Journal article

Practice nurse chlamydia testing in Australian general practice: a qualitative study of benefits, barriers and facilitators

Rebecca Lorch, Jane Hocking, Rebecca Guy, Alaina Vaisey, Anna Wood, Dyani Lewis, Meredith Temple-Smith

BMC FAMILY PRACTICE | BMC | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Chlamydia infection is a significant public health issue for young people; however, testing rates in Australian general practice are low. Practice nurses (PNs) could have an important role in contributing to increasing chlamydia testing rates. The Australian Chlamydia Control Effectiveness Pilot (ACCEPt), a large cluster randomised control trial of annual testing for 16 to 29 year olds in general practice, is the first to investigate the role of PNs in maximising testing rates. In order to assess the scope for PN involvement, we aimed to explore PN's views in relation to involvement in chlamydia testing in general practice. METHODS: Semi structured interviews were conducted betwe..

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