STOP Diabetes: Health related behavior and risk perception in women with lifestyle related metabolic diseases at high risk of diabetes (LT07-121)

Main institution:
The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health (Australia)

Other institution:
Southern Health and Monash University (Australia)

Principal investigator:
Prof. H.Teede

Other investigators:
C.Allan; Dr A.Deeks; C.Lombard; Dr J.Michelmore and Prof S.Zougas

Location of the project:
Australia

Amount allocated:
USD 360,825

Date:
January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2010

Objectives:
Lifestyle related diseases including diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and gestational diabetes (GDM) in women are increasing alarmingly. The financial, physical and emotional cost to the individual, the community and the government are significant. Greater insights into these preventable diseases are needed to identify barriers to behavior change and behaviors that are modifiable. This research must include an understanding of the health-related behaviors of women around diabetes including health beliefs and attitudes, the role of psychological functioning and risk perception as well as response to illness. Education and translation of these findings is the priority of this project.

Results to date (September 2014):

Posters and presentations:

  • International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), November 2008
  • PCOS Alliance workshop, 2008
  • Southern Health 2008
  • Southern Health 2009
  • Endocrine Society Australia annual meeting, Adelaide (Australia), August 2009
  • Fertility Society of Australia, Perth (Australia), October 2009
  • Federation of the International Obstetrics and Gynecology Conference,  Cape Town (South Africa), 2009
  • Southern Health 2010
  • The PCOS Alliance Workshop, Melbourne (Australia), August 2010
  • Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine Conference,  Brisbane (Australia), February 2010
  • POSSA conference, Sydney (Australia), March 2010
  • Global Telehealth (televised nationally), 13th July 2010
  • Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society annual Scientific meeting, Sydney (Australia), October 2010
  • Australasian Menopause Society, Sydney (Australia), 2010
  • Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR), Melbourne (Australia), 2010
  • Australian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society, 2011
  • Endocrine Society Australia, Perth (Australia), 2011
  • Australian Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Melbourne (Australia), July 2012
  • European Congress of Obesity, Lyon (France), May 2012
  • Endo 2012, Houston (USA), June 2012
  • Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society annual Scientific meeting, Auckland (New Zealand), October 2012
  • 30th Brazilian Congress of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Goiania (Brazil), 2012
  • Australian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society, 2013
  • International Association for the Study of Obesity, Boston (USA), May 2013
  • Australian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society annual Scientific meeting, Sydney (Australia), August 2013
  • World Diabetes Congress, Melbourne (Australia), December 201
  • Australian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society/Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific meeting, Queenstown (New Zealand), 2014

Papers accepted:

* Project completed in December 2010

 

BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) is a programme initiated by the International Diabetes Federation, and supported by an educational grant from Lilly Diabetes.