Research Projects

 

General practice feedback is requested via the following research projects:

 

Support for people living with dementia who are retiring from driving

Researchers at the University of Queensland are seeking participants in South Western Sydney and surrounding areas for the Living with Dementia and Driving Study. The study is funded by National Health and Medical Research Council.

As part of the study, people living with dementia and/or their carers will have the opportunity to take part in the CarFreeMe program. This program is delivered via telehealth by an occupational therapist or psychologist and aims to provide personalised support and education to help people with dementia maintain their community access and quality of life when retiring from driving. The program is suitable for people living with dementia who are planning to retire from driving soon or who have stopped driving within the past two years. There are no costs involved in the study and participation is entirely voluntary.

If you have a patient who might be a suitable participant for the study, you could encourage them to contact the researchers. They can contact: Stephanie Mulhall (Regional Coordinator) on 0439 587 982 or email s.mulhall@uq.edu.au,  or contact Dr Theresa Scott (Principal Investigator) theresa.scott@uq.edu.au  or visit  www.carfreeme.com.au

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Update and validation of the Healthy Ageing Quiz

The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) is conducting a survey to validate a new version of the Healthy Ageing Quiz, which has been updated to include the most recent research on healthy ageing. The Healthy Ageing Quiz is a user-friendly self-assessment tool which helps Australians aged 50 and older to increase their awareness of healthy ageing, and to maximise their current and future health.

NARI is asking primary carers to help distribute the survey to older adults.

Hard copies of the survey, which can be placed in the waiting room or reception at your clinic/organisation, are available. To request hard copies of the Healthy Ageing Quiz survey

If you are aged 50 or older, you are also invited to complete the survey via this link.

The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete and you can go in the running to win one of three $40 Coles gift vouchers. Survey closes 31 July 2021.

 

Providing culturally competent care to same-sex attracted clients

The University of Canberra is looking for participants for a research project which seeks to evaluate and improve mental health service provider's level of cultural competence in working with same-sex attracted people.

By understanding service provider’s current level of cultural competence, interventions can be developed to help increase improve mental health services and outcomes for same-sex attracted people.  

Researchers are looking for participants who are:

  • Willing to participate in a 45-minute interview via phone, or Zoom or Skype?
  • Willing to contribute their experience in working with same-sex attracted clients

If you would like to participate, email u3185332@uni.canberra.edu.au 

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GPs’ attitudes and behaviours regarding cancer screening in older adults

Researchers at the University of Sydney want to hear from GPs about their approaches to breast, cervical, prostate and/or bowel cancer screening in older adults aged 70 years or older.

Participation involves completing a short online (or paper-based) survey and one-off telephone interview. To thank you for participating you will receive a $50 gift voucher.

To find out more and be a part of the study

If you have any questions or require any further information, email Jenna Smith (jenna.smith@sydney.edu.au), the lead researcher of the study.