Jane E Pirkis

Summary

Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Suicide among psychiatric patients: a case-control study
    Jane Pirkis
    Program Evaluation Unit, Centre for Health Program Evaluation, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, P O box 477, West Heidelberg, and Mental Health Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 36:86-91. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint On-screen portrayals of mental illness: extent, nature, and impacts
    Jane Pirkis
    Program Evaluation Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Health Commun 11:523-41. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Media guidelines on the reporting of suicide
    Jane Pirkis
    Program Evaluation Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Crisis 27:82-7. 2006
  4. pmc The sustainability of an Australian initiative designed to improve interdisciplinary collaboration in mental health care
    Kylie King
    Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Syst 7:10. 2013
  5. pmc Achievements in mental health outcome measurement in Australia: Reflections on progress made by the Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network (AMHOCN)
    Philip Burgess
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Locked Bag 500, Sumner Park BC, Queensland, 4077, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Syst 6:4. 2012
  6. pmc The prevention access and risk taking in young people (PARTY) project protocol: a cluster randomised controlled trial of health risk screening and motivational interviewing for young people presenting to general practice
    Lena Sanci
    General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:400. 2012
  7. pmc Mental health affects future employment as job loss affects mental health: findings from a longitudinal population study
    Sarah C Olesen
    Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing College of Medicine Biology and Environment, The Australian National University, Bldg 62A Eggleston Road, The Australian National University, ACTON ACT 0200, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 13:144. 2013
  8. doi request reprint The effectiveness of structural interventions at suicide hotspots: a meta-analysis
    Jane Pirkis
    Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 42:541-8. 2013
  9. pmc Interventions to reduce suicides at suicide hotspots: a systematic review
    Georgina R Cox
    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:214. 2013
  10. pmc Recruiting and retaining GPs and patients in intervention studies: the DEPS-GP project as a case study
    Michelle K Williamson
    Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:42. 2007

Detail Information

Publications56

  1. ncbi request reprint Suicide among psychiatric patients: a case-control study
    Jane Pirkis
    Program Evaluation Unit, Centre for Health Program Evaluation, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, P O box 477, West Heidelberg, and Mental Health Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 36:86-91. 2002
    ..To examine patient- and treatment-based differences between psychiatric patients who do and do not die by suicide...
  2. ncbi request reprint On-screen portrayals of mental illness: extent, nature, and impacts
    Jane Pirkis
    Program Evaluation Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Health Commun 11:523-41. 2006
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Media guidelines on the reporting of suicide
    Jane Pirkis
    Program Evaluation Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Crisis 27:82-7. 2006
    ..It makes recommendations for further evaluative work, and suggests that the lessons from well-designed evaluations should be shared...
  4. pmc The sustainability of an Australian initiative designed to improve interdisciplinary collaboration in mental health care
    Kylie King
    Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Syst 7:10. 2013
    ..This paper reports on those factors seen by MHPN participants and staff as having affected the formation and continuation of interdisciplinary networks, and therefore the likely sustainability of these groups...
  5. pmc Achievements in mental health outcome measurement in Australia: Reflections on progress made by the Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network (AMHOCN)
    Philip Burgess
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Locked Bag 500, Sumner Park BC, Queensland, 4077, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Syst 6:4. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  6. pmc The prevention access and risk taking in young people (PARTY) project protocol: a cluster randomised controlled trial of health risk screening and motivational interviewing for young people presenting to general practice
    Lena Sanci
    General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:400. 2012
    ..Secondary outcomes: pathways to care, trust in the clinician and likelihood of returning for future visits. The design of the economic and process evaluation are not detailed in this protocol...
  7. pmc Mental health affects future employment as job loss affects mental health: findings from a longitudinal population study
    Sarah C Olesen
    Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing College of Medicine Biology and Environment, The Australian National University, Bldg 62A Eggleston Road, The Australian National University, ACTON ACT 0200, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 13:144. 2013
    ..This is the first study to simultaneously examine and contrast the relative effects of unemployment on mental health and mental health on employment status in a single general population sample...
