Ms Lucy Kocanda

Ms Lucy Kocanda

Research student

Career Summary

Biography

Lucy is a PhD candidate (Medicine) in the School of Medicine and Public Health, and Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition (PRC-PAN). Lucy was awarded her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics with Honours Class I from the University of Newcastle in 2017 and is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). Lucy's PhD research focuses on cardiovascular disease prevention in rural communities. She is based in Tamworth at the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health.


Keywords

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Nutrition Translation
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Rural Health
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Kocanda L, Fisher K, Brown LJ, May J, Rollo ME, Collins CE, et al., 'Informing telehealth service delivery for cardiovascular disease management: Exploring the perceptions of rural health professionals', Australian Health Review, (2021)

Objective: To explore the perceptions of rural health professionals who use telehealth services for cardiovascular health care, including the potential role of telehealth in enhan... [more]

Objective: To explore the perceptions of rural health professionals who use telehealth services for cardiovascular health care, including the potential role of telehealth in enhancing services for this patient group. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten rural health professionals across a range of disciplines, including medicine, nursing and allied health. All study participants were based in the same rural region in New South Wales, Australia. Results: Participant responses emphasised the importance of including rural communities in ongoing dialogue to enhance telehealth services for cardiovascular care. Divergent expectations about the purpose of telehealth and unresolved technology issues were identified as factors to be addressed. Rural health professionals highlighted the importance of all stakeholders coming together to overcome barriers and enhance telehealth services in a collaborative manner. Conclusion: This study contributes to an evolving understanding of how health professionals based in regional Australia experience telehealth services. Future telehealth research should proceed in collaboration with rural communities, supported by policy that actively facilitates the meaningful inclusion of rural stakeholders in telehealth dialogue. What is known about the topic?: Telehealth is frequently discussed as a potential solution to overcome aspects of rural health, such as poor outcomes and limited access to services compared with metropolitan areas. In the context of telehealth and cardiovascular disease (CVD), research that focuses on rural communities is limited, particularly regarding the experiences of these communities with telehealth. What does this paper add?: This paper offers insight into how telehealth is experienced by rural health professionals. The paper highlights divergent expectations of telehealth's purpose and unresolved technological issues as barriers to telehealth service delivery. It suggests telehealth services may be enhanced by collaborative approaches that engage multiple stakeholder groups. What are the implications for practitioners?: The use and development of telehealth in rural communities requires a collaborative approach that considers the views of rural stakeholders in their specific contexts. To improve telehealth services for people living with CVD in rural communities, it is important that rural stakeholders have opportunities to engage with non-rural clinicians, telehealth developers and policy makers.

DOI 10.1071/AH19231
Co-authors Jennifer May, Karin Fisher, Leanne Brown, Megan Rollo, Andrew Boyle, Tracy Schumacher, Clare Collins
2018 Kocanda L, Brown L, Schumacher T, Rae K, Chojenta C, 'Breastfeeding duration and reasons for cessation in an Australian longitudinal cohort', Nutrition & Dietetics, 75 50-50 (2018)
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Kym Rae, Catherine Chojenta

Conference (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Kocanda L, Brown L, Rollo M, Kerr J, Schumacher T, May J, 'Nutrition care at cardiac rehabilitation programs in Australia. Is it evidence based?', Nutrition care at cardiac rehabilitation programs in Australia. Is it evidence based?, Melbourne, Virtual Conference (2020)
DOI 10.1111/1747-0080.12627
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Megan Rollo, Jennifer May, Tracy Schumacher
2020 Kocanda L, Schumacher T, Kerr J, May J, Rollo M, Brown L, 'Providing nutrition care at cardiac rehabilitation. A survey of current practice and attitudes in Australia', Virtual Conference (2020)
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Megan Rollo, Tracy Schumacher, Jennifer May
2019 Kocanda L, Kerr J, Brown L, May J, Schumacher T, Rollo M, Rutherford J, 'Nutrition education in cardiac rehabilitation: Time for change', Sydney, NSW (2019)
Co-authors Tracy Schumacher, Leanne Brown, Jennifer May, Megan Rollo
2018 Kocanda L, Brown L, May J, Rollo M, Collins C, Schumacher T, 'Can opportunistic CVD risk screening increase interest in own health for a rural population?', Tamworth, NSW (2018)
Co-authors Megan Rollo, Clare Collins, Leanne Brown, Jennifer May, Tracy Schumacher
2018 Brown LJ, Kocanda L, Schumacher T, Rae K, Chojenta CL, 'Breastfeeding duration and reasons for cessation in an Australia longitudinal cohort', Sydney (2018)
Co-authors Kym Rae, Leanne Brown, Catherine Chojenta
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Ms Lucy Kocanda

Contact Details

Email lucy.kocanda@uon.edu.au
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