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Researcher: Otahal, P (Mr Petr Otahal)

Fields of Research

Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Rheumatology and arthritis
Health informatics and information systems
Health economics
Mental health services
Health promotion
Central nervous system
Health services and systems
Acute care
Respiratory diseases
Freshwater ecology
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Nutrition and dietetics
Other education
Sports medicine
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Obstetrics and gynaecology
Geriatrics and gerontology
Cancer diagnosis
Nephrology and urology
Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
Special education and disability
Public health nutrition
Exercise physiology
Education assessment and evaluation
Epidemiological modelling
Health care administration
Reproductive medicine
Occupational and workplace health and safety
Primary health care

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response)
Evaluation of health outcomes
Behaviour and health
Neonatal and child health
Occupational health
Mental health
Evaluation of health and support services
Injury prevention and control
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Health related to ageing
Health policy evaluation
Preventive medicine
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Health education and promotion
Other environmental management
Inclusive education
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Learner and learning
Other health
Health inequalities
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Rural and remote area health
Climate change models
Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs)
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Prevention of human diseases and conditions
Women's and maternal health
Road safety

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

2009 Tasmanian Population Health Survey Selected Findings
A head-to-head comparison of the EQ-5D-5L and AQoL-8D multi-attribute utility instruments in patients who have previously undergone bariatric surgery; The Patient
A meta-analytic study of the factors driving the purchase of organic food; Appetite
A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled crossover trial of HUMira (adalimumab) for erosive hand OsteoaRthritis - the HUMOR trial; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
A survey of anaesthetists on uterotonic usage practices for elective caesarean section in Australia and New Zealand; Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
A systematic review and meta-analysis of workplace mindfulness training randomized controlled trials; Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
Absolute risk assessment for guiding cardiovascular risk management in a chest pain clinic; Medical Journal of Australia
Acceptability, feasibility, and efficacy of a workplace mindfulness program for public sector employees: a pilot randomized controlled trial with informant reports; Mindfulness
Accident rates amongst regular bicycle riders in Tasmania, Australia; Accident Analysis and Prevention
Accumulated exposure to rural areas of residence over the life course is associated with overweight and obesity in adulthood: a 25-year prospective cohort study; Annals of Epidemiology
Accuracy of cuff-measured blood pressure: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses; Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Alcohol consumption in Vietnam, and the use of 'standard drinks' to measure alcohol intake; Alcohol and Alcoholism
An exploratory study: a head-to-head comparison of the EQ5D-5L and AQoL-8D for long-term publicly waitlisted bariatric surgery patients before and 3 months after bariatric surgery; PharmacoEconomics - Open
An observational cohort study of 3 units versus 5 units slow intravenous bolus oxytocin in women undergoing elective caesarean delivery; Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhages, a Retrospective Cohort Study; Australian Neurosciences Nurses Association Conference
Annual transition probabilities of overweight and obesity in older adults: evidence from World Health Organization Study on global AGEing and adult health; Social Science and Medicine
Anxiety, depression and fatigue at 5-year review following CNS demyelination; Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Association of brachial-cuff excess pressure with carotid intima-media thickness in Australian adults: a cross-sectional study; Journal of Hypertension
Association of survival time with transthoracic echocardiography in stable patients with heart failure: Is routine follow-up ever appropriate?; International Journal of Cardiology
Association of von Willebrand factor blood levels with exercise hypertension; European Journal of Applied Physiology
Associations between partnering and parenting transitions and dietary habits in young adults; Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Associations between serum ghrelin and knee symptoms, joint structures and cartilage or bone biomarkers in patients with knee osteoarthritis; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Associations between the perceived environment and physical activity among adults aged 55-65 years: Does urban-rural area of residence matter?; Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Augmentation index and arterial stiffness in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus; Artery Research
Australian insurance costs of jockeys injured in a race-day fall; Occupational Medicine
Cancer in Tasmania: Incidence and Mortality 2005
