Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention Publications


2018 Publications

 Harriss L, Kyle M, Connolly K, Murgha E, Bulmer M, Miller D, Munn P, Neal P, Pearson K, Walsh M, Campbell S, Berger M, McDermott R, McDonald M; Screening for depression in young Indigenous people: building on a unique community initiative. Australian Journal of Primary Health 2018 DOI: 10.1071/PY18006

Hill I, Johnson D, Scrimgeour d, McDermott R; Accuracy of national key performance indicator reporting from two Aboriginal medical services: potential to underestimate the performance of primary health care. Australian Health Review 2018, 42, 453-460. DOI 10.1071/AH16251

Harriss L, Thompson F, Lawson K, O’Loughlin M, McDermott R. Preventable hospitalisations in regional Queensland: potential for primary health? DOI: 10.1071/AH18033

Li M, Roder D and McDermott R: Diabetes and smoking as predictors of cancer in Indigenous adults from rural and remote communities of North Queensland – A 15-year follow up study. International Journal of Cancer 00, 00-00 (2018)

Black A, D’Onise K, McDermott R, Valy H, O’Dea K; How effective are family based and institutional nutrition interventions in improving children’s diet and health? A systematic review. BMC Public Health (2017) 17:818 Doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4795-5

O’Loughlin M, Harriss L, Thompson F, McDermott R, Mills J; Exploring factors that influence adult presentation to an emergency department in regional queensland: A linked, cross-sectional, patient perspective study. Emergency Medicine Australasia (2018), Doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13094

Stevenson L, Campbell S, Bohanna I, Gould G, Robertson J, Clough A; Establishing Smoke-Free Homes in the Indigenous Populations of Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States: A Systematic Literature Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2017), 14, 1382 Doi:10.3390/ijerph14111382

Campbell S, McCalman J, Redman-MacLaren M, Canuto K, Vine K, Sewter J, McDonald M; Implementing the Baby One Program: a qualitative evaluation of family-centred child health promotion in remote Australian Aboriginal communities. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (2018) 18:73. Doi 10.1186

Nichols N, McFarlane K, Gibson P, Millard F, Packer A, McDonald M; Skills, systems and supports: An Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (Apunipima) approach to building health promotion evaluation capacity of staff. Health Promotion Journal Australia (2018):1-5. Doi: 10.1002/hpja18

McDonald M, Book chapter, Chapter 10: Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Evidence base 3rd edition 2018 pp 195:204

Aquino D, Leonard D, Hadgraft N, Marley J; High prevalence of early onset anaemia amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infants in remote northern Australia. Australian Journal of Rural Health (2018) Doi: 10.1111/ajr.12403

Frick J, Mockel M, Muller R, Searle J, Somasundaram R, Slagman A; Suitability of current definitions of ambulatory care sensitive conditions for research in emergency department patients: a secondary health data analysis. BMJ Open 2017;7:e016109. Doi:10:1136/bmjopen-2017-016109

Gardiner P, Reid N, Gebel K, Ding D; Sitting Time and Physical Function in Australian Retirees: An Analysis of Bidirectional Relationships. Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 2018, Vol 00, No.00 1-7. Doi:10.1093/Gerona/gly008

Ding D, Jia Y, Gebel K; Mobile bicycle sharing: the social trend that could change how we move. Published letter, The Lancet Vol3 May 2018

Luang-Suarkia D, Mitja O, Ernst T, Bennett S, Tay A, Hays R, Smith D, Irmir A; Hyperendemic dengue transmission and identification of a locally evolved DENV-3 lineage, Papua New Guinea 2007-2010. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 12(3): e0006254. Doi 10.1371/journal.pntd.006254


2017 Publications


Fitts M, Robertson J, Towle S, Doran C, McDermott R, Miller A, Margolis S, Ypinazar V, Clough A.  ‘Sly grog’ and 'homebrew’: a qualitative examination of illicit alcohol and some of its impacts on Indigenous communities with alcohol restrictions in regional and remote Queensland (Australia).   BMC Research Notes (2017) 10:360 DOI: 10.1186/s13104-017-2691-9

Leonard D, Aquino D, Hadgraft N, Thompson F, Marley J V.  Poor nutrition from first foods: A cross-sectional study of complementary feeding of infants and young children in six remote Aboriginal communities across northern Australia. (2017) Nutrition & Dietetics.  DOI: 10.1111/1747-0080.12386

Sushames A, Gebel K, Engelberg T.  Perceived barriers and enablers to participation in a community-tailored physical activity program with Indigenous Australians in a regional and rural setting: A qualitative study.  (2017) International Journal for Equity in Health 16:172 DOI 10.1186/212939-017-0664-1

Morris Manineng C, MacLaren D, Baigry M, Trowalle E, Muller R, Vallely A, Gesch P, Hombhanje F, McBride  J.  Re-establishing safer medical-circumcision-integrated initiation ceremonies for HIV prevention in a rural setting in Papua New Guinea.  A multi-method acceptability study.  (2017) PLOS One 12(11): e0187577.  DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187577

Black AP, D’Onise K, McDermott R, Vally H, O’Dea K.  How effective are family-based and institutional nutrition interventions in improving children’s diet and health? A systematic review.  (2017) BMC Public Health 17:818 DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4795-5

McDonald M. Editorial Working Group Chair, CARPA Remote Primary Healthcare Standard Treatment Manual 8th Edition Alice Springs, NT.

Hays R, Giacomin P, Olma L, Esterman A, McDermott R. The relationship between treatment for Strongyloides stercoralis infection and type 2 diabetes mellitus in an Australian Aboriginal population: A three-year cohort study.  (2017) Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 134 pp.8-16.  DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2017.09.012

O’Loughlin M, Mills J, McDermott R, Harriss LReview of patient-reported experience within Patient-Centered Medical Homes: insights for Australian Health Care Homes.  (2017) Australian Journal of Primary Health DOI: 10.1071/PY17063

Stevenson L, Campbell S, Bohanna I, Gould G S, Robertson J, Clough A.  Establishing Smoke-Free Homes in the Indigenous Populations of Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States: A Systematic Literature Review.  (2017) International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  14:1382 DOI 10.3390/ijerph14111382

Frick J, Mockel M, Muller R, Searle J, Somasundaram R, Slagman A.  Suitability of current definitions of ambulatory care sensitive conditions for research in emergency department patients: a secondary health data analysis.  (2017) BMJ Open 7:e016109 DOI: 10:1136/bmjopen-2017-016109

Xinyang, Lung, Clarke, Wenitong, McDermott. Validation and recalibration of the Framingham CVD models in an Australian indigenous cohort (2017) European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 1-10 DOI: 10.1177/2047487317722913

Hill I, Johnson D, Scrimgeour D, McDermott R. Accuracy of national KPI reporting from two Aboriginal Medical Services: potential to underestimate the performance of primary health care(2017)CSIRO Australian Health Review, online, DOI 10.1071/AH16251

Li M, McDermott R. Elevated fasting glucose and albuminuria may be a marker for all-cause mortality in Indigenous adults in North Queensland - a follow up study, 1998-2006.  (2017) Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. 31.708-714. DOI 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2016.12.008

Brown L, Chaiechi T, Buettner PG, Canyon CV.  The Impact of Energy Prices on U.S. Hospital Mortality and Readmission Measures.Southern Med J 110:4 pp: 257-264 DOI: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000636

Nichols N, McFarlane K, Gibson P, Millard F, Packer A, McDonald M. Skills, systems and supports: an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service approach to building health promotion evaluation capacity.  Health Promotion J Austral (IN PRESS)

 D Charles, C F Heal, M Delpachitra, M Wohlfahrt, D Kimber, S Browning, S Saednia, A Hardy, J Banks, P Buttner. Alcoholic versus aqueous chlorhexidine for skin antisepsis – the AVALANCHE trial. Can Med A J (2017) 189(31) E1008-E1016

Hays, R, Esterman A, McDermott R.  Control of chronic Strongyloides stercoralis infection in an endemic community may be possible by pharmacological means alone: results of a three year cohort study  (2017) PLOS Negl Trop Dis 11(7):e0005825.  DOI 10.1371/journal.pntd.005825

Campbell S, Roux N, Preece C, Rafter E, Davis B, Mein J, Boyle J, Fredericks B, Chamberlain C.  Paths to improving care of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women following gestational diabetes.  (2017) Primary Health Care Research & Development 17:1-14 DOI: 10.1017/S1463423617000305

Schmidt B, Watt K, McDermott R, Mills J.  Assessing the link between implementation fidelity and health outcomes for a trial of intensive case management by community health workers: a mixed methods study protocol.  (2017) BMC Health Services Research 17:490 DOI 10.1186/s12913-017-2320-2

Mulley C, Gebel K, Ding D (2017). Introduction. In Mulley C, Gebel K, Ding D (eds). Walking: Connecting Sustainable Transport with Health (pp. 1-8). Bingley: Emerald.

