Dr Ilona Juraskova

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The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Ilona Juraskova isSenior Lecturer at the School of Psychology, The University of Sydney.

Since 2004, she has worked a Senior Research Fellow, and since 2008 Deputy Director (Psychology), at the Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision-making (CeMPED- http://www.psych.usyd.edu.au/cemped/).

She is also a Consultant Research Psychologist with the Sydney Gynaecologic Oncology Group (SGOG) and a co-chair of Clinicians' Research Interest Group within the Psycho-oncology Cooperative Research Group (PoCoG).

Research interests

Trained as a clinical psychologist and researcher, I have over 15 years experience conducting clinical studies in the field of heatlh psychology, and psycho-oncology in particular. My current areas of interest are:

  • doctor-patient-family communication and shared decision-making,
  • informed consent to clinical trials and to HPV vaccination,
  • quality of life (psychosexual outcomes in particular), and
  • evaluation of health care services.

The ultimate aim of my research is to optimise patient outcomes by developing and evaluating practical interventions/resources for patients/carers and clinicians that can be readily implemented in clinical practice.

Teaching and supervision

Primary supervisor

  • F Lubotzky (PhD): Improving communication about psychosexual rehabilitation options following radiotherapy for gynaecological and anorectal cancer

  • A Fisher (PhD): Development and evaluation of a treatment decision aid for individuals with Bipolar II disorder

  • B Huntingdon (DCP/Masters): Unmet needs andpsychosocial adjustment following anal cancer

  • L Braude (DCP/Masters): Assessing patient suitability for risk-reducing mastectomies: A development of an assessment protocol for psychologists

  • J Ling (DCP/Masters): Development and evaluation of a patient psycho-education booklet on Genetic Aortic Disorders

Co-supervisor

  • A Lopez (DCP/PhD): Unmet needs of young women with gynaecological cancer

  • R Laidsaar-Powell (PhD): Exploring family involvement in decision-making: Communication among patients, family members, and clinicians in cancer consultations.

  • S Ellis (DCP/Masters): Development and pilot testing of a tailored sleep intervention for parents of hospitalised children(CAT NaP: Carers AT Night in Paediatrics)

Associate supervisor

  • A Milton (PhD): Diagnosis of mental illness: Communicating difficult news

  • T Mather (PhD, ANU): Promoting cervical cancer screening in younger women

Current projects

IN PRESS PUBLICATIONS

  • Kiln F, Fisher A, Juraskova I(2014). Which disease and individual-based factors predict intentions to undergo Whole Genome Sequencing? International Journal of Clinical Medicine (accepted July 2014)
  • Davis EL, McCaffery K, Mullan B, Juraskova I(2014). An exploration of decision aid effectiveness: the impact of promoting affective versus deliberative processing on a health-related decision. Health Expectations(accepted July 2014)
  • Butow P, Brown R, Aldridge J, Juraskova I, Zoller P, Boyle F, Wilson-Genderson, M Bernhard J (2014). Can consultation skills training change doctors¿ behavior to increase involvement of patients in making decisions about standard treatment and clinical trials: a randomized controlled trial. Health Expectations (article first published online: 29 JUN 2014, DOI: 10.1111/hex.12229)
  • Zordan R, Butow P, Kirsten L, Charles M, Hobbs K, Batterby E, Friedsam J, O¿Reilly A & Juraskova I. (2014). Supporting the Supporters: A randomised controlled trial of interventions to assist the leaders of cancer support groups. Journal of Community Psychology (accepted January 2014)

Awards and honours

2006 Susan G KOMEN for the Cure Travel Scholarship (USA)

2008 British Council: The Researcher Exchange Programme Award

2008-2011 Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Development Fellowship

2009 Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) Best of the Best Presentation Award

2013 Dean of Science Re-entry Fellowship

Book

Juraskova I. (2009). Quality of LIFE / Quality of SEX: Psycho-sexual adjustment following gynaecological cancer. Germany: VDM Verlag.

