Rob W Sanson-Fisher

Summary

Affiliation: University of Newcastle
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc The needs of patients with advanced, incurable cancer
    K Rainbird
    Health Research Consultant, Dunsborough 6281, WA, Australia
    Br J Cancer 101:759-64. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Evaluation of systems-oriented public health interventions: alternative research designs
    Robert W Sanson-Fisher
    Priority Research Center for Health Behavior and Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia Email
    Annu Rev Public Health 35:9-27. 2014
  3. pmc Advancing the evidence base in cancer: psychosocial multicenter trials
    Robert Sanson-Fisher
    The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia
    Trials 13:171. 2012
  4. pmc Diabetes in rural towns: effectiveness of continuing education and feedback for healthcare providers in altering diabetes outcomes at a population level: protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Christine L Paul
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, HMRI Building, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
    Implement Sci 8:30. 2013
  5. pmc Individual- and provider-level factors associated with colorectal cancer screening in accordance with guideline recommendation: a community-level perspective across varying levels of risk
    Ryan J Courtney
    The Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:248. 2013
  6. pmc An RCT protocol of varying financial incentive amounts for smoking cessation among pregnant women
    Marita Lynagh
    Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, The University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:1032. 2012
  7. pmc Agreement between self-reported and measured weight and height collected in general practice patients: a prospective study
    Sze Lin Yoong
    Priority Research Center for Health Behavior and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle Australia, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, 2308, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:38. 2013
  8. pmc Factors associated with consultation behaviour for primary symptoms potentially indicating colorectal cancer: a cross-sectional study on response to symptoms
    Ryan J Courtney
    The Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    BMC Gastroenterol 12:100. 2012
  9. pmc A cross-sectional study assessing the self-reported weight loss strategies used by adult Australian general practice patients
    Sze Lin Yoong
    Priority Research Center for Health Behavior, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, 2308, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 13:48. 2012
  10. pmc A population-based cross-sectional study of colorectal cancer screening practices of first-degree relatives of colorectal cancer patients
    Ryan J Courtney
    Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
    BMC Cancer 13:13. 2013

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Publications42

  1. pmc The needs of patients with advanced, incurable cancer
    K Rainbird
    Health Research Consultant, Dunsborough 6281, WA, Australia
    Br J Cancer 101:759-64. 2009
    ..Limited research has investigated the specific needs of patients with advanced incurable cancer. The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of perceived needs among this population...
  2. doi request reprint Evaluation of systems-oriented public health interventions: alternative research designs
    Robert W Sanson-Fisher
    Priority Research Center for Health Behavior and Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia Email
    Annu Rev Public Health 35:9-27. 2014
    ..The key features and complexities associated with each of these designs are explored. ..
  3. pmc Advancing the evidence base in cancer: psychosocial multicenter trials
    Robert Sanson-Fisher
    The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia
    Trials 13:171. 2012
    ..To strengthen the evidence base, more intervention studies employing methodologically rigorous research designs are necessary...
  4. pmc Diabetes in rural towns: effectiveness of continuing education and feedback for healthcare providers in altering diabetes outcomes at a population level: protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Christine L Paul
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, HMRI Building, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
    Implement Sci 8:30. 2013
    ..A population-level approach to outcome assessment is used, via whole-town de-identified pathology records...
  5. pmc Individual- and provider-level factors associated with colorectal cancer screening in accordance with guideline recommendation: a community-level perspective across varying levels of risk
    Ryan J Courtney
    The Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:248. 2013
    ..The purpose of the current study was to identify factors associated with (i) ever receiving colorectal cancer (CRC) testing; (ii) risk-appropriate CRC screening in accordance with guidelines; and (iii) recent colonoscopy screening...
  6. pmc An RCT protocol of varying financial incentive amounts for smoking cessation among pregnant women
    Marita Lynagh
    Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, The University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:1032. 2012
    ..The main aim of this study is to determine the feasibility of a personal financial incentive scheme for encouraging smoking cessation among pregnant women...
  7. pmc Agreement between self-reported and measured weight and height collected in general practice patients: a prospective study
    Sze Lin Yoong
    Priority Research Center for Health Behavior and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle Australia, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, 2308, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:38. 2013
    ..The level of agreement between self-reported and measured weight and height has not been widely examined in general practice patients...
  8. pmc Factors associated with consultation behaviour for primary symptoms potentially indicating colorectal cancer: a cross-sectional study on response to symptoms
    Ryan J Courtney
    The Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    BMC Gastroenterol 12:100. 2012
    ..This study aimed to identify individual, provider and psychosocial factors associated with (i) ever seeking medical advice and (ii) seeking early medical advice for primary symptoms of colorectal cancer (CRC)...
