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Disability, Chronic Diseases and Access to Healthcare in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.183
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415–19
Synopsis: 
This study investigated the prevalence of persons with disabilities as frequent users of the Jamaica health system. Most persons with disabilities experienced difficulty using the systems for even common chronic complaints

ABSTRACT

Objective: To look at healthcare delivery for persons with disabilities in Jamaica.

Methods: A quantitative survey of persons with disabilities using a systematic random sampling technique with respondents selected from the database of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities.

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

Evaluative Research on Pharmacist-managed Diabetes Care: Focus on Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.529
Pages: 
101–107
Synopsis: 
This pharmacist evaluative research study (PHARMERS) sought to empower pharmacists to assist in the management of poorly-controlled, diabetic patients. We hoped to demonstrate that patients stand a better chance of achieving improved glycaemic control if closely monitored by a pharmacist.

Abstract

Objective: Pharmacists have not demonstrated the ability to manage chronic diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, which is an ongoing problem in Trinidad and Tobago. The primary objective was to demonstrate that pharmacists can assist patients to achieve at least a 1% decrease in HbA1c.

Accepted: 
17 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 15 Mar, 2016

Satisfaction with Pharmacy Services and its Relationships with the Control of Selected Chronic Diseases

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Pages: 
293–7
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The delivery of quality pharmacy services is thought to be important by virtue of its influence on patient’s satisfaction and hence better patient compliance/adherence. This study explores the relationship between patient’s satisfaction with pharmacy services and control of selected chronic diseases.

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Objective: To assess the level of satisfaction with pharmacy services and whether satisfaction/dissatisfaction had any effect on two common chronic diseases. Proper control of chronic diseases requires a management regime which includes promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services through primary, secondary and tertiary preventive intervention measures and a wide range of support services.

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e-Published: 30 Jan, 2014
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