Affiliation: University of Newcastle
- How many steps/day are enough? For older adults and special populationsCatrine Tudor-Locke
Walking Behaviour Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:80. 2011..Those living with disability and/or chronic illness (that limits mobility and or/physical endurance) display lower levels of background daily activity, and this will affect whole-day estimates of recommended physical activity...
- A self-controlled case series to assess the effectiveness of beta blockers for heart failure in reducing hospitalisations in the elderlyEmmae N Ramsay
Data Management and Analysis Centre, Discipline of Public Health, University of Adelaide, South Australia, 5000, Australia
BMC Med Res Methodol 11:106. 2011..To determine the suitability of using the self-controlled case series design to assess improvements in health outcomes using the effectiveness of beta blockers for heart failure in reducing hospitalisations as the example...
- Physical activity of older Australians measured by pedometryBen Ewald
Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Australas J Ageing 28:127-33. 2009..To established population norms for pedometer determined step counts in older Australians...
- Is there a risk of malaria transmission in NSW?Ben D Ewald
Hunter New England Population Health, Hunter New England Area Health Service
N S W Public Health Bull 19:127-31. 2008..The public health implications are that there should be systematic screening of immigrants from malaria endemic countries on arrival, and that the public health capacity to identify and respond to a malaria outbreak should be maintained...
- Australian Bat Lyssavirus: examination of post-exposure treatment in NSWBen Ewald
Newcastle University, New South Wales, Australia
N S W Public Health Bull 19:104-7. 2008..Post-exposure treatment can be withheld or ceased if the bat test result is negative...
- Pedometer counts superior to physical activity scale for identifying health markers in older adultsB Ewald
Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
Br J Sports Med 44:756-61. 2010..We examined their capacity to detect expected associations between physical activity and a range of surrogate health measures...
- Post hoc choice of cut points introduced bias to diagnostic researchBen Ewald
Centre for Clinical Epidemiology, University of Newcastle, Maddison Building, Level 3, NSW, Australia corrected
J Clin Epidemiol 59:798-801. 2006..To examine the extent of bias introduced to diagnostic test validity research by the use of post hoc data driven analysis to generate an optimal diagnostic cut point for each data set...
- Which test to detect microalbuminuria in diabetic patients? A systematic reviewBen Ewald
Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Newcastle, New South Wales
Aust Fam Physician 33:565-7, 571. 2004..There is a range of possible tests. We looked for studies that compared a timed urine sample (the gold standard) with a random spot sample...
- Cost analysis of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in initiating antihypertensive drug treatment in Australian general practiceBen Ewald
Central Australian Division of General Practice, Alice Springs, NT
Med J Aust 176:580-3. 2002..To compare the cost of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) with the putative savings made through treatment avoided by identification and non-treatment of those with "white coat" hypertension...
- The epidemiology of pertussis in the Australian Capital Territory, 1999 to 2005--epidemics of testing, disease or false positives?Clare E Wylks
Australian Capital Territory Health Protection Service
Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 31:383-91. 2007..Because of the uncertainty surrounding the timing of the false positive serology results, the study provides weaker support for a true epidemic of pertussis in 2005...