Victoria

Testing the feasibility of a mobile technology intervention promoting healthy gestational weight gain in pregnant women (txt4two) - study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

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May 12, 2015

BACKGROUND: Overweight, obesity and excess gestational weight gain (GWG) are associated with negative health outcomes for mother and child in pregnancy and across the life course. Interventions promoting GWG within guidelines report mixed results.

Rural parents, teenagers and alcohol: what are parents thinking?

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Mar 02, 2006

INTRODUCTION: The fundamental role of alcohol in the lives of young Australians is mirrored in the level of drinking by adolescents. In 2001, more than one in four Australian adolescents aged 14-19 years consumed alcohol weekly.

Population-level effects of automated smoking cessation help programs: a randomized controlled trial.

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Feb 19, 2013

AIMS: To test the population impact of offering automated smoking cessation interventions via the internet and/or by mobile phone.

Temporal mood changes associated with different levels of adolescent drinking: using mobile phones and experience sampling methods to explore motivations for adolescent alcohol use.

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Apr 17, 2013

INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Alcohol use during adolescence is associated with the onset of alcohol use disorders, mental health disorders, substance abuse as well as socially and physically damaging behaviours, the effects of which last well into adulthood.

Using information and communication technologies to consult with patients in Victorian primary care: the views of general practitioners.

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Jul 22, 2013

Information and communication technologies such as email, text messaging and video messaging are commonly used by the general population. However, international research has shown that they are not used routinely by GPs to communicate or consult with patients.

Analysing clinical studies: principles, practice and pitfalls of Kaplan-Meier plots.

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Feb 13, 2008

THE PROBLEM: The conventional method for estimating survival over time following an episode of disease or treatment is the Kaplan-Meier (K-M) technique, which results in a step-down survival plot, with upper and lower bounds of 1.0 and 0, respectively.

'Net Generation' medical students: technological experiences of pre-clinical and clinical students.

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Feb 18, 2008

BACKGROUND: While institutions have been keen to integrate information and communication technologies into medical education, little is known about the technological experiences of the current cohort of so-called 'Net Generation' students.

Investigating the utility of mobile phones for collecting data about adolescent alcohol use and related mood, stress and coping behaviours: lessons and recommendations.

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Mar 26, 2009

INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: The trajectory from alcohol use to alcohol use disorders in adolescence is yet to be understood. Momentary sampling may assist in capturing 'real-time' data on young people's alcohol use and associated motivational factors.

Use of SMS text messaging to improve outpatient attendance.

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Oct 05, 2005

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of appointment reminders sent as short message service (SMS) text messages to patients' mobile telephones on attendance at outpatient clinics.

DESIGN: Cohort study with historical control.

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