Journal article

The quality of health research for young Indigenous Australians: systematic review

Peter S Azzopardi, Ellssa C Kennedy, George C Patton, Robert Power, Robert D Roseby, Susan M Sawyer, Alex D Brown



OBJECTIVE: To assess the extent and quality of the evidence base related to the health and wellbeing of young Indigenous Australians. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review of peer-reviewed literature; grading of quality of literature; mapping of sample characteristics and study foci. DATA SOURCES: English language publications, 1 Jan 1994 - 1 Jan 2011 in MEDLINE, ERIC, CINAHL, EMBASE, ATSIhealth, PsycINFO, the Cochrane Library and the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. STUDY SELECTION: Inclusion criteria were: published 1 Jan 1994 - 1 Jan 2011; original peer-reviewed research; reported data for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged 10-24 2013s; focused on health and wellbeing. G..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Peter Azzopardi is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council postgraduate scholarship and Sidney Myer Health Scholarship. We thank Naomi Priest, Senior Research Fellow at the McCaughey VicHealth Centre for Community Wellbeing, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, for methodological advice based on a review of Australian Indigenous child health.