Rangahau (Innovative Research)

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Rangahau - Research

Tū Kotahi have worked on a number of research studies over the past 15 years. For the majority of studies, we have worked alongside the University of Otago and Massey University. We have been involved at all levels to ensure the Māori; and community voice is heard. We are always mindful of the community’s huge contribution to research over the years and the need to acknowledge communities by giving back as part of the research process.

With this in mind, Tū Kotahi have worked on studies that have provided useful information and interventions that have contributed to an improvement in the health and wellbeing of whanau. Some of these studies have included:

2011   Whiti Te Ra: The Contribution of Housing conditions to Bronchiolitis Disparities (University of Otago Wellington)

  • This study focused on damp, mouldy housing and the association between childhood respiratory infections such as bronchiolitis, flu and pneumonia

2010  Whiti Te Rā: Bronchiolitis Disparities among Māori and Pacific Children (University of Otago Wellington)

  • This study focused on understanding the causes of acute respiratory infections in children such as bronchiolitis, flu and pneumonia

2009  WHEZ: Warm homes for Elder New Zealanders (University of Otago Wellington)

  • To evaluate whether fuel subsidies reduce acute unwellness of COPD among people aged over 55, and therefore whether providing such subsidies is a cost-beneficial policy initiative

2009  Oranga Waha: Oral Health Research Priorities for Māori (University of Otago Wellington)

  • to determine oral health research priorities that will contribute to improved oral health and reduced disparities for  three priority populations: Māori adults with low incomes, older Māori, and Māori of all ages who have special needs, disabilities, or medical conditions that affect oral health or dental care

2007  Pukapuka Hauora (University of Otago Wellington)

  • Māori parents Experience of managing a Child with Asthma

2004  Housing and Heating Study (University of Otago Wellington)

  • The aim of this study is to see whether the absence of insulation and more sustainable home heating is a significant factor in occupants’ morbidity and energy usage.

 For more information visit the University of Otago website:  http://www.otago.ac.nz/

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