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  • Bond University

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

  • 3497 Citations
  • 30 h-Index
1994 …2020

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Research Output

2014

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
28 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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8 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Influence of cardiovascular absolute risk assessment on prescribing of antihypertensive and lipid-lowering medications: A cluster randomized controlled trial

Vagholkar, S., Zwar, N., Jayasinghe, U. W., Denney-Wilson, E., Patel, A., Campbell, T. & Harris, M. F., 1 Jan 2014, In : American Heart Journal. 167, 1, p. 28-35 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)

Medical practitioners' knowledge and self-reported practices of substitute decision making and implementation of advance care plans

Cartwright, C., Montgomery, J., Rhee, J., Zwar, N. & Banbury, A., 1 Jan 2014, In : Internal Medicine Journal. 44, 3, p. 234-239 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

18 Citations (Scopus)

Patients' perspectives on the impact of a new COPD diagnosis in the face of multimorbidity: A qualitative study

Ansari, S., Hosseinzadeh, H., Dennis, S. & Zwar, N., 14 Aug 2014, In : npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine. 24, 14036.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
22 Citations (Scopus)

Reflections on the history of general practice in Australia

Harris, M. F. & Zwar, N. A., 1 Jan 2014, In : The Medical journal of Australia. 201, 1 Suppl, p. S37-S40 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Reply to Dr Plito re: Tobacco smoking:options for helping smokers to quit

Zwar, N., Mendelsohn, C. & Richmond, R., 1 Oct 2014, In : Australian Family Physician. 43, 10, p. 664-665 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Reply to Dr Polito re: Tobacco smoking: options for helping smokers to quit

Zwar, N. & Richmond, R., 1 Jan 2014, In : Australian Family Physician. 43, 10, p. 664-665 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearch

Open Access

Role of pharmacists in collaborative care of travellers with chronic conditions

Mutie, M., Naunton, M., Cooper, G., Kyle, G. & Zwar, N., 1 Jan 2014, In : Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. 12, 3, p. 286-287 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Routine use of clinical management guidelines in Australian general practice

Harris, M. F., Lloyd, J., Krastev, Y., Fanaian, M., Davies, G. P., Zwar, N. & Liaw, S. T., 1 Jan 2014, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 20, 1, p. 41-46 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)

Self-management support has potential but is difficult to deliver in routine primary care

Zwar, N., 1 Jan 2014, In : Evidence-Based Medicine. 19, 1, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearchpeer-review

Supporting smoking cessation

Zwar, N. A., Mendelsohn, C. P. & Richmond, R. L., 14 Jan 2014, In : BMJ (Online). 348, f7535.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

35 Citations (Scopus)

Tobacco smoking: Options for helping smokers to quit

Zwar, N. A., Mendelsohn, C. P. & Richmond, R. L., 1 Jan 2014, In : Australian Family Physician. 43, 6, p. 348-354 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
11 Citations (Scopus)

Travelling with medications and medical equipment across international borders

Mutie, M., Cooper, G., Kyle, G., Naunton, M. & Zwar, N., 1 Jan 2014, In : Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. 12, 5, p. 505-510 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Validation of the COPD diagnostic questionnaire in an Australian general practice cohort: A cross-sectional study

Stanley, A. J., Hasan, I., Crockett, A. J., van Schayck, O. C. P. & Zwar, N. A., 1 Jan 2014, In : Primary Care Respiratory Journal. 23, 1, p. 92-97 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)
2013

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
34 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
15 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
22 Citations (Scopus)

Do people with existing chronic conditions benefit from telephone coaching? A rapid review

Dennis, S. M., Harris, M., Lloyd, J., Powell Davies, G., Faruqi, N. & Zwar, N., 25 Jul 2013, In : Australian Health Review. 37, 3, p. 381-388 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
62 Citations (Scopus)

Healthcare improvement as planned system change or complex responsive processes? A longitudinal case study in general practice

Booth, B. J., Zwar, N. & Harris, M. F., 1 May 2013, In : BMC Family Practice. 14, 51.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
14 Citations (Scopus)

National heart foundation of Australia consensus statement on catheter ablation as a therapy for atrial fibrillation

Kalman, J. M., Sanders, P., Brieger, D. B., Aggarwal, A., Zwar, N. A., Tatoulis, J., Tay, A. E., Wilson, A. & Branagan, M. G., 1 Jan 2013, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 198, 1, p. 518-521 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
10 Citations (Scopus)

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Researcher Development Program 2005-07: Modest investment, considerable outcomes

Cameron, H. E., Boreland, F. T., Morris, J. R., Lyle, D. M., Perkins, D. A., Magin, P. J., Marshall, M. J. & Zwar, N. A., 25 Feb 2013, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 19, 1, p. 59-67 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Preventive evidence into practice (PEP) study: Implementation of guidelines to prevent primary vascular disease in general practice protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

Harris, M. F., Lloyd, J., Litt, J., van Driel, M., Mazza, D., Russell, G., Smith, J., Del Mar, C., Denney-Wilson, E., Parker, S., Krastev, Y., Jayasinghe, U. W., Taylor, R., Zwar, N., Wilson, J., Bolger-Harris, H. & Waters, J., 18 Jan 2013, In : Implementation Science. 8, 1, 8.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

Smokers with depression: Helping them quit

Wilhelm, K., Richmond, R., Zwar, N. A. & Wodak, A. D., 1 Oct 2013, In : Medicine Today. 14, 10, p. 46-53 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Vaccine-Preventable Disease

Halbert, J., Kozarsky, P., Chiodini, J., Zwar, N., Brunette, G. & Zuckerman, J. N., 11 Feb 2013, Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine: Second Edition. Wiley-Blackwell, p. 209-259 51 p.

