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|Title:||The development of a culturally sensitive questionnaire related to alcohol and other drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women|
Indigenous Heath Studies
Torres Strait Islander
|Abstract:||This Thesis is Phase 1 of a larger study addressing the use and misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs (A&OD) by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women particularly during pregnancy. It notes that specific statistics relating to this target group are not readily accessible owing to the under identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women through the information-gathering methods which have been in use for a number of years. The study reviews the literature on A&OD and its effects in general and notes that there is a need for literature specifically designed to inform Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women about this issue. A historical overview explains colonisation stress and its social impacts on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Participatory research is used as a means of involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in focus groups with the aim of developing a culturally sensitive questionnaire which could be implemented in Phase 2 of this study. The questionnaire developed aims to address under identification problems by making available a culturally sensitive tool, aimed specifically to cater for the target group, raising awareness, creating discussion and generally educating community members about the extent of this problem. This research is one possible stepping stone on the way to heightened awareness of the importance of community consultation as a means of cultural re-empowerment. In conclusion the research study was a positive process benefiting both the participants and the researcher.|
|Description:||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this material may contain references to or images of people who have died.|
|Department/Unit/Centre:||Indigenous Heath Studies|
|Rights and Permissions:||The author retains copyright of this work.|
|Type of Work:||Thesis, Honours|
|Appears in Collections:||Indigenous Health Theses (Open Access Collection)|
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|DOWD_P_2000_DEVELOPMENT_part2.pdf||part 2||29.43 MB||Adobe PDF||View/Open|
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