Journal article

Cancer Risk Assessment Tools in Primary Care: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

JG Walker, S Licqurish, PPC Chiang, M Pirotta, JD Emery

The Annals of Family Medicine | ANNALS FAMILY MEDICINE | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: We conducted this review to identify published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of cancer risk assessment tools used in primary care and to determine their impact on clinical utility (clinicians), screening uptake (patients), and psychosocial outcomes (patients). METHODS: We searched EMBASE, PubMed and the Cochrane databases for RCTs of cancer risk assessment tools in primary care up to May 2014. Only studies set in primary care, with patients eligible for screening, and English-language articles were included. RESULTS: The review included 11 trials of 7 risk tools. The trials were heterogeneous with respect to type of tool that was used, type(s) of cancer assessed, and outcomes ..

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