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Community perceptions of suspicious pigmented skin lesions: Are they accurate when compared to general practitioners?

Peter D Baade, Kevin P Balanda, Warren R Stanton, Chris B Del Mar, et al Skin care, Skin lesions Community responses (n=925, response rate=71%) of a series of eight photographs of pigmented skin lesions were compared against those of general practitioners ...

Comparison of two self-help smoking cessation booklets

Kevin P Balanda, John B Lowe, Mary-Louise O'Connor-Fleming Smoking, Smoking cessation, Cigarette, Tobacco OBJECTIVE To compare two self-help smoking cessation booklets distributed to callers to a Quitline telephone service in Queensland (Australia). ...

A comprehensive behaviour change program designed to increase sun-protective behaviour among school students

J B Lowe, K R Balanda, W R Stanton, Mar C Del Sun screen, Sun protection, Child health Chronic Conditions Conditions Cancer Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

A measure of skin familiarity and its role in the early detection of skin cancer

K P Balanda, W R Stanton, P D Baade, [...], A Clavarino Sun screen, Sun protection, Child health Skin self-examination (SSE) is promoted widely so that individuals will become familiar with their skin and be better able to identify suspicious changes earl ...

A survey of smoking prevalence amoung Indigenous secondary school students in North Queensland

L. H. Saeck, K P Balanda, J B Lowe, [...], W R Stanton Smoking, Smoking cessation, Smoking ban, Legislation, Law, Mortality, Secondhand smoke, Passive smoking, Tobacco, Student Request the full-text to ask the authors to provide the full-text version. Art ...

An Innovative Method of Increasing Early Detection for Skin Cancer in Australia

John B. Lowe, Kevin P. Balanda, C. B. Del Mar, [...], Gina Clare Skin health, Examination, Cancer Abstract Objective: To evaluate a family practice intervention to encourage patients to request a skin examination during their consultation. Methods: Family ...

Cancer Control Activities in Australian Public Hospitals

Kevin P. Balanda, John B. Lowe, Warren Stanton, Vincent Conway, et al Cancer, Cancer control, Health education Cancer is a major cause of death in Australia and there is considerable interest in the role health education in hospital settings has in reduci ...

Changes in skin protection behaviors, attitudes, and sunburn: In a population with the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world

P D Baade, K P Balanda, J B Lowe Skin cancer, Skin protection, Sun screening, Sun burn This study describes changes in skin protection attitudes and outdoor behaviors of adults in Queensland, Australia, using two cross-sectional telephone surveys conducte ...

Community perceptions about the important signs of early melanoma

Peter D. Baade, Kevin P. Balanda, Warren R. Stanton, John B. Lowe, et al Melanoma, Skin Leison Detecting melanoma early often relies on patient concern about a particular pigmented lesion. However, it is not clear what specific features the public views a ...

Community perceptions of bowel cancer: A survey of Queenslanders

JB Lowe, KP Balanda, AM Gillespie, Anderson, et al Bowel cancer, Cancer detection, Early detection Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Australia. The Australian Cancer Society has set a national goal 'to exploit prevention opportunities a ...

Dissemination of an Efficacious Antenatal Smoking Cessation Program in Public Hospitals in Australia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

John B Lowe, P Kevin P Balanda, Warren R Stanton, Vivienne O'Connor Smoking cessation, Passive smoking, Pregnant women, Pregnancy hospitals that routinely provide effective smoking cessation programs for pregnant women. In Queensland, Australia, 70 p ...

Effect of a public awareness campaign on the appropriateness of patient-initiated skin examination in general practice

P D Baade, K P Balanda, J B Lowe, C B Del Mar Skin examination, Skin lesion The aim of the study was to describe the appropriateness of patient-initiated skin examinations, and assess whether an awareness program leads to a greater proportion of inappropr ...

Enhancing the early detection of melanoma within current guidelines

Kevin P. Balanda, John B. Lowe, Warren R. Stanton, Amaya M. Gillespie Melanoma, Skin Lesion, Cancer Queensland has the highest reported incidence of malignant melanoma in the world, and early detection offers the possibility of reducing the burden of this ...

Evaluation of a smoking relapse prevention program for cardiovascular patients

W R Stanton, J B Lowe, K P Balanda, C. B. Del Mar Tobacco cessation, Smoking Smoking cessation reduces both the mortality and re-infarction rate amongst smokers who have experienced a myocardial infarction (MI). Smoking cessation programs have tended to b ...

Evaluation of a Three-Year School-Based Intervention to Increase Adolescent Sun Protection

J B Lowe, K P Balanda, W R Stanton, A Gillespie Sun Screen, Sun Protection, School-aged Children The efficacy of a school-based intervention was evaluated using a randomized controlled trial in Australia. In consecutive grades (8, 9, and 10), students in ...

Evaluation of antenatal smoking cessation programs for pregnant women

John B. Lowe, Kevin P. Balanda, Gina Clare Pregnancy, Pregnant Woman, Smoking, Second-hand Smoke, Perinatal Death Smoking during pregnancy has been linked to health problems, including the risk of low birthweight, preterm labour, spontaneous abortion and ...

Examination of skin naevi in Australian general practice: Dissonance between care and need?

C B Del Mar, Kevin P. Balanda Skin Lesion, Melanona, Skin Cancer Over 26 months, 223 general practitioners recorded consultations involving the management of skin naevi and some demographic details of the patients. We used data from the Health Insurance C ...

Identifying Trajectories of Adolescent Smoking: An Application of Latent Growth Mixture Modeling

Craig R. Colder, Paras Mehta, Kevin Balanda, Brian R. Flay Smoking, Adolescent Smoking The goal of the current study was to identify discrete longitudinal patterns of change in adolescent smoking using latent growth mixture modeling. Five distinct longitu ...

Maximally Almost Disjoint Families of Representing Sets

Mathematics Article   in   Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 93(01)  · January 1983 Chronic Conditions Conditions Cancer Research and Evaluation Other Outputs https://www.researchgate.net/publication/243031068_Maximally_Almos ...

Measurement of community beliefs about colorectal cancer

Warren R. Stanton, Kevin P. Balanda, Amaya M. Gillespie, Peter D. Baade Bowel Cancer Few educational campaigns have focused on bowel cancer, though studies have indicated that members of the community need and want current information about relevant issue ...

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