Alexandra Barratt

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sydney
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc A decision aid to support informed choices about bowel cancer screening among adults with low education: randomised controlled trial
    Sian K Smith
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence Based Decision Making, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMJ 341:c5370. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Benefits, harms and costs of screening mammography in women 70 years and over: a systematic review
    Alexandra L Barratt
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 176:266-71. 2002
  3. doi request reprint Evidence Based Medicine and Shared Decision Making: the challenge of getting both evidence and preferences into health care
    Alexandra Barratt
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 73:407-12. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Cancer screening--benefits, harms and making an informed choice
    Alexandra L Barratt
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 35:39-42. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Screening for prostate cancer: explaining new trial results and their implications to patients
    Alexandra L Barratt
    University of Sydney, Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:226-9. 2009
  6. pmc Model of outcomes of screening mammography: information to support informed choices
    Alexandra Barratt
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMJ 330:936. 2005
  7. pmc Use of decision aids to support informed choices about screening
    Alexandra Barratt
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMJ 329:507-10. 2004
  8. pmc Cancer screening
    A Barratt
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:899-902. 2002
  9. doi request reprint A theoretical framework for measuring knowledge in screening decision aid trials
    Sian K Smith
    Psychosocial Research Group, Prince of Wales Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 89:330-6. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Development and pilot-testing of a decision aid for women with a breech-presenting baby
    Natasha Nassar
    Centre for Perinatal Health Services Research, QEII Building DO2, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Midwifery 23:38-47. 2007

Detail Information

Publications53

  1. pmc A decision aid to support informed choices about bowel cancer screening among adults with low education: randomised controlled trial
    Sian K Smith
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence Based Decision Making, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMJ 341:c5370. 2010
    ..To determine whether a decision aid designed for adults with low education and literacy can support informed choice and involvement in decisions about screening for bowel cancer...
  2. ncbi request reprint Benefits, harms and costs of screening mammography in women 70 years and over: a systematic review
    Alexandra L Barratt
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 176:266-71. 2002
    ..To assess the (i) benefits, (ii) harms and (iii) costs of continuing mammographic screening for women 70 years and over...
  3. doi request reprint Evidence Based Medicine and Shared Decision Making: the challenge of getting both evidence and preferences into health care
    Alexandra Barratt
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 73:407-12. 2008
    ..This paper look at the achievements of EBM and SDM so far, the potential tensions between them, and how things might progress in the future...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cancer screening--benefits, harms and making an informed choice
    Alexandra L Barratt
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 35:39-42. 2006
    ..On the other side, the benefits of cancer screening are quite rare and have been oversold...
  5. ncbi request reprint Screening for prostate cancer: explaining new trial results and their implications to patients
    Alexandra L Barratt
    University of Sydney, Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:226-9. 2009
    ..The challenge for future research is to find a test that reliably detects prostate cancers that are curable if they are treated early and life-threatening if they are not...
  6. pmc Model of outcomes of screening mammography: information to support informed choices
    Alexandra Barratt
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMJ 330:936. 2005
    ..To provide easy to use estimates of the benefits and harms of biennial screening mammography for women aged 40, 50, 60, and 70 years...
  7. pmc Use of decision aids to support informed choices about screening
    Alexandra Barratt
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMJ 329:507-10. 2004
  8. pmc Cancer screening
    A Barratt
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:899-902. 2002
    ....
  9. doi request reprint A theoretical framework for measuring knowledge in screening decision aid trials
    Sian K Smith
    Psychosocial Research Group, Prince of Wales Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 89:330-6. 2012
    ..To describe a theoretical framework for assessing knowledge about the possible outcomes of participating in bowel cancer screening for the faecal occult blood test...
  10. ncbi request reprint Development and pilot-testing of a decision aid for women with a breech-presenting baby
    Natasha Nassar
    Centre for Perinatal Health Services Research, QEII Building DO2, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Midwifery 23:38-47. 2007
    ..To develop a decision aid for pregnant women with a breech presentation at term, and to assess its acceptability...