Communication and Decision Aid resources

(copies of Decision Aid booklets can be downloaded from: http://www.psych.usyd.edu.au/cemped/com_decision_aids.shtml)

  • Juraskova I, Butow P, Lopez A, Seccombe M, Boyle F, Coates A, McCarthy N, Forbes JF. Deciding whether to join the IBIS-II PREVENTION study: A decision aid for women at increased risk of breast cancer

  • Juraskova I, Butow P, Lopez A, Seccombe M, Boyle F, Coates A, McCarthy N, Forbes JF. Deciding whether to join the IBIS-II DCIS study: A decision aid for women with DCIS

  • Juraskova I, Anderson C, Harrison J, Carter J et al. Deciding whether or not to have treatment: A decision aid for women with rising CA-125 after initial treatment for ovarian cancer

  • Juraskova I, Butow P, Anderson C, Campbell I, Stockler M et al. Deciding whether to join the SNAC-2 (Sentinel Node biopsy versus Axillary Clearance) trial: A Decision Aid for Women with a Probable Diagnosis of Early Breast Cancer

  • Juraskova I, Bonner C, Heruc G, Anderson C et al. Making a decision that's right for you: A Decision Aid for women with refractory and resistant ovarian cancer

  • Gorman L, Juraskova I et al. Making choices: For women at moderate risk deciding on whether to take tamoxifen for prevention of breast cancer (UK)

  • Lubotzky F, Juraskova I, et al. Recovering after pelvic radiation therapy: A guide for women

  • Sundaresan P, Turner S, Butow P, Juraskova I, et al. Deciding whether to join the RAVES study: A Decision Aid for Men with Prostate Cancer.

  • Schofield P, Juraskova I, et al. (ASTROID) Is active survailance the right choice for me? A decision aid for men with Localised Prostate Cancer

Interactive Online Resources

  • P Yates, K Nattress, I Juraskova, K Hobbs, K Sundquist, L Carnew. Improving the psychosexual care of women affected by gynaecological cancers: An interactive web-based communication skills module (http://modules.cancerlearning.gov.au/psgc/)

Communication Skills Training Modules (manuals, DVDs)

  • Brown R, Butow P, Juraskova I et al. Communicating about standard treatment and clinical trials in the oncology setting. (manual, oncologist training module)

  • Zordan R, Butow P, Juraskova I et al. Keeping things on track: A guide for managing challenging situations for leaders of cancer support groups. (manual, DVD, interactive website, leaders training module)

Selected grants

2014

  • From patient-centred to family-centred care: A new conceptual framework and doctor training to involve family caregivers in cancer consultations; Juraskova I, Butow P, Charles C, Gafni A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2013

  • Rekindle Sexuality After Cancer: Development and Testing of a Novel Web-Based Psychoeducational Resource for BOTH Survivors and their Partners; Lawsin C, Butow P, Juraskova I, Lambert S, Kay J, McGeechan K, Boyle F, Batt G, Miller A, Brotto L, Ritterband L; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2012

  • Re-entry Fellowship; Juraskova I; Faculty of Science/Re-entry Fellowship.

2011

  • Evaluation of the Prostate Cancer Clinical Nurse Coordinator Role; Juraskova I; Cancer Institute New South Wales/Sponsorship.
  • A randomised controlled trial testing a Decision Aid to promote informed consent and recruitment to the TROG RAVES trial of post-prostatectomy radiotherapy; Turner S, Butow P, Juraskova I, Kneebone A, Woo H, Bell M; Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists/Research Support.
  • PENTAGON TRIAL: PEER & NURSE SUPPORT TRIAL TO ASSIST WOMEN IN GYNAECOLOGICAL ONCOLOGY; Schofield P, Juraskova I; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2010

  • FUSION - Investigating the doctor-patient-family triad to gain an understanding of shared decision making; Juraskova I, Butow P, Tattersall M, Charles C, Lam W, McCaffery K, Shepherd H, Jansen J; Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making/Research Support.

2008

  • Improving treatment decision making in ovarian cancer: the role of decision aids; Juraskova I; Cancer Institute New South Wales/Early Career Development Fellowship.
  • Improving informed consent: A randomised controlled trial of a decision aid women invited to partici; Butow P, Juraskova I; National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre/Research Support.

2007

  • Improving communication and decision making about treatment options for asymptomatic ovarian cancer; Carter J, Juraskova I, Harrison J, Nattress K, Dalrymple C; Sydney Cancer Centre Foundation/Cancer Research Grants Program.

