Genetics and genetic testing: Are GPs likely to attend training courses?

S McCann, D MacAuley, Y Barnett

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Background. GPs must make difficult screening and diagnostic decisions regarding genetic testing for different cancers. Educational programs may improve knowledge and enable more appropriate referral. Methods. A postal survey of all general practitioners (GPs) in Northern Ireland (N = 534; response rate = 49.4%) asked GPs if they would attend 3 different types of training courses in genetics. Results. Almost 75% indicated that they would be likely and/or very likely to attend such courses. Women and GPs who had been qualified recently were most likely to attend (P < .005, P < .05). Conclusion. The results suggest that GPs are interested in training courses. Male GPs and GPs who have been qualified for longer should be specifically targeted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-226
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2004


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