L Blizzard

Summary

Affiliation: University of Tasmania
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Psychosocial factors in adults with chronic kidney disease: characteristics of pilot participants in the Tasmanian Chronic Kidney Disease study
    Charlotte M McKercher
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    BMC Nephrol 14:83. 2013
  2. pmc Melanocortin-1 receptor, skin cancer and phenotypic characteristics (M-SKIP) project: study design and methods for pooling results of genetic epidemiological studies
    Sara Raimondi
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ramusio 1, Milan, 20141, Italy
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:116. 2012
  3. pmc The relationship between basal and squamous cell skin cancer and smoking related cancers
    Freddy Sitas
    Cancer Research Division, Cancer Council New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 4:556. 2011
  4. pmc Decision aids for respite service choices by carers of people with dementia: development and pilot RCT
    Christine Stirling
    Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 121, Hobart, TAS, Australia 7000
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:21. 2012
  5. pmc Childhood and adolescent predictors of leisure time physical activity during the transition from adolescence to adulthood: a population based cohort study
    Kim A Jose
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 23, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:54. 2011
  6. pmc The provision of compulsory school physical activity: associations with physical activity, fitness and overweight in childhood and twenty years later
    Verity Cleland
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart Tasmania 7000, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:14. 2008
  7. pmc Takeaway food consumption and its associations with diet quality and abdominal obesity: a cross-sectional study of young adults
    Kylie J Smith
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart Tasmania 7000, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:29. 2009
  8. pmc Prevalence of risk factors for non-communicable diseases in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam: results from a STEPS survey
    Luc H Pham
    Faculty of Public Health, Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Can Tho, Vietnam
    BMC Public Health 9:291. 2009
  9. pmc Association between dietary fat and skin cancer in an Australian population using case-control and cohort study designs
    Robert H Granger
    Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Australia
    BMC Cancer 6:141. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Parameter estimation and goodness-of-fit in log binomial regression
    L Blizzard
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Biom J 48:5-22. 2006

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  1. pmc Psychosocial factors in adults with chronic kidney disease: characteristics of pilot participants in the Tasmanian Chronic Kidney Disease study
    Charlotte M McKercher
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    BMC Nephrol 14:83. 2013
    ..This paper describes the recruitment, baseline characteristics and initial follow-up of pilot participants...
  2. pmc Melanocortin-1 receptor, skin cancer and phenotypic characteristics (M-SKIP) project: study design and methods for pooling results of genetic epidemiological studies
    Sara Raimondi
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ramusio 1, Milan, 20141, Italy
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:116. 2012
    ..Pooled-analysis of epidemiological studies has many advantages over meta-analysis, and preliminary results may be obtained faster and with lower costs than with prospective consortia...
  3. pmc The relationship between basal and squamous cell skin cancer and smoking related cancers
    Freddy Sitas
    Cancer Research Division, Cancer Council New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 4:556. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  4. pmc Decision aids for respite service choices by carers of people with dementia: development and pilot RCT
    Christine Stirling
    Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 121, Hobart, TAS, Australia 7000
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:21. 2012
    ..This paper reports on a study that both developed and pilot tested a decision aid aimed at assisting carers to make evaluative judgements of community services, particularly respite care...
  5. pmc Childhood and adolescent predictors of leisure time physical activity during the transition from adolescence to adulthood: a population based cohort study
    Kim A Jose
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 23, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:54. 2011
    ....
  6. pmc The provision of compulsory school physical activity: associations with physical activity, fitness and overweight in childhood and twenty years later
    Verity Cleland
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart Tasmania 7000, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:14. 2008
    ..To determine whether the provision of higher levels of compulsory school physical activity is associated with higher physical activity and fitness levels and less overweight in childhood and 20 years later...
  7. pmc Takeaway food consumption and its associations with diet quality and abdominal obesity: a cross-sectional study of young adults
    Kylie J Smith
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart Tasmania 7000, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:29. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  8. pmc Prevalence of risk factors for non-communicable diseases in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam: results from a STEPS survey
    Luc H Pham
    Faculty of Public Health, Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Can Tho, Vietnam
    BMC Public Health 9:291. 2009
    ..This population-based survey aimed to describe the prevalence of risk factors for NCD in a rural Vietnamese sample...
  9. pmc Association between dietary fat and skin cancer in an Australian population using case-control and cohort study designs
    Robert H Granger
    Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Australia
    BMC Cancer 6:141. 2006
    ..We had the opportunity to examine the association concurrently for all three types of skin cancer in a population-based study in Tasmania, Australia, involving 652 cases of CMM, BCC and SCC and a common set of 471 controls...
