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Anti-Doping Knowledge in Barbadian Polyclinic Medical Staff

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.149
Synopsis: 
This manuscript explored the knowledge and confidence of Barbadian polyclinic doctors when dealing with anti-doping issues. It also assesses the uptake of recent anti-doping educational interventions within the same group.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Studies worldwide have shown that physicians in general practice often do not have adequate knowledge or confidence in relation to anti-doping issues in sport. There is little information on this topic for the Caribbean region and this study sought to explore Barbadian polyclinic doctors’ knowledge in relation to anti-doping.

Accepted: 
12 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 14 Dec, 2017

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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.

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice Regarding Personal Cervical Cancer Screening among Clinical Staff Working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Two Tertiary Institutions in Jamaica

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.280
Synopsis: 
Clinicians in gynaecology are charged with driving cervical cancer screening but do they practice what they preach? This study looks at the knowledge, attitudes and practices of Jamaican practitioners as it relates to personal cervical cancer screening.

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Objectives: The objective of the study was to evaluate knowledge, attitudes and practices with regards to cervical cancer screening among obstetric clinical staff.

Accepted: 
13 Feb, 2017
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e-Published: 02 Mar, 2017

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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.

Nutritional Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes in Trinidad and Tobago

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.287
Pages: 
170–6
Synopsis: 
A cohort of 122 patients was selected via quota sampling and surveyed using a structured questionnaire to assess knowledge, attitude, and practice in relation to their disease and to compare these attributes between patients receiving or not receiving nutrition counselling.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To assess knowledge, attitude and practice in relation to their disease among patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus in one regional health district in Trinidad and Tobago and to compare these attributes between patients receiving/not receiving nutrition counselling.

Accepted: 
29 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 06 May, 2015

Knowledge and Perceptions of HPV and the HPV Vaccine among Pre-adolescent Girls and Their Guardians in Georgetown, Guyana

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.113
Pages: 
43–8
Synopsis: 
As the Ministry of Health in Guyana seeks to introduce human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, this study highlights the disparity between perceived knowledge and the correct knowledge of the stakeholders: the girls and their guardians. It also examines ways of overcoming this dilemma.
 ABSTRACT

Objectives: To examine the knowledge and perceptions of 11-year old girls and their guardians toward the  human papillomavirus (HPV), HPV (mandatory) vaccination and cervical cancer and to determine their main sources of health information.

Accepted: 
18 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Apr, 2015

Secondary School Students’ Knowledge of Physical Therapy: The Trinidadian Scenario

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.142
Pages: 
151–8
Synopsis: 
This manuscript examines the accuracy of secondary school students’ knowledge of physical therapy and identified common sources of knowledge. The relationship between source of knowledge, career stream and accuracy of knowledge was examined.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Research in regions outside of the Caribbean shows that high school and college students’ knowledge of physical therapy is lacking. There is no data reported to date for students in the Caribbean region. This study sought to evaluate Trinidadian secondary school students’ knowledge of physical therapy, identify sources of knowledge and examine the relationship between knowledge and selected factors.

Accepted: 
27 Jul, 2012
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e-Published: 11 Apr, 2014

Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour for Choosing Oral Hygiene Aids among Students of Management Institutes, Ghaziabad, India

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.325
Synopsis: 
A cross-sectional study of 1224 students revealed that selection of oral hygiene products was based more on parental influence. There seems to be