  8. doi request reprint The effectiveness of structural interventions at suicide hotspots: a meta-analysis
    Jane Pirkis
    Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 42:541-8. 2013
    ..Structural interventions (e.g. barriers and safety nets) have been installed at some of these sites. Individual studies examining the effectiveness of these interventions have been underpowered...
  9. pmc Interventions to reduce suicides at suicide hotspots: a systematic review
    Georgina R Cox
    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:214. 2013
    ..Suicide hotspots' include tall structures (for example, bridges and cliffs), railway tracks, and isolated locations (for example, rural car parks) which offer direct means for suicide or seclusion that prevents intervention...
  10. pmc Recruiting and retaining GPs and patients in intervention studies: the DEPS-GP project as a case study
    Michelle K Williamson
    Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:42. 2007
    ..The paper aims to outline experiences that may be of interest to others considering engaging GPs and/or their patients in primary care studies...
  11. ncbi request reprint International planning directions for provision of mental health services
    Jane Pirkis
    Program Evaluation Unit, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Adm Policy Ment Health 34:377-87. 2007
    ..The challenge remains for individual countries to develop plans that include appropriate resource targets, and to implement initiatives that move them towards these targets...
  12. doi request reprint Legal bans on pro-suicide web sites: an early retrospective from Australia
    Jane Pirkis
    Center for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 39:190-3. 2009
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Models of psychological service provision under Australia's Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care program
    Jane Pirkis
    Program Evaluation Unit, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 30:277-85. 2006
    ..Many of these models were being used in combination. No model was predictive of differential levels of access, suggesting that the approach of adapting models to the local context is proving successful...
  14. doi request reprint The community prevalence of depression in older Australians
    Jane Pirkis
    Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Affect Disord 115:54-61. 2009
    ..To estimate the prevalence of depression among older adults in Australia...
  15. pmc A review of the psychometric properties of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) family of measures
    Jane E Pirkis
    School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:76. 2005
    ..There is, however, no comprehensive review of these instruments. This paper fills this gap by reviewing the psychometric properties of each...
  16. doi request reprint Clinical improvement after treatment provided through the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care (BOiMHC) programme: do some patients show greater improvement than others?
    Jane Pirkis
    Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 45:289-98. 2011
    ..This paper considers whether patients who receive care through the ATAPS projects make clinical gains, if so, whether particular patient-related and treatment-related variables are predictive of these outcomes...
  17. pmc Media awards for responsible reporting of suicide: Experiences from Australia, Belgium and Denmark
    Andrew J Dare
    Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Syst 5:15. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  18. ncbi request reprint Receipt of psychological or emotional counseling by suicidal adolescents
    Jane E Pirkis
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Pediatrics 111:e388-93. 2003
    ..This study examined utilization of psychological or emotional counseling by suicidal adolescents to answer questions about the extent to which health services can contribute to the prevention of adolescent suicide...
  19. ncbi request reprint Adolescent substance use: beware of international comparisons
    Jane E Pirkis
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Adolesc Health 33:279-86. 2003
    ..To compare prevalence estimates of adolescents' cigarette, alcohol and marijuana use from one Australian and two U.S. surveys, and to consider the effect of methodological differences on reported use...
  20. ncbi request reprint Changes in media reporting of suicide in Australia between 2000/01 and 2006/07
    Jane Pirkis
    Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Crisis 30:25-33. 2009
    ..To evaluate changes in Australian news media reporting of suicide between 2000/01 and 2006/07 against recommendations in the resource Reporting Suicide and Mental Illness...
  21. ncbi request reprint Improving collaboration between private psychiatrists, the public mental health sector and general practitioners: evaluation of the Partnership Project
    Jane Pirkis
    Program Evaluation Unit, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38:125-34. 2004
    ..The evaluation aimed to describe the impacts and outcomes of these elements...
  22. doi request reprint Who cares? A profile of people who care for relatives with a mental disorder
    Jane Pirkis
    Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 44:929-37. 2010
    ..To profile the Australian adults who are caring for a relative with a mental disorder...
