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  • Bond University

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

  • 3497 Citations
  • 30 h-Index
1994 …2020

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Research Output

2018

What drives adoption of a computerised, multifaceted quality improvement intervention for cardiovascular disease management in primary healthcare settings? A mixed methods analysis using normalisation process theory

Patel, B., Usherwood, T., Harris, M., Patel, A., Panaretto, K., Zwar, N. & Peiris, D., 12 Nov 2018, In : Implementation science : IS. 13, 1, 1 p., 140.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)
2017

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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2 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

41 Citations (Scopus)

Effectiveness of an electronic patient-centred self-management tool for gout sufferers: A cluster randomised controlled trail protocol

Day, R. O., Frensham, L. J., Nguyen, A. D., Baysari, M. T., Aung, E., Lau, A. Y. S., Zwar, N., Reath, J., Laba, T., Li, L., McLachlan, A., Runciman, W. B., Buchbinder, R., Clay-Williams, R., Coiera, E., Braithwaite, J., McNeil, H. P., Hunter, D. J., Pile, K. J., Portek, I. & 2 others, Williams, K. M. & Westbrook, J. I., 1 Oct 2017, In : BMJ Open. 7, 10, e017281.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

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7 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Impact of sustained use of a multifaceted computerized quality improvement intervention for cardiovascular disease management in Australian primary health care

Patel, B., Peiris, D., Usherwood, T., Li, Q., Harris, M., Panaretto, K., Zwar, N. & Patel, A., 1 Oct 2017, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 6, 10, e007093.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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1 Citation (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Implementation of a consumer-focused eHealth intervention for people with moderate-to-high cardiovascular disease risk: Protocol for a mixed-methods process evaluation

Coorey, G. M., Neubeck, L., Usherwood, T., Peiris, D., Parker, S., Lau, A. Y. S., Chow, C., Panaretto, K., Harris, M., Zwar, N. & Redfern, J., 1 Jan 2017, In : BMJ Open. 7, 1, 014353.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Improving blood pressure control in general practice: A pilot study of the ImPress intervention

Zwar, N., Hermiz, O., Halcomb, E., Davidson, P. & Bodenheimer, T., 1 May 2017, In : Australian Family Physician. 46, 5, p. 306-311 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

Interdisciplinary model of care (RADICALS) for early detection and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Australian primary care: Study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

Liang, J., Abramson, M. J., Zwar, N., Russell, G., Holland, A. E., Bonevski, B., Mahal, A., Van Hecke, B., Phillips, K., Eustace, P., Paul, E., Petrie, K., Wilson, S. & George, J., 1 Sep 2017, In : BMJ Open. 7, 9, e016985.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

Multimorbidity in Australia: Comparing estimates derived using administrative data sources and survey data

Lujic, S., Simpson, J. M., Zwar, N., Hosseinzadeh, H. & Jorm, L., 1 Aug 2017, In : PLoS One. 12, 8, e0183817.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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14 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Perspectives of rural and remote primary healthcare services on the meaning and goals of clinical governance

Kwedza, R. K., Larkins, S., Johnson, J. K. & Zwar, N., 1 Jan 2017, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 23, 5, p. 451-457 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Reducing cardiovascular disease risk in diabetes: A randomised controlled trial of a quality improvement initiative

Chalasani, S., Peiris, D. P., Usherwood, T., Redfern, J., Neal, B. C., Sullivan, D. R., Colagiuri, S., Zwar, N. A., Li, Q. & Patel, A., 5 Jun 2017, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 206, 10, p. 436-441 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Risk activities and pre-travel health seeking practices of notified cases of imported infectious diseases in Australia

Paudel, P., Raina, C., Zwar, N., Seale, H., Worth, H., Sheikh, M. & Heywood, A. E., 1 Sep 2017, In : Journal of Travel Medicine. 24, 5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
9 Citations (Scopus)

Treating tobacco dependence: Guidance for primary care on life-saving interventions. Position statement of the IPCRG

Van Schayck, O. C. P., Williams, S., Barchilon, V., Baxter, N., Jawad, M., Katsaounou, P. A., Kirenga, B. J., Panaitescu, C., Tsiligianni, K. W. I. G., Zwar, N. & Ostrem, A., 1 Dec 2017, In : npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine. 27, 1, 38.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

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19 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

Utilisation of Medicare-funded schemes for people with cardiovascular disease

Redfern, J., Hyun, K., Atkins, E., Chow, C., Briffa, T., Patel, B., Zwar, N., Usherwood, T., Li, Q., Patel, A. & Peiris, D., 1 Jan 2017, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 23, 5, p. 482-488 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

When colocation is not enough: A case study of General Practitioner Super Clinics in Australia

Lane, R., Russell, G., Bardoel, E. A., Advocat, J., Zwar, N., Gawaine Powell Davies, P. & Harris, M. F., 1 Jan 2017, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 23, 2, p. 107-113 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
8 Citations (Scopus)
2016

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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1 Citation (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

Australasian association of academic primary care

Zwar, N., 27 Apr 2016, International Perspectives on Primary Care Research. CRC Press, p. 141-142 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

31 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
30 Citations (Scopus)

Do self-management interventions in COPD patients work and which patients benefit most? An 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. J., 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., 31 Aug 2016, In : International Journal of COPD. 11, 1, p. 2063-2074 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
28 Citations (Scopus)

Early intervention for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by practice nurse and GP teams: A cluster randomized trial

Zwar, N. A., Bunker, J. M., Reddel, H. K., Dennis, S. M., Middleton, S., van Schayck, O. C. P., Crockett, A. J., Hasan, I., Hermiz, O., Vagholkar, S., Xuan, W. & Marks, G. B., 1 Jan 2016, In : Family Practice. 33, 6, p. 663-670 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
12 Citations (Scopus)

Guideline for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in adults — 2016

Gabb, G. M., Mangoni, A., Anderson, C. S., Cowley, D., Dowden, J. S., Golledge, J., Hankey, G. J., Howes, F. S., Leckie, L., Perkovic, V., Schlaich, M., Zwar, N. A., Medley, T. L. & Arnolda, L., 18 Jul 2016, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 205, 2, p. 85-89 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
128 Citations (Scopus)

Improving the uptake of pre-travel health advice amongst migrant Australians: Exploring the attitudes of primary care providers and migrant community groups

Seale, H., Kaur, R., Mahimbo, A., MacIntyre, C. R., Zwar, N., Smith, M., Worth, H. & Heywood, A. E., 18 May 2016, In : BMC Infectious Diseases. 16, 1, 213.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
8 Citations (Scopus)

Patients' acceptance of SNAP assessment: An exploration

Tam, C. W. M., Zwar, N. & Hespe, C., 1 Jan 2016, In : Australian Family Physician. 45, 5, p. 340-341 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in Bangladesh: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Fatema, K., Zwar, N. A., Milton, A. H., Ali, L. & Rahman, B., 1 Aug 2016, In : PLoS One. 11, 8, e0160180.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
13 Citations (Scopus)

Resourcing an evolution of roles in general-practice: A study to determine the validity and reliability of tools to assist nurses and patients to assess physical activity

Dutton, S. N., Bauman, A., Dennis, S. M., Zwar, N. & Harris, M. F., 1 Jan 2016, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 22, 6, p. 505-509 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Screening for atrial fibrillation during influenza vaccinations by primary care nurses using a smartphone electrocardiograph (iECG): A feasibility study

Orchard, J., Lowres, N., Freedman, S. B., Ladak, L., Lee, W., Zwar, N., Peiris, D., Kamaladasa, Y., Li, J. & Neubeck, L., 1 Oct 2016, In : European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 23, 2_suppl, p. 13-20 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

36 Citations (Scopus)

Short-term predictive ability of selected cardiovascular risk prediction models in a rural Bangladeshi population: A case-cohort study

Fatema, K., Rahman, B., Zwar, N. A., Milton, A. H. & Ali, L., 1 Jan 2016, In : BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 16, 1, 105.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

The contribution of travellers visiting friends and relatives to notified infectious diseases in Australia: state-based enhanced surveillance

Heywood, A. E., Zwar, N., Forssman, B. L., Seale, H., Stephens, N., Musto, J., Lane, C., Polkinghorne, B., Sheikh, M., Smith, M., Worth, H. & Macintyre, C. R., 1 Dec 2016, In : Epidemiology and Infection. 144, 16, p. 3554-3563 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
13 Citations (Scopus)

The experiences of smoking cessation among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Australian general practice: A qualitative descriptive study

Vuong, K., Hermiz, O., Razee, H., Richmond, R. & Zwar, N., 1 Jan 2016, In : Family Practice. 33, 6, p. 715-720 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

The impact of health literacy and life style risk factors on health-related quality of life of Australian patients

