Eligibility: All adult twins currently living in Australia.
This study aims to understand why and how people in Australia access healthcare services and professionals. We’re particularly interested in understanding reasons why, or why not, individuals participate in available screening programs.
By studying twins, we can see whether these behaviours are found in families, and what part genetic and environmental influences play.
This information could help us develop ways to make screening programs better and identify ways to encourage healthcare participation. Thereby saving lives and improving the health of all Australians.
Researchers: Dr Sue Malta, Prof John Hopper, Dr Lucas Calais-Ferreira (The University of Melbourne), and Dr Jennifer Brooks (University of Toronto)
What is involved?
Participation will only take 10-20 minutes of your time.
You will be asked to fill out an online survey with questions related to demographic information, health behaviours and screening. We will ask you about your health, your access and use of health providers, and your habits around screening.
Optional: At the end of the survey, you will also be asked if you would be willing to participate in a follow-up interview to discuss your answers given in the survey.
Who is eligible?
All adult twins currently living in Australia are eligible.
Would you like to get involved?
June – September 2023