Christopher Bullen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. pmc The environment and physical activity: The influence of psychosocial, perceived and built environmental factors
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:19. 2009
  2. pmc Study protocol for a non-inferiority trial of cytisine versus nicotine replacement therapy in people motivated to stop smoking
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 11:880. 2011
  3. pmc Study protocol for a randomised trial of nicotine-free cigarettes as an adjunct to usual NRT-based cessation practice, in people who wish to stop smoking
    Natalie K Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 11:37. 2011
  4. pmc The study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a family-centred tobacco control program about environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) to reduce respiratory illness in Indigenous infants
    Vanessa Johnston
    Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin 0810, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:114. 2010
  5. pmc Educating public health physicians for the future: a current perspective from Aotearoa New Zealand
    Chris Bullen
    School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 6:7. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Effect of an electronic nicotine delivery device (e cigarette) on desire to smoke and withdrawal, user preferences and nicotine delivery: randomised cross-over trial
    C Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Tob Control 19:98-103. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation competencies for health workers in New Zealand
    Chris Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:48-56. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Impact of tobacco smoking and smoking cessation on cardiovascular risk and disease
    Christopher Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 6:883-95. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Pre-cessation nicotine replacement therapy: pragmatic randomized trial
    Chris Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Addiction 105:1474-83. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint A clinical imperative: assisting patients who smoke to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease
    Chris Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Prev Cardiol 10:5-9. 2007

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Publications31

  1. pmc The environment and physical activity: The influence of psychosocial, perceived and built environmental factors
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:19. 2009
    ..ABSTRACT: : This study sought to integrate perceived and built environmental and individual factors into the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) model to better understand adolescents' physical activity...
  2. pmc Study protocol for a non-inferiority trial of cytisine versus nicotine replacement therapy in people motivated to stop smoking
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 11:880. 2011
    ..4% in the cytisine group compared to 2.4% in the placebo group (Relative risk = 3.4, 95% confidence intervals 1.7-7.1). No research has yet been undertaken to determine the effectiveness of cytisine relative to that of NRT...
  3. pmc Study protocol for a randomised trial of nicotine-free cigarettes as an adjunct to usual NRT-based cessation practice, in people who wish to stop smoking
    Natalie K Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 11:37. 2011
    ..This paper describes the protocol for a large randomised-controlled trial to test the effect of using nicotine-free cigarettes together with NRT on long-term quit rates...
  4. pmc The study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a family-centred tobacco control program about environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) to reduce respiratory illness in Indigenous infants
    Vanessa Johnston
    Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin 0810, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:114. 2010
    ..For the purpose of this paper 'Indigenous' refers to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples when referring to Australian Indigenous populations. In New Zealand, the term 'Indigenous' refers to Māori...
  5. pmc Educating public health physicians for the future: a current perspective from Aotearoa New Zealand
    Chris Bullen
    School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 6:7. 2009
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  6. doi request reprint Effect of an electronic nicotine delivery device (e cigarette) on desire to smoke and withdrawal, user preferences and nicotine delivery: randomised cross-over trial
    C Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Tob Control 19:98-103. 2010
    ..To measure the short-term effects of an electronic nicotine delivery device ("e cigarette", ENDD) on desire to smoke, withdrawal symptoms, acceptability, pharmacokinetic properties and adverse effects...
  7. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation competencies for health workers in New Zealand
    Chris Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:48-56. 2008
    ..To outline competencies to guide smoking cessation delivery by health workers in New Zealand...
  8. doi request reprint Impact of tobacco smoking and smoking cessation on cardiovascular risk and disease
    Christopher Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 6:883-95. 2008
    ..Clinicians must play a more active role than ever before in supporting complete cessation in patients who smoke and in advocating for stronger tobacco control measures...
  9. doi request reprint Pre-cessation nicotine replacement therapy: pragmatic randomized trial
    Chris Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Addiction 105:1474-83. 2010
    ..To determine the effectiveness of 2 weeks' pre-cessation nicotine patches and/or gum on smoking abstinence at 6 months...
  10. ncbi request reprint A clinical imperative: assisting patients who smoke to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease
    Chris Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Prev Cardiol 10:5-9. 2007
    ..This article reviews the links between tobacco smoking and cardiovascular disease, argues for a greater role for physicians in assisting smokers to quit, and highlights the most effective interventions currently available...
  11. ncbi request reprint A survey of New Zealand's Territorial Local Authorities' policies, plans and programs promoting physical activity
    Chris Bullen
    School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:334-6. 2006
    ..To investigate New Zealand's Territorial Local Authorities' (TLAs') policies and plans promoting physical activity...
  12. doi request reprint Turning postgraduate students' research into publications: a survey of New Zealand masters in public health students
    Christopher R Bullen
    School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
    Asia Pac J Public Health 23:801-9. 2011
    ..More effective supervisor-student engagement, funding, and setting an expectation of publication could increase MPH research outputs, but the additional supervisor workload must be realistic...
