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Research Publications

Our most recent journal articles, and some major reports, as listed below.

Journal articles

Jefferson, T., Austen, S., Sharp, R., Ong, R., Lewin, G., & Adams, V. 2014. Mixed-methods research: What's in it for economists? The Economic and Labour Relations Review. Early onl-line April 22, 2104. DOI: 10.1177/1035304614530819.

Burton, E., Lewin, G., Clemson, L., & Boldy, D.  2014.  Long term benefits of a lifestyle exercise program for older people receiving a restorative home care service: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial.  Healthy Aging & Clinical Care in the Elderly.  6: 1–9 doi:10.4137/HACCE.S13445

Lewin, G., Allan, J., Patterson, C., Knuiman, M., Boldy, D., & Hendrie, D. 2014.  A comparison of the home-care and healthcare service use and costs of older Australians randomised to receive a restorative or a conventional home-care service. Health and Social Care in the Community. Early on-line 20 January 2014. DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12092

Burton, E., Lewin, G., Clemson, L., & Boldy, D. Effectiveness of a lifestyle exercise program for older people receiving a restorative home care service: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial.  Clinical Interventions in Aging. Accepted for publication, October 16, 2013.

Burton, E., Lewin, G., Clemson, L., & Boldy, D. 2013. Effectiveness of a lifestyle exercise program for older people receiving a restorative home care service: study protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial.  BMC Health Services Research, 13:419. DOI:10.1186/1472-6963-13-419.

Cusack, L., van Loon, A., Kralik, D., Arbon, P., Gilbert, S. (2013) Extreme weather-related health needs of people who are homeless. Australian Journal of Primary Health 19, 250–255.

Arendts, G., Etherton-Beer, C., Howard, K., Lewin, G., Sim, M., Pickstock, S., Fitzhardinge, S., O’Brien, K., Tassell, S., Deans, P., Blackwell, S.  2014. Nurse led care coordination: trial protocol and development of a best practice resource guide for a cluster controlled clinical trial in Australian aged care facilities.  Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 58(1), 15-19.

Lewin, G., Alfonso, H., & Alan, J. 2013. Evidence for the long term cost effectiveness of home care re-ablement programs. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 8: 1273-1281. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S49164.

Burton, E., Lewin, G., Clemson, L., & Boldy, D. Determining the feasibility of a lifestyle activity program for inclusion in a restorative home care service: a pilot study.  Activities, Adaptations and Aging.  Accepted for publication, June 9, 2013.

Boldy, D., Grenade, L., Lewin, G., Karol, E., & Burton, E. 2013. Ageing in place in rural areas of Western Australia: actions, choices and preferences.  Journal of Rural & Community Development, 8(1).

De San Miguel, K., Smith, J., & Lewin, G. 2013. Telehealth Remote Monitoring for Community Dwelling Older Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Telemedicine and e-Health, 19(9), 652-657.  DOI: 10.1089/tmj.2012.0244.

Davis, W., Lewin, G. Davis, T., & Bruce, D. 2012. Determinants and costs of community nursing in patients with type 2 diabetes from a community-based observational study: The Fremantle Diabetes Study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50(9), 1166-1171.

Burton, E., Lewin, G., & Boldy, D. 2013. Barriers and Motivators to Being Physically Active for Older Home Care Clients.  Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 31(1), 21-36.

Lewin, G. 2012. Never too late to make a difference. Medical Forum.

Taylor, A., Swetenham, K., Myhill, K., Picot, S., Glaetzer, K., & van Loon, A. 2012. IMhPaCT: an education strategy for cross-training palliative care and mental health clinicians. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 18(6), 290-294.

Davidson, J., Lange, A., McNamara, B., Rosenwax, B., Lewin, G., & Jenkins, S. 2012. Evaluating the potential of group singing to enhance the wellbeing of older people. Australasian Journal on Ageing. Accepted for publication 31 July 2012.

Lewin, G., De San Miguel, K., Knuiman, M., Allan, J., Boldy, D., Hendrie, D., & Vandermeulen, S. 2013. A randomised controlled trial of the Home Independence Program (HIP), an Australian restorative home care programme for older adults. Health and Social Care in the Community, 21(1), 69-78.

Aoun, S., O’Connor, M., Skett, K., Deas, K., & Smith, J. 2012. Do models of care designed for terminally ill ‘home alone’ people improve their end-of-life experience? A patient perspective. Health and Social Care in the Community. Accepted April 1, 2012.

Austen, S., McMurray, C., Lewin, G & Ong, R. 2013. Retaining workers in an ageing population: insights from a representative aged and community care organisation. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 32(1), 41-46..

