Dr Sarah Dennis

Grad Assoc Phys (Sheffield) MSc (UCL) PhD (Queen Mary London) Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (University of Sydney)
Associate Professor, Physiotherapy

C43O - O Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9265
Fax +61 2 9351 9278

Website Lung & Heart Physiotherapy Research Group

Biographical details

Associate Professor Dennis is in the Discipline of Physiotherapy and Associate Professor of Allied Health in South Western Sydney Local Health District. Her research interests are in the prevention, diagnosis and management of chronic conditions, especially chronic respiratory conditions. The focus of this research is in the context of equty and access in primary health care, integration of care across health sectors and health literacy. She also holds a conjoint senior lecturer position at the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity at UNSW.

Research interests

  • ​Prevention, diagnosis and management of chronic conditions with a focus on primary health care and integration of care across health sectors.
  • Management of chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD.
  • Self-management for chronic conditions.
  • Health literacy.
  • Health equity and disadvantage.
  • Impact and management of multi-morbidity.
  • Practice based research networks in primary care including use of practice data for chronic disease management.

Keywords: chronic disease, prevention, chronic disease management, chronic respiratory disease, multi-morbidity, primary health care, integration, health literacy, physiotherapy

Teaching and supervision

  • PHTY2060 Preventive Health Unit of Study Co-ordinator
  • ​Research higher degree supervision in the areas of chronic disease prevention and management, including impact of multi-morbidity, integration of care, health literacy
  • She is currently supervising or is an associate supervisor for 5 PhD and 2 Masters students at the University of Sydney and 2 PhD students at UNSW. She has previously supervised or been an associate supervisor for 4 Honours, 1 Masters students and 2 PhD students.

Current research students

Project title Research student
An examination of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Sonia CHENG
Early diagnosis of neuropathy in patients with or at high risk of diabetes and effects of high-intensity aerobic interval training among patients with early-onset type 2 diabetes Guyu GU

Current projects

  • NHMRC GACD grant 1116081: Implementing evidence into practice to improve chronic lung disease management in Indigenous Australians: the Breathe Easy, Walk Easy - Lungs for Life (BE WELL) project. 2016 Alison J, Jenkins C, Maguire G, Jan S, Shaw T, Dennis S, McKeough Z, Lee V.

  • Physiotherapy Research Foundation/Seeding Grant: The effectiveness and feasibility of a behaviour-change intervention to reduce sedentary time in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): A pilot randomised controlled trial.; McKeough Z, Cheng S, Alison J, Stamatakis E, Dennis S.

  • Evaluation of Integrated Care for COPD. 2016. Dennis S, McKeough Z. Northern Sydney Local Health District.

  • Strategies for developing health literate organisations and the impact on equitable access to health care: Systematic literature review
  • Health Literacy Among Adult Outpatients of Allied Health at Westmead Hospital: An Observational Survey-Based Study
  • Interdisciplinary e-Health Advancement and Research Team (IeHART). Funded by University of Sydney

Associations

  • Australian Association for Academic Primary Care
  • Society for Social Medicine (UK)
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (UK)
  • Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Awards and honours

  • 2010 AFP best paper award for Jeremy Bunker, Oshana Hermiz, Nicholas Zwar, Sarah M Dennis, Sanjyot Vagholkar, Alan Crockett, et al. Feasibility and efficacy of COPD case finding by practice nurses. Australian Family Physician. 2009;38(10):826-30.
  • Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) Travelling Fellowship, 2007

Themes

Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Wellbeing

International links

Canada

(University of British Columbia) Dr Sue Mills, "Realist synthesis of self-management interventions for disadvantaged populations with chronic conditions."

Selected grants

2018

  • Barriers to physical activity and risks of sedentary behaviour at 12 months following total knee replacement surgery: a mixed methods study; Hodges A, Harmer A, Dennis S; Australian Physiotherapy Association/Research Grant.

