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Professor Shane Thomas

Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

VCO Senior Executives

Section/Portfolio:

VCO Senior Executives

Location:

Berwick Campus, Online

A systematic review of preceptor's experience in supervising undergraduate nursing students: Lessons learned for mental health nursing

Gambling disorder in the UK: key research priorities and the urgent need for independent research funding

Pharmacological interventions for the treatment of disordered and problem gambling

“It Runs in Your Blood”: Reflections from Treatment Seeking Gamblers on Their Family History of Gambling

There are considerable gaps in our understanding of the familial transmission of gambling...

Challenges of providing collaborative care for comorbid depression and hypertension in low resource settings in China

[No abstract available]

Editorial: Chronic Illness and Ageing in China

[No abstract available]

Food, eating, and happy aging: The perceptions of older Chinese people

China's government and its people have for a long time focused on food security for its...

Patterns of Family and Intimate Partner Violence in Problem Gamblers

While the evidence about the statistical co-occurrence of family violence and problem gambling is...

Perspectives on the training of chinese primary health care physicians to reduce chronic illnesses and their burden

This paper is a commentary on the training of Chinese Primary Health Care Doctors to reduce...

Effect of a health coach intervention for the management of individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus in China: A pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial

Aim: To determine the effect of a health coach intervention for the management of glycemic...

Problem gambling and family violence: Findings from a population-representative study

Background and aims: Few studies have investigated the association between problem gambling (PG)...

The intergenerational transmission of problem gambling: The mediating role of offspring gambling expectancies and motives

Introduction The risk for developing a gambling problem is greater among offspring who have a...

Trajectories of ageing well among older Australians: A 16-year longitudinal study(

In this study we used individual differences concepts and analyses to examine whether older...

Burden of Disease and Aging

Burden of disease (BoD) is a population measure of the effects of a specific disease or health...

Cognitive distortions among older adult gamblers in an Asian context

Aims: The study aims to describe the construct of cognitive distortions based on the narratives...

Gambling and family: A two-way relationship

Background and aims: Families play an important role in the evolution of gambling and are also...

Healthy Aging

In the last 40 years, there have been many attempts to define healthy aging and its synonyms. The...

Primary Health Care and Older People

This chapter examines the role of primary health care in the health of older people. As...

Responsible gambling among older adults: A qualitative exploration

Background: Responsible gambling (RG) is defined as gambling for pleasure and entertainment but...

The impact of Saudi hospital accreditation on quality of care: a mixed methods study

In 2005, the Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI) was launched in...

The intergenerational transmission of at-risk/problem gambling: The moderating role of parenting practices

Background and Objectives: Although parenting practices are articulated as underlying mechanisms...

Barriers and enablers to the delivery of psychological care in the management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in China: A qualitative study using the theoretical domains framework

Background: China has the largest number of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) cases globally and...

Management of type 2 diabetes in China: The Happy Life Club, a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial using health coaches

Objective: To assess the effectiveness of a coach-led motivational interviewing (MI) intervention...

Predictors of outcomes of psychological treatments for disordered gambling: A systematic review

This systematic review aimed to synthesise the evidence relating to pre-treatment predictors of...

Problem Gambling and Intimate Partner Violence: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

This study provides a systematic review of the empirical evidence related to the association...

Social inclusion and the Fatosphere: the role of an online weblogging community in fostering social inclusion

Overweight and obesity are one of the most salient issues within society today, and the...

The intergenerational transmission of problem gambling: The mediating role of parental psychopathology

The present study investigated the intergenerational transmission of problem gambling and the...

An Examination of a proposed DSM-IV pathological gambling hierarchy in a treatment seeking population: similarities with substance dependence and evidence for three classification systems

Toce-Gerstein et al. (Addiction 98:1661–1672, 2003) investigated the distribution of Diagnostic...

Challenges of the Pandemic Response in Primary Care during Pre-Vaccination Period: A Qualitative Study

Background: During the 2009/A/H1N1 pandemic, the main burden of the patient management fell on...

Culture and age influences upon gambling and problem gambling

Objective: This study aimed to (i) examine the prevalence and types of gambling, (ii) establish...

Gambling participation and problem gambling severity in a stratified random survey: Findings from the second social and economic impact study of gambling in Tasmania

Demographic characteristics associated with gambling participation and problem gambling severity...

Implementing a chronic disease self-management program into China: The Happy Life Club

China is experiencing population aging, increased prevalence of chronic diseases, and reductions...

Implementing chronic disease self-management approaches in Australia and the United Kingdom

[No abstract available]

Performance of screening tools in detecting major depressive disorder among patients with coronary heart disease: A systematic review

Background: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is common in patients with coronary heart disease...

Prevalence and determinants of gambling disorder among older adults: A systematic review

Aims: This paper aims to systematically review studies on the prevalence of gambling disorder...

