Journal article

Health-related behaviours in a remote Indigenous population with Type 2 diabetes: a Central Australian primary care survey in the Telehealth Eye and Associated Medical Services Network [TEAMSnet] project

D Xu, A Jenkins, C Ryan, A Keech, A Brown, J Boffa, K O'Dea, SE Bursell, L Brazionis, David O'Neal, Danny Liew, Tien Wong, Hugh Taylor, Anthony Keech, Ecosse Lamoureux, Mark Horton, Laima Brazionis, Christopher Ryan, Justin Tse

DIABETIC MEDICINE | WILEY | Published : 2019


AIM: There is a wealth of data concerning the health behaviours of Indigenous Australians, but the health behaviours of Indigenous Australians with diabetes are not systematically documented. At the clinical level, understanding a person's health behaviours can help identify and address barriers to diabetes care and promote good clinical outcomes. METHODS: We used a novel survey tool to systematically collect health behaviour data on Smoking, Nutrition, Alcohol consumption, Physical activity and Emotional well-being (SNAPE) from Indigenous Australians with Type 2 diabetes in a remote primary care setting in Alice Springs. RESULTS: At least one of the five surveys in the SNAPE tool was comple..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by NHMRC Partnership/Fred Hollows Foundation [Global] Partnership Grants and a NHMRC CRE Grant. DX was supported by a NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre Scholarship from a NHMRC Program Grant. AJJ was supported by a NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship and is a Sydney Medical Foundation Fellow. There was no involvement by funders in study design, data collection, data analysis, and manuscript preparation or publication decisions.