  23. doi request reprint Australia's Better Access initiative: an evaluation
    Jane Pirkis
    Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 45:726-39. 2011
    ..The current paper contributes to this debate by presenting the findings of a study which profiled the clinical and treatment characteristics of Better Access patients and examined the outcomes of their care...
  24. ncbi request reprint The relationship between media reporting of suicide and actual suicide in Australia
    Jane E Pirkis
    University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 62:2874-86. 2006
    ..Mental health professionals and suicide experts should collaborate with media professionals to try to balance 'public interest' against the risk of harm...
  25. ncbi request reprint Improving access to and outcomes from mental health care in rural Australia
    Belinda Morley
    Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 15:304-12. 2007
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Innovations in primary mental healthcare
    Lennart Reifels
    Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 37:312-7. 2013
    ..g. telephone-based or web-based CBT). The primary focus is on the uptake, outcomes and issues associated with the provision of ATAPS Tier 2...
  27. ncbi request reprint Meeting demand for psychological services for people with depression and anxiety: recent developments in primary mental health care
    Justine R Fletcher
    Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:S107-9. 2008
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Service use for mental health problems: findings from the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
    Philip M Burgess
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, QLD, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:615-23. 2009
    ..To provide an overview of 12 month rates of service use for mental health problems and mental disorders by the general Australian adult population...
  29. ncbi request reprint Media reporting of specific mental illnesses in the context of crime: implications for mental health literacy
    Catherine Francis
    Program Evaluation Unit, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 179:638. 2003
  30. ncbi request reprint Integrating psychologists into the Canadian health care system: the example of Australia
    Richard Moulding
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Can J Public Health 100:145-7. 2009
    ..We argue that integrating psychologists into the publicly-funded primary care system in Canada would be feasible, beneficial for consumers, and cost-effective...
  31. ncbi request reprint Reporting of suicide in the Australian media
    Jane Pirkis
    Centre for Health Program Evaluation, West Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 36:190-7. 2002
    ..The media monitoring project aimed to establish a baseline picture of the extent, nature and quality of reporting of suicide by the Australian media, with a view to informing future strategies intended to optimize reporting of suicide...
  32. ncbi request reprint The newsworthiness of suicide
    Jane Pirkis
    School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 37:278-83. 2007
    ..The data suggest a need for media professionals and suicide experts to work together to balance newsworthiness against the risk of copycat behavior...
  33. ncbi request reprint Better outcomes in mental health care: impact of different models of psychological service provision on patient outcomes
    Belinda Morley
    Program Evaluation Unit, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 41:142-9. 2007
    ..This paper examines the extent to which the projects are achieving positive patient outcomes, and explores the association between different models of service delivery and varying levels of patient outcomes...
  34. pmc Relationship between vehicle emissions laws and incidence of suicide by motor vehicle exhaust gas in Australia, 2001-06: an ecological analysis
    David M Studdert
    Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    PLoS Med 7:e1000210. 2010
    ..The objective of this ecological study was to test the relationship by investigating whether areas of Australia with fewer noxious vehicles per capita experienced lower rates of MVEG suicide...
  35. doi request reprint Partnerships for knowledge exchange in health services research, policy and practice
    Penelope Mitchell
    Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Health Serv Res Policy 14:104-11. 2009
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Building evaluation capacity: definitional and practical implications from an Australian case study
    Lucio Naccarella
    Centre for Health, Policy, Programs and Economics, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourn, VIC 3010, Australia
    Eval Program Plann 30:231-6. 2007
    ..In addition, such definitions should acknowledge some of the valuable by-products of evaluation capacity building activities, such as the development of shared understandings of the program or project being evaluated...
  37. ncbi request reprint Attaching unit costs to Australia's National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
    Cathrine Mihalopoulos
    Program Evaluation Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 8:61-9. 2005
    ..There are clearly areas where shared or common investment in the development of statistical software syntax, analytical frameworks and other resources could maximise the use of data...
