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Dr Catalin Tufanaru

Position Research Fellow
Email catalin.tufanaru@adelaide.edu.au
Building WCH - Norwich Centre
Floor/Room 3
Campus Womens & Childrens Hospital
Org Unit Joanna Briggs Institute

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Biography/ Background

Dr Catalin Tufanaru, M.D., MPH, MClinSci (EBHC), PhD, is Research Associate at Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), Faculty of Health Sciences, at University of Adelaide. Catalin has previously worked as General Practitioner, Public Health Specialist and Researcher. He has been widely involved with multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary working in the fields of evidence-based healthcare, health policy analysis, clinical practice guidelines development, health promotion and social marketing. Catalin is the first author of a book on conducting systematic reviews of economic evidence (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2011), first author of a book on statistics for systematic reviews (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2012), author of a book on health policy analysis (Transilvania University Press, 2009), co-author of a book on organizational marketing and social marketing (Iuliu Hatieganu Medical University Press, 2007), and one of the co-authors of the European Union Network of Health Technology Assessment EUnetHTA Handbook on HTA Capacity Building (EUnetHTA, Barcelona, 2008).
In the last three years Catalin was involved in extensive methodological research regarding the influences of Husserlian phenomenology in qualitative health research and the philosophical foundations of the JBI meta-synthesis by meta-aggregation (the influences of the philosophical ideas from American pragmatism and Husserlian phenomenology).

He is Associate Investigator at NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange (CREATE).

Catalin is a Research Affiliate at The Critical and Ethical Mental Health (CEMH) research group, the Robinson Research Institute, the University of Adelaide.

Catalin is the scientific administrator of the Mental Health Node and General Medicine Node of the JBI Connect collection of point of care evidence for practice.

In the last five years Catalin peer reviewed more than 100 systematic review protocols and systematic review reports.

Catalin is an accredited JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review (CSR) trainer with more than five years CSR teaching experience. He is an accredited JBI Clinical Fellowship trainer.


Catalin is involved in the new initiative Restoring invisible and abandoned trials (RIAT initiative). The report of the RIAT re-examination of Study 329 is available as open access full text article from BMJ. See here the details about RIAT 329 team and the history of Study 329.

 

Qualifications

  • PhD, Evidence-Based Healthcare, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Master of Clinical Sciences, Evidence-Based Healthcare, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Master of Management of Public Health and of Health Services (MPH), Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
  • Specialist Physician, Public Health and Healthcare Management, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
  • Medical Doctor (MD), Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania

 

Teaching Interests

  • Evidence-based medicine/practice/healthcare
  • Statistics for evidence-based healthcare (see here the Youtube video, my JBI Graduate Research Seminar on Statistics and EBHC)
  • Systematic reviews of quantitative evidence (effectiveness) & Meta-Analysis
  • Systematic reviews of qualitative evidence & Meta-Synthesis

Research Interests

  • Effectiveness and harms in Mental Health and General Medicine
  • Husserlian Phenomenology
  • American Pragmatism
  • Research synthesis methods related to meta-analysis
  • Research synthesis of qualitative evidence including Meta-Synthesis/Meta-aggregation

Research Funding

RECENT RESEARCH GRANTS/COMMISSIONED PROJECTS:

  • Systematic Reviewer and Co-Author of the Systematic Review Report for World Health Organisation (WHO) on Magnitude and Scope of Disability Related to Non-Communicable Diseases (A systematic review)
  • Systematic Reviewer and Co-Author of the Systematic Review Report for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) project on Continuing Professional Development to maintain competency and achieve improvements in practice (A systematic review)
  • Peer review of systematic review protocols and systematic review reports and methodological support/guidance for the provision of systematic reviews to inform policy and practice for the Global Development Network/3ie Impact evaluation project
  • Systematic Reviewer and Author of the Policy Brief for South Australia (SA) Health project on Automation of medication management systems in the hospital setting (A rapid review and Policy Brief)
  • Systematic Reviewer and Co-Author of the Systematic Review Report for the 2011 Queensland Health/ClinEdQ project on Clinical Education and Training for Allied Health Assistants in Queensland (A systematic Review)

