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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EFFECT OF COST ON ACCESS TO ASTHMA MEDICINE

OCTOBER 2019

Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and the University of Sydney invite GPs to take part in a single focus group of around 1 hour’s duration or a telephone interview of around 30 minutes to help determine the impact of cost in people’s decisions about asthma medicines.

If you would like to take part, please contact Dr Sharon Davis, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney at s.davis@sydney.edu.au or by calling (02) 91 140 371.

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SURVEY ABOUT ATTITUDES TO CERVICAL SCREENING

OCTOBER 2019

Researchers at the University of Sydney are interested in hearing from clinicians about their views and experiences of the revised Australian National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP).

Findings will be used to understand the impact of the changes for GPs and guide strategies for effectively implementing the NCSP changes.

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INTERVIEW ABOUT DRIVING IN THE SENIOR YEARS

SEPTEMBER 2019

Doctors and nurses working in general practice are invited to share your views on current practices and challenges in determining driver safety among senior drivers.

For more information, please contact Nadine Veerhuis at nadinev@uow.edu.au.

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MANAGING SLEEP DISORDERS IN PRIMARY CARE

AUGUST 2019

This study aims to understand GPs’ current practices, attitudes and confidence in managing sleep disorders; perceptions of existing sleep health care pathways and the enablers and barriers to change.

Find out more by clicking on the link below, you can also download a consent form here.

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MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING SURVEY

AUGUST 2019

WayAhead - Mental Health Association NSW has launched the NSW Wellbeing Survey 2019 to understand what different communities throughout NSW need for better mental health and wellbeing.

The survey will take about 20 minutes and will help to inform WayAhead's advocacy work. 

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RESEARCH ABOUT THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF PATIENTS AND CARERS

AUGUST 2019

Researchers at the University of Canberra are conducting research that examines the skills, knowledge and confidence of individuals who provide care for someone who lives with a chronic illness. 

They are looking for adults who provide informal care for another adult with a chronic illness. 

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TIMING OF ACTIVITY IN TYPE 2 DIABETES

AUGUST 2019

The University of Wollongong and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District are investigating the effects of timing of physical activity on blood glucose control, activity levels and cardiovascular risk among people with type 2 diabetes.

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HEALTHY HABITS FOR CHILDREN

JULY 2019

Children who develop healthy habits from a young age are more likely to continue these habits into adulthood.

Time for Healthy Habits is a research study looking at ways to help parents and carers with healthy eating, physical activity and sleep habits in their young child.

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LIVING WITH DEMENTIA AND DRIVING

MAY 2019

The Living with Dementia and Driving study is a National Health & Medical Research Council funded study that aims to investigate ways to support people with dementia and their family members cope with driving and stopping driving. 

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