B Arroll

Summary

Affiliation: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. pmc Analysis of decisions made in meta-analyses of depression screening and the risk of confirmation bias: a case study
    Felicity A Goodyear-Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:76. 2012
  2. pmc Prevalence of causes of insomnia in primary care: a cross-sectional study
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e99-103. 2012
  3. pmc DeLLITE depression in late life: an intervention trial of exercise. Design and recruitment of a randomised controlled trial
    Ngaire Kerse
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Geriatr 8:12. 2008
  4. pmc Primary care patients reporting concerns about their gambling frequently have other co-occurring lifestyle and mental health issues
    Felicity Goodyear-Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Fam Pract 7:25. 2006
  5. pmc Effect of the addition of a "help" question to two screening questions on specificity for diagnosis of depression in general practice: diagnostic validity study
    B Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMJ 331:884. 2005
  6. pmc Screening for depression in primary care with two verbally asked questions: cross sectional study
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, PB 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMJ 327:1144-6. 2003
  7. doi request reprint Should we prescribe diuretics for patients with prediabetes and hypertension?
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand 1142
    BMJ 337:a679. 2008
  8. pmc Milk allergy and bottles over the back fence: two single patient trials
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Cases J 1:77. 2008
  9. pmc Corticosteroid injections for painful shoulder: a meta-analysis
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, PB 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Gen Pract 55:224-8. 2005
  10. pmc Do delayed prescriptions reduce antibiotic use in respiratory tract infections? A systematic review
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Gen Pract 53:871-7. 2003

Detail Information

Publications88

  1. pmc Analysis of decisions made in meta-analyses of depression screening and the risk of confirmation bias: a case study
    Felicity A Goodyear-Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:76. 2012
    ..Depression is common in primary care and clinicians are encouraged to screen their patients. Meta-analyses have evaluated the effectiveness of screening, but two author groups consistently reached completely opposite conclusions...
  2. pmc Prevalence of causes of insomnia in primary care: a cross-sectional study
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e99-103. 2012
    ..No source was found in the literature. It is also essential to know the epidemiology of the common causes of a condition to make an accurate diagnosis in primary care...
  3. pmc DeLLITE depression in late life: an intervention trial of exercise. Design and recruitment of a randomised controlled trial
    Ngaire Kerse
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Geriatr 8:12. 2008
    ..Meta-analyses show gaps in the research with poor trial design compromising certainty in conclusions and few programmes showing sustained effects...
  4. pmc Primary care patients reporting concerns about their gambling frequently have other co-occurring lifestyle and mental health issues
    Felicity Goodyear-Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Fam Pract 7:25. 2006
    ....
  5. pmc Effect of the addition of a "help" question to two screening questions on specificity for diagnosis of depression in general practice: diagnostic validity study
    B Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMJ 331:884. 2005
    ..To determine the validity of two written screening questions for depression with the addition of a question inquiring if help is needed...
  6. pmc Screening for depression in primary care with two verbally asked questions: cross sectional study
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, PB 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMJ 327:1144-6. 2003
    ..To determine the diagnostic accuracy of two verbally asked questions for screening for depression...
  7. doi request reprint Should we prescribe diuretics for patients with prediabetes and hypertension?
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand 1142
    BMJ 337:a679. 2008
  8. pmc Milk allergy and bottles over the back fence: two single patient trials
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Cases J 1:77. 2008
    ..abstract:..
  9. pmc Corticosteroid injections for painful shoulder: a meta-analysis
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, PB 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Gen Pract 55:224-8. 2005
    ..There are no systematic reviews of corticosteroids for shoulder pain that calculate the numbers needed to treat...
  10. pmc Do delayed prescriptions reduce antibiotic use in respiratory tract infections? A systematic review
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Gen Pract 53:871-7. 2003
    ..There is concern about the increasing resistance of antibiotics to common bacteria. Delayed prescribing for respiratory tract infections is a strategy that may reduce the use of antibiotics...
  11. pmc Are antibiotics effective for acute purulent rhinitis? Systematic review and meta-analysis of placebo controlled randomised trials
    B Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMJ 333:279. 2006
    ..To systematically review the evidence for the effectiveness of antibiotics in acute purulent rhinitis (many guidelines advise against their use on the basis of one study that showed no effect)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections: an overview of Cochrane reviews
    B Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland New Zealand
    Respir Med 99:255-61. 2005
    ..The aim of this paper is to review the four Cochrane reviews of antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections...
