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Design, rationale, and baseline demographics of SEARCH I: a prospective cluster-randomized study

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, July 2012
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Design, rationale, and baseline demographics of SEARCH I: a prospective cluster-randomized study
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International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, July 2012
DOI 10.2147/copd.s31418
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Frank Albers, Asif Shaikh, Ahmar Iqbal

Abstract

Questionnaires are available to identify patients at risk for several chronic diseases, including COPD, but are infrequently utilized in primary care. COPD is often underdiagnosed, while at the same time the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against spirometric screening for COPD in asymptomatic adults. Use of a symptom-based questionnaire and subsequent handheld spirometric device depending on the answers to the questionnaire is a promising approach to identify patients at risk for COPD. Screening, Evaluating and Assessing Rate CHanges of diagnosing respiratory conditions in primary care 1 (SEARCH I) was a prospective cluster-randomized study in 168 US primary care practices evaluating the effect of the COPD-Population Screener (COPD-PS™) questionnaire. The effect of this questionnaire alone or sequentially with the handheld copd-6(TM) device was evaluated on new diagnoses of COPD and on respiratory diagnostic practice patterns (including referrals for pulmonary function testing, referrals to pulmonologists, new diagnoses of COPD, and new respiratory medication prescriptions). Participating practices entered a total of 9704 consecutive consenting subjects aged ≥ 40 years attending primary care clinics. Study arm results were compared for new COPD diagnosis rates between usual care and (1) COPD-PS plus copd-6 and (2) COPD-PS alone. A cluster-randomization design allowed comparison of the intervention effects at the practice level instead of individuals being the subjects of the intervention. Regional principal investigators controlled the flow of study information to sub-investigators at participating practices to reduce observation bias (Hawthorne effect). The results of SEARCH I, to be published subsequently, will provide insight into the real world utility of the COPD-PS as well as two-stage COPD case finding with COPD-PS and copd-6.

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Unknown 41 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 10%
Student > Bachelor 4 10%
Other 4 10%
Other 6 15%
Unknown 5 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 24%
Psychology 4 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Other 6 15%
Unknown 7 17%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 July 2012.
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#16,046,765
of 25,371,288 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#1,485
of 2,577 outputs
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#107,808
of 176,748 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#12
of 17 outputs
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