${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Fluid-driven fractures in granular materials Wed 22 Mar 2017 16:14:20 EST ]]> Thallium and manganese complexes involved in the luminescence emission of potassium-bearing aluminosilicates 2+ in good agreement with the observed luminescence emission at 560 nm for aluminosilicates produced by a ⁴T1(⁴G)→⁶A1(⁶S) transition in tetrahedrally coordinated Mn2+. Moscovite samples display spectral CL bands at 285 and 560 nm but only when the electron-beam is directed along the (0 1 0) orientation and not along the (0 0 1) orientation. The Tl⁺ versus K⁺ cation isomorphism anchors the luminogenous hydrous thallium–manganese complexes to the potassium-bearing aluminosilicate surfaces under analyses. The CL emission bands at 285 and 560 nm of these complexes together with the EDS detection of thallium are a fast analytical measurement detecting the presence of thallium in further studies involving this toxic element.]]> Wed 22 Mar 2017 16:14:19 EST ]]> Cerebrovascular reactivity assessed by transcranial Doppler ultrasound in sport-related concussion: a systematic review Wed 22 Mar 2017 16:14:17 EST ]]> Continuous-time and sampled-data-based average consensus with logarithmic quantizers Wed 22 Mar 2017 16:14:16 EST ]]> Surface damage of Ti₃SiC₂ by MeV iodine bombardment 15 ions cm−2. The evolution of microstructure and induced defects of the irradiated sample with different doses was surveyed by combining grazing incident X-ray diffraction (GIXRD) using synchrotron radiation and variable energy positron beam analysis (PBA). With increasing irradiation dose, the crystallinity degrades gradually and leads to a combination of damaged Ti₃SiC₂ in combination with the precipitation of a TiCₓ phase. For high dose irradiation, a nano-dispersed TiCₓ phase becomes the dominant component. The PBA measurements indicate the formation of a new large vacancy-type defect that could be a cluster or void. The combination of GIXRD and PBA demonstrates that the damage of the MAX phase is more serious in the first 10 nm surface layer than that in the deeper layers closer to the final resting position of the projectile in the solid. The possible damage mechanisms have been discussed.]]> Wed 22 Mar 2017 16:14:13 EST ]]> Nearly exclusive growth of small diameter semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes from organic chemistry synthetic end-cap molecules Wed 22 Mar 2017 16:14:13 EST ]]> Comparison of cervical spine stiffness in patients with chronic non-specific neck pain and asymptomatic individuals .05) with pain intensity or level of disability. Conclusion: These preliminary results suggest that cervical spine stiffness may be greater in the presence of nonspecific neck pain. However, judgments regarding pain intensity and level of disability should not be inferred from examinations of spinal joint stiffness.]]> Wed 22 Mar 2017 16:07:14 EST ]]> The effect of end-range cervical rotation on vertebral and internal carotid arterial blood flow and cerebral inflow: a sub analysis of an MRI study Wed 22 Mar 2017 16:07:13 EST ]]> Foreign exchange market efficiency and profitability of trading rules: evidence from a developing country Wed 22 Mar 2017 16:00:15 EST ]]> Chronic traumatic encephalopathy in sport: a systematic review Wed 22 Mar 2017 15:46:12 EST ]]> The effects of tai chi in centrally obese adults with depression symptoms Wed 22 Mar 2017 14:57:15 EST ]]> Versican V1 overexpression induces a myofibroblast-like phenotype in cultured fibroblasts Wed 22 Mar 2017 14:36:16 EST ]]> An analogical model to design time in clinical objects Wed 22 Mar 2017 14:36:16 EST ]]> Distributed self localization for relative position sensing networks in 2D space Wed 22 Mar 2017 14:29:41 EST ]]> The relationship between image degradation and myopia in the mammalian eye Wed 22 Mar 2017 14:29:25 EST ]]> Scheduling residential battery storage with solar PV: assessing the benefits of net metering Wed 22 Mar 2017 14:29:20 EST ]]> The mechanics of sill inception, propagation and growth: experimental evidence for rapid reduction in magmatic overpressure Wed 22 Mar 2017 14:29:18 EST ]]> Inhaled medications in COPD: devices and medications Wed 22 Mar 2017 14:29:17 EST ]]> Applying 'hope theory' to first year learning: a practice report Wed 22 