Recent Submissions

  • Health promotion funding, workforce recruitment and turnover in New Zealand 

    Lovell, Sarah A.; Egan, Richard; Robertson, Lindsay; Hicks, Karen (Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, 2015-06)
    INTRODUCTION: Almost a decade on from the New Zealand Primary Health Care Strategy and amidst concerns about funding of health promotion, we undertook a nationwide survey of health promotion providers. AIM: To identify ...
  • Introduction to statistics in research 

    Deo, Arun; Henwood, Suzanne (The Association for NLP, 2015)
    As a researcher (or consumer of research) you will frequently come across statistical testing of data. This article aims to give an introductory outline to statistical methods to enable you to (i) choose appropriate ...
  • Research interviewing : how does it differ from therapeutic interviewing? 

    Rain, Thora; Lawley, James; Henwood, Suzanne (The Association for NLP, 2015-03)
    It is understable to assume that someone with strong clinical skills would easily transition into doing research interviews, but as we found out recently not always quite as straight forward as it seems. There are subtle, ...
  • Higher prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy in two Māori cohorts: findings from the Hauora Manawa/Community Heart Study 

    Whalley, Gillian; Pitama, Suzanne; Troughton, Richard W.; Doughty, Rob N.; Gamble, Greg D.; Gillies, Tawhirimatea; Wells, J. Elisabeth; Faatoese, Allamanda; Huria, Tania; Richards, Mark; Cameron, Vicky A. (Public Health Association of Australia, 2015-08)
    Objectives: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in New Zealand with a disproportionate burden of disease in the Māori population. The Hauora Manawa Project investigated the prevalence of ...
  • Differing prognostic value of pulse pressure in patients with heart failure with reduced or preserved ejection fraction: results from the MAGGIC individual patient meta-analysis 

    Jackson, Colette E.; Castagno, Davide; Maggioni, Aldo P.; Køber, Lars; Squire, Iain B.; Swedberg, Karl; Andersson, Bert; Richards, A. Mark; Bayes-Genis, Antoni; Tribouilloy, Christophe; Dobson, Joanna; Ariti, Cono A.; Poppe, Katrina K.; Earle, Nikki; Whalley, Gillian; Pocock, Stuart J.; Doughty, Robert N.; McMurray, John J.V. (European Society of Cardiology, 2015-01-23)
    AIMS: Low pulse pressure is a marker of adverse outcome in patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced ejection fraction (HFREF) but the prognostic value of pulse pressure in patients with HF and preserved ejection ...
  • Knockdown of versican 1 blocks cigarette-induced loss of insoluble elastin in human lung fibroblasts 

    Xu, Lulu; Lu, Yuntao; Zhang, Jing; Wu, Lian; Merrilees, Mervyn J.; Qu, Jieming (Elsevier, 2015-05-11)
    COPD lung is characterized by loss of alveolar elastic fibers and an increase in the chondroitin sulfate (CS) matrix proteoglycan versican 1 (V1). V1 is a known inhibitor of elastic fiber deposition and this study investigates ...
  • Promoting the meaningful use of health information for New Zealand consumers 

    Honey, Michelle L.; Roy, Dianne; Bycroft, Janine J.; Boyd, Mary-Anne; Raphael, Deborah (IOS Press, 2014-09)
    A cornerstone of ‘meaningful use’ of health information is engaging consumers and their families. Yet for consumers to be engaged requires an informed population and therefore focus on consumer’s health information needs. ...
  • New Zealand consumers’ health information needs : results of an interpretive descriptive study 

    Honey, Michelle L.; Roy, Dianne; Bycroft, Janine J.; Boyd, Mary-Anne (Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, 2014-09)
    INTRODUCTION: Health literacy is linked to better health outcomes and underpins effective self-management, yet over one-and-a-half million New Zealanders are known to have poor health literacy skills. An ability to access ...
  • Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction 

    Whalley, Gillian; Rigolli, Marzia (The Institute of Geriatric Cardiology (IGC), Chinese PLA General Hospital and published by Science Press., 2013-12-27)
    Progressive aging of the population and prolongation of life expectancy have led to the rising prevalence of heart failure (HF). Despite the improvements in medical therapy, the mortality rate of this condition has remained ...
  • Neural changes associated with the generation of specific past and future events in depression 

    Hach, Sylvia; Tippett, Lynette J.; Addis, Donna Rose (Elsevier, 2014-12)
    It is well established that individuals affected by depression experience difficulty in remembering the past and imagining the future. This impairment is evident in increased rumination on non-specific, generic events and ...
  • In (or outside of) your neck of the woods: laterality in spatial body representation 