  13. ncbi request reprint Non-antibiotic treatments for upper-respiratory tract infections (common cold)
    B Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Respir Med 99:1477-84. 2005
    ..To review the seven Cochrane reviews of non-antibiotic treatment for the common cold...
  14. pmc Efficacy and tolerability of tricyclic antidepressants and SSRIs compared with placebo for treatment of depression in primary care: a meta-analysis
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, NZ
    Ann Fam Med 3:449-56. 2005
    ..Depression is common in primary care. There are no systematic reviews of depression treatment comparing antidepressants with placebo; hence, we do not know whether these medications are effective in primary care...
  15. ncbi request reprint Gathering meaningful outcomes in interventional trials in general practice. Primary Care Alliance for Clinical Trials (PACT) network
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust Fam Physician 33:659, 662. 2004
  16. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer screening: knowledge, experiences and attitudes of men aged 40-79 years
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 116:U477. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore the knowledge, experiences and attitudes of men aged 40-79 years regarding screening for prostate cancer...
  17. ncbi request reprint Are antibiotics indicated as an initial treatment for patients with acute upper respiratory tract infections? A review
    Bruce Arroll
    Dept of General Practice and Primary Health Care University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:64-70. 2008
    ..To determine the effect of antibiotic treatment versus placebo in patients with acute upper respiratory tract infections...
  18. ncbi request reprint General practitioner management of upper respiratory tract infections: when are antibiotics prescribed?
    B Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 113:493-6. 2000
    ..To assess General Practice (GP) description and management of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), including conditions under which they prescribe antibiotics...
  19. ncbi request reprint Do delayed prescriptions reduce the use of antibiotics for the common cold? A single-blind controlled trial
    B Arroll
    Dept of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92109, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Fam Pract 51:324-8. 2002
    ..To test the use of a delayed prescription compared with instructions to take antibiotics immediately in patients presenting to family physicians with upper respiratory tract infections (common colds)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Depression in patients in an Auckland general practice
    Bruce Arroll
    Division of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland
    N Z Med J 115:176-9. 2002
    ..To measure the rate of detected and undetected depression in patients attending an Auckland general practice...
  21. ncbi request reprint Development, validation (diagnostic accuracy) and audit of the Auckland Sleep Questionnaire: a new tool for diagnosing causes of sleep disorders in primary care
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, The University of Auckland, PB 92019 Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    J Prim Health Care 3:107-13. 2011
    ..Sleep disorders are common in the community and in primary care populations. Epidemiological surveys generally report insomnia rather than specific diagnoses...
  22. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of depression among Maori patients in Auckland general practice
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medical and Health Science, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Prim Health Care 1:26-9. 2009
    ..There has been concern over high rates of mental illness in Maori. Previous studies in general practice have had small sample sizes...
  23. pmc Corticosteroid injections for osteoarthritis of the knee: meta-analysis
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019 Auckland
    BMJ 328:869. 2004
    ..To determine the efficacy of intra-articular corticosteroid injections for osteoarthritis of the knee and to identify numbers needed to treat...
  24. ncbi request reprint Relationship of root canal treatment to C-reactive protein as an inflammatory marker for cardiovascular disease
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Prim Health Care 2:11-5. 2010
    ..Some health practitioners have concerns that root canal treatment may provide a source for inflammation and hence increase the risk for CVD...
  25. pmc Preventing long term relapsing tinea unguium with topical anti-fungal cream: a case report
    Bruce Arroll
    University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Cases J 2:70. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  26. ncbi request reprint More allopurinol is needed to get gout patients < 0.36 mmol/l: a gout audit in the form of a before-after trial
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, PB 92019 Auckland, New Zealand
    J Prim Health Care 1:315-8. 2009
    ..36 mmol/L, assess patients' understanding of their preventive medication and trial a mail and phone intervention to improve gout control...
  27. ncbi request reprint Delayed antibiotic prescriptions: what are the experiences and attitudes of physicians and patients?
    Bruce Arroll
    Division of General Practice Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medical Health Sciences, University of Auckland Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Fam Pract 51:954-9. 2002
    ..To explore the experiences and opinions of family physicians and patients regarding the delay of antibiotic prescriptions, to be dispensed if symptoms persist or worsen over time, in treating upper respiratory tract infections...
