Health promotion in general practice

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6932.853a (Published 26 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:853
  1. John Muir,
  2. Tim Lancaster,
  3. Margaret Thorogood,
  4. Pat Yudkin,
  5. Godfrey Fowler
  1. ICRF General Practice Research Group, University Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE.

    Authors' reply: Oxcheck study

    EDITOR,--J K Cruickshank has misunderstood the design of the OXCHECK trial. As we stated, participants were randomised to the year of their health check before screening and intervention. We published data comparing the results of reexamination of the intervention group of subjects one year after their first health check with results obtained in a control group of subjects attending for their first health check in the year that the intervention group was re-examined; thus it was an unbiased analysis.

    The design of the study was chosen for scientific validity, not because of restricted funding. Screening 2000 participants to provide control …

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