Health of Tongans and other Pacificans

PHD. 1999. Mar. Vol. 6 #2

Issue Editors: Dr Seini Kupu & Dr Sitaleki Finau


Guest Editorials
H.R.H. Princess Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu Tuita, Pages 148-148

Special Feature
Social context of alcohol in Tonga
H.R.H. Princess Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu Tuit, Pages 149-152

Original Papers
The Tonga Healthy Weight Loss Program, 1995-1997
Lois Englberger, Vizo Halavatau, Yoshiko Yasuda, Risa Yamazaki, Pages 153-159
Belief and trust: health caring for migrant Tongan healers and patients in New Zealand
Viliami M Toafa, Losa M Moata’ane, Barbara E Guthrie, Pages 160-167
Use of traditional and alternative medicine in children on Guam
Paula Brinkley, Pages 168-177
Prevalence of tobacco use in Fiji
Birend Singh, Tsuyoshi Matsuba, Pages 178-182
Talking about health and care: discourse from the Asian and Pacific cultures
Mei-Ling Wang, Pages 183-195

Case Studies and Short Communications
Mental dis-ease in a Tongan general practice
Glennis H Mafi, Pages 196-198
General surgery in Tonga: an audit
David S. Wilkinson, Faka’osi Pifeleti, Pages 199-201
What is that lump? Soft tissue tumours in Tonga
David S Wilkinson (202), Pages 202-204
Foot complications among diabetics in Tonga
Paula S Vivili, ‘Eseta Finau, Sitaleki A Finau, Taniela Lutui, Pages 205-207
Diabetic foot infections in Tonga
David S Wilkinson, Seini Kupu, Pages 208-210
Suicide in Tonga, 1982-1997
Paula S Vivili, Sitaleki A Finau, ‘Eseta Finau, Pages 211-212
Pacific children in the statistical record: the need for ethnic-specific data in New Zealand
Helen Mavoa, Pages 213-215
Meningococcal disease in Pacific children in New Zealand
Julia Peters, Pages 216-220

Review Papers
Mortality analysis for Tonga, 1982-1992
Seini Kupu, Pages 221-235
Tongan children with asthma in New Zealand
Helen Mavoa, Pages 236-239
Typhoid fever in Tonga
Taniela Lutui, Malakai 'Ofanoa, Sitaleki A Finau, Maika Kinahoi Veikune, Pages 240-244
The development of recommendations for the use of physical activity for diabetes management with Pacific people in New Zealand
Tim Corbett, Pages 245-252
The Papua New Guinea vision of Healthy Islands
Puka Temu, Paul C Y Chen, Pages 253-258

‘Lolo Mai’ syndrome
Palu Lasalo, Pages 259-260
Alcohol: a threat to Tonga’s time-honoured values?
Kerry James, Pages 261-264

Viewpoints and Perspectives
Health and healing in contemporary Tonga
Barbara Burns McGrath, Pages 265-267
'Avanga: Tongan concepts of mental illness
Mapa Ha’ano Puloka, Pages 268-275
Food me’akai and body sino in traditional Tongan society: their theoretical and practical implications for health policy
Okusitino Mahina, Pages 276-287
Mental health among Tongan migrants
Siale Foliaki, Pages 288-294
Resolving teenage sexuality through family dialogue: a short role play
Salesi F Katoanga, Pages 295-297
Better health through better information: what works the best?
Jiri Davidson-Rada, Pages 298-304
Uses of writing to counter the silence of oppression: counselling women at USP
Jeannie Wright, Pages 305-309
An anthropological examination of the HIV/AIDS epidemic
Seiji Yamada, Pages 310-316
The pharmacy in Palau: an Australian perspective
Malcolm Abbott, Fay Abbott, Pages 317-319

Conference Reports
Alcohol and young Tongans: a FOBI perspective for change
Sitaleki A Finau, Pages 320-325

Pacific Health Institutions
VBAs: an alternative obstetric care in rural Papua New Guinea
Harumi Sasaki Karel, Pages 326-332
HIV/STD agent for change: community health worker training in Kiribati
Karen A Heckert, Janet N O’Connor, Pages 333-338

Book Review
Hawaii Diet. Terry Shintani
Reviewed by Dr Greg Dever, Pages 339-000

Journal Abstracts
Pages 000-000

Letters to the Editor
Pages 000-000

PHD Editor
S A Finau, Pages 000-000