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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

Adolescent Ears: An Avenue into their Sexual and Reproductive Health Values

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124–9
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Key informant interviews, content analysis of Dancehall songs and focus group discussions were qualitative methods used to understand the sexual and reproductive health themes that Jamaican adolescents are learning from Dancehall music.

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Objectives: This study sought to understand what sexual and reproductive health messages Jamaican adolescents get via Dancehall music and how themes in these messages can inform the development of a questionnaire for further exploration of the subject.

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e-Published: 17 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

Health Communication in the Caribbean and Beyond: A Reader

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652
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e-Published: 25 Jan, 2013

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