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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Publications

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2014

Gould GS, Bittoun R, Clarke MJ (2014)

A pragmatic guide for smoking cessation counselling and the initiation of nicotine replacement therapy for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers.

Journal of Smoking Cessation; first view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jsc.2014.3):

Josif CM, Barclay L, Kruske S, Kildea S (2014)

‘No more strangers': investigating the experiences of women, midwives and others during the establishment of a new model of maternity care for remote dwelling Aboriginal women in northern Australia.

Midwifery; 30(3): 317–323

Lewis LN, Skinner SR (2014)

Adolescent pregnancy in Australia.

In: Cherry AL, Dillon ME, eds. International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy. : Springer US: 191-203

This chapter from the International handbook of adolescent pregnancy provides information on adolescent pregnancy specific to Australia, including data for Indigenous young women. It considers the health, social and economic impact of adolescent pregnancy. The topics covered in this chapter include:

  • characteristics of Australian adolescents who give birth
  • disadvantage as a result of low socioeconomic status
  • family characteristics
  • contraception
  • birth outcomes for adolescent women and their infants
  • recommendations for further research.

The authors acknowledge the importance of providing Indigenous young women with culturally appropriate and accessible contraceptive services to reduce the impact of the social inequities faced as a result of adolescent pregnancies.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2013

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Healthy for life: results for July 2007-June 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents data from services receiving Healthy for life (HfL) funding, including the number of clients and health outcomes measured by 10 essential indicators (EIs) covering maternal and child health and chronic disease care:

  • timing of first antenatal visit
  • average birthweight
  • low and high birthweight babies
  • risk factors identified during pregnancy
  • immunisation rates
  • conduct of adult health checks
  • chronic disease management plans, GP management plans and team care arrangements
  • glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) blood tests for clients with type 2 diabetes (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)
  • blood pressure tests for clients with type 2 diabetes (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)
  • blood pressure tests for clients with coronary heart disease (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)

It is the first publicly released report published since data collection and reporting for the Healthy for life program began in 2007. Healthy for life (HfL) program was established with a set of key objectives to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The report provides comparisons over time, making it easy to see how the program has developed and its major achievements.

About 100 health services were funded as part of the program, but not all were required to provide data. Those providing data for the report represent 85% of all services funded in the 2010-11 reporting period. The services are widely distributed in every state and territory, from major cities to very remote areas.

The HfL aligns with the principles and priorities of the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSF), 2003- 2013 and the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Closing the gap initiative, and is the first Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) funded program with a strong focus on continuous quality improvement (CQI) to collect and report on health outcome data that goes beyond service activity reporting.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (2013)

Oral health and other characteristics of pregnant Aboriginal women compared with general population estimates.

Australian Dental Journal; 58(1): 120-124

beyondblue (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perinatal mental health: a guide for primary care health professionals.

Melbourne: beyondblue

This information resource has been developed to provide mental health professionals with guidance on how to work in a culturally appropriate way with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers, fathers, and families during the perinatal period. The topics contained in the resource include:

  • diversity within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures
  • specific issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perinatal mental health
  • working sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers, fathers, and families in the perinatal period
  • working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers
  • supporting yourself and your colleagues.

The guide also includes a practice checklist, as well as information resources and helplines appropriate for health professionals, and for women and their families. The guide was produced with help from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reference group, people with experience of perinatal depression and anxiety, and St. John of God Outreach and Advocacy Services.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Campbell SK, Lynch J, Esterman A, McDermott R (2013)

Pre-pregnancy predictors of hypertension in pregnancy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in north Queensland, Australia; a prospective cohort study.

BMC Public Health; 13: 138

Retrieved 15 February 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-138

Cannon JW, Mueller UA, Hornbuckle J, Larson A, Simmer K, Newnham JP, Doherty DA (2013)

Economic implications of poor access to antenatal care in rural and remote Western Australian Aboriginal communities: an individual sampling model of pregnancy.

European Journal of Operational Research; 226(2): 313–324

Chamberlain C, McNamara B, Williams ED, Yore D, Oldenburg B, Oats J, Eades S (2013)

Diabetes in pregnancy among Indigenous women in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States: a systematic review of the evidence for screening in early pregnancy.

Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews; 29(4): 241–256

Davis B, McLean A, Sinha AK, Falhammar H (2013)

A threefold increase in gestational diabetes over two years: review of screening practices and pregnancy outcomes in Indigenous women of Cape York, Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 53(4): 363–368

Eades SJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Panaretto K (2013)

An intensive smoking intervention for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: a randomised controlled trial [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 198(1): 23-24

Fitzpatrick JP, Latimer J, Ferreira M, Martiniuk ALC, Peadon E, Carter M, Oscar J, Carter E, Kefford M, Shandley R, Yungabun H, Elliott EJ (2013)

Development of a reliable questionnaire to assist in the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

BMC Pediatrics; 13: 33

Retrieved 7 March 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2431-13-33

Gould GS, Munn J, Watters T, McEwen A, Clough AR (2013)

Knowledge and views about maternal tobacco smoking and barriers for cessation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders: a systematic review and meta-ethnography.

Nicotine & Tobacco Research; 15(5): 863-874

Mutch R, Watkins R, Jones H, Bower C (2013)

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: knowledge, attitudes and practice within the Western Australian justice system.

Perth, WA: Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

National core maternity indicators.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

O'Leary C, Halliday J, Bartu A, D'Antoine H, Bower C (2013)

Alcohol-use disorders during and within one year of pregnancy: a population-based cohort study 1985–2006.

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 120(6): 744–753

O'Leary C, Leonard H, Bourke J, D'Antoine H, Bartu A, Bower C (2013)

Intellectual disability: population-based estimates of the proportion attributable to maternal alcohol use disorder during pregnancy.