2017

  • Sustainable research literacy development for research-naive clinicians in South Western Sydney; Dennis S, Everett B, Shackel N, Jalaludin B, Levy M, D�Souza A, Xuan W, Jennings M; South West Sydney Research/Small Grant Scheme.
  • Chronic pain and multimorbidity in the Emergency Department: A mixed-methods study investigating culturally and linguistically diverse community perspectives; Brady B, Dennis S, Chipchase L, Liamputtong P, Tcharkhedian E; South West Sydney Research/Small Grant Scheme.
  • University academic staff seconded to South Western Sydney Local Health District; Dennis S; South Western Sydney Local Health District/SWSLHD Secondment.
  • The effectiveness and feasibility of a behaviour-change intervention to reduce sedentary time in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): A pilot randomised controlled trial.; McKeough Z, Cheng S, Alison J, Stamatakis E, Dennis S; Physiotherapy Research Foundation/Seeding Grant.

2016

  • Implementing evidence into practice to improve chronic lung disease management in Indigenous Australians: the "Breathe Easy, Walk Easy-Lungs for Life" (BE WELL) project; Alison J, Jenkins C, Maguire G, Jan S, Shaw T, Dennis S, McKeough Z, Lee V; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/NHMRC/ GACD Request for Applications on the prevention and management of chronic lung disease.

2014

  • Interdisciplinary e-Health Advancement and Research Team (IeHART); Togher L, Shaw T, Lam M, Poon S, Campbell A, Dew A, Philip R, McEntee M, Dennis S, Power E, Keep M, Nagarajan S, Amon K, O'Dea B, McKeough Z, Penman M, Lincoln M; University of Sydney/MiniSYRENS.
  • Emerging models of integrated primary health care centres: their impact on access and integration of care and contributing factors; McDonald J, Russell G, Dennis S, Fuller J; Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute./Integrated Primary Health Care Centres.
  • e-Health initiatives and health care integration in GP Super Clinics; Liaw S, Taggart J, Tam M, Harris M, Dennis S; Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute./Research Support.

2012

  • Towards seamless cancer care: What do GPs in South Western Sydney need to facilitate better integration with cancer services?; Dennis S, Knight A, Delaney J, Girgis A, Vagholkar S, Liaw S; NSW Cancer Institute/Research Innovation Grant.

2011

  • The impact of a Rapid Equity Focussed Health Impact Assessment (EFHIA) on local planning for after hours care to better meet the needs of vulnerable populations; Dennis S, Harris E, Wise M, Furler J; Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute/BLO Project.
  • A rapid review of telephone coaching for chronic disease(s); Dennis S, Harris M, Lloyd J; Sax Institute/Research Support.

2010

  • A cluster randomised trial of early intervention for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by practice nurse-GP teams; Zwar N, Middleton S, Reddel H, vanSchayck C, Crockett A, Dennis S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications & creative works