Cancer in Tasmania: Incidence and Mortality 2006
Cancer in Tasmania: Incidence and Mortality 2007
Cancer in Tasmania: Incidence and Mortality 2008
Cancer in Tasmania: Incidence and Mortality 2009
Cancer in Tasmania: Incidence and Mortality 2010
Cancer in Tasmania: Incidence and Mortality 2011
Cancer in Tasmania: Incidence and Mortality 2012
Cancer in Tasmania: Incidence and Mortality 2013
Cancer in Tasmania: Incidence and Mortality 2014
Cancer in Tasmania: Incidence and Mortality 2015
Cancer in Tasmania: Incidence and Mortality 2016
Cancer survival and prevalence in Tasmania 1978-2008
Cardiovascular and other competing causes of death among patients with cancer from 2006 to 2015: An Australian population-based study; Cancer
Central-to-brachial blood pressure amplification in type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis; Journal of Human Hypertension
Characterising attrition from childhood to adulthood in a 20-year cohort: which baseline factors are influential, and can bias be corrected?; Longitudinal and Life Course Studies
Chronic kidney disease in Tasmania; Nephrology
Circulating C reactive protein in osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis; ARD Online
Clinical prediction of incident heart failure risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis; Open Heart
Clinical relevance of exaggerated exercise blood pressure; Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Construct validity of SF-6D health state utility values in an employed population; Quality of Life Research
Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between serum inflammatory cytokines and knee bone marrow lesions in patients with knee osteoarthritis; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Declining Prevalence of Tobacco Smoking in Vietnam; 20th IEA World Congress of Epidemiology
Declining Prevalence of Tobacco Smoking in Vietnam; Nicotine & Tobacco Research
Depression and Insulin Resistance: Cross-sectional associations in young adults; Diabetes Care
DHA mediates the protective effect of fish consumption on new episodes of depression among women; British Journal of Nutrition
Does mandatory fortification sustain iodine nutrition? Findings from the 2016 urinary iodine survey of Tasmanian school children; Nutrition and Dietetics
Does workplace health promotion contribute to job stress reduction? Three-year findings from Partnering Healthy@Work; BMC Public Health
Effect of Zoledronic Acid and Denosumab in patients with low back pain and modic change: A proof-of-principle trial; Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
Effects of a mindfulness app on employee stress in an Australian public sector workforce: randomized controlled trial; JMIR mHealth and uHealth
Evidence of Stable Incidence of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage in Tasmania, Australia Over the Last 20 Years; 5th International Conference on Neurology and Epidemiology
Exercise blood pressure and cardiac structure: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cross-sectional studies; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Exercise-induced hypertension, cardiovascular events, and mortality in patients undergoing exercise stress testing: a systematic review and meta-analysis; American Journal of Hypertension
Factors associated with presenteeism among employed Australian adults reporting lifetime major depression with 12-month symptoms ; Journal of Affective Disorders
Factors associated with prevalent and incident foot pain: data from the Tasmanian Older Adult Cohort Study; Maturitas
Factors contributing to sex differences in functional outcomes and participation after stroke; Neurology
Forest carbon stocks in Newfoundland boreal forests of harvest and natural disturbance origin I: field study; Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Fruit and vegetable consumption in Vietnam, and the use of a ‘standard serving’ size to measure intake; The British Journal of Nutrition
Growth and geographical variation in the use of cardiac imaging in Australia; Internal Medicine Journal
Hand examination, ultrasound and its association with hand pain and function in community-based older adults; Arthritis Care & Research
Health state utilities for economic evaluation of bariatric surgery: a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis; Obesity Reviews
History of Iodine Deficiency in Schoolchildren in Tasmania, Australia; Comprehensive Handbook of Iodine: Nutritional, Biochemical, Pathological and Therapeutic Aspects
Identification of the optimal protocol for automated office blood pressure measurement among patients with treated hypertension; American Journal of Hypertension
Incidence, prevalence and mortality of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Australia; Respirology
Inflammatory bowel disease incidence, prevalence and twelve-month initial disease course in Tasmania, Australia; Internal Medicine Journal
Influence of age on upper arm cuff blood pressure measurement; Hypertension
Inter-rater reliability: comparison of checklist and global scoring for OSCEs; Creative Education
Investigating the costs of major and minor cycling crashes in Tasmania, Australia; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Iodine adequacy in Tasmania sustained after 7 years of mandatory bread fortification; Medical Journal of Australia
KARAOKE: krill oil versus placebo in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: protocol for a randomised controlled trial; Trials
Karaoke: Krill oil versus placebo in the treatment of knee osteoathritis: protocol for a randomised controlled trial; Trials
