A. C. Holmes

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A proportion of persistently homeless men with psychosis are unable to function in the community, despite intensive outreach. The present study aimed to (i) develop a method to measure the number of homeless clients with a psychosis who are unable to maintain basic levels of function, despite the application of intensive community treatment; and (ii)(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to determine if interpersonal counselling (IPC) was effective in reducing psychological morbidity after major physical trauma. METHODS One hundred and seventeen subjects were recruited from two major trauma centres and randomized to treatment as usual or IPC in the first 3 months following trauma. Measures of(More)
This study aimed to provide a comparative index of the performance impairment associated with the fatigue levels frequently experienced in workplaces that require night work. To do this, we equated fatigue-related impairment with the impairment resulting from varying levels of alcohol intoxication. Fifteen young individuals participated in two(More)
Disabled proteins are a conserved family of monomeric adaptor proteins that in mammals are implicated in the endocytosis of lipoprotein receptors. Previous studies have shown that the sole Caenorhabditis elegans Disabled homologue, DAB-1, is involved in the lipoprotein receptor-mediated secretion of a fibroblast growth factor. We show here that DAB-1 is(More)
Chronic pain and major depression commonly occur together. Major depression in patients with chronic pain is associated with decreased function, poorer treatment response and increased health care costs. The experience and expression of chronic pain vary between individuals, reflecting complex and changing interactions between physical, psychological and(More)
Optimising learning in the operating department is crucial to ensure that all staff are appropriately skilled and knowledgeable in their sphere of practice. Learning in small groups is popular and a good use of limited resources for professional development. This paper explores three types of small groups and how this type of facilitation can be used in the(More)
OBJECTIVE Injury is a common initiating event for persistent pain. The presentation of injured patients to hospital represents an opportunity to identify patients at high risk of persistent pain and triage them to early intervention. Although a range of physical, psychological, and social risk factors have been implicated in the transition from acute to(More)
OBJECTIVES This paper reviews the use of clinical indicators in a consultation-liaison (C-L) service over a 12-month period at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. METHOD Clinical indicators and C-L data were collected during the 1999 calendar year. A review of the process was conducted during and after completion of the 12-month period. (More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to describe the development and implementation of clinical indicators in the consultation-liaison service at Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH). METHOD A working party lead by the University of Melbourne was established in 1998 to develop clinical indicators and a database for the RMH consultation-liaison service. Core(More)
OBJECTIVES The movement from institutional to community care has been a key component of national mental health reform in Australia. In Victoria, where a model of community care has been fully implemented, a specialized forensic hospital is the sole remaining stand-alone psychiatric inpatient facility and access to long-term inpatient beds is severely(More)