Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Bridget Dijkmans-Hadley

A circle of silence: The attitudes of patients older than 65 years of age to ceasing long-term sleeping tablets

Benzodiazepines are a widely prescribed class of medication, estimated to be used by 15.7% of the Australian population older than 65 years of age.1 They are indicated for short-term management of...

A mixed-methods feasibility study of routinely weighing patients in general practice to aid weight management

Overweight and obesity affect nearly two-thirds (63%) of Australian adults, contributing more to the national burden of disease than smoking.1 The burden of overweight and obesity, along with...

Patients’ attitudes towards chaperone use for intimate physical examinations in general practice

Patient presentations that require intimate physical examination (IPE) are common in general practice.1 Across a variety of clinical contexts, international studies investigating patients...

Patients’ perspectives about why they have their contraceptive Implanon NXT device removed early

General practitioners (GPs) are expected to provide education and advice about contraceptive options to their female patients who are of reproductive age. They are responsible for improving women’s...


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