D B Mak

Summary

Affiliation: Western Australia
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal sexually transmitted infections and blood borne virus notification rates in Western Australia: using linked data to improve estimates
    Rochelle E Watkins
    Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Public Health Division, Health Department of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:404. 2013
  2. pmc Improved awareness and appropriate use of non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) for HIV prevention following a multi-modal communication strategy
    Byron Minas
    Department of Health Western Australia, Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Perth Business Centre, PO Box 8172, Western Australia, WA 6849, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:906. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a sexual health and blood-borne virus health education website for youth
    Donna B Mak
    Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Western Australian Department of Health, Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 23:194-200. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Online chlamydia testing: an innovative approach that appeals to young people
    Kellie S H Kwan
    Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Department of Health, Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 197:287-90. 2012
  5. pmc Testing for sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses on admission to Western Australian prisons
    Rochelle E Watkins
    Australian Biosecurity CRC, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:385. 2009
  6. pmc Conversant or clueless? Chlamydia-related knowledge and practice of general practitioners in Western Australia
    Meredith J Temple-Smith
    Primary Care Research Unit, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 9:17. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccination coverage in Western Australia
    Donna B Mak
    Communicable Disease Control Directorate, WA Health, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 193:401-4. 2010
  8. pmc Improving the accuracy of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal disease notification rates using data linkage
    Donna B Mak
    Communicable Diseases Control Directorate, Western Australian Department of Health, Perth, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:118. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and control of trachoma in Australia, 1997-2004
    Donna B Mak
    Public Health Physician, Communicable Disease Control, Department of Health Western Australia, Shenton Park, Western Australia
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 30:236-47. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Middle-ear disease in remote Aboriginal Australia: a field assessment of surgical outcomes
    D Mak
    Kimberley Public Health Unit, Derby, Australia
    J Laryngol Otol 114:26-32. 2000

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Publications37

  1. pmc Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal sexually transmitted infections and blood borne virus notification rates in Western Australia: using linked data to improve estimates
    Rochelle E Watkins
    Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Public Health Division, Health Department of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:404. 2013
    ..We evaluated the use of data linkage to improve the accuracy of estimated notification rates for STIs and BBVs in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal groups in Western Australia...
  2. pmc Improved awareness and appropriate use of non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) for HIV prevention following a multi-modal communication strategy
    Byron Minas
    Department of Health Western Australia, Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Perth Business Centre, PO Box 8172, Western Australia, WA 6849, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:906. 2012
    ..This evaluation aimed to assess the awareness and appropriate use of nPEP in WA before and after the commencement of the nPEP communication strategy...
  3. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a sexual health and blood-borne virus health education website for youth
    Donna B Mak
    Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Western Australian Department of Health, Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 23:194-200. 2012
    ..It was developed as one component of a comprehensive sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention and control program implemented within Western Australia...
  4. ncbi request reprint Online chlamydia testing: an innovative approach that appeals to young people
    Kellie S H Kwan
    Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Department of Health, Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 197:287-90. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Testing for sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses on admission to Western Australian prisons
    Rochelle E Watkins
    Australian Biosecurity CRC, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:385. 2009
    ..This audit was undertaken to assess the completeness and timeliness of STI and BBV testing among recent prison entrants in Western Australia, and estimate the prevalence of STIs and BBVs on admission to prison...
  6. pmc Conversant or clueless? Chlamydia-related knowledge and practice of general practitioners in Western Australia
    Meredith J Temple-Smith
    Primary Care Research Unit, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 9:17. 2008
    ..The survey aimed to raise GPs' awareness of chlamydia in preparation for the campaign and to establish a baseline measure of their chlamydia-related knowledge and practices...
  7. ncbi request reprint Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccination coverage in Western Australia
    Donna B Mak
    Communicable Disease Control Directorate, WA Health, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 193:401-4. 2010
    ..To assess pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccination coverage in Western Australians, up to 31 January 2010...
