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The Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer in Western Jamaica: Risk Factors, Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.183
Pages: 
60–66
Synopsis: 
This was a retrospective study with quantitative and qualitative components evaluating risk factors for prostate cancer and health-seeking behaviour of men in western Jamaica. Two hundred and four men were interviewed and twenty men took part in two focus groups.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To investigate the epidemiology of prostate cancer (PCa) in western Jamaica and describe the health-seeking behaviour of at-risk men.

Revised: 
08 Oct, 2014
Accepted: 
29 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 08 May, 2015

Prostate Cancer Knowledge, Attitudes and Screening Practices among Men in Western Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.168
Pages: 
67–77
Synopsis: 
This study has identified several sociodemographic and health-seeking behavioural factors associated with prostate cancer screening among men in Jamaica. This information can be used to design interventions to increase prostate cancer screening and decrease prostate cancer morbidity and mortality.

ABSTRACT

Background: African-Caribbean men, particularly Jamaican men, have one of the highest incidences of prostate cancer in the world. This cross-sectional study was conducted to investigate knowledge, attitudes, practices and factors associated with prostate cancer screening among men in western Jamaica.

Revised: 
08 Oct, 2014
Accepted: 
29 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 06 May, 2015

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Dengue Infection in Westmoreland, Jamaica

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Pages: 
139–46
Synopsis: 
A knowledge, attitude and practice survey of 188 women attending healthcare clinics in Westmoreland, Jamaica, revealed that most participants had good knowledge and attitudes towards dengue fever. However, these were not translated into practices that could prevent the disease.

ABSTRACT

Background: Dengue virus infection causes significant morbidity and mortality in most tropical and sub-tropical countries of the world. Dengue fever is endemic in Jamaica and continues to be a public health concern. There is a paucity of information on knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of Jamaicans regarding dengue infection.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013

Evaluating a Theory-based Health Education Intervention to Improve Awareness of Prostate Cancer among Men in Western Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.122
Pages: 
580–6
Synopsis: 
Use of a theory-based health educational intervention positively influenced knowledge of prostate cancer risk factors, symptoms, and types of screenings. This theory-based patient education programme can be replicated to promote awareness of prostate cancer and inform screening methods including potential risk associated with screening behaviours.

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e-Published: 24 Jan, 2013

Correlates of Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety among Clinic Patients in Western Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.177
Pages: 
533–42
Synopsis: 
To ascertain the prevalence of symptoms of depression and anxiety and their correlates, surveys containing sociodemographics and items from both the Beck Anxiety Inventory and the Beck Depression Inventory-II were administered to outpatient clinic attendees in Western Jamaica.

ABSTRACT 

Objectives: There is a paucity of studies on psychosocial disorders in clinic populations in Jamaica. Therefore, we sought to determine the prevalence and correlates of symptoms of depression and anxiety in a clinic population in western Jamaica.

Revised: 
08 Oct, 2012
Accepted: 
29 Oct, 2012
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e-Published: 14 Nov, 2013
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