Natalie L. Herd

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AIM To explore predictors of smoking relapse and how predictors vary according to duration of abstinence. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A longitudinal survey of 1296 ex-smokers recruited as part of the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey (Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and United States). Measurements Quitters were interviewed by(More)
BACKGROUND The Australian state of Victoria has run a population-based skin cancer prevention program called SunSmart since 1988, incorporating substantial public education efforts and environmental change strategies. Trends over 15 years in behavioral risk factors for skin cancer were examined in a population exposed to the SunSmart program. Whether(More)
BACKGROUND Reducing people's exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the primary strategy for skin cancer prevention. OBJECTIVE We sought to provide comprehensive national data on preventive behaviors and risk assessment for Australia. METHODS A national survey was conducted in summer 2003-2004. In 8 weekly cross-sectional surveys, adults and adolescents(More)
Increases in socially desirable responses in self-reports might occur in the context of ongoing public education. We examine concordance of trends in two long-term studies monitoring population impact for SunSmart. One study employed telephone interviews of Melbourne residents; the other entailed observations at public recreation venues across Melbourne.(More)
AIMS To describe the long-term natural history of a range of potential determinants of relapse from quitting smoking. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A survey of 2502 ex-smokers of varying lengths of time quit recruited as part of the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey (Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States) across five(More)
BACKGROUND Reducing childhood exposure to ultraviolet radiation is important to minimize lifetime skin cancer risk. OBJECTIVES We sought to describe the prevalence of children's sun-related behaviors and associated parental and other factors. METHODS In weekly cross-sectional telephone interviews during summer, 1140 parents/guardians of children aged 0(More)
Epidemiological evidence indicates that obesity plays an important role in cancer incidence. A telephone survey of 1,433 adults, aged 18+ years who reported their knowledge and beliefs regarding behavioral risk factors for cancer, was conducted. Most respondents believed that people can take steps to reduce cancer risk; however, many, particularly obese(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Consideration of the relationship between meaningful participation, health and wellbeing underpins occupational therapy intervention, and drives measurement of community integration following acquired brain injury (ABI). However, utility of community integration measures has been limited to date by lack of normative data against which to(More)
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