S M Sawyer

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Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Adolescent medicine
    George C Patton
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, VIC 3052
    Med J Aust 176:3. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Confidential health care for adolescents: reconciling clinical evidence with family values
    Lena A Sanci
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 183:410-4. 2005
  3. pmc An interactive workshop plus locally adapted guidelines can improve general practitioners asthma management and knowledge: a cluster randomised trial in the Australian setting
    Siaw Teng Liaw
    Department of Rural Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 9:22. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Young people with spina bifida: transfer from paediatric to adult health care
    S M Sawyer
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 34:414-7. 1998
  5. ncbi request reprint Sexual and reproductive health in young people with spina bifida
    S M Sawyer
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Dev Med Child Neurol 41:671-5. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint Reproductive and sexual health in males with cystic fibrosis: a case for health professional education and training
    S M Sawyer
    Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Children s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Adolesc Health 28:36-40. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Action plans, self-monitoring and adherence: changing behaviour to promote better self-management
    Susan M Sawyer
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Parkville, Vic
    Med J Aust 177:S72-4. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Telephone reminders improve adolescent clinic attendance: a randomized controlled trial
    S M Sawyer
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Department of Paediatrics, Royal Children s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 38:79-83. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Improving medical student performance in smoking health promotion: effect of a vertically integrated curriculum
    S M Sawyer
    Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    Med Teach 28:e135-8. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Sexual and reproductive health in men with cystic fibrosis: consistent preferences, inconsistent practices
    S M Sawyer
    Centre for Adolescent Health and Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Children s Hospital, 2 Gatehouse St, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    J Cyst Fibros 8:264-9. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Adolescent medicine
    George C Patton
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, VIC 3052
    Med J Aust 176:3. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Confidential health care for adolescents: reconciling clinical evidence with family values
    Lena A Sanci
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 183:410-4. 2005
    ..Evaluation of maturity must take into account characteristics of the young person, gravity of the proposed treatment, family factors, and statutory restrictions...
  3. pmc An interactive workshop plus locally adapted guidelines can improve general practitioners asthma management and knowledge: a cluster randomised trial in the Australian setting
    Siaw Teng Liaw
    Department of Rural Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 9:22. 2008
    ..A cluster randomised trial was conducted to determine the effectiveness of locally adapted practice guidelines and education about paediatric asthma management, delivered to general practitioners (GPs) in small group interactive workshops...
  4. ncbi request reprint Young people with spina bifida: transfer from paediatric to adult health care
    S M Sawyer
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 34:414-7. 1998
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Sexual and reproductive health in young people with spina bifida
    S M Sawyer
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Dev Med Child Neurol 41:671-5. 1999
    ..This study suggests that health professionals should pay greater attention to sexual and reproductive health issues in young people with spina bifida...
  6. ncbi request reprint Reproductive and sexual health in males with cystic fibrosis: a case for health professional education and training
    S M Sawyer
    Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Children s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Adolesc Health 28:36-40. 2001
    ..To survey the attitudes and clinical practice of health professionals to identify current practice and possible barriers to discussion of sexual and reproductive health issues in adolescent males with cystic fibrosis (CF)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Action plans, self-monitoring and adherence: changing behaviour to promote better self-management
    Susan M Sawyer
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Parkville, Vic
    Med J Aust 177:S72-4. 2002
    ..in Australia? How can appointment reminders be incorporated into regular medical care? How can we modify patient attitudinal and knowledge barriers to preventer medication? How can we improve compliance with asthma preventer medication?..
  8. ncbi request reprint Telephone reminders improve adolescent clinic attendance: a randomized controlled trial
    S M Sawyer
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Department of Paediatrics, Royal Children s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 38:79-83. 2002
    ..To measure the effect of telephone reminders on adolescent clinic attendance...
  9. ncbi request reprint Improving medical student performance in smoking health promotion: effect of a vertically integrated curriculum
    S M Sawyer
    Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    Med Teach 28:e135-8. 2006
    ..001). This study suggests that integrated undergraduate teaching can improve student clinical behaviours with regard to opportunistic smoking enquiry in adolescents...
  10. doi request reprint Sexual and reproductive health in men with cystic fibrosis: consistent preferences, inconsistent practices
    S M Sawyer
    Centre for Adolescent Health and Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Children s Hospital, 2 Gatehouse St, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    J Cyst Fibros 8:264-9. 2009
    ..We wished to determine the variability of male SRH knowledge and preferences, and clinical practices across different CF clinics...