Burton, E., Lewin, G. & Boldy, D. 2013. Physical activity levels of older people receiving a home care service. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 21(2), 140-154.

O’Connor M, Aoun S, Deas K Skett K, Smith J. 2011. The experiences of people living alone and receiving community based palliative care: Disruption and continuity. European Journal of Cancer Care.

Boldy, D., Grenade, L., Lewin, G., Karol, E., & Burton, E. 2011. Older people’s decisions regarding ‘ageing in place’: A Western Australian case study. Australasian Journal on Ageing. Vol. 30(3), p. 136-142, DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00469.x.

Lewin, G., Burton, E., Sparrow, P., Caroll, M., & Kendig, H. 2011. Development of a Community Aged Care Research Agenda for Australia. Australasian Journal on Ageing (Brief Report), 30(1), 37-40.

McCormack, B., Boldy, D., Lewin, G., & McCormack, G. 2011. Screening for Depression among Older Adults Referred to Home Care Services: A Single-item Depression Screener versus the Geriatric Depression Scale. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 23(1), 13-19.

Miller, C., Kapp, S., Newall, N., Lewin, G., Karimi, L., Carville, K., & Santamaria, N. 2011. Predicting Concordance with Multilayer Compression Bandaging. Journal of Wound Care, 20(3), 101-112.

Clark, K., Smith, J., Currow, D. 2011. The prevalence of bowel problems reported in a palliative care population. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. (Accepted for Publication).

Edmondson, M., Newall, N., Carville, K., Smith, J., Riley, T., Carson, C. 2011. Uncontrolled, open-label, pilot study of tea trea (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil solution in decolonisation of MRSA positive wounds and its influence on wound healing. International Wound Journal, 8(4), 375-384.

Miller, C., Kapp, S., Newall, N., Lewin, G., Karimi, L., Carville, K. & Santamaria, N. 2011. Predicting Compression Bandaging Adherence. Journal of Wound Care, 20(3), 101-112.

Lewin, G. 2011. Restorative Home Care Services. Journal of Current Clinical Care, March/April, 1-11.

Miller, C., Carville, K., Newall, N., Kapp, S., Lewin, G., Karimi, L., & Santamaria, N. 2011. Assessing Bacterial Burden in Wounds: Comparing Clinical Observation and Wound Swabs. International Wound Journal, 8(1), 45-55.

Clemson, L., Finch, C., Hill, K., & Lewin, G. (2010). Fall Prevention in Australia: Policies and Activities. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 26, 733-749.

McCormack B., Boldy D., Lewin G., McCormack G. (2010). Screening for Depression Among Older Adults Referred to Home Care Services: A Single-Item Depression Screener Versus the Geriatric Depression Scale. Home Health Care Management & Practice, XX(X), 1–7.

Howes, A., Coles, T., Peut, A., Lewin, G., & Byles, J. 2010. Standardising access to administrative datasets on aged care programs for research purposes. Australasian Journal on Ageing (Accepted for Publication).

Lobb, E.A., Oldham, L., Vojkovic, S., Kristjanson, LJ., Smith, J., Brown, J.M., & Dwyer, V.W.J. 2010. Frontline Grief: The workplace support needs of community palliative care nurses after the death of a patient. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. July/August: 225-233.

Currow, D., Smith, J., Davidson, P., Newton, P., Agar, M., Abernethy, A. 2010. Do the trajectories of dyspnea differ in prevalence and intensity by diagnosis at the end of life? A consecutive cohort study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 39(4):680-690.

Client perceptions of two types of antimicrobial dressings and compression bandaging [PDF]
Miller, C., Karimi, L., Kapp, S., Newall, N., Lewin, G., Carville, K., & Santamaria, N. 2010. Client perceptions of two types of antimicrobial dressings and compression bandaging. Wound Practice and Research 18(3):124-132.

A Randomised Controlled Trial comparing Cadexomer Iodine and Nanocrystalline Silver on the healing of leg ulcers [PDF]
Miller, C., Newall, N., Kapp, S., Lewin, G., Karimi, L., Carville, K., Gliddon, T., & Santamaria, N. 2010. A Randomised Controlled Trial comparing Cadexomer Iodine and Nanocrystalline Silver on the healing of leg ulcers. Wound Repair and Regeneration. 18(4):359-367.

Santamaria N., Carville K., Prentice J., Ellis I., Ellis T., Lewin G., Newall N., Haslehurst P., Bremner A. 2009. Reducing pressure ulcer prevalence in residential aged care: Results from Phase II of the PRIME Trial. Wound Practice & Research, 17(1), 12-22.

Smith J., Inderjeeth C., Lewin G. 2009. Osteoporosis risk in a home care setting. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 28(2), 75-80.

