S N Ameratunga

Summary

Affiliation: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk of disability due to car crashes: a review of the literature and methodological issues
    Shanthi N Ameratunga
    Section in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, New Zealand
    Injury 35:1116-27. 2004
  2. pmc Population-based characteristics of fatal and hospital admissions for poisoning in Fiji: TRIP Project-11
    Roshini Peiris-John
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Inj Prev 19:355-7. 2013
  3. pmc Identifying the 'red flags' for unhealthy weight control among adolescents: findings from an item response theory analysis of a national survey
    Jennifer Utter
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:99. 2012
  4. pmc Development and piloting of the Fiji Injury Surveillance in Hospitals System (TRIP Project-1)
    I Wainiqolo
    College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science, Fiji National University, Suva, Fiji
    Injury 44:126-31. 2013
  5. pmc Completeness and accuracy of crash outcome data in a cohort of cyclists: a validation study
    Sandar Tin Tin
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 13:420. 2013
  6. pmc A profile of injury in Fiji: findings from a population-based injury surveillance system (TRIP-10)
    Iris Wainiqolo
    College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Fiji National University, Suva, Fiji
    BMC Public Health 12:1074. 2012
  7. pmc Burden of road traffic injuries and related risk factors in low and middle-income Pacific Island countries and territories: a systematic review of the scientific literature (TRIP 5)
    Josephine Herman
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 12:479. 2012
  8. pmc Temporal, seasonal and weather effects on cycle volume: an ecological study
    Sandar Tin Tin
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Environ Health 11:12. 2012
  9. pmc Ethnic discrimination prevalence and associations with health outcomes: data from a nationally representative cross-sectional survey of secondary school students in New Zealand
    Sue Crengle
    Te Kupenga Hauora Maori, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 12:45. 2012
  10. pmc Implementing performance improvement in New Zealand emergency departments: the six hour time target policy national research project protocol
    Peter Jones
    Adult Emergency Department, Auckland City Hospital, Park Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:45. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Risk of disability due to car crashes: a review of the literature and methodological issues
    Shanthi N Ameratunga
    Section in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, New Zealand
    Injury 35:1116-27. 2004
    ..The review also revealed a critical need for data from low- and middle-income countries, the setting for over 90% of the estimated global burden of road traffic injury...
  2. pmc Population-based characteristics of fatal and hospital admissions for poisoning in Fiji: TRIP Project-11
    Roshini Peiris-John
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Inj Prev 19:355-7. 2013
    ..The findings indicate the need for a strategy that addresses the differing contexts across age group, gender and ethnicity, and a lead agency responsible for implementing and monitoring its effectiveness. ..
  3. pmc Identifying the 'red flags' for unhealthy weight control among adolescents: findings from an item response theory analysis of a national survey
    Jennifer Utter
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:99. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Development and piloting of the Fiji Injury Surveillance in Hospitals System (TRIP Project-1)
    I Wainiqolo
    College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science, Fiji National University, Suva, Fiji
    Injury 44:126-31. 2013
    ..This study describes the development and piloting of a population-based trauma registry in Fiji to address this gap in knowledge...
  5. pmc Completeness and accuracy of crash outcome data in a cohort of cyclists: a validation study
    Sandar Tin Tin
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 13:420. 2013
    ..This paper evaluated the completeness and accuracy of crash data collected from multiple sources in a prospective cohort study involving cyclists...
  6. pmc A profile of injury in Fiji: findings from a population-based injury surveillance system (TRIP-10)
    Iris Wainiqolo
    College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Fiji National University, Suva, Fiji
    BMC Public Health 12:1074. 2012
    ..However, the epidemiological profile of injuries in Pacific Islands has received little attention. We used a population-based-trauma registry to investigate the characteristics of all injuries in Viti Levu, Fiji...
  7. pmc Burden of road traffic injuries and related risk factors in low and middle-income Pacific Island countries and territories: a systematic review of the scientific literature (TRIP 5)
    Josephine Herman
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 12:479. 2012
    ..As with other low and middle-income countries, understanding the epidemiology of road traffic injuries in Pacific countries is critical to informing sustainable research and policy initiatives aimed at reducing this burden...
