Michael Giffin

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BACKGROUND Baseline data is necessary for monitoring how a population perceives the threat of pandemic influenza, and perceives how it would behave in the event of pandemic influenza. Our aim was to develop a module of questions for use in telephone health surveys on perceptions of threat of pandemic influenza, and on preparedness to comply with specific(More)
AIM To describe the prevalence, circumstances and consequences of falls among community-dwelling older people in NSW using data from the 2009 NSW Falls Prevention Baseline Survey. METHODS Telephone interviews with a random sample of 5681 NSW residents aged 65 years and over were conducted in 2009. RESULTS Of those surveyed, 25.6% reported falling in the(More)
The 'how to' of scaling up public health interventions for maximum reach and outcomes is receiving greater attention; however, there remains a paucity of practical tools to guide those actively involved in scaling up processes in high-income countries. To fill this gap, the New South Wales Ministry of Health developed Increasing the scale of population(More)
Program evaluation is an important source of information to assist organizations to make "evidence-informed" decisions about program planning and development. The objectives of this study were to identify evaluated strategies used by organizations and program developers to build the program evaluation capacity of their workforce, and to describe success(More)
Intergroup conflict persists when and because individuals make costly contributions to their group's fighting capacity, but how groups organize contributions into effective collective action remains poorly understood. Here we distinguish between contributions aimed at subordinating out-groups (out-group aggression) from those aimed at defending the in-group(More)
  • Garry Stevens, Melanie Taylor, +5 authors Beverley Raphael
  • Australian and New Zealand journal of public…
  • 2009
OBJECTIVE To determine the perceived threat of terrorist attack in Australia and preparedness to comply with public safety directives. METHODS A representative sample of 2,081 adults completed terrorism perception questions as part of the New South Wales Population Health Survey. RESULTS Overall, 30.3% thought a terrorist attack in Australia was highly(More)