45 and Up Study Collaborators’ Meeting 2016

Event wrap and photo gallery: 12 September 2016. More than 160 people attended this year’s 45 and Up Study Collaborators’ Meeting, held Tuesday 6 September. The theme was Data, evidence and decision making: innovation for a better future. The annual meeting is an opportunity to hear about research using the...

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Getting the right evidence to the right person at the right time to make a difference

Opinion: 28 September 2016. Making evidence and data useful in policy and action takes a lot more than publishing a research paper, says Dr Diane Watson*, who offered insights into “useful evidence” in a keynote address to the 45 and Up Study annual meeting.  For many researchers, the ultimate goal...

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45 and Up Study meeting attracts media attention

Latest news: 19 September 2016. This year’s 45 and Up Study Collaborators’ meeting attracted widespread media coverage, with news outlets including The Guardian, Huffington Post, SBS News and Nine TV News and news.com.au reporting on findings that being overweight but active won’t prevent the risk of type 2 diabetes. Another presentation on the cost...

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45 and Up Study: a valuable tool for local health service planning

Latest news: 18 July 2016. Data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study could be valuable in supporting the work of Local Health Districts (LHDs) and Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in local health service planning and improving the integration of care, a new study suggests. While the 45...

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New research sheds light on how to boost responses to cohort studies

Latest news: 10 June 2016. New research from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study has shed light on a quandary long faced by researchers who conduct population-based cohort studies – how to ensure a good response rate to large-scale follow up population-based surveys? For decades, there has been...

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Reaping the benefits of cohort studies

Latest news: 19 May 2016. Cohort studies are a unique resource for informing policy, program and service decisions – and they could be used to even greater effect, Sax Institute CEO Professor Sally Redman told a major conference this month. Professor Redman, who gave a keynote address to the...

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Why should we work up a sweat? TEDx talk outlines 45 and Up Study findings

Latest news: 10 March 2016. Moderate physical activity is great and adding some vigorous activity is even better for avoiding an early death, a large Australian study of middle-aged and older adults has found. The public health message about the benefits of working up a sweat is being spread...

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Study sheds light on end-of-life healthcare costs

Latest news: 29 February 2016. Greater use of GP services in the final years of life is not linked to lower hospital costs in the six-month end-of-life period, according to a study drawing on data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study. The findings suggested that if GPs...

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Lack of sleep and lack of exercise a risky combination

Latest news: 11 December 2015. Research findings from the 45 and Up Study published in the journal PLOS Medicine show that sleeping more than nine hours a night, and sitting too much during the day could be a hazardous combination, particularly when added to a lack of exercise. The...

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Are we making the best use of data to improve healthcare?

Opinion: 10 December 2015. This article was published via the Croakey Conference News Service which was enlisted by the Health Services Research Association Australia New Zealand (HSRAANZ) Croakey’s Jennifer Doggett reports: Whether it’s big or small, linked or discrete, qualitative or quantitative – data is at the centre of...

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