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 prevention behaviours from April-July 2020, and psychosocial predictors of these behaviours.
The effectiveness of patient decision aids (PtDAs) and other shared decision-making (SDM) interventions for socially disadvantaged populations has not been well studied. This study assesses whether PtDAs and other SDM interventions improve outcomes or decrease health inequalities among socially disadvantaged populations and determine the critical features of successful interventions.
Promotional media coverage of early detection tests is an important driver of overdiagnosis. Following research evidence that global media coverage presents the benefits of testing healthy people far more frequently than harms, and gives little coverage to overdiagnosis, we sought to examine journalists’ views on media reporting of tests, overdiagnosis, [...]
Read The Conversation article. There are many factors that influence whether you choose to have surgery for a health condition. But one you might not have considered is the very name your doctor uses to describe your condition can make you more or less likely to go under the knife, [...]
Read The Conversation article. Between vaccine supply issues, confusion about the role of GPs, and changed advice for AstraZeneca, the Australian COVID-19 vaccine rollout is well behind schedule. How can we make it easier for the majority of Australians who want to be vaccinated? Especially given all Australians over 50 years of age [...]
Tuesday 17 August 2021, 2:00-3:00pm (webinar with Q&A) - Dr Julie Ayre (SHeLL) and Yvonne Santalucia (SWSLHD) Between March and July 2021, the Sydney Health Literacy Lab, WSLHD, SWSLHD and NBMLHD conducted a survey in 12 languages to understand people’s knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours regarding COVID-19 and to explore the [...]