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Publications by HMinfo

Administrative

HMinfo Administration materials include any information relating to administration, including policy, procedures and guidelines.

This includes the minutes of the Advisory Committee.

 

Evidence Based Practice Reviews

Research publications by the HMinfo team are based on a systematic review methodology. The reviews are academically rigorous documents that are peer reviewed by specialist panels that are relevant to the topic. Additional publications are developed from this evidence base, including consumer and industry factsheets and checklists.

 

Consumer Factsheets

These consumer factsheets are based on the Evidence Based Practice Reviews provide information for consumers on how to apply the best practice information gleaned from the research that has been conducted.

 

Industry Factsheets and Checklists

These industry factsheets based on the Evidence Based Practice Reviews provide information for industry members on how to apply the best practice information gleaned from the research that has been conducted. The industry information includes a checklist as to how to best apply the principles arising from research.

 

Occasional Research Papers

Research publications are produced by the HMinfo team based on methodologies other than systematic reviews. For instance, our summary publications summarise industry relevant hot topics identified by the HMinfo Advisory Committee, or the Forum section of our website. These include articles on items such as thermostatic mixing valves or electrical safety within the bathroom and other specific research topics related to an industry related concern or known practice failure.

 

Summary Bulletins

Summary Bulletins provide a concise overview of the issues relevant to a particular home modification topic. This information is intended to assist residents, carers, and home modification providers, to determine the most appropriate home modification approach for their personal, housing environment, and care circumstances.

 

Annotated Subject Bibliographies

HMinfo maintains an electronic database with over 2,600 online and hardcopy materials relevant to the sector. Additionally as a by product of our research we produce annotated bibliographies of the best references for particular topics of interest to industry and other researchers. These subject bibliographies contain information relating to certain design topics. These topics include:

  • Dementia
  • Grabrails
  • Home modifications for children
  • Lighting and Vision

 

Annotated Web Links

An edited collection of international and national websites containing information relevant to home modification and maintenance decisions.