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Nutrition and Dietetics Research

Our nutrition research encompasses many of the areas in which Dietitians work. We are actively involved in clinical nutrition research and in translating such research to best-practice standards. Staff are involved in research evaluating service and workforce design. A broad range of research strategies are used to improve the delivery of nutrition care services in Sydney Local Health District.

Selected Grants

Amount awarded Grant and project details
$5,000 SLHD Allied Health Small Research Grants, 2021-2022
Prehabilitation for gastrointestinal cancer surgery. (PREHAB-GI)
Investigator: Raso K-L

Our Publications

2021

Buchanan L, Xu H, Hewitt L, Taki S and Wen LM (2021). "A longitudinal analysis examining the associations of tummy time with active playtime, screen time, and sleep time." Journal of Physical Activity and Health 18(10):1215-1222.
Carey S and Hogan S (2021). "Failure in Systems and Culture: Barriers That Prevent Implementation of Evidence-Based Fasting Times for Patients in the Acute Care Setting." Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 45(5):933-940.
Carey S, Waller J, Wang LY and Ferrie S (2021). "Qualifying thirst distress in the acute hospital setting - validation of a patient-reported outcome measure." Journal of Perioperative Nursing 34(4):e-38-e-44.
Chapple, LAS, Summers MJ, Bellomo R, Chapman MJ, Davies AR, Ferrie S, Finnis ME, Hurford S, Lange K, Little L, O'Connor SN, Peake SL, Ridley EJ, Young PJ, Williams PJ, Deane AM and TARGET Investigator Collaborative and the ANZICS Clinical Trails Group (2021). "Use of a High-Protein Enteral Nutrition Formula to Increase Protein Delivery to Critically Ill Patients: A Randomized, Blinded, Parallel-Group, Feasibility Trial." Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 45(4):699-709.
Chun CT, Seward K, Patterson A, Melton A, MacDonald-Wicks L. (2021). Evaluation of Available Cognitive Tools Used to Measure Mild Cognitive Decline: A Scoping Review. Nutrients, 13, 3974. https://doi.org/10.3390/ nu13113974 
Clayton NA, Ward EC, Nicholls C, Giannone R, Skylas K, Maitz PK. (2021). The addition of respiratory muscle strength training (RMST) to facilitate swallow and pulmonary rehabilitation follow massive tissue loss and severe deconditioning: A case series. Australian Critical Care Apr 23: 21036-7314(21)0041-2
Cohen J, Alexander S, Signorelli C, Williams K, Sim KA, Chennariyil L and Baur LA (2021). "Clinician and healthcare managers' perspectives on the delivery of secondary and tertiary pediatric weight management services." Journal of Child Health Care. doi: 10.1177/13674935211052148
Cox EPR, Cook N, O'Dwyer C, Donges H, Parker HL, Cheng K. Steinbeck K, Franklin J and O'Connor H (2021). "The relationship between habitual physical activity, sitting time, and cognitive function in young adult women." Journal of Physical Activity and Health 18(9):1082-1087.
Deftereos I, Kiss N, Brown T, Carey S, Carter VM, Usatoff V, Ananda S and Yeung JM (2021). "Awareness and perceptions of nutrition support in upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery: A national survey of multidisciplinary clinicians." Clinical Nutrition ESPEN 46:343-349.
Ekambareshwar M, Ekambareshwar S, Mihrshahi S, Wen LM, Baur LA, Laws R, Taki S and Rissel C (2021). "Process evaluations of early childhood obesity prevention interventions delivered via telephone or text messages: a systematic review." International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 18, 10.
Ekambareshwar M, Taki S, Mihrshahi S, Baur L, Wen LM and Rissel C (2021). "Trial collaborators' perceptions of the process of delivering Healthy Beginnings advice via telephone calls or text messages." Health Promotion Journal of Australia.
Ferrie S, Webster A, Wu B, Tan C and Carey S (2021). "Gastrointestinal surgery and the gut microbiome: a systematic literature review." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 75(1): 12-25.
