Publications - cancer screening research & evaluation (by year)

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Journals articles

2015

Scalzo K, Mullins R. The recommended interval for cervical cancer screening: Victorian women's attitudes to an extended interval. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2015; 39(2): 153-6.

2014

Sultana F, English D, Simpson J, Brotherton J, Drennan K, Mullins R, Heley S, Wrede C, Saville M, Gertig D. Rationale and design of the iPap trial: a randomized controlled trial of home-based HPV self-sampling for improving participation in cervical screening by never- and under-screened women in Australia. BMC Cancer 2014; 14(1): 207.

Mullins R, Scalzo K, Sultana F. Self-sampling for cervical screening: Could it overcome some of the barriers to the Pap test? J Med Screen 2014; 21(4): 201-6.

2013

Mullins R, Coomber K, Broun K, Wakefield M. Promoting cervical screening after introduction of the human papillomavirus vaccine: the effect of repeated mass media campaigns. J Med Screen 2013; 20(1): 27-32.

2012

 Brotherton J, Mullins R. Will vaccinated women attend cervical screening? A population based survey of human papillomavirus vaccination and cervical screening among young women in Victoria, Australia. Cancer Epidemiology 2012; 36 (2012):  298-302.

2010

 Dyson S, Pitts M, Lyons A, Mullins R. Providing high quality information about human papillomavirus for women after treatment for high-grade cervical dysplasia. Sexual Health 2010; 7 (1): 49-54.

2009

 Anderson J, Mullins R, Siahpush M, Spittal M, Wakefield M. Mass media campaign improves cervical screening across all socio-economic groups. Health Education Research 2009; 24 (5): 867-875.

Brotherton JML, Mullins R. Estimating coverage of the national HPV Vaccination Program: where are we at? (Letter to the Editor). Medical Journal of Australia 2009; 191 (3): 188.

Dixon H, Scully M, Wakefield M, Murphy M. The prostate cancer screening debate: Public reaction to medical controversy in the media. Public Understanding of Science 2009; 18 (1): 115-128.

Mullins R. Can older women be motivated to attend for their final Pap tests? The use of targeted and general personalised reminder letters. Cancer Epidemiology 2009; 33: 306-308.

Smith DP, Clements MS, Wakefield MA, Chapman S. Impact of Australian celebrity diagnosis on prostate cancer screening. (Letter to Editor) Medical Journal of Australia 2009; 191 (10): 574-575.

2008

 Mullins R, Wakefield M, Broun K. Encouraging the right women to attend for cervical cancer screening: Results from a targeted television campaign in Victoria, Australia. Health Education Research 2008; 23 (3): 477-486.

2007

 Livingston P, Wakefield M, Elwood JM. Community attitudes towards the early detection of cancer in Victoria, Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2007; 31 (1): 26-29.

2006

 Metcalfe R, Russell R, McAvoy B, Tse J, Sutherland G, Hoey L. Promoting shared decision making and informed choice for the early detection of prostate cancer: Development and evaluation of a GP education program. Cancer Forum 2006; 30 (1): 39-42.

2005

 Chapman S, McLeod K, Wakefield M, Holding S. Impact of news of celebrity illness on breast cancer screening: Kylie Minogue's breast cancer diagnosis. Medical Journal of Australia 2005; 183 (5): 247-250.

Davey C, White V, Gattellari M, Ward J. Reconciling population benefits and women's individual autonomy in mammographic screening: In depth interviews to explore women's views about ‘informed choice'. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2005; 29: 69-77.

2003

 Brown A, Hassard J, Fernbach M, Szabo E, Wakefield M. Lesbians' experiences of cervical screening. Health Promotion Journal of Australia 2003; 14 (2):  128-132.

Young JM, Davey C, Ward JE. Influence of 'framing effect' on women's support for government funding of breast cancer screening. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2003; 27 (3):  287-290.

2002

 Davey C, White V, Ward J. Insurance repercussions of mammographic screening: What do women think? (Letter to the Editor). Medical Science Monitor 2002; 8 (12):  54-55.

Fernbach M. The impact of a media campaign on cervical screening knowledge and self-efficacy. Journal of Health Psychology 2002; 7 (1):  85-97.

2001

Fernbach, M. Young women's issues associated with Pap tests: a qualitative study of Victoria women. Health Promotion Journal of Australia 2001; 12(3): 254-257 

Savage S, Clarke V. Factors associated with breast and cervical cancer screening behaviours. Health Education 2001; 101 (4):  176-186.

1989-1997

Cockburn J, Schofield P, White V, Hill D, Russell I. Predictors of returning for second round screening at a population based mammographic screening programme in Melbourne, Australia. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 1997; 51: 62-66.  

Stevens A, Cockburn J, Hirst S, Jolley D. An evaluation of educational outreach to general practitioners as part of a statewide cervical screening program. American Journal of Public Health 1997; 87(7): 1177-1181.

CockburnJ, Thomas RJ, McLaughlin SJ, Reading D.  Acceptance of screening for colo-rectal cancer by flexible sigmoidoscopy.  Journal of Medical Screening 1995; 2(2): 79-83. 

