Publications list for Associate Professor Kirsten McCaffery

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  • Lowe, W., Ballinger, C., Protheroe, J., Lueddeke, J., Nutbeam, D., Armstrong, R., Falzon, L., Edwards, C., Russell, C., McCaffery, K., Adams, J. (2013), Effectiveness of musculoskeletal education interventions in people with low literacy levels: a systematic review. Arthritis Care & Research. 65(12), 1976-1985. [Abstract]
  • Rychetnik, L., McCaffery, K., Morton, R., Thompson, J., Menzies, S., Irwig, L. (2013), Follow-up of early stage melanoma: Specialist clinician perspectives on the functions of follow-up and implications for extending follow-up intervals. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 107(5), 463-468. [Abstract]
  • Bonner, C., Jansen, J., McKinn, S., Irwig, L., Doust, J., Glasziou, P., Hayen, A., McCaffery, K. (2013), General practitioners' use of different cardiovascular risk assessment strategies: a qualitative study. The Medical Journal of Australia. 199(7), 485-489. [Abstract]
  • Smith, S., Nutbeam, D., McCaffery, K. (2013), Insights into the concept and measurement of health literacy from a study of shared decision-making in a low literacy population. Journal of Health Psychology. 18(8), 1011-1022. [Abstract]
  • Powell, H., McCaffery, K., Murphy, V., Hensley, M., Clifton, V., Giles, W., Gibson, P. (2013), Psychosocial variables are related to future exacerbation risk and perinatal outcomes in pregnant women with asthma. Journal of Asthma. 50(4), 383-389. [Abstract]
  • Ahmed, R., McCaffery, K., Aslani, P. (2013), Factors Influencing Parental Decision Making About Stimulant Treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 23(3), 163-178. [Abstract]
  • Laidsaar-Powell, R., Butow, P., Bu, S., Charles, C., Gafni, A., Lam, W., Jansen, J., McCaffery, K., Shepherd, H., Tattersall, M., Juraskova, I. (2013), Physician-patient-companion communication and decision-making: a systematic review of triadic medical consultations. Patient Education and Counseling. 91(1), 3-13. [Abstract]
  • Rychetnik, L., McCaffery, K., Morton, R., Irwig, L. (2013), Psychosocial aspects of post-treatment follow-up for stage I/II melanoma: a systematic review of the literature. Psycho-Oncology. 22(4), 721-736. [Abstract]
  • Sublette, V., Douglas, M., McCaffery, K., George, J., Perry, K. (2013), Psychological, lifestyle and social predictors of hepatitis c treatment response: a systematic review. Liver International. 33(6), 894-903. [Abstract]
  • Marlow, L., Zimet, G., McCaffery, K., Ostini, R., Waller, J. (2013), Knowledge of human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV vaccination: an international comparison. Vaccine. 31(5), 763-769. [Abstract]
  • Dieng, M., Trevena, L., Turner, R., Wadolowski, M., McCaffery, K. (2013), What Australian women want and when they want it: cervical screening testing preferences, decision-making styles and information needs. Health Expectations. 16(2), 177-188. [Abstract]
  • Bui, L., Mullan, B., McCaffery, K. (2013), Protection motivation theory and physical activity in the general Population: A systematic literature review. Psychology, Health & Medicine. 18(5), 522-542. [Abstract]
  • Morton, R., Rychetnik, L., McCaffery, K., Thompson, J., Irwig, L. (2013), Patients' perspectives of long-term follow-up for localised cutaneous melanoma. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 39(39), 297-303. [Abstract]
  • Hersch, J., Jansen, J., Barratt, A., Irwig, L., Houssami, N., Howard, K., Dhillon, H., McCaffery, K. (2013), Women's views on overdiagnosis in breast cancer screening: a qualitative study. BMJ. 346, f158. [Abstract]
  • Waller, J., Ostini, R., Marlow, L., McCaffery, K., Zimet, G. (2013), Validation of a measure of knowledge about human papillomavirus (HPV) using item response theory and classical test theory. Preventive Medicine. 56(1), 35-40. [Abstract]
  • McCaffery, K., Holmes-Rovner, M., Smith, S., Rovner, D., Nutbeam, D., Clayman, M., Kelly-Blake, K., Wolf, M., Sheridan, S. (2013), Addressing health literacy in patient decision aids. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 13:Suppl2, S10.
