geography for 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks from 1990 to 2015. This study included 388 risk-outcome pairs that met World Cancer Research Fund-defined criteria for convincing or probable evidence. We extracted relative risk and exposure estimates from randomised controlled trials, cohorts, pooled cohorts, household surveys, census data, satellite data, and other sources. We used statistical models to pool data, adjust for bias, and incorporate covariates. We developed a metric that allows comparisons of exposure across risk factors¿the summary exposure value. Using the counterfactual scenario of theoretical minimum risk level, we estimated the portion of deaths and DALYs that could be attributed to a given risk. We decomposed trends in attributable burden into contributions from population growth, population age structure, risk exposure, and risk-deleted cause-specific DALY rates. We characterised risk exposure in relation to a Socio-demographic Index (SDI). Findings Between 1990 and 2015, global exposure to unsafe sanitation, household air pollution, childhood underweight, childhood stunting, and smoking each decreased by more than 25%. Global exposure for several occupational risks, high body-mass index (BMI), and drug use increased by more than 25% over the same period. All risks jointly evaluated in 2015 accounted for 57·8% (95% CI 56·6¿58·8) of global deaths and 41·2% (39·8¿42·8) of DALYs. In 2015, the ten largest contributors to global DALYs among Level 3 risks were high systolic blood pressure (211·8 million [192·7 million to 231·1 million] global DALYs), smoking (148·6 million [134·2 million to 163·1 million] ), high fasting plasma glucose (143·1 million [125·1 million to 163·5 million]), high BMI (120·1 million [83·8 million to 158·4 million] ), childhood undernutrition (113·3 million [103·9 million to 123·4 million]), ambient particulate matter (103·1 million [90·8 million to 115·1 million] ), high total cholesterol (88·7 million [74·6 million to 105·7 million]), household air pollution (85·6 million [66·7 million to 106·1 million] ), alcohol use (85·0 million [77·2 million to 93·0 million]), and diets high in sodium (83·0 million [49·3 million to 127·5 million] ). From 1990 to 2015, attributable DALYs declined for micronutrient deficiencies, childhood undernutrition, unsafe sanitation and water, and household air pollution; reductions in risk-deleted DALY rates rather than reductions in exposure drove these declines. Rising exposure contributed to notable increases in attributable DALYs from high BMI, high fasting plasma glucose, occupational carcinogens, and drug use. Environmental risks and childhood undernutrition declined steadily with SDI; low physical activity, high BMI, and high fasting plasma glucose increased with SDI. In 119 countries, metabolic risks, such as high BMI and fasting plasma glucose, contributed the most attributable DALYs in 2015. Regionally, smoking still ranked among the leading five risk factors for attributable DALYs in 109 countries; childhood underweight and unsafe sex remained primary drivers of early death and disability in much of sub-Saharan Africa. Interpretation Declines in some key environmental risks have contributed to d...

DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31679-8
Citations Scopus - 170Web of Science - 94
2016 Parkinson L, Moorin R, Peeters G, Byles J, Blyth F, Caughey G, et al., 'Incident osteoarthritis associated with increased allied health services use in ¿baby boomer¿ Australian women', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40 356-361 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Public Health Association of Australia Objective: To explore impact of incident osteoarthritis (OA) on health services use by Australian women born 1946¿51. Methods: Seco... [more]

© 2016 Public Health Association of Australia Objective: To explore impact of incident osteoarthritis (OA) on health services use by Australian women born 1946¿51. Methods: Secondary analysis of Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health survey data linked to Medicare Australia databases (2002 to 2011). Medicare services use was compared for two groups: OA group (n=761) ¿ reported incident OA in 2007; Never group (n=4346) ¿ did not report arthritis in time frame. Interrupted time series regression compared health services use over time. Results: The OA group had higher health services use than the Never group. Rate of services use increased over time for both groups. Rate of increase in quarterly doctor attendances was significantly lower for the OA group after onset of OA, with no corresponding change for the Never group. Conclusions: A pre-existing higher use of health services is associated with reporting incident OA, compared to those who never report arthritis. After onset of OA, rate of doctor use reduced and allied health use increased, consistent with recommended Australian treatment guidelines. Implications: This study provides a rare insight into change in healthcare use for people reporting incident OA, against an appropriate comparison group, highlighting the importance of early diagnosis of OA to optimise effective use of health services.

DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12533
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Julie Byles, Parker Magin, L Parkinson
2016 Laver K, Cumming RG, Dyer SM, Agar MR, Anstey KJ, Beattie E, et al., 'Clinical practice guidelines for dementia in Australia', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 204 1-+ (2016)
DOI 10.5694/mja15.01339
2016 Laver K, Cumming RG, Dyer SM, Agar MR, Anstey KJ, Beattie E, et al., 'Clinical practice guidelines for dementia in Australia', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 204 191-193 (2016)
DOI 10.5694/mja15.01339
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2016 Brodaty H, Connors MH, Loy C, Teixeira-Pinto A, Stocks N, Gunn J, et al., 'Screening for Dementia in Primary Care: A Comparison of the GPCOG and the MMSE', Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 42 323-330 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 S. Karger AG, Basel. Background/Aims: The General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (GPCOG) is a brief cognitive test. This study compared the GPCOG to the Mini-Mental ... [more]

© 2016 S. Karger AG, Basel. Background/Aims: The General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (GPCOG) is a brief cognitive test. This study compared the GPCOG to the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), the most widely used test, in terms of their ability to detect likely dementia in primary care. Methods: General practitioners across three states in Australia recruited 2,028 elderly patients from the community. A research nurse administered the GPCOG and the MMSE, as well as the Cambridge Examination for Mental Disorders of the Elderly Cognitive Scale-Revised that we used to define likely dementia. Results: Overall, the GPCOG and the MMSE were similarly effective at detecting likely dementia. The GPCOG, however, had a higher sensitivity than the MMSE when using published cutpoints. Conclusion: The GPCOG is an effective screening tool for dementia in primary care. It appears to be a viable alternative to the MMSE, whilst also requiring less time to administer.

DOI 10.1159/000450992
Co-authors Karen Mate
2016 Pond CD, 'After-hours medical deputising services for older people', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 205 395-396 (2016)
DOI 10.5694/mja16.00992
2016 Magin P, Juratowitch L, Dunbabin J, McElduff P, Goode S, Tapley A, Pond D, 'Attitudes to Alzheimer's disease testing of Australian general practice patients: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study', International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 31 361-370 (2016) [C1]

Copyright © 2015 John Wiley &amp; Sons, Ltd. Objective In view of proposed screening for presymptomatic Alzheimer&apos;s disease (AD) with advanced imaging, and blood and cereb... [more]

Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Objective In view of proposed screening for presymptomatic Alzheimer's disease (AD) with advanced imaging, and blood and cerebral spinal fluid analysis, we aimed to establish levels, and associations, of acceptance of AD testing modalities by general practice patients. Methods A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study of consecutive patients (aged 50 years and over) of general practices of an Australian practice-based research network was used. The questionnaire elicited demographic data and attitudes to screening for other diseases and included the screening acceptance domain of the Perceptions Regarding Investigational Screening for Memory in Primary Care (PRISM-PC) instrument. This assesses receptivity to modalities of testing for AD: short questionnaire, blood test, cerebral imaging, and annual physician examination. Reflecting speculation of possible future AD diagnostic methods, an item regarding testing cerebral spinal fluid was also included. Associations of PRISM-PC scores were analyzed with multiple linear regression. Results Of 489 participants (response rate 87%), 66.2% would like to know if they had AD. Participants were more accepting of testing modalities that were noninvasive or familiar (questionnaire, physician's examination, and blood test) as opposed to cerebral imaging or lumbar puncture. Attitudes to AD testing are influenced by a positive attitude to disease screening in general. Patients with a self-perceived higher risk of AD were less accepting of testing, as were participants with an educational level of junior high school (10 school years) or less. Conclusions This study demonstrates that a majority of patients would like to know if they have AD. Acceptability of testing modalities, however, varies. Noninvasive, familiar methods are more acceptable.

DOI 10.1002/gps.4335
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Parker Magin, Patrick Mcelduff
2016 Vos T, Allen C, Arora M, Barber RM, Brown A, Carter A, et al., 'Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and injuries, 1990¿2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015', The Lancet, 388 1545-1602 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an Open Access article under the CC BY license Background Non-fatal outcomes of disease and injury increasingly detract f... [more]

© 2016 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an Open Access article under the CC BY license Background Non-fatal outcomes of disease and injury increasingly detract from the ability of the world's population to live in full health, a trend largely attributable to an epidemiological transition in many countries from causes affecting children, to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) more common in adults. For the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 (GBD 2015), we estimated the incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for diseases and injuries at the global, regional, and national scale over the period of 1990 to 2015. Methods We estimated incidence and prevalence by age, sex, cause, year, and geography with a wide range of updated and standardised analytical procedures. Improvements from GBD 2013 included the addition of new data sources, updates to literature reviews for 85 causes, and the identification and inclusion of additional studies published up to November, 2015, to expand the database used for estimation of non-fatal outcomes to 60¿900 unique data sources. Prevalence and incidence by cause and sequelae were determined with DisMod-MR 2.1, an improved version of the DisMod-MR Bayesian meta-regression tool first developed for GBD 2010 and GBD 2013. For some causes, we used alternative modelling strategies where the complexity of the disease was not suited to DisMod-MR 2.1 or where incidence and prevalence needed to be determined from other data. For GBD 2015 we created a summary indicator that combines measures of income per capita, educational attainment, and fertility (the Socio-demographic Index [SDI] ) and used it to compare observed patterns of health loss to the expected pattern for countries or locations with similar SDI scores. Findings We generated 9·3 billion estimates from the various combinations of prevalence, incidence, and YLDs for causes, sequelae, and impairments by age, sex, geography, and year. In 2015, two causes had acute incidences in excess of 1 billion: upper respiratory infections (17·2 billion, 95% uncertainty interval [UI] 15·4¿19·2 billion) and diarrhoeal diseases (2·39 billion, 2·30¿2·50 billion). Eight causes of chronic disease and injury each affected more than 10% of the world's population in 2015: permanent caries, tension-type headache, iron-deficiency anaemia, age-related and other hearing loss, migraine, genital herpes, refraction and accommodation disorders, and ascariasis. The impairment that affected the greatest number of people in 2015 was anaemia, with 2·36 billion (2·35¿2·37 billion) individuals affected. The second and third leading impairments by number of individuals affected were hearing loss and vision loss, respectively. Between 2005 and 2015, there was little change in the leading causes of years lived with disability (YLDs) on a global basis. NCDs accounted for 18 of the leading 20 causes of age-standardised YLDs on a global scale. Where rates were decreasing, the rate of decrease for YLDs was slower than that of years of life lost (YLLs) for nearly every cause included in our analysis. For low SDI geographies, Group 1 causes typically accounted for 20¿30% of total disability, largely attributable to nutritional deficiencies, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis. Lower back and neck pain was the leading global cause of disability in 2015 in most countries. The leading cause was sense organ disorders in 22 countries in Asia and Africa and one in central Latin America; diabetes in four countries in Oceania; HIV/AIDS in three southern sub-Saharan African countries; collective violence and legal intervention in two north African and Middle Eastern countries; iron-deficiency anaemia in Somalia and Venezuela; depression in Uganda; onchoceriasis in Liberia; and other neglected tropical diseases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Interpretation Ageing of the world's population i...

DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31678-6
Citations Scopus - 188Web of Science - 86
2016 Magin PJ, Morgan S, Tapley A, McCowan C, Parkinson L, Henderson KM, et al., 'Anticholinergic medicines in an older primary care population: a cross-sectional analysis of medicines¿ levels of anticholinergic activity and clinical indications', Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 41 486-492 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 John Wiley &amp; Sons Ltd What is known and objectives: Adverse clinical outcomes have been associated with cumulative anticholinergic burden (to which low-potency as we... [more]

© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd What is known and objectives: Adverse clinical outcomes have been associated with cumulative anticholinergic burden (to which low-potency as well as high-potency anticholinergic medicines contribute). The clinical indications for which anticholinergic medicines are prescribed (and thus the ¿phenotype¿ of patients with anticholinergic burden) have not been established. We sought to establish the overall prevalence of prescribing of anticholinergic medicines, the prevalence of prescribing of low-, medium- and high-potency anticholinergic medicines, and the clinical indications for which the medicines were prescribed in an older primary care population. Methods: This was a cross-sectional analysis of a cohort study of Australian early-career general practitioners¿ (GPs¿) clinical consultations ¿ the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) study. In ReCEnT, GPs collect detailed data (including medicines prescribed and their clinical indication) for 60 consecutive patients, on up to three occasions 6 months apart. Anticholinergic medicines were categorized as levels 1 (low-potency) to 3 (high-potency) using the Anticholinergic Drug Scale (ADS). Results: During 2010¿2014, 879 early-career GPs (across five of Australia's six states) conducted 20 555 consultations with patients aged 65 years or older, representing 35 506 problems/diagnoses. Anticholinergic medicines were prescribed in 10·4% [95% CIs 9·5¿10·5] of consultations. Of the total anticholinergic load of prescribed medicines (¿community anticholinergic load¿) 72·7% [95% CIs 71·0¿74·3] was contributed by Level 1 medicines, 0·8% [95% CIs 0·5¿1·3] by Level 2 medicines and 26·5% [95% CIs 24·8¿28·1] by Level 3 medicines. Cardiac (40·0%), Musculoskeletal (16·9%) and Respiratory (10·6%) were the most common indications associated with Level 1 anticholinergic prescription. For Level 2 and 3 medicines (combined data), Psychological (16·1%), Neurological (16·1%), Musculoskeletal (15·7%) and Urological (11·1%) indications were most common. What is new and conclusion: Anticholinergic medicines are frequently prescribed in Australian general practice, and the majority of the ¿community¿ anticholinergic burden is contributed by ¿low¿-anticholinergic potency medicines whose anticholinergic effects may be largely ¿invisible¿ to prescribing GPs. Furthermore, the clinical ¿phenotype¿ of the patient with high anticholinergic burden may be very different to common stereotypes (patients with urological, psychological or neurological problems), potentially making recognition of risk of anticholinergic adverse effects additionally problematic for GPs.

DOI 10.1111/jcpt.12413
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Parker Magin, Karen Mate, L Parkinson
2016 Dyer SM, Laver K, Pond CD, Cumming RG, Whitehead C, Crotty M, 'Clinical practice guidelines and principles of care for people with dementia in Australia', Australian Family Physician, 45 884-889 (2016) [C1]

© The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 2016. Background Dementia is a national health priority in Australia. Most people with dementia are over the age of 65 yea... [more]

© The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 2016. Background Dementia is a national health priority in Australia. Most people with dementia are over the age of 65 years, have a number of comorbidities and experience a trajectory of functional decline. General practitioners (GPs) have an important role in the diagnosis and management of people with dementia. The Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre's Clinical practice guidelines and principles of care for people with dementia (Guidelines) was recently approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Objective This article describes the recommendations within the Guidelines that are of greatest relevance to GPs, including those addressing diagnosis, living well, managing behavioural and psychological symptoms, supporting carers, and the palliative approach. Discussion The Guidelines synthesise current evidence in dementia care and emphasise: timely diagnosis; encouraging the person with dementia to exercise, eat well and keep doing as much for themselves as possible; supporting and training carers to provide care; and reducing prescription of potentially harmful medications where possible.

2015 Plakiotis C, Simon Bell J, Simon Bell J, Pond D, O Connor DW, 'Deprescribing psychotropic medications in aged care facilities: The potential role of family members', Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 821 29-43 (2015) [C1]

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. There is widespread concern in Australia and internationally at the high prevalence of psychotropic medication use in reside... [more]

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. There is widespread concern in Australia and internationally at the high prevalence of psychotropic medication use in residential aged care facilities. It is difficult for nurses and general practitioners in aged care facilities to cease new residents¿ psychotropic medications when they often have no information about why residents were started on the treatment, when and by whom and with what result. Most existing interventions have had a limited and temporary effect and there is a need to test different strategies to overcome the structural and practical barriers to psychotropic medication cessation or deprescribing. In this chapter, we review the literature regar ding psychotropic medication deprescribing in aged care facilities and present the protocol of a novel study that will examine the potential role of family members in facilitating deprescribing. This project will help determine if family members can contribute information that will prove useful to clinicians and thereby overcome one of the barriers to deprescribing medications whose harmful effects often outweigh their benefits. We wish to understand the knowledge and attitudes of family members regarding the prescribing and deprescribing of psychotropic medications to newly admitted residents of aged care facilities with a view to developing and testing a range of clinical interventions that will result in better, safer prescribing practices.

DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-08939-3_8
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2015 Kable A, Chenoweth L, Pond D, Hullick C, 'Health professional perspectives on systems failures in transitional care for patients with dementia and their carers: A qualitative descriptive study', BMC Health Services Research, 15 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Kable et al. Background: Healthcare professionals engage in discharge planning of people with dementia during hospitalisation, however plans for transitioning the person... [more]

© 2015 Kable et al. Background: Healthcare professionals engage in discharge planning of people with dementia during hospitalisation, however plans for transitioning the person into community services can be patchy and ineffective. The aim of this study was to report acute, community and residential care health professionals' (HP) perspectives on the discharge process and transitional care arrangements for people with dementia and their carers. Methods: A qualitative descriptive study design and purposive sampling was used to recruit HPs from four groups: Nurses and allied health practitioners involved in discharge planning in the acute setting, junior medical officers in acute care, general practitioners (GPs) and Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) staff in a regional area in NSW, Australia. Focus group discussions were conducted using a semi-structured schedule. Content analysis was used to understand the discharge process and transitional care arrangements for people with dementia (PWD) and their carers. Results: There were 33 participants in four focus groups, who described discharge planning and transitional care as a complex process with multiple contributors and components. Two main themes with belonging sub-themes derived from the analysis were: Barriers to effective discharge planning for PWD and their carers - the acute care perspective: managing PWD in the acute care setting, demand for post discharge services exceeds availability of services, pressure to discharge patients and incomplete discharge documentation. Transitional care process failures and associated outcomes for PWD - the community HP perspective: failures in delivery of services to PWD; inadequate discharge notification and negative patient outcomes; discharge-related adverse events, readmission and carer stress; and issues with medication discharge orders and outcomes for PWD. Conclusions: Although acute care HPs do engage in required discharge planning for people with dementia, participants identified critical issues: pressure on acute care health professionals to discharge PWD early, the requirement for JMOs to complete discharge summaries, the demand for post discharge services for PWD exceeding supply, the need to modify post discharge medication prescriptions for PWD, the need for improved coordination with RACF, and the need for routine provision of medication dose decision aids and home medicine reviews post discharge for PWD and their carers.

DOI 10.1186/s12913-015-1227-z
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Ashley Kable
2015 Bonney A, Knight-Billington P, Mullan J, Moscova M, Barnett S, Iverson D, et al., 'The telehealth skills, training, and implementation project: an evaluation protocol.', JMIR Res Protoc, 4 e2 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.2196/resprot.3613
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Co-authors Nicky Hudson
2015 Chenoweth L, Kable A, Pond D, 'Research in hospital discharge procedures addresses gaps in care continuity in the community, but leaves gaping holes for people with dementia: A review of the literature', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 34 9-14 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 AJA Inc. Aim: To examine the literature on the impact of the discharge experience of patients with dementia and their continuity of care. Methods: Peer-reviewed and grey l... [more]

© 2015 AJA Inc. Aim: To examine the literature on the impact of the discharge experience of patients with dementia and their continuity of care. Methods: Peer-reviewed and grey literature published in the English language between 1995 and 2014 were systematically searched using Medline, CINAHL, PubMed, PsycINFO and Cochrane library databases, using a combination of the search terms Dementia, Caregivers, Integrated Health Care Systems, Managed Care, Patient Discharge. Also reviewed were Department of Health and Ageing and Alzheimer's Australia research reports between 2000 and 2014. Results: The review found a wide range of studies that raise concerns in relation to the quality of care provided to people with dementia during hospital discharge and in transitional care. Conclusion: Discharge planning and transitional care for patients with dementia are not adequate and are likely to lead to readmission and other poor health outcomes.

