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A systematic examination of the use of Online social networking sites for sexual health promotion
BackgroundIn recent years social networking sites (SNSs) have grown rapidly in popularity. The popularity of these sites, along with their interactive functions, offer a novel environment in which to… Expand
How effective are short message service reminders at increasing clinic attendance? A meta-analysis and systematic review.
- R. Guy, J. Hocking, H. Wand, Sam Stott, Hammad Ali, J. Kaldor
- Health services research
- 1 April 2012
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In the last few years there has been a steady uptake of mobile phone short message service (SMS) reminders to increase medical attendance rates. We undertook a review of… Expand
Head and neck cancer in Australia between 1982 and 2005 show increasing incidence of potentially HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancers
Background:Although tobacco- and alcohol-associated head and neck cancers are declining in the developed world, potentially human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharnygeal cancers are… Expand
Sexual risk factors and bacterial vaginosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
- K. Fethers, C. Fairley, J. Hocking, L. Gurrin, C. Bradshaw
- Clinical infectious diseases : an official…
- 1 December 2008
We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between sexual risk factors and bacterial vaginosis (BV). Forty-three studies reported new or multiple sexual partners and condom… Expand
Familial risks, early-onset breast cancer, and BRCA1 and BRCA2 germline mutations.
- G. Dite, M. Jenkins, +5 authors J. Hopper
- Medicine, Biology
- Journal of the National Cancer Institute
- 19 March 2003
BACKGROUND Having a family history of breast cancer, particularly if it involves early-onset disease, is a risk factor for breast cancer, but little is known about specific causes of this… Expand
Impact of text and email messaging on the sexual health of young people: a randomised controlled trial
- M. Lim, J. Hocking, +4 authors M. Hellard
- Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
- 17 March 2011
Objective To carry out a randomised controlled trial on the effect of a new method of health promotion—email and mobile phone text messages (short messaging service (SMS))—on young people's sexual… Expand
Determining the Impact of Text Messaging for Sexual Health Promotion to Young People
- J. Gold, M. Lim, J. Hocking, L. Keogh, T. Spelman, M. Hellard
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- 1 October 2010
Background: The use of new technologies, such as mobile phones and internet, has increased dramatically in recent years. Text messages offer a novel method of sexual health promotion to young people… Expand
Sexually transmitted infections: challenges ahead.
WHO estimated that nearly 1 million people become infected every day with any of four curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs): chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis. Despite… Expand
A cost-effectiveness analysis of adding a human papillomavirus vaccine to the Australian National Cervical Cancer Screening Program.
BACKGROUND The cost-effectiveness of adding a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to the Australian National Cervical Screening Program compared to screening alone was examined. METHODS A Markov… Expand
The prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Australia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
BackgroundChlamydia trachomatis is a common sexually transmitted infection in Australia. This report aims to measure the burden of chlamydia infection by systematically reviewing reports on… Expand