Acceptability of risk-stratified population screening across cancer types: Qualitative interviews with the Australian public
Kate Dunlop, Nicole M Rankin, Amelia K Smit, Zofia Salgado, Ainsley J Newson, Louise Keogh, Anne E Cust
HEALTH EXPECTATIONS | WILEY | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: There is mounting evidence of the benefit of risk-stratified (risk-tailored) cancer population screening, when compared to standard approaches. However, shifting towards this approach involves changes to practice that may give rise to implementation challenges. OBJECTIVES: To explore the public's potential acceptance of risk-stratified screening across different cancer types, including reducing screening frequency if at low risk and the use of personal risk information, to inform implementation strategies. METHOD: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 40 public participants; half had received personal genomic risk information and half had not. Participants were prompted ..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)
Awarded by NHMRC
This study received funding from a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) project grant (1129822). KD received a NHMRC Postgraduate Research Scholarship, NHMRC Supplementary Scholarship from the University of Sydney and The Erik Mather PhD Scholarship (Melanoma Institute Australia). AKS received a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship and a Merit Top Up Scholarship from the University of Sydney, and a Melanoma Institute Australia Postgraduate Research Scholarship. AEC received a Career Development Fellowship from the NHMRC (11427843). These funding bodies had no role in the design, development, conduct, analysis or manuscript writing.