DOI 10.1111/ajag.12205
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Ashley Kable
2015 Mate KE, Kerr KP, Pond D, Williams EJ, Marley J, Disler P, et al., 'Impact of Multiple Low-Level Anticholinergic Medications on Anticholinergic Load of Community-Dwelling Elderly With and Without Dementia', Drugs and Aging, 32 159-167 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s40266-014-0230-0
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Karen Kerr, Parker Magin, Karen Mate
2015 Ranasinghe WKB, Kim SP, Papa NP, Sengupta S, Frydenberg M, Bolton D, et al., 'Prostate cancer screening in Primary Health Care: the current state of affairs', SpringerPlus, 4 (2015) [C1]

© 2015, Ranasinghe et al.; licensee Springer. This study aims to examine the current practice of General practitioners (GPs)/primary care physicians in opportunistic screening fo... [more]

© 2015, Ranasinghe et al.; licensee Springer. This study aims to examine the current practice of General practitioners (GPs)/primary care physicians in opportunistic screening for prostate cancer (PC) by digital rectal examination(DRE) and Prostate Specific Antigen(PSA) testing and identify any difference in screening practice. Printed copies and/or electronic versions of a survey was distributed amongst 438 GPs throughout Australia in 2012. Statistical analyses (Wilcoxon rank-sum test, Fisher¿s exact test or Pearson chi-square test)were performed by outcomes and GP characteristics.There were a total of 149 responses received (34%), with similar gender distribution in rural and metropolitan settings. 74% GPs believed PSA testing was at least ¿somewhat effective¿ in reducing PC mortality with annual PSA screening being conducted by more GPs in the metropolitan setting compared to the rural GPs (35% vs 18.4%), while 25% of rural GPs would not advocate routine PSA screening. When examining the concordance between DRE and PSA testing by gender of GP, the male GPs reported performing PSA testing more frequently than DRE in patients between ages 40 to 69 (p = 0.011). Urology Society guidelines (77.2%) and College of GPs (73.2%) recommendations for PC screening were thought to be at least ¿somewhat useful¿. Although reference ranges for PSA tests were felt to be useful, the majority (65.8%) found it easier to refer to an urologist due to the disagreements in guidelines. In conclusion, the current guidelines for PSA screening appear to cause more confusion due to their conflicting advice, leaving GPs to formulate their own practice methods, calling for an urgent need for uniform collaborative guidelines.

DOI 10.1186/s40064-015-0819-8
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2015 Agar M, Beattie E, Luckett T, Phillips J, Luscombe G, Goodall S, et al., 'Pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial of facilitated family case conferencing compared with usual care for improving end of life care and outcomes in nursing home residents with advanced dementia and their families: The IDEAL study protocol Palliative care in other conditions', BMC Palliative Care, 14 (2015) [C3]

© 2015 Agar et al. Background: Care for people with advanced dementia requires a palliative approach targeted to the illness trajectory and tailored to individual needs. However,... [more]

© 2015 Agar et al. Background: Care for people with advanced dementia requires a palliative approach targeted to the illness trajectory and tailored to individual needs. However, care in nursing homes is often compromised by poor communication and limited staff expertise. This paper reports the protocol for the IDEAL Project, which aims to: 1) compare the efficacy of a facilitated approach to family case conferencing with usual care; 2) provide insights into nursing home-and staff-related processes influencing the implementation and sustainability of case conferencing; and 3) evaluate cost-effectiveness. Design/Methods: A pragmatic parallel cluster randomised controlled trial design will be used. Twenty Australian nursing homes will be randomised to receive either facilitated family case conferencing or usual care. In the intervention arm, we will train registered nurses at each nursing home to work as Palliative Care Planning Coordinators (PCPCs) 16 h per week over 18 months. The PCPCs' role will be to: 1) use evidence-based 'triggers' to identify optimal time-points for case conferencing; 2) organise, facilitate and document case conferences with optimal involvement from family, multi-disciplinary nursing home staff and community health professionals; 3) develop and oversee implementation of palliative care plans; and 4) train other staff in person-centred palliative care. The primary endpoint will be symptom management, comfort and satisfaction with care at the end of life as rated by bereaved family members on the End of Life in Dementia (EOLD) Scales. Secondary outcomes will include resident quality of life (Quality of Life in Late-stage Dementia [QUALID]), whether a palliative approach is taken (e.g. hospitalisations, non-palliative medical treatments), staff attitudes and knowledge (Palliative Care for Advanced Dementia [qPAD] ), and cost effectiveness. Processes and factors influencing implementation, outcomes and sustainability will be explored statistically via analysis of intervention 'dose' and qualitatively via semi-structured interviews. The pragmatic design and complex nature of the intervention will limit blinding and internal validity but support external validity. Discussion: The IDEAL Project will make an important contribution to the evidence base for dementia-specific case conferencing in nursing homes by considering processes and contextual factors as well as overall efficacy. Its strengths and weaknesses will both lie in its pragmatic design. Trial registration: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR) ACTRN12612001164886. Registered 02/11/2012.

DOI 10.1186/s12904-015-0061-8
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2015 Magin P, Goode S, Pond D, 'GPs, medications and older people: A qualitative study of general practitioners' approaches to potentially inappropriate medications in older people', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 34 134-139 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 ACOTA. Aim: To explore the prescribing, and the rationale for this prescribing, of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in older persons by Australian general prac... [more]

© 2014 ACOTA. Aim: To explore the prescribing, and the rationale for this prescribing, of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in older persons by Australian general practitioners (GPs). Methods: This was a qualitative study employing semistructured interviews and thematic analysis. GPs who had patients taking at least one PIM were invited to participate. PIMs were defined by the Beers criteria. Results: Twenty-two GPs from four regions in three Australian states participated. While none were aware of the Beers criteria, participant GPs displayed good knowledge of the potential adverse effects of these medications. They were comfortable with the continued prescription of the medications. This was based on often quite complex harm-benefit considerations of the biopsychosocial contexts of individual patients. Conclusions: The concept of 'appropriate' versus 'inappropriate' medications implicit in classification systems such as the Beers criteria is at odds with complex considerations informing decision-making prescribing PIMs in older persons.

DOI 10.1111/ajag.12150
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Parker Magin
2015 Parkinson L, Magin PJ, Thomson A, Byles JE, Caughey GE, Etherton-Beer C, et al., 'Anticholinergic burden in older women: Not seeing the wood for the trees?', Medical Journal of Australia, 202 92-95 (2015) [C1]

© 2015, MJA.All right reserved. Objectives: To identify medicines contributing to and describe predictors of anticholinergic burden among community-dwelling older Australian wome... [more]

© 2015, MJA.All right reserved. Objectives: To identify medicines contributing to and describe predictors of anticholinergic burden among community-dwelling older Australian women. Design, setting and participants: Retrospective longitudinal analysis of data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health linked to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme medicines data from 1 January 2008 to 30 December 2010; for 3694 women born in 1921¿1926. Main outcome measures: Anticholinergic burden calculated from Anticholinergic Drug Scale (ADS) scores derived from ADS levels (0 to 3) for all medicines used by each woman, summed over each 6-month period (semester), medicines commonly used by women with high semester ADS scores (defined as 75th percentile of scores). Results: 1126 women (59.9%) used at least one medicine with anticholinergic properties. The median ADS score was 4 or 5 across all semesters. Most anticholinergic medicines used by women who had a high anticholinergic burden (ADS score, _ 9) had a low anticholinergic potency (ADS level 1). Increasing age, cardiovascular disease, and number of other medicines used were predictive of a higher anticholinergic burden. Conclusions: A high anticholinergic medicines burden in this group was driven by the use of multiple medicines with lower anticholinergic potency rather than the use of medicines with higher potency. This is a novel and important finding for clinical practice as doctors would readily identify the risk of a high anticholinergic burden for patients using high potency medicines, but may be less likely to identify this risk for users of multiple medicines with low anticholinergic potency.

DOI 10.5694/mja14.00336
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7
Co-authors L Parkinson, Parker Magin, Julie Byles
2014 Kerr KP, Mate KE, Magin PJ, Marley J, Stocks NP, Disler P, Pond CD, 'The prevalence of co-prescription of clinically relevant CYP enzyme inhibitor and substrate drugs in community-dwelling elderly Australians', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS, 39 383-389 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/jcpt.12163
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Karen Mate, Parker Magin, Karen Kerr
2014 Dabson AM, Magin PJ, Heading G, Pond D, 'Medical students' experiences learning intimate physical examination skills: A qualitative study', Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 39-39 (2014) [C1]

Background: Intimate physical examination skills are essential skills for any medical graduate to have mastered to an appropriate level for the safety of his or her future patient... [more]

Background: Intimate physical examination skills are essential skills for any medical graduate to have mastered to an appropriate level for the safety of his or her future patients. Medical schools are entrusted with the complex task of teaching and assessing these skills for their students. The objectives of this study were to explore a range of medical students' experiences of learning intimate physical examination skills and to explore their perceptions of factors which impede or promote the learning of these skills. Methods: Individual semi-structured interviews (N = 16) were conducted with medical students in years two to five from the University of Newcastle, as part of a larger research project investigating how medical students develop their attitudes to gender and health. This was a self-selected sample of the entire cohort who were all invited to participate. A thematic analysis of the transcribed data was performed. Results: Students reported differing levels of discomfort with their learning experiences in the area of intimate physical examination and differing beliefs about the helpfulness of these experiences. The factors associated with levels of discomfort and the helpfulness of the experience for learning were: satisfaction with teaching techniques, dealing with an uncomfortable situation and perceived individual characteristics in both the patients and the students. The examination causing the greatest reported discomfort was the female pelvic examination by male students. Conclusions: Student discomfort with the experience of learning intimate physical examination skills may be common and has ongoing repercussions for students and patients. Recommendations are made of ways to modify teaching technique to more closely match students' perceived needs.

DOI 10.1186/1472-6920-14-39
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Parker Magin
2013 Johnson DA, Frank O, Pond D, Stocks N, 'Older people with mild cognitive impairment: Their views about assessing driving safety', Australian Family Physician, 42 317-320 (2013) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5
2013 Pond CD, Mate KE, Phillips J, Stocks NP, Magin PJ, Weaver N, Brodaty H, 'Predictors of agreement between general practitioner detection of dementia and the revised Cambridge Cognitive Assessment (CAMCOG-R)', INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS, 25 1639-1647 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/S1041610213000884
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Karen Mate, Natasha Weaver, Parker Magin
2013 Brodaty H, Connors M, Pond D, Cumming A, Creasey H, 'Dementia 14 essentials of assessment and care planning', Medicine Today, 14 18-27 (2013) [C2]

Many GPS report a lack of time and confidence in diagnosing dementia. Fourteen practical points are described to guide the assessment and care of patients with cognitive decline.... [more]

Many GPS report a lack of time and confidence in diagnosing dementia. Fourteen practical points are described to guide the assessment and care of patients with cognitive decline.

