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G Walcott

Are Primary Care Physicians Equipped to Help Persons with Depression? An Exploration of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in Kingston, Jamaica

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.189
Synopsis: 
This paper explores the knowledge, attitudes and practices of primary care physicians from Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica. The findings are suggestive of some scope for further training and sensitization of these physicians with regard to depression. 

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Objective: To explore the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of primary care physicians with regard to depression, as well as the association of personal and professional factors with these parameters. 

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15 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 30 Jun, 2016

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A View of Personality Disorder from the Colonial Periphery

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.122
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383–8
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The literature outlining the development and classification of personality disorder is reviewed in order to examine the history of this condition in the context of contemporary post-colonial Jamaican society.
 
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Objective: To examine the history of personality disorder in the context of contemporary post-colonial Jamaican society.
 
Accepted: 
22 Dec, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013

The Creation and Validation of the Jamaican Personality Disorder Inventory

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.211
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389–96
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The creation and validation of the 38-question Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI) screening questionnaire for the diagnosis of personality disorder piloted on patients from psychiatric and medical wards at the University Hospital of the West Indies is described.

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Objective: To describe the creation and validation of the Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI) screening questionnaire.

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Correlates of Conflict, Power and Authority Management, Aggression and Impulse Control in the Jamaican Population

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.123
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405–10
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The correlates of the phenomenology of conflict, power and authority management in the Jamaican population of 1506 adult individuals were sampled from 2150 households using the 12 questions of the Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI). Nearly one third of the sample population studied reported problems with conflict, abnormal power and authority management, impulse control and serious aggressive and transgressive behaviour.

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Objective: The object of this study is to establish the correlates of the phenomenology of conflict and power management in the Jamaican population.

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22 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013

The Psychological Correlates of Dependency in the Jamaican Population

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10.7727/wimj.2013.110
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411–6
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The correlates of the phenomenology of dependency in the Jamaican population using the 17 questions of the Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI) are reported. One-quarter of the sample population studied reported problems with physiological and psychological dependency behaviour suggesting that they are still locked in a struggle for psychological independence.

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Objective: To establish the prevalence of psychological dependency in the Jamaican society in order to examine the relationship between the psychological correlates of dependency and socio-political dependency in this post-colonial country.

Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013

Correlates of Psychosexual Issues in the Jamaican Population

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10.7727/wimj.2013.138
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417–22
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The correlates of psychosexual phenomenology in the Jamaican population using the seven questions of the Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI) are presented. More than one-fifth of the sample reported some degree of heterosexual and homosexual dysfunction. Significant levels of multiple sexual partnerships and feelings of infidelity in a swathe of Jamaican people reveal underlying psychosexual anxiety and guilt, poor impulse control and difficulties with partner intimacy.

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Objective: To examine the relationship between the psychopathological correlates of psychosexual phenomena in post-colonial Jamaica.

Accepted: 
10 May, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013

Prevalence and Correlates of Personality Disorder in the Jamaican Population

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.067
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443–7
Synopsis: 
A demographic questionnaire and the Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI) were administered to a representative population sample consisting of 1506 Jamaicans, ages 18–64 years. Two-fifths of the population scored above the scale’s cut-point indicating a diagnosis of personality disorder with the level of severity ranging from mild to severe. This suggests a high risk of behavioural dysfunction in the Jamaican population, with significant implications in light of the country’s high rate of crime and violence.

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Objective: To identify the prevalence and correlates of personality disorder in a representative sample of the Jamaican population using the Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI).

Accepted: 
25 Mar, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013

Personality Disorder in Convicted Jamaican Murderers

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.041
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453–7
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Examination and analysis of primary data from the psychosocial case study interviews of 36 convicted murderers from the Jamaican Government Barnett Commission of Enquiry in 1976 using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fourth edition-text revision (DSM-IV-TR) criteria revealed antisocial personality disorder in two-thirds of the convicted murderers and suggest that antisocial personality disorder represents an aetiological precursor of homicidal violence and is a major public health problem in onntemporary Jamaica.

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Objective: To establish the aetiology and historical prevalance of personality disorder in violent homicidal men in Jamaica.

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02 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013

The Prevalence of Personality Disorder in a Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Population in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.078
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458–62
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of personality disorder assessed by the Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI) and the consultant Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fourth edition-text revision (DSM IV-TR) instruments in Jamaica is comparable to the prevalence rate of studies in other countries in a similar population.

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Objective: To determine the prevalence of personality disorders in patients admitted to the psychiatric wards of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Accepted: 
25 Mar, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013

The Prevalence of Personality Disorder in a General Medical Hospital Population in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.066
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463–7
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of personality disorder assessed by the Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI), the International Personality Disorder Examination Screening questionnaire (IPDE-S) and the consultant Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition-text revision (DSM IV-TR) instruments in medical wards in Jamaica is significantly higher than the prevalence rate of studies in other countries. The prevalence rate identified by the IPDE-S was significantly higher that the local instruments used.

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Objective: To determine the prevalence of personality disorders in patients admitted to the general medical wards of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Accepted: 
25 Mar, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013
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