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This section provides recent reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications associated with other chronic diseases among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Health-care expenditure on arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions 2008-09.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Brand CA, Harrison C, Tropea J, Hinman RS, Britt H, Bennell K (2014)

Management of osteoarthritis in general practice in Australia.

Arthritis Care & Research; 66(4): 551-558

Brett T, Arnold-Reed DE, Troeung L, Bulsara MK, Williams A, Moorhead RG (2014)

Multimorbidity in a marginalised, street-health Australian population: a retrospective cohort study.

BMJ Open; 4(8): e005461

Retrieved 19 August 2014 from

Cassar O, Einsiedel L, Afonso PV, Gessain A (2014)

HTLV-1 molecular epidemiology in central Australia: two distinctive HTLV-1 subtype C lineages in Indigenous Australians.

Retrovirology; 11(supplement 1): 56

Retrieved 7 January 2014 from

Chakravarty SD, Zabriskie JB, Gibofsky A (2014)

Acute rheumatic fever and streptococci: the quintessential pathogenic trigger of autoimmunity.

Clinical Rheumatology; 33(7): 893-901

Charlton KE, Batterham MJ, Buchanan LM, Mackerras D (2014)

Intraindividual variation in urinary iodine concentrations: effect of adjustment on population distribution using two and three repeated spot urine collections.

BMJ Open; 4(1): e003799

Retrieved 8 January 2014 from

Chung SD, Wang KH, Huang CC, Lin HC (2014)

Scabies increased the risk of chronic kidney disease: a 5-year follow-up study.

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology; 28(3): 286-292

COAG Reform Council (2014)

Healthcare in Australia 2012-13: comparing outcomes by Indigenous status: supplement to the reports to the Council of Australian Governments.

Sydney: COAG Reform Council

Craig P, York L, Hunt A, Crisp A (2014)

Data sources for monitoring arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Heyes C, Tait C, Toholka R, Gebauer K (2014)

Non-infectious skin disease in Indigenous Australians.

Australasian Journal of Dermatology; 55(3): 176–184

Hotez PJ (2014)

Aboriginal populations and their neglected tropical diseases.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 8(1): e2286

Retrieved 30 January 2014 from

Iyngkaran P, Brown A, Battersby M, Nadarajan K, Ilton M (2014)

Why it remains difficult for remote cardiologist to obtain the locus of control for ambulatory health care conditions such as congestive heart failure?.

Journal of General Practice; 2(2): 1000146

Retrieved from

Leach ST, Day AS, Moore D, Lemberg DA (2014)

Low rate of inflammatory bowel disease in the Australian indigenous paediatric population.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 50(4): 328-329

Lin I, O'Sullivan P, Coffin J, Mak DB, Toussaint S, Straker L (2014)

'I can sit and talk to her': Aboriginal people, chronic low back pain and heathcare practitioner communication.

Australian Family Physician; 43(5): 320-324

Plummer C, Cook MJ, Anderson I, D'Souza WJ (2014)

Australia's seizure divide - Indigenous versus non-Indigenous seizure hospitalization.

Epilepsy & Behavior; 31: 363–368

Primary Health Care Research & Information Service (2014)

Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2014.

Adelaide: Primary Health Care Research & Information Service

Raven M, Brown L, Bywood P (2014)

Allied health integration: collaborative care for arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions: PHCRIS policy issue review.

Adelaide: Primary Health Care Research & Information Service

Whitty JA, Sav A, Kelly F, King MA, McMillanSS, Kendall E, Wheeler AJ (2014)

Chronic conditions, financial burden and pharmaceutical pricing: insights from Australian consumers.

Australian Health Review; 38(5): 589-595

Zardawi IM (2014)

Primary fallopian tube carcinoma arising in the setting of chronic pelvic inflammatory disease.

Case Reports in Medicine; 2014: 645045

Retrieved from


Apostolopoulos D, Hoi AY (2013)

Systemic lupus erythematosus: when to consider and management options.

Australian Family Physician; 42(10): 696 - 700

Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria (2013)

A problem worth solving: the rising cost of musculoskeletal conditions in Australia.

Melbourne: Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

A snapshot of rheumatoid arthritis.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Davis JS, McGloughlin S, Tong SY, Walton SF, Currie BJ (2013)

A novel clinical grading scale to guide the management of crusted scabies.

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 7(9): e2387

Retrieved 12 September 2013 from

Department of Human Services (2013)

Practice Incentives Program: Indigenous health incentive guidelines.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

This guideline provides information on the Practice incentives program, which is aimed at supporting general practice activities that encourage continuing improvements, quality care, enhance capacity, and improve access and health outcomes for patients.

