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dc.contributor.authorUsher-Smith, Julieten
dc.contributor.authorSilarova, Barboraen
dc.contributor.authorWard, Alisonen
dc.contributor.authorYouell, Janeen
dc.contributor.authorMuir, Kenneth Ren
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Jackieen
dc.contributor.authorWarcaba, Joanneen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-28T12:51:30Z
dc.date.available2016-10-28T12:51:30Z
dc.date.issued2017-03-01en
dc.identifier.issn0960-1643
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/260944
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: It is estimated that approximately 40% of all cases of cancer are attributable to lifestyle factors. Providing people with personalised information about their future risk of cancer may help promote behaviour change. AIM: To explore the views of health professionals on incorporating personalised cancer risk information, based on lifestyle factors, into general practice. DESIGN AND SETTING: Qualitative study using data from six focus groups with a total of 24 general practice health professionals from the NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group in England. METHOD: The focus groups were guided by a schedule covering current provision of lifestyle advice relating to cancer and views on incorporating personalised cancer risk information. Data were audiotaped, transcribed verbatim, and then analysed using thematic analysis. RESULTS: Providing lifestyle advice was viewed as a core activity within general practice but the influence of lifestyle on cancer risk was rarely discussed. The word 'cancer' was seen as a potentially powerful motivator for lifestyle change but the fact that it could generate health anxiety was also recognised. Most focus group participants felt that a numerical risk estimate was more likely to influence behaviour than generic advice. All felt that general practice should provide this information, but there was a clear need for additional resources for it to be offered widely. CONCLUSION: Study participants were in support of providing personalised cancer risk information in general practice. The findings highlight a number of potential benefits and challenges that will inform the future development of interventions in general practice to promote behaviour change for cancer prevention.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was funded by an innovation grant from the Cancer Research UK — BUPA Foundation Fund (ref: C55650/A20818). Juliet Usher-Smith is supported by a National Institute for Health Research Clinical Lectureship. Barbora Silarova was supported by the Medical Research Council [MC_UU_12015/4].
dc.languageengen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal College of General Practitioners
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectbehaviour changeen
dc.subjectcanceren
dc.subjectpreventionen
dc.subjectprimary careen
dc.subjectrisk assessmenten
dc.subjectEnglanden
dc.subjectFocus Groupsen
dc.subjectGeneral Practiceen
dc.subjectHealth Educationen
dc.subjectHealth Personnelen
dc.subjectHealth Promotionen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectLife Styleen
dc.subjectMotivationen
dc.subjectNeoplasmsen
dc.subjectPrecision Medicineen
dc.subjectPrimary Preventionen
dc.subjectQualitative Researchen
dc.subjectRisk Assessmenten
dc.subjectRisk Reduction Behavioren
dc.titleIncorporating cancer risk information into general practice: a qualitative study using focus groups with health professionals.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPagee226
prism.issueIdentifier656en
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameBritish Journal of General Practiceen
prism.startingPagee218
prism.volume67en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.6066
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-08-25en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-03-01en
dc.contributor.orcidUsher-Smith, Juliet [0000-0002-8501-2531]
dc.identifier.eissn1478-5242
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idCancer Research UK (20818)
pubs.funder-project-idMRC (MC_UU_12015/4)
cam.issuedOnline2017-02-23en
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