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Pre-diabetes in adults 45 years and over in Ireland: The Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland 2007

C M Buckley, J Madden, K Balanda, P M Kearney Diabetes, Lifestyle Objectives Pre-diabetes is an important indicator of future diabetes burden and many countries are reporting prevalence estimates of pre-diabetes. To date in Ireland, estimates of the preva ...

Patterns of treated non-melanoma skin cancer in Queensland- The region with the highest incidence rates in the world

K D Stenbeck, K P Balanda, M J Williams, A P Morton Melanoma, Non-melanoma, Skin Cancer The incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer, comprising basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, was studied in Queensland during 1984. The world-standardised a ...

p21(WAF1)-mediated transcriptional targeting of inducible nitric oxide synthase gene therapy sensitizes tumours to fractionated radiotherapy

H O McCarthy, J Worthington, E Barrett, T Robson Cancer, Therapy Cancer gene therapy that utilizes toxic transgene products requires strict transcriptional targeting to prevent adverse normal tissue effects. We report on the use of a promoter derived from ...

OP68 Burden of selected non-communicable diseases and related risk factors in the republic of Ireland, 1990-2010

S Chakraborty, K Balanda, IJ Perry, Z Kabir Disease, Risk Factors, Lifestyle, Alcohol, Smoking, Obesity, Inactivity Background National burden of disease studies are crucial for informing national health policies. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constitu ...

National and subnational hypertension prevalence estimates for the Republic of Ireland: Better outcome and risk factor data are needed to produce better prevalence estimates

Steve Barron, Kevin Balanda, John Hughes, Lorraine Fahy Hypertension, High Blood Pressure Group-specific risk estimates were applied to group-specific population count estimates for subnational areas to estimate the number of adults with doctor-diagnosed ...

Meeting the needs of Queensland community health workers involved in educating women about cervical cancer and cervical screening

A. M. Clavarino, A Gillespie, K. Balanda, J B Lowe Cervical Cancer, Women's Health Appropriate, factual information about cervical cancer, cervical screening and for strategies and educational resources to increasing client participation in cervical ...

Measurement of community beliefs about colorectal cancer

Warren R. Stanton, Kevin P. Balanda, Amaya M. Gillespie, Peter D. Baade Bowel Cancer Few educational campaigns have focused on bowel cancer, though studies have indicated that members of the community need and want current information about relevant issue ...

Maximally Almost Disjoint Families of Representing Sets

Mathematics Article   in   Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 93(01)  · January 1983 Chronic Conditions Conditions Cancer Research and Evaluation Other Outputs https://www.researchgate.net/publication/243031068_Maximally_Almos ...

Identifying Trajectories of Adolescent Smoking: An Application of Latent Growth Mixture Modeling

Craig R. Colder, Paras Mehta, Kevin Balanda, Brian R. Flay Smoking, Adolescent Smoking The goal of the current study was to identify discrete longitudinal patterns of change in adolescent smoking using latent growth mixture modeling. Five distinct longitu ...

Examination of skin naevi in Australian general practice: Dissonance between care and need?

C B Del Mar, Kevin P. Balanda Skin Lesion, Melanona, Skin Cancer Over 26 months, 223 general practitioners recorded consultations involving the management of skin naevi and some demographic details of the patients. We used data from the Health Insurance C ...

Evaluation of antenatal smoking cessation programs for pregnant women

John B. Lowe, Kevin P. Balanda, Gina Clare Pregnancy, Pregnant Woman, Smoking, Second-hand Smoke, Perinatal Death Smoking during pregnancy has been linked to health problems, including the risk of low birthweight, preterm labour, spontaneous abortion and ...

Evaluation of a Three-Year School-Based Intervention to Increase Adolescent Sun Protection

J B Lowe, K P Balanda, W R Stanton, A Gillespie Sun Screen, Sun Protection, School-aged Children The efficacy of a school-based intervention was evaluated using a randomized controlled trial in Australia. In consecutive grades (8, 9, and 10), students in ...

Evaluation of a smoking relapse prevention program for cardiovascular patients

W R Stanton, J B Lowe, K P Balanda, C. B. Del Mar Tobacco cessation, Smoking Smoking cessation reduces both the mortality and re-infarction rate amongst smokers who have experienced a myocardial infarction (MI). Smoking cessation programs have tended to b ...

Enhancing the early detection of melanoma within current guidelines

Kevin P. Balanda, John B. Lowe, Warren R. Stanton, Amaya M. Gillespie Melanoma, Skin Lesion, Cancer Queensland has the highest reported incidence of malignant melanoma in the world, and early detection offers the possibility of reducing the burden of this ...

Effect of a public awareness campaign on the appropriateness of patient-initiated skin examination in general practice

P D Baade, K P Balanda, J B Lowe, C B Del Mar Skin examination, Skin lesion The aim of the study was to describe the appropriateness of patient-initiated skin examinations, and assess whether an awareness program leads to a greater proportion of inappropr ...

Dissemination of an Efficacious Antenatal Smoking Cessation Program in Public Hospitals in Australia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

John B Lowe, P Kevin P Balanda, Warren R Stanton, Vivienne O'Connor Smoking cessation, Passive smoking, Pregnant women, Pregnancy hospitals that routinely provide effective smoking cessation programs for pregnant women. In Queensland, Australia, 70 p ...

Comparison of two self-help smoking cessation booklets

Kevin P Balanda, John B Lowe, Mary-Louise O'Connor-Fleming Smoking, Smoking cessation, Cigarette, Tobacco OBJECTIVE To compare two self-help smoking cessation booklets distributed to callers to a Quitline telephone service in Queensland (Australia). ...

Community perceptions of suspicious pigmented skin lesions: Are they accurate when compared to general practitioners?

Peter D Baade, Kevin P Balanda, Warren R Stanton, Chris B Del Mar, et al Skin care, Skin lesions Community responses (n=925, response rate=71%) of a series of eight photographs of pigmented skin lesions were compared against those of general practitioners ...

Community Perceptions of Specific Skin Features of Possible Melanoma

Peter D Baade, Kevin P Balanda, Warren R Stanton, Chris B Del Mar, et al Melanoma, Skin cancer, Skin care Backgrourtd Melanoma can be curable if detected early. One component of detecting melanoma is an awareness of the important features of the disease. ...

Community perceptions of bowel cancer: A survey of Queenslanders

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 prevention opportunities a ...

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