Megan S C Lim

Summary

Affiliation: Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Surveillance of drug use among young people attending a music festival in Australia, 2005-2008
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Population Health, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 29:150-6. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Trends in chlamydia positivity among heterosexual patients from the Victorian Primary Care Network for Sentinel Surveillance, 2007-2011
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 200:166-9. 2014
  3. pmc Measuring the accuracy of self-reported height and weight in a community-based sample of young people
    Anna L Bowring
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:175. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Trends in sexual behavior, testing, and knowledge in young people; 2006-2011
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, 3004 VIC, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 39:831-4. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Correlates of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in a primary care sentinel surveillance network
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Sex Health 9:247-53. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Randomised controlled trial of paper, online and SMS diaries for collecting sexual behaviour information from young people
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:885-9. 2010
  7. doi request reprint SMS STI: a review of the uses of mobile phone text messaging in sexual health
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Research, Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 19:287-90. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Sexual-risk behaviour, self-perceived risk and knowledge of sexually transmissible infections among young Australians attending a music festival
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Research, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, 85 Commercial Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
    Sex Health 4:51-6. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint A profile of HIV testing in Victoria, 1984 to 2004
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Research, The Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, GPO Box 2284, Melbourne, 3001
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 30:366-72. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Carriage of multiple subtypes of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by intensive care unit patients
    Megan S C Lim
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:1063-7. 2006

