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The Effect of an XBOX Kinect Dance Intervention on the Affect of Sedentary University Students

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.510
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634–40
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The affective experiences of sedentary university students were compared before and after their participation in a six-week programme of regularly scheduled videogame based dance exercise activities. An increase in positive affect and a decrease in negative affect were observed.
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Objective: To explore the effect of a video game dance exercise programme on the affect of sedentary university students.

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23 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 14 Mar, 2016

Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents in Jamaica

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494–8
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Among the sample of students surveyed, 4.5% (n = 134) reported having depressive symptoms.

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Background: Depression in adolescents is often overlooked and misdiagnosed; however, it is an important mental health problem which is associated with major functional impairments across daily domains of living, and considerable morbidity. The aim of this research is to examine the prevalence of self-reported depressive symptoms among Jamaican adolescents, and the associated sociodemographic factors.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

Depression among Cardiovascular Disease Patients on a Consultation-liaison Service at a General Hospital in Jamaica

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499–503
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One-third of patients with cardiovascular disease referred to a consultation-liaison psychiatry service at a general hospital in Jamaica were depressed. They were also significantly more likely than other patients to have a depressive illness.

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Objective: The prevalence of cardiovascular disease in Jamaica and other Caribbean countries has been steadily rising. Depression has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease. Against this background, the authors compared the co-occurrence of depressive illnesses among general hospital inpatients with cardiovascular disease and those without cardiovascular disease.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

Psychopharmacological Options in the Management of Lupus Cerebritis: A Case Report

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10.7727/wimj.2016.345

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Accepted: 
13 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 15 Sep, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Are Primary Care Physicians Equipped to Help Persons with Depression? An Exploration of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in Kingston, Jamaica

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.189
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This paper explores the knowledge, attitudes and practices of primary care physicians from Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica. The findings are suggestive of some scope for further training and sensitization of these physicians with regard to depression. 

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Objective: To explore the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of primary care physicians with regard to depression, as well as the association of personal and professional factors with these parameters. 

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15 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 30 Jun, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Depression among Persons Attending a HIV/AIDS Outpatient Clinic in Kingston, Jamaica

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369–73
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This paper reports on the prevalence of depression among patients attending a HIV/AIDS outpatient clinic in Kingston, Jamaica. It also explores the possible role of a number of clinical and socio-demographic factors in the relationship between HIV and depression. Recommendations for enhancing the timely detection of depression among persons living with HIV/AIDS are also discussed.

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Objectives: To determine the prevalence of depression among persons attending a HIV/AIDS clinic in Kingston, Jamaica, and to explore the possible role of patient-specific clinical and social issues as intermediary factors in the relationship between HIV/ AIDS and depression.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

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

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DOI: 
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.
 
Accepted: 
27 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

Mental Illness and Public Health: Exploring the Role of General Hospital Physicians at a Teaching Hospital in Jamaica

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662–7
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This study examines general hospital physicians’ utilization of consultation-liaison psychiatric services and makes inferences about the extent to which their role in the detection of psychiatric illnesses is being fulfilled.

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Objectives: Against the public health implications of untreated mental illness among general hospital inpatients, this study aimed firstly to examine hospital physicians’ level of referral to a psychiatric service, and secondly, to explore the extent of these doctors’ knowledge of psychiatric issues by comparing their reasons for referring patients with patients’ final psychiatric diagnoses.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Capgras Syndrome Presenting in an Adolescent Girl in the Caribbean

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.175
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95–8

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e-Published: 13 Mar, 2013

Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in Patients Presenting to the University Hospital of the West Indies: A Need to Adopt Proactive Screening and Specific Management Policy

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.220
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802–8
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of metabolic syndrome in a group of adult psychiatric patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies was 28.9% and could represent a pathway to the future development of Type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Screening and continuous monitoring will allow for early intervention and possibly prevention of increased morbidity and mortality in this vulnerable population.

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e-Published: 21 Jan, 2013

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