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Absolute risk representation in cardiovascular disease prevention: comprehension and preferences of health care consumers and general practitioners involved in a focus group study

Sophie Hill1*, Janet Spink1, Dominique Cadilhac2, Adrian Edwards3, Caroline Kaufman4, Sophie Rogers5, Rebecca Ryan1 and Andrew Tonkin6

Author Affiliations

1 Centre for Health Communication and Participation, Australian Institute for Primary Care, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, 3086, Australia

2 Public Health Division, National Stroke Research Institute, Level 1 Neurosciences Building, 300 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg Heights, Victoria, 3081, Australia

3 Department of Primary Care & Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, 2nd floor Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff, Wales, CF14 4XN, UK

4 University of Texas Southwestern, Austin, 1313 Red River, Ste 303B, Austin, Texas 78701, USA

5 Centre for Eye Research Australia, The University of Melbourne, East Melbourne, Victoria, 3002, Australia

6 Cardiovascular Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia

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BMC Public Health 2010, 10:108  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-108

Published: 4 March 2010

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Additional file 1:

Focus group information materials. The materials contain the information packages given to either consumers or GPs at the start of the focus groups.

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Additional file 2:

All formats. All sixteen formats in the order presented at the focus groups.

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