 

Publications

Recent Publications

  • Tufanaru C. Confidence in confidence intervals. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2016 May; 14(5): 1-2.
  • Tufanaru C. What's in a name: 'significant' results? JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2016 Jan 15;13(12):1-3.
  • Le Noury J, Nardo JM, Healy D, Jureidini J, Raven M, Tufanaru C, Abi-Jaoude E. Restoring Study 329: efficacy and harms of paroxetine and imipramine in treatment of major depression in adolescence. BMJ. 2015 Sep 16;351:h4320. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h4320.
  • Tufanaru C, Munn Z, Stephenson M, Aromataris E. Fixed or random effects meta-analysis? Common methodological issues in systematic reviews of effectiveness. Int J Evid Based Healthc. 2015 Sep;13(3):196-207.
  • Munn Z, Moola S, Lisy K, Riitano D, Tufanaru C. Methodological guidance for systematic reviews of observational epidemiological studies reporting prevalence and cumulative incidence data. Int J Evid Based Healthc. 2015 Sep;13(3):147-53.
  • Moola S, Munn Z, Sears K, Sfetcu R, Currie M, Lisy K, Tufanaru C, Qureshi R, Mattis P, Mu P. Conducting systematic reviews of association (etiology): The Joanna Briggs Institute's approach. Int J Evid Based Healthc. 2015 Sep;13(3):163-9.
  • Munn Z, Tufanaru C, Aromataris E. JBI's Systematic Reviews: Data Extraction and Synthesis. American Journal of Nursing. July 2014; 114 (7): 49-54.
  • Cheng HM, Sung SH, Chuang SY, Pearson A, Tufanaru C, White S, Yu WC, Chen CH. Diagnostic performance of a stand-alone central blood pressure monitor: application of central blood pressure in the diagnosis of high blood pressure. Am J Hypertens. 2014 Mar;27(3):382-91.
  • Tufanaru C, Jureidini J. Antidepressant Medication and Spontaneous Abortion: "No Significant Association"? Clinically Significant Association! JAMA Psychiatry. 2013; 70(12):1373-1374. 
  • Munn Z, Tufanaru C, Aromataris E. Recognition of the health assistant as a delegated clinical role and their inclusion in models of care: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative evidence. Int J Evid Based Healthc 2013; 11: 3-19.
  • Tufanaru C, Huang WJ, Tsay S-F, Chou S-S. Statistics for Systematic Review Authors. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012.
  • Cheng H-M, Lang D, Tufanaru C, Pearson A. Measurement accuracy of non-invasively obtained central blood pressure by applanation tonometry: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Int J Cardiol (2012), doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2012.04.155
  • Munn Z, Tufanaru C, Aromataris E and Pearson A (2011). Clinical Education and Training for Health Assistants: A systematic review to support an external evaluation of clinical education and training for allied health assistants. Clinical Education and Training Queensland (ClinEdQ), Queensland Health, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Tufanaru C, Whan-Shin Tan. Synthesizing Economic Evidence. Philadelphia, USA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011.

 

Evidence Summaries (Evidence-based summaries)
(published in JBI Connect; available as JBI resources at Wolters Kluwer LWW OVID)

Evidence summaries published in 2016
1) Mental Health: Intramuscular Injections (Ventrogluteal Site)
2) Acute Chest Pain (Emergency Department): Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography (Administration of Beta-Blockers)
3) Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: Management
4) Depression (Adolescents): Duloxetine
5) Violence and Aggression in Mental Healthcare Settings: Alarm Systems
6) Bipolar Disorder (Mania): Medication: Antipsychotics (Adults)
7) Bipolar Disorder (Mania): Psychoeducation (Adults)
8) Bipolar Disorder (Mania): Social Rhythm Interventions (Adults)
9) Schizophrenia (Adults): Assertive Community Treatment
10) Alcohol Withdrawal: Pharmacotherapy (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate, Effectiveness)
11) Chronic Rhinosinusitis (Adults): Diagnosis (Clinical and Imaging)