Knee pain predicts subsequent shoulder pain and the association is mediated by leg weakness: Longitudinal observational data from the osteoarthritis initiative; Journal of Rheumatology
Latitude continues to be significantly associated with the prevalence of multiple sclerosis: an updated meta-analysis; Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Latitude is significantly associated with the prevalence of multiple sclerosis: a meta-analysis; Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Learning Difficulties and Mild Iodine Deficiency; 41st Annual International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD) Conference
Lifestyle behaviours associated with 5-year weight gain in a prospective cohort of Australian adults aged 26-36 years at baseline; BMC Public Health
Low exercise blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality: Systematic review and meta-analysis; Atherosclerosis
Menstrual irregularity and bone mass in premenopausal women: Cross-sectional associations with testosterone and SHBG ; BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Meta-analyses to investigate gene-environment interactions in neuroepidemiology; Neuroepidemiology
Mild Iodine Deficiency During Pregnancy Is Associated With Reduced Educational Outcomes in the Offspring: 9-Year Follow-up of the Gestational Iodine Cohort; Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Mild Iodine Deficiency During Pregnancy is Associated with Reduced Educational Outcomes in the Offspring: 9-Year Follow-up of the Gestational Iodine Cohort; Prenatal and Childhood Nutrition: Evaluating the Neurocognitive Connections
Misclassification of blood pressure of Vietnamese adults when only a single measurement is used; Journal of the American Society of Hypertension
Mortality and survival in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis; ERJ Open Research
Motoric Cognitive Risk Syndrome and Falls Risk: A Multi-Center Study; Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Multimorbidity and Health Care Service Utilization in the Australian Workforce; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
National survey of risk factors for non-communicable disease in Vietnam: prevalence estimates and an assessment of their validity; BMC Public Health
Non-inferiority study of 3IU versus 5IU slow bolus oxytocin in patients undergoing elective caesarean delivery; ANZCA ASM
Nursing and surgical implications of demographic changes in the epidemiology of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage; Australasian Neuroscience Nurse's association 2016 Annual Conference
Paucity of evidence for the effectiveness of prophylactic low-dose oxytocin protocols (<5;IU) compared with 5IU in women undergoing elective caesarean section: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials; European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Physical activity in Vietnam: estimates and measurement issues; PLoS One
Physical activity patterns and risk of depression in young adulthood: a 20-year cohort study since childhood; Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Population attributable fractions and joint effects of key risk factors for multiple sclerosis; Multiple Sclerosis Journal
Predictors of Beagley-Gibson skin cast grade in older adults; Skin Research and Technology
Prevalence and correlates of psychological distress in a large and diverse public sector workforce: Baseline results from Partnering Healthy@Work; BMC Public Health
Prognostic implications of global LV dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis of global longitudinal strain and ejection fraction; Heart
PSY15 A unique opportunity to assess quality-of-life changes in long-term waitlisted bariatric surgery patients using the EQ-5D-5L and AQOL-8D multi-attribute utility instruments before and three months after bariatric surgery: an exploratory study; Value in Health
Quality of life improves more for people who receive proactive absolute
Randomized Trial of Guiding Hypertension Management Using Central Aortic Blood Pressure Compared With Best-Practice Care: Principal Findings of the BP GUIDE Study; Hypertension
Rates and reasons for emergency department presentations of patients wait-listed for public bariatric surgery in Tasmania, Australia; Obesity Research and Clinical Practice
Recurrence patterns identify aggressive form of human papillomavirus-dependent vulvar cancer; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Reduced educational outcomes persist into adolescence following mild iodine deficiency in utero, despite adequacy in childhood: 15-year follow-up of the gestational iodine cohort investigating auditory processing speed and working memory; Nutrients
Resource utilization and disaggregated cost analysis of bariatric surgery in the Australian public healthcare system; The European Journal of Health Economics
Resource utilization and disaggregated cost analysis of bariatric surgery in the Australian public healthcare system
Serial assessment of left ventricular morphology and function in a rodent model of ischemic cardiomyopathy; International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Sex differences in long-term mortality after stroke in the INSTRUCT (INternational STRoke oUtComes sTudy): A meta-analysis of individual participant data; Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Sex differences in long-term quality of life among survivors after stroke in the INSTRUCT; Stroke
