Dr Carissa Bonner

Institute: University of Sydney
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Current Project

Combining new guideline formats with patient communication tools to improve evidence-based practice

Dr Carissa Bonner’s aims to develop and test new formats for the Australian absolute risk guidelines for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, to improve usability for GPs and communication with patients. 
Dr Bonner will develop an interactive online version of the guidelines linked to GP training exercises (audit and feedback, hypothetical cases, responses tailored…

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Current Project

Randomised trial of an online consumer engagement tool for CVD risk assessment and decision making

The project will develop a new consumer website about cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, including a risk calculator that creates a personalised decision aid. This will explain the concept of ‘heart age’ and show how different lifestyle and medication options can reduce the chance of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 5…

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Translating cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines into practice

This project aims to improve the use of Australian absolute risk guidelines for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention by increasing:

1) GPs' use of CVD risk calculators;

2) appropriate prescribing of cholesterol and blood pressure medication for prevention, based on patients' calculated level of risk; and

3) patients' understanding of their risk, and involvement in decision…

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