TCRN Cancer Challenge of the year awarded to Dr Natalie Taylor | News | AIHI - Australian Institute of Health Innovation

TCRN Cancer Challenge of the year awarded to Dr Natalie Taylor | News | AIHI - Australian Institute of Health Innovation

Achieving behaviour change for management of Lynch Syndrome and prevention of cancers

Congratulations to Dr Natalie Taylor, Lead for Health and Healthcare Behaviour Change Research, in the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS), Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), at Macquarie University, Translational Cancer Research Network (TCRN) Cancer Challengeof the Year awardee for 2015.

The Cancer Challenge of the Year, an annual TCRN-funded research initiative, supports up to two translational research projects each year that seek to meet an unmet need in cancer patient care or treatment. The TCRN isTranslational Cancer Research Program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW.

The project, Achieving behaviour change for management of Lynch Syndrome and prevention of cancers, which has been informed by consumer involvement from the outset, aims to improve genetic testing referral rates of colorectal cancer patients with high-likelihood risk of Lynch syndrome usingthe six-step Theoretical Domains Framework Implementation (TDFI) approach, validated by Dr Taylor and colleagues (Taylor et al.,2013a). The TDFI approach uses behaviour change theory and implementation science principles to identify and address key barriers to changing clinicial practice. Previously Dr Taylor has used this approach successfully to demonstrate clinical, statistical and cost-effective improvements in guideline implementation (e.g., for anaesthetics, enteral feeding) across UK hospitals (Taylor et al.,2013a;b; 2014).  

Project Title: Achieving behaviour change for management of Lynch Syndrome and prevention of cancers

Project Lead: Dr Natalie Taylor (CHRIS, AIHI, Macquarie University)

Project Manager: Dr Janet Long (CHRIS, AIHI, Macquarie University)

Co-investigators: Prof Jeffrey Braithwaite, (CHRIS, AIHI, Macquarie University); Dr Melvin Chin, (Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital & UNSW); Rachel Williams, (Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital & UNSW); Dr Deborah Debono, (CHRIS, AIHI, Macquarie University); Mary Potter, (TCRN Consumer Advisory Committee); Dr Sharron O'Neill, (Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University; Director, Lynch Syndrome Australia); Prof Elizabeth Salisbury, (South Eastern Area Laboratory Services (SEALS) Anatomical Pathology, Randwick & UNSW); Dr Jordan Butler, (SEALS Anatomical Pathology, Randwick).

For more information about this award please click here

References:

Taylor, N., Lawton, R., Slater, B., & Foy, R. (2013a). The demonstration of a theory-based approach to the design of localized patient safety interventions. Implementation Science, 8(1), 123.

Taylor, N., Parveen, S., Robins, V., Slater, B., & Lawton, R. (2013b). Development and initial validation of the Influences on Patient Safety Behaviours Questionnaire. Implementation Science, 8(1), 81.

Taylor, N., Lawton, R., Moore, S., Craig, J., Slater, B., Cracknell, A., . . . Mohammed, M. (2014). Collaborating with front-line healthcare professionals: the clinical and cost effectiveness of a theory based approach to the implementation of a national guideline. BMC Health Services Research, 14(1), 1-10. doi: 10.1186/s12913-014-0648-4.

 

 

 

 

 

News Date
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
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