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RG Maharaj

Screening for Non-communicable Diseases at a Walk-in Clinic in Trinidad, West Indies: A Time-motion Cross-sectional Study and Net Present Value Analysis

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.277
Pages: 
122-30
Synopsis: 
A cross-sectional, six-station screening process for non-communicable diseases was carried out at a walk-in clinic in Trinidad and Tobago: invitation and consent, history, biometrics, blood levels and urinalysis (laboratory), basic examinations and an exit interview. This process was found to be feasible and provided monetary value in three of four scenarios.

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Objective: The overall aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of recommending a screening process for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors, as a national and regional model.

Accepted: 
03 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 12 Jan, 2017

Risk Factors for Low Birth Weight in South West Trinidad: A Case-Control Study

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.161
Pages: 
88–94
Synopsis: 
A case-controlled study revealed that contributors to low birth weight were maternal age, low booking maternal weight, and a low weight gain. Higher birth weight was predicted by early and adequate number of antenatal visits, male sex and vaginal delivery.

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Revised: 
17 Feb, 2015
Accepted: 
20 May, 2015
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e-Published: 08 May, 2015

Cervical Smears at Public Health Centres in Eastern Trinidad: Coverage and Follow-up, 2009–2010

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.295
Pages: 
575–81
Synopsis: 
The cervical screening services in the Eastern Regional Health Authority in Trinidad and Tobago did not provide adequate coverage to the target population or adequate follow-up care for women with abnormal smears in 2009 and 2010.

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Background: The objective was to examine the cervical screening programme at selected health centres in the Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA), Trinidad and Tobago, specifically regarding Pap smear coverage, frequency distribution of abnormal smears and the adequacy of follow-up of abnormal smears, according to the Caribbean Frameworks for Developing National Screening and Clinical Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control. 

Accepted: 
26 Nov, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2014

Utility of the Tono-Pen in Measuring Intraocular Pressure in Trinidad: A Cross-sectional Study

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.125
Pages: 
367–71
Synopsis: 
The high specificity and negative predictive value of the Tono-Pen suggests that it is a useful tool requiring minimal training, and can prove beneficial at the primary care level in the exclusion of increased intraocular pressure.

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Accepted: 
12 Aug, 2014
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e-Published: 12 May, 2015

Depression and its Associated Factors among Patients Attending Chronic Disease Clinics in Southwest Trinidad

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369–74
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The prevalence of depression in a non-random selected group of chronic disease clinics in Southwest Trinidad was 78%. Further exploration of depression in patients with chronic illnesses is required.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

Depression among Adolescents, Aged 13–19 Years, Attending Secondary Schools in Trinidad Prevalence and Associated Factors

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352–9
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This paper describes a survey to determine the prevalence of depression (as determined by the Beck Depression inventory) and its associated factors among adolescents in Trinidad. The prevalence was 25.3%. Adolescents who experienced violence in their home were three times more likely to be depressed that those who did not.

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Objective: To determine the prevalence of depression and psychosocial factors associated with depression in secondary school students in Trinidad.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of a stratified random sample of public secondary schools utilizing a modified pre-tested self-administered Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) to detect depression in students aged 13–19 years in Trinidad.

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e-Published: 23 Jul, 2013

Critical Incidents Contributing to the Initiation of Substance Use and Abuse among Women Attending Drug Rehabilitation Centres in Trinidad and Tobago

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Pages: 
51–8
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In-depth interviews were analyzed to determine the critical incidents that contribute to the initiation of substance use among women. The results fell into eight themes, including factors intrinsic to the woman and substance abuse as a coping mechanism.

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e-Published: 04 Jun, 2013

Why Do Patients With Non-life Threatening Conditions Bypass Their Local Health Centres? A Cross-Sectional Survey at Accident And Emergency Departments In Trinidad

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DOI: 
Doi:10.7727/wimj.2012.081
Pages: 
165
Accepted: 
31 May, 2012
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e-Published: 16 May, 2013

Attitudes and Awareness toward Organ Donation among Clinic Attendees in Trinidad and Tobago

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.202
Pages: 
570
Accepted: 
27 Jul, 2012
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e-Published: 14 Mar, 2013

Independence and Interdependence: Opportunities for Growth, Research and Societal Change

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