Amy Waller

Summary

Affiliation: University of Newcastle
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Women's perceptions of antenatal care: are we following guideline recommended care?
    Amy Waller
    Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, HMRI Building, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 16:191. 2016
  2. pmc Optimizing Patient Preparation and Surgical Experience Using eHealth Technology
    Amy Waller
    University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Health Behaviour Research Group, Callaghan, Australia
    JMIR Med Inform 3:e29. 2015
  3. doi request reprint Preparatory education for cancer patients undergoing surgery: A systematic review of volume and quality of research output over time
    Amy Waller
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Callaghan, Australia Electronic address
    Patient Educ Couns . 2015
  4. doi request reprint Assisting the bereaved: A systematic review of the evidence for grief counselling
    Amy Waller
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Palliat Med 30:132-48. 2016
  5. doi request reprint Interventions for preparing patients for chemotherapy and radiotherapy: a systematic review
    Amy Waller
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, HMRI Building, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 22:2297-308. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Facilitating needs-based support and palliative care for people with chronic heart failure: preliminary evidence for the acceptability, inter-rater reliability, and validity of a needs assessment tool
    Amy Waller
    Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:912-25. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Development of the palliative care needs assessment tool (PC-NAT) for use by multi-disciplinary health professionals
    A Waller
    Centre for Health Research and Psycho oncology, School of Medicine and Public Health, The Cancer Council NSW, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Palliat Med 22:956-64. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Validity, reliability and clinical feasibility of a Needs Assessment Tool for people with progressive cancer
    Amy Waller
    Centre for Health Research and Psycho oncology, School of Medicine and Public Health, The Cancer Council NSW, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Psychooncology 19:726-33. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Risk factors for continuous distress over a 12-month period in newly diagnosed cancer outpatients
    Aganeta Enns
    a Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    J Psychosoc Oncol 31:489-506. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Screening for distress, the sixth vital sign, in lung cancer patients: effects on pain, fatigue, and common problems--secondary outcomes of a randomized controlled trial
    Linda E Carlson
    Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Psychooncology 22:1880-8. 2013

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. pmc Women's perceptions of antenatal care: are we following guideline recommended care?
    Amy Waller
    Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, HMRI Building, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 16:191. 2016
    ....
  2. pmc Optimizing Patient Preparation and Surgical Experience Using eHealth Technology
    Amy Waller
    University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Health Behaviour Research Group, Callaghan, Australia
    JMIR Med Inform 3:e29. 2015
    ..Furthermore, evidence for the benefits of eHealth programs in supporting carers and strategies to maximize engagement from end users are needed. ..
  3. doi request reprint Preparatory education for cancer patients undergoing surgery: A systematic review of volume and quality of research output over time
    Amy Waller
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Callaghan, Australia Electronic address
    Patient Educ Couns . 2015
    ..To determine the volume and scope of research output examining preparation of patients for people undergoing cancer-related surgical treatment, and the impact of pre-operative education on patient outcomes and health care utilisation...
  4. doi request reprint Assisting the bereaved: A systematic review of the evidence for grief counselling
    Amy Waller
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Palliat Med 30:132-48. 2016
    ..Supporting people after bereavement is a priority area for many health services. Investment in bereavement care must be supported by a rigorous evidence-base...
  5. doi request reprint Interventions for preparing patients for chemotherapy and radiotherapy: a systematic review
    Amy Waller
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, HMRI Building, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 22:2297-308. 2014
    ..This study assessed the methodological quality and effectiveness of interventions providing preparatory information about chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy to cancer patients in improving patient outcomes and health care use...
  6. doi request reprint Facilitating needs-based support and palliative care for people with chronic heart failure: preliminary evidence for the acceptability, inter-rater reliability, and validity of a needs assessment tool
    Amy Waller
    Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:912-25. 2013
    ..Understanding the types and extent of need is critical to informing needs-based care for people with chronic heart failure (CHF)...
