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dc.contributor.authorMelia, J
dc.contributor.authorCoulson, P
dc.contributor.authorMoss, S
dc.contributor.authorColeman, D
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-30T13:40:09Z
dc.date.issued2010-02
dc.identifier1
dc.identifier.citationFAMILY PRACTICE, 2010, 27 pp. 69 - 76
dc.identifier.issn0263-2136
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.icr.ac.uk/handle/internal/2432
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/fampra/cmp081
dc.description.abstractBackground. A Department of Health prostate awareness initiative, piloted in Coventry in 2006, promoted reporting of symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostatitis and prostate cancer to GPs without causing sudden increases in workload. Qualitative evaluation showed a wide distribution of materials. Objectives. Evaluation of effects of the pilot on rates of GP urological consultations, prescriptions and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) requests in general practice in Coventry and three control areas. Methods. Data on GP consultations provided by the General Practice Research Database for three to five practices per area covered the periods 1 October 2005 to 31 March 2006 and 1 October 2006 to 31 March 2007. Pathology laboratory data on PSA requests covered 18 months from 1 December 2005 in consenting practices: 44/55 (80%) in Coventry and 102/159 (64%) in control areas. The rates of GP consultations for urological symptoms and of prescriptions issued for urological conditions per 100 person-years in men with no prior diagnosis of benign or malignant prostate disease and rates of PSA tests per 100 men were analysed. Results. There was no significant change in consultation rates for urological symptoms over time in Coventry. The rate of prescriptions and of PSA testing increased in Coventry before the pilot began (P < 0.001) but there was no sudden increase after the pilot launch with similar trends in the control areas. Conclusions. There was no increase in GP workload following the start of the pilot. Routine data can be used in evaluation but should be linked to surveys of awareness, health-seeking behaviour and delivery of campaign materials.
dc.format.extent69 - 76
dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOXFORD UNIV PRESS
dc.titleEffects of a prostate awareness pilot on GP consultations and PSA requests
dc.typeJournal Article
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/fampra/cmp081
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2010-02
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
dc.relation.isPartOfFAMILY PRACTICE
pubs.notesaffiliation: Melia, J (Reprint Author), Inst Canc Res, Canc Screening Evaluat Unit, Sir Richard Doll Bldg,Cotswold Rd, Sutton SM2 5NG, Surrey, England. Melia, Jane; Coulson, Penny; Moss, Sue; Coleman, Derek, Inst Canc Res, Canc Screening Evaluat Unit, Sutton SM2 5NG, Surrey, England. keywords: Consultation; health promotion; primary health care; prostate-specific antigen; prostatic diseases keywords-plus: PRACTICE RESEARCH DATABASE; GENERAL-PRACTICE; COLORECTAL-CANCER; PRIMARY-CARE; MEN; SYMPTOMS; HYPERPLASIA; KNOWLEDGE; PATTERNS; MELANOMA research-areas: General & Internal Medicine web-of-science-categories: Primary Health Care; Medicine, General & Internal author-email: [email protected] researcherid-numbers: Research Datalink, Clinical Practice/H-2477-2013 funding-acknowledgement: NHS Cancer Screening Programmes; Department of Health Cancer Policy Team; Medical Research Council [G0802851] funding-text: Funding: NHS Cancer Screening Programmes on behalf of the Department of Health Cancer Policy Team. The intervention was jointly funded by the Department of Health Cancer Policy Team and signatories to the Prostate Cancer Charter for Action. number-of-cited-references: 25 times-cited: 3 usage-count-last-180-days: 0 usage-count-since-2013: 4 journal-iso: Fam. Pr. doc-delivery-number: 556GG unique-id: ISI:000274577500011 oa: gold_or_bronze da: 2018-08-30
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pubs.volume27
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icr.researchteamCancer Screening Evaluation Unit (DoH)en_US
icr.researchteamAetiological Epidemiologyen_US
dc.contributor.icrauthorMoss, Susan Maryen
dc.contributor.icrauthorCoulson, Pennyen
dc.contributor.icrauthorMelia, Janeen
dc.contributor.icrauthorColeman, Derecken


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