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HIV/AIDS: Perceptions of the Grenadian Faith-based Community

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Pages: 
356–61
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This exploratory study of the perceptions of the Grenadian Faith-based Community about HIV/AIDS and persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV/AIDS) brought to the fore the multiple socio-economic and cultural dimensions that underlie HIV/AIDS and that must be considered in prevention efforts as well as in the development of appropriate strategies to support PLHIV/AIDS.

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Objective: This exploratory study conducted in 2008 aimed at gathering the views and opinions of leaders of the faith-based community (FBC) in Grenada about the increased incidence of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean region including their beliefs and attitudes towards persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV/AIDS).

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

An Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour Regarding the Human Papillomavirus

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Pages: 
58–63
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The rate of cervical cancer as well as poor screening practices led to the study which was conducted on the St George’s University campus in Grenada. The results showed lack of knowledge about the relationship between human papillomavirus, cervical cancer and the associated risk factors.


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Objectives: This report is based on a study conducted in February 2010 that assessed the knowledge and attitudes toward cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) in Grenada which has a high incidence of cervical cancer.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

Collaboration and Research as Key Elements for Strengthening Blood Donation in Developing Nations: The Case of Grenada, West Indies

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.011
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48–55
Synopsis: 
This study used collaboration and research as the means to explore ways to increase the number of voluntary blood donors among college students and as the vehicle to educate students, raise their awareness, and address blood shortages in developing countries.

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Objective: The purpose of the study was to identify ways to strengthen the collaboration between the Grenadian Blood Bank, the St George’s University (SGU) chapter of the American Medical Students Association, and St George’s University Health Clinic in order to improve the promotion of blood drives and
increase the number of volunteer donors.

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e-Published: 09 Apr, 2013

The Centrality of Community Dynamics in the Socio-economic Recovery of Devastated Communities

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Pages: 
441–5
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An assessment of the health and socio-economic outcomes of a community hit by a hurricane revealed social fragmentation and disrupted the economic support of that community. Efforts have addressed immediate and basic needs; however, economic recovery remains unresolved.

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Objective: To assess and explore the health and socio-economic outcomes of Jubilee, a community on the Caribbean island of Grenada hit by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and to identify remaining barriers to recovery.

Methods: The assessment consisted of a mixed methods approach employing observations, household surveys, in-depth interviews and focus groups.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013

Boerhaave’s Syndrome – A Differential Diagnosis of Acute Chest Pain Following Vomiting Illness

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DOI: 
Doi:10.7727/wimj.2012.014
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152–3

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Spontaneous oesophageal rupture (Boerhaave’s syndrome) is extremely rare in children. Presentation is usually in middle aged men as a result of vomiting following heavy food or alcohol consumption. We describe an unusual case of a 12-year old boy without significant past medical history presenting with acute chest pain following gastroenteritis.

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17 Jan, 2012
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e-Published: 16 May, 2013
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