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology; 55(3): 271–277

O'Leary CM, Slack-Smith LM (2013)

Dental hospital admissions in the children of mothers with an alcohol-related diagnosis: a population-based, data-linkage study.

The Journal of Pediatrics; 163(2): 515–520

Rae K, Weatherall L, Hollebone K, Apen K, McLean M, Blackwell C, Eades S, Boulton J, Lumbers E, Smith R (2013)

Developing research in partnership with Aboriginal communities – strategies for improving recruitment and retention.

Rural and Remote Health; 13: 2255

Retrieved 2 April 2013 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2255

Watkins RE, Elliott EJ, Halliday J, O'Leary CM, D'Antoine H, Russell E, Hayes L, Peadon E, Wilkins A, Jones HM, McKenzie A, Miers S, Burns L, Mutch RC, Payne JM, Fitzpatrick JP, Carter M, Latimer J, Bower C (2013)

A modified Delphi study of screening for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Australia.

BMC Pediatrics; 13: 13

Retrieved 25 January 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2431-13-13

Wild K, Maypilama EL, Kildea S, Boyle J, Barclay L, Rumbold A (2013)

‘Give us the full story': overcoming the challenges to achieving informed choice about fetal anomaly screening in Australian Aboriginal communities.

Social Science & Medicine; 98: 351–360

2012

Australian National Audit Office (2012)

Indigenous early childhood development. New Directions: mothers and babies services.

Canberra: Australian National Audit Office

The Indigenous early childhood development national partnership (IECD NP) focuses on improving access to, and the use of, maternal and child health services. The New directions: mothers and babies services is a program under this partnership, funded by the Australian Government and administered by the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA).

Service delivery under the IECD NP includes:

  • antenatal and postnatal care
  • standard information about baby care
  • advice and assistance with breastfeeding, nutrition and parenting
  • monitoring developmental milestones, immunisation and infections
  • health checks and referrals prior to starting school.

This audit report examines how effective DoHA has been in administering the New directions: mother and babies services program.

The audit includes key findings on:

  • program development and planning for effective service delivery
  • program implementation
  • performance monitoring and reporting.

Recommendations and DoHA's response are also presented.

Abstract adapted from Australian National Audit Office summary

Bar-Zeev SJ, Barclay L, Farrington C, Kildea S (2012)

From hospital to home: the quality and safety of a postnatal discharge system used for remote dwelling Aboriginal mothers and infants in the top end of Australia.

Midwifery; 28(3): 366–373

Breen C, Burns L (2012)

Improving services to families affected by FASD: final report prepared for the Foundation of Alcohol Research and Education.

Sydney: Foundation of Alcohol Research and Education

Callinan S, Room R (2012)

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy: results from the 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey.

Canberra: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

Campbell SK, Lynch J, Esterman A, McDermott R (2012)

Pre-pregnancy predictors of diabetes in pregnancy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in North Queensland, Australia.

Maternal and Child Health Journal; 16(6): 1284-1292

Centre for Epidemiology & Evidence (2012)

New South Wales mothers and babies 2010.

Sydney: NSW Health

Connors C, Maple-Brown L, Brown A, Whitbread C, Moore L (2012)

NT Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinical Register.

The Chronicle; 24(4): 29

Cromie EAS, Shepherd CCJ, Zubrick SR, Oddy WH (2012)

Breastfeeding duration and residential isolation amid Aboriginal children in Western Australia.

Nutrients; 4(12): 2020-2034

Crook L, Longbottom H, White K, Thompson M, Worner F, Waminda Board (2012)

Waminda: Mums and Bubs program.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 36(2): 17-19

Eades SJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Wenitong M, Panaretto K, D’Este C, Gilligan C, Stewart J (2012)

An intensive smoking intervention for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: a randomised controlled trial.

Medical Journal of Australia; 197(1): 42-46

Edwards L, Connors C, Whitbread C, Brown A, Maple-Brown L (2012)

NT Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership - models of care in the NT.

The Chronicle; 24(4): 27-28

Forbes M (2012)

Foetal origins of chronic disease – a key opportunity for prevention.

The Chronicle; 23(1): 6

Freemantle J, Heffernan B (2012)

The power of data: data, policy, practice.

Paper presented at the National Roundtable on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child and Maternal Health Research. 8 March 2012, Melbourne

Gibson A, Mackell J (2012)

Nurturing Noongar Boodjari Yorgas through pregnancy.

Paper presented at the WA Sexual Health Forum 2012. 7-8 November 2012, Perth

Gould GS, McEwen A (2012)

An intensive smoking intervention for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: a randomised controlled trial [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 198(1): 23

Hayes LG (2012)

Aboriginal women, alcohol and the road to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Medical Journal of Australia; 197(1): 21-23

Homer CSE, Foureur MJ, Allendeb T, Pekin F, Caplice S, Catling-Paull C (2012)

‘It's more than just having a baby' women's experiences of a maternity service for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

Midwifery; 28(4): E449–E455

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs (2012)

FASD: the hidden harm: Inquiry into the prevention, diagnosis and management of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

Josif C, Barclay L, Bar-Zeev S, Kildea S, Brittin M (2012)

How participatory action research supported improvements to the postnatal discharge summary system used for remote dwelling Aboriginal mothers and infants in the Top End of Australia.

Action Research; 10(4): 387-405

Joyce A, Hutchinson M (2012)

Western Australia's mothers and babies, 2010: twenty-eighth annual report of the Western Australian Midwives' Notification System.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Kildea S, Stapleton H, Murphy R, Low NB, Gibbons K (2012)

The Murri clinic: a comparative retrospective study of an antenatal clinic developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 12: 159

Retrieved 21 December 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-12-159

Li Z, Zeki R, Hilder L, Sullivan EA (2012)

Australia's mothers and babies 2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Malla C, Williams L (2012)

Drinking for two? [ppt].

