Rosanne A Coutts

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BACKGROUND Clinical reasoning (CR) is a core capability for health practitioners. Assessing CR requires a suite of tools to encompass a wide scope of contexts and cognitive abilities. The aim of this project was to develop an oral examination and grading rubric for the assessment of CR in osteopathy, trial it with senior students in three accredited(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore older independently-living Australians' perceptions and practices about what constitutes a healthy diet for older people. DESIGN Qualitative methodology, focus groups. SETTING Independently-living retirees in Northern NSW, Australia. PARTICIPANTS A total of 29 participants in five focus groups, ranging in age from 60-93 years,(More)
PURPOSE There is increasing evidence of immune system dysfunction in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), but little is known of the regular exercise effects on immune cell parameters. This pilot study investigated the effects of graded and intermittent exercise on CD4 lymphocyte subset counts and activation compared with usual care. METHODS Twenty-four CFS(More)
Use of testosterone enanthate has been shown to significantly increase strength within 6-12 weeks of administration (2, 9), however, it is unclear if the ergogenic benefits are evident in less than 6 weeks. Testosterone enanthate is classified as a prohibited substance by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and its use may be detected by way of the urinary(More)
The current study aimed to (a) determine the rates of symptoms of muscle dysmorphia (MD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and eating disorder; (b) determine the relationships among symptoms of MD, BDD, and eating disorders; and (c) provide a comprehensive comparison of symptoms of MD, BDD, and eating disorders in a nonclinical population of adult male(More)
Promoting a healthy, nutritious diet is central to the goal of assisting individuals to age well. This study used focus groups to explore older people's awareness of the current age-adjusted nutrient recommendations and age-adjusted core food groups, and to capture their views about these dietary guidelines. Thematic analysis was applied to aggregate data(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical reasoning has been described as a process that draws heavily on the knowledge, skills and attributes that are particular to each health profession. However, the clinical reasoning processes of practitioners of different disciplines demonstrate many similarities, including hypothesis generation and reflective practice. The aim of this(More)
Background: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a complex condition with no clear aetiology. There are inconsistent reports of abnormal red cell indices and variations in some immune cell subsets in CFS patients. Aim: Toexaminehaemato logical and immunological indices and the frequency of irregularities. Methods: Full blood counts and immune cell subsets of 24(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a debilitating disorder with an unknown aetiology but suspected multifactorial origins. Common "triggers" include severe viral infections and emotional stress. Recent studies have also found evidence of immune dysfunction and elevated inflammatory cytokines in CFS patients, but there has been considerable variation in(More)
BACKGROUND The virtual world of Second Life(®) is an emerging technology that is being considered as a simulation methodology for the education of professionals. Particularly for nursing, the adoption of simulation, although a response to technological advancement, is occurring during changes in population health care needs, the resultant impact on the(More)