  11. ncbi request reprint Young people with chronic illness: the approach to transition
    A Kennedy
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Intern Med J 37:555-60. 2007
    ..Including patients in decision-making processes around transition services will encourage youth-focused service developments that will help achieve optimal outcomes in young people with chronic illness...
  12. pmc A randomised, placebo controlled trial of inhaled salbutamol and beclomethasone for recurrent cough
    A B Chang
    Department of Thoracic Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 79:6-11. 1998
    ..A secondary aim was to determine if the presence of airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) can predict the response...
  13. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of the Adolescent Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AAQOL)
    C Rutishauser
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Eur Respir J 17:52-8. 2001
    ..25-0.65). The 32-item Adolescent Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire is a valid, developmentally age-appropriate and dimensionally comprehensive asthma-specific quality of life measure for use in adolescents...
  14. ncbi request reprint Sexual and reproductive health in young people with congenital heart disease: a systematic review of the literature
    A Hargrove
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia
    Pediatr Cardiol 26:805-11. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the level of knowledge about sexual and reproductive health issue in young people with CHD...
  15. ncbi request reprint Paediatric palliative care: distinctive needs and emerging issues
    J L Hynson
    Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 37:323-5. 2001
    ..Research is also required to increase the evidence base for practice...
  16. ncbi request reprint Adolescent chronic illness: a qualitative study of psychosocial adjustment
    C A Olsson
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 32:43-50. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychosocial issues facing young people living with a chronic medical condition...
  17. pmc A survey of sexual and reproductive health in men with cystic fibrosis: new challenges for adolescent and adult services
    S M Sawyer
    Centre for Adolescent Health, 2 Gatehouse Street, Parkville 3052, Victoria, Australia
    Thorax 60:326-30. 2005
    ..Few studies have systematically addressed the impact of sexual and reproductive health issues in these men or considered the implications for healthcare delivery...
  18. ncbi request reprint Youth health research ethics: time for a mature-minor clause?
    Lena A Sanci
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, 200 Berkeley Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Med J Aust 180:336-8. 2004
    ..There are grounds for considering a mature-minor clause in the National Health and Medical Research Council research ethics guidelines, particularly in the context of youth participation in minimal-risk research...
  19. ncbi request reprint Adolescent resilience: a concept analysis
    Craig A Olsson
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville 3052, Victoria, Australia
    J Adolesc 26:1-11. 2003
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Visual storytelling: a beneficial but challenging method for health research with young people
    Sarah E Drew
    The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Qual Health Res 20:1677-88. 2010
    ..More time and effort was required by researchers than for a standard qualitative interview study. The technique facilitated rich interviews, drawing into focus details of young peoples' lives that otherwise might not have been discussed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Self-management in adolescents with chronic illness. What does it mean and how can it be achieved?
    Susan M Sawyer
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, 2 Gatehouse Street, Parkville, VIC 3052
    Med J Aust 183:405-9. 2005
    ..As well as listening to parents and supporting their roles, doctors should see young people alone for part of the consultation, taking a psychosocial history and carefully maintaining confidentiality...
  22. ncbi request reprint Improving medical student performance in adolescent anti-smoking health promotion
    R Roseby
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Med Educ 37:704-8. 2003
    ..We developed a 1-hour teaching seminar for medical students on anti-smoking health promotion for adolescents. We report the development of the programme and a performance-based evaluation...
  23. ncbi request reprint Choosing to attend an asthma doctor: a qualitative study in adults attending emergency departments
    J Douglass
    CRC for Asthma and the Department of Allergy Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, The Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Fam Pract 21:166-72. 2004
    ..We asked what is the nature of patients' relationships with their doctors in those presenting to hospital emergency departments for asthma care...
  24. pmc Female sexual health care in cystic fibrosis
    G M Nixon
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 88:265-6. 2003
    ..Yet few parents had spoken to their doctor about these issues, and 96% requested more information. This information was wanted before puberty by mothers, and from puberty onwards by girls...
  25. ncbi request reprint Adolescent admissions to a tertiary paediatric hospital: a dynamic pattern
    P Y Lam
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Australia
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 32:58-63. 2003
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Research with bereaved parents: a question of how not why
    J L Hynson
    Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program, Royal Children s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Palliat Med 20:805-11. 2006
    ..However, little is known about what research processes might enhance ethical research practice in this field...
