Anxiety, depression and associated disorders in Melbourne-based Aboriginal people with chronic illness: the Wurundjeri Project

Funding

Funded by the beyondblue Victorian Centre of Excellence

Investigators

  • Dr Barbara Murphy

  • Dr Rosemary Higgins
  • Ms Karmen Jobling
  • Dr Marian Worcester – Heart Research Centre
  • Aunty Diane Kerr - Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council
  • Dr Phyllis Lau - General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre, University of Melbourne.

Publications

Murphy B, Higgins R, Jobling K, Kerr D, Lau P, Worcester M. Improving the wellbeing of Melbourne-based Aboriginal people with chronic disease and experiencing depression, anxiety or a related mental health disorder: A Wurundjeri community driven initiative. Report to beyondblue Victorian Centre of Excellence (bbVCoE) 2013. Available from: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/docs/default-source/research-project-files/bw0165.pdf?sfvrsn=e6b2b3e9_2.

Investigating the experiences and needs of depressed cardiac patients in regional and rural Victoria: The Bendigo Cardiac Study

Funding

Funded by the beyondblue Victorian Centre of Excellence

Investigators

  • Dr Barbara Murphy
  • Ms Deborah Ludeman
  • Dr Rosemary Higgins
  • Dr Peter Elliott
  • Dr Marian Worcester – Heart Research Centre
  • Professor Fiona Judd – Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne
  • Professor John Humphrey - Department of Rural Health, Monash University
  • Dr John Edington
  • Dr Anthony Jackson – Bendigo Health

Publications

Murphy B, Ludeman D, Elliott P, Judd F, Humphreys J, Edington J, Jackson A, Worcester M. ‘Red flags’ for persistent or worsening anxiety and depression after an acute cardiac event: a 6 month longitudinal study in regional and rural Australia. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 2014. Published online 3 June: doi:10.1177/2047487313493058.

Murphy B, Ludeman D, Le Grande M, Judd F, Humphreys J, Edington J, Jackson A, Worcester M. Experiences and needs of cardiac patients with depression in regional and rural Victoria: a qualitative study. Report to beyondblue Victorian Centre of Excellence (bbVCoE), November 2010. Available from https://www.beyondblue.org.au/about-us/research-projects/research-projects/experiences-and-needs-of-cardiac-patients-with-depression-in-regional-and-rural-victoria-a-qualitative-study.

 

Return to work: a study of work resumption after a heart event

Funding

Heart Research Centre

Investigators

  • Dr Marian Worcester
  • Dr Alan Goble
  • Dr Barbara Murphy
  • Dr Peter Elliott
  • Dr Jeremy Pereira
  • Dr Robert Newman – Western Hospital
  • Prof James Tatoulis – Royal Melbourne Hospital

Publications

Worcester M,  Elliott P, Turner A, Pereira J, Murphy B, Le Grande M, Middleton K, Navaratnam H, Nguyen J, Newman R, Tatoulis J. Resumption of work after acute coronary syndrome or coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Heart Lung & Circulation June 2013. Published online 15 November: doi:10.1016/j.hlc.2013.10.093.

 

‘Beating Heart Problems’: a randomised controlled trial of a cognitive behaviour therapy program for patients

Funding

Australian Rotary Health

Investigators

  • Dr Marian Worcester
  • Dr Rosemary Higgins
  • Dr Peter Elliott
  • Dr Barbara Murphy
  • Ms Fiona Mitchell
  • Dr Alan Goble - Heart Research Centre
  • Professor Erika Froelicher -  University of California
  • Professor James Tatoulis, Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit
  • Dr Leeanne Grigg, Cardiology Department - The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Publications

Murphy B, Worcester M, Higgins R, Elliott P, Navaratnam H, Mitchell F, Grigg L, Tatoulis J, Goble A. Reduction in two-year recurrent risk score and improved behavioural outcomes after participation in the Beating Heart Problems self-management program: results of a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 2013;33(4):220-8. doi:10.1097/HCR.0b013e31828c7812.

Turner A, Murphy B, Higgins R, Elliott P, Le Grande M, Goble A, Worcester M. An integrated secondary prevention group program reduces depression in cardiac patients. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2014;21(2):153-62. doi:10.1177/2047487312467747.