Ghavami HS, Khoshtinat M, Sadeghi-Farah S, Kalimani AB, Ferrie S and Faraji H (2021). "The relationship of coffee consumption and CVD risk factors in elderly patients with T2DM." BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 21(1).
Hew JJ, Parungao RJ, Mooney CP, Smyth JK, Kim S, Tsai KHY, Shi H, Chong C, Chan RCF, Attia B, Nicholls C, Li Z, Solon-Biet SM, Le Couteur DF, Simpson SJ, Jeschke MG, Maitz PK and Wang Y (2021). "Low-protein diet accelerates wound healing in mice post-Acute injury." Burns and Trauma 9.
Hogan S, Reece L, Solomon M, Rangan A, Carey S (2021).  "Early enteral feeding is beneficial for patients after pelvic exenteration surgery: A randomized controlled trial."  Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition doi: 10.1002/jpen.2120 
Hogan S, Steffens D, Vuong K, Rangan A, Solomon M and Carey S (2021). "Preoperative nutritional status impacts clinical outcome and hospital length of stay in pelvic exenteration patients - a retrospective study." Nutrition and Health, 28(1):41-48.
Jensen C, Fang K, Grech A and Rangan A. Trends in sales and industry perspectives of package sizes of carbonates and confectionary products. Foods 2021; 10:1071
Kanjrawi AA, Mathers L, Webster S, Corte TJ and Carey S (2021). "Nutritional status and quality of life in interstitial lung disease: a prospective cohort study." BMC Pulmonary Medicine 21(1).
Lambert K, Bahceci S, Harrison H and Chan M. Implications for Australasian dietitians regarding the 2020 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative Clinical Practice Guidelines for Nutrition in Chronic Kidney Disease. Nutrition and Dietetics 2021: 1-6
Li J, Chong A and Carey S (2021). "Dietary interventions on the prevention and management of diabetes in post-kidney transplantation - a systematic review". Nephrology, http://doi.org/10.1111/nep.13982
Li A, Del Olmo MG, Fong M, Sim K, Lymer SJ, Cunich M and Caterson I (2021). "Effect of a smartphone application (Perx) on medication adherence and clinical outcomes: A 12-month randomised controlled trial." BMJ Open 11(8).
Maguire F and Stone S. (2021). The cancer nurse-dietitian alliance in the era of COVID-19 Why the role of nurses in the nutritional care of patients must not be undervalued. Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing 22(3):2-3.
Marshall S, Xu H, Taki S, Laird Y, Love P, Wen LM and Rissel C (2021). "Engagement, satisfaction, retention and behavioural outcomes of linguistically diverse mothers and infants participating in an Australian early obesity prevention trial." Health Promotion Journal of Australia 33(2):350-360.
Marshall S, Taki S, Love P, Kearney M, Tam N, Sabry M, Kuswara K, Laird Y, Wen LM and Rissel C (2021). "Navigating infant feeding supports after migration: Perspectives of Arabic and Chinese mothers and health professionals in Australia." Women and Birth 34(4): e346-e356.
Marshall S, Taki S, Love P, Laird Y, Kearney M, Tam N, Baur LA, Rissel C and L. M. Wen (2021). "Feasibility of a culturally adapted early childhood obesity prevention program among migrant mothers in Australia: a mixed methods evaluation." BMC Public Health 21(1):1-18.
Marshall S, Taki S, Love P, Laird Y, Kearney M, Tam N, Baur LA, Rissel C and Wen LM (2021). "The process of culturally adapting the Healthy Beginnings early obesity prevention program for Arabic and Chinese mothers in Australia." BMC Public Health 21(1):284.
Maston G, Franklin J, Hocking S, Swinbourne J, Gibson A, Manson E, Sainsbury A and Markovic T (2021). "Dietary adherence and program attrition during a severely energy-restricted diet among people with complex class III obesity: A qualitative exploration." PLoS ONE 16 (6 June 2021).
McMaster CM, Fong M, Franklin J and Hart S (2021). "Dietetic intervention for adult outpatients with an eating disorder: A systematic review and assessment of evidence quality." Nutrition Reviews 79(8):914-930.
