The Sax Institute produces a range of publications, including: published research in peer-reviewed journals; Evidence Check Reviews, evidence summaries designed to answer specific policy questions; and a peer-reviewed public health journal Public Health Research & Practice.

Cancer control plans

28 September 2020. This review, commissioned by the NSW Cancer Institute, highlights key trends and common elements of cancer control plans from Australia and countries with health systems similar to NSW. It will be used as the basis for a discussion paper in the development of the next NSW...

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Survey instruments for monitoring self-esteem in children

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31 August 2020. This review will inform revision of survey instruments to monitor self-esteem in the Go4Fun healthy lifestyle programs which promote healthy eating, physical activity and confidence building in overweight children aged seven to thirteen. The programs include: Go4Fun, Aboriginal Go4Fun and Go4Fun Online. The review aimed to...

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Management of withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs

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31 August 2020. This review on management of withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs aimed to identify: the most effective practices; which withdrawal strategies are most effective in improving treatment outcomes for special population groups; and the differential effects of withdrawal management approaches by setting. The review identified the...

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Evidence Matters Issue 47

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August 2020. Our 45 and Up Study launches a new opportunity for cardiovascular researchers, loneliness and the pandemic, a new researcher training opportunity, and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here

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Review of effectiveness of certain healthy lifestyle interventions (2014–2019)

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18 August 2020. Key behavioural risk factors for cancer include alcohol, poor diet and lack of physical activity. This review aimed to identify primary prevention interventions which are effective in increasing adults’ adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviours including reducing alcohol consumption, increasing physical activity, increasing healthy eating, and reducing...

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Client-centric commissioning

12 August 2020. This Evidence Check review aimed to identify effective approaches to ensuring client participation in the commissioning of human services. Conducted for the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, it will contribute to better understanding how to achieve authentic participation, and inform the revision and ongoing development...

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Edition 39, July – August 2020

Latest news on The future of prevention, hyperglycemia in pregnancy, Getting Australia Active, and more. Read the full issue.

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Paediatric deep brain stimulation

3 August 2020. This review aimed to assess the evidence around the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for paediatric patients with severe dystonia. It aimed to answer the following questions: 1) Is paediatric DBS safe, efficacious and cost effective when compared with best supportive care?, 2) Is DBS...

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The use of face shields by asymptomatic people to reduce transmission of COVID-19

The use of masks by asymptomatic people to reduce transmission of COVID-19

30 July 2020. This Evidence Snapshot found no evidence that face shields are effective in reducing transmission of COVID-19 among asymptomatic people in the community. No position statements on the use of face shields in the community were identified. Citation: Moore G, Rudge S, Du Toit A, Jameson B....

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Evidence Matters Issue 46

July 2020. In this edition, learn how new 45 and Up Study surveys are set to boost COVID-19 research, assessing the scalability of health programs, and much more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here

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