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Journals

  • Cheng, S., Alison, J., Dennis, S., Stamatakis, E., Spencer, L., McNamara, R., Sims, S., McKeough, Z. (2017). A behaviour change intervention to reduce sedentary time in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Physiotherapy, 63(3), 182-182. [More Information]
  • Ansari, S., Hosseinzadeh, H., Dennis, S., Zwar, N. (2017). Activating primary care COPD patients with multi-morbidity (APCOM) pilot project: study protocol. NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 27(12), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Gu, Y., Dennis, S. (2017). Are falls prevention programs effective at reducing the risk factors for falls in people with type-2 diabetes mellitus and peripheral neuropathy: A systematic review with narrative synthesis. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, 31(2), 504-516. [More Information]
  • Dennis, S., Reddel, H., Middleton, S., Hasan, I., Hermiz, O., Phillips, R., Crockett, A., Vagholkar, S., Marks, G., Zwar, N. (2017). Barriers and outcomes of an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Australia: A qualitative study. Family Practice, 34(4), 485-490. [More Information]
  • Janssen, A., Brunner, M., Keep, M., Hines, M., Nagarajan, S., Kielly-Carroll, C., Dennis, S., McKeough, Z., Shaw, T. (2017). Interdisciplinary eHealth practice in cancer care: A review of the literature. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(11:1289). [More Information]
  • Cohen, L., Kobayashi, S., Simic, M., Dennis, S., Refshauge, K., Pappas, E. (2017). Non-radiographic methods of measuring global sagittal balance: a systematic review. Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders, 12:30. [More Information]
  • Seidman, Z., McNamara, R., Wootton, S., Leung, R., Spencer, L., Dale, M., Dennis, S., McKeough, Z. (2017). People attending pulmonary rehabilitation demonstrate a substantial engagement with technology and willingness to use telerehabilitation: A survey. Journal of Physiotherapy, 63(3), 175-181. [More Information]
  • Liaw, S., Kearns, R., Taggart, J., Frank, O., Lane, R., Tam, M., Dennis, S., Walker, C., Russell, G., Harris, M. (2017). The informatics capability maturity of integrated primary care centres in Australia. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 105, 89-97. [More Information]
  • Dennis, S., Watts, I., Pan, Y., Britt, H. (2017). Who do Australian general practitioners refer to physiotherapy? Australian Family Physician, 46(6), 421-426.
  • Dutton, S., Dennis, S., Zwar, N., Harris, M. (2016). An explorative qualitative study on acceptability of physical activity assessment instruments among primary care professionals in southern Sydney. BMC Family Practice, 17(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., Mo, L., Dallimore, J., Dennis, S. (2016). Community-based exercise training for people with chronic respiratory and chronic cardiac disease: a mixed-methods evaluation. International Journal of COPD, 11(1), 2839-2850. [More Information]
  • Zwar, N., Bunker, J., Reddel, H., Dennis, S., Middleton, S., Van Schayck, O., Crockett, A., Hasan, I., Hermiz, O., Vagholkar, S., Marks, G., et al (2016). Early intervention for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by practice nurse and GP teams: a cluster randomized trial. Family Practice, 33(6), 663-670. [More Information]
  • Dennis, S., Noon, T., Liaw, S. (2016). Is there a role for a primary health nurse in a learning support team in a disadvantaged high school? Evaluation of a pilot study. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22(6), 530-538. [More Information]
  • Hodges, A., Harmer, A., Dennis, S., Nairn, L., March, L., Crosbie, W., Crawford, R., Parker, D., Fransen, M. (2016). Prevalence and Determinants of Fatigue Following Total Knee Replacement: A Longitudinal Cohort Study. Arthritis Care and Research, 68(10), 1434-1442. [More Information]
  • Thi, N., Dennis, S., An, H., Vagholkar, S., Liaw, S. (2016). Psychological distress among Vietnamese adults attending Vietnamese-speaking general practices in South Western Sydney: prevalence and associations. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22(4), 354-359. [More Information]
  • Dutton, S., Bauman, A., Dennis, S., Zwar, N., Harris, M. (2016). 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. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22(6), 505-509. [More Information]
