Sandra Thompson

Dr, BSc(Med) MB BS NSW, PhD Newcastle(NSW), MPH Monash, GradDipHlthMgt NE

  • The University of Western Australia (M702), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 3959 Citations
  • 29 h-Index
1986 …2023
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2019

A screening tool for acquired communication disorders in Aboriginal Australians after brain injury: lessons learned from the pilot phase

Armstrong, E., McAllister, M., Hersh, D., Katzenellenbogen, J. M., Thompson, S. C., Coffin, J., Flicker, L., Woods, D., Hayward, C. & Ciccone, N., 21 Oct 2019, In : Aphasiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Communication Disorders
communication disorder
Brain Injuries
brain
Language
2 Citations (Scopus)

'At the grass roots level it's about sitting down and talking': Exploring quality improvement through case studies with high-improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary healthcare services

Larkins, S., Carlisle, K., Turner, N., Taylor, J., Copley, K., Cooney, S., Wright, R., Matthews, V., Thompson, S. & Bailie, R., 1 May 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 5, 15 p., 027568.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Quality Improvement
Primary Health Care
Health Personnel
Learning
Health Services
80 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Domestic Violence
Social Welfare
Primary Prevention
Western Australia
Focus Groups

Feasibility and acceptability of opportunistic screening to detect atrial fibrillation in Aboriginal adults

Macniven, R., Gwynn, J., Fujimoto, H., Hamilton, S., Thompson, S. C., Taylor, K., Lawrence, M., Finlayson, H., Bolton, G., Dulvari, N., Wright, D. C., Rambaldini, B., Freedman, B. & Gwynne, K., 29 May 2019, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Atrial Fibrillation
Community Health Services
Equipment and Supplies
Interviews
Cell Phones
1 Citation (Scopus)

General practitioners’ perceptions of their communication with Australian Aboriginal patients with acquired neurogenic communication disorders

Hersh, D., Armstrong, E., McAllister, M., Ciccone, N., Katzenellenbogen, J., Coffin, J., Thompson, S., Hayward, C., Flicker, L. & Woods, D., Dec 2019, In : Patient Education and Counseling. 102, 12, p. 2310-2317 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Communication Disorders
General Practitioners
Communication
Speech-Language Pathology
Aptitude
Open Access
Palliative Care
Health
Datasets
sociodemographic characteristics
Quality of Health Care
1 Citation (Scopus)

'I've got to row the boat on my own, more or less': Aboriginal Australian experiences of traumatic brain injury

Armstrong, E., Coffin, J., McAllister, M., Hersh, D., Katzenellenbogen, J. M., Thompson, S. C., Ciccone, N., Flicker, L., Cross, N., Arabi, L., Woods, D. & Hayward, C., Sep 2019, In : Brain Impairment. 20, Special Issue 2, p. 120-136

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ships
Survivors
Rehabilitation
Communication Disorders
Social Adjustment
Open Access
Professional Practice
Learning
Interviews
Students
learning

Passing on wisdom: exploring the end-of-life wishes of Aboriginal people from the Midwest of Western Australia

Thompson, S., Lyford, M., Papertalk, L. & Holloway, M., 1 Nov 2019, In : Rural and Remote Health. 19, 4, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Western Australia
wisdom
community
Palliative Care
funeral
Breast Neoplasms
Breast Density
Western Australia
Software
Logistic Models
1 Citation (Scopus)

The distribution and determinants of mammographic density measures in Western Australian Aboriginal women

McLean, K., Darcey, E., Cadby, G., Lund, H., Pilkington, L., Redfern, A., Thompson, S., Saunders, C., Wylie, E. & Stone, J., 28 Feb 2019, In : Breast Cancer Research. 21, 1, 11 p., 33.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Western Australia
Breast Neoplasms
Breast Density
Economics
Epidemiologic Methods

Unmet supportive care needs among Indigenous cancer patients across Australia

Bernardes, C. M., Diaz, A., Valery, P. C., Sabesan, S., Baxi, S., Aoun, S., Thompson, S. C., Lashbrook, M. & Garvey, G., 1 Jan 2019, In : Rural and Remote Health. 19, 3, 4660.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
cancer
Neoplasms
Psychology
Communication
communication
Open Access
Rural Health
Research
Research Personnel
Western Australia
Health

“You felt like a prisoner in your own self, trapped”: the experiences of Aboriginal people with acquired communication disorders

Armstrong, E., Coffin, J., Hersh, D., Katzenellenbogen, J. M., Thompson, S. C., Ciccone, N., Flicker, L., Woods, D., Hayward, C., Dowell, C. & McAllister, M., 6 Nov 2019, In : Disability and Rehabilitation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Communication Disorders
Prisoners
Brain Injuries
Rehabilitation
Communication
2018
3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Western Australia
Radiotherapy
Neoplasms
Interviews
Therapeutics
1 Citation (Scopus)

Australian cancer services: a survey of providers’ efforts to meet the needs of Indigenous patients

Taylor, E. V., Haigh, M. M., Shahid, S., Garvey, G., Cunningham, J., Holloway, M. & Thompson, S. C., 1 Dec 2018, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 42, 6, p. 547-552 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Neoplasms
Organizations
Social Welfare
Health
Surveys and Questionnaires
3 Citations (Scopus)

Cancer services and their initiatives to improve the care of Indigenous Australians

Taylor, E. V., Haigh, M. M., Shahid, S., Garvey, G., Cunningham, J. & Thompson, S. C., 11 Apr 2018, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15, 4, 717.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Neoplasms
Interviews
Information Dissemination
Practice Guidelines
Therapeutics
1 Citation (Scopus)

Cancer support services: Are they meeting the needs of rural radiotherapy patients?