  8. pmc Temporal, seasonal and weather effects on cycle volume: an ecological study
    Sandar Tin Tin
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Environ Health 11:12. 2012
    ..Adverse weather is often cited as a reason why people do not cycle. This study investigated temporal and seasonal variability in cycle volume and its association with weather in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city...
  9. pmc Ethnic discrimination prevalence and associations with health outcomes: data from a nationally representative cross-sectional survey of secondary school students in New Zealand
    Sue Crengle
    Te Kupenga Hauora Maori, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 12:45. 2012
    ..Experiencing ethnic discrimination has been associated with a range of adverse health outcomes. NZ has a diverse ethnic population. There are health inequalities among young people from Māori and Pacific ethnic groups...
  10. pmc Implementing performance improvement in New Zealand emergency departments: the six hour time target policy national research project protocol
    Peter Jones
    Adult Emergency Department, Auckland City Hospital, Park Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:45. 2012
    ..of other care processes and patient outcomes? Is there a difference in outcomes between different ethnic and age groups? Which initiatives and strategies have the greatest potential to be transferred across organisational contexts?..
  11. pmc Cycling and walking to work in New Zealand, 1991-2006: regional and individual differences, and pointers to effective interventions
    Sandar Tin Tin
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:64. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  12. pmc A cohort study of short-term functional outcomes following injury: the role of pre-injury socio-demographic and health characteristics, injury and injury-related healthcare
    John Langley
    Injury Prevention Research Unit, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, 55 Hanover St, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:68. 2011
    ..We sought to identify the role of pre-injury socio-demographic and health characteristics, injury and injury-related healthcare in determining short-term functional outcomes for a wide range of injuries...
  13. pmc Hand-held internet tablets for school-based data collection
    Simon J Denny
    Department of Community Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Res Notes 1:52. 2008
    ....
  14. pmc Alcohol and risk of admission to hospital for unintentional cutting or piercing injuries at home: a population-based case-crossover study
    Simon Thornley
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 11:852. 2011
    ..We used a case-crossover study to investigate the role of acute alcohol use (i.e., drinking during the previous 6 h) in unintentional cutting or piercing injuries at home...
  15. pmc Injuries to pedal cyclists on New Zealand roads, 1988-2007
    Sandar Tin Tin
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 10:655. 2010
    ..We investigated exposure-based rates and profiles of traffic injuries sustained by pedal cyclists that resulted in death or hospital inpatient treatment in New Zealand, one of the most car dependent countries...
  16. ncbi request reprint Setting priorities for child health and research: the neglected burden of injuries
    Shanthi N Ameratunga
    School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Salud Publica Mex 50:S115-7. 2008
  17. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress among hospitalized and nonhospitalized survivors of serious car crashes: a population-based study
    Shanthi Ameratunga
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
    Psychiatr Serv 60:402-4. 2009
    ..This study investigated the prevalence of posttraumatic stress among survivors of serious injury-producing car crashes...
  18. doi request reprint Chronic neck pain following car crashes: a population-based study from Auckland, New Zealand
    S Ameratunga
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, Australia
    Intern Med J 40:704-9. 2010
    ....
  19. pmc A life course approach to injury prevention: a "lens and telescope" conceptual model
    Jamie Hosking
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 11:695. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  20. doi request reprint Use of health care by young Asian New Zealanders: findings from a national youth health survey
    Shanthi Ameratunga
    School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Paediatr Child Health 44:636-41. 2008
    ..To examine the use of health services and perceived barriers to accessing health care among young Asian New Zealanders...
  21. ncbi request reprint A prospective cohort study of blood donors: methodological issues in the investigation of injuries and chronic diseases
    S N Ameratunga
    Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 22:578-82. 1998
    ..We conclude the study design and characteristics of the regional donor program enhance the efficiency and significance of the proposed research...
  22. pmc Children admitted to hospital following unintentional injury: perspectives of health service providers in Aotearoa/New Zealand
    Shanthi Ameratunga
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:333. 2010
    ..This paper reports on service providers' perspectives complementing previously published research on the experiences of families of injured children...
