The Optimise Study
This study is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and tests a patient decision aid to help adults aged 50-70 years decide whether they should take daily aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease and bowel cancer.
This link will provide a PDF with further information about this project.
Contraceptive choice decisional needs assessment of Chinese women living in Australia
Decisions about contraceptive methods are preference sensitive and ideal for shared decision-making (SDM). Migrant and refugee women are vulnerable in terms of accessing evidence-based and culturally and linguistically sensitive contraception information and services. In Australia, Chinese is one of the largest, youngest and fastest growing overseas-born groups. However, research into Chinese immigrants’ sexual and reproductive health, and their unmet needs in contraception decision-making, is scarce.
The aim of this research project is to explore Chinese women’s information, communication and support needs in terms of contraception decision-making and provide evidence for future adaptation or development of decision support strategies that serve the decisional needs of Chinese women.
For more information please contact Hankiz Dolan: firstname.lastname@example.org
To see some of the resources used in this project please see our ‘Contraceptive methods‘ page
This project is part of the NHMRC funded Ask Share Know Centre for Research Excellence and a scholarship from Health Direct Australia. When people ask their doctors more questions about their health and treatments there are positive benefits for the patient, the doctor and the health system. We are evaluating a tool called Question Builder part of the Healthdirect.org.au website which aims to help people to create a list of questions to take to medical appointments.
For more information please contact Dr Marguerite Tracy: email@example.com