Projects

Enhancing the Evidence Base for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Ireland: Building Improvements from the Intervention-Specific to System-Wide Levels

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  • Other

Dr James O’Mahony is leading this Health Research Board Emerging
Investigator Award (EIA) which contains three principal components. The first addresses the
theoretical and empirical basis for the cost-effectiveness threshold
used to determine if an intervention represents good value for money.
The second examines common methodological problems in

CERVIVA-Vax: Monitoring the impact of HPV vaccination in Ireland

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  • Other

Infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can lead to development of cervical cancer. For this reason HPV now plays an important role in cervical cancer prevention. For example, HPV vaccination programmes are established in several countries worldwide, including Ireland, where a national school based HPV vaccination programme began in 2010.

What influences cervical screening uptake in older women and how can screening programmes translate this knowledge into behaviour changing strategies? A qualitative and quantitative research project

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  • Other

Achieving high cervical screening coverage is important both for the population and individual women. However older women in Ireland are less likely to engage with cervical screening. The aims of the project are (i) to understand non-participation in cervical cancer screening among older women and (ii) to explore women’s present level of understanding of cervical screening in Ireland.

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