  27. ncbi request reprint Sticky issue of adherence
    S M Sawyer
    Royal Children s Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne and School of Public Health, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 39:2-5. 2003
    ..The example of asthma is used to highlight how individually focused clinical strategies can fit within a population perspective that, in its entirety, can be conceptualized as a framework of adherence-promoting strategies...
  28. ncbi request reprint From recreation to creative expression: the essential features of an adolescent inpatient psychosocial support programme
    K McFerran-Skewes
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 32:64-70. 2003
    ..We aimed to identify programme goals and to explore the features that are thought to underpin an effective programme...
  29. ncbi request reprint Patients' views of the burden of asthma: a qualitative study
    Dianne P Goeman
    Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:295-9. 2002
    ..To explore the burden of asthma on the lives of people presenting to hospital emergency departments for asthma treatment...
  30. ncbi request reprint Bridging the gap between doctors' and patients' expectations of asthma management
    Susan M Sawyer
    Centre for Adolescent Health and Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Asthma 40:131-8. 2003
    ..To assess the prevalence of asthma symptoms, their impact on daily activities, and perceptions of disease severity among people with asthma...
  31. ncbi request reprint Improving asthma outcomes in harder-to-reach populations: challenges for clinical and community interventions
    Susan M Sawyer
    Centre for Adolescent Health and Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Paediatr Respir Rev 5:207-13. 2004
    ..However, they require active community consultation and participation and innovative approaches to service delivery, in addition to being theoretically driven and systematically developed...
  32. ncbi request reprint A training agenda in adolescent medicine and health
    Susan M Sawyer
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 19:305-15. 2007
    ..In Australia, this has been best achieved by centres of excellence in adolescent health...
  33. ncbi request reprint Impact of disease severity on quality of life in adults with asthma
    Elisabeth Horak
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 117:462-7. 2005
    ..6). Analysis of this population cohort highlights that health related quality of life in patients with asthma strongly depends on symptom frequency and lung function and underlines the necessity of adequate treatment...
  34. ncbi request reprint The outcome of adolescent eating disorders: findings from the Victorian Adolescent Health Cohort Study
    G C Patton
    Centre for Adolescent Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3052, Australia
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 12:I25-9. 2003
    ..The findings are consistent with the partial syndrome of bulimia nervosa being viewed as a variant of affective disorder with different associated behaviours at particular developmental points...
  35. ncbi request reprint Strategies to promote better outcomes in young people with chronic illnesses
    M Yeo
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 32:36-42. 2003
    ..The emotional well-being of the young person with chronic illness is explored and strategies that promote better health outcomes for the young person through health, family and school settings are discussed...
  36. ncbi request reprint Acute opioid withdrawal on accidental injection of naltrexone
    M Yeo
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, 2 Gatehouse Street, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 39:315-7. 2003
    ..The recent availability of non-prescribed opiate antagonists suggests that both health professionals and young people themselves need to be aware of their effects...
  37. ncbi request reprint Frequency and perception of cough severity
    A B Chang
    Department of Paediatrics, Flinders University Northern Territory Clinical School, Alice Springs Hospital, Northern Territory, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 37:142-5. 2001
    ..The frequency of the common symptom of cough in children is unknown. The aim of this study was to compare cough frequency and perception of cough severity in children with and without recurrent cough...
  38. ncbi request reprint Adolescent and young adult cancer: a revolution in evolution?
    D M Thomas
    Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Programme, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Intern Med J 36:302-7. 2006
    ..This article explores why we should be concerned about Australian health outcomes in this group and considers how best we might respond to these concerns...
  39. doi request reprint Reproductive and sexual health in boys with cystic fibrosis: what do parents know and say?
    Katherine B Frayman
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    Pediatr Pulmonol 43:1107-16. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to systematically explore parents' knowledge, attitudes and behaviors regarding the SRH education of their sons...
  40. ncbi request reprint Adolescents with a chronic condition: challenges living, challenges treating
    Susan M Sawyer
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville 3052, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Lancet 369:1481-9. 2007
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Is my mum going to hear this? Methodological and ethical challenges in qualitative health research with young people
    Rony E Duncan
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, 2 Gatehouse St, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 69:1691-9. 2009
    ..When combining qualitative research methods and young participants, the scope for ethical risk is thus substantial...