  23. pmc The New Zealand Blood Donors' Health Study: baseline findings of a large prospective cohort study of injury
    S N Ameratunga
    Division of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Inj Prev 8:66-9. 2002
    ..Cohort studies have contributed important scientific knowledge regarding the determinants of chronic diseases. Despite the need for etiologic investigations, this design has been infrequently used in injury prevention research...
  24. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the post-licensure effectiveness of a group B meningococcal vaccine in New Zealand: a multi-faceted strategy
    Shanthi Ameratunga
    University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Vaccine 23:2231-4. 2005
    ..The studies are designed to minimise the potential biases inherent in all observational methods and provide critical data on the effectiveness of a major public health intervention...
  25. ncbi request reprint Road-traffic injuries: confronting disparities to address a global-health problem
    Shanthi Ameratunga
    Injury Prevention Research Centre, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Lancet 367:1533-40. 2006
    ..Appropriately responding to these disparities in available evidence and prevention efforts is necessary if we are to comprehensively address this global-health dilemma...
  26. ncbi request reprint A population-based cohort study of longer-term changes in health of car drivers involved in serious crashes
    Shanthi N Ameratunga
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Emerg Med 48:729-36. 2006
    ..We examine the impact of serious crashes on the longer-term health of car drivers, independent of natural variation, in a population-based study in Auckland, New Zealand...
  27. ncbi request reprint Injury prevention and trauma centres: is it an oxymoron?
    Shanthi N Ameratunga
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Injury 38:550-1. 2007
  28. ncbi request reprint The contribution of alcohol to serious car crash injuries
    Jennie Connor
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Epidemiology 15:337-44. 2004
    ..Alcohol impairment of drivers is considered the most important contributing cause of car crash injuries. The burden of injury attributable to drinking drivers has been estimated only indirectly...
  29. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factors and their associations with alcohol consumption: are there differences between Maori and non-Maori in Aotearoa (New Zealand)?
    Dale Bramley
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 119:U1929. 2006
    ..To describe the relationship between indicators of alcohol consumption and major known cardiovascular risk factors, and to test whether these relationships are different for Maori and non-Maori...
  30. ncbi request reprint Unintentional falls at home among young and middle-aged New Zealanders resulting in hospital admission or death: context and characteristics
    Bridget Kool
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:75-84. 2010
    ..This study investigates the characteristics and contexts of unintentional falls at home among young and middle-aged adults...
  31. doi request reprint Prevalence of risk and protective factors for falls in the home environment in a population-based survey of young and middle-aged adult New Zealanders
    Bridget Kool
    University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:63-6. 2010
    ..To estimate the prevalence of hazards in the home environment that may contribute to unintentional falls among young and middle-aged New Zealanders...
  32. ncbi request reprint Asian health in New Zealand--progress and challenges
    Kumanan Rasanathan
    Section of International Health, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 119:U2277. 2006
    ..Explicit engagement, policy, and service development for this significant and diverse part of the population should build on the agenda laid out by the recent advances in knowledge about Asian health in New Zealand...
  33. doi request reprint Youth with cerebral palsy with differing upper limb abilities: how do they access computers?
    T Claire Davies
    Department of Surgery, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:1952-6. 2010
    ..To identify the current level of awareness of different computer access technologies and the choices made regarding mode of access by youth with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families...
  34. ncbi request reprint Organisational travel plans for improving health
    Jamie Hosking
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD005575. 2010
    ..Given the current lack of evidence, organisational travel plans should be implemented in the context of robustly-designed research studies, such as well-designed cluster randomised trials...
  35. doi request reprint Overweight among New Zealand adolescents: associations with ethnicity and deprivation
    Jennifer Utter
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Pediatr Obes 5:461-6. 2010
    ....
  36. pmc Driver sleepiness and risk of serious injury to car occupants: population based case control study
    Jennie Connor
    Division of Community Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMJ 324:1125. 2002
    ..To estimate the contribution of driver sleepiness to the causes of car crash injuries...
  37. ncbi request reprint Perceived access to community facilities, social motivation, and physical activity among New Zealand youth
    Jennifer Utter
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Adolesc Health 39:770-3. 2006
    ..Our findings suggest that physical activity interventions should address both the social (opportunities for social engagement) and physical (access to recreational facilities) environments of adolescents...
