Web-based decision support for colorectal cancer prevention
People experience information overload with regards to cancer. Understanding the cancer information needs of various subgroups in the community and targeting information to these needs can improve engagement, comprehension and capacity to act.
What we aim to achieve
We hope to identify best practice in information provision in terms of impact on cancer knowledge and behavioural intention of the population of Australia. Our results indicate that appropriate targeting based on age and gender and misconceptions does improve perceived relevance of cancer prevention, including screening, information.
Our next steps and milestones
We will look at translating results to practice in government departments and NGOs. We have worked with the Commonwealth Department of Health to optimise their web portal.
What motivates me
Cancer morbidity and mortality can be reduced by appropriate lifestyle choices and screening participation. I want all Australians to realise the important role they can play in influencing cancer risk for themselves and their family and friends
My message to supporters
Don’t underestimate the capacity of the general public to impact their own cancer journey.