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Factors Associated with Physical Activity in Jamaicans with Cardiovascular Disease

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.112
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Synopsis: 
Not enough research has been conducted on the factors influencing physical activity participation in Jamaica. This study examined factors (social support, exercise barriers, and benefits) associated with physical activity level in Jamaicans with cardiovascular disease.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Jamaica. Physical activity participation has positive effects on some risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Despite this, many remain physically inactive. This study examined factors (social support, exercise barriers, and benefits) associated with physical activity level in Jamaicans with cardiovascular disease.

Accepted: 
13 Nov, 2017
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e-Published: 15 Nov, 2017

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Exercise Behaviour in Patients with Chronic Diseases

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.232
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340–5
Synopsis: 
Exercise behaviour changes in patients with chronic illnesses and exercise self-efficacy were studied. Fifty-one per cent were in the contemplation stage and 29% in maintenance. Sixty-one per cent of the patients were non-adopters and 39% were adopters. Self-efficacy scores in stages four and five were significantly higher than in stage two. In patients with one chronic condition 55% were non-adopters compared to 71% with more than one condition.

ABSTRACT

Objective: This study was aimed at identifying the stages of exercise behaviour changes experienced by patients with chronic illnesses and the relationship with their exercise self-efficacy.

Method: The patients attending the Medical clinics at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Jamaica, with chronic illnesses were studied. The data were collected using three questionnaires.

Accepted: 
18 May, 2015
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e-Published: 11 Nov, 2015

The Economic Burden of Femoral Neck Fractures in Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.017
Pages: 
454–9
Synopsis: 
As the world’s population ages, the incidence of femoral neck fractures will rise. The cost of treating such fractures poses a significant challenge to most countries. Jamaica’s cost is similar to that of other developing countries.

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Accepted: 
27 Aug, 2013
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e-Published: 08 May, 2014
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