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Screening for Non-communicable Diseases at a Walk-in Clinic in Trinidad, West Indies: A Time-motion Cross-sectional Study and Net Present Value Analysis

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.277
Pages: 
122-30
Synopsis: 
A cross-sectional, six-station screening process for non-communicable diseases was carried out at a walk-in clinic in Trinidad and Tobago: invitation and consent, history, biometrics, blood levels and urinalysis (laboratory), basic examinations and an exit interview. This process was found to be feasible and provided monetary value in three of four scenarios.

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Objective: The overall aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of recommending a screening process for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors, as a national and regional model.

Accepted: 
03 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 12 Jan, 2017

Exercise Behaviour in Patients with Chronic Diseases

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.232
Pages: 
340–5
Synopsis: 
Exercise behaviour changes in patients with chronic illnesses and exercise self-efficacy were studied. Fifty-one per cent were in the contemplation stage and 29% in maintenance. Sixty-one per cent of the patients were non-adopters and 39% were adopters. Self-efficacy scores in stages four and five were significantly higher than in stage two. In patients with one chronic condition 55% were non-adopters compared to 71% with more than one condition.

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Objective: This study was aimed at identifying the stages of exercise behaviour changes experienced by patients with chronic illnesses and the relationship with their exercise self-efficacy.

Method: The patients attending the Medical clinics at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Jamaica, with chronic illnesses were studied. The data were collected using three questionnaires.

Accepted: 
18 May, 2015
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e-Published: 11 Nov, 2015

Ageing of Jamaica’s Population – What Are the Implications for Healthcare?

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.003
Pages: 
3–8
Synopsis: 
This paper discusses Jamaica’s current census (2011) and the changes in the over 60-year old population since the 2001 census and the implications for healthcare. Emphasis is placed on chronic disease reduction and improved quality of life for older persons.
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Accepted: 
25 Jan, 2014
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e-Published: 08 Apr, 2014

Depression and its Associated Factors among Patients Attending Chronic Disease Clinics in Southwest Trinidad

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369–74
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The prevalence of depression in a non-random selected group of chronic disease clinics in Southwest Trinidad was 78%. Further exploration of depression in patients with chronic illnesses is required.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

The Incidence of Asthmatic Attacks in Barbados

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427–32
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The demographic analysis of asthmatic cases found higher attack rates in males than in females, higher number of attacks in children less than five years old and exponential decrease attack rates with age. The highest correlation with the meteorological variables was with the vapour pressure.

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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013

Chronic Disease and Ageing in the Caribbean: Opportunities Knock at the Door

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471–7
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The challenges of increasing chronic diseases and ageing populations demand political will and collaborative approaches at programmatic and policy levels.
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014
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