Sex differences in risk factors for aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage: systematic review and meta-analysis; Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Sex differences in severity of stroke in the INSTRUCT Study: a meta-analysis of individual participant data; Journal of the American Heart Association
Skeletal muscle microvascular-linked improvements in glycemic control from resistance training in individuals with Type 2 Diabetes; Diabetes Care
Smoking cessation and weight gain: are changing health behaviours explanatory?
Socioeconomic Disadvantage Is Associated with a Higher Incidence of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage; Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases
Socioeconomic position over the life course from childhood and smoking status in mid-adulthood: results from a 25-year follow-up study; BMC Public Health
Stimulated PBMC-produced IFN-γ and TNF-α are associated with altered relapse risk in multiple sclerosis: Results from a prospective cohort study; Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Temporal changes in appropriateness of cardiac imaging; Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Temporal trends in competing mortality from second and subsequent primary cancers, 1980-2014: an Australian population-based study; Cancer Epidemiology
Temporal trends in the risk of second primary cancers among survivors of adult-onset cancers, 1980 through 2013: an Australian population-based study; Cancer
Temporal trends in thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroid peroxidase antibody (ATPO) testing across two phases of iodine fortification in Tasmania (1995-2013); Clinical endocrinology
The assessment of abdominal and multifidus muscles and their role in physical function in older adults: a systematic review; Physiotherapy
The association between objectively measured physical activity and knee structural change using MRI; Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
The association between parity and knee cartilage in young women; Rheumatology
The association between physical activity and reduced body fat lessens with age - Results from a cross-sectional study in community-dwelling older adults; Experimental Gerontology
The association between quitting smoking and weight gain: a systemic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies; Obesity Reviews
The association of subchondral and systemic bone mineral density with osteoarthritis-related joint replacements in older adults; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
The associations of multimorbidity with health-related productivity loss in a large and diverse public sector setting: A cross-sectional survey; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
The impact of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on health state utility values: evidence from Australia; Quality of Life Research
The impact of socioeconomic status on incidence of anuerysmal subarachnoid hameorrhage; Australasian Neuroscience Nurses' Association 2016 Annual Conference
The importance of waist circumference and body mass index in cross-sectional relationships with risk of cardiovascular disease in Vietnam; PLoS ONE
The Interdependence of Blood Pressure and Glucose in Vietnam; High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Prevention
The relationship between basal and squamous cell skin cancer and smoking related cancers; BMC Research Notes
The relationship between cumulative lifetime ultraviolet radiation exposure, bone mineral density, falls risk and fractures in older adults; Osteoporosis International
The sensitivity of AusRivAS to variations of input values, low natural diversity and temporal variation
Tolerance of a rapid biological assessment method to measurement errors; Proceedings of Verhandlungen der Internationale Vereinigung fur Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie
Trends, costs and correlates of stress-related workers' compensation claims in a public sector workforce; Journal of Health, Safety and Environment
Waterpipe smoking associated with multiple sclerosis: A population-based incident case-control study; Multiple Sclerosis Journal
Women remain at risk of iodine deficiency during pregnancy: the importance of iodine supplementation before conception and throughout gestation; Nutrients
Working Memory and Mild Iodine Deficiency New Developments and Suggested Strategies; Invited keynote public presentations at Nazarbayev University and Süleyman Demirel University
Workplace health promotion and mental health: three-year findings from partnering Healthy@Work; PLoS ONE
Workplace injuries in thoroughbred racing: An analysis of insurance payments and injuries amongst jockeys in Australia from 2002 to 2010; Animals

Research Projects

Assessing the clinical value of exercise stress echocardiography: an EXERcise stress Test collaboratION (EXERTION) study; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Iodine nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding: Current status, knowledge and practices among Tasmanian women; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Relationship between literacy and hearing in Tasmanian school children following iodine deficiency in pregnancy: 11 year follow-up of the Gestational Iodine Cohort; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
WHO Fellowship Program; World Health Organisation (WHO)
Mentally Healthy Workplaces Multi-site Pilot Program Evaluation: Expert advisory services.

Research Candidate Supervision

Depression-related Presenteeism- Identifying the Correlates, Estimating the Consequences, and Valuing Associated Lost Productive Time