6-PACK journal publications

  1. Barker A, Morello R, Wolfe R et al. The 6-PACK program to decrease fall injuries in acute hospitals: A cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 2016.
  2. Morello R, Barker A, Watts J et al. The extra resource burden of in-hospital falls: a cost of falls study. Med J Aust. 2015.
  3. Morello RT, Barker AL, Haines T, Zavarsek S, Watts JJ, Hill K, Brand C, Sherrington C, Wolfe R, Bohensky M, Stoelwinder J. In-hospital falls and fall-related injuries: a protocol for a cost of fall study. Injury Prevention. 2013.
  4. Morello R, Barker A, Zavarsek S, Watts J, et al. The 6-PACK programme to decrease falls and fall-related injuries in acute hospitals: protocol for an economic evaluation alongside a cluster randomised controlled trial. Injury Prevention. 2012.
  5. Barker A, Brand C, Haines T, Hill K, et al. The 6-PACK programme to decrease fall-related injuries in acute hospitals: protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. Injury Prevention. 2011.

6-PACK reports

  1. The 6-PACK falls prevention project: Project report
  2. The 6-PACK falls prevention project: Snapshot report


Other journal publications

  1. Lowthian JA, Brand CA, Barker AL, Smit D, Newnham H, Hunter P, Smith C, Cameron PA. Unplanned early return to the emergency Department by older patients - the Safe Elderly Emergency department Discharge (SEED) project. Age and ageing. 2016.
  2. Barker A, McNeil JJ, Ward SA, Sanders KM, Khosla S, Cumming RG, Seeman E, Pasco JA, Bohensky MA, Ebeling PR, Woods RL, Lockery J, Brand M, Wolfe R, Talevski J and the ASPREE Investigator Group. A randomised controlled trial of low-dose aspirin for the prevention of fractures in healthy older people: protocol for the ASPREE-Fracture substudy. Injury Prevention. 2015.
  3. Pritchard E, Warren N, Barker A, Brown T, Haines T. Personal life approach: An interactive way of understanding older adults’ participation in activities following hospitalisation. The Gerontologist. 2015.
  4. Pritchard E, Barker A, Day L, Brown T, Clemson L, Haines T. Factors impacting the household and recreation participation of older adults living in the community. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2015.
  5. Taylor J, Haines T, Barker A, Hill H. Improving person-centred mobility care in nursing homes: A feasibility study. Geriatric Nursing. 2015.
  6. Lowthian JA, McGinnes RA, Brand CA, Barker AL, Cameron PA. Discharging older patients from the Emergency Department effectively: systematic review and meta-analysis. Age and Ageing. 2015.
  7. Morello, R, Barker A, Watts J, Bohensky M, Forbes A, Stoelwinder J. A telephone support program to reduce costs and hospital admissions for patients at risk of readmission: Lessons from an evaluation of a complex health intervention. Population Health Management. 2015.
  8. Barker A, Bird M, Talevski J. Effect of Pilates exercise for improving balance in older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences. 2015.
  9. Barker A, Talevski J, Bohensky M, Brand C, Cameron P and Morello R. Feasibility of Pilates exercise to decrease falls risk: A pilot randomized controlled trial in community-dwelling older people. Clinical Rehabilitation. 2015.
  10. Barker A, Talevski J, Morello R, Nolan G, De Silva R, Briggs A. Jumping into the deep-end: Results from a pilot impact evaluation of a community-based aquatic exercise program. Clinical Rehabilitation. 2015.
  11. Barker A, Talevski J, Morello R, Brand C, Rahmann A, Urquhart  D. Effectiveness of aquatic exercise for musculoskeletal conditions: A meta-analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences. 2014.
  12. Bohensky M, Barker A, Morello R et al. Geographical variation in incidence of arthroscopy for patients with osteoarthritis: a population-based analysis of Victorian hospital separations data. Internal Medicine Journal. 2014.
  13. Morris RL, Brand CA, Hill KD, Ayton DR, Redfern J, Nyman SR, Lowthian JA, Hill AM, Etherton-Beer CD, Flicker L, Hunter PC, Barker AL. A patient-centred programme to prevent secondary falls in older people presenting to the emergency department with a fall: protocol for a mixed methods programme evaluation. Injury Prevention. 2014.
