Eindra Aung

Eindra Aung
Northern Sydney Local Health District · Pain Management Research Institute

MBBS, MIPH PhD

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Background Achieving the elimination of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections requires a sufficient understanding of the current epidemiological status of STH endemicity. We aimed to examine the status of STH in Myanmar – a country with the eighth highest STH prevalence in the world, 10 years after instigation of the national deworming program...
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Background Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are a significant public health problem affecting over 900 million people globally. Health education has been shown to complement mass drug administration (MDA) for the control of these intestinal worms. We reported recently results of a cluster randomised control trial (RCT) showing the positiv...
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Aim: Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis in men. Despite the availability of effective urate-lowering therapies (ULT), the management of gout is suboptimal due to poor persistence with ULT. This study examined national prescribing patterns of ULT to determine persistence with allopurinol in Australia. Methods: A 10% sample of...
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Background Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are still prevalent among schoolchildren in the Philippines. We evaluated the risk factors associated with STH and the relationship between STH and nutritional indices among schoolchildren aged 9-10 years in Laguna province, the Philippines.Methods We used the baseline data from 40 schools enrol...
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Background: Soil-transmitted helminths (STH) cause substantial disease and disability globally. Health education has proven complementary to school-based drug administration programs for STH control. We determined the generalizability of the impact of "The Magic Glasses" health education package for STH prevention in schoolchildren in Laguna provi...
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Background Considering the increasing incidence of ectopic pregnancy and the negative effects of pregnancy loss on mental health, this study aimed to determine the status of mental health in women with ectopic pregnancy and examine its relationship with their self-esteem. Methods This was a cross-sectional study on 150 women (with a 100% response...
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Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis in men, yet both patients and the public often do not recognise gout as a form of arthritis. Instead, due to historical misconceptions, gout is typically seen as a lifestyle disease caused by poor diet. In reality, there are a number of risk factors that contribute to gout, including genetic fa...
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BACKGROUND Repeated mass drug administration (MDA) of antihelminthics to at-risk populations is still the main strategy for the control of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections. However, MDA, as a stand-alone intervention, does not prevent reinfection. Accordingly, complementary measures to prevent STH reinfection, such as health education and...
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Background: Repeated mass drug administration (MDA) of antihelminthics to at-risk populations is still the main strategy for the control of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections. However, MDA, as a stand-alone intervention, does not prevent reinfection. Accordingly, complementary measures to prevent STH reinfection, such as health education an...
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Gout is increasing in prevalence despite effective pharmacotherapies. Barriers to effective management are largely educational deficiencies. Sufferers, usually men, need to understand more about gout, especially that maintaining serum urate below 0.36 mmol/L will eliminate recurrent attacks. Also, of great importance is appreciating that sub-optima...
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Gout is an inflammatory musculoskeletal disorder with a prevalence of 1.6–6.8% in Australia. Gout is characterised by acute attacks of severe joint pain secondary to raised serum concentrations of uric acid and joint deposits of monosodium urate crystals. Recurrent attacks can affect quality of life and lead to irreversible joint damage. The preval...
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Background: The Patient Enablement and Satisfaction Model (PESM) developed in primary care, theorises the mechanisms through which nurses may impact upon patients’ experience of satisfaction and enablement, enhancing their capacity to manage their health. Aim: To evaluate the applicability of the PESM in an ambulatory chronic care setting. Methods:...
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Introduction Gout is increasing despite effective therapies to lower serum urate concentrations to 0.36 mmol/L or less, which, if sustained, significantly reduces acute attacks of gout. Adherence to urate-lowering therapy (ULT) is poor, with rates of less than 50% 1 year after initiation of ULT. Attempts to increase adherence in gout patients have...
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Objective: To examine the association of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and the modulating effect of patient activation on this association. Design and participants: A population-based prospective cohort study of people with Type 2 diabetes in Queensland, Australia, using data f...
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Previous research using cross-sectional data has shown a positive relationship between patient activation and quality of care. The quantitative relationships in the same patients over time, however, remain undefined. To examine the relationship between changes in activation over time and patient-assessed quality of chronic illness care. Prospective...
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OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) with glycaemic control and the modulating effect of patient activation on this association. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A population-based prospective cohort study of people with type 2 diabetes in Queensland, Australia, using data from self-repo...
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Objective: To examine the association of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) with glycaemic control and the modulating effect of patient activation on this association. Design, Setting and Participants: A population-based prospective cohort study of people with type 2 diabetes in Queensland, Australia, using data from self-repor...
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The Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) was designed to measure care congruent with several elements of the chronic care model (CCM), including self-management support and delivery system design. However, support for the a priori 5-subscale structure of the PACIC in previous research has been conflicting. Thus, we aim to investigate...
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Objective To examine the association of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and the modulating effect of patient activation on this association. Design and participants A population-based prospective cohort study of people with Type 2 diabetes in Queensland, Australia, using data from...
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Supplementary Materials 1 to 3 contains Spearman correlation matrices for PACIC data in 2008, 2009 and 2010, which were used as input for exploratory factor analysis. Supplementary Material 4 contains pooled estimates from imputed datasets for mean of each PACIC item.
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To examine the impact of concordant and discordant comorbidities on patients' assessments of providers' adherence to diabetes-specific care guidelines and quality of chronic illness care. A population-based survey of 3761 adults with type 2 diabetes, living in Queensland, Australia was conducted in 2008. Based on self-reports, participants were gro...
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During disaster times, we need specific information to rapidly plan a disaster response, especially in sudden-onset disasters. Due to the inadequate capacity of Routine Health Information Systems (RHIS), many developing countries face a lack of quality pre-disaster health-related data and efficient post-disaster data processes in the immediate afte...
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The inadequate capacity of health information systems (HIS) in developing countries of Asia and the Pacific has been an ongoing issue. Training of data producers and data users in generating, analysing and using data has been identified as a key option in strengthening HIS in the region and consequently building health system capacity. Accordingly,...
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health systems in Asia and the Pacific through better evidence and practice For the PDF version of this paper and other related documents, visit www.uq.edu.au/hishub Theme 1: Building health information systems health system information for decision-makers Preparing routine health information systems for immediate health responses to natural disast...
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The accuracy of cause-of-death statistics substantially depends on the quality of cause-of-death information in death certificates, primarily completed by medical doctors. Deficiencies in cause-of-death certification have been observed across the world, and over time. Despite educational interventions targeted at improving the quality of death cert...

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PACIC is short for Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care. The questions in the PACIC ask about the chronic illness care received by the patients over the past 6 months. Conceptually thinking, which one is more likely to affect a patient’s blood pressure: chronic care received during the past 6 months or chronic care received 4 years ago? How much can the chronic illness care received during the past 6 months affect a patient’s blood pressure measured about 4 years later? 

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