Rachael Morton

Summary

Affiliation: The University of Sydney
Location: Sydney, Australia
URL: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/public-health/people/profiles/rachaelm.php
Publications:
Tong A, Tjaden L, Howard K, Wong G, Morton RL, Craig JC. Quality of life of adolescent kidney transplant recipients. J Pediatrics. Accepted April 2011

Gerald Fogarty, Rachael L Morton, Janette Vardy, Anna K Nowak, Catherine Mandel, Peta M Forder, Angela Hong, George Hruby, Bryan Burmeister, Brindha Shivalingam, Haryana Dhillon and John F Thompson. Whole brain radiotherapy after local treatment of brain metastases in melanoma patients - a randomised phase III trial
BMC Cancer. 11:142 doi:10.1186/1471-2407-11-142

Morton RL, Tong A, Webster AC, Snelling P, Howard K. Characteristics of dialysis important to patients and family caregivers: a mixed methods approach. Nephrol Dial Transplant. April 2011. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfr177

Wong G, Howard K, Webster AC, Morton RL, Craig JC. How is health economics relevant to transplant clinicians? Transplantation. Accepted Jan 2011.

Tong A, Morton RL, Craig JC, Webster AC. How qualitative research informs clinical and policy decision making in transplantation. Transplantation. Accepted Jan 2011.

Morton RL, Tong A, Howard K, Snelling P, Webster A. The views of patients and carers in treatment decision making for chronic kidney disease: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies. BMJ. (2010);340:c112

Tong A, Morton RL, Howard K, McTaggart S, Craig JC. “When I had my transplant, I became normal.” Adolescent perspectives on life after kidney transplantation. Pediatric Transplantation. Accepted Nov 2010.

Morton RL, Howard K, Webster AC, Snelling P. Patient INformation about Options for Treatment (PINOT): A prospective national study of information given to incident CKD Stage 5 patients. Nephrol Dial Transplant. Accepted Aug 2010

Morton RL, Howard K, Webster AC, Snelling P. Patient INformation about Options for Treatment (PINOT): methods of a national audit of information provision in chronic kidney disease. Nephrology. Accepted Mar 2010.

Morton RL, Devitt J, Howard K, Anderson K, Snelling P, Cass A. Patient Views About Treatment of Stage 5 CKD: A Qualitative Analysis of Semistructured Interviews. Am J Kidney Dis (2010) doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2009.11.011

RL Morton, K Howard, AC Webster, G Wong, JC Craig. Cost-effectiveness of induction immunosuppression in kidney transplantation. Nephrology, Dialysis & Transplantation. (2009) 24: 2258–2269

Rachael L Morton, Jacqui Moustakas, Kirsten Howard, Angela C Webster, Paul Snelling. A National Audit of Information Provided to new CKD Stage 4 & 5 patients - results from a pilot study. Ren Soc Aust J. (2009) 5:138-146

Tong A, Morton RL, Howard K, Craig JC. Adolescent experiences following organ transplantation: a systematic review of qualitative studies. International Journal of Paediatrics. Accepted April 2009.

Morton RL, Craig JC, Thompson JF. The Role of Surveillance Chest X-Rays in the Follow-Up of High-Risk Melanoma Patients. Annals of Surgical Oncology. (2009) 16:571–577

Morton RL, Howard K, Thompson JF. The cost-effectiveness of sentinel node biopsy in patients with intermediate thickness primary cutaneous melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2009;16(4):929-40.

Uren RF, Howman-Giles R, Chung DK, Morton RL, Thompson JF. The reproducibility in routine clinical practice of sentinel lymph node identification by pre-operative lymphoscintigraphy in patients with cutaneous melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2007;14(2):899-905.

