Evid Based Nurs 7:14 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.1.14
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Review: personalised risk communication may improve uptake of screening tests more than general risk communication

Personalised risk communication (PRC) v general risk communication (GRC) for improving uptake of screening tests*

Weighted event rates
Type of PRC PRC GRC RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; PRC event rate, RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
All (10 trials, n = 7465) 32% 27% 26% (7 to 48) 20 (12 to 100)
Personal risk factor list (5 trials, n = 2053) 49% 38% 32% (8 to 61) 10 (6 to 25)

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