Melissa Wake

Summary

Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Health status of Australian children with mild to severe cerebral palsy: cross-sectional survey using the Child Health Questionnaire
    M Wake
    Research and Public Health Unit, Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Dev Med Child Neurol 45:194-9. 2003
  2. pmc Does height influence progression through primary school grades?
    M Wake
    Research and Policy Unit, Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 82:297-301. 2000
  3. pmc Teething symptoms: cross sectional survey of five groups of child health professionals
    Melissa Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville Victoria 3052, Australia
    BMJ 325:814. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Parent-reported health status of overweight and obese Australian primary school children: a cross-sectional population survey
    M Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:717-24. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint The Child Health Questionnaire in children with diabetes: cross-sectional survey of parent and adolescent-reported functional health status
    M Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Diabet Med 17:700-7. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Population response to change in infant feeding guidelines for allergy prevention
    Dean Tey
    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 133:476-84. 2014
  7. pmc Shared care obesity management in 3-10 year old children: 12 month outcomes of HopSCOTCH randomised trial
    Melissa Wake
    Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
    BMJ 346:f3092. 2013
  8. pmc Preventing mental health problems in children: the Families in Mind population-based cluster randomised controlled trial
    Harriet Hiscock
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:420. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Early childhood aetiology of mental health problems: a longitudinal population-based study
    Jordana K Bayer
    Centre for Community Child Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:1166-74. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Natural history of stuttering to 4 years of age: a prospective community-based study
    Sheena Reilly
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
    Pediatrics 132:460-7. 2013

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Publications121 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Health status of Australian children with mild to severe cerebral palsy: cross-sectional survey using the Child Health Questionnaire
    M Wake
    Research and Public Health Unit, Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Dev Med Child Neurol 45:194-9. 2003
    ..Children with severe CP had the poorest physical health, but psychosocial health and emotional impact on parents were similar for mild and severe CP showing that these should not be assumed to be less prevalent when CP is mild...
  2. pmc Does height influence progression through primary school grades?
    M Wake
    Research and Policy Unit, Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 82:297-301. 2000
    ..To examine the relation between a child's height and grade progression in primary school...
  3. pmc Teething symptoms: cross sectional survey of five groups of child health professionals
    Melissa Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville Victoria 3052, Australia
    BMJ 325:814. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Parent-reported health status of overweight and obese Australian primary school children: a cross-sectional population survey
    M Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:717-24. 2002
    ..We examined parent-reported child health and well-being and parent concern about child weight by body mass index (BMI) category in a population sample of primary school children...
  5. ncbi request reprint The Child Health Questionnaire in children with diabetes: cross-sectional survey of parent and adolescent-reported functional health status
    M Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Diabet Med 17:700-7. 2000
    ..To study parent and adolescent-reported physical, psychosocial and family wellbeing in children aged 5-18 years with diabetes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Population response to change in infant feeding guidelines for allergy prevention
    Dean Tey
    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 133:476-84. 2014
    ..It is unknown whether population infant feeding practices have changed since recently revised Australian allergy guidelines removed recommendations to delay allergenic solids...
  7. pmc Shared care obesity management in 3-10 year old children: 12 month outcomes of HopSCOTCH randomised trial
    Melissa Wake
    Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
    BMJ 346:f3092. 2013
    ....
  8. pmc Preventing mental health problems in children: the Families in Mind population-based cluster randomised controlled trial
    Harriet Hiscock
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:420. 2012
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Early childhood aetiology of mental health problems: a longitudinal population-based study
    Jordana K Bayer
    Centre for Community Child Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:1166-74. 2008
    ..We aimed to identify child, parenting, and family predictors from infancy in the development of externalising and internalising behaviour problems by age 3 years...
  10. doi request reprint Natural history of stuttering to 4 years of age: a prospective community-based study
    Sheena Reilly
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
    Pediatrics 132:460-7. 2013
    ..The study cohort was a prospective community-ascertained cohort (the Early Language in Victoria Study) from Melbourne, Australia, of 4-year-old children (n = 1619; recruited at age 8 months) and their mothers...
