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dc.contributor.authorAskew, DA
dc.contributor.authorJennings, WJ
dc.contributor.authorHayman, NE
dc.contributor.authorSchluter, PJ
dc.contributor.authorSpurling, GK
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-11T02:42:29Z
dc.date.available2019-09-11T02:42:29Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1448-7527
dc.identifier.doi10.1071/PY18090
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387207
dc.description.abstractMany Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live in urban areas, but epidemiological data about their health status and health needs are lacking. This knowledge is critical to informing and evaluating initiatives to improve service delivery and health outcomes. One potential data source is de-identified routinely collected clinical data. This cross-sectional study, conducted in an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary healthcare service, involved randomly selecting a sample of 400 patients aged ≥15 years, and manually extracting electronic health record data. In the sample, 49% of patients were aged <35 years, 56% were female and 38% were employed. Overall, 56% of females and 47% of males aged 35-54 years had depression, 26% had experienced a bereavement within the last 12 months, and while 44% were alcohol abstainers, 35% were drinking at high-risk levels. The present study cannot demonstrate causal relationships between the observed high rates of chronic disease in older people and frequent experiences of bereavement and high levels of mental ill health in young- and middle-aged adults. However, a life course approach provides a framework to understand the interconnectedness of these results, and suggests that strategies to blunt the intergenerational burden of chronic disease need to address the social and emotional wellbeing of youth.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishing
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Primary Health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleKnowing our patients: A cross-sectional study of adult patients attending an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary healthcare service
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAskew, DA; Jennings, WJ; Hayman, NE; Schluter, PJ; Spurling, GK, Knowing our patients: A cross-sectional study of adult patients attending an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary healthcare service, Australian Journal of Primary Health, 2018
dc.date.updated2019-09-11T01:24:41Z
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gro.griffith.authorHayman, Noel E.


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