Roberta V Chavez

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AIM This study assessed levels of maternal knowledge of sudden infant death syndrome prevention strategies in a socio-economically disadvantaged, culturally diverse population. METHODS Pregnant women (n=233) were asked to name three things they could do to reduce the risk of cot death. Answers were marked in accordance with the US National Institute of(More)
Underrepresentation in clinical trials limits the extent to which ethnic minorities benefit from advances in substance abuse treatment. The objective of this article is to share the knowledge gained within the Clinical Trials Network (CTN) of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and other research on recruiting and retaining ethnic minorities into substance(More)
OBJECTIVES Research into the social determinants of health inequalities is increasingly focusing on macro-level forces affecting individuals and communities. The concept of social capital has been at the centre of this research as a potential explanatory framework for understanding these inequalities. The aim of this study was to identify the components(More)
Since its discovery in the 19th century, the complement system has developed into a clinically significant entity. The complement system has been implicated in a variety of clinical conditions, from autoimmune diseases to ischemia-reperfusion injury in transplantation. This article charts the historical progress of our understanding of the complement system(More)
'Whole of government' interventions are increasingly being used in disadvantaged communities to improve safety and break the cycle of violence. This paper draws on learning from the evaluation of two whole of government interventions in western Sydney that arose in response to community violence and extensive property damage. Methods for strengthening(More)
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