Melbourne School of Population and Global Health - Theses
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EndoNeeds Phase 1: a protocol for research exploring the physical, psychological and social needs of Australian women with endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a chronic gynaecological condition that causes pain and infertility and can have a significant impact on the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of women. This thesis outlines the protocol for ...
Minimum message length inference with application to genome-wide association studies data
Minimum Message Length (MML) is a Bayesian framework for model selection and statistical inference with a strong foundation in information theory. This thesis examines the MML criterion for model selection by applying MML ...
Domain-specific physical activity and sedentary behaviour in relation to colorectal cancer risk and survival
Background: There is convincing epidemiological evidence that physical activity is associated with a lower risk of colon cancer; inconsistent associations have been reported for rectal cancer. Most previous studies consider ...
Health economics and chronic disease, with a specific focus on diabetes
Chronic diseases, which refer to diseases that are of long duration and generally slow progression, cause more than half of the deaths worldwide today and bring heavy economic burden on both individuals and health systems. ...
Remote Aboriginal women and meaningful work: key dimensions for Ngaanyatjarra women
This study depicts how Ngaanyatjarra women in a remote Aboriginal Australian community collectively initiated, developed and managed a suite of community service activities. It describes the development of the activities, ...
The epidemiology of pelvic inflammatory disease diagnosed in Australia
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a serious reproductive health issue for women that occurs when infection ascends from the lower to the upper genital tract. Possible sequalae include infertility, ectopic pregnancy and ...
Evaluation of multiple imputation methods for dealing with missing longitudinal data
Background: Missing data is a common problem in epidemiological studies and is especially prominent in longitudinal cohorts, as these studies require the participation of respondents at multiple waves. The statistical ...
DNA methylation marks in peripheral blood and the risk of developing mature B cell neoplasms
Dysregulation of DNA methylation is a feature of mature B cell neoplasms (MBCN) but it is not known whether methylation changes can be detected in blood-derived DNA prior to MBCN diagnosis. In this prospective cohort study, ...
The characteristics of effective governance of healthcare quality in Australian public hospitals
Patients are sometimes harmed in the course of receiving hospital care. Increased awareness of harm and a board’s ultimate responsibility for healthcare quality have focussed attention on processes of governance. Research ...
Local food environments for a healthy equitable city: evidence to inform urban planning policy and governance in Melbourne, Australia
Obesity is a major public health challenge and a risk factor for many non-communicable diseases. Further, inequities in the distribution of obesity and diet-related disease across populations are also of concern. Spatial ...