RACGP GP Research Project Noticeboard


Participate in a research project

The RACGP supports GPs undertaking research that contributes to the knowledge base of the profession.If you are interested in participating in a research project or survey conducted by a member, please view the list of projects below.  Queries should be directed to the named contact person.

 

To submit a project to this website, click here.

Please note: Projects advertised on this Noticeboard are not endorsed by the RACGP. Potential participants are encouraged to seek independent advice regarding the suitability of their participation in any research project.  Unless otherwise stated, the research projects listed here are not conducted by the RACGP, and the RACGP does not support or endorse the results of the research.  The project has been approved for inclusion on the website, however unless otherwise stated, this does not constitute ethics approval, endorsement or assessment of the quality of the project, survey or any publication arising from the project.
 

Research Projects


We are seeking GPs over 55 years old to share their experiences and opinions of caring for patients who have been in motor vehicle accidents.
 
Our research team (including GPs Dr. Sean Black-Tiong, Professor Nigel Stocks, and Dr. Oliver Frank) at the Discipline of General Practice, University of Adelaide, has examined 1.7 million patient electronic health records to discover common characteristics of patients who seek care from GPs after an MVA, and patterns of GP management for these patients. We are seeking your opinions on what we have found, and your experience treating patients post-MVA.
 
This anonymous online survey will take 15-20 minutes. We are offering a $100 e-gift card as compensation for your time.
 
The study is funded by funded by the MAIC/RACGP Foundation Research Grant 2019. It has received ethics approval from the University of Adelaide. The investigators have no conflicts of interest. The study aims to help to improve the quality of care provided in general practice.

Please click on this link to get started.


We aim to assess general practitioners’ (GPs') use of thromboprophylaxis guidelines in the management of patients with AF and their reasons for not using thromboprophylaxis guidelines. We also aim to assess the weight of different factors in GPs' thromboprophylaxis decision-making process in patients with AF within the Australian general practice settings. We are conducting an online survey among GPs practising in general practices in Australia. The study was approved by the University of Western Australia Human Research Ethics Committee (RA/4/20/6366). 

Geographic location the project wishes to recruit from (State/Area)

Across all States and Territories in Australia 

Name of investigators

Eyob Alemayehu Gebreyohannes, Dr Sandra M Salter, Dr Leanne Chalmers, A/Prof Jan Radford, Dr Kenneth Lee 

Contact details

eyob.gebreyohannes@research.uwa.edu.au

To take part in the survey, participants have to be GPs, practice in a general practice setting in Australia, and consent to take part in the survey.

Online survey

Time involvement of GPs

5-10 minutes


This research project is looking for study participants. If you are a general practitioner in Australia you can assist.

In Australia, smoking tobacco remains the largest cause of preventable illness, disability and premature death. Health professionals continue to smoke and this is a global phenomenon. However, we do not have information on smoking behaviour of the general practitioners in Australia, also their perceptions on smoking cessation by their patients and use of smoking cessation guidelines in GP practice settings. The project has been approved by Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) at Federation University Australia (Ethics approval for Project: 21-110 A). Findings from this study will assist in smoking cessation initiatives, and may direct tailoring effective smoking cessation approaches.

It is a completely anonymous and voluntary online survey. If you are interested, please access study questionnaire below.

Study questionnaire

If you have any questions regarding this study, please contact the Principal Researcher of this project:

Associate Professor Dr Muhammad Aziz Rahman

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