Table 1

‚ÄÉResponses to questionnaire

In which of the following circumstances would you test male patients for genital chlamydia infection? Always Sometimes Never No response
Aged under 251 (3.0%)5 (15.2%)6 (18.2%)21 (63.6%)
Who complains of dysuria tingling on urination4 (12.1%)6 (18.2%)3 (9.1%)20 (60.6%)
Who complains of painful testicles4 (12.1%)3 (9.1%)5 (15.2%)21 (63.6%)
Who mentions he is in a new relationship1 (3.0%)7 (21.2%)5 (15.2%)20 (60.6%)
Partner has chlamydia11 (33.3%)1 (3.0%)3 (9.1%)18 (54.5%)
I never test males for genital chlamydia infectionNANA18 (54.5%)15 (45.5%)
In your work as a practice nurse do you examine male genitalia? Yes No No response
1 (3.0%)30 (90.9%)2 (6.1%)
When a male patient has been diagnosed with chlamydia infection do your routinely refer him to the GUM clinic? Yes No No response
20 (60%)7 (21.2%)6 (18.2%)
When a patient is diagnosed with chlamydia infection do you consider partner notification (contact tracing) to be part of your role as a practice nurse? Yes No No response
3 (9.1%)28 (84.8%)2 (6.1%)