Anderson B. Kralik D. 2009. Palliative care at home: carers and medication management Palliative & Supportive Care. 6(4):349-56.

A non-randomised controlled trial of the Home Independence Program (HIP) - an Australian restorative program for older home care clients [PDF]
Lewin, G. & Vandermeulen, S. 2009. A non-randomised controlled trial of the Home Independence Program (HIP) - an Australian restorative program for older home care clients. Health and Social Care in the Community 18(1):91-99.

Nurses’ experiences of participating in a randomised controlled trial (RCT) in the community [PDF]
Newall, N., Miller, C., Lewin, G., Kapp, S., Gliddon, T., Carville, K. & Santamaria, N. 2009. Nurses’ experiences of participating in a randomised controlled trial (RCT) in the community. Wound Practice and Research 17(1):24-34.

Currow, D.C., Agar, M., Smith, J. & Abernethy, A.P. 2009. Does palliative home oxygen improve dyspnoea? A consecutive cohort study. Journal of Palliative Medicine 23:309-316.

Personal emergency alarms: What impact do they have for older people's lives? [PDF]
De San Miguel, K. & Lewin, G. 2008. Personal emergency alarms: What impact do they have for older people's lives? Australasian Journal on Ageing 27(2):103-105.

Clinician inter-rater reliability using a medical wound imaging system [PDF]
Flowers, C., Newall, N., Kapp, S., Lewin, G., Gliddon, T., Carville, K., Martinelli, D. & Santamaria, N. 2008. Clinician inter-rater reliability using a medical wound imaging system. Wound Practice and Research 16(1):22-31.

Lewin, G., Calver, J., McCormack, B., O’Connell, H., Wheeler, B., Smith, J. & Vandermeulen, S. 2008. The Home Independence Project, Geriaction, 26(3), 13-21.

Currow, D., Christou, T., Smith, J., Carmody, S., Lewin, G., Aoun, S., Abernethy, A. 2008. Do terminally ill people who live alone miss out on home oxygen treatment? An hypothesis generating study. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 11, 1015-1022.

Lewin, G., Haslehurst, P. & Smith, J. 2008. Symptom pathways from referral to death: measuring palliative care outcomes. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 14(2): 58-64.

Smith, J. & Lewin, G. 2008. Home care clients’ participation in fall prevention activities. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 27(1): 38-42.

Bostock N. & Kralik D. 2008. Sexual health and living with a urinary catheter. Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal 14 (1), 14, 16-19.

Kralik D. & Anderson B. 2008. Differences in home-based palliative care service utilisation of people with cancer and non-cancer conditions. Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness 17, 428-434.

Kralik D., Visentin K., March G., Anderson B., Gilbert A. & Boyce M. 2008. Medication Management for Community Dwelling Older People with Dementia and Chronic Illness. Australian Journal of Primary Health 14 (1), 25-35.

Wittink H., Nicholas M., Kralik D. & Verbunt J. 2008. Are we measuring what we need to measure? Clinical Journal of Pain 24 (4), 316-324.

Karol, E. & Giles, M. 2008. To Stay or to Move: Factors influencing housing choices by people with Neurodegenerative Disorders who want to continue living in the community. Australasian Journal on Ageing 27(Supp 1):A11.

Karol, E. & Giles, M. 2008. Theory and practice: The response of people with neurodegenerative disorders to home design in Western Australia. In Gerontechnology Conference Issue of 6th Conference of the International Society for Gerontechnology Pisa, ISG, Helsinki 7(2):137.

Karol, E. & Giles, M. 2008. Building design and the lived experience of people with Neurodegenerative Disorders in Western Australia. Architectural Science Review 51(3):223-230.

The Angior trial: community nurse perceptions of wound best practice initiatives, November 2007 [PDF]
Flowers, C., Kapp, S., Lewin, G., Newall, N., Carville, K. & Gliddon, T. 2007. The Angior trial: community nurse perceptions of wound best practice initiatives. Primary Intention 15(4):149-56.

Skin safe: Implementing clinical guidelines to prevent pressure ulcers in home care clients, February 2007 [PDF]
Lewin, G., Carville, K., Newall, N., Phillipson, M., Smith, J. & Prentice, J. 2007. Skin Safe: Implementing clinical guidelines to prevent pressure ulcers in home care clients. Primary Intention 15(1):4-12.

STAR: A consensus for skin tear classification, February 2007 [PDF]
Carville, K., Lewin, G., Newall, N., Haselhurst, P., Michael, R., Santamaria, N. & Roberts, P. 2007. STAR: A consensus for skin tear classification. Primary intention 15(1):18-28.