  10. ncbi request reprint Parameter estimation and goodness-of-fit in log binomial regression
    L Blizzard
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Biom J 48:5-22. 2006
    ..Power of goodness of fit tests was modest when an incorrect logistic regression model was fit. Examples demonstrate the use of the methods. Uncritical use of the log binomial regression model is not recommended...
  11. ncbi request reprint Case-control study of lung cancer during 1994-1997 in the birth cohort in Tasmania, Australia, with an excess of female cases during 1983-1992
    Leigh Blizzard
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 14:123-9. 2003
    ..We investigated whether this could be due to greater female-than-male relative risk for smoking...
  12. pmc Parental smoking and infant respiratory infection: how important is not smoking in the same room with the baby?
    Leigh Blizzard
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Am J Public Health 93:482-8. 2003
    ..We sought to quantify the effect of good smoking hygiene on infant risk of respiratory tract infection in the first 12 months of life...
  13. ncbi request reprint The log multinomial regression model for nominal outcomes with more than two attributes
    L Blizzard
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 23, Hobart, TAS 7001, Australia
    Biom J 49:889-902. 2007
    ..The log multinomial model offers a practical solution to the problem of obtaining adjusted estimates of the risk ratio in the multinomial setting, but must be used with some care and attention to detail...
  14. doi request reprint The association between smoking and hypertension in a population-based sample of Vietnamese men
    Au Bich Thuy
    Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Can Tho, Vietnam
    J Hypertens 28:245-50. 2010
    ..This study examined the association between smoking and hypertension in a population-based sample of Vietnamese men...
  15. pmc Declining lung cancer mortality of young Australian women despite increased smoking is linked to reduced cigarette 'tar' yields
    L Blizzard
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, GPO Box 252 23, Hobart, 7001, Australia
    Br J Cancer 84:392-6. 2001
    ..Reductions in tar yields of Australian-made cigarettes, which would have affected primarily those born after the 1940s, may be responsible...
  16. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer incidence in Australia: impact of filter-tip cigarettes with unchanged tar yields
    Leigh Blizzard
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Int J Cancer 97:679-84. 2002
    ..Rates of AC were not reduced for women, indicating that other factors were important for this type of lung cancer...
  17. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D levels in people with multiple sclerosis and community controls in Tasmania, Australia
    I A F van der Mei
    Menzies Research Institute, Private Bag 23, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001, Australia
    J Neurol 254:581-90. 2007
    ..Adequate 25(OH)D levels are required to prevent adverse effects on bone health. Population-based data on factors associated with 25(OH)D levels of people with MS have been lacking...
  18. ncbi request reprint Does the addition of information on genotype improve prediction of the risk of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer beyond that obtained from skin phenotype?
    Terence Dwyer
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 159:826-33. 2004
    ..4% (cutaneous malignant melanoma), 3.2% (basal cell carcinoma), or 2.0% (squamous cell carcinoma). The improvement in prediction was probably too small to be valuable in a clinical setting...
  19. doi request reprint Takeaway food consumption and cardio-metabolic risk factors in young adults
    K J Smith
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart Tasmania, Australia
    Eur J Clin Nutr 66:577-84. 2012
    ..This study aimed to determine whether takeaway food consumption is associated with fasting glucose, insulin, lipids, homeostasis model assessment (HOMA) and blood pressure...
  20. doi request reprint Gait initiation in older people--Time to first lateral movement may be the measure of choice
    K Martin
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
    Gait Posture 34:374-8. 2011
    ..We investigated the statistical characteristics of the components of GI, their inter-relationships and associations with sensorimotor variables, and the effect on them of cognitive interference...
  21. ncbi request reprint The use of spectrophotometry to estimate melanin density in Caucasians
    T Dwyer
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 7:203-6. 1998
    ..It should provide improved discrimination of individual susceptibility to epidermal tumors in Caucasians and information about melanin's biological role in the causation of skin cancer...
  22. ncbi request reprint Validity and reliability of adult recall of past sun exposure in a case-control study of multiple sclerosis
    I A F van der Mei
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 23, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1538-44. 2006
    ..Measurement of past sun exposure through recall by adults has the potential for measurement error. We aimed to investigate aspects of validity and reliability of self-reported past sun exposure...
