Sydney Health Literacy Lab was launched and hosted the New Frontiers in Health Literacy Research Symposium in Sydney on Tuesday 4 December 2018. This brought together some of the world’s leading experts in health literacy (including Prof Michael Paasche-Orlow, Boston University School of Medicine, [...]
Association of preferences for papillary thyroid cancer treatment with disease terminology. A discrete choice experiment.
Given recent evidence of overdiagnosis and overtreatment of small papillary thyroid cancers (PTCs) and other low-risk cancers, strategies are needed to help patients consider less invasive treatment options. The objective was to determine which factors influence treatment preferences for patients with PTC, and the [...]
Effect of a change in papillary thyroid cancer terminology on anxiety levels and treatment preferences. A randomized crossover trial.
Do survey participant treatment preferences and anxiety levels differ when papillary thyroid cancer is described with or without the term cancer? In this randomized crossover study of 550 adults without thyroid cancer, when papillary thyroid cancer was described as a lesion or as abnormal cells [...]
Removing the cancer label in low risk conditions that are unlikely to cause harm if left untreated may help reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment, argue Brooke Nickel and colleagues. Renaming low risk conditions labelled as cancer. Nickel B, Moynihan R, Barratt A, Brito J, McCaffery [...]
Wiser Healthcare will be hosting the 7th international Preventing Overdiagnosis conference in Sydney, 5-7 December 2019. Bringing some of the world’s leading experts on overdiagnosis to Australian shores, this event promises to be an exciting, mind-stretching exploration of what’s causing overdiagnosis, where and how it’s [...]
Colorectal cancer screening: Associations between information provision, attitudes and intended participation – Stephanie Brandhof et al
Properly informing target audiences is crucial in population-based screening programs. We aimed to evaluate the impact of information about CRC screening on attitudes and intended participation in a screening-naive population.
Effect of a Change in Papillary Thyroid Cancer Terminology on Anxiety Levels and Treatment Preferences – Brooke Nickel et al
To determine the association of treatment preferences and anxiety levels for PTC with the terminology used to describe the condition.
Association of Preferences for Papillary Thyroid Cancer Treatment With Disease Terminology: A Discrete Choice Experiment – Brooke Nickel et al
Given recent evidence of overdiagnosis and overtreatment of small papillary thyroid cancers (PTCs) and other low-risk cancers, strategies are needed to help patients consider less invasive treatment options.
Complementary medicine products used in pregnancy and lactation and an examination of the information sources accessed pertaining to maternal health literacy: a systematic review of qualitative studies – Larisa Barnes et al
The prevalence of complementary medicine use in pregnancy and lactation has been increasingly noted internationally. This systematic review aimed to determine the complementary medicine products (CMPs) used in pregnancy and/or lactation for the benefit of the mother, the pregnancy, child and/or the breastfeeding process. Additionally, [...]
Removing the cancer label in low risk conditions that are unlikely to cause harm if left untreated may help reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment, argue Brooke Nickel and colleagues Evidence is mounting that disease labels affect people’s psychological responses and their decisions about management options.1 The use of [...]