  11. doi request reprint Enhancing citizen engagement in cancer screening through deliberative democracy
    Lucie Rychetnik
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, Room 301F, Level 3, Edward Ford Building A27, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    J Natl Cancer Inst 105:380-6. 2013
    ..Policies that take account of citizens' opinions through a deliberative democracy process can be considered more legitimate, justifiable, and feasible than those that don't...
  12. doi request reprint Estimates of overdiagnosis of invasive breast cancer associated with screening mammography
    Stephen Morrell
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 21:275-82. 2010
    ..To estimate the extent of overdiagnosis of invasive breast cancer associated with screening in New South Wales, Australia, a population with a well-established mammography screening program which has achieved full geographic coverage...
  13. doi request reprint How do we achieve informed choice for women considering breast screening?
    Jolyn Hersch
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, Sydney School of Public Health, Edward Ford Bldg A27, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Prev Med 53:144-6. 2011
    ..This paper discusses the issues around informed choice for women considering breast screening...
  14. doi request reprint Development and preliminary evaluation of a bowel cancer screening decision aid for adults with lower literacy
    Sian K Smith
    Screening and Diagnostic Test Evaluation Program, Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence Based Decision Making, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, NSW, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 75:358-67. 2009
    ..However, few have been designed for populations with lower education and literacy. This article describes the development and preliminary evaluation of a bowel cancer screening decision aid for this group...
  15. doi request reprint HPV testing versus repeat Pap testing for the management of a minor abnormal Pap smear: evaluation of a decision aid to support informed choice
    Kirsten J McCaffery
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 73:473-9, 481. 2008
    ..To examine women's informed preference for the management of a mildly abnormal Pap smear and the impact of a decision aid...
  16. pmc Women's views on overdiagnosis in breast cancer screening: a qualitative study
    Jolyn Hersch
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMJ 346:f158. 2013
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Informed choice in mammography screening: a randomized trial of a decision aid for 70-year-old women
    Erin Mathieu
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Arch Intern Med 167:2039-46. 2007
    ..These women are advised to consider both the benefits and harms of continuing to be screened. Doing so may be difficult for individual women, and there are no evaluated decision support tools to assist them...
  18. doi request reprint Three questions that patients can ask to improve the quality of information physicians give about treatment options: a cross-over trial
    Heather L Shepherd
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 84:379-85. 2011
    ..To test the effect of three questions (what are my options? what are the benefits and harms? and how likely are these?), on information provided by physicians about treatment options...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effects of study methods and biases on estimates of invasive breast cancer overdetection with mammography screening: a systematic review
    Corné Biesheuvel
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Lancet Oncol 8:1129-38. 2007
    ..New studies are urgently needed to quantify the true extent of overdetection in current mammography screening programmes. These studies should be designed to avoid the multiple sources of bias identified in this review...
  20. ncbi request reprint A systematic review on communicating with patients about evidence
    Lyndal J Trevena
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Eval Clin Pract 12:13-23. 2006
    ..A case scenario is used to illustrate some of the difficulties of putting these results into practice...
  21. ncbi request reprint Views on evidence from nursing and midwifery opinion leaders
    Donna Waters
    Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Nurse Educ Today 29:829-34. 2009
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Differences in individual approaches: communication in the familial breast cancer consultation and the effect on patient outcomes
    Elizabeth A Lobb
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, Department of Psychology, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Genet Couns 14:43-53. 2005
    ..Communication skills may be a useful area to explore further in this field...
  23. doi request reprint Shared decision making in Australia in 2011
    Kirsten J McCaffery
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 105:234-9. 2011
    ..However, priority needs to be given to SDM by both federal and state governments with greater investment in SDM research and in activities to support implementation in clinical practice...
  24. doi request reprint Information needs and preferences of low and high literacy consumers for decisions about colorectal cancer screening: utilizing a linguistic model
    Sian K Smith
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence Based Decision Making, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Health Expect 11:123-36. 2008
    ..The use of written decision aids (DAs) in clinical practice has proliferated. However, few DAs have been developed for low literacy users, despite this group having low knowledge about healthcare and lacking involvement in health decisions...
