Catherine Spooner

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BACKGROUND Socioeconomically disadvantaged adults are both more likely to be obese and have lower levels of health literacy. Our trial evaluates the implementation and effectiveness of primary care nurses acting as prevention navigators to support obese patients with low health literacy to lose weight. METHODS/DESIGN A pragmatic cluster randomised trial(More)
BACKGROUND Weight management education is one of the key strategies to assist patients to manage their weight. Educational resources provide an important adjunct in the chain of communication between practitioners and patients. However, one in five Australian adults has low health literacy. The purpose of this study was to assess the readability and analyse(More)
BACKGROUND Enhancing individual's health literacy for weight loss is important in addressing the increasing burden of chronic disease due to overweight and obesity. We conducted a systematic review and narrative synthesis to determine the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions aimed at improving adults' knowledge and skills for weight loss in primary(More)
  • Kristy Muir, Ilan Katz, Ben Edwards, Matthew Gray, Alan Hayes, Thomas Longden +7 others
  • 2009
The opinions, comments and/or analysis expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs or the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, and cannot be taken in any way as(More)
1 Introduction Major field programs provide comprehensive observations, but only over short time periods. Conceptual models obtained from field projects can be extended and refined using less comprehensive but longer duration observations that encompass a larger sample of storms. Operational observations are particularly useful for evaluating how well(More)
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