Paper presented at the The Lowitja Institute 2012 national conference on CQI in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care: 'CQI for everyday and everybody'. 14-15 May 2012, Alice Springs

Maple-Brown L, Brown A, Lynn I, Connors C, Whitbread C, O’Dea K, Oats J, McIntyre D, Shaw J, Zimmet P (2012)

Pregnancy and Adverse Neonatal Diabetes Outcomes in Remote Australia (PANDORA) Study.

The Chronicle; 24(4): 29-31

McNamara BJ, Gubhaju L, Chamberlain C, Stanley F, Eades SJ (2012)

Early life influences on cardio-metabolic disease risk in aboriginal populations - what is the evidence? A systematic review of longitudinal and case–control studies.

International Journal of Epidemiology; 41(6): 1661-1682

Mullan K, Redmond G (2012)

A socio-economic profile of families in the first wave of the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children.

Australian Economic Review; 45(2): 232-245

Murphy E, Best E (2012)

The Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Service: a decade of achievement in the health of women and babies in NSW.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 68-72

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (2012)

Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Australia.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee

This report was produced by the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee as a position paper on Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The report contains an overview of FASD in Australia, including the health and social impacts of alcohol use during pregnancy. The report also contains recommendations to address the condition, which include:

  • implementing broad ranging social marketing campaigns to raise awareness of FASD, and the risks to the fetus or baby if the mother consumes alcohol while pregnant and breastfeeding
  • supporting health professionals and services through the development of national policy and clinical practice guidelines, as well as workforce development and training.

NIDAC officially released this position paper on the opening day of the NIDAC conference (6 June 2012).

Abstract adapted from National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee

Rural maternity services: investing in the future: fact sheet 25 (2012)

National Rural Health Alliance

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin (2012)

More Aboriginal mothers are attending their first antenatal visit before 14 or 20 weeks gestation in NSW.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 93

O'Byrne T (2012)

Healthy pregnancy healthy baby : a pregnancy book for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women of the Northern Territory.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

O'Leary CM, Watson L, D'Antoine H, Stanley F, Bower C (2012)

Heavy maternal alcohol consumption and cerebral palsy in the offspring.

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology; 54(3): 224–230

Passey M, D'Este CA, Stirling JM, Sanson-Fisher RW (2012)

Factors associated with antenatal smoking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in two jurisdictions.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(5): 608–616

Passey ME, D'Este CA, Sanson-Fisher RW (2012)

Knowledge, attitudes and other factors associated with assessment of tobacco smoking among pregnant Aboriginal women by health care providers: a cross-sectional survey.

BMC Public Health; 12: 165

Retrieved 7 March 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-165.pdf

Porter C, Skinner T, Ellis I (2012)

The current state of Indigenous and Aboriginal women with diabetes in pregnancy: a systematic review.

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice; 98(2): 209–225

Prandl KJ, Rooney R, Bishop BJ (2012)

Mental health of Australian Aboriginal women during pregnancy: identifying the gaps.

Archives of Womens Mental Health; 15(3): 149-154

Ramsay N (2012)

Clear message – no grog while pregnant.

Canberra: Newslines Radio

This audio clip discusses what drinking alcohol during a pregnancy means for an unborn baby and the effects it has on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. It includes comments made by:

  • Associate Professor Ted Wilkes
  • Scott Wilson, National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee
  • Anne Russell, Russell Family Foetal Alcohol Disorders Association and Training Connections Australia
  • Adele Gibson, Anyinginyi Health
  • Michelle Gray, Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Robinson P, Comino E, Forbes A, Webster V, Knight J (2012)

Timeliness of antenatal care for mothers of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal infants in an urban setting.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 18(1): 56-61

Simmonds D, West L, Porter J, Davies M, Holland C, Preston-Thomas A, O’Rourke PK, Tangey A (2012)

The role of support person for Ngaanyatjarra women during pregnancy and birth.

Women and Birth; 25(2): 79–85

After Baby is Born (2012)

Statewide Diabetes Clinical Network

This booklet is a colourful pictorial information guide for mothers who have experienced gestational diabetes during pregnancy.

The booklet covers:

  • the heel blood test that baby will have after birth
  • the importance of breastfeeding
  • the six to eight week check for mother and baby
  • ways to reduce the risk of getting type 2 diabetes later in life
  • long term risks for your baby and how to protect baby from getting diabetes
  • the importance of planning future pregnancies.

Other booklets in the series:

  • Gestational diabetes: What is it? How do we treat it?
  • Eating for gestational diabetes
  • Starting insulin injections
  • About the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).

This guide was developed by the Queensland Government as part of the Clinical Practice Improvement Centre (IPIC) Innovation Project: Diabetes in Pregnancy. Queensland Health has granted Diabetes Queensland permission to reproduce and distribute this resource.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Eating for gestational diabetes (2012)

Statewide Diabetes Clinical Network

This booklet is a pictorial information guide for mothers with gestational diabetes on the types of food to eat during pregnancy. It has information on the diagnoses of gestational diabetes and explains the steps women can take to look after their health during pregnancy including; a healthy diet and drinks, physical activity, testing blood glucose levels and having regular health checks.

Other booklets in the series:

  • After baby is born
  • Starting insulin injections
  • About the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)
  • Gestational diabetes: What is it? How do we treat it?

