J Elisabeth Wells

Summary

Affiliation: University of Otago
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Drop out from out-patient mental healthcare in the World Health Organization's World Mental Health Survey initiative
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Br J Psychiatry 202:42-9. 2013
  2. pmc Violations of the usual sequence of drug initiation: prevalence and associations with the development of dependence in the New Zealand Mental Health Survey
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Otago, Christchurch, P O Box 4345, Christchurch Mail Centre, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:789-95. 2008
  3. pmc Bipolar disorder with frequent mood episodes in the New Zealand Mental Health Survey
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Affect Disord 126:65-74. 2010
  4. pmc Multiple aspects of sexual orientation: prevalence and sociodemographic correlates in a New Zealand national survey
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Arch Sex Behav 40:155-68. 2011
  5. pmc Geographical clustering of cannabis use: results from the New Zealand Mental Health Survey 2003-2004
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Otago, Christchurch, PO Box 4345, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
    Drug Alcohol Depend 99:309-16. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Cross-national comparisons of sex differences in opportunities to use alcohol or drugs, and the transitions to use
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Subst Use Misuse 46:1169-78. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Suicidal behaviour in Te Rau Hinengaro: the New Zealand Mental Health Survey
    Annette L Beautrais
    Canterbury Suicide Project, Department of Psychological Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:896-904. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Ethnic comparisons of the 12 month prevalence of mental disorders and treatment contact in Te Rau Hinengaro: the New Zealand Mental Health Survey
    Joanne Baxter
    Ngai Tahu Maori Health Research Unit, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:905-13. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Mental disorder comorbidity in Te Rau Hinengaro: the New Zealand Mental Health Survey
    Kate M Scott
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Welliington South, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:875-81. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Te Rau Hinengaro: the New Zealand Mental Health Survey: overview of methods and findings
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:835-44. 2006

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. doi request reprint Drop out from out-patient mental healthcare in the World Health Organization's World Mental Health Survey initiative
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Br J Psychiatry 202:42-9. 2013
    ..Previous community surveys of the drop out from mental health treatment have been carried out only in the USA and Canada...
  2. pmc Violations of the usual sequence of drug initiation: prevalence and associations with the development of dependence in the New Zealand Mental Health Survey
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Otago, Christchurch, P O Box 4345, Christchurch Mail Centre, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:789-95. 2008
    ..This article describes the prevalence of violations of this sequence, the predictors of violations, and the relationship between violations and the onset of alcohol or drug dependence...
  3. pmc Bipolar disorder with frequent mood episodes in the New Zealand Mental Health Survey
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Affect Disord 126:65-74. 2010
    ..Rapid cycling bipolar disorder has been studied almost exclusively in clinical samples...
  4. pmc Multiple aspects of sexual orientation: prevalence and sociodemographic correlates in a New Zealand national survey
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Arch Sex Behav 40:155-68. 2011
    ..Differences between the bisexual and homosexual groups were small compared with the differences between these groups and the exclusively heterosexual group, except for sex (80.8% of bisexuals were female)...
  5. pmc Geographical clustering of cannabis use: results from the New Zealand Mental Health Survey 2003-2004
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Otago, Christchurch, PO Box 4345, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
    Drug Alcohol Depend 99:309-16. 2009
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Cross-national comparisons of sex differences in opportunities to use alcohol or drugs, and the transitions to use
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Subst Use Misuse 46:1169-78. 2011
    ..Sex differences in opportunity to use alcohol were small except in Lebanon and Nigeria, whereas for drugs, the largest differences were in Mexico and Colombia...
  7. ncbi request reprint Suicidal behaviour in Te Rau Hinengaro: the New Zealand Mental Health Survey
    Annette L Beautrais
    Canterbury Suicide Project, Department of Psychological Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:896-904. 2006
    ..To describe prevalence and correlates of suicidal behaviour in the New Zealand population aged 16 years and over...
