Joan Cunningham

Summary

Affiliation: Menzies School of Health Research
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and diabetes among urban Indigenous Australians aged 15-64 years in the DRUID study
    Joan Cunningham
    Menzies School of Health Research and Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University
    Ethn Health 13:23-37. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Socio-economic gradients in self-reported diabetes for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians aged 18-64
    Joan Cunningham
    Menzies School of Health Research and Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:S18-24. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Perceived weight versus Body Mass Index among urban Aboriginal Australians: do perceptions and measurements match?
    Joan Cunningham
    Menzies School of Health Research and Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:135-8. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Placing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mortality in an international context
    Yin Paradies
    Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health and Menzies, School of Health Research, Casuarina, Northern Territory
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:11-6. 2002
  5. pmc Socioeconomic disparities in self-reported cardiovascular disease for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian adults: analysis of national survey data
    Joan Cunningham
    Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, PO Box 41096, Casuarina, Northern Territory 0811, Australia
    Popul Health Metr 8:31. 2010
  6. pmc Improving organisational systems for diabetes care in Australian Indigenous communities
    Ross Bailie
    Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:67. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint A review of the impact of antenatal care for Australian Indigenous women and attempts to strengthen these services
    Alice R Rumbold
    Menzies School of Health Research, PO Box 41096, Casuarina, NT, 0811, Australia
    Matern Child Health J 12:83-100. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Delivery of preventive health services to Indigenous adults: response to a systems-oriented primary care quality improvement intervention
    Damin Si
    Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia
    Med J Aust 187:453-7. 2007
  9. pmc Study Protocol--Improving Access to Kidney Transplants (IMPAKT): a detailed account of a qualitative study investigating barriers to transplant for Australian Indigenous people with end-stage kidney disease
    Jeannie Devitt
    The George Institute for International Health, PO Box M201, Missenden Road Sydney, NSW, 2050 Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:31. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Exploring the characteristics of the research workforce in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
    Alice R Rumbold
    Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:12-8. 2008

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and diabetes among urban Indigenous Australians aged 15-64 years in the DRUID study
    Joan Cunningham
    Menzies School of Health Research and Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University
    Ethn Health 13:23-37. 2008
    ..Little is known about the relationship between SES and diabetes among Indigenous populations in developed countries...
  2. doi request reprint Socio-economic gradients in self-reported diabetes for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians aged 18-64
    Joan Cunningham
    Menzies School of Health Research and Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:S18-24. 2010
    ..To examine and compare socio-economic gradients in diabetes among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians...
  3. doi request reprint Perceived weight versus Body Mass Index among urban Aboriginal Australians: do perceptions and measurements match?
    Joan Cunningham
    Menzies School of Health Research and Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:135-8. 2008
    ..To examine the relationship between perceived body weight and measured Body Mass Index (BMI) among urban Aboriginal Australian adults...
  4. ncbi request reprint Placing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mortality in an international context
    Yin Paradies
    Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health and Menzies, School of Health Research, Casuarina, Northern Territory
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:11-6. 2002
    ..However, in contrast to many developing countries, low life expectancy of Indigenous Australians is the result of relatively high and early adult mortality, rather than high infant mortality...
  5. pmc Socioeconomic disparities in self-reported cardiovascular disease for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian adults: analysis of national survey data
    Joan Cunningham
    Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, PO Box 41096, Casuarina, Northern Territory 0811, Australia
    Popul Health Metr 8:31. 2010
    ..Little is known about the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) among Indigenous Australians, or whether any such relationship is similar to that in non-Indigenous Australians...
  6. pmc Improving organisational systems for diabetes care in Australian Indigenous communities
    Ross Bailie
    Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:67. 2007
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint A review of the impact of antenatal care for Australian Indigenous women and attempts to strengthen these services
    Alice R Rumbold
    Menzies School of Health Research, PO Box 41096, Casuarina, NT, 0811, Australia
    Matern Child Health J 12:83-100. 2008
    ..To review evaluations of changes in the delivery of antenatal care for Australian Indigenous women and the impact on care utilization and quality, birth outcomes and women's views about care...
  8. ncbi request reprint Delivery of preventive health services to Indigenous adults: response to a systems-oriented primary care quality improvement intervention
    Damin Si
    Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia
    Med J Aust 187:453-7. 2007
    ..To describe changes in delivery of preventive services among adults in Aboriginal communities that occurred in association with a systems-oriented intervention...
  9. pmc Study Protocol--Improving Access to Kidney Transplants (IMPAKT): a detailed account of a qualitative study investigating barriers to transplant for Australian Indigenous people with end-stage kidney disease
    Jeannie Devitt
    The George Institute for International Health, PO Box M201, Missenden Road Sydney, NSW, 2050 Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:31. 2008
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Exploring the characteristics of the research workforce in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
    Alice R Rumbold
    Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:12-8. 2008
    ..This study was conducted to better understand the characteristics of current and past researchers in Indigenous health in Australia and the factors that may influence decisions about working in this field...
