|Project manager:||Elizabeth Barr|
|Project start/finish dates:||2010-2016|
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Between 2003-2005 approximately 1000 Urban Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, living in Darwin, participated in a study looking at : diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and other related health problems.
The data has been used extensively, with many publications about the outcomes. If you would like the publication list, we are happy to provide it to you.
In 2012, DRUID now moves into the follow up phase. The study aims to find what factors are important in predicting who will stay well, and who is at a high risk of illness within this cohort.
The Indigenous Steering Group, initially formed for the baseline study, has been re-established, and are playing an active role in advising the processes for follow up.
It is hoped that information from the DRUID follow-up study will assist health workers, nurses and doctors find and treat risk factors earlier to help keep people healthy and strong.
The DRUID follow-up study consists of two components:
1. Active phase: Invite all participants who gave permission for follow up to complete a brief survey. The survey considers diabetes, kidney disease and heart disease.
2. Passive phase: Using data linkage, all participants who gave permission will have their hospital summaries about these conditions reviewed.
This research, which is funded by a Diabetes Australia Research Trust grant and funding from a NHMRC Program grant will provide very important data not sourced before for Urban Indigenous Australia.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE SURVEY