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Genetics and genetic testing: Are GPs likely to attend training courses?

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 > The Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Psychology Research Institute > Population Health Sciences and Mental Health Services
Psychology Research Institute
ID Code:1981
Deposited By: Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:14 Dec 2009 14:51
Last Modified:15 Apr 2014 14:24

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