2006

  • OVERcome (Olive oil, Vaginal Exercise and Replens): An intervention study to improve sexual function in women with breast cancer; Friedlander M, Jarvis S, Meiser B, Juraskova I; Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (USA)/Research Grant.

2005

  • Quality of life and psychosocial predictors of outcome in a population based study of ovarian cancer; Juraskova I, Butow P, Tennant C, Price M, Lo S, Gertig D, Webb P; Cancer Council New South Wales/Research Project Grants.
  • Quality of life and psychosocial predictors of outcome in women with ovarian cancer.; Lo S, Butow P, Tennant C, Price M, Juraskova I, Lo S; Cancer Council New South Wales/Research Project Grants.
  • Improving informed consent: A randomised controlled trial of a decision aid for women invited to participate in a breast cancer prevention trial (IBIS-2); Butow P, Juraskova I, Lafortune S; Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (USA)/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Butow, P., Brown, R., Juraskova, I. (2014). Can consultation skills training change doctors’ behaviour to increase involvement of patients in making decisions about standard treatment and clinical trials: a randomized controlled trial. Health Expectations. [More Information]
  • Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Bonner, C., Bell, M., Smith, A., Seccombe, M., Boyle, F., Reaby, L., Cuzick, J., Forbes, J. (2014). Improving decision making about clinical trial participation – a randomised controlled trial of a decision aid for women considering participation in the IBIS-II breast cancer prevention trial. British Journal of Cancer, 111(1), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Hanly, N., Mireskandari, S., Juraskova, I. (2014). The struggle towards 'the New Normal': a qualitative insight into psychosexual adjustment to prostate cancer. BMC Urology, 14(1). [More Information]
  • Donnelly, L., Evans, D., Wiseman, J., Fox, J., Greenhalgh, R., Affen, J., Juraskova, I., Stavrinos, P., Dawe, S., Cuzick, J., et al (2014). Uptake of tamoxifen in consecutive premenopausal women under surveillance in a high-risk breast cancer clinic. British Journal of Cancer, 110(7), 1681-1687. [More Information]
  • Schofield, P., Juraskova, I., Bergin, R., Gough, K., Mileshkin, L., Krishnasamy, M., White, K., Bernshaw, D., Penberthy, S., Aranda, S. (2013). A nurse- and peer-led support program to assist women in gynaecological oncology receiving curative radiotherapy, the PeNTAGOn study (peer and nurse support trial to assist women in gynaecological oncology): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 14(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Juraskova, I., Bonner, C. (2013). Decision aids for breast cancer chemoprevention. Breast Cancer Research, 15(5), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Bernhard, J., Aldridge, J., Butow, P., Zoller, P., Brown, R., Smith, A., Juraskova, I. (2013). Patient–doctor agreement on recall of clinical trial discussion across cultures. Annals of Oncology, 24, 391-397. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Bonner, C., Robertson, R., Sharpe, L. (2013). Sexual adjustment following early stage cervical and endometrial cancer: prospective controlled multi-centre study. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 22(1), 153-159. [More Information]
  • Juraskova, I., Sherin, J., Mok, K., Peate, M., Meiser, B., Cheah, B., Mireskandari, S., Friedlander, M. (2013). The acceptability, feasibility, and efficacy (Phase I/II Study) of the OVERcome (Olive Oil, Vaginal Exercise, and MoisturizeR) intervention to improve dyspareunia and alleviate sexual problems in women with breast cancer. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 10(10), 2549-2558. [More Information]