This guide was developed by the Queensland Government as part of the Clinical Practice Improvement Centre (IPIC) Innovation Project: Diabetes in Pregnancy. Queensland Health has granted Diabetes Queensland permission to reproduce and distribute this resource.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Gestational Diabetes: What is it? How do we treat it? (2012)

Statewide Diabetes Clinical Network

This booklet is a colourful pictorial information guide for mothers on what gestational diabetes is and how it is treated. It has information on the diagnoses of gestational diabetes and explains the steps women can take to look after their health during pregnancy including; a healthy diet and drinks, physical activity, testing blood glucose levels and having regular health checks.

Other booklets in the series:

  • Eating for gestational diabetes
  • After baby is born
  • Starting insulin injections
  • About the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).

This guide was developed by the Queensland Government as part of the Clinical Practice Improvement Centre (IPIC) Innovation Project: Diabetes in Pregnancy. Queensland Health has granted Diabetes Queensland permission to reproduce and distribute this resource.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Steenkamp M, Rumbold A, Barclay L, Kildea S (2012)

A population-based investigation into inequalities amongst Indigenous mothers and newborns by place of residence in the Northern Territory, Australia.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 12: 44

Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2393-12-44.pdf

Taylor L, Hutchinson D, Rapee R, Burns L, Stephens C, Haber PS (2012)

Clinical features and correlates of outcomes for high-risk, marginalized mothers and newborn infants engaged with a specialist perinatal and family drug health service.

Obstetrics and Gynecology International; 2012: 867265

Retrieved 22 November 2012 from http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ogi/2012/867265/

The Lowitja Institute (2012)

The Lowitja Institute national roundtable on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and maternal health research: priorities for interventions.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

Thompson F, Zhang X, Dempsey KE (2012)

Northern Territory midwives' collection: mothers and babies 2007.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit (2012)

The relationship between alcohol and drugs and mental health: a resource book for Aboriginal workers.

Fitzroy, Vic: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit

This book provides information on the relationship between mental health and alcohol and other drug use for the Aboriginal alcohol and other drug (AOD), and social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) workforce. The book covers the following topics:

  • drugs and the body and mind connection
  • mental illness
  • the relationship between mental health, and alcohol and other drugs
  • stages of change
  • interventions
  • treatment options
  • resources and services.

This book is one of three key resources produced as part of the of the Our healing ways project. It was developed by the Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative (VDDI) Education and Training Unit and funded by the Mental Health, Drugs and Regions Division of the Department of Health Victoria.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Walker R (2012)

An overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternal and child health research in Australia.

Paper presented at the National Roundtable on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child and Maternal Health Research. 8 March 2012, Melbourne

Willix C, Rasmussen S, Walshe V (2012)

Tjindoo Ba Thoonee Thurra 'Sunshine for the pregnant belly': comparison of vitamin d levels in two Kalgoorlie antenatal populations.

Paper presented at the Aboriginal Health Conference. 7-8 July 2012, Perth

Women NSW (2012)

Women in NSW 2012.

Sydney: Family and Community Services, Women NSW

Yap M, Biddle N (2012)

Indigenous fertility and family formation: CAEPR Indigenous population project: 2011 census papers.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

2011

Adams E, Tongs J (2011)

Starting a perinatal and infant mental health service at Winnunga Nimmityjah.

Australasian Psychiatry; 19(Supplement 1): S20-S22

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Births, Australia, 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

2010 Australian national infant feeding survey: indicator results.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Mandatory folic acid and iodine fortification in Australia and New Zealand: supplement to the baseline report for monitoring.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Maternity data in Australia: a review of sources and gaps.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Baker PRA, Shipp JJ, Wellings SH, Priest N, Francis DP (2011)

Assessment of applicability and transferability of evidence-based antenatal interventions to the Australian Indigenous setting.

Health Promotion International; 27(2): 208-219

Best E (2011)

Closing the gap through innovative maternity care (the Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Service).

Women and Birth; 24(Supplement 1): S16

Bridge P (2011)

Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service's fetal alcohol spectrum disorders program: big steps, solid outcome.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 11(4): 1-8

Brown S, Glover K (2011)

Guided by women's voice.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 32-33

Burns L, Black E, Powers JR, Loxton B, Elliot E, Shakeshaft A, Dunlop A (2011)

Geographical and maternal characteristics associated with alcohol use in pregnancy.

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research; 35(7): 1230-1237

Campbell S, Lynch J, Esterman A, McDermott R (2011)

Pre-pregnancy predictors linked to miscarriage among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in North Queensland.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(4): 343-351

Centre for Epidemiology and Research (2011)

NSW mothers and babies 2009.

Sydney: New South Wales Ministry of Health

Chaubey SK, Davis B, Sinha AK (2011)

Diabetes in pregnancy.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 34-36

Comino E, Knight J, Webster V, Jackson Pulver L, Jalaludin B, Harris E, Craig P, McDermott D, Henry R, Harris M (2011)

Risk and protective factors for pregnancy outcomes for urban Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal mothers and infants: the Gudaga cohort.

Maternal and Child Health Journal; 16(3): 569-578

Craig PL, Knight J, Comino E, Webster V, Pulver LJ, Harris E (2011)

Initiation and duration of breastfeeding in an Aboriginal community in south western Sydney.

Journal of Human Lactation; 27(3): 250-261

Cynthia P, Timothy S, Isabelle E (2011)

What is the impact of diabetes for Australian Aboriginal women when pregnant?.

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice; 93(1): e29–e32

Drug and Alcohol Office (2011)

The Western Australian fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) prevention Aboriginal consultation forum 2010: strong spirit strong future - promoting healthy women and pregnancies.

Perth, WA: Drug and Alcohol Office, Western Australia

Gould GS, McEwen A, Munn J (2011)

Jumping the hurdles for smoking cessation in pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia.

