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  • Dawn Stacey and colleagues recently updated this highly cited review. The Plain Language Summary of the updated review is shown below.Review questionWe reviewed the effects of decision aids on people facing health treatment or screening decisions. In this update, we added 18 new studies for a total of 105.BackgroundMaking a decision about the best...
    May 1 2017
  • AimThe aim of this review was to explore how parents experience communication about vaccination for children under six years of age. We searched for and analysed qualitative studies that could answer this question.Qualitative research explores how people perceive and experience the world around them. This review of qualitative research supplements...
    February 8 2017
  • Our December 2016 newsletter is now available.
    January 23 2017
  • Review questionThis review assessed the effectiveness of ATCS for preventing disease and managing long-term conditions.BackgroundAutomated telephone communication systems (ATCS) send voice messages and collect health information from people using their telephone's touch-tone keypad or voice recognition software. This could replace or supplement...
    January 23 2017
  • Time-limited home-care reablement services (up to 12 weeks) for supporting older adults to live independently Review questionWe aimed to assess the effectiveness of time-limited reablement for older people (aged 65 years or more) in helping them to maintain or improve their independence. We included two studies in the review....
    October 17 2016
  • In March 2015, the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group commenced an extensive consultation with consumers and other stakeholders to identify new topics for Cochrane Reviews within our scope. We are pleased to announce our five priority Cochrane Reviews are:Interventions for communication about end of life care among health...
    September 27 2016
  • We have developed a short video to explain why systematic reviews are important and how they are done. This includes an explanation of how the effects of interventions are compared to provide evidence. The video was written by Jack Nunn and Sophie Hill and generously supported by Cochrane Australia. Animation by Shakira Moss, Doodler...
    February 1 2016
  • Our August 2016 newsletter is now available.
    July 28 2015
  • The Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group coordinates the preparation and publication of Cochrane reviews of interventions to improve people’s interactions with the health system.To do this, we involve many people in different roles. For example, researchers, clinicians, policy makers, health managers, consumers and carers can all be...
    May 22 2015
  • Have you ever wanted to learn more about health research and how evidence helps improve healthcare decisions?Then come along to this free learning event for the public, consumers and carers.Improving health care with evidence: Involving the public in research and decision makingWho can attend?The event is open to anyone interested in learning more...
    May 22 2015

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