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Applying the teach-back tool - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 485 KB 14 May 2018

In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, senior research fellow Alison Beauchamp, discusses the method ‘teach-back’ to improve the health outcomes of a consultation.

Evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
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Tools pdf 1 MB 01 August 2011

Australian experts have developed the world’s first accessible evidence-based guideline for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal condition with reproductive, metabolic and mental health impacts. The guideline provides 38 recommendations addressing four key areas: Challenges of assessment and diagnosis; Assessment of emotional wellbeing; Lifestyle management; and Fertility.

Mindfulness: Finding peace in a frantic world

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Mindfulness reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to help you break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion. 

The book is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT revolves around a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed. MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression and it is recommended by the UK's National Institute of Clinical Excellence.

The author, Mark Williams is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. He co-developed MBCT and is co-author of the international best-seller The Mindful Way Through Depression. Dr Danny Penman is a feature and comment writer for the Daily Mail. He has a PhD in biochemistry and has worked for The Independent and the BBC. (Free CD of guided meditations included).

PCOS - fact sheet

Fact sheets pdf 226 KB 01 April 2014

PCOS guideline - Algorithm 1: Diagnostic and metabolic risk assessment
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Tools pdf 51 KB 01 August 2011

The algorithm summarise the recommendations of the guideline and provide an accessible desktop tool.

PCOS guideline - Algorithm 2: Assessment of emotional wellbeing
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Tools pdf 45 KB 01 August 2011

The algorithm summarise the recommendations of the guideline and provide an accessible desktop tool.

PCOS guideline - Algorithm 3: Lifestyle management
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Tools pdf 43 KB 01 August 2011

The algorithm summarise the recommendations of the guideline and provide an accessible desktop tool.

PCOS guideline - Algorithm 4: Management of infertility
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Tools pdf 27 KB 01 August 2011

The algorithm summarise the recommendations of the guideline and provide an accessible desktop tool.

PCOS guideline - Algorithm 5: Therapeutic interventions for fertility
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Tools pdf 52 KB 01 August 2013

The algorithm summarise the recommendations of the guideline and provide an accessible desktop tool.

PCOS health professional tool
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Tools pdf 195 KB 21 June 2017

This health professional tool was developed using the Evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome, as well as through extensive consultation with specialist GPs and experts. It can act as a quick reference tool to guide initial diagnosis of PCOS, provide guidance for ongoing management, and highlights practice points and key messages.

PCOS: All you need to know

Booklets pdf 1 MB 01 September 2017

This booklet is an introduction to the condition of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and is ideal for girls and women who have been newly diagnosed. Sixteen pages of text and diagrams that explain PCOS in clear and easy to understand language, that will provide you, as well as your family, partner and friends with a trusted resource to better understand this long term and often complex condition.

PCOS: Questions answered from the best available evidence

Booklets pdf 2 MB 27 March 2018

Forty pages of text and diagrams intended for women diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Find answers to common questions such as: What causes PCOS? Is there a cure? How can I help myself to be as healthy as I can? Where can I get help?
These questions, as well as many more, are answered, drawing on the latest research evidence. The PCOS Booklet will provide you, as well as your family, partner and friends with a trusted resource to better understand this long term and often complex condition.

PCOS: Working out for inner health - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 516 KB 06 June 2014

An exercise physiologist will aid women with PCOS to engage in workouts vital for their health.

Yarning about PCOS
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Booklets pdf 4 MB 01 June 2017

This booklet is essential reading for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who wish to better understand a condition that may affect them, their daughters or the women in their community. It is also a vital resource for health professionals, such as GP’s, diabetes educators, nurses, dietitians, health workers, endocrinologists, gynaecologists, etc. to provide to their clients.

PCOS & natural therapies - Health Professional webinar
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Webinar 30 mins 30 May 2016

Sandra Villella, Naturopath at Jean Hailes, provides information to manage PCOS with natural and complementary therapies.

PCOS: Lifestyle and health - Take control of what matters

Webinar 16 January 2015

In this video, dietitian Terrill Bruere, gives a fresh approach to lifestyle and diet advice for the management of PCOS. Terrill explains that your weight isn’t a simple equation of energy in = energy out. She talks through trigger points for emotional eating, and explores the issues of dieting, while giving practical tips throughout.

PCOS: diagnosis & management - Health Professional webinar
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Webinar 40 mins 30 May 2016

Dr Roisin Worsley, Endocrinologist at Jean Hailes, discusses strategies for assessing and managing PCOS in women.

Psychological impacts of PCOS - Health Professional webinar
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Webinar 25 mins 30 May 2016

Dr Mandy Deeks explores the psychological impacts of polycystic ovary syndrome in women and how to effectively assess their mental health.

The emotional side of PCOS: Taking control

Webinar 15 January 2015

Psychologist Dr Mandy Deeks talks about the important topic of emotional health in PCOS, explaining why feelings of anxiety and depression occur more commonly in women with PCOS and what you can do about it.

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