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Article: GP management of osteoarthritic pain in Hong Kong

TitleGP management of osteoarthritic pain in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsChemicals And Cas Registry Numbers
Issue Date2008
PublisherRoyal Australian College of General Practitioners. The Journal's web site is located at http://afp.racgp.org.au/
Citation
Australian Family Physician, 2008, v. 37 n. 10, p. 874-878 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Limited information is available about general practitioners' knowledge, attitude and practice in treating osteoarthritis. This study sought to better understand GPs' management of mild to moderate osteoarthritis in Hong Kong. Methods: A cross sectional survey of GPs using a structured questionnaire mailed in three stages. Results: A total of 225 questionnaires were returned. Paracetamol was considered to be an analgesic with lower toxicity and cost, and fewer drug interactions than others; it was also seen to have poor efficacy, short duration of action, and low patient compliance. Most GPs would consider nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as first line treatment, followed by paracetamol. Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors, physiotherapy and exercise were favoured as second line treatments. Most GPs would choose paracetamol for patients with comorbid conditions. Discussion: General practitioners in Hong Kong have positive views on using simple analgesia and nonpharmacological treatments. Use of paracetamol was particularly preferred for older people and those with comorbidities.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/132423
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.759
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.364
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dc.contributor.authorLee, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTsang, CKKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSiu, HKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, WCWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, SYSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-28T09:24:30Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-28T09:24:30Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAustralian Family Physician, 2008, v. 37 n. 10, p. 874-878en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0300-8495en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/132423-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Limited information is available about general practitioners' knowledge, attitude and practice in treating osteoarthritis. This study sought to better understand GPs' management of mild to moderate osteoarthritis in Hong Kong. Methods: A cross sectional survey of GPs using a structured questionnaire mailed in three stages. Results: A total of 225 questionnaires were returned. Paracetamol was considered to be an analgesic with lower toxicity and cost, and fewer drug interactions than others; it was also seen to have poor efficacy, short duration of action, and low patient compliance. Most GPs would consider nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as first line treatment, followed by paracetamol. Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors, physiotherapy and exercise were favoured as second line treatments. Most GPs would choose paracetamol for patients with comorbid conditions. Discussion: General practitioners in Hong Kong have positive views on using simple analgesia and nonpharmacological treatments. Use of paracetamol was particularly preferred for older people and those with comorbidities.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoyal Australian College of General Practitioners. The Journal's web site is located at http://afp.racgp.org.au/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAustralian Family Physicianen_HK
dc.subjectChemicals And Cas Registry Numbersen_US
dc.titleGP management of osteoarthritic pain in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, WCW:wongwcw@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume37en_HK
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