Lifestyle screening: Development of an acceptable multi-item general practice tool

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dc.contributor.author Goodyear-Smith, F. en
dc.contributor.author Arroll, B. en
dc.contributor.author Sullivan, S. en
dc.contributor.author Elley, C.R. en
dc.contributor.author Docherty, B. en
dc.contributor.author Janes, R. en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-19T04:28:15Z en
dc.date.available 2009-08-19T04:28:15Z en
dc.date.issued 2004 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Medical Journal 117 (1205), 2004 en
dc.identifier.issn 1175-8716 en
dc.identifier.other eid=2-s2.0-16644369249 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/4677 en
dc.description An open access copy of this article is available and complies with the copyright holder/publisher conditions. en
dc.description.abstract Aims: To develop a short screening tool for lifestyle and mental-health risk factors that adults can self-administer, and to determine acceptability and feasibility of use of this tool in primary care settings. Methods: The multi-item tool was designed to screen patients in rural and urban New Zealand general practices for smoking, alcohol and drug misuse, problem gambling, depression, anxiety, abuse, anger, sedentary lifestyle, and weight issues. Patients were offered help for identified risk factors. Fifty consecutive adult patients per practice (n=2,543) were recruited to participate from 20 randomly-selected urban general practitioners; 20 general practice nurses and 11 rural general practitioners. Results: Patients came from diverse ethnic, geographical, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The sample prevalence of positive responses identified ranged from 2.8% (gambling) to 42.7% (depression). The number of patients requesting immediate assistance with these responses (0.5 to 13.5%) did not overwhelm clinicians. The tool was well accepted by patients, with few objections to specific questions (0.1-0.8%). Most practitioners stated they will use the screening tool once available. Conclusions: Screening for lifestyle and mental health risk factors is becoming increasingly important in primary health care. This screening tool was acceptable to patients and was not considered overly burdensome by practitioners. en
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dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Medical Journal en
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dc.title Lifestyle screening: Development of an acceptable multi-item general practice tool en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::320000 Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.issue 1205 en
pubs.volume 117 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) en
dc.identifier.pmid 15570330 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en


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