Marian K Pitts

Summary

Affiliation: La Trobe University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Measuring effectiveness of the cervical cancer vaccine in an Australian setting (the VACCINE study)
    Elisa J Young
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Women s Hospital, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC 3052, Australia
    BMC Cancer 13:296. 2013
  2. pmc Managing chronic hepatitis B: A qualitative study exploring the perspectives of people living with chronic hepatitis B in Australia
    JACK WALLACE
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 4:45. 2011
  3. pmc Assessing knowledge of human papillomavirus and collecting data on sexual behavior: computer assisted telephone versus face to face interviews
    Anthony Smith
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, 3000, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:429. 2009
  4. pmc Determinants of male reproductive health disorders: the Men in Australia Telephone Survey (MATeS)
    Carol A Holden
    Andrology Australia, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:96. 2010
  5. pmc Conversant or clueless? Chlamydia-related knowledge and practice of general practitioners in Western Australia
    Meredith J Temple-Smith
    Primary Care Research Unit, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 9:17. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Growing older with HIV: a study of health, social and economic circumstances for people Living with HIV in Australia over the age of 50 years
    Marian Pitts
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 19:460-5. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and awareness of human papillomavirus (HPV): attitudes towards HPV vaccination among a representative sample of women in Victoria, Australia
    Marian K Pitts
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
    Sex Health 4:177-80. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of three types of pelvic pain in a nationally representative sample of Australian women
    Marian K Pitts
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 189:138-43. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Singaporean men's knowledge of cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) and their attitudes towards HPV vaccination
    Marian Pitts
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Vaccine 27:2989-93. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Singaporean women's knowledge of human papillomavirus (HPV) and attitudes toward HPV vaccination
    Marian Pitts
    La Trobe University, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Women Health 49:334-51. 2009

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Publications45

  1. pmc Measuring effectiveness of the cervical cancer vaccine in an Australian setting (the VACCINE study)
    Elisa J Young
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Women s Hospital, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC 3052, Australia
    BMC Cancer 13:296. 2013
    ..In sub study B, the distribution of human papillomavirus genotypes detected in high grade cervical intraepithelial neoplastic lesions from vaccine eligible women is being assessed...
  2. pmc Managing chronic hepatitis B: A qualitative study exploring the perspectives of people living with chronic hepatitis B in Australia
    JACK WALLACE
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 4:45. 2011
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  3. pmc Assessing knowledge of human papillomavirus and collecting data on sexual behavior: computer assisted telephone versus face to face interviews
    Anthony Smith
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, 3000, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:429. 2009
    ..It is currently unknown how these survey modes differ, and in particular whether they attract similar demographics and therefore lead to similar overall findings...
  4. pmc Determinants of male reproductive health disorders: the Men in Australia Telephone Survey (MATeS)
    Carol A Holden
    Andrology Australia, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:96. 2010
    ....
  5. pmc Conversant or clueless? Chlamydia-related knowledge and practice of general practitioners in Western Australia
    Meredith J Temple-Smith
    Primary Care Research Unit, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 9:17. 2008
    ..The survey aimed to raise GPs' awareness of chlamydia in preparation for the campaign and to establish a baseline measure of their chlamydia-related knowledge and practices...
  6. ncbi request reprint Growing older with HIV: a study of health, social and economic circumstances for people Living with HIV in Australia over the age of 50 years
    Marian Pitts
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 19:460-5. 2005
    ..The challenges associated with this group will be the consequence both of the effects of long-term therapy, with potentially toxic side effects, and the natural aging process...
  7. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and awareness of human papillomavirus (HPV): attitudes towards HPV vaccination among a representative sample of women in Victoria, Australia
    Marian K Pitts
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
    Sex Health 4:177-80. 2007
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of three types of pelvic pain in a nationally representative sample of Australian women
    Marian K Pitts
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 189:138-43. 2008
    ..To identify the prevalence and correlates of three types of pelvic pain (dysmenorrhoea, dyspareunia, and other chronic pelvic pain [CPP]) in a nationally representative sample of Australian women...
  9. doi request reprint Singaporean men's knowledge of cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) and their attitudes towards HPV vaccination
    Marian Pitts
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Vaccine 27:2989-93. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Singaporean women's knowledge of human papillomavirus (HPV) and attitudes toward HPV vaccination
    Marian Pitts
    La Trobe University, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Women Health 49:334-51. 2009
    ..Based on our findings, an urgent need exists in Singapore for accurate and accessible information about human papillomavirus and the benefits of vaccination...
  11. doi request reprint Knowledge of human papillomavirus (HPV) and the HPV vaccine in a national sample of Australian men and women
    Marian K Pitts
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
    Sex Health 7:299-303. 2010
    ..The present study investigated HPV knowledge after the introduction of a national HPV vaccination program in Australia using a national sample of men and women...
