R Small

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Affiliation: La Trobe University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Immigrant and non-immigrant women's experiences of maternity care: a systematic and comparative review of studies in five countries
    Rhonda Small
    Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:152. 2014
  2. pmc Improving population-level maternal health: a hard nut to crack? Long term findings and reflections on a 16-community randomised trial in Australia to improve maternal emotional and physical health after birth [ISRCTN03464021]
    Rhonda Small
    Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e88457. 2014
  3. pmc Improving child health promotion practices in multiple sectors - outcomes of the Swedish Salut Programme
    Kristina Edvardsson
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umea University, SE 901 87, Umea, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 12:920. 2012
  4. pmc Enhanced maternal and child health nurse care for women experiencing intimate partner/family violence: protocol for MOVE, a cluster randomised trial of screening and referral in primary health care
    Angela J Taft
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:811. 2012
  5. pmc International migration and caesarean birth: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Lisa Merry
    Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:27. 2013
  6. pmc Giving offspring a healthy start: parents' experiences of health promotion and lifestyle change during pregnancy and early parenthood
    Kristina Edvardsson
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umea University, SE 901 87 Umea, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 11:936. 2011
  7. pmc Mothers' AdvocateS In the Community (MOSAIC)--non-professional mentor support to reduce intimate partner violence and depression in mothers: a cluster randomised trial in primary care
    Angela J Taft
    Associate Professor, Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:178. 2011
  8. pmc PRISM (Program of Resources, Information and Support for Mothers) Protocol for a community-randomised trial [ISRCTN03464021]
    Judith Lumley
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, La Trobe University, 251 Faraday St, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    BMC Public Health 3:36. 2003
  9. pmc PRISM (Program of Resources, Information and Support for Mothers): a community-randomised trial to reduce depression and improve women's physical health six months after birth [ISRCTN03464021]
    Judith Lumley
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 251 Faraday St, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    BMC Public Health 6:37. 2006
  10. pmc MOSAIC (MOthers' Advocates In the Community): protocol and sample description of a cluster randomised trial of mentor mother support to reduce intimate partner violence among pregnant or recent mothers
    Angela J Taft
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:159. 2009

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Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Immigrant and non-immigrant women's experiences of maternity care: a systematic and comparative review of studies in five countries
    Rhonda Small
    Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:152. 2014
    ..This systematic review aimed to compare what we know about immigrant and non-immigrant women's experiences of maternity care...
  2. pmc Improving population-level maternal health: a hard nut to crack? Long term findings and reflections on a 16-community randomised trial in Australia to improve maternal emotional and physical health after birth [ISRCTN03464021]
    Rhonda Small
    Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e88457. 2014
    ..The aim of this paper is to report the longer term outcomes of PRISM and to reflect on lessons learned from this universal community intervention to improve maternal health...
  3. pmc Improving child health promotion practices in multiple sectors - outcomes of the Swedish Salut Programme
    Kristina Edvardsson
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umea University, SE 901 87, Umea, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 12:920. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Enhanced maternal and child health nurse care for women experiencing intimate partner/family violence: protocol for MOVE, a cluster randomised trial of screening and referral in primary health care
    Angela J Taft
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:811. 2012
    ..This protocol describes the development and design of MOVE, a study to examine IPV screening effectiveness and the sustainability of screening practice...
  5. pmc International migration and caesarean birth: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Lisa Merry
    Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:27. 2013
    ..A systematic review was conducted to determine if migrants in Western industrialized countries consistently have different rates of caesarean than receiving-country-born women and to identify the reasons that explain these differences...
  6. pmc Giving offspring a healthy start: parents' experiences of health promotion and lifestyle change during pregnancy and early parenthood
    Kristina Edvardsson
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umea University, SE 901 87 Umea, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 11:936. 2011
    ..In 2005, a multisectoral child health promotion programme (the Salut Programme) was launched to further strengthen such efforts...
  7. pmc Mothers' AdvocateS In the Community (MOSAIC)--non-professional mentor support to reduce intimate partner violence and depression in mothers: a cluster randomised trial in primary care
    Angela J Taft
    Associate Professor, Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:178. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc PRISM (Program of Resources, Information and Support for Mothers) Protocol for a community-randomised trial [ISRCTN03464021]
    Judith Lumley
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, La Trobe University, 251 Faraday St, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    BMC Public Health 3:36. 2003
    ..Their perceptions of factors contributing to depression are lack of support, isolation, exhaustion and physical health problems. Fewer than one in three affected women seek help in primary care despite frequent contacts...