  • Bonner, C., Nattress, K., Anderson, C., Carter, J., Milross, C., Philp, S., Juraskova, I. (2012). Chore or priority? Barriers and facilitators affecting dilator use after pelvic radiotherapy for gynaecological cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20(10), 2305-2313. [More Information]
  • Bernhard, J., Butow, P., Aldridge, J., Juraskova, I., Ribi, K., Brown, R. (2012). Communication about standard treatment options and clinical trials: can we teach doctors new skills to improve patient outcomes? Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 21(12), 1265-1274. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Fisher, A., Bonner, C., Biankin, A., Juraskova, I. (2012). Factors influencing intention to undergo whole genome screening in future healthcare: A single-blind parallel-group randomised trial. Preventive Medicine, 55, 514-520. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Brown, R., Butow, P., Wilson-Genderson, M., Bernhard, J., Ribi, K., Juraskova, I. (2012). Meeting the Decision-Making Preferences of Patients With Breast Cancer in Oncology Consultations: Impact on Decision-Related Outcomes. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 30(8), 857-862. [More Information]
  • Juraskova, I., Bonner, C., Bell, M., Sharpe, L., Robertson, R., Butow, P. (2012). Quantity vs. Quality: An Exploration of the Predictors of Posttreatment Sexual Adjustment for Women Affected by Early Stage Cervical and Endometrial Cancer. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 9(11), 2952-2960. [More Information]
  • Zordan, R., Butow, P., Kirsten, L., Juraskova, I., O'Reilly, A., Friedsam, J., Bovopoulos, N., Heinrich, P., Charles, M., Hobbs, K., et al (2012). The development of novel interventions to assist the leaders of cancer support groups. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20(3), 445-454. [More Information]
  • Anderson, C., Carter, J., Nattress, K., Beale, P., Philp, S., Harrison, J., Juraskova, I. (2011). "The Booklet Helped Me Not to Panic" A Pilot of a Decision Aid for Asymptomatic Women With Ovarian Cancer and With Rising CA-125 Levels. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 21(4), 737-743. [More Information]
  • Au, A., Lam, W., Chan, M., Or, A., Kwong, A., Suen, D., Wong, A., Juraskova, I., Wong, T., Fielding, R. (2011). Development and pilot-testing of a Decision Aid for use among Chinese women facing breast cancer surgery. Health Expectations, 14(4), 405-416. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Webber, K., Mok, K., Bennett, B., Lloyd, A., Friedlander, M., Juraskova, I., Goldstein, D. (2011). If I Am in the Mood, I Enjoy It: An Exploration of Cancer-Related Fatigue and Sexual Functioning in Women with Breast Cancer. The Oncologist, 16, 1333-1344. [More Information]
  • 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. German Journal for Evidence and Quality in Health Care (Zeitschrift fuer Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitaet im Gesundheitswesen), 105(4), 234-239. [More Information]
  • Brown, R., Butow, P., Juraskova, I., Ribi, K., Gerber, D., Bernhard, J., Tattersall, M. (2011). Sharing decisions in breast cancer care: Development of the Decision Analysis System for Oncology (DAS-O) to identify shared decision making during treatment consultations. Health Expectations, 14(1), 29-37. [More Information]
  • Smith, A., Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Miguel, C., Lopez, A., Chang, S., Brown, R., Bernhard, J. (2011). Sharing vs. Caring - The relative impact of sharing decisions versus managing emotions on patient outcomes. Patient Education and Counseling, 82(3), 233-239. [More Information]
  • Juraskova, I., Hegedus, L., Butow, P., Smith, A., Schofield, P. (2010). Discussing Complementary Therapy Use With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients: Exploring the Communication Gap. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 9(2), 168-176. [More Information]
