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Neonatal Mortality at the University Hospital of the West Indies over Six Decades: Trends and Causes

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.173
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398–403
Synopsis: 
There has been a decrease in the neonatal mortality rate over the past six decades but further intervention is needed to achieve the sustainable developmental goal of less than ten neonatal deaths per thousand live births at the UHWI.
Accepted: 
02 Nov, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

From Paediatrics to Child and Adolescent Health: A History of the Development of a Department

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.181
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387–97
Synopsis: 
This paper reports on the development of a Department of Child and Adolescent Health, with a focus on the development of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training programmes and their impact. Departmental successes and challenges in this area are also discussed.

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Accepted: 
03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

The Doctor of Medicine (Paediatrics) Programme at The University of the West Indies, Mona at 45 years, 1972─2017

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.176
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382–86
Synopsis: 
The DM Paediatrics programme began in 1972 and has fulfilled its mandate to train paediatricians for the Caribbean. These 159 paediatricians are located in the Caribbean and worldwide and deliver appropriate health-care to the region’s children.

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Accepted: 
03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Correlates of Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women Fifty years and Over Attending Out-patient Gynaecology and Urology Clinics at a Tertiary Hospital in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.182
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376–81
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This paper describes the association between pelvic floor disorders and selected sociodemographic and health variables in a clinic based sample of Jamaican women aged 50 and older.

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03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

The Association of Early Life Factors with Body Composition in Peripubertal Jamaican Children

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.166
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370–75
Synopsis: 
This study explores the relationship among early life factors and body composition in Jamaican children aged 9‒12 years. Mothers who were heavier and taller in their first trimester and offspring with higher birthweight had greater height and lean body mass (LBM) at age 11 years.
Accepted: 
06 Oct, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Factors Associated with Health-related Quality of Life of Ambulatory Stroke Survivors in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.170
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363–69
Synopsis: 
The study examined factors associated with quality of life (QOL) in ambulatory stroke survivors. Less depressive symptoms and longer distance walked in six minutes were independent predictors of physical component QOL. Less depressive symptoms and male gender predicted good mental component QOL.
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10 Nov, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Physical Activity Levels, Perceived Barriers to Exercise and Development of Secondary Conditions in Community Dwelling Persons with Spinal Cord Injury

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.178
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357–62
Synopsis: 
This manuscript explored the exercise levels of community dwelling persons with spinal cord injury after receiving rehabilitation at the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre. This study also aimed to discover the perceived barriers to exercise, and the resulting secondary health complications.

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Accepted: 
03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Exercise for Healthy, Active Ageing: A Physiological Perspective and Review of International Recommendations

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.177
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351–56
Synopsis: 
Individualized exercise regimens, including aerobic, resistance, balance and flexibility training help the older person overcome age-related physiological decline. Recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations for physical activity for improved quality of life for the ageing person are discussed.

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03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Adult obesity: Management practices of General Practitioners/ Family Physicians in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica

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This study sought to determine the practices of family physicians/general practitioners in Kingston and St Andrew regarding the management of adult obesity and compare their management to the 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Guidelines for the Management of overweight and obesity in adults.
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e-Published: 04 Dec, 2018

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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.

The Factors Associated With Older Adults Receiving Care in Jamaica

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The Andersen (1995) framework identifying predisposing, enabling and need factors is used to analyse the receipt of care for activities of daily living, and instrumental activities of daily living among older adults, utilizing data from the 2012 Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions.
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e-Published: 04 Dec, 2018

Disclaimer

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.

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