National Health Ethics and Research Committee

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2017
# Reference Title Investigator(s) Status Duration Approval
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080516
Data Security Assessment for Government
Siuta Laulaupea'alu Terminated - Terminated
46 190315.2 Child protection during emergencies and disaster risk reduction in Pacific Island Mr. Dennis Stuebing Terminated - Terminated
47 021214 Barriers to and Enablers for Sports Volunteering in Tonga: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis Dr. Fadil Pedic Terminated - Terminated
48 271015.2 Dengue in The Pacific, emerging public health responses - Tongan Case Study Dr. Michal Dick Terminated - Terminated
49 170217 Food Taxation in Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Dr. Ilisapeci Kubuabola Completed
1 year
09.02.17 – 09.02.18
Approved
50 100217 Assessment of hand-grip strength and other variables in Tongans with and wthout a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Maria-Eleni Zioupos Completed
1 year
05.05.17 – 05.05.18
Approved
51 130317 A HL7 Standard Implementation Plan for the healthcare sector of Tonga. Mr. Shane Walter Completed
1 year
05.04.17 – 05.04.18
Approved
52 270317 Measureable and feasible health indicators for Ministry of Health Tonga Mr. Sioape Kupu Completed
1 year
19.04.17 – 19.04.18
Approved
53 191216.1 Auditing secondary prevention following myocardial infarction in Tonga. An opportunity to explore potential barriers to implement and update. Hannah Gil Completed
1 year
02.05.17 -02.05.18
Approved
54 191216.2 A comparision of the acute management of stroke in the UK versus Tonga, with reflection on how Tongan health beliefs influence the acute presentation to hospital.  Katelyn Aitchison Completed
1 year
02.05.17 – 02.05.18
Approved
55 040217 Non-communicable Diseases Prevalence Study and Risk Factor Survey (STEPS Survey) Mr. Sione Hufanga In progress
1 year
17.03.17 – 17.03.18
Approved
56 160517 Assessing Food Environments in Tonga Dr. Jillian Wate In progress
1 year
15.07.17 – 15.07.18
Approved
57 100517 Antimicrobial Sensitivity pattern of Escherichia coli from urine samples in Vaiola Hospital, Tonga from 2012-2016” Ms. Tu’imala Aleamotu’a Completed
1 year
16.06.17 – 16.06.18
Approved
58 310517 Sensitivity Pattern in Diabetic Foot Sepsis isolate in Vaiola Hospital Tonga: A Retrospective Study 2015 – 2016 Dr. Seventeen Toumoua Completed
1 year
15.06.17 – 15.06.17
Approved
59 070617 Impact assessment of NCD related taxation policies Dr. Sutayut Osornprasop In Progress
2 years
15.06.17 – 15.06.19
Conditional Approval
60 120617 Tonga Early Human Capability Index (TECHI) 2017 Professor Sally Brinkman In progress
2 years
15.06.17 – 15.06.19
Approved
61 170617 A Retrospective Study of the fracture mandible cases in (Vaiola Hospital) in Tonga from 2013 -2015 Mr. Ensinger Tupou Completed
1 year
07.07.17 – 07.07.18
Approved
62 200617 Prevalence of impacted third molars among the 18-28 years’ age group in Tongatapu, the main Island of the Kingdom of Tonga Sione Feo Lau’I Completed
1 year
07.07.17 – 07.07.18
Approved
63 220617 Prosthodontic status and needs of 35-44 year old residents in Lapaha Division of Tongatapu, Tonga Isileli Finau Completed
1 year
07.07.17 – 07.07.18
Approved
64 290617 Dental Caries in Pregnant Women Attending Vaiola Hospital in Tonga Ana Piukala Completed
1 year
07.07.17 – 07.07.18
Approved
65 260617 The perception and resources for promoting health as the factors regulating health-seeking behavior in Tongan adults Kaori Tamarua In Progress
1 year
5.09.17 – 05.09.18
Approved
66 310817 Epi-watch Stakeholders and Workshop Professor Raina C. MacIntrye In Progress
1 year
23.09.17 – 23.09.18
Approved
67 280817 Prevention of Surgical Site Infection at Surgery Ward Tatafu Tokyo Tatila Completed
1 year
28.09.17 – 28.09.18
Approved
68 280817.1 Descriptive epidemiology of teenage pregnancy in Vaiola Hospital, Nuku'alofa, Tonga from 2011 - 2015

Sr. Ana Vaka’uta

Completed
1 year
28.09.17 – 28.09.18
Approved
69 280917 To audit the cardiac chest pain management of NSTEMI and Unstable Angina in the Emergency Department, Vaiola Hospital, Tongatapu Patelesio Na'a Patelesio Completed
1 year
10.10.17 – 10.10.18
Approved
70 241017 Mental Health Survey Dr. Lemisio Sa'ale In Progress

1 year

27.10.17 – 27.10.18

Approved
71 191017 WHO Western Pacific Region Scabies Report Dr. Jack Callum In Progress

1 year

1.02.18 – 1.02.19

Approved
72 201017 Baseline epidemiology of childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea prior to pneumococcal conjugate and rotavirus vaccine introduction

Associate Professor Fiona Russell, 

In Progress

1 year

1.02.18 – 1.02.19

Approved
73 141117 Assessing Tongan tobacco user's responses to health warning messages on tobacco packaging Dr. 'Ofa Tukia In Progress

1 year –

20.11.17 – 20.11.18

Approved

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