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  • Bond University

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

  • 3497 Citations
  • 30 h-Index
1994 …2020

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Access to same day, next day and after-hours appointments: The views of Australian general practitioners

Harris, M. F., Davies, P. G. P., Fanaian, M., Zwar, N. A. & Liaw, S. T., 3 Sep 2012, In : Australian Health Review. 36, 3, p. 325-330 6 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

A cluster randomised controlled trial of nurse and GP partnership for care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Zwar, N., Hermiz, O., Hasan, I., Comino, E., Middleton, S., Vagholkar, S. & Marks, G., 3 Jun 2008, In : BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 8, 8.

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9 Citations (Scopus)

A complexity perspective on health care improvement and reform in general practice and primary health care

Booth, B. J., Zwar, N. & Harris, M., 25 Mar 2010, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 16, 1, p. 29-35 7 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)

Activating primary care COPD patients with multi-morbidity (APCOM) pilot project: Study protocol

Ansari, S., Hosseinzadeh, H., Dennis, S. & Zwar, N., 16 Feb 2017, In : npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine. 27, 1, 41533.

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2 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Activating primary care COPD patients with multi-morbidity through tailored self-management support

Ansari, S., Hosseinzadeh, H., Dennis, S. & Zwar, N., 3 Apr 2020, In : npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine. 30, 1, 6 p., 12.

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Advance care planning and interpersonal relationships: A two-way street

Rhee, J. J., Zwar, N. A. & Kemp, L. A., 1 Apr 2013, In : Family Practice. 30, 2, p. 219-226 8 p.

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34 Citations (Scopus)

Advance care planning for patients with advanced illnesses attending hospital outpatient clinics study: A study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Rhee, J., Meller, A., Krysinska, K., Gonski, P., Naganathan, V., Zwar, N., Hayen, A., Cullen, J., O'Keefe, J. A., McDonald, J., Harris-Roxas, B. & Caplan, G. A., 1 Jan 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 1, e023107.

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Advancing general practice nursing in Australia: Roles and responsibilities of primary healthcare organisations

Lane, R., Halcomb, E., McKenna, L., Zwar, N., Naccarella, L., Davies, G. P. & Russell, G., 1 Jan 2017, In : Australian Health Review. 41, 2, p. 127-132 6 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Alcohol enquiry by GPs - Understanding patients' perspectives: A qualitative study

Tam, C. W. M., Leong, L., Zwar, N. & Hespe, C., 1 Jan 2015, In : Australian Family Physician. 44, 11, p. 833-838 6 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

A multifaceted quality improvement intervention for CVD risk management in Australian primary healthcare: A protocol for a process evaluation

Patel, B., Patel, A., Jan, S., Usherwood, T., Harris, M., Panaretto, K., Zwar, N., Redfern, J., Jansen, J., Doust, J. & Peiris, D., 2014, In : Implementation Science. 9, p. 187 1 p.

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14 Citations (Scopus)
125 Downloads (Pure)

An explorative qualitative study on acceptability of physical activity assessment instruments among primary care professionals in southern Sydney

Dutton, S. N., Dennis, S. M., Zwar, N. & Harris, M. F., 22 Sep 2016, In : BMC Family Practice. 17, 1, 12 p., 138.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

An investigation of barriers and enablers to advanced nursing roles in Australian general practice

McKenna, L., Halcomb, E., Lane, R., Zwar, N. & Russell, G., 1 Jan 2015, In : Collegian. 22, 2, p. 183-189 7 p.

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17 Citations (Scopus)

Annual influenza vaccination: Coverage and attitudes of primary care staff in Australia

Ward, K., Seale, H., Zwar, N., Leask, J. & MacIntyre, C. R., 1 Mar 2011, In : Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 5, 2, p. 135-141 7 p.