  • Zordan, R., Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Jolan, A., Kirsten, L., Chapman, J., Sedgwick, C., Charles, M., Sundquist, K. (2010). Exploring the impact of training on the experience of Australian support group leaders: current practices and implications for research. Health Expectations, 13(4), 427-440. [More Information]
  • Butow, P., Juraskova, I., Chang, S., Lopez, A., Brown, R., Bernhard, J. (2010). Shared decision making coding systems: How do they compare in the oncology context? Patient Education and Counseling, 78(2), 261-268. [More Information]
  • Hersch, J., Juraskova, I., Price, M., Mullan, B. (2009). Psychosocial interventions and quality of life in gynaecological cancer patients: a systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 18(8), 795-810. [More Information]
  • Harrison, J., Juraskova, I., Anderson, C., Nattress, K., Beale, P., Lopez, A., Carter, J. (2009). Rising cancer antigen 125 level and the type and timing of treatment for recurrent ovarian cancer: a clinical dilemma, but what would women do? International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 19(6), 1037-1046. [More Information]
  • Butow, P., Beeney, L., Juraskova, I., Ussher, J., Zordan, R. (2009). The Gains and Pains of Being a Cancer Support Group Leader: A Qualitative Survey of Rewards and Challenges. Social Work in Health Care, 48(8), 750-767. [More Information]
  • Juraskova, I., Chapman, J., Butow, P., Jolan, A., Zordan, R., Kirsten, L., Sedgwick, C. (2008). Challenges, Needs, Rewards and Psychological Well-Being of Multiple Sclerosis Support-Group Facilitators. International Journal of MS Care, 10(3), 85-93.
  • Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Lopez, A., Seccombe, M., Coates, A., Boyle, F., McCarthy, N., Reaby, L., Forbes, J. (2008). Improving informed consent: pilot of a decision aid for women invited to participate in a breast cancer prevention trial (IBIS-II DCIS). Health Expectations, 11(3), 252-262. [More Information]
  • Mok, K., Juraskova, I., Friedlander, M. (2008). The impact of aromatase inhibitors on sexual functioning: Current knowledge and future research directions. The Breast Journal, 17, 436-440. [More Information]
  • Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Lopez, A., Seccombe, M., Boyle, F., McCarthy, N., Forbes, J. (2007). Improving informed consent to clinical trials: Successful piloting of a decision aid. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 25(11), 1443-1444. [More Information]
  • McCaffery, K., Shepherd, H., Trevena, L., Juraskova, I., Barratt, A., Butow, P., Hazell, K., Tattersall, M. (2007). Shared decision-making in Australia. Zeitschrift fuer Aerztliche Fortbildung und Qualitaet Gesundheitswesen, 101(4), 205-211. [More Information]
  • Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Sharpe, L., Campion, M. (2007). What does it mean? Uncertainty, trust and communication following treatment for pre-cancerous cervical abnormalities. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 16(6), 525-533. [More Information]
  • Zordan, R., Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Chapman, J., Jolan, A., Sedgwick, C., Batt, G. (2006). Challenges, Support/Training Needs, and Psychological Well-being of Cancer Support Group Leaders: An Australia-wide study. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2(S2), A133.
  • Schofield, P., Juraskova, I., Butow, P. (2003). How oncologists discuss complementary therapy use with their patients: An audio-tape audit. Supportive Care in Cancer, 11(6), 348-355.
  • Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Robertson, R., Sharpe, L., McLeod, C., Hacker, N. (2003). Post-treatment sexual adjustment following cervical and endometrial cancer: a qualitative insight. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 12(3), 267-279. [More Information]
  • Boakes, R., Juraskova, I. (2001). The role of drinking in the suppression of food intake by recent activity. Behavioral Neuroscience, 115, 718-730.

