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A pilot study of Aboriginal health promotion from an ecological perspective

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, September 2011
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A pilot study of Aboriginal health promotion from an ecological perspective
Published in
BMC Public Health, September 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-749
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Rachel E Reilly, Marion Cincotta, Joyce Doyle, Bradley R Firebrace, Margaret Cargo, Gemma van den Tol, Denise Morgan-Bulled, Kevin G Rowley


For health promotion to be effective in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, interventions (and their evaluation) need to work within a complex social environment and respect Indigenous knowledge, culture and social systems. At present, there is a lack of culturally appropriate evaluation methods available to practitioners that are capable of capturing this complexity. As an initial response to this problem, we used two non-invasive methods to evaluate a community-directed health promotion program, which aimed to improve nutrition and physical activity for members of the Aboriginal community of the Goulburn-Murray region of northern Victoria, Australia. The study addressed two main questions. First, for members of an Aboriginal sporting club, what changes were made to the nutrition environment in which they meet and how is this related to national guidelines for minimising the risk of chronic disease? Second, to what degree was the overall health promotion program aligned with an ecological model of health promotion that addresses physical, social and policy environments as well as individual knowledge and behaviour?

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 5 3%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 173 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 65 36%
Student > Master 30 17%
Researcher 16 9%
Unspecified 13 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 7%
Other 23 13%
Unknown 21 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 53 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 30 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 10%
Social Sciences 15 8%
Unspecified 13 7%
Other 29 16%
Unknown 22 12%

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