Mar 2017 14:29:16 EST ]]> Sustaining development and poverty reduction: promoting growth where it counts Wed 22 Mar 2017 14:29:14 EST ]]> Cell wall invertase promotes fruit set under heat stress by suppressing ROS-independent cell death Solanum lycopersicum) with its CWIN inhibitor gene silenced and focusing on ovaries and fruits at 2 d before and after pollination, respectively. We found that the increase of CWIN activity suppressed LMHS-induced programmed cell death in fruits. Surprisingly, measurement of the contents of H₂O₂ and malondialdehyde and the activities of a cohort of antioxidant enzymes revealed that the CWIN-mediated inhibition on programmed cell death is exerted in a reactive oxygen species-independent manner. Elevation of CWIN activity sustained Suc import into fruits and increased activities of hexokinase and fructokinase in the ovaries in response to LMHS. Compared to the wild type, the CWIN-elevated transgenic plants exhibited higher transcript levels of heat shock protein genes Hsp90 and Hsp100 in ovaries and HspII17.6 in fruits under LMHS, which corresponded to a lower transcript level of a negative auxin responsive factor IAA9 but a higher expression of the auxin biosynthesis gene ToFZY6 in fruits at 2 d after pollination. Collectively, the data indicate that CWIN enhances fruit set under LMHS through suppression of programmed cell death in a reactive oxygen species-independent manner that could involve enhanced Suc import and catabolism, HSP expression, and auxin response and biosynthesis.]]> Wed 22 Mar 2017 13:33:24 EST ]]> Urban teachers' perceptions of inclusion of migrant children in the Chinese educational institution: a comparative study Wed 22 Mar 2017 13:33:24 EST ]]> Feedback control with feedforward sequence for nanopositioning system Wed 22 Mar 2017 13:33:22 EST ]]> Diplosphaera sp. MM1 - a microalga with phycoremediation and biomethane potential Diplosphaera sp. MM1 for its ability to generate energy through biomass production from wastewater remediation. 33% dairy wastewater and 50% winery wastewater demonstrated as promising alternative media for cultivating Diplosphaera sp. MM1 biomass. Interestingly, the alga cultivated in 50% winery wastewater with limited nitrogen produced the highest lipid content (43.07% total solid) and the lowest carbohydrate content (9.35%TS). On the contrary, the lowest lipid content (16.98%TS) and the highest carbohydrate content (29.39%TS) were exhibited by the alga cultivated in 33% dairy wastewater. The results from anaerobic digestion processes in terms of biochemical methane potential of the alga cultivated in BG-11 medium, 33% dairy wastewater and 50% winery wastewater were 197.39, 129.75 and 218.51 NmL g-1VS, respectively. Further, this study demonstrates the potential of winery wastewater as a candidate to increase the lipid content of algae and enhance biofuel production of algal biomass.]]> Wed 22 Mar 2017 13:33:22 EST ]]> CO₂ quality control through scrubbing in oxy-fuel combustion: an evaluation of operational pH impacts, and prediction of SO₂ absorption rate at steady state 5.5. The concentration of HCO₃⁻ increases dramatically above pH 6 and below this pH, the concentration of HCO₃⁻ is negligible. The absorption rate of SO₂ was found to increase with pH with some increase with the concentration of SO₂. The operational pH window for scrubbing may be defined by an upper limit pH where the absorption rate of SO₂ starts to decreases from the maximum absorption rate of SO₂ and the lower limit pH where the absorption rate of SO₂ reduces to half of the maximum absorption rate of SO₂. Both the upper limit and the lower limit decrease initially and stay stable with the concentration of SO₂. This decrease is caused by the reversible reaction of the hydrolysis of SO₂ and confirmed by equilibrium experiments of SO₂ and sodium solutions. Operation within region 2 (pH 5-6) is recommended, depending on the scrubber design. The operation exit pH of the produced liquid can be varied within the region. The absorption rates of SO₂ obtained in the steady state experiments were predicted by a model based on the instantaneous reaction assumption. This model generally overestimates the absorption rates of SO₂ at pH values below 6 indicating a kinetic limitation of SO₂ and water reaction at low pH values. The analysis on the controlling regions indicates that the gas side mass transfer resistance decreases with the concentration of SO₂. Liquid side resistance becomes more important at a lower pH and a higher concentration of SO₂.]]