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O'Rourke, Thomas - - 2011
The purpose of this paper is to present a brief history of survey modes, encourage the use of multi mode surveys and identify inherent challenges in using a multi mode approach. While multi mode surveys are not a new phenomenon recent technological advancements such as the increased use and reliance ...
Hoffman, Ashlee - - 2011
This study examined university students' perceived confidence and importance in helping friends involved in disordered eating. A total of 419 university students completed a valid and reliable survey. Results indicated that although students felt it was important to be knowledgeable about disordered eating, the majority felt only moderately confident in ...
Barry, Adam - - 2011
Scale development represents a salient tool in the repertoire of public health education practitioners and researchers. However, too few professionals have a clear understanding of the complexities and intricacies associated with the development of a survey. Consequently, the purpose of this article is to a) briefly describe inherent issues associated ...
Kwan, Matthew - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to build a comprehensive picture of how physical activity relates to the transitional experiences during students' first year at university. To help inform the development of future intervention efforts, the current study conducted 8 focus groups (N = 45) to gain a better understanding ...
Williams, Ronald D., - - 2011
Substance use and abuse among rural youth represents a significant public health concern throughout the United States. Unfortunately, many rural communities have a limited health education workforce; therefore, conducting appropriate needs assessment strategies in youth drug use is difficult. This study details a social and epidemiological needs assessment in two ...
Lein, Donald H., - - 2011
Osteoporosis is associated with painful fractures that result in both personal and societal costs. Osteoporosis-related fractures lead to decreased mobility and increased morbidity including disfigurement and loss of independence. As bone loss begins early in life, young women are advised to start preventive behaviors to achieve optimal peak bone mass. ...
Azmat, Fara - - 2011
While considerable attention has been given to the spate of attacks on Indian students in Australia in 2009 and 2010, less attention has been paid to how the students who were at the centre of the furore perceived the violence. In this paper we explore the perceptions of Indian postgraduate ...
Saunders, Peter - - 2011
The Australian economy has weathered the storm that followed the global financial crisis (GFC) better than most other OECD countries. The reasons for this are complex, although the fiscal stimulus measures introduced by the federal government in 2008 and 2009 boosted domestic consumption and investment and helped to sustain economic ...
Baker, Christopher - - 2011
This article provides unique empirical evidence of post mortem giving in Australia, through a random sample of probate records in Victoria in 2006. The records show that decedents overwhelmingly leave their estates to their immediate family; first spouses, and then children in equal measure. They also show that there is ...
Christie, Michael - - 2011
Gambling by Aboriginal people is increasingly identified as a significant public problem in Australia, eliciting responses mainly concerned with measurement and harm minimisation. We adopt the utilitarian philosophy of John Dewey to critically examine the way this 'problem' is socially constructed. We recast our roles as pragmatic researcher-activists in the ...
Carney, Terry - - 2011
This paper reflects on aspects of the meaning of new social security as 'conditional welfare' (such as welfare quarantining) and its implications for client rights, advocacy and public policy accountability. The paper considers the rising reliance on conditional welfare and related measures such as 'linked', localised or place-based welfare, and ...
Scarpinato, Joyce - - 2011
Marsland, Scott - - 2011
Cella, Ann - - 2011
Scholl, Elizabeth - - 2011
Santelli, Jeanine - - 2011
Moran, Colleen - - 2011
Groth, Susan - - 2011
Obesity is an expanding epidemic and minority adolescent girls are at high risk. One way to tailor interventions for obesity prevention is to target intention to engage in particular behaviors. Data collected from adolescent girls' intentions and behaviors regarding nutrition, physical activity, and sleep patterns were used to examine nutritional ...
Muxworthy, Heather - - 2011
This paper is a retrospective review of the literature analyzing the role of the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in the community. Presented here is an appraisal of national and state mental health initiatives. Professional nursing regulations are reviewed, focusing on New York State advanced practice nursing. Barriers to practice ...
Pericak, Arlene - - 2011
In this paper, the author addresses decreased access to health care in underserved areas and the shortage of primary care physicians and how nurse practitioners (NPs) can fill this void. In order to make up for the lack of primary care doctors, NPs need to be politically involved in fighting ...
Cella, Ann - - 2011
Smith, Sarah - - 2011
The National Marine Fisheries Service is required by law to conduct social impact assessments of communities impacted by fishery management plans. To facilitate this process, we developed a technique for grouping communities based on common sociocultural attributes. Multivariate data reduction techniques (e.g. principal component analyses, cluster analyses) were used to ...
Caillouet, Charles W., - - 2011
Size distribution within reported landings is an important aspect of northern Gulf of Mexico penaeid shrimp stock assessments. It reflects shrimp population characteristics such as numerical abundance of various sizes, age structure, and vital rates (e.g. recruitment, growth, and mortality), as well as effects of fishing, fishing power, fishing practices, ...
Scott-Denton, Elizabeth - - 2011
In July 2006, a mandatory observer program was implemented to characterize the commercial reef fish fishery operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The primary gear types assessed included bottom longline and vertical line (bandit and handline). A total of 73,205 fish (183 taxa) were observed in the longline fishery. ...
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