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Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy by Persons Accessing Services from Non-Governmental HIV Support Organisations in Three Caribbean Countries

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269–75
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This study takes an ecological approach and uses multivariate analysis to identify factors associated with ART adherence. Findings suggest that improvements in ART adherence may be achieved by counselling, focussed attention to alcohol users and developing drugs with reduced side effects.

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Objective: To identify factors associated with antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence in order to guide the development of strategies to improve the situation.

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e-Published: 30 Jan, 2014

A New Strategy to Increase Scientific Publications and Facilitate Research Uptake in the Caribbean

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.440
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1–2
 
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14 Aug, 2015
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e-Published: 30 Sep, 2015

Surgery in the Elderly: Is Age a Risk Factor?

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171–75
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Elderly surgical patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, had less emergency admissions, underwent more surgery, had a longer mean hospital stay, a higher mortality rate and a greater mortality amongst emergency admissions. Cancer was the commonest admission diagnosis and that amongst mortalities.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

Depression and its Associated Factors among Patients Attending Chronic Disease Clinics in Southwest Trinidad

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369–74
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The prevalence of depression in a non-random selected group of chronic disease clinics in Southwest Trinidad was 78%. Further exploration of depression in patients with chronic illnesses is required.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

The Prevalence of Seat Belt Use in Kingston, Jamaica: A Follow-up Observational Study Five Years after the Introduction of Legislation

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327–9
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An observational cross-sectional study of seatbelt utilization conducted in Kingston, Jamaica, showed 81.2% utilization by private motor vehicle drivers and 74.0%, by front seat passengers. This was significantly improved compared to 21.1% and 13.6% respectively in 1996, before the introduction of legislation in 1999 (p < 0.001). Females were significantly more likely than males to wear seat belts, both when driving (92.5% vs 77.3%; p < 0.001) and as front seat passengers (79.9% vs 66.3%; p < 0 001).

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013

The Elderly in Trinidad: Health, Social and Economic Status and Issues of Loneliness

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589–95
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This study investigated the health, social and economic situation, and issues of loneliness in the elderly in Trinidad. More than one-third of these persons reported themselves to be in “fair” to “good” health, but a similar proportion reported feelings of loneliness.
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Objectives: To determine the general health and social status of elderly persons surveyed in Trinidad and to explore issues of loneliness.
 
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e-Published: 25 Jul, 2013
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