2014

  • Butow, P., Brown, R., Juraskova, I. (2014). Can consultation skills training change doctors’ behaviour to increase involvement of patients in making decisions about standard treatment and clinical trials: a randomized controlled trial. Health Expectations. [More Information]
  • Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Bonner, C., Bell, M., Smith, A., Seccombe, M., Boyle, F., Reaby, L., Cuzick, J., Forbes, J. (2014). Improving decision making about clinical trial participation – a randomised controlled trial of a decision aid for women considering participation in the IBIS-II breast cancer prevention trial. British Journal of Cancer, 111(1), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Hanly, N., Mireskandari, S., Juraskova, I. (2014). The struggle towards 'the New Normal': a qualitative insight into psychosexual adjustment to prostate cancer. BMC Urology, 14(1). [More Information]
  • Donnelly, L., Evans, D., Wiseman, J., Fox, J., Greenhalgh, R., Affen, J., Juraskova, I., Stavrinos, P., Dawe, S., Cuzick, J., et al (2014). Uptake of tamoxifen in consecutive premenopausal women under surveillance in a high-risk breast cancer clinic. British Journal of Cancer, 110(7), 1681-1687. [More Information]

2013

  • Schofield, P., Juraskova, I., Bergin, R., Gough, K., Mileshkin, L., Krishnasamy, M., White, K., Bernshaw, D., Penberthy, S., Aranda, S. (2013). A nurse- and peer-led support program to assist women in gynaecological oncology receiving curative radiotherapy, the PeNTAGOn study (peer and nurse support trial to assist women in gynaecological oncology): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 14(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Juraskova, I., Bonner, C. (2013). Decision aids for breast cancer chemoprevention. Breast Cancer Research, 15(5), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Bernhard, J., Aldridge, J., Butow, P., Zoller, P., Brown, R., Smith, A., Juraskova, I. (2013). Patient–doctor agreement on recall of clinical trial discussion across cultures. Annals of Oncology, 24, 391-397. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Bonner, C., Robertson, R., Sharpe, L. (2013). Sexual adjustment following early stage cervical and endometrial cancer: prospective controlled multi-centre study. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 22(1), 153-159. [More Information]
  • Juraskova, I., Sherin, J., Mok, K., Peate, M., Meiser, B., Cheah, B., Mireskandari, S., Friedlander, M. (2013). The acceptability, feasibility, and efficacy (Phase I/II Study) of the OVERcome (Olive Oil, Vaginal Exercise, and MoisturizeR) intervention to improve dyspareunia and alleviate sexual problems in women with breast cancer. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 10(10), 2549-2558. [More Information]

2012

  • Bonner, C., Nattress, K., Anderson, C., Carter, J., Milross, C., Philp, S., Juraskova, I. (2012). Chore or priority? Barriers and facilitators affecting dilator use after pelvic radiotherapy for gynaecological cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20(10), 2305-2313. [More Information]
  • Bernhard, J., Butow, P., Aldridge, J., Juraskova, I., Ribi, K., Brown, R. (2012). Communication about standard treatment options and clinical trials: can we teach doctors new skills to improve patient outcomes? Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 21(12), 1265-1274. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Fisher, A., Bonner, C., Biankin, A., Juraskova, I. (2012). Factors influencing intention to undergo whole genome screening in future healthcare: A single-blind parallel-group randomised trial. Preventive Medicine, 55, 514-520. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Brown, R., Butow, P., Wilson-Genderson, M., Bernhard, J., Ribi, K., Juraskova, I. (2012). Meeting the Decision-Making Preferences of Patients With Breast Cancer in Oncology Consultations: Impact on Decision-Related Outcomes. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 30(8), 857-862. [More Information]
  • Juraskova, I., Bonner, C., Bell, M., Sharpe, L., Robertson, R., Butow, P. (2012). Quantity vs. Quality: An Exploration of the Predictors of Posttreatment Sexual Adjustment for Women Affected by Early Stage Cervical and Endometrial Cancer. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 9(11), 2952-2960. [More Information]
  • Zordan, R., Butow, P., Kirsten, L., Juraskova, I., O'Reilly, A., Friedsam, J., Bovopoulos, N., Heinrich, P., Charles, M., Hobbs, K., et al (2012). The development of novel interventions to assist the leaders of cancer support groups. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20(3), 445-454. [More Information]

2011

  • Anderson, C., Carter, J., Nattress, K., Beale, P., Philp, S., Harrison, J., Juraskova, I. (2011). "The Booklet Helped Me Not to Panic" A Pilot of a Decision Aid for Asymptomatic Women With Ovarian Cancer and With Rising CA-125 Levels. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 21(4), 737-743. [More Information]
  • Au, A., Lam, W., Chan, M., Or, A., Kwong, A., Suen, D., Wong, A., Juraskova, I., Wong, T., Fielding, R. (2011). Development and pilot-testing of a Decision Aid for use among Chinese women facing breast cancer surgery. Health Expectations, 14(4), 405-416. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Webber, K., Mok, K., Bennett, B., Lloyd, A., Friedlander, M., Juraskova, I., Goldstein, D. (2011). If I Am in the Mood, I Enjoy It: An Exploration of Cancer-Related Fatigue and Sexual Functioning in Women with Breast Cancer. The Oncologist, 16, 1333-1344. [More Information]
  • 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. German Journal for Evidence and Quality in Health Care (Zeitschrift fuer Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitaet im Gesundheitswesen), 105(4), 234-239. [More Information]
  • Brown, R., Butow, P., Juraskova, I., Ribi, K., Gerber, D., Bernhard, J., Tattersall, M. (2011). Sharing decisions in breast cancer care: Development of the Decision Analysis System for Oncology (DAS-O) to identify shared decision making during treatment consultations. Health Expectations, 14(1), 29-37. [More Information]
  • Smith, A., Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Miguel, C., Lopez, A., Chang, S., Brown, R., Bernhard, J. (2011). Sharing vs. Caring - The relative impact of sharing decisions versus managing emotions on patient outcomes. Patient Education and Counseling, 82(3), 233-239. [More Information]

