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Long term impact of screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus - a commentary on new evidence.

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posted on 22.07.2015, 08:46 by Helen C. Eborall
Commentary: Despite fulfilling many of the criteria for a screening programme, population-based screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) continues to be the focus of debate, chiefly concerning the balance of benefits against harms.1–3 This paper contributes by analysing the long-term impact of a single round of population-based screening on three key outcomes: (1) cardiovascular morbidity—which modelling data suggests could be reduced by screening; (2) self-rated health—an independent predictor of morbidity and mortality and (3) health-related behaviour—particularly the potential for continued engagement in ‘unhealthy’ behaviours from false reassurance following a negative screening test.

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Evidence Based Medicine, 2015, 20 (4), 135

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/School of Medicine/Department of Health Sciences

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Evidence Based Medicine

Publisher

BMJ Publishing Group

issn

1356-5524

eissn

1473-6810

Copyright date

2015

Available date

22/07/2015

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http://ebm.bmj.com/content/20/4/135

Language

en

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