  • Machalek, D., Grulich, A., Hillman, R., Jin, F., Templeton, D., Tabrizi, S., Garland, S., Prestage, G., McCaffery, K., Howard, K., Tong, W., Fairley, C., Roberts, J., Farnsworth, A., Poynten, I. (2013), The Study of the Prevention of Anal Cancer (SPANC): design and methods of a three-year prospective cohort study. BMC Public Health. 13, 946. [Abstract]
  • Vis, J., van Zwieten, M., Bossuyt, P., Moons, K., Dijkgraaf, M., McCaffery, K., Mol, B., Opmeer, B. (2013), The influence of medical testing on patients' health: an overview from the gynecologists' perspective. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 13, 117. [Abstract]


  • Juraskova, I., O'Brien, M., Mullan, B., Bari, R., Laidsaar-Powell, R., McCaffery, K. (2012), HPV Vaccination and the Effect of Information Framing on Intentions and Behaviour: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour and Moral Norm. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 19(4), 518-525. [Abstract]
  • McCaffery, K., Dixon, A., Hayen, A., Jansen, J., Smith, S., Simpson, J. (2012), The Influence of Graphic Display Format on the Interpretations of Quantitative Risk Information among Adults with Lower Education and Literacy: A Randomized Experimental Study. Medical Decision Making. 32(4), 532-544. [Abstract]
  • Smith, S., Barratt, A., Trevena, L., Simpson, J., Jansen, J., McCaffery, K. (2012), A theoretical framework for measuring knowledge in screening decision aid trials. Patient Education and Counseling. 89(2), 330-336. [Abstract]
  • Longman, T., Turner, R., King, M., McCaffery, K. (2012), The effects of communicating uncertainty in quantitative health risk estimates. Patient Education and Counseling. 89(2), 252-259. [Abstract]
  • Pasquali, S., Spillane, A., de Wilt, J., McCaffery, K., Rossi, C., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Shannon, K., Stretch, J., Thompson, J. (2012), Surgeons' Opinions on Lymphadenectomy in Melanoma Patients with Positive Sentinel Nodes: A Worldwide Web-Based Survey. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 19(13), 4322-4329. [Abstract]
  • Walter, S., Turner, R., Macaskill, P., McCaffery, K., Irwig, L. (2012), Optimal allocation of participants for the estimation of selection, preference and treatment effects in the two-stage randomised trial design. Statistics in Medicine. 31(13), 1307-1322. [Abstract]
  • Mather, T., McCaffery, K., Juraskova, I. (2012), Does HPV vaccination affect women's attitudes to cervical cancer screening and safe sexual behaviour?. Vaccine. 30(21), 3196-3201. [Abstract]
  • Bateson, D., Weisberg, E., McCaffery, K., Luscombe, G. (2012), When online becomes offline: attitudes to safer sex practices in older and younger women using an Australian internet dating service. Sexual Health. 9(2), 152-159. [Abstract]
  • Jansen, J., McCaffery, K., Hayen, A., Ma, D., Reddel, H. (2012), Impact of graphic format on perception of change in biological data: implications for health monitoring in conditions such as asthma. Primary Care Respiratory Journal. 21(1), 94-100. [Abstract]
  • Rychetnik, L., Morton, R., McCaffery, K., Thompson, J., Menzies, S., Irwig, L. (2012), Shared care in the follow-up of early-stage melanoma: a qualitative study of Australian melanoma clinicians' perspectives and models of care. BMC Health Services Research. 12, 468. [Abstract]
  • Ferrante di Ruffano, L., Hyde, C., McCaffery, K., Bossuyt, P., Deeks, J. (2012), Assessing the value of diagnostic tests: a framework for designing and evaluating trials. BMJ. 344, e686. [Abstract]


  • Powell, H., McCaffery, K., Murphy, V., Hensley, M., Clifton, V., Giles, W., Gibson, P. (2011), Psychosocial outcomes are related to asthma control and quality of life in pregnant women with asthma. Journal of Asthma. 48(10), 1032-1040. [Abstract]
