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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
Agrichemical exposure in Australian farmers – monitoring, measuring and making a difference
Exposure to organophosphates at low levels over time has been associated with neurological conditions. In-field Personalised Cholinesterase Assessment Project...
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
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