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British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808077/gps-knowledge-use-and-confidence-in-national-physical-activity-and-health-guidelines-and-tools-a-questionnaire-based-survey-of-general-practice-in-england
#1
Robin Chatterjee, Tim Chapman, Mike Gt Brannan, Justin Varney
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) brief advice in health care is effective at getting individuals active. It has been suggested that one in four people would be more active if advised by a GP or nurse, but as many as 72% of GPs do not discuss the benefits of physical activity with patients. AIM: To assess the knowledge, use, and confidence in national PA and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) health guidelines and tools among GPs in England. DESIGN AND SETTING: Online questionnaire-based survey of selfselecting GPs in England that took place over a 10-day period in March 2016...
August 14, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808076/influence-of-the-duration-of-penicillin-prescriptions-on-outcomes-for-acute-sore-throat-in-adults-the-descarte-prospective-cohort-study-in-uk-general-practice
#2
Michael Moore, Beth Stuart, Fd Richard Hobbs, Chris C Butler, Alastair D Hay, John Campbell, Brendan C Delaney, Sue Broomfield, Paula Barratt, Kerenza Hood, Hazel Everitt, Mark Mullee, Ian Williamson, David Mant, Paul Little
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend 10-day treatment courses for acute sore throat, but shorter courses may be used in practice. AIM: To determine whether antibiotic duration predicts adverse outcome of acute sore throat in adults in routine care. DESIGN AND SETTING: A secondary analysis of the DESCARTE (Decision rule for the Symptoms and Complications of Acute Red Throat in Everyday practice) prospective cohort study of 12 829 adults presenting in UK general practice with acute sore throat...
August 14, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808075/symptom-response-to-antibiotic-prescribing-strategies-in-acute-sore-throat-in-adults-the-descarte-prospective-cohort-study-in-uk-general-practice
#3
Michael Moore, Beth Stuart, Fd Richard Hobbs, Chris C Butler, Alastair D Hay, John Campbell, Brendan C Delaney, Sue Broomfield, Paula Barratt, Kerenza Hood, Hazel A Everitt, Mark Mullee, Ian Williamson, David Mant, Paul Little
BACKGROUND: A delayed or 'just in case' prescription has been identified as having potential to reduce antibiotic use in sore throat. AIM: To determine the symptomatic outcome of acute sore throat in adults according to antibiotic prescription strategy in routine care. DESIGN AND SETTING: A secondary analysis of the DESCARTE (Decision rule for the Symptoms and Complications of Acute Red Throat in Everyday practice) prospective cohort study comprising adults aged ≥16 years presenting with acute sore throat (≤2 weeks' duration) managed with treatment as usual in primary care in the UK...
August 14, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760741/application-of-the-2014-nice-cholesterol-guidelines-in-the-english-population-a-cross-sectional-analysis
#4
Peter Ueda, Thomas Wai-Chun Lung, Philip Clarke, Goodarz Danaei
BACKGROUND: The 2014 guidelines on cardiovascular risk assessment and lipid modification from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommend statin therapy for adults with prevalent cardiovascular disease (CVD), and for adults with a 10-year CVD risk of ≥10%, estimated using the QRISK2 algorithm. AIM: To determine risk factor levels required to exceed the risk threshold for statin therapy, and to estimate the number of adults in England who would require statin therapy under the guidelines...
July 31, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760740/impact-of-initial-medication-non-adherence-on-use-of-healthcare-services-and-sick-leave-a-longitudinal-study-in-a-large-primary-care-cohort-in-spain
#5
Ignacio Aznar-Lou, Ana Fernández, Montserrat Gil-Girbau, Ramón Sabés-Figuera, Marta Fajó-Pascual, María Teresa Peñarrubia-María, Antoni Serrano-Blanco, Patricia Moreno-Peral, Albert Sánchez-Niubó, Marian March-Pujol, Maria Rubio-Valera
BACKGROUND: Initial medication non-adherence is highly prevalent in primary care but no previous studies have evaluated its impact on the use of healthcare services and/or days on sick leave. AIM: To estimate the impact of initial medication non-adherence on the use of healthcare services, days of sick leave, and costs overall and in specific medication groups. DESIGN AND SETTING: A 3-year longitudinal register-based study of all primary care patients (a cohort of 1...
