8 results for Adams, P.

  • Debating literacy in the centre community.

    Hamer, J.; Adams, P. (2010)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Literacy learning in Australia: Practical ideas for early childhood educators.

    Barratt-Pugh, C.; Rivalland, J.; Hamer, J.; Adams, P. (2006)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

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  • The New Education Fellowship Conference, 1937.

    Adams, P. (2007)

    Conference paper
    Open Polytechnic

    Discusses the New Education Fellowship Conference, held 1937. It was organized by NZCER and was NZ's largest educational event with thousands of public and teachers attending sessions in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

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  • Getting your assignment load under control.

    Adams, P.; Openshaw, R.; Trembath, V. (2006)

    Book item
    Open Polytechnic

    This chapter takes a closer look at assignment loads and how to keep them under control by planning ahead.

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  • Inequality and social stratification in society

    Adams, P.; Hamer, J. (2005)

    Book item
    Open Polytechnic

    This chapter discusses the nature of society as it is today. It covers two critical and inseparable aspects of society : inequality and social stratification.

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  • Effectiveness of cyanide pellets for control of dama wallabies (Macropus eugenii)

    Shapiro, L.; Ross, J. G.; Adams, P.; Keyser, R.; Hix, S.; MacMorran, D.; Cunningham, C.; Eason, C. T.

    Journal article
    Lincoln University

    Dama wallabies (Macropus eugenii) are an introduced pest in New Zealand requiring control. Historically, sodium fluoroacetate (1080) has been used to control wallabies but there is increasing resistance to this method of pest control. Pen trials have shown that Feratox® cyanide pellets are an effective and humane toxin for use on dama wallabies. The aim of this study was to test the effectiveness of these cyanide pellets in field trials for controlling dama wallabies. Twenty-four dama wallabies were captured, radio-collared, and released in a 32-ha block of degraded native forest south-east of Rotorua. Twelve of the wallabies left the study area within 3 days of being released and were subsequently located at least 3 km from the area during the trial. Two weeks of prefeeding was carried out with non-toxic baits that consisted of 213 paste bait (Connovation, Auckland, NZ) mixed with a molasses powder with a single placebo Feratox-sized pellet inside; this was followed by the presentation of Feratox pellets in the same bait formulation. Of the 12 collared wallabies that were at the study site when toxic baits were laid, 11 were killed with Feratox; 20 uncollared resident wallabies were also killed. These results support the use of Feratox cyanide pellets for control of dama wallabies.

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  • Problem gamblers: Do GPs want to intervene?

    Sullivan, Sean; Arroll, B.; Coster, G.; Abbott, M.; Adams, P. (2000)

    Journal article
    The University of Auckland Library

    An open access copy of this article is available and complies with the copyright holder/publisher conditions. Aim. To survey GPs' attitudes towards problem gamblers and knowledge to successfully intervene. Methods. 100 GPs, randomly selected for gender and geographical distribution, were anonymously surveyed by questionnaire through the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Results. 80 GPs responded (80% of those surveyed). There was strong support (85%) for problem gambling being within a GP's mandate, for involvement in treatment of problem gambling (72%) and for their having a role in supporting a family where a member has a gambling problem (80%). There was less confidence in raising the issue of gambling with patients (53%), in knowledge of resources (38%) and in having the necessary training to intervene (19%). Conclusions. GPs see problem gambling as a legitimate role for their intervention, however, they have concerns around their competency and knowledge of resources. The provision of undergraduate and postgraduate training may assist to remove barriers to an accepted role in primary health.

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  • Problem drinking profiles of patients presenting to general practitioners: Analysis of Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) scores for the Auckland area

    Paton-Simpson, G.; McCormick, I.R.; Powell, A.; Adams, P.; Bunbury, D. (2000)

    Journal article
    The University of Auckland Library

    An open access copy of this article is available and complies with the copyright holder/publisher conditions. Aim. To quantify the prevalence and demography of at-risk and problematic drinkers in the population attending a random selection of general practices and to compare this with similar studies. Method. A study examining the uptake and utilisation of the "DRINKLESS" package to 369 New Zealand general practitioners was conducted during 1995/6. The "DRINKLESS" package was developed with the World Health Organisation, collaborative study for brief intervention for at-risk alcohol consumption. The package uses the Alcohol Use Disorders identification Test (AUDIT). There were 15 670 completed AUDIT questionnaires collected during the study. These were analysed to ascertain the prevalence and demography of at-risk and problematic drinkers attending general practitioners. Results. There were 16% of patients identified as having either "risky drinking" or "problematic or dependent drinking". This pattern varied according to the occupation, age and gender of patients. Conclusions. The data confirm that large numbers of patients presenting to general practitioners experience alcohol problems of varying degrees. This study also suggests that the AUDIT will have satisfactory detection rates in a primary care setting.

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