Can supervise: YES
Liu, H, Laba, T-L, Massi, L, Jan, S, Usherwood, T, Patel, A, Hayman, NE, Cass, A, Eades, A-M, Lawrence, C & Peiris, DP 2015, 'Facilitators and barriers to implementation of a pragmatic clinical trial in Aboriginal health services.', Med J Aust, vol. 203, no. 1, pp. 24-27.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
OBJECTIVE: To identify facilitators and barriers to clinical trial implementation in Aboriginal health services. DESIGN: Indepth interview study with thematic analysis. SETTING: Six Aboriginal community-controlled health services and one government-run service involved in the Kanyini Guidelines Adherence with the Polypill (KGAP) study, a pragmatic randomised controlled trial that aimed to improve adherence to indicated drug treatments for people at high risk of cardiovascular disease. PARTICIPANTS: 32 health care providers and 21 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients. RESULTS: A fundamental enabler was that participants considered the research to be governed and endorsed by the local health service. That the research was perceived to address a health priority for communities was also highly motivating for both providers and patients. Enlisting the support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff champions who were visible to the community as the main source of information about the trial was particularly important. The major implementation barrier for staff was balancing their service delivery roles with adherence to often highly demanding trial-related procedures. This was partially alleviated by the research team's provision of onsite support and attempts to make trial processes more streamlined. Although more intensive support was highly desired, there were usually insufficient resources to provide this. CONCLUSION: Despite strong community and health service support, major investments in time and resources are needed to ensure successful implementation and minimal disruption to already overstretched, routine services. Trial budgets will necessarily be inflated as a result. Funding agencies need to consider these additional resource demands when supporting trials of a similar nature.
Williams, R, Lawrence, C, Wilkes, E, Shipp, M, Henry, B, Eades, S, Mathers, B, Kaldor, J, Maher, L & Gray, D 2015, 'Sexual behaviour, drug use and health service use by young Noongar people in Western Australia: a snapshot', SEXUAL HEALTH, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 188-193.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Templeton, DJ, Wright, ST, McManus, H, Lawrence, C, Russell, DB, Law, MG & Petoumenos, K 2015, 'Antiretroviral treatment use, co-morbidities and clinical outcomes among Aboriginal participants in the Australian HIV Observational Database (AHOD)', BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol. 15.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Lawrence, C, Leong, TW, Gay, V, Woods, A & Wadley, G 2017, '#thismymob: Digital land rights and reconnecting indigenous communities', ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, OZICHI Workshop, Brisbane, pp. 646-647.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
© 2017 Association for Computing Machinery. All rights reserved. We propose to hold a one-day workshop on developing projects relating to #thismymob: Digital Land Rights and Reconnecting Indigenous Communities at OzCHI 2017 Brisbane. See http://www.arc.gov.au/newsmedia/ news/thismymob-digital-land-rights-andreconnecting-indigenous-communities.
Erfani, SH, Lawrence, C, Abedin, B, Beydoun, GH & Malimu, L 2017, 'Indigenous people living with cancer: developing a mobile health app for improving their psychological well-being', Twenty-third Americas Conference on Information Systems, Americas Conference on Information Systems, AIS Electronic Library, Boston, pp. 1-5.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Poor cancer outcomes experienced by Indigenous Australians result from advanced cancer stages at diagnosis, poorer uptake of and adherence to treatments, higher levels of co-morbidity, and poorer access to inclusive and culturally appropriate care compared with non-Indigenous Australians. Socio-economics and social support can mitigate these problems. Technology-based interventions hold considerable promise for enhancing social support. This paper asks what are the key features of a mobile health application designed to improve the social support and consequently psychological well-being of Indigenous Australians living with cancer? To answer this question, a comprehensive literature review of studies conducted in information systems and health disciplines has been undertaken and a theoretical model is proposed. This study contributes to the existing knowledge base through the development of a new theoretical model and the introduction of the features of a mobile health application that may have a positive impact among Indigenous Australian cancer patients' psychological well-being.