Citations Scopus - 4
2013 Brodaty H, Connors M, Pond D, Cumming A, Creasey H, 'Dementia: 14 Essentials of management', Medicine Today, 14 29-41 (2013) [C2]

Dementia places a great burden on patients and their families and the challenges vary considerably over the course of the illness. We describe 14 practical points to guide managem... [more]

Dementia places a great burden on patients and their families and the challenges vary considerably over the course of the illness. We describe 14 practical points to guide management.

Citations Scopus - 2
2013 Boughtwood D, Shanley C, Adams J, Santalucia Y, Kyriazopoulos H, Rowland J, Pond D, 'The role of the bilingual/bicultural worker in dementia education, support and care', Dementia, 12 7-21 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1471301211416173
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2013 Brodaty H, Gibson LH, Waine ML, Shell AM, Lilian R, Pond CD, 'Research in general practice: a survey of incentives and disincentives for research participation.', Ment Health Fam Med, 10 163-173 (2013) [C1]
2012 Pond CD, 'Dementia: An update on management', Australian Family Physician, 41 936-939 (2012) [C2]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2012 Joyce T, Higgins IJ, Magin PJ, Goode SM, Pond CD, Stone TE, et al., 'The experiences of nurses with mental health problems: Colleagues' perspectives', Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 26 324-332 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Parker Magin, Isabel Higgins, Teresa Stone
2012 Magin PJ, Pond CD, Smith WT, Goode SM, Paterson NE, 'Reliability of skin-type self-assessment: Agreement of adolescents' repeated Fitzpatrick skin phototype classification ratings during a cohort study', Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 26 1396-1399 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Wayne Smith, Parker Magin
2012 Phillips J, Pond CD, Paterson NE, Howell C, Shell A, Stocks NP, et al., 'Difficulties in disclosing the diagnosis of dementia: A qualitative study in general practice', British Journal of General Practice, 62 e546-e553 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 11
2012 Boughtwood D, Shanley C, Adams J, Santalucia Y, Kyriazopoulos H, Pond CD, Rowland J, 'Dementia information for culturally and linguistically diverse communities: Sources, access and considerations for effective practice', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 18 190-196 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/PY11014
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
2012 Greenway-Crombie A, Snow P, Disler P, Davis S, Pond CD, 'Influence of rurality on diagnosing dementia in Australian general practice', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 18 178-184 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/PY12008
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2012 Pond CD, Brodaty H, Stocks NP, Gunn J, Marley JE, Disler P, et al., 'Ageing in general practice (AGP) trial: A cluster randomised trial to examine the effectiveness of peer education on GP diagnostic assessment and management of dementia', BMC Family Practice, 13 1-9 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Parker Magin, Graeme Horton, Karen Mate
2012 Shanley C, Boughtwood D, Adams J, Santalucia Y, Kyriazopoulos H, Pond CD, Rowland J, 'A qualitative study into the use of formal services for dementia by carers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities', BMC Health Services Research, 12 354 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
2012 Mate KE, Pond CD, Magin PJ, Goode SM, McElduff P, Stocks NP, 'Diagnosis and disclosure of a memory problem is associated with quality of life in community based older Australians with dementia', International Psychogeriatrics, 24 1962-1971 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Parker Magin, Patrick Mcelduff, Karen Mate
2011 Magin PJ, Pond CD, Smith WT, Watson AB, Goode SM, 'Correlation and agreement of self-assessed and objective skin disease severity in a cross-sectional study of patients with acne, psoriasis, and atopic eczema', International Journal of Dermatology, 50 1486-1490 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2011.04883.x
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Parker Magin, Wayne Smith
2011 Magin PJ, Marshall MJ, Goode SM, Cotter GL, Pond CD, Zwar NA, 'How generalisable are results of studies conducted in practice-based research networks? A cross-sectional study of general practitioner demographics in two New South Wales networks', Medical Journal of Australia, 195 210-213 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Parker Magin
2011 Broughtwood D, Shanley C, Adams J, Santalucia Y, Kyriazopoulos H, Pond CD, Rowland J, 'Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) families dealing with dementia: An examination of the experiences and perceptions of multicultural community link workers', Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 26 365-377 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11
2011 Joyce TA, Higgins IJ, Magin PJ, Goode SM, Pond CD, Stone TE, et al., 'Nurses' perceptions of a mental health education programme for Australian nurses', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 20 247-252 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2010.00737.x
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Parker Magin, Teresa Stone, Isabel Higgins
2011 Magin PJ, Adams J, Heading G, Pond CD, ''Perfect skin', the media and patients with skin disease: A qualitative study of patients with acne, psoriasis and atopic eczema', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 17 181-185 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/PY10047
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Parker Magin
2010 Pond CD, Brodaty H, Gunn J, Stocks N, Disler P, Mate KE, et al., 'GP identification of dementia: effect of gender, age and size of practice', Alzheimer's & Dementia, 6 S364-S365 (2010) [C3]
Co-authors Karen Mate, Parker Magin
2010 Sweeney KP, Magin PJ, Pond CD, 'Patient attitudes: Training students in general practice', Australian Family Physician, 39 676-682 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Parker Magin
2010 Magin PJ, Pond CD, Smith WT, Goode SM, 'Acne's relationship with psychiatric and psychological morbidity: Results of a school-based cohort study of adolescents', Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 24 58-64 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2009.03354.x
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Parker Magin, Wayne Smith
2010 Magin PJ, Heading G, Adams J, Pond CD, 'Sex and the skin: A qualitative study of patients with acne, psoriasis and atopic eczema', Psychology, Health and Medicine, 15 454-462 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13548506.2010.484463
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Parker Magin
2009 Brodaty H, Pond CD, Draper B, Seeher K, 'Assisting general practitioners to screen for cognitive impairment: The General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition website', Alzheimer's and Dementia, 5 e15-e16 (2009) [C3]
DOI 10.1016/j.jalz.2009.07.028
2009 Paterson NE, Pond CD, 'Early diagnosis of dementia and diagnostic disclosure in primary care in Australia: A qualitative study into the barriers and enablers', Alzheimer's and Dementia, 5 e15 (2009) [C3]
DOI 10.1016/j.jalz.2009.07.026
2009 Magin PJ, Adams J, Heading GS, Pond CD, 'Patients with skin disease and their relationships with their doctors: A qualitative study of patients with acne, psoriasis and eczema', Medical Journal of Australia, 190 62-64 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Parker Magin
2009 Sturmberg JP, Pond CD, 'Impacts on clinical decision making: Changing hormone therapy management after the WHI', Australian Family Physician, 38 249-255 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2009 Magin PJ, Adams J, Heading G, Pond CD, Smith WT, 'The psychological sequelae of psoriasis: Results of a qualitative study', Psychology, Health and Medicine, 14 150-161 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13548500802512294
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 26
Co-authors Wayne Smith, Parker Magin
2008 Pond CD, 'Med student entry: Putting our future GPs to the test', Australian Doctor, 18 (2008) [C3]
2008 Gunn JM, Gilchrist GP, Chondros P, Ramp M, Hegarty KL, Blashki GA, et al., 'Who is identified when screening for depression is undertaken in general practice? Baseline findings from the Diagnosis, Management and Outcomes of Depression in Primary Care (diamond) longitudinal study', Medical Journal of Australia, 188 S119-S125 (2008) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 45Web of Science - 38
2008 Magin PJ, Adams J, Heading G, Pond CD, Smith WT, 'Experiences of appearance-related teasing and bullying in skin diseases and their psychological sequelae: Results of a qualitative study', Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 22 430-436 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2007.00547.x
Citations Scopus - 46Web of Science - 36
Co-authors Parker Magin, Wayne Smith
2008 Magin PJ, Pond CD, Smith WT, Watson AB, Goode SM, 'A cross-sectional study of psychological morbidity in patients with acne, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis in specialist dermatology and general practices', Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 22 1435-1444 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2008.02890.x
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Wayne Smith, Parker Magin
2007 Rumsey S, Hokin B, Magin PJ, Pond CD, 'Macrocytosis: An Australian general practice perspective', Australian Family Physician, 36 571-572 (2007) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Parker Magin
2007 Pond CD, 'Why research will never replace clinical judgment (Editorial)', Australian Doctor, 20 (2007) [C3]
2007 Cook IF, Pond CD, Hartel G, 'Comparative reactogenicity and immunogenicity of 23 valent pneumococcal vaccine administered by intramuscular or subcutaneous injection in elderly adults', Vaccine, 25 4767-4774 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.vaccine.2007.04.017
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 21
2006 Magin PJ, Pond CD, Baines SK, Goode SM, 'Hyperlipidaemia: a pilot of a multidisciplinary intervention in general practice', Asia Pacific Family Medicine, 5 online (2006) [C1]
Co-authors Surinder Baines, Parker Magin
2006 Cook IF, Barr I, Hartel G, Pond CD, Hampson AW, 'Reactogenicity and immunogenicity of an inactivated influenza vaccine administered by intramuscular or subcutaneous injection in elderly adults', Vaccine, 24 2395-2402 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.vaccine.2005.11.057
Citations Scopus - 40Web of Science - 42
2006 Cook IF, Williamson M, Pond CD, 'Definition of needle length required for intramuscular deltoid injection in elderly adults: an ultrasonographic study', Vaccine, 24 937-940 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.vaccine.2005.08.098
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 19
2006 Magin PJ, Adams J, Pond CD, Smith WT, 'Topical and oral CAM in acne: A review of the empirical evidence and a consideration of its context', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 14 62-76 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ctim.2005.10.007
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Wayne Smith, Parker Magin
2006 Magin PJ, Adams J, Heading GS, Pond CD, Smith WT, 'Complementary and alternative medicine therapies in acne, psoriasis, and atopic eczema: results of a qualitative study of patients' experiences and perceptions', Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 12 451-457 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1089/acm.2006.12.451
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Wayne Smith, Parker Magin
2006 Magin PJ, Adams J, Heading G, Pond CD, Smith WT, 'The causes of acne: a qualitative study of patient perceptions of acne causation and their implications for acne care', Dermatology Nursing, 18 344-349, 370 (2006) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9
Co-authors Wayne Smith, Parker Magin
2006 Magin PJ, Adams J, Heading G, Pond CD, Smith WT, 'Psychological sequelae of acne vulgaris: Results of a qualitative study', Canadian Family Physician, 52 978-979 (2006) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 64
Co-authors Wayne Smith, Parker Magin
2005 Barnard A, Pond CD, Usherwood TP, 'Asthma and older people in general practice.', The Medical journal of Australia., 183 (2005)

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW: Why is there undiagnosed and untreated asthma in older people in the community and in general practice? What patient, general practitioner and organisational... [more]

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW: Why is there undiagnosed and untreated asthma in older people in the community and in general practice? What patient, general practitioner and organisational factors contribute to this? Are current best practice guidelines appropriate for older people with asthma? WHAT WE NEED TO DO: Undertake broad community and general practice screening to identify characteristics of older people with undiagnosed asthma. Analyse GPs' perspectives and decision-making processes for older people with dyspnoea. Undertake targeted research in general practice, trialling decision-making frameworks for older patients with dyspnoea. Undertake appropriate and relevant community and GP awareness campaigns about the prevalence of asthma in older people. Analyse current best practice management of asthma, including self-management and the Asthma 3+ Visit Plan, in older people.

