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Health Status and Health-seeking Behaviour of Jamaican Men Fifty-five years and Over

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322–9
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This study describes the health status and healthseeking behaviour of men fifty-five years and older in Jamaica based on a quantitative survey of 2000 men. There are implications for health policy and programming given rapid population ageing in the Caribbean.

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Objective: The Caribbean including Jamaica is undergoing rapid population ageing with implications for health service planning and delivery. Such planning should take into account gender differentials. This study describes and analyses the health status and health-seeking behaviour of men 55 years and over in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014

Prevention for Better Health among Older Persons Are Primary Healthcare Clinics in Jamaica Meeting the Challenge?

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319–25
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This article focusses on the importance of prevention (including secondary prevention) as a component of healthcare of older persons. The research findings show relatively inadequate levels of prevention-care practices, as well as barriers to prevention-related activities for older persons in the primary healthcare system. Training in age-related prevention activities for health centre staff is advocated.

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Objectives: The study sought to determine the level and type of preventive care offered to older persons (persons 50 years and over) in the primary healthcare system and to identify the barriers to preventionrelated activities.

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013

Results of an Exercise to Estimate the Costs of Interpersonal Violence in Jamaica

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446–52
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During 2006, direct medical cost of injuries due to interpersonal violence accounted for nearly 12% of Jamaica’s total health expenditure while productivity losses due to interpersonal violencerelated injuries accounted for approximately 160% of Jamaica’s total health expenditure or four per cent of gross domestic product.

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This report describes the application of a draft version of the World Health Organization (WHO)/ United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Manual for estimating the economic costs of injuries due to interpersonal and self-directed violence to measure costs of injuries from interpersonal violence.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013

Falls and Fall Prevention in the Elderly: The Jamaican Perspective

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534–9
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Falls in the elderly are not rare and most are preventable.

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e-Published: 04 Jul, 2013

A Case Report of Chronic Subdural Haematomas in two Elderly Patients

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547–9

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The authors present two elderly patients with chronic subdural haematomas following minor trauma. The difficulty associated with making the diagnosis is discussed. A high index of suspicion and routine follow-up of such patients is recommended in order to promote early diagnosis and prompt treatment of this reversible cause of dementia.

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e-Published: 04 Jul, 2013

Chronic Disease and Ageing in the Caribbean: Opportunities Knock at the Door

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471–7
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The challenges of increasing chronic diseases and ageing populations demand political will and collaborative approaches at programmatic and policy levels.
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014
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