Jonathan W Newbury

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A study of recreational drug use among workers in the Port Lincoln mariculture and seafood industries was conducted by self report questionnaire. High rates of cannabis and alcohol use were revealed during the shore based fish farming season. The occupational health and safety implications of these findings in one of Australia's most dangerous industries(More)
OBJECTIVES To measure the outcomes of a health assessment, conducted by a nurse, of people aged 75 years and older (75+HA) living independently in their own homes. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial (RCT). SETTING A convenience sample of six general practices within the Adelaide Western Division of General Practice (AWDGP). A random sample of 100(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this research was to assess tertiary student distress levels with regards to (i) comparisons with normative population data, and (ii) the effects of discipline, year level, and student characteristics. Self-reported treatment rates and level of concern regarding perceived distress were also collected. METHOD Students from all six(More)
BACKGROUND Comprehensive health assessment of the elderly in primary care will become a more important element of general practice as population aging proceeds and evidence of efficacy emerges. OBJECTIVE This article describes approaches to provision of health assessment in primary care based on the best available evidence. DISCUSSION Current best(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the considerable and growing body of knowledge translation (KT) literature, there are few methodologies sufficiently detailed to guide an integrated KT research approach for a population health study. This paper argues for a clearly articulated collaborative KT approach to be embedded within the research design from the outset. (More)
INTRODUCTION This article reports the evaluation of the motivation and experiences of preceptors of health professional students in the Spencer Gulf Rural Health School (SGRHS) in South Australia. The aims for this evaluation were to establish: (1) What factors influenced the professional's decision to precept students? (2) Did preceptors report having(More)
Difficulty recruiting and retaining doctors in rural and remote Australia is well recognised. Here, we describe the positive impact on recruitment and retention of general practitioners of a network of university-linked rural family practices in South Australia. Between August 1995 and October 1999, 17 doctors were recruited; eight (47%) were female and six(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the adequacy of vitamin D status in a South Australian Aboriginal population, and to examine the relationship between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) levels and biochemical variables of calcium and bone mineral homeostasis, as well as other factors which may influence vitamin D synthesis, storage and metabolism. DESIGN, SETTING(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Impulse oscillometry (IOS) measures respiratory function during normal breathing by transmitting mixed frequency rectangular pressure impulses down the airways and measuring the resultant pressure and flow relationships, which describe the mechanical parameters of the lungs. Respiratory impedance and its components, airways(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability for women in Australia. Women living in rural areas are at greater risk of heart disease, because of limited access and availability of healthcare in rural areas. Lifestyle is a major determinant to the risk of heart disease. Risk factors such as smoking, hypertension, diet,(More)