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Dementia among Older Persons in Jamaica: Prevalence and Policy Implications

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10.7727/wimj.2017.133
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1-8
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This paper described the prevalence of dementia in the ageing Jamaican population. There are service and policy implications given the increasing importance of providing health and social services for persons with dementia.

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Objective: To determine the prevalence of dementia and dementia types in Jamaica.

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21 Jun, 2017
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e-Published: 21 Jun, 2017

Depression: A Major Public Health Problem Facing the Caribbean

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353–4

INTRODUCTION

Epidemiological studies indicate that depression is a common disorder worldwide (1, 2). Estimates of the lifetime prevalence for this disorder range from 5–17% of the population in the USA (3–4). However a MEDLINE trawl of two hundred and seventy-five publications on mental health issues in Caribbean people revealed a paucity of written material on depression in the region.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

Response to First Line HAART using CD4 Cell Counts: Experience in a University Hospital in Kingston

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439–44
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The recommended guidelines were adhered to for the majority of patients and outcomes were similar to those in developed countries.

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Objectives: To assess the extent to which the current practice for first line therapy concurs with the recommended guidelines and to examine the response of treatment naïve patients to first line Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) at the University Hospital of the West Indies, using CD4 cell counts.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Disclosure of HIV Status among HIV Clinic Attendees in Jamaica

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445–9
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There is a low disclosure rate among HIV clinic attendees. There is a need for prevention interventions focussed on de-stigmatization for both infected and non-infected persons.

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Objective: This study aimed to examine factors related to disclosure of HIV serostatus among clinic attendees in an outpatient HIV clinic at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013
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