  8. pmc Improving the accuracy of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal disease notification rates using data linkage
    Donna B Mak
    Communicable Diseases Control Directorate, Western Australian Department of Health, Perth, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:118. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and control of trachoma in Australia, 1997-2004
    Donna B Mak
    Public Health Physician, Communicable Disease Control, Department of Health Western Australia, Shenton Park, Western Australia
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 30:236-47. 2006
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Middle-ear disease in remote Aboriginal Australia: a field assessment of surgical outcomes
    D Mak
    Kimberley Public Health Unit, Derby, Australia
    J Laryngol Otol 114:26-32. 2000
    ..Dedicated resources must be allocated for post-operative follow-up of Aboriginal patients so that much-needed, rigorous evaluations of ENT surgery can be conducted...
  11. ncbi request reprint Screening for diabetic retinopathy in remote Australia: a program description and evaluation of a devolved model
    Donna B Mak
    Kimberley Public Health Unit, Derby, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 11:224-30. 2003
    ..To describe the diabetic retinopathy screening program operating in the Kimberley and evaluate recruitment into and the quality and timeliness of, the screening procedure...
  12. ncbi request reprint Where the data are deficient: a field evaluation of the effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccination in remote Australia
    D B Mak
    Kimberley Public Health Unit, Kimberley Health Service, Health Department of Western Australia, Derby, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 9:38-46. 2001
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  13. ncbi request reprint STDs aren't sexy: health professionals' lack of adherence to clinical guidelines in an area of high STD endemicity
    D B Mak
    Kimberley Public Health Unit, Derby, WA, Australia
    J Public Health Med 22:540-5. 2000
    ..This study aimed to assess whether health professionals were observing the Guidelines and its Kimberley Supplement, and whether adherence improved after the 1998 Kimberley STD workshop tour...
  14. ncbi request reprint A decision to end a periodic syphilis-screening program in the Kimberley region
    D B Mak
    Kimberley Public Health Unit, PMB 912, Derby, WA, Australia 6728
    Commun Dis Intell 24:386-90. 2000
    ..The effect of this policy change will be closely monitored using indicators to ensure that, should the decision not to screen prove to have been misjudged, any increase in syphilis incidence is detected early and managed appropriately...
  15. ncbi request reprint Trichiasis in Aboriginal people of the Kimberley region of Western Australia
    D B Mak
    Kimberley Public Health Unit, Derby, Western Australia, Australia
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 29:7-11. 2001
    ..In contrast, trichiasis prevalence in recent years is less well documented. This study aimed to determine trichiasis prevalence in the Kimberley population and to document an appropriate intervention...
  16. pmc A large outbreak of conjunctivitis caused by a single genotype of Neisseria gonorrhoeae distinct from those causing genital tract infections
    D B Mak
    Kinzberley Public Health Unit, West Kimberley House, Derby, Western Australia, Australia
    Epidemiol Infect 126:373-8. 2001
    ..We did not find evidence to support the existence of a genital reservoir of the types causing epidemic gonococcal conjunctivitis...
  17. pmc A syphilis outbreak in remote Australia: epidemiology and strategies for control
    D B Mak
    Department of Health Western Australia, Derby, WA, Australia
    Epidemiol Infect 132:805-12. 2004
    ..Until open and honest discussion and a collaborative approach is taken toward STI problems affecting Indigenous Australians, outbreaks such as this will continue to occur...
  18. doi request reprint 'I am absolutely shattered': the impact of chronic low back pain on Australian Aboriginal people
    I B Lin
    Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
    Eur J Pain 16:1331-41. 2012
    ..A qualitative, culturally secure research approach was used to explore this assumption...
  19. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of a SAFE-style trachoma control program in central Australia
    Graeme H Johnson
    Med J Aust 179:116-7; author reply 117-8. 2003
  20. ncbi request reprint "I have learnt ... a different way of looking at people's health": an evaluation of a prevocational medical training program in public health medicine and primary health care in remote Australia
    Donna B Mak
    Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia
    Med Teach 28:e149-55. 2006
    ..quot; The Program was successful in teaching its first four PMPs the basic tools of public health medicine and remote area primary health care...
  21. ncbi request reprint . . . Sending out an SMS: an impact and outcome evaluation of the Western Australian Department of Health's 2005 chlamydia campaign
    Alexa Wilkins
    Communicable Disease Control, Department of Health Western Australia, Western Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 18:113-20. 2007
    ..Evaluation of the Western Australian (WA) Department of Health 2005 chlamydia campaign...