  • Tsai, L., McNamara, R., Dennis, S., Moddel, C., Alison, J., McKenzie, D., McKeough, Z. (2016). Satisfaction and Experience with a Supervised Home-Based Real-Time Videoconferencing Telerehabilitation Exercise Program in People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 8(2), 27-38. [More Information]
  • Lau, A., Arguel, A., Dennis, S., Liaw, S., Coiera, E. (2015). "Why Didn’t it Work?�? Lessons From a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Web-based Personally Controlled Health Management System for Adults with Asthma. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17(12), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Dennis, S., Hetherington, S., Borodzicz, J., Hermiz, O., Zwar, N. (2015). Challenges to establishing successful partnerships in community health promotion programs: Local experiences from the national implementation of healthy eating activity and lifestyle (HEAL) program. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 26(1), 45-51. [More Information]
  • Dennis, S., Hasan, I., Jackson Pulver, L., Wilson, I., Zwar, N. (2015). Experiences and views of a brokerage model for primary care for Aboriginal people. Australian Health Review, 39(1), 26-32. [More Information]
  • Faruqi, N., Spooner, C., Joshi, C., Lloyd, J., Dennis, S., Stocks, N., Taggart, J., Harris, M. (2015). Primary health care-level interventions targeting health literacy and their effect on weight loss: a systematic review. BMC Obesity, 2(6), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Kirby, S., Mutimbe, M., Vagholkar, S., Bunker, J., Dennis, S., Liaw, S. (2014). How integrated are services for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Perceptions of patients and health care providers. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 20(2), 158-161. [More Information]
  • Maneze, D., Dennis, S., Chen, H., Taggart, J., Vagholkar, S., Bunker, J., Liaw, S. (2014). Multidisciplinary care: experience of patients with complex needs. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 20(1), 20-26. [More Information]
  • Ansari, S., Hosseinzadeh, H., Dennis, S., Zwar, N. (2014). Patients' perspectives on the impact of a new COPD diagnosis in the face of multimorbidity: A qualitative study. NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 24, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Pillay, M., Dennis, S., Harris, M. (2014). Quality of care measures in multimorbidity. Australian Family Physician, 43(3), 132-136.
  • Mills, S., Pumarino, J., Clark, N., Carroll, S., Dennis, S., Koehn, S., Yu, T., Davis, C., Fong, M. (2014). Understanding how self-management interventions work for disadvantaged populations living with chronic conditions: Protocol for a realist synthesis. BMJ Open, 4(7), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Bazeley, P., Harris, M. (2013). Activating patients with chronic disease for self-management: comparison of self-managing patients with those managing by frequent readmissions to hospital. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 19(3), 198-206. [More Information]
  • Arguel, A., Lau, A., Dennis, S., Liaw, S., Coiera, E. (2013). An Internet Intervention to Improve Asthma Management: Rationale and Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 2(2), e28. [More Information]
  • Dennis, S., Harris, M., Lloyd, J., Powell Davies, G., Faruqi, N., Zwar, N. (2013). Do people with existing chronic conditions benefit from telephone coaching? A rapid review. Australian Health Review, 37(3), 381-388. [More Information]
  • Harris, M., Dennis, S., Pillay, M. (2013). Multimorbidity: negotiating priorities and making progress. Australian Family Physician, 42(12), 850-854.
  • Liaw, S., Rahimi, A., Ray, P., Taggart, J., Dennis, S., de Lusignan, S., Jalaludin, B., Yeo, A., Talaei-Khoei, A. (2013). Towards an ontology for data quality in integrated chronic disease management: A realist review of the literature. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 82(1), 10-24. [More Information]
  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Bazeley, P., Harris, M. (2013). Why older patients of lower clinical urgency choose to attend the Emergency Department. Internal Medicine Journal, 43(2), 218-219. [More Information]
