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  • Bond University

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

  • 3583 Citations
  • 31 h-Index
1994 …2020

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Research Output

Article

Influencing antibiotic prescribing in general practice: A trial of prescriber feedback and management guidelines

Zwar, N., Wolk, J., Gordon, J., Sanson-Fisher, R. & Kehoe, L., 27 Oct 1999, In : Family Practice. 16, 5, p. 495-500 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
60 Citations (Scopus)

Inhaler technique mastery and maintenance in healthcare professionals trained on different devices

Bosnic-Anticevich, S., Callan, C., Chrystyn, H., Lavorini, F., Nikolaou, V., Kritikos, V., Dekhuijzen, P. N. R., Roche, N., Bjermer, L., Rand, C., Zwar, N. & Price, D. B., 2 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Asthma. 55, 1, p. 79-88 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)

Interdisciplinary COPD intervention in primary care: a cluster randomised controlled trial

Liang, J., Abramson, M. J., Russell, G., Holland, A. E., Zwar, N. A., Bonevski, B., Mahal, A., Eustace, P., Paul, E., Phillips, K., Cox, N. S., Wilson, S. & George, J., 1 Apr 2019, In : The European respiratory journal. 53, 4, 13 p., 1801530.

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2 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
6 Citations (Scopus)

Management of children after presenting to hospital with acute asthma but not requiring admission.

Comino, E., Zwar, N. & Harris, M., 1 Jan 2002, In : Australian Family Physician. 31, 5, p. 494-496 3 p.

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3 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)

Multidisciplinary care plans and diabetes - Benefits for patients with poor glycaemic control

Zwar, N., Hasan, I. & Hermiz, O., 1 Dec 2008, In : Australian Family Physician. 37, 11, p. 960-962 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
21 Citations (Scopus)

Multidisciplinary care plans for diabetic patients: what do they contain?

Vagholkar, S., Hermiz, O., Zwar, N. A., Shortus, T., Comino, E. J. & Harris, M., 1 Apr 2007, In : Australian Family Physician. 36, 4, p. 279-282 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
9 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.

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

National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand: Australian clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation 2018

Brieger, D., Amerena, J., Attia, J. R., Bajorek, B., Chan, K. H., Connell, C., Freedman, B., Ferguson, C., Hall, T., Haqqani, H. M., Hendriks, J., Hespe, C. M., Hung, J., Kalman, J. M., Sanders, P., Worthington, J., Yan, T. & Zwar, N. A., 15 Oct 2018, In : The Medical journal of Australia. 209, 8, p. 356-362 7 p.

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12 Citations (Scopus)

National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand: Australian Clinical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation 2018

NHFA CSANZ Atrial Fibrillation Guideline Working Group, 1 Oct 2018, In : Heart Lung and Circulation. 27, 10, p. 1209-1266 58 p.

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66 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

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)

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

5 Citations (Scopus)

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in general practice: A decision-making dilemma

Mikhail, S. S., Zwar, N. A., Vagholkar, S., Dennis, S. M. & Day, R. O., 6 Aug 2007, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 187, 3, p. 160-163 4 p.

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Open Access
10 Citations (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)

Patient experiences of nurse-facilitated advance care planning in a general practice setting: A qualitative study

Miller, H., Tan, J., Clayton, J. M., Meller, A., Hermiz, O., Zwar, N. & Rhee, J., 6 Mar 2019, In : BMC Palliative Care. 18, 1, 25.

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

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.

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Open Access

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)

Patients' views on chronic illness and its care in general practice

Shortus, T., Rose, V., Comino, E. & Zwar, N., 1 Dec 2005, In : Australian Family Physician. 34, 5, p. 397-399 3 p.

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Open Access
12 Citations (Scopus)

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)

Postgraduate education for doctors in smoking cessation

Zwar, N. A., Richmond, R. L., Davidson, D. & Hasan, I., 1 Sep 2009, In : Drug and Alcohol Review. 28, 5, p. 466-473 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

19 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)

Prerequisites for implementing cardiovascular absolute risk assessment in general practice: A qualitative study of Australian general practitioners' and patients' views

Wan, Q., Harris, M. F., Zwar, N., Vagholkar, S. & Campbell, T., 1 Jun 2010, In : Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 16, 3, p. 580-584 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Pretravel advice and hepatitis A immunization among Australian travelers

Zwar, N. & Streeton, C. L., 1 Jan 2007, In : Journal of Travel Medicine. 14, 1, p. 31-36 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
18 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)

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)

Preventing chronic disease in patients with low health literacy using eHealth and teamwork in primary healthcare: Protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

Parker, S. M., Stocks, N., Nutbeam, D., Thomas, L., Denney-Wilson, E., Zwar, N., Karnon, J., Lloyd, J., Noakes, M., Liaw, S. T., Lau, A., Osborne, R. & Harris, M. F., 1 Jun 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 6, e023239.