Citations Scopus - 8
2005 Magin PJ, Adams J, Heading GS, Pond CD, Smith WT, 'Patients' perceptions of isotretinoin, depression and suicide--a qualitative study', Australian Family Physician, 34 795-797 (2005) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8
Co-authors Parker Magin, Wayne Smith
2005 Magin PJ, Pond CD, Smith WT, Watson A, 'A systematic review of the evidence for 'myths and misconceptions' in acne management: diet face-washing and sunlight', Family Practice, 22 62-70 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/fampra/cmh715
Citations Scopus - 57Web of Science - 36
Co-authors Parker Magin, Wayne Smith
2005 Magin PJ, Pond CD, Smith WT, 'Isotretinoin, depression and suicide: a review of the evidence', British Journal of General Practice, 55 134-138 (2005) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 45Web of Science - 33
Co-authors Parker Magin, Wayne Smith
2005 Nicholas L, Pond CD, Roberts DCK, 'The effectiveness of nutrition counselling by Australian General Practitioners', European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59 S140-S145 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602187
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 11
2005 Barnard A, Pond CD, Usherwood TP, 'Asthma and older people in general practice', Medical Journal of Australia, 183 S41-S43 (2005) [C1]
2005 Magin PJ, Shah NC, Regan CM, Pond CD, Bissett KE, 'A literature in medicine elective: undergraduate medical students' performance of a literature in medicine elective task during a general practice clinical attachment', Focus on Health Professional Education, 6 19-20 (2005) [C1]
Co-authors Parker Magin
2004 Nicholas L, Pond CD, Roberts DC, 'GPs' views on active nutrition management for their patients', Australian Family Physician, 33 957-960 (2004) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2004 Pond D, Brodaty H, 'Diagnosis and Management of Dementia in General Practice', Australian Family Physician, 33 789-793 (2004) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 13
2004 Joy E, Pond CD, Cotteril GF, 'Coping with redundancy: a mentorship program for men', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 10 124-129 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/PY04056
Citations Scopus - 1
2003 Bridges-Webb C, Wolk J, Britt H, Pond D, 'The management of dementia in general practice. A field test of guidelines.', Australian family physician, 32 283-285 (2003)

INTRODUCTION: Guidelines for the management of dementia in non-institutionalized patients living in the community were developed by a broadly representative group. We assessed the... [more]

INTRODUCTION: Guidelines for the management of dementia in non-institutionalized patients living in the community were developed by a broadly representative group. We assessed their usefulness. METHOD: The draft guidelines included emphasis on psychosocial issues. They were field tested by 17 general practitioners with 119 dementia patients. RESULTS: There was a high prevalence of comorbidity in the patients and frequent psychosocial issues in their management that were often not addressed. The guidelines were rated as very helpful for at least one aspect of care for 50% of the patients. DISCUSSION: The guidelines were found to be useful to GPs.

Citations Scopus - 2
2003 Nicholas L, Pond CD, Roberts DC, 'Dietitian - general practitioner interface: a pilot study on what influences the provision of effective nutrition management', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1039S-42S (2003) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 20
2003 Pond CD, 'Priority setting and Australian general practice research', Australian Family Phusician, 32 376-377 (2003) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2003 Bridges-Webb C, Wolk J, Britt H, Pond CD, 'The management of dementia in general practice', Australian Family Physician, 32 283-285 (2003) [C1]
2003 Nicholas L, Roberts DC, Pond CD, 'The role of the general practitioner and the dietitian in patient nutrition management', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 12 3-8 (2003) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13
2002 Shah NC, Pond CD, Heaney SE, 'Research capacity building in general practice', Australian Family Physician, 31(2) 201-204 (2002) [C1]
2002 Shah NC, Pond D, Heaney S, 'Research capacity building in general practice. The new Australian scene.', Australian family physician, 31 201-204 (2002)

BACKGROUND: Primary care research needs strengthening. The Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Aged Care has recently funded the university departments of general pra... [more]

BACKGROUND: Primary care research needs strengthening. The Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Aged Care has recently funded the university departments of general practice and rural health to build research capacity in primary care. OBJECTIVE: To explore issues surrounding building primary care research capacity, as well as looking at barriers to research capacity building and ways of overcoming them. DISCUSSION: New funding provides many opportunities for increasing research capacity in primary health care areas. Different institutions will select those methods that are best suited to their skills and the requirements of their area.

Citations Scopus - 6
2002 Kemp NM, Brodaty H, Pond D, Luscomb G, 'Diagnosing dementia in primary care: the accuracy of informant reports', Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, 16 171-176 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 25
2002 Brodaty H, Pond CD, Kemp N, Luscombe G, Harding L, Berman K, Huppert F, 'The GPCOG: A New Screening Test for Dementia Designed for General Practice', The Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 50(3) 530-534 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 174
2001 Llewellyn-Jones RH, Baikie A, Castell S, Andrews CL, Pond CD, Willcock S, et al., 'How to help depressed older people in residential care:A multi-faceted shared-care intervention for late-life depression', International Psychogeriatrics, 13 477-492 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 11
2001 Smith M, Pond D, Webster P, Acheson T, 'Gp''s Attitudes to pharmacists medication review of nursing home patients', Medicine Today, (2001) [C3]
2000 Pond CD, 'The Upskilling of General Practitioners in Australia', IPA Bulletin, 17 1 (2000) [C3]
1997 Berglund CA, Pond CD, Harris MF, McNeill PM, Gietzelt D, Comino E, et al., 'Research in progress: The formation of professional and consumer solutions: Ethics in the general practice setting', Health Care Analysis, 5 164-167 (1997)

A general practice research project on ethics is underway at the University of New South Wales, funded by GPEP (General Practice Evaluation Program, Commonwealth Department of Hum... [more]

A general practice research project on ethics is underway at the University of New South Wales, funded by GPEP (General Practice Evaluation Program, Commonwealth Department of Human Services and Health, GPEP 386). Ethical issues, as defined and explored by general practitioners and consumers, are being examined across four areas of Sydney. So far, telephone interviews have been conducted (64% response rate) with a random sample of general practitioners (GPs). Face-to-face interviews have been conducted with 107 consumers, randomly sampled using ABS collection district information. Focus groups have been formed to discuss acceptable solutions to GP and consumer identified ethical issues. This report will report on some preliminary findings to date and will explore professional and consumer roles in the formation of ethical solutions.

DOI 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1042(199706)5:2&amp;lt;164::AID-HCA220&amp;gt;3.0.CO;2-2
Citations Scopus - 1
1996 Harris MF, Silove D, Kehag E, Barratt A, Manicavasagar V, Pan J, et al., 'Anxiety and depression in general practice patients: Prevalence and management', Medical Journal of Australia, 164 526-529 (1996)

Objective: To determine the prevalence of anxiety and depression in general practice patients and assess management of these conditions by general practitioners (GPs). Methods: A ... [more]

Objective: To determine the prevalence of anxiety and depression in general practice patients and assess management of these conditions by general practitioners (GPs). Methods: A random sample of 212 GPs were approached to be interviewed and to conduct a patient survey and audit on 50 consecutive patient consultations during 1993. Participants: 117 GPs (55% response rate) and 4867 patients (85%) who completed questionnaires suitable for analysis. Setting: General practices in two areas (divisions of general practice) in Sydney, New South Wales. Results: Thirty-six per cent of patients had abnormal scores on a General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12); they were more likely to be women or to be unemployed. Twenty per cent of these patients had been treated for depression or anxiety in the previous 12 months; 52% were prescribed drug therapy, and were more likely to be older, male or unemployed. Seventy per cent of patients reported having been offered therapy by their GP that did not involve drugs. Twenty-four per cent had been referred to another health professional; they were more likely to be younger, or men, or patients attending their usual doctor. Conclusions: A brief screening instrument may improve GPs' detection rate of patients with anxiety or depression. The high prevalence of these conditions in unemployed people deserves particular attention by GPs. Both drug and non-drug therapies are being more appropriately applied in general practice than previously.

Citations Scopus - 49
1996 Pond D, Knowlden S, Harris M, 'News from the divisions: diabetes shared care.', Australian family physician, Suppl 1 (1996)

It is not surprising that diabetes care has been a very active area for divisional projects and activities. Diabetes is prevalent in the community (up to one million Australians) ... [more]

It is not surprising that diabetes care has been a very active area for divisional projects and activities. Diabetes is prevalent in the community (up to one million Australians) and in general practice (1% of GP encounters). Optimal cost-effective diabetes management involves collaboration between general practice and public and private health services--one of the purposes for which divisions were created. Because diabetes is a multisystem chronic disease requiring multi-disciplinary interventions, it has also been a model for applying the health outcomes approach in general practice, especially in New South Wales.

Citations Scopus - 2
1995 Mant A, King M, Saunders NA, Pond CD, Goode E, Hewitt H, 'Four-year follow-up of mortality and sleep-related respiratory disturbance in non-demented seniors', Sleep, 18 433-438 (1995)

To ascertain whether sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in the elderly is associated with increased mortality, a prospective cohort study with 4-year follow-up was conducted at a re... [more]

To ascertain whether sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in the elderly is associated with increased mortality, a prospective cohort study with 4-year follow-up was conducted at a retirement village complex in Sydney, Australia. The subjects were 163 non-demented retirement village residents. Logistic regression was used to assess SDB and co-morbidity as independent predictors of mortality. Respiratory disturbance index (RDI) was measured in the home; those subjects with RDIs = 15 were classified as having SDB. Co-morbidity was measured by an index of Burden of Illness based on the medical history obtained at baseline. At 4 years, 27% (4/15) of those subjects with RDIs = 15 and 22% (33/148) of those with RDIs < 15 were dead. RDI had an odds ratio (OR) of 1.00 (95% CI: 0.96, 1.04). Burden of Illness had an OR of 1.90 (95% CI: 1.34, 2.71). Adjustment for age and sex did not alter these findings. Significant predictors of mortality from the illness measure were a history of hypertension, Parkinson's disease and other severe illnesses (usually cancer). RDI was not a predictor of mortality in this population of nondemented seniors, where the prevalence of high levels of RDI was low.

