Tony Randall

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OBJECTIVES To obtain prevalence rates of hip and knee pain in elderly people and compare combinations of symptoms with overall health status. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional postal survey of a random sample of 5500 Oxfordshire residents aged 65 yr and older. Prevalence estimates were based on the screening question: 'During the past 12 months, have(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the national prevalence and incidence of adults consulting for a shoulder condition and to investigate patterns of diagnosis, treatment, consultation and referral 3 yr after initial presentation. METHODS Prevalence and incidence rates were estimated for 658469 patients aged 18 and over in the year 2000 using a primary care database,(More)
BACKGROUND Symptomatic knee problems in elderly people are considerably more common than hip problems, yet far more hips are replaced. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate whether systematic differences occur in early primary care management of elderly patients who first consult with hip versus knee symptoms. METHODS A prospective(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the measurement properties of the Lequesne index of severity for osteoarthritis of the hip (LISOH) together with its overall usefulness with reference to the original stated aims. METHOD Postal questionnaire was sent to a random sample of 5500 Oxfordshire residents, aged 65 and above. Respondents with hip symptoms at baseline (but(More)
BACKGROUND Knee pain is nearly twice as prevalent as hip pain in elderly people, yet knee replacement is far less common than hip replacement. AIM To investigate whether systematic differences in the primary care management of hip versus knee problems might explain the disparate rates of joint replacement. DESIGN OF STUDY Cross-sectional,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the health-related quality of life and presence of hip or knee pain according to whether or not people had had previous hip or knee arthroplasty. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Cross-sectional survey representing randomly selected sample of 5500 elderly (65+) people. Pain prevalence rates obtained from standard screening questions.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate hip or knee symptoms in older persons from a longitudinal, population perspective, and to determine the impact of persistent hip or knee pain on general health status over time. METHODS A postal questionnaire was sent to a random sample of 5,500 individuals ages > or = 65 years containing the Short Form 36 (SF-36) general health(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the potential for using routine computerised general practice data for surveillance of illness. DESIGN Comparison of the incidence of influenza during the 1989 epidemic derived from a computerised database with that derived from the Royal College of General Practitioners's weekly returns service--a well established predominantly manual(More)
The aim of this study was to consider the careers pursued by men and women general practitioner trainees following the completion of their training, and to assess changes since 1974. It was based on a postal questionnaire survey involving 995 doctors who had completed general practice vocational training in the Oxford region between 1974 and 1989. A total(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the workload implications for general practice of the Coronary Prevention Group and British Heart Foundation action plan for preventing heart disease. DESIGN Computer simulation of plan, including calculation of Dundee risk scores, with data from OXCHECK trial. SUBJECTS 4759 patients aged 35-64 who had health checks during(More)