  14. Duke G, Barker A, Knott C, et al. Outcomes of older people receiving intensive care in Victoria. Medical Journal of Australia. 2014.
  15. Duke G, Barker A, Hutchinson A, Rasekaba T, and Santamaria J. A Brief Review of Recent Trends in Victorian Intensive Care: 2000-2011. Critical Care and Resuscitation. 2014.
  16. Barker A L, Cameron P A, Hill K D, Flicker L, Haines T P, Lowthian J A, Waldron N, Arendts G, Redfern J, Forbes A, Brand C A, Etherton-Beer C D, Hill AM, Hunter P, Nyman S R, Smit D. RESPOND—a patient-centred program to prevent secondary falls in older people presenting to the emergency department with a fall: protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial. Injury Prevention. 2014.
  17. Pritchard E, Brown T, Barker A, Haines T. Exploring the association between volition and participation in daily life activities with older adults, living in the community. Clinical Rehabilitation. 2014.
  18. Morello R, Lowthian J, Barker A, et al. Strategies for improving patient safety culture in hospitals: a systematic review. Quality and Safety in Health Care. 2013.
  19. Haines T, Nitz J, Grieve, J, Barker A, et al. Cost per fall: a potentially misleading indicator of burden of disease in health and residential care settings. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2013.
  20. Barker A, Kamar J, Tyndall T, et al. Implementation of pressure ulcer prevention best practice recommendations in acute care: an observational study. International wound journal. 2013.
  21. GJ Duke, A Barker, T Rasekaba, A Hutchinson, JD Santamaria. Development and validation of the critical care outcome prediction equation. Critical Care and Resuscitation. 2013.
  22. Chong, C, C Haywood, Barker, A, Lim W. Is Emergency Department length of stay associated with inpatient mortality? Australasian Journal on Ageing. 2013.
  23. Barker A, Kamar J, Tyndall T, and Hill K. Reducing serious fall-related injuries in acute hospitals: are low-low beds a critical success factor? Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2013.
  24. Duke G, Barker A, Santamaria, et al. Recent Trends in Victorian Risk-Adjusted In-Hospital Mortality: 1999-2009. Internal Medicine Journal. 2012.
  25. Barker A, Nitz J, Low Choy N, et al. Mobility has a non-linear association with falls risk among people in residential aged care: an observational study. Journal of Physiotherapy. 2012.
  26. Graco M, Hutchinson A, Barker A, et al. Glycaemic outcome not predicted by baseline psychological measures in a diabetes management program. Population health management. 2012.
  27. Lowthian J, Brand C, Barker A, et al. Managing older patients in the time critical environment of an ED. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2012.
  28. Barker A, Morton, A, Mengersen K. What is the value of hospital mortality indicators, and are there ways to do better? Australian Health Review. 2012.
  29. Brand C, Barker A, Morello R, et al. A review of hospital characteristics associated with improved performance. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2012.
  30. Waldron N, Hill A, Barker A. Falls prevention in older adults: Assessment and management. Australian Family Physician. 2012.
  31. Barker A, Barlis P, Berlowitz D, et al. Pharmacist Directed Home Medication Reviews in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure: A Randomised Clinical Trial. International Journal of Cardiology. 2012.
  32. Barker A, Brand C, Evans S, et al. Death in low mortality DRG: event frequency and impact of patient and hospital characteristics. Medical Journal of Australia. 2011.
  33. Scott I, Brand C, Phelps G, Barker A. et al. Using hospital standardised mortality ratios in assessing quality of care – proceed with extreme caution. Medical Journal of Australia. 2011.
  34. Barker A, Kamar J, Graco M, et al. Adding value to the STRATIFY falls risk assessment in acute hospitals. J Adv Nurs. 2011.
  35. Page, K, Barker, A, Kamar J. Development and validation of a pressure ulcer risk assessment tool for acute hospital patients. Wound repair and regeneration. 2011.