Janice E Chesters

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Qualitative research most commonly involves the systematic collection, ordering, description and interpretation of textual data generated from talk, observation or documentation. A report of qualitative research should address the following criteria: Clarification and justification; Procedural rigour; Representativeness; Interpretative rigour; Reflexivity(More)
This paper presents a clinician self-report measure developed to record the specific components of treatment used with adolescents attending a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Using action research methodology, 18 clinicians attended up to five facilitated discussion groups during 2006 to discuss the planned implementation of a clinical(More)
This article challenges the pervasive assumption that exchanging gifts and money in adolescent sexual relationships is transactional. Data were derived from a multi-method, qualitative sexual health needs assessment of 31 out-of-school adolescents in rural southwest Uganda. Grounded theory analysis allows contextual meanings of exchange to emerge.(More)
OBJECTIVE   This paper provides evidence of environmental iodine deficiency in the Gippsland region. DESIGN   Quantitative study; water samples were collected from 18 water treatment plants and four rain water tanks across Gippsland and water iodine concentrations were measured. SETTING   Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
OBJECTIVE To use neonatal thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration data to measure the iodine status of the population of the Australian state of Victoria. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING Retrospective analysis of the results of 368,552 neonatal heel-prick blood tests for TSH concentration in Victoria in the years 2001-2006. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
In the last 20 years, there have been many developments in health promoting hospitals and health services (HPH), particularly in Europe. In Australia, health promotion (HP) programs are being conducted in the hospital setting; however, developments related to the HPH concept have been slower. To identify the effects and benefits of a health service working(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess iodine status and the factors that influence iodine status among a cohort of pregnant women living in Gippsland. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING Cross-sectional study of 86 pregnant women (at ≥ 28 weeks' gestation) conducted in hospital antenatal care services and private obstetrician clinics across the Gippsland region of Victoria,(More)
This article reports on factors influencing condom use among out-of-school adolescents in rural southwest Uganda. Despite an abundance of negative discourses and myths about condoms in the community, these adolescents believe condoms protect them from sexually transmitted infections, HIV, and premarital pregnancies. Girls want partners to use condoms, but(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper reports on the design and testing of a new questionnaire, "Perspectives on the Use in Communities of CAM" (the PUC-CAM-Q [questionnaire]). DESIGN The questionnaire consisted of scales and questions for 27 concepts considered to affect complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) usage. Scales encompassed 13 beliefs about nature,(More)
Medical education in Australia is currently entering a new era, including support for the significant extension of medical students and general practitioner (GP) registrars' training programs in rural communities. This commitment to rural medical student and general practitioner recruitment and retention has made the provision of accommodation in rural(More)