The resource provides information on:

  • eligibility
  • payments
    • sign on payment
    • patient registration payment
    • outcomes payments
      • Tier one outcomes payment - chronic disease management
      • Tier two outcomes payment - total patient care
  • identification of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander patients
  • cultural awareness training
  • 'usual' practice patients
  • definition of a chronic disease
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health checks
  • eye health
  • PBS Co-payment measure
  • applying
  • patient registration and re-registration
  • obligations of the practice
  • appeals process.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (2013)

GBD profile: Australia.

Seattle, USA: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Lin IB, O'Sullivan PB, Coffin JA, Mak DB, Toussaint S, Straker LM (2013)

Disabling chronic low back pain as an iatrogenic disorder: a qualitative study in Aboriginal Australians.

BMJ Open; 3(4): e002654

Retrieved 9 April 2013 from

MacRae A, Thomson N, Anomie, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, McLoughlin N, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Trzesinski A, Urquhart B (2013)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2012.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Indigenous health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2012. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Morse LP, Smith J, Mehta J, Ward L, Cheng AC, Currie BJ (2013)

Osteomyelitis and septic arthritis from infection with Burkholderia pseudomallei: a 20-year prospective melioidosis study from northern Australia.

Journal of Orthopaedics; 10(2): 86-91

Chronic pain - a major issue in rural Australia (2013)

National Rural Health Alliance

Pham C, Gill TK, Hoon E, Rahman MA, Whitford D, Lynch J, Beilby J (2013)

Profiling bone and joint problems and health service use in an Australian regional population: the Port Lincoln health study.

Australian Health Review; 37(4): 504-512

Tyack Z, Frakes K-A, Cornwell P, Kuys SS, Barnett AG, McPhail SM (2013)

The health outcomes and costs of people attending an interdisciplinary chronic disease service in regional Australia: protocol for a longitudinal cohort investigation.

BMC Health Services Research; 13: 410

Retrieved 11 October 2013 from

Vincent FB, Bourke P, Morand EF, Mackay F, Bossingham D (2013)

Focus on systemic lupus erythematosus in Indigenous Australians: towards a better understanding of autoimmune diseases.

Internal Medicine Journal; 43(3): 227-234


Lin IB, O'Sullivan PB, Coffin JA, Mak DB, Toussaint S, Straker LM (2012)

‘I am absolutely shattered': the impact of chronic low back pain on Australian Aboriginal people.

European Journal of Pain; 16(9): 1331–1341

Martins S, Soong BW, Wong VC, Giunti P, Stevanin G, Ranum LP, Sasaki H, Riess O, Tsuji S, Coutinho P, Amorim A, Sequeiros J, Nicholson GA (2012)

Mutational origin of Machado-Joseph disease in the Australian Aboriginal communities of Groote Eylandt and Yirrkala.

Archives of Neurology; 69(6): 746-751

MJD Foundation (2012)

A guide to living with Machado Joseph Disease in Australia.

Alyangula, NT: MJD Foundation

The MJD Foundation has developed this guide to help consumers - whether you have been diagnosed with MJD, are worried that you might have MJD or are caring for someone with MJD - understand, navigate and access the services and support that are available in the Australian state or territory in which you live.

Abstract adapted from MJD Foundation

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing (2012)

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing annual report 2011-12.

Adelaide: South Australian Department for Health and Ageing

Wilson IB, Hawkins S, Green S, Archer JS (2012)

Suboptimal anti-epilepsy drug use is common among Indigenous patients with seizures presenting to the emergency department.

Journal of Clinical Neuroscience; 19(1): 187–189


Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales (2011)

Conference report: AH&MRC chronic disease conference: living better longer.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

A snapshot of osteoporosis in Australia 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Population differences in health-care use for arthritis and osteoporosis in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Clement Z (2011)

Vitamin D supplementation for Indigenous Australians with chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(1): 9-10, 13

Cunningham J (2011)

Socioeconomic disparities in self-reported arthritis for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians aged 18–64.

International Journal of Public Health; 56(3): 295-304

Duncan GF, Rositano P (2011)

Parkinson's disease in regional Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 11: 1658

Retrieved 25 October 2011 from

Heyes C, Chan J, Halbert A, Clay C, Buettner P, Gebauer K (2011)

Dermatology outpatient population profiling: Indigenous and non-indigenous dermatoepidemiology.

Australasian Journal of Dermatology; 52(3): 202–206


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

A picture of rheumatoid arthritis in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Vindigni D, Polus B, Edgecombe G, van Rotterdam J, Turner N, Spencer L, Irvine G, Walsh M (2009)

Bringing chiropractic to Aboriginal communities: the Durri model.

Chiropractic Journal of Australia; 39(2): 80-83

Webb S (2009)

Palaeopathology of Aboriginal Australians: health and disease across a hunter-gatherer continent.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

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