A survey of GPs awareness and use of risk assessment tools and cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/565794
Title:
A survey of GPs awareness and use of risk assessment tools and cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines
Authors:
Byrne, D; O’Connor, L; Jennings, S; Bennett, K; Murphy, AW
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jul-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/565794
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. This study aimed to benchmark awareness and use of CVD risk assessment (RA) tools and prevention guidelines in Irish general practice. 493 (18%) Irish general practitioners (GPs) were invited to participate in a cross-sectional study in 2011. 213 (43%) GPs responded with most being male (n= 128, 58.2%) and aged e45 years (n=124, 56.8%). While 197 (92.5%) GPs were aware of at least one RA tool, only 69 (32.4%) GPs reported frequent use. 187 (87.8%) GPs were aware of one or more CVD prevention guidelines with 115 (54.0%) GPs reporting frequent use of at least one guideline. No age or gender difference observed. Barriers to implementation of CVD prevention guidelines were lack of remuneration, too many CVD guidelines and time constraints. Most Irish GPs were aware of RA tools and CVD prevention guidelines with half reporting frequent use of guidelines.
Keywords:
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE; GENERAL PRACTICE; GUIDELINE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Den
dc.contributor.authorO’Connor, Len
dc.contributor.authorJennings, Sen
dc.contributor.authorBennett, Ken
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, AWen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-10T11:13:59Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-10T11:13:59Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/565794en
dc.descriptionCardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. This study aimed to benchmark awareness and use of CVD risk assessment (RA) tools and prevention guidelines in Irish general practice. 493 (18%) Irish general practitioners (GPs) were invited to participate in a cross-sectional study in 2011. 213 (43%) GPs responded with most being male (n= 128, 58.2%) and aged e45 years (n=124, 56.8%). While 197 (92.5%) GPs were aware of at least one RA tool, only 69 (32.4%) GPs reported frequent use. 187 (87.8%) GPs were aware of one or more CVD prevention guidelines with 115 (54.0%) GPs reporting frequent use of at least one guideline. No age or gender difference observed. Barriers to implementation of CVD prevention guidelines were lack of remuneration, too many CVD guidelines and time constraints. Most Irish GPs were aware of RA tools and CVD prevention guidelines with half reporting frequent use of guidelines.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectCARDIOVASCULAR DISEASEen
dc.subjectGENERAL PRACTICEen
dc.subjectGUIDELINEen
dc.titleA survey of GPs awareness and use of risk assessment tools and cardiovascular disease prevention guidelinesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
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