  11. doi request reprint Economic evaluation of a primary care trial to reduce weight gain in overweight/obese children: the LEAP trial
    Melissa Wake
    Department of Pediatrics, Centre for Community Child Health, The University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Ambul Pediatr 8:336-41. 2008
    ..As the literature suggests, this approach may be ineffective; it is important to document the opportunity costs incurred by brief primary care obesity interventions that ultimately may not alter body mass index (BMI) trajectory...
  12. doi request reprint Three-year-old outcomes of a brief universal parenting intervention to prevent behaviour problems: randomised controlled trial
    Jordana K Bayer
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 95:187-92. 2010
    ..To determine whether a structured programme of parent anticipatory guidance 'Toddlers Without Tears,' delivered in universal primary care, can prevent preschool child behaviour problems...
  13. doi request reprint Changes in body mass index and health related quality of life from childhood to adolescence
    Joanne W Williams
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e442-8. 2011
    ..Design. Data collected in 2000 and 2005 within the Health of Young Victorians longitudinal cohort study...
  14. doi request reprint A brief sleep intervention improves outcomes in the school entry year: a randomized controlled trial
    Jon Quach
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatrics 128:692-701. 2011
    ..To determine the feasibility of screening for child sleep problems and the efficacy of a behavioral sleep intervention in improving child and parent outcomes in the first year of schooling...
  15. doi request reprint Predictors of early precocious talking: a prospective population study
    Jemma Skeat
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Speech Pathology Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    J Child Lang 37:1109-21. 2010
    ..Overall, however, it appears that precocity in early vocabulary development is not strongly influenced by the variables examined, which together explained just 2.6% and 1% of the variation at 1;0 and 2;0 respectively...
  16. doi request reprint Using simulated patients to develop doctors' skills in facilitating behaviour change: addressing childhood obesity
    Bibi Gerner
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, and Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Med Educ 44:706-15. 2010
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Randomized trial of a population-based, home-delivered intervention for preschool language delay
    Melissa Wake
    MBChB, FRACP, GDip, Epi Biostats, Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Pediatrics 132:e895-904. 2013
    ..We aimed to determine whether systematic ascertainment of language delay at age 4 years, followed by a 10-month, 1-on-1 intervention, improves language and related outcomes at age 5 years...
  18. doi request reprint Four-year-old outcomes of a universal infant-toddler shared reading intervention: the let's read trial
    Sharon Goldfeld
    Royal Children s Hospital, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 166:1045-52. 2012
    ..To determine the emergent literacy and language effects of a low-intensity literacy promotion program (Let's Read) provided via universal well-child services to parents during the first 4 years of their child's life...
  19. doi request reprint Five-year follow-up of harms and benefits of behavioral infant sleep intervention: randomized trial
    Anna M H Price
    Centre for Community Child Health, The Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
    Pediatrics 130:643-51. 2012
    ..This study aimed to determine long-term harms and/or benefits of an infant behavioral sleep program at age 6 years on (1) child, (2) child-parent, and (3) maternal outcomes...
  20. ncbi request reprint Stability of body mass index in Australian children: a prospective cohort study across the middle childhood years
    Kylie Hesketh
    Centre for Community Child Health, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 7:303-9. 2004
    ..To investigate the prevalence and incidence of overweight and obesity, the frequency of overweight resolution and the influence of parental adiposity during middle childhood...
  21. doi request reprint Long-term mother and child mental health effects of a population-based infant sleep intervention: cluster-randomized, controlled trial
    Harriet Hiscock
    Royal Children s Hospital, Centre for Community Child Health, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Pediatrics 122:e621-7. 2008
    ..We aimed to determine the long-term effects of a behavioral intervention for infant sleep problems on maternal depression and parenting style, as well as on child mental health and sleep, when the children reached 2 years of age...
