Michael G Sawyer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Adelaide
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Is there a relationship between overweight and obesity and mental health problems in 4- to 5-year-old Australian children?
    Michael G Sawyer
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    Ambul Pediatr 6:306-11. 2006
  2. doi request reprint School-based prevention of depression: a 2-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of the beyondblue schools research initiative
    Michael G Sawyer
    Discipline of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Adolesc Health 47:297-304. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Social inequalities in childcare quality and their effects on children's development at school entry: findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
    Angela Gialamas
    School of Population Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 69:841-8. 2015
  4. doi request reprint Time spent in different types of childcare and children's development at school entry: an Australian longitudinal study
    Angela Gialamas
    School of Population Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 100:226-32. 2015
  5. doi request reprint Effectiveness of nurse home visiting for families in rural South Australia
    Michael G Sawyer
    Discipline of Paediatrics, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Research and Evaluation Unit, Women s and Children s Health Network, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 50:1013-22. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Prospective associations between childhood low-level lead exposure and adult mental health problems: the Port Pirie cohort study
    Alexander C McFarlane
    Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies, School of Population Health, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
    Neurotoxicology 39:11-7. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint The mental health and wellbeing of children and adolescents in home-based foster care
    Michael G Sawyer
    Women s and Children s Hospital, Children, Youth and Women s Health Service, Adelaide, SA
    Med J Aust 186:181-4. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint The health-related quality of life of children and adolescents in home-based foster care
    Josephine A Carbone
    Discipline of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Qual Life Res 16:1157-66. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Life events, coping and depressive symptoms among young adolescents: a one-year prospective study
    Michael G Sawyer
    Discipline of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide, Australia
    J Affect Disord 117:48-54. 2009
  10. doi request reprint The effects of prenatal exposure to buprenorphine or methadone on infant visual evoked potentials
    Justine N Whitham
    Discipline of Paediatrics, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, The University of Adelaide, Australia
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 32:280-8. 2010

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint Is there a relationship between overweight and obesity and mental health problems in 4- to 5-year-old Australian children?
    Michael G Sawyer
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    Ambul Pediatr 6:306-11. 2006
    ..To investigate the relationship between overweight and obesity, and mental health problems in Australian 4- to 5-year-old children...
  2. doi request reprint School-based prevention of depression: a 2-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of the beyondblue schools research initiative
    Michael G Sawyer
    Discipline of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Adolesc Health 47:297-304. 2010
    ..The results from annual assessments during the 3-year intervention and a 2-year follow-up are reported...
  3. doi request reprint Social inequalities in childcare quality and their effects on children's development at school entry: findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
    Angela Gialamas
    School of Population Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 69:841-8. 2015
    ..We address this issue by examining whether higher quality childcare is associated with better developmental outcomes at school entry for children from lower than higher income families...
  4. doi request reprint Time spent in different types of childcare and children's development at school entry: an Australian longitudinal study
    Angela Gialamas
    School of Population Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 100:226-32. 2015
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Effectiveness of nurse home visiting for families in rural South Australia
    Michael G Sawyer
    Discipline of Paediatrics, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Research and Evaluation Unit, Women s and Children s Health Network, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 50:1013-22. 2014
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a 2-year post-natal home-visiting programme delivered by nurses to socially disadvantaged mothers in rural regions of South Australia...
  6. doi request reprint Prospective associations between childhood low-level lead exposure and adult mental health problems: the Port Pirie cohort study
    Alexander C McFarlane
    Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies, School of Population Health, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
    Neurotoxicology 39:11-7. 2013
    ..However, more prospective research using large and representative samples is needed to substantiate these results. ..
  7. ncbi request reprint The mental health and wellbeing of children and adolescents in home-based foster care
    Michael G Sawyer
    Women s and Children s Hospital, Children, Youth and Women s Health Service, Adelaide, SA
    Med J Aust 186:181-4. 2007
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint The health-related quality of life of children and adolescents in home-based foster care
    Josephine A Carbone
    Discipline of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Qual Life Res 16:1157-66. 2007
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Life events, coping and depressive symptoms among young adolescents: a one-year prospective study
    Michael G Sawyer
    Discipline of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide, Australia
    J Affect Disord 117:48-54. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint The effects of prenatal exposure to buprenorphine or methadone on infant visual evoked potentials
    Justine N Whitham
    Discipline of Paediatrics, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, The University of Adelaide, Australia
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 32:280-8. 2010
    ..Data from this controlled, non-randomised study suggest that buprenorphine may confer an advantage over methadone as a maintenance drug during pregnancy in terms of infant neural development at 4 months of age...
