Liver spots: A study of hepatitis B knowledge, treatment and health care among Indigenous Australians

Date Commenced:
04/2010
Project Status
Ongoing
Project Supporters

NHMRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Currently recruiting
No
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About the Project

Rationale

This project aims to engage Indigenous individuals, families and communities affected by hepatitis B, as well as health care providers and policy makers in addressing the health care and treatment needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with chronic hepatitis B infection 

Aims

Working with both urban and rural/remote communities, the study will investigate biomedical knowledge, cultural healthcare needs, traditional health beliefs and facilitators and barriers to treatment uptake

Design & Method

Information will be generated through in-depth interviews and survey data. Health care workers and people living with hepatitis B virus infection will be involved

Progress/Update

Pilot research underway

Benefits

The project will contribute to outlining the chronic health management and treatment needs of individuals and communities as well as providing data to inform the development of a larger nation-wide project and culturally appropriate resources and services for Indigenous Australians

Output

Peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations and community reports 

Project Members
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Professor and Program Head
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