    Hach, Sylvia; Schuetz-Bosbach, Simone (2014-02-19)
    Beside language, space is to date the most widely recognized lateralized systems. For example, it has been shown that even mental representations of space and the spatial representation of abstract concepts display lateralized ...
  • Heart failure in younger patients: the Meta-analysis Global Group in Chronic Heart Failure (MAGGIC) 

    Wong, Chih M.; Hawkins, Nathaniel M.; Petrie, Mark C.; Jhund, Pardeep S.; Gardner, Roy S.; Ariti, Cono A.; Poppe, Katrina K.; Earle, Nikki; Whalley, Gillian; Squire, Iain B.; Doughty, Robert N.; McMurray, John J.V. (Oxford University Press on behalf of European Society of Cardiology, 2014-06-17)
    Aim Our understanding of heart failure in younger patients is limited. The Meta-analysis Global Group inChronic Heart Failure (MAGGIC) database, which consisted of 24 prospective observational studies and 7 randomized ...
  • Genetic polymorphism rs6922269 in the MTHFD1L gene is associated with survival and baseline active vitamin B12 levels in post-acute coronary syndromes patients 

    Palmer, Barry R.; Slow, Sandy; Ellis, Katrina L.; Pilbrow, Anna P.; Skelton, Lorraine; Frampton, Chris M.; Palmer, Suetonia C.; Troughton, Richard W.; Yandle, Tim G.; Doughty, Rob N.; Whalley, Gillian; Lever, Michael; George, Peter M.; Chambers, Stephen T.; Ellis, Chris; Richards, A.Mark; Cameron, Vicky A. (Plos One, 2014-03-11)
    Background and Aims: The methylene-tetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase (NADP+ dependent) 1-like (MTHFD1L) gene is involved in mitochondrial tetrahydrofolate metabolism. Polymorphisms in MTHFD1L, including rs6922269, have been ...
  • Regional differences in echocardiography provision in New Zealand—results from the 2013 SCANZ Workforce Survey 

    Buckley, Belinda A.; Poppe, Katrina; Farnworth, Mark; Whalley, Gillian (New Zealand Medical Association, 2015-01-30)
    Summary A 2013 survey of NZ public hospital echocardiography services demonstrates unequal regional distribution relating to regional population size and demographics (age, ethnicity and socioeconomic status). Additionally ...
  • The Impact of Beta-blockade on Right Ventricular Function in Mitral Regurgitation 

    Hongning, Yin; Stewart, Ralph A.; Whalley, Gillian (Elsevier Inc, 2014-04)
    Background Although mitral regurgitation (MR) results in left ventricular (LV) volume overload, right ventricular (RV) function may also be impaired. We investigated the influence of short-term beta-blockade on RV function ...
  • A meta-analysis of echocardiographic measurements of the left heart for the development of normative reference ranges in a large international cohort: the EchoNoRMAL study 

    Whalley, Gillian (Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Society of Cardiology, 2014-11-18)
    Aim To develop age-, sex-, and ethnic-appropriate normative reference ranges for standard echocardiographic measurements of the left heart by combining echocardiographic measurements obtained from adult volunteers without ...
  • Review : heart failure with preserved ejection fraction 

    Rigolli, Marzia; Whalley, Gillian (JGC, 2013-12-27)
    Progressive aging of the population and prolongation of life expectancy have led to the rising prevalence of heart failure (HF). Despite the improvements in medical therapy, the mortality rate of this condition has remained ...
  • Chronic measurement of left ventricular pressure in freely moving rats 

    Stehlin, Ellyce; Malpas, Simon C.; Budgett, David M.; Barrett, Carolyn J.; McCormick, Daniel; Whalley, Gillian; Fu, Fumin; Beil, Michael; Rigel, Dean F.; Guild, Sarah-Jane (American Physiological Society, 2013-10-08)
    Measurements of left ventricular pressure (LVP) in conscious freely moving animals are uncommon yet could offer considerable opportunity for understanding cardiovascular disease progression and treatment. The aim of this ...
  • Variant Map Construction to Detect Symmetric Properties of Genomes on 2D Distributions 

    Zheng, Jeffrey; Zhang, Weiqiong; Luo, Jin; Zhou, Wei; Liesaputra, Veronica (OMICS Group, 2014)
    Visualization Methods have played a key role in the Human Genome Project. After further development in other international projects such as ENCODE, larger numbers of Genome Databases are established and mass Genome- wide ...
  • Award-winning Simulation Veterinary Clinic 

    Darke, Sabina (New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association, 2013-12)
    Unitec celebrates the redesign and equip­ ment upgrade of its award-winning Simulation Veterinary Clinic. The clinic, which was the first of its kind when it originally opened in 2009, now has brand-new premises designed ...

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