Research

Get involved with, or take part in some of the local research, surveys or studies currently taking place across the region:

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'WHILE WE WAIT' MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

JULY 2022

As the primary referrers to treatment, GPs are significantly impacted by long wait times, which can create additional burden and pressure when providing care to youth patients. The Black Dog Institute is asking GPs to share their experience via an online survey to help them work to bridge this gap with evidenced-based, low-cost digital solutions. You will be reimbursed for your time. Find out more and participate here.

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ACTIVATING PRIMARY CARE COPD PATIENTS WITH MULTIMORBIDITY TRIAL

JULY 2022

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the 5th leading cause of death in Australia. The Trial aims to test a personalised self-management support program, to be delivered by Practice Nurses (PNs) to patients with COPD and other long-term health conditions. The trial will evaluate whether this program is effective in improving quality of life, increasing patient knowledge of COPD and can be effectively implemented in primary care. To express interest in participating, or for more information, please contact nzwar@bond.edu.au.

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HEALTHCARE DELIVERY FOR WOMEN WITH DIABETES

JUNE 2022

Researchers from the University of Newcastle are conducting a study on the delivery of healthcare to women with GDM in metropolitan and rural  Australia. If you are a health professional who is currently involved in the treatment of women with GDM in Australia then you are invited to share your experience and knowledge.

Find out more and complete the survey here. For further information please email ellen.payne@uon.edu.au.

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NUTRITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE POST ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL

MAY 2022

Patients with alcohol-related problems are often identified as malnourished with vitamin and mineral deficiencies. The nutritional care needs of this patient population are complex. Researchers from the University of Wollongong and the University of NSW are investigating the approaches of nutritional care provided by health care professionals in the PHN to help inform best practice approaches for patients who have been discharged from hospital post alcohol withdrawal. Find out more and complete the survey here.