> Wed 22 Mar 2017 13:33:19 EST ]]> Predictors of mathematics achievement of migrant children in Chinese urban schools: a comparative study Wed 22 Mar 2017 13:33:19 EST ]]> CO₂ quality control through scrubbing in oxy-fuel combustion: simulations on the absorption rates of SO₂ into droplets to identify operational pH regions Wed 22 Mar 2017 13:33:13 EST ]]> Phycoremediation of dairy and winery wastewater using Diplosphaera sp. MM1 Diplosphaera sp. and was designated strain MM1. The growth of this strain was evaluated in different diluted dairy and winery wastewaters. The highest algal biomass production (up to 2.3 g L-1) was obtained in dairy wastewater (D3; dairy wastewater 1:2 deionised water) after 14 days of culture. However, for winery wastewater, the highest algal biomass production (up to 1.46 g L-1) was obtained in wastewater combination W2 (winery wastewater 1:1 deionised water) after 14 days of culture. Turbid dairy wastewater with high concentration of nitrogen and phosphorous slowed down the initial growth of the alga. However, at the end of day 14, biomass production was nearly twofold higher than that of winery wastewater. The findings from both types of wastewater suggest that Diplosphaera sp. MM1 has potential for its application in generating biomass with simultaneous remediation of nutrient-rich wastewater.]]> Wed 22 Mar 2017 13:33:13 EST ]]> On binomial observation of continuous-time Markovian population models Wed 22 Mar 2017 13:26:17 EST ]]> RIP1 kinase is an oncogenic driver in melanoma Wed 22 Mar 2017 13:26:15 EST ]]> Is UV/Ce(IV) process a chloride-resistant AOPs for organic pollutants decontamination? IV) process can efficiently oxidize organic pollutants such as Acid Orange 7, even in the presence of chloride. Fluorescent probe technology suggests hydroxyl radicals were generated in UV/Ce(IV) process, but not in UV/Ce(IV)/Cl⁻ system. In the presence of chloride, Ce(IV)-chloride complex was formed, which can directly oxidize dyes or generate reactive oxygen species by chlorine activation. Although degradation and mineralization rates of dyes were still inhibited to some extents by large amounts of chloride, but negligible AOX was generated. Therefore, UV/Ce(IV) process can be recommended as an alternative AOPs when treating acidic saline wastewater.]]> Wed 22 Mar 2017 13:26:14 EST ]]> Board background heterogeneity and exploration-exploitation: the role of the institutionally-adopted board model Wed 22 Mar 2017 11:55:22 EST ]]> An open source automatic quality assurance (OSAQA) tool for the ACR MRI phantom Wed 22 Mar 2017 11:55:21 EST ]]> Coupled discrete element-finite difference method for analysing the load-deformation behaviour of a single stone column in soft soil Wed 22 Mar 2017 11:55:18 EST ]]> Performance of multistep finite control set model predictive control for power electronics Wed 22 Mar 2017 11:48:22 EST ]]> Note on best possible bounds for determinants of matrices close to the identity matrix Wed 22 Mar 2017 11:48:19 EST ]]> Rare germline copy number deletions of likely functional importance are implicated in endometrial cancer predisposition 0.05), but cases presented with an excess of rare germline deletions overlapping likely functional genomic regions including genes (P = 8 x 10-10), CpG islands (P = 1 x 10-7) and sno/miRNAs regions (P = 3 x 10-9). On average, at least one additional gene and two additional CpG islands were disrupted by rare deletions in cases compared to controls. The most pronounced difference was that over 30 sno/miRNAs were disrupted by rare deletions in cases for every single disruption event in controls. A total of 13 DNA repair genes were disrupted by rare deletions in 19/1,209 cases (1.6 %) compared to one gene in 1/528 controls (0.2 %; P = 0.007), and this increased DNA repair gene loss in cases persisted after excluding five individuals carrying CNVs disrupting mismatch repair genes MLH1, MSH2 and MSH6 (P = 0.03). There were 34 miRNA regions deleted in at least one case but not in controls, the most frequent of which encompassed hsa-mir-661 and hsa-mir-203. Our study implicates rare germline deletions of functional and regulatory regions as possible mechanisms conferring endometrial cancer risk, and has identified specific regulatory elements as candidates for further investigation.]]