Supporting healthy lifestyle changes for type 2 diabetes prevention among young Aboriginal people in a remote Western Australian town

Kimberley Seear

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

The aim of this project was to develop and enact appropriate approaches to support healthy lifestyle changes as part of longer-term diabetes prevention among younger Aboriginal people in Derby, Western Australia. Analysis of health care data showed a high diabetes prevalence and risk factors from an early age, with opportunities to enhance screening. Community members directed the creation of a comprehensive prevention program. The pilot program was found to be acceptable, appropriate and useful. This example of a localised, evidence based prevention program that can be run by a range of community members may be useful in other low-resource settings.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Marley, Julia, Supervisor
  • Atkinson, David, Supervisor
  • Henderson-Yates, Lynette, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date6 Jan 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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