STAR: Skin Tear Tool - Latest version - 04/02/10 [PDF]
For permission to use or reproduce the STAR tool please contact nnewall@silverchain.org.au or kcarville@silverchain.org.au

Kralik D., Seymour L., Eastwood S. & Koch T. 2007. Managing the Self: Living with an Indwelling Urinary Catheter. Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness 16 (7b), 177-185.

Programs to promote independence at home, September 2006 [PDF]
Lewin, G., Vandermeulen, S. & Coster, C. 2006. Programs to promote independence at home. Generations Review - Journal of the British Society of Gerontology. 16(3):24-26.

Cheek, J., Ballantyne, A., Gilham, D., Mussared, J., Flett, P., Lewin, G., Walker, M., Roder-Allen, G., Quan, J., & Vandermeulen, S. 2006. Improving care transitions of older people: Challenges for today and tomorrow. Quality in Ageing – Policy, practice and research 7(4): 18-26.

Lewin, G. & Calver, J. 2006. Older Australian home care clients who screen positive for depression. Australasian Journal of Ageing 25(2):84-88.

Ellis, I., Santamaria, N., Carville, K., Prentice, J., Ellis, T., Lewin, G. & Newall, N. 2006. Improving pressure ulcer management in Australian nursing homes: results of the PRIME trial organisational study. Primary Intention 14(3):106-111.

 Telford K., Kralik D. & Isam C. 2006-7. Constructions of Nutrition for Community Dwelling People with Chronic Disease. Contemporary Nurse 23 (2), 202-215.

Bostock N. & Kralik D. 2006. Incontinence and Dementia: Providing Innovative Family Care. Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal 12 (1), 16-20.

Jenkin P., Koch T. & Kralik D. 2006. The experience of fatigue for adults living with HIV. Journal of Clinical Nursing 15 (9), 1123-1131.

Kralik D., Price K., Warren J. & Koch T. 2006. Issues in Data Generation using Email Group Conversations for Nursing Research. Journal of Advanced Nursing 3 (2), 213-220.

Kralik D., van Loon A.M. & Visentin K. 2006. Resilience in the Chronic Illness Experience. Educational Action Research 14 (2), 187-201.

Kralik D., Visentin K. & van Loon A.M. 2006. Transition: A Literature Review. Journal of Advanced Nursing 55 (3), 320-329.

Maddock A., Kralik D. & Smith J. 2006. Clinical governance improvement initiatives in community nursing. Clinical Governance: An International Journal 11 (3), 198-212.

Power C., Koch T. & Kralik D. 2006. Exploring Longevity with Australian Centenarians. Geriaction 24 (4), 5-14.

Power C., Koch T. & Kralik D. 2006. Lovestruck: Women, Romantic Love and Intimate Partner Violence. Contemporary Nurse 21, 174-185.

Telford K., Kralik D. & Koch T. 2006. Acceptance and Denial: implications for people adapting to chronic illness: literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing 55 (4), 457-464.

Telford K., Maddock A., Isam C. & Kralik D. 2006. Managing Change in the Context of a Community Health Organisation. Australian Journal of Primary Health 12 (2), 156-166.

Trowbridge K. & Kralik D. 2006. Evidence for intravenous antibiotic therapy in the community. Australian Nursing Journal 13 (9), 28-32.

van Loon A.M. & Kralik D. 2006. A capacity building process for women with a history of child sexual abuse. Australian Journal of Primary Health 12 (2), 167-176.

Visentin K., Koch T. & Kralik D. 2006. Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: Transition between Diabetes Services. Journal of Clinical Nursing 15 (6), 761-769.

Reports

Client and carer information:
Pressure Ulcer Prevention - a guide for clients and carers [PDF]
Wellbeing in Older Age - a useful resource for older people [PDF]

Reports:

A trial of the Home Independence Program targeted for people living with dementia (HIP-D): Improving quality of life
Telehealth Monitoring of People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Are the Benefits Sustained? - 2011
Telehealth Research Across the Community, September 2010

Neurodegenerative Diseases Project 2006 - 2008
  Executive Summary [PDF]
  Client and Carer Survey Results [PDF]
  Client and Carer Interviews [PDF]
  Case Studies [PDF]
  Data Linkage [PDF]
  Provider Key Issues [PDF]
  Projections of Unmet Need [PDF]
Silver Iodine Trial (SIT) Executive Summary, March 2009 [PDF]
Predicting Hospital Admissions of Silver Chain Clients, Nov 08 [PDF]
Pilot Study of Tea Tree Oil in the Decolonisation of MRSA Positive Wounds [PDF]
Osteoporosis Risk Assessment in a Home Care Setting, March 2006 [PDF]
Options, Opportunities and Older People, July 2005 [PDF]