Sarah Dennis

Summary

Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc A pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial of early intervention for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by practice nurse-general practitioner teams: Study Protocol
    Jeremy M Bunker
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Implement Sci 7:83. 2012
  2. doi Do people with existing chronic conditions benefit from telephone coaching? A rapid review
    Sarah M Dennis
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 37:381-8. 2013
  3. pmc Which providers can bridge the health literacy gap in lifestyle risk factor modification education: a systematic review and narrative synthesis
    Sarah Dennis
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 13:44. 2012
  4. pmc Patient related factors in frequent readmissions: the influence of condition, access to services and patient choice
    Sue E Kirby
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, UNSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:216. 2010
  5. pmc What evidence is there to support skill mix changes between GPs, pharmacists and practice nurses in the care of elderly people living in the community?
    Sarah Dennis
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 6:23. 2009
  6. ncbi Chronic disease management in primary care: from evidence to policy
    Sarah M Dennis
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:S53-6. 2008
  7. doi Diagnosing asthma in adults in primary care: a qualitative study of Australian GPs' experiences
    Sarah M Dennis
    Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Prim Care Respir J 19:52-6. 2010
  8. pmc A systematic review of interventions in primary care to improve health literacy for chronic disease behavioral risk factors
    Jane Taggart
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 13:49. 2012
  9. doi Multidisciplinary care: experience of patients with complex needs
    Della Maneze
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
    Aust J Prim Health 20:20-6. 2014
  10. doi How effective are the linkages between self-management programmes and primary care providers, especially for disadvantaged patients?
    Anna M Williams
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW, Australia
    Chronic Illn 7:20-30. 2011

