Dr Eindra Aung

Dr Eindra Aung

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

MBBS, MIPH, PhD (Health Services Research)

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

At UNSW, Eindra is the Project Manager of a trial to evaluate the effectiveness of use of a mobile self-management app, designed for people with gout. She is also a Principal Hospital Scientist at the Pain Management Research Institute, Northern Sydney Local Health District. Her previous research areas include assessment of quality of care from patient perspectives, patient activation (self-management ability), patient-reported outcomes, ex-prisoners’ health, behaviour change communication regarding sanitation and hygiene behaviours, and health information systems. Her international health experiences include coordinating behaviour change communication programs (mainly HIV prevention and reproductive health), and managing post-disaster health and livelihood programs. She also participated in and conducted monitoring and evaluation of those programs in Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and India.

  • Journal articles | 2024
    Schulz M; Coleshill MJ; Day RO; Wright DFB; Brett J; Briggs NE; Aung E, 2024, 'Estimation of adherence to urate-lowering therapy in people living with gout using Australia's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and patient-reported dosing', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcp.16016
    Journal articles | 2023
    Mationg MLS; Williams GM; Tallo VL; Olveda RM; Aung E; Alday P; Reñosa MD; Daga CM; Landicho J; Demonteverde MP; Santos ED; Bravo TA; Bourke S; Munira SL; Bieri FA; Li YS; Clements ACA; Steinmann P; Halton K; Stewart DE; McManus DP; Gray DJ, 2023, 'Cost analysis for “The Magic Glasses Philippines” health education package to prevent intestinal worm infections among Filipino schoolchildren', The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2022.100597
    Journal articles | 2023
    Selvadurai D; Coleshill MJ; Day RO; Briggs NE; Schulz M; Reath J; Aung E, 2023, 'Patient factors and health outcomes associated with illness perceptions in people with gout.', Rheumatology (Oxford), http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kead501
    Journal articles | 2022
    Aung E; Han KT; Gordon CA; Hlaing NN; Aye MM; Htun MW; Wai KT; Myat SM; Thwe TL; Tun A; Wangdi K; Li Y; Williams GM; Clements ACA; Vaz Nery S; McManus DP; Gray DJ, 2022, 'High prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth infections in Myanmar schoolchildren', Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40249-022-00952-6
    Journal articles | 2022
    Coleshill MJ; Day RO; Tam K; Kouhkamari M; Caillet V; Aung E; Kannangara DRW; Cronin P; Rodgers A; Stocker SL, 2022, 'Persistence with urate-lowering therapy in Australia: A longitudinal analysis of allopurinol prescriptions', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 88, pp. 4894 - 4901, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcp.15435
    Journal articles | 2022
    Mationg MLS; Williams GM; Tallo VL; Olveda RM; Aung E; Alday P; Reñosa MD; Daga CM; Landicho J; Demonteverde MP; Santos ED; Bravo TA; Bieri FA; Bedford A; Li Y; Clements ACA; Steinmann P; Halton K; Stewart DE; McManus DP; Gray DJ, 2022, '“The Magic Glasses Philippines”: a cluster randomised controlled trial of a health education package for the prevention of intestinal worm infections in schoolchildren', The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100312
    Journal articles | 2021
    Coleshill MJ; Aung E; Carland JE; Faasse K; Stocker S; Day RO, 2021, 'Rebranding Gout: Could a Name Change for Gout Improve Adherence to Urate-Lowering Therapy?', Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science, 55, pp. 138 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s43441-020-00198-0
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hasani S; Aung E; Mirghafourvand M, 2021, 'Low self-esteem is related to depression and anxiety during recovery from an ectopic pregnancy', BMC Women's Health, 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-021-01467-2
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mationg MLS; Williams GM; Tallo VL; Olveda RM; Aung E; Alday P; Reñosa MD; Daga CM; Landicho J; Demonteverde MP; Santos ED; Bravo TA; Bieri FA; Li Y; Clements ACA; Steinmann P; Halton K; Stewart DE; McManus DP; Gray DJ, 2021, 'Soil-transmitted helminth infections and nutritional indices among Filipino schoolchildren', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0010008
    Journal articles | 2020
    Day R; Nguyen A; Graham G; Aung E; Coleshill M; Stocker S, 2020, 'Better outcomes for patients with gout', Inflammopharmacology, 28, pp. 1395 - 1400, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10787-020-00694-7
    Journal articles | 2020
    Day RO; Coleshill MJ; Stocker SL; Nguyen AD; Robinson P; Aung E, 2020, 'Predictors of success in gout treatment', Journal of Rheumatology, 47, pp. 313 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.191150
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mationg MLS; Williams GM; Tallo VL; Olveda RM; Aung E; Alday P; Reñosa MD; Daga CM; Landicho J; Demonteverde MP; Santos ED; Bravo TA; Angly Bieri FA; Li Y; Clements ACA; Steinmann P; Halton K; Stewart DE; McManus DP; Gray DJ, 2020, 'Determining the Impact of a School-Based Health Education Package for Prevention of Intestinal Worm Infections in the Philippines: Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Intervention Trial (Preprint)', , http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/preprints.18419
