Journal article

Diabetes care in remote Australia: the antenatal, postpartum and inter-pregnancy period

R Kirkham, N Trap-Jensen, JA Boyle, F Barzi, ELM Barr, C Whitbread, P Van Dokkum, M Kirkwood, C Connors, E Moore, P Zimmet, S Corpus, AJ Hanley, K O'Dea, J Oats, HD McIntyre, A Brown, JE Shaw, L Maple-Brown, Sandra Campbell Show all

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth | BMC | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women experience high rates of diabetes in pregnancy (DIP), contributing to health risks for mother and infant, and the intergenerational cycle of diabetes. By enhancing diabetes management during pregnancy, postpartum and the interval between pregnancies, the DIP Partnership aims to improve health outcomes and reduce risks early in the life-course. We describe a mixed methods formative study of health professional's perspectives of antenatal and post-partum diabetes screening and management, including enablers and barriers to care. METHODS: Health professionals involved in providing diabetes care in pregnancy, from a range of health services..

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Awarded by Global Alliance Chronic Disease NHMRC Grant

Awarded by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by Global Alliance Chronic Disease NHMRC Grant #1092968. Louise Maple-Brown is supported by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship #1078477; JAB was supported by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship; AB was supported by a Sylvia and Charles Viertel Senior Medical Research Fellowship; JES was supported by NHMRC Fellowship #1079438. Funding bodies had no role in the study design, in the collection, analysis or interpretation of data, in the writing of the manuscript or the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.