Mendez DH, Büttner P, Nowak M, Kelly J, Speare R. Difficulties experienced by veterinarians when communicating Hendra virus risks to horse owners: a mixed methods approach. BMC Vet Research 2017; 13(1):56; DOI 10.1186/s12917-017-0970-2

Ng A W A, Muller R, Orton J Incidence of middle ear barotrauma in staged versus linear chamber compression during hyperbaric oxygen therapy: a double blinded, randomized controlled trial Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal 2017 Vol 44 (2) pp 101-119

McDonald M, Lawson K D Doing it hard in the bush: Aligning what gets measured with what matters Australian Journal of Rural Health online

McCalman J, Heyeres M, Campbell S, Bainbridge R, Chamberlain C, Strobel N, Ruben A. Family-centred interventions by primary healthcare services for Indigenous early childhood wellbeing in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States: A systematic scoping review. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth: Published: BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Feb 21;17(1):71. doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1247-2

Gebel K, Pont S, Ding D, Bauman AE, Chau JY, Berger C, Prior J Patterns and predictors of sitting time over ten years in a large population-based Canadian sample: Findings from the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos)  Preventive Medicine Reports 5 pp.289-294

Callander, Emily J., and McDermott, Robyn (2017) Measuring the effects of CVD interventions and studies across socioeconomic groups: a brief review. International Journal of Cardiology, 227. pp. 635-643.

Robertson, Jan A, Fitts, Michelle S., and Clough, Alan R.  Unintended impacts of alcohol restrictions on alcohol and other drug use in Indigenous communities in Queensland (Australia). (2017) International Journal of Drug Policy, 41. pp. 34-40.

Clough A, Margolis S A, Miller A, Shakeshaft A, Doran C M, McDermott R, Sanson-Fisher R, Ypinazar V, Martin D, Robertson J A, Fitts M S, Bird K, Honorato B, Towle S, West C Alcohol Management Plans in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australian Communities in Queensland: Community Residents have experienced favourable impacts but also suffered unfavourable ones (2017) BMC Public Health 17 (55) pp. 1-14

Chamberlain C, Wilson A, Amir L, O’Dea K, Campbell S, Leonard D, Ritte R, Mulcahy M, Eades S, Wolfe R. Low rates of predominant breastfeeding in hospital after gestational diabetes, particularly among Indigenous women in Australia. (2017) Aust NZ J Public Health Apr;41(2):144-150

Carr J, Pershouse KJ, Barker RN, Amsters DI, Buettner PG, Kendall MB, Kuipers P. Community participation for individuals with spinal cord injury living in Queensland, Australia  (2017) Spinal Cord 55(2):192-7

Brock A, Ross J, Greenhalgh S, Durham D, Galvani A, Parikh S, Esterman A. Modelling the impact of antimalarial quality on the transmission of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance in Plasmodium falciparum. Infectious Disease Modelling (2017) 2:2 pp161-187  DOI: 10.1016/j.idm.2017.04.001

Mikocka-Walus A, Fielder A, Prady SL, Esterman AJ, Knowles S, Andrews JM. Adjuvant therapy with antidepressants for the management of inflammatory bowel disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD012680. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012680.

Mikocka-Walus A, Bampton P, Hetzel D, Hughes P, Esterman A, Andrews J. (2017) Cognitive-behavioural therapy for inflammatory bowel disease: 24-month data from a randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 24. pp. 127-135

Moderiano M, McEvoy M, Childs J, Esterman A. Safety of ultrasound exposure: knowledge, attitudes and practices of Australasian Sonographers. Sonography 14 Jun 2017, DOI: 10.1002/sono.12113.  

Lovell B, Steen M, Esterman A. (2017) Bladder scanning in maternity care: a scoping review. Evidence Based Midwifery 15(2): 60-70.

Carson KV, Ameer F, Sayehmiri K, Hnin K, van Agteren JE, Sayehmiri F, Brinn MP, Esterman AJ, Chang AB, Smith BJ. Mass media interventions for preventing smoking in young people. Cochrane database Syst Rev. 2017 Jun 2;6:CD001006.  Cochrane database Syst Rev. (2017) 2;6:CD001006.  DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001006.pub2

Slattery F, Schermer T, Johnston K, Esterman A, Crockett. The Global Lung Function Initiative 2012 Equations Are as Well-Suited as Local Population Derived Equations to a Sample of Healthy Professional Firefighters. Can Respir J. 2017;2017:6327180. doi: 10.1155/2017/6327180. Epub 2017 May 25. 

Ireland C, Fielder A, Thompson S, Laws T, Watson D, Esterman A. Development of a risk prediction model for Barrett’s esophagus in an Australian population. Diseases of the Esophagus , Volume 30, Issue 11, 1 November 2017, Pages 1–8.  DOI: 10.1093/dote/dox033

Usmani ZA, Carson KV, Heslop K, Esterman AJ, De Soyza A, Smith BJ. Psychological therapies for the treatment of anxiety disorders in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD010673. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010673.pub2.

Eston R, Esterman A. Statistical model ignores ‘age’, products of peak Q and a-vO2 difference greatly exceed VO2max and different ergonometers confound validity. Letter to the Editor. European Journal of Applied Physiology (2017) doi:10.1007/s00421-017-3577-1.

Mikocka-Walus A, Hughes P, Bampton P, Gordon A, Campaniello M, Mavrangelos C,  Stewart B, Esterman A, Andrews J. Fluoxetine for maintenance of remission and to improve quality of life in patients with crohn's disease: a pilot randomised placebo-controlled trial.  J Crohns Colitis. 2017 Apr 1;11(4):509-514. DOI: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjw165


2016 Publications


Gillian Caughey, Agnes I Vitry; Emmae N Ramsay; Andrew L Gilbert; Sepehr Shakib; Philip Ryan; Adrian Esterman; Robyn A McDermott; Elizabeth E Roughead,  “Effect of a general practitioner management plan on health outcomes and hospitalisations in older patients with diabetes” (2016) Intern Med J, 46:1430-1436. DOI: 10.1111/imj.13286

Clough, Alan R., Margolis, Stephen A., Miller, Adrian, Shakeshaft, Anthony, Doran, Christopher M., McDermott, Robyn, Sanson-Fisher, Rob, Towle, Simon, Martin, David, Ypinazar, Valmae, Robertson, Jan A., Fitts, Michelle S., Bird, Katrina, Honorato, Bronwyn, and West, Caryn (2016) Alcohol control policies in Indigenous communities: a qualitative study of the perceptions of their effectiveness among service providers, stakeholders and community leaders in Queensland (Australia). International Journal of Drug Policy, 36. pp. 67-75.

