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An RCT of a decision aid to support informed choices about taking aspirin to prevent colorectal cancer and other chronic diseases: a study protocol for the SITA (Should I Take Aspirin?) trial

Shakira Milton, Jennifer McIntosh, Finlay Macrae, Patty Chondros, Lyndal Trevena, Mark Jenkins, Fiona M Walter, Natalie Taylor, Lucy Boyd, Sibel Saya, Napin Karnchanachari, Kitty Novy, Carmody Forbes, Javiera Martinez Gutierrez, Kate Broun, Sara Whitburn, Sarah McGill, George Fishman, Julie Marker, Max Shub Show all

TRIALS | BMC | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: Australian guidelines recommend that all people aged 50-70 years old actively consider taking daily low-dose aspirin (100-300 mg per day) for 2.5 to 5 years to reduce their risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). Despite the change of national CRC prevention guidelines, there has been no active implementation of the guidelines into clinical practice. We aim to test the efficacy of a health consultation and decision aid, using a novel expected frequency tree (EFT) to present the benefits and harms of low dose aspirin prior to a general practice consultation with patients aged 50-70 years, on informed decision-making and uptake of aspirin. METHODS: Approximately five to seven general prac..

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