Adjusting protocols in clinical research: finding the point of cultural/clinical fusion
Pitama, Suzanne G.; Cameron, Vicky A.; Huria, Tania; Tikao-Mason, Karen N.; Faatoese, Allamanda F.; Whalley, Gillian
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Citation:Pitama, S., Cameron, V., Huria, T., Tikao-Mason, K., Faatoese, A., & Whalley, G. (2011). Adjusting protocols in clinical research: finding the point of cultural/clinical fusion. Journal of primary health care, 3(1), 72.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2126
The Hauora Manawa/Heart Health: Community Heart Study is a research project currently being undertaken at the University of Otago, Christchurch. The purpose of this study is to identify the prevalence of cardiovascular risk within three cohorts: a rural Maori (Wairoa, Hawkes Bay), an urban Maori (Christchurch) with an age- and gender-matched non-Maori cohort (Christchurch). Participants (aged 20–64 years) were randomly selected through the electoral roll and invited to take part in a 1.5–2-hour cardiovascular screening clinic (undertaken in Wairoa in 2007, Christchurch in 2008) then to participate in a 20-minute follow-up visit two years later to further measure and monitor any changes to their cardiovascular risk.