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Factors Associated with Health-related Quality of Life of Ambulatory Stroke Survivors in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.170
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363–69
Synopsis: 
The study examined factors associated with quality of life (QOL) in ambulatory stroke survivors. Less depressive symptoms and longer distance walked in six minutes were independent predictors of physical component QOL. Less depressive symptoms and male gender predicted good mental component QOL.
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10 Nov, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Small Victories, New Challenges Two Decades of Maternal Mortality Surveillance in Jamaica

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518–32
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The paper reviews Jamaica’s experience with maternal mortality surveillance, how this has informed policy and new efforts to ensure that Jamaica can achieve the Millennium Development Goal of a 75% reduction in maternal mortality between 1990 and 2015.

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Objectives: The paper summarizes the changing epidemiology of maternal mortality and the new challenges as Jamaica seeks to contribute to the international goal to reduce maternal mortality by 75% worldwide between 1990 and 2015.

Methods: This is a review of Jamaica’s two decades of maternal mortality surveillance experience.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013

The Quality and Completeness of 2008 Perinatal and Under-five Mortality Data from Vital Registration, Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.115
Pages: 
3–16
Synopsis: 
Registration of stillbirths (69%) and under-five deaths (79%) improved from 1998–2008. Stillbirth certificates lacked cause of death information and neonatal deaths due to prematurity and birth asphyxia were often misclassified. Stillbirth, infant and under-five mortality rates were 15, 20 and 22/1000, respectively.
 

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Objective:  To evaluate the completeness and timeliness of registration of stillbirths and under-five deaths and the validity of the certification and coding process.

Accepted: 
18 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Apr, 2015

Growth Curves for Normal Jamaican Neonates

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368–74
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This study provides ethnic- and gender-specific growth curves for the Jamaican newborn and is based on the most extensive data-set currently available in Jamaica for babies of West African descent.

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013

Health Status and Health Maintenance Practices among Doctors and Nurses at Two Hospitals in Jamaica

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Pages: 
539–45
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More than 50% of 212 doctors and nurses studied reported signs and symptoms of stress but were generally physically healthy. Barriers to seeking healthcare included confidentially issues and the need to appear healthy to colleagues and patients.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013

Mental Well-being of Doctors and Nurses in Two Hospitals in Kingston, Jamaica

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153–9
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Hospital work involves some of the most stressful situations found in the workplace. This study examined the general level of mental well-being among doctors and nurses at the Kingston Public Hospital and the University, Hospital of the west Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

Perinatal Factors in Students Admitted to The University of the West Indies Data from the Jamaican Perinatal Study

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295–9
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University students were more likely to come from smaller families with features indicative of better quality of life.

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Objective: To compare perinatal and social factors in students admitted to The University of the West Indies (UWI), Kingston, Jamaica, at age 18 years with those in the rest of the Jamaican Perinatal Cohort.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Competition for Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Values Is the Media Winning?

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326–30
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Television, radio and guidance counsellors are common sources of formal sexual and reproductive health information among adolescents in Jamaica. However, Dancehall music provides a wider variety of gender specific sexual health messages, many of which contradict some formal messages.

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Objective: This study aimed to understand the sources and content of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information among Jamaican adolescents.

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013

Can Research Accelerate Progress Toward Millennium Development Goal 5 (Maternal Health) in Jamaica?

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549–54
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Our model in which university faculty and postgraduate students collaborate with public health teams to investigate disease burden, find the most effective strategies and train public health teams, is workable.
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e-Published: 25 Jul, 2013

Adolescent Ears: An Avenue into their Sexual and Reproductive Health Values

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124–9
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Key informant interviews, content analysis of Dancehall songs and focus group discussions were qualitative methods used to understand the sexual and reproductive health themes that Jamaican adolescents are learning from Dancehall music.

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Objectives: This study sought to understand what sexual and reproductive health messages Jamaican adolescents get via Dancehall music and how themes in these messages can inform the development of a questionnaire for further exploration of the subject.

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e-Published: 17 Sep, 2013

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