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Katy Bell, Jenny Doust, Kevin McGeechan, Andrea R Horvath, Alexandra Barratt, Andrew Hayen, Christopher Semsarian, Les Irwig,

J Hypertens (Journal of hypertension)
[2021, 39(5):1045-1046]

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Impact of analysis technique on our understanding of the natural history of labour: a simulation study.

Bradley S De Vries, Sarah Mcdonald, Farmey A Joseph, Rhett Morton, Jon A Hyett, Hala Phipps, Kevin Mcgeechan,

<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate the discrepancy between historical and more recent descriptions of the first stage of labour by testing whether the statistical techniques used recently (repeated measures polynomial and interval censored regression) were appropriate for detection of periods of rapid acceleration of cervical dilatation as might occur at the time of ... Read more >>

BJOG (BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology)
[2021, :]

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Overdiagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Scoping Review.

Luise Kazda, Katy Bell, Rae Thomas, Kevin McGeechan, Rebecca Sims, Alexandra Barratt,

<h4>Importance</h4>Reported increases in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses are accompanied by growing debate about the underlying factors. Although overdiagnosis is often suggested, no comprehensive evaluation of evidence for or against overdiagnosis has ever been undertaken and is urgently needed to enable evidence-based, patient-centered diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in contemporary health ... Read more >>

JAMA Netw Open (JAMA network open)
[2021, 4(4):e215335]

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Views and experiences of the female condom in Australia: An exploratory cross-sectional survey of cisgender women.

Sarah E Fenwick, Jessica R Botfield, Prudence Kidman, Kevin McGeechan, Deborah Bateson,

<h4>Background</h4>The female condom is the only female-initiated form of protection against unintended pregnancy and sexually transmissible infections (STIs). However, use of this method in Australia is low. To better understand women's views and experiences of the female condom, we conducted an interventional cross-sectional study.<h4>Methods</h4>Cisgender women ≥16 years, heterosexually active and ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2021, 16(2):e0246664]

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The potential for overdiagnosis and underdiagnosis because of blood pressure variability: a comparison of the 2017 ACC/AHA, 2018 ESC/ESH and 2019 NICE hypertension guidelines.

Katy Bell, Jenny Doust, Kevin McGeechan, Andrea Rita Horvath, Alexandra Barratt, Andrew Hayen, Christopher Semsarian, Les Irwig,

<h4>Objective</h4>To estimate the extent that BP measurement variability may drive over- and underdiagnosis of 'hypertension' when measurements are made according to current guidelines.<h4>Methods</h4>Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and empirical estimates of within-person variability, we simulated annual SBP measurement sets for 1 000 000 patients over 5 years. ... Read more >>

J Hypertens (Journal of hypertension)
[2021, 39(2):236-242]

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Women's satisfaction with and ongoing use of hormonal long-acting methods compared to the oral contraceptive pill: Findings from an Australian general practice cluster randomised trial (ACCORd).

Kirsten I Black, Kevin McGeechan, Cathy J Watson, Jayne Lucke, Angela Taft, Kathleen McNamee, Marion Haas, Jeffrey F Peipert, Danielle Mazza,

<h4>Background</h4>The Australian Contraceptive ChOice pRoject (ACCORd) aimed to assess the impact of a complex general practice intervention on the uptake of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC).<h4>Aims</h4>Using survey data from enrolled women, we aimed to compare the ongoing use and satisfaction of women who chose one of the hormonal LARC methods including ... Read more >>

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol (The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology)
[2021, :]

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Attributable factors for the rising caesarean delivery rate over three decades: an observational cohort study

Bradley de Vries, Rhett Morton, Alice Burton, Praneel Kumar, Jon Hyett, Hala Phipps, Kevin McGeechan,

<h4>Objective: </h4> Caesarean delivery rates continue to rise globally the reasons for which are poorly understood. We aimed to characterize attributable factors for increasing caesarean delivery rates over a 30-year period within our health network. <h4>Design:</h4> Observational cohort study. <h4>Setting:</h4> Two hospitals (large tertiary referral hospital and metropolitan hospital) in ... Read more >>

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Persistent occiput posterior position outcomes following manual rotation: a randomized controlled trial.

Hala Phipps, Jon A Hyett, Sabrina Kuah, John Pardey, Geoff Matthews, Joanne Ludlow, Rajit Narayan, Stanley Santiagu, Rachel Earl, Chris Wilkinson, Andrew Bisits, Wendy Carseldine, Jane Tooher, Kevin McGeechan, Bradley de Vries,

<h4>Background</h4>Persistent occiput posterior position in labor is associated with adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. Prophylactic manual rotation from the occiput posterior position to the occiput anterior position in the second stage of labor is considered a safe and easy to perform procedure that in observational studies has shown promise as ... Read more >>

Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM (American journal of obstetrics & gynecology MFM)
[2021, 3(2):100306]

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Impact of Full-Field Digital Mammography Versus Film-Screen Mammography in Population Screening: A Meta-Analysis.