Haigh, M. M., Baxi, S., Lyford, M., Cheetham, S. & Thompson, S. C., 7 Aug 2018, In : European Journal of Cancer Care.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Radiotherapy
Neoplasms
Western Australia
Interviews
Therapeutics
4 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Western Australia
Disease Management
Comorbidity
data analysis
disease control
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Palliative Care
Cross-Sectional Studies
Benchmarking
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals

Evidence to service gap: Cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention in rural and remote Western Australia

Hamilton, S., Mills, B., McRae, S. & Thompson, S., 30 Jan 2018, In : BMC Health Services Research. 18, 1, 64.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Western Australia
Secondary Prevention
Referral and Consultation
Rural Population
Cardiac Rehabilitation
4 Citations (Scopus)

Experiential learning to increase palliative care competence among the Indigenous workforce: An Australian experience

Shahid, S., Ekberg, S., Holloway, M., Jacka, C., Yates, P., Garvey, G. & Thompson, S. C., 20 Jan 2018, In : BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Problem-Based Learning
Palliative Care
Mental Competency
Terminal Care
Interviews
2 Citations (Scopus)

Exploring treatment decision-making in cancer management for rural residents: Patient and provider perspectives on a recently established regional radiotherapy service

Birch, E. M., Haigh, M. M., Baxi, S., Lyford, M., Cheetham, S., Shahid, S. & Thompson, S. C., 1 Oct 2018, In : Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. 14, 5, p. e505-e511

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision Making
Radiotherapy
Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Western Australia
7 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Palliative Care
New Zealand
Canada
Population Groups
Program Development
2 Citations (Scopus)

Looking through the keyhole: Exploring realities and possibilities for school breakfast programs in rural Western Australia

Ichumar, S. O., Dahlberg, E. E., Paynter, E. B., Lucey, F. M. C., Chester, M. R., Papertalk, L. & Thompson, S. C., 17 Mar 2018, In : Nutrients. 10, 3, 371.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
rural programs
school breakfast
health education
Western Australia
Breakfast
8 Citations (Scopus)

Missing Voices: Profile, extent, and 12-month outcomes of nonfatal traumatic brain injury in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal adults in Western Australia using linked administrative records

Katzenellenbogen, J. M., Atkins, E., Thompson, S., Hersh, D., Coffin, J., Flicker, L., Hayward, C., Ciccone, N., Woods, D., Greenland, M. E., McAllister, M. & Armstrong, E. M., 29 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Western Australia
Wounds and Injuries
Comorbidity
Mortality
Primary Prevention
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Medicare
Myocardial Ischemia
Hospitalization
Referral and Consultation
Hospital Emergency Service
14 Citations (Scopus)

Smartphones in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: A systematic review

Hamilton, S. J., Mills, B., Birch, E. M. & Thompson, S. C., 7 Feb 2018, In : BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 18, 1, 25.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Secondary Prevention
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Failure
Telemedicine
Smartphone
5 Citations (Scopus)

Systematic review of resilience-enhancing, universal, primary school-based mental health promotion programs

Fenwick-Smith, A., Dahlberg, E. E. & Thompson, S. C., 5 Jul 2018, In : BMC Psychology. 6, 1, 30.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Health Promotion
Mental Health
Psychological Adaptation
Students
Emotional Intelligence
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Western Australia
Research Personnel
Social Planning
Pest Control
Food Supply
Western Australia
Students
Dancing
Mental Health
Martial Arts
2017
5 Citations (Scopus)

Development of the Aboriginal Communication Assessment After Brain Injury (ACAABI): A screening tool for identifying acquired communication disorders in Aboriginal Australians

Armstrong, E. M., Ciccone, N., Hersh, D., Katzenellebogen, J., Coffin, J., Thompson, S., Flicker, L., Hayward, C., Woods, D. & McAllister, M., 21 Feb 2017, In : International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 19, 3, p. 297-308

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Communication Disorders
Brain Injuries
Communication
Focus Groups
Cognition
6 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Quality of Health Care
Systems Analysis
Health Services
Primary Health Care
Indigenous Health Services

Findings from a clinical audit in regional general practice of management of patients following acute coronary syndrome