  22. pmc Outcomes and costs of primary care surveillance and intervention for overweight or obese children: the LEAP 2 randomised controlled trial
    Melissa Wake
    Royal Children s Hospital, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    BMJ 339:b3308. 2009
    ..To determine whether ascertainment of childhood obesity by surveillance followed by structured secondary prevention in primary care improved outcomes in overweight or mildly obese children...
  23. pmc Treating infant colic with the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri: double blind, placebo controlled randomised trial
    Valerie Sung
    Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    BMJ 348:g2107. 2014
    ..To determine whether the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 reduces crying or fussing in a broad community based sample of breastfed infants and formula fed infants with colic aged less than 3 months...
  24. doi request reprint Bidirectional associations between mothers' and fathers' parenting consistency and child BMI
    Pauline W Jansen
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Flemington Rd, Parkville, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Pediatrics 132:e1513-20. 2013
    ..Moreover, there has been little attention to the influences of both mothers' and fathers' parenting. We aimed to examine reciprocal relationships between maternal and paternal parenting consistency and child BMI...
  25. doi request reprint Physical activity and 3-year BMI change in overweight and obese children
    Andrew Trinh
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville 3052 Australia
    Pediatrics 131:e470-7. 2013
    ..Targeting physical activity (PA) is a mainstay in obesity treatment, but its BMI benefits are poorly quantified. We studied long-term predictive PA-BMI relationships in overweight/obese children presenting to primary care...
  26. doi request reprint Outcomes at six years of age for children with infant sleep problems: longitudinal community-based study
    Anna M H Price
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Sleep Med 13:991-8. 2012
    ..To examine whether infant sleep problems predict (1) sleep problems and (2) poorer outcomes at the age of six years...
  27. ncbi request reprint Maternal concern and perceptions of overweight in Australian preschool-aged children
    Michele W C Campbell
    Centre for Community Child Health, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Vic
    Med J Aust 184:274-7. 2006
    ..To assess maternal concern about overweight in Australian preschool-aged children and factors predicting maternal concern about children's current and future weight status...
  28. doi request reprint Electronic media use and adolescent health and well-being: cross-sectional community study
    Megan Mathers
    Centre for Community Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3052, Australia
    Acad Pediatr 9:307-14. 2009
    ....
  29. pmc Predicting stuttering onset by the age of 3 years: a prospective, community cohort study
    Sheena Reilly
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatrics 123:270-7. 2009
    ..Our goals were to document (1) the onset of stuttering and (2) whether specific child, family, or environmental factors predict stuttering onset in children aged up to 3 years...
  30. doi request reprint Predicting language outcomes at 4 years of age: findings from Early Language in Victoria Study
    Sheena Reilly
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Speech Pathology Department, Flemington Road, Parkville, 3052, Australia
    Pediatrics 126:e1530-7. 2010
    ..To quantify the contributions of child, family, and environmental predictors to language ability at 4 years...
  31. ncbi request reprint The distraction test: the last word?
    Shirley A Russ
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 41:197-200. 2005
    ..There are few rigorous evaluations of alternative strategies. In this paper, we evaluate the performance of the distraction test component of the two-tiered Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program (VIHSP)...
  32. doi request reprint Risk factors for childhood mental health symptoms: national longitudinal study of Australian children
    Jordana K Bayer
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatrics 128:e865-79. 2011
    ..To determine predictors of child externalizing (behavioral) and internalizing (emotional) symptoms in a national population sample...
  33. pmc Outcomes of population based language promotion for slow to talk toddlers at ages 2 and 3 years: Let's Learn Language cluster randomised controlled trial
    Melissa Wake
    Royal Children s Hospital, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    BMJ 343:d4741. 2011
    ..To determine the benefits of a low intensity parent-toddler language promotion programme delivered to toddlers identified as slow to talk on screening in universal services...