Jayasinghe, U. W., Harris, M. F., Parker, S. M., Litt, J., van Driel, M., Mazza, D., Del Mar, C., Lloyd, J., Smith, J., Zwar, N., Taylor, R., Harris, M., Russell, G., Denney-Wilson, E., Laws, R., Snowdon, T., Bolger-Harris, H., Groombridge, S., Goldstein, S., Howarth, T. & 3 others, Huang, N., Wilson, J. & Preventive Evidence into Practice (PEP) Partnership Group, 4 May 2016, In : Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 14, 1, 13 p., 68.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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30 Citations (Scopus)
20 Downloads (Pure)

The role of travel in measles outbreaks in Australia – An enhanced surveillance study

MacIntyre, C. R., Karki, S., Sheikh, M., Zwar, N. & Heywood, A. E., 17 Aug 2016, In : Vaccine. 34, 37, p. 4386-4391 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)
2015

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
7 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

17 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
6 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
8 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
7 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of a computer-guided, quality improvement program for cardiovascular disease risk management in primary health care: The treatment of cardiovascular risk using electronic decision support cluster-randomized trial

Peiris, D., Usherwood, T., Panaretto, K., Harris, M., Hunt, J., Redfern, J., Zwar, N., Colagiuri, S., Hayman, N., Lo, S., Patel, B., Lyford, M., Macmahon, S., Neal, B., Sullivan, D., Cass, A., Jackson, R. & Patel, A., 1 Jan 2015, In : Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 8, 1, p. 87-95 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
53 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluating the Guideline Enhancement Tool (GET): An innovative clinical training tool to enhance the use of hypertension guidelines in general practice

Balasooriya, C., Rhee, J., Shulruf, B., Canalese, R. & Zwar, N., 1 Jan 2015, In : BMC Medical Education. 14, 1, 1046.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Experiences and views of a brokerage model for primary care for Aboriginal people

Dennis, S., Hasan, I., Pulver, L. J., Wilson, I. & Zwar, N., 1 Jan 2015, In : Australian Health Review. 39, 1, p. 26-32 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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3 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

General Practitioners' Perception of Risk for Travelers Visiting Friends and Relatives

Heywood, A. E., Forssman, B. L., Seale, H., MacIntyre, C. R. & Zwar, N., 1 Jan 2015, In : Journal of Travel Medicine. 22, 6, p. 368-374 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
11 Citations (Scopus)

Implementing guidelines to routinely prevent chronic vascular disease in primary care: The preventive evidence into practice cluster randomised controlled trial

Harris, M. F., Parker, S. M., Litt, J., Van Driel, M., Russell, G., Mazza, D., Jayasinghe, U. W., Del Mar, C., Lloyd, J., Smith, J., Zwar, N., Taylor, R., Davies, G. P., Denney-Wilson, E., Laws, R., Snowdon, T., Bolger-Harris, H., Groombridge, S., Goldstein, S., Howarth, T. & 2 others, Huang, N. & Wilson, J., 2015, In : BMJ Open. 5, 12, e009397.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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15 Citations (Scopus)
118 Downloads (Pure)

Let's listen to patients' and GPs' perspectives on alcohol-screening research

Tam, C. W. M., Leong, L. H. L. & Zwar, N., 1 Jan 2015, In : Australian Family Physician. 44, 6, p. 427-428 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearchpeer-review

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

Prevalence of FOB testing in eastern-Australian general practice patients: What has a national bowel cancer screening program delivered?

Paul, C. L., Carey, M. L., Russell, G., D'Este, C., Sanson-Fisher, R. W. & Zwar, N., 1 Jan 2015, In : Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 26, 1, p. 39-44 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Process evaluation of a practice nurse-led smoking cessation trial in Australian general practice: Views of general practitioners and practice nurses

Halcomb, E. J., Furler, J. S., Hermiz, O. S., Blackberry, I. D., Smith, J. P., Richmond, R. L. & Zwar, N. A., 1 Jan 2015, In : Family Practice. 32, 4, p. 468-473 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
10 Citations (Scopus)

Quit in general practice: A cluster randomized trial of enhanced in-practice support for smoking cessation

Zwar, N. A., Richmond, R. L., Halcomb, E. J., Furler, J. S., Smith, J. P., Hermize, O., Blackberry, I. D., Jayasinghe, U. W. & Borland, R., 1 Apr 2015, In : Family Practice. 32, 2, p. 173-180 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
18 Citations (Scopus)