Tracey, Ella F., McDermott, Robyn A., and McDonald, Malcolm I. (2016) Do worms protect against the metabolic syndrome? A systematic review and meta-analysis.Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 120. pp. 209-220.

Van Gaans D, Ahmed S, D’Onise K, Taylor SM, McDermott R Managing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data for Public Health Research, Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 8(3): e202

Sushames A, van Uffelen J, Gebel K  Do physical activity interventions in Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand improve activity levels and health outcomes? A systematic review. (2016) International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 13:129

Sushames, Ashleigh, Edwards, Andrew, Thompson, Fintan, McDermott, Robyn, and Gebel, Klaus (2016) Validity and reliability of Fitbit Flex for step count, moderate to vigorous physical activity and activity energy expenditure.  PLoS ONE, 11 (9). pp. 1-14.

Li, Ming, and McDermott, Robyn (2016) High absolute risk of severe infections among Indigenous adults in rural northern Australia is amplified by diabetes: a 7 year follow up study.   Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, 30 (6).  pp. 1069-1073.

Segal, Leonie, Nguyen, Ha, Schmidt, Barbara, Wenitong, Mark, and McDermott, Robyn A. (2016) Economic evaluation of Indigenous health worker management of poorly controlled type 2 diabetes in north Queensland.  Medical Journal of Australia, 204 (5). e1-e9. 

Maple-Brown L J, Hughes J T, Ritte R, Barzi F, Hoy W E, Lawton P D, Jones g R D, Death E, Simmonds A, Sinha A K, Cherian S, Thomas M A B, McDermott R, Brown A D H, O'Dea K, Jerums G, Cass A, MacIsaac R J  Progression of Kidney Disease in Indigenous Australians: The eGFR Follow-up Study  (2016) American Society of Nephrology, Vol 11, pp 993-1004

D’Onice K, McDermott R, Lynch J. Center-based preschool programs: systematic review of child and adult health outcomes (2016) Book Chapter, Health and Education in Early Childhood

Esterman, Adrian J., Fountaine, Tim, and McDermott, Robyn (2016)  Are general practice characteristics predictors of good glycaemic control in patients with diabetes?  A cross-sectional study.  Medical Journal of Australia, 204 (1). e1-e6. 

Taylor, Sean, Thompson, Fintan, and McDermott, Robyn (2016) Barriers to insulin treatment among Australian Torres Strait Islanders with poorly controlled diabetes.Australian Journal of Rural Health Vol 24 Iss 6, pp.  363-370

Taylor, Sean, McDermott, Robyn, Thompson, Fintan, and Usher, Kim (2016)  Depression and diabetes in the remote Torres Strait Islands.  Health Promotion Journal of Australia Online  

Taylor, Sean, and McDermott, Robyn (2016) High glycaemia and low uptake of insulin treatment among remote Torres Strait Islanders with diabetes: implications for service delivery. Australian Journal of Rural Health.Vol 24 Iss 6, pp. 422-423. 

Panaretto, K.S., Dellit, A., Hollins, A., Wason, G., Sidhom, C., Chilcott, K., Malthouse, D., Andrews, S., Mein, J., Ahkee, B., and McDermott, R. (2016) Understanding patient access patterns for primary health-care services for Aboriginal and Islander people in Queensland: a geospatial mapping approach. Australian Journal of Primary Health (Online)

Harriss, Linton R., Thompson, Fintan, Dey, Arindam, Mills, Jane, Watt, Kerrianne, and McDermott, Robyn (2016) When chronic conditions become emergencies: a report from regional Queensland. Australian Journal of Rural Health Vol 24 Iss 6 pp 392-401. 

Ritte, Rebecca, Luke, Joanne, Nelson, Craig, Brown, Alex, O'Dea, Kerin, Jenkins, Alicia, Best, James D., McDermott, Robyn, Daniel, Mark, and Rowley, Kevin (2016)Clinical outcomes associated with albuminuria in central Australia: a cohort study. BMC Nephrology, 17 (113). pp. 1-10.

Muhlhausler, Beverly S., Yelland, Lisa N., McDermott, Robyn, Tapsell, Linda, McPhee, Andrew, Gibson, Robert A., and Makrides, Maria (2016) DHA supplementation during pregnancy does not reduce BMI or body fat mass in children: follow-up of the DHA to optimize mother infant outcome randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 103 (6). pp. 1489-1496. 

van Gaans, D., Ahmed, S., D'Onise, K., Moyon, J., Caughey, G., and McDermott, R. (2016) Modelling medications for public health research. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 8 (2). 

Hays, Russell, Thompson, Fintan, Esterman, Adrian, and McDermott, Robyn (2016) Strongyloides stercoralis, eosinophilia, and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: the predictive value of eosinophilia in the diagnosis of S stercoralis infection in an endemic community. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 3 (1). pp. 1-6.

Phillips C, Kenny A, Esterman A. Pre-registration paid employment practices of undergraduate nursing students: A scoping review.(2016) Collegian 23(1):115-27

Yeoh E, Krol R, Dhillon V, Botten R, Di Matteo A, Butters J, Brock A, Esterman A, Salisbury C, Fenech M. Predictors of radiation-induced gastrointestinal morbidity: a prospective, longitudinal study following radiotherapy for carcinoma of the prostate. (2016) Acta Oncologica 55(5): 604-610

Chalmers S, Esterman A, Eston R, Norton K. Brief heat training does not improve the lactate threshold in mild condition  (2016) Int Journal Sports Physiol Perform, Feb.

Roe, Y.L., Esterman, A., McDermott, R., and Zeitz, C. (2016) Management of Indigenous patients presenting with non ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome in South Australia: a retrospective cohort study. Internal Medicine Journal, 46 (2). pp. 202-2013.

Bird, Katrina, Fitts, Michelle S., and Clough, Alan R. (2016) Alcohol management plans in Indigenous communities in Queensland (Australia) may have unintended implications for the care of children. Health & Justice, 4 (8). pp. 1-7.

Gould, Gillian, Stevenson, Leah C., Cadet-James, Yvonne, and Clough, Alan R. (2016) Cultural challenges when developing anti-tobacco messages for Indigenous Australians. Health Promotion International 1-11

Gould, Gillian S., Cadet-James, Yvonne, and Clough, Alan R. (2016) Getting over the shock: taking action on Indigenous maternal smoking. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22. 

Usher, Kim, Woods, Cindy, Lynch, Paul, Pointing, Shane Boris, Budden, Lea, Barker, Ruth, Catchpoole, Jesani, and Clough, Alan (2016) Is population flow an unintended consequence of alcohol management plans? Journal of Clinical Nursing. pp. 1-10. 

Fitts, Michelle S., Palk, Gavan R., Lennon, Alexia J., and Clough, Alan R. (2016) The characteristics of young Indigenous drink drivers in Queensland, Australia. Traffic Injury Prevention, Online pp.1-7 

Stevens, Briony, Watt, Kerrianne, Brimbecombe, Julie, Clough, Alan, Judd, Jenni, and Lindsay, Daniel (2016) The role of seasonality on the diet and household food security of pregnant women living in rural Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study. Public Health NutritionVol 20 Iss 1 pp.121-129 

Gould, Gillian Sandra, Watt, Kerrianne, West, Robert, Cadet-James, Yvonne, and Clough, Alan R. (2016) Can smoking initiation contexts predict how adult Aboriginal smokers assess their smoking risks? A cross-sectional study using the 'Smoking Risk Assessment Target'. BMJ Open, 6 (7).

Honorato, Bronwyn, Caltabiano, Nerina, and Clough, Alan R. (2016) From trauma to incarceration: exploring the trajectory in a qualitative study in male prison inmates from north Queensland, Australia. Health & Justice, 4 (3). pp. 1-10.

