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Sleep, health, communication, and wellbeing for Pacific children and families

44 months
Approved budget:
Mx Albany Lucas
Professor Rosalina Richards
Professor Rachael Taylor
Associate Professor Justine Camp
Health issue:
Mental health (and sleep disorders)
Proposal type:
Pacific Health PhD Scholarship
Lay summary
The aims of this study are: 1) to design potential sleep toolkit components in partnership with Pacific families, communities, and stakeholders that incorporate relevant Pacific cultural values and traditions (this will be achieved through fono, interviews, and focus groups); and 2) to use the multiphase optimisation strategy (MOST) – a novel experimental design – to determine which potential intervention components are effective for Pacific families, taking into account any relevant constraints identified through discussions with Pacific health providers. Other Moemoea team members will develop similar conceptual models for Maori and non-Maori/non-Pacific populations that might have different components, mediators and outcomes. We will then work together to determine whether the models are able to be integrated or whether some differentiation is required. As a group, we will select 10-12 potentially suitable components for an intervention toolkit that aim to change the sleep behaviours of children in Aotearoa New Zealand.