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Thyroid cancer clinicians’ views and experiences of delayed treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic: an international cross-sectional survey – Brooke Nickel et al

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 [...]

Comparison of reported main COVID-19 information sources in national and culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia – Julie Ayre et al (Preprint)

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 [...]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination information must pay attention to health literacy: analysis of readability of official COVID-19 public health information – Olivia Mac et al (Preprint)

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 [...]

“It’s about our bodies … we have the right to know this stuff”: A qualitative focus group study on Australian women’s perspectives on breast density – Brooke Nickel et al

This study aimed to explore Australian women’s current knowledge, perspectives and attitudes about breast density (BD); and information needs to inform effective evidence-based communication strategies.  Fourteen online focus group sessions with a total of 78 women in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia aged 40–74 [...]