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An education intervention to improve health literacy and decision making about supporting self-care among older Australians: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

  • Caroline A. Smith1Email author,
  • Esther Chang2,
  • Gisselle Gallego3 and
  • Lynda G. Balneaves4

Received: 27 September 2016

Accepted: 12 September 2017

Published: 26 September 2017

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Original Submission
27 Sep 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
29 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lorraine Locke
22 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Erik Cobo
29 Aug 2017 Author responded Author comments - Caroline Smith
Resubmission - Version 2
29 Aug 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
12 Sep 2017 Editorially accepted
26 Sep 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13063-017-2182-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

National Institute of Complementary Medicine, Western Sydney University, Penrith, Australia
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, Penrith, Australia
School of Medicine, The University of Notre Dame, Sydney, Australia
College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada