TRIAGENDO is designed to elaborate on the clinical experience and perception of patients with endometriosis, identifying aspects of care that contribute to diagnostic delay from a GP perspective, in both the metropolitan and rural setting.
We will assess the availability of investigations and further management options through primary care for patients. This information will be pivotal to identifying changes required in th primary care for patients. This information will be pivotal to identifying changes required in the primary care setting to enhance diagnosis and improve QoL for women with endometriosis.
The objective of this research study include but are not limited to:
- Identifying the factors for research for diagnostic delay in primary care
- Assessment of GP perceptions and their establishment of diagnosis;
- Explore challenges and barriers;
- Assess the availability of first line investigations and management techniques;
- develop a further understanding of the sequalae and natural history of endometriosis;
- Compare the roles and experiences of both metropolitan and rural/remote GPs, and
- Highlight and evaluate the use of the Endozone Endometriosis Digital Platform in Primary healthcare settings.
Relating GP’s Experience with patient diagnosis for endometriosis will allow us to identify key aspects that require change in metropolitan and rural primary care services.
This study will complement the Robinson Research Institute’s (RRI) IMAGENDO MRFF funded study which plans to establish earlier diagnosis of endometriosis through a novel, accessible cost-effective, non-invasive diagnostic tool for endometriosis. IMAGENDO is data intensive, and will be complimented by qualitative and quantitative data from TRIAGENDO investigating primary health care outcomes. The intended outcome of the MRFF research funding received is to improve the health and well being of Australians by developing digitally-enabled models of primary health care that improve patient outcomes. Additionally, the study will compliment another Department of Health and RRI project, The EndoZone Endometriosis Digital Platform, by increasing awarness and assessing GP engagement. We need to identify primary care barriers to diagnostic delay for endometriosis by investigating the role of stakeholders in general practice, and determine ways to alleviate these barriers.
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