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mationg MLS; Williams GM; Tallo VL; Olveda RM; Aung E; Alday P; Reñosa MD; Daga CM; Landicho J; Demonteverde MP; Santos ED; Bravo TA; Angly Bieri FA; Li Y; Clements ACA; Steinmann P; Halton K; Stewart DE; McManus DP; Gray DJ, 2020, 'Determining the impact of a school-based health education package for prevention of intestinal worm infections in the philippines: Protocol for a cluster randomized intervention trial', JMIR Research Protocols, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/18419
    Journal articles | 2019
    Coleshill MJ; Aung E; Nguyen AD; Stocker SL; Baysari MT; Kamel B; Schulz M; McLachlan AJ; Day RO, 2019, 'Improving adherence to urate-lowering therapy in people living with gout', International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 22, pp. 542 - 544, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1756-185X.13566
    Journal articles | 2019
    Day RO; Lau W; Stocker SL; Aung E; Coleshill MJ; Schulz M; Bechara J; Carland JE; Graham GG; Williams KM; McLachlan AJ, 2019, 'Management of gout in older people', Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 49, pp. 90 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jppr.1511
    Journal articles | 2019
    Desborough J; Parkinson A; Korda R; Han J; McManus M; Aung E, 2019, 'The practical use of the Patient Enablement and Satisfaction Model in nurse-led outpatient cardiac clinics', Collegian, 26, pp. 415 - 421, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2018.11.001
    Journal articles | 2017
    Day RO; Frensham LJ; Nguyen AD; Baysari MT; Aung E; Lau AYS; Zwar N; Reath J; Laba T; Li L; McLachlan A; Runciman WB; Buchbinder R; Clay-Williams R; Coiera E; Braithwaite J; McNeil HP; Hunter DJ; Pile KJ; Portek I; Williams KM; Westbrook JI, 2017, 'Effectiveness of an electronic patient-centred self-management tool for gout sufferers: A cluster randomised controlled trail protocol', BMJ Open, 7, pp. e017281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017281
    Journal articles | 2016
    Aung E; Donald M; Coll JR; Williams GM; Doi SAR, 2016, 'Association between patient activation and patient-assessed quality of care in type 2 diabetes: Results of a longitudinal study', Health Expectations, 19, pp. 356 - 366, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hex.12359
    Journal articles | 2016
    Aung E; Donald M; Williams GM; Coll JR; Doi SAR, 2016, 'Influence of patient-assessed quality of chronic illness care and patient activation on health-related quality of life', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 28, pp. 306 - 310, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzw023
    Journal articles | 2016
    Aung E; Ostini R; Dower J; Donald M; Coll JR; Williams GM; Doi SAR, 2016, 'Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) in Type 2 Diabetes: A Longitudinal Study', Evaluation and the Health Professions, 39, pp. 185 - 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163278714556674
    Journal articles | 2015
    Aung E; Donald M; Coll J; Dower J; M. Williams G; Doi SAR, 2015, 'The impact of concordant and discordant comorbidities on patient-assessed quality of diabetes care', Health Expectations, 18, pp. 1621 - 1632, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hex.12151
    Journal articles | 2015
    Aung E; Donald M; Williams GM; Coll JR; Doi SAR, 2015, 'Joint influence of patient-assessed chronic illness care and patient activation on glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzv001
    Journal articles | 2014
    Aung E; Donald M; Williams G; Coll J; Doi S, 2014, 'OP46 PATIENT-ASSESSED QUALITY OF CHRONIC ILLNESS CARE, PATIENT ACTIVATION AND HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE IN TYPE 2 DIABETES', Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 106, pp. S24 - S24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0168-8227(14)70252-9
    Journal articles | 2013
    Aung E; Whittaker M, 2013, 'Preparing routine health information systems for immediate health responses to disasters', Health Policy and Planning, 28, pp. 495 - 507, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czs081
    Journal articles | 2012
    Aung E; Whittaker M, 2012, 'Building health systems capacity: an introductory training course on health information systems', Pacific health dialog : a publication of the Pacific Basin Officers Training Program and the Fiji School of Medicine, 18, pp. 91 - 102
    Journal articles | 2010
    Aung E; Rao C; Walker S, 2010, 'Teaching cause-of-death certification: Lessons from international experience', Postgraduate Medical Journal, 86, pp. 143 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/pgmj.2009.089821
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Mao C; Coleshill M; Day RO; Aung E, 2021, 'ADHERENCE TO URATE LOWERING THERAPY AMONG PEOPLE WITH GOUT IN AUSTRALIA', in INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL, WILEY, pp. 49 - 49, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000651518500135&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Aung E; Coleshill M; Schulz M; Kamel B; Stocker S; Day R, 2020, 'RECRUITING PEOPLE WITH GOUT INTO A CLINICAL TRIAL IN PRIMARY CARE: THE GAPP EXPERIENCE', in INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL, WILEY, pp. 42 - 42, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000553988700116&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Current

  • Gout App (GAPP) Study: Patient-centred eHealth approach to improving outcomes for gout sufferers 
  • Pharmacist-led INtervention for people with gout (PIN-gout) Study 
  • Medication adherence in gout management 
  • Improving care for people with chronic pain frequently attending Emergency Departments 

 

Past

  • Quality of chronic illness care and patient activation in type 2 diabetes 
  • Behaviour change communication in prevention of soil-transmitted helminthiases 
  • Health information systems 

Community Engagement

Dr Eindra Aung speaks about Gout and the Gout App Study on SBS Burmese. Listen here.

My Research Supervision

Medication adherence in people living with gout