McMaster CM, Wade T, Basten C, Franklin J, Ross J and Hart S (2021). "Rationale and development of a manualised dietetic intervention for adults undergoing psychological treatment for an eating disorder." Eating and Weight Disorders 26(5):1467-1481.
McMaster CM, Wade T, Franklin J and Hart S (2021). "A review of treatment manuals for adults with an eating disorder: nutrition content and consistency with current dietetic evidence." Eating and Weight Disorders 26(1):47-60.
McMaster CM, Wade T, Franklin J, Waller G and Hart S (2021). "Impact of patient characteristics on clinicians' decisions to involve dietitians in eating disorder treatment." Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 35(3):512-522.
Murthy TA, Bellomo R, Chapman MJ, Deane AM, Ferrie S, Finnis ME, Hurford S, O'Connor SN, Peake SL, Summers MJ, Williams PJ, Young PJ, Chapple LAS and TARGET Investigator Collaborative and the ANZICS Clinical Trails Group (2021). "Protein delivery in mechanically ventilated adults in Australia and New Zealand: current practice." Critical Care and Resuscitation 23(4):386-393.
Nahm SH, Blinman P, Butler S, Tan SY and Vardy J (2021). "Factors associated with fear of cancer recurrence in breast and colorectal cancer survivors: A cross-sectional study of cancer survivors." Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology 17(3):222-229.
Parker EK, Flood V, Halaki M, Wearne C, Anderson G, Gomes L, Clarke S, Wilson F, Russell J, Frig E and Kohn M (2021). "A standard enteral formula versus an iso-caloric lower carbohydrate/high fat enteral formula in the hospital management of adolescent and young adults admitted with anorexia nervosa: a randomised controlled trial." Journal of Eating Disorders 9(1):160.
Pattinson AL, Seimon RV, Harper C, Nassar N, Grech A, Santoso EA, Franklin J, Inan-Eroglu E, Gibson AA and Sainsbury A (2021). "Diet Quality following Total Meal Replacement Compared with Food-Based Weight-Loss Diets in Postmenopausal Women with Obesity: A Secondary Analysis of the TEMPO Diet Trial." Journal of Nutrition 151(11): 3299-3312.
Siu AHY, Carey S, Jones L, Morton RL and Koh CE (2021). "Detailed analysis of in-hospital costs for adult patients with Type III intestinal failure: A single centre study with global implications."  Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 46(3):685-692. 
Suen M, Liew A, Turner JD, Khatri S, Lin Y, Raso KL and Vardy JL (2021). "Short-term multimodal prehabilitation improves functional capacity for colorectal cancer patients prior to surgery." Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology; 18(2):e103-110.
Tan SY, Wong HY and Vardy JL (2021). "Do cancer survivors change their diet after cancer diagnosis?" Supportive Care in Cancer 29(11):6921-6927.
Vardy JL, Liew A, Turner J, Kerin-Ayres K, Butler S, Deguchi C, Khatri S, Wildbore C, Mo C, Hamayun M, Dhillon HM, Malalasekera A and Tan SY (2021). "What happens to cancer survivors attending a structured cancer survivorship clinic? Symptoms, quality of life and lifestyle changes over the first year at the Sydney Cancer Survivorship Centre clinic." Supportive Care in Cancer 29(3):1337-1345.
Vidot H and Shackel NA (2021). Nutritional Supplementation for Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis. Current Hepatology Reports. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11901-021-00561-1
Wen LM, Xu H, Jawad D, Buchanan L, Rissel C, Phongsavan P, Baur LA and Taki S (2021). "Ethnicity matters in perceived impacts and information sources of COVID-19 among mothers with young children in Australia: A cross-sectional study." BMJ Open 11(11).
Wen LM, Xu H, Taki S, Buchanan L, Rissel C, Phongsavan P, Hayes AJ, Bedford K, Moreton R and Baur LA (2021). "Effects of telephone support or short message service on body mass index, eating and screen time behaviours of children age 2 years: A 3-arm randomized controlled trial." Pediatric Obesity 17(5):e12875.
Yip A, Hogan S and Carey S (2021). "Interventions Aimed at Reducing Fasting Times in Acute Hospital Patients: A Systematic Literature Review." Nutrition in Clinical Practice 36(1): 133-152.