Publications

  1. ncbi The reproducibility in routine clinical practice of sentinel lymph node identification by pre-operative lymphoscintigraphy in patients with cutaneous melanoma
    Roger F Uren
    Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Ultrasound, RPAH Medical Centre and Discipline of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:899-905. 2007
  2. ncbi The cost-effectiveness of sentinel node biopsy in patients with intermediate thickness primary cutaneous melanoma
    R L Morton
    Sydney Melanoma Unit, Discipline of Surgery, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:929-40. 2009
  3. ncbi The role of surveillance chest X-rays in the follow-up of high-risk melanoma patients
    Rachael L Morton
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:571-7. 2009
  4. ncbi Adolescent experiences following organ transplantation: a systematic review of qualitative studies
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia
    J Pediatr 155:542-9. 2009
  5. ncbi Patient views about treatment of stage 5 CKD: a qualitative analysis of semistructured interviews
    Rachael L Morton
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 55:431-40. 2010
  6. ncbi Adjuvant therapy with high dose vitamin D following primary treatment of melanoma at high risk of recurrence: a placebo controlled randomised phase II trial (ANZMTG 02.09 Mel-D)
    Robyn P M Saw
    Melanoma Institute Australia, Poche Centre, 40 Rocklands Road, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia
    BMC Cancer 14:780. 2014
  7. pmc Can social dancing prevent falls in older adults? a protocol of the Dance, Aging, Cognition, Economics (DAnCE) fall prevention randomised controlled trial
    Dafna Merom
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:477. 2013
  8. pmc Shared care in the follow-up of early-stage melanoma: a qualitative study of Australian melanoma clinicians' perspectives and models of care
    Lucie Rychetnik
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:468. 2012
  9. pmc Whole brain radiotherapy after local treatment of brain metastases in melanoma patients--a randomised phase III trial
    Gerald Fogarty
    St Vincent s and Mater Hospitals, Radiation Oncology, University of New South Wales, Randwick, Australia
    BMC Cancer 11:142. 2011
  10. ncbi Patients' perspectives of long-term follow-up for localised cutaneous melanoma
    R L Morton
    School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Eur J Surg Oncol 39:297-303. 2013

Collaborators

  • John F Thompson
  • Kirsten Howard
  • Allison Tong
  • Robert Howman-Giles
  • Kate Anderson
  • Roger F Uren
  • Alan Cass
  • Robyn P M Saw
  • Dafna Merom
  • Lucie Rychetnik
  • Gerald Fogarty
  • Kerwin F Shannon
  • Rebecca S Mason
  • Andrew J Spillane
  • Jonathan R Stretch
  • Bruce K Armstrong
  • Robert Cumming
  • Stephen R Lord
  • Kaarin J Anstey
  • Catherine Sherrington
  • Ester Cerin
  • Judy M Simpson
  • Erin Mathieu
  • Chris Rissel
  • Kirsten McCaffery
  • Scott W Menzies
  • Les Irwig
  • Haryana Dhillon
  • Catherine Mandel
  • Janette Vardy
  • Bryan Burmeister
  • George Hruby
  • Peta M Forder
  • Anna K Nowak
  • Angela Hong
  • Brindha Shivalingam