Journal of Smoking Cessation; 6(1): 33-36

Hughes D (2011)

Give smokes the flick – a qualitative evaluation of two quit smoking resources for Aboriginal pregnant women.

Lismore, NSW: Clinical Education and Training Institute Rural Directorate

The Give smokes the flick, it really makes cents (GSTF) resource was developed for workers with pregnant Aboriginal clients.

This evaluation aimed to determine if workers and clients found this resource effective and culturally appropriate. It also aimed to determine the impact the resource had on smoking behaviours of pregnant Aboriginal women and their families and the Aboriginal workers connected to them.

The evaluation found that GSTF is an effective smoking cessation strategy for Aboriginal people. By clearly linking quitting tobacco use to financial savings, it appears to resonate within the context of disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal people and motivate smokers to reduce or quit smoking. GSTF was considered culturally appropriate, however the study identified major skills gaps amongst workers providing cessation services to Aboriginal clients.

Abstract adapted from Clinical Education and Training Institute Rural Directorate

Ireland S, Wulili Narjicb C, Belton S, Kildea S (2011)

Niyith Niyith Watmum (the quiet story): exploring the experiences of Aboriginal women who give birth in their remote community.

Midwifery; 27(5): 634–641

Johnston V, Thomas DP, McDonnell J, Andrews RM (2011)

Maternal smoking and smoking in the household during pregnancy and postpartum: findings from an Indigenous cohort in the Northern Territory.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(10): 556-559

Johnstone KM (2011)

Indigenous fertility in the Northern Territory of Australia : stalled demographic transition?.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Australian National University: Canberra

Joyce A, Tran B (2011)

Induced abortions in Western Australia 2006–2009: report of the Western Australian abortion notification system.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

This report continues a series of reports on induced abortions in WA since the passage of the Acts
Amendment (Abortion) Act 1998. The focus of this report is on the four completed years, 2006-2009,
though some data from 1999 to 2009 are also used for trends analysis. The report presents
characteristics (age, place of residence and ethnic origin) of women having abortions, and details
about abortions such as method, gestational age and types of facilities where abortions were
performed. Comparisons are also made with the rest of Australia and some developed countries.

Abstract from Department of Health Western Australia

Larkins SL, Page RP, Panaretto KS, Mitchell M, Alberts V, McGinty S, Veitch PC (2011)

The transformative potential of young motherhood for disadvantaged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Townsville, Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(10): 551-555

Li Z, McNally L, Hilder L, Sullivan EA (2011)

Australia's mothers and babies 2009.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Lockey R, Maidment L, O’Brien M (2011)

Plenary 9: Maternity monologues: stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Northern Territory, Australia and their relationship to research and policy.

Women and Birth; 24(Supplement 1): S27

Macaldowie A, Hilder L (2011)

Neural tube defects in Australia: prevalence before mandatory folic acid fortification.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Maidment L, Campbell R (2011)

A place for women.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 24-25

Maxwell S, Brameld K, Bower C, Dickinson JE, Goldblatt J, Hadlow N, Hewitt B, Murch A, Murphy A, Stock R, O’leary P (2011)

Socio-demographic disparities in the uptake of prenatal screening and diagnosis in Western Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 51(1): 9-16

McHugh AM, Hornbuckle J (2011)

Maternal and child health model of care in the Aboriginal community controlled health sector.

Perth, WA: Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia

Mein J, Bullen R, Fiona M, Kirby M (2011)

Apunipima baby baskets.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 21-23

Meuleners LB, Lee AH, Janssen PA, Fraser ML (2011)

Maternal and foetal outcomes among pregnant women hospitalised due to interpersonal violence: a population based study in Western Australia, 2002-2008.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 11: 70

Retrieved 12 October 2011 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-11-70

Mohsin M, Bauman AE, Forero R (2011)

Socioeconomic correlates and trends in smoking in pregnancy in New South Wales, Australia.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 65(8): 727-732

Mulligan L (2011)

A bridge between worlds.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 54

Passey ME, Gale JT, Sanson-Fisher RW (2011)

"Its almost expected": rural Australian Aboriginal women's reflections on smoking initiation and maintenance: a qualitative study.

BMC Women's Health; 11: 55

Retrieved 9 December 2011 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-6874-11-55.pdf

Peadon E, Payne J, Henley N, D'Antoine H, Bartu A, O'Leary C, Bower C, Elliott EJ (2011)

Attitudes and behaviour predict women's intention to drink alcohol during pregnancy: the challenge for health professionals.

BMC Public Health; 11: 584

Retrieved 22 July 2011 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-11-584

Queensland Health (2011)

Growing strong: feeding you and your baby: 2009 evaluation report.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Rae K, Weatherall L, Naden M, Slater P, Smith R (2011)

Gomeroi Gaaynggal - moving forward.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(6): 28-29

Rémond M, Maguire G (2011)

RHD : women and pregnancy.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 47-50

Rumbold A, Wild K, Maypilama EL, Kildea S, Boyle J, Barclay L (2011)

Equitable access to fetal anomaly screening: views of Aboriginal women in the Northern Territory and their health care providers.

Women and Birth; 24(Supplement 1): S17

Rumbold AR, Bailie RS, Si D, Dowden MC, Kennedy CM, Cox RJ, O'Donoghue L, Liddle HE, Kwedza RK, Thompson SC, Burke HP, Brown ADH, Weeramanthri T, Connors CM (2011)

Delivery of maternal health care in Indigenous primary care services: baseline data for an ongoing quality improvement initiative.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 11: 16

Retrieved 7 March 2011 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-11-16

Singh GR (2011)

Neonatal problems.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 37-38

Thrift AP, Nancarrow H, Bauman AE (2011)

Maternal smoking during pregnancy among Aboriginal women in New South Wales is linked to social gradient.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(4): 337-342

University of Queensland (2011)

Effects of chewing wild tobacco during pregnancy: study.