Cockburn J, Staples M, Hurley SF, DeLuise T. The psychological consequences of screening mammography. Journal of Medical Screening 1994; 1:7-12.

Schofield PE, Cockburn J, Hill DJ, Reading D. Encouraging attendance at a screening mammography program: Determinants of response to different recruitment strategies. Journal of Medical Screening 1994; 1: 144-149.  

White VM, Wearing AJ, Hill DJ. Is the conflict model of decision making applicable to the decision to be screened for cervical cancer?: A field study. Journal of Behavioural Decision Making 1994; 7: 57-72. 

Cockburn J, Hill D, DeLuise T, Flint-Richter D. Satisfaction of attenders during the establishment of an Australian mammography screening program. Australian Journal of Public Health 1993; 17(2): 103-108.

Cockburn J, Turnbull D, Clover K, Plunkett A, Ryan E, Adelson P, Furber S, McMurchie M, Shelley J, Seeto A-M. Recruitment strategies for mammographic screening programs: Evidence for potential effectiveness. Health Promotion Journal of Australia 1993; 3(3): 4-9 (Study undertaken elsewhere).

Cockburn J, White VM, Hirst S, Hill D. Barriers to cervical screening in older women. Australian Family Physician 1992; 21(7): 973-978.

Cockburn J, Cawson J, Hill D, DeLuise T. An analysis of reported discomfort caused by mammographic x-ray amongst attenders at an Australian pilot breast screening program. Australasian Radiology 1992; 36: 115-119.

Cockburn J, DeLuise T, Hurley S, Clover K. Development and validation of the PCQ: A questionnaire to measure the psychological consequences of screening mammography. Social Science and Medicine 1992; 34(10): 1129-1134.

Cockburn J, Hill D, DeLuise T. Preferences of rural Victorian women for screening mammography services. Australian Journal of Public Health 1992; 16(1): 82-83.

Hurley SF, Jolley DJ, Livingston PM, Reading D, Cockburn J, Flint-Richter D. Effectiveness and costs of recruitment strategies for a mammographic screening program. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 1992; 84(11): 855-863.

The Essendon Breast X-ray Program Collaborative Group. A mammographic screening pilot project in Victoria, 1988 to 1990: The Essendon Breast X-ray program. Medical Journal of Australia 1992; 157: 670-673.

Cockburn J, Murphy B, Schofield P, Hill D, Borland R. Development of a strategy to encourage attendance at screening mammography. Health Education Research: Theory and Practice 1991; 6(3): 279-290.

Cockburn J, White VM, Hirst S, Hill D. Response of older rural women to a cervical screening campaign. Health Promotion Journal of Australia 1991; 1(1): 29-34.

Mitchell H, Hirst S, Cockburn J, Reading D, Staples M, Medley G. Cervical cancer screening: a comparison of recruitment strategies among older women. Medical Journal of Australia 1991; 155: 79-82.

Irwig L, Cockburn J, Turnbull D, Simpson J, Mock P, Tattersall M. Women's perceptions of screening mammography. Australian Journal of Public Health 1991; 15(1): 24-32. (Study undertaken elsewhere).

Rassaby J, Hirst S, Hill D, Bennett R, Clarke V. Introduction of a breast self-examination teaching program in Victoria, Australia. Health Education Research: Theory & Practice 1991; 6(3): 291-296.

Cockburn J, Hirst S, Hill D, Marks R. Increasing cervical screening in women over 40: An intervention in general practice. Medical Journal of Australia 1990; 152: 190-193.

Cockburn J, Irwig L, Turnbull D, Simpson JM, Mock P, Tattersall M. Encouraging attendance at screening mammography: Knowledge, attitudes and intentions of general practitioners. Medical Journal of Australia 1989; 151: 391-396. (Study undertaken elsewhere)

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Reports

2012

 Mullins R, Grainger M. Peace of Mind: Evaluation of PapScreen Victoria's 2010 media campaign.  Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria, February 2012.

Mullins R, O'Donell H, Grainger M. Local government provision of HPV immunisation in Victorian secondary schools: Final report. Prepared for: Department of Health. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, January 2012.

2011

 Einfeld C, Haynes K. National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: Practice nurse and manager survey. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, May 2011.

Einfeld C. Bowel cancer screening education initiatives: The liaison officer's perspective. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, January 2011.

Einfeld C. Bowel cancer screening education initiatives: Evaluation of practice visits. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, January 2011.

Haynes K, Bland S. Promotion of bowel cancer screening by practice nurses: Pilot study September 2011.  Prepared for: The Cancer Prevention Unit. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, November 2011.

Haynes K, Einfeld C, Mullins R, Wakefield M. Cancer Issues Population Survey 2010: Bowel Cancer Screening.  Prepared for: Cancer Prevention Unit. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, June 2011.

2010

 Grainger M. Cervical cancer screening behaviour, barriers, and future intention in Victorian women: Results from a 2009 population telephone survey.  Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, July 2010.

Grainger M. Cervical cancer screening knowledge in Victoria women: Results from a 2009 population telephone survey. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, June 2010.

