Research and Consultation

Listed on this page are the latest primary care research and consultation opportunities in the Brisbane south region.*

The purpose of PASS is to investigate attitudes toward shoulder surgery amongst health care professionals. While standardised scoring systems for post-operative outcomes and safety do exist, opinions regarding the rehabilitative process seem to vary considerably among health professionals.

As we value your opinion and wish to include it in our study, we kindly request your honest input/participation in our short survey. The survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete. We anticipate that the outcomes of this study will lead to a better understanding of patient recovery post-operatively, which in turn, may result in improved rehabilitative practice and targeted education material surrounding shoulder surgery.

Whilst the survey is designed to be anonymous in nature, there will be an opportunity during the survey to add your email address to your submission should you wish to attain further information regarding the future outcomes of the study. Further information regarding your involvement can also be found in the Participant Information sheet and it is accessible on the consent section of the survey.

Access the survey here.

In line with Cancer Australia’s best practice model of shared follow-up and survivorship care for women with early breast cancer, Mater Hospital Brisbane will be implementing shared follow-up and survivorship care.

As part of the implementation of shared care, we are assessing the acceptability of the shared follow-up and survivorship model of care to GPs through a voluntary online questionnaire. The survey comprises 10 questions which will take no more than 10 minutes to complete. All data collected is non-identifiable. Consent will be implied by completion of the online questionnaire. Withdrawal of your consent once the survey is completed is not possible as all data collected is non-identifiable. Results of the study will be distributed via mail to all GPs listed as participating in shared care. This project has been approved by the Mater Misericordiae Ltd Human Research Ethics Committee HREC/MML/70707 (V2).

Find out more about shared cancer follow-up care here.

Complete the survey here.

We are conducting a study that aims to reduce the impact of heart disease in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). We are looking for GPs that have patients with COPD to participate in this study so that we can learn more about optimal treatments to reduce cardiac morbidity and mortality. Suitable participants for our study will have COPD, aged between 40-85 years and have a history of at least one flare-up requiring systemic corticosteroids, antibiotics, or both in the prior 24 months. Patient clinic visits will take place at Princess Alexandra Hospital at baseline, 1, 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months for spirometry, clinical cardiac assessment, and participant reported outcomes. For more information, click here (GP information or patient information) or call John Upham 3176 2311.

Health and Wellbeing Queensland is creating new resources to help clinicians and parents/caregivers support healthy growth in kids. We are currently looking for primary and community health professionals to inform this vital work and would love participation from your general practitioner network. Remuneration is available for GPs who participate as sole traders. If interested, please register here.

Mackenzie’s Mission is a federally funded research study investigating the best way to deliver a national reproductive genetic carrier screening program across Australia. This screening will give prospective parents information about their likelihood of having a child with a severe genetic condition. Couples will be enrolled into the study by selected healthcare professionals and will receive free reproductive genetic carrier screening for roughly 750 conditions.

Participating healthcare professionals will receive training from the study team, enabling them to appropriately offer information about Mackenzie’s Mission and ensure their patients can make an informed decision about participating. Couples will then complete their consent and testing via an online portal to minimise the impact on healthcare professionals time.

For more information, click here. You can register your interest to participate through this email address or call 1800 466 466.

Griffith University is conducting research to explore the quality of dietetic practice in the primary care setting. We are currently seeking health care professionals for two studies: a 10-minute online survey and/or a 30-minute telephone interview.

The online survey contains ten statements describing dietetic practice in an “ideal world”. Through this survey, it will help us to better understand how to improve the system to meet the needs and wants of all involved. Individuals who complete the survey go into the draw to win one of 4x $50 Coles Group gift cards. Survey is here.

The telephone interview aims to learn about healthcare professionals’ experiences referring patients to dietetic services in the primary care setting. This research aims to apply complexity science to primary care dietetics to learn about how the system operates to deliver high-quality care. The model developed in this study will be used to interpret and plan future quality improvement research and initiatives. Individuals who complete an interview will receive a $20 Coles Group gift card. Expressions of Interests through here.

The University of Melbourne is now recruiting for HOMESIDE: a randomised control study exploring the effects of home-based Music and Reading activities for people living with dementia and their family caregivers.

Previous research indicates that activities like music and reading may help to increase wellbeing, strengthen relationships, and improve care for people with dementia. In our study, this effect is being investigated comprehensively for the first time. We would welcome you recommending the study to anyone you know or work with that may be interested.

In response to COVID-19, HOMESIDE is now delivered entirely online, making it available to anyone eligible across Australia. For more information, please visit www.homesidestudy.eu/australia.

An integrated model of care to support General Practitioners (GPs) with the management of complex patients with chronic disease, enhance early detection and manage early deterioration is being developed to be trialed in the Logan area.

The Connecting Care for Chronic Disease initiative aims to keep people well in the community and prevent emergency department presentations and hospital admissions by providing an opportunity for GPs to enhance the care of people with chronic disease as part of a health care system that is patient centred, evidence based, integrated and addresses the socio-economic determinants of health.

This short survey will help identify education and training needs for GPs in the Logan and Inala areas on Type 2 diabetes and co-morbidities of cardiovascular and renal disease.

Complete the survey here.

This study is being conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Sydney and the University of Wollongong, and clinicians and general practitioners affiliated with the Royal Hospital for Women, the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute and Bungendore Medical Centre.

The study uses a cross-sectional survey method to explore GP’s current knowledge, understanding and perspectives about breast density information and notification, including public messaging about breast density. The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete and GPs will have a chance to be entered into the draw for one of five $100 vouchers upon completion. To find out more and take part in the study, interested GPs can click here.

Submissions

To submit your research opportunity for inclusion on this list, please email us a 200-word summary of your opportunity, including any associated documentation and hyperlinks. Research opportunities will remain on this list for two months unless early removal is requested.

*This is not a comprehensive list of research and consultation opportunities in our region. Inclusion on this list is at the discretion of researchers who have submitted the listing to us. As such, information in the listings may not reflect the views or values of Brisbane South PHN and we do not endorse the information contained therein.

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