Our Presentations

2021

Carey S. Clinical Nutrition in hotel quarantine (Invited Speaker) Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN) Conference (virtual). November 2021
Carey S. Pre-operative fasting in the person with hip fracture (Invited Speaker) Australian & New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR). October 2021
De Waele E, Ferrie S and Lambell. K. Indirect calorimetry in everyday practice: European and Australian Experiences. (Oral presentation) COSMED Webinar, 4 October 2021
Ferrie S. Nutrition assessment in the ICU. (Oral presentation) Metabolism and Nutrition in Critical Care (MANIC) course for ICU doctors, 25 June 2021
Ferrie S. Subjective Global Assessment predicts outcomes in the intensive care. (Oral presentation). Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN) Conference (virtual). November 2021
Ferrie S. Validating the ability of subjective global assessment to predict adverse outcomes in critically ill. (Oral presentation) Australia and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research, 5 July 2021
Hogan S. Early enteral nutrition is beneficial for patients after pelvic exenteration surgery - a randomised control trial. (Oral presentation). Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN) Conference (virtual). November 2021
Hogan S. Models of care in surgical nutrition and challenges to change practice. (Oral presentation). Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN) Conference (virtual). November 2021
Hogan S. Perioperative nutritional status impacts clinical outcome and hospital length of stay in pelvic exenteration patients - a retrospective study. (Oral presentation). Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN) Conference (virtual). November 2021
Kerin-Ayres K, Butler S, Tan SY and Scales C. Lymphodema survivorship care - a multidisciplinary model of care. (Invited speaker) Patient Conference 2021 Take Charge: live well with lynphoma/CCL, 19 Septebmer 2021
Nicholls C. Respiratory muscle strength training (RMST) to fascilitate swallow and pulmonary rehabilitation in critical care patients with severe deconditioning. A case series. National Allied Health Conference (virtual), 10 August 2021
Nicholls C, Brownlow C, Clayton N, Parker C, Maitz P. Handheld indirect calorimetry in the Burns Unit: a feasibility study. (ePoster) Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN) Conference (virtual). November 2021
Nicholls C, Brownlow C, Clayton N, Parker C, Maitz P. Handheld indirect calorimetry in the Burns Unit: a feasibility study (Poster) Australia New Zealand Burns Australia Conference, October 2021
Pound F. Nutritional management of diabetes. (Oral presentation) National Diabetes Services Scheme. Foot Forward Webinar Series. Sydney Australia. https://nadc.net.au.footfoward/ 16 June 2021
Pound F. Nutritional management of high-risk foot. (Oral presentation) National Diabetes Services Scheme. Foot Forward Webinar Series. Sydney Australia https://nadc.net.au/footforward/ 28 July 2021
Tan C, Dhillon H, Mak C, Liang, R, Kerin-Ayres K, Vuong K, Malalasekera A, Vardy J. Do specialists use survivorship care plans? A qualitative analysis (Oral presentation). Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG) (virtual) 2nd December 2021
Tan C, Dhillon H, Mak C, Liang, R, Kerin-Ayres K, Vuong K, Malalasekera A, Vardy J. Do specialists use survivorship care plans? A qualitative analysis (ePoster) COSA Annual Scientific Meeting (virtual), 16 - 18 November 2021
Tan S, Warby A, Turner J, Sullivan A, Vardy J. Body composition measurement using bioelectrical impedance analysis scale during the first three cycles of chemotherapy (ePoster) Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG) (virtual) 2nd December 2021
Tan S, Warby A, Turner J, Sullivan A, Vardy J. Body composition measurement using bioelectrical impedance analysis scale during the first three cycles of chemotherapy (ePoster) COSA Annual Scientific Meeting (virtual), 16 - 18 November 2021