  12. doi request reprint High prevalence of symptoms associated with ovarian cancer among Australian women
    Marian K Pitts
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society ARCSHS, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 51:71-8. 2011
    ..Symptoms associated with ovarian cancer are often vague and non-specific, such as abdominal bloating and pain. Presently, nothing is known about the prevalence of these symptoms among women in the community...
  13. ncbi request reprint Men who have sex with men (MSM): how much to assume and what to ask?
    Marian K Pitts
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 185:450-2. 2006
    ..Pitts, Couch and Smith advise that the clinical implications for these men include more than sexual health concerns. They suggest several consultation skills that can help doctors to recognise these men and better meet their needs...
  14. ncbi request reprint Access to infertility investigations and treatment for HIV+ people: a survey of Australian infertility clinics
    Marian Pitts
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 28:360-2. 2004
    ..To examine the availability in Australia of investigations and treatment of infertility for people infected with HIV...
  15. ncbi request reprint Men, bodily change and urethritis: a qualitative study
    M K Pitts
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
    Sex Health 2:25-8. 2005
    ..To describe how men narrate the process of bodily change as a trigger to presentation for a suspected sexually transmissible infection...
  16. ncbi request reprint Can we predict who will return to a genitourinary clinic?
    M K Pitts
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 12:346-7. 2001
    ..Re-attenders were significantly more likely to have consulted their general practitioner (GP) in the 6 months prior to their first clinic attendance...
  17. ncbi request reprint What do gay men know about human papillomavirus? Australian gay men's knowledge and experience of anal cancer screening and human papillomavirus
    Marian K Pitts
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 34:170-3. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to determine levels of experience and knowledge concerning anal dysplasia, anal Pap smear tests, and human papillomavirus (HPV) among gay and other homosexually active men...
  18. ncbi request reprint Who pays for sex and why? An analysis of social and motivational factors associated with male clients of sex workers
    Marian K Pitts
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    Arch Sex Behav 33:353-8. 2004
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  19. doi request reprint Circumcision in Australia: further evidence on its effects on sexual health and wellbeing
    Jason A Ferris
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society ARCSHS, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:160-4. 2010
    ..To report on the prevalence and demographic variation in circumcision in Australia and examine sexual health outcomes in comparison with earlier research...
  20. doi request reprint Incidence and persistence/recurrence of men's sexual difficulties: findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Health and Relationships
    Anthony M A Smith
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Sex Marital Ther 39:201-15. 2013
    ..There were few sociodemographic predictors of persistence/recurrence. These data should assist clinicians and other health service providers in identifying the potential challenges faced by men who experience sexual difficulties...
  21. doi request reprint National prevalence of urogenital pain and prostatitis-like symptoms in Australian men using the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptoms Index
    Jason A Ferris
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University Melbourne, Australia
    BJU Int 105:373-9. 2010
    ..Study Type - Prognosis (cohort) Level of Evidence 2a...
  22. doi request reprint Sexual practices and the duration of last heterosexual encounter: findings from the Australian longitudinal study of health and relationships
    Anthony M A Smith
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University
    J Sex Res 49:487-94. 2012
    ..Overall, longer sexual encounters appear to be associated with the inclusion of the least common sexual practices-namely, oral sex and self-stimulation...
  23. doi request reprint Association between sexual behavior and cervical cancer screening
    Anthony M A Smith
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:1091-6. 2011
    ..Not much is known about whether women who follow Pap testing recommendations report the same pattern of sexual behavior as women who do not...
  24. doi request reprint A population-based study investigating the association between sexual and relationship satisfaction and psychological distress among heterosexuals
    Kent Patrick
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Sex Marital Ther 39:56-70. 2013
    ..Although women may be able to resolve their satisfaction issues during less severe stages of psychological distress, for men there was a strong association between low sexual/relationship satisfaction and serious psychological distress...
  25. doi request reprint Incidence and persistence/recurrence of women's sexual difficulties: findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Health and Relationships
    Anthony M A Smith
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Sex Marital Ther 38:378-93. 2012
    ..Health professionals need to take note of the sociodemographic groups most prone to developing and having persistent/recurrent sexual difficulties...
  26. doi request reprint Sexual behaviour and related knowledge among a representative sample of secondary school students between 1997 and 2008
    Paul A Agius
    Mother and Child Health Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:476-81. 2010
    ..This paper reports on the sexual health knowledge and risk behaviours of year 10 and 12 students between 1997 and 2008...
  27. doi request reprint Cannabis use and sexual health
    Anthony M A Smith
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Sex Med 7:787-93. 2010
    ..Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit substance worldwide. Despite this, its impact on sexual health is largely unknown...
  28. doi request reprint Who gets tattoos? Demographic and behavioral correlates of ever being tattooed in a representative sample of men and women
    Wendy Heywood
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society ARCSHS, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    Ann Epidemiol 22:51-6. 2012
    ..We investigated demographic and behavioral correlates of ever getting tattooed in an adult population...
