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The DRUID study: diabetes and related disorders in urban Indigenous people in the Darwin region

 

Overview

The DRUID study: diabetes and related disorders in urban Indigenous people in the Darwin region was a partnership between researchers, health service providers and an Indigenous steering group of individuals from the Darwin Indigenous community.

Activities undertaken in the study included:

Participants in the study were followed over time to collect information on the state of their health and their use of health services. This study aimed to provide important new insights into the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people in urban areas.

A follow up study to assess the health of the original DRUID study participants was commenced in January 2012 and is due for completion in December 2013.

Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research

Contacts

Lynda Walsh
Project Manager
Menzies School of Health Research
John Matthews Building
Building 58 Royal Darwin Hospital Campus
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196
Fax: (08) 8927 5187
Email: lynda.walsh@menzies.edu.au
Email: info@menzies.edu.au

Related publications

Maple-Brown L, Cunningham J, Dunne K, Whitbread C, Howard D, Weeramanthri T, Tatipata S, Dunbar T, Harper CA, Taylor HR, Zimmet P, O'Dea K, Shaw JE (2008)

Complications of diabetes in urban Indigenous Australians: the DRUID study.

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice; 80(3): 455-462

Cunningham J, Dunbar T (2007)

Consent for long-term storage of blood samples by Indigenous Australian research participants: the DRUID study experience.

Epidemiologic Perspectives and Innovations; 4(7):

Dea K, Cunningham J, Maple-Brown L, Weeramanthri T, Shaw J, Dunbar T, Zimmet P (2008)

Diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in urban Indigenous adults: results from the DRUID study.

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice; 80(3): 483-489

Lloyd J (2003)

DRUID: the sum of many parts, partners, participants is now opening its doors.

The Chronicle; 7(2): 17

Paradies Y, Cunningham J (2009)

Experiences of racism among urban Indigenous Australians: findings from the DRUID study.

Ethnic and Racial Studies; 32(3): 548-573

Maple-Brown LJ, Cunningham J, Nandi N, Hodge A, O'Dea K (2010)

Fibrinogen and associated risk factors in a high-risk population: urban Indigenous Australians, the DRUID Study.

Cardiovascular Diabetology; 9(69): 1-26

Maple-Brown LJ, Cunningham J, Hodge AM, Weeramanthri T, Dunbar T, Lawton PD, Zimmet PZ, Chadban SJ, Polkinghorne KR, Shaw JE, O'Dea K (2011)

High rates of albuminuria but not of low eGFR in urban Indigenous Australians: the DRUID Study.

BMC Public Health; 11: 346

Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-11-346

Barr E (2012)

Impaired glucose metabolism and other metabolic risk factors in the development of cardiovascular disease -findings from AusDiab and plans to follow-up DRUID.

: Menzies School of Health Research

Cunningham J, O'Dea K, Dubar T, Weeramanthri T, Shaw J, Zimmet P (2008)

Socioeconomic status and diabetes among urban Indigenous Australians aged 15-64 years in the DRUID study.

Ethnicity & Health; 13(1): 23-37

Cunningham J, O'Dea K, Dunbar T, Weeramanthri T, Zimmet P, Shaw J (2006)

Study protocol: diabetes and related conditions in urban Indigenous people in the Darwin, Australia region: aims, methods and participation in the DRUID study.

BMC Public Health; 6

Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-6-8.pdf

Cunningham J (2007)

Update on the DRUID study.

The Chronicle; 10(2): 3-4

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Last updated: 21 January 2014
 
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