Evidence summaries published in 2015
1) Falls in Inpatient Mental Health Setting: Risk Factors
2) Falls in Inpatient Mental Health Settings: Screening and Risk Assessment Tools
3) Falls in Inpatient Mental Health Settings: Prevention Strategies
4) Peripheral Venous Cannulas Insertion: Warming Devices (Benefits and Harms)
5) Mental Health Nursing Care: Emergency Department Units
6) Mental Health Nursing Care: Locked Acute Psychiatric Units (Visitors' Perspectives)
7) Mental Health Nursing Care: Locked Acute Psychiatric Units (Nurses' Perspectives)
8) Mental Health Nursing Care: Locked Acute Psychiatric Units (Patients' Perspectives)
9) Stand-Alone Psychiatric Emergency Service (Hospital Settings)
10) Conflict Resolution in Healthcare Settings: Staff Conflicts
11) Consultation-Liaison Emergency Psychiatric Services (Emergency Department)
12) Stand-Alone Short Stay Psychiatric Units
13) Depression: Ginkgo Biloba
14) Depression: Nicotine
15) Depression: Sugar Avoidance
16) Depression: Cannabis (Synthetic 9-THC)
17) Depression: Selenium
18) Depression: Laughter Therapy, Humor Therapy and Laughter Yoga
19) Depression: Chromium
20) Depression (Adults): Psychoeducation (Patient)
21) Depression (Adults): Tryptophan
22) Depression (Adults): Yoga
23) Depression: Color Therapy
24) Depression: Massage Therapy
25) Depression: Multivitamins
26) Depression (Adults): Psychostimulants
27) Depression (Adults): Acupuncture
28) Depression (Adults): Zinc Supplementation
29) Depression: Music Therapy
30) Depression: Curcumin (Turmeric)
31) Depression: Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
32) Depression: Lecithin
33) Depression: Carnitine
34) Depression: Borage (Echium amoenum)
35) Depression: Painkillers (Celecoxib)
36) Depression: Kava (Piper Methysticum)
37) Depression: Curcumin (Turmeric)
38) Depression: Lion's Mane Mushroom (Hericium erinaceus)
39) Depression: Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
40) Depression: Chamomile Tea
41) Depression: Mediterranean Diet
42) Depression: Maca (Lepidium Meyenii)
43) Depression: Art Therapy
44) Depression: Pumpkin Seeds
45) Depression (Children and Adolescents): Citalopram
46) Depression (Children and Adolescents): Escitalopram
47) Depression (Children and Adolescents): Fluoxetine
48) Depression (Children and Adolescents): Sertraline
49) Depression (Children and Adolescents): Paroxetine
50) Radiographer Commenting
51) Depression: Aromatherapy (Inhalation)
52) Depression: Reiki
53) Depression: Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
54) Depression: Schisandra
55) Depression: Spices (Ginger; Cardamom; Nutmeg)
56) Depression (Adults): Inositol
57) Depression: Bibliotherapy
58) Depression (Adults): Folate
59) Depression (Adults): Vitamin D Supplementation
60) Depression (Non-Seasonal): Light Therapy
61) Depression: Rhodiola Rosea
62) Depression: Dehydroepiandrosterone
63) Depression: Magnesium
64) Depression: Omega-3 Fatty Acids
65) Depression: Phenylalanine
66) Depression: Vitamin B6
67) Depression (Adults and Older Adults): Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
68) Depression (Children and Adolescents): Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
69) Perinatal and Postnatal Depression: Progestins
70) Peri-Menopause and Post-Menopause Depression: Progestins
71) Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: Progestins and Estrogens
72) Acute Mental Health Care: Physical Restraint (Effectiveness and Use)
73) Acute Mental Health Care: Physical Restraint (Patients' Perspectives and Experiences)
74) Acute Mental Health Care: Physical Restraint (Staff Perspectives and Experiences)
75) Depression: Glutamine Supplementation
76) Depression: Ginseng
77) Depression: Iron
78) Depression: Caffeine Avoidance
79) Depression (Adults): Androgens (Testosterone)
80) Depression (Children and Adolescents): Serotonin-Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)
81) Depression (Adults and Older Adults): Serotonin-Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)
82) Depression: Interpersonal Therapy
83) Depression: Hypnotherapy
84) Acute Mental Disorders: Caffeine
85) Depression: Narrative Therapy
86) Depression: Agomelatine
87) Depression: Tyrosine
88) Depression: Melatonin
89) Depression: Spirituality (Religion) Based Interventions
90) Depression: Social Skills Training
91) Depression: Relaxation Training
92) Depression: Schema Therapy
93) Depression: Compassion Focused Therapy
94) Depression: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
95) Peri-Menopausal Depression: Estrogen
96) Depression: Animal Facilitated Therapy
97) Depression: Thyrotropin
98) Depression: Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone
99) Depression: Thyroxine
100) Depression: Vitamin B12
101) Depression: Negative Air Ionization
102) Depression: Marital (Couples) Therapy
103) Post-Natal Depression: Estrogen
104) Depression: Lemon Balm
105) Depression: Vervain
106) Depression: Sleep Deprivation
107) Seasonal Depression: Light Therapy
108) End Stage Kidney Disease: Home Support for Informal Caregivers
109) Depression: Biofeedback
110) Depression: Peer Support
111) Depression: Mentalization Therapy
112) Depression: Experiential Therapy
113) Depression: Emotional Freedom Technique
114) Depression: Dialectical Behavior Therapy
115) Depression: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
116) Depression: Probiotics
117) Depression: Vagus Nerve Stimulation
118) Depression: Cognitive Bias Modification

