J E Ward
Affiliation: New South Wales
- Why we need guidelines for guidelines: a study of the quality of clinical practice guidelines in AustraliaJ E Ward
Needs Assessment and Health Outcomes Unit, Central Sydney Area Health Service, NSW
Med J Aust 165:574-6. 1996..To appraise the quality of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) produced in Australia...
- Accuracy of patient recall of opportunistic smoking cessation advice in general practiceJ Ward
Needs Assessment and Health Outcomes Unit, Central Sydney Area, Health Service, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
Tob Control 5:110-3. 1996..To determine the accuracy of patient recall of a question about smoking in a specified consultation in general practice; the accuracy of smokers' recall of advice to stop smoking; and predictors of accurate recall...
- Population-based cancer control: where is the greatest benefit from proven strategies to 'regain' years of life lost prematurely?J E Ward
Needs Assessment and Health Outcomes Unit, Central Sydney Area Health Service, Newtown, NSW
Aust N Z J Public Health 23:538-40. 1999..To apply a 'health gain' approach to population-based cancer control...
- Implementing guidelines for smoking cessation advice in Australian general practice: opinions, current practices, readiness to change and perceived barriersJ M Young
Needs Assessment and Health Outcomes Unit, Central Sydney Area Health Service, Newtown, NSW 2042, Australia
Fam Pract 18:14-20. 2001..The use of readiness to change as a tool to 'individualize' strategies for guideline implementation should be explored...
- Evaluation of doctors' reminders in emergency departments to encourage cervical screeningJ E Ward
Needs Assessment and Health Outcomes Unit, Central Sydney Area Health Service, New South Wales
Aust N Z J Public Health 23:95-8. 1999..To evaluate opportunistic reminders in emergency departments (EDs) about cervical smears...
- Does a deadline improve men's participation in self-administered health surveys? A randomized controlled trial in general practiceM Gattellari
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales and Centre for Research, Evidence, Management and Surveillance, South Western Sydney Area Health Service, Australia
J Public Health (Oxf) 26:384-7. 2004..Many methods for maximizing follow-up remain untested. It is also unclear what level of follow-up is required to prevent bias being introduced...
- Evidence-based medicine in general practice: beliefs and barriers among Australian GPsJ M Young
Centre for Health Services Research, Department of Public Health, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands WA 6907, Australia
J Eval Clin Pract 7:201-10. 2001..A minority indicated they understood the terms 'relative risk' (23%), 'absolute risk' (28%) and 'number needed to treat' (15%) sufficiently to explain to others. Skills development is crucial to achieve EBM in general practice...
- Does evidence-based information about screening for prostate cancer enhance consumer decision-making? A randomised controlled trialM Gattellari
Division of Population Health, South Western Sydney Area Health Service and School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
J Med Screen 10:27-39. 2003..We also determined whether men's preference for involvement in decision-making ("passive", "collaborative" or "active") modified its impact...