> Wed 22 Mar 2017 11:48:19 EST ]]> Stability analysis and stabilization of a class of cutting systems with chatter suppression Wed 22 Mar 2017 11:48:16 EST ]]> Vibration control with MEMS electrostatic drives: a self-sensing approach Wed 22 Mar 2017 11:48:16 EST ]]> Geochemistry of upper Miocene-lower Pliocene source rocks in the Hellenic fold and thrust belt, Zakynthos Island, Ionian Sea, western Greece max and production index values, (2) odd to even predominance values, (3) low diasterane to sterane and Pr/Ph ratios, (4) low 20S/(20S + 20R) and ββ/(ββ + αα) sterane ratios and (5) presence of gammacerane.]]> Wed 22 Mar 2017 11:48:13 EST ]]> MicroRNA function in mast cell biology: protocols to characterize and modulate microRNA expression Wed 22 Mar 2017 11:48:12 EST ]]> Perinatal maternal probiotic intervention impacts immune responses and ileal mucin gene expression in a rat model of irritable bowel syndrome Wed 22 Mar 2017 11:27:18 EST ]]> Monitoring and tracking contaminant sources in catchments and estuaries Tue 21 Mar 2017 18:17:51 EST ]]> Cardiorespiratory effects induced by 2-nitrate-1,3-dibuthoxypropan are reduced by nitric oxide scavenger in rats Tue 21 Mar 2017 18:03:41 EST ]]> Ondansetron and promethazine have differential effects on hypothermic responses to lithium chloride administration and to provocative motion in rats Tue 21 Mar 2017 17:37:14 EST ]]> Unilateral auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder: retrocochlear lesion in disguise? Tue 21 Mar 2017 16:39:50 EST ]]> Patriarchal residues in Indonesia: respect accorded senior men by junior men Tue 21 Mar 2017 16:39:50 EST ]]> The efficacy of a supervised and a home-based core strengthening programme in adults with poor core stability: a three-arm randomised controlled trial Tue 21 Mar 2017 16:39:45 EST ]]> Contextual barriers to discussing a schizophrenia diagnosis with patients and families: need for leadership and teamwork training in psychiatry Tue 21 Mar 2017 16:39:44 EST ]]> Online versus bricks-and-mortar retailing: a comparison of price, assortment and delivery time Tue 21 Mar 2017 16:39:42 EST ]]> A tsunami of unmet needs: pancreatic and ampullary cancer patients' supportive care needs and use of community and allied health services Tue 21 Mar 2017 16:39:42 EST ]]> Endangered musical heritage as a wicked problem Tue 21 Mar 2017 16:32:41 EST ]]> Droperidol V. haloperidol for sedation of aggressive behaviour in acute mental health: randomised controlled trial Tue 21 Mar 2017 16:32:41 EST ]]> Exploring the genetics of irritable bowel syndrome: a GWA study in the general population and replication in multinational case-control cohorts KDELR2 (KDEL endoplasmic reticulum protein retention receptor 2) and GRID2IP (glutamate receptor, ionotropic, delta 2 (Grid2) interacting protein), showed consistent IBS risk effects in the index GWAS and all replication cohorts and reached p=9.31×10-6 in a meta-analysis of all datasets. Several SNPs in this region are associated with cis effects on KDELR2 expression, and a trend for increased mucosal KDLER2 mRNA expression was observed in IBS cases compared with controls. Conclusions: Our results demonstrate that general population-based studies combined with analyses of patient cohorts provide good opportunities for gene discovery in IBS. The 7p22.1 and other risk signals detected in this study constitute a good starting platform for hypothesis testing in future functional investigations.]]