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A Report on the Excess Burden of Cancer among Men in the Republic of Ireland

Clarke N. Sharp L. O'Leary E & Richardson N. Men's health, Cancer Research commissioned and funded by the Irish Cancer Society, and launched in June 2013. The emergence of men’s health at a policy level in the Republic of Ireland in recent y ...

Farmers Have Hearts Project

Evans S.D. Walshe K. Gillen P. Connellan M. Health Service Executive West Cardiovascular disease, Heart failure, Men's health, Coronary disaese In Ireland and Internationally cardiovascular disease is a particular health problem among men. The ‘FARME ...

Men and Cancer- Saving Lives

Wilkins D. Men's Health, Cancer, Mortality, Gender Proceedings of the Expert Roundtable held at the King’s Fund in London on January 29th 2013. There is no “Executive Summary” for this document because the document is itself a summary of the presenta ...

The Development of a School-based Teaching Resource Package for Adolescent Skin Cancer Prevention

Balanda KP, Gillespie AM, Lowe JB, et al Skin Protection, Skin Lesion, Skin Cancer, Sun Screen, Education Article   in   Health promotion journal of Australia: official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals 8(2):151-156  · Ja ...

The Effect of Multiple Chronic Conditions on Self-Rated Health, Disability and Quality of Life Among the Older Populations of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

Mark Hanly, Olga McDaid, Kathryn Richardson, George Savva Self-rated health, Disability, Disabled People, Quality of Life Article   in   Irish Journal of Medical Science 181:S273-S273  · September 2012 Chronic Conditions Conditions Research and Evaluation ...

The effect of multiple chronic conditions on self-rated health, disability and quality of life among the older populations of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: A comparison of two nationally representative cross-sectional surveys

Olga McDaid, Mark J Hanly, Kathryn Richardson, George M Savva Multimorbidity, Older People, Disability, Quality of Life Multimorbidity is common in the older population, but the impact of combinations of chronic conditions on disability and quality of lif ...

The needs of cancer patients and their families from rural and remote areas of Queensland

Alexandra M Clavarino, John B Lowe, Sue-Ann Carmont, Kevin Balanda Cancer Treatment, Patient, Rural Area, Remote Area This study examines the impact of travelling for treatment on cancer patients and their families. Twenty-eight consecutive cancer patient ...

The needs of families when a patient travels for cancer care

Balanda KP, Clavarino AM, Lowe JB, Carmont S Patient, Travel, Healthcare Article   in   Australian Journal of Rural Health 10(4):188-195  · January 2002 Chronic Conditions Conditions Cancer Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

The Relationship between Australian Students' Perceptions of Parental Behavior, School Politics, and Sun Protection Behaviors

Kevin Peter Balanda, Fischer KJ, Lowe JB, Stanton WR Student, Sun Screen, Sun Protection Chronic Conditions Conditions Cancer Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

Use of the Delphi Process for Initial Investigation of Community Education on Bowel Cancer: A Case Study

Balanda KP, Gillespie AM, Lowe JB Bowel cancer, Cancer detection, Early detection Use of the Delphi Process for Initial Investigation of Community Education on Bowel Cancer: A Case Study Chronic Conditions Conditions Cancer Research and Evaluation Other O ...

What use do people make of physicians in checking their skin for cancer?

C B Del Mar, W R Stanton, A M Gillespie, K P Balanda Skin, Check, Skin Protection, Sun Screen We administered a questionnaire to 995 people selected randomly from the electoral roll in one coastal region of subtropical Australia. Three-quarters (739) indi ...

Widening inequalities in smoking rates in the Republic of Ireland?

Z Kabir, H McAvoy, U Reulbach, L Clancy Smoke-free Legislation, Workplace, Small at birth Background: Ireland introduced a comprehensive workplace smoke-free legislation in March, 2004. Smoking-related adverse birth outcomes have both health care and soci ...

Sun-safe behaviour among secondary school students in Australia

J B Lowe, R Borland, W R Stanton, K P Balanda, et al Sun Screen, Sun Protection, School-aged Children This paper reports data on the first national survey of sun-protection measures of Australian secondary school students. A cross-sectional survey of a re ...

Sun-related attitudes and beliefs among Queensland school children: The role of gender and age

John B. Lowe, Kevin P. Balanda, Amaya M. Gillespie, Alison F. Gentle, et al Skin protection, Child health, School-aged Children, Attitudes, Beliefs A cross-sectional study of the sun-related attitudes and beliefs of 3,655 children in Grades 7 to 11 attend ...

Strategies to improve the frequency and coverage of skin self examination conducted in small communities

Kevin P. Balanda, John B. Lowe, Warren R. Stanton, Amaya M. Gillespie, et al Skin health, Skin protection, Self check A three group randomised control trial assessed the impact of a self-help booklet and a community skin check competition on the frequency ...

Spironolactone therapy in older patients- The impact of renal dysfunction

Butler J.V, McAvoy H, McEnroy D, Mulkerrins E.C, Department of Medicine for Older People, University College Hospital Galway Heart Failure, Therapy Low dose spironolactone reduces the risk of death from heart failure. We examined the effects of spironolac ...

Smoking Relapse Prevention Methods for Pregnant Women: A Formative Evaluation

John B. Lowe, Richard Windsor, Kevin P. Balanda, Lesa Woodby Smoking, Smoking Cessation While there was no statistical difference between the intervention and control groups, the overall relapse rate of 22% (78% nonsmoking), was lower compared to most of ...

Smoking rates in pregnant women one year before and after the Irish workplace smoke-free policy: A widening gap?

Z Kabir, H McAvoy, U Reulbach, L Clancy, et al Smoking, Cigarette Smoke, Workplace, Pregnant Women Request the full-text to ask the authors to provide the full-text version. Chronic Conditions Conditions Cancer Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

Smoking Behaviour Among Indigenous Secondary School Students in North Queensland

John B Lowe, Lynette Saeck, Mark Brough, Cindy Shannon, et al Smoking, School Children, Culture, Behaviour This study investigated smoking behaviour among Indigenous youth. A sample of schools (n = 12) in north Queensland with large proportions of Indigen ...

Skin cancer prevention: A link between primary prevention and early detection?

Peter J. Anderson, John B. Lowe, Warren R. Stanton, Kevin P. Balanda Skin Cancer, Skin Protection, Prevention, Sun Screen The aim of this paper was to determine if there is any link between primary prevention and early detection for skin cancer. Results f ...

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