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Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Public health, health care sciences & services
Human health sciences : General & internal medicine
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/128215
Perception, knowledge, and use by general practitioners of Belgium of a new WHO tool (FRAX ) to assess the 10-year probability of fracture
English
Bruyère, Olivier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Santé publique, Epidémiologie et Economie de la santé >]
Nicolet, Delphine mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Santé publique, Epidémiologie et Economie de la santé >]
Compère, Stéphanie [> >]
Rabenda, Véronique mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Santé publique, Epidémiologie et Economie de la santé >]
Jeholet, Pascale [> >]
Zegels, Brigitte [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Santé publique, Epidémiologie et Economie de la santé >]
Maassen, Philippe [> >]
Pire, George [> >]
Reginster, Jean-Yves mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Santé publique, Epidémiologie et Economie de la santé >]
Apr-2013
Rheumatology International
Springer Science & Business Media B.V.
33
4
979-83
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0172-8172
New York
NY
[en] FRAX ; Osteoporosis ; Public health ; Survey ; Information brochure
[en] The FRAX tool that calculates the 10-year probability of having a fracture has recently been validated for Belgium. Little is known about the perception and knowledge that GPs have about this tool in their daily practice. A survey has been conducted as part of a screening campaign for various diseases. The primary objective of the present study was to assess the perception and the knowledge of the FRAX tool by GPs. The secondary objective was to assess the impact of an information brochure about the FRAX tool on these outcomes. The survey was sent to a sample of 700 GPs after only half of them had received the information brochure. The survey results show that, out of the 193 doctors who responded to the survey, one-third know the FRAX tool but less than 20 % use it in their daily clinical practice. Among those who use it, the FRAX tool is largely seen as a complementary but not as an essential tool in the diagnosis or in the management of osteoporosis. It appears that the brochure could improve the knowledge of the FRAX tool but it would not be more efficient on its use in daily practice than the other sources of information. At present, the use of the FRAX tool in Belgium is limited but an information brochure could have a positive impact on the knowledge of the FRAX tool.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/128215
10.1007/s00296-012-2461-x

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