J E Byles

Summary

Affiliation: University of Newcastle
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Medication use among older Australian veterans and war widows
    J E Byles
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Newcastle, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Intern Med J 33:388-92. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint How do the psychosocial consequences of ageing affect asthma management?
    Julie E Byles
    Centre for Research and Education in Ageing, University of Newcastle, Level 2 DMB, Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle, NSW 2300, Australia
    Med J Aust 183:S30-2. 2005
  3. pmc A retrospective analysis of maternal and neonatal mortality at a teaching and referral hospital in Kenya
    Faith Yego
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Moi University, Nandi Road, Eldoret 30100, Kenya
    Reprod Health 10:13. 2013
  4. pmc The impact of socioeconomic status on changes in the general and mental health of women over time: evidence from a longitudinal study of Australian women
    Jennifer Stewart Williams
    Research Centre for Gender Health and Ageing, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, HMRI Building, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia
    Int J Equity Health 12:25. 2013
  5. pmc Impact of behavioural risk factors on death within 10 years for women and men in their 70s: absolute risk charts
    Annette Dobson
    The University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:669. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Transforming retirement: new definitions of life after work
    Julie Byles
    Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    J Women Aging 25:24-44. 2013
  7. pmc An observational study of the discrediting of COX-2 NSAIDs in Australia: Vioxx or class effect?
    Lynne Parkinson
    Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:892. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Relationship of age and gender to the prevalence and correlates of psychological distress in later life
    Julie E Byles
    The Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:1009-18. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Driving in older age: a longitudinal study of women in urban, regional, and remote areas and the impact of caregiving
    Julie Byles
    Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    J Women Aging 24:113-25. 2012
  10. pmc Equity of access to cardiac rehabilitation: the role of system factors
    Jennifer A Stewart Williams
    Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Australia
    Int J Equity Health 9:2. 2010

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. ncbi request reprint Medication use among older Australian veterans and war widows
    J E Byles
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Newcastle, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Intern Med J 33:388-92. 2003
    ..Over half (53%) the participants were taking four or more regular medications. There were 26 potential interactions among 25 people. Polypharmacy was a considerable problem for this group of older Australians...
  2. ncbi request reprint How do the psychosocial consequences of ageing affect asthma management?
    Julie E Byles
    Centre for Research and Education in Ageing, University of Newcastle, Level 2 DMB, Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle, NSW 2300, Australia
    Med J Aust 183:S30-2. 2005
    ..Develop guidelines that account for complexities of older age and that are framed to achieve optimal quality of life for people with asthma...
  3. pmc A retrospective analysis of maternal and neonatal mortality at a teaching and referral hospital in Kenya
    Faith Yego
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Moi University, Nandi Road, Eldoret 30100, Kenya
    Reprod Health 10:13. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc The impact of socioeconomic status on changes in the general and mental health of women over time: evidence from a longitudinal study of Australian women
    Jennifer Stewart Williams
    Research Centre for Gender Health and Ageing, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, HMRI Building, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia
    Int J Equity Health 12:25. 2013
    ....
  5. pmc Impact of behavioural risk factors on death within 10 years for women and men in their 70s: absolute risk charts
    Annette Dobson
    The University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:669. 2012
    ..The aim of this paper is to calculate population based estimates and display them using simple charts that may be useful communication tools for public health authorities, health care providers and policy makers...
  6. doi request reprint Transforming retirement: new definitions of life after work
    Julie Byles
    Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    J Women Aging 25:24-44. 2013
    ..This study has important implications for retirement policies for women...
  7. pmc An observational study of the discrediting of COX-2 NSAIDs in Australia: Vioxx or class effect?
    Lynne Parkinson
    Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:892. 2011
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Relationship of age and gender to the prevalence and correlates of psychological distress in later life
    Julie E Byles
    The Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:1009-18. 2012
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Driving in older age: a longitudinal study of women in urban, regional, and remote areas and the impact of caregiving
    Julie Byles
    Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    J Women Aging 24:113-25. 2012
    ..This highlights the importance of informed and responsive transport policies to address the needs of older women who are unable to continue driving, those living in rural areas, and women who are carers...