  • Bunker, J., Reddel, H., Dennis, S., Middleton, S., vanSchayck, C., Crockett, A., Hasan, I., Hermiz, O., Vagholkar, S., Marks, G., et al (2012). A pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial of early intervention for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by practice nurse-general practitioner teams: Study Protocol. Implementation Science, 7(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Taggart, J., Williams, A., Dennis, S., Newall, A., Shortus, T., Zwar, N., Denney-Wilson, E., Harris, M. (2012). A systematic review of interventions in primary care to improve health literacy for chronic disease behavioral risk factors. BMC Family Practice, 13, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Liaw, S., Chen, H., Maneze, D., Taggart, J., Dennis, S., Vagholkar, S., Bunker, J. (2012). Health reform: Is routinely collected electronic information fit for purpose? Emergency Medicine Australasia, 24(1), 57-63. [More Information]
  • Liaw, S., Chen, H., Maneze, D., Taggart, J., Dennis, S., Vagholkar, S., Bunker, J. (2012). The Quality of Routinely Collected Data: Using the "Principal Diagnosis" in Emergency Department Databases as an Example. Electronic Journal of Health Informatics, 7(1: e1), 1-8.
  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Jayasinghe, U., Harris, M. (2012). Unplanned return visits to emergency in a regional hospital. Australian Health Review, 36(3), 336-341. [More Information]
  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Bazeley, P., Harris, M. (2012). What distinguishes clinicians who better support patients for chronic disease self-management? Australian Journal of Primary Health, 18(3), 220-227. [More Information]
  • Dennis, S., Williams, A., Taggart, J., Newall, A., Denney-Wilson, E., Zwar, N., Shortus, T., Harris, M. (2012). Which providers can bridge the health literacy gap in lifestyle risk factor modification education: a systematic review and narrative synthesis. BMC Family Practice, 13(44), 1-29. [More Information]
  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Jayasinghe, U., Harris, M. (2011). Frequent emergency attenders: is there a better way? Australian Health Review, 35(4), 462-467. [More Information]
  • Williams, A., Dennis, S., Harris, M. (2011). How effective are the linkages between self-management programmes and primary care providers, especially for disadvantaged patients? Chronic Illness, 7(1), 20-30. [More Information]
  • Dennis, S., Zwar, N., Marks, G. (2010). Diagnosing asthma in adults in primary care: a qualitative study of Australian GPs' experiences. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 19(1), 52-56. [More Information]
  • Liaw, S., Lau, A., Dennis, S. (2010). Engaging the online social networking revolution. Australian Family Physician, 39(11), 1-2.
  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Jayasinghe, U., Harris, M. (2010). Patient related factors in frequent readmissions: the influence of condition, access to services and patient choice. BMC Health Services Research, 10, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Tang, G., Dennis, S., Comino, E., Zwar, N. (2009). Anxiety and depression in Chinese patients attending an Australian GP clinic. Australian Family Physician, 38(7), 552-555.
  • Harris, M., Chan, B., Dennis, S. (2009). Coordination of care for patients with chronic disease. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(2), 85-86.
  • Harris, M., Chan, B., Dennis, S. (2009). Coordination of care for patients with chronic disease (In Reply to Letter). Medical Journal of Australia, 191(8), 471-472.
  • Yang, S., Zwar, N., Vagholkar, S., Dennis, S., Redmond, H. (2009). Factors influencing general practice follow-up attendances of patients with complex medical problems after hospitalization. Family Practice: an international journal, 27(1), 62-68. [More Information]
  • Hermiz, O., Zwar, N., Dennis, S., Vagholkar, S., Crockett, A., Marks, G. (2009). Feasibility and efficacy of COPD case finding by practice nurses. Australian Family Physician, 38(10), 826-830.
  • Dennis, S., May, J., Perkins, D., Zwar, N., Sibbald, B., Hasan, I. (2009). What evidence is there to support skill mix changes between GPs, pharmacists and practice nurses in the care of elderly people living in the community? Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 6, 23-1-23-7. [More Information]

