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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
The Ripple Effect Final Report
This report details the design and evaluation of The Ripple Effect—a technologically-innovative, digitalintervention to reduce the stigma associated with...
January 19, 2017
Research protocol for a digital intervention to reduce stigma among males with a personal experience of suicide in the Australian farming community
Background: Australian farming communities have up to twice the suicide rate of the general population. Men, particularly, demonstrate debilitating self-...
November 29, 2016
Initial destination hospital of paediatric prehospital patients in rural Victoria
The objective of this present study was to describe the initial destination hospital of paediatric patients transported by Ambulance Victoria paramedics within...
August 18, 2016
Ageing, chronic disease and injury: a study in western Victoria (Australia)
An increasing burden of chronic disease and associated health service delivery is expected due to the ageing Australian population. Injuries also affect health...
August 18, 2016
Research protocol for a digital intervention to reduce stigma among males with a personal experience of suicide in the Australian farming community
Australian farming communities have up to twice the suicide rate of the general population. Men, particularly, demonstrate debilitating self- and...
August 18, 2016
Higher social distress and lower psycho-social wellbeing: examining the coping capacity and health of people with hearing impairment
The objectives of this paper are as follows: (1) propose an explanatory model as to how hearing disability may impact on health and (2) examine the model’s...
August 18, 2015
Farmers' work‐day noise exposure
This study aims to understand the extent of farmers’ exposure to hazardous noise, and trial and test the ability of an on‐farm noise audit report to...
August 18, 2015
Special health needs of Australian farmers
The physical and mental health requirements of the farming workforce present unique challenges to pharmacists practicing in these communities.
August 18, 2015
Farmers sun exposure, skin protection and public health campaigns: An Australian perspective
This review explores the quantitative data about Australian farmers and their skin protective behaviours. We investigate what the documented measurable effect...
August 18, 2015
Cholinesterase Research Outreach Project (CROP): measuring cholinesterase activity and pesticide use in an agricultural community
Australian farmers and their workers are exposed to a wide variety of pesticides. Organophosphate (OP) insecticides are a widely used class of pesticide used...
August 18, 2015