Citations Scopus - 60
1994 Ward J, Pond D, Llewellyn-Jones R, Andrews C, 'Flu vaccination of the elderly: Room to improve [9]', Medical Journal of Australia, 160 454 (1994)
Citations Scopus - 1
1994 Dimity Pond C, Mant A, Kehoe L, Hewitt H, Brodaty H, 'General practitioner diagnosis of depression and dementia in the elderly: Can academic detailing make a difference?', Family Practice, 11 141-147 (1994)

Pond CD, Mant A, Kehoe L, Hewitt H and Brodaty H. General practitioner diagnosis of depression and dementia in the elderly: can academic detailing make a difference? Family Practi... [more]

Pond CD, Mant A, Kehoe L, Hewitt H and Brodaty H. General practitioner diagnosis of depression and dementia in the elderly: can academic detailing make a difference? Family Practice 1994; 11: 141-147. The objective was to improve the ability of general practitioners (GPs) to diagnose depression and dementia compared with standard screening measures. The setting was a retirement village on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia. The study used a prepost design with a 6 month follow-up. The intervention involved a visit to the GP by an academic detailer who spent 15 minutes discussing the diagnosis of depression and dementia. Ratings of depression and dementia on two occasions by GPs, and by independent interviews were made using the Geriatric Depression Scale, Mini-mental State Examination and Canberra Interview for the Elderly. In the case of depression, the level of agreement (Kappa) between the GPs and all instruments increased significantly by a factor of between 2.3 and 3.3. The doctors did not significantly improve in their agreement with the instruments on the diagnosis of dementia. An academic detailing approach to improving GPs' abilities in the diagnosis of depression can be effective. A controlled trial would be justified to confirm this finding. © 1994 Oxford University Press.

DOI 10.1093/fampra/11.2.141
Citations Scopus - 50
1992 Pearse PAE, Hays RB, Dimity Pond C, 'Depression in general practice', Medical Journal of Australia, 157 (1992)
Citations Scopus - 2
1992 HAYWARD L, MANT A, EYLAND A, HEWITT H, PURCELL C, TURNER J, et al., 'SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING AND COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN A RETIREMENT VILLAGE POPULATION', AGE AND AGEING, 21 121-128 (1992)
DOI 10.1093/ageing/21.2.121
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 16
1992 MANT A, EYLAND EA, HEWITT H, FOX M, GOODE E, LECOUNT A, et al., 'SLEEP-DISORDERED BREATHING IN ELDERLY PEOPLE AND SUBJECTIVE SLEEP WAKE DISTURBANCE', AGE AND AGEING, 21 262-268 (1992)
DOI 10.1093/ageing/21.4.262
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9
1992 HAYWARD LB, MANT A, EYLAND EA, HEWITT H, POND CD, SAUNDERS NA, 'NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTIONING AND SLEEP PATTERNS IN THE ELDERLY', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 157 51-52 (1992)
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
1991 LORD S, SAWYER B, OCONNELL D, KING M, POND D, EYLAND A, et al., 'NIGHT-TO-NIGHT VARIABILITY OF DISTURBED BREATHING DURING SLEEP IN AN ELDERLY COMMUNITY SAMPLE', SLEEP, 14 252-258 (1991)
Citations Scopus - 50Web of Science - 52
Co-authors Michael Hensley
1990 Mant A, Kehoe L, Eyland A, Purcell C, Pond CD, Hewitt H, Saunders NA, 'Use of medications by the elderly.', Australian family physician, 19 1405-1411 (1990)

Our study confirms that multiple medications are frequently taken by relatively healthy residents of a retirement village, the more so when they are less socially active during th... [more]

Our study confirms that multiple medications are frequently taken by relatively healthy residents of a retirement village, the more so when they are less socially active during the day, and when they are living in hostel accommodation. There were few drug combinations that caused a potential interaction, suggesting that safe use of medication by the elderly should be an achievable goal.

Citations Scopus - 7
1990 POND CD, MANT A, EYLAND EA, SAUNDERS NA, 'DEMENTIA AND ABNORMAL BREATHING DURING SLEEP', AGE AND AGEING, 19 247-252 (1990)
DOI 10.1093/ageing/19.4.247
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
1990 Pond CD, Mant A, Bridges-Webb C, Purcell C, Eyland EA, Hewitt H, Saunders NA, 'Recognition of depression in the elderly: A comparison of general practitioner opinions and the geriatric depression scale', Family Practice, 7 190-194 (1990)

As part of a larger study, 133 subjects aged 70 years and over were screened for depression using the Geriatric Depression Scale, a 30-item questionnaire, as the screening instrum... [more]

As part of a larger study, 133 subjects aged 70 years and over were screened for depression using the Geriatric Depression Scale, a 30-item questionnaire, as the screening instrument. Cognitive status was assessed using the Mini Mental State Examination. The subject's own general pracitioner was asked his/her opinion as to whether the subject was depressed. Poor agreement was found between depression as measured by the Geriatric Depression Scale and the general practitioner's assessment. Possible reasons for this include the difficulty of finding a satisfactory operational definition of depression for use by general practitioners, the problems of identifying depression in the elderly, the arbitrary definition provided by the scale and the confounding of depression, as measured by the scale, with cognitive status.

Citations Scopus - 26
1989 LORD S, SAWYER B, POND D, OCONNELL D, EYLAND A, MANT A, et al., 'INTERRATER RELIABILITY OF COMPUTER-ASSISTED SCORING OF BREATHING DURING SLEEP', SLEEP, 12 550-558 (1989)
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Michael Hensley
1988 SAUNDERS NA, SAWYER BJ, LORD S, POND D, MANT A, EYLAND A, et al., 'RELATION BETWEEN SLEEP COMPLAINTS AND BREATHING DISTURBANCE IN THE ELDERLY', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 18 540-540 (1988)
Co-authors Michael Hensley
1988 LORD S, SAWYER B, POND D, MANT A, EYLAND A, HOLLAND T, et al., 'INTER-RATER RELIABILITY (IRR) OF SCORING SLEEP RECORDS FROM A MICROPROCESSOR-BASED PORTABLE MONITORING-SYSTEM', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 18 541-541 (1988)
1988 Mant A, Saunder NA, Chancellor AHB, 'Recognition of dementia in general practice comparison of general practitioners opinions with assessments using the mini-mental state examination and the blessed dementia rating scale', Family Practice, 5 184-188 (1988)

In a study of 226 elderly residents in a retirement village in Sydney, Australia, general practitioners&apos; opinions about dementia status had high positive and negative predict... [more]