West, C., Usher, K., and Clough, A. (2016) Pormpuraaw injury surveillance report: injuries & alcohol management plans 2006-2011. Report. James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

West C, Usher K, Clough ALockhart River Injury Surveillance Report: Injuries & Alcohol Management Plans 2006-2011.  JCU Report (2016)

Stevens, Briony, Clough, Alan, Brimbecombe, Julie, Watt, Kerrianne, and Judd, Jenni (2016) The use of a modified version of Photovoice to identify maternal dietary consumption enablers and barriers in northern Bangladesh. International Journal of Food, Nutrition and Public Health, 8 (1). pp. 1-19.

Pelentsov, Lemuel J., Fielder, Andrea L., Laws, Thomas A., and Esterman, Adrian J. (2016) The supportive care needs of parents with a child with a rare disease: results of an online survey. BMC Family Practice, 17 (88). pp. 1-13.

Pelentsov, Lemuel J., Fielder, Andrea L., and Esterman, Adrian J. (2016) The supportive care needs of parents with a child with a rare disease: a qualitative descriptive study. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 31 (3). e207-e218.

Mikocka-Walus, Antonina, Bampton, Peter, Hetzel, David, Hughes, Patrick, Esterman, Adrian, and Andrews, Jane M. (2016) Cognitive-behavioural therapy for inflammatory bowel disease: 24-month data from a randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. pp. 1-9. 

English, Coralie, Shields, Nora, Brusco, Natasha K., Taylor, Nicholas F., Watts, Jennifer J., Peiris, Casey, Bernhardt, Julie, Crotty, Maria, Esterman, Adrian, Segal, Leonie, and Hillier, Susan (2016) Additional weekend therapy may reduce length of rehabilitation stay after stroke: a meta-analysis of individual patient data. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 62 (3). pp. 124-129.

Basedow, Martin, Runciman, William B., Lipworth, Wendy, and Esterman, Adrian (2016) Australian general practitioner attitudes to clinical practice guidelines and some implications for translating osteoarthritis care into practice. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22 (5). pp. 403-408.

Goggin, Michael , van Zyl, Lourens , Caputo, Silvestro , and Esterman, Adrian (2016) Outcome of adjustment for posterior corneal curvature in toric intraocular lens calculation and selection. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 42 (10). pp. 1441-1448.

Ireland, Colin J., Thompson, Sarah K., Laws, Thomas A., and Esterman, Adrian (2016) Risk factors for Barrett's esophagus: a scoping review. Cancer causes and control, 27 (3). pp. 301-323.

Elgar, Nathan J., Esterman, Adrian J., Antic, Nick A., and Smith, Brian J. (2016) Self-reporting by unsafe drivers is, with education, more effective than mandatory reporting by doctors. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 12 (3). pp. 293-299.

Childs, Jessie T., Esterman, Adrian J., Thoirs, Kerry A., and Turner, Richard C. (2016) Ultrasound in the assessment of hepatomegaly: a simple technique to determine an enlarged liver using reliable and valid measurements. Sonography, 3 (2). pp. 47-52.

Childs, Jessie T., Thoirs, Kerry A., and Esterman, Adrian J. (2016) The development of a practical and uncomplicated predictive equation to determine liver volume from simple linear ultrasound measurements of the liver. Radiography, 22 (2). e125-e130.

Egan, Matt, Kearns, Ade, Katikireddi, Srinivasa V., Curl, Angela, Lawson, Kenny, and Tannahill, Carol (2016) Proportionate universalism in practice? A quasi-experimental study (GoWell) of a UK neighbourhood renewal programme's impact on health inequalities. Social Science and Medicine, 152. pp. 41-49.

Tsey, Komla, Lawson, Kenny, Kinchin, Irina, Bainbridge, Roxanne, McCalman, Janya, Watkin, Felecia, Cadet-James, Yvonne, and Rossetto, Allison (2016) Evaluating research impact: the development of a 'RESEARCH for IMPACT' TOOL. Frontiers in Public Health 4:160 

Ding, Ding, Lawson, Kenny D., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Finkelstein, Eric A., Katzmarzyk, Peter T., van Mechelen, Willem, and Pratt, Michael (2016) The economic burden of physical inactivity: a global analysis of major non-communicable diseases. The Lancet, 388 (10051). pp. 1311-1324.

Crane, Melanie, Rissel, Chris, Greaves, Stephen, and Gebel, Klaus (2016) Correcting bias in self-rated quality of life: an application of anchoring vignettes and ordinal regression models to better understand QoL differences across commuting modes. Quality of Life Research, 25 (2). pp. 257-266

Thompson, F., Dempsey, K., and Mishra, G. (2016) Trends in Indigenous and non-Indigenous caesarean section births in the Northern Territory of Australia, 1986-2012: a total population-based study. BJOG, 123 (11). pp. 1814-1823.

Coffey, Pasqualina, Condon, John, Dempsey, Karen, Guthridge, Steven, and Thompson, Fintan (2016) A retrospective population-based study of induction of labour trends and associated factors among aboriginal and non-aboriginal mothers in the northern territory between 2001 and 2012. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16 (126). pp. 1-11.

Heal C, Charles D, Hardy A, Delpachitra M, Banks J, Wohlfahrt M, Saednia S, Buettner P. Protocol for a randomised controlled trial comparing aqueous with alcoholic chlorhexidine antisepsis for the prevention of superficial surgical site infection after minor surgery in general practice: the AVALANCHE trial. BMJ Open (2016); 6(7): e011604. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011604

Smith RK, Quigley F, Tosenovsky P, Velu R, Bradshaw B, Buettner P, Golledge J. Serum homocysteine is associated with the severity of primary chronic venous disease. Phlebology 2016; 31(6): 409-15

Fernando, Malindu E., Crowther, Robert G., Lazzarini, Peter A., Sangla, Kunwarjit S., Wearing, Scott, Buttner, Petra, and Golledge, Jonathan (2016) Plantar pressures are higher in cases with diabetic foot ulcers compared to controls despite a longer stance phase duration. BMC Endocrine Disorders, 16 (51). pp. 1-10.

Fernando, Malindu Eranga, Crowther, Robert G., Lazzarini, Peter A., Sangla, Kunwarjit S., Buttner, Petra, and Golledge, Jonathan (2016) Gait parameters of people with diabetes-related neuropathic plantar foot ulcers. Clinical Biomechanics, 37. pp. 98-107.

Fernando, Malindu, Crowther, Robert G., Cunningham, Margaret, Lazzarini, Peter A., Sangla, Kunwarjit S., Buttner, Petra, and Golledge, Jonathan (2016) The reproducibility of acquiring three dimensional gait and plantar pressure data using established protocols in participants with and without type 2 diabetes and foot ulcers.Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 9 (4). pp. 1-12.

Tan, Joanne Yue-Ai, Otty, Zulfiquer A., Vangaveti, Venkat N., Buttner, Petra, Varma, Suresh C., Joshi, Abhishek J., Kelly, Jenny, Collins, Michael, and Sabesan, Sabe S.(2016) A prospective comparison of times to presentation and treatment of regional and remote head and neck patients in North Queensland, Australia. Internal Medicine Journal Vol 46 Iss 8 pp.917-924

McIver, Lachlan J., Imai, Chisato, Buettner, Petra G., Gager, Paul, Chan, Vibol S., Hashizume, Masahiro, Iddings, Steven N., Kol, Hero, Raingsey, Piseth R., and Lyne, K.(2016) Diarrheal diseases and climate change in Cambodia: environmental epidemiology and opportunities for adaptation. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 28 (7). pp. 576-585.

Fernando, Malindu E., Seneviratne, Ridmee M., Tan, Yong Mong, Lazzarini, Peter A., Sangla, Kunwarjit S., Cunningham, Margaret, Buttner, Petra G., and Golledge, Jonathan (2016) Intensive versus conventional glycaemic control for treating diabetic foot ulcers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1). pp. 1-45.