  29. pmc The Australian longitudinal study of health and relationships
    Anthony M A Smith
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 7:139. 2007
    ..The overall aim of the Australian Longitudinal Study of Health and Relationships is to document the natural history of the sexual and reproductive health of the Australian adult population...
  30. doi request reprint Demographic predictors of consistency and change in heterosexuals' attitudes toward homosexual behavior over a two-year period
    Kent Patrick
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Sex Res 50:611-9. 2013
    ..Religiosity appears to be consistently associated with the development and reinforcement of homophobic tendencies. ..
  31. doi request reprint Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer: Gardasil vaccination status and knowledge amongst a nationally representative sample of Australian secondary school students
    Paul A Agius
    La Trobe University, Melbourne, 3000, Victoria, Australia
    Vaccine 28:4416-22. 2010
    ..The recent national public health campaign focussing on cervical cancer vaccination for young women may be partly responsible for a lack of understanding of HPV as a common STI...
  32. ncbi request reprint Two steps forward and one step back? Australian secondary students' sexual health knowledge and behaviors 1992-2002
    Paul A Agius
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Adolesc Health 38:247-52. 2006
    ..To report on changes in the sexual health knowledge and sexual and risk behaviors of year 10 and 12 Australian school students between 1992 and 2002...
  33. ncbi request reprint Health and wellbeing of HIV-positive Australians: findings from the third national HIV Futures Survey
    J W Grierson
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 16:802-6. 2005
    ..While the overall picture for PLWHA in Australia is optimistic, there remain clear patterns of health and social disadvantage that require ongoing policy vigilance and service provision...
  34. ncbi request reprint Correlates of antiretroviral treatment breaks
    J G Grierson
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    HIV Med 5:34-9. 2004
    ..To identify key relationships between the decision to take a break from antiretroviral treatments and potential clinical and social antecedents...
  35. ncbi request reprint State of the (positive) nation: findings from the fourth national Australian HIV futures survey
    J W Grierson
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 18:622-5. 2007
    ..In conclusion, adequate planning for the future of our response to HIV/AIDS relies in no small part on our access to detailed information about how the epidemic affects those with the virus...
  36. ncbi request reprint Now, later or never? Challenges associated with hepatitis C treatment
    S McNally
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:422-7. 2006
    ..This study identifies personal, psychological and structural barriers associated with decisions to begin treatment and the challenges associated with adhering to a demanding treatment regimen...
  37. pmc Understanding resilience in same-sex parented families: the work, love, play study
    Jennifer J Power
    The Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University, 8 Gardiner Street, Brunswick, Victoria 3056, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:115. 2010
    ..The current paper aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the design and methods of this longitudinal study and discuss its significance...
  38. pmc Better than nothing? Patient-delivered partner therapy and partner notification for chlamydia: the views of Australian general practitioners
    Natasha L Pavlin
    Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne, 200 Berkley Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 10:274. 2010
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint New assisted reproductive technology laws in Victoria: a genuine overhaul or just cut and paste?
    Rachel Thorpe
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
    J Law Med 18:835-50. 2011
    ..The authors argue that while some of the details of the legislation have changed, the underlying principles and the framework have not...
  40. ncbi request reprint Partner notification: preferences of Melbourne clients and the estimated proportion of sexual partners they can contact
    J E Tomnay
    Department of Public Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, 3053, Victoria, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 15:415-8. 2004
    ..The currently used method (doctor's letter) is not the preferred choice of these clients and more innovative methods using recent technology may prove more effective...
  41. ncbi request reprint General practitioners' use of internet-based patient materials for partner notification
    Jane E Tomnay
    Department of Public Health, Univeristy of Melbourne, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 34:613-6. 2007
    ..To determine if general practitioners (GPs) would use chlamydia resources for partner notification (PN) when the address to a website was printed on positive results...
  42. ncbi request reprint Does the Internet assist clients to carry out contact tracing? A randomized controlled trial using web-based information
    J E Tomnay
    Department of Public Health, University of Melbourne, and Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton 3053, Victoria, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 17:391-4. 2006
    ..The results of this study indicate that providing a website with specific information about the infection to which a partner has been exposed is not harmful...
  43. pmc A randomised controlled trial comparing computer-assisted with face-to-face sexual history taking in a clinical setting
    R L Tideman
    Department of Public Health, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 83:52-6. 2007
    ..To compare computer-assisted self-interview (CASI) with routine face-to-face interview (FTFI) for sexual history taking from patients in a clinical setting...
  44. doi request reprint Self reported sexual activity in Australian sexagenarians
    Jason A Ferris
    BMJ 337:a1250. 2008
  45. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy and contraceptive use in a national representative sample of Australian secondary school students
    Paul Agius
    Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:555-7. 2006
    ..To determine rate of pregnancy and use of contraception in a nationally representative sample of school students...