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Aboriginal Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions of Respiratory Illness



This study aims to:

By evaluating the delivery of IROC to rural and remote Aboriginal Queensland communities the study aims to gain an understanding of Aboriginal peoples knowledge, attitudes, and perception of respiratory health thereby, defining what is respiratory health to Aboriginal people with the objective of improved respiratory health services, resources, and respiratory health outcomes.

Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research


Menzies School of Health Research
John Matthews Building (JMB)
Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196
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Related publications

Indigenous Respiratory Outreach Care Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources (2014)

Indigenous Respiratory Outreach Care Program

This brochure and poster aim to raise awareness of the respiratory health services offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Queensland by the Indigenous Respiratory Outreach Care (IROC) team. These services include lung health checks and referrals to other health professionals. IROC is also involved in health promotion, education and training, research and community engagement and partnerships.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Medlin LG, Chang AB, Fong K, Jackson R, Bishop P, Dent A, Hill DC, Vincent S, O'Grady KAF (2014)

Indigenous Respiratory Outreach Care: the first 18 months of a specialist respiratory outreach service to rural and remote Indigenous communities in Queensland, Australia.

Australian Health Review; 38(4): 447-453


Last updated: 13 September 2016
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