  11. doi request reprint Complications of diabetes in urban Indigenous Australians: the DRUID study
    Louise Maple-Brown
    Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, NT, Australia
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 80:455-62. 2008
    ..To accurately assess the management and complications of type 2 diabetes in urban Indigenous Australians and compare the risk of complications with a general Australian population (AusDiab Study)...
  12. doi request reprint The social determinants of being an Indigenous non-smoker
    David P Thomas
    Menzies School of Health Research, Northern Territory, and Centre for Health and Society, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:110-6. 2008
    ..To examine the association between various social factors and being a non-smoker in a national survey of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 and over...
  13. doi request reprint Impact of dyslipidaemia on arterial structure and function in urban indigenous Australians
    Louise J Maple-Brown
    Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
    Atherosclerosis 202:248-54. 2009
    ..We studied arterial structure and function in 144 volunteers aged 15-66 years to assess the role of dyslipidaemia and other traditional vascular risk factors on cardiovascular risk in young and older urban Indigenous Australians...
  14. pmc Describing and analysing primary health care system support for chronic illness care in Indigenous communities in Australia's Northern Territory - use of the Chronic Care Model
    Damin Si
    Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:112. 2008
    ..Improving the understanding of how Indigenous primary care systems are organised to deliver chronic illness care will inform efforts to improve the quality of care for Indigenous people...
  15. pmc Socioeconomic status and self-reported asthma in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian adults aged 18-64 years: analysis of national survey data
    Joan Cunningham
    Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, PO Box 41096, Casuarina, Northern Territory 0811, Australia
    Int J Equity Health 9:18. 2010
    ..Asthma is more common among Indigenous than non-Indigenous Australian adults, but little is known about socioeconomic patterning of asthma within the Indigenous population, or whether it is similar to the non-Indigenous population...
  16. pmc Fibrinogen and associated risk factors in a high-risk population: urban Indigenous Australians, the DRUID Study
    Louise J Maple-Brown
    Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 9:69. 2010
    ..We studied levels of fibrinogen and its cross-sectional relationship with traditional and non-traditional cardiovascular risk factors in an urban Indigenous Australian cohort...
  17. ncbi request reprint Long-term trends in Indigenous deaths from chronic diseases in the Northern Territory: a foot on the brake, a foot on the accelerator
    David P Thomas
    Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, NT
    Med J Aust 185:145-9. 2006
    ..To examine trends in Northern Territory Indigenous mortality from chronic diseases other than cancer...
  18. pmc Study protocol--diabetes and related conditions in urban indigenous people in the Darwin, Australia region: aims, methods and participation in the DRUID Study
    Joan Cunningham
    Menzies School of Health Research and Institute of Advances Studies, Charles Darwin University, PO Box 41096, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia
    BMC Public Health 6:8. 2006
    ..The DRUID Study (Diabetes and Related conditions in Urban Indigenous people in the Darwin region) was designed to address this knowledge gap...
  19. ncbi request reprint Urban disadvantage and delayed nephrology referral in Australia
    Alan Cass
    Menzies School of Health Research, P O Box 41096, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia
    Health Place 9:175-82. 2003
    ..This may indicate inequitable access to optimal pre-ESRD care...
  20. pmc Assessing health centre systems for guiding improvement in diabetes care
    Damin Si
    Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, PO Box 41096, Darwin, NT, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:56. 2005
    ..The aims of this study were to assess the status of systems for chronic illness care in Aboriginal community health centres, and to explore whether more developed systems were associated with better quality of diabetes care...
  21. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures among Australian hospital patients identified as indigenous
    Joan Cunningham
    Menzies School ofHealth Research, Casuarina, NT
    Med J Aust 176:58-62. 2002
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint End-stage renal disease in indigenous Australians: a disease of disadvantage
    Alan Cass
    Menzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, NT, Australia
    Ethn Dis 12:373-8. 2002
    ..To determine the relation between area level indicators of socioeconomic disadvantage and the regional incidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in indigenous Australians...
  23. ncbi request reprint Improvements in Indigenous mortality in the Northern Territory over four decades
    John R Condon
    Menzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, Northern Territory
    Aust N Z J Public Health 28:445-51. 2004
    ..Very little information is available about improvements over time, or lack thereof, in the health status of Indigenous Australians...
  24. ncbi request reprint Delayed referral to a nephrologist: outcomes among patients who survive at least one year on dialysis
    Alan Cass
    Menzies School of Health Research, PO Box 41096, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:135-8. 2002
    ..To investigate whether late referral to a nephrologist of patients with chronic renal insufficiency influences the likelihood of both transplantation and mortality among those who survive at least one year on dialysis...
