Journal article

An interactive workshop plus locally adapted guidelines can improve General Practitioners asthma management and knowledge: A cluster randomised trial in the Australian setting

Siaw-Teng Liaw, Nabil D Sulaiman, Christopher A Barton, Patty Chondros, Claire A Harris, Susan Sawyer, Shyamali C Dharmage

BMC FAMILY PRACTICE | BMC | Published : 2008


BACKGROUND: A cluster randomised trial was conducted to determine the effectiveness of locally adapted practice guidelines and education about paediatric asthma management, delivered to general practitioners (GPs) in small group interactive workshops. METHODS: Twenty-nine practices were randomly allocated to one of three study arms. Australian asthma management guidelines were adapted to accommodate characteristics of the local area. GPs in the intervention arm (Group 1, n = 18 GPs) participated in a small group based education program and were provided with the adapted guidelines. One control arm (Group 2, n = 18 GPs) received only the adapted guidelines, while the other control arm (Group ..

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