Muriel J Jaragba

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OBJECTIVE To determine the extent to which depressive symptoms are associated with heavy cannabis use in an Aboriginal population in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING Cross-sectional study involving interviews with 106 Indigenous participants (57 males, 49 females) aged 13-42 years in three remote Aboriginal communities in(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS To examine predictors of cannabis use at 5 year follow up in an Australian Aboriginal cohort. DESIGN AND METHODS A longitudinal study consisting of two waves of data collection 5 years apart was conducted. Of the 100 Aboriginal residents (aged 13-36 years) interviewed about cannabis use in 2001, 83 were re-interviewed in 2005-2006(More)
Our aim was to disseminate research results about the very high rates of cannabis use in three remote Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, to the study populations. To achieve this we translated prevalence estimates, using local concepts of life stages, numbers and quantities. The reaction of the local community to results presented in(More)
BACKGROUND With chronic alcohol abuse, cognitive studies suggest that progressive cognitive decline may precede more serious and irreversible neurological syndromes. The early detection of cognitive impairment may therefore aid in the prevention of permanent brain damage. Despite the devastating consequences of alcohol abuse among Aboriginal Australians,(More)
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