Journal article

General practitioners' use of internet-based patient materials for partner notification

Jane E Tomnay, Marian K Pitts, Christopher K Fairley

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To determine if general practitioners (GPs) would use chlamydia resources for partner notification (PN) when the address to a website was printed on positive results. STUDY DESIGN: Two surveys (pre-/postintervention) were sent to GPs before half were exposed to the website address on positive chlamydia results. RESULTS: Of 499 eligible GPs, 233 (48%) returned completed preintervention surveys and 173 of 233 GPs (78%) returned postintervention surveys. Partner letters increased from 13% (10/78) to 36% (28/78) (P = 0.0009) and brochures from 33% (26/78) to 54% (42/78) (P = 0.003) among those exposed to the website. There was no significant change among GPs not exposed to the websit..

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