Brendan G Goodger

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Habitat quality and metapopulation effects are the main hypotheses that currently explain the disproportionate decline of insects in cultivated Holarctic landscapes. The former assumes a degradation in habitat quality for insects within surviving ecosystems, the latter that too few, small or isolated islands of ecosystem remain in landscapes for populations(More)
BACKGROUND Social support strongly influences health, but research has been limited by the paucity of brief, inexpensive, psychometrically sound scales suitable for use with older people. METHOD The validity and reliability of the 11-item Duke Social Support Index (DSSI) were tested among a random sample of 565 community dwelling people aged 70 years and(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS New strategies are required to reach subpopulations with high smoking rates. This study reports on an evaluation of the Smoking Care intervention-a 2-year organisational capacity building strategy--for social and community service organisations (SCSOs) to provide smoking care to clients. DESIGN AND METHODS The Smoking Care(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of home-based health assessments for older Australians on health-related quality of life, hospital and nursing home admissions, and death. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial of the effect of health assessments over 3 years. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING 1569 community-living veterans and war widows receiving full benefits from(More)
With our rapidly ageing population there is an urgent imperative to minimise the rate of falls and associated injuries. A key challenge to public health is to better conceptualise and contextualise falls prevention evidence for more effective policy making and practice. This paper describes how NSW Health adopted the Nutbeam and Bauman Stages of Research(More)
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