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“I would not go to him”: Focus groups exploring community responses to a public health campaign aimed at reducing unnecessary diagnostic imaging of low back pain – Sweekriti Sharma et al
This study aimed to evaluate community responses to a public health campaign designed for health service waiting rooms that focuses on the harms of unnecessary diagnostic imaging for low back pain.
Development and evaluation of a health literacy training program for allied health professionals: A pre‐post study assessing impact and implementation outcomes – Danielle Muscat et al
This study developed and evaluated a health literacy training program for allied health professionals, and explored the feasibility of a train‐the‐trainer model to support dissemination.
Supporting patients to be involved in decisions about their health and care: Development of a best practice health literacy App for Australian adults living with Chronic Kidney Disease – Danielle Muscat et al
Inadequate health literacy is common in those with chronic kidney disease (CKD), especially among culturally and linguistically diverse groups. Patient information for people with CKD, including those with kidney failure requiring dialysis, is often written beyond their literacy level, and many CKD‐related apps are not [...]
Effect of health literacy interventions on pregnancy outcomes: A systematic review – Jessica Zibellini, Danielle Muscat et al
Low health literacy has been associated with worse health outcomes, but little is known about the effectiveness of health literacy interventions developed for pregnant women. This study assessed the effectiveness of health literacy interventions on pregnancy outcomes through a systematic review of randomised controlled trials.
COVID-19 prevention behaviour over time in Australia: Patterns and long-term predictors from April to July 2020 – Julie Ayre et al (Preprint)
In Australia in March 2020 a national public health directive required that non-essential workers stay at home, except for essential activities. These restrictions began easing in May 2020 as community transmission slowed. This study investigated changes in COVID-19 prevention behaviours from April-July 2020, and psychosocial [...]
The Impact of Breast Density Information or Notification on Women’s Cognitive, Psychological, and Behavioral Outcomes: A Systematic Review – Brooke Nickel et al
Breast density (BD) is an independent risk factor for breast cancer and reduces the sensitivity of mammography. This systematic review aims to synthesize evidence from existing studies to understand the impact of BD information and/or notification on women's cognitive, psychological and behavioral outcomes. Studies were [...]
Active surveillance as a management option for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2: An online experimental study – Rachael Dodd et al
To investigate framing of active surveillance as a management option for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)2 in women of childbearing age. We conducted a between-subjects factorial (2 × 2) randomised experiment. Women aged 25–40 living in Australia were presented with the same hypothetical pathway of testing [...]
Australian National Cervical Screening Program renewal: Attitudes and experiences of general practitioners, and obstetricians and gynaecologists – Helen Obermair et al
In 2017, the Australian National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) implemented five-yearly primary human papillomavirus (HPV) screening for women aged 25-74. It is important that clinicians are able to explain the NCSP changes to women and confidently address concerns. This study examined Australian clinicians' attitudes toward [...]
Healthcare providers’ perceptions of the challenges and opportunities to engage Chinese migrant women in contraceptive counselling: a qualitative interview study – Hankiz Dolan et al
In Australia, there are many culturally and linguistically diverse communities and Chinese migrants make up one of the largest. Yet, little is known about healthcare providers’ (HCPs) unique experiences in providing contraceptive care for Chinese migrant women. There is minimal research into the HCPs’ perceptions [...]