Evidence Summaries published in 2014
1) Mental Health Care (Pediatric): Solution Focused Brief Therapy
2) Mental Health Care (Adults): Solution Focused Brief Therapy
3) Depression: Tyrosine
4) Depression: Narrative Therapy
5) Depression: Negative Air Ionization
6) Depression: Spirituality (Religion) Based Interventions
7) Depression: Rhodiola Rosea
8) Autism Spectrum Disorders (Children): Sensory Processing Interventions (Sensory Integration Therapy)
9) Autism Spectrum Disorders (Children): Sensory Processing Interventions (Sensory Based Interventions)
10) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Oxytocin
11) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Opioid Antagonists (Naltrexone)
12) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Dogs (Assistance Dogs and Therapy Dogs)
13) Depression: Animal Facilitated Therapy
14) Depression: Melatonin
15) Depression: Agomelatine
16) Depression: Phenylalanine
17) Depression: Vitamin B6
18) Depression: Vitamin B12
19) Depression: Dehydroepiandrosterone
20) Depression: Magnesium
21) Depression: Omega-3 Fatty Acids
22) Typical Antipsychotic Medication: Intramuscular Injections (Deltoid Muscle)
23) Depression: Marital (Couples) Therapy
24) Depression: Sleep Deprivation
25) Seasonal Depression: Light Therapy
26) Depression (Adults): Psychoanalysis
27) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Pediatric): Acupuncture
28) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Pediatric): Zinc Supplementation
29) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Pediatric): Magnesium Supplementation
30) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Pediatric): Parent Training
31) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Pediatric): Meditation
32) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Pediatric): Social Skills Training
33) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Pediatric): Yoga
34) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Pediatric): Family Therapy
35) Autism Spectrum Disorders (Children): Tricyclic Antidepressants
36) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Music Therapy
37) Autism Spectrum Disorders (Children): Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
38) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Acupuncture
39) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet
40) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Omega-3 Fatty Acids
41) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Adults): Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
42) Alcohol Dependence: Treatment (Gabapentin)
43) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Older Adults): Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
44) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Children): Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
45) Patient Controlled Analgesia: Pediatric Patients (Dosage, Indications, Contraindications, Adverse Effects, Monitoring, Addiction and Tolerance)
46) Patient Controlled Analgesia: Pediatric Patients (Patient Controlled Analgesia by Proxy)
47) Patient Controlled Analgesia: Pediatric Patients (Benefits, Devices, Route of Administration, Age, Drugs)
48) Depression (Non-seasonal): Light Therapy
49) Mental Status Examination (Adults): Nursing
50) Mental Health: Patient Safety (Wristband Identification)
51) Depression: Massage Therapy
52) Depression: Homeopathy
53) Depression (Adults): Psychostimulants
54) Depression: Bibliotherapy
55) Depression: Music Therapy
56) Depression (Adults): Zinc Supplementation
57) Depression (Adults): St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
58) Insomnia (Adults): Pharmacological Treatment (Antidepressants)
59) Insomnia (Adults): Pharmacological Treatment (Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonists)
60) Schizophrenia in Adults: Psychoeducation
61) Depression (Adults): Psychoeducation (Patient)
62) Depression (Adults): Acupuncture
63) Depression (Adults): Yoga
64) Depression (Adults): Tryptophan
65) Depression (Adults): Folate
66) Depression (Adults): Inositol
67) Depression (Adults): Vitamin D Supplementation
68) Indwelling Urinary Catheterization (Pediatrics): Peri-Urethral Cleaning
69) Medication Errors: Manual Independent Double Checking (Procedures)
70) Intensive Care Unit Insulin Infusion: Blood Glucose Monitoring (Adults)
71) Mental Health Care: Clinical Nursing Handover
72) Depression: Thyroxine
73) Depression: Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone
74) Depression: Thyrotropin
75) Peri-Menopausal Depression: Estrogen
76) Post-Natal Depression: Estrogen