2010

  • Juraskova, I., Hegedus, L., Butow, P., Smith, A., Schofield, P. (2010). Discussing Complementary Therapy Use With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients: Exploring the Communication Gap. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 9(2), 168-176. [More Information]
  • Zordan, R., Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Jolan, A., Kirsten, L., Chapman, J., Sedgwick, C., Charles, M., Sundquist, K. (2010). Exploring the impact of training on the experience of Australian support group leaders: current practices and implications for research. Health Expectations, 13(4), 427-440. [More Information]
  • Butow, P., Juraskova, I., Chang, S., Lopez, A., Brown, R., Bernhard, J. (2010). Shared decision making coding systems: How do they compare in the oncology context? Patient Education and Counseling, 78(2), 261-268. [More Information]

2009

  • Hersch, J., Juraskova, I., Price, M., Mullan, B. (2009). Psychosocial interventions and quality of life in gynaecological cancer patients: a systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 18(8), 795-810. [More Information]
  • Harrison, J., Juraskova, I., Anderson, C., Nattress, K., Beale, P., Lopez, A., Carter, J. (2009). Rising cancer antigen 125 level and the type and timing of treatment for recurrent ovarian cancer: a clinical dilemma, but what would women do? International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 19(6), 1037-1046. [More Information]
  • Butow, P., Beeney, L., Juraskova, I., Ussher, J., Zordan, R. (2009). The Gains and Pains of Being a Cancer Support Group Leader: A Qualitative Survey of Rewards and Challenges. Social Work in Health Care, 48(8), 750-767. [More Information]

2008

  • Juraskova, I., Chapman, J., Butow, P., Jolan, A., Zordan, R., Kirsten, L., Sedgwick, C. (2008). Challenges, Needs, Rewards and Psychological Well-Being of Multiple Sclerosis Support-Group Facilitators. International Journal of MS Care, 10(3), 85-93.
  • Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Lopez, A., Seccombe, M., Coates, A., Boyle, F., McCarthy, N., Reaby, L., Forbes, J. (2008). Improving informed consent: pilot of a decision aid for women invited to participate in a breast cancer prevention trial (IBIS-II DCIS). Health Expectations, 11(3), 252-262. [More Information]
  • Mok, K., Juraskova, I., Friedlander, M. (2008). The impact of aromatase inhibitors on sexual functioning: Current knowledge and future research directions. The Breast Journal, 17, 436-440. [More Information]

2007

  • Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Lopez, A., Seccombe, M., Boyle, F., McCarthy, N., Forbes, J. (2007). Improving informed consent to clinical trials: Successful piloting of a decision aid. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 25(11), 1443-1444. [More Information]
  • McCaffery, K., Shepherd, H., Trevena, L., Juraskova, I., Barratt, A., Butow, P., Hazell, K., Tattersall, M. (2007). Shared decision-making in Australia. Zeitschrift fuer Aerztliche Fortbildung und Qualitaet Gesundheitswesen, 101(4), 205-211. [More Information]
  • Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Sharpe, L., Campion, M. (2007). What does it mean? Uncertainty, trust and communication following treatment for pre-cancerous cervical abnormalities. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 16(6), 525-533. [More Information]

2006

  • Zordan, R., Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Chapman, J., Jolan, A., Sedgwick, C., Batt, G. (2006). Challenges, Support/Training Needs, and Psychological Well-being of Cancer Support Group Leaders: An Australia-wide study. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2(S2), A133.

2003

  • Schofield, P., Juraskova, I., Butow, P. (2003). How oncologists discuss complementary therapy use with their patients: An audio-tape audit. Supportive Care in Cancer, 11(6), 348-355.
  • Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Robertson, R., Sharpe, L., McLeod, C., Hacker, N. (2003). Post-treatment sexual adjustment following cervical and endometrial cancer: a qualitative insight. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 12(3), 267-279. [More Information]

2001

  • Boakes, R., Juraskova, I. (2001). The role of drinking in the suppression of food intake by recent activity. Behavioral Neuroscience, 115, 718-730.

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