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15 Citations (Scopus)

Antibiotic and benzodiazepine prescribing by general practice trainees

Zwar, N. A., Gordon, J. J. & Sanson-Fisher, R. W., 1 Jan 1994, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 161, 8, p. 491-493 3 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Anxiety and depression in Chinese patients attending an Australian GP clinic

Tang, G. W. G., Dennis, S., Comino, E. & Zwar, N., 1 Jul 2009, In : Australian Family Physician. 38, 7, p. 552-555 4 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

A picture speaks a thousand words: Evaluation of a pictorial post-vaccination care resource in Australia

Ali, H., Seale, H., Ward, K. & Zwar, N., 14 Sep 2010, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 16, 3, p. 246-251 6 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Application of two versions of the WHO/international society of hypertension absolute cardiovascular risk assessment tools in a rural Bangladeshi population

Fatema, K., Zwar, N. A., Milton, A. H., Rahman, B. & Ali, L., 1 Jan 2015, In : BMJ Open. 5, 10, e008140.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

A pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial of early intervention for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by practice nurse-general practitioner teams: Study Protocol

Bunker, J. M., Reddel, H. K., Dennis, S. M., Middleton, S., Van Schayck, C. P., Crockett, A. J., Hasan, I., Hermiz, O., Vagholkar, S., Marks, G. B. & Zwar, N. A., 7 Sep 2012, In : Implementation Science. 7, 1, 83.

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14 Citations (Scopus)

A randomised controlled trial of a consumer-focused e-health strategy for cardiovascular risk management in primary care: The Consumer Navigation of Electronic Cardiovascular Tools (CONNECT) study protocol

Redfern, J., Usherwood, T., Harris, M. F., Rodgers, A., Hayman, N., Panaretto, K., Chow, C., Lau, A. Y. S., Neubeck, L., Coorey, G., Hersch, F., Heeley, E., Patel, A., Jan, S., Zwar, N. & Peiris, D., 4 Mar 2014, In : BMJ Open. 4, 2, e004523.

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28 Citations (Scopus)

A systematic review of chronic disease management interventions in primary care

Reynolds, R., Dennis, S., Hasan, I., Slewa, J., Chen, W., Tian, D., Bobba, S. & Zwar, N., 9 Jan 2018, In : BMC Family Practice. 19, 1, 11.

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45 Citations (Scopus)
17 Downloads (Pure)

A systematic review of interventions in primary care to improve health literacy for chronic disease behavioral risk factors

Taggart, J., Williams, A., Dennis, S., Newall, A., Shortus, T., Zwar, N., Denney-Wilson, E. & Harris, M. F., 4 Jun 2012, In : BMC Family Practice. 13, 49.

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114 Citations (Scopus)

Atrial Fibrillation Screen, Management And Guideline Recommended Therapy (AF SMART II) in the rural primary care setting: an implementation study protocol

Orchard, J. J., Neubeck, L., Freedman, B., Webster, R., Patel, A., Gallagher, R., Li, J., Hespe, C. M., Ferguson, C., Zwar, N. & Lowres, N., 31 Oct 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 10, e023130.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Attitudes and barriers to involvement in palliative care by Australian urban general practitioners

Rhee, J. J. O., Zwar, N., Vagholkar, S., Dennis, S., Broadbent, A. M. & Mitchell, G., 1 Sep 2008, In : Journal of Palliative Medicine. 11, 7, p. 980-985 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

57 Citations (Scopus)

Australian general practitioner perceptions of the detection and screening of at-risk drinking, and the role of the AUDIT-C: A qualitative study

Tam, C. W. M., Zwar, N. & Markham, R., 12 Sep 2013, In : BMC Family Practice. 14, 121.

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15 Citations (Scopus)

A Web-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy Intervention to Improve Social and Occupational Functioning in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes (The SpringboarD Trial): Randomized Controlled Trial

Clarke, J., Sanatkar, S., Baldwin, P. A., Fletcher, S., Gunn, J., Wilhelm, K., Campbell, L., Zwar, N., Harris, M., Lapsley, H., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., Christensen, H. & Proudfoot, J., 21 May 2019, In : Journal of Medical Internet Research. 21, 5, e12246.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
76 Downloads (Pure)

Bali bites back

Zwar, N., 13 Aug 2010, In : Australian Doctor. 13-AUG, p. 33-34 2 p.