  38. ncbi request reprint Public and private psychiatry: can they work together and is it worth the effort?
    Alison Yung
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Parkville Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:67-73. 2005
    ..It also examined possible barriers to collaboration and some possible solutions to the identified problems...
  39. doi request reprint The complementarity of two major Australian primary mental health care initiatives
    Bridget Bassilios
    Centre for Health Policy, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 44:997-1004. 2010
    ..ATAPS session delivery, before and after the introduction of the Better Access program, is also examined...
  40. doi request reprint Impact of a specialized early psychosis treatment programme on suicide. Retrospective cohort study
    Meredith G Harris
    ORYGEN Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Early Interv Psychiatry 2:11-21. 2008
    ..Aim: To investigate the impact of a specialized early psychosis (EP) treatment programme on risk of suicide up to 8.5 years following first contact with mental health services...
  41. ncbi request reprint Were the budgetary reforms to the Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative appropriate?--yes
    Jane E Pirkis
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC j pirkisATunimelb edu au
    Med J Aust 194:594. 2011
    ..Mental health researchers Jane Pirkis and Meredith Harris say the government got it right...
  42. ncbi request reprint Managing depression and suicide risk in men presenting to primary care physicians
    Grant Blashki
    Department of General Practice, School of Primary Health Care, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Prim Care 33:211-21, x-xi. 2006
  43. ncbi request reprint Research priorities in suicide prevention in Australia. A comparison of current research efforts and stakeholder-identified priorities
    Jo Robinson
    ORYGEN Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Crisis 29:180-90. 2008
    ..A strategic approach to suicide prevention research will help fill internationally-identified gaps in knowledge about what works and what doesn't work in suicide prevention...
  44. ncbi request reprint Australia's National Suicide Prevention Strategy: the next chapter
    Jo Robinson
    ORYGEN Research Centre, University of Melbourne, 35 Poplar Road, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC 3052, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 30:271-6. 2006
    ..This balance should be re-dressed and the opportunity should be taken to build the evidence-base regarding suicide prevention. Such steps have the potential to maximise the impact of suicide prevention activities in Australia...
  45. doi request reprint Modelling candidate effectiveness indicators for mental health services
    Philip Burgess
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Sumner Park BC, QLD, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:531-8. 2009
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint The portrayal of mental health and illness in Australian non-fiction media
    Catherine Francis
    Program Evaluation Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38:541-6. 2004
    ..To provide a detailed picture of the extent, nature and quality of portrayal of mental health/illness in Australian non-fiction media...
  47. doi request reprint What does 'clinical significance' mean in the context of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales?
    Philip Burgess
    Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 17:141-8. 2009
    ..The aim of this paper was to improve understanding of what 'clinical significance' means in relation to the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) and its older persons and child/adolescent equivalents (the HoNOS65+ and HoNOSCA)...
  48. pmc The burden attributable to mental and substance use disorders as risk factors for suicide: findings from the global burden of disease study 2010
    Alize J Ferrari
    University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, Queensland, Australia Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Wacol, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e91936. 2014
    ..Here, we estimate suicide DALYs attributable to mental and substance use disorders...
  49. ncbi request reprint Stakeholder concerns about Australia's mental health care system
    Clare E Townsend
    Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
    Aust Health Rev 30:158-63. 2006
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Lessons from the National Mental Health Integration Program
    Kathy Eagar
    Centre for Health Service Development, Faculty of Commerce, University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave, Wollongong, NSW 2522
    Aust Health Rev 29:189-200. 2005
    ..Cost-wise, there were no increases in expenditure, and even some reductions. Many of the lessons from the projects (and their evaluations) may be generalised to other mental health settings and beyond...
  51. ncbi request reprint General practitioners' response to depression and anxiety in the Australian community: a preliminary analysis
    Ian B Hickie
    Brain and Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney, NSW 2039, Australia
    Med J Aust 181:S15-20. 2004
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Referral of patients with depression to specialist psychological care from general practice
    Grant Blashki
    Department of General Practice, Monash University, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 32:998-1002. 2003