Round 1, July 2019
SYMBIOTiC Study – SYMptom, microBIOme and dieT in Chronic Kidney Disease. $10,000.
Dr Anita Stefoska-Needham (SOM), Dr Kelly Lambert (SOM), Prof Karen Charlton (SOM), Dr Maria Chan (St George Hospital), Jordan Stanford (PhD Candidate, SOM).
A randomised controlled crossover trial to test the impact and efficacy of a novel dietary intervention, high in plant foods, on symptom burden, quality of life (QOL), gut microbiome profile and biochemical parameters in a sample of non-dialysed adults with Chronic Kidney Disease.
Is Post-Meal Walking (PMW) a Potential Therapy to Prevent Gestational Diabetes (GDM) in Women at High Risk? $5,000
Dr Monique Francois (SOM), Dr Elizabeth Neale (SOM), Dr Danielle Schoenaker (SOM).
A randomize controlled trial to determine whether advice to perform PMW in women with at least one risk factor for GDM can improve glucose tolerance in pregnancy and prevent the development of GDM, compared to standard-care advice.
Systematic review and meta-analyses of postoperative delirium (POD): understanding POD incidence, & the diagnostic accuracy of delirium assessment tools used in the anaesthetic recovery unit. $5,000
Dr Jessica Nealon (SOM), Janine Masso (SON), Dr Mu-Hsing Ho (PhD candidate SON), Assistant Prof Kee-Hsin Chen (Taipei Medical University), Dr Rita Chang (SON), Prof Victoria Traynor (SON).
This project aims to perform two systematic reviews & meta-analyses to determine:
(1) an accurate incidence rate of POD; and
(2) the diagnostic accuracy of delirium assessment tools used in anaesthetic recovery.
Indigenous Health Grant
Stronger culture, healthy lifestyles: feasibility of an afterschool cultural activity program for Aboriginal children living in the Illawarra region. $10,000.
Dr Yasmine Probst (SOM, Dr Rebecca Stanley (Early Start), Anthony McKnight (School of Education).
This study aims to expand on a pilot study conducted in the Shoalhaven region and evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and potential efficacy of an afterschool cultural program in promoting cultural connectedness, positive healthy behaviours and educational outcomes among Aboriginal children aged 5-12 years living in the Illawarra region of NSW.
Round 2, October 2019
How does pain impact the life of people with severe kidney failure? $10,000
Dr Kelly Lambert (SOM), Narelle Ilic (ISLHD), Jenny Chen (ISLHD), Holly Mitchell (ISLHD).
The aim of this project is to explore the lived experience of pain in older people with ESKD from the patient and carer perspective. Of particular interest, is the way pain may impact on socialisation, quality of life, medication and dietary self-management.
Project DARE: validating the curriculum. $5,000
Dr Pippa Burns (SOM), Dr Michelle Eady (School of Education), Dr (School of the Arts, English and Media), Prof Victoria Traynor (SON).
Project DARE (Dementia knowledge, Art, Research and Education) is an educational program for Stage 2 children (ages 8-11 years).This study will further extend the findings from a feasibility pilot study by:
1. Engaging with individuals living with dementia and their carers to obtain feedback on the multidimensional lesson plans, including the art-based activities.
2. Amending the lesson plans to reflect the views of more diverse schools and individuals living with dementia.
3. Undertaking a systematic review of the literature to identify international dementia education programs targeted at children.
Understanding feeding challenges & the feeding behaviours assessment tools for persons with dementia (PWD) in long-term facilities. $2,500
Dr Hui Chen (Rita) Chang (SON), Prof Victoria Traynor (SON), Michelle Mason (ISLHD), Liliana Baronne (ISLHD).
To conduct a systematic literature review to identify available, validated feeding behaviour assessment tools for PWD, and determine an accurate measurement tool for use in intervention studies in healthcare settings.