The Western Desert Kidney Health project

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The Western Desert Kidney Health project (WDKHP) was a community based, participatory research project that grew from the despair of the Aboriginal people of the Goldfields of Western Australia and their desire to reduce the effects of renal disease and type 2 diabetes in their communities. Long term relationships with Aboriginal researchers embedded In the community were a critical feature of this research. The project featured Innovative arts and community based engagement strategies. Rates of type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension and markers for kidney disease for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal participants were found to be higher than expected suggesting ethnicity might be less important that environmental and lifestyle factors.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
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Award date12 Jan 2017
StateUnpublished - 2017


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