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S Mohammed

A Descriptive Study of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Tertiary Care Clinics of a Caribbean Island

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.125
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304-11
Synopsis: 
Patients with more severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to have worse quality of life, higher BODE quartile and more exacerbations. A link, not hitherto acknowledged in West Indian patients, between COPD severity and depression is explored. The study shows for the first time a relation between the BODE index and low socio-economic status. The study recommends that all tertiary care patients with COPD should have regular vaccination, depression and six-minute walk assessment, and that health education in COPD should be aimed at those of low socio-economic status in particular.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the relationship between severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and quality of life as well as COPD’s correlation with depressive symptoms in West Indian subjects.

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24 Nov, 2018
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2018

Drug Prescribing for Hypertension at Primary Healthcare Facilities in Trinidad

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43–8
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A cross-sectional survey at primary healthcare centres in Trinidad among hypertensive patients showed an attempt to follow prescribing guidelines. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors were most commonly prescribed, but thiazide diuretics were underutilized.


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Objective: To describe the drug prescribing pattern for hypertension at primary healthcare facilities throughout Trinidad.

Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted at 22 primary healthcare facilities across Trinidad using a de novo, pilot-tested questionnaire during June to August 2006.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 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
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