Public Libraries Victoria has been contacted by researchers at the University of Melbourne who are running a study that aims to improve the way that choices about cervical screening are offered to women and other people with a cervix in Victoria. The researchers are keen not to limit the study to people already involved in health services and have reached out for assistance to recruit participants for the study. Participants will receive a $50 gift card for their time.

There are two ways you can help:

  1. Consider registering to participate in the research yourself.
  2. Spread the word through your library community.

All the information you need is below in the sample newsletter copy and flier below, and in the Understanding Choice – Plain Language Statement.

Sample newsletter copy

Take part in a research project to help people make choices about cervical screening!

There have been changes to the way people can have cervical screening tests (previously known as the Pap Test) in Australia. This means people can either collect their own sample, or their doctor or nurse can collect the sample.

Our project (Understanding choices about cervical screening) aims to understand people’s recent experiences of cervical screening and what helps people make decisions about cervical screening.

We are inviting people who have had a cervical screening test in the last year, are aged between 25 and 74 years, and live in Victoria to talk to us in a 1-hour interview.

 If you are interested or would like more information, please click here: https://redcap.link/understanding-choice_expression-of-interest

For any questions, please email the research team: understanding-choice@unimelb.edu.au

This project is led by researchers from The University of Melbourne. University of Melbourne HREC: 2024-27551-48617-3

Posted on behalf of the University of Melbourne Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

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