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Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe (SEYLE): a randomized controlled trial

Wasseman D. et al Suicide, Suicide prevention, Self-harm, Mental health Background: There have been only a few reports illustrating the moderate effectiveness of suicide-preventive interventions in reducing suicidal behavior, and, in most of those studies ...

The Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe (SEYLE) Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT): methodological issues and participant characteristics

Carli V. et al Suicide, Suicide prevention, Self-harm, Mental health     Background: Mental health problems and risk behaviours among young people are of great public health concern. Consequently, within the VII Framework Programme, the European Commissio ...

Community perceptions of bowel cancer: A survey of Queenslanders

10.14655/11971-1036584 JB Lowe, KP Balanda, AM Gillespie, Anderson, et al Bowel cancer, Cancer detection, Early detection Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Australia. The Australian Cancer Society has set a national goal 'to exploit pre ...

Community perceptions about the important signs of early melanoma

10.14655/11971-1036583 Peter D. Baade, Kevin P. Balanda, Warren R. Stanton, John B. Lowe, et al Melanoma, Skin Leison Detecting melanoma early often relies on patient concern about a particular pigmented lesion. However, it is not clear what specific feat ...

Clinical diagnosis and management of suspicious pigmented skin lesions: A survey of GPs

Peter D Baade, Chris Del Mar, John B Lowe, [...], Kevin P Balanda General practitioner, Clinical health, Diagnosis, Skin legions, Moles BACKGROUND The ability of general practitioners to make important clinical decisions about the diagnosis and management ...

Childhood drowning and near-drowning in Brisbane: The contribution of domestic pools

W R Pitt, K P Balanda Injury, Child injury, Accident, Hospital admission, Treatment To describe the epidemiology of domestic swimming pool drowning and near-drowning in Brisbane and to examine the efficacy of a broad range of preventive options, including ...

Child injury in Brisbane South 1985-91: Implications for future injury surveillance

W R Pitt, K P Balanda, J Nixon Injury, Child injury, Accident, Hospital admission, Treatment Specific childhood injury types are ranked by occurrence rate for mortality, hospital admission and emergency department attendance. Cases are drawn from the resi ...

Changes in skin protection behaviors, attitudes, and sunburn: In a population with the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world

10.14655/11971-1036576 P D Baade, K P Balanda, J B Lowe Skin cancer, Skin protection, Sun screening, Sun burn This study describes changes in skin protection attitudes and outdoor behaviors of adults in Queensland, Australia, using two cross-sectional tel ...

Caregiver factors and pool fencing: An exploratory analysis

K J Fisher, K P Balanda Caregiver, Safety, Security, Swimming pool, Fencing, Accident, Accidental drowning To explore the relationship between caregiver characteristics and the adequacy of domestic swimming pool fencing. A typical metropolitan area of a l ...

Cancer Control Activities in Australian Public Hospitals

10.14655/11971-1036572 Kevin P. Balanda, John B. Lowe, Warren Stanton, Vincent Conway, et al Cancer, Cancer control, Health education Cancer is a major cause of death in Australia and there is considerable interest in the role health education in hospital ...

Barriers to health promotion activities in public hospitals

Warren R. Stanton, Kevin P. Balanda, Amaya M. Gillespie, John B. Lowe Hospital, Public health, Healthcare Despite the central role hospitals have in the health care system, relatively few health promotion activities are conducted in Australian public hosp ...

Assisted reproductive technology – IVF treatment in Ireland: A study of couples with successful outcomes

Mahon, E. Cotter, N. Social concern, Fertility treatment, Reproductive choice Human Fertility 17(3):165-9 This article describes the experiences of twelve Irish couples who had successful IVF treatment in Ireland. Irish Medical guidelines specify that IVF ...

Hospital Staff Perceptions of Health Promotion Activities in Public Hospitals

Kevin Peter Balanda, Anderson PJ, Baade PD, Stanton WR Health promotion, Public hospital, Health services The aim of this study was to determine the level of staff support for health promotion activities in Queensland public hospitals. Research and Evalua ...

Application of the UK Foresight Obesity Model in Ireland: The Health and Economic Consequences of Projected Obesity Trends in Ireland

Laura Keaver, Laura Webber, Anne Dee, Frances Shiely, Tim Marsh, Kevin Balanda, Ivan Perry Overweight, Obesity, Economic burden Given the scale of the current obesity epidemic and associated health consequences there has been increasing concern about the ...

An interprofessional approach to improving paediatric medication safety

Moira Stewart, Joanna Purdy, Neil Kennedy, Anne Burns Prescription Drugs, Medication, Drug use, Paediatric practice Safe drug prescribing and administration are essential elements within undergraduate healthcare curricula, but medication errors, especiall ...

An Innovative Method of Increasing Early Detection for Skin Cancer in Australia

10.14655/11971-1034502 John B. Lowe, Kevin P. Balanda, C. B. Del Mar, [...], Gina Clare Skin health, Examination, Cancer Abstract Objective: To evaluate a family practice intervention to encourage patients to request a skin examination during their consul ...

Child Health Care in Ireland

Staines A, Balanda K, Fahy L, Barron S, et al Health system, Health service, Obesity, Drug Alcohol Mental health The Irish health care system is based on a complex and costly mix of private, statutory, and voluntary provisions. The majority of health care ...

Almost Disjoint Families of Representing Sets

Balanda K P Mathematics The thesis is concerned with a number of problems in Combinatorial Set Theory. The Generalized Continuum Hypothesis is assumed. Suppose X and K are non-zero cardinals. By successively identifying K with airwise disjoint sets of pow ...

All Island All Active: An innovative top-down/bottom-up cross-border approach to increasing physical activity levels

Fiona Chambers, Deirdre Brennan, Gavin Breslin, Kevin Balanda, Paul Donnelly, Peter Smyth Physical Activity, Exercise, Health National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin: Volume 6, Issue 3- June 2012 Obesity Research and Evaluation Other Outpu ...

A survey of smoking prevalence amoung Indigenous secondary school students in North Queensland

10.14655/11971-1030479 L. H. Saeck, K P Balanda, J B Lowe, [...], W R Stanton Smoking, Smoking cessation, Smoking ban, Legislation, Law, Mortality, Secondhand smoke, Passive smoking, Tobacco, Student Request the full-text to ask the authors to provide the ...