Robyn Considine

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The purposes of this study were to identify caregivers' feelings of mutuality and reported preparedness for caregiving at hospital discharge and to examine the relationship between these measures and the recovery outcomes of elderly women after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. A sample of 49 dyads was followed at discharge, 6 weeks, 3 months,(More)
OBJECTIVES The provision of smoke-free areas in restaurants has been a controversial issue; the restaurant industry largely opts for a self-regulation approach. This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of self-regulation as a strategy in meeting the industry's and customers' perceived needs. METHODS Restaurateur and customer perspectives on the(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to assess the psychosocial needs of women following miscarriage and to describe what changes should be made to improve their hospital care. METHODS One hundred and nine women were asked to complete a survey within one month of discharge from hospital following a miscarriage. The women were asked to describe(More)
BACKGROUND Paediatric observational studies demonstrate associations between sleep, television viewing and potential changes in daytime activity levels. OBJECTIVE(S) To determine whether experimental changes in sleep lead to changes in children's sedentary and physical activities. METHODS Using a within-subject counterbalanced design, 37 children 8-11(More)
Harm associated with consumption of alcohol on licensed premises is an issue of community concern. Interventions to reinforce responsible sale of alcohol such as server training and accords between licensees, police and health advocates are well known. However, while generally supported by police and licensees as ‘a good thing’, evaluations demonstrating(More)
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