Patient recruitment for a practice nurse study

Eley, Diann and Hegney, Desley and Patterson, Elizabeth (2005) Patient recruitment for a practice nurse study. Australian Family Physician, 34 (11). pp. 991-992. ISSN 0300-8495

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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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of publisher. Copyright to Australian Family Physician. Reproduced with permission. Permission to reproduce must be sought from the publisher, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Also availailable from the publisher's website at:
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:25
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: chronic disease management; practice nurses; chronic illness; clinics; general practice; patient recruitment
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing

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