July 31, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760739/comparison-between-treatment-effects-in-a-randomised-controlled-trial-and-an-observational-study-using-propensity-scores-in-primary-care
#6
Beth L Stuart, Louise En Grebel, Christopher C Butler, Kerenza Hood, Theo J M Verheij, Paul Little
BACKGROUND: Although randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are considered 'gold standard' evidence, they are not always feasible or appropriate, and may represent a select population. Observational studies provide a useful alternative to enhance applicability, but results can be biased due to confounding. AIM: To explore the utility of propensity scores for causal inference in an observational study. DESIGN AND SETTING: Comparison of the effect of amoxicillin on key outcomes in an international RCT and observational study of lower respiratory tract infections...
July 31, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760738/characteristics-associated-with-joint-replacement-in-early-symptomatic-knee-or-hip-osteoarthritis-6-year-results-from-a-nationwide-prospective-cohort-study-check
#7
Alex N Bastick, Jurgen Damen, Rintje Agricola, Reinoud W Brouwer, Patrick Je Bindels, Sita Ma Bierma-Zeinstra
BACKGROUND: Many patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee and/or hip undergo total joint replacement (TJR) because of severely progressed symptoms. AIM: To determine patient and disease characteristics associated with undergoing TJR in participants with recent-onset knee and/or hip OA. DESIGN AND SETTING: Participants with hip or knee pain from the nationwide prospective Cohort Hip and Cohort Knee (CHECK) study were included. METHOD: The outcome measure was total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA) during 6 years of follow-up...
July 31, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716998/extended-training-to-prepare-gps-for-future-workforce-needs-a-qualitative-investigation-of-a-1-year-fellowship-in-urgent-care
#8
Jeremy Dale, Rachel Russell, Frances Harkness, Veronica Wilkie, Matthew Aiello
BACKGROUND: It has been argued that UK general practice specialist training should be extended to better prepare GPs for the challenges facing 21st-century health care. Evidence is needed to inform how this should occur. AIM: To investigate the experience of recently trained GPs undertaking a 1-year full-time fellowship programme designed to provide advanced skills training in urgent care, integrated care, leadership, and academic practice; and its impact on subsequent career development...
July 17, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716996/long-term-benzodiazepine-and-z-drugs-use-in-the-uk-a-survey-of-general-practice
#9
James Davies, Todd C Rae, Luke Montagu
BACKGROUND: Current British National Formulary (BNF) guidelines state that benzodiazepines and zolpidem, zopiclone, and zaleplon, commonly known as Z-drugs (BZD), be prescribed for no more than 4 weeks, although anecdotal data suggest that many patients are prescribed BZDs for much longer. As there are no recent, evidence-based estimates of long-term (>12 months) BZD use in the UK, the scale of this potential problem is unknown. AIM: To produce the first reliable, evidence-based estimate of long-term BZD use in the UK...
July 17, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673959/pharmacists-perceptions-of-their-emerging-general-practice-roles-in-uk-primary-care-a-qualitative-interview-study
#10
Jo Butterworth, Anna Sansom, Laura Sims, Mark Healey, Ellie Kingsland, John Campbell
BACKGROUND: UK general practice is experiencing a workload crisis. Pharmacists are the third largest healthcare profession in the UK; however, their skills are a currently underutilised and potentially highly valuable resource for primary health care. This study forms part of the evaluation of an innovative training programme for pharmacists who are interested in extended roles in primary care, advocated by a UK collaborative '10-point GP workforce action plan'. AIM: To explore pharmacists' perceptions of primary care roles including the potential for greater integration of their profession into general practice...
July 3, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630059/the-role-of-contraindications-in-prescribing-anticoagulants-to-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-primary-care-data-in-the-uk
#11
Nicola Adderley, Ronan Ryan, Tom Marshall
BACKGROUND: Underuse of anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation (AF) is an international problem, which has often been attributed to the presence of contraindications to treatment. No studies have assessed the influence of contraindications on anticoagulant prescribing in the UK. AIM: To determine the influence of contraindications on anticoagulant prescribing in patients with AF in the UK. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional analysis of primary care data from 645 general practices contributing to The Health Improvement Network, a large UK database of electronic primary care records...
