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Prevalence and Possible Risk Factors of Hypertension in Harmons, Jamaica

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.078
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The rural community of Harmons, Manchester, Jamaica has a high prevalence of hypertension. Correlation was found between certain health history markers and blood pressure measurements. This research serves as a basis for future research and health related work in this rural community.

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Objective: To determine the prevalence and possible risk factors of hypertension in the rural community of Harmons, Manchester, Jamaica.

Methods: The present study was conducted in Harmons over the span of one week. Community wide blood pressure measurements and health history data were recorded by an investigational team. Basic anthropometric data were also collected. Statistical and descriptive analyses were performed on collected data.

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15 Jun, 2018
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e-Published: 27 Feb, 2019

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Evaluation of Water Sanitation Health Education Programme: Working with the Knowledge of the Basic Sanitation Services in a Developing Community in Rural Haiti after the 2010 Earthquake

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.258
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616–9
Synopsis: 
After a two-year intervention programme, residents of a rural community in Haiti had an adequate knowledge of the new sanitation system, especially those who had access to the system, those 40–49 years old and those with households of less than seven members.

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Objective: The aim of this study is to measure the knowledge regarding the new sanitation water system being implemented in Dessources, a rural community in the municipality of Croix-des-Bouquets in Haiti after a two-year intervention programme.

Accepted: 
12 Dec, 2013
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e-Published: 20 Jun, 2014

HTLV-1 Related Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour Patterns among Mothers who Participated in the Jamaica Breastfeeding Intervention Study (1996–2000)

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35–40
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There are deficiencies in the knowledge and practice of women at risk of contracting infection with HTLV-1. This study shows that knowledge may not be retained, therefore health education will need to be sustained.

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013

Evaluating a Theory-based Health Education Intervention to Improve Awareness of Prostate Cancer among Men in Western Jamaica

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10.7727/wimj.2011.122
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580–6
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Use of a theory-based health educational intervention positively influenced knowledge of prostate cancer risk factors, symptoms, and types of screenings. This theory-based patient education programme can be replicated to promote awareness of prostate cancer and inform screening methods including potential risk associated with screening behaviours.

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e-Published: 24 Jan, 2013
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