  34. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life of overweight and obese children
    Joanne Williams
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    JAMA 293:70-6. 2005
    ..The negative effects of childhood overweight and obesity on quality of life (QOL) have been shown in clinical samples but not yet in population-based community samples...
  35. doi request reprint Does an intervention that improves infant sleep also improve overweight at age 6? Follow-up of a randomised trial
    Melissa Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 96:526-32. 2011
    ..Amenable to intervention, sleep thus provides a potential path for prevention. The authors aimed to determine the impact of a behavioural intervention that successfully reduced parent-reported infant sleep problems on adiposity at age 6...
  36. ncbi request reprint The cost of healthcare for children with mental health difficulties
    Nina Lucas
    Parenting Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 47:849-58. 2013
    ..It also reports on the use and cost of particular categories of service use, including the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) mental health items introduced in 2006...
  37. ncbi request reprint Growth of infant communication between 8 and 12 months: a population study
    Sheena Reilly
    School of Human Communication Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 42:764-70. 2006
    ..To describe changes in infant prelinguistic communication skills between 8 and 12 months, and identify factors associated with those skills...
  38. doi request reprint How training affects Australian paediatricians' management of obesity
    Melissa Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 98:3-8. 2013
    ..We aimed to determine Australian paediatricians' self-reported competence and training in managing obesity and, in a linked patient-level audit, whether these predict rates of measurement and obesity diagnosis...
  39. ncbi request reprint Predicting language at 2 years of age: a prospective community study
    Sheena Reilly
    School of Human Communication Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Pediatrics 120:e1441-9. 2007
    ..We examine the contributions of putative child, family, and environmental risk factors to language outcomes at 24 months of age...
  40. ncbi request reprint Comparing estimates of body fat in children using published bioelectrical impedance analysis equations
    Joanne Williams
    Centre for Community Child Health, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 2:174-9. 2007
    ..However, different equations have been derived to estimate BFM, and relationships between equations have not been explored...
  41. ncbi request reprint Adverse associations of sleep problems in Australian preschoolers: national population study
    Harriet Hiscock
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Pediatrics 119:86-93. 2007
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Comorbidities of overweight/obesity experienced in adolescence: longitudinal study
    Melissa Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville 3052, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 95:162-8. 2010
    ..Morbidities experienced by overweight/obese adolescents and associations between morbidities and timing of overweight/obesity were examined...
  43. doi request reprint Translational research to prevent internalizing problems early in childhood
    Jordana K Bayer
    Centre for Community Child Health, and 3Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Depress Anxiety 28:50-7. 2011
    ..This rigorous public health research, followed by effective dissemination, addresses gaps identified in the WHO Prevention of Mental Disorders report...
  44. doi request reprint The time and practice challenges of developmental-behavioral pediatrics: an Australian national study
    Gehan Roberts
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 32:368-74. 2011
    ....
  45. pmc The Cool Little Kids randomised controlled trial: population-level early prevention for anxiety disorders
    Jordana K Bayer
    Department of Pediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:11. 2011
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Sleep duration and body mass index in 0-7-year olds
    Harriet Hiscock
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 96:735-9. 2011
    ..To determine in children aged 0-7 years (1) cross-sectional relationships between body mass index (BMI) and sleep duration, and whether (2) sleep duration predicts later BMI and/or (3) BMI predicts later sleep duration...
  47. ncbi request reprint Adverse associations of infant and child sleep problems and parent health: an Australian population study
    Joanna Martin
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    Pediatrics 119:947-55. 2007
    ..We aimed to examine relationships between child sleep problems and maternal and paternal mental health and general well-being in each of the infant and preschool-aged groups...
  48. doi request reprint Early puberty and childhood social and behavioral adjustment
    Fiona K Mensah
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Adolesc Health 53:118-24. 2013
    ..In a large national study, we aimed to determine whether difficulties in behavior and psychosocial adjustment are evident before as well as during the early pubertal transition...
  49. pmc Improving outcomes of preschool language delay in the community: protocol for the Language for Learning randomised controlled trial
    Melissa Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 12:96. 2012
    ....
