Implementation of the graduated compression as an adjunct to pharmaco-thromboprophylaxis in surgery (GAPS) trial results across the UK

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Title: Implementation of the graduated compression as an adjunct to pharmaco-thromboprophylaxis in surgery (GAPS) trial results across the UK
Authors: Lawton, R
Shalhoub, J
Davies, A
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Objectives To examine uptake and dissemination of a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) funded trial- Graduated compression as an Adjunct to Pharmaco-thromboprophylaxis in Surgery (GAPS) (project number: 14/140/61) amongst health professionals in the UK. To evaluate the impact of the trial on venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention policies 7 months after publication. Method A 12-question online survey emailed to 2750 individuals via several vascular societies, 34 VTE Exemplar Centre leads and 1 charity over a 3-month period. Results In total, 250 responses were received; a 9.1% response rate. Over half of all respondents (52.4%) had read the GAPS trial results prior to completing the survey. Precisely, 77.1% said their hospital had not yet made changes or did not intend to make changes to local hospital VTE policy based on the GAPS trial. Conclusions Findings must be interpreted in the context of the low response rate. Further in-depth interviews would aid understanding of barriers to implementing change.
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2022
Date of Acceptance: 27-Nov-2021
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/93330
DOI: 10.1177/02683555221090781
ISSN: 0268-3555
Publisher: American College of Phlebology
Start Page: 540
End Page: 542
Journal / Book Title: Phlebology
Volume: 37
Issue: 7
Copyright Statement: © The Author(s) 2022. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
Sponsor/Funder: National Institute for Health Research
Funder's Grant Number: NIHR HTA Project Grant 14/140/61
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Surgery
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Cardiovascular System & Cardiology
venous thromboembolism
graduated compression stockings
surgery
graduated compression as an adjunct to pharmaco-thromboprophylaxis in surgery
VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM
graduated compression as an adjunct to pharmaco-thromboprophylaxis in surgery
graduated compression stockings
surgery
venous thromboembolism
Anticoagulants
Humans
Stockings, Compression
United Kingdom
Venous Thromboembolism
Humans
Anticoagulants
Stockings, Compression
Venous Thromboembolism
United Kingdom
Cardiovascular System & Hematology
1102 Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2022-04-24
Appears in Collections:Department of Surgery and Cancer
Faculty of Medicine



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