In a study of 226 elderly residents in a retirement village in Sydney, Australia, general practitioners' opinions about dementia status had high positive and negative predictive values and high specificity, but low sensitivity when evaluated against the mini-mental state examination and the Blessed dementia rating scale. General practitioners were found to disagree with these two measures more often when patients were in advanced old age, and when they considered the patients to be depressed. We conclude that the general practitioner can increase his or her sensitivity to dementia in the elderly by use of either measure. © 1988, Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1093/fampra/5.3.184
Citations Scopus - 21
1988 MANT A, SAUNDERS NA, EYLAND AE, POND CD, CHANCELLOR AH, WEBSTER IW, 'SLEEP-RELATED RESPIRATORY DISTURBANCE AND DEMENTIA IN ELDERLY FEMALES', JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY, 43 M140-M144 (1988)
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 10
1987 GYULAY S, GOULD D, SAWYER B, POND D, MANT A, SAUNDERS N, 'EVALUATION OF A MICROPROCESSOR-BASED PORTABLE HOME MONITORING-SYSTEM TO MEASURE BREATHING DURING SLEEP', SLEEP, 10 130-142 (1987)
Citations Scopus - 43Web of Science - 56
1986 SAUNDERS NA, GYULAY S, GOULD D, POND D, MANT A, 'PORTABLE MONITORING OF BREATHING DURING SLEEP - EVALUATION OF THE VITALOG PMS-8', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 16 635-635 (1986)
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2016 Kable A, Pond CD, Baker A, Levi C, Turner A, 'Evaluating transitional care for stroke patients discharged home from hospital', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE (2016)
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Ashley Kable, Christopher Levi
2015 Kable AK, Levi C, Baker A, Pond C, Turner A, 'Discharge processes for stroke patients who are discharged home', 4th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation jointly with CIPHER (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Amanda Baker, Christopher Levi
2015 Clemson L, Mackenzie L, Roberts C, Poulos R, Sherrington C, Tan A, et al., 'Establishing processes and pathways to implement primary care fall prevention', 4th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation jointly with CIPHER (2015) [E3]
2015 Kerr KP, Mate KE, Prince B, Pond D, Magin PJ, 'Effects of general practitioner education on the prescription of anticholinergic medications.' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin, Karen Kerr, Karen Mate
2014 Knight-Billington P, Pond D, Gill G, Hudson JN, Hespe C, Mullan J, et al., 'Virtual clinics and vertical medical education', The 2014 Muster Global Community Engaged Medical Education (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Nicky Hudson
2014 Paterson N, Pond C, Magin P, 'Self Prescription in GPs and GP registrars: who, why and why not', 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts. (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin
2014 Kerr KP, Mate KE, Williams E, Pond D, Magin PJ, 'Factors associated with a high anticholinergic burden in elderly Australians with and without dementia', ASCEPT-MPGPCR Joint Scientific Meeting (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin, Karen Mate, Karen Kerr
2014 Ranasinghe W, Ajmal S, Shears M, Lawrentschuk N, Sengupta S, Frydenberg M, et al., 'Current practice in screening for prostate cancer in primary care', BJU INTERNATIONAL (2014) [E3]
2014 Temple-Smith M, Zwar N, Frank O, Pond C, 'Research collaboration utilising the Australian Primary Care Research Network (APCReN).', 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2014) [E3]
2014 Pond C, Temple-Smith M, Appleby N, Murathodzic M, Zwar N, 'The Australian Primary Care Research Network: Ready for Action!.', 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts. (2014) [E3]
2013 Pond C, Magin P, Brodaty H, Gunn J, Stocks N, Phllips J, et al., 'Improving GP detection and management of dementia: outcomes of an RCT', 2013 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Karen Mate
2013 Kerr KP, Mate KE, Williams E, Pond D, Magin PJ, 'Anticholinergic load in community dwelling elderly Australians with dementia', ASCEPT Annual Scientific Meeting (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Karen Kerr, Karen Mate, Parker Magin
2012 Pond CD, Brodaty H, Stocks NP, Gunn J, Disler P, Paterson NE, et al., 'Improving general practitioner identification rates of dementia: The effectiveness of medical detailing plus audit', IPA 2012: International Psychigeriatric Association International Meeting Abstracts (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Karen Mate, Parker Magin, Natasha Weaver
2012 Paterson NE, Pond CD, Magin PJ, 'The experience of personal illness: A qualitative study of Australian GPs', Family Medicine (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin
2012 Paterson NE, Pond CD, Magin PJ, 'Using qualitative data to inform questionnaire design', 2012 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin
2012 Kerr KP, Mate KE, Pond CD, Magin PJ, Stocks N, Marley JE, Disler P, 'Prescribing in the elderly - cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzyme inhibitors and substrates', ASCEPT-APSA 2012 Oral Abstracts (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin, Karen Kerr, Karen Mate
2012 Mate KE, Kerr KP, Pond CD, Magin PJ, 'Potentially inappropriate medications in the elderly - A case study', Symposium Program. Interprofessional Education for Quality Use of Medicines (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Karen Mate, Parker Magin, Karen Kerr
2012 Kerr KP, Mate KE, Pond CD, Magin PJ, 'An ACE inhibitor and a Sartan - Is there a place for this combination? A real-life case study for students in the health professions', Symposium Program. Interprofessional Education for Quality Use of Medicines (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Karen Mate, Karen Kerr, Parker Magin
2012 Greenway-Crombie A, Davis S, Disler P, Snow P, Pond CD, 'Diagnosing dementia in rural general practice', Australasian Journal on Ageing (2012) [E3]
2012 Pond CD, Mate KE, Phillips J, Goode SM, Paterson NE, Magin PJ, et al., 'A particularly difficult diagnosis to make: Factors that facilitate GP diagnosis of dementia', 2012 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin, Karen Mate
2012 Convery PJ, Pond CD, Higgins IJ, Iliffe S, Chenoweth L, Magin PJ, et al., 'Evaluation of a new nurse-led approach to dementia detection and care in primary care', 2012 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Isabel Higgins, Ashley Kable, Parker Magin, Michael Hazelton
2011 Pond CD, Brodaty H, Stocks N, Paterson NE, Magin PJ, Gunn J, et al., 'The attitudes of Australian general practitioners to breaking news of dementia: A qualitative and quantitative exploration', Alzheimer's and Dementia (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Karen Mate, Parker Magin
2011 Pond CD, Goode SM, Mate KE, Magin PJ, Brodaty H, Brodaty H, Marley JE, 'GP evaluation of a dementia education project', 2011 PHC Research Conference Abstracts (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin, Karen Mate
2011 Paterson NE, Pond CD, Magin PJ, 'GPs' experience of personal illness', 2011 PHC Research Conference Abstracts (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin
2011 Pond CD, Convery PJ, Goode SM, Magin PJ, Goodman C, Iliffe S, et al., 'Development of a nurse-led dementia care model in general practice', 2011 PHC Research Conference Abstracts (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin, Isabel Higgins
2010 Swain J, Pond CD, 'The impact of GP attitudes on dementia detection', Australasian Journal of Ageing (2010) [E3]
2010 Convery PJ, Pond CD, Goode SM, Magin PJ, 'A pilot study of nurse led dementia screening in primary care', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin
2010 Mate KE, Pond CD, Swain J, Goode SM, Magin PJ, 'The relationship of GP diagnosis of dementia with patient depression and quality of life measures', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin, Karen Mate
2010 Paterson NE, Pond CD, Magin PJ, 'GPs' experience of personal illness', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin
2010 Pond CD, Mate KE, Swain J, Goode SM, Magin PJ, Brodaty H, et al., 'Dementia detection in general practice: Clinical diagnosis or brief screening instrument?', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin, Karen Mate
2010 Paterson NE, Pond CD, Magin PJ, 'GPs experience of mental illness: Barriers to help seeking', GP10. Abstracts (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin
2010 Paterson NE, Phillips J, Pond CD, 'Early diagnosis of dementia and diagnostic disclosure in primary care : A qualitative study into the barriers and enablers', 2010 National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing: "Getting the Right Skill Mix". Abstracts & Proceedings (2010) [E3]
2010 Goode SM, Magin PJ, Pond CD, May JA, Marshall M, Zwar N, et al., 'Practice-based research networks (PBRNs): A comparison of different models', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny May, Parker Magin
2010 Joyce TA, Higgins IJ, Magin PJ, Goode SM, Stone TE, Pond CD, et al., 'Up the creek without a paddle', 36th International Conference 2010: Australian College of Mental Health Nurses. Abstracts (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin, Isabel Higgins, Teresa Stone
2009 Greenway-Crombie AM, Davis S, Disler P, Pond CD, Swain J, 'Does the management of people with dementia differ in rural general practice compared to urban general practice?', Alzheimer's and Dementia (2009) [E3]
2009 Paterson NE, Pond CD, 'Early diagnosis of dementia in primary care in Australia: a qualitative study into the barriers and enablers', Alzheimer's and Dementia (2009) [E3]
2009 Paterson NE, Pond CD, 'The barriers to the early diagnosis of dementia and diagnostic disclosure in primary care', Alzheimer's and Dementia (2009) [E3]
2009 Pond CD, Swain J, Mate KE, 'Dementia in general practice', Alzheimer's and Dementia (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1016/j.jalz.2009.04.067
Co-authors Karen Mate
2009 Goode SM, Magin PJ, Pond CD, 'The effects of the closure of a primary health care clinic: Preliminary baseline results', 2009 General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference: Abstracts and Presentations (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin
2009 Pond CD, Magin PJ, Paterson NE, Horton GL, Goode SM, Swain J, et al., 'Diagnosing dementia in general practice: A team approach?', National Dementia Research Forum 2009 (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Karen Mate, Graeme Horton, Parker Magin
2009 Swain J, Pond CD, 'The depression-dementia dilemma for primary care: Relationships between cognitive impairment and mental illness in community-dwelling elderly Australians', 8th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA). Abstracts & Proceedings (2009) [E3]
2009 Swain J, Pond CD, 'Differential diagnosis or comorbidity: Depression and dementia in community dwelling elderly Australians', HammondCare's 5th National Conference on Depression in the Elderly. Presentations (2009) [E3]
2009 Pond CD, Dabson AM, Bowman JA, Phillips J, 'Osteoporosis: General practitioner identification of barriers to screening and treatment', RACGP Annual Scientific Meeting 09. Presentations from GP'09 (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2008 Magin PJ, Adams J, Heading GS, Pond CD, 'Skin patients and their doctors - an uneasy relationship: Results of a qualitative study', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin
2008 Magin PJ, Pond CD, Robertson VJ, Bridges-Webb C, Birden H, 'The educational and resource needs of primary health care early career researchers', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin
2008 Pond CD, Mate KE, 'The detection and management of demetia in Australian general practice', Alzheimer's and Dementia (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Karen Mate
2008 Pond CD, Brodaty H, Marley J, Bridges-Webb C, Gunn J, Beiby J, et al., 'The detection of demetia in general practice: Comparison of clinical judgement, a screening instrument and a gold standard structured interview', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2008) [E3]
2008 Gunn J, Herrman H, Hegarty K, Blashki G, Pond CD, Kyrios M, Chondros P, 'Psychiatric, physical and social comorbidity with depressive symptoms in primary care: The diagnosis, management and outcomes of Depressive Symptoms Longitudinal (Diamond) Study', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (2008) [E3]
2007 Magin PJ, Pond CD, Smith WT, Watson AB, Goode SM, 'Psychological morbidity in patients with acne, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin, Wayne Smith
2007 Joy E, Pond CD, Ross S, Grealy C, 'Delineating the barriers: Assessment, diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (2007) [E3]
2007 Pond CD, Bridges-Webb C, Beilby J, Brodaty H, Gunn J, Mate KE, Stocks N, 'The detection of dementia by Australian general practitioners', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Karen Mate
2007 Gunn J, Gilchrist G, Herrman H, Hegarty K, Blashki G, Pond CD, Kyrios M, 'Diagnosis, management and outcomes of depressive symptoms cohort study in Australian primary care', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (2007) [E3]
2006 Magin PJ, Pond CD, Smith (Ext) DW, Adams (Ext) J, Watson A, Heading GS, 'Psychological sequalae of skin disease: acne, psoriasis and atopic eczema', NSW Researcher Development Program Forum (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin
2006 Jayakody A, Joyce TA, Pond CD, 'The detection and management of people with dementia in general practice', Australasian Journal on Ageing (2006) [E3]
2006 Muir MAF, Graham AM, Heading GS, Pond CD, Sams R, Wylie KP, 'Art therapy or exercise programs in high dependency residential aged-care? Evaluating therapeutic eficacy using dementia care mapping', Australian journal on ageing (2006) [E4]
Co-authors Kim Wylie
2005 Cook IF, Barr JG, Hartel G, Pond D, Hampson AW, 'Reactogenicity and immunogenicity of an inactivated influenza vaccine administered by intramuscular or subcutaneous injection in elderly adults', TISSUE ANTIGENS (2005)
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Pond, Scott R, Day JL, Mueller E, Catzikiris N, o'toole, et al., 'Living with Dementia in the Community: Planning for my future [Report]', Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre (2016)
Co-authors Jenny Day, Gjyn Otoole
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 39
Total funding $8,429,382

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20171 grants / $544,096

Does a targeted intervention improve medication safety after discharge and improve outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?$544,096

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Associate Professor Ashley Kable, Professor Dimity Pond, Professor John Attia, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Searles, Doctor Christopher Oldmeadow, Doctor Carolyn Hullick, Anne Fullerton
Scheme Dementia and Aged Care Services Research and Innovation Funding Round (DACS)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1601301
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20151 grants / $26,694

