TITLE

How Useful Is Family History?

AUTHOR(S)
Ferris, Mary Elina
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
Internal Medicine Alert;2/15/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Although current evidence is lacking to define the key elements of a family history in primary care, family history may be useful for motivating positive lifestyle changes, enhancing individual empowerment,or influencing choice of clinical interventions.
ACCESSION #
48721708

 

Related Articles

  • Failure to Order Colonoscopy Despite Patient's Family History. J. P. // Clinician Reviews;Feb2013, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p16 

    The article discusses a case wherein the failure to order colonoscopy to a patient with a family history of colon cancer caused the cancerous mass in the patient's transverse colon to remain undetected, thus causing her death. It informs on the plaintiff's claim that a colonoscopy should have...

  • Rare conditions: Where do primary care and genetic diseases intersect? Terry, Sharon F.; Krokosky, Alyson // JAAPA: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (;Nov2010, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p63 

    The article focuses on the intersection of primary care and genetic diseases of rare conditions in the U.S. It notes that with the emergence of more than 7,000 recognized rare conditions, clinicians must be familiar where and how they should start. It mentions the need to obtain a family...

  • Potencialidades e fragilidades da agenda: organização do atendimento clínico nas equipes de saúde da família. de Melo Costa, Simone; Medeiros, Alice Batista; Dias, André Costa Alencar; da Silva, José Rodrigo; Rodrigues, Carlos Alberto Quintão; de Souza Leite, Maísa Tavares // Archives of Dental Science / Arquivos em Odontologia;abr/jun2013, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p66 

    Aim: The present study aimed to identify the strengths and weaknesses in building a family healthcare agenda, based on the professional's perception of the organization of clinical care. Material and methods: This study was crosssectional, quantitative, and census-based, carried out in the...

  • Acne. Ogden, Elizabeth // Pulse;Aug2014, p60 

    The article offers tips on how to manage primary care for acne. Topics discussed include the use of topical retinoid to treat acne instead of antibiotic, the need to study the different type of acne lesions, and checking of scarring which should be treated with oral isotretinoin. Also mentioned...

  • Use of a Web-based Risk Appraisal Tool for Assessing Family History and Lifestyle Factors in Primary Care. Baer, Heather; Schneider, Louise; Colditz, Graham; Dart, Hank; Andry, Analisa; Williams, Deborah; Orav, E.; Haas, Jennifer; Getty, George; Whittemore, Elizabeth; Bates, David // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Jun2013, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p817 

    BACKGROUND: Primary care clinicians can play an important role in identifying individuals at increased risk of cancer, but often do not obtain detailed information on family history or lifestyle factors from their patients. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the feasibility and effectiveness of using a...

  • Formative Evaluation of Clinician Experience with Integrating Family History-Based Clinical Decision Support into Clinical Practice. Doerr, Megan; Edelman, Emily; Gabitzsch, Emily; Eng, Charis; Teng, Kathryn // Journal of Personalized Medicine;Jun2014, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p115 

    Family health history is a leading predictor of disease risk. Nonetheless, it is underutilized to guide care and, therefore, is ripe for health information technology intervention. To fill the family health history practice gap, Cleveland Clinic has developed a family health history collection...

  • Comparing Electronic Health Record Portals to Obtain Patient-Entered Family Health History in Primary Care. Murray, Michael F.; Giovanni, Monica A.; Klinger, Elissa; George, Elise; Marinacci, Lucas; Getty, George; Brawarsky, Phyllis; Rocha, Beatriz; Orav, E. John; Bates, David W.; Haas, Jennifer S. // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Dec2013, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p1558 

    BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in developing systems to overcome barriers for acquiring and interpreting family health histories in primary care. OBJECTIVE: To examine the capacity of three different electronic portals to collect family history from patients and deposit valid data in an...

  • Protocol for implementation of family health history collection and decision support into primary care using a computerized family health history system.  // BMC Health Services Research;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p264 

    The article presents a study on a protocol for implementation of family health history collection and decision support into primary care using a computerized family health history system. The study integrates a computerized family health history system within the context of a routine wellvisit...

  • Psychological impact of family history risk assessment in primary care: a mixed methods study. Birt, Linda; Emery, Jon D; Prevost, A Toby; Sutton, Stephen; Walter, Fiona M // Family Practice;Aug2014, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p1 

    Background. Routine family history risk assessment for chronic diseases could enable primary care practitioners to efficiently identify at-risk patients and promote preventive management strategies. Objectives. To investigate patients’ understanding and responses to family history risk...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics