Samantha L Thomas
Affiliation: Monash University
- Complementary medicine use among people living with HIV/AIDS in Victoria, Australia: practices, attitudes and perceptionsS L Thomas
Centre for the Study of Ethics in Medicine and Society, Monash Medical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Int J STD AIDS 18:453-7. 2007..Further research is needed into (a) the effects of CAMs and (b) the enhancement of communication and collaboration between patients, doctors and complementary medicine practitioners...
- Attitudes towards and beliefs about genetic testing in the haemophilia community: a qualitative studyS Thomas
Centre for Ethics in Medicine and Society, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash Medical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Haemophilia 13:633-41. 2007..Further investigation is needed into how people with a possible haemophilia genotype negotiate decisions about their further identification, and how this knowledge is placed within cultural, religious and family contexts...
- Being 'fat' in today's world: a qualitative study of the lived experiences of people with obesity in AustraliaSamantha L Thomas
Centre for Ethics in Medicine and Society, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Health Expect 11:321-30. 2008..To develop an in-depth picture of both lived experience of obesity and the impact of socio-cultural factors on people living with obesity...
- "They all work...when you stick to them": a qualitative investigation of dieting, weight loss, and physical exercise, in obese individualsSamantha L Thomas
Centre for Ethics in Medicine in Society, Department of Medicine, Monash University, Commercial Road, Prahran, Victoria 3181, Australia
Nutr J 7:34. 2008....
- Understanding organ donation in the collaborative era: a qualitative study of staff and family experiencesS L Thomas
Centre for Ethics in Medicine and Society, Department of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Intern Med J 39:588-94. 2009..This study sought to identify whether the National Organ Donation Collaborative in Australia had any additional influence on improving the experiences of staff and family members in the organ donation process...
- "I don't eat a hamburger and large chips every day!" A qualitative study of the impact of public health messages about obesity on obese adultsSophie Lewis
Consumer Health Research Group, Primary Care Research Unit, School of Primary Health Care, Monash University, 270 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill, Victoria 3168, Australia
BMC Public Health 10:309. 2010..Quantitative studies suggest people comprehend the physical health risks involved but underestimate their own risk because they do not recognise that they are obese...
- The role of the fatosphere in fat adults' responses to obesity stigma: a model of empowerment without a focus on weight lossMarissa Dickins
Department of Marketing, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Qual Health Res 21:1679-91. 2011..The Fatosphere provides an alternative pathway for obese individuals to counter and cope with weight-based stigma...
- 'I'm searching for solutions': why are obese individuals turning to the Internet for help and support with 'being fat'?Sophie Lewis
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Australia
Health Expect 14:339-50. 2011..This study explores what types of information obese individuals search for on the Internet, their motivations for seeking information and how they apply it in their daily lives...
- How do obese individuals perceive and respond to the different types of obesity stigma that they encounter in their daily lives? A qualitative studySophie Lewis
Primary Care Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Soc Sci Med 73:1349-56. 2011..They also avoided situations where they perceived they would be stigmatised and constantly thought about how they could find a solution to their obesity...
- Do health beliefs and behaviors differ according to severity of obesity? A qualitative study of Australian adultsSophie Lewis
Consumer Health Research Group CHaRGe, Primary Care Research Unit, School of Primary Health Care, Monash University, Building 1, 270 Ferntree Gully Rd, Notting Hill, Victoria 3168, Australia
Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:443-59. 2010..Further research, particularly about the role of stigma and stereotyping, is needed to fully understand the impact of obesity messaging on the health beliefs, behaviors, and wellbeing of obese and severely obese adults...
- "The solution needs to be complex." Obese adults' attitudes about the effectiveness of individual and population based interventions for obesitySamantha L Thomas
Consumer Health Research Group CHaRGe, Primary Care Research Unit, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
BMC Public Health 10:420. 2010..This study aims to explore the opinions and attitudes of obese individuals towards population and individual interventions for obesity in Australia...
- Improving communication when seeking informed consent: a randomised controlled study of a computer-based method for providing information to prospective clinical trial participantsAsuntha S Karunaratne
Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Med J Aust 192:388-92. 2010..To assess the efficacy, with respect to participant understanding of information, of a computer-based approach to communication about complex, technical issues that commonly arise when seeking informed consent for clinical research trials...