  • Hersch, J., Jansen, J., Irwig, L., Barratt, A., Thornton, H., Howard, K., McCaffery, K. (2011), Reply to Braillon and Nicot. Preventive Medicine. , 438. [Abstract]
  • Powell, H., Murphy, V., Taylor, D., Hensley, M., McCaffery, K., Giles, W., Clifton, V., Gibson, P. (2011), Management of asthma in pregnancy guided by measurement of fraction of exhaled nitric oxide: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 378(9795), 983-990. [Abstract]
  • Hersch, J., Jansen, J., Irwig, L., Barratt, A., Thornton, H., Howard, K., McCaffery, K. (2011), How do we achieve informed choice for women considering breast screening?. Preventive Medicine. 53(3), 144-1446. [Abstract]
  • Carter, S., Entwistle, V., McCaffery, K., Rychetnik, L. (2011), Shared health governance: the potential danger of oppressive "healthism". The American Journal of Bioethics. 11(7), 57-59. [Abstract]
  • Bernard, D., Cooper Robbins, S., McCaffery, K., Scott, C., Skinner, S. (2011), The domino effect: adolescent girls' response to human papillomavirus vaccination. The Medical Journal of Australia. 194(6), 297-300. [Abstract]
  • Deutekom, M., Vansenne, F., McCaffery, K., Essink-Bot, M., Stronks, K., Bossuyt, P. (2011), The effects of screening on health behaviour: a summary of the results of randomized controlled trials. Journal of public health (Oxford, England). 33(1), 71-9. [Abstract]
  • Juraskova, I., Bari, R., O'Brien, M., McCaffery, K. (2011), HPV vaccine promotion: does referring to both cervical cancer and genital warts affect intended and actual vaccination behavior?. Women's Health Issues. 21(1), 71-79. [Abstract]
  • McCaffery, K., Turner, R., Macaskill, P., Walter, S., Chan, S., Irwig, L. (2011), Determining the Impact of Informed Choice: Separating Treatment Effects from the Effects of Choice and Selection in Randomized Trials. Medical Decision Making. 31(2), 229-236. [Abstract]
  • McCaffery, K., Smith, S., Shepherd, H., Sze, M., Dhillon, H., Jansen, J., Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Trevena, L., Carey, K., Tattersall, M., Barratt, A. (2011), Shared decision making in Australia in 2011. Zeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen. 105(4), 234-239. [Abstract]


  • Cooper Robbins, S., Bernard, D., McCaffery, K., Brotherton, J., Skinner, S. (2010), "I just signed": Factors influencing decision-making for school-based HPV vaccination of adolescent girls. Health Psychology. 29(6), 618-625. [Abstract]
  • Robbins, S., Bernard, D., McCaffery, K., Skinner, S. (2010), 'It's a logistical nightmare!' Recommendations for optimising human papillomavirus school-based vaccination experience. Sexual Health. 7(3), 271-278. [Abstract]
  • Brotherton, J., Leask, J., Jackson, C., McCaffery, K., Trevena, L. (2010), National survey of general practitioners' experience of delivering the National Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Program. Sexual Health. 7(3), 291-298. [Abstract]
  • Cooper Robbins, S., Bernard, D., McCaffery, K., Brotherton, J., Garland, S., Skinner, S. (2010), "Is cancer contagious?": Australian adolescent girls and their parents: making the most of limited information about HPV and HPV vaccination. Vaccine. 28(19), 3398-3408. [Abstract]
  • McCaffery, K., Jansen, J. (2010), Pre-operative MRI for women with newly diagnosed breast cancer: perspectives on clinician and patient decision-making when evidence is uncertain. Breast. 19(1), 10-12. [Abstract]
  • Entwistle, V., Carter, S., Cribb, A., McCaffery, K. (2010), Supporting Patient Autonomy: The Importance of Clinician-patient Relationships. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 25(7), 741-745.
