Journal article

Assessing the usefulness and acceptability of a low health literacy online decision aid about reproductive choices for younger women with breast cancer: the aLLIAnCE pilot study protocol.

Michelle Peate, Sian Karen Smith, Victoria Pye, Alice Hucker, Catharyn Stern, Lesley Stafford, Catherine Oakman, Laura Chin-Lenn, Kerry Shanahan, Nipuni Ratnayake Gamage, Martha Hickey

Pilot Feasibility Stud | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Young women diagnosed with breast cancer may be confronted by many difficult decisions, especially around fertility preservation prior to commencing cancer treatment. The information to be conveyed is complex, and it may be difficult to weigh up the risks and benefits of the different fertility preservation options available. This complexity is compounded by the widespread low levels of literacy and health literacy in Australia, which may result in greater difficulties in understanding available health information and in decision-making. METHODS/DESIGN: A working group of experts have developed a fertility-related online decision aid for a low health literacy population, guided b..

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