Journal article

Participant preferences for an Aboriginal-specific fall prevention program: Measuring the value of culturally-appropriate care

Blake Angell, Tracey Laba, Caroline Lukaszyk, Julieann Coombes, Sandra Eades, Lisa Keay, Rebecca Ivers, Stephen Jan

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2018


BACKGROUND: Culturally-specific services are central to efforts to improve the health of Aboriginal Australians. Few empirical studies have demonstrated the value of such services relative to mainstream alternatives. OBJECTIVE: To assess the preferences and willingness to pay (WTP) of participants for attending a class and the relative importance of transport, cost and cultural-appropriateness in the choices made by participants. DESIGN: A discrete choice experiment (DCE) was conducted alongside a study of a culturally-specific fall-prevention service. Attributes that were assessed were out-of-pocket costs, whether transport was provided and whether the class was Aboriginal-specific. Choices..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The Ironbark study was funded by the NSW Ministry of Health. No specific funds were received for this particular work. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.