  42. pmc Toward youth friendly services: a survey of young people in primary care
    Dagmar M Haller
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children s Institute at the Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    J Gen Intern Med 22:775-81. 2007
    ..The World Health Organization encourages the development of youth friendly services, yet little is known on how youth currently present in general practice...
  43. ncbi request reprint Health risk screening in adolescents: room for improvement in a tertiary inpatient setting
    Michele S M Yeo
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, 2 Gatehouse St, Melbourne, VIC 3052
    Med J Aust 183:427-9. 2005
    ..To determine the extent to which comprehensive health screening of adolescents was undertaken in a tertiary inpatient setting...
  44. doi request reprint The transition of kidney transplant recipients: a work in progress
    Swasti Chaturvedi
    Department of Nephrology, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Pediatr Nephrol 24:1055-60. 2009
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Young adults in children's hospitals: why are they there?
    Pei Yoong Lam
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 182:381-4. 2005
    ..To measure the pattern of admissions of young adults to a children's hospital...
  46. doi request reprint Transition to adult health care for adolescents with spina bifida: research issues
    Susan M Sawyer
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Melbourne Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
    Dev Disabil Res Rev 16:60-5. 2010
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Hospital based care of young people in Australia
    Susan J Towns
    Department of Adolescent Medicine, University of Sydney, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 19:317-23. 2007
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Asthma friendly schools: the importance of school policy for children with asthma
    Susan M Sawyer
    J Paediatr Child Health 42:483-5. 2006
  49. ncbi request reprint Barriers to delivering asthma care: a qualitative study of general practitioners
    Dianne P Goeman
    Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, The Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Med J Aust 183:457-60. 2005
    ..To ascertain what general practitioners' priorities are for achieving optimal outcomes in people with asthma, and the barriers they face in delivering this care...
  50. ncbi request reprint Towards a national agenda for youth?
    George C Patton
    Med J Aust 183:394-5. 2005
  51. ncbi request reprint Back for more: a qualitative study of emergency department reattendance for asthma
    Dianne P Goeman
    Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, The Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 180:113-7. 2004
    ..To explore the reasons why individuals recurrently present with asthma to hospital emergency departments...
  52. pmc The role of coping strategies in quality of life of adolescents with asthma
    Monique O M van de Ven
    Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, P O Box 9104, 6500, HE, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 16:625-34. 2007
    ..The findings of this study suggest that coping mediates the effect of symptoms of asthma on QOL among adolescents with asthma. Several suggestions for interventions to improve asthma-specific QOL are discussed...
  53. ncbi request reprint Transition to adult health care for adolescents and young adults with chronic conditions: position paper of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
    David S Rosen
    University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Adolesc Health 33:309-11. 2003
  54. ncbi request reprint Developmentally appropriate healthcare for young people with chronic illness: questions of philosophy, policy, and practice
    Susan M Sawyer
    Pediatr Pulmonol 36:363-5. 2003
  55. ncbi request reprint Eating disorders in adolescents: position paper of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
    Neville H Golden
    Schneider Children s Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New Hyde Park, NY, USA
    J Adolesc Health 33:496-503. 2003
  56. ncbi request reprint Inhaled steroids--too much of a good thing?
    Dianne P Goeman
    Med J Aust 178:247. 2003
  57. ncbi request reprint Reverse gateways? Frequent cannabis use as a predictor of tobacco initiation and nicotine dependence
    George C Patton
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Murdoch Children s Research Institute and Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Addiction 100:1518-25. 2005
    ..Specifically we examined whether cannabis use in non-smokers predicted later initiation of tobacco use and whether cannabis use predicted later nicotine dependence in tobacco users...
  58. ncbi request reprint Practical evidence in favour of mature-minor consent in primary care research
    Dagmar M Haller
    Med J Aust 183:439. 2005
  59. ncbi request reprint The mental health of immigrant and refugee children and adolescents
    I H Minas
    Med J Aust 177:404-5. 2002
  60. doi request reprint Do young people's illness beliefs affect healthcare? A systematic review
    Dagmar M Haller
    Department of Community and Primary Care Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Adolesc Health 42:436-49. 2008
    ..This paper presents a systematic review of the literature on young people's common illness beliefs in contemporary Western societies and the extent to which these beliefs have been shown to affect healthcare...