  7. doi request reprint Development of the palliative care needs assessment tool (PC-NAT) for use by multi-disciplinary health professionals
    A Waller
    Centre for Health Research and Psycho oncology, School of Medicine and Public Health, The Cancer Council NSW, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Palliat Med 22:956-64. 2008
    ..Further psychometric testing and an evaluation to assess the impact of the systematic use of the PC-NAT on quality of life, unmet needs and service utilisation of patients and caregivers are underway...
  8. doi request reprint Validity, reliability and clinical feasibility of a Needs Assessment Tool for people with progressive cancer
    Amy Waller
    Centre for Health Research and Psycho oncology, School of Medicine and Public Health, The Cancer Council NSW, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Psychooncology 19:726-33. 2010
    ..Needs assessment is a valuable approach for determining the way health and social services allocate resources to people with cancer and their caregivers...
  9. doi request reprint Risk factors for continuous distress over a 12-month period in newly diagnosed cancer outpatients
    Aganeta Enns
    a Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    J Psychosoc Oncol 31:489-506. 2013
    ..By identifying risk factors for continuous distress, interventions can be implemented more efficiently and targeted to those who are at an elevated risk. ..
  10. doi request reprint Screening for distress, the sixth vital sign, in lung cancer patients: effects on pain, fatigue, and common problems--secondary outcomes of a randomized controlled trial
    Linda E Carlson
    Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Psychooncology 22:1880-8. 2013
    ..This randomized controlled trial examined the impact of an online routine screening for distress program on physical symptoms and common psychosocial and practical problems in lung cancer outpatients...
  11. doi request reprint Improving outcomes for people with progressive cancer: interrupted time series trial of a needs assessment intervention
    Amy Waller
    Centre for Health Research and Psycho oncology, The Cancer Council NSW, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    J Pain Symptom Manage 43:569-81. 2012
    ..Improving the effectiveness of cancer care delivery has become a major focus of research...
  12. doi request reprint Implications of a needs assessment intervention for people with progressive cancer: impact on clinical assessment, response and service utilisation
    Amy Waller
    Centre for Health Research and Psycho oncology, School of Medicine and Public Health, The Cancer Council NSW, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Psychooncology 21:550-7. 2012
    ..To assess the impact of the systematic use of the Palliative Care Needs Assessment Guidelines and Needs Assessment Tool: Progressive Disease-Cancer (NAT: PD-C) on clinical assessment, response and service utilisation...
  13. doi request reprint What goes up does not always come down: patterns of distress, physical and psychosocial morbidity in people with cancer over a one year period
    Linda E Carlson
    Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Psychooncology 22:168-76. 2013
    ..This study longitudinally examined patients' physical and psychosocial concerns over the year following diagnosis...
  14. pmc Physical, psychosocial, relationship, and economic burden of caring for people with cancer: a review
    Afaf Girgis
    Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, South Western Sydney Clinical School, UNSW Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia Flinders University, Daw Park, South Australia, Australia and Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Oncol Pract 9:197-202. 2013
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  15. doi request reprint Screening for distress, the sixth vital sign: examining self-referral in people with cancer over a one-year period
    Amy Waller
    Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Alberta, Canada
    Psychooncology 22:388-95. 2013
    ..This study explored psychosocial and supportive care resource utilization in a large cancer population at a Canadian tertiary cancer centre over a 12-month period in a usual care setting...
  16. doi request reprint Burden and Unmet Needs of Caregivers of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients: A Systematic Review of the Volume and Focus of Research Output
    Elise Mansfield
    a Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, HMRI Building, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    COPD 13:662-7. 2016
    ..Greater research effort should be directed towards identifying rigorous measurement tools which more accurately characterise caregiver burden, so that evidence-based interventions can be developed. ..
  17. doi request reprint Screening for distress and unmet needs in patients with cancer: review and recommendations
    Linda E Carlson
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 30:1160-77. 2012
    ..This review summarizes the need for and process of screening for distress and assessing unmet needs of patients with cancer as well as the possible benefits of implementing screening...
  18. doi request reprint Does screening for physical and psychosocial symptoms vary between medical oncology treatment centres?
