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Completed Research from the General Practice Research Group


Chlamydia Study

Determining the sensitivity of Chlamydia trachomatis testing on mid-stream urine samples. doi: 10.1370/afm.1323

Hip Fracture Risk Communication Study

Deciding whether to take (or prescribe) a long-term preventive treatment can be difficult for both patients and doctors. doi:10.3399/bjgp11X588439


Canterbury Influenza Serosurvey (CISS) 

Quantifying the prevalence of immunity to A(H1N1)09 amongst primary healthcare workers in Canterbury. doi: 10.3399/bjgp13X668212


Community prevalence and antibiotic resistance patterns of Staphylococcus aureus (Staph)

Newsletter [p2]: Antibiotic Resistance Research  
Funded by Canterbury Medical Research Council and the Canterbury Chair of General Practice Trust.

Optimising antibiotic use in the management of uncomplicated urinary tract infection

Increased rates of trimethoprim resistance in uncomplicated urinary tract infection: cause for concern? New Zealand Medical Journal 188(1225), 2005.
Funded by The Health Research Council of New Zealand


Dipstick Negative: Cystitis Study

Response to antibiotics of women with symptoms of urinary tract infection but negative dipstick urine test results: double blind randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal 331(7509):143, 2005.
Funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand

Community vs hospital treatment for low-risk community-acquired pneumonia

Home management of mild to moderately severe community-acquired pneumonia: a randomised controlled trial. Medical Journal of Australia September 5;183(5):235-238, 2005.
Funded by: Pegasus Health and Canterbury District Health Board

A randomised trial of home versus hospital intravenous antibiotic treatment of cellulitis

Randomised controlled trial of intravenous antibiotic treatment for cellulitis at home compared with hospital. British Medical Journal (Jan 15); 330(7483):129, 2005.
Funded by Pegasus Health


Diabetes management in Christchurch rest homes

[Emily Gill’s thesis for Bachelor of Medical Science]
Diabetes care in rest homes in Christchurch, New Zealand. Diabetic Medicine 23(11): 1252-6, 2006.  doi:10.1111/j.1464-5491.2006.01976.x
Funded by Canterbury Geriatric Medical Research Trust and the Diabetes Society

Cross-sectional study of respiratory medication use in rest homes

The use of inhaled and related respiratory medications in Christchurch rest homes. New Zealand Medical Journal 116(1187), 2003.

The effectiveness of a smoking cessation intervention delivered in primary care: cohort study

Improving the effectiveness of smoking cessation in primary care: lessons learned. New Zealand Medical Journal 116(1173):10, 2003.

The effectiveness of small group peer led GP education on practice

Do clinical practice education groups result in sustained change in GP prescribing? Family Practice 20(2):199-206, 2003.

Community survey of antibiotic resistance in urinary tract infection.

Antibiotic resistance in uncomplicated urinary tract infection: problems with interpreting cumulative resistance rates from local community laboratories. New Zealand Medical Journal 114:12-14, 2002.

Plasma brain natriuretuc peptide after long-term treatment for heart failure

Plasma brain natriuretic peptide after long-term treatment for heart failure in general practice. European Journal of Heart Failure 4(4):479-83, 2002.
Funded by: Canterbury Medical Research Foundation

The importance of a team approach to research in primary care

Factors affecting general practitioner involvement in a randomised controlled trial in primary care. New Zealand Medical Journal 115:153-155, 2002.
Funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand