Michelle DiGiacomo

Summary

Affiliation: University of Technology
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Developing a gender-based approach to chronic conditions and women's health: a qualitative investigation of community-dwelling women and service provider perspectives
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    Faculty of Health, Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Broadway, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2007, Australia
    BMC Womens Health 15:105. 2015
  2. pmc The business of death: a qualitative study of financial concerns of widowed older women
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Health, PO Box 123, Broadway, New South Wales, 2008, Australia
    BMC Womens Health 15:36. 2015
  3. pmc Making progress: the role of cancer councils in Australia in indigenous cancer control
    Sandra C Thompson
    Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    BMC Public Health 14:347. 2014
  4. pmc Caring for others, but not themselves: implications for health care interventions in women with cardiovascular disease
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney and Curtin University, P O Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
    Nurs Res Pract 2011:376020. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Transitioning from caregiving to widowhood
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    Faculty of Health, Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:817-25. 2013
  6. pmc 'Doing the hard yards': carer and provider focus group perspectives of accessing Aboriginal childhood disability services
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, P, O, Box 123, Broadway, Australia 2007
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:326. 2013
  7. pmc Childhood disability in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: a literature review
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
    Int J Equity Health 12:7. 2013
  8. pmc Health transitions in recently widowed older women: a mixed methods study
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:143. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Pneumococcus in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: the role of Aboriginal health workers and implications for nursing practice
    Hiba Deek
    American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2 University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 46:54-8. 2013
  10. doi request reprint A social capital framework for palliative care: supporting health and well-being for people with life-limiting illness and their carers through social relations and networks
    Joanne M Lewis
    Western Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:92-103. 2013

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. pmc Developing a gender-based approach to chronic conditions and women's health: a qualitative investigation of community-dwelling women and service provider perspectives
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    Faculty of Health, Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Broadway, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2007, Australia
    BMC Womens Health 15:105. 2015
    ..In this study, we aimed to identify barriers and facilitators to providing a gender-based approach to chronic conditions and women's health in an eastern metropolitan region of Australia...
  2. pmc The business of death: a qualitative study of financial concerns of widowed older women
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Health, PO Box 123, Broadway, New South Wales, 2008, Australia
    BMC Womens Health 15:36. 2015
    ....
  3. pmc Making progress: the role of cancer councils in Australia in indigenous cancer control
    Sandra C Thompson
    Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    BMC Public Health 14:347. 2014
    ..To support sharing of lessons learned, this paper reports an environmental scan undertaken in 2010 in cancer councils (CCs) nationwide that aimed to support Indigenous cancer control...
  4. pmc Caring for others, but not themselves: implications for health care interventions in women with cardiovascular disease
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney and Curtin University, P O Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
    Nurs Res Pract 2011:376020. 2011
    ..Emphasis must be placed on promoting strategies in women to achieve a balance between caregiving responsibilities and prioritisation of cardiovascular health...
  5. doi request reprint Transitioning from caregiving to widowhood
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    Faculty of Health, Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:817-25. 2013
    ..Older women commonly assume a caregiving role for their husbands at the end of life and are more vulnerable to poorer health, well-being, and social and economic challenges...
  6. pmc 'Doing the hard yards': carer and provider focus group perspectives of accessing Aboriginal childhood disability services
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, P, O, Box 123, Broadway, Australia 2007
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:326. 2013
    ..They can endure long delays in treatment which can impact adversely on development. This study sought to ascertain the factors involved in accessing services and support for Aboriginal children with a disability...
  7. pmc Childhood disability in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: a literature review
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
    Int J Equity Health 12:7. 2013
    ..Failing to address physical, social, and psychological factors can have life-long consequences and perpetuate longstanding health disparities...
  8. pmc Health transitions in recently widowed older women: a mixed methods study
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:143. 2013
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Pneumococcus in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: the role of Aboriginal health workers and implications for nursing practice
    Hiba Deek
    American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2 University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 46:54-8. 2013
    ..Pneumonia is a common cause of hospitalization in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women...
  10. doi request reprint A social capital framework for palliative care: supporting health and well-being for people with life-limiting illness and their carers through social relations and networks
    Joanne M Lewis
    Western Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:92-103. 2013
    ..A framework for understanding social contexts in end-of-life care is necessary...
  11. doi request reprint Improving women's cardiovascular health: a position statement from the International Council on Women's Health Issues
    Patricia M Davidson
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, University of Technology, Broadway, New South Wales, Australia
    Health Care Women Int 33:943-55. 2012
    ..Key recommendations for decreasing the burden of CVD are also discussed...
  12. doi request reprint You won't know if you don't ask: discrepancy and ambivalence in attitudes toward behavior change
    Bronwyn Everett
    Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 26:460-5. 2011
    ..Behavior change is challenging following an acute cardiac event, and commonly, individuals are ambivalent...
  13. ncbi request reprint Health information system linkage and coordination are critical for increasing access to secondary prevention in Aboriginal health: a qualitative study
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, 39 Regent Street, Chippendale, NSW 2008, Australia
    Qual Prim Care 18:17-26. 2010
    ..Barriers to CR participation reflect multiple patient-related issues. However, an examination of the broader context of health service delivery design and implementation is needed...
  14. doi request reprint An integrative and socio-cultural perspective of health, wealth, and adjustment in widowhood
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    a Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, New South Wales, Australia
    Health Care Women Int 34:1067-83. 2013
    ..Although many health, social, cultural, and economic factors impact on recently widowed older women throughout the world, we found that few interventions targeting this population incorporate these factors. ..
  15. pmc The health of women and girls determines the health and well-being of our modern world: A white paper from the International Council on Women's Health Issues
    Patricia M Davidson
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, New South Wales, Australia
    Health Care Women Int 32:870-86. 2011
    ..This document provides a description of our organization mission, vision, and commitment to improving the health and well-being of women and girls globally...
  16. doi request reprint Stressors influencing Middle Eastern women's perceptions of the risk of cardiovascular disease: a focus group study
    Leila Gholizadeh
    School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia
    Health Care Women Int 32:723-45. 2011
    ..Women described their stress as primarily emanating from issues surrounding migration and acculturation. Implications for development and delivery of tailored health interventions for Middle Eastern women are discussed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Facilitating uptake of Aboriginal Adult Health Checks through community engagement and health promotion
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, 39 Regent Street, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
    Qual Prim Care 18:57-64. 2010
    ..In order to ensure uptake of these screening initiatives, there remains a need to demonstrate the feasibility of models of implementing AHCs...
  18. doi request reprint A review of the cultural competence view of cardiac rehabilitation
    Patricia M Davidson
    Curtin University of Technology, Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Curtin Health Innovation Research Insitute, NSW, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 19:1335-42. 2010
    ..This paper describes cultural competence issues within the scientific and scholarly discourse surrounding cardiac rehabilitation (CR)...
  19. pmc Cross-sector collaborations in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander childhood disability: a systematic integrative review and theory-based synthesis
    Anna Green
    Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW, 2007, Australia
    Int J Equity Health 13:126. 2014
    ..There have been international and national policy shifts towards inter-sector collaborative responses to disability, but more needs to be known about how collaboration works in practice...
  20. doi request reprint Awareness and causal attributions of risk factors for heart disease among immigrant women living in Australia
    Leila Gholizadeh
    School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1385-93. 2009
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Health span or life span: the role of patient-reported outcomes in informing health policy
    Sungwon Chang
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Curtin University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    Health Policy 100:96-104. 2011
    ..Using chronic heart failure (CHF) as an exemplar this manuscript seeks to describe the importance of patient-reported outcomes to inform policy decisions...
  22. doi request reprint Health-seeking beliefs of cardiovascular patients: a qualitative study
    Patricia M Davidson
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney and Curtin University, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:1367-75. 2011
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Improving medication uptake in aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples
    Patricia M Davidson
    Curtin University of Technology, Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, 39 Regent Street, Chippendale, New South Wales 2008, Australia
    Heart Lung Circ 19:372-7. 2010
    ..In spite of the impressive evidence base for cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, strategies for promoting adherence and evidence based practice are less well refined and the challenges for Indigenous populations are more pronounced...
  24. doi request reprint The caregiving role following percutaneous coronary intervention
    John Rolley
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Science, Curtin University of Technology, Chippendale, NSW, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 20:227-35. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to describe the experience of caregivers of individuals who have had a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
  25. doi request reprint The feminization of aging: how will this impact on health outcomes and services?