  10. pmc Equity of access to cardiac rehabilitation: the role of system factors
    Jennifer A Stewart Williams
    Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Australia
    Int J Equity Health 9:2. 2010
    ..This paper evaluates the influence of a hospital selection process on opportunities to access outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (CR)...
  11. pmc Home and community care services: a major opportunity for preventive health care
    Louisa R Jorm
    School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC NSW 1797, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 10:26. 2010
    ..In this study we sought to describe health-related factors associated with use of HACC services, and to identify potential opportunities for targeting preventive services to those at high risk...
  12. ncbi request reprint Women's uptake of Medicare Benefits Schedule mental health items for general practitioners, psychologists and other allied mental health professionals
    Julie E Byles
    Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 194:175-9. 2011
    ..To quantify women's uptake of Medicare Benefits Schedule mental health items, compare characteristics of women by mental health service use, and investigate the impact on Medicare costs...
  13. ncbi request reprint Single index of multimorbidity did not predict multiple outcomes
    Julie E Byles
    Centre for Research and Education in Ageing, The University of Newcastle, Level 2, David Maddison Clinical Sciences Building, Watt Street, Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:997-1005. 2005
    ..The aim of this research was to derive a generic multimorbidity index based on patient self-report, incorporating severity, for predicting a range of outcomes...
  14. ncbi request reprint The experience of insomnia among older women
    Julie E Byles
    Centre for Research and Education in Ageing, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Royal Newcastle Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
    Sleep 28:972-9. 2005
    ..To measure sleeping difficulty and sleep quality among older women, explore experience and attitudes towards sleep, and test for negative association between difficulty sleeping and health-related quality of life...
  15. ncbi request reprint Fit and well at eighty: defying the stereotypes of age and illness
    Julie E Byles
    Research Centre for Gender, Health and Aging RCGHA, The University of Newcastle, Room 266, DMB, Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle, NSW 2300, Australia
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1114:107-20. 2007
    ..This paper presents trends in health and illness as women age and explores some of the many physical, social, and healthcare factors that mark out those women who remain "fit and well."..
  16. ncbi request reprint A drink to healthy aging: The association between older women's use of alcohol and their health-related quality of life
    Julie Byles
    Research Center for Gender, Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1341-7. 2006
    ..To assess the relationship between alcohol intake and mortality in a cohort of women aged 70 and older and to explore the relationship between level of alcohol use and changes in physical and mental health-related quality of life...
  17. ncbi request reprint Annual health assessments for older Australian women: uptake and equity
    Julie E Byles
    Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:170-3. 2007
    ..To measure utilisation of Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) health assessment items for women aged 75 years and over, and to describe health and socio-demographic characteristics of users and non-users...
  18. ncbi request reprint Mars and Venus: does gender matter in ageing?
    Julie E Byles
    Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:271-3. 2008
    ..Gender is more than just a variable to be controlled for in statistical analyses...
  19. doi request reprint Living with urinary incontinence: a longitudinal study of older women
    Julie Byles
    Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia
    Age Ageing 38:333-8; discussion 251. 2009
    ..urinary incontinence carries major social burden and considerable costs for health care systems...
  20. doi request reprint The value of time in longitudinal studies of ageing. Lessons from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health
    Julie E Byles
    Priority Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle, and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Australas J Ageing 30:6-12. 2011
    ..ALSWH will continue to provide information on changes in health and health service use as we follow the oldest cohort through their 90 s, and as younger cohorts accumulate increasing burden of disease and disability as they age...
  21. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of three community-based projects to improve care for incontinence
    Julie E Byles
    Centre for Research and Education in Ageing, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, David Maddison Building, Royal Newcastle Hospital, NSW 2300, Newcastle, Australia
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 16:29-38; discussion 38. 2005
    ..From the evaluation, six principles were developed to guide future models of community-based continence care...