  13. pmc A multimedia mobile phone-based youth smoking cessation intervention: findings from content development and piloting studies
    Robyn Whittaker
    University of Auckland, Leader Health Technology Research, Clinical Trials Research Unit, Private Bag, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Internet Res 10:e49. 2008
    ..Following the success of our text messaging smoking cessation program, we developed an innovative multimedia mobile phone smoking cessation intervention...
  14. pmc A theory-based video messaging mobile phone intervention for smoking cessation: randomized controlled trial
    Robyn Whittaker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Internet Res 13:e10. 2011
    ..This social cognitive theory-based intervention (called "STUB IT") used observational learning via short video diary messages from role models going through the quitting process to teach behavioral change techniques...
  15. doi request reprint Reduced-nicotine content cigarettes: Is there potential to aid smoking cessation?
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:1274-9. 2009
    ..New approaches are needed that address both nicotine dependence and psychological dependence on cigarettes as the source of nicotine. One such approach is the use of cigarettes with reduced nicotine content...
  16. ncbi request reprint New Zealand smoking cessation guidelines
    Hayden McRobbie
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:57-70. 2008
    ..To summarise the key recommendations made in the 2007 New Zealand Smoking Cessation Guidelines...
  17. doi request reprint Keeping Kids Smokefree: rationale, design, and implementation of a community, school, and family-based intervention to modify behaviors related to smoking among Māori and Pacific Island children in New Zealand
    Marewa Glover
    University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Int Q Community Health Educ 30:205-22. 2009
    ..This article describes the rationale, context, methodology and methods involved in establishing the study. Building Māori and Pacific Islander research capacity was a secondary objective of the study...
  18. doi request reprint Bringing health home: householder and provider perspectives on the healthy housing programme in Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris Bullen
    School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Soc Sci Med 66:1185-96. 2008
    ..We argue that a programme originally seeking only to address specific health problems and risk factors has been strengthened as it has evolved to adopt a more holistic approach to promoting household well-being...
  19. ncbi request reprint Supporting pregnant women to quit smoking: postal survey of New Zealand general practitioners and midwives' smoking cessation knowledge and practices
    Marewa Glover
    Social and Community Health, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:53-65. 2008
    ..This study examined New Zealand general practitioners' (GPs) and midwives' smoking cessation knowledge and support offered to pregnant women who smoke...
  20. ncbi request reprint Impact on quit attempts of mailed general practitioner 'brief advice' letters plus nicotine replacement therapy vouchers
    Donna Watson
    Auckland Tobacco Control Research Centre, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Prim Health Care 2:4-10. 2010
    ..To test whether a personalised letter from general practitioners advising their patients who are smokers to quit, together with an exchange card for one month of nicotine gum, prompts them to make quit attempts, is acceptable and feasible...
  21. ncbi request reprint Shifting perceptions and challenging the profession's paradigms: reflections from an undergraduate week of population health
    Anna J Dare
    Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:45-50. 2008
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  22. doi request reprint A single-blind, randomized, crossover trial of the effects of a nicotine pouch on the relief of tobacco withdrawal symptoms and user satisfaction
    Simon Thornley
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:715-21. 2009
    ..We also assessed participants' preferences, satisfaction, and consumption patterns...
  23. ncbi request reprint Blue-collar workplaces: a setting for reducing heart health inequalities in New Zealand?
    Brad Novak
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Glen Innes, Auckland
    N Z Med J 120:U2704. 2007
    ..To review the evidence for the effectiveness of workplaces as settings for cardiovascular health promotion and reduction of heart health inequalities in New Zealand...
  24. 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint Mobilising Pacific people for health: insights from a hepatitis B screening programme in Auckland, New Zealand
    Aumea Herman
    Counties Manukau District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand
    Pac Health Dialog 13:9-15. 2006
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Under-18 year old callers to New Zealand's Quitline
    Maria Poynter
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:24-32. 2008
    ..To investigate the characteristics of under-18 year old callers to New Zealand's Quitline (smoking-cessation telephone counselling service)...
  27. 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint Pre-hospital antibiotic treatment of meningococcal disease: scope for improvement
    Tania Riddell
    Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 116:U603. 2003
    ..To determine the extent to which Auckland general practitioners (GPs) follow Ministry of Health guidelines recommending the administration of pre-hospital antibiotic treatment to suspected cases of meningococcal disease...
  29. doi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of NicAlert cotinine test strips in saliva for verifying smoking status
    Fiona Cooke
    Market Economics Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:607-12. 2008
    ..The use of NCTS is a valid and reliable method, compared with GC, to test saliva samples for verification of smoking status...
  30. pmc A near miss: the importance of context in a public health informatics project in a New Zealand case study
    Stewart Wells
    Department of Health Informatics, Clinical Trials Research Unit, Faculty of Medical and Health Science, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:701-4. 2008
    ..This case study demonstrates that consideration of the social, political, technological, and health care contexts is important for successful implementation of public health informatics projects...
  31. ncbi request reprint Supermarket sales data: feasibility and applicability in population food and nutrition monitoring
    Sandar Tin Tin
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Nutr Rev 65:20-30. 2007
    ..Despite some methodological limitations, feasibility studies showed promising results. The potential and limitations of using supermarket sales data to supplement food and nutrition monitoring methods are discussed...