  50. doi request reprint Development of children's internalising and externalising problems from infancy to five years of age
    Jordana K Bayer
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3086, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 46:659-68. 2012
    ..Linear regression then identified child, parenting and family predictors from infancy in the development of internalising and externalising behaviours at age 5 years...
  51. doi request reprint Socioeconomic inequality profiles in physical and developmental health from 0-7 years: Australian National Study
    Jan M Nicholson
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:81-7. 2012
    ..We address these issues using cross-sectional Australian population data on the physical and developmental health of children at ages 0-1, 2-3, 4-5 and 6-7 years...
  52. doi request reprint Is the adiposity rebound a rebound in adiposity?
    Michele Wen Chien Campbell
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e207-15. 2011
    ..Early adiposity rebound ([AR], when body mass index [BMI] rises after reaching a nadir) strongly predicts later obesity. We investigated whether the upswing in BMI at AR is accompanied by an increase in body fat...
  53. ncbi request reprint Parent-reported health-related quality of life in children with congenital hearing loss: a population study
    Melissa Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Ambul Pediatr 4:411-7. 2004
    ..To report 1) health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in 7- to 8-year-old children with congenital hearing loss and 2) effects of severity and age of diagnosis on parent-reported child HRQoL...
  54. ncbi request reprint Are general practitioners equipped to detect child overweight/obesity? Survey and audit
    Bibi Gerner
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, The University of Melbourne, Department of Paediatrics, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 42:206-11. 2006
    ..To ascertain the extent to which general practitioners (GPs) routinely weigh, measure and calculate body mass index (BMI) in children, and to assess the accuracy and accessibility of their anthropometric equipment...
  55. ncbi request reprint Does parents' evaluation of developmental status at school entry predict language, achievement, and quality of life 2 years later?
    Melissa Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Department of Paediatrics and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Ambul Pediatr 5:143-9. 2005
    ..We studied the accuracy of the Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) at school entry in predicting academic, language, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes 2 years later...
  56. pmc Universal parenting programme to prevent early childhood behavioural problems: cluster randomised trial
    Harriet Hiscock
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
    BMJ 336:318-21. 2008
    ..To determine whether a parenting programme, offered universally in primary care, can prevent behavioural problems in children and improve parenting and maternal mental health...
  57. doi request reprint Outcomes of child sleep problems over the school-transition period: Australian population longitudinal study
    Jon Quach
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatrics 123:1287-92. 2009
    ..Adequate sleep optimizes children's learning and behavior. However, the natural history and impact of sleep problems during school transition is unknown...
  58. ncbi request reprint The Light Time-Use Diary and preschool activity patterns: exploratory study
    Corinne Tey
    Centre for Community Child Health, University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 2:167-73. 2007
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Television, computer use and body mass index in Australian primary school children
    M Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 39:130-4. 2003
    ..To investigate relationships between children's body mass index (BMI) and parent reports of children's television and video game/computer habits, controlling for other potential risk factors for paediatric obesity...
  60. doi request reprint Probiotics to prevent or treat excessive infant crying: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Valerie Sung
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia2Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia3Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    JAMA Pediatr 167:1150-7. 2013
    ..Results from larger rigorously designed studies applicable to all crying infants will help draw more definitive conclusions. ..
  61. doi request reprint Vitamin D insufficiency is associated with challenge-proven food allergy in infants
    Katrina J Allen
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Department of Allergy and Immunology, The Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 131:1109-16, 1116.e1-6. 2013
    ..Epidemiological evidence has shown that pediatric food allergy is more prevalent in regions further from the equator, suggesting that vitamin D insufficiency may play a role in this disease...
  62. doi request reprint Sleep problems and mental health in primary school new entrants: cross-sectional community-based study
    Jon Quach
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 48:1076-81. 2012
    ....
