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Profiling our Men’s Health Summer Vacation Research Scholars: Ms Christianna Digenis

Christianna Digenis is a student of Psychology & International Studies at the University of Adelaide  who undertook a 2013-14 Summer Vacation Research Scholarship project with the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health. Christianna was supervised by Dr Amy Duncan and Professor Deborah Turnbull, and her project examined men’s satisfaction with prior faecal occult blood testing (FOBT) and its […]

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Colorectal cancer screening for men – addressing barriers to uptake

Participation in faecal occult blood test screening in Australia, used to screen for colorectal cancer, is markedly lower amongst men compared to women. This finding is particularly problematic as men are at a significantly increased risk of being diagnosed with, and dying from, colorectal cancer. Differences between men and women in attitudes and perceived barriers to screen suggest that a customised […]

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