OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of health checks by nurses in reducing risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients from general practice. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Five urban general practices in Bedfordshire. SUBJECTS: 2136 patients receiving an initial health check in 1989-91 and scheduled to be re-examined one year later in 1990-2 (intervention group); 3988 patients receiving an initial health check in 1990-2 (control group). All patients were aged 35-64 ...Expand abstract
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Effectiveness of health checks conducted by nurses in primary care: results of the OXCHECK study after one year. Imperial Cancer Research Fund OXCHECK Study Group.
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