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D Eldemire-Shearer

Sinking Teeth into Dental Health of Older Adults in Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.163
Pages: 
480–87
Synopsis: 
This paper provides statistics and insights pertaining to tooth loss, denture use and dental care utilization among older persons by age, gender, union, residence, education, chronic illness and health insurance status and reports independent predictors of dental service use and tooth loss and associated odds ratios. It is the first of its kind with findings and statistics emerging from a large nationally representative sample of 2943 persons.
Accepted: 
01 Oct, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Who Cares? Sociodemographic and Health Characteristics of Carers of Older Persons in Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.169
Pages: 
465–70
Synopsis: 
This paper describes the sociodemographic and health characteristics of a nationally-representative sample of caregivers to older persons in Jamaica, the context in which they provide care and challenges to caregiving.
Accepted: 
01 Oct, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Hypertension in Older Adults in Jamaica: Prevalence, Treatment and Control

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.167
Pages: 
439–47
Synopsis: 
This study assesses hypertension prevalence, treatment and levels of control among community-dwelling older adults in Jamaica. The prevalence of hypertension was 61.7%, with the majority (90.0%) of older adults being on treatment and 34.8% were controlled.
Accepted: 
15 Oct, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Correlates of Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women Fifty years and Over Attending Out-patient Gynaecology and Urology Clinics at a Tertiary Hospital in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.182
Pages: 
376–81
Synopsis: 
This paper describes the association between pelvic floor disorders and selected sociodemographic and health variables in a clinic based sample of Jamaican women aged 50 and older.

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Accepted: 
03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Correlates of Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women Fifty years and Over Attending Out-patient Gynaecology and Urology Clinics at a Tertiary Hospital in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica

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Synopsis: 
This paper describes the association between pelvic floor disorders and selected sociodemographic and health variables in a clinic based sample of Jamaican women aged 50 and older
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e-Published: 04 Dec, 2018

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Dementia among Older Persons in Jamaica: Prevalence and Policy Implications

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.133
Pages: 
1-8
Synopsis: 
This paper described the prevalence of dementia in the ageing Jamaican population. There are service and policy implications given the increasing importance of providing health and social services for persons with dementia.

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Objective: To determine the prevalence of dementia and dementia types in Jamaica.

Accepted: 
21 Jun, 2017
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e-Published: 21 Jun, 2017

Profile of a Malignant Brain Tumour in Jamaica: An Eight-year Review, 2005 to 2012

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.094
Pages: 
372–5
Synopsis: 
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most malignant and the most common primary brain tumour worldwide. This initial study was undertaken in order to investigate the demographics of this very malignant tumour in our population using data from the recently started Intracranial Tumour Registry at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

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Objective: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most malignant and most common primary brain tumour worldwide. This study was undertaken to investigate the demographics of this tumour in Jamaica as there is to date no such published data. Data from the recently started Intracranial Tumour Registry (ITR) at the University Hospital of the West Indies was used.

Accepted: 
23 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 22 May, 2015

Hypertension and Diabetes Prevalence in Older Persons in Jamaica, 2012

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.065
Pages: 
416–23
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including diabetes and hypertension in the older Jamaican population has significantly increased over the last 20 years. Immediate, short-term activities that target the individual are necessary if NCDs are to be prevented and/or be properly controlled.

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Accepted: 
27 Mar, 2014
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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2014

A Clinical Audit of the Management of Acute Asthmatic Attacks in Adults and Children Presenting to an Emergency Department

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.146
Pages: 
226–33
Synopsis: 
A prospective docket audit comparing the actual acute management of asthma in the emergency department of the University Hospital of the West Indies with a universally approved written protocol for its management is presented. Failure to assess and document the severity of asthma attacks along with the under-utilization of peak expiratory flow rate was prominent. Strategies to address these should be implemented.

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Objective: To compare the guidelines in the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) acute asthma management protocol with actual practice in the Accident and Emergency Department.

Accepted: 
27 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014

The Compliance of Healthcare Workers with Universal Precautions in the Emergency Room at the University Hospital of the West Indies

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.044
Pages: 
217–25
Synopsis: 
Due to the nature of interventions that unstable patients require, emergency room healthcare providers are at risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens. This study assessed compliance with universal precautions among healthcare workers in the emergency room.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The study assessed compliance among health workers in the Emergency Room at the University Hospital of the West Indies with universal precautions. This was done by determining the knowledge, practices and perceptions of staff of universal precautions and by assessing compliance. Reported adherence with universal precautions was compared with observed practice.

Accepted: 
24 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014

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