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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
Suicide and accidental death in Australia's rural farming communities: a review of the literature
Australia’s farmers constitute a heterogeneous group within the rural population. This literature review incorporates four broad areas: an understanding...
August 18, 2014
Making Connections: The 2014 Libby Harricks Memorial Oration [Monograph]
This is a story of engagement. Engagement with people who live in areas where access to services is difficult; people who live on farms and who have noise...
August 18, 2014
Cholinesterase Research Outreach Project (CROP) – Measuring Cholinesterase Activity of Australian Farmers
August 18, 2014
Q-fever and Australian farmers: is the health system paying enough attention? A literature review
Q-fever is caused by Coxiella burnetii, a Gram-negative bacteriumand Rickettsia-like organism. Transmitted from wild and domestic animals to humans, the most...
August 18, 2014
Alcohol Consumption, Obesity, and Psychological Distress in Farming Communities—An Australian Study
Alcohol consumption patterns nationally and internationally have been identified as elevated in rural and remote populations. In the general Australian...
August 18, 2013
Training and Experience of Nurses in Responding to Alcohol Misuse in Rural Communities
Alcohol misuse by farmers continues to challenge rural nurses. This article reports on the experiences of Australian nurses participating in the Alcohol...
August 18, 2013