Murphy B, Le Grande M, Navaratnam H, Higgins R, Elliott P, Turner A, Rogerson M. et al. Are poor health behaviours in anxious and depressed cardiac patients explained by sociodemographic factors? European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 2013;20(6):995-1003. Published online 24 May: doi:10.1177/2047487312449593.

Murphy BM, Worcester MUC, Goble AJ, Mitchell F, Navaratnam H, Higgins RO, Elliott PC, Le Grande MR. Lifestyle and physiological risk factor profiles six weeks after an acute cardiac event: Are patients achieving recommended targets for secondary prevention? Heart, Lung and Circulation 2011;20(7):446-451. doi:10.1016/j.hlc.2011.02.004.

Women and heart disease study

Funding

Department of Health and Ageing

Investigators

  • Dr Marian Worcester
  • Dr Alan Goble

Publications

Murphy BM, Rogerson M, Worcester MUC, Higgins R, Goble A. Predicting mortality 12 years after an acute cardiac event: comparison between in-hospital and 2-month assessment of depressive symptoms in women. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. 2013;33(3):160-7. doi:10.1097/HCR.013e318283927f

Murphy B, Elliott P, Worcester MU, Le Grande M, Higgins R, Goble A, Roberts S. Trajectories and predictors of anxiety and depression in women following an acute cardiac event. British Journal of Health Psychology 2008;13:135-53. doi:10.1348/135910707X173312.

Rushford N, Murphy B, Worcester M, Goble A, Higgins R, Le Grande M, Rada J. Adequacy of information received in hospital by female cardiac patients. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 2007;14:463-469.

Worcester MUC, Murphy BM, Elliott PC, Le Grande MR, Higgins RO, Goble AJ, Roberts SB. Trajectories of recovery of health-related quality of life in women after an acute cardiac event. British Journal Health Psychology 2007;12:1-15. doi:10.1348/135910705X90127.

Murphy BM, Worcester MUC, Elliott PC, Le Grande MR, Higgins RO, Goble AJ. Change in women’s dietary fat intake following an acute cardiac event: extent, predictors and comparison with non-cardiac Australian women and older adults. European Journal Cardiovascular Nursing 2006;5:206-213. doi:10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2006.01.002.

Murphy B, Worcester MUC, Higgins R, Le Grande M, Larritt P, Goble AJ. Causal attributions for coronary heart disease among female cardiac patients. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 2005;25(3):135-43. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15931015.

 

Depression as a predictor of mortality after heart attack

Funding

The beyondblue Victorian Centre of Excellence and The Eirene Lucas Foundation

Investigators

  • Dr Alan Goble
  • Dr Marian Worcester
  • Dr Barbara Murphy
  • Dr Peter Elliott
  • Professor Erika Froelicher - University of California
  • Professor David Hare - Austin Hospital

Publications

Goble A, Worcester M, Elliott P, Murphy B, Hare D, Froelicher E, Barton D. Depression as a predictor of long-term mortality and morbidity after heart attack. Report from beyondblue Victorian Centre of Excellence (bbVCoE) 2008. Available from: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/about-us/research-projects/research-projects/depression-as-a-predictor-of-long-term-mortality-and-morbidity-after-heart-attack.

 

Evaluation of physical activity instruments

Funding

Heart Research Centre

Investigators

  • Mr Michael Le Grande
  • Dr Barbara Murphy
  • Dr Peter Elliott

Publications

Le Grande MR, Elliott PC, Worcester MU, Murphy BM, Goble AJ. An evaluation of self-report physical activity instruments used in studies involving cardiac patients. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 2008;28(6):358-69. doi:10.1097/HCR.0b013e31818c3d90.

 

Psychosocial outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery

Funding

Heart Research Centre

Investigators

  • Dr Marian Worcester
  • Dr Alan Goble– Heart Research Centre
  • Professor James Tatoulis – Royal Melbourne Hospital

Publications

Elliott PC, Murphy BM, Oster KA, LeGrande MR, Higgins RO, Worcester MUC. Changes in mood states after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2010;9(3):188-94. doi:10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2009.11.010.

Murphy BM, Elliott P, Higgins R, Le Grande M, Worcester MUC, Goble AJ, Tatoulis J. Anxiety and depression after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: most get better, some get worse. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 2008:15(4):410-14. doi:10.1097/HJR.0b013e3282fbc945.

