The Western Desert Kidney Health project

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

    Abstract

    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.
    LanguageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date12 Jan 2017
    StateUnpublished - 2017

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    Kidney
    Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    Health
    Community-Based Participatory Research
    Western Australia
    Kidney Diseases
    Art
    Life Style
    Research Personnel
    Hypertension
    Research

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    Jeffries-Stokes, C 2017, 'The Western Desert Kidney Health project', Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia.

    The Western Desert Kidney Health project. / Jeffries-Stokes, Christine.

    2017.

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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