> Tue 21 Mar 2017 12:06:41 EST ]]> The effect of social functioning and living arrangement on treatment intent, specialist assessment and treatment uptake for hepatitis C virus infection among people with a history of injecting drug use: the ETHOS study Opioid Treatment Index social functioning scale. Those classified in the highest quartile (score >6) were considered having lower social functioning. Analyses were performed using logistic regression. Results: Among 415 participants (mean age 41 years, 71% male), 24% were considered having lower social functioning, 70% had early HCV treatment intent (intention to be treated in the next 12 months), 53% were assessed by a specialist and 27% initiated treatment. Lower social functioning was independently associated with unemployment, unstable housing, recent injecting drug use and moderate to extremely severe symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. Lower social functioning was independently associated with reduced early HCV treatment intent (aOR 0.51, 95% CI 0.30-0.84) and lower specialist assessment (aOR 0.48, 95% CI 0.29-0.79), but not HCV treatment uptake (aOR 0.76, 95% CI 0.40-1.43). Living with someone was independently associated with HCV treatment uptake (with someone and children: aOR 2.28, 95% CI 1.01-5.14; with someone and no children: aOR 2.36, 95% CI 1.30-4.31), but not early HCV treatment intent or specialist assessment. Conclusions: This study highlights the need for the development and implementation of strategies targeting people who inject drugs with lower social functioning to enhance HCV treatment intent and specialist assessment. Further, strategies to enhance social support may play a role in increasing HCV treatment uptake.]]> Tue 21 Mar 2017 11:59:43 EST ]]> Associations between personality disorder characteristics and treatment outcomes in people with co-occurring alcohol misuse and depression. Thu 23 Mar 2017 18:43:49 EST ]]> Novel setting for addressing tobacco-related disparities: a survey of community welfare organization smoking policies, practices and attitudes Thu 23 Mar 2017 18:11:09 EST ]]> A pharmacist-led system-change smoking cessation intervention for smokers admitted to Australian public hospitals (GIVE UP FOR GOOD): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial Thu 23 Mar 2017 16:59:46 EST ]]> Negotiating the challenge of collaborative writing: learning from one writing group's mutiny Thu 23 Mar 2017 16:46:23 EST ]]> Persistent MRD before and after allogeneic BMT predicts relapse in children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia 50. A Cox multivariate regression model for LFS retained both B-other ALL subtype (hazard ratio 4·1, P = 0·0062) and MRD persistence post-HSCT (hazard ratio 3·9, P = 0·0070) as independent adverse prognostic variables. Persistent MRD could be used to direct post-HSCT therapy.]]> Thu 23 Mar 2017 16:46:23 EST ]]> Familiarity with and intentions to use internet-delivered mental health treatments among older rural adults Thu 23 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST ]]> Occipital sources of resting-state alpha rhythms are related to local gray matter density in subjects with amnesic mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease Thu 23 Mar 2017 16:14:24 EST ]]> Psychometric testing of the Persian version of the belongingness scale - clinical placement experience Thu 23 Mar 2017 16:14:14 EST ]]> Optimisation of the phenolic content and antioxidant activity of apple pomace aqueous extracts Thu 23 Mar 2017 16:14:13 EST ]]> Microencapsulation of Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-5, Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12 and Propionibacterium jensenii 702 by spray drying in goat's milk Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-5, Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12 and novel potential probiotic Propionibacterium jensenii 702 was resuspended in reconstituted (20% w/v) goat's milk, spray dried in a mini spray dryer (inlet temperature=195°C and outlet temperature=85°C) and the spray dried powder was stored in air tight glass jars at 4°C and 30°C for 24 weeks. Powder quality and probiotic viability after spray drying and subsequent storage were measured. Spray drying probiotics in reconstituted goat's milk resulted in a significant reduction in the viability of all three probiotics. However, all three probiotics were able to maintain satisfactory viability levels (10⁶-10⁸cfu/g) after spray drying. While storage temperature did not appear to have a significant effect on moisture content, the viability of all three strains declined dramatically when stored at 30°C but lactobacilli and propionibacteria remained virtually unaffected under storage at 4°C, satisfying recommendations regarding the level of viable cells in probiotic foods.]]