Melbourne School of Population and Global Health - Theses
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Using a media-based suicide prevention intervention focussed on masculinity to increase men’s help-seeking
In 2018, 3,046 people in Australia died by suicide of whom the vast majority, 2,320 (76.2%), were men. A range of reasons have been put forward to explain the higher rate of suicide among men compared with women but perhaps ...
Quantifying the benefits and harms of treating ductal carcinoma in situ for use in the economic evaluation of breast cancer screening programmes
Mammography screening is deemed cost-effective for women aged 50-70. Yet the utilities informing breast screening policy are limited in their ability to adequately capture the benefits and risks. The evaluation of many ...
Sparse Bayesian Grouped Regression with Application to Genome-Wide Association Studies
Statistical variable selection, also known as feature selection, has become an indispensable tool in many research areas involving machine learning and data mining. The object of statistical variable selection is to select ...
Village chicken production and the risk of avian influenza events in Indonesian villages
As of 2019, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 is under control in Indonesia as a result of improved biosecurity and vaccination in large poultry enterprises. Nevertheless, the virus still circulates in less ...
Association between childhood asthma and allergies and adult chronic respiratory disorders in Sibship Data from Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study
Background: Asthma in early and mid-life, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in later life, are two very common respiratory disorders that contribute enormously to the burden of disease in developed countries ...
The impact of the life trajectory of extremely low gestational age neonates on moral distress of healthcare professionals within neonatal intensive care units
Moral distress is experienced when clinicians feel constrained to provide care they believe is not in a patient’s interests. It is recognised as a significant issue within acute care settings. No studies have longitudinally ...
Immuno-epidemiological studies to inform artemisinin resistance surveillance and malaria elimination
The emergence of Plasmodium falciparum strains resistant to first-line antimalarial treatments the artemisinins in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) instigated the goal of total malaria elimination for the entire region. ...
Improving cardiac rehabilitation in Victoria
Background: Hospital admission rates due to cardiovascular disease are rising. Consequently, evidence-based, secondary prevention programs that enable people to self-manage their condition(s) within the community are ...
Khusela Immunisation Study: Strengthening clinic level immunisation service delivery in Western Cape Province, South Africa
Since implementation in 1974, the South African Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) has had considerable impact on vaccine-preventable-diseases (VPDs). However, as in many low and middle-income countries, optimal ...
Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnoea: diagnosis, prevalence, comorbiditis, and risk factors
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) occurs due to repetitive partial or complete upper airway obstruction during sleep and may lead to generalised hypoxia and/or arousals from sleep. OSA has both direct and indirect health and ...