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dc.contributor.authorStoner, L.
dc.contributor.authorMatheson, A.
dc.contributor.authorPerry, L.
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, M.
dc.contributor.authorMcManus, Alexandra
dc.contributor.authorHoldaway, M.
dc.contributor.authorDimer, L.
dc.contributor.authorJoe, J.
dc.contributor.authorMaiorana, Andrew
dc.identifier.citationStoner, L. and Matheson, A. and Perry, L. and Williams, M. and McManus, A. and Holdaway, M. and Dimer, L. et al. 2018. Social contributors to cardiometabolic diseases in indigenous populations: an international Delphi study. Public Health.

© 2018 The Royal Society for Public Health Objective: The objective of this study was to identify priority social factors contributing to indigenous cardiometabolic diseases. Study design: A three-round Delphi process was used to consolidate and compare the opinions of 60 experts in indigenous cardiometabolic health from Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Methods: Round one: three open-ended questions: (i) historical, (ii) economic and (iii) sociocultural factor contributors to cardiometabolic disease risk. Round two: a structured questionnaire based on the results from the first round; items were ranked according to perceived importance. Final round: the items were reranked after receiving the summary feedback. Results: Several key findings were identified: (i) an important historical factor is marginalisation and disempowerment; (ii) in terms of economic and sociocultural factors, the panellists came to the consensus that the socio-economic status and educational inequalities are important; and (iii) while consensus was not reached, economic and educational factors were also perceived to be historically influential. Conclusion: These findings support the need for multilevel health promotion policy. For example, tackling financial barriers that limit the access to health-promoting resources, combined with improving literacy skills to permit understanding of health education.

dc.publisherElsevier Ltd.
dc.titleSocial contributors to cardiometabolic diseases in indigenous populations: an international Delphi study
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titlePublic Health
curtin.departmentCentre of Excellence for Science Seafood & Health
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