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This report presents the current evidence available about the effect of several eating behaviours (‘how’ we eat) on diet and body size. The six chapters contain summaries of high quality research about the nutrition-related behaviours related to: breastfeeding, parental feeding practices and parenting style, adult role modelling, responsive eating, mealtimes and food literacy. Each chapter also...
Four hundred and fifty-four clients of problem gambling treatment services took part in a short survey on gambling and family/whānau violence and abuse. There were 370 gamblers and 84 affected others (e.g. partners, other family members and friends). The survey took place from June 2013 to March 2015. The purpose of the research was to identify the level of family/whānau violence and abuse in...
30 Mar 2017
Disability Support Services conducted two online surveys during October and November 2016. We received 1,268 responses to the family/whānau respite survey and 50 responses to the provider survey. The survey responses have been used to inform the development of Transforming Respite: Disability Support Services Draft Respite Strategy 2017–2022. This publication shares analysis of the survey...
30 Mar 2017
This review presents a refreshed strategic direction for adult palliative care and proposes a suite of initiatives to help manage future increases in demand for palliative care. We know that as people live longer there will be more people with complex conditions who will need palliative care to give them the best possible quality of life before they die. In the next 20...
17 Oct 2016
Individuals with private health insurance (PHI) may have more timely access to non-urgent treatment than those without insurance. This report presents findings about the PHI of adults and children from data collected between 2011 and 2015 in the New Zealand Health Survey. The report details the proportion of people in New Zealand who reported having PHI cover (across different population...
Feedback from people living in Ministry of Health funded residential services for people with disabilities
The survey tool was based on the Schalock Quality of Life Framework adapted for the New Zealand environment. Seventeen people with disabilities conducted face to face interviews with 332 people living in residential services in the Auckland, Manawatu and Wellington areas. While the overall satisfaction with services was relatively high (average score of 84 out of 100), the feedback...
17 Aug 2016
The purpose of the New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy 2006–2016 is to reduce the rate of suicide and suicidal behaviour, harmful impacts associated with suicide and inequalities in the prevalence of suicide and suicidal behaviour. The New Zealand Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2013–2016 outlines a programme of actions for government implementation. Through Action 3.1, the Ministry funded...
4 Aug 2016
This report analyses health loss and health expectancy in New Zealand from 1990 to 2013. Information on health loss and health expectancy makes it possible to see the big picture: understand trends in health loss by age and sex compare the impacts of different diseases, injuries and risk factors on population health assess what proportion of health loss is attributable to known...
Auckland University of Technology was contracted by the Ministry of Health to evaluate whether changes made to auditing processes have improved outcomes for people living in age residential care facilities. The evaluation was conducted from December 2015 to June 2016 and used a variety of data sources. Over the last 6 years the Ministry of Health has made a significant number of improvements...
16 Jun 2016
Family violence is a population health issue that occurs globally, and is not limited to any one gender, religious, cultural or income group. Violence and abuse in families can have damaging cumulative physical and mental health effects that can last for many years after the abuse has ended. Health care providers are in an ideal position to assist victims of interpersonal violence and abuse...
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