  23. ncbi request reprint Regional variation in multiple sclerosis prevalence in Australia and its association with ambient ultraviolet radiation
    I A van der Mei
    Cooperative Research Centre for Discovery of Genes for Common Human Diseases at the Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Neuroepidemiology 20:168-74. 2001
    ..It is consistent with the hypothesis that UVR exposure may reduce the risk of MS possibly via T-lymphocyte-mediated immunosuppression. Analytical epidemiology studies are required to investigate this specific hypothesis...
  24. pmc Within pair association between birth weight and blood pressure at age 8 in twins from a cohort study
    T Dwyer
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart 7001, Tasmania, Australia
    BMJ 319:1325-9. 1999
    ..To study the association between birth weight and blood pressure in children from multiple pregnancies (multiplets), mostly twins, to determine whether maternal or genetic factors are responsible for the association...
  25. ncbi request reprint Association between birth weight and adolescent systolic blood pressure in a caucasian birth cohort differs according to skin type, CRH promoter or 11beta-HSD2 genotype
    T Dwyer
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 93:760-7. 2008
    ..To examine whether the inverse association between birth weight and blood pressure varies by skin pigmentation and/or related genotypes. Study..
  26. doi request reprint Prospective associations between ambulatory activity, body composition and muscle function in older adults
    D Scott
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 21:e168-75. 2011
    ..2-3.2%. Although, these associations are modest, increases in objectively assessed physical activity may represent a target for improving body composition and muscle function in community-dwelling older adults...
  27. ncbi request reprint Bicycle injuries: road trauma is not the only concern
    G A Jacobson
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania
    Aust N Z J Public Health 22:451-5. 1998
    ..Rider-only injuries are also an important public health issue...
  28. ncbi request reprint The association between non-melanoma skin cancer and osteoporotic fractures--a population-based record linkage study
    V Srikanth
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Osteoporos Int 18:687-92. 2007
    ..The risk of prior NMSC in our fracture cohort was significantly reduced (standardised incidence ratio 0.69, 95% CI 0.61, 0.78). Adequate lifetime sun exposure may be necessary to protect against osteoporotic fractures in later life...
  29. ncbi request reprint Melanin density and melanin type predict melanocytic naevi in 19-20 year olds of northern European ancestry
    T Dwyer
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Melanoma Res 10:387-94. 2000
    ..The next step is to determine whether these measures also predict the risk of melanoma...
  30. doi request reprint Not a simple fat-soluble vitamin: Changes in serum 25-(OH)D levels are predicted by adiposity and adipocytokines in older adults
    C Ding
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, Australia
    J Intern Med 268:501-10. 2010
    ..To determine the associations between body adiposity and change in serum 25-(OH)D levels over 2.6 years, and if these associations are mediated by metabolic and inflammatory factors in older adults...
  31. pmc Past exposure to sun, skin phenotype, and risk of multiple sclerosis: case-control study
    I A F van der Mei
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS 7000, Australia
    BMJ 327:316. 2003
    ..To examine whether past high sun exposure is associated with a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis...
  32. doi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency in Tasmania: a whole of life perspective
    I A F van der Mei
    Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Intern Med J 42:1137-44. 2012
    ..This study aims to describe the lifetime picture of vitamin D deficiency, as measured by serum 25(OH)D concentration, in Tasmania (latitude 43°S)...
  33. doi request reprint Visuospatial ability and memory are associated with falls risk in older people: a population-based study
    K Martin
    Menzies Research Institute, TAS, Australia
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 27:451-7. 2009
    ..Our purpose was to examine whether falls risk is associated with cognitive functions beyond executive function/attention and processing speed...
  34. ncbi request reprint Sex modifies the relationship between age and gait: a population-based study of older adults
    Michele L Callisaya
    Menzies Research Institute, Private Bag 23, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 7000
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:165-70. 2008
    ..The aim of this cross-sectional study is to examine the associations of age with temporal and spatial gait variables in a population-based sample of older people, and whether these associations are modified by sex...
  35. pmc Measuring environmental factors can enhance the search for disease causing genes?
    T Dwyer
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:613-5. 2004
    ....
  36. pmc Are physiological attributes of jockeys predictors of falls? A pilot study
    P Hitchens
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    BMJ Open 1:e000142. 2011
    ..Conclusion This pilot study shows that physiological attributes of jockeys and track-work riders can predict their risk of falling and are measurable using methods feasible for large-scale fieldwork...
  37. ncbi request reprint Association between blood pressure and dietary factors in the dietary and nutritional survey of British adults
    T C Beard
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Arch Intern Med 157:234-8. 1997
    ..To measure the associations among blood pressure, hypertension, and recorded dietary factors...
