NACCHO Aboriginal Women’s Health Survey : To help more Aboriginal women to take part in mammographic screening

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Have your say about factors that can help more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to take part in mammographic screening

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Survey Link    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G3C6Z52

The University of Melbourne is currently undertaking a study on behalf of Cancer Australia to identify critical success factors for increasing mammographic screening participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women across Australia.

Cancer Council website Breast Cancer Screening

See previous NACCHO article

NACCHO Aboriginal Women’s Health : Cancer support group leader urges her mob to get regular, free breast screens

The survey will contribute the following essential information to the study:

  • Information about local activities that have been undertaken to increase mammographic screening participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women; and
  • Examples of critical success factors contributing to increased participation.

Survey Link    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G3C6Z52

Survey Target Group:  People involved in planning or implementing activities that include a focus on mammographic screening participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

Survey Period: Responses to the survey are being sought between 18 October and 1 Nov

Plain Language Statement

We would like to ask you to participate in our survey identifying key components of successful programs that have been undertaken (or barriers for service providers without programs) to increase mammography participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

What is the study about?
This study is about building the evidence base to inform the development of mammographic screening strategies to increase the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Who can participate in the study?
Professionals with experience in coordinating programs to increase mammographic screening participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

In addition, professionals with relevant experience who have not implemented mammographic participation programs, and applicable barriers, can participate in the study.

What will I be asked to do?
We would like to invite you to complete a survey regarding your experience in coordinating (or being involved in) any program to increase mammographic screening participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. If you have not coordinated a program to increase mammographic screening participation, you are also invited to complete the survey, and explain the barriers to program implementation and delivery. Your input will help University of Melbourne to better understand the key components of these programs, relevant success factors, barriers and facilitators. This will then help inform future programs and service providers about ‘best practice’. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes.

Are there any risks if I participate?
There is a small possibility that others may be able to identify you from what you say. To minimise this risk, no identifying data is included in the findings of the study.

Your information will be confidential. Your name will be stored separately from any information. The survey data will be kept will be kept in a password-protected network at the university. The researchers will be the only people who can access these files. The information will be kept for five years after the research has been published and then will be destroyed.

Are there any benefits if I participate?
Your involvement in the survey will help University of Melbourne better understand what works and what doesn’t work and what is considered best practice, in terms of mammography participation strategies. Results from the study will also help inform the design and implementation of future interventions to improve mammography participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Results from the survey will be written up as a Cancer Australia report and may be published in journals or presented at conferences. This will help others to know about the results of the study.

Do I have to participate in the study?
Participation in this study is completely voluntary. If you decide that you do not want to be involved in the study you may withdraw at any time and have your information removed. You can also choose not to answer any of the questions asked and stop the survey at any time.

Who is funding the research?
The research is being funded by the Commonwealth government, through Cancer Australia, which is providing $161,700.

If you have any questions or if you can recommend others to receive the survey who are involved in planning or implementing these kinds of activities, please contact the University of Melbourne team by clicking here or using the contact information below.

Ms Angeline Ferdinand | Research Fellow | Centre for Health Policy |

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, University of Melbourne 3010 T +61 3 8344 0660 | F +61 3 9348 1174 | E a.ferdinand@unimelb.edu.au |

W http://healthprograms.unimelb.edu.au/

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