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Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Preventive Evidence into Practice: What factors matter in a facilitation intervention to prevent vascular disease in family practice?

Russell, G., Lane, R., Parker, S., Litt, J., Mazza, D., Lloyd, J., Zwar, N., Van Driel, M., Del Mar, C., Smith, J., Harris, M. F., Taylor, R., Denney-Wilson, E., Davies, G. P., Laws, R., Snowdon, T., Bolger-Harris, H., Groombridge, S., Goldstein, S., Howarth, T. & 2 others, Huang, N. & Wilson, J., 8 Aug 2019, In : BMC Family Practice. 20, 1, p. 113 113.

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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.

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

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.

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Open Access
10 Citations (Scopus)

Protocol for the process and feasibility evaluations of a new model of primary care service delivery for managing pain and function in patients with knee osteoarthritis (PARTNER) using a mixed methods approach

Bowden, J. L., Egerton, T., Hinman, R. S., Bennell, K. L., Briggs, A. M., Bunker, S. J., Kasza, J., French, S. D., Pirotta, M., Schofield, D. J., Zwar, N. A. & Hunter, D. J., 4 Feb 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 2, 9 p., e034526.

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

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)

QUality improvement in primary care to prevent hospitalisations and improve Effectiveness and efficiency of care for people Living with coronary heart disease (QUEL): Protocol for a 24-month cluster randomised controlled trial in primary care

Redfern, J., Hafiz, N., Hyun, K., Knight, A., Hespe, C., Chow, C. K., Briffa, T., Gallagher, R., Reid, C., Hare, D. L., Zwar, N., Woodward, M., Jan, S., Atkins, E. R., Laba, T. L., Halcomb, E., Billot, L., Johnson, T. & Usherwood, T., 14 Feb 2020, In : BMC Family Practice. 21, 1, 8 p., 36.

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24 Downloads (Pure)

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)

Quit in General Practice: A cluster randomised trial of enhanced in-practice support for smoking cessation

Zwar, N., Richmond, R., Halcomb, E., Furler, J., Smith, J., Hermiz, O., Blackberry, I. & Borland, R., 16 Aug 2010, In : BMC Family Practice. 11, 59.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
20 Citations (Scopus)

Recruiting to a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Web-Based Program for People With Type 2 Diabetes and Depression: Lessons Learned at the Intersection of e-Mental Health and Primary Care

Fletcher, S., Clarke, J., Sanatkar, S., Baldwin, P., Gunn, J., Zwar, N., Campbell, L., Wilhelm, K., Harris, M., Lapsley, H., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D. & Proudfoot, J., 24 May 2019, In : Journal of Medical Internet Research. 21, 5, e12793.

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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.

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Open Access
2 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.

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Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Refugee health

Harris, M. & Zwar, N., 1 Dec 2005, In : Australian Family Physician. 34, 10, p. 825-829 5 p.

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Open Access
27 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)

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)

Risk of exposure to hepatitis B and other blood-borne viruses among Australians who travel abroad

Streeton, C. L. & Zwar, N., 1 Nov 2006, In : Journal of Travel Medicine. 13, 6, p. 345-350 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
25 Citations (Scopus)

Role of the general practitioner in smoking cessation

Zwar, N. A. & Richmond, R. L., 1 Jan 2006, In : Drug and Alcohol Review. 25, 1, p. 21-26 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

62 Citations (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

14 Citations (Scopus)

Satisfaction with referral relationships between general practice and allied health professionals in Australian primary health care

Chan, B., Proudfoot, J., Zwar, N., Davies, G. P. & Harris, M. F., 12 Sep 2011, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 17, 3, p. 250-258 9 p.

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10 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.

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39 Citations (Scopus)

Self-management experiences among middle-aged population of rural area of Pakistan with type 2 diabetes: A qualitative analysis

Ansari, R. M., Hosseinzadeh, H., Harris, M. & Zwar, N., Jun 2019, In : Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health. 7, 2, p. 177-183 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

Sharing risk management: An implementation model for cardiovascular absolute risk assessment and management in Australian general practice

Wan, Q., Harris, M. F., Zwar, N. & Vagholkar, S., 1 Jun 2008, In : International Journal of Clinical Practice. 62, 6, p. 905-911 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
19 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)