Development and evaluation of a brief self-completed family history screening tool for common chronic disease prevention in primary care

Fiona M Walter, A Toby Prevost, Linda Birt, Nicola Grehan, Kathy Restarick, Helen C Morris, Stephen Sutton, Peter Rose, Sarah Downing, Jon D Emery

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Family history is an important risk factor for many common chronic diseases, but it remains underutilised for diagnostic assessment and disease prevention in routine primary care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e393-400
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Issue number611
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013


  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Chronic Disease
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
  • England
  • Female
  • General Practice
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Screening
  • Medical Records
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Pedigree
  • Primary Health Care
  • Primary Prevention
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Questionnaires
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Sampling Studies
  • Sex Factors

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