Since the inception of Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in Australia, it has been unclear what their role is regarding implementing chronic disease prevention activities in general practice. This study aimed to qualitatively explore the views of PHN staff on the role of PHNs in promoting [...]
Established in 2003, the International Patient Decision Aid Standards (IPDAS) Collaboration aims to enhance the quality and effectiveness of patient decision aids (PtDAs) by establishing a shared evidence-informed framework to guide developers and researchers in their development, content, evaluation, and implementation. The original IPDAS checklist, [...]
To understand general practitioners’ (GPs’) awareness and knowledge of mammographic breast density (BD) and their perspectives around information and potential notification of BD for women. A qualitative study using semistructured telephone interviews which were audiorecorded, transcribed and analysed using framework analysis.
As vaccines against COVID-19 are distributed across the Western Pacific, it is vital to investigate the barriers and enablers of vaccine acceptance in countries across the region. A paper in the latest issue of The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific presents the first multivariate analysis [...]
The public should be informed about overtesting and overdiagnosis. Diverse qualitative studies have examined public understandings of this information. A synthesis was needed to systematise the body of evidence and yield new, generalisable insights.
In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. Since then, countries worldwide have taken unprecedented measures in response to the outbreak and its demand on healthcare resources. One strategy has been delaying non-urgent surgery—one example being surgery for low-risk [...]
Vaccination rollout against COVID-19 has begun across multiple countries worldwide. Although the vaccine is free, rollout might still be compromised by hesitancy or concerns about COVID-19 vaccines. We conducted two online surveys of Australian adults in April (during national lockdown; convenience cross-sectional sample) and November [...]
Disease labels and causal explanations for certain symptoms or conditions have been found to have both positive and negative outcomes. For example, a diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome could conceivably motivate a person to engage in weight management, which is the recommended first line treatment. [...]
To manage the COVID-19 pandemic effectively, governments need clear and effective communication. This is a challenge for culturally diverse communities as groups may have different informational needs and information-seeking behaviours. In this paper we present the frequency of information sources for COVID-19 in a culturally [...]
This paper analyses the readability of official COVID-19 public health information, specifically comparing vaccination information to physical distancing and mask information. We assessed understandability and instruction clarity (actionability) for standard online content and ‘easy read’ resources. COVID-19 vaccination information performed poorly on all readability metrics [...]