Rachel Farber, Nehmat Houssami, Sally Wortley, Gemma Jacklyn, Michael L Marinovich, Kevin McGeechan, Alexandra Barratt, Katy Bell,

<h4>Background</h4>Breast screening programs replaced film mammography with digital mammography, and the effects of this practice shift in population screening on health outcomes can be measured through examination of cancer detection and interval cancer rates.<h4>Methods</h4>A systematic review and random effects meta-analysis were undertaken. Seven databases were searched for publications that compared ... Read more >>

J Natl Cancer Inst (Journal of the National Cancer Institute)
[2021, 113(1):16-26]

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Unwanted Sex Due to Intoxication among Australians Aged 16-69 Years.

Allison Carter, Christy Newman, Richard de Visser, Anna Yeung, Chris Rissel, Andrew Grulich, Bridget Haire, Deborah Bateson, Cathy Vaughn, Kevin McGeechan, Basil Donovan, Juliet Richters, Rebecca Guy,

Intoxication can be a factor in unwanted sex, but research on the extent of the issue in both women and men is limited. We assessed the prevalence, correlates, and 10-year time-trends of unwanted sex due to intoxication among a representative sample of 4,279 women and 3,875 men aged 16-69 years ... Read more >>

J Sex Res (Journal of sex research)
[2021, 58(1):74-85]

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Contraception provision in the postpartum period: Knowledge, views and practices of midwives.

Jessica R Botfield, Melanie Tulloch, Hannah Contziu, Hala Phipps, Deborah Bateson, Sarah M Wright, Kevin McGeechan, Kirsten I Black,

<h4>Background</h4>Women are susceptible to unintended pregnancies in the first year after giving birth, particularly as consideration of contraception may be a low priority during this time. Discussing and providing contraception before women leave hospital after giving birth may prevent rapid repeat pregnancy and its associated risks. Midwives are well placed ... Read more >>

Women Birth (Women and birth : journal of the Australian College of Midwives)
[2021, 34(1):e1-e6]

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Increasing the uptake of long-acting reversible contraception in general practice: the Australian Contraceptive ChOice pRoject (ACCORd) cluster randomised controlled trial longitudinal follow-up protocol.

Danielle Mazza, Natalie Amos, Cathy J Watson, Kevin McGeechan, Marion Haas, Jeffrey F Peipert, Jayne Lucke, Angela Taft, Kathleen McNamee, Kirsten I Black,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Through addressing main barriers to the uptake of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) among Australian women, the Australian Contraceptive ChOice pRoject (ACCORd) trialled an educational intervention targeting general practitioners (GPs) and provided those in the intervention group with a rapid referral service for quick insertion. The cluster randomised controlled trial resulted ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2020, 10(9):e035895]

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Corrigendum to: Cost-benefit analysis of enhancing the uptake of long-acting reversible contraception in Australia.

Kristine Concepcion, Sarina Lacey, Kevin McGeechan, Jane Estoesta, Deborah Bateson, Jessica Botfield,

<b>Objective</b>Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is the most effective form of reversible contraception, but its use in Australia is low compared with other countries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the economic effect of an increase in LARC uptake to international rates.<b>Methods</b>An economic model was designed to assess two ... Read more >>

Aust Health Rev (Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association)
[2020, 44(3):501]

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Cost-benefit analysis of enhancing the uptake of long-acting reversible contraception in Australia.

Kristine Concepcion, Sarina Lacey, Kevin McGeechan, Jane Estoesta, Deborah Bateson, Jessica Botfield,

Objective Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is the most effective form of reversible contraception, but its use in Australia is low compared with other countries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the economic effect of an increase in LARC uptake to international rates. Methods An economic model was designed ... Read more >>

Aust Health Rev (Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association)
[2020, 44(3):385-391]

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Effectiveness of a peer education gender and health project for men in Timor-Leste.

Helen Smith, Jessica R Botfield, Marce Soares, Yan Cheng, Kevin McGeechan,

ISSUE ADDRESSED:In response to high rates of gender-based violence and poor sexual and reproductive health indicators in Timor-Leste, a 'Men's Health Project' was implemented in two rural communities in 2013. A peer education model was utilised to engage men in issues regarding health, relationships and well-being. METHODS:Community-based baseline and endline ... Read more >>

Health Promot J Austr (Health promotion journal of Australia : official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals)
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Quality of life among caregivers of people with end-stage kidney disease managed with dialysis or comprehensive conservative care.

Karan K Shah, Fliss E M Murtagh, Kevin McGeechan, Susan M Crail, Aine Burns, Rachael L Morton,

BACKGROUND:To measure health-related and care-related quality of life among informal caregivers of older people with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), and to determine the association between caregiver quality of life and care recipient's treatment type. METHODS:A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted. Three renal units in the UK and Australia were included. ... Read more >>

BMC Nephrol (BMC nephrology)
[2020, 21(1):160]

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A systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence of left ventricular non-compaction in adults.

