A full list of publications produced by UQ Poche Centre staff (including affiliate, adjunct and honorary) and students is available on eSpace.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have expressed significant concern about methamphetamine use and its associated harms. Additionally, there has been an increase in sexually transmitted infection (STI) notifications among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in recent years. This cross-sectional study explored associations between high STI risk sexual behaviour, methamphetamine and mental health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who use methamphetamine.

Wand, HReilly, R, McKetin, R, Quinn, B, Roe, Y, Conigrave, KEzard, NButt, JTreloar, CSivak, LShackleford, IDunlop, A, and Ward, J

Lim, DPhillips, EBradley, C, and Ward, J

If not now, when? Implementation failure of a rights- and value-based policy agenda for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people sustain the oldest living culture on the planet. Yet our health is in a state of emergency. Health targets are not on track – our people die early from communicable and non-communicable diseases; they are not partners in their health; health systems do not meet needs; provide seamless patient journeys or quality patient-valued safe care. The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights1 espouses rights only a few Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people enjoy – access, safety, respect, communication, participation, privacy and comment. Despite health being a fundamental human right, Australia continues down the path of paternalism that breaches human rights standards.

Bainbridge, R

Wellbeing and mental health interventions for Indigenous children and youth: A systematic scoping review

Key policy directives from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Norway and the United States (CANNZUS countries) highlight the importance of addressing the unique and complex wellbeing and mental health needs of Indigenous school-aged children and youth. This systematic scoping review of the peer reviewed and grey literature identifies the extant evidence about the conditions, strategies and impacts of wellbeing and mental health screening, management and referral pathways for Indigenous children and youth in CANNZUS countries.

Jongen, C,Campbell, S, Saunders, V, Askew, D, Spurling, G, Gueorguiev, E, Langham, E, Bainbridge, R, McCalman, J

VOICE–Validating Outcomes by Including Consumer Experience: A Study Protocol to Develop a Patient Reported Experience Measure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Accessing Primary Health Care

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ (hereafter respectfully referred to as Indigenous Australians) experiences of health care are shaped by historical, social and cultural factors, with cultural security critical to effective care provision and engagement between services and community. Positive patient experiences are associated with better health outcomes. Consequently, it is an accreditation requirement that primary health care (PHC) services must formally gather and respond to patient feedback. However, currently available patient feedback tools were not developed with Indigenous Australians, and do not reflect their values and world views. Existing tools do not capture important experiences of care of Indigenous Australians in PHC settings, nor return information that assists services to improve care. Consistent with the principles of Indigenous Data Sovereignty, we will co-design and validate an Indigenous-specific Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM) that produces data by and for community, suitable for use in quality improvement in comprehensive PHC services. 

Chakraborty, A, Walke, E, Bainbridge, R, Bailie, R, Matthews, V, Larkins, S, Burgess, P, Askew, D, Langham, E, Smorgon, S, Swaminathan, G, Cameron, D

Examination of the nutritional intake of patients undergoing opioid replacement therapy: A systematic review

This systematic review aimed to determine the level of existing research that investigates the intake, specifically macro and micronutrient intake, of patients undergoing opioid replacement therapy.

Waddington, F Naunton, M, Thomas, J, Kyle, G, Wheatley, B, Oguoma, V

Do tobacco and cannabis use and co-use predict lung function: a longitudinal study

Use of tobacco and cannabis is common and has been reported to predict lung function. Less is known about co-use of tobacco and cannabis and their impact on changes in lung function to early adulthood. The study examines whether cigarette smoking or cannabis use and co-use are each associated with lung function in a population sample of young adults.

Najman, Jake M., Bell, Scott, Williams, Gail M., Clavarino, Alexandra M., Scott, James G., McGee, Tara R., and Mamun, Abdullah A.