  11. doi request reprint Time demands of caring for children with autism: what are the implications for maternal mental health?
    Michael G Sawyer
    Research and Evaluation Unit, Children, Youth and Women s Health Service, North Adelaide, SA, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 40:620-8. 2010
    ..Findings suggest that the quality of home-based care for children with autism may be adversely affected if time pressure experienced by caregivers compromises their mental health and well being...
  12. doi request reprint The mental health and wellbeing of adolescents on remand in Australia
    Michael G Sawyer
    University of Adelaide Research and Evaluation Unit, Children, Youth and Women s Health Service, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 44:551-9. 2010
    ..To compare the nature and prevalence of mental health problems, prevalence of suicidal ideation and behaviour, and health-related quality of life of 13-17-year-olds on remand with that of 13-17-year-olds in the general community...
  13. doi request reprint Mental health problems among young people on remand: has anything changed since 1989?
    Michael G Sawyer
    School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, University of Adelaide and Research and Evaluation Unit, Children, Youth and Women s Health Service, South Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:594-7. 2010
    ..To compare the prevalence of mental health problems reported among adolescents on remand in 1989 and 2008/09 with the prevalence among adolescents in the general community...
  14. ncbi request reprint Early childhood externalising behaviour problems: child, parenting, and family-related predictors over time
    Lauren R Miller-Lewis
    Discipline of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 34:891-906. 2006
    ..However, contrary to expectations, the contribution of including the dynamic change scores was limited...
  15. ncbi request reprint Gender differences among children with DSM-IV ADHD in Australia
    Brian W Graetz
    Research and Evaluation Unit, Women s and Children s Hospital, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 44:159-68. 2005
    ..To examine gender differences among children meeting symptom criteria for DSM-IV attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) identified in a nationally representative sample of Australian children...
  16. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life of children and adolescents with mental disorders
    Michael G Sawyer
    Department of Paediatrics and Psychiatry, Adelaide University, South Australia, Australia
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 41:530-7. 2002
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint The relationship between health-related quality of life, pain, and coping strategies in juvenile arthritis--a one year prospective study
    Michael G Sawyer
    Research and Evaluation Unit, Women s and Children s Hospital, South Australia, Australia
    Qual Life Res 14:1585-98. 2005
    ..However, there was little evidence that pain coping strategies mediated the relationship between children's experience of pain and their HRQL...
  18. ncbi request reprint Chronic illness in adolescents
    Michael G Sawyer
    Research and Evaluation Unit, Women s and Children s Hospital, 72 King William Road, North Adelaide, SA
    Med J Aust 179:237. 2003
  19. ncbi request reprint Use of medication by young people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    Michael G Sawyer
    Women s and Children s Hospital, 72 King William Road, North Adelaide, SA 5006, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:21-5. 2002
    ..To examine the prevalence of psychotropic medication use by children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and children without ADHD. To identify factors associated with stimulant use by children in the community...
  20. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life of children and adolescents with chronic illness--a two year prospective study
    Michael G Sawyer
    Women s and Children s Hospital, and Department of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    Qual Life Res 13:1309-19. 2004
    ..CHQ scores describing their physical health reported by children with CF declined significantly but there was no significant change in scores rating interference with physical and family activities...
  21. doi request reprint Do help-seeking intentions during early adolescence vary for adolescents experiencing different levels of depressive symptoms?
    Michael G Sawyer
    Discipline of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Adolesc Health 50:236-42. 2012
    ..To investigate whether help-seeking intentions for depressive symptoms vary for adolescents experiencing low, mild-to-moderate, and high levels of depressive symptoms...
  22. doi request reprint Can screening 4-5 year olds accurately identify children who will have teacher-reported mental health problems when children are aged 6-7 years?
    Alyssa C P Sawyer
    Discipline of Public Health, School of Population Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 48:554-63. 2014
    ..To assess the screening accuracy of information obtained from parents of 4-5-year-old children for the purpose of identifying the children who have teacher-reported mental health problems when they are aged 6-7 years...