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

1 Citation (Scopus)

Why are advance care planning decisions not implemented? Insights from interviews with Australian general practitioners

Rhee, J. J., Zwar, N. A. & Kemp, L. A., 1 Oct 2013, In : Journal of Palliative Medicine. 16, 10, p. 1197-1204 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)
2012

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
14 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
114 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
27 Citations (Scopus)

Diarrhö-diagnostik bei einem Indien-rückkehrer

Translated title of the contribution: Diarrhea diagnosis in the case of a returnee from IndiaZwar, N. A. & Torda, A., 15 Feb 2012, In : Praxis. 101, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

How I would manage a man with COPD who has few symptoms and is at low risk of an exacerbation: A primary care perspective from Australia

Zwar, N., 1 Dec 2012, In : Primary Care Respiratory Journal. 21, 4, p. 442-443 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

No difference demonstrated between faxed or mailed prenotification in promoting questionnaire response among family physicians: A randomized controlled trial

Gattellari, M., Zwar, N. & Worthington, J. M., 1 Jan 2012, In : Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 65, 5, p. 544-552 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Qualitative evaluation of a diabetes electronic decision support tool: Views of users

Wan, Q., Makeham, M., Zwar, N. A. & Petche, S., 5 Jul 2012, In : BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 12, 1, 61.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
11 Citations (Scopus)

Supporting Treatment decision making to Optimise the Prevention of STROKE in Atrial Fibrillation: The STOP STROKE in AF study. Protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

Gattellari, M., Worthington, J. M., Leung, D. Y. & Zwar, N., 6 Jul 2012, In : Implementation Science. 7, 1, 63.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

The treatment of cardiovascular risk in primary care using electronic decision support (TORPEDO) study: Intervention development and protocol for a cluster randomised, controlled trial of an electronic decision support and quality improvement intervention in Australian primary healthcare

Peiris, D., Usherwood, T., Panaretto, K., Harris, M., Hunt, J., Patel, B., Zwar, N., Redfern, J., MacMahon, S., Colagiuri, S., Hayman, N. & Patel, A., 19 Dec 2012, In : BMJ Open. 2, 6, e002177.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
25 Citations (Scopus)

Travel Health Advisory Group: A joint travel industry and travel health Special Interest Group promoting healthy travel in Australia

Leggat, P. A., Zwar, N. & Hudson, B., 1 Sep 2012, In : Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. 10, 5-6, p. 259-262 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Uptake and implementation of Advance Care Planning in Australia: Findings of key informant interviews

Rhee, J. J., Zwar, N. A. & Kemp, L. A., 5 Mar 2012, In : Australian Health Review. 36, 1, p. 98-104 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

59 Citations (Scopus)

Which providers can bridge the health literacy gap in lifestyle risk factor modification education: A systematic review and narrative synthesis

Dennis, S., Williams, A., Taggart, J., Newall, A., Denney-Wilson, E., Zwar, N., Shortus, T. & Harris, M. F., 29 May 2012, In : BMC Family Practice. 13, 44.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
29 Citations (Scopus)
2011

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
15 Citations (Scopus)

Cardiovascular absolute risk assessment: A research journey in general practice

Zwar, N., Harris, M. F. & Denney-Wilson, E., 1 May 2011, In : Australian Family Physician. 40, 5, p. 309 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearchpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Feasibility, acceptability and impact of a telephone support service initiated in primary medical care to help Arabic smokers quit

Girgis, S., Adily, A., Velasco, M. J., Zwar, N. A., Jalaludin, B. B. & Ward, J. E., 12 Sep 2011, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 17, 3, p. 274-281 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Feasibility and effectiveness of nurse-delivered smoking cessation counselling combined with nicotine replacement in Australian general practice

Zwar, N. A., Richmond, R. L., Forlonge, G. & Hasan, I., 1 Nov 2011, In : Drug and Alcohol Review. 30, 6, p. 583-588 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)

How generalisable are results of studies conducted in practice-based research networks? A cross-sectional study of general practitioner demographics in two new south wales networks

Magin, P. J., Marshall, M. J., Goode, S. M., Cotter, G. L., Pond, C. D. & Zwar, N. A., 15 Aug 2011, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 195, 4, p. 210-213 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
8 Citations (Scopus)

How is advance care planning conceptualised in Australia? Findings from key informant interviews

Rhee, J. J., Zwar, N. A. & Kemp, L. A., 2 Jun 2011, In : Australian Health Review. 35, 2, p. 197-203 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

18 Citations (Scopus)

Investigation of diarrhoea in a traveller just returned from India

Zwar, N. A. & Torda, A., 11 Jun 2011, In : BMJ. 342, 7810, d2978.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveyResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Patient and practice characteristics predict the frequency of general practice multidisciplinary referrals of patients with chronic diseases: A multilevel study

Harris, M. F., Jayasinghe, U. W., Chan, B. C., Proudfoot, J., Crookes, P., Zwar, N. & Powell Davies, G., 1 Jul 2011, In : Health Policy. 101, 2, p. 140-145 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Predictors of accuracy of diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in general practice

Zwar, N. A., Marks, G. B., Hermiz, O., Middleton, S., Comino, E. J., Hasan, I., Vagholkar, S. & Wilson, S. F., 15 Aug 2011, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 195, 4, p. 168-171 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
49 Citations (Scopus)

Preventing rabies

Zwar, N., 24 Jun 2011, In : Australian Doctor. 24-JUNE, p. 39-40 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearch