Samar Aoun

Summary

Affiliation: Western Australia
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Deliberate self-harm in rural Western Australia: results of an intervention study
    S Aoun
    Western Australian Centre for Rural Health and Community Development, South West Population Health Unit, Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust N Z J Ment Health Nurs 8:65-73. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint A consumer's perspective of a suicide intervention programme
    S Aoun
    WA Centre for Rural Health and Community Development, Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust N Z J Ment Health Nurs 10:97-104. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Capacity building in rural mental health in Western Australia
    Samar Aoun
    WA Centre for Rural Health and Community Development, PO Box 2016, Bunbury, Western Australia 6231, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 10:39-44. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Men's health promotion by general practitioners in a workplace setting
    Samar Aoun
    Western Australia Centre for Rural Health and Community Development, Bunbury, Western Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 10:268-72. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Outcome measurement in rural mental health care: a field trial of rooming-in models
    Samar Aoun
    Centre for Mental Health Services Research, Perth, Western Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 10:302-7. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Assessing population need for mental health care: a review of approaches and predictors
    Samar Aoun
    Centre for Mental Health Services Research, West Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Ment Health Serv Res 6:33-46. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Preventive Care in the Context of Men's Health
    Samar Aoun
    Western Australian Centre for Rural Health and Community Development, Australia
    J Health Psychol 7:243-52. 2002
  8. doi request reprint The diagnosis and treatment decisions of cancer patients in rural Western Australia
    Ruth McConigley
    Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
    Cancer Nurs 34:E1-9. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Implementation and evaluation of an education program to guide palliative care for people with motor neurone disease
    Ruth McConigley
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Palliat Med 26:994-1000. 2012
  10. doi request reprint EORTC radiation proctitis-specific quality of life module - pretesting in four European countries
    Georgia Halkett
    WA Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Radiother Oncol 97:294-300. 2010