Margolis, Stephen A., Muller, Reinhold, Ypinazar, Valmae A, and Lawton, Ben (2016) Changing paediatric emergency department model of care is associated with improvements in the National Emergency Access Target and a decrease in inpatient admissions. Emergency Medicine Australasia. pp. 1-5. 

Fröhlich, Eckhart, Hofmann, Juliane, Debove, Ines, Dietrich, Christoph F., Kaarmann, Hans, Pauluschke-Fröhlich, Jan, Schmidt, Stefan, and Muller, Reinhold (2016)Pictocam instead of Pictogram – a quality improvement study in abdominal ultrasound imaging. Zeitschrift Fur Medizinische Physik, 26 (3). pp. 251-258.

Campbell, Sandra, Roux, Nicolette, Preece, Cilla, Rafter, Eileen, Davis, Bronwyn, Mein, Jacki, Boyle, Jacqueline, Fredericks, Bronwyn, Nigram, Parul, Matic, Vlad, and Chamberlain, Catherine (2016) Paths to improving postpartum care among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women after gestational diabetes. In: [Presented at the 8th Biennial Are You Remotely Interested Conference], p. 54. From: AYRI 2016: 8th Biennial Are You Remotely Interested Conference, 20-22 July 2016, Mount Isa, QLD, Australia.

Chamberlain, Catherine, Marriot, Rhonda, and Campbell, Sandy (2016) Why we need to support Aboriginal women's choice to give birth on country. The Conversation, 15 June 2016. pp. 1-4.

McCalman, Janya, Campbell, Sandra K., Chamberlain, Catherine, Strobel, Natalie A., Bainbridge, Roxanne G., Wenitong, Mark, Ruben, Alan, Edmond, Karen M., Marriott, Rhonda, Tsey, Komla, Keith, Katrina, and Shields, Linda (2016) Family-centred interventions for Indigenous early childhood well-being by primary healthcare services.Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (12). pp. 1-18.

McDonald M, Richards M J, Roberts S  Potential health hazards in travellers to Australia, New Zealand, and the southwestern Pacific (Oceania) (2016) Wolters Kluwer UpToDate

Davis J, McDonald M Pyogenic liver abscess (2016) Wolters Kluwer UpToDate (ongoing)

McDonald, M Vertebral osteomyelitis and discitis in adults (2016) Wolters Kluwer UpToDate (ongoing)

McDonald M, Sexton D J Skeletal tuberculosis (2016) Wolters Kluwer UpToDate (ongoing)

McDonald M, Sexton D J Drug fever  (2016) Wolters Kluwer UpToDate  (ongoing)



2015 Publications

Li M, McDermott R (2015)  Albuminuria and its associated biomedical factors among indigenous adults in Far North Queensland: a 7-year follow up study  BMC Nephrology 2015 16:208

Clough A, Robertson J, Fitts M, Lawson K, Bird K, Hunter E et alImpacts of methamphetamine, other drugs and alcohol.pdf   James Cook University. ISBN 978-0-9942333-6-3, 2015

Schmidt B, Campbell S, McDermott R (2015) Community Health Workers as chronic care coordinators: evaluation of an Australian Indigenous primary health care program. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2015 40:S1 pg S107-S114.

van Gaans D, D’Onise K, Cardone T, McDermott R.The Development of a Public Health Research Data Management System Electronic Journal of Health Informatics 2015;9(1):e10.

McDermott RA, Schmidt B, Wenitong M, Sinha A, Hoy W, Owens V, Preece C, Esterman A, Li M. ‘Do Indigenous Health Workers Improve Chronic Care for High Risk Adults in Remote Communities.pdf Australian Diabetes Educator Vol 18, no. 3 August 2015 pp 16 – 19

Hays, Russell, and McDermott, Robyn (2015) Strongyloides stercoralis infection and antenatal care. Medical Journal of Australia, 203 (1). i-ii.

Harriss, Linton, Dey, Arindam, Thompson, Fintan, and McDermott, Robyn (2015) Cairns Hospital Emergency Department presentations: 12-Month report 2013 - 2014. Report. Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

Hays R, Esterman A, and McDermott RA (2015) Type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with Strongyloides stercoralis treatment failure in Australian aboriginals. PLoS Neglected Tropical Disease, 9 (8). pp. 1-10

Ding, Ding, Gebel, Klaus, Freeman, Becky, and Bauman, Adrian E. (2015) Vigorous physical activity and all-cause mortality: a story that got lost in translation. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12 (4). pp. 445-446.

English C, Hillier S, Crotty M, Esterman A, Segal L, Bernhardt J. Circuit class therapy or 7-day week therapy for increasing rehabilitation intensity of therapy after stroke (CIRCIT). A randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Stroke. June 2015, Volume 10, Issue 4.

Forbes, M, Eyre, H, Mitchell, R, and Di Natale, R. Health professionals as politicians. Aust. Health Review. 2015, Published online 27 April 2015. 

Gebel K, Ding D, Chey T, Stamatakis E, Brown W, Bauman A. Effect of Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity on All-Cause Mortality in Middle-aged and Older Australians. JAMA Internal Medicine, 175 (6). pp. 970-977

Gebel K, Ding D, Foster C, Bauman A, Sallis J. Improving Current Practice in Reviews of the Built Environment and Physical Activity. Sports Medicine. 2015, Volume 45, Issue 3, pp 297-302.

Goggin M, Zamora-Alejo K, Esterman A, van Zyl L. Adjustment of anterior corneal astigmatism values to incorporate the likely effect of posterior corneal curvature for toric IOL calculation. Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2015, 31(2): 98 - 102.

Hays R, Esterman A, Giacomin P, Loukas A, McDermott R. Does Strongyloides stercoralis infection protect against Type 2 Diabetes in humans? Evidence from Australian Aboriginal adults.  Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2015, 107(3). pp.355–361

Johnson D, McDermott R, Clifton P, D'Onise K, Taylor S, Preece C, Schmidt B. Characteristics of Indigenous adults with poorly controlled diabetes in north Queesland: implications for services. BMC Public Health. 2015, 15. pp.1-8

Lewsey JD, Lawson KD, Ford I, Fox KAA, Ritchie LD, Tunstall-Pedoe H, Watt GCM, Woodward M, Kent S, Neilson M and Briggs AH. A cardiovascular disease policy model that predicts life expectancy taking into account socioeconomic deprivation. Heart, 2015, 101 (3). pp. 201-208  

Li M, McDermott R.Smoking, poor nutrition, and sexually transmitted infections associated with pelvic inflammatory disease in remote North Queensland Indigenous communities. 1998-2005. BMC Womens Health. 2015, 15. pp. 1-7.

Li, Ming, and Robyn McDermottObesity, Albuminuria, and Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Predict Incidence of Hypertension in Indigenous Australians in Rural and Remote Communities in Northern Australia. Journal of Hypertension 33.4 (2015): 704–710. PMC. Web. 26 May 2015.

McDermott R, Schmidt B, Preece C, Owens V, Taylor S, Li M, Esterman A. Community health workers improve diabetes care in remote Australian Indigenous communities: results of a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research. 2015, 15:68.

Mitjà O, Houinei W, Moses P, Kapa A, Paru R, Hays R, Lukehart S, Godornes C, Bieb S V, Grice T, Siba P, Mabey D, Sanz S, Alonso P L,  Asiedu K, and Bassat Q. Mass Treatment with Single-Dose Azithromycin for Yaws. New England Journal of Medicine. 2015, 372:703-710.

Phillips C, Esterman A and Kenny A. The theory of organisational socialisation and its potential for improving transition experiences for new graduate nurses. Nurse Education Today. 2015, 35 pp. 118-124.