  63. doi request reprint Pet ownership and adolescent health: cross-sectional population study
    Megan Mathers
    Centre for Community Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 46:729-35. 2010
    ..To determine whether adolescent health and well-being are associated with having a pet in the household (any pet, or specifically dogs, cats or horses/ponies) or average daily time spent caring for/playing with pet(s)...
  64. ncbi request reprint Slight/mild sensorineural hearing loss in children
    Melissa Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville 3052, Australia
    Pediatrics 118:1842-51. 2006
    ..The goal was to determine the prevalence and effects of slight/mild bilateral sensorineural hearing loss among children in elementary school...
  65. pmc Improving infant sleep and maternal mental health: a cluster randomised trial
    Harriet Hiscock
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 92:952-8. 2007
    ..To determine whether a community-delivered intervention targeting infant sleep problems improves infant sleep and maternal well-being and to report the costs of this approach to the healthcare system...
  66. ncbi request reprint Sleep problems in young infants and maternal mental and physical health
    Jordana K Bayer
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 43:66-73. 2007
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Preschooler obesity and parenting styles of mothers and fathers: Australian national population study
    Melissa Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Pediatrics 120:e1520-7. 2007
    ..The purpose of this work was to determine relationships between BMI status at ages 4 to 5 years and mothers' and fathers' parenting dimensions and parenting styles...
  68. pmc Does sleep duration predict metabolic risk in obese adolescents attending tertiary services? A cross-sectional study
    Valerie Sung
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital and Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Sleep 34:891-8. 2011
    ..To determine, in a clinical sample of obese adolescents, whether shorter sleep duration is associated with metabolic risk and obesity severity...
  69. pmc A shared-care model of obesity treatment for 3-10 year old children: protocol for the HopSCOTCH randomised controlled trial
    Melissa Wake
    Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 12:39. 2012
    ..HopSCOTCH (the Shared Care Obesity Trial in Children) will determine whether a shared-care model, in which paediatric obesity specialists co-manage obesity with general practitioners, can improve adiposity in obese children...
  70. doi request reprint Dark chocolate for children's blood pressure: randomised trial
    Eunice K Chan
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 97:637-40. 2012
    ..Higher adult blood pressure, even without hypertension, predicts cardiovascular outcomes, and is predicted by childhood blood pressure. Regular dark chocolate intake lowers blood pressure in adults, but effects in children are unknown...
  71. doi request reprint Outcomes of a universal shared reading intervention by 2 years of age: the Let's Read trial
    Sharon Goldfeld
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
    Pediatrics 127:445-53. 2011
    ..Early shared reading and literacy promotion benefits have stimulated international interest in the development of early-years literacy-promotion programs despite limited evidence of effectiveness at a broader population level...
  72. doi request reprint Overweight and obesity between adolescence and young adulthood: a 10-year prospective cohort study
    George C Patton
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    J Adolesc Health 48:275-80. 2011
    ..To assess changes in overweight and obesity between adolescence and young adulthood...
  73. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, stability, and outcomes of cry-fuss and sleep problems in the first 2 years of life: prospective community-based study
    Melissa Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatrics 117:836-42. 2006
    ..To report the prevalence and stability of cry-fuss problems during the first 4 months of life and sleep problems from 2 to 24 months and relationships between the persistence of cry-fuss and sleep problems and outcomes at 24 months...
  74. ncbi request reprint Can Australian general practitioners tackle childhood overweight/obesity? Methods and processes from the LEAP (Live, Eat and Play) randomized controlled trial
    Zoe McCallum
    Centre for Community Child Health, University of Melbourne, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 41:488-94. 2005
    ..General practitioners (GPs) could make an important contribution to management of childhood overweight. However, there are no efficacy data to support this, and the feasibility of this approach is unknown...
  75. doi request reprint Comorbidities of overweight/obesity in Australian preschoolers: a cross-sectional population study
    M Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 93:502-7. 2008
    ..To determine relationships between body mass index (BMI) status and indicators of health and morbidity in a nationally-representative population sample of preschool children...