Mullins R. Evaluation of PapScreen Victoria's 2009 Media Campaign 'Don't Just Sit There'. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council of Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, March 2010.

2009

 Mullins R. The use of an invitational letter to encourage unscreened 30- to 39-year old women to have a Pap test. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council of Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, December 2009. 

Mullins R. Brief report: Key findings about 18 to 26 year olds from PSV's 2009 telephone survey. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2009.

2008

 Anderson J. Brief report: Evaluation of the use of the Overcoming the Barriers resource 2007. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2008.

Mullins R. Human papilloma virus and the vaccine: Knowledge, beliefs and intentions. Results from a 2007 telephone survey. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, December 2008. 

Mullins R. Cervical cancer screening behaviour, knowledge, barriers and prompts: Results from a 2007 telephone survey. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, September 2008. 

Mullins R. The impact of PapScreen Victoria's 'Don't Just Sit There' media campaign in 2007. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, September 2008. 

Mullins R. Motivating 65- to 69- year old women to have their final Pap tests: The use of targeted and standard additional reminder letters. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. The Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, June 2008.

Mullins R, Anderson J. Cancer Issues Population Survey 2007: PapScreen Victoria component. CBRC Research Paper Series No. 33. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, June 2008. 

2006

 Anderson J. Development of an HPV testing resource card for health professionals: Interview findings. Prepared for PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, October 2006. 

Anderson J, Peckham P. Evaluation of the Overcoming the Barriers resource. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2006. 

Anderson J. Brief report on health related convenience advertising in Australia. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2006.

Anderson J. Literature review of women's understanding of HPV: Australian research and current gaps. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, April 2006.

Fairthorne A, Temby K, White V. Early detection of prostate cancer in general practice: 2005 workshop evaluation report. The Cancer Education Unit and Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, February 2006.

McLeod K, Livingston P, Peipers A, Wakefield M. Feedback from TCCV supporters on an invitation to access screening for bowel cancer. Prepared for: Cancer Education Unit. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, April 2006. 

Mullins R. Evaluation of PapScreen Victoria's 2005 media campaign "Don't just sit there". Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, November 2006.

Mullins R. Evaluation of the impact of PapScreen's campaign on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, March 2006.

2005

 Hoey L, Sutherland G, Metcalfe R, Russell R. Pilot study of a General Practitioner education program promoting shared decision making and informed choice for the early detection of prostate cancer. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer & Cancer Education Unit, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, June 2005. 

Hoey L, Sutherland G, Russell R, Metcalfe R. Evaluation of a GP education program to promote shared decision making and informed choice for men seeking early detection of prostate cancer. Prepared for: The Cancer Education Unit. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, March 2005.

Mullins R. Evaluation of the impact of PapScreen's media campaign for culturally and linguistically diverse women. Prepared for PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council of Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, December 2005. 

Mullins R. Cancer Issues Population Survey 2005: Cervical Screening. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, December 2005.

Mullins R. Evaluation of a strategy to increase cervical screening through the use of personalised letters. CBRC Research Paper Series No. 15. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2005. 

Mullins R. Evaluation of a strategy to increase cervical screening through the use of personalised letters. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, July 2005. 

Mullins R. An evaluation of PapScreen Victoria's 2004 media campaign. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, March 2005.

2004

 Anderson J. Literature review of effective reminder letter strategies used in screening programs. Prepared for: Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer and PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, December 2004. 

Anderson J, Fernbach M, Mullins R. Pap test quality: practitioners' perceptions of service provision. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Melbourne, Australia: Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, November 2004.

Hoey L, Dempsey D, Mullins R. Evaluation of PapScreen's magazine advertisement 2003: focus groups with early re-screeners. CBRC Research Paper Series No. 8. Melbourne, Australia: Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, August 2004 

Mullins R, Fernbach M, Anderson J. Pap test quality: women's perceptions of service provision. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Melbourne, Australia: Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, November 2004. 

Mullins R. Brief report on a survey conducted at the Chillout Festival about lesbians' cervical screening practices.  Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, June 2004.

2003

 Hoey L, Mullins R. PapScreen media 2003/2004: Pre-campaign interviews report. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, September 2003.

2002

 Condron J, Fernbach M. Evaluation of the 2001 Cervical Screening Media Campaign. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, February 2002.

Brown A, Hassard J, Wakefield M, Anderson S, Fernbach M. Lesbians' experiences of cervical screening. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Melbourne: Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, September 2002.

2001

 Condron J, Fernbach M. Young women's cervical screening: a literature review. Prepared for: PapScreen Victoria. Melbourne, Australia: Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria, June 2001.

Fernbach M (Ed). PapScreen Victoria Evaluation Report Volume One 1997-2000. Melbourne: Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria, May 2001. ISBN 0 947283 69 2.

PapScreen Victoria Publications

PapScreen Victoria Evaluation Report, Volume One, 1997-2000. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria: Melbourne, Australia, May 2001.

PapScreen Victoria Evaluation Report, Volume Two, 2001-2007. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria: Melbourne, Australia, October 2008.

PapScreen Victoria Screened Out! Women with disabilities and cervical screening. Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Austalia, October 2002.

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Updated: 25 Aug, 2015