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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Assessing health literacy among adult outpatients attending allied health clinics in western Sydney: A cross-sectional survey using a multi-dimensional instrument – Kim Hobbs, Danielle Muscat et al

Low health literacy disproportionately affects adults from culturally and linguistically‐diverse backgrounds. This study investigated the health literacy of adults attending outpatient allied health services in western Sydney; a highly diverse region in Sydney with residents from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.