  76. doi request reprint At what BMI are parents of pre-schoolers concerned? National cross-sectional study
    Melissa Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:499-501. 2011
    ..This may partly explain why current childhood obesity policies are ineffective, as they typically require individual concern leading to family behavioural change...
  77. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a family-based GP-mediated intervention targeting overweight and moderately obese children
    Marjory Moodie
    Health Economics Unit, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
    Econ Hum Biol 6:363-76. 2008
    ..This study was undertaken as part of the assessing cost-effectiveness (ACE) in obesity project which evaluated, using consistent methods, 13 interventions targeting unhealthy weight gain in children and adolescents...
  78. doi request reprint Prevalence of challenge-proven IgE-mediated food allergy using population-based sampling and predetermined challenge criteria in infants
    Nicholas J Osborne
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 127:668-76.e1-2. 2011
    ..Several indicators suggest that food allergy in infants is common and possibly increasing. Few studies have used oral food challenge to measure this phenomenon at the population level...
  79. ncbi request reprint Overweight in medical paediatric inpatients: detection and parent expectations
    Karen McLean
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, and Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 43:256-61. 2007
    ..i) To determine prevalence and rates of detection of overweight/obesity among general paediatric inpatients. (ii) To explore parental expectations regarding detection and management of overweight/obesity during admission...
  80. ncbi request reprint Overweight, obesity and girth of Australian preschoolers: prevalence and socio-economic correlates
    M Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:1044-51. 2007
    ..1) To determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Australian 4-5-year-old children. (2) To investigate associations between socio-economic characteristics and (a) overweight/obesity and (b) waist circumference...
  81. ncbi request reprint Slight and mild hearing loss in primary school children
    M Wake
    Centre for Community Child Health, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 40:11-3. 2004
    ..This annotation explores what is known about prevalence and impact of this condition and argues for large-scale research to better address these issues...
  82. pmc Prevention of mental health problems: rationale for a universal approach
    J K Bayer
    Centre for Community Child Health and Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 92:34-8. 2007
    ..The addition of universal prevention programmes for all families could address these concerns. This survey assessed the prevalence of infants at risk attending a primary care service as a delivery point for universal prevention...
  83. ncbi request reprint Outcome data from the LEAP (Live, Eat and Play) trial: a randomized controlled trial of a primary care intervention for childhood overweight/mild obesity
    Z McCallum
    Centre for Community Child Health, The University of Melbourne, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:630-6. 2007
    ..To reduce gain in body mass index (BMI) in overweight/mildly obese children in the primary care setting...
  84. pmc The cost-effectiveness of universal newborn screening for bilateral permanent congenital hearing impairment: systematic review
    Stephen Colgan
    Deakin Health Economics, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
    Acad Pediatr 12:171-80. 2012
    ..We conducted a formal systematic review of studies of newborn hearing screening that considered both costs and outcomes to produce a summary of the available evidence and to determine whether there was a need for further research...
  85. doi request reprint Power to the paediatricians: the Australian Paediatric Research Network is born
    Harriet Hiscock
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 48:6-9. 2012
    ..Although conducting research in secondary care settings poses time, cost and process challenges, all of these are firmly within the APRN's sights...
  86. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of preventive interventions for children's mental health: what would work in Australian contexts?
    Jordana Bayer
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:695-710. 2009
    ..Randomized trial methods in staged roll-outs can determine population cost-benefits for children's mental health without delaying dissemination...
  87. pmc Can improving working memory prevent academic difficulties? A school based randomised controlled trial
    Gehan Roberts
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 11:57. 2011
    ..Our trial will determine whether the intervention is efficacious as a selective prevention strategy for young children at risk of academic difficulties and is cost-effective...
  88. doi request reprint Can early introduction of egg prevent egg allergy in infants? A population-based study
    Jennifer J Koplin
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 126:807-13. 2010
    ..Infant feeding guidelines have long recommended delaying introduction of solids and allergenic foods to prevent allergy in high-risk infants, despite a paucity of evidence...
