Journal article

Responding to Young People's Health Risks in Primary Care: A Cluster Randomised Trial of Training Clinicians in Screening and Motivational Interviewing

Lena Sanci, Patty Chondros, Susan Sawyer, Jane Pirkis, Elizabeth Ozer, Kelsey Hegarty, Fan Yang, Brenda Grabsch, Alan Shiell, Helen Cahill, Anne-Emmanuelle Ambresin, Elizabeth Patterson, George Patton



OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a complex intervention implementing best practice guidelines recommending clinicians screen and counsel young people across multiple psychosocial risk factors, on clinicians' detection of health risks and patients' risk taking behaviour, compared to a didactic seminar on young people's health. DESIGN: Pragmatic cluster randomised trial where volunteer general practices were stratified by postcode advantage or disadvantage score and billing type (private, free national health, community health centre), then randomised into either intervention or comparison arms using a computer generated random sequence. Three months post-intervention, patients were..

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Awarded by Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by grants from the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC PDR 2005/06, similar to min-briefs-vol3-min-council similar to min-briefs-vol3-ahmac); Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (; National Health and Medical Research Council (566849, The funding bodies had no role in the study design, data collection, analysis, interpretation, or manuscript writing.