Publications2018-09-26T20:25:17+10:00

Publications

Below is a selection of our publications.

Effect of different communication strategies about stopping cancer screening on screening intention and cancer anxiety: a randomised online trial of older adults in Australia – Jenna Smith et al

This randomised controlled trial used an experimental online design to test different strategies for communicating the counter-intuitive idea of stopping cancer screening to older adults.  Previous work has focused on what older adults prefer when it comes to discussing stopping screening; our study tests how [...]

Web-Based Health Information Following the Renewal of the Cervical Screening Program in Australia: An Evaluation of the Readability, Understandability and Credibility – Olivia Mac et al

Three main changes were implemented in the Australian National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) in December 2017: an increase in the recommended age to start screening, extended screening intervals, and change from the Papanicolaou (Pap) test to primary human papillomavirus screening (cervical screening test). This study [...]

Development and evaluation of a health literacy training program for allied health professionals: A pre-post study assessing impact and implementation outcomes – Danielle Muscat et al

We developed and evaluated a health literacy training program for allied health professionals, and explored the feasibility of a train‐the‐trainer model to support dissemination.  The program combined didactic and experiential teaching methods and behaviour change techniques, with a focus on teachback and developing easy‐to‐understand written [...]

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