Low Literacy Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) Screening Decision Aid

The use of decision aid tools to support informed choice and decision making in the context of cancer screening has proliferated. There are, however, concerns that decision aid tools may not be accessible for people with limited education and literacy skills. This study aims to develop and evaluate a ‘literacy sensitive’ decision aid tool for adults aged 55-64 eligible for colorectal cancer screening acceptable for adults with low or high levels of education and literacy. The decision aid development was conducted in 2005. Evaluation of the decision aid through a randomized controlled trial is planned for 2007.

Investigators: Kirsten McCaffery, Sian Smith, Lyndal Trevana, Alex Barratt, Les Irwig, Don Nutbeam, Phyllis Butow, Judy Simpson.

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