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Anxiety in Late Life: The Experience of Jamaican Urban Community Dwelling Older Adults

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.168
Pages: 
498–503
Synopsis: 
This study examined Jamaican community dwelling older adults’ levels of anxiety and sought to identify predictors of such anxiety. Levels of anxiety was found to be low. Predictor variables were identified to be loneliness, gender and education.
Accepted: 
10 Oct, 2018
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e-Published: 08 Jan, 2019

The Economic Burden of Femoral Neck Fractures in Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.017
Pages: 
454–9
Synopsis: 
As the world’s population ages, the incidence of femoral neck fractures will rise. The cost of treating such fractures poses a significant challenge to most countries. Jamaica’s cost is similar to that of other developing countries.

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Accepted: 
27 Aug, 2013
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e-Published: 08 May, 2014

Perceived Confidence to Interpret Diagnostic Imaging: The Bahamian Physiotherapists’ Perspective

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.570
Synopsis: 
The study examined the Bahamian physiotherapists’ perception of the usefulness of radiological imaging in physiotherapy practice and to evaluate their perceived level of confidence to use such imaging in the management of their patients.

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Objective: This study explored Bahamian physiotherapists’ perception of the usefulness of radiologic imaging in physiotherapy practice and to evaluate their self-reported level of confidence in viewing and interpreting these images. Associations between academic qualification, sector of practice and confidence were also examined.   

Accepted: 
07 Dec, 2015
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e-Published: 29 Mar, 2016

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Life after Lower Extremity Amputation in Diabetics

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536–40
Synopsis: 
Achieving functional independence is the rehabilitation goal for amputees as this leads to a better quality of life (QOL). This study examined the relationship between QOL and functional independence of lower limb diabetic amputees one to three years post amputation. It also explored the relationship between QOL and functional independence with demographic characteristics.

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Objective: To determine the QOL and functional independence of lower limb diabetic amputees one to three years post amputation, using variables such as age, gender and amputation level.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014

Factors Associated with Academic Performance of Physical Therapy Students

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203–8
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Despite students meeting the basic entry requirements for the physiotherapy (Diploma) programme, some students did not complete the programme or took more than the minimum time to complete it. Factors contributing to academic performance of these students were therefore explored.

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Understanding the pre-matriculation factors that influence academic success facilitates the recruitment and retention of students who are more likely to graduate on time.

Objective: To determine the factors associated with the academic performance of students enrolled in the physical therapy diploma programme.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013
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