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

A feasibility trial of stratified Cognitive Functional Therapy for high risk neck and back injuries following road traffic crash [Whiplash Trial]

This clinical trial is testing an integrated model of care involving physiotherapy, psychology and GP care, looking at how to help people with neck or back pain after a motor vehicle accident.  The research team from Curtin University, University of Queensland, and University of Sydney have provided information for GPs who may have eligible and interested patients experiencing neck or back pain from a recent (< 3 months ago) motor vehicle accident. Please view the Recruitment Information for GPs flyer for more information, and further patient information is available through the trial website www.integrateclinicaltrial.com. Participation is funded by ICWA and is therefore free for patients.

General practice management of patients following acute exacerbations of COPD: an Australian survey (Monash University)

Investigators from Monash University are conducting a RACGP-funded national survey of GPs regarding the management of patients with acute exacerbations of COPD.
 
Acute exacerbations of COPD are a leading cause of hospitalisation, with a substantial proportion of cases being potentially preventable. GPs are invited to complete a short survey that aims to better understand current practice and unmet needs in order to optimise care for these patients.
 
The survey can be accessed by clicking here.
 

Australian primary care clinicians needed for telehealth research study

Researchers from The University of Queensland, Centre for Online Health, are recruiting clinicians (general practitioners, nurse practitioners, and other allied health staff) to participate in a research study on telehealth use in primary care. For further information please view the flyer here.
 
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