Patient Recruitment for a Practice Nurse Study

Eley, Diann, Hegney, Desley and Patterson, Elizabeth (2005) Patient Recruitment for a Practice Nurse Study. Australian Family Physician, 34 11: 991-992.

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Author Eley, Diann
Hegney, Desley
Patterson, Elizabeth
Title Patient Recruitment for a Practice Nurse Study
Journal name Australian Family Physician   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-8495
Publication date 2005-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 34
Issue 11
Start page 991
End page 992
Total pages 2
Editor S. Trumble
Language eng
Subject 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
321208 Primary Health Care
321100 Nursing
730000 - Health
730302 Nursing
Abstract General practice nurses (PNs) can support better management of chronic diseases. Internationally, nurse-managed clinics are used in coordinating and managing chronic illness and are more effective then traditional care. They have also been used in Australia in heart failure and diabetes management. However the role of PNs in Australian general practice is not established. One issue is its acceptability to the consumer, about which there is limited information. We are designing a research project investigating a PN-led collaborative care model of chronic disease management within general practice, and as a first step wanted to estimate patient acceptability to the model. The objective was to trial our patient recruitment procedure and the outcome was an indication of whether the design would recruit sufficient numbers of patients. Our research questions focussed on whether or not the participant recruitment methods: - were easy to follow for PNs and practice staff - were considered feasible to fit in with the regular practice routine and workload, and - provided us with an acceptable percentage of consenting patients.
Keyword chronic disease management
practice nurses
chronic illness
general practice
patient recuitment
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