Research Reports

  • Liaw, S., Kearns, R., Taggart, J., Frank, O., Lane, R., Tam, M., Dennis, S., Yu, H., Walker, C., Russell, G., et al (2015). eHealth Initiatives and Health Care Integration in GP Super Clinics: A mixed methods case study, (pp. 4 - 84). Canberra, ACT, Australia: Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute.
  • McDonald, J., Lane, R., Kearns, R., Ward, B., Powell Davies, G., Fuller, J., Dennis, S., Spooner, C., Walker, C., Russell, G. (2015). Emerging models of integrated primary health care centres: How they optimise access and integration and the influence of characteristics and organisational factors, (pp. 1 - 119). Sydney, Australia: Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute.
  • Dennis, S., Harris, M., Lloyd, J., Powell Davies, G., Faruqi, N., Zwar, N. (2011). Telephone coaching models to support chronic disease management in multi-morbid and vulnerable populations: a rapid review, (pp. 5 - 114). Haymarket, Sydney, Australia: The Sax Institute.

2017

  • Cheng, S., Alison, J., Dennis, S., Stamatakis, E., Spencer, L., McNamara, R., Sims, S., McKeough, Z. (2017). A behaviour change intervention to reduce sedentary time in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Physiotherapy, 63(3), 182-182. [More Information]
  • Ansari, S., Hosseinzadeh, H., Dennis, S., Zwar, N. (2017). Activating primary care COPD patients with multi-morbidity (APCOM) pilot project: study protocol. NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 27(12), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Gu, Y., Dennis, S. (2017). Are falls prevention programs effective at reducing the risk factors for falls in people with type-2 diabetes mellitus and peripheral neuropathy: A systematic review with narrative synthesis. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, 31(2), 504-516. [More Information]
  • Dennis, S., Reddel, H., Middleton, S., Hasan, I., Hermiz, O., Phillips, R., Crockett, A., Vagholkar, S., Marks, G., Zwar, N. (2017). Barriers and outcomes of an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Australia: A qualitative study. Family Practice, 34(4), 485-490. [More Information]
  • Janssen, A., Brunner, M., Keep, M., Hines, M., Nagarajan, S., Kielly-Carroll, C., Dennis, S., McKeough, Z., Shaw, T. (2017). Interdisciplinary eHealth practice in cancer care: A review of the literature. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(11:1289). [More Information]
  • Cohen, L., Kobayashi, S., Simic, M., Dennis, S., Refshauge, K., Pappas, E. (2017). Non-radiographic methods of measuring global sagittal balance: a systematic review. Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders, 12:30. [More Information]
  • Seidman, Z., McNamara, R., Wootton, S., Leung, R., Spencer, L., Dale, M., Dennis, S., McKeough, Z. (2017). People attending pulmonary rehabilitation demonstrate a substantial engagement with technology and willingness to use telerehabilitation: A survey. Journal of Physiotherapy, 63(3), 175-181. [More Information]
  • Liaw, S., Kearns, R., Taggart, J., Frank, O., Lane, R., Tam, M., Dennis, S., Walker, C., Russell, G., Harris, M. (2017). The informatics capability maturity of integrated primary care centres in Australia. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 105, 89-97. [More Information]
  • Dennis, S., Watts, I., Pan, Y., Britt, H. (2017). Who do Australian general practitioners refer to physiotherapy? Australian Family Physician, 46(6), 421-426.

2016

  • Dutton, S., Dennis, S., Zwar, N., Harris, M. (2016). An explorative qualitative study on acceptability of physical activity assessment instruments among primary care professionals in southern Sydney. BMC Family Practice, 17(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • McNamara, R., McKeough, Z., Mo, L., Dallimore, J., Dennis, S. (2016). Community-based exercise training for people with chronic respiratory and chronic cardiac disease: a mixed-methods evaluation. International Journal of COPD, 11(1), 2839-2850. [More Information]
  • Zwar, N., Bunker, J., Reddel, H., Dennis, S., Middleton, S., Van Schayck, O., Crockett, A., Hasan, I., Hermiz, O., Vagholkar, S., Marks, G., et al (2016). Early intervention for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by practice nurse and GP teams: a cluster randomized trial. Family Practice, 33(6), 663-670. [More Information]
  • Dennis, S., Noon, T., Liaw, S. (2016). Is there a role for a primary health nurse in a learning support team in a disadvantaged high school? Evaluation of a pilot study. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22(6), 530-538. [More Information]
  • Hodges, A., Harmer, A., Dennis, S., Nairn, L., March, L., Crosbie, W., Crawford, R., Parker, D., Fransen, M. (2016). Prevalence and Determinants of Fatigue Following Total Knee Replacement: A Longitudinal Cohort Study. Arthritis Care and Research, 68(10), 1434-1442. [More Information]
  • Thi, N., Dennis, S., An, H., Vagholkar, S., Liaw, S. (2016). Psychological distress among Vietnamese adults attending Vietnamese-speaking general practices in South Western Sydney: prevalence and associations. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22(4), 354-359. [More Information]
  • Dutton, S., Bauman, A., Dennis, S., Zwar, N., Harris, M. (2016). 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. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22(6), 505-509. [More Information]
  • Tsai, L., McNamara, R., Dennis, S., Moddel, C., Alison, J., McKenzie, D., McKeough, Z. (2016). Satisfaction and Experience with a Supervised Home-Based Real-Time Videoconferencing Telerehabilitation Exercise Program in People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 8(2), 27-38. [More Information]

