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Lifestyle program for Pacific

Year:
2020
Duration:
36 months
Approved budget:
$125,790.40
Researchers:
Mr Gavin Faeamani
,
Dr Tupa'ilevaililigi Ridvan Firestone
,
Dr Sunia Foliaki
,
Associate Professor Nia Aitaoto
Health issue:
Cardiovascular/cerebrovascular
Proposal type:
Pacific Health PhD Scholarship
Lay summary
Pacific people in New Zealand have the highest rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) that increases their risk of CVD mortality compared to other New Zealand populations. Despite the improved CVD risk screening and treatment, there are no significant improvements for Pacific peoples, especially for adult males. Hence, identifying culturally relevant approaches to reduce diabetes and CVD rates among Pacific peoples is critical. This proposal addresses this issue by tailoring an established lifestyle Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) for Pacific people in New Zealand.