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Researcher: Wimmer, BC (Dr Barbara Wimmer)

Fields of Research

Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice
Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
Aged health care
Primary health care
Nephrology and urology
Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Respiratory diseases
Mental health services
Preventative health care
Health services and systems
Epidemiology
Geriatrics and gerontology
Infectious diseases
Health promotion

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Evaluation of health and support services
Other health
Behaviour and health
Provision of health and support services
Primary care
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Human pharmaceutical treatments
Demography
Health related to ageing
Mental health services
Efficacy of medications
Health education and promotion

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A proposed stepwise approach to reducing medication errors in older people; Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
A systematic review on risk factors and associated outcomes of hospital readmission in COPD; APSA Annual Conference
Applying the Capability, Opportunity, and Motivation Behaviour Model (COM-B) to Guide the Development of Interventions to Improve Early Detection of Atrial Fibrillation; Clinical Medicine Insights: Cardiology
Are polypharmacy and medication regimen complexity associated with all-cause mortality in older people? A population-based cohort study; APSA-ASCEPT Joint Scientific Meeting 2015
Are residents of aged care facilities willing to have their medications deprescribed?; Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy : RSAP
Association of continuity of care with blood pressure control in patients with chronic kidney disease and hypertension; Australian Journal of General Practice
Chronic kidney disease monitoring in Australian general practice; Australian journal of general practice
Clinical outcomes associated with medication regimen complexity in older people: a systematic review; Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Development and Validation of an Atrial Fibrillation Knowledge Assessment Tool (AFKAT); International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Effect of pharmacist-led medication review on medication appropriateness in older adults with chronic kidney disease; Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research
Epidemiology of chronic kidney disease in Australian general practice: National Prescribing Service MedicineWise MedicineInsight dataset; Nephrology
Factors associated with medication regimen complexity in older people: a cross-sectional population-based study; European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Factors associated with medication regimen complexity in residents of long-term care facilities; European Geriatric Medicine
Factors influencing oral anticoagulant use in patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation; European Journal of Clinical Investigation
Five-year trends in potential drug interactions with direct-acting oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation: an Australian-wide study; Journal of Clinical Medicine
Health information overload among health consumers: A scoping review; Patient Education and Counseling
Inappropriate prescribing in chronic kidney disease: A systematic review of prevalence, associated clinical outcomes and impact of interventions; International Journal of Clinical Practice
Korongee Village: Final Report
Korongee Village: Status Report
LITERATURE REVIEW on lifestyle methodology
Medication adherence, burden and health-related quality of life in adults with predialysis chronic kidney disease: A prospective cohort study; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Medication burden, adherence and health-related quality of life in advanced chronic kidney disease; 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN)
Medication prescribing quality in Australian primary care patients with chronic kidney disease; Journal of Clinical Medicine
Medication regimen complexity and clinical outcome in older people: a systematic review; 32nd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management
Medication regimen complexity and hospital readmission in older adults with chronic kidney disease; The Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Medication Regimen Complexity and Number of Medications as Factors Associated With Unplanned Hospitalizations in Older People: A Population-based Cohort Study; Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Medication Regimen Complexity and Polypharmacy as Factors Associated With All-Cause Mortality in Older People: A Population-Based Cohort Study; The Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Medication Regimen Complexity and Polypharmacy as Factors Associated with Unplanned Hospitalization: A Population-Based Cohort Study in Older People in Sweden; International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management
Medication Regimen Complexity and Unplanned Hospital Readmissions in Older People; The Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Medication self-administration problems in older people in Sweden: a population-based case-control study; European Society of Clinical Pharmacists (ESCP) Conference
Medication-related factors and hospital readmission in older adults with chronic kidney disease; Journal of Clinical Medicine
Multidose drug dispensing and optimising drug use in older people; Age and Ageing
Polypharmacy and medication regimen complexity as factors associated with hospital discharge destination among older people: a prospective cohort study; Drugs and Aging
Polypharmacy and medication regimen complexity as factors associated with staff informant rated quality of life in residents of aged care facilities: a cross-sectional study; European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Polypharmacy and medication regimen complexity as risk factors for hospitalization among residents of long-term care facilities: a prospective cohort study; Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Polypharmacy, hyperpolypharmacy and age - the implications for medication management services; National Medicines Symposium
Quality use of medicines in patients with chronic kidney disease; BMC Nephrology
Quantitative exploration of medication errors among older people: a systematic review; Drugs and Therapy Perspectives
Risk factors and associated outcomes of hospital readmission in COPD: a systematic review; Respiratory Medicine
Risk factors for all-cause hospital readmission following exacerbation of COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis; European Respiratory Review
Satisfaction With Care and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities; Journal of The American Medical Directors Association
Stroke risk reassessment and oral anticoagulant initiation in primary care patients with atrial fibrillation: a ten-year follow-up; European Journal of Clinical Investigation
TASMANIAN DEMOGRAPHICS REPORT Of 50 to 64 year olds and 65 to 79 year olds
Ten-Year trends in the use of oral anticoagulants in Australian general practice patients with atrial fibrillation; Frontiers in Pharmacology
The effect of hospitalization on potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults with chronic kidney disease; Current Medical Research and Opinion

Research Projects

'What's your beat?': Reducing strokes through AF awareness and screening; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Medication management in people with dementia living in the community; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Updating the Decision-Making Tools for (i) Supporting a Restraint Free Environment in Residential Aged Care; and (ii) Supporting a Restraint Free Environment in Community Aged Care; Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC)
Korongee Lifestyles

Research Candidate Supervision