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Sinking Teeth into Dental Health of Older Adults in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.163
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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.
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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

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.169
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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
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439–47
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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

Hypertension and Diabetes Prevalence in Older Persons in Jamaica, 2012

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.065
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416–23
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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

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.

ABSTRACT

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 Epidemiology of Suicide in Jamaica 2002–2010: Rates and Patterns

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509–15
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For the period 2002–2010, suicide rates in Jamaica have been stable with a mean overall annual incidence of 2.1 per 100 000 population.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

Suicide among Adolescents in Jamaica: What Do We Know?

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516–20
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For the period 2007–2010, the adolescent suicide rate in Jamaica was 1.1 per 100 000 adolescents with a preponderance of male deaths by hanging.

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Objective: Suicide is increasingly acknowledged as a global problem. Yet little is known worldwide about suicide rates among adolescents. Several social factors that exist in Jamaica present as stressors and may predispose to suicide. Ascertaining prevailing patterns and associated factors is important for crafting interventions. This paper establishes adolescent suicide rates for the years 2007–2010 in Jamaica and provides related epidemiological data.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

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

Competition for Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Values Is the Media Winning?

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326–30
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Television, radio and guidance counsellors are common sources of formal sexual and reproductive health information among adolescents in Jamaica. However, Dancehall music provides a wider variety of gender specific sexual health messages, many of which contradict some formal messages.

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Objective: This study aimed to understand the sources and content of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information among Jamaican adolescents.

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013

Hurricane Preparedness Among Healthcare workers in St James

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346–50
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Health workers are willing to serve during a disaster but their welfare must be included in disaster planning. Routine training and drills are needed to maintain skills lost by staff turnover.

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Objective: To assess the preparedness of health workers in St James, Jamaica, to respond to natural disasters.

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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013

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