  89. doi request reprint Influences on communicative development at 24 months of age: child temperament, behaviour problems, and maternal factors
    Margot Prior
    Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Infant Behav Dev 31:270-9. 2008
    ..Children whose mothers were experiencing clinical levels of depression and life difficulties reported more child behavioural problems...
  90. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of infant sleep problems: a longitudinal study of sleep, behavior, and maternal well-being
    Peiyoong Lam
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    Pediatrics 111:e203-7. 2003
    ....
  91. doi request reprint Socioeconomic risk factors for mental health problems in 4-5-year-old children: Australian population study
    Elise Davis
    McCaughey Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Acad Pediatr 10:41-7. 2010
    ..To describe the extent to which parent- and teacher-reported child mental health problems vary by different indicators of socioeconomic status...
  92. ncbi request reprint Language and speech perception outcomes in hearing-impaired children with and without connexin 26 mutations
    Hans Henrik M Dahl
    Gene Identification and Expression, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Audiol Neurootol 8:263-8. 2003
    ....
  93. ncbi request reprint Public health and preventive healthcare in children: current practices of Victorian GPs and barriers to participation
    E B Waters
    Centre for Community Child Health, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Vic
    Med J Aust 173:68-71. 2000
    ..To assess general practitioners' attitudes to and involvement in child public health activities and identify barriers affecting their participation...
  94. pmc Randomised controlled trial of behavioural infant sleep intervention to improve infant sleep and maternal mood
    H Hiscock
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 3052
    BMJ 324:1062-5. 2002
    ..To compare the effect of a behavioural sleep intervention with written information about normal sleep on infant sleep problems and maternal depression...
  95. ncbi request reprint The Child Health Questionnaire in Australia: reliability, validity and population means
    E Waters
    Centre for Community Child Health, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 24:207-10. 2000
    ..To provide reliability, validity and population means for the Australian Authorized Adaptation of the parent-report Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ)...
  96. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of emotional and physical health concerns amongst young people in Victoria
    E Waters
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 35:28-33. 1999
    ..To describe the emotional and physical health concerns of young people, and identify the concerns for which young people are more likely to seek help...
  97. ncbi request reprint The health and well-being of adolescents: a school-based population study of the self-report Child Health Questionnaire
    E B Waters
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    J Adolesc Health 29:140-9. 2001
    ..Furthermore, we aimed to examine the impact of common adolescent illness and health concerns on their health and well-being...
  98. ncbi request reprint Influence of parental gender and self-reported health and illness on parent-reported child health
    E Waters
    Centre for Community Child Health, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatrics 106:1422-8. 2000
    ..Although there is clear evidence of the influence of parental factors on child health outcomes, the influence of parental perceptions of their health and illness on the reporting of child health remains primarily unknown...
  99. ncbi request reprint The parent-form Child Health Questionnaire in Australia: comparison of reliability, validity, structure, and norms
    E Waters
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Pediatr Psychol 25:381-91. 2000
    ..To improve the ability to describe and compare child health within and between countries, using standardized multidimensional child health measures...
  100. ncbi request reprint Infant sleep problems and postnatal depression: a community-based study
    H Hiscock
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatrics 107:1317-22. 2001
    ..To describe infant sleep patterns and investigate relationships between infant sleep problems and maternal well-being in the community setting...
  101. doi request reprint The impact of childhood conditions and concurrent morbidities on child health and well-being
    E Waters
    The McCaughey Centre, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Burwood, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Child Care Health Dev 34:418-29. 2008
    ....

Research Grants3

  1. Genetics of Mild Hearing Loss in children Aged 6-12 yrs
    Melissa Wake; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  2. Genetics of Mild Hearing Loss in children Aged 6-12 yrs
    Melissa Wake; Fiscal Year: 2003
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  3. Genetics of Mild Hearing Loss in children Aged 6-12 yrs
    Melissa Wake; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..