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dc.contributor.authorUsher, Wayneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:24:07Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:24:07Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2008-05-16T03:44:35Z
dc.identifier.issn0025729Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/18844
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To identify trends associated with health website recommendations by selected general practitioners to their patients. DESIGN AND SETTING: Quantitative data collection using a prepaid postal survey, consisting of 17 questions, mailed to 250 of 410 GPs (61%) on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The survey was conducted between 9 October and 11 December 2006. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: GPs' website recommendations to patients; associated GP demographic variables (age, sex and years of practice). RESULTS: 59% (64/108) of participating GPs recommend health websites to their patients during consultations. Male GPs (63%, 45/72), those aged 41-50 years (55%, 35/64), and those practising for < 10 years (60%, 12/20) are more inclined to recommend a health website to a patient. The majority of GPs (69%, 44/64) reported that they most often recommended websites to patients 26-45 years old. 53% of GPs (34/64) recommended websites to 1%-20% of their male patients, while 47% (30/64) recommended websites to 21%-40% of their female patients. A greater proportion of participating female GPs (47%, 17/36) do not recommend health websites, compared with male GPs (38%, 27/72). CONCLUSIONS: More than half the surveyed GPs actively recommend websites to their patients, with a GP's sex, age and years of experience influencing his or her recommendation decisions. Web-based continuing medical education courses or programs in medical schools may help doctors develop the skills necessary for the delivery of effective e-health care.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralasian Medical Publishing Company.en_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.mja.com.au/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom82en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto83en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMedical Journal of Australiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume187en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode329999en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321216en_US
dc.titleGold Coast general practitioners' recommendations of health websites to their patientsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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