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Polypharmacy and the Risk of Malnutrition among Independently-living Elderly Persons in Trinidad and Tobago

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10.7727/wimj.2014.285
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323-7
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In this study, we investigated the association between polypharmacy and risk of malnutrition. The findings indicate that among independent-living elderly persons, polypharmacy was associated with increased risk of malnutrition.

 

Objective: In this study, we evaluated the association of polypharmacy and nutritional status among independently-living elderly persons attending the outpatient clinics at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC).

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29 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 15 May, 2015

Anthropometry and Blood Pressure Changes in a Caribbean Adolescent Population of African Ancestry. An Evaluation of Longitudinal Data Using a Multilevel Mixed Regression Approach

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10.7727/wimj.2012.002

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of growth pattern on blood pressure changes in an adolescent population of African ancestry based on longitudinal data and to compare this with estimates derived from cross-sectional data.

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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2013

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Patient Satisfaction and Quality of Life among Persons Attending Chronic Disease Clinics in South Trinidad, West Indies

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108–14
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Patient satisfaction and quality of life among regular public clinic attendees were investigated. The findings suggest that satisfaction with clinic experiences, and number of illnesses were independently associated with quality of life.

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Objective: Patient satisfaction and quality of life are increasingly being recognized as central elements in the monitoring and evaluation of healthcare. In this survey, the level of patient satisfaction and quality of life were investigated in regular attendees at public health chronic disease facilities in South Trinidad.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013

Blood Pressure and its Correlates in Tobagonian Adolescents

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305–12
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In this study, the authors examined the age-specific patterns and correlates of blood pressure among Tobagonian adolescents attending secondary school. The findings suggest that the higher levels of elevated blood pressure observed were primarily due to excess weight and adiposity.

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Objective: To determine age-specific patterns and correlates of blood pressure (BP) in Tobagonian adolescents.

Methods: Blood pressure, weight and heights were measured using standardized procedures. Age-height and gender-specific BP levels were established and compared with those established for adolescents in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Jamaica.

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013

The Nutritional Status of Clinic Attendees Living with HIV/AIDS in St Vincent and the Grenadines

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438–43

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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to assess nutritional status and dietary practices in persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).

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e-Published: 24 Jul, 2013

Ethnicity, Body Image Perception and Weight-Related Behaviour among Adolescent Females Attending Secondary School in Trinidad

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388–93
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This study investigates the correlates of body image perception in a group of adolescent females stratified by ethnicity. Results suggest ethnic differences in the level of concern over body image and associated eating, and weight-related behaviour among participants.

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Objective: The correlates of body image perception among an ethnically diverse group of adolescent females attending secondary school in Trinidad were investigated.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey was carried out among adolescent females from selected secondary schools in Trinidad. Participants completed a self-administered questionnaire consisting of sociodemographic items and standardized psychometric instruments.

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013

The Quality of Health Research Reporting by the Daily Newspapers in Trinidad and Tobago

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302–7
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Health research published by the newsprint media might influence the public’s perception of the aetiologies of important diseases. Consequently, stakeholders must analyze the quality of such articles for scientific accuracy.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

Anthropometry and Blood Pressure Changes in a Caribbean Adolescent Population of African Ancestry: An Evaluation of Longitudinal Data Using a Multilevel Mixed Regression Approach

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Doi:10.7727/wimj.2012.002
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674–83
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The effect of anthropometry on longitudinal blood pressure changes was evaluated and compared to similar estimates generated from cross-sectional data from the same population. Findings suggest that anthropometry is an important covariate of blood pressure changes during adolescence and that age-related mean blood pressure changes from longitudinal data were similar to those generated by cross-sectional data.

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of growth pattern on blood pressure changes in an adolescent population of African ancestry based on longitudinal data and to compare this with estimates derived from cross-sectional data.

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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2013

A Content Analysis of Health Research Reported by the Daily Newspapers of Trinidad and Tobago

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308–14
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The increasing importance of patient-centred healthcare systems coupled with the ease of availability of health research findings necessitate continuous analyses of reported health information for credibility, accuracy, relevancy and coverage.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013
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