  28. pmc Validation of PHQ-2 and PHQ-9 to screen for major depression in the primary care population
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Fam Med 8:348-53. 2010
    ..Using a reference standard, we aimed to validate the 2- and 9-question Patient Health Questionnaires (PHQ-2 and PHQ-9) in primary care settings. The PHQ-2 comprises the first 2 questions of the PHQ-9...
  29. ncbi request reprint Evidence databases, the Internet, and general practitioners: the New Zealand story
    N Kerse
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland
    N Z Med J 114:89-91. 2001
    ..To determine self-reported access to and use of the Internet and the Cochrane Library by general practitioners (GPs) in New Zealand...
  30. ncbi request reprint Public views and use of antibiotics for the common cold before and after an education campaign in New Zealand
    Misty Curry
    University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 119:U1957. 2006
    ..The context is a nationwide project to reduce the consumption of antibiotics...
  31. ncbi request reprint High rates of chlamydia in patients referred for termination of pregnancy: treatment, contact tracing, and implications for screening
    Sally Rose
    Department of General Practice, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1348. 2005
    ..To determine the rate of chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and to describe treatment and factors associated with chlamydia in patients presenting for a termination of pregnancy (TOP)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for sore throat management in New Zealand
    Melissa Kerdemelidis
    Community Paediatrics, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 122:10-8. 2009
    ..An algorithm and guideline for appropriate screening and management of sore throats in the New Zealand setting was crafted to guide appropriate treatment in high risk rheumatic fever areas and reduce antibiotic use in low risk areas...
  33. doi request reprint Promoting independence in residential care: successful recruitment for a randomized controlled trial
    Kathryn Peri
    School of Nursing, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 9:251-6. 2008
    ..To describe the recruitment strategy and association between facility and staff characteristics and success of resident recruitment for the Promoting Independence in Residential Care (PIRC) trial...
  34. ncbi request reprint Few rural general practitioners use the Internet frequently in regard to patient care
    Ron Janes
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1380. 2005
    ..To benchmark North Island rural general practitioner (GP) access to computers and the Internet, both at work and home, and assess whether rural GPs are using the Internet in regard to patient care...
  35. pmc Improving the health behaviours of elderly people: randomised controlled trial of a general practice education programme
    N M Kerse
    Department of General Practice and Public Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BMJ 319:683-7. 1999
    ..To establish the effect of an educational intervention for general practitioners on the health behaviours and wellbeing of elderly patients...
  36. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing concordance with compression stockings after venous leg ulcer healing
    A B Jull
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Wound Care 13:90-2. 2004
    ..To investigate the factors influencing patient concordance with compression stockings after venous leg ulcer healing...
  37. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of e-textbooks. DynaMed, MD Consult and UpToDate
    Felicity Goodyear-Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust Fam Physician 37:878-82. 2008
    ..To evaluate the acceptability and utilisation of three electronic textbooks: DynaMed, MD Consult (including FirstConsult) and UpToDate...
  38. pmc Patients prefer pictures to numbers to express cardiovascular benefit from treatment
    Felicity Goodyear-Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Fam Med 6:213-7. 2008
    ..This study aimed to determine which methods of expressing a preventive medication's benefit encourage patients with known cardiovascular disease to decide to take the medication and which methods patients prefer...
  39. pmc Assessment and management of medically unexplained symptoms
    Simon Hatcher
    University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1, New Zealand
    BMJ 336:1124-8. 2008
  40. ncbi request reprint Contraception before and after termination of pregnancy: can we do it better?
    Felicity A Goodyear-Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 116:U683. 2003
    ..To compare contraceptive use pre- and post-therapeutic abortion in 1995, 1999 and 2002 in a New Zealand clinic...
  41. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based resource use by practice nurses in the Greater Auckland region of New Zealand
    Karen J Hoare
    Goodfellow Unit, School of Nursing, ProCare Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:51-8. 2008
    ..To determine self-reported use of New Zealand's Guidelines Group (NZGG) and BPAC resources by practice nurses (PNs) in the Greater Auckland area of New Zealand...
