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Researcher: Van Der Ploeg, WJ (Dr Winifred Van Der Ploeg)

Fields of Research

Primary health care
Health and community services
Health promotion
Community and primary care
Health informatics and information systems
Health care administration
Health services and systems
Aged health care

Research Objectives

Health education and promotion
Rural and remote area health
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Other health
Neonatal and child health
Evaluation of health and support services

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

An evidence-informed approach to supporting rural ageing well?; 47th Australian Association of Gerontology national conference 2014
An Exercise in Health Literacy: Fostering the Health Literacy of Clients Attending an Exercise Clinic; Sustainable Healthcare Transformation Conference
Commentary on Mancuso JM. Assessment and measurement of health literacy: An integrative review of the literature; Nursing and Health Sciences
Commentary on Mancuso JM. Assessment and measurement of health literacy: An integrative review of the literature. Nursing and Health Sciences 2009; 11: 77-89; Nursing and Health Sciences
Evidence in Policy and Practice: Supporting critical thinking within the development process; International Research Society for Public Management 2015 Conference
Health Literacy Resource Development and Evaluation: (Phase 1 and 2) incorporating the Complementary Evaluation
Keeping them: Factors that contribute to the long term retention of the allied health workforce in rural and remote areas; Allied Health Professionals Symposium
Supporting rural ageing well: how important is the rural?; 13th National Rural Health Conference
The Cradle Coast personally controlled electronic health record evaluation research plan; 20th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC2012)
The readability of patient handouts from an inner regional hospital emergency department; Australian Journal of Rural Health

Research Projects

OPtimising HEalth LiterAcy (OPHELIA): A process to address health literacy for Tasmanians with Chronic Disease; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Building Community Capacity for Health Literacy
Complementary Health Literacy Project Evaluation: Strengthening Self Efficacy & Competency For Practitioners (Health Literacy Project)
Health Literacy - Resource Development and Evaluation
Health Literacy - Resource Development and Evaluation Project Phase 2

Research Candidate Supervision