  22. ncbi request reprint Randomised controlled trial of health assessments for older Australian veterans and war widows
    Julie E Byles
    Centre for Research and Education in Ageing, Faculty of Health, Room 266 DMB, Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle, NSW 2300, Australia
    Med J Aust 181:186-90. 2004
    ..To assess the effect of home-based health assessments for older Australians on health-related quality of life, hospital and nursing home admissions, and death...
  23. ncbi request reprint Tyranny of distance? The health of mid-age women living in five geographical areas of Australia
    W J Brown
    Research Institute for Gender and Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 7:148-54. 1999
    ..001). Further follow up will allow any divergence in health and healthcare equity to be explored as these women get older...
  24. ncbi request reprint For richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health: older widowed women's health, relationships and financial security
    J E Byles
    Research Institute for Gender and Health, University of Newcastle, NSW
    Women Health 29:15-30. 1999
    ..This study contrasts the health and social needs of widowed older women with needs of married older women...
  25. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with hysterectomy among women in Australia
    J E Byles
    Research Institute for Gender and Health, University of Newcastle, Callahan, NSW 2308, Australia
    Health Place 6:301-8. 2000
    ..7 vs 49.3, p<0.0001; adjusted mean MCS=46.9 vs 48.2, p<0.0001)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with decline in physical functional health in a cohort of older women
    David W Sibbritt
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW 2300, Australia
    Age Ageing 36:382-8. 2007
    ..To identify minimum criteria to assist the prediction of decline in physical health-related quality of life in the elderly...
  27. ncbi request reprint Women's Health Australia: recruitment for a national longitudinal cohort study
    W J Brown
    Research Institute for Gender and Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    Women Health 28:23-40. 1998
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Women's satisfaction with general practice consultations
    A F Young
    Research Institute for Gender and Health, University of Newcastle, NSW
    Med J Aust 168:386-9. 1998
    ..To determine women's satisfaction with general practice services...
  29. ncbi request reprint Determinants of general practitioner use among women in Australia
    A F Young
    Research Centre for Gender and Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 53:1641-51. 2001
    ..These results show the need for health policies that improve the equitable use of general practitioner services in Australia...
  30. ncbi request reprint A thorough going over: evidence for health assessments for older persons
    J E Byles
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Newcastle, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 24:117-23. 2000
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Access and equity in the provision of general practitioner services for women in Australia
    A F Young
    Research Centre for Gender and Health, University of Newcastle, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 24:474-80. 2000
    ..To assess geographical equity in the availability, accessibility and out-of-pocket costs of general practitioner (GP) services for women in Australia...
  32. ncbi request reprint Health services research using linked records: who consents and what is the gain?
    A F Young
    Research Centre for Gender and Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 25:417-20. 2001
    ..To assess consent to record linkage, describe the characteristics of consenters and compare self-report versus Medicare records of general practitioner use...
  33. ncbi request reprint The experiences of non-medical health professionals undertaking community-based health assessments for people aged 75 years and over
    Julie E Byles
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Newcastle, Australia
    Health Soc Care Community 10:67-73. 2002
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of an instrument to assess the needs of men diagnosed with prostate carcinoma: an assessment of the validity and reliability of a self-administered questionnaire developed to measure the needs experienced by men diagnosed with prostate carcinom
    Janine M Duke
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Newcastle, Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Cancer 97:993-1001. 2003
    ..1]). The PCNQv1.1 was constructed in two parts. Part 1 measures the needs at diagnosis and initial treatment and Part 2 measures current needs...
  35. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a revised instrument to assess the needs of men diagnosed with prostate cancer
    Janine M Duke
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Newcastle, 3rd Floor DMB, Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle, NSW, 2300, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 13:895-903. 2005
    ..The PCNQ was constructed in two parts with Part 1 measuring needs at diagnosis and initial treatment and Part 2 measuring current needs...
  36. doi request reprint Older Australian women's use of dentists: a longitudinal analysis over 6 years
    David W Sibbritt
    School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    Australas J Ageing 29:14-20. 2010
    ..To identify factors associated with dentist consultation by older Australian women...
