How can GPs support the AUS2PREVENT Trial?
We endeavour to recruit 600 participants to the trial. We are using multiple methods of recruitment to achieve this goal. One recruitment method is direct engagement with potential participants through general practitioners (GPs).
To support the trial we are asking GPs to:
- Inform at risk patients about the trial. This may include patients with an AUSDRISK score >12, HbA1c ≥ 6.0 to < 6.4% &/or Fasting Blood Glucose Levels ≥ 6.1 to <6.9 mmol/L, cardiovascular risk marker (overweight/obese, high blood pressure, high lipids).
- Distribute promotional material. This could be done in a passive way – e.g. through placing posters or flyers in the practice waiting room or in a more direct way e.g. informing ‘at risk’ patients about the trial.
- Work with AUS2PREVENT trial team to complete screening tests* (i.e. Fasting Blood Glucose, HbA1c, lipids, blood pressure, weight, height, relevant medical history, medication use).
Provide ongoing support to patients
- Maintain continuous engagement with participants. Part of this engagement is through multiple visits with their GPs for testing, throughout the 2- year trial period.
- We ask GPs to check patient risk of type 2 diabetes, four times during the trial (i.e. order clinical investigations for Fasting Blood Glucose, HbA1c, lipids, blood pressure, weight, height, relevant medical history, medication use).
- Note 1- the diabetes-related biomedical tests we ask GPs to do will align with the Australian Government’s Quality Improvement (QI) Practice Incentive Program (PIP). If you need more information on PIP, talk to your local PHN Practice facilitator.
- Note 2 - Researchers will liaise with participants to ensure they book their appointments with their GP.
For more information
One of our trial team members can provide you with more information about the trial or an information pack.
Amy Kaim (Research Trial Coordinator)
08 8354 5812
Tom Kontou (Project Officer)
08 8354 5854