Close Menu

M Reid

Preliminary Report on the Validation of a Questionnaire Measuring Patient Satisfaction with Services at the Sickle Cell Unit in Jamaica

Issue: 
Pages: 
331–40
Synopsis: 
Patient satisfaction has become an increasingly important component of quality assessment. This paper assessed the psychometric properties of a Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire modified for use in the Sickle Cell Unit, Jamaica.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Patient satisfaction has become an increasingly important component of quality assessment. This cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the psychometric properties of a Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire modified for use in the Sickle Cell Unit, Jamaica.

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013

A Randomized Comparison of Rectal Misoprostol with Syntometrine on Blood loss in the Third Stage of Labour

Issue: 
Pages: 
201–6
Synopsis: 
Rectal misoprostol in appropriately selected patients results in comparable blood loss at delivery as compared to standard therapy and may be a reasonable alternative for the active management of the third stage of labour in patients delivered outside of a hospital setting.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: a) To compare the clinical effect of rectal misoprostol with intramuscular syntometrine in reducing blood loss in the third stage of labour, b) to determine the severity and incidence of side effects of both drugs and c) to measure blood loss, patient tolerance and acceptance of rectal misoprostol.

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

Sociocultural Deterrents to Mammographic Screening in Jamaica

Issue: 
Pages: 
28–32
Synopsis: 
The authors aimed to demonstrate the role of fear of pain during mammography and other factors including knowledge level, as deterrents to the participation of Jamaican women in mammographic screening.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Less than five per cent of eligible Jamaican women had mammograms in 2003. The sociocultural determinants and the perceptual barriers modulating screening behaviour in Jamaican women are unclear. We sought to investigate sociocultural effects, in particular, knowledge and fear of the procedure on mammographic screening behaviour in Jamaican women.

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 17 Sep, 2013

A Comparative Study of the Quality and Availability of Health Information used to Facilitate Cost Burden Analysis of Diabetes and Hypertensionin the Caribbean

Issue: 
Pages: 
383–92
Synopsis: 
This report critiques the quality and availability of health information used to facilitate cost burden analysis of diabetes and hypertension in the Caribbean

ABSTRACT

Objective: Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) are leading threats to health and well-being in the Caribbean. A study was undertaken in the latter part of 2005 to compute the economic burden of diabetes mellitus and hypertension within the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM). This report critiques the quality and availability of health information which can be used to facilitate cost burden analysis of diabetes mellitus and hypertension.

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 23 Jul, 2013

Intrathoracic and Pelvic Extramedullary Haematopoiesis in Sickle Cell Disease: A Case Report

Issue: 
Pages: 
540–3

ABSTRACT

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 04 Jul, 2013

Component Structure of the SF-36 in Jamaicans with Sickle Cell Disease

Issue: 
Pages: 
491–7
Synopsis: 
Quality of life measures tend to be greatly affected by cross-cultural differences between populations. The study has shown that component structure of a commonly utilized generic scale to measure quality of life is quite distinct in the Jamaican population with Sickle Cell Disease.

ABSTRACT

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
Journal Authors: 
e-Published: 04 Jul, 2013

Determinants of Blood Pressure in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease

Pre-published Manuscript

This manuscript has been assigned to a volume and issue but has not yet been published. It is either being edited, typeset or is in the proof stage of publication.
In the pre-published stage, this manuscript may contain statements, opinions, and information that have errors in facts, figures, or interpretation. Any final changes in this manuscript will be made at the time of publication and will be reflected in the final electronic version of the issue. The editors and authors and their respective employees are not responsible or liable for the use of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or information contained in the articles in this section.

Association Between Exposure/Non-Exposure to the Mandatory Seat Belt Law with Regards to Compliance in Vehicle Accident Victims – A Hospital Review

Issue: 
Pages: 
236–9
Synopsis: 
It is concluded from this hospital-based study that the mandatory seat belt law was associated with increased seat belt use in vehicle accident victims. However, current data from the Road Traffic Agency indicated that there is still an alarming number of fatalities. This clearly suggests that additional public health measures are needed to address the epidemic of motor vehicle trauma in Jamaica.

ABSTRACT

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

Mammographic Referral Patterns for two Breast Imaging Units in Jamaica

Issue: 
Pages: 
159–62
Synopsis: 
Mammographic screening has been shown to reduce death rates from breast cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in Jamaican women. This paper explores differences in screening referral patterns in a rural versus urban setting in Jamaica.

ABSTRACT

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Chronic Cholecystitis in Jamaican Patients with Sickle Cell Disease: Preliminary Experience

Issue: 
Pages: 
22–4
Synopsis: 
Acute chest syndrome remains a significant problem in patients with sickle cell disease subjected to laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

ABSTRACT

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - M Reid
Top of Page