Read The Conversation article. If the media is anything to go by, you’d think people who believe coronavirus myths are white, middle-aged women called Karen. But our new study shows a different picture. We found men and people aged 18-25 are more likely to believe COVID-19 myths. We also found an increase [...]
Croakey Health Media. Never has the health literacy of our population and our institutions been so important. The current COVID-19 crisis brings into sharp relief the consequences of low health literacy in our communities and of our institutions.
Tessa Copp, in collaboration with Professor Jenny Doust (University of Queensland), Associate Professor Jesse Jansen and Professor Kirsten McCaffery, has had her PhD studies on polycystic ovary syndrome featured in an article in The Conversation which was reposted by USyd; Medical Republic; Gizmodo and Foreign Affairs NZ. Tessa's PCOS research was also featured recently on 7News - watch [...]
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 (rather than as a cancer), [...]
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 trade-offs in treatment factors people [...]
Preventing Overdiagnosis Evidence, Equity and Post Pandemic Health Care will be hosted by the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 9-12 June 2022 Oral abstracts can be submitted for virtual presentation in September 2021, November 2021, January 2022 and March 2022. Registration open Further information