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Abstract There is strong evidence that a comprehensive model of sustained nurse home visiting (SNHV) in early childhood can improve child and family outcomes for vulnerable and at-risk families. There is also evidence that nurse home visitors experience challenges in delivering SNHV. This article aims to identify the nursing competencies needed for(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the impact of a long-term nurse home visiting programme, embedded within a universal child health system, on the health, development and well-being of the child, mother and family. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS 208 (111 intervention, 97 comparison) eligible at-risk mothers living in a socioeconomically(More)
AIM To report a programme theory for pre-natal home visiting by nurses in the context of a sustained nurse home visiting programme by exploring pre- and postnatal outcomes and characteristics of the intervention that may have contributed to the outcomes. BACKGROUND Studies have shown sustained nurse home visiting commencing pre-natally to be effective.(More)
BACKGROUND Home visiting programs comprising intensive and sustained visits by professionals (usually nurses) over the first two years of life show promise in promoting child health and family functioning, and ameliorating disadvantage. Australian evidence of the effectiveness of sustained nurse home visiting in early childhood is limited. This paper(More)
There is limited research on booster interventions designed to maintain/improve health outcomes following cardiac rehabilitation (CR). The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a booster intervention on health, behavioral, and clinical physical status outcomes among CR graduates randomly assigned to one of three groups: structured(More)
Hospital admission is distressing and traumatic for children as they are separated from their families and home. Internationally, and in Australia, alternative models of health care are being developed to meet the needs of children and their families. We describe the first eighteen months of the establishment of a paediatric ambulatory and community service(More)
This article presents a methodology to estimate the size and cost of eliminating unmet need for substance abuse treatment services among adults who have clinically significant substance use disorders, and applies the approach to Massachusetts information. Unmet treatment needs were derived using a statewide household telephone survey of 7,251 Massachusetts(More)
People living in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities have a high burden of disease but often receive 'inverse care'. We explored a model of general practitioner and community nurse co-location in a disadvantaged community in south-west Sydney, Australia. Co-location resulted in increased referrals from doctors to the community nurse, including an(More)
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