Journal article

Comparison of two methods for assessing diabetes risk in a pharmacy setting in Australia

Monique F Kilkenny, Roslyn Johnson, Nadine E Andrew, Tara Purvis, Alison Hicks, Stephen Colagiuri, Dominique A Cadilhac



BACKGROUND: Since 2007, the Australian Know your numbers (KYN) program has been used in community settings to raise awareness about blood pressure and stroke. In 2011, the program was modified to include assessment for type 2 diabetes risk. However, it is unclear which approach for assessing diabetes risk in pharmacies is best. We compared two methods: random (non-fasting) blood glucose testing (RBGT); and the Australian type 2 diabetes risk assessment tool (AUSDRISK); according to 1) identification of 'high risk' participants including head-to-head sensitivity and specificity; 2) number of referrals to doctors; and 3) feasibility of implementation. METHODS: 117 Queensland pharmacies volunta..

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Awarded by NHMRC Public Health/National Heart Foundation Future Leader Research Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank staff in participating Pharmacy Guild member pharmacies, volunteers from Rotary and study participants who without their support this program would not be possible. We acknowledge the input from the Advisory Committee and especially Dr Erin Lalor (Chief Executive Officer, National Stroke Foundation). Li Chun Quang for the design of the questionnaires using Teleform and staff at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health who undertook data processing. Belinda Wilkinson (National Know your numbers Coordinator) for assisting with the coordination of the program. A/Prof Leonid Churilov for advice on the median linear regression modelling. We also acknowledge Amy Nguyen (Monash University Medical student) who contributed to drafting an initial literature review used for this manuscript. Dominique Cadilhac is supported by a NHMRC Public Health/National Heart Foundation Future Leader Research Fellowship (1063761). Nadine Andrew is supported by the NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (1072053).