    Alison Zucca
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    Psychooncology 25:521-8. 2016
    ..Our aim is to examine whether provider screening for physical and emotional symptoms, as reported by medical oncology outpatients, varies across medical oncology treatment centres...
  19. pmc Involvement of informal caregivers in supporting patients with COPD: a review of intervention studies
    Jamie Bryant
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 11:1587-96. 2016
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  20. doi request reprint The psychosocial outcomes of individuals with hematological cancers: Are we doing enough high quality research, and what is it telling us?
    Jamie Bryant
    Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, HMRI Building, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia, Electronic address
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 101:21-31. 2016
    ..Despite an increasing volume of research examining psychosocial outcomes of hematological cancer patients, there is a need for robust measurement and methodologically rigorous intervention research in this area. ..
  21. doi request reprint A longitudinal analysis of symptom clusters in cancer patients and their sociodemographic predictors
    Bejoy C Thomas
    Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Department of Oncology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 47:566-78. 2014
    ..Exploring the relationships between concurrent symptoms or "symptom clusters" (SCs) longitudinally may complement the knowledge gained from the traditional approach of examining individual symptoms or SCs crosssectionally...
  22. doi request reprint Validation of the PHQ-2 against the PHQ-9 for detecting depression in a large sample of Australian general practice patients
    Mariko Carey
    Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour PRCHB, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
    Aust J Prim Health 22:262-6. 2016
    ..93). The PHQ-2 threshold of ≥3 was the best balance between sensitivity (91%) and specificity (78%) for detecting possible cases of depression. For clinical use, the optimal threshold was ≥2, with only 2% of possible cases missed. ..
  23. doi request reprint What is generated and what is used: a description of public health research output and citation
    Luke Wolfenden
    1 The University of Newcastle, School of Medicine and Public Health, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW, 2308 Australia 2 Hunter Medical Research Institute, Locked Bag 1000, New Lambton, NSW, 2305 Australia 3 Hunter New England Population Health, Locked Bag 10, Wallsend, NSW, 2287 Australia
    Eur J Public Health 26:523-5. 2016
    ..Strategies to address the discordance between public health research output and research citation may improve the impact of public health research. ..
  24. doi request reprint Patient-centred care: making cancer treatment centres accountable
    Alison Zucca
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Level 4, HMRI Building, Callaghan, New South Wales, 2308, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 22:1989-97. 2014
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Diet during pregnancy: Women's knowledge of and adherence to food safety guidelines
    Jamie Bryant
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol . 2016
    ..As a precaution against acquiring food-borne illnesses, guidelines recommend women avoid some foods during pregnancy...
  26. doi request reprint Medical Oncology Patients: Are They Offered Help and Does It Provide Relief?
    Alison Zucca
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle, and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 50:436-44. 2015
    ..Identifying modifiable gaps in the symptom management pathway, as perceived by patients, is the first step to relieving patient suffering...
  27. pmc The Role of eHealth in Optimizing Preventive Care in the Primary Care Setting
    Mariko Carey
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 17:e126. 2015
    ..However, attention to issues such as data security and designing eHealth interfaces that maximize engagement from end users will be important to moving this field forward. ..
  28. ncbi request reprint Life expectancy discussions in a multisite sample of Australian medical oncology outpatients
    Alison C Zucca
    University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW
    Med J Aust 203:405-5.e7. 2015
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  29. pmc Patient-reported areas for quality improvement in general practice: a cross-sectional survey
    Amy Waller
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    Br J Gen Pract 65:e312-8. 2015
    ..The increasing demands imposed on GPs may have an impact on the quality of care delivered. Patients are well placed to make judgements about aspects of care that need to be improved...
  30. pmc Screening for distress, the 6th vital sign: common problems in cancer outpatients over one year in usual care: associations with marital status, sex, and age
    Janine Giese-Davis
    Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Canada
    BMC Cancer 12:441. 2012
    ..Specifically, we examined whether marital status, sex, age, and their interactions predicted these trajectories. We did not actively triage or refer patients in this study in order to examine the natural course of problem reports...