  23. doi request reprint Quality of childcare influences children's attentiveness and emotional regulation at school entry
    Angela Gialamas
    School of Population Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia Electronic address
    J Pediatr 165:813-9.e3. 2014
    ..To examine the association between domain-specific qualities of formal childcare at age 2-3 years and children's task attentiveness and emotional regulation at age 4-5 and 6-7 years...
  24. pmc An equivalence evaluation of a nurse-moderated group-based internet support program for new mothers versus standard care: a pragmatic preference randomised controlled trial
    Alyssa C P Sawyer
    School of Population Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 14:119. 2014
    ....
  25. doi request reprint School-based prevention of depression: a randomised controlled study of the beyondblue schools research initiative
    Michael G Sawyer
    Discipline of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide, and Research and Evaluation Unit, Children, Youth and Women s Health Service, North Adelaide, SA 5006, Australia
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:199-209. 2010
    ..The present study investigated the effectiveness of a universal intervention designed to reduce depressive symptoms among students commencing high school...
  26. doi request reprint Can preschool improve child health outcomes? A systematic review
    Katina D'Onise
    University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 70:1423-40. 2010
    ..Given the potential and the increasingly large public investment in these interventions, it is imperative that population health researchers, practitioners and policy makers worldwide collaborate to advance this research agenda...
  27. ncbi request reprint Are psychostimulant drugs being used appropriately to treat child and adolescent disorders?
    Joseph M Rey
    Br J Psychiatry 182:284-6. 2003
  28. ncbi request reprint Mental health of teenagers who use cannabis. Results of an Australian survey
    Joseph M Rey
    University of Sydney, Coral Tree Family Service, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
    Br J Psychiatry 180:216-21. 2002
    ..There is concern in the community about increasing cannabis use and its potential effect on health...
  29. ncbi request reprint Receipt of psychological or emotional counseling by suicidal adolescents
    Jane E Pirkis
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Pediatrics 111:e388-93. 2003
    ..This study examined utilization of psychological or emotional counseling by suicidal adolescents to answer questions about the extent to which health services can contribute to the prevention of adolescent suicide...
  30. ncbi request reprint Adolescent substance use: beware of international comparisons
    Jane E Pirkis
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Adolesc Health 33:279-86. 2003
    ..To compare prevalence estimates of adolescents' cigarette, alcohol and marijuana use from one Australian and two U.S. surveys, and to consider the effect of methodological differences on reported use...
  31. ncbi request reprint Subfactors of DSM-IV conduct disorder: evidence and connections with syndromes from the Child Behavior Checklist
    Jennifer L Tackett
    Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, N218 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 0344, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 31:647-54. 2003
    ..M. Achenbach, 1991a, 1991b) syndromes labeled Aggressive Behavior and Delinquent Behavior, respectively. The results are discussed in terms of the utility of differentiating these 2 variants of CD in future editions of the DSM...
  32. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic differentials in the health-related quality of life of Australian children: results of a national study
    Nicola J Spurrier
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia, 5042
    Aust N Z J Public Health 27:27-33. 2003
    ..To examine differences in health-related quality of life (HRQL) of children living in different socio-economic contexts in Australia...
  33. ncbi request reprint Similarities and differences between aggressive and delinquent children and adolescents in a national sample
    Joseph M Rey
    Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney, Coral Tree Family Service, North Ryde, New South Wales 1670, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:366-72. 2005
    ..To examine differences in the correlates, comorbidity and use of services between aggressive and delinquent children and adolescents...
  34. ncbi request reprint New measure of parental asthma management for school-age children
    Nicola J Spurrier
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
    Pediatr Pulmonol 40:241-50. 2005
    ..The questionnaire has a unique parent focus, consistent with contemporary notions of patient-centered chronic-disease management...
  35. ncbi request reprint Treatment burden and health-related quality of life of children with diabetes, cystic fibrosis and asthma
    Tahereh Ziaian
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 42:596-600. 2006
    ..To compare parent and child reports of daily treatment time and hassle. To investigate the relationship between treatment time and hassle, and (i) children's health-related quality of life (HRQL); and (ii) disease severity...
  36. ncbi request reprint Are ADHD gender patterns moderated by sample source?
    Brian W Graetz
    Women s and Children s Hospital, South Australia, Australia
    J Atten Disord 10:36-43. 2006
    ..To examine whether ADHD gender patterns with respect to social-demographic characteristics, comorbidity, and impairment vary as a function of service use for emotional or behavioral problems...