  25. ncbi request reprint Renal transplantation for Indigenous Australians: identifying the barriers to equitable access
    Alan Cass
    Menzies School of Health Research, Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health, Casuarina, Northern Territory, Australia
    Ethn Health 8:111-9. 2003
    ..To examine whether disparities are due to a lower rate of acceptance onto the waiting list and/or a lower rate of moving from the list to transplantation...
  26. ncbi request reprint Long-term trends in cancer mortality for Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory
    John R Condon
    Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina, NT
    Med J Aust 180:504-7. 2004
    ..To examine long-term trends in cancer mortality in the Indigenous people of the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia...
  27. ncbi request reprint Comparing indigenous health status across regions: a numerical example of uncertainty
    Joan Cunningham
    Menzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, Northern Territory
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:497-9. 2002
    ..To illustrate how regional variation in data quality could explain some or all of the apparent regional differences in the health status of Indigenous Australians...
  28. doi request reprint Incidence, aetiology, and outcomes of cancer in Indigenous peoples in Australia
    Joan Cunningham
    Menzies School of Health Research and Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina, NT, Australia
    Lancet Oncol 9:585-95. 2008
    ..Effective tobacco control programmes, improvements across a range of health services, and meaningful Indigenous engagement are all needed to decrease the burden of cancer in Indigenous Australians...
  29. ncbi request reprint The relationship between the incidence of end-stage renal disease and markers of socioeconomic disadvantage
    Alan Cass
    Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Northern Territory
    N S W Public Health Bull 13:147-51. 2002
  30. ncbi request reprint Australian nephrologists' attitudes towards living kidney donation
    Joan Cunningham
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:1178-83. 2006
    ..This study explores the attitudes and perceptions of Australian nephrologists towards LKD, specifically regarding donor risk, their willingness to recommend LKD and their own preparedness to become a live donor...
  31. doi request reprint Diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in urban Indigenous adults: Results from the DRUID study
    Kerin O'Dea
    Department of Medicine University of Melbourne, St Vincent s Hospital, Fitzroy, VIC 3065, Australia
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 80:483-9. 2008
    ..Little is known about the burden of diabetes and related conditions among urban Indigenous Australians. The DRUID study was established to address this important information gap...
  32. ncbi request reprint Late referral to a nephrologist reduces access to renal transplantation
    Alan Cass
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:1043-9. 2003
    ..Late referral is associated with higher morbidity and worse long-term survival rates. The authors examined the effect of late referral on access to renal transplantation...
  33. ncbi request reprint Exploring the pathways leading from disadvantage to end-stage renal disease for indigenous Australians
    Alan Cass
    Menzies School of Health Research, PO Box 41096, Darwin, Casarina NT 0811, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 58:767-85. 2004
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Cause of death in patients with end-stage renal disease: assessing concordance of death certificates with registry reports
    Shu Qin Li
    Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services, Northern Territory University
    Aust N Z J Public Health 27:419-24. 2003
    ..To assess concordance in reporting, in two Australian national datasets, of cause of death of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Barriers to access by Indigenous Australians to kidney transplantation: the IMPAKT study
    Alan Cass
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 9:S144-6. 2004
    ..It will systematically examine each of the steps a new dialysis patient must negotiate in order to receive a transplant. Each of these steps can become a barrier...
  36. ncbi request reprint Decision-making about suitability for kidney transplantation: Results of a national survey of Australian nephrologists
    Alan Cass
    The George Institute for International Health, Central Clinical School, University of Sydney, and Statewide Renal Services, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 12:299-304. 2007
    ..Given the reduced access to transplantation for Indigenous Australians, the role of patient's ethnicity was of particular interest...
  37. ncbi request reprint The use of psychosocial criteria in Australian patient selection guidelines for kidney transplantation
    Kate Anderson
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 64:2107-14. 2007
    ..The priority given to such criteria in transplant guidelines requires attention and debate...
  38. ncbi request reprint Bridging the treatment gap for Indigenous Australians. Demands for efficiency should not be met at the expense of equity
    Joan Cunningham
    Med J Aust 182:505-6. 2005
    ..Demands for efficiency should not be met at the expense of equity...
  39. ncbi request reprint Diversity of primary health care providers for urban indigenous Australians
    Joan Cunningham
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:580-1. 2006
  40. ncbi request reprint Does isochromosome 7q mandate bone marrow transplant in children with Shwachman-Diamond syndrome?
    Joan Cunningham
    Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
    Br J Haematol 119:1062-9. 2002
    ..Our studies indicate that i(7)(q10) is a relatively benign rearrangement and that it is not advisable to offer allogeneic transplants to SDS children with i(7)(q10) alone in the absence of other clinical signs of disease progression...