Alex Barratt

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This longitudinal study aimed to document (i) the information-giving and patient-communication styles of clinical geneticists and genetic counsellors (consultants) in familial breast cancer clinics and (ii) assess the effect of these styles on women's knowledge, whether their expectations were met, satisfaction, risk perception and psychological status. A(More)
This multicentre study examined the influence of patient demographic, disease status and psychological variables on clinical geneticists/genetic counsellors (consultants) behaviours in initial consultations with women from high-risk breast cancer families. One hundred and fifty-eight women completed a pre-clinic self-report questionnaire. The consultations(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess which of three triage strategies for women with borderline abnormal cervical smear results in the best psychosocial outcomes. DESIGN Pragmatic, non-blinded, multicentre, randomised controlled trial. SETTING 18 family planning clinics across Australia, covering both urban and rural areas, between January 2004 and October 2006. (More)
BACKGROUND Information is needed to aid individual decision making about prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening. METHODS We aimed to provide such information for men aged 40, 50, 60, and 70 years at low, moderate, and high risk for prostate cancer. A Markov model compared patients with vs without annual PSA screening using a 20% relative risk (RR)(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness of a decision aid for women with a breech presentation compared with usual care. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING Tertiary obstetric hospitals offering external cephalic version (ECV). POPULATION Women with a singleton pregnancy were diagnosed antenatally with a breech presentation at term, and were(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate women's expectations of the accuracy of screening mammography and to explore attitudes towards compensation for missed cancers. DESIGN Cross sectional survey (by telephone). SETTING Australia; population-based survey conducted in April 1996. PARTICIPANTS Random sample of women aged 30-69 years. A total of 2935 women completed(More)
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