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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
What Happens to the Farm? Australian Farmers’ Experiences after a Serious Farm Injury
To investigate the experiences of farmers on returning to farming following a serious farm-related injury.
August 18, 2018
Cholinesterase research outreach project (CROP): point of care cholinesterase measurement in an Australian agricultural community
Australian farmers are routinely exposed to a wide variety of agrichemicals, including herbicides and insecticides. Organophosphate (OP) insecticides are...
August 18, 2018
Online assessment of suicide stigma, literacy and effect in Australia’s rural farming community
In Australia, farming populations have been identified as having higher rates of suicide, in comparison to metropolitan, rural and regional communities. The...
August 18, 2018
Sustainable farm families across the globe– the most important part of any farm is a healthy farm family
Background Farmers across the globe have increased risks – accident, injury, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, suicide and zoonosis. They also face...
April 19, 2018
Presenting injuries (farm and other) at a regional hospital in Victoria, Australia – linking prevention, promotion and place
Over the last decade agriculture, forestry and fishing workers had the highest rate of workplace fatalities compared to other occupations in Australia. This is...
January 19, 2018
Translating agricultural health and medicine education across the Pacific: a United States and Australian comparison study
Populations in agricultural communities requirehealth care that is interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral to address the high rate of workplace deaths,...
August 18, 2017
Chronic Disease and Health Risk Behaviours Among Rural Agricultural Workforce in Queensland
Little is known of the lifestyle behaviours and prevalence of chronic disease in the Australian agricultural workforce. This study aimed to assess behavioural...
August 18, 2017