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Management of Coronary Heart Disease in the Indigenous Population in WA (MOCHAB)
This University of Western Australia (UWA) research project aimed to define likely reasons for inequities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Western Australia (WA). The project aimed to utilise quantitative and qualitative methods of research, and findings from the research were intended to be used to improve CVD outcomes in Indigenous people.
The project aimed to:
- describe the epidemiology of CVD in Indigenous compared to non-Indigenous Western Australians
- determine the experiences of Indigenous people in WA admitted with acute cardiac ischaemic events, including barriers to timely presentation, revascularisation procedures and participation in cardiac rehabilitation programs
- ensure the findings were used for health service and system action to reduce inequalities in CVD outcomes in Indigenous people.
The project was funded by a grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Abstract adapted from the University of Western Australia
Dr Judith Katzenellenbogen
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
School of Population Health
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009
Ph: (08) 6488 1000
Ph: (08) 6488 1261
Luke JN, Brown AD, Brazionis L, O'Dea K, Best JD, McDermott RA, Wang Z, Wang Z, Rowley KG (2013)
Exploring clinical predictors of cardiovascular disease in a central Australian Aboriginal cohort.
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology; 20(2): 246-253
Katzenellenbogen JM, Sanfilippo FM, Hobbs MST, Briffa TG, Ridout SC, Knuiman MW, Dimer L, Taylor KP, Thompson PL, Thompson SC (2012)
Aboriginal to non-Aboriginal differentials in 2-year outcomes following non-fatal first-ever acute MI persist after adjustment for comorbidity.
European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation; 19(5): 983-990
Katzenellenbogen JM, Sanfilippo FM, Hobbs MS, Briffa TG, Ridout SC, Knuiman MW, Dimer L, Taylor KP, Thompson PL, Thompson SC (2011)
Variable effects of prevalence correction of population denominators on differentials in myocardial infarction incidence: a record linkage study in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Western Australians.
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology; 64(6): 658-666
Taylor KP, Smith JS, Dimer L, Ali M, Wilson N, Thomas TR, Thompson SC (2010)
“You're always hearing about the stats ... death happens so often”: new perspectives on barriers to Aboriginal participation in cardiac rehabilitation: letter.
Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 602
Katzenellenbogen JM, Sanfilippo FM, Hobbs MS, Briffa TG, Ridout SC, Knuiman MW, Dimer L, Taylor KP, Thompson PL, Thompson SC (2010)
Incidence of and case fatality following acute myocardial infarction in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Western Australians (2000-2004): a linked data study.
Heart, Lung and Circulation; 19(12): 717-725
Briffa TG, Sanfilippo FM, Hobbs MST, Ridout SC, Katzenellenbogen JM, Thompson PL, Thompson SC (2010)
Under-ascertainment of Aboriginality in records of cardiovascular disease in hospital morbidity and mortality data in Western Australia: a record linkage study.
BMC Medical Research Methodology; 10: 111
Retrieved 30 December 2010 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2288-10-111.pdf
Thompson SC, Taylor KP (2009)
Are we really committed to making a difference? Reflections on Indigenous health research and dissemination [edtiorial].
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 33(5): 403-404
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