https://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Six-month outcomes of a web-based intervention for users of amphetamine-type stimulants: randomized controlled trial https://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:28361 d=0.45) and help-seeking intentions (RR 1.17; d=0.32), with help seeking increasing for the intervention group and declining for the control group. There were also significant interactions for days completely (RR 0.50) and partially (RR 0.74) out of role favoring the intervention group. However, 37% (30/81) of the intervention group did not complete even 1 module. Conclusions: This self-guided Web-based intervention encouraged help seeking associated with ATS use and reduced days out of role, but it did not reduce ATS use. Thus, this program provides a means of engaging with some sections of a difficult-to-reach group to encourage treatment, but a substantial minority remained disengaged.]]> Wed 11 Apr 2018 12:55:00 AEST ]]> Breakingtheice: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial of an internet-based intervention addressing amphetamine-type stimulant use https://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:15175 Wed 11 Apr 2018 11:00:08 AEST ]]> Alcohol, hospital admissions, and falls in older adults: a longitudinal evaluation https://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:19575 0 ≤2), “long-term risk” (>2 ≤4), or “short-term risk” (>4). Separate generalized estimating equations for men and women, controlling for key demographic, and health variables (depression, diabetes, circulatory and musculoskeletal conditions) were used to examine the relationship of alcohol consumption with hospitalization and falls against a reference category of low-risk consumption. Results: Most participants were in the low (10,369, 62%) or abstinent (5,488, 33%) categories. Among women, all alcohol groups had greater odds of admission than low-risk users; among men, only the abstinent group had increased odds. For both genders, depression, diabetes, circulatory and musculoskeletal conditions all increased the odds of admission. For both genders, the unadjusted model showed that abstainers had increased odds of falling, with depression, diabetes, and for women, musculoskeletal conditions also associated with falls in the adjusted model. Conclusion: These outcomes suggest that older women in particular could benefit from targeted alcohol consumption messages or interventions. In relation to falls, other health conditions appear better targets for intervention than alcohol use.]]> Sat 24 Mar 2018 07:58:19 AEDT ]]> A web-based intervention for users of amphetamine-type stimulants: 3-month outcomes of a randomized controlled trial https://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:19380 Sat 24 Mar 2018 07:52:10 AEDT ]]>