Retrieved 15 August 2011 from http://www.uq.edu.au/news/?article=23592

Van Herk K, Smith D, Andrew C (2011)

Identity matters: Aboriginal mothers' experiences of accessing care.

Contemporary Nurse; 37(1): 57-68

Wannan J (2011)

Launching specific learning and support for midwives and their colleagues working with Aboriginal families across NSW; a unique multidisciplinary education model.

Women and Birth; 24(1): S6

Williams D (2011)

A smoother pathway to birth.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 26-27

Wong R, Herceg A, Patterson C, Freebairn L, Baker A, Sharp P, Pinnington P, Tongs J (2011)

Positive impact of a long-running urban Aboriginal medical service midwifery program.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 51(6): 518–522

2010

Abeywardana S, Bower C, Halliday J, Chan A, Sullivan EA (2010)

Prevalence of neural tube defects in Australia prior to mandatory fortification of bread-making flour with folic acid.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(4): 351–355

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Diabetes in pregnancy: its impact on Australian women and their babies.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Burns J, Maling CM, Thomson N (2010)

Summary of Indigenous women's health.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Butler K, Winkworth G, McArthur M, Smyth J (2010)

Experiences and aspirations of younger mothers.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs: families and children

Comino E, Craig P, Harris E, McDermott D, Harris M, Henry R, Jackson Pulver L (2010)

The Gudaga Study: establishing an Aboriginal birth cohort in an urban community.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S9-S17

Dietsch E, Martin T, Shackleton P, Davies C, McLeod M, Alston M (2010)

Australian Aboriginal kinship: a means to enhance maternal well-being.

Women and Birth; 24(2): 58-64

Dietsch E, Shackleton P, Davies C, McLeod M, Alston M (2010)

'You can drop dead': midwives bullying women.

Women and Birth; 23(2): 53-59

France K, Henley N, Payne J, D'Antoine H, Bartu A, O'Leary C, Elliott E, Bower C (2010)

Health professionals addressing alcohol use with pregnant women in Western Australia: barriers and strategies for communication.

Substance Use & Misuse; 45(10): 1474-1490

Gee V (2010)

Perinatal, infant and maternal mortality in Western Australia: 5-year cohort of 2004-2008 births.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Gwalwa-Gai Newsletter (2010)

Smoking rates up among pregnant Victorian Aboriginal women.

Gwalwa-Gai Newsletter; 22(May 2010): 12

Hayes BA, Campbell A, Buckby B, Geia LK, Egan ME (2010)

The interface of mental and emotional health and pregnancy in urban Indigenous women: research in progress.

Infant Mental Health Journal; 31(3): 277-290

Johnstone K (2010)

Indigenous fertility in the Northern Territory of Australia: what do we know? (and what can we know?).

Journal of Population Research; 27(3): 169-192

Kelly PM, Graham S, Sullivan EA (2010)

Pregnancy and perinatal health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their babies: a literature review.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(2): 15-16

Kildea S, Kruske S, Barclay L, Tracy S (2010)

‘Closing the Gap': how maternity services can contribute to reducing poor maternal infant health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Rural and Remote Health; 10: 1383

Retrieved from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/printviewnew.asp?ArticleID=1383

Larsen A, Hornbuckle J, Doherty D (2010)

Models for improved maternal care for rural and remote Aboriginal women.

Paper presented at the WA Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector Conference 2010. 25 March 2010, The Vines, Swan Valley

Larson A, Bradley R (2010)

Aboriginal maternal and child project: strengths and needs analysis.

Geraldton, WA: Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health and Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia

Laws PJ, Li Z, Sullivan EA (2010)

Australia's mothers and babies 2008.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Menzies School of Health Research (2010)

Screening for fetal anomalies: views of Indigenous people and their health care providers.

Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research

The Screening for fetal anomalies: views of Indigenous people and their health care providers report provides a summary of the key findings from the research project investigating Aboriginal women's views of prenatal screening in the Northern Territory.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

O'Leary CM, Nassar N, Zubrick SR, Kurinczuk JJ, Stanley F, Bower C (2010)

Evidence of a complex association between dose, pattern and timing of prenatal alcohol exposure and child behaviour problems.

Addiction; 105(1): 74-86

Reibel T, Walker R (2010)

Antenatal services for Aboriginal women: the relevance of cultural competence.

Quality in Primary Care; 18(1): 65-74

Rumbold AR, Bailie RS, Si D, Dowden MC, Kennedy CM, Cox RJ, O’Donoghue L, Liddle HE, Kwedza RK, Thompson SC, Burke HP, Brown AD, Weeramanthri T, Connors CM (2010)

Assessing the quality of maternal health care in Indigenous primary care services: letter.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 597-598

Sayers S, Boyle J (2010)

Indigenous perinatal and neonatal outcomes: a time for preventive strategies.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(9): 475-478

Simmonds D, West L, Porter J, Tangey A, Davies M, O'Rourke P, Holland C (2010)

A 'two ways' approach to improving antenatal education for Ngaanyatjarra women.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(2): 10-11

Stamp G, Champion S, Zanet P, Anderson G, Taylor J, Newbury J (2010)

Regional Family Birthing and Anangu Bibi Birthing Program: a partnership model between Aboriginal maternal infant care workers and midwives caring for Aboriginal mothers and babies.

