How acceptable is it for GPs to ask about drinking? What patients think – a mixed methods study

I presented this abstract (PDF, 344 KB) as an oral presentation at the 2015 Primary Health Care Research Conference, held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, 29-31 July 2015.

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Let’s listen to patients’ and GPs’ perspectives on alcohol-screening research

viewpoint_coverMy opinion piece/viewpoint article on alcohol screening research was published in the June 2015 edition of Australian Family Physician.

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Authors:

  • Chun Wah Michael Tam
  • Louis Hion-Lam Leong
  • Nicholas Zwar

Summary

Alcohol-screening questionnaires have been found to be effective in the early detection of risky drinking but are rarely used by clinicians in primary care. As research agenda tend not to seek the perspectives of patients and general practitioners (GPs), the best way to
address the barriers to implementation is unclear. Contemporary research to explore patient beliefs and attitudes towards alcohol enquiry by GPs is needed.

Patient acceptability towards receiving alcohol enquiry from GPs – results from a mixed methods study

I presented this abstract (PDF, 344 KB) as an oral short presentation at the 9th annual Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research and South Western Sydney Local Health District (2014) Research & Teaching Showcase, held today at the Thomas & Rachel Moore Education Centre, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool NSW Australia.

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Why don’t we detect at-risk drinkers? A qualitative study of GP beliefs and attitudes

This presentation was presented at the 2013 RACGP GP13 Convention in Darwin, 17-19 October 2013.

Authors:

  • Michael Tam
  • Nicholas Zwar
  • Roslyn Markham

YouTube video presentation:

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