Evidence Summaries published in 2013
1. Drug Addiction: Treatment (Principles)
2. Depression (Children and Adolescents): Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
3. Depression (Adults): Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (GCBT)
4. Depression (Children and Adolescents): Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CCBT)
5. Depression (Adults): Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CCBT)
6. Depression (Adults): Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
7. Emergency Equipment and Supplies: Checking and Maintaining Inventory
8. Hand Hygiene
9. Depression (Adults): Behavioral Interventions
10. Depression (Adults): Positive Psychology Interventions (PPIs)
11. Depression (Adults): Non-directive supportive therapy (NDST)
12. Schizophrenia (Adults): Non-Pharmacological Interventions (Yoga)
13. Schizophrenia (Adults): Soteria paradigm
14. Schizophrenia (Adults): Mindfulness Interventions
15. Schizophrenia (Adults): Hypnotherapy
16. Schizophrenia (Adults): Group Cognitive Behavior Therapy
17. Schizophrenia (Adults): Drama Therapy
18. Schizophrenia (Adults): Art Therapy
19. Schizophrenia (Adults): Acupuncture
20. Schizophrenia (Adults): Music Therapy
21. Schizophrenia (Adults): Morita Therapy
22. Depression (Adults): S-Adenosyl methionine (SAMe)
23. Depression (Adults): Benzodiazepines
24. Depression (Adults): Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
25. Depression (Adults): Psychodynamic Therapies
26. Depression (Adults): Problem-solving Therapy (PST)
27. Depression (Adults): Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
28. Depression (Adults): Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (Milnacipran)
29. Depression (Adults): Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (Duloxetine)
30. Depression (Adults): Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (Venlafaxine)
31. Depression (Older Adults): Group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
32. Depression (Older Adults): Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
33. Antidepressants (Older Adults): Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs)
34. Depression (Children and Adolescents): Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs)
35. Antidepressants (Adults): Tricyclic Antidepressants (Amitriptyline)
36. Antidepressants (Adults): Tricyclic Antidepressants (Side Effects of Amitriptyline)
37. Schizophrenia (Adults): Personal Hygiene Interventions
38. Schizophrenia (Adults): Assertive Community Treatment
39. Schizophrenia (Adults): Cognitive Remediation
40. Schizophrenia (Adults): Supported Employment
41. Schizophrenia (Adults): Life Skills Training (other than social skills)
42. Schizophrenia (Adults): Social Skills Training
43. Schizophrenia (Adults): Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Effectiveness)
44. Alcohol Use Disorders: Psychosocial Interventions (Alcoholics Anonymous; Effectiveness)
45. Alcohol Use Disorders: Twelve Step Facilitation (TSF) Therapy (Effectiveness)
46. Alcohol Dependence: Acupuncture (Effectiveness)
47. Alcohol Dependence: Pharmacotherapy (Acamprosate; Effectiveness)
48. Alcohol Dependence: Pharmacotherapy (Disulfiram; Effectiveness)