> Thu 23 Mar 2017 16:06:26 EST ]]> Damage risks and economic assessment of climate adaptation strategies for design of new concrete structures subject to chloride-induced corrosion 1). It was found that increasing concrete strength grade is more cost-effective than increasing design cover. The results also indicate that the cost-effectiveness of a given adaptation strategy depends mainly on the type of structural component, exposure conditions and climate change scenarios.]]> Thu 23 Mar 2017 16:06:26 EST ]]> Parallel averaging for thermal noise mitigation in MEMS electrothermal displacement sensors Thu 23 Mar 2017 16:06:22 EST ]]> Programming of formalin-induced nociception by neonatal LPS exposure: maintenance by peripheral and central neuroimmune activity Thu 23 Mar 2017 15:13:10 EST ]]> Effective and reflective teaching practice Thu 23 Mar 2017 14:59:14 EST ]]> System-centred tobacco management: from 'whole-person' to 'whole-system' change Thu 23 Mar 2017 14:42:06 EST ]]> Socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers' ratings of plain and branded cigarette packaging: an experimental study Thu 23 Mar 2017 14:38:21 EST ]]> Reaching the hard-to-reach: a systematic review of strategies for improving health and medical research with socially disadvantaged groups Thu 23 Mar 2017 14:38:15 EST ]]> Feasibility of a GP delivered skin cancer prevention intervention in Australia Thu 23 Mar 2017 14:31:19 EST ]]> Totally antimagic total graphs Thu 23 Mar 2017 14:24:19 EST ]]> Power and the passion: a positioning analysis of the electricity privatisation debate in the 2015 NSW state election Thu 23 Mar 2017 14:24:15 EST ]]> A randomized clinical trial of a financial education intervention with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for low socio-economic status Australian smokers: a study protocol Thu 23 Mar 2017 14:17:20 EST ]]> Associations between alcohol, smoking, socioeconomic status and comorbidities: evidence from the 45 and Up Study Thu 23 Mar 2017 14:17:20 EST ]]> Childhood sexual abuse and its association with adult physical and mental health: results from a national cohort of young Australian women Thu 23 Mar 2017 14:17:19 EST ]]> Effects of gender, cytokine gene polymorphisms and environmental factors on inflammatory responses in vivo, these might contribute to increased incidences of hospitalisations for infectious diseases among Indigenous women.]]> Thu 23 Mar 2017 14:17:16 EST ]]> Exercise with blood flow restriction: an updated evidence-based approach for enhanced muscular development Thu 23 Mar 2017 14:17:15 EST ]]> On the particle size effect in expanded perlite aluminium syntactic foam Thu 23 Mar 2017 14:17:13 EST ]]> Evidence of a salt refuge: chytrid infection loads are suppressed in hosts exposed to salt Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, temperature and humidity refuge areas for amphibian hosts exist but are difficult to manipulate. Other environmental features that may affect the outcome of infection include water quality, drying regimes, abundance of alternate hosts and isolation from other hosts. We identified relationships between water bodies with these features and infection levels in the free-living hosts inhabiting them. Where significant relationships were identified, we used a series of controlled experiments to test for causation. Infection loads were negatively correlated with the salt concentration of the aquatic habitat and the degree of water level fluctuation and positively correlated with fish abundance. However, only the relationship with salt was confirmed experimentally. Free-living hosts inhabiting water bodies with mean salinities of up to 3.5 ppt had lower infection loads than those exposed to less salt. The experiment confirmed that exposure to sodium chloride concentrations >2 ppt significantly reduced host infection loads compared to no exposure (0 ppt). These results suggest that the exposure of amphibians to salt concentrations found naturally in lentic habitats may be responsible for the persistence of some susceptible species in the presence of B. dendrobatidis. By manipulating the salinity of water bodies, it may be possible to create refuges for declining amphibians, thus allowing them to be reintroduced to their former ranges.]]