Sallis J, Spoon C, Cavill N, Engelberg J, Gebel K, Parker M, Thornton C, Lou D, Wilson A, Cutter C and Ding D. Co-benefits of designing communities for active living: an exploration of literature. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2015, 12. pp. 1-10

Wang, Harry H.X., Wang, Jia Ji, Lawson, Kenny D., Wong, Samuel Y.S., Wong, Martin C.S., Li, Fang Jian, Wang, Pei Xi, Zhou, Zhi Heng, Zhu, Chun Yan, Yeong, Jason Yao Q., Griffiths, Sian M., and Mercer, Stewart W. (2015) Relationships of multimorbidity and income with hospital admissions in 3 health care systems. Annals of Family Medicine, 13 (2). (In Press)

McIntosh, Emma, Bond, Lyndal, Donaldson, Cam, Lawson, Kenny, and Mason, Helen (2015) Economics of population health. In: Guest, Greg, and Namey, Emily E., (eds.) Public Health Research Methods. Sage Publications, Los Angeles, CA, USA, pp. 279-310.

Bainbridge, Roxanne, Tsey, Komla, McCalman, Janya, Kinchin, Irina, Saunders, Vicki, Watkin Lui, Felecia, Cadet-James, Yvonne, Miller, Adrian, and Lawson, Kenny (2015) No one's discussing the elephant in the room: contemplating questions of research impact and benefit in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian health research. BMC Public Health, 15 (696). pp. 1-10.

Sallis, James F., Spoon, Chad, Cavill, Nick, Engelberg, Jessa, Gebel, Klaus, Lou, Debbie, Parker, Mike, Thornton, Christina M., Wilson, Amanda, Cutter, Carmen L., and Ding, Ding (2015) Making the Case for Designing Active Cities. Report. University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA.

Merom, D., Gebel, K., Fahey, P., Astell-Burt, T., Voukelatos, A., Rissel, C., and Sherrington, C. (2015) Neighborhood walkability, fear and risk of falling and response to walking promotion: The Easy Steps to Health 12-month randomized controlled trial. Preventive Medicine Reports, 2. pp. 704-710.

McCalman, Janya, Searles, Andrew, Bainbridge, Roxanne, Ham, Rachael, Mein, Jacki, Neville, Johanna, Campbell, Sandra, and Tsey, Komla (2015) Empowering families by engaging and relating Murri way: a grounded theory study of the implementation of the Cape York Baby Basket program. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 15. pp. 1-13.

Usher, Kim, Clough, Alan, Woods, Cindy, and Robertson, Jan (2015) Is there an ice epidemic in Australia. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24 (4). pp. 283-285.

Fitts, Michelle S., West, Caryn, Robertson, Jan, Robertson, Kim, Roberts, Nicholas, Honorato, Bronwyn, and Clough, Alan R. (2015) The NHMRC Road Map 'benchmark' principles: a formal evaluation process is needed to improve their application. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39 (4). pp. 305-308.

Clough, Alan R., Fitts, Michelle, and Robertson, Jan (2015) Recent warnings of a rise in crystal methamphetamine ("ice") use in rural and remote Indigenous Australian communities should be heeded. Medical Journal of Australia, 203 (1). ii-iii.

Robertson, Jan, Stevenson, Leah, Usher, Kim, Devine, Sue, and Clough, Alan (2015) A review of trends in indigenous Australian tobacco research (from 2004 to 2013), its associated outputs and evidence of research translation. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 17 (8). pp. 1039-1048.

Stevens, Briony, Buttner, Petra, Watt, Kerrianne, Clough, Alan, Brimblecombe, Julie, and Judd, Jenni (2015) The effect of balanced protein energy supplementation in undernourished pregnant women and child physical growth in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Maternal and Child Nutrition 11(4). pp. 415-432.

Miller, A., Massey, P.D., Judd, J., Kelly, J., Durrheim, D.N., Clough, A.R., Speare, R., and Saggers, S. (2015) Using a participatory action research framework to listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia about pandemic influenza. Rural and Remote Health, 15. pp. 1-10.

Clough, Alan R., and Bird, Katrina (2015) The implementation and development of complex alcohol control policies in indigenous communities in Queensland (Australia). International Journal of Drug Policy, 26 (4). pp. 345-351.

Gould, Gillian Sandra, Watt, Kerrianne, McEwen, Andy, Cadet-James, Yvonne, and Clough, Alan R. (2015) Predictors of intentions to quit smoking in Aboriginal tobacco smokers of reproductive age in regional New South Wales (NSW), Australia: quantitative and qualitative findings of a cross-sectional survey. BMJ Open, 5. pp. 1-10.

Gould, Gillian Sandra, Watt, Kerrianne, Cadet-James, Yvonne, and Clough, Alan R. (2015) Using the risk behaviour diagnosis scale to understand Australian Aboriginal smoking — a cross-sectional validation survey in regional New South Wales. Preventive Medicine Reports, 2. pp. 4-9.

Burt, M.G, Drake, S.M, Aguilar-Loza, N.R, Esterman, A., Stranks, S.N, and Roberts, G.W (2015) Efficacy of a basal bolus insulin protocol to treat prednisolone-induced hyperglycaemia in hospitalized patients. Internal Medicine Journal, 45 (3). pp. 261-266.

Sushames, A.J., Edwards, A.M., Mein, J.K., Sinclair, K.M., and Maguire, G.P. (2015) Utility of field-based techniques to assess Indigenous Australians' functional fitness and sedentary time. Public Health. (In Press)

D’Onise K, McDermott RA, Lynch JW.  Centre-based preschool programs - systematic review of child and adult health outcomes.pdf  In: Reynolds A J, Rolnick A J, Temple J A (eds) Health and Education in Early Childhood: predictors, interventions and policies (2015) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 145-207


2014 Publications

Black AP, Vally H, Morris P, Daniel M, Esterman A, Smith F, O'Dea K. High folate levels in Aboriginal children after subsidised fruit and vegetables and mandatory folic acid fortification. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2014,  Jun;38(3):241-6

Bohanna, India, Bird, Katrina, Copeland, Jan, Roberts, Nicholas, and Clough, Alan. A service-level action research intervention to improve identification and treatment of cannabis and related mental health issues in young Indigenous Australians: a study protocol. BMJ Open, 2014, 4 (7). pp. 1-7

Bowen A, Tong S, Andrews R, O’Meara I, McDonald M, Chatfield M, Currie B and Carapetis J. Short-course oral co-trimoxazole versus intramuscular benzathine benzylpenicillin for impetigo in a highly endemic region: an open-label, randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial. The Lancet, 2014, Volume 384, Issue 9960.

Campbell S, Bohanna I, Duquemin A, Cadet-James Y, Swinbourne A, McDermott R. Evaluation of a community-based tobacco control intervention in five remote north Queensland Indigenous communities. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. 2014.

Canuto K, McDermott R, Cargo M. Participant views on participating in a pragmatic randomised controlled trial: the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Fitness Program. International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:77.

Carson KV, Smith BJ, Brinn MP, Peters MJ, Fitridge R, Koblar SA, Jannes J, Singh K, Veale AJ, Goldsworthy S, Litt J, Edwards D, Hnin KM, Esterman AJ. Safety of a course of varenicline tartrate and counselling over counselling alone for smoking cessation: A 52-week randomised controlled trail for inpatients (STOP study). Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2014, July 16.

Chalmers S, Esterman A, Eston R, Bowering K, Norton K. Short-term heat acclimation training improves physical performance: A systematic review, and exploration of physiological adaptations and application for team-sports. Sports Med. 2014, May 10.