Psychological interventions for the management of glycemic and psychological outcomes of type 2 diabetes mellitus in China: A systematic review and meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials

Introduction:China has the largest number of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) cases globally, and...

The PROblem Gambling RESearch Study (PROGRESS) research protocol: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of psychological interventions for problem gambling

INTRODUCTION: International prevalence rates for problem gambling are estimated at 2.3%. Problem...

Health, lifestyle, and gender influences on aging well: An Australian longitudinal analysis to guide health promotion

A primary societal goal for aging is enabling older people to continue to live well as long as...

Prevalence of depression in coronary heart disease in China: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Background Coronary heart diseases (CHD) have been identified as one of topmost diseases...

Problem gambling

Background: Problem gambling is an increasingly common problem in Australia. General...

  • Journals

Problem gambling and family violence: Prevalence and patterns in treatment-seekers

The primary aim of this study was to explore the prevalence and patterns of family violence in...

Quality of Care and Quality of Life: Convergence or Divergence?

The aim of this study was to explore the impact of quality of care (QoC) on patients’ quality of...

Reply ;Australian Family Physician

[No abstract available]

  • Journals

Screening for Hepatitis C in injecting and ex-injecting drug users in North East Essex

No Abstract

Therapeutic effects of motivational interviewing on blood pressure control: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

[No abstract available]

Challenges in the provision of community aged care in China

Gambling

  • Book Chapters

General practitioners' challenges during the 2009/A/H1N1 vaccination campaigns in Australia, Israel and England: A qualitative study

Background The 2009/A/H1N1 influenza vaccination campaign was managed mainly by general...

  • Journals

Influenza pandemic 2009/A/H1N1 management policies in primary care: A comparative analysis of three countries

Background. During the influenza pandemic 2009/A/H1N1, the main burden of managing patients fell...

Motivational interviewing and its application in the management of coronary heart disease

Objective: This review paper explores the concept, spirit, principles, and core skills of...

Response of general practitioners to infectious disease public health crises: An integrative systematic review of the literature

Objective Previous research has identified gaps in pandemic response planning for primary care....

The ‘physical-mental’ treatment of cardiovascular disease co-morbid with mental disorders

A 47-year-old woman complained of sudden chest tightness, shortness of breath, palpitations and...

Descriptive analysis of emergency department oxygen use in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Background: Inconsistencies in oxygen therapy recommendations in acute exacerbation of chronic...

Descriptive analysis of oxygen use in Australian emergency departments

The objective of this study was to evaluate the supplemental oxygen use in hospital emergency...

Promoting ageing well: Psychological contributions.

  • Book Chapters

Psychological therapies for pathological and problem gambling.

Various psychological therapies for pathological and problem gambling have been evaluated in...

Triage and ATS: Collateral damage in the quest to improve ED performance

[No abstract available]

Australian guideline for treatment of problem gambling: An abridged outline

[No abstract available]

Comparative analysis of applying patient experience and satisfaction survey

Patient experience and satisfaction survey has been regarded as an important method of collecting...

  • Journals

Early predictors of hospital admission in emergency department patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Background: Streamlining emergency department (ED) care of patients with chronic obstructive...

Emergency department management of exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Audit of compliance with evidence-based guidelines

Background: Emergency departments (ED) play a key role in management of exacerbation of chronic...

Prevalence of comorbid disorders in problem and pathological gambling: Systematic review and meta-analysis of population surveys

Aims This paper reviews evidence pertaining to the prevalence of common comorbid disorders,...

The Happy Life Clubâ„¢ study protocol: A cluster randomised controlled trial of a type 2 diabetes health coach intervention

Background. The Happy Life Clubâ„¢ is an intervention that utilises health coaches trained in...

Factors affecting walking activity of older people from culturally diverse groups: An Australian experience

This study sought to investigate the walking habits of older people from diverse cultural...

Health, social and lifestyle factors in entry to residential aged care: An Australian longitudinal analysis

Background: Strategies to enable older people to remain in their own homes require information on...

Reply; Internal Medicine Journal

[No abstract available]

Using the CPGI to Determine Problem Gambling Prevalence in Australia: Measurement Issues

Most states and territories in Australia have adopted the Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI)...

To continue, modify or relinquish driving: Findings from a longitudinal study of healthy ageing

Background: The number and proportion of drivers among people entering later life continues to...

Review of tests contributing to the occupational therapy off-road driver assessment

Driving is viewed as a skill fundamental to our lifestyle. Driving affords independence, mobility...

External validation of a housing recommendation model for clients following stroke rehabilitation

Purpose: Using a Social Judgment Theory approach, mathematical models of clinical decisions can...

Examining the evidence base for occupational therapy with clients following stroke

Purpose: Using a Social Judgment Theory approach, mathematical models of clinical decisions can...

Decision polarization among rehabilitation team recommendations concerning discharge housing for stroke patients

This study sought to identify if decision polarization effects were operating in rehabilitation...