Margaret Hay

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The theory of planned behaviour is one of the most widely used models of decision-making in the health literature. Unfortunately, the primary method for assessing the theory's belief-based expectancy-value models results in statistically uninterpretable findings, giving rise to what has become known as the 'expectancy-value muddle'. Moreover, existing(More)
Moral norms and anticipated regret are widely used extensions to the theory of planned behaviour, yet there is some evidence to suggest that these constructs may conceptually overlap as predictors of intention. Two health-related behaviours with distinct moral implications (Study 1: organ donation registration, N = 352 and Study 2: condom usage, N = 1815)(More)
INTRODUCTION Advances in overall management have led to an increasing number of adolescents with congenital heart disease reaching adulthood. This study aimed to evaluate the health-related quality of life in adolescents with heart disease, and examine its relationship with the adolescents' knowledge and understanding of their congenital heart disease, its(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether experimentally developed social support, education about appropriate use of the health care system, and their combination are effective in reducing health care costs for people with osteoarthritis at a 3-year followup assessment. METHOD Three hundred sixty-three health maintenance organization members with osteoarthritis(More)
BACKGROUND The present study investigated the prevalence of depression in HIV-positive individuals and its association with adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). METHODS HIV-positive (n = 80) and HIV-negative (n = 20) participants were assessed for depression and adherence via clinical interview and self-reporting. RESULTS Fourteen(More)
Palermo, MNutDiet, MPH, Grad Cert Health Prof Ed, PhD, a senior lecturer, Simone Jane Gibson, Grad Dip Diet, Grad Cert Health Prof Ed, PhD, a lecturer, and Janeane Dart, Grad Dip Diet, Grad Cert Acad Pract, a senior lecturer, Monash University, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Notting Hill, Australia; Kevin Whelan, MSc, MA, PhD, RD*, a professor,(More)
BACKGROUND In children with cystic fibrosis (CF) sleep, eating/mealtime, physiotherapy adherence and internalising problems are common. Caregivers also often report elevated depression, anxiety and stress symptoms. PURPOSE To identify, through principal components analysis (PCA), coping strategies used by Australian caregivers of children with CF and to(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine whether (1) initial and/or (2) changes in psychosocial functioning predict body mass index (BMI) z-score change over 4 years in overweight/mildly obese 5- to 9-year old children presenting to primary care. DESIGN AND METHODS Eligible participants (n = 258) were overweight/mildly obese children (IOTF criteria)(More)
This study assessed psychological distress (PD) in men who have sex with men (MSM) accessing primary health clinics in Australia. Relationships between PD, HIV status and substance use were explored. A cross-sectional convenience sample of 250 MSM completed the Personality Assessment Screener (PAS). One-third (n = 83) scored in the PAS clinically(More)
BACKGROUND Competency in the practice of public health is essential for dietitians, yet little is known about credible and dependable assessment in this field. The present study aimed to investigate the role of individual and group assessment tasks as elements of a public health nutrition competency-based assessment system. METHODS Assessment performance(More)