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

MAY 2022

Wait times for mental health services are a national crisis, especially for our young people. Can smartphone apps offer a promising path forward? The privacy and accessibility apps offer enable the broad dissemination of high-quality, evidence-based care for little cost. Despite this, there has been no research into the utility of smartphone apps as a stepping-stone for young people to use while they await care. The BalckDog Institute is conducting research into this area and is interested in hearing from GPs. Find out more about the study and how you can get involved here.

 

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ACTIVATING PRIMARY CARE COPD PATIENTS

APRIL 2022

Health Professionals are invited to participate in an Activating Primary Care COPD Patients with Multimorbidity (APCOM) Trial. The trial is funded by the Australian Government Medical Research Future Fund and aims to improve the knowledge and self-management capacity of COPD patients with co-morbidities in general practice. This study will test the impact, feasibility and acceptability of a tailored self-management intervention. You can find out more about the study by contacting nzwar@bond.edu.au.

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SUPPORTING BEHAVIOUR CHANGE IN GENERAL PRACTICES

MARCH 2022

The Change Talk research team brings together academics at Griffith University, Monash University, Australian National University and Athabasca University to investigate how General Practitioners can be best supported to enact behaviour change in practice.

Health professionals are invited to participate in a brief survey here, to share information about behaviour change tools and strategies they have come across that could be used to inform future training for health professionals. 

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PCOS IN GENERAL PRACTICE

MARCH2022

Western Sydney and Monash Universities are undertaking research on the translation of clinical guidelines on PCOS in general practice. The project aims to understand the barriers to and enablers of using tools that have been developed to assist GPs in providing care to women with PCOS.

Health professionals are invited to complete a brief anonymous survey, which will ask you what you think of three guideline translation tools, how they could fit into your clinic workflow, and any suggestions for modification. Find out more and access the survey here.

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BEFIT STUDY

MARCH 2022

Conducted by a Endocrinology Advanced Trainees at Canberra Hospital, the BeFit study aims to assess Australian General Practitioners and Endocrinologist’s knowledge of the evidence-based benefits of physical activity and barriers to exercise prescription in patients with type 2 diabetes. 

Find out more and access the survey here