  9. pmc A cross-sectional study assessing the self-reported weight loss strategies used by adult Australian general practice patients
    Sze Lin Yoong
    Priority Research Center for Health Behavior, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, 2308, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 13:48. 2012
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  10. pmc A population-based cross-sectional study of colorectal cancer screening practices of first-degree relatives of colorectal cancer patients
    Ryan J Courtney
    Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
    BMC Cancer 13:13. 2013
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  11. pmc Preliminary development and psychometric evaluation of an unmet needs measure for adolescents and young adults with cancer: the Cancer Needs Questionnaire - Young People (CNQ-YP)
    Tara Clinton-McHarg
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle and the Hunter Medical Research Institute, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:13. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to develop a psychometrically rigorous measure of unmet need to capture the specific needs of this group...
  12. pmc "It's almost expected": rural Australian Aboriginal women's reflections on smoking initiation and maintenance: a qualitative study
    Megan E Passey
    University Centre for Rural Health North Coast, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Lismore, NSW, Australia
    BMC Womens Health 11:55. 2011
    ..This study aimed to explore the factors contributing to smoking initiation among rural Aboriginal women and girls and the social context within which smoking behaviour occurs...
  13. pmc Knowledge, attitudes and other factors associated with assessment of tobacco smoking among pregnant Aboriginal women by health care providers: a cross-sectional survey
    Megan E Passey
    University Centre for Rural Health North Coast, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Lismore NSW, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:165. 2012
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  14. pmc An empirical approach to selecting community-based alcohol interventions: combining research evidence, rural community views and professional opinion
    Anthony Shakeshaft
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:25. 2012
    ..Given limited research evidence for community-based alcohol interventions, this study examines the intervention preferences of rural communities and alcohol professionals, and factors that influence their choices...
  15. pmc Colorectal cancer risk assessment and screening recommendation: a community survey of healthcare providers' practice from a patient perspective
    Ryan J Courtney
    The Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 13:17. 2012
    ....
  16. pmc Improving adherence to surveillance and screening recommendations for people with colorectal cancer and their first degree relatives: a randomized controlled trial
    Mariko Carey
    The Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine and Public, Health Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales 2308, Australia
    BMC Cancer 12:62. 2012
    ..If outcomes for both patients and their families are to be improved, it is important to establish systematic and cost-effective interventions to improve adherence to guideline recommendations for CRC surveillance and screening...
  17. pmc Trends in publications regarding evidence-practice gaps: A literature review
    Ann E Evensen
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 100 North Nine Mound Road, Verona, Wisconsin, USA
    Implement Sci 5:11. 2010
    ..CONCLUSIONS: We evaluated research publications for nine evidence-practice gaps, and identified small numbers of well-designed intervention trials and low rates of physician participation in these trials...
  18. pmc Measuring the psychosocial health of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors: a critical review
    Tara Clinton-McHarg
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour PRCHB, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:25. 2010
    ..This review assessed the psychometric properties of measures designed specifically to identify the psychosocial health of this unique population...
  19. pmc RCT of a client-centred, caseworker-delivered smoking cessation intervention for a socially disadvantaged population
    Billie Bonevski
    Centre for Health Research and Psycho Oncology CHeRP, Cancer Council NSW and University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:70. 2011
    ..This proposal aims to evaluate the efficacy of a client-centred, caseworker delivered cessation support intervention at increasing validated self reported smoking cessation rates in a socially disadvantaged population...
  20. pmc Recruitment of representative samples for low incidence cancer populations: do registries deliver?
    Tara Clinton-McHarg
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour PRCHB, University of Newcastle, and Hunter Medical Research Institute HMRI, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:5. 2011
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Forming a national multicentre collaboration to conduct clinical trials: increasing high-quality research in the drug and alcohol field
    Rob Sanson-Fisher
    Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 29:469-74. 2010
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  22. ncbi request reprint Problem-based learning: a dissemination success story?
    Robert W Sanson-Fisher
    Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, David Maddison Building, Newcastle, NSW 2300, Australia
    Med J Aust 183:258-60. 2005
    ..We suggest that greater effort should be taken to articulate and measure important undergraduate educational outcomes. Alternatives to the PBL approach should be actively considered...
  23. ncbi request reprint Competency based teaching: the need for a new approach to teaching clinical skills in the undergraduate medical education course
    R W Sanson-Fisher
    Department of Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle Faculty of Medicine and Health, Room 267, David Maddison Building, King Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300, Australia
    Med Teach 27:29-36. 2005
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Limitations of the randomized controlled trial in evaluating population-based health interventions
    Robert William Sanson-Fisher
    Health Behavior Unit, University of Newcastle, Faculty of Health, Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 33:155-61. 2007
    ..This review summarizes recent debates and considers the pragmatic and economic issues associated with evaluating whole-population interventions while maintaining scientific validity and credibility...
  25. doi request reprint We are what we do: research outputs of public health
    Rob W Sanson-Fisher
    Faculty of Health, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 35:380-5. 2008
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Diffusion of innovation theory for clinical change
    Robert W Sanson-Fisher
    Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, David Maddison Building, King Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300, Australia
    Med J Aust 180:S55-6. 2004
    ..The diffusion model may provide valuable insights into why some practices change and others do not, as well as guiding those who try to effect adoption of best-evidence practice...
  27. doi request reprint Quality of life research: is there a difference in output between the major cancer types?
