Natasha Donnelly

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BACKGROUND Assertive community treatment (ACT) is characterized as a service delivery platform and represents an ideal setting in which mental health and physical health care can be integrated. OBJECTIVE Little is known about the extent to which ACT integrates physical health care with mental health care or the challenges ACT teams experience. To address(More)
The relationship between the school environment and health has infrequently been examined. This study sought to examine the association between school students' perceptions of their school environment, teachers' and peers' support and their health behaviours. A cross sectional descriptive survey by supervised self-administration was conducted in 1996 based(More)
This paper presents findings on drug prevalences for licit and illicit drugs among New South Wales secondary school students (n = 3753) in late 1989. It also considers the accuracy of students' perceptions of the drug causing the most and fewest drug-related deaths. Data were analysed by age and gender, using logistic regression for the prevalence data.(More)
This study aimed to examine whether knowledge, attitudes and concerns predicted attendance at the mobile Breast X-Ray Programme in Sydney. A cohort study design was used, whereby women were surveyed prior to the implementation of the program, and two years later records were checked to determine whether they had attended for screening. Telephone interviews(More)
We examined the psychosocial impact of implementing a generalised campaign to promote mammography screening in an Australian inner city community. Prior to the campaign, telephone interviews were conducted with 628 randomly selected women aged 45-70, 285 in central Sydney (where the screening programme operated) and 343 from the rest of Sydney. A second(More)
Three drug use surveys employing a standardised questionnaire format and sampling procedure were conducted on samples of New South Wales school students in 1983, 1986 and 1989. Alcohol and tobacco were the most frequently used substances across the surveys, with rates of use of illicit substances being considerably lower. Declines in the prevalence of(More)
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