Paddy A. Phillips

Virginia Hagger2
Michael Ackland2
2Virginia Hagger
2Michael Ackland
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BACKGROUND A better theoretical base for understanding professional behaviour change is needed to support evidence-based changes in medical practice. Traditionally strategies to encourage changes in clinical practices have been guided empirically, without explicit consideration of underlying theoretical rationales for such strategies. This paper considers a(More)
  • Sophy TF Shih, Nathalie Davis-Lameloise, Edward D Janus, Carol Wildey, Vincent L Versace, Virginia Hagger +9 others
  • 2013
BACKGROUND Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance with its onset or first recognition during pregnancy. Post-GDM women have a life-time risk exceeding 70% of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Lifestyle modifications reduce the incidence of T2DM by up to 58% for high-risk individuals. METHODS/DESIGN The Mothers(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding how doctors think may inform both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. Developing such an understanding requires valid and reliable measurement tools. We examined the measurement properties of the Inventory of Cognitive Bias in Medicine (ICBM), designed to tap this domain with specific reference to medicine, but with(More)
Measurement of safety and quality is fundamental to health care delivery. A variety of measures are needed to fully understand the system; quantitative and qualitative measures are both useful in different ways. Measures need to be valid, reliable, accurate, timely, collectable, meaningful, relevant and important to those who will use them. Clinicians value(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the use of evidence-based investigations and treatments in patients with acute stroke in selected Australian hospitals and to compare management and outcomes between stroke and other types of hospital specialty unit. DESIGN Retrospective, multicentre audit of hospital case files. SETTING Eight metropolitan tertiary-care hospitals(More)
BACKGROUND How humans think and make decisions is important in understanding behaviour. Hence an understanding of cognitive processes among physicians may inform our understanding of behaviour in relation to evidence implementation strategies. A personality theory, Cognitive-Experiential Self Theory (CEST) proposes a relationship between different ways of(More)
he notion that health care systems in Australia and, indeed, worldwide, are straining under the increasing age of our patients, the complexity of disease in the ageing population, and the technical intricacies of new technologies has only served to hasten the need for effective and sustainable change. The traditional approach was, of course, to restructure(More)
BACKGROUND Falls in hospital are frequent and their consequences place an increased burden on health services. We evaluated a falls prevention strategy consisting of the introduction of volunteers to 'sit' with patients identified as being at high risk of falling. METHODS Two four bed 'safety bays' located on medical wards in two hospitals within southern(More)
  • Sharleen L. O’Reilly, James A. Dunbar, Vincent Versace, Edward Janus, James D. Best, Rob Carter +10 others
  • 2016
BACKGROUND Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is an increasingly prevalent risk factor for type 2 diabetes. We evaluated the effectiveness of a group-based lifestyle modification program in mothers with prior GDM within their first postnatal year. METHODS AND FINDINGS In this study, 573 women were randomised to either the intervention (n = 284) or usual(More)
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