  42. ncbi request reprint When should I do rural general practice? A qualitative study of job/life satisfaction of male rural GPs of differing ages in New Zealand
    Tom Noonan
    University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:59-67. 2008
    ..This qualitative study was undertaken to investigate the perceived advantages and disadvantages of rural general practice at various stages of family life of male NZ-trained GPs...
  43. pmc Home-based activity program for older people with depressive symptoms: DeLLITE--a randomized controlled trial
    Ngaire Kerse
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Fam Med 8:214-23. 2010
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Why target sedentary adults in primary health care? Baseline results from the Waikato Heart, Health, and Activity Study
    C Raina Elley
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, P O Box 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Prev Med 37:342-8. 2003
    ..The question of whether the public health issue of physical inactivity should be addressed in primary health care is a controversial matter...
  45. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of transvaginal ultrasonography, sonohysterography and hysteroscopy for the investigation of abnormal uterine bleeding in premenopausal women
    Cynthia Farquhar
    Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women s Hospital, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 82:493-504. 2003
    ..To determine the accuracy of transvaginal ultrasonography, sonohysterography and diagnostic hysteroscopy for the investigation of abnormal uterine bleeding in premenopausal women...
  46. ncbi request reprint Diabetes care by general practitioners in South Auckland: changes from 1990 to 1999
    Tim Kenealy
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 115:U219. 2002
    ..To compare self-reported practices and preferences for diabetes care by general practitioners (GPs) in South Auckland between 1990 and 1999...
  47. ncbi request reprint Putting population health into practice through primary health care
    Pat Neuwelt
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 122:98-104. 2009
    ..Finding common language and understanding is an important step towards improving that collaboration...
  48. pmc Asking for help is helpful: validation of a brief lifestyle and mood assessment tool in primary health care
    Felicity Goodyear-Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, The University of Auckland, Auckland PB 92019, New Zealand
    Ann Fam Med 7:239-44. 2009
    ..For each issue patients are asked whether they would like help, either during the consultation or at a later date. This study aims to assess the value of the help question...
  49. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of trials of streptococcal throat treatment programs to prevent rheumatic fever
    Diana Lennon
    Community Paediatrics, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:e259-64. 2009
    ..Rheumatic fever (RF) is the commonest cause of pediatric heart disease globally. Penicillin for streptococcal pharyngitis prevents RF. Inequitable access to health care persists...
  50. ncbi request reprint Venous ulcer management in New Zealand: usual care versus guideline recommendations
    Andrew Jull
    School of Nursing, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 122:9-18. 2009
    ..To compare usual care with key recommendations for venous ulcer management in the New Zealand Guidelines for Care of People with Chronic Leg Ulcers...
  51. pmc Effectiveness of counselling patients on physical activity in general practice: cluster randomised controlled trial
    C Raina Elley
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    BMJ 326:793. 2003
    ..To assess the long term effectiveness of the "green prescription" programme, a clinician based initiative in general practice that provides counselling on physical activity...
  52. pmc Case finding of lifestyle and mental health disorders in primary care: validation of the 'CHAT' tool
    Felicity Goodyear-Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Gen Pract 58:26-31. 2008
    ..This tool checks for tobacco use, alcohol and other drug misuse, problem gambling, depression, anxiety and stress, abuse, anger problems, inactivity, and eating disorders. It is well accepted by patients, GPs and nurses...
  53. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk management of different ethnic groups with type 2 diabetes in primary care in New Zealand
    C Raina Elley
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 79:468-73. 2008
    ..To examine cardiovascular preventive and renal protective treatment for different ethnic groups with diabetes in primary care...
  54. pmc What can family physicians offer patients with carpal tunnel syndrome other than surgery? A systematic review of nonsurgical management
    Felicity Goodyear-Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Fam Med 2:267-73. 2004
    ..We undertook a literature review to produce evidence-based recommendations for nonsurgical family physician management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Diabetes care: practice nurse roles, attitudes and concerns
    Tim Kenealy
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Adv Nurs 48:68-75. 2004
    ..To inform the development of a new primary health care nursing structure and evaluate the new role associated with this, it will be important to have data on current practice nurse roles...
  56. pmc Physician-patient relationship and medication compliance: a primary care investigation
    Ngaire Kerse
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Fam Med 2:455-61. 2004
    ..We assessed the relationship between 4 attributes of the physician-patient relationship and medication compliance...