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc A pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial of early intervention for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by practice nurse-general practitioner teams: Study Protocol
    Jeremy M Bunker
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Implement Sci 7:83. 2012
    ..General practice is moving towards more structured chronic disease management, and the increasing involvement of practice nurses in delivering chronic care...
  2. doi Do people with existing chronic conditions benefit from telephone coaching? A rapid review
    Sarah M Dennis
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 37:381-8. 2013
    ..To examine the effectiveness of telephone-based coaching services for the management of patients with chronic diseases...
  3. pmc Which providers can bridge the health literacy gap in lifestyle risk factor modification education: a systematic review and narrative synthesis
    Sarah Dennis
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 13:44. 2012
    ..The aim of this narrative synthesis is to determine the effectiveness of primary healthcare providers in developing health literacy of patients to make SNAPW (smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity and weight) lifestyle changes...
  4. pmc Patient related factors in frequent readmissions: the influence of condition, access to services and patient choice
    Sue E Kirby
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, UNSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:216. 2010
    ..This study aimed to explore the link between frequent readmissions in chronic disease and these patient related factors...
  5. pmc What evidence is there to support skill mix changes between GPs, pharmacists and practice nurses in the care of elderly people living in the community?
    Sarah Dennis
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 6:23. 2009
    ..Published, peer reviewed (black) and non-peer reviewed (grey) literature were included in the review if they met the inclusion criteria...
  6. ncbi Chronic disease management in primary care: from evidence to policy
    Sarah M Dennis
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:S53-6. 2008
    ..To review the effectiveness of chronic disease management interventions for physical health problems in the primary care setting, and to identify policy options for implementing successful interventions in Australian primary care...
  7. doi Diagnosing asthma in adults in primary care: a qualitative study of Australian GPs' experiences
    Sarah M Dennis
    Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Prim Care Respir J 19:52-6. 2010
    ..To explore what difficulties are faced by general practitioners (GPs) when trying to make a diagnosis of asthma in adults, and whether there are patient characteristics that influence this process...
  8. pmc A systematic review of interventions in primary care to improve health literacy for chronic disease behavioral risk factors
    Jane Taggart
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 13:49. 2012
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of interventions used in primary care to improve health literacy for change in smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity and weight (SNAPW)...
  9. doi Multidisciplinary care: experience of patients with complex needs
    Della Maneze
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
    Aust J Prim Health 20:20-6. 2014
    ..The patients' perspective is important to identify the problems they experience and to formulate strategies for improving multidisciplinary care for patients with diabetes. ..
  10. doi How effective are the linkages between self-management programmes and primary care providers, especially for disadvantaged patients?
    Anna M Williams
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW, Australia
    Chronic Illn 7:20-30. 2011
    ..To describe the extent and effectiveness of strategies that have been used to improve linkages between primary healthcare (PHC) and chronic disease self-management programmes, especially for disadvantaged patients...
  11. doi Health reform: is routinely collected electronic information fit for purpose?
    Siaw Teng Liaw
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 24:57-63. 2012
    ..We examined the accuracy of the diagnoses of some chronic diseases in an ED information system (EDIS), a module of the NSW Health electronic medical record (EMR), and the consistency of the reports generated by the EMR...
  12. ncbi General practice - engaging the online social networking revolution
    Siaw Teng Liaw
    University of New South Wales, Sydney South West Area Health Service General Practice Unit, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 39:809-10. 2010
    ..However, the benefits and risks of these tools to general practice are poorly understood...
  13. ncbi Anxiety and depression in Chinese patients attending an Australian GP clinic
    George Wen Gin Tang
    University of New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 38:552-5. 2009
    ..General practitioners are often the first point of contact for people with anxiety and depression. Patients from a Chinese background may be reluctant to discuss their mental health problems with their GP...
  14. ncbi Coordination of care for patients with chronic disease
    Mark F Harris
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:85-6. 2009
    ..The Team Care Arrangement system has room for improvement, but can aid effective patient care...
  15. ncbi Improving glycaemic and BP control in type 2 diabetes. The effectiveness of tai chi
    Paul Lam
    Department of Community Medicine, University of New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 37:884-7. 2008
    ..This study assessed the effect of tai chi on glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c), blood pressure and health status (SF-36) in adults with type 2 diabetes...
  16. ncbi Chronic disease self-management: implementation with and within Australian general practice
    Mark F Harris
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 189:S17-20. 2008
    ..The expanding role of practice nurses, new models of integrated primary health care and changes to the role of the Divisions of General Practice present an opportunity for this to be incorporated "from the ground up"...
  17. ncbi Multimorbidity: negotiating priorities and making progress
    Mark F Harris
    MBBS, DRACOG, MD, Executive Director, Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 42:850-4. 2013
    ..Multimorbidity is a challenge for both patients and practitioners because of the complexity of care and its impact on patients' lives. Single-disease-based guidelines are of limited use to providers managing patients with multimorbidity...
  18. doi Factors influencing general practice follow-up attendances of patients with complex medical problems after hospitalization
    Shu Ching Yang
    General Practice Unit, Sydney South Western Area Health Service, Sydney, Australia
    Fam Pract 27:62-8. 2010
    ..GPs are ideally placed to provide post-discharge care in the community. Knowledge of factors that influence patients' decisions to attend such follow-up is thus important to improve health care outcomes of these patients...
  19. ncbi Quality of care measures in multimorbidity
    Megan Pillay
    Medical Student, Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 43:132-6. 2014
    ..Multimorbidity is increasingly prevalent in general practice, creating challenges for assessment and management. This paper aims to explore the methods used to assess the quality of care for primary care patients with multimorbidity...
  20. pmc Data quality and fitness for purpose of routinely collected data--a general practice case study from an electronic practice-based research network (ePBRN)
    Siaw Teng Liaw
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2011:785-94. 2011
    ..The quality of social determinants data was generally good while risk factors data were variable. Issues and strategies for improving data quality are discussed...
  21. ncbi Feasibility and efficacy of COPD case finding by practice nurses
    Jeremy Bunker
    South West Area Health Service, and Conjoint Lecturer, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 38:826-30. 2009
    ..This study assessed the effectiveness, feasibility and acceptability of COPD case finding by practice nurses performing spirometry on patients identified as being at risk of developing COPD...
  22. ncbi Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in general practice: a decision-making dilemma
    Suzi S Mikhail
    General Practice Unit, Sydney South West Area Health Service, Sydney, NSW, Australia ni
    Med J Aust 187:160-3. 2007
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  23. doi Attitudes and barriers to involvement in palliative care by Australian urban general practitioners
    Joel Jin Oh Rhee
    General Practice Unit, Fairfield Hospital, Sydney South West Area Health Service, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Palliat Med 11:980-5. 2008
    ..This study aimed to determine the level of participation of Australian urban GPs in palliative care, and to determine the main barriers facing them in providing this care. Design: Cross-sectional postal survey...
  24. ncbi Weight management in general practice: what do patients want?
    Daisy Tan
    General Practice Unit, Fairfield Hospital, Sydney South West Area Health Service, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 185:73-5. 2006
    ..To explore patients' views of the role of general practitioners in weight management...
  25. ncbi Chronic disease self-management education programs: challenges ahead
    Sarah M Dennis
    Med J Aust 186:103-4. 2007