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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 20+ research outputs authored by Dr Kathryn Meldrum from 2010 onwards.

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Commonwealth Department of Health - Medical Research Futures Fund - Indigenous Health

Strong community, strong health: Exploring opportunities for chronic disease prevention in the Torres Strait

Indicative Funding
$473,642 over 2 years
Summary
Despite a decrease in mortality rates from chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease since 2006, they still represent significant risk to the health and wellbeing of Australia?s First Nations peoples. This project will partner with First Nations people living in the Torres Strait to support their chronic disease outcomes by: 1) co-developing diet and physical activity (PA) tools; and 2) mapping social and environmental impacts on health in each partner community. This project will provide essential information about dietary and PA practices of people living in the Torres Strait.
Investigators
Edward Strivens, Ray Mahoney, Karla Canuto, Sean Taylor, Valda Wallace, Gavin Miller, Betty Sagigi, Sarah G Russell, Rachel Quigley, Kathryn Meldrum, Yvonne Hornby-Turner, Torres Webb, Melissa Kilburn, Sarah Larkins and Dympna Leonard (College of Medicine & Dentistry, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, Flinders University, College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, Queensland Health and Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine)
Keywords
Chronic Disease; Diet; Physical Activity; Torres Strait; Partnership

Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Grant

ADAPTTS - App-Based Diet and Physical Activity Tools for the Torres Strait

Indicative Funding
$25,000 over 2 years
Summary
The aim of this project is to develop and validate dietary and physical activity assessment tools for use in the Torres Strait. Having culturally appropriate assessment tools embedded in primary health care services will facilitate appropriate identification and referral for at risk patients. This will promote best practice care in the region leading to better health outcomes and improved service delivery for the benefit of Torres Strait Islanders living in Far North Queensland. The project also is a collaboration between researchers at JCU Healthy Ageing Research Team (HART), clinical staff in TCHHS and local NGOs based in the Torres Strait.
Investigators
Melissa Kilburn, Sarah G Russell, Rachel Quigley, Edward Strivens, Kathryn Meldrum and Diane Cadet-James (College of Medicine & Dentistry)
Keywords
Torres Strait Islander; Nutrition; Diet; Screening and Assessment Tool; Physical Activity

Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Grant

Developing an appropriate depression screening tool for Aboriginal people living in Far North Queensland.

Indicative Funding
$10,000 over 1 year
Summary
Continuing impacts of colonialism negatively affects Indigenous peoples' health and health outcomes, including mental health. Mainstream tools used to screen for mental ill-health are often not fit for purpose because they use words that do not facilitate accurate reporting of symptoms for diagnosis. Additionally, adapted tools may not be adequately validated. The aim of the study is to develop an appropriate depression screening tool for Aboriginal people aged 18 and over living in Far North Queensland. This project will begin the adaptation process by identifying tools used and words used by Aboriginal people to express depression in clinical settings.
Investigators
Kathryn Meldrum (College of Medicine & Dentistry)
Keywords
Depression; Australian Aboriginal; Screening tools; Far North Queensland
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