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Health Information Systems in the Caribbean: Time For Attention

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321–22

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e-Published: 23 Jul, 2013

Are Parents in Tune with Music Their Adolescent Children Enjoy? Are There Missed Opportunities for Sexual and Reproductive Health Dialogue?

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158–64
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Adolescents listen to and learn sexual and reproductive health themes from dancehall music whether or not parents have reservations to them doing so. These may subsequently influence sexual and reproductive health behaviour. Dancehall music provides opportunities for parents to initiate discussion of values pertaining to sexual and reproductive health.

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The perspectives of adolescents were solicited on the issue of sexual and reproductive health messages they received through dancehall music as well as their perceptions of parents’ views of such messages and adolescents’ indulgence with this genre of music.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

The Establishment of an Intracranial Tumour Registry at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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254–7
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A hospital-based intracranial tumour registry (ITR) was established at the University Hospital of the West Indies in March 2010. This paper reports on the challenges encountered in establishing the ITR as well as the initial findings. Recommendations have also been put forward which may be useful to other researchers planning to implement a registry.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

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

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10.7727/wimj.2013.146
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226–33
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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.

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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

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10.7727/wimj.2014.044
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217–25
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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.

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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.

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

Health Status and Health Maintenance Practices among Doctors and Nurses at Two Hospitals in Jamaica

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539–45
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More than 50% of 212 doctors and nurses studied reported signs and symptoms of stress but were generally physically healthy. Barriers to seeking healthcare included confidentially issues and the need to appear healthy to colleagues and patients.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013

From Ageing Research to Policy and Practice

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380–6
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This paper examines and illustrates the use of research on ageing issues to spur, inform and guide the elaboration of policies regarding older persons.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

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

Mental Well-being of Doctors and Nurses in Two Hospitals in Kingston, Jamaica

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153–9
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Hospital work involves some of the most stressful situations found in the workplace. This study examined the general level of mental well-being among doctors and nurses at the Kingston Public Hospital and the University, Hospital of the west Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

Sociodemographic Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms among Elderly Persons from Two Communities in Kingston, Jamaica

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10.7727/wimj.2012.273
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615–9
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In this study of 200 elderly persons aged 60 years and over, predictors of depression were older age, female gender, low socio-economic status and low level of cognitive function.
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Objective: To explore possible associations of age, gender, socio-economic status, educational level and level of cognitive functioning with depressive symptoms in a community sample of elderly persons.
 
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27 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

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