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  • We commenced follow-up of families in urban and regional areas of South Australia in 2018.

  • Women in the study are being invited to complete a questionnaire about their health and wellbeing and the health of the study child. Where children are living with someone other than their biological mother, carers are also being asked to participate in the study.

  • Families are also being invited to give consent to the study children taking part in activities to assess their cognitive, speech and language development.  

  • A team of Aboriginal researchers have been reconnecting with families in the study and inviting them to take part in these activities. So far more than 200 families have participated in follow-up, and over 150 children have take part in the children’s activities which are mostly happening in primary schools.

  • We are on track to complete follow-up in December 2020 and anticipate release of preliminary findings in early 2021.

Brown S, Gartland D, Weetra D, Leane C, Francis T, Mitchell A, Glover K. Health care experiences and birth outcomes: results of an Aboriginal birth cohort. Women and Birth, 2019;32(5):404-411. CLICK HERE FOR A COPY

Brown S, Stuart-Butler D, Leane C, Glover K, Mitchell A, Deverix J, Francis T, Weetra D, Gartland D, Yelland J, Initiation and duration of breastfeeding of Aboriginal infants in South Australia. Women and Birth, 2018;32(3):315-322.  CLICK HERE FOR A COPY

Weetra D, Glover K, Miller R, Wilson R, Leane C, Stuart-Butler D, Mitchell A, Gartland D, Brown S. Community engagement in the Aboriginal Families Study: Strategies to promote participation. Women and Birth, 2018; pii:S1871-5192(17)30763-1. [Epub ahead of print] CLICK HERE FOR A COPY 

Middleton P, Martlow T, Glover K, Rumbold A, Weetra D, Schiel W, Brown SJ. 'Partnerships are crucial': an evaluation of the Aboriginal Family Birthing Program in South Australia. Aust NZ J Public Health, 2017; 41(1)21-26. CLICK HERE FOR A COPY

Yelland J, Weetra D, Stuart-Butler D, Deverix J, Leane C, Ah Kit J, Glover K, Gartland D, Newbury J, Brown S. Primary health care for Aboriginal women and children in the year after birth: findings from a population-based study in South Australia. Aust NZ J Public Health 2016;40(5):418-423. CLICK HERE FOR A COPY

Weetra D,  Glover K, Buckskin M, Ah Kit J, Leane C, Mitchell A, Stuart-Butler D, Turner M, Yelland J, Gartland D, Brown SJ. Stressful events, social health issues and psychological distress in Aboriginal women having a baby in South Australia: implications for antenatal care. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016;16:88. CLICK HERE FOR A COPY

Brown SJ, Mensah F, Ah Kit J, Stuart-Butler D, Glover K, Leane C, Weetra D, Newbury J, Yelland J. Use of Cannibas during pregnancy and birth outcomes in an Aboriginal birth cohort: a cross sectional population-based study. BMJ Open 2016;6(2). CLICK HERE FOR A COPY

Brown SJ, Glover K, Weetra D, Ah Kit J, Leane C, Gartland D, Yelland J. Improving access to antenatal care for Aboriginal women in South Australia: evidence from a population-based study. Birth Issues in Perinatal Care 2016;43(2):134-143. CLICK HERE FOR A COPY

Brown SJ, Weetra D, Glover K, Buckskin M, Ah Kit J, Leane C, Mitchell A, Stuart-Butler D, Turner M, Gartland D, Yelland J. Improving Aboriginal women’s experiences of antenatal care: results of the Aboriginal Families Study. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care. 2015;42(1):27-37. CLICK HERE FOR A COPY

Buckskin M, Ah Kit J, Glover K, Mitchell A, Miller R, Weetra D, Wiebe J, Yelland J, Newbury J, Robinson J, Brown SJ. Aboriginal Families Study: a population-based study keeping community and policy goals in mind right from the start. Int J Equity Health Care 2013,12:41. CLICK HERE FOR A COPY

Brown SJ, Glover K, Leane C, Gartland D, Nikolof A, Weetra D, Mensah F, Giallo R, Reilly S, Middleton P, Clark Y, Gee G, Rigney T. Aboriginal Families Study Policy Brief No 7: Health consequences of family and community violence. Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, 2021. CLICK HERE FOR COPY

Brown SJ, Glover K, Leane C, Gartland D, Nikolof A, Weetra D, Mensah F, Giallo R, Reilly S, Middleton P, Clark Y, Gee G, Rigney T. Aboriginal Families Study Policy Brief No 6: Social health issues – time for action. Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, 2021. CLICK HERE FOR COPY

Brown SJ, Yelland J, Weetra D, Glover K, Stuart-Butler D, Leane C, Deverix J, Ah Kit J, Gartland D. Aboriginal Families Study Policy Brief No. 5: Safeguarding the health of Aboriginal mothers and babies. (March 2016), Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria and Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, 2016; 4pp PDF iconCLICK HERE FOR A COPY

Brown S, Weetra D, Glover K, AhKit J, Buckskin M, Mitchell A, Stuart-Butler D, Leane C. Aboriginal Families Study Policy Brief No. 3: Antenatal care: achieving equitable access (March 2015), Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria and Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, 2015; 4pp. PDF iconCLICK HERE FOR COPY

Glover K, Buckskin M, Ah Kit J, Miller R, Weetra D, Gartland D, Yelland J, Brown S. Aboriginal Families Study Policy Brief No. 2: Social health issues in pregnancy (Nov 2013), Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria and Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, 2013; 4pp PDF iconCLICK HERE FOR A COPY

Glover K, Buckskin M, Ah Kit J, Miller R, Weetra D, Gartland D, Yelland J, Brown S. Aboriginal Families Study Policy Brief No. 1: Antenatal care (May 2013), Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria and Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, 2013; 4pp. PDF iconCLICK HERE FOR A COPY

Glover K, Buckskin M, Ah Kit J, Miller R, Weetra D, Gartland D, Yelland J, Brown S. Antenatal care: experiences of Aboriginal women and families in South Australia. Preliminary findings of the Aboriginal Families Study (March 2013), Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria and Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, 2013; 45pp.

Wilson H, Miller R, Arney F, Brown S, Glover K, Stamp G. Aboriginal Families Study South Australian Community Consultation Report. Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia and University of South Australia, Melbourne 2009;42pp.

Wilson H, Miller R, Arney F, Brown S, Glover K, Stamp G. Aboriginal Families Study Community Report of the Consultation. Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia and University of South Australia, Melbourne 2009; 12pp.