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Change in the use of and attitude to peak flow measurement among general practitioners in Northern Ireland between 1989 and 1994.
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PMID:  9185489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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In 1994 we repeated a study first performed in 1989 to assess the change in general practitioners' use of and attitudes to peak flow measurement. Of 232 general practitioners surveyed, 199 (86%) and 192 (83%) responded in 1989 and 1994 respectively. The percentage who reported having patients using domiciliary peak flow monitoring rose form 58.3 (95% confidence limits 51.4 to 65.2)% to 97.9 (95.9 to 99.9)%. The percentage who reported 'usually' using peak flow measurements for the diagnosis and management of asthma rose from 81.9 (76.5 to 87.3)% to 93.2 (89.6 to 96.8)% and from 83.3 (78.1 to 88.5)% to 95.8 (92.9 to 98.7)% respectively. An unchanged proportion took peak flow meters on house calls. General practitioners have become more aware of the potential of peak flow measurements but are still unlikely to have a meter available to assess patients seen at home. They are therefore likely to be ill-equipped to manage acute exacerbations of asthma in this setting.
Authors:
R K McKinley; W K Steele
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Ulster medical journal     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0041-6193     ISO Abbreviation:  Ulster Med J     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-31     Completed Date:  1997-07-31     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417367     Medline TA:  Ulster Med J     Country:  NORTHERN IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Leicester, Leicester General Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Asthma / diagnosis
Confidence Intervals
Family Practice*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Lung Diseases, Obstructive / diagnosis*
Northern Ireland
Peak Expiratory Flow Rate*
Physicians, Family
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Journal ID (nlm-ta): Ulster Med J
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ISSN: 0041-6193
Publisher: Ulster Medical Society
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Print publication date: Month: 5 Year: 1997
Volume: 66 Issue: 1
First Page: 38 Last Page: 42
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PubMed Id: 9185489

Change in the use of and attitude to peak flow measurement among general practitioners in Northern Ireland between 1989 and 1994.
R. K. McKinley
W. K. Steele
Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Leicester, Leicester General Hospital.



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