Samantha B Ross, Katherine Jones, Bianca Blanch, Rajesh Puranik, Kevin McGeechan, Alexandra Barratt, Christopher Semsarian,

<h4>Aims</h4>To assess the reported prevalence of left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) in different adult cohorts, taking in to consideration the role of diagnostic criteria and imaging modalities used.<h4>Methods and results</h4>A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies reporting LVNC prevalence in adults. Studies were sourced from Pre-Medline, Medline, and Embase and assessed ... Read more >>

Eur Heart J (European heart journal)
[2020, 41(14):1428-1436]

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Protocol for a systematic review of qualitative and quantitative effects of cardiovascular disease risk communication using ‘heart age’ concepts

Carissa Bonner, Carys Batcup, Samuel Cornell, Michael Anthony Fajardo, Jenny Doust, Kevin McGeechan, Lyndal Trevena,

<h4>Introduction</h4> The concept of ‘heart age’ is increasingly used for health promotion and alongside clinical guidelines for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention. These tools have been used by millions of consumers around the world, and many health organisations promote them as a way of encouraging lifestyle change. However, heart age tools ... Read more >>

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A hospital-based cohort study of gender and gestational age-specific body fat percentage at birth.

Tracey Leigh Lutz, Alice Elizabeth Burton, Jon Anthony Hyett, Kevin McGeechan, Adrienne Gordon,

<h4>Background</h4>Birthweight is the most commonly used proxy marker but does not adequately define true nutritional status. Modalities like DXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) and TOtal Body Electric Conductivity (TOBEC) have been validated to assess body composition but their accuracy in neonates has not been established. The PEAPOD (COSMED, Rome Italy) ... Read more >>

Pediatr Res (Pediatric research)
[2021, 89(1):231-237]

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Cesarean delivery: Trend in indications over three decades within a major city hospital network.

Rhett Morton, Alice Elizabeth Burton, Praneel Kumar, Jon Anthony Hyett, Hala Phipps, Kevin McGeechan, Bradley Stephen de Vries,

INTRODUCTION:The cesarean delivery rate has been increasing globally in recent decades. The reasons for this are complex and subject to ongoing debate. Investigation of the indications for cesarean delivery and how these have changed over an extended period of time could provide insight into the reasons for changing obstetric practice. ... Read more >>

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand (Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica)
[2020, 99(7):909-916]

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Provision of immediate postpartum intrauterine contraception after vaginal birth within a public maternity setting: Health services research evaluation.

Michelle Cooper, Kevin McGeechan, Anna Glasier, Shiona Coutts, Frances McGuire, Jeni Harden, Nicola Boydell, Sharon T Cameron,

INTRODUCTION:Expanding access to postpartum intrauterine contraception (PPIUC) can reduce unintended pregnancies and short inter-pregnancy intervals; however, provision across Europe is limited. Our aim was to determine the feasibility, clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction of providing immediate PPIUC after vaginal birth using a health services research model. MATERIAL AND METHODS:Phased introduction ... Read more >>

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand (Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica)
[2020, 99(5):598-607]

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Increasing long-acting reversible contraceptives: the Australian Contraceptive ChOice pRoject (ACCORd) cluster randomized trial.

Danielle Mazza, Cathy J Watson, Angela Taft, Jayne Lucke, Kevin McGeechan, Marion Haas, Kathleen McNamee, Jeffrey F Peipert, Kirsten I Black,

BACKGROUND:Long-active reversible contraceptives reduce unintended pregnancy and abortions, but uptake is low. Interventions to increase uptake in family medicine settings are untested. OBJECTIVE:The Australian Contraceptive ChOice pRoject, which was adapted from the successful US Contraceptive CHOICE study, aimed to evaluate whether a complex intervention in family medicine practices resulted in ... Read more >>

Am J Obstet Gynecol (American journal of obstetrics and gynecology)
[2020, 222(4S):S921.e1-S921.e13]

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Evaluating two decision aids for Australian men supporting informed decisions about prostate cancer screening: A randomised controlled trial.

Kristen Pickles, Luise Kazda, Alexandra Barratt, Kevin McGeechan, Jolyn Hersch, Kirsten McCaffery,

BACKGROUND:Australian clinicians are advised to 'offer evidence-based decisional support to men considering whether or not to have a PSA test'. This randomised trial compared the performance and acceptability of two new decision aids (DAs) to aid men in making informed choices about PSA screening. METHODS:~3000 Australian men 45-60 years with ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2020, 15(1):e0227304]

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Evidence of potential overdiagnosis and overtreatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents: protocol for a scoping review.

Luise Kazda, Katy Bell, Rae Thomas, Kevin McGeechan, Alexandra Barratt,

INTRODUCTION:Worldwide, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis rates in children and adolescents have been increasing consistently over the past decades, fuelling a debate about the underlying reasons for this trend. While many hypothesise that a substantial number of these additional cases are overdiagnosed, to date there has been no comprehensive ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2019, 9(11):e032327]

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Overdiagnosis of left ventricular non-compaction in adults: the data tells the story.

Samantha B Ross, Kevin McGeechan, Alexandra Barratt, Christopher Semsarian,

Eur Heart J (European heart journal)
[2019, 40(38):3206]

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