CHEST Australia: A phase II randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention to reduce time-to-consult for symptoms of lung cancer

Sonya Rochelle Murray

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Abstract

    The CHEST-Australia Trial is the first Australian trial to test the effect of a behavioural intervention to reduce the time to presentation in primary care with lung cancer symptoms. The CHEST-Australia intervention has shown to be effective in increasing respiratory consultation rates by 39% and reducing the time to consult in a targeted high-risk population, indicating this tailored one-to-one approach is effective. This trial adds weight to the limited existing research on interventions to
    reduce the time before consultation and could potentially be a low-cost and safe approach to early diagnosis of lung cancer.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Emery, Jonathan David, Supervisor
    • Shahid, Shaouli, Supervisor
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date7 Mar 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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