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Article: Noncardiac chest pain - An Asia-Pacific survey on the views of primary care physicians

TitleNoncardiac chest pain - An Asia-Pacific survey on the views of primary care physicians
Authors
Issue Date2007
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0163-2116
Citation
Digestive Diseases And Sciences, 2007, v. 52 n. 11, p. 3043-3048 How to Cite?
AbstractNoncardiac chest pain (NCCP) is common and has a significant impact on health care. Primary care physicians (PCPs)' attitudes, clinical approach, preference of diagnostic tests, referral patterns, and comfort in managing patients with NCCP in the Asia-Pacific region are not known. Consequently, we performed this survey in the Asia-Pacific region. The self-completed questionnaire was sent to PCPs in the Asia-Pacific region. A 28-item questionnaire contained questions on demographic information, characteristics of practice, preferences of diagnostic tests, referral patterns, treatment plans, and opinion on Helicobacter pylori and NCCP. A total of 108 (74%) PCPs returned the questionnaire. A mean of 18% of the patients were diagnosed with NCCP by PCPs in the past 6 months. Ninety-four percent of PCPs had treated NCCP patients in the last 6 months. Only 38% of the PCPs were comfortable in diagnosing NCCP but 85.2% believed that they should manage NCCP patients. PCPs in Malaysia and Philippines were more likely to refer patients to subspecialists. Fifty-seven and four-tenths percent of PCPs believed that H. pylori infection plays a role in the development of NCCP. The study demonstrates clearly that the understanding, diagnostic strategies, and treatment strategies of NCCP in the Asia-Pacific region are suboptimal and thus highlights the importance of educational and training programs tailored for PCPs in NCCP. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/163115
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.516
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.995
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, TKen_US
dc.contributor.authorLim, PWYen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, BCYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-05T05:27:48Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-05T05:27:48Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.citationDigestive Diseases And Sciences, 2007, v. 52 n. 11, p. 3043-3048en_US
dc.identifier.issn0163-2116en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/163115-
dc.description.abstractNoncardiac chest pain (NCCP) is common and has a significant impact on health care. Primary care physicians (PCPs)' attitudes, clinical approach, preference of diagnostic tests, referral patterns, and comfort in managing patients with NCCP in the Asia-Pacific region are not known. Consequently, we performed this survey in the Asia-Pacific region. The self-completed questionnaire was sent to PCPs in the Asia-Pacific region. A 28-item questionnaire contained questions on demographic information, characteristics of practice, preferences of diagnostic tests, referral patterns, treatment plans, and opinion on Helicobacter pylori and NCCP. A total of 108 (74%) PCPs returned the questionnaire. A mean of 18% of the patients were diagnosed with NCCP by PCPs in the past 6 months. Ninety-four percent of PCPs had treated NCCP patients in the last 6 months. Only 38% of the PCPs were comfortable in diagnosing NCCP but 85.2% believed that they should manage NCCP patients. PCPs in Malaysia and Philippines were more likely to refer patients to subspecialists. Fifty-seven and four-tenths percent of PCPs believed that H. pylori infection plays a role in the development of NCCP. The study demonstrates clearly that the understanding, diagnostic strategies, and treatment strategies of NCCP in the Asia-Pacific region are suboptimal and thus highlights the importance of educational and training programs tailored for PCPs in NCCP. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0163-2116en_US
dc.relation.ispartofDigestive Diseases and Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAsia, Southeastern - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshChest Pain - Epidemiology - Etiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshHelicobacter Infections - Complications - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshPhysician's Practice Patternsen_US
dc.subject.meshPhysician's Roleen_US
dc.subject.meshPhysicians, Familyen_US
dc.subject.meshPopulation Surveillance - Methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshPrognosisen_US
dc.subject.meshReferral And Consultation - Standardsen_US
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.titleNoncardiac chest pain - An Asia-Pacific survey on the views of primary care physiciansen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, BCY:bcywong@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10620-007-9764-xen_US
dc.identifier.pmid17436083-
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dc.identifier.volume52en_US
dc.identifier.issue11en_US
dc.identifier.spage3043en_US
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
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