Clough A., R., Fitts, M.S., Robertson, J.A., Shakeshaft A., Miller, A., Doran C.M., Muller R., Ypinazar V., Martin, D.,  McDermott, R., Sanson-Fisher, R.,  Towle, S., Margolis, S.A., West C. Study Protocol - Alcohol Management Plans (AMPs) in remote indigenous communities in Queensland: their impacts on injury, violence, health and social indicators and their cost-effectiveness. BMC Public Health, 2014, 14:15

Crawford-Williams F, Fielder A, Mikocka-Walus A, Esterman A. A critical review of public health interventions aimed at reducing alcohol consumption and/or increasing knowledge among pregnant women. Drug and Alcohol Review 2014 May 20.

D’Onise K, McDermott RA, Lynch JW.Center based preschool programs: systematic review of child and adult health outcomes’ in Reynolds AJ, Rolnick AJ, Temple JA, Health and Health Education in Early Childhood: Predictors, Intervention and Policies. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2014, pp. 145-200.

Dey, A., Sandor, C. Lessons Learned: Evaluating Visualizations for Occluded Objects in Handheld Augmented Reality. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 2014, 72 (10-11). Pages 704-716.

Ding D, Gebel K, Oldenburg BF, Wan X, Zhong X, Novotny T. An early-stage epidemic: A systematic review of correlates of smoking among Chinese wo­men. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2014, 21(4): 653-661.

Ding D, Gebel K, Phongsavan P, Bauman AE, Merom D. Driving: A road to unhealthy lifestyles and poor health outcomes. PLOS ONE. 2014, 9(6): e94602.

Gibson OR, McDermott RA, Esterman A, Li M, Wenitong M, Segal L. Investing in primary health care reduces the risk of diabetes-related hospitalisation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with type 2 diabetes in north Queensland 

Gould, Gillian Sandra, Watt, Kerrianne, McEwen, Andy, Cadet-James, Yvonne, and Clough, Alan R. Validation of risk assessment scales and predictors of intentions to quit smoking in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: a cross-sectional survey protocol. BMJ Open. 2014, 4 (6). pp. 1-12.

Harlow, A.F., Bohanna, I., Clough, A. A Systematic Review of Evaluated Suicide Prevention Programs Targeting Indigenous Youth. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. 2014, Aug 12:1-12.

McDonnell MN, Esterman AJ, Williams RS, Walker J, Mackintosh SF. Physical activity habits and preferences in the month prior to a first-ever stroke. PeerJ. 2014, 2:e489

O’Hara BJ, Phongsavan P, Gebel K, Banovic D, Buffett K, Bauman AE. Longer term impacts of the mass media campaign to promote the Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service®: Increasing the saliency of a new public health program. Health Promotion Practice. 2014, Nov;15(6):828-38.

Phillips C, Kenny A, Esterman A, Smith C. A secondary data analysis examining the needs of graduate nurses in their transition to a new role. Nurse Educ Pract. 2014, 14:106-111

Phillips C, Kenny A, Esterman A, Smith C. Does the choice of pre-registration paid employment impact on graduate nurse transition: An Australian study. Nurse Education Today 2014, 34(4):532-537.

Plotnikoff R, Gebel K, Lubans D. Self-efficacy, physical activity and se­dentary behavior in adolescent girls: Testing mediating effects of the perceived school and home environment. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2014, Nov;11(8):1579-86.

Sharp R, Grech C, Fielder A, Mikocka-Walus A, Cummings M, Esterman, A. 'The patient experience of a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC): a qualitative descriptive study'. Contemporary Nurse. 2014, 48:1, 26-35,

Sharp R, McCutcheon H, Cummings M, Hearse N, Esterman A. The safety and efficacy of midlines compared to Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters for adult cystic fibrosis patients: a retrospective, observational study. Int J Nurs Stud. 2014, 51(5):694-702.

Staehelin A, Zingg U, Devitt P, Esterman A, Smith L, Jamieson G, Watson D. Preoperative factors predicting outcome following laparoscopic fundoplication. World J Surg. 2014, Jun;38(6):1431-43.

Stewart S, Stocks NP, Burrell LM, de Looze FJ, Esterman A, Harris M, Hung J, Swemmer CH, Kurstjens NP, Jennings GL, Carrington MJ. More rigorous protocol adherence to intensive structured management improves blood pressure control in primary care: results from theValsartan Intensified Primary CareReduction of Blood Pressure study. J Hypertens. 2014 32(6):1342-50.

Torrance N, Lawson KD, Afolabi E, Bennett MI, Serpell MG, Dunn KM and Smith BH. Estimating the burden of disease in chronic pain with and without neuropathic characteristics: does the choice between the EQ-5D and SF-6D matter? Pain. 2014,155 (10). pp. 1996-2004

Turner, R, McDermott R. Clinical predictors of severe acute pancreatitis: value-adding the view from the end of the bed. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2014

Vatandoust S, Joshi R, Pittman K, Esterman A, Broadbridge V, Adams J, Singhal N, Yeend S, Price T. A descriptive study of persistent oxaliplatin induced peripheral neuropathy in patients with colorectal cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2014, Feb;22(2):513-8.

Vitry A, Nguyen T, Ramsay E, Caughey G, Gilbert A, Shakib S, Ryan P, Esterman A, McDermott R, Roughead L. General practitioner management plans delaying time to next potentially preventable hospitalization for patients with heart failure. Intern Med J. 2014, Jun 18.

Warsini, Sri, Buettner, Petra, Mills, Jane, West, Caryn, and Usher, Kim. Post-traumatic stress disorder among survivors two years after the 2010 Mount Merapi volcano eruption: a survey study.    Nursing and Health Sciences. 2014, pp. 1-8.

Warsini, Sri, Buettner, Petra, Mills, Jane, West, Caryn, and Usher, Kim. The psychosocial impact of the environmental damage caused by the Mt Merapi eruption on survivors in Indonesia.   EcoHealth. 2014, pp. 1-11.

Warsini, Sri, Usher, Kim, Buettner, Petra, Mills, Jane, and West, Caryn. Psychosocial and environmental distress resulting from a volcanic eruption: study protocol. Collegian. 2014, pp. 1-7.  

West C., Usher, K., Clough, A.R. Study protocol - resilience in individuals and families coping with the impacts of alcohol related injuries in remote indigenous communities: a mixed method study. BMC Public Health. 2014, 14:479

Woods, Cindy, West, Caryn, Mills, Jane, Park, Tanya, Southern, Joanne, and Usher, Kim. Undergraduate student nurses' self-reported preparedness for practice. Collegian. 2014,pp. 1-10.  


2013 Publications

Bohanna, India. Suicide "contagion": what we know and what we need to find out. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2013, 185 (10). pp. 861-862.

Campbell S, Bohanna I, Swinbourne A, Cadet-James Y, McKeown D, McDermott, R. Stages of change, smoking behaviour and readiness to quit in a large sample of Indigenous Australian living in eight remote north Queensland communities.  Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10:1562-1571.

Campbell, S., Lynch, J., Esterman, A., McDermott, R., Pre-pregnancy predictors of hypertension in pregnancy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in North Queensland, Australia. BMC Public Health, 2013, 13:138.

Canuto, Karla J., Spagnoletti, Belinda, McDermott, Robyn A., and Cargo, Margaret. Factors influencing attendance in a structured physical activity program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in an urban setting: a mixed methods process evaluation. International Journal for Equity in Health.2013, 13. pp. 1-11.

Caughey, Gillian E., Preiss, Adrian K., Vitry, Agnes I., Gilbert, Andrew L., Ryan, Philip, Shakib, Sepehr, Esterman, Adrian, McDermott, Robyn A., and Roughead, Elizabeth E. (2013) Does antidepressant medication use affect persistence with diabetes medicines? Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 22. pp. 615-622.

Childs J, Thoirs K, Esterman A. Ultrasound measurements of the liver: An intra and inter-rate reliability study. Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2013, Volume 17 Issue 3 August.

