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Protocol for a systematic review of qualitative and quantitative effects of cardiovascular disease risk communication using heart age concepts – Carissa Bonner et al (Preprint)

The concept of heart age is increasingly used for health promotion and alongside clinical guidelines for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention. These tools have been used by millions of consumers around the world, and many health organisations promote them as a way of encouraging lifestyle change. However, heart age tools vary [...]

Experiences of a national web-based heart age calculator for cardiovascular disease prevention: User characteristics, heart age results, and behaviour change survey – Carissa Bonner et al

Heart age calculators are used worldwide to engage the public in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention. Experimental studies with small samples have found mixed effects of these tools, and previous reports of population samples that used web-based heart age tools have not evaluated psychological and behavioural outcomes. This study aims to [...]

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 accurate or evidence-based. These represent important [...]

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Preventing Overdiagnosis 2020 International Conference

Preventing Overdiagnosis 2020 International Conference Virtual conference 17-19 November 2020 The scientific committee are working on producing a virtual event between 17-19 November 2020.  More details on that and plans for 2021 to follow. Further information 

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