Since December 2017, the Australian National Cervical Screening Program no longer recommends screening for women under 25 years of age. This study aimed to explore the attitudes of women under 25 years toward the changes.
Awareness of the link between human papillomavirus (HPV) and oral cancer varies across populations. Levels of awareness and factors may impact HPV vaccine uptake in women and the intent to obtain the vaccine in men if it becomes available. A cross-sectional survey of 1415 UK university students (495 men [...]
In November 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched a strategy for the global elimination of cervical cancer. In order to achieve elimination, action is required on three fronts: vaccination, cervical screening, and treatment. The WHO elimination strategy sets targets to be reached by 2030 [...]
Since the inception of Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in Australia, it has been unclear what their role is regarding implementing chronic disease prevention activities in general practice. This study aimed to qualitatively explore the views of PHN staff on the role of PHNs in promoting [...]
Established in 2003, the International Patient Decision Aid Standards (IPDAS) Collaboration aims to enhance the quality and effectiveness of patient decision aids (PtDAs) by establishing a shared evidence-informed framework to guide developers and researchers in their development, content, evaluation, and implementation. The original IPDAS checklist, [...]
To understand general practitioners’ (GPs’) awareness and knowledge of mammographic breast density (BD) and their perspectives around information and potential notification of BD for women. A qualitative study using semistructured telephone interviews which were audiorecorded, transcribed and analysed using framework analysis.
As vaccines against COVID-19 are distributed across the Western Pacific, it is vital to investigate the barriers and enablers of vaccine acceptance in countries across the region. A paper in the latest issue of The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific presents the first multivariate analysis [...]
The public should be informed about overtesting and overdiagnosis. Diverse qualitative studies have examined public understandings of this information. A synthesis was needed to systematise the body of evidence and yield new, generalisable insights.
In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. Since then, countries worldwide have taken unprecedented measures in response to the outbreak and its demand on healthcare resources. One strategy has been delaying non-urgent surgery—one example being surgery for low-risk [...]
Vaccination rollout against COVID-19 has begun across multiple countries worldwide. Although the vaccine is free, rollout might still be compromised by hesitancy or concerns about COVID-19 vaccines. We conducted two online surveys of Australian adults in April (during national lockdown; convenience cross-sectional sample) and November [...]