Effect of providing information about normal test results on patients, reassurance: randomised controlled trial.

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dc.contributor.author Petrie, Keith en
dc.contributor.author Muller, JT en
dc.contributor.author Schirmbeck, F en
dc.contributor.author Donkin, Liesje en
dc.contributor.author Broadbent, Elizabeth en
dc.contributor.author Ellis, CJ en
dc.contributor.author Gamble, Gregory en
dc.contributor.author Rief, W en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-28T19:24:36Z en
dc.date.issued 2007 en
dc.identifier.citation BMJ 334(7589):352 17 Feb 2007 en
dc.identifier.issn 0959-8138 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/15805 en
dc.description.abstract Objective To investigate whether providing information about normal findings before a diagnostic test improves patients' reassurance and reduces anxiety about symptoms. Design Randomised controlled trial. Setting Outpatient cardiology clinic. Participants 92 patients with chest pain referred for a diagnostic exercise stress test. Intervention Before undergoing testing patients were randomised to receive standard information (n=28; control group), a pamphlet explaining the function of the test and the meaning of normal test results (n=30; pamphlet group), or the pamphlet and a brief discussion about the meaning of normal test results (n=34; discussion group). Main outcome measures The primary outcome was patients' reported reassurance on a 5 item scale immediately after the test and at one month. Secondary outcomes were the proportion of patients still with chest pain and still taking cardiac drugs at one month. en
dc.publisher BMJ Publishing Group: BMJ en
dc.relation.ispartofseries BMJ en
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dc.title Effect of providing information about normal test results on patients, reassurance: randomised controlled trial. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1136/bmj.39093.464190.55 en
pubs.begin-page 352 en
pubs.volume 334 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: BMJ Publishing Group: BMJ en
dc.identifier.pmid 17259186 en
pubs.end-page 354 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 75085 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Medicine Department en
pubs.org-id Psychological Medicine Dept en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en
pubs.dimensions-id 17259186 en


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