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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the association between childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and a range of adverse adult outcomes in a community sample of women using multivariate analysis which accounted for a number of potential confounding effects. METHOD Retrospective study of cross-sectional data on the long-term impact of CSA, collected as(More)
We report on the feasibility and perceived acceptability of brief motivational interviewing for hazardous alcohol use in an urban Aboriginal health service. General practitioners (GPs) were trained in brief motivational interviewing, and health workers in other aspects of the intervention. Screening was initially carried out using the AUDIT, but(More)
AIMS The aim of this paper was to examine the association between reporting childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and alcohol abuse in a community sample of women using multivariate analysis which took into account a range of potential confounding variables (such as a family history of alcoholism) and effect modifiers (such as having an alcoholic partner). DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify impediments to change at the local level in an Australian trial of coordinated care. METHODS Qualitative data were collected from in-depth interviews with key stakeholders, analysis of policy and other documents and the observation of trial processes. We developed an analytical framework that included four domains: agreeing trial(More)
OBJECTIVES This study assessed the validity of a global measure of self-assessed health among Indigenous Australians. METHODS Logistic regression was used to identify factors associated with self-assessed health in a nationally representative sample. RESULTS Among 8782 adult respondents, poorer self-assessed health was strongly associated with several(More)
BACKGROUND In Australia, as elsewhere in the developed world, researchers and policy makers have expressed concern about rising rates of obesity. Explanations for the increasing weight of the Australian population have focused on both declining levels of physical activity and changes in food consumption patterns. METHODS The primary aim of our study was(More)
A synthesis of the findings of the five studies of sustainability of primary health care innovation across six domains (political, institutional, financial, economic, client and workforce) yielded three main themes. These were: the importance of social relationships, networks and champions; the effect of political, financial and societal forces; and the(More)
In order to assess the need for drug-related services for at-risk youth, a survey was conducted among young people aged 12-17 years who, owing to severe family discord, were currently living away from home (homeless) or had experienced periods away from home in the past 12 months (potentially homeless). Prevalence of use and of potentially harmful levels of(More)
Epidemiologists are increasingly concerned with the health effects of interventions and of exposure to noninfectious agents, but there may be long periods between exposure and outcome. Collecting information from respondents is a costly and often inefficient way of obtaining the longitudinal data necessary to study these effects. Linking existing data can(More)