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. ncbi request reprint Deliberate self-harm in rural Western Australia: results of an intervention study
    S Aoun
    Western Australian Centre for Rural Health and Community Development, South West Population Health Unit, Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust N Z J Ment Health Nurs 8:65-73. 1999
    ..The early indications suggest a reduction in the rate of hospital admissions for repeated suicide attempts for cases who were managed by the suicide intervention counsellor through a high-intervention approach...
  2. ncbi request reprint A consumer's perspective of a suicide intervention programme
    S Aoun
    WA Centre for Rural Health and Community Development, Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust N Z J Ment Health Nurs 10:97-104. 2001
    ..However, the overall outcome of this study is that, from the consumer's perspective, a high intensity approach to suicide intervention resolved or improved the presenting problem and their ability to deal with it...
  3. ncbi request reprint Capacity building in rural mental health in Western Australia
    Samar Aoun
    WA Centre for Rural Health and Community Development, PO Box 2016, Bunbury, Western Australia 6231, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 10:39-44. 2002
    ..The program has also been an example of capacity building in terms of innovative resourcing to address a statewide need in mental health education for those at the forefront of rural practice...
  4. ncbi request reprint Men's health promotion by general practitioners in a workplace setting
    Samar Aoun
    Western Australia Centre for Rural Health and Community Development, Bunbury, Western Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 10:268-72. 2002
    ..Given the constraints of rural practice and the need to prioritise those with disease and gaps in service provision for both health services and GPs, there are two challenges: identifying those at-risk and modifying their behaviour...
  5. ncbi request reprint Outcome measurement in rural mental health care: a field trial of rooming-in models
    Samar Aoun
    Centre for Mental Health Services Research, Perth, Western Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 10:302-7. 2002
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  6. ncbi request reprint Assessing population need for mental health care: a review of approaches and predictors
    Samar Aoun
    Centre for Mental Health Services Research, West Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Ment Health Serv Res 6:33-46. 2004
    ..Suggestions and challenges have been put forward to address the identified gaps in assessing population need...
  7. ncbi request reprint Preventive Care in the Context of Men's Health
    Samar Aoun
    Western Australian Centre for Rural Health and Community Development, Australia
    J Health Psychol 7:243-52. 2002
    ..The focus groups component of the study gave further understanding as to why the adopted strategy had been appropriate for men's needs...
  8. doi request reprint The diagnosis and treatment decisions of cancer patients in rural Western Australia
    Ruth McConigley
    Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
    Cancer Nurs 34:E1-9. 2011
    ..The reasons for this are unclear. Little is known about the impact that living in a rural area has on the diagnosis and treatment decisions of these people and how these may in turn impact on care outcomes...
  9. doi request reprint Implementation and evaluation of an education program to guide palliative care for people with motor neurone disease
    Ruth McConigley
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Palliat Med 26:994-1000. 2012
    ..Despite a recognized need for a palliative approach to caring for people with motor neurone disease (MND), access to palliative care is often limited...
  10. doi request reprint EORTC radiation proctitis-specific quality of life module - pretesting in four European countries
    Georgia Halkett
    WA Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Radiother Oncol 97:294-300. 2010
    ..This article reports on the cultural testing phase of an EORTC module (QLQ-PRT21) developed to assess radiation proctitis specific issues and designed to be used in conjunction with the EORTC core quality of life questionnaire (QLQ-C30)...
  11. doi request reprint Do models of care designed for terminally ill 'home alone' people improve their end-of-life experience? A patient perspective
    Samar Aoun
    The Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    Health Soc Care Community 20:599-606. 2012
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  12. pmc Factors influencing the speed of cancer diagnosis in rural Western Australia: a General Practice perspective
    Moyez Jiwa
    Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 8:27. 2007
    ..The aim of this study is to further explore the factors that impact on the speed of diagnosis in rural Western Australia with direct reference to General Practitioners (GPs) working in this setting...
  13. ncbi request reprint Bereavement support for families following the death of a child from cancer: experience of bereaved parents
    Natarlie deCinque
    Princess Margaret Hospital, GPO Box D184, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Psychosoc Oncol 24:65-83. 2006
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  14. doi request reprint Champions in a lifestyle risk-modification program: reflections on their training and experiences
    Samar Aoun
    Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 24:7-12. 2013
    ..Ninety-three lay health advisors (LHA) or Champions were trained to deliver educational sessions to their clubs (for 1300 peers) and implement a body mass index competition by taking monthly weigh-ins (for 764 peers)...
  15. doi request reprint Caregivers of people with neurodegenerative diseases: profile and unmet needs from a population-based survey in South Australia
    Samar Aoun
    WA Center for Cancer and Palliative Care, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Palliat Med 13:653-61. 2010
    ..NDD carers report low quality of life and high caregiver burden. Despite this, little information is available about the unmet needs of NDD caregivers...
  16. doi request reprint Reliability testing of the FAMCARE-2 scale: measuring family carer satisfaction with palliative care
    Samar Aoun
    Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care within the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Palliat Med 24:674-81. 2010
    ..We conclude that FAMCARE-2 is a psychometrically sound instrument useful for measuring family carer satisfaction with service provision in a variety of palliative care settings...
  17. ncbi request reprint Are rural people getting HeartSmart?
    Samar Aoun
    Western Australian Centre for Rural Health and Community Development, Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 12:81-8. 2004
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  18. doi request reprint Occupational therapy in palliative care: is it under-utilised in Western Australia?
    Georgia K B Halkett
    Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust Occup Ther J 57:301-9. 2010
    ..To explore potential barriers to occupational therapy in palliative care in Western Australia, as perceived by occupational therapists and other health professionals...
  19. ncbi request reprint Supportive and palliative care needs of families of children with life-threatening illnesses in Western Australia: evidence to guide the development of a palliative care service
    Leanne Monterosso
    Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
    Palliat Med 21:689-96. 2007
    ..To obtain feedback from families of children receiving palliative and supportive care about their care needs in hospital and in community settings...
  20. doi request reprint Development of a European organization for research and treatment of cancer module to assess the quality of life of patients with proctitis after pelvic radiotherapy for malignancy
    Nigel Spry
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Western Australia
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 72:522-8. 2008
    ..To describe the development of a proctitis-specific quality-of-life module to supplement the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Palliative care for families: remembering the hidden patients
    Linda J Kristjanson
    School of Nursing and Public Health, Edith Cowan University, Churchlands, Western Australia, Australia
    Can J Psychiatry 49:359-65. 2004
    ..We describe the impact of the illness on the family in terms of family members' health, family communication issues, psychological issues, needs for information, physical care demands, and family costs of caring...
  22. doi request reprint Is it feasible and desirable to collect voluntarily quality and outcome data nationally in palliative oncology care?
    David C Currow
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
    J Clin Oncol 26:3853-9. 2008
    ..Variations in outcomes justify continued enrollment of services. Benchmarking should include all patients whose cancer will cause death and explore observed variations...