  57. ncbi request reprint Is physical activity counseling effective for older people? A cluster randomized, controlled trial in primary care
    Ngaire Kerse
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1951-6. 2005
    ..To establish the effectiveness of the Green Prescription physical activity counseling program in increasing activity and quality of life in older community-dwelling people...
  58. ncbi request reprint Summary of an evidence-based guideline on soft tissue shoulder injuries and related disorders--Part 1: Assessment
    Gillian Robb
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Science, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Prim Health Care 1:36-41. 2009
    ..To provide a succinct summary of the diagnosis of soft tissue injuries to the shoulder for primary health care practitioners based on the New Zealand guideline...
  59. pmc Patients and computers as reminders to screen for diabetes in family practice. Randomized-controlled trial
    Tim Kenealy
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Aukland, New Zealand
    J Gen Intern Med 20:916-21. 2005
    ..In New Zealand, more than 5% of people aged 50 years and older have undiagnosed diabetes; most of them attend family practitioners (FPs) at least once a year...
  60. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle screening: development of an acceptable multi-item general practice tool
    Felicity Goodyear-Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U1146. 2004
    ..To develop a short screening tool for lifestyle and mental-health risk factors that adults can self-administer, and to determine acceptability and feasibility of use of this tool in primary care settings...
  61. pmc Does a functional activity programme improve function, quality of life, and falls for residents in long term care? Cluster randomised controlled trial
    Ngaire Kerse
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1001, New Zealand
    BMJ 337:a1445. 2008
    ..To assess the effectiveness of an activity programme in improving function, quality of life, and falls in older people in residential care...
  62. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in mental health and lifestyle issues: results from multi-item general practice screening
    Felicity Goodyear-Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1374. 2005
    ..To determine ethnic differences in response, acceptance and desire to address problems identified by the multi-item screening tool (MIST)...
  63. ncbi request reprint Pentoxifylline for treatment of venous leg ulcers: a systematic review
    Andrew Jull
    Centre for Evidence Based Nursing Aotearoa, Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Lancet 359:1550-4. 2002
    ..We did a systematic review of randomised controlled trials that compared pentoxifylline (with and without compression treatment) with placebo, or other treatments, in patients with venous leg ulcers...
  64. pmc Patients' preferences for ways to communicate benefits of cardiovascular medication
    Felicity Goodyear-Smith
    University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Fam Med 9:121-7. 2011
    ..We wanted to determine patients' willingness to take preventive cardiovascular disease (CVD) medication in relation to their 5-year CVD risk score and modes of communicating benefits of therapy...
  65. ncbi request reprint Summary of an evidence-based guideline on soft tissue shoulder injuries and related disorders--Part 2: Management
    Gillian Robb
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Science, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Prim Health Care 1:42-9. 2009
    ..To provide a succinct summary of the management of soft tissue injuries to the shoulder for primary health care practitioners based on the New Zealand guideline...
  66. ncbi request reprint Termination of pregnancy following panic-stopping of oral contraceptives
    Felicity Goodyear-Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Contraception 66:163-7. 2002
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint General practitioners' views about diagnosing and treating depression in Maori and non-Maori patients
    David R Thomas
    Social and Community Health, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, PB 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Prim Health Care 2:208-16. 2010
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Do snacks of exercise lower blood pressure? A randomised crossover trial
    Raina Elley
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 119:U1996. 2006
    ..To assess whether four 10-minute 'snacks' of exercise per day are as effective at lowering blood pressure as 40 minutes of continuous moderate exercise, when compared with no exercise...
  69. pmc The validity of general practitioners' self assessment of knowledge: cross sectional study
    J M Tracey
    Goodfellow Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    BMJ 315:1426-8. 1997
    ..To determine whether general practitioners can make accurate self assessments of their knowledge in specific areas...
  70. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of physical activity counselling in general practice
    Raina Elley
    Department of General Practice, Wellington School of Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U1216. 2004
    ..To assess the cost-effectiveness of the 'Green Prescription' physical activity counselling programme in general practice...
  71. ncbi request reprint General practitioner diagnosis and management of acute knee injuries: summary of an evidence-based guideline
    Gillian Robb
    University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 120:U2419. 2007
    ..To summarise evidence and key recommendations for general practitioner diagnosis and management of acute soft-tissue knee injuries, based on the New Zealand guideline...