  38. doi request reprint Ageing and gait variability--a population-based study of older people
    Michele L Callisaya
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 23, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
    Age Ageing 39:191-7. 2010
    ..gait variability may be an important predictor of falls risk, but its characteristics are poorly understood...
  39. pmc Depression and insulin resistance: cross-sectional associations in young adults
    Sue Pearson
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Diabetes Care 33:1128-33. 2010
    ..To examine the association between depressive disorder and insulin resistance in a sample of young adults using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview to ascertain depression status...
  40. doi request reprint A prospective study of the associations between 25-hydroxy-vitamin D, sarcopenia progression and physical activity in older adults
    David Scott
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart School of Human Life Sciences, University of Tasmania, Launceston, TAS, Australia
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 73:581-7. 2010
    ..Our objective was to describe prospective associations between 25OHD, muscle parameters, and PA in community-dwelling older adults...
  41. doi request reprint Associations between dietary nutrient intake and muscle mass and strength in community-dwelling older adults: the Tasmanian Older Adult Cohort Study
    David Scott
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:2129-34. 2010
    ..To describe associations between dietary nutrient intake and progression of sarcopenia, the age-related loss of muscle mass and strength...
  42. doi request reprint Involvement of young Australian adults in meal preparation: cross-sectional associations with sociodemographic factors and diet quality
    Kylie J Smith
    Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:1363-7. 2010
    ..These results suggest that strategies seeking to motivate greater involvement in meal preparation might not be sufficient to markedly improve diet quality in young Australian adults...
  43. pmc Effect of high flow oxygen on mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in prehospital setting: randomised controlled trial
    Michael A Austin
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001 Australia
    BMJ 341:c5462. 2010
    ..To compare standard high flow oxygen treatment with titrated oxygen treatment for patients with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the prehospital setting...
  44. pmc Genetic mechanisms of knee osteoarthritis: a population-based longitudinal study
    Changhai Ding
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Arthritis Res Ther 8:R8. 2006
    ..Importantly, the cartilage changes are largely dependent on baseline differences in cartilage volume, tibial bone area, BMI and knee pain, suggesting that these factors might have a role in their initiation...
  45. ncbi request reprint A discussion of some statistical methods for separating within-pair associations from associations among all twins in research on fetal origins of disease
    Terence Dwyer
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:48-53. 2005
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Parental smoking and smoking experimentation in childhood increase the risk of being a smoker 20 years later: the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study
    Seana L Paul
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Australia
    Addiction 103:846-53. 2008
    ..To examine the long-term effects of childhood smoking experimentation and exposure to parental smoking on adult smoking risk...
  47. ncbi request reprint Misclassification due to body hair and seasonal variation on melanin density estimates for skin type using spectrophotometry
    Ingrid A F van der Mei
    Cooperative Research Centre for Discovery of Genes for Common Human Diseases at the Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia
    J Photochem Photobiol B 68:45-52. 2002
    ..However, both sources of error can be reduced by careful attention to key aspects of study design...
  48. doi request reprint Healthy lifestyles and cardiovascular risk profiles in young Australian adults: the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study
    Seana L Gall
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:684-9. 2009
    ..We examined whether a healthy lifestyle was associated with cardiovascular risk factors in a cohort of young adults...
  49. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous melanin density of Caucasians measured by spectrophotometry and risk of malignant melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
    Terence Dwyer
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 155:614-21. 2002
    ..The authors conclude that, particularly for men, cutaneous melanin density at the upper inner arm is a strong predictor of risk of skin cancer...
  50. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal study of the effect of sex and age on rate of change in knee cartilage volume in adults
    Changhai Ding
    Menzies Research Institute, Private Bag 23, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:273-9. 2007
    ..To describe the association between sex, age and rate of change in knee cartilage volume in adults...
  51. ncbi request reprint Smoking interacts with family history with regard to change in knee cartilage volume and cartilage defect development
    Changhai Ding
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Arthritis Rheum 56:1521-8. 2007
    ..To describe the effects of smoking on change in knee cartilage volume and increases in knee cartilage defects, and to test for interaction between smoking and family history of osteoarthritis (OA)...
  52. doi request reprint A population-based study of sensorimotor factors affecting gait in older people
    Michele L Callisaya
    Menzies Research Institute, Private Bag 23, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
    Age Ageing 38:290-5. 2009
    ..the study of factors associated with age-related gait decline may assist in developing methods to preserve mobility in older people...
