Patients' acceptance of SNAP assessment: An exploration

C. W.Michael Tam*, Nicholas Zwar, Charlotte Hespe

*Corresponding author for this work

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We previously described in Australian
Family Physician a survey experiment
that demonstrated patients’ acceptance
of alcohol enquiry from their general
practitioners (GPs) varied markedly
depending on the reason for the initial
A further qualitative study
identified that the acceptability of these
discussions was influenced by their
perceived relevance. For many patients, this
‘was determined by whether the presenting
complaint was seen to be an issue affected
by alcohol drinking’.
Is this finding isolated to assessment
of drinking, or does it apply to other SNAP
(smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical
activity) risk factors?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-341
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Family Physician
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


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