  72. doi request reprint An association between ethnicity and cardiovascular outcomes for people with Type 2 diabetes in New Zealand
    T Kenealy
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag, Auckland, New Zealand
    Diabet Med 25:1302-8. 2008
    ..To investigate the association between ethnicity and risk of first cardiovascular (CV) event for people with Type 2 diabetes in New Zealand...
  73. ncbi request reprint What resources do Auckland general practitioners use for answering immediate clinical questions and for lifelong learning?
    Zachary B H Gravatt
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Prim Health Care 2:100-4. 2010
    ..General practitioners need to search for evidence to remain up-to-date with knowl edge and to answer clinical questions that arise during consultations. In the past their main sources of information have been via colleagues and books...
  74. ncbi request reprint Screening for diabetes and prediabetes
    Tim Kenealy
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Lancet 370:1888-9. 2007
  75. ncbi request reprint Refining the exercise prescription for hypertension
    C Raina Elley
    Department of General Practice, Wellington School of Medicine, Otago University, USA
    Lancet 366:1248-9. 2005
  76. pmc Antibiotics for acute purulent rhinitis
    Bruce Arroll
    BMJ 325:1311-2. 2002
  77. pmc Efficacy and tolerability of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors compared with tricyclic antidepressants in depression treated in primary care: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Steve MacGillivray
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 9SY
    BMJ 326:1014. 2003
    ..To compare the efficacy and tolerability of tricyclic antidepressants with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in depression in primary care...
  78. ncbi request reprint Rural New Zealand health professionals' perceived barriers to greater use of the internet for learning
    Ron Janes
    New Zealand Institute of Rural Health, Cambridge, New Zealand
    Rural Remote Health 5:436. 2005
    ..The purpose of this research was to investigate rural North Island (New Zealand) health professionals' attitudes and perceived barriers to using the internet for ongoing professional learning...
  79. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic use for upper respiratory tract infections before and after a education campaign as reported by general practitioners in New Zealand
    Linda Sung
    University of Otago, Dunedin
    N Z Med J 119:U1956. 2006
    ..To assess change in general practitioner (GP) management of upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) during a nationwide project to reduce antibiotic consumption in a half-decade (1998 to 2002-3)...
  80. pmc N-of-1 trials of quinine efficacy in skeletal muscle cramps of the leg
    Rachel Woodfield
    School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Br J Gen Pract 55:181-5. 2005
    ..They have been used to compare treatments in osteoarthritis and may be suitable for determining the individual efficacy of quinine...
  81. ncbi request reprint Aggressive acts by patients against general practitioners in New Zealand: one-year prevalence
    Christopher Gale
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Dunedin Clinical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 913, Dunedin 9001
    N Z Med J 119:U2050. 2006
    ..We aimed to estimate the one-year period prevalence of violence, harassment, and complaints, and the current level of psychological distress from the event perceived as causing the most distress...
  82. ncbi request reprint Lipids and CVD management: towards a global consensus
    Christie Ballantyne
    Arteriosclerosis and Lipoprotein Section, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Eur Heart J 26:2224-31. 2005
    ..It also highlights areas where the guidelines differ and discusses points to consider when selecting the most appropriate recommendation...
  83. ncbi request reprint A new case-finding tool for anxiety: a pragmatic diagnostic validity study in primary care
    Sophie Puddifoot
    Leeds University, England
    Int J Psychiatry Med 37:371-81. 2007
    ..The first question asks the patient whether they have been worrying a lot during the past month; and the second question asks whether the patient would like help with this problem...
  84. pmc Screening for domestic violence in general practice: a way forward?
    Felicity Goodyear-Smith
    Br J Gen Pract 53:515-8. 2003
  85. pmc Delayed prescriptions
    Bruce Arroll
    BMJ 327:1361-2. 2003
  86. ncbi request reprint A cheap medication for smoking cessation
    Bruce Arroll
    N Z Med J 115:303. 2002
  87. pmc Commentary: controversies in NICE guidance on osteoarthritis
    Nicola Dalbeth
    Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMJ 336:504. 2008
  88. pmc Short screening tools for depression
    Felicity Goodyear-Smith
    Br J Gen Pract 57:412-3. 2007