McCann, S, MacAuley, D and Barnett, Y (2004) Genetics and genetic testing: Are GPs likely to attend training courses? JOURNAL OF CANCER EDUCATION, 19 (4). pp. 225-226. [Journal article]
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Background. GPs must make difficult screening and diagnostic decisions regarding genetic testing for different cancers. Educational programs may improve knowledge and enable more appropriate referral. Methods. A postal survey of all general practitioners (GPs) in Northern Ireland (N = 534; response rate = 49.4%) asked GPs if they would attend 3 different types of training courses in genetics. Results. Almost 75% indicated that they would be likely and/or very likely to attend such courses. Women and GPs who had been qualified recently were most likely to attend (P < .005, P < .05). Conclusion. The results suggest that GPs are interested in training courses. Male GPs and GPs who have been qualified for longer should be specifically targeted.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Psychology Research Institute|
Psychology Research Institute > Psychological Epidemiology and Mental Health
|Deposited By:||Mrs Fiona Harkin|
|Deposited On:||14 Dec 2009 14:51|
|Last Modified:||14 Mar 2012 16:07|
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