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Table 4 Number of disease management actions undertaken by the GPs following positive or negative test results.

From: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) in general practice: Results from a pilot study in Vorarlberg, Austria

Problem Number of actions following positive test Number of actions following negative test Product score §
  No % 95% CI No % 95% CI  
Osteoporosis risk (n = 115) 62 76.5 57.4 to 88.8 21 61.7 30.8 to 85.4 0.51
Urinary incontinence (n = 112) 51 67.1 52.2 to 79.2 3 8.3 2.6 to 23.3 0.33
Hearing loss (n = 114) 38 65.5 48.7 to 79.2 1 1.8 0.2 to 15.3 0.17
Pneumococcal vaccination longer than 3 years ago (n = 113) 19 20.4 7.2 to 46.2 4 20.0 5.8 to 50.4 0.17
Fall risk or balance and gait difficulties (n = 115) 22 45.8 28.1 to 64.7 16 23.9 7.1 to 56.3 0.14
Sleep disorder (n = 114) 31 73.8 52.0 to 88.0 2 2.8 0.6 to 28.1 0.11
Influenza vaccination longer than one year ago (n = 114) 8 15.4 2.2 to 60.4 12 19,4 7.8 to 40.6 0.08
Low vision (n = 110) 21 65.6 43.2 to 82.8 8 10.3 3.4 to 27.3 0.08
Cognitive impairment (n = 114) 12 19.1 10.3 to 32.5 1 2.0 0.2 to 17.0 0.06
Depression (n = 114) 20 58.8 29.7 to 82.9 1 1.3 0.1 to 12.6 0.05
Hyperlipidemia at assessment (n = 113) 9 13.6 5.5 to 30.0 0 0   0.04
Hypertension at assessment (n = 111) 4 7.5 3.4 to 16.0 0 0   0.02
Psychosocial deprivation (n = 113) 6 75.0 37.0 to 93.9 7 6.6 1.9 to 21.3 0.01
Hyperglycemia at assessment (n = 112) 2 7.1 1.4 to 29.4 0 0 0 0.01
  1. §Product score to generate a rank order of practical relevance: Product of prevalence times the proportion of any actions following either positive or negative test results. In relation to prevalences displayed in Table 3. In relation to negative tests [total (n) – number of positive tests] in Table 3.