  25. ncbi request reprint Expanding the evidence on cancer screening: the value of scientific, social and ethical perspectives
    Lucie Rychetnik
    University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 198:536-9. 2013
    ..An expanded approach will offer essential information to better support well reasoned judgements, and develop more accountable and less contested cancer screening policies...
  26. ncbi request reprint Shared decision-making in Australia
    Kirsten J McCaffery
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 101:205-11. 2007
    ..There is now awareness of the need to target the demand side by educating consumers to ask for information and involvement in their health care...
  27. ncbi request reprint Reply to braillon and nicot
    Jolyn Hersch
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, Sydney School of Public Health, Edward Ford Bldg A27, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence based Decision making, Transient Bldg F12, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Prev Med 53:438. 2011
  28. ncbi request reprint "The news is [not] all good": misrepresentations and inaccuracies in Australian news media reports on prostate cancer screening
    Ross MacKenzie
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 187:507-10. 2007
    ..To list and critically review recent inaccurate statements made by advocates of prostate cancer screening in Australian news media...
  29. ncbi request reprint GPs want tailored, user friendly evidence summaries--a cross sectional study in New South Wales
    Lyndal J Trevena
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 36:1065-9. 2007
    ....
  30. pmc Tips for learners of evidence-based medicine: 1. Relative risk reduction, absolute risk reduction and number needed to treat
    Alexandra Barratt
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    CMAJ 171:353-8. 2004
  31. ncbi request reprint Integrated decision making: definitions for a new discipline
    Lyndal Trevena
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, Department of General Practice, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 50:265-8. 2003
    ....
  32. pmc Assisting informed decision making for labour analgesia: a randomised controlled trial of a decision aid for labour analgesia versus a pamphlet
    Camille H Raynes-Greenow
    Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:15. 2010
    ..Decision aids are tools that present evidence based information and allow preference elicitation...
  33. pmc Internet-based randomized controlled trials: a systematic review
    Erin Mathieu
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:568-76. 2013
    ..Knowledge of the types of interventions evaluated and the methodological quality of these trials could inform decisions about whether to conduct future trials using conventional methods, fully online or a mixture of the two...
  34. doi request reprint Adding value to clinical trial registries: insights from Australian Cancer Trials Online, a website for consumers
    Rachel Dear
    Center for Medical Psychology and Evidence Based Decision Making, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Clin Trials 8:70-6. 2011
    ..Trial registries could be an excellent source of information about clinical trials for patients and others affected by cancer as well as health care professionals, but may be difficult for patients to navigate and use...
  35. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of adverse outcomes of external cephalic version and persisting breech presentation at term
    Natasha Nassar
    Centre for Perinatal Health Services Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:163-71. 2006
    ..Only with improved reporting and collection of safety data on ECV and persisting breech presentation can we provide high-quality information to assist informed decision making by pregnant women with a breech presentation at term...
  36. pmc Impact of privacy legislation on the number and characteristics of people who are recruited for research: a randomised controlled trial
    L Trevena
    Room 322, Edward Ford Building A27, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    J Med Ethics 32:473-7. 2006
    ..Opt-out patients were contacted by researchers. Opt-in patients were contacted if patients responded by email, free telephone number or a reply-paid card...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cancer screening - pros, cons, choice, and the patient
    Lyndal Trevena
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 38:188-92. 2009
    ..There are challenges for both practitioners and consumers in communicating about screening in practice...
  38. ncbi request reprint To freeze or not to freeze? Answering a question about the treatment of cutaneous warts
    Lyndal Trevena
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 32:738. 2003
  39. doi request reprint Do audio-guided decision aids improve outcomes? A randomized controlled trial of an audio-guided decision aid compared with a booklet decision aid for Australian women considering labour analgesia
    Camille H Raynes-Greenow
    Perinatal Research Group, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Health Expect 12:407-16. 2009
    ..To assess the effectiveness of an audio-guided component: an audio-guided decision aid vs. a stand-alone booklet decision aid...
