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LSIMKids is a three year prospective cohort study that aims to comprehensively examine the causes, risk factors, socio-economic impacts and health outcomes of respiratory illnesses in urban Indigenous children in Queensland. It is being undertaken as part of the Respiratory infection outreach and research (RiOAR) projects conducted by the Queensland Children's Medical and Research Institute (QCMRI). An important focus of the research is exploring Indigenous concepts of risk for respiratory illnesses and the impact of these illnesses on families and communities from an Indigenous perspective.
The study is funded by the Queensland Health Statewide Respiratory Clinical Network through the Council of Australian Governments Closing the gap funding.
Adapted from Queensland Children's Medical and Research Institute
Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute (QCMRI)
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