  9. pmc PRISM (Program of Resources, Information and Support for Mothers): a community-randomised trial to reduce depression and improve women's physical health six months after birth [ISRCTN03464021]
    Judith Lumley
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 251 Faraday St, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    BMC Public Health 6:37. 2006
    ..Fewer than one in three seek help in primary care despite frequent health care contacts...
  10. pmc MOSAIC (MOthers' Advocates In the Community): protocol and sample description of a cluster randomised trial of mentor mother support to reduce intimate partner violence among pregnant or recent mothers
    Angela J Taft
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:159. 2009
    ..This paper describes the development, design and implementation of a trial of mentor mother support set in primary care, including baseline characteristics of participating women...
  11. pmc The paradox of screening: rural women's views on screening for postnatal depression
    Susan J Armstrong
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:744. 2010
    ..One rural shire in Victoria has been screening all women for postnatal depression at maternal and child health checks for many years. This paper explores the views of women affected by this intervention...
  12. pmc Developing evidence-based maternity care in Iran: a quality improvement study
    Siamak Aghlmand
    Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Poursina Avenue, Tehran, 1417613191, Iran
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:20. 2008
    ..Using a before-and-after design our aim was to improve the uptake of selected evidence based practices and more closely attend to identified women's needs and preferences...
  13. pmc Recovery after caesarean birth: a qualitative study of women's accounts in Victoria, Australia
    Michelle A Kealy
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:47. 2010
    ..The aim of this paper is to describe women's accounts of recovery after caesarean birth, from shortly after hospital discharge to between five months and seven years after surgery...
  14. pmc The power of social connection and support in improving health: lessons from social support interventions with childbearing women
    Rhonda Small
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:S4. 2011
    ....
  15. pmc Somali women and their pregnancy outcomes postmigration: data from six receiving countries
    R Small
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BJOG 115:1630-40. 2008
    ..This study aimed to investigate pregnancy outcomes in Somali-born women compared with those women born in each of the six receiving countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Norway and Sweden...
  16. ncbi request reprint Reduction of maternal depression: much remains to be done
    Rhonda Small
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3086, Australia
    Lancet 370:1593-5. 2007
  17. ncbi request reprint Shared antenatal care fails to rate well with women of non-English-speaking backgrounds
    R Small
    School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Carlton, Vic
    Med J Aust 168:15-8. 1998
    ..To compare the views of women from non-English-speaking backgrounds who received antenatal care at a public hospital clinic with those whose care was shared between a public hospital clinic and a general practitioner...
  18. ncbi request reprint How useful is the concept of somatization in cross-cultural studies of maternal depression? A contribution from the Mothers in a New Country (MINC) study
    R Small
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, 251 Faraday, Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 24:45-52. 2003
    ..The MINC study findings thus call into question some common cultural assumptions about depression and demonstrate the importance of designing studies which can put hypothesized cultural differences to the test...
  19. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural experiences of maternal depression: associations and contributing factors for Vietnamese, Turkish and Filipino immigrant women in Victoria, Australia
    Rhonda Small
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Ethn Health 8:189-206. 2003
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint PRISM: mounting a community-randomised trial. Establishing partnerships with local government
    Rhonda Small
    Mother and Child Health Research, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 28:471-5. 2004
    ..Second, we outline the strategies used to recruit communities and to establish the groundwork for ongoing partnerships over the projected six years of the study...
  21. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural research: trying to do it better. 2. Enhancing data quality
    R Small
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 23:390-5. 1999
    ..To describe the dilemmas for cross-cultural research in translating study instruments and implementing quality assurance methods, drawing on strategies utilised in the Mothers in a New Country (MINC) Study...
  22. pmc Midwife-led debriefing after operative birth: four to six year follow-up of a randomised trial [ISRCTN24648614]
    Rhonda Small
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton Victoria 3053, Australia
    BMC Med 4:3. 2006
    ..We aimed to assess longer-term maternal health outcomes in a trial of midwife-led debriefing following an operative birth, given that findings at six months could not rule out a possible adverse effect of debriefing...