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Barriers and facilitators to influenza vaccination among high-risk groups aged less than 65 years - Views from general practitioners and practice nurses

Zwar, N., Hasan, I., Harris, M. & Traynor, V., 1 Dec 2007, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 31, 6, p. 558-561 4 p.

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11 Citations (Scopus)

Barriers and outcomes of an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Australia: A qualitative study

Dennis, S., Reddel, H. K., Middleton, S., Hasan, I., Hermiz, O., Phillips, R., Crockett, A. J., Vagholkar, S., Marks, G. B. & Zwar, N., 1 Jan 2017, In : Family Practice. 34, 4, p. 485-490 6 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Barriers to care in gout: From prescriber to patient

Vaccher, S., Kannangara, D. R. W., Baysari, M. T., Reath, J., Zwar, N., Williams, K. M. & Day, R. O., 1 Jan 2016, In : Journal of Rheumatology. 43, 1, p. 144-149 6 p.

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31 Citations (Scopus)

Barriers to the use of anticoagulation for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: A representative survey of Australian family physicians

Gattellari, M., Worthington, J., Zwar, N. & Middleton, S., 1 Jan 2008, In : Stroke. 39, 1, p. 227-230 4 p.

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95 Citations (Scopus)

Benzodiazepine prescribing by GP registrars. A trial of educational outreach.

Zwar, N. A., Wolk, J., Gordon, J. J. & Sanson-Fisher, R. W., 1 Jan 2000, In : Australian Family Physician. 29, 11, p. 1104-1107 4 p.

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18 Citations (Scopus)

Better access to psychology services in primary mental health care: an evaluation.

Vagholkar, S., Hasan, I., Hare, L., Zwar, N. & Perkins, D., 1 Jan 2006, In : Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association. 30, 2, p. 195-202 8 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Cardiovascular absolute risk assessment and management: Engagement and outcomes in general practice patients

Wan, Q., Zwar, N., Vagholkar, S., Campbell, T. & Harris, M., 1 Dec 2010, In : Australian Family Physician. 39, 12, p. 954-958 5 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Cardiovascular risk assessment among rural population: findings from a cohort study in a peripheral region of Bangladesh

Fatema, K., Zwar, N. A., Milton, A. H., Rahman, B., Awal, A. S. M. N. & Ali, L., 1 Aug 2016, In : Public Health. 137, p. 73-80 8 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)

Care of patients with a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A cluster randomised controlled trial

Zwar, N. A., Hermiz, O., Comino, E., Middleton, S., Vagholkar, S., Xuan, W., Wilson, S. F. & Marks, G. B., 1 Dec 2012, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 197, 7, p. 394-398 5 p.

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27 Citations (Scopus)

Caring for patients with opioid dependence

Bunker, J., Winstock, A. & Zwar, N. A., 1 Jan 2008, In : Australian Family Physician. 37, 1-2, p. 57-60 4 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Challenges to establishing successful partnerships in community health promotion programs: Local experiences from the national implementation of healthy eating activity and lifestyle (HEAL™) program

Dennis, S., Hetherington, S. A., Borodzicz, J. A., Hermiz, O. & Zwar, N. A., 1 Jan 2015, In : Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 26, 1, p. 45-51 7 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)

Characteristics of effective self-management interventions in patients with COPD: Individual patient data meta-analysis

Jonkman, N. H., Westland, H., Trappenburg, J. C. A., Groenwold, R. H. H., Bischoff, E. W. M. A., Bourbeau, J., Bucknall, C. E., Coultas, D., Effing, T. W., Epton, M., Gallefoss, F., Garcia-Aymerich, J., Lloyd, S. M., Monninkhof, E. M., Nguyen, H. Q., Van Der Palen, J., Rice, K. L., Sedeno, M., Taylor, S. J. C., Troosters, T. & 3 others, Zwar, N. A., Hoes, A. W. & Schuurmans, M. J., 1 Jul 2016, In : European Respiratory Journal. 48, 1, p. 55-68 14 p.

