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COVID-19 prevention behaviour over time in Australia: Patterns and long-term predictors from April to July 2020 – Julie Ayre et al (Preprint)

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-19 prevention behaviours from April-July 2020, and psychosocial predictors of these behaviours.

Active surveillance as a management option for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2: An online experimental study – Rachael Dodd et al

To investigate framing of active surveillance as a management option for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)2 in women of childbearing age. We conducted a between-subjects factorial (2 × 2) randomised experiment. Women aged 25–40 living in Australia were presented with the same hypothetical pathway of testing human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive, high-grade cytology [...]

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 and experiences of the NCSP [...]

The effects of communicating cardiovascular disease risk as ‘fitness age’ on behavioral intentions and psychological outcomes – Emily Van Der Pol-Harney et al

There is increasing interest in 'biological age' formats to convey the risk of chronic disease. Fitness Age is a relatively new construct that may be useful for younger people who perceive cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk as less relevant. The current study tested whether Fitness Age increases behavioral intentions and psychosocial [...]

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