49. Alcohol Dependence: Pharmacotherapy (Gamma-hydroxybutyrate; Effectiveness)
50. Alcohol Dependence: Pharmacotherapy (Naltrexone; Effectiveness)
51. Alcohol Dependence: Pharmacotherapy (Ondansetron; Effectiveness)
52. Alcohol Withdrawal: Pharmacotherapy (Anticonvulsants; Effectiveness)
53. Alcohol Withdrawal: Pharmacotherapy (Baclofen; Effectiveness)
54. Alcohol Withdrawal: Pharmacotherapy (Benzodiazepines; Effectiveness)
55. Alcohol Withdrawal: Pharmacotherapy (Gamma-hydroxybutyrate; Effectiveness)
56. Dementia: Music Therapy
57. Dementia: Wandering
58. Schizophrenia: Psychosocial Interventions (Self-Management Education)
59. Schizophrenia: Psychosocial Interventions (Social Cognitive Training)'
60. Suicide (Risk): Parental Suicide
61. Mental Health (Risks): Induced Abortion
62. Mental Health: Telepsychiatry (Diagnostic Assessment conducted via videoconference)
63. Mental Health: Telepsychiatry (Effectiveness)
64. Elder Abuse (Community-dwelling Elders): Mental Health Risk Factors
65. Mental Disorders (Adults): Domestic Violence (Risk)
66. Perinatal Mental Health: Screening Instruments (Multidimensional)
67. Metronidazole (Adults; Inpatients; Medical; Surgical): Route of Administration (Intravenous; Oral)
68. Domestic Elder Abuse (Persons with Mental Health Problems): Clinical Management: Confidentiality, Consent, Information Sharing, Consultation and Supervision (Nurses; Rural and Remote Areas)
69. Domestic Elder Abuse (Persons with Mental Health Problems): Clinical Management: Documentation, Reporting, and Referral (Nurses; Rural and Remote Areas)
70. Domestic Elder Abuse (Persons with Mental Health Problems): Clinical Management: Planning, Interventions and Follow-up (Nurses; Rural and Remote Areas)
71. Domestic Elder Abuse (Persons With Mental Health Problems): Clinical Management: Competency of the Elderly and Safety Issues (Nurses; Rural and Remote Areas)
72. Domestic Elder Abuse (Persons With Mental Health Problems): Clinical Management: Screening, Detection/Assessment (Nurses; Rural and Remote Areas)
73. Sleep Problems (Adults 60+): Physical Exercise
74. Substance Use (Adults): Self-Report (Accuracy)
75. Pregnancy: Alcohol Use (Screening instruments)
76. Pregnancy: Maternal Smoking (Risk of malformations)
77. Depression (Pregnancy): Prenatal Antidepressant Medication (Pregnancy and Delivery Harms)
78. Self-harm (Adults): Validated measurement instruments
79. Suicide (Suicide Risk): Lesbian, gay and bisexual persons
80. Anxiety Disorders: Suicide Risk
81. Schizophrenia: Suicide Risk
82. Cancer: Suicide Risk
83. Psychiatric patients (inpatient settings): Suicide Risk
84. Obesity (Adults): Suicide Risk
85. Sleep Disorders: Suicide Risk
86. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Suicide Risk
87. Depression: Suicide Risk
88. Postpartum Psychosis: Electroconvulsive Therapy
89. Postpartum Psychosis: Prevention
90. Postpartum Psychosis: Pharmacological Treatment
91. Postpartum Psychosis: Screening and Assessment
92. Schizophrenia (Mental Health): Exercise Therapy
93. Schizophrenia (Negative Symptoms): Exercise Therapy
94. Schizophrenia (Positive Symptoms): Exercise Therapy