    R Sanson-Fisher
    School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 19:714-20. 2010
    ..There is need for debate among funding agencies and researchers to ensure research efforts are shared among cancer types...
  28. doi request reprint The risk status, screening history and health concerns of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people attending an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service
    Jessica M Stewart
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 31:617-24. 2012
    ..This study determined Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's risk status and screening history for cardiovascular, diabetes and cancer, and identified opportunities for prevention based on patient's health concerns...
  29. doi request reprint Format and readability of an enhanced invitation letter did not affect participation rates in a cancer registry-based study: a randomized controlled trial
    Alix E Hall
    Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, HMRI Building, Callaghan, New South Wales 2308, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:85-94. 2013
    ..To assess the effectiveness of an "enhanced" invitation letter in increasing participation in an Australian cancer registry-based study and assess the representativeness of the study sample...
  30. ncbi request reprint Trialling a new way to learn clinical skills: systematic clinical appraisal and learning
    R W Sanson-Fisher
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    Med Educ 36:1028-34. 2002
    ..To describe and evaluate the effectiveness of a new method of teaching clinical skills designed to increase students' active and self-directed learning as well as tutor feedback...
  31. ncbi request reprint Which common clinical conditions should medical students be able to manage by graduation? A perspective from Australian interns
    I E Rolfe
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Med Teach 24:16-22. 2002
    ..The data gathered may be useful to medical schools revising their curricula...
  32. ncbi request reprint Print material content and design: is it relevant to effectiveness?
    C L Paul
    The Cancer Council NSW Cancer Education Research Program, Wallsend, NSW 2287, Australia
    Health Educ Res 18:181-90. 2003
    ..It was concluded that the inclusion of content and design characteristics does not result in more effective print materials...
  33. ncbi request reprint A cost-effective approach to the development of printed materials: a randomized controlled trial of three strategies
    C L Paul
    Centre for Health Research and Psych oncology, Newcastle, NSW 2287, Australia
    Health Educ Res 19:698-706. 2004
    ..It was suggested that the inclusion of behavioral strategies is likely to be a cost-effective approach to the development of printed health education materials...
  34. ncbi request reprint Paying women to quit smoking during pregnancy? Acceptability among pregnant women
    Marita Lynagh
    School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, David Maddison Building, Cnr King and Watt Streets, Newcastle, NSW 2300, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:1029-36. 2011
    ..This paper reports on the acceptability of incentives for reducing smoking in pregnant women and the perceived size of incentive that would encourage smoking cessation during pregnancy...
  35. ncbi request reprint Translating learning principles into practice: a new strategy for learning clinical skills
    I E Rolfe
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Med Educ 36:345-52. 2002
    ..Subsequently a structured learning tool and teaching process was developed in order to support these principles...
  36. doi request reprint Do we get it right? Radiation oncology outpatients' perceptions of the patient centredness of life expectancy disclosure
    Lisa J Mackenzie
    Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle, Australia
    Psychooncology 22:2720-8. 2013
    ....
  37. pmc The impact of web-based approaches on psychosocial health in chronic physical and mental health conditions
    Christine L Paul
    Health Behaviour Research Group, University of Newcastle, HMRI Building, Callaghan, New South Wales 2308 and Public Health, Hunter Medical Research Institute HMRI, Newcastle 2300
    Health Educ Res 28:450-71. 2013
    ..Robust comparisons of the reach, adoption and cost-effectiveness of web-based support compared with other options such as face-to-face and print-based approaches are needed...
  38. ncbi request reprint What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Guiding principles for the use of financial incentives in health behaviour change
    Marita C Lynagh
    School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, David Maddison Building, Cnr King and Watt Streets, Newcastle, NSW, 2300, Australia
    Int J Behav Med 20:114-20. 2013
    ..The use of financial incentives or pay-for-performance programs for health care providers has triggered emerging interest in the use of financial incentives for encouraging health behaviour change...
  39. ncbi request reprint Interactional skills of students from traditional and non-traditional medical schools before and after alcohol education
    R A Walsh
    Discipline of Behavioural Science in Relation to Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia
    Med Educ 35:211-6. 2001
    ..Further research is required to develop more effective alcohol intervention training methods...
  40. doi request reprint Enhancing self-report of adolescent smoking: the effects of bogus pipeline and anonymity
    Jane Adams
    Discipline of Health Behaviour Sciences, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia
    Addict Behav 33:1291-6. 2008
    ..49 95% CI 1.08-2.04) compared with anonymous students. Studies assessing current smoking patterns in adolescents should consider incorporating a BPL method...
  41. ncbi request reprint Strategies for increasing high-quality intervention research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: views of leading researchers
    Jessica M Stewart
    Centre for Aboriginal health, New South Wales Department of Health, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 192:612-5. 2010
    ..To identify policy strategies that are perceived by researchers active in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health as effective in increasing the amount of high-quality intervention research undertaken in this field...
  42. ncbi request reprint Health inequities: the need for action by schools of medicine
    R W Sanson-Fisher
    University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Med Teach 30:389-94. 2008
    ..Academic medicine has not yet articulated a clear stance on reducing health inequity within communities...