Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Nigel Stocks

Email: nigel.stocks@adelaide.edu.au
BSc, MBBS, MD, DipPH, FRACGP, FAFPHM, Professor and Head, Discipline of General Practice, School of Population Health, University of Adelaide, South Australia.

ASPREN surveillance system for influenza-like illness A comparison with FluTracking and the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

General practitioners play an important role in the detection and clinical management of influenza. The Australian Sentinel Practice Research Network (ASPREN) has been collecting data from...

Cardiovascular risk assessment in Australian general practice

Australian general practitioners are encouraged to assess absolute cardiovascular risk (CVR) using a CVR calculator such as the New Zealand Cardiovascular Risk Calculator. However, overseas...

Cholesterol lowering medication Patients’ knowledge, attitudes and experiences

Despite evidence of the efficacy of cholesterol lowering medication, it is known there is suboptimal patient adherence to this medication. The aim of this study is to investigate patient knowledge,...

Female international students and sexual health A qualitative study into knowledge, beliefs and attitudes

International students make up an increasing proportion of university students in Australia. Research suggests that they have poor sexual health knowledge compared with local students.

Health literacy A new concept for general practice?

Health literacy is the ability to understand and interpret the meaning of health information in written, spoken or digital form and how this motivates people to embrace or disregard actions...

Older people with mild cognitive impairment Their views about assessing driving safety

Progression of cognitive impairment to dementia in some older people will make it necessary for them to eventually stop driving, which often leads to increased isolation and adverse social and...

Development of pre-consultation prevention summary and reminder sheets for patients: preliminary study of acceptability and sustainability

Current interventions to increase performance of preventive services fail to combine the necessary elements of educating patients about health risks and how to maintain health; these elements...


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