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30 Citations (Scopus)

Chronic disease management in primary care: from evidence to policy.

Dennis, S. M., Zwar, N., Griffiths, R., Roland, M., Hasan, I., Powell Davies, G. & Harris, M., 21 Apr 2008, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 188, 8 Suppl

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96 Citations (Scopus)

Chronic disease self-management: Implementation with and within Australian general practice

Harris, M. F., Williams, A. M., Dennis, S. M., Zwar, N. A. & Davies, G. P., 17 Nov 2008, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 189, 10 SUPPL.

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47 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical and biochemical characterization of high risk and not high risk for cardiovascular disease adults in a population from peripheral region of Bangladesh Chronic Disease epidemiology

Fatema, K., Zwar, N. A., Zeba, Z., Milton, A. H., Rahman, B. & Ali, L., 18 Jun 2015, In : BMC Public Health. 15, 1, 559.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical characteristics of patients with asthma COPD overlap (ACO) in australian primary care

Izbicki, G., Teo, V., Liang, J., Russell, G. M., Holland, A. E., Zwar, N. A., Bonevski, B., Mahal, A., Eustace, P., Paul, E., Phillips, K., Wilson, S., George, J. & Abramson, M. J., 3 Dec 2019, In : International Journal of COPD. 14, p. 2745-2752 8 p.

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Consultation contexts and the acceptability of alcohol enquiry from general practitioners - a survey experiment

Tam, C. W. M., Leong, L. H. L., Zwar, N. & Hespe, C., 1 Jan 2015, In : Australian Family Physician. 44, 7, p. 490-496 7 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

COPD Diagnostic Questionnaire (CDQ) for selecting at-risk patients for spirometry: A cross-sectional study in Australian general practice

Stanley, A. J., Hasan, I., Crockett, A. J., Van Schayck, O. C. P. & Zwar, N. A., 10 Jul 2014, In : npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine. 24, 14024.

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8 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

COPD-X australian and New Zealand guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: 2017 update

Yang, I. A., Brown, J. L., George, J., Jenkins, S., McDonald, C. F., McDonald, V. M., Phillips, K., Smith, B. J., Zwar, N. A. & Dabscheck, E., 20 Nov 2017, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 207, 10, p. 436-442 7 p.

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41 Citations (Scopus)

Cost-Related Underuse Of Medicines For Asthma - Opportunities For Improving Adherence

Laba, T-L., Jan, S., Zwar, N. A., Roughead, E., Flynn, A. W., Goldman, M. D., Heaney, A., Lembke, K. A. & Reddel, H. K., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 7, 7, p. 2298-2306.e12

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Depression, smoking and smoking cessation: A qualitative study

Clancy, N., Zwar, N. & Richmond, R., 1 Oct 2013, In : Family Practice. 30, 5, p. 587-592 6 p.

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22 Citations (Scopus)

Development and early experience from an intervention to facilitate teamwork between general practices and allied health providers: The Team-link study

Harris, M. F., Chan, B. C., Daniel, C., Wan, Q., Zwar, N. & Davies, G. P., 28 Apr 2010, In : BMC Health Services Research. 10, 104.

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27 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Diagnosing asthma in adults in primary care: A qualitative study of Australian GPs' experiences

Dennis, S. M., Zwar, N. A. & Marks, G. B., 1 Mar 2010, In : Primary Care Respiratory Journal. 19, 1, p. 52-56 5 p.

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18 Citations (Scopus)

Diagnosing COPD and supporting smoking cessation in general practice: Evidenceepractice gaps

Liang, J., Abramson, M. J., Zwar, N. A., Russell, G. M., Holland, A. E., Bonevski, B., Mahal, A., Phillips, K., Eustace, P., Paul, E., Wilson, S. & George, J., 15 Jan 2018, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 208, 1, p. 29-34 6 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)