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Perceived Susceptibility to Mental Disorders among Marijuana Smokers Attending a Tertiary Institution

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This was an exploratory qualitative study that investigated the degree to which marijuana smokers at a tertiary institution perceived their susceptibility to mental illness. Risk perception was found to be low, as the drug’s benefits seemingly outweighed its risks.
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2017

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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.

Violence Prevention – A Primary Care Approach

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405–6

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013

Sociodemographic Characteristics and Lifetime Drug Use of the Jamaican Adult Prison Population

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10.7727/wimj.2016.228
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Of the 647 inmates who participated in this study, majority reported lifetime use of alcohol (78% convicted, 80% remanded) and marijuana (75% convicted, 78% remanded) with an initiation age of 15 years in both cases. Drug use was found to be associated with stealing, robbery and recidivism.

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Objective: To explore the socio-demographic profile of the Jamaican prison population.

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30 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 21 Jul, 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.

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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10.7727/wimj.2011.220
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802–8
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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

A Comparison of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination Results across Campuses of The University of the West Indies (2001 and 2002)

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139–143
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This study assesses the performance of medical students in the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) of the final MBBS examination across the four campuses of The University of the West Indies, (2001 and 2002). The OSCE scores in the medicine and therapeutics examination are generally uniform across all campuses of the University.

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Objective: To compare the performance of medical students in the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) of the final MBBS Examination across the four campuses of The University of the West Indies, over a two-year period.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013
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