Dronavalli, M., Bhagwat, M. M., Hamilton, S., Gilles, M., Garton-Smith, J. & Thompson, S. C., 2017, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 23, 2, p. 170-177 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clinical Audit
Practice Management
Acute Coronary Syndrome
General Practice
Guidelines
8 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of policy support on uptake of evidence-based continuous quality improvement activities and the quality of care for Indigenous Australians: A comparative case study

Bailie, R., Matthews, V., Larkins, S., Thompson, S., Burgess, P., Weeramanthri, T., Bailie, J., Cunningham, F., Kwedza, R. & Clark, L., 1 Oct 2017, In : BMJ Open. 7, 10, e016626.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Quality of Health Care
Quality Improvement
Practice Guidelines
Primary Health Care
Research

Integrated Clinical Decision Support Systems Promote Absolute Cardiovascular Risk Assessment: An Important Primary Prevention Measure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

Matthews, V., Burgess, C. P., Connors, C., Moore, E., Peiris, D., Scrimgeour, D., Thompson, S. C., Larkins, S. & Bailie, R., 4 Sep 2017, In : Frontiers in Public Health. 5, 9 p., 233.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Perspectives of Aboriginal women on participation in mammographic screening: a step towards improving services

Pilkington, L., Haigh, M. M., Durey, A., Katzenellenbogen, J. M. & Thompson, S. C., 11 Sep 2017, In : BMC Public Health. 17, 13 p., 697.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

The enablers, barriers and preferences of accessing radiation therapy facilities in the rural developed world - a systematic review

Thompson, S. C., Cheetham, S. & Baxi, S., 28 Nov 2017, In : BMC Cancer. 17, 1, 794.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Radiotherapy
Developing Countries
Economics
Radiation
Background Radiation
7 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Learning
Students
Health
Interviews
Health Manpower
7 Citations (Scopus)
248 Downloads (Pure)

Wide variation in sexually transmitted infection testing and counselling at Aboriginal primary health care centres in Australia: analysis of longitudinal continuous quality improvement data

Nattabi, B., Matthews, V., Bailie, J., Rumbold, A., Scrimgeour, D., Schierhout, G., Ward, J., Guy, R., Kaldor, J., Thompson, S. & Bailie, R., 15 Feb 2017, In : BMC Infectious Diseases. 17, 1, p. 1-13 148.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Quality Improvement
Counseling
Primary Health Care
Odds Ratio
Sexuality
Reproductive Health
Caregivers
Western Australia
Wit and Humor
2016
2 Citations (Scopus)

Cardiac Rehabilitation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Western Australia

Hamilton, S., Mills, B., McRae, S. & Thompson, S., 2016, In : BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 16, 1, 150.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Western Australia
Interviews
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Directories
9 Citations (Scopus)

Determinants and gaps in preventative care delivery for Indigenous Australians: A cross-sectional analysis

Bailie, C., Matthews, V., Bailie, J., Burgess, P., Copley, K., Kennedy, C., Moore, L., Larkins, S., Thompson, S. C. & Bailie, R., 2016, In : Frontiers in Public Health. 4, 11 p., 34.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Education and training for preventing sharps injuries and splash exposures in healthcare workers

Cheetham, S., Thompson, S. C., Liira, J., Afilaka, O. A. & Liira, H., 28 Jan 2016, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016, 1, CD012060.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Needlestick Injuries
Delivery of Health Care
Education
2 Citations (Scopus)

Evidence-based interventions in primary care following acute coronary syndrome in Australia and New Zealand: A systematic scoping review

Bhagwat, M. M., Woods, J. A., Dronavalli, M., Hamilton, S. J. & Thompson, S. C., 9 Nov 2016, In : BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 16, 1, 214.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Acute Coronary Syndrome
New Zealand
Primary Health Care
General Practitioners
Guidelines
9 Citations (Scopus)

Factors contributing to delayed diagnosis of cancer among Aboriginal people in Australia: A qualitative study

Shahid, S., Teng, K. H. K., Bessarab, D., Aoun, S., Baxi, S. & Thompson, S. C., 2016, In : BMJ Open. 6, 6, e010909.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Delayed Diagnosis
Neoplasms
Fear
Health Services
Shyness
2 Citations (Scopus)
208 Downloads (Pure)

Gaining a 'proper sense' of what happens out there: an 'Academic Bush Camp' to promote rural placements for students

Page, A., Hamilton, S., Hall, M., Fitzgerald, K., Warner, W., Nattabi, B. & Thompson, S., Feb 2016, In : Australian Journal of Rural Health. 24, 1, p. 41-47 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Learning
Students
Rural Health Services
Problem-Based Learning
Health
7 Citations (Scopus)

Improvement in delivery of type 2 diabetes services differs by mode of care: a retrospective longitudinal analysis in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care setting

Schierhout, G., Matthews, V., Connors, C., Thompson, S., Kwedza, R., Kennedy, C. & Bailie, R., 7 Oct 2016, In : BMC Health Services Research. 16, 1, p. 1-18 18 p., 560.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Quality Improvement
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Primary Health Care
Health
Counseling