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)
Appendix B), who were primarily responsible for the development of this Framework. This work is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for study or training purposes subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgement of the source. It may not be reproduced for commercial usage or sale. Reproduction for purposes other than those indicated above(More)
1 Introduction and approach Waverley Action for Youth Services (WAYS) offers a range of services that aim to build a community of young people who are aware, informed and who have the ability to make healthy lifestyle choices. This is achieved through an integrated model of service delivery that acts as a " one-stop shop " for youth aged 9-25 and their(More)
  • Sandra Yuter, Brian Colle, +4 authors Kimberly Comstock
  • 2006
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)
Is it too early to name a twenty-first-century Gothic? Gothic is conventionally a backward-looking genre. Whether set in a barbarous former age, or haunted by that age's remnants and vestiges, the past weighs heavy on Gothic narratives. The twenty-first century, on the other hand, has long been shorthand for visions of futuristic opportunity and excitement.(More)
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