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A Descriptive Study of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Tertiary Care Clinics of a Caribbean Island

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.125
Pages: 
304-11
Synopsis: 
Patients with more severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to have worse quality of life, higher BODE quartile and more exacerbations. A link, not hitherto acknowledged in West Indian patients, between COPD severity and depression is explored. The study shows for the first time a relation between the BODE index and low socio-economic status. The study recommends that all tertiary care patients with COPD should have regular vaccination, depression and six-minute walk assessment, and that health education in COPD should be aimed at those of low socio-economic status in particular.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the relationship between severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and quality of life as well as COPD’s correlation with depressive symptoms in West Indian subjects.

Accepted: 
24 Nov, 2018
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2018

Opinions about Death of Dialysis Patients

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.540
Synopsis: 
Dialysis patients have experienced the fear of pain and suffering, loneliness and death in the haemodialysis unit. In this cross-sectional research, dialysis patients were found to be in a mildly depressive, emotional state and they had death anxiety.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Dialysis patients who had high mortality rate because of life threatening chronic renal failure, have experienced the fear of pain and suffering, loneliness and fear of death in the hemodialysis unit. This research aimed at determining the perception of death in dialysis patients.

Revised: 
16 May, 2016
Accepted: 
25 May, 2016
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e-Published: 06 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.

Are Primary Care Physicians Equipped to Help Persons with Depression? An Exploration of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in Kingston, Jamaica

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.189
Synopsis: 
This paper explores the knowledge, attitudes and practices of primary care physicians from Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica. The findings are suggestive of some scope for further training and sensitization of these physicians with regard to depression. 

ABSTRACT

Objective: To explore the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of primary care physicians with regard to depression, as well as the association of personal and professional factors with these parameters. 

Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 30 Jun, 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.

Moderating Role of Social Support on the Associations between Individual Level Factors and Depressive Symptoms in Young Adults in Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.355
Pages: 
294–8
Synopsis: 
Family support moderated the association between individual level factors and depression in young adults in Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. Interventions should further focus on the moderating and mediating roles of family support in addressing common mental health problems.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the moderating role of different forms of support on the associations between active coping, stress, and life satisfaction and depressive symptoms.

Accepted: 
25 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 17 Feb, 2016

Opinions of Turkish Forensic Medicine Specialists about Concept of Death in Turkey

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.359
Pages: 
111–18
Synopsis: 
This investigation was performed to determine opinions of forensic medicine specialists about death. This study revealed that they demonstrate a lower level of death anxiety. They demonstrated a moderate level of avoidance attitude, while they manifested depressive mood towards death.

 

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Accepted: 
12 Aug, 2015
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e-Published: 26 Jan, 2016

Antidepressant-like Effect of EGb 761 in Rats with Chronic Mild Stress-induced Depressive Behaviors

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.087
Synopsis: 
EGb 761 possesses antidepressant activity in rats exposed to CMS. Besides, it can partially reverse the alterations of IL-1β, IL-6, VEGF and HPA axis dysfunction induced by CMS in rats.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The aims were to investigate the effects of EGb 761 on depressive behaviors in rats exposed to chronic mild stress (CMS) and the possible mechanisms of the actions.

Accepted: 
26 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2015

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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.

Analysing Biological Rhythms in Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.366
Pages: 
241–4
Synopsis: 
We evaluated biological rhythm disorders (sleep, functional activities, social participation, eating patterns) in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). This study shows an important relationship between rhythm disorders and FMS, so a multidisciplinary approach is needed to treat these patients.

ABSTRACT

Aim: This study evaluated biological rhythm disorders in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

Accepted: 
02 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 20 Apr, 2015

A Case of Depersonalization with Treatment-resistant Depression Successfully Treated with Sertraline-lamotrigine Combination

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.303
Pages: 
115–6
Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 17 Mar, 2014

Sociodemographic Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms among Elderly Persons from Two Communities in Kingston, Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.273
Pages: 
615–9
Synopsis: 
In this study of 200 elderly persons aged 60 years and over, predictors of depression were older age, female gender, low socio-economic status and low level of cognitive function.
ABSTRACT
 
Objective: To explore possible associations of age, gender, socio-economic status, educational level and level of cognitive functioning with depressive symptoms in a community sample of elderly persons.
 
Accepted: 
27 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

Correlates of Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety among Clinic Patients in Western Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.177
Pages: 
533–42
Synopsis: 
To ascertain the prevalence of symptoms of depression and anxiety and their correlates, surveys containing sociodemographics and items from both the Beck Anxiety Inventory and the Beck Depression Inventory-II were administered to outpatient clinic attendees in Western Jamaica.

ABSTRACT 

Objectives: There is a paucity of studies on psychosocial disorders in clinic populations in Jamaica. Therefore, we sought to determine the prevalence and correlates of symptoms of depression and anxiety in a clinic population in western Jamaica.

Revised: 
08 Oct, 2012
Accepted: 
29 Oct, 2012
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e-Published: 14 Nov, 2013

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