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Teah Carlson

Doctor of Philosophy, (Public Health)
Study Completed: 2018
College of Health

Citation

Thesis Title
Kaupapa Māori Evaluation: Transforming Health Literacy

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Ms Carlson's research set out to evaluate the effectiveness of a cardiovascular disease medicines health literacy intervention. Kaupapa Māori evaluation was the guiding approach for gaining insights about the intervention from patients/whānau and Ngāti Porou Hauora health practitioners directly involved in the intervention as well as the wider Ngāti Porou community. Her research set to broaden the insights into health literacy approaches through Māori and international Indigenous key informant interviews, synthesising their insights with analyses of the evaluation data. In addition, Ms Carlson's research sought to ground its understandings of health literacy interventions and approaches with Indigenous communities in other colonial contexts by collaboratively designing and testing an evaluation framework. As well as the focus on health literacy as a construct, her research broadened understandings around the praxis of kaupapa Māori evaluation in the context of an iwi‐centred approach.

Supervisors
Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes
Professor Timothy McCreanor

Publications

Carlson, T. (29th October 2013). Kaupapa Māori evaluation of a health literacy cardiovascular disease intervention; Data collection, analysis and preliminary findings. Paper presented at the MAI Ki Tamaki Māori Doctoral Conference 2013. University of Auckland: Auckland, New Zealand.

Carlson, T. (10th July 2013). Research Methodologies and Analysis. Paper presented at the Evaluation Research Community Psychology Evaluation Class. University of Waikato: Hamilton, New Zealand.

Carlson, T. (16th December 2012). Kaupapa Māori evaluation of a health literacy cardiovascular disease intervention. Paper presented at the Māori Doctoral Conference 2012. Lincoln University: Christchurch, New Zealand.

Carlson, T. (15th August 2012). Kaupapa Māori Methodologies. Paper presented at the Evaluation Research Community Psychology Block Course. University of Waikato: Hamilton, New Zealand.

Carlson, T. (10th July 2012). A Journey through Kaupapa Māori Evaluation - Kaupapa Māori evaluation of a health literacy cardiovascular disease intervention. Paper presented at the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Conference 2012. University of Waikato: Hamilton, New Zealand.

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