In: Larson A, Lyle D, eds. A bright future for rural health: evidence-based policy and practice in rural and remote Australian health care. Canberra: Australian Rural Health Education Network: 34-38

Stuart-Butler D, Kirkham R (2010)

The Aboriginal maternal infant care story.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(6): 9-11

Thackrah R, Scott K, Winch J, eds. (2010)

Indigenous Australian health and cultures : an introduction for health professionals.

Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.: Pearson Australia

This edited volume has been written by a diverse group of health professionals, the majority of whom are Indigenous Australians. A life cycle approach has been adopted, with chapters focusing on pregnancy and birthing through to the care and responsibilities of the elderly. These are bookended by the first chapter on 'Culture, history and health' which contextualises the subsequent content and the final chapter on future directions following the National apology.

The book includes the following chapters:

  • 'Culture, history and health' by Sherry Saggers, Maggie Walter, Dennis Gray
  • 'New life: conception, pregnancy and birthing' by Terry Dunbar and Linda Ford
  • 'Aboriginal infants and young children: the challenges ahead' by Heather D'Antoine and Dawn Bessarab
  • 'Aboriginal youth: challenges, strengths and opportunities' by David Vicary and Tine Hoult
  • 'The health, social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal women' by Pat Dudgeon and Roz Walker
  • 'Lives of Indigenous Australian men' by Mick Adams and Brian McCoy
  • 'The elderly: care and responsibilities' by Sandra Thompson, Rosemary van den Berg and Kate Smith
  • 'Loss, grief, bad luck and sorry business' by Jane Ulrik, Denise Foster and Vanessa Davis
  • 'The National apology: a new pathway forward?' By Shaun Ewen and Brian McCoy

Pearson Australia abstract

van der Sterren A, Goreen Narrkwarren Ngrn-toura - Healthy Family Air Project Team 2010 (2010)

Goreen Narrkwarren Ngrn-toura – healthy family air: a literature review to inform the VACCHO Smoking amongst Pregnant Aboriginal Women research project.

Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

This literature review informs the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation's (VACCHOs) research project 'Goreen Narrkwarren Ngrn-toura - Healthy Family Air' (Reducing Smoking amongst Pregnant Aboriginal Women in Victoria: An Holistic Approach) funded by the Victorian Department of Health. The review includes information on: what is known about why Indigenous women smoke before, during and after pregnancy, and why they might quit; and the types of activities and programs that could reduce smoking among pregnant Indigenous women. Recommendations for tobacco control activities with pregnant Indigenous women included: training of Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) to enable them to deliver individual clinic-based control activities; program and policy development in organisations that work in with existing services, that support smoking cessation programs, and that support AHWs who smoke to quit; and community development activities that promote the unacceptability of smoking in Indigenous communities, that are holistic, that support pregnant women to quit, and that address social disadvantage.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Zhang X, Dempsey K, Johnstone K, Guthridge S (2010)

Trends in the health of mothers and babies, Northern Territory: 1986-2005.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

2009

Arnold JL, de Costa CM, Howat PW (2009)

Timing of transfer for pregnant women from Queensland Cape York communities to Cairns for birthing.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 594-596

Australian Health Ministers’ Conference (2009)

Australian national breastfeeding strategy 2010-2015.

Australian Department of Health and Ageing: Canberra

Baxter J, Smith J (2009)

Breastfeeding and infants' time use.

Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Brooks J (2009)

Building a perinatal service model with a Western Australian Indigenous community.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 33(1): 16-17

Coleman K, Tew K, Zhang X (2009)

Smoking and alcohol use during pregnancy in the Northern Territory.

The Chronicle; 13(2): 8-10

Conway L (2009)

Caring for women and children.

Paper presented at the WA Aboriginal Health Sector Conference 2009: Developing New Health Leadership. 25-26 March 2009, Fremantle

Davis B, Bond D, Howat P, Sinha AK, Falhammar H (2009)

Maternal and neonatal outcomes following diabetes in pregnancy in Far North Queensland, Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 49(4): 393-399

Felton-Busch C (2009)

Birthing on country: an elusive ideal?.

Contemporary Nurse; 33(2): 161-162

Fuery P, Smith R, Rae K, Burgess R, Fuery K (2009)

Morality, duty, and the arts in health: a project on Aboriginal underage pregnancy.

Arts & Health; 1(1): 36-47

Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher R, Eades S, Wenitong M, Panaretto K, D'Este C (2009)

Assessing the accuracy of self-reported smoking status and impact of passive smoke exposure among pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women using cotinine biochemical validation.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 29(1): 35-40

Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, D’Este C, Eades S, Wenitong M (2009)

Knowledge and attitudes regarding smoking during pregnancy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 557-561

Ireland S (2009)

Niyith Niyith Watmam: Exploring the experiences of Aboriginal women who give birth in a remote community in the Northern Territory.

B.Sc.(Hons.) thesis, Charles Darwin University: Casuarina, N.T.

Kildea S, Barclay L, Wardaguga M, Dawumal M (2009)

Participative research in a remote Australian Aboriginal setting.

Action Research; 7(2): 143-163

Kildea S, Wardaguga M (2009)

Childbirth in Australia: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

In: Selin H, ed. Childbirth across cultures : ideas and practices of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum. 1 ed. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands: 275-286

Lewis LN, Hickey M, Doherty DA, Skinner SR (2009)

How do pregnancy outcomes differ in teenage mothers? A Western Australian study.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 537-541

McDermott R, Campbell S, Li M, McCulloch B (2009)

The health and nutrition of young Indigenous women in north Queensland – intergenerational implications of poor food quality, obesity, diabetes, tobacco smoking and alcohol use.

Public Health Nutrition; 12(11): 2143-2149

O'Donnell M, Nassar N, Leonard H, Hagan R, Mathews R, Patterson Y, Stanley F (2009)

Increasing prevalence of neonatal withdrawal syndrome: population study of maternal factors and child protection involvement.