> Thu 23 Mar 2017 14:17:13 EST ]]> Targeting multiple health risk behaviours among vocational education students using electronic feedback and online and telephone support: protocol for a cluster randomised trial Thu 23 Mar 2017 14:03:11 EST ]]> The association between cannabis use and motivation and intentions to quit tobacco within a sample of Australian socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers Thu 23 Mar 2017 13:56:11 EST ]]> Comparing socially disadvantaged smokers who agree and decline to participate in a randomised smoking cessation trial Thu 23 Mar 2017 13:56:11 EST ]]> Using decision trees to understand structure in missing data Thu 23 Mar 2017 13:51:39 EST ]]> Stuck in the catch 22: attitudes towards smoking cessation among populations vulnerable to social disadvantage Thu 23 Mar 2017 13:51:25 EST ]]> Development and validation of a 21-item challenges to stopping smoking (CSS-21) scale Thu 23 Mar 2017 13:21:11 EST ]]> Electronic cigarettes: awareness, recent use, and attitudes within a sample of socioeconomically disadvantaged Australian smokers Thu 23 Mar 2017 13:21:10 EST ]]> 'The lesser of two evils': a qualitative study of staff and client experiences and beliefs about addressing tobacco in addiction treatment settings Thu 23 Mar 2017 13:14:13 EST ]]> Associations between behavioural risk factors and smoking, heavy smoking and future smoking among an Australian population-based sample 20 cig/day) compared to light-moderate smoking is unknown. The link between behavioural risk factors and future smoking for both ex and current smokers is also unknown. This study sought to examine these relationships. It is hypothesised that behavioural risk factors will be more strongly associated with heavy smoking. Method: Data from Wave 7 (2007) of the Household and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey was analysed using logistic regression to determine relationships between diet (fruit and vegetable consumption, and unhealthy diet choices), alcohol consumption, obesity and physical activity with light-moderate smoking and heavy smoking. The association between these risk factors and future smoking (2008) was assessed for current and ex-smokers (2007). Results: Obese respondents were less likely to be light/moderate smokers (RRR: 0.53; 95% CI: 0.43, 0.66) but not heavy smokers. Those who consume confectionary weekly were less likely to be light/moderate smokers (RRR: 0.73; 95% CI: 0.61, 0.87), but not heavy smokers. Smokers in 2007 were more likely to continue smoking in 2008 if they consumed 1-4 drinks per occasion (OR: 2.52; 95% CI: 1.13, 5.62). Ex-smokers in 2007 were less likely to relapse in 2008 if they consumed recommended levels of both fruit and vegetables (OR: 0.31; CI: 0.10, 0.91). Conclusion: The relationships between heavy smoking and behavioural risk factors differ from moderate-light smoking. Future primary care interventions would benefit from targeting multiple risk factors, particularly for heavy smokers.]]> Thu 23 Mar 2017 13:04:36 EST ]]> Delivering smoking cessation support to disadvantaged groups: a qualitative study of the potential of community welfare organizations Thu 23 Mar 2017 12:11:11 EST ]]> Goal identification when communication is a challenge Thu 23 Mar 2017 11:43:15 EST ]]> Quitting experiences and preferences for a future quit attempt: a study among inpatient smokers Fri 24 Mar 2017 10:07:48 EST ]]> Are Australian clinicians monitoring medication adherence in hematological cancer survivors? Two cross-sectional studies. Fri 24 Mar 2017 09:46:50 EST ]]> An audit of assessment and outcome of intervention at a quit smoking clinic in a homeless hostel Fri 24 Mar 2017 09:46:48 EST ]]> How can we improve stroke thrombolysis rates? A review of health system factors and approaches associated with thrombolysis administration rates in acute stroke care Fri 24 Mar 2017 09:39:49 EST ]]> Self-exempting beliefs and intention to quit smoking within a socially disadvantaged Australian sample of smokers Fri 24 Mar 2017 09:04:49 EST ]]> 'Cigarettes are priority': A qualitative study of how Australian socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers respond to rising cigarette prices Fri 24 Mar 2017 08:50:48 EST ]]> An internet based approach to improve general practitioners' knowledge and practices: the development and pilot testing of the "ABC's of vitamin D" program Fri 24 Mar 2017 08:36:50 EST ]]>