National Health Ethics and Research Committee

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2015
 
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Reference
Title
Investigator(s)
Status
Duration
Approval
15
190315.1
The prevalence of chlamydia among pregnant women of Tonga
Dr. Louise Fonua
Dr. Veisinia Matoto
Completed
1 year
19.03.15 – 19.03.16
Approval
16
190315.2
Child Protection during emergencies and disaster risk reduction by Pacific Island Countries
Mr. Dennis Stuebing
Terminated
1 year
19.03.15 – 19.03.16
Conditional Approval / Terminated
17
100515
Prevalence and Factors contributing to Obesity among Tongan High School senior students in 2015
Ms. Litia ‘Ahoafi
Mr. Napolioni Vulakouvaki (Supervisor)
Completed
1 year
15.05.15 – 15.05.16
Conditional Approval
18
190315.3
The extent to which changes in culture and lifestyle in particular health, exercise and diet, have had an impact on Tongan Society.
Ms. Jacinta Forde
Mr. Fa’aui Taumalolo
M’aukakala
Completed
1 year
19.03.15 – 19.03.16
Conditional Approval
19
190315.4
A Qualitative study exploring Tongan nurses' perspectives of the 'Advanced Nursing Diploma in the Prevention, Detection and Management of NCD'

Ms. Kieh Christopherson Dunn

Sr. ‘Ana Kavaefiafi

Completed

1 year

19.03.15 – 19.03.16

Conditional Approval
20
190315.5
One Netball Pacific Evaluation
Dr. Emma Sherry
Ms. Salote Sisifa
In Progress
2 years
19.03.15 – 19.03.16
Conditional Approval
21
190315.6
Our Child Has Died
Dr. Toakase Fakakovikaetau
Dr. Jane Skeen
Completed
1 year
19.03.15 – 19.03.16
Conditional Approval
22
130515
The Processes and Impacts of Policy Changes to Improve Unhealthy Food Environments in Tonga
Mrs. ‘Etivina Lovo
Mrs. Lady Fane Fakafanua
Ms. Sioape Kupu
Terminated
2 years
17.07.15 – 17.07.16
Conditional Approval
23
271015.1
The Tonga CardioVAscular Risk Investigation Project (The Tonga CAVARI Project). A Cardiovascular Risk Factor and Risk Marker Investigation in a Random Sample of Tongans.
Dr. Ole Nyvad
Dr. Toakase Fakakovikaetua
Dr. Sione Lātu
Dr. Loutoa Poese
Terminated
1 year
27.10.2015 – 27.10.2016
Conditional Approval
24
271015.2
Dengue in the Pacific, emerging public health responses – a Tongan Case Study.
Dr. Michal H. Dick
Dr. Reynold ‘Ofanoa
Terminated
1 year
27.10.2015 – 27.10.2016
Conditional Approval/Terminated
25
170815
Health Outcomes after Valve-Replacement Surgery for Rheumatic Heart Disease in Tonga.
Mrs. Linda Thomson Mangnall
Dr. Toakase Fakakovikaetau
In Progress
5 years
31.08.2015 – 31.08.2016
Conditional Approval
26
101215
Periodontal status of Diabetic patients attending Vaiola Hospital, Tongatapu
Ms. Pilimilose Moleni (BDS 4th Year student)
Dr. Ashneeta Prasad (Supervisor)
Completed

1 year

29.03.16 – 29.03.17

Conditional Approval
27
231115
Oral Health Status and Related Risk Factors among Rheumatic Heart Disease patients age 12-19 years old in Tongatapu.
Mr. Sione H. Tongia (BDS 4th Year student)
Dr. Temalesi King (Supervisor)
Completed

1 year

30.03.16 – 30.03.17

Awaiting Review
28
181115
To study the clinical effect of short spin cross match (immediate spin) and complete cross match red cells transfused to patients at Vaiola Hospital
Mr. Semisi Lenati (BPharm student)
Dr. ‘Eka Buadromo
Completed
1 year
21.12.2015 – 21.12.2016
Conditional Approval
 

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