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Research Engagement Changes Attitudes and Behaviours towards Agrichemical Safety in Australian Farmers
There is limited research that evaluates the effect of farmer involvement in agrichemical exposure surveillance on their attitudes and behaviour towards...
August 11, 2020
Organophosphate exposure and the chronic effects on farmers: a narrative review
Organophosphates are a class of insecticides used globally by the agricultural industry for insect control. Acute consequences of organophosphate exposures are...
August 10, 2020
Sustainable Fishing Families: Developing industry human capital through health, wellbeing, safety and resilience
An industry is only as healthy and sustainable as its members. In recent years, concern for thehealth, safety and wellbeing of the professional wild-catch...
December 19, 2019
Measure to manage: Using cholinesterase assessment to monitor agrichemical exposure in Victorian farmers
Aim: As an occupation, farming is not one that regularly monitors blood cholinesterase (ChE) compared to other occupations such as commercial agrichemical...
September 20, 2019
A Pest to Mental Health? Exploring the Link between Exposure to Agrichemicals in Farmers and Mental Health
The current literature acknowledges that occupational exposures can adversely affect mental health. This review seeks to elucidate the current understanding of...
August 18, 2019
Development and evaluation of e-mental health interventions to reduce stigmatization of suicidality – a study protocol
Worldwide, approximately 800,000 persons die by suicide every year; with rates of suicide attempts estimated to be much higher. Suicidal persons often suffer...
August 18, 2019
Suicide and Accidental Death for Australia’s Farming Families: How Context Influences Individual Response
This article presents qualitative data to explore the experience of farming family members faced with accidental or suicide death and understand how this is...
August 18, 2019
The epidemiology of emergency presentations for falls across Western Victoria, Australia
In order to develop and implement prevention strategies for falls, comprehensive epidemiological data are required. Therefore, this study mapped...
August 18, 2019
'It could have been a lot worse': the psychological effects of farm-related serious injury in Victoria'
The psychological response to injury is an important factor in recovery, and the development of psychological problems can result in a delay or inability to...
August 18, 2019
Revision joint replacement surgeries of the hip and knee across geographic region and socioeconomic status in the western region of Victoria: a cross-sectional multilevel analysis of registry data
Residents of rural and regional areas, compared to those in urban regions, are more likely to experience geographical difficulties in accessing healthcare,...
August 18, 2019
Mapping Cancer incidence across Western Victoria: the association with age, accessibility, and socioeconomic status among men and women
Cancer is a leading burden of disease in Australia and worldwide, with incidence rates varying with age, sex and geographic location. As part of the Ageing,...
August 18, 2019
Suicide and Accidental Death for Australia’s Farming Families: How Context Influences Individual Response
This article presents qualitative data to explore the experience of farming family members faced with accidental or suicide death and understand how this is...
June 19, 2019