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Title: Implementing the Flinders Model of self-management support with Aboriginal people who have diabetes: findings from a pilot study
Authors: Battersby, Malcolm Wayne
Kit, Jackie Ah
Prideaux, Colleen
Collins, James P
Harvey, Peter William
Mills, David
Keywords: Public health
Health care
Diabetes
Aboriginal peoples
Self-management
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Australian Rural Health Education Network
Citation: Battersby, M.W., Kit, J.A., Prideaux, C., Collins, J.P., Harvey, P. & Mills, P.D., 2010. Implementing the Flinders Model of self-management support with Aboriginal people who have diabetes: findings from a pilot study. In: Larson, A. and Lyle, D. (eds.). A Bright Future for Rural Health: Evidence-Based Policy and Practice in Rural and Remote Australian Health Care. Canberra: Australian Rural Health Education Network, 31-33.
Abstract: Programs to increase patients' capacity to manage their chronic disease are growing in popularity with policy makers, health professionals and the general public. However, until this pilot in regional South Australia, Indigenous people rarely participated in such programs. The pilot included extensive consultations with the Indigenous community, ownership of the program by an Aboriginal community-controlled health service, and a key role for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers as the main coordinators of self-management support. The result was that 60 Aboriginal people participated and achieved notable improvements in health outcomes and personal goals. This pilot demonstrates that mainstream programs are relevant for Aboriginal communities as long as Aboriginal people lead the adaptation process.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26213
ISSN: 9780977568734
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