  8. ncbi request reprint Ethnic comparisons of the 12 month prevalence of mental disorders and treatment contact in Te Rau Hinengaro: the New Zealand Mental Health Survey
    Joanne Baxter
    Ngai Tahu Maori Health Research Unit, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:905-13. 2006
    ..To compare ethnic groups for the 12 month prevalence of mental disorders and 12 month treatment contact in Te Rau Hinengaro: The New Zealand Mental Health Survey...
  9. ncbi request reprint Mental disorder comorbidity in Te Rau Hinengaro: the New Zealand Mental Health Survey
    Kate M Scott
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Welliington South, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:875-81. 2006
    ..To show the extent and patterning of 12 month mental disorder comorbidity in the New Zealand population, and its association with case severity, suicidality and health service utilization...
  10. ncbi request reprint Te Rau Hinengaro: the New Zealand Mental Health Survey: overview of methods and findings
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:835-44. 2006
    ..To estimate the prevalence and severity of anxiety, mood, substance and eating disorders in New Zealand, and associated disability and treatment...
  11. ncbi request reprint Disability in Te Rau Hinengaro: the New Zealand Mental Health Survey
    Kate M Scott
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Welliington South, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:889-95. 2006
    ..To show the disability associated with 1 month mental disorders and chronic physical conditions for the New Zealand population, controlling for comorbidity, age and sex...
  12. ncbi request reprint Mental-physical comorbidity in Te Rau Hinengaro: the New Zealand Mental Health Survey
    Kate M Scott
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Welliington South, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:882-8. 2006
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  13. ncbi request reprint Affective disorders in the first-degree relatives of bipolar probands: results from the South Island Bipolar Study
    Peter R Joyce
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Compr Psychiatry 45:168-74. 2004
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Reasons why young adults do or do not seek help for alcohol problems
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Public Health and General Practice, University of Otago Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 41:1005-12. 2007
    ..To investigate reasons for seeking or not seeking help for alcohol problems in young adults and to report outcomes in those with problems who thought they did not need help...
  15. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, interference with life and severity of 12 month DSM-IV disorders in Te Rau Hinengaro: the New Zealand Mental Health Survey
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:845-54. 2006
    ..To estimate the 12 month prevalence of DSM-IV disorders in New Zealand, and associated interference with life and severity...
  16. doi request reprint First and subsequent nonmelanoma skin cancers: incidence and predictors in a population of New Zealand renal transplant recipients
    Katarzyna A Mackenzie
    Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 25:300-6. 2010
    ..Renal transplant recipients (RTRs) have an increased risk of developing nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs). The aims of this study were to determine the incidence and subsequent history of NMSCs in RTRs, together with risk factors...
  17. pmc Chlamydia trachomatis testing sensitivity in midstream compared with first-void urine specimens
    Derelie Mangin
    Primary Care Research Unit, Department of General Practice, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Ann Fam Med 10:50-3. 2012
    ..This study set out to determine how well positive C trachomatis results obtained on first-void specimens would correlate with positive findings in matched midstream specimens...
  18. doi request reprint Association of chromosome band 8q22 copy number gain with high grade invasive breast carcinomas by assessment of core needle biopsies
    Logan C Walker
    Cancer Genetics Research Group, Department of Pathology, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Genes Chromosomes Cancer 47:405-17. 2008
    ..This article contains Supplementary Material available at http://www.interscience.wiley.com/jpages/1045-2257/suppmat...
  19. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in bipolar disorder: age of onset, course, comorbidity, and symptom presentation
    Izabela Kawa
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Bipolar Disord 7:119-25. 2005
    ..To determine whether men and women with bipolar disorder differ in age of onset, course of illness, number of suicide attempts, comorbidity rates and symptom presentation...
  20. doi request reprint Immunohistochemical analysis of cancer stem cell markers in invasive breast carcinoma and associated ductal carcinoma in situ: relationships with markers of tumor hypoxia and microvascularity
    Margaret J Currie
    Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
    Hum Pathol 44:402-11. 2013
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Medical student characteristics associated with time in study: is spending more time always a good thing?
    Tim J Wilkinson
    Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Med Teach 29:106-10. 2007
    ..Time in study may reflect motivation, but may also reflect inefficient study habits...