Evidence Summaries published in 2012
1. Schizophrenia in Adults: Psychoeducation
2. Schizophrenia in Adults: Family Interventions (Multi-family group intervention versus Single-family intervention)
3. Schizophrenia in Adults: Family Interventions (inclusion of the patient in family intervention sessions)
4. Insomnia (Adults): Pharmacological Management (Melatonin and Melatonin Receptor Agonists)
5. Insomnia (Adults): Pharmacological Treatment (Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonists)
6. Insomnia (Adults): Pharmacological Treatment (Antidepressants)
7. Insomnia (Adults): Pharmacological Management (Antipsychotics)
8. Nursing: Clinical Supervision
9. Insomnia (Adults): Sleep Hygiene and Education
10. Insomnia (Adults): Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Herbal medicine and Homeopathy)
11. Insomnia (Adults): Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Acupuncture, Acupressure, Reflexology, Chiropractic, Manual Therapy, Tai Chi, and Yoga)
12. Early Psychosis: Family Interventions
13. Delirium: Screening and Assessment
14. Delirium: Prevention
15. Delirium: Management

Monographs, Books and Research Reports

  • Tufanaru C, Huang WJ, Tsay S-F, Chou S-S. Statistics for Systematic Review Authors. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012.
  • Tufanaru C, Whan-Shin Tan. Synthesizing Economic Evidence. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011.
  • Munn Z, Tufanaru C, Aromataris E, Pearson A. Clinical Education and Training for Health Assistants: A systematic review to support an external evaluation of clinical education and training for allied health assistants. Clinical Education and Training Queensland (ClinEdQ), Queensland Health, Brisbane, Australia, 2011.
  • Tufanaru C. Health Policy Analysis. Brasov, Romania: Transilvania University Press, 2009. (Romanian language)
  • Mocean F, Tufanaru C. Organizational Marketing and Social Marketing. A handbook for postgraduate courses. Departement of Public Health of the Iuliu Hatieganu Medical University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2007. (Romanian language)
  • Tufanaru C, Barbu L, Enciu E. Health Information and Education Materials/Resources Development for Health Promotion and Health Education. The National Methodological Guideline. Bucure┼čti, Romania: Public H Press, 2006. (Romanian language)

Book Chapters

  • Tufanaru C, Mocean F. Management of medical technologies at the hospital level. In Ciurea AV, Cooper CL, Avram E (editors) 2010. Management of healthcare systems and organizations. Bucuresti, Romania: Carol Davila University Press, 2010.
  • Mocean F, Tufanaru C. Health Policies. In Ciurea AV, Cooper CL, Avram E (editors) 2010. Management of healthcare systems and organizations. Bucuresti, Romania: Carol Davila University Press, 2010.
  • Vondeling H, Tufanaru C, Atanasijevic D, Meiesaar K. Chapter 6: Work Process. In Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research. EUnetHTA Handbook on HTA Capacity Building. Barcelona, Spain, 2008.
  • Tufanaru C. Social Marketing. In: National School of Public Health and Health Services Management. Health Promotion and Health Education. Bucuresti, Romania: Public H Press, 2007.
  • Tufanaru C. Health Belief Model. In: National School of Public Health and Health Services Management. Health Promotion and Health Education. Bucuresti, Romania: Public H Press, 2007.
  • Tufanaru C. Social Marketing. In: National School of Public Health and Health Services Management. Health Promotion and Health Education. Bucuresti, Romania: Public H Press, 2006.

 

 

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