  53. doi request reprint Ambulatory activity, body composition, and lower-limb muscle strength in older adults
    David Scott
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:383-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to describe associations of pedometer-determined AA with body fat and leg muscle parameters in community-dwelling 50- to 79-yr-olds...
  54. pmc The high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency across Australian populations is only partly explained by season and latitude
    Ingrid A F van der Mei
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1132-9. 2007
    ..Inadequate sun exposure and dietary vitamin D intake can result in vitamin D insufficiency. However, limited data are available on actual vitamin D status and predictors in healthy individuals in different regions and by season...
  55. doi request reprint Skipping breakfast: longitudinal associations with cardiometabolic risk factors in the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study
    Kylie J Smith
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:1316-25. 2010
    ..The long-term effects of skipping breakfast on cardiometabolic health are not well understood...
  56. doi request reprint The association between hip bone marrow lesions and bone mineral density: a cross-sectional and longitudinal population-based study
    H Ahedi
    Menzies Research Institute of Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia Electronic address
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 21:1545-9. 2013
    ..To describe the cross-sectional and longitudinal association between hip Bone marrow lesions (BMLs) and bone density...
  57. ncbi request reprint Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry body composition and aging in a population-based older cohort
    K A Shaw
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:279-84. 2007
    ....
  58. doi request reprint Predictors of race-day jockey falls in jumps racing in Australia
    P Hitchens
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 23, Hobart TAS 7001, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 43:840-7. 2011
    ..This study has identified factors for falls in jumps racing that could form the basis for targeted strategies to improve occupational health and safety standards...
  59. ncbi request reprint Syndrome X in 8-y-old Australian children: stronger associations with current body fatness than with infant size or growth
    T Dwyer
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:1301-9. 2002
    ..We investigated clustering of syndrome X factors in a sample of 8-y-old Australian children, and whether the clusters were associated with size at birth and childhood obesity...
  60. ncbi request reprint Comparative validity of a food frequency questionnaire for adults with IDDM
    M D Riley
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Diabetes Care 18:1249-54. 1995
    ....
  61. doi request reprint Sensorimotor factors affecting gait variability in older people--a population-based study
    Michele L Callisaya
    Menzies Research Institute, Private Bay 23, Tasmania, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:386-92. 2010
    ..The aim of this population-based study was to examine whether poorer performance on a range of sensorimotor measures was associated with greater gait variability...
  62. doi request reprint Chronic kidney disease in Tasmania
    Matthew D Jose
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 14:743-9. 2009
    ..The burden of this chronic condition in a community setting was examined...
  63. doi request reprint Higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D is associated with lower relapse risk in multiple sclerosis
    Steve Simpson
    Menzies Research Institute, Hobart Tas, Australia
    Ann Neurol 68:193-203. 2010
    ..We investigated whether higher levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-D) were associated with a lower risk of relapses in people with MS...
  64. doi request reprint Risk of falls in older people during fast-walking--the TASCOG study
    M L Callisaya
    Stroke and Ageing Research Group, Department of Medicine, Southern Clinical School, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
    Gait Posture 36:510-5. 2012
    ..To investigate the relationship between fast-walking and falls in older people...
  65. doi request reprint Statin therapy, muscle function and falls risk in community-dwelling older adults
    D Scott
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001, Australia
    QJM 102:625-33. 2009
    ..Statin therapy can cause myopathy, however it is unclear whether this exacerbates age-related muscle function declines...
  66. ncbi request reprint Correlates of knee pain in older adults: Tasmanian Older Adult Cohort Study
    Guangju Zhai
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
    Arthritis Rheum 55:264-71. 2006
    ..To describe the association between chondral defects, bone marrow lesions, knee and hip radiographic osteoarthritis (OA), and knee pain...
  67. ncbi request reprint War-related psychological stressors and risk of psychological disorders in Australian veterans of the 1991 Gulf War
    Jillian F Ikin
    Monash University, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Central and Eastern Clinical School, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Br J Psychiatry 185:116-26. 2004
    ..Questions remain about the long-term health impacts of the 1991 Gulf War on its veterans...
  68. ncbi request reprint Exposure to infant siblings during early life and risk of multiple sclerosis
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia
    JAMA 293:463-9. 2005
    ..Viral infection has also been implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS)...
  69. doi request reprint Adherence to the immunomodulatory drugs for multiple sclerosis: contrasting factors affect stopping drug and missing doses
    Helen Tremlett
    Faculty of Medicine Neurology, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 17:565-76. 2008
    ..We examined both levels of non-adherence-stopping IMD and missing doses...