Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079

Campi S

Campi S


  • Research Article
    Evaluation of Preventative Screening for Chronic Disease in a Rural Primary Health Service
    Author(s): Ervin K, Koschel A and Campi SErvin K, Koschel A and Campi S

    Prevention is a key element of primary health care and screening provides the ability to reduce complications and health care burden by early identification of potential disease. There is however little information on the effectiveness or uptake of advice from positive chronic disease screening in rural areas of Australia. This study provides evidence for screening for chronic conditions and uptake of advice to consult their medical practitioner when risk factors were identified. Community screening in rural Victoria was undertaken with 56 people screened over a six month period from November 2014 to April 2015. Only participants who scored above 12 on the Australian Diabetes type 2 diabetes risk assessment tool (AUSDRISK) who were not regularly engaged with a medical practitioner regarding their diabetes risk or with high blood pressure were asked to participate in the research proje.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2167-1079.1000201

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