  40. doi request reprint Exploring patient involvement in healthcare decision making across different education and functional health literacy groups
    Sian K Smith
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Edward Ford Building A27, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 69:1805-12. 2009
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint GPs' experience and attitudes toward new genetics: barriers and needs
    Qi Rong Huang
    School of Health Information Management, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 33:379-80. 2004
  42. ncbi request reprint What medical students value in a population health tutor: characteristics for consideration in staff recruitment and development
    Lyndal Trevena
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Educ Health (Abingdon) 16:51-8. 2003
    ..This analysis identifies the tutor characteristics rated most positively by medical students in a small-group course in population health and discusses their implication for staff recruitment and development...
  43. ncbi request reprint Impediments to higher degree training for Australian clinical researchers in general practice
    Lyndal Trevena
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Educ Health (Abingdon) 18:157-65. 2005
    ..Evidence-based general practice requires skilled researchers in the field. This study explores the issues faced by professionals from the Australian general practice sector who were considering higher degree training in research...
  44. doi request reprint Combination versus sequential single agent chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer
    Rachel F Dear
    Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Blackburn Building D06, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2006
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 12:CD008792. 2013
    ..In addition, sequentially using single agents might cause less toxicity and impairment of quality of life, but it is not known whether this might compromise survival time...
  45. ncbi request reprint Pregnant women's preferences and knowledge of term breech management, in an Australian setting
    Camille H Raynes-Greenow
    Centre for Perinatal Health Services Research, Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Midwifery 20:181-7. 2004
    ..To assess women's familiarity with breech presentation and external cephalic version (ECV), and to identify women's preferences and attitudes regarding breech management...
  46. ncbi request reprint Information about tests for breast cancer: what are we telling people?
    Emily Croft
    Screening Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    J Fam Pract 51:858-60. 2002
    ..Eighteen percent of publications provided some (generally qualitative) information about test accuracy, and none provided quantitative information about the probability of disease given normal and abnormal test results...
  47. doi request reprint The Australian experience of nurses' preparedness for evidence-based practice
    Donna Waters
    The College of Nursing, Burwood, Sydney, NSW 1805, Australia
    J Nurs Manag 17:510-8. 2009
    ..This study aimed to determine current knowledge and attitudes towards evidence-based practice (EBP) among pre- and post-registration nurses in New South Wales (NSW), Australia...
  48. ncbi request reprint Effect of study design and quality on unsatisfactory rates, cytology classifications, and accuracy in liquid-based versus conventional cervical cytology: a systematic review
    Elizabeth Davey
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Lancet 367:122-32. 2006
    ..We reviewed the published work to assess the performance of liquid-based cytology relative to conventional cytology in primary studies assessed to be of low, medium, or high methodological quality...
  49. ncbi request reprint A randomized crossover trial of PAPNET for primary cervical screening
    Les Irwig
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Edward Ford Building A27, NSW 2006, Sydney, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:75-81. 2004
    ..To develop and demonstrate efficient methods to estimate the relative true positive and false positive rates of two cervical screening tests (conventional cytology and PAPNET)...
  50. pmc A glossary for evidence based public health
    Lucie Rychetnik
    Sydney Health Projects Group, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:538-45. 2004
    ..It draws on the published literature, experience gained over several years analysis of the topic, and discussions with public health colleagues, including researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and students...
  51. ncbi request reprint Psychological outcomes and risk perception after genetic testing and counselling in breast cancer: a systematic review
    Phyllis N Butow
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, Blackburn Building D06, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Med J Aust 178:77-81. 2003
    ..To conduct a systematic review of the effects of genetic counselling and testing for familial breast cancer on women's perception of risk and psychological morbidity...
  52. ncbi request reprint Is home screening for bowel cancer a good idea?
    Barbara Ann Adelstein
    Aust N Z J Public Health 27:265-6. 2003
  53. doi request reprint Communicating about screening
    Vikki A Entwistle
    Social Dimensions of Health Institute, University of Dundee, UK
    BMJ 337:a1591. 2008