Research and surveys

This page provides opportunities for all healthcare providers to interact for the the purpose of research and learning.

If you have a survey or project you would like us to share with our audience, please email the proposed information to practiceassist@wapha.org.au.

Research and surveys

GPs hold the burden of mental health care in WA

WA Primary Health Alliance has engaged Western Australia University Consultants (WAUC) to identify the barriers that GPs are encountering in managing mental health presentations. A survey has been developed for GPs to gather the relevant data and feedback, to complete please visit  https://phexchange.wapha.org.au/MHC-survey

Survey to develop resources to assist with emerging infectious diseases

Worldwide, seventy-five percent of emerging infectious diseases are zoonoses, a number of these being unique to Australia. These growing threats, along with other local endemic zoonotic infections, have the potential to present unique challenges to medical practitioners both now and in the future.
 
We are asking GPs to complete a short 10-15 minute survey to help us in developing resources which will assist them in this area. The link to the survey is below:
 
https://redcap.sydney.edu.au/surveys/?s=RRT3WX444K
 
Those who complete the survey will go in a prize draw for one of ten, $100 Westfield gift vouchers

 

IRNDP Frontline Healthcare dementia survey


The International Research Network on Dementia Prevention (IRNDP) is an Australian led initiative designed to further research on dementia prevention and dementia risk reduction.

The IRNDP would like to develop information and support for dementia risk reduction in primary healthcare settings.

To do this, they need to know:
  • What GPs and practice nurses already know about dementia risk reduction and whether you feel that further knowledge is required
  • Where the barriers might be for dementia risk reduction in primary healthcare
You can help by completing a short online survey, accessed by clicking here.

The survey is anonymous but there is an opportunity to provide contact details if you wish to receive updates.

Regional and Rural Pregnancy and Emotional Wellbeing Study

Under the leadership of Professor Megan Galbally, the Regional and Rural Pregnancy and Emotional Wellbeing Study is a longitudinal, pregnancy cohort study looking at different aspects of emotional health and wellbeing over the perinatal period and the impact past the postpartum period. The team is currently recruiting participants from regional and rural areas of Western Australia. The study is an extension of ongoing work from the Mercy Hospital in Victoria, Fiona Stanley Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Rockingham Hospital in Perth. In partnership with WA Country Health Services, the study has been extended to Mid-West, Goldfields and the South West of Western Australia.  
 
The study is a multidisciplinary, national and international collaboration that examines maternal mental health and infant and child outcomes. This involves collection of data across domains of biology, psychology and social wellbeing from early pregnancy, through the first year postpartum and beyond. It is expected that the study will enable us to identify referral pathways for rural areas and work with regions to address service gaps.
 
If you know any women who are less than 20 weeks pregnant and would be interested please contact Research Coordinator Kylie Marston on 6151 1193 or email smpews@murdoch.edu.au.

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Australian GPs' Readiness to Develop Technical and Collaborative Capabilities for Telehealth Medical Services

This anonymous survey is conducted to find out about the prevalence of GPs' readiness to develop technical and collaborative capabilities for telehealth medical services to manage locally pressing aged/chronic and acute conditions of patients through collaborative telehealth consultations with specialists.

Your participation is voluntary and is a valuable contribution to knowledge and telehealth service research.  Find out More
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