R. R. Fletcher

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Objective:To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of the ‘Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’ (HDHK) program, which was designed to help overweight fathers lose weight and be a role model of positive health behaviors for their children.Design:Randomized controlled trial.Participants:A total of 53 overweight/obese men (mean (s.d.) age=40.6 (7.1) years; body mass(More)
Objective:To examine the long-term effects of having one overweight or obese parent on child weight status and determine whether these effects vary according to parent sex.Design:Prospective study: Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC).Subjects:Two-parent families (N=3285) from the LSAC were included if height and weight data were available for(More)
This study examined the psychometric characteristics of the Parent and Family Adjustment Scales (PAFAS). The PAFAS was designed as a brief outcome measure for assessing changes in parenting practices and parental adjustment in the evaluation of both public health and individual or group parenting interventions. The inventory consists of the Parenting scale(More)
Risky paternal alcohol use is associated with maternal alcohol use during pregnancy, poor fetal and infant outcomes, domestic violence and depression. This study developed 30 SMS text messages about alcohol for fathers who drink at risky levels. The text messages were developed using two motivational styles: messages presented in a second person voice and(More)
Mental health first aid (MHFA) training has been disseminated in the community and has yielded positive outcomes in terms of increasing help-seeking behaviour and mental health literacy. However, there has been limited research investigating the effectiveness of this programme in multicultural communities. Given the increasing levels of multiculturalism in(More)
This paper outlines the development and validation of the Work-Family Conflict Scale (WAFCS) designed to measure work-to-family conflict (WFC) and family-to-work conflict (FWC) for use with parents of young children. An expert informant and consumer feedback approach was utilised to develop and refine 20 items, which were subjected to a rigorous validation(More)
Ever since the inception of storage batteries, users have been confronted with the task of ascertaining what type of cell to chose from the myriad of designs available. From the introduction of storage batteries during the mid-1800' s until the present time, battery technology has evolved to a more sophisticated level. A great deal of this evolution has(More)