  37. ncbi request reprint Relationships between nutrition screening checklists and the health and well-being of older Australian women
    Amanda J Patterson
    Research Centre for Gender and Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 5:65-71. 2002
    ..To examine associations between nutrition screening checklists and the health of older women...
  38. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and characteristics of older Australian women who consult dentists
    David W Sibbritt
    Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 15:387-8. 2007
  39. ncbi request reprint A Quality Use of Medicines program for general practitioners and older people: a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Sabrina W Pit
    School of Medical Practice and Public Health, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Med J Aust 187:23-30. 2007
    ..To investigate the effectiveness of an educational Quality Use of Medicines program, delivered at the level of general practice, on medicines use, falls and quality of life in people aged > or = 65 years...
  40. ncbi request reprint Trends in health service use for women in Australia with diabetes
    A F Young
    Research Centre for Gender and Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales 2308
    Aust N Z J Public Health 29:422-8. 2005
    ..To describe the health, health service use and use of recommended guidelines for care for women in Australia with diabetes...
  41. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening: discussions with first degree relatives
    M A Harris
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Newcastle, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 22:826-8. 1998
    ..Of concern, there was limited understanding of the asymptomatic nature of screening with most relatives initially 'screened' after consulting a doctor with colorectal symptoms. These findings need to be considered in screening programs...
  42. ncbi request reprint A general practice-based recruitment strategy for colorectal cancer screening
    M A Harris
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 24:441-3. 2000
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint The problems of sleep for older women: changes in health outcomes
    Julie E Byles
    Faculty of Health, School of Medical Practice and Population Health, The University of Newcastle, David Maddison Building, Level 3, Royal Newcastle Hospital NSW 2300, Australia
    Age Ageing 32:154-63. 2003
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Prevalence of self-reported risk factors for medication misadventure among older people in general practice
    Sabrina W Pit
    School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:203-8. 2008
    ..To describe the prevalence of risk factors for medication misadventures among older people in general practice...
  45. ncbi request reprint A cluster randomised controlled trial to prevent injury due to falls in a residential aged care population
    John A Ward
    Hunter New England Health, Newcastle, New South Wales
    Med J Aust 192:319-22. 2010
    ..To test the effectiveness of using a full-time project nurse to assist residential aged care facilities in using evidence-based approaches to falls injury prevention...
  46. ncbi request reprint Do socioeconomic gradients in women's health widen over time and with age?
    Gita D Mishra
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge CB1 9NL, UK
    Soc Sci Med 58:1585-95. 2004
    ..Nevertheless, SES remains an important predictor of health, health service use and mortality in older Australian women...
  47. ncbi request reprint Which aspects of socio-economic status are related to health in mid-aged and older women?
    Gita D Mishra
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood VIC 3125, Australia
    Int J Behav Med 9:263-85. 2002
    ..Results suggest that relations between SES and health are highly complex and vary by age, SES domain, and the health outcome under study...
  48. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and physical health-related quality of life in older women using the transformation of SF-36 to account for death
    Hiroyuki Furuya
    Basic Clinical Science and Public Health, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara shi, Kanagawa 259 1193, Japan
    Nihon Arukoru Yakubutsu Igakkai Zasshi 43:97-109. 2008
    ..Being a nondrinker of alcohol was associated with greater risk of mortality and poorer physical HRQoL. Moderate alcohol consumption was not harmful, and may carry some health benefits for older women...
  49. doi request reprint Strong negative association between intake of tofu and anemia among Chinese adults in Jiangsu, China
    Zumin Shi
    Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing, China
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:1146-53. 2008
    ..Anemia is prevalent in China. Tofu made from soybean is a popular food. Soybean is shown to have an affect on iron status. No study has examined the relation between tofu and iron status...
  50. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) among male blood donors in a developing country: urgent need for systematic screening
    Sanaullah Tareen
    Scand J Infect Dis 34:712-3. 2002