    Patricia M Davidson
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, New South Wales, Australia
    Health Care Women Int 32:1031-45. 2011
    ..Policymakers, health care workers, and researchers need to consider the perspective of gender as well as age when implementing and evaluating effective interventions...
  26. pmc Smoking cessation in indigenous populations of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States: elements of effective interventions
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, University of Technology Sydney, Level 7, 235 253 Jones Street, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:388-410. 2011
    ..The complexity of achieving smoking cessation is underscored as is the need to collaboratively develop interventions that are acceptable and appropriate to local populations...
  27. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular disease in women: implications for improving health outcomes
    Patricia M Davidson
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
    Collegian 19:5-13. 2012
    ..To collate data on women and cardiovascular disease in Australia and globally to inform public health campaigns and health care interventions...
  28. ncbi request reprint Literature review: considerations in undertaking focus group research with culturally and linguistically diverse groups
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    Centre for Applied Nursing Research, University of Western Sydney and Sydney South West Area Health Service, Liverpool, NSW, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 16:1000-11. 2007
    ..This integrated literature review seeks to identify the key considerations in conducting focus groups and discusses the specific considerations for focus group research with culturally and linguistically diverse groups...
  29. doi request reprint Dying in the margins: understanding palliative care and socioeconomic deprivation in the developed world
    Joanne M Lewis
    School of Nursing and Midwifery and Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Curtin University, Sydney, Australia
    J Pain Symptom Manage 42:105-18. 2011
    ..Individuals from low socioeconomic (SE) groups have less resources and poorer health outcomes. Understanding the nature of access to appropriate end-of-life care services for this group is important...
  30. doi request reprint Changes in depression in the immediate postdischarge phase in a cardiac rehabilitation population assessed by the cardiac depression scale
    Patricia M Davidson
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Curtin University of Technology, Chippendale, New South Wales, Australia
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 28:312-5; quiz 316-7. 2008
    ..Clinicians in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) are well placed to assess and facilitate management of symptoms of depression, yet the timing and interpretation of measurements remain unclear...
  31. doi request reprint A cardiac rehabilitation program to improve psychosocial outcomes of women with heart disease
    Patricia Davidson
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:123-34. 2008
    ..This study sought to describe development of a nurse-directed cardiac rehabilitation program tailored to the needs of women following an acute cardiac event to address their psychological and social needs...
  32. ncbi request reprint A partnership model in the development and implementation of a collaborative, cardiovascular education program for Aboriginal Health Workers
    Patricia M Davidson
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Curtin University of Technology, Curtin House, 39 Regent Street, Sydney, NSW 2008, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 32:139-46. 2008
    ..Student evaluation demonstrated a desire for group-based activities and the high value placed on clinical visits. Feedback on both outcome and process measures will inform course delivery and design...
  33. doi request reprint Decisions for lung cancer chemotherapy: the influence of physician and patient factors
    Patricia M Davidson
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, University of Technology Sydney, P O Box 123, Broadway, NSW, 2007, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 19:1261-6. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study is to review the literature examining how the beliefs and behaviours of physicians and patients influence clinical communication, doctor-patient interaction and treatment decisions for lung cancer treatment...
  34. doi request reprint Pragmatic insights into a nurse-delivered motivational interviewing intervention in the outpatient cardiac rehabilitation setting
    Bronwyn Everett
    School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 28:61-4. 2008
    ..The purposes of this report are to describe processes in incorporating motivational interviewing in the CR setting and to discuss insights gained regarding the use of this intervention...
  35. doi request reprint Validation of the professional practice environment scale in nurse educators in hospitals
    Jan Maree Sayers
    School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Nurse Res 23:14-8. 2016
    ....
  36. pmc The impact of migration on the health status of Iranians: an integrative literature review
    Sara Shishehgar
    Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 15:20. 2015
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Women With Heart Disease, Hypertension and Diabetes (fromĀ theĀ Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health)
    David Sibbritt
    Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, Australia
    Am J Cardiol 115:1691-5. 2015
    ....
  38. doi request reprint The context, influences and challenges for undergraduate nurse clinical education: Continuing the dialogue
    Jan Forber
    Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia Electronic address
    Nurse Educ Today 35:1114-8. 2015
    ..Approaches to clinical education are highly diverse and becoming increasingly complex to sustain in complex milieu..