June 19, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630057/characteristics-of-children-who-do-not-attend-their-hospital-appointments-and-gps-response-a-mixed-methods-study-in-primary-and-secondary-care
#12
Lydia Rm French, Katrina M Turner, Hannah Morley, Lisa Goldsworthy, Debbie J Sharp, Julian Hamilton-Shield
BACKGROUND: Children who do not attend (DNA) their hospital outpatient appointments are a concern because this potentially compromises the child's health and incurs financial cost. Little is known about children who DNA or the views of GPs to non-attendance. AIM: To describe the characteristics of children who DNA hospital paediatric outpatient appointments, and explore how GPs view and respond to DNAs. DESIGN AND SETTING: A mixed methods study of data from all new referrals to a children's hospital in the South West of England between 1 September and 31 October 2012...
June 19, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583945/patients-evaluations-of-patient-safety-in-english-general-practices-a-cross-sectional-study
#13
Ignacio Ricci-Cabello, Kate S Marsden, Anthony J Avery, Brian G Bell, Umesh T Kadam, David Reeves, Sarah P Slight, Katherine Perryman, Jane Barnett, Ian Litchfield, Sally Thomas, Stephen M Campbell, Lucy Doos, Aneez Esmail, Jose M Valderas
BACKGROUND: Description of safety problems and harm in general practices has previously relied on information from health professionals, with scarce attention paid to experiences of patients. AIM: To examine patient-reported experiences and outcomes of patient safety in primary care. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study in 45 general practices across five regions in the north, centre, and south of England. METHOD: A version of the Patient Reported Experiences and Outcomes of Safety in Primary Care (PREOS-PC) questionnaire was sent to a random sample of 6736 patients...
June 5, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583944/variation-in-referral-and-access-to-new-psychological-therapy-services-by-age-an-empirical-quantitative-study
#14
Sophie Pettit, Adam Qureshi, William Lee, Alex Stirzaker, Alex Gibson, William Henley, Richard Byng
BACKGROUND: Older people with common mental health problems (CMHPs) are known to have reduced rates of referral to psychological therapy. AIM: To assess referral rates to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services, contact with a therapist, and clinical outcome by age. DESIGN AND SETTING: Empirical research study using patient episodes of care from South West of England IAPT services. METHOD: By analysing 82 513 episodes of care (2010-2011), referral rates and clinical improvement were compared with both total population and estimated prevalence in each age group using IAPT data...
June 5, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583943/impact-of-travel-time-and-rurality-on-presentation-and-outcomes-of-symptomatic-colorectal-cancer-a-cross-sectional-cohort-study-in-primary-care
#15
Peninah Murage, Peter Murchie, Max Bachmann, Michael Crawford, Andy Jones
BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported a survival disadvantage for rural dwellers who develop colorectal cancer, but the underlying mechanisms remain obscure. Delayed presentation to GPs may be a contributory factor, but evidence is lacking. AIM: To examine the association between rurality and travel time on diagnosis and survival of colorectal cancer in a cohort from northeast Scotland. DESIGN AND SETTING: The authors used a database linking GP records to routine data for patients diagnosed between 1997 and 1998, and followed up to 2011...
June 5, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751352/ultrasound-guided-injections-in-primary-care-evidence-costs-and-suggestions-for-change
#16
William Wynter Bee, James Thing
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751351/intrusive-thoughts-and-images-of-intentional-harm-to-infants-in-the-context-of-maternal-postnatal-depression-anxiety-and-ocd
#17
Peter J Lawrence, Michelle G Craske, Claire Kempton, Anne Stewart, Alan Stein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751350/achieving-a-balance-between-the-physical-and-the-psychological-in-headache
#18
Raphael Underwood, Kay Kennis, Leone Ridsdale
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751349/challenges-and-pitfalls-of-antipsychotic-prescribing-in-people-with-learning-disability
#19
Regi T Alexander, Rohit Shankar, Sally A Cooper, Sabyasachi Bhaumik, Richard Hastings, Chaya L Kapugama, Samuel J Tromans, Ashok Roy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751348/early-intervention-in-psychosis-services
#20
Alice Neale, Dan Kinnair
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August 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
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