2015

  • Lau, A., Arguel, A., Dennis, S., Liaw, S., Coiera, E. (2015). "Why Didn’t it Work?�? Lessons From a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Web-based Personally Controlled Health Management System for Adults with Asthma. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17(12), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Dennis, S., Hetherington, S., Borodzicz, J., Hermiz, O., Zwar, N. (2015). Challenges to establishing successful partnerships in community health promotion programs: Local experiences from the national implementation of healthy eating activity and lifestyle (HEAL) program. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 26(1), 45-51. [More Information]
  • Liaw, S., Kearns, R., Taggart, J., Frank, O., Lane, R., Tam, M., Dennis, S., Yu, H., Walker, C., Russell, G., et al (2015). eHealth Initiatives and Health Care Integration in GP Super Clinics: A mixed methods case study, (pp. 4 - 84). Canberra, ACT, Australia: Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute.
  • McDonald, J., Lane, R., Kearns, R., Ward, B., Powell Davies, G., Fuller, J., Dennis, S., Spooner, C., Walker, C., Russell, G. (2015). Emerging models of integrated primary health care centres: How they optimise access and integration and the influence of characteristics and organisational factors, (pp. 1 - 119). Sydney, Australia: Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute.
  • Dennis, S., Hasan, I., Jackson Pulver, L., Wilson, I., Zwar, N. (2015). Experiences and views of a brokerage model for primary care for Aboriginal people. Australian Health Review, 39(1), 26-32. [More Information]
  • Faruqi, N., Spooner, C., Joshi, C., Lloyd, J., Dennis, S., Stocks, N., Taggart, J., Harris, M. (2015). Primary health care-level interventions targeting health literacy and their effect on weight loss: a systematic review. BMC Obesity, 2(6), 1-16. [More Information]

2014

  • Kirby, S., Mutimbe, M., Vagholkar, S., Bunker, J., Dennis, S., Liaw, S. (2014). How integrated are services for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Perceptions of patients and health care providers. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 20(2), 158-161. [More Information]
  • Maneze, D., Dennis, S., Chen, H., Taggart, J., Vagholkar, S., Bunker, J., Liaw, S. (2014). Multidisciplinary care: experience of patients with complex needs. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 20(1), 20-26. [More Information]
  • Ansari, S., Hosseinzadeh, H., Dennis, S., Zwar, N. (2014). Patients' perspectives on the impact of a new COPD diagnosis in the face of multimorbidity: A qualitative study. NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 24, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Pillay, M., Dennis, S., Harris, M. (2014). Quality of care measures in multimorbidity. Australian Family Physician, 43(3), 132-136.
  • Mills, S., Pumarino, J., Clark, N., Carroll, S., Dennis, S., Koehn, S., Yu, T., Davis, C., Fong, M. (2014). Understanding how self-management interventions work for disadvantaged populations living with chronic conditions: Protocol for a realist synthesis. BMJ Open, 4(7), 1-7. [More Information]

2013

  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Bazeley, P., Harris, M. (2013). Activating patients with chronic disease for self-management: comparison of self-managing patients with those managing by frequent readmissions to hospital. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 19(3), 198-206. [More Information]
  • Arguel, A., Lau, A., Dennis, S., Liaw, S., Coiera, E. (2013). An Internet Intervention to Improve Asthma Management: Rationale and Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 2(2), e28. [More Information]
  • Dennis, S., Harris, M., Lloyd, J., Powell Davies, G., Faruqi, N., Zwar, N. (2013). Do people with existing chronic conditions benefit from telephone coaching? A rapid review. Australian Health Review, 37(3), 381-388. [More Information]
  • Harris, M., Dennis, S., Pillay, M. (2013). Multimorbidity: negotiating priorities and making progress. Australian Family Physician, 42(12), 850-854.
  • Liaw, S., Rahimi, A., Ray, P., Taggart, J., Dennis, S., de Lusignan, S., Jalaludin, B., Yeo, A., Talaei-Khoei, A. (2013). Towards an ontology for data quality in integrated chronic disease management: A realist review of the literature. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 82(1), 10-24. [More Information]
  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Bazeley, P., Harris, M. (2013). Why older patients of lower clinical urgency choose to attend the Emergency Department. Internal Medicine Journal, 43(2), 218-219. [More Information]

2012

  • Bunker, J., Reddel, H., Dennis, S., Middleton, S., vanSchayck, C., Crockett, A., Hasan, I., Hermiz, O., Vagholkar, S., Marks, G., et al (2012). A pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial of early intervention for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by practice nurse-general practitioner teams: Study Protocol. Implementation Science, 7(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Taggart, J., Williams, A., Dennis, S., Newall, A., Shortus, T., Zwar, N., Denney-Wilson, E., Harris, M. (2012). A systematic review of interventions in primary care to improve health literacy for chronic disease behavioral risk factors. BMC Family Practice, 13, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Liaw, S., Chen, H., Maneze, D., Taggart, J., Dennis, S., Vagholkar, S., Bunker, J. (2012). Health reform: Is routinely collected electronic information fit for purpose? Emergency Medicine Australasia, 24(1), 57-63. [More Information]
  • Liaw, S., Chen, H., Maneze, D., Taggart, J., Dennis, S., Vagholkar, S., Bunker, J. (2012). The Quality of Routinely Collected Data: Using the "Principal Diagnosis" in Emergency Department Databases as an Example. Electronic Journal of Health Informatics, 7(1: e1), 1-8.
  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Jayasinghe, U., Harris, M. (2012). Unplanned return visits to emergency in a regional hospital. Australian Health Review, 36(3), 336-341. [More Information]
  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Bazeley, P., Harris, M. (2012). What distinguishes clinicians who better support patients for chronic disease self-management? Australian Journal of Primary Health, 18(3), 220-227. [More Information]
  • Dennis, S., Williams, A., Taggart, J., Newall, A., Denney-Wilson, E., Zwar, N., Shortus, T., Harris, M. (2012). Which providers can bridge the health literacy gap in lifestyle risk factor modification education: a systematic review and narrative synthesis. BMC Family Practice, 13(44), 1-29. [More Information]

2011

  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Jayasinghe, U., Harris, M. (2011). Frequent emergency attenders: is there a better way? Australian Health Review, 35(4), 462-467. [More Information]
  • Williams, A., Dennis, S., Harris, M. (2011). How effective are the linkages between self-management programmes and primary care providers, especially for disadvantaged patients? Chronic Illness, 7(1), 20-30. [More Information]
  • Dennis, S., Harris, M., Lloyd, J., Powell Davies, G., Faruqi, N., Zwar, N. (2011). Telephone coaching models to support chronic disease management in multi-morbid and vulnerable populations: a rapid review, (pp. 5 - 114). Haymarket, Sydney, Australia: The Sax Institute.

2010

  • Dennis, S., Zwar, N., Marks, G. (2010). Diagnosing asthma in adults in primary care: a qualitative study of Australian GPs' experiences. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 19(1), 52-56. [More Information]
  • Liaw, S., Lau, A., Dennis, S. (2010). Engaging the online social networking revolution. Australian Family Physician, 39(11), 1-2.
  • Kirby, S., Dennis, S., Jayasinghe, U., Harris, M. (2010). Patient related factors in frequent readmissions: the influence of condition, access to services and patient choice. BMC Health Services Research, 10, 1-8. [More Information]

2009

  • Tang, G., Dennis, S., Comino, E., Zwar, N. (2009). Anxiety and depression in Chinese patients attending an Australian GP clinic. Australian Family Physician, 38(7), 552-555.
  • Harris, M., Chan, B., Dennis, S. (2009). Coordination of care for patients with chronic disease. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(2), 85-86.
  • Harris, M., Chan, B., Dennis, S. (2009). Coordination of care for patients with chronic disease (In Reply to Letter). Medical Journal of Australia, 191(8), 471-472.
  • Yang, S., Zwar, N., Vagholkar, S., Dennis, S., Redmond, H. (2009). Factors influencing general practice follow-up attendances of patients with complex medical problems after hospitalization. Family Practice: an international journal, 27(1), 62-68. [More Information]
  • Hermiz, O., Zwar, N., Dennis, S., Vagholkar, S., Crockett, A., Marks, G. (2009). Feasibility and efficacy of COPD case finding by practice nurses. Australian Family Physician, 38(10), 826-830.
  • Dennis, S., May, J., Perkins, D., Zwar, N., Sibbald, B., Hasan, I. (2009). What evidence is there to support skill mix changes between GPs, pharmacists and practice nurses in the care of elderly people living in the community? Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 6, 23-1-23-7. [More Information]

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