  23. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural research: trying to do it better. 1. Issues in study design
    R Small
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 23:385-9. 1999
    ..To discuss a range of strategies to address the methodological and practical challenges in designing cross-cultural public health studies...
  24. ncbi request reprint The performance of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in English speaking and non-English speaking populations in Australia
    Rhonda Small
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton, Vic, 3053, Australia
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:70-8. 2007
    ..It has performed satisfactorily in most validation studies, has proved easy to administer, is acceptable to women, and rates of depression in the range of 10-20% have been consistently found...
  25. pmc Randomised controlled trial of midwife led debriefing to reduce maternal depression after operative childbirth
    R Small
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
    BMJ 321:1043-7. 2000
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Mothers in a new country: the role of culture and communication in Vietnamese, Turkish and Filipino women's experiences of giving birth in Australia
    R Small
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Childrens Health, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Women Health 28:77-101. 1999
    ..Maternity care for immigrant women is only likely to improve when barriers to effective communication are addressed and attention is paid to raising standards of care...
  27. ncbi request reprint Immigrant women's views about care during labor and birth: an Australian study of Vietnamese, Turkish, and Filipino women
    Rhonda Small
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health at La Trobe University, Carlton, Melbourne, Australia
    Birth 29:266-77. 2002
    ..This paper examines the views of three groups of immigrant women about the care they received in hospital for the birth of their babies and compares the findings with a population-based statewide survey...
  28. ncbi request reprint Life with a new baby: how do immigrant and Australian-born women's experiences compare?
    Mridula Bandyopadhyay
    Mother and Child Health Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:412-21. 2010
    ..Our objective was to compare the post-childbirth experiences of Australian-born and immigrant mothers from non-English speaking countries...
  29. ncbi request reprint Early discharge: no evidence of adverse outcomes in three consecutive population-based Australian surveys of recent mothers, conducted in 1989, 1994 and 2000
    Stephanie Brown
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 18:202-13. 2004
    ..Testing early discharge policies in well-designed randomised trials remains a priority for developing stronger evidence to inform practice...
  30. ncbi request reprint Mounting a community-randomized trial: sample size, matching, selection, and randomization issues in PRISM
    Lyndsey Watson
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, La Trobe University, Bundoora Victoria, 3083, Australia
    Control Clin Trials 25:235-50. 2004
    ..Ultimately, all such studies are a balancing act between selecting the minimum number of communities to detect a meaningful outcome effect of an intervention and the maximum size budget and other resources allow...
  31. ncbi request reprint Screening for postnatal depression: not a simple task
    Susan Armstrong
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:57-61. 2007
    ..By protocol, all women were screened at three time points post delivery by maternal and child health nurses. The efficacy of this approach in detecting probable depression was examined and referral pathways analysed...
  32. pmc Association between depression and abuse by partners of women attending general practice: descriptive, cross sectional survey
    Kelsey Hegarty
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, VIC 3053, Australia
    BMJ 328:621-4. 2004
    ..To explore the association between depression and physical, emotional, and sexual abuse by partners or ex-partners of women attending general practice...
  33. doi request reprint Researching labour and birth events using health information records: methodological challenges
    Margaret Flood
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 324 328 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
    Midwifery 25:701-10. 2009
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint A hierarchy of evidence for assessing qualitative health research
    Jeanne Daly
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Carlton, Vic, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:43-9. 2007
    ..The objective of this study is to outline explicit criteria for assessing the contribution of qualitative empirical studies in health and medicine, leading to a hierarchy of evidence specific to qualitative methods...
  35. ncbi request reprint Sound critical appraisal of the research literature is vital in assessing the evidence for interventions
    Rhonda Small
    Aust J Midwifery 16:6. 2003
  36. ncbi request reprint Study highlighted important issues
    Rhonda Small
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:286-7. 2007
  37. ncbi request reprint The essential role of social theory in qualitative public health research
    Karen Willis
    School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:438-43. 2007
    ..To define the role of social theory and examine how research studies using qualitative methods can use social theory to generalize their results beyond the setting of the study or to other social groups...