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. doi request reprint Surveillance of drug use among young people attending a music festival in Australia, 2005-2008
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Population Health, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 29:150-6. 2010
    ..In order to monitor trends in illicit drug use among youth, surveillance of drug use behaviours among a variety of populations in different settings is required. We monitored drug use among music festival attendees...
  2. ncbi request reprint Trends in chlamydia positivity among heterosexual patients from the Victorian Primary Care Network for Sentinel Surveillance, 2007-2011
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 200:166-9. 2014
    ..To describe trends in chlamydia positivity from 2007 to 2011 among heterosexual people tested for chlamydia at selected clinics that provide services to people at high risk in Victoria, Australia...
  3. pmc Measuring the accuracy of self-reported height and weight in a community-based sample of young people
    Anna L Bowring
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:175. 2012
    ..We aim to: 1) Determine whether survey participants are able and willing to self-report height and weight; 2) Assess the accuracy of self-reported compared to measured anthropometric data in a community-based sample of young people...
  4. doi request reprint Trends in sexual behavior, testing, and knowledge in young people; 2006-2011
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, 3004 VIC, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 39:831-4. 2012
    ..STI testing rates increased over time, but there was an increase in the prevalence of some sexual risk behaviors and little improvement in STI knowledge between 2006 and 2011...
  5. doi request reprint Correlates of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in a primary care sentinel surveillance network
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Sex Health 9:247-53. 2012
    ..Chlamydia is the most commonly notified infection in Australia. Prevention strategies should be informed by routine data on at-risk populations...
  6. doi request reprint Randomised controlled trial of paper, online and SMS diaries for collecting sexual behaviour information from young people
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:885-9. 2010
    ..The correlation between behaviour reported in all three types of diaries and data collected in a retrospective questionnaire was also determined...
  7. doi request reprint SMS STI: a review of the uses of mobile phone text messaging in sexual health
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Research, Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 19:287-90. 2008
    ..As SMS is likely to become more and more commonly used for sexual health purposes, evaluation of its benefits and effectiveness is essential...
  8. ncbi request reprint Sexual-risk behaviour, self-perceived risk and knowledge of sexually transmissible infections among young Australians attending a music festival
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Research, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, 85 Commercial Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
    Sex Health 4:51-6. 2007
    ..We conducted a survey of behaviour, knowledge and perceptions of STI risk among young people attending a longstanding annual music festival called the Big Day Out...
  9. ncbi request reprint A profile of HIV testing in Victoria, 1984 to 2004
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Research, The Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, GPO Box 2284, Melbourne, 3001
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 30:366-72. 2006
    ..To provide a better understanding of the impact of testing on the HIV epidemiology, especially among MSM, linked HIV sentinel surveillance has been implemented in Victoria...
  10. ncbi request reprint Carriage of multiple subtypes of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by intensive care unit patients
    Megan S C Lim
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:1063-7. 2006
    ..To determine how consistently patients are colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at various sites and how many subtypes can be carried simultaneously by a single patient...
  11. doi request reprint Surveillance of STI risk behaviour among young people attending a music festival in Australia, 2005-08
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Population Health, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 33:482-4. 2009
    ..Surveillance of risk behaviours and testing among a variety of populations in different settings is required. We monitored self-reported sexual behaviour among music festival attendees...
  12. doi request reprint Establishing a linked sentinel surveillance system for blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections: methods, system attributes and early findings
    Jane L Goller
    Burnet Institute, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia
    Sex Health 7:425-33. 2010
    ..To describe the attributes and key findings from implementation of a new blood-borne virus (BBV) and sexually transmissible infection (STI) sentinel surveillance system based on routine testing at clinical sites in Victoria, Australia...
  13. ncbi request reprint A new surveillance system for monitoring HIV infection in Victoria, Australia
    Rebecca Guy
    Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Research, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia
    Sex Health 4:195-9. 2007
    ..To establish a new mechanism for monitoring patterns of HIV infection, in the context of a sustained increase in HIV diagnosis among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Victoria...
  14. doi request reprint A cross-sectional survey of young people attending a music festival: associations between drug use and musical preference
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Research, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 27:439-41. 2008
    ..We aimed to determine prevalences of illicit drug use in this population and associations between preferences for different music genres and recent use of particular illicit drugs...
  15. doi request reprint Determining the impact of text messaging for sexual health promotion to young people
    Judy Gold
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 38:247-52. 2011
    ..Text messages offer a novel method of sexual health promotion to young people who are the greatest users of new technology and are also at high risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)...
  16. doi request reprint Impact of text and email messaging on the sexual health of young people: a randomised controlled trial
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Population Health, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:69-74. 2012
    ..To carry out a randomised controlled trial on the effect of a new method of health promotion-email and mobile phone text messages (short messaging service (SMS))-on young people's sexual health...
  17. doi request reprint Impact evaluation of a youth sexually transmissible infection awareness campaign using routinely collected data sources
    Judy Gold
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Sex Health 8:234-41. 2011
    ..In 2007, a Victorian multimedia campaign aimed to increase STI testing and condom use among 18-25-year-olds. We conducted a retrospective impact evaluation using multiple sources of routinely collected data...
  18. pmc What's in a message? Delivering sexual health promotion to young people in Australia via text messaging
    Judy Gold
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:792. 2010
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  19. ncbi request reprint Is rectal gonorrhoea a lead indicator of HIV transmission among men who have sex with men in Victoria, Australia?
    Anna L Wilkinson
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Sex Health 10:188-9. 2013
    ..To examine whether rectal gonorrhoea (RG; Neisseria gonorrhoeae) can be used as a lead indicator of trends in HIV diagnosis in men who have sex with men (MSM)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Postal surveys of physicians gave superior response rates over telephone interviews in a randomized trial
    Jane S Hocking
    Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Research, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health and the School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:521-4. 2006
    ..To compare general practitioner (GP) response to a telephone interview with response to a postal survey with three reminders in a randomized controlled trial...
  21. pmc The case of the disappearing teaspoons: longitudinal cohort study of the displacement of teaspoons in an Australian research institute
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Research, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, GPO Box 2284, Melbourne, Victoria, 3001, Australia
    BMJ 331:1498-500. 2005
    ..To determine the overall rate of loss of workplace teaspoons and whether attrition and displacement are correlated with the relative value of the teaspoons or type of tearoom...
  22. ncbi request reprint Chlamydia testing in general practice - a survey of Victorian general practitioners
    Jane S Hocking
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Sex Health 3:241-4. 2006
    ..To assess the current chlamydia testing practices of Victorian general practitioners (GPs)...