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The Prevalence of Sexual Dysfunction among Patients with End Stage Renal Disease in Jamaica

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10.7727/wimj.2013.234
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The prevalence of sexual dysfunctions among patients with end stage renal disease in Jamaica is considerably high for both males and females.
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Background: Sexual performance and gratification impact quality of life. Although recognized in the literature as a problem, sexual dysfunction among patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) has never been studied in Jamaica.
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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Chronic Disease and Ageing in the Caribbean: Opportunities Knock at the Door

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471–7
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The challenges of increasing chronic diseases and ageing populations demand political will and collaborative approaches at programmatic and policy levels.
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Health Status and Health-seeking Behaviour of Jamaican Men Fifty-five years and Over

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322–9
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This study describes the health status and healthseeking behaviour of men fifty-five years and older in Jamaica based on a quantitative survey of 2000 men. There are implications for health policy and programming given rapid population ageing in the Caribbean.

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Objective: The Caribbean including Jamaica is undergoing rapid population ageing with implications for health service planning and delivery. Such planning should take into account gender differentials. This study describes and analyses the health status and health-seeking behaviour of men 55 years and over in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014

Satisfaction with Pharmacy Services and its Relationships with the Control of Selected Chronic Diseases

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293–7
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The delivery of quality pharmacy services is thought to be important by virtue of its influence on patient’s satisfaction and hence better patient compliance/adherence. This study explores the relationship between patient’s satisfaction with pharmacy services and control of selected chronic diseases.

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Objective: To assess the level of satisfaction with pharmacy services and whether satisfaction/dissatisfaction had any effect on two common chronic diseases. Proper control of chronic diseases requires a management regime which includes promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services through primary, secondary and tertiary preventive intervention measures and a wide range of support services.

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e-Published: 30 Jan, 2014

Sociodemographic Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms among Elderly Persons from Two Communities in Kingston, Jamaica

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10.7727/wimj.2012.273
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615–9
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In this study of 200 elderly persons aged 60 years and over, predictors of depression were older age, female gender, low socio-economic status and low level of cognitive function.
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Objective: To explore possible associations of age, gender, socio-economic status, educational level and level of cognitive functioning with depressive symptoms in a community sample of elderly persons.
 
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27 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

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

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

The Need for Gender Specific Tobacco Control Strategies KAP Survey Findings on Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure among Women in the Reproductive Age Group

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208–13
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Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke has wellestablished health risks. This study surveyed women in the reproductive age group to find out their knowledge, attitudes and practices with reference to exposure to environmental tobacco smoking and smoking in public and private spaces.

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Objective: The study was done to assess knowledge, attitudes and practices of women within the child bearing age with regard to smoking and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) on children’s health.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Epidemic Management: A Caribbean University’s Response to the 2009 H1N1 Outbreak

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203–7
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University settings represent prime opportunities for disease outbreaks. Effective strategies for successful outbreak management should focus on a multi-sector approach. Coordinated and integrated planning and action should include all levels of the university administration and the wider community.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

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.

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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

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