The impact of changes in the anticholinergic load of medication regimens on the cognitive status and quality of life of people with dementia.$26,694

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Doctor Karen Mate, Doctor Karen Kerr, Professor Dimity Pond, Conjoint Professor Parker Magin
Scheme Medical and Scientific Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400836
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20143 grants / $504,059

Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in the Elderly - Activity 14 Development and implementation of a consensus guide on dementia in primary care$306,729

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond, Associate Professor Susan Kurrle, Professor Len Gray, Ms Anne Cumming, Ms Susan Koch, Ms Sue Field, Professor Simon Biggs, Professor Anneke Fitzgerald, Dr Tracey Comans, Professor Maria Crotty, Assoicate Professor Craig Whitehead, Dr Mike Bird, Assoicate Professor Simon Bell, Dr Penny Flett, Associate Professor Meera Agar, Dr Stephen Judd, Mr Ian Hardy, Mr Glenn Rees
Scheme Partnership Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400898
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in the Elderly - ACTIVITY 8 Living with dementia in the community: assessing the risks$172,330

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond, Associate Professor Susan Kurrle, Professor Len Gray, Ms Anne Cumming, Ms Susan Koch, Ms Sue Field, Professor Simon Biggs, Professor Anneke Fitzgerald, Dr Tracey Comans, Professor Maria Crotty, Dr Mike Bird, Assoicate Professor Craig Whitehead, Assoicate Professor Simon Bell, Dr Penny Flett, Associate Professor Meera Agar, Dr Stephen Judd, Mr Ian Hardy, Mr Glenn Rees
Scheme Partnership Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1301156
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

An Evaluation of Transitional Care for Stroke Patients$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Ashley Kable, Professor Amanda Baker, Professor Dimity Pond, Doctor Alyna Turner, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301294
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20132 grants / $55,000

Transitional Care for Patients with Dementia$50,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Ashley Kable, Professor Dimity Pond, Conjoint Professor Anne Duggan, Doctor Carolyn Hullick, Professor Lynnette Chenoweth
Scheme Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1300778
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

An innovative primary care program advancing competency to support family violence survivors$5,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond, Associate Professor Jan Coles, Professor Amanda Barnard, Associate Professor Kelsey Hegarty, Assoicate Professor Christine Phillips
Scheme Innovation and Development Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1301032
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20121 grants / $68,705

Better prepared, better placements$68,705

Funding body: HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)

Funding body HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond, Dr Kevin Sweeney, Professor Peter McKeown, Mr John Oldfield
Scheme NSW Clinical Supervision Support Project (CSSP)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200805
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20112 grants / $1,316,406

Implementation and Evaluation of a Systems Navigation Model of Transition and Care for Non-Metropolitan Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: Youth OutReach for Diabetes (YOuR-Diabetes) Cluster-Randomise$769,833

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Lin Perry, Conjoint Associate Professor Julia Lowe, Professor Katharine Steinbeck, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Professor Dimity Pond
Scheme Partnership Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1000536
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Primary Dementia / Aged Care Nurse Practitioner Project$546,573

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond, Professor Isabel Higgins
Scheme Nurse Practitioner Aged Care Models of Practice program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1100944
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20092 grants / $81,500

Differential diagnosis or comorbidity: Depression and dementia in community dwelling elderly Australians$48,000

Funding body: Australian Rotary Health

Funding body Australian Rotary Health
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond, Professor Jennifer Bowman
Scheme Whitcroft Family PhD Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G0189883
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Education for GPs and Practice Nurses to improve recognition and management of dementia: Implementing a NSW adaptation of the WADTSC Project$33,500

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond
Scheme Dementia Collaborative Research Centres Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190473
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20083 grants / $1,001,367

Outcomes of best practice diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice.$792,180

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond, Conjoint Professor John Marley, Professor Charles Bridges-Webb, Dr Cate Howell, Professor Nigel Stocks
Scheme Dementia Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0187390
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Dementia Collaborative Research Centre$161,744

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond, Professor Isabel Higgins, Professor Michael Hazelton, Associate Professor Ashley Kable, Conjoint Professor Parker Magin, Doctor Jill Phillips
Scheme Dementia Collaborative Research Centres Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G0188513
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Healing the healer - a peer based mentorship intervention$47,443

Funding body: Beyond Blue Ltd

Funding body Beyond Blue Ltd
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond, Doctor Teresa Joyce, Conjoint Professor Parker Magin, Professor Isabel Higgins, Conjoint Professor Teri Stone, Mrs Susan Goode
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0188948
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20073 grants / $229,365

Carers of people with Dementia$101,365

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond
Scheme Dementia Community Grants Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186995
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

A GP intervention to assist the primary care and management of depression for carers of people with dementia$100,000

Funding body: Beyond Blue Ltd

Funding body Beyond Blue Ltd
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0186863
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Dementia Collaborative Research Centre$28,000

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond
Scheme Collaborative Research Centre
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187008
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20064 grants / $2,138,961

Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development Strategy (PHC RED) Phase 2$1,560,000

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond
Scheme Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G0186143
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

PRC - Priority Research Centre for Gender health & Ageing$543,772

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Professor Sandra Capra, Associate Professor Pauline Chiarelli, Conjoint Professor David Henry, Professor Tina Koch, Ms Chris Landorf, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Professor Deb Loxton, Associate Professor Liz Milward, Conjoint Associate Professor Lynne Parkinson, Professor Dimity Pond, Conjoint Professor David Sibbritt, Associate Professor Anne Young
Scheme Priority Research Centre
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G0186949
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS)$27,294

Funding body: Lifeline Newcastle and Hunter

Funding body Lifeline Newcastle and Hunter
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0188044
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Osteoporosis: General practitioner identification of barriers to screening and treatment$7,895

Funding body: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Funding body Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Project Team Doctor Andra Dabson, Professor Dimity Pond, Professor Jennifer Bowman
Scheme Family Medical Care, Education and Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186636
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20054 grants / $633,483

The detection and management of dementia in General Practice$499,977

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond, Professor Henry Brodaty, Conjoint Professor John Marley, Professor Charles Bridges-Webb, Professor Jane Gunn, Professor Justin Beilby
Scheme General Practice Clinical Research Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0184888
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

PHC RED Researcher Development Program (RDP)$83,506

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond, Dr Gaynor Heading, Conjoint Professor Parker Magin, Doctor David Brookman, Doctor Nayan Shah
Scheme Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184128
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

2005 RIBG allocation$25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond
Scheme Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185799
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Measuring the impact of the Cessnock Uni-Clinic$25,000

Funding body: Cessnock Uni-Clinic

Funding body Cessnock Uni-Clinic
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond, Doctor Jenny Stewart Williams
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185813
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

20042 grants / $31,978

The effects of Warfarin treatment on lifestyle of the elderly (WaTEL Study)$20,978

Funding body: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Funding body Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Project Team Dr Joseph Ferris, Professor Dimity Pond
Scheme Cardiovascular Research Grants in General Practice
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184015
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

A general practice based collaborative intervention for treating war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder$11,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond, Conjoint Professor Parker Magin, Doctor Rosemary Webster, Ms Val Clark
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183477
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20033 grants / $23,500

Gender Differences in Couple's Transition to Parenthood: Implications for Experiences of Postnatal Depression$13,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Linda Connor, Professor Dimity Pond, Associate Professor Deborah Stevenson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182462
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Building communities of support for parenting$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Linda Connor, Professor Dimity Pond, Dr Christine Everingham, Dr Gaynor Heading
Scheme Collaborative Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183704
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Building communities of support for parenting$5,000

Funding body: Home-Start National Inc

Funding body Home-Start National Inc
Project Team Professor Linda Connor, Professor Dimity Pond, Dr Christine Everingham, Dr Gaynor Heading
Scheme University Grant Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183745
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

20023 grants / $314,177

WISDOM - Women's International Study of Long Duration Oestrogen After Menopause.$251,900

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor John Marley, Professor Dimity Pond
Scheme British Medical Research Council-NHF-Anti Cancer Foundation
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181650
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The Mentorship Project - Request for continuation of support.$54,623

Funding body: BHP Welfare Trust Fund

Funding body BHP Welfare Trust Fund
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181904
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Application of Computerised Clinical Audit to General Practice.$7,654

Funding body: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Funding body Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Project Team Doctor David Brookman, Professor Dimity Pond
Scheme Cardiovascular Research Grants in General Practice
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181964
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20011 grants / $44,889

Coping with Redundancy: A small group mentorship program for redundant workers.$44,889

Funding body: BHP Welfare Trust Fund

Funding body BHP Welfare Trust Fund
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180954
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20003 grants / $1,404,702

Funding for primary health care research and development.$1,216,261

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0179529
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

A brief intervention to manage unemployment in general practice$143,552

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond
Scheme General Practice Evaluation Program (GPEP) (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0178598
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Coping with redundancy: a small group mentorship program.$44,889

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Transport and Regional Services

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Transport and Regional Services
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond
Scheme Partnerships with Regional Universities and TAFEs Sub-Programme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179722
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

19991 grants / $10,500

A Brief Intervention to Manage Health Effects of Unemployment Through General Practice.$10,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Dimity Pond
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178767
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed3
Current5

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.25

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Improving Dementia Care in Primary Practice: Giving People With Dementia a Voice PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Using quality improvement collaboratives in Australian General Practice 2004 to 2015. PhD (Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Medical Students, Gender and Patient-Centredness PhD (General Practice), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD The Power of Drawing: Art for Health's Sake PhD (Design), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD The Attitudes of Australian Medical Students to the Inclusion of the Topic of 'Health Impacts of Climate Change' in the Medical Curriculum PhD (General Practice), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2015 Masters The Effects of a Primary Care Clinic Closure on Patients: A Prospective Observational Study M Philosophy (ComMed&ClinEpid), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD Psychological Sequelae of Skin Disease: Acne, Psoriasis and Atopic Eczema PhD (General Practice), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2007 PhD Influences on the Provision of Effective Patient Nutrition Management by General Practitioners PhD (General Practice), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
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Professor Dimity Pond

Position

Professor
Teaching and Research Unit
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

General Practice

Contact Details

Email dimity.pond@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4394 9010
Fax (02) 4394 7973

Office

Room room 1 Block C
Building Wyong Education Centre
Location Wyong Hospital Pacific Hwy, KANWAL. 2259
Porter Street
Wyong, NSW 2259
Australia
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