Received: 5 September 2017
Accepted: 15 December 2017
First Online: 12 January 2018
: Dr. Katherine Kent (PhD, B.Sc,) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Rural Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania. Associate Professor Karen E Charlton (PhD, Adv APD, RPHNutr) is a nutritional epidemiologist who is Public Health Nutrition domain leader in the Nutrition & Dietetics programme, University of Wollongong. Dr. Simone Lee (PhD, MND, BSc) is a lecturer at the Centre for Rural Health and has a background in public health, nutrition/dietetics, chronic disease risk factors and prevention, and health literacy. Dr. Jonathan M. Mond (BA(Hons), MA(Hons), PhD, MPH) is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Rural Health, University of Tasmania. Dr. Joanna Russell(BSc(Hons) Nutrition, MPH (Nutrition), PhD) is a lecturer in public health subjects at the University of Wollongong. Professor Paul Mitchell (MBBS, MD, PhD, FRANZCO, FRACS, FRCOphth, FAFPHM) is a Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology & Eye Health at Westmead Clinical School.Professor Victoria M Flood (BAppSc, Grad Dip Nutr&Diet, MPH, PhD; APD) holds a conjoint appointment as Professor of Allied Health with Western Sydney Local Health District and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney.
: All procedures of the Blue Mountains Eye Study were approved by the Human Research Ethics Committees of the University of Sydney and the Western Sydney Area Health Service, and were conducted adhering to the tenets of the Declaration of Helsinki. Written, informed consent was obtained from all study participants. De-identified data was provided to the research team in an Microsoft Access database created for the purpose of data storage for the Blue Mountains Eye Study, upon application by the Blue Mountains Eye Study data manager.
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