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. ncbi The reproducibility in routine clinical practice of sentinel lymph node identification by pre-operative lymphoscintigraphy in patients with cutaneous melanoma
    Roger F Uren
    Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Ultrasound, RPAH Medical Centre and Discipline of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:899-905. 2007
    ..These results indicate that in routine clinical practice LS is a highly reproducible procedure to locate and radiolabel the SLNs prior to biopsy in patients with melanoma...
  2. ncbi The cost-effectiveness of sentinel node biopsy in patients with intermediate thickness primary cutaneous melanoma
    R L Morton
    Sydney Melanoma Unit, Discipline of Surgery, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:929-40. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the cost-effectiveness of wide excision (WEX) + sentinel node biopsy (SNB) compared with WEX only in patients with primary melanomas >/=1 mm in thickness...
  3. ncbi The role of surveillance chest X-rays in the follow-up of high-risk melanoma patients
    Rachael L Morton
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:571-7. 2009
    ..Further, they may cause unnecessary patient anxiety, given the high rate of false-positive findings...
  4. ncbi Adolescent experiences following organ transplantation: a systematic review of qualitative studies
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia
    J Pediatr 155:542-9. 2009
    ..To describe the experiences of adolescents who underwent organ transplantation...
  5. ncbi Patient views about treatment of stage 5 CKD: a qualitative analysis of semistructured interviews
    Rachael L Morton
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 55:431-40. 2010
    ....
  6. ncbi Adjuvant therapy with high dose vitamin D following primary treatment of melanoma at high risk of recurrence: a placebo controlled randomised phase II trial (ANZMTG 02.09 Mel-D)
    Robyn P M Saw
    Melanoma Institute Australia, Poche Centre, 40 Rocklands Road, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia
    BMC Cancer 14:780. 2014
    ..Recent studies have suggested a role for vitamin D to delay melanoma recurrence and improve overall prognosis...
  7. pmc Can social dancing prevent falls in older adults? a protocol of the Dance, Aging, Cognition, Economics (DAnCE) fall prevention randomised controlled trial
    Dafna Merom
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:477. 2013
    ..This study aims to determine whether participation in social dancing: i) reduces the number of falls; and ii) improves cognitive functions associated with fall risk in older people...
  8. pmc Shared care in the follow-up of early-stage melanoma: a qualitative study of Australian melanoma clinicians' perspectives and models of care
    Lucie Rychetnik
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:468. 2012
    ..Shared care between melanoma specialists and general practitioners is an increasingly important approach to meeting the needs of a growing population of melanoma survivors...
  9. pmc Whole brain radiotherapy after local treatment of brain metastases in melanoma patients--a randomised phase III trial
    Gerald Fogarty
    St Vincent s and Mater Hospitals, Radiation Oncology, University of New South Wales, Randwick, Australia
    BMC Cancer 11:142. 2011
    ..These opinions are based largely on studies in other tumour types in which assessment of neurocognitive function has been incomplete...
  10. ncbi Patients' perspectives of long-term follow-up for localised cutaneous melanoma
    R L Morton
    School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Eur J Surg Oncol 39:297-303. 2013
    ..This study aimed to explore the benefits and potential downsides of follow-up; feelings about changes to frequency of follow-up, and patient-centred recommendations for improving follow-up care...
  11. ncbi Dialysis modality preference of patients with CKD and family caregivers: a discrete-choice study
    Rachael L Morton
    Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 60:102-11. 2012
    ..Dialysis modality preferences of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and family caregivers are important, yet rarely quantified...
  12. pmc Factors influencing patient choice of dialysis versus conservative care to treat end-stage kidney disease
    Rachael L Morton
    Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    CMAJ 184:E277-83. 2012
    ..We aimed to determine the most important characteristics of dialysis and the trade-offs patients were willing to make in choosing dialysis instead of conservative care...
  13. ncbi Patients who plan for conservative care rather than dialysis: a national observational study in Australia
    Rachael L Morton
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 59:419-27. 2012
    ..It is unclear how many incident patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) referred to nephrologists are presented with information about conservative care as a treatment option and how many plan not to dialyze...
  14. ncbi Patient INformation about Options for Treatment (PINOT): a prospective national study of information given to incident CKD Stage 5 patients
    Rachael L Morton
    Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:1266-74. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the effect of patient and unit characteristics on the type and timing of information provided...
  15. ncbi Characteristics of dialysis important to patients and family caregivers: a mixed methods approach
    Rachael L Morton
    Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:4038-46. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to rank the most important characteristics of dialysis on which patients and caregivers make decisions about treatment...
  16. ncbi Patient information about options for treatment: Methods of a national audit of information provision in chronic kidney disease
    Rachael L Morton
    University of Sydney, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney at Westmead Hospital, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 15:649-52. 2010
    ..PINOT will assess the patient and unit characteristics associated with timely information provision and highlight any regional variation in treatments offered...