Delko T, Kostler T, Peev M, Esterman A, Oertli D, Zingg U. Revisional versus primary Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a case-matched analysis. Surgical Endoscopy. Surg Endosc. 2014 Feb;28(2):552-8. doi: 10.1007/s00464-013-3204-0. Epub 2013 Oct 3.

D’Onise K, McDermott R, Campbell S. Benefits of modest weight or waist circumference loss in a remote North Queensland Indigenous population. Australia New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2013. 37(4), pp. 345-349.

D'Onise, Katina, McDermott, Robyn, Esterman, Adrian, and McCulloch, Bradley. Temporal variation in cardiovascular disease risk predicted by albuminuria: an opportunity for clinical intervention? Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2013, 3 (1). pp. 22-27.

D'Onise, Katina, Haren, Matthew T., Misan, Gary M.H., and McDermott, Robyn A.  Who uses complementary and alternative therapies in regional South Australia? Evidence from the Whyalla Intergenerational Study of Health. Australian Health Review, 2013, 37 (1). pp. 104-111.

Daniel, M., Paquet, C., Kelly, S.J., Zang, G., Rowley, K.G., McDermott, R., and O'Dea, K. Hypertriglyceridemic waist and newly-diagnosed diabetes among remote-dwelling Indigenous Australians. Annals of Human Biology, 2013, 40 (6). pp. 496-504.

Delko T, Kostler T, Peev M, Esterman A, Oertli D, Zingg U. Revisional versus primary Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a case-matched analysis. Surgical Endoscopy. Surg Endosc. 2014 Feb;28(2):552-8. doi: 10.1007/s00464-013-3204-0. Epub 2013 Oct 3.

Forbes, Malcolm P., Ling, James, Jones, Sam, and McDermott, Robyn. Impacts and outcomes of diabetes care in a high risk remote Indigenous community over time: implications for practice. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 19 (2). pp. 107-112.

Gebel K, Ding D, Bauman AE (2014). Volume and intensity of physical activity in a large population-based cohort of middle-aged and older Australians: Prospective relationships with weight gain, and physical function. Preventive Medicine. 2013, 60(3): 131-133.

Gibson, Odette R., Segal, Leonie, and McDermott, Robyn A. A systematic review of evidence on the association between hospitalisation for chronic disease related ambulatory care sensitive conditions and primary health care resourcing. BMC Public Health, 2013, 13. pp. 1-13.

Gould, Gillian S., Watt, Kerrianne, Stevenson, Leah, McEwen, Andy, Cadet-James, Yvonne, and Clough, Alan R. Developing anti-tobacco messages for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: evidence from a national cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health. 2013, 14. pp. 1-13.

Gould, Gillian S., Munn, Joanne, Avuri, Sandra, Hoff, Susan, Cadet-James, Yvonne, McEwen, Andy, and Clough, Alan R. "Nobody smokes in the house if there's a new baby in it": Aboriginal perspectives on smoking in pregnancy and in the household in regional NSW Australia. Women and Birth. 2013, 26 (4). pp. 246-253.

Leach, Matthew J., Segal, Leonie, Esterman, Adrian, Armour, Caroline, McDermott, Robyn, and Fountaine, Tim. The Diabetes Care Project: an Australian multicentre, cluster randomised controlled trial [study protocol]. BMC Public Health. 2013, 13. pp. 1-9.

Luke, Joanne N., Brown, Alex, Daniel, Mark, O'Dea, Kerin, Best, James D., Jenkins, Alicia J., Wang, Zhiqiang, McDermott, Robyn A., Wang, Zaimin, and Rowley, Kevin G. The metabolic syndrome and CVD outcomes for a central Australian cohort. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2013, 100. e70-e73.

Luke, Joanne N., Brown, Alex D., Brazionis, Laima, O'Dea, Kerin, Best, James D., McDermott, Robyn A., Wang, Zaimin, Wang, Zhiqiang, and Rowley, Kevin G. Exploring clinical predictors of cardiovascular disease in a central Australian Aboriginal cohort. European Journal of Preventative Cardiology, 2013, 20 (2). pp. 246-253.

Pointing, Shane Boris, Hayes-Jonkers, Charmaine, and Clough, Alan. Possible strategies for reducing alcohol-related assault: community-based methodology in Cairns, tropical North Queensland (Australia). In: Bletzer, Keith V., (ed.) Assaults: interventions, preventive strategies and societal implications. Nova Science Publishers. 2013, pp. 185-198.

Robertson J, Conigrave KM; Ivers R, Hindmarsh E, Clough AR., 'Addressing high rates of smoking in remote Aboriginal communities: new evidence for GP's, Australian Family Physician. 2013, 40:6

Robertson J, Pointing BS, Stevenson L, Clough AR. "We made the rule, we have to stick to it": towards effective management of environmental tobacco smoke in remote Aboriginal communities' International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2013, 10(10), pp. 4944-4966

Roe, Y.L., Zeitz, C.J., Mittinty, M.N., McDermott, R.A., and Chew, D.P.  Impact of age, gender and Indigenous status on access to diagnostic coronary angiography for patients presenting with non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndromes in Australia. Internal Medicine Journal. 2013, 43 (3). pp. 317-322.

Stephens, Anne, Bohanna, India, Graham, Deborah, and Clough, Alan R. Screening and assessment instruments for use in Indigenous-­specific alcohol and drug treatment rehabilitation. Journal of Tropical Psychology. 2013, 3. pp. 1-11

Stevenson, Leah C., Bohanna, India, Robertson, Jan A., and Clough, Alan R. Aboriginal people in remote communities in Arnhem Land (Northern Territory) restrict their smoking in some environments: implications for developing and implementing interventions to reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. Drug and Alcohol Review. 2013,32 (6). pp. 627-630.

Turner, Richard C., Brazionis, Laima B., and McDermott, Robyn. Intake patterns of food nutrients and other substances associated with chronic pancreatitis. Pancreatology. 2013, 13 (1). pp. 33-37

Ward, James, McGregor, Skye, Guy, Rebecca J., Rumbold, Alice R., Garton, Linda, Silver, Bronwyn J., Taylor-Thomson, Debbie, Hengel, Belinda, Knox, Janet, Dyda, Amalie, Law, Matthew G., Wand, Handan, Donovan, Basil, Fairley, Christopher K., Skov, Steven, Ah Chee, Donna, Boffa, John, Glance, David, McDermott, Robyn, Maher, Lisa, and Kaldor, John M. STI in remote communities: improved and enhanced primary health care (STRIVE) study protocol: a cluster randomised controlled trial comparing 'usual practice' STI care to enhanced care in remote primary health care services in Australia. BMC Public Health, 2013,13. pp. 1-9



2012 Publications

Canuto, Karla, Cargo, Margaret, Li, Ming, D'Onise, Katina, Esterman, Adrian, and McDermott, Robyn. Pragmatic randomised trial of a 12-week exercise and nutrition program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: clinical results immediate post and 3 months follow-up. BMC Public Health. 2012, 12. pp. 1-11

Ullrich S, Esterman A, Buckley J, Crichton J. An exploratory study of the mealtime experience of older people with dysphagia. Journal of Aging Research and Clinical Practice, Vol 3, no 4, pp.229-236



Campbell S, Roux N, Preece C, Rafter E, Davis B, Mein J, Boyle J, Fredericks B, Chamberlain C.  Paths to improving care of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women following gestational diabetes.  (2017) Primary Health Care Research & Development 17:1-14 DOI: 10.1017/S1463423617000305


Schmidt B, Watt K, McDermott R, Mills J.  Assessing the link between implementation fidelity and health outcomes for a trial of intensive case management by community health workers: a mixed methods study protocol.  (2017) BMC Health Services Research 17:490 DOI 10.1186/s12913-017-2320-2

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