  22. ncbi request reprint Gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis incidence in the Kimberley
    Donna B Mak
    Department of Health Western Australia, formerly Kimberley Public Health Unit, Derby, Western Australia
    Commun Dis Intell 27:370-2. 2003
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Better late than never: a national approach to trachoma control
    Donna B Mak
    Med J Aust 184:487-8. 2006
  24. ncbi request reprint Reducing unmet needs: a prevocational medical training program in public health medicine and primary health care in remote Australia
    Donna B Mak
    Department of Health Western Australia, The University of Western Australia, Medlands, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 13:183-90. 2005
    ..To describe the development and implementation of a prevocational medical training program in public health medicine and primary health care in remote Australia and to evaluate the program's adherence to adult learning principles...
  25. ncbi request reprint Impact of lead transport on children's blood and environmental lead levels
    Donna B Mak
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Public Health Medical Officer, Kimberley Public Health Unit, Derby, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 11:169-74. 2003
    ..A lead monitoring project was established in 1996 to monitor the environmental and health effects of lead being transported through a remote town in tarpaulin-covered trucks...
  26. ncbi request reprint Patient views on the management of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in the Kimberley: a qualitative study
    Christine M Mincham
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 11:260-5. 2003
    ..To describe, from a patient perspective, factors leading to suboptimal management of individuals with rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) among members of the Kimberley population...
  27. ncbi request reprint Control of genital chlamydial infection in the Kimberley region of Western Australia
    Donna B Mak
    Med J Aust 180:45. 2004
  28. ncbi request reprint Quality of sexually transmitted infection clinical management and contact tracing outcomes in a remote area of high sexually transmitted infection endemicity
    Donna B Mak
    Kimberley Public Health Unit formerly, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 31:449-54. 2004
    ..The objectives of this study were to assess health professionals' adherence to Western Australian sexually transmitted infection (STI) management guidelines and to document the outcomes of contact tracing in a remote Indigenous setting...
  29. ncbi request reprint So far and yet so close: quality of management of diabetes in Australian and Canadian Indigenous communities
    Donna B Mak
    Kimberley Public Health Unit, Derby, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 12:206-9. 2004
    ..To compare quality of clinical management of Indigenous people with diabetes in remote areas of Australia and Canada...
  30. ncbi request reprint Invasive pneumococcal disease in the Kimberley, 1995-2001
    Donna B Mak
    School of Public Health, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 12:237-40. 2004
    ..To describe the epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in the Kimberley and examine whether cases could have been prevented by vaccination...
  31. ncbi request reprint The quality of management of rheumatic fever/ heart disease in the Kimberley
    Christine M Mincham
    Department of Public Health, The University of Western Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:417-20. 2002
    ..To evaluate the quality of management of Kimberley patients with rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Gonorrhoea screening in general practice: perceived barriers and strategies to improve screening rates
    Graeme H Johnson
    Med J Aust 176:448-9. 2002
  33. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of markers of Q fever exposure in the Kimberley, Western Australia
    Donna B Mak
    Kimberley Public Health Unit, Derby, Western Australia
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 27:267-71. 2003
    ..Ensuring that Q fever vaccination is readily accessible to pastoralists, abattoir workers and other at-risk groups is a challenge that needs to be met by these industries and health services of the region...
  34. ncbi request reprint Changing faces: A review of infectious disease screening of refugees by the Migrant Health Unit, Western Australia in 2003 and 2004
    Jennifer A Martin
    Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Government of Western Australia Department of Health, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 185:607-10. 2006
    ..To document demographic characteristics and prevalence of infectious diseases in refugees and humanitarian entrants attending the Migrant Health Unit (MHU) in Perth for health assessment from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2004...
  35. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcomes of middle-ear surgery in Aboriginal children
    Donna B Mak
    Med J Aust 179:324-5. 2003
  36. ncbi request reprint Leprosy transmission in the Kimberley, Western Australia: still a reality in 21st-century Australia
    Donna B Mak
    Med J Aust 179:452. 2003
  37. ncbi request reprint Antenatal screening for sexually transmitted infections in remote Australia
    Donna B Mak
    Kimberley Public Health Unit, Derby, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 43:457-62. 2003
    ..Antenatal screening for, and prompt management of, sexually transmitted infections (STI) can prevent adverse maternal, fetal and perinatal outcomes. This is particularly important in areas of high STI endemicity...