Letters

Health promotion in general practice

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6983.868b (Published 01 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:868
  1. M E Cupplesa,
  2. A McKnighta
  1. Senior lecturer Senior lecturer Department of General Practice, Queen's University of Belfast, Dunluce Health Centre, Belfast BT9 7HR

    EDITOR,—We wish to respond to A S Wierzbicki and T M Reynolds's letter1 regarding our study of health promotion in general practice.2 Our objective was to observe the effect of personal health education on the lives of patients with angina; hence this was our obvious criterion for inclusion in the study. It is incorrect that a 50% reduction in the incidence of angina was the criterion chosen to indicate a successful outcome. Rather, in determining …

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