  22. ncbi request reprint What is the educational impact of standards-based assessment in a medical degree?
    Tim J Wilkinson
    Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Med Educ 41:565-72. 2007
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the impact on medical student learning of changing to standards-based assessments reported by distinction, pass or fail...
  23. pmc Dual-color fluorescence in situ hybridization reveals an association of chromosome 8q22 but not 8p21 imbalance with high grade invasive breast carcinoma
    Logan C Walker
    Cancer Genetics Research Group, Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 8:e70790. 2013
    ..These findings support the notion that 8q22 is a region of interest for invasive breast cancer pathogenesis, potentially harboring one or more genes that, when amplified, precipitate the molecular events that define high tumor grade...
  24. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival of arteriovenous fistulas in home hemodialysis patients
    Kelvin L Lynn
    Departments of Nephrology and General and Vascular Surgery, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Kidney Int 65:1890-6. 2004
    ..We report the outcome of arteriovenous (AV) fistulas created and managed by a multidisciplinary team in patients on hemodialysis (HD) over 20 years...
  25. pmc A profile of prognostic and molecular factors in European and Māori breast cancer patients
    Gabi U Dachs
    Angiogenesis and Cancer Research Group, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    BMC Cancer 10:543. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to quantify levels of prognostic factors in a cohort of self-declared Māori and European breast cancer patients from Christchurch, New Zealand...
  26. ncbi request reprint Stability and instability in alcohol diagnosis from ages 18 to 21 and ages 21 to 25 years
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Drug Alcohol Depend 81:157-65. 2006
    ..This study describes the course of disorder from age 18 to age 25 for abuse and dependence and investigates the extent to which continuities in disorder can be explained by background factors...
  27. ncbi request reprint The outcomes of transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy of the prostate in a New Zealand population
    Andrew R Lienert
    Department of Urology, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 122:39-49. 2009
    ..Usefulness of age-adjusted PSA reference ranges and PSA density are also examined...
  28. ncbi request reprint Obesity and mental disorders in the adult general population
    Kate M Scott
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Otago University, New Zealand
    J Psychosom Res 64:97-105. 2008
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Bipolar-panic disorder comorbidity within bipolar disorder families: a study of siblings
    Carolyn J Doughty
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Bipolar Disord 6:245-52. 2004
    ..This report examines lifetime panic comorbidity within a sample of families with a history of bipolar disorder...
  30. pmc Patients' expectations of screening and preventive treatments
    Ben Hudson
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Ann Fam Med 10:495-502. 2012
    ..This study assessed participants' estimates of the benefit, as well as minimum acceptable benefit, of screening for breast and bowel cancer and medication to prevent hip fracture and cardiovascular disease...
  31. doi request reprint A Kaupapa Māori approach to a community cohort study of heart disease in New Zealand
    Suzanne Pitama
    Maori Indigenous Health Institute, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 35:249-55. 2011
    ..To report the processes and protocols that were developed in the design and implementation of the Hauora Manawa Project, a cohort study of heart disease in New Zealand and to report the participation at baseline...
  32. ncbi request reprint Chlamydia trachomatis prevalence and sexual behaviour in Christchurch high school students
    Paul Corwin
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine, Christchurch, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 115:U107. 2002
    ..To estimate the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis among young people in Year 12 and Year 13 in Christchurch secondary schools...
  33. ncbi request reprint Using a diary to quantify learning activities
    Tim J Wilkinson
    Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Med Educ 39:657-64. 2005
    ..We report the development and validity of such a method, estimate sources of variation and model sampling strategies to determine efficient ways to obtain information about a curriculum or about individual students...
  34. ncbi request reprint Fetal renal pelvic dilatation--poor predictor of familial vesicoureteral reflux
    Nigel G Anderson
    Department of Radiology, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Private Bag 4710, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Pediatr Nephrol 18:902-5. 2003
    ..04). In conclusion, fetal renal pelvic diameter has a low sensitivity and poor predictive value for detecting VUR, but this improves a little after 30 weeks gestation...
  35. doi request reprint Community screening for cardiovascular risk factors and levels of treatment in a rural Māori cohort
    Allamanda F Faatoese
    Christchurch Cardioendocrine Research Group, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 35:517-23. 2011
    ..To document levels of cardiovascular disease (CVD), diagnosed and undiagnosed risk factors and clinical management of CVD risk in rural Māori...
  36. ncbi request reprint Drinking patterns in mid-adolescence and psychosocial outcomes in late adolescence and early adulthood
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, New Zealand
    Addiction 99:1529-41. 2004
    ..To describe the pattern of drinking at age 16 and to relate this to outcomes at 16-21 years and 21-25 years across a number of psychosocial domains...
  37. pmc Randomised controlled trial of intravenous antibiotic treatment for cellulitis at home compared with hospital
    Paul Corwin
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
    BMJ 330:129. 2005
    ..To compare the efficacy, safety, and acceptability of treatment with intravenous antibiotics for cellulitis at home and in hospital...
  38. ncbi request reprint Hypertension as a determinant of survival for patients treated with home dialysis
    Kelvin L Lynn
    Department of Nephrology, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Kidney Int 62:2281-7. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate, in a home dialysis population with low rates of diabetes and antihypertensive drug use, whether blood pressure (BP) was an independent risk factor for survival...
  39. ncbi request reprint Effect of a rapid assessment clinic on the waiting time to be seen by a doctor and the time spent in the department, for patients presenting to an urban emergency department: a controlled prospective trial
    M W Ardagh
    Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Christchurch, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 115:U28. 2002
    ..To test the hypothesis that triaging certain emergency department (ED) patients through a rapid assessment clinic (RAC) improves the waiting times, and times in the department, for all patients presenting to the emergency department...
  40. pmc Bipolar Disorder and the TCI: Higher Self-Transcendence in Bipolar Disorder Compared to Major Depression
    James A Harley
    Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch, P O Box 4345, Christchurch Mail Centre, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
    Depress Res Treat 2011:529638. 2011
    ..HA may reflect a trait marker of mood disorders whereas high ST may be specific to BP. As ST is heritable, genes that affect ST may be of relevance for vulnerability to BP...
  41. doi request reprint Distal ureteral calculi: US follow-up
    Todd C Moesbergen
    Department of Radiology, Christchurch Hospital, 2 Riccarton Ave, Christchurch, Canterbury 8011, New Zealand
    Radiology 260:575-80. 2011
    ..To assess accuracy of ultrasonographic (US) follow-up of distal ureteral calculi by using computed tomography (CT) and conventional radiography (kidneys, ureters, and bladder) as reference standards...
  42. ncbi request reprint Improved speech discrimination after cochlear implantation in the Southern Cochlear Implant Adult Programme
    Justine Bradley
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Christchurch Hospital, and Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:34-44. 2010
    ..To assess the rate and amount of improvement in speech discrimination scores following cochlear implant (CI) at the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme-Adult (SCIPA)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Are differences between graduates and undergraduates in a medical course due to age or prior degree?
    Tim J Wilkinson
    Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Med Educ 38:1141-6. 2004
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Sonographic appearances of the endometrium after termination of pregnancy in asymptomatic versus symptomatic women
    Rachael L McEwing
    Department of Radiology, Christchurch Women s Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Ultrasound Med 28:579-86. 2009
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Cytokeratin KRT8/18 expression differentiates distinct subtypes of grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast
    Logan C Walker
    Cancer Genetics Research Group, Department of Pathology, University of Otago at Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Cancer Genet Cytogenet 178:94-103. 2007
    ..Metaphase comparative genomic hybridization revealed 10q, 16q, and 20q copy-number imbalances that associated recurrently with KRT8/18 staining patterns...
  46. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder: do electrical startle responses and thyroid function usefully supplement self-report? A study of Vietnam War veterans
    J Elisabeth Wells
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 37:334-9. 2003
    ..To investigate the usefulness of electrical startle responses and thyroid function as supplements to self-report measures of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...