Murphy B, Elliott P, Le Grande M, Higgins R, Ernest C, Goble A, Tatoulis J, Worcester M. Living alone predicts 30-day hospital readmission after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 2008; 15(2):210–5. doi:10.1097/HJR.0b013e3282f2dc4e.

Higgins R, Murphy B, Goble A, Le Grande M, Elliott P, Worcester M. Cardiac rehabilitation program attendance after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: overcoming the barriers. Medical Journal of Australia 2008;188(12):712-4. Available from: https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2008/188/12/cardiac-rehabilitation-program-attendance-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery.

Neuropsychological outcomes of coronary artery bypass graft: a randomised controlled trial of on-pump versus off-pump surgery

Funding

Heart Research Centre

Investigators

  • Dr Marian Worcester
  • Dr Christine Ernest
  • Dr Alan Goble
  • Professor James Tatoulis – Royal Melbourne Hospital

Publications

Elliott PC, Smith G, Ernest CS, Murphy BM, Worcester MUC, Higgins RO, Le Grande MR, Goble AJ, Andrewes D, Tatoulis J. Everyday cognitive functioning in cardiac patients: Relationships between self-report, report of a significant other and cognitive test performance. Aging Neuropsychology and Cognition 2010;17(1):71-88. doi:10.1080/13825580903009089.

Ernest CS, Elliott P, Murphy BM, Worcester MUC, Higgins RO, Goble AJG, Le Grande MR, Tatoulis J. Predictors of cognitive function in candidates for coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 2007;13(2):257-66. doi:10.1017/31355617707070282.

Ernest CS, Murphy BM, Worcester MUC, Higgins RO, Elliott PC, Goble AJ, Le Grande MR, Tatoulis J. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2006;82(3):812-8. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2006.04.005.

Ernest CS, Worcester MUC, Tatoulis J, Elliott PC, Murphy BM, Higgins RO, Le Grande MR, Goble AJ. Neurocognitive outcomes in off pump versus on pump bypass surgery: a randomized controlled trial. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2006;81(6):2105-14. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/16731138/.

Attendance patterns study: an investigation of patterns, predictors and outcomes of cardiac rehabilitation attendance

Funding

Department of Health and Ageing

Investigators

  • Dr Marian Worcester
  • Ms Rosemary Higgins
  • Dr Barbara Murphy
  • Dr Alan Goble
  • Dr Peter Elliott
  • Mr Michael Le Grande
  • Ms Anne Parkinson
  • Dr Susan Roberts

Publications

Beauchamp A, Worcester M, Ng A, Murphy B, Tatoulis J, Grigg L, Newman R, Goble A. Attendance at cardiac rehabilitation is associated with lower all-cause mortality after 14 years of follow-up. Heart 2013;99(9):620-5. doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2012-303022.

Worcester MUC, Murphy BM, Mee VK, Roberts SB, Goble AJ. Cardiac rehabilitation programs: predictors of non-attendance and drop-out. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 2004;11(4):328-35. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15292767.

A study of percutaneous coronary intervention patients

Funding

Heart Research Centre

Investigators

  • Dr Marian Worcester
  • Dr Rosemary Higgins
  • Mr Michael Le Grande
  • Ms Anne Parkinson
  • Dr Alan Goble

Publications

Le Grande M, Murphy B, Higgins R, Worcester M, Parkinson A, Brown S, Elliott P, Goble A. Physical activity and negative emotional response following percutaneous coronary intervention. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 2006;13(2):254-60. doi:10.1097/01.hjr.0000189808.22224.b0.

Higgins RO, Murphy BM, Le Grande MR, Parkinson A, Worcester MUC, Goble AJ. Expressed preferences for health education of patients after percutaneous coronary intervention.  European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 2005;12(6):572-9. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16319548.

Family Atherosclerosis risk Intervention Study (FARIS)

Funding

Heart Research Centre

Investigators

  • Dr Marian Worcester
  • Dr Alan Goble

Publications

Worcester MUC, Stojcevski Z, Murphy B, Goble AJ. Long-term behavioural outcomes following attendance at a secondary prevention clinic for cardiac patients. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 2003;23(6):415-22. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14646788.

Worcester MUC, Stojcevski Z, Murphy B, Goble AJ. Factors associated with non-attendance at a secondary prevention clinic for cardiac patients. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2003;2(2):151-7. doi:10.1016/S1474-5151(03)00031-8.