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A practical guide for working with carers of people with a mental illness

A practical guide for practitioners working with carers, recognising the role of personal and family relationships in promoting wellbeing.

A preliminary study of perceived stress in adults with intellectual disabilities according to self-report and informant ratings

This article sought to explore perceived stress in adults with intellectual disabilities according to self‐report and informant ratings.

A Profile of Respite Service Providers in New South Wales

This study examined the profile of respite services in the Australian state of New South Wales and explored respite providers’ views of the factors influencing respite use, and their expectations of respite services, including delivery.

A prospective, longitudinal study of growth, nutrition and sedentary behaviour in young children with cerebral palsy

This study investigates the relationship between factors include linear growth, body composition, oral motor and feeding dysfunction, dietary intake, and time spent sedentary - and health outcomes, health care utilisation, participation and quality of life in young children with cerebral palsy.

A randomised controlled trial: outcomes of bladder rehabilitation in persons with multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. This article seeks to explore the effectiveness of a 6 week bladder rehabilitation programme in persons with multiple sclerosis.

A study of the dental treatment needs of children with disabilities in Melbourne, Australia

A selected population of children with disabilities in Melbourne, Australia, was studied with reference to their oral disease and treatment needs. The results are presented in this paper.

A systematic review of issues around antenatal screening and prenatal diagnostic testing for genetic disorders: women of Asian origin in western countries

This paper presents a review of literature on issues around antenatal screening and prenatal diagnostic testing for genetic disorders among women of Asian descent in western countries. Ethnic background affects understanding of screening and decisions relating to prenatal screening,

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Outcomes Project: Report on national and international child protection frameworks for Indigenous children

This report provides an overview of the delivery of child welfare services to Indigenous communities in Australia, Canada, the United States and New Zealand.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2010: detailed analyses

This report aims to analyse and summarise data presented in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2010.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012: detailed analyses

This report provides the latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are faring according to a range of indicators on health status, determinants of health and health system performance.

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Research to Action Guides

  • This Guide explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them....
  • This Research to Action Guide promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-use...