Tan SY,  Kerin-Ayres K, Turner J, Butler S, Deguchi C, Khatri S, Hewitt L, Cunningham I, Malalasekera A, Vardy JL. Converting a face-to-face multidisciplinary team survivorship clinic model to telehealth during the COVID pandemic:  Lessons learnt and patients' experience. (ePoster) 2021 Cancer Survivorship Conference (virtual), Adelaide, 18th -19th March
Tan SY, Kerin-Ayres K, Turner J, Butler S, Deguchi C, Khatri S, Cunningham I , Wildbore C, Malalasekera A, Dhillon, H, Vardy JL. Implementing Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) in a cancer survivorship clinical setting. (ePoster) PROMs 2021 'Down Under' Conference, Sydney, 8th to 9th July 2021
Tan SY, Kerin-Ayres K, Turner J, Butler S, Deguchi C, Khatri S, Hewitt L, Cunningham I, Malalasekera A, Vardy JL. Converting a face-to-face multidisciplinary team survivorship clinic model to telehealth during the COVID pandemic:  Lessons learnt and patients' experience. (Oral presentation) The 22th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology & Psychosocial Academy, Japan, 26-29th May 2021
Tan SY, Obeid LAJ, Phansuwon K, Lai YC, Dhillon H and, Vardy J. Is there a need for change in survivorship care? A qualitative exploration of cancer survivor experiences and ongoing needs at the Sydney Cancer Survivorship Centre Clinic (Oral presentation). The 22th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology & Psychosocial Academy, Japan, 26-29th May 2021
Tan SY, Turner J, Kerin-Ayres K, Butler S, Deguchi C, Khatri S, Obeid L.A.J, Lai YC, Wildbore C, Malalasekera A, Vardy JL. Evaluation of Survivorship Care Plans (SCP) in survivors attending the Sydney Cancer Survivorship Centre (SCSC) clinic. (ePoster). The 22th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology & Psychosocial Academy, Japan, 26-29th May 2021
Tan SY,Turner J, Kerin-Ayres K, Butler S, Deguchi C, Khatri S, Cunningham I, Dhillon H, Malalasekera A, Vardy J. Implementing Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) in a multidisciplinary cancer survivorship clinical setting (Oral presentation). COSA Annual Scientific Meeting (virtual), 16 - 18 November 2021
Vardy JL, Turner J, Kerin-Ayres K, Butler S, Deguchi C, Khatri S, Mo C, Warby A, Cunningham I, Malalasekera A, Dhillon HM, Tan SY. Health concerns and well-being of cancer survivors attending their first multidisciplinary team visit to the Sydney Cancer Survivorship Clinic. (ePoster) PROMs 2021 'Down Under' Conference, Sydney, 8th to 9th July 2021
Whitney-Cochrane K. Exploring barriers and enablers to nutritional research within the upper gastrointestinal area. (ePoster) Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN) Conference (virtual). November 2021
Witney-Cochrane K. Hospital-acquired malnutrition: a one-year review of the prevalence and the implementation of dietetic interventions. (ePoster) Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN) Conference (virtual). November 2021
Yau HY, Tan SY, Turner J, Kerin-Ayres K, Butler S, Deguchi C, Malalasekera A, Vardy J. Retrospective audit on body weight changes for breast cancer survivors attending Sydney Cancer Survivorship Centre clinic (ePoster) Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG) (virtual) 2nd December 2021
Yau HY, Tan SY, Turner J, Kerin-Ayres K, Butler S, Deguchi C, Malalasekera A, Vardy J. Retrospective audit on body weight changes for breast cancer survivors attending Sydney Cancer Survivorship Centre clinic (ePoster) COSA Annual Scientific Meeting (virtual), 16 - 18 November 2021
Alano A and Brownlow C. Nutrition in Frailty. Agency for Clinical Innovation Frailty Forum. July 2021
Carey S. Clinical Management of Dysmotility. Far West Local Health District Dietitians Webinar. July 2021
Craik J. Nutrition Assessment in Advanced Liver Disease. (Oral presentation) Western Sydney Local Health District Webinar. 10 June 2021
Nicholls C. Nutrition in Burns. Agency for Clinical Innovation Burn Rehabilitation Management Course. May 2021
Vidot H. Nutrition in Advanced Liver Disease. (Oral presentation) Advanced Liver Disease Nurses Introductory Workshop. 1 April 2021
Vidot H. Nutrition in Fatty Liver Disease. (Oral presentation) Western Sydney Local Health District Webinar. 11 June 2021
Vidot H. Nutritional Management in Liver Transplantation. Transplant Nurses Association. 13 July 2021