  • Wolf, M., Cooper Bailey, S., McCaffery, K. (2010), Health Literacy: A Brief Introduction. In: Handbook of Behavioral Medicine. (pp.355-366).United States: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Smith, S., Trevena, L., Simpson, J., Barratt, A., Nutbeam, D., McCaffery, K. (2010), A decision aid to support informed choices about bowel cancer screening among adults with low education: randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 341, c5370. [Abstract]
  • McCaffery, K., Irwig, L., Turner, R., Chan, S., Macaskill, P., Lewicka, M., Clarke, J., Weisberg, E., Barratt, A. (2010), Psychosocial outcomes of three triage methods for the management of borderline abnormal cervical smears: an open randomised trial. BMJ. 340, b4491. [Abstract]
  • McCaffery, K., Smith, S., Wolf, M. (2010), The challenge of shared decision making among patients with lower literacy: a framework for research and development. Medical Decision Making. 30(1), 35-44. [Abstract]


  • Smith, S., Trevena, L., Nutbeam, D., Dixon, A., McCaffery, K. (2009), Exploring patient involvement in healthcare decision making across different education and functional health literacy groups. Social science & medicine (1982). 69(12), 1805-12. [Abstract]
  • Leask, J., Jackson, C., Trevena, L., McCaffery, K., Brotherton, J. (2009), Implementation of the Australian HPV vaccination program for adult women: Qualitative key informant interviews. Vaccine. 27(40), 5505-12. [Abstract]
  • Paasche-Orlow, M., McCaffery, K., Wolf, M. (2009), Bridging the international divide for health literacy research. Patient education and counseling. 75, 293-4. [Abstract]
  • Smith, S., Trevena, L., Barratt, A., Dixon, A., Nutbeam, D., Simpson, J., McCaffery, K. (2009), Development and preliminary evaluation of a bowel cancer screening decision aid for adults with lower literacy. Patient Education and Counseling. 75(3), 358-367. [Abstract]
  • Weisberg, E., Bateson, D., McCaffery, K., Skinner, S. (2009), HPV vaccination catch up program - utilisation by young Australian women. Australian Family Physician. 38(1-2), 72-76. [Abstract]
  • Bossuyt, P., McCaffery, K. (2009), Additional patient outcomes and pathways in evaluations of testing. Medical Decision Making. 29(5), E30-E38. [Abstract]


  • McCaffery, K., Irwig, L., Chan, S., Macaskill, P., Barratt, A., Lewicka, M., Clarke, J., Weisberg, E. (2008), HPV testing versus repeat Pap testing for the management of a minor abnormal Pap smear: Evaluation of a decision aid to support informed choice. Patient education and counseling. 73(3), 473-9, 481. [Abstract]
  • Hall, B., Howard, K., McCaffery, K. (2008), Do cervical cancer screening patient information leaflets meet the HPV information needs of women?. Patient Education and Counseling. 72(1), 78-87. [Abstract]
  • Power, E., Van Jaarsveld, C., McCaffery, K., Miles, A., Atkin, W., Wardle, J. (2008), Understanding intentions and action in colorectal cancer screening. Annals of behavioral medicine. 35(3), 285-294. [Abstract]
  • Smith, S., Trevena, L., Nutbeam, D., Barratt, A., McCaffery, K. (2008), Information needs and preferences of low and high literacy consumers for decisions about colorectal cancer screening: utilizing a linguistic model. Health Expectations. 11(2), 123-136. [Abstract]
  • Howard, K., Salkeld, G., McCaffery, K., Irwig, L. (2008), HPV triage testing or repeat Pap smear for the management of atypical squamous cells (ASCUS) on Pap smear: is there evidence of process utility?. Health Economics. 17(5), 593-605. [Abstract]
  • Entwistle, V., Carter, S., Trevena, L., Flitcroft, K., Irwig, L., McCaffery, K., Salkeld, G. (2008), Communicating about screening. BMJ. 337(0), a1591. [Abstract]
  • Michie, S., McCaffery, K., Heneghan, C. (2008), Monitoring as a learning and motivational tool. In: Evidence-based Medical Monitoring: from Principles to Practice. (pp.123-139).United States: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • McCaffery, K., Michie, S. (2008), Monitoring from the patient's perspective: the social and psychological implications. In: Evidence-based Medical Monitoring: from Principles to Practice. (pp.140-157).United States: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Trevena, L., Barratt, A., McCaffery, K. (2008), Decision aids to assist with clinical reasoning. In: Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions. (pp.367-375).Germany: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd.