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The Central Australian heart protection study (CAHPS) aims to assess the connection between health care follow-up and health outcomes for people who have suffered an acute cardiac event.
The study will recruit both Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants to test the effectiveness of a nurse-led, family based education and assessment program for reducing the incidence of poor health outcomes, following an admission to Alice Springs hospital for an acute cardiac event.
Participants will be assessed over a two year period following admission and will be provided with:
It is hoped that participants in the study will experience a reduced incidence of major coronary events and improved long term health outcomes.
Abstract adapted from Baker IDI
Professor Alex Brown
Leader - Aborignal Research Unit
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
121 King William Street
PO Box 11060
Adelaide SA 5001
Ph: (08) 8116 4427
Baker IDI Central Australia
PO Box 1294
Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8959 0111
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