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Researcher: O'Brien, JA (Dr Jane O'Brien)

Fields of Research

Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)
Rheumatology and Arthritis
Dermatology
Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Exercise Physiology
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Health and Community Services
Primary Health Care
Health Informatics
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Public Health and Health Services
Health Counselling
Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Health Promotion
Care for Disabled
Health Care Administration
Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Tumour Immunology

Research Objectives

Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis)
Nursing
Diabetes
Behaviour and Health
Disability and Functional Capacity
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Skin and Related Disorders
Preventive Medicine

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A home-based progressive resistance exercise programme for patients with venous leg ulcers; International Wound Journal
A home-based progressive resistance exercise programme for patients with venous leg ulcers: a feasibility study; International Wound Journal
A pilot study assessing the feasibility of a home-based progressive resistance exercise program and trend toward healing rates for patients with venous leg ulcers
A Theory-Based Multifactorial Intervention to Increase Lower Limb Exercise and Progress in Healing For Adults with Venous Leg Ulcers; 23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Can activity trackers help adults stay active?; Exercise Sport Science Australia ‘Research to Practice’
Designing purposeful health breaks at work; 2018 WorkSafe Conference
Evaluating the effectiveness of a self-management exercise intervention on wound healing, functional ability and health-related quality of life outcomes in adults with venous leg ulcers: a randomised controlled trial; International Wound Journal
Factors associated with physical activity levels in people with venous leg ulcers: A multicentre, prospective, cohort study; International wound journal
Getting physical with diabetes: a realistic approach to encouraging exercise for adults with diabetes; Diabetes & Primary Care Australia
Health care utilisation for low back pain and its predictors: a systematic review and metaanalysis of population based observational studies; PROSPERO
Identifying opportunities to integrate digital professionalism into curriculum: a comparison of social media use by health profession students at an Australian university in 2013 and 2016; Informatics
Improve Health Literacy Responsiveness; Improve Client Outcomes; at Australian Physiotherapy Association National Conference ‘Momentum’
Improving physical activity, pain and function in patients waiting for hip and knee arthroplasty by combining targeted exercise training with behaviour change counselling: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial; Trials
Invited speaker: webinar hosted by AAG; It's all about evidenced based wound care ­ prevention and management
Strategies for developing exercise interventions for adults with venous leg ulcers; Wound Seminar A Call to Action: Translating Research to improve chronic wound outcomes
Testing the effectiveness of a self-efficacy based exercise intervention for adults with venous leg ulcers: protocol of a randomised controlled trial; Bmc Dermatology
The benefits of a self-management telephone based intervention for promoting exercise and healing for promoting exercise and healing rate for venous leg ulcer patients
The effectiveness of a four-layer compression bandage system in comparison with Class 3 compression hosiery on healing and quality of life in patients with venous leg ulcers: a randomised controlled trial; International Wound Journal
The meaning of exercise to adults with venous leg ulcers; 9th National Australian Wound Management Association Conference
The overlooked aspect of wound management for adults with venous leg ulcers; 4th Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies
The perspectives of adults with venous leg ulcers on exercise: an exploratory study; Journal of Wound Care
Transitional care interventions reduce unplanned hospital readmissions in high-risk older adults; Bmc Health Services Research
Understanding the relationships between the calf muscle pump, ankle range of motion and healing for adults with venous leg ulcers: a review of the literature; Wound Practice & Research
Using a theoretical approach to identify factors influencing adherence to an exercise program for adults with venous leg ulcers; International Congress of Behavioral Medicine
Using a theoretical approach to identify factors influencing adherence to an exercise programme for adults with venous leg ulcers; Journal of Health Psychology
VaLUE your independence (Venous leg ulcers and Exercise); 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics Conference
Venous Leg Ulcers and Exercise (VaLUE): Theory and Intervention Strategies; 7th Exercise and Sport Science Australia from Research to Practice
What is the effect of exercise on wound healing in patients with venous leg ulcers? A systematic review; International Wound Journal

Research Projects

Improving physical activity, pain and function in patients waiting for hip and knee Arthroplasty by combining targeted exercise training with behaviour change counselling.; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Wound Registry; Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (CRCWMI)
Improve Health Literacy Responsiveness; Improve Client Outcomes
Participation in New Horizon Club: baseline evaluation

Research Candidate Supervision