${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 The use of screening and outcome tools to predict long term disability in whiplash patients where a GP is the primary contact practitioner Tue 21 Aug 2018 16:04:34 AEST ]]> Clinical pathways to diagnose melanoma: A population-based study Tue 15 Aug 2017 14:46:09 AEST ]]> Factors Influencing the Acceptance of Decision Support Systems by General Practitioners Thu 23 Nov 2017 10:59:53 AEST ]]> Prevention of type 2 diabetes: the role of the GP Mon 28 Aug 2017 14:58:09 AEST ]]> Predicting long term impairment in general practitioner whiplash patients: a simple approach 80/o (non-recovered) and >280/o {severe) with participants dichotomised at each level. Initial assessment data gave: general demographics including the presence of 'cervical rotation at impact'; psycho-social screening using Screening and impairment status using standardised PROs - repeated at one, three and six months. Sensitivity and Specificity charts with subsequent Likelihood Ratios (LR) were used for data analysis. The sample size was too small for regression analysis.At 6 months 300/o of patients were non-recovered (>80/o impairment) and 170/o remained severe (>280/o). Outcomes were best predicted by two separate baseline measures: for non-recovered - screening alone (at a cut-off score of 109 points had a LR = 5.4; for severe the screening combined with the presence of Cervical Rotation at Impact was 1000/o sensitive with LR of 7.7. Neither Demographic data nor initial individual PROs scores provided acceptable levels of prediction. Recovery status, at six months following a WAD for P primary care patients may be predicted with a 109 point cut-off screening score. Severe impairment may be predicted with this screening combined with cervical rotation at impact. A larger population study investigating these protocols is warranted.]]> Fri 04 Dec 2015 16:04:12 AEST ]]>