  38. ncbi request reprint Hospitalisations and deaths due to unintentional falls at home among working-aged New Zealanders
    Bridget Kool
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Injury 38:570-5. 2007
    ..To describe the incidence and characteristics of unintentional fall-related injuries at home resulting in death or hospital inpatient treatment among working-aged New Zealanders...
  39. ncbi request reprint Non-fatal work-related motor vehicle traffic crash injuries in New Zealand: analysis of a national claims database
    Shaheen Sultana
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 120:U2863. 2007
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Injury risk behaviours among young Asian New Zealanders: a national survey of secondary school students
    Kumanan Rasanathan
    International Health, School of Public Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:66-72. 2008
    ..To investigate injury risk behaviours among young Asian New Zealanders...
  41. doi request reprint The contribution of alcohol to falls at home among working-aged adults
    Bridget Kool
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Alcohol 42:383-8. 2008
    ..Moreover, a substantial proportion of falls at home among working-age people can be attributed to alcohol consumption. This largely unrecognized problem should be addressed in falls prevention programs...
  42. doi request reprint Drink driving and the patterns and context of drinking among New Zealand adolescents
    Sandar Tin Tin
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Acta Paediatr 97:1433-7. 2008
    ..To examine the association between drink driving and the patterns and locations of usual drinking among New Zealand adolescents...
  43. doi request reprint Enabling self-directed computer use for individuals with cerebral palsy: a systematic review of assistive devices and technologies
    T Claire Davies
    Department of Surgery, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Dev Med Child Neurol 52:510-6. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to systematically review published evidence on the development, use, and effectiveness of devices and technologies that enable or enhance self-directed computer access by individuals with cerebral palsy (CP)...
  44. ncbi request reprint A comparative analysis of the cardiovascular disease risk factor profiles of Pacific peoples and Europeans living in New Zealand assessed in routine primary care: PREDICT CVD-11
    Corina Grey
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, PO Box 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:62-75. 2010
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Performance of Framingham cardiovascular risk scores by ethnic groups in New Zealand: PREDICT CVD-10
    Tania Riddell
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:50-61. 2010
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Cyclists' attitudes toward policies encouraging bicycle travel: findings from the Taupo Bicycle Study in New Zealand
    Sandar Tin Tin
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Promot Int 25:54-62. 2010
    ..There were important differences in these perceived influences defined by the participants' socio-demographic characteristics and current cycling habits...
  47. ncbi request reprint Adolescents' perceptions of a health survey using multimedia computer-assisted self-administered interview
    P D Watson
    Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 25:520-4. 2001
    ....
  48. doi request reprint Conspicuity and bicycle crashes: preliminary findings of the Taupo Bicycle Study
    S J Thornley
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Inj Prev 14:11-8. 2008
    ..To describe the methods, characteristics of participants, and report on the preliminary findings of a longitudinal study of cyclists...
  49. ncbi request reprint Screening and intervention for alcohol problems among patients admitted following unintentional injury: a missed opportunity?
    Jamie Hosking
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 120:U2417. 2007
    ..To describe current screening and intervention practice for alcohol problems in a New Zealand trauma centre...
  50. ncbi request reprint The changing epidemiology of food allergy--implications for New Zealand
    Christine Crooks
    Department of Virology and Immunology, LabPlus, Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:74-82. 2008
    ..This has had several adverse consequences including the lack of public hospital services for patients with severe allergies. In this article we summarise the epidemiological data on FA and discuss the implications for New Zealand...
  51. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of noise-induced hearing loss in New Zealand
    Peter R Thorne
    Section of Audiology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:33-44. 2008
    ..To inform strategies for prevention, a review of the burden of NIHL in New Zealand was undertaken, particularly focusing on the trends in compensation claims and costs, and the associated sociodemographic patterns...
  52. ncbi request reprint Road traffic injuries in Sri Lanka: a call to action
    Samath D Dharmaratne
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 14:729-30. 2004
    ..The initiatives developed must provide the necessary evidence to develop context-relevant actions that can prevent road crashes and minimize the consequences of road traffic injuries...