Pediatrics; 123(4): e614-e621

Panaretto KS, Mitchell MR, Anderson L, Gilligan C, Buettner P, Larkins SL, Eades S (2009)

Tobacco use and measuring nicotine dependence among urban Indigenous pregnant women.

Medical Journal of Australia; 191(10): 554-557

Reibel T, Walker R (2009)

Overview and summary report of antenatal services audit for Aboriginal women and assessment of Aboriginal content in health education in Western Australia.

Perth, WA: Women’s and Newborns’ Health Network

Tetstall E, Liu AJ, An EI, Canalese J, Nanan R (2009)

Pregnancy and neonatal characteristics of opioid-dependent Indigenous Australians: a rural and metropolitan comparison.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 49(3): 279-84

Walters BNJ (2009)

Effect of smoking among Indigenous and non-Indigenous mothers on preterm birth and full-term low birthweight [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(7): 400

Waples-Crowe P (2009)

Healthy pregnancies, healthy babies for Koori communities.

DrugInfo Newsletter; 7(3): 5

Wilson G (2009)

What do Aboriginal women think is good antenatal care? Consultation report.

Darwin, NT: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health

2008

Abeywardana S, Sullivan EA (2008)

Congenital anomalies in Australia 2002–2003.

Sydney: AIHW National Perinatal Statistics Unit

How your baby grows! (2008)

Asthma Foundation of WA, Kulunga Research Network

This booklet was developed by the Asthma Foundation of Western Australia Inc, the Kulunga Research Network, the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, and the Office for Aboriginal Health. The slogan of this booklet is Fresh air grows solid babies!. It is designed for pregnant Indigenous mothers and provides a memento with spaces for photos and recording of special information; it follows the stages of pregnancy, providing helpful tips to encourage a smoke free environment for both mother and baby.

Further resources can be found in Newborns asthma parental smoking project: Indigenous women's project resources.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Mothers and children.

In: The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples 2008. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: 75-98

Campbell A, Hayes B, Buckby B (2008)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's experience when interacting with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale: a brief note.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 16(3): 124-131

Chan A, Scott J, Nguyen A-M, Sage L (2008)

Pregnancy outcome in South Australia 2007.

Adelaide: Pregnancy Outcome Unit, South Australia

Coyne KL, De Costa CM, Heazlewood RJ, Newman HC (2008)

Pregnancy characteristics of women giving birth to children with fetal alcohol syndrome in Far North Queensland.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 48(3): 240-247

Eades S, Read A, Stanley F, Eades F, McCaullay D, Williamson A (2008)

Bibbulung gnarneep ('solid kid'): causal pathways to poor birth outcomes in an urban Aboriginal birth cohort.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 44(6): 342-346

Elliott EJ, Payne J, Morris A, Haan E, Bower C (2008)

Fetal alcohol syndrome: a prospective national surveillance study.

Archives of Disease in Childhood; 93(9): 732-737

Engel PJ, Smith R, Brinsmead MW, Bowe SJ, Clifton VL (2008)

Male sex and pre-existing diabetes are independent risk factors for stillbirth.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 48(4): 375-383

Hayward C, Scrine C, Venz T, Smith M (2008)

Delivering improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and maternal health.

Perth: Telethon Institute of Child Health Research and Rio Tinto Child Health Partnership

The Rio Tinto Child Health Partnership was developed to deliver improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and maternal health through the delivery of three projects:

* modelling the WA Aboriginal Child Health Survey for the Northern Territory and Queensland
* national foetal alcohol syndrome prevention strategy
* enhancing Aboriginal workforce capacity

The five-year Rio Tinto Child Health Partnership concluded in 2007. The report Delivering improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and maternal health evaluates the results from the partnership, and states that the partnership has allowed strong relationships to be forged between researchers, Aboriginal communities, health services, government agencies and departments and corporate Australia. Significant benefits and outcomes include: increased awareness of fetal alcohol syndrome; identification of the issues which inhibit Aboriginal health professionals; support for culturally appropriate practices in primary health care and treatment services; and increased skills of health and community workers in identifying and responding to risk factors during pregnancy.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Kildea S, Pollock WE, Barclay L (2008)

Making pregnancy safer in Australia: the importance of maternal death review.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 48(2): 130-136

Maternal Perinatal and Infant Mortality Committee (2008)

Maternal, perinatal and infant mortality in South Australia 2007.

Adelaide: SA Health, Government of South Australia

Oddy WH, Kickett-Tucker C, De Maio J, Lawrence D, Cox A, Silburn SR, Stanley FJ, Zubrick SR (2008)

The association of infant feeding with parent-reported infections and hospitalisations in the West Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 32(3): 207-215

Rumbold AR, Cunningham J (2008)

Review of the impact of antenatal care for Australian Indigenous women and attempts to strengthen these services.

Maternal and Child Health Journal; 12(1): 83-100

Titmuss AT, Harris E, Comino EJ (2008)

The roles of socioeconomic status and Aboriginality in birth outcomes at an urban hospital.

Medical Journal of Australia; 189(9): 495-498

Wills R-A, Coory M (2008)

A preliminary look at the rates of cigarette smoking among mothers giving birth in Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Wills R-A, Coory MD (2008)

Effect of smoking among Indigenous and non-Indigenous mothers on preterm birth and full-term low birthweight.

Medical Journal of Australia; 189(9): 490-494

Wood L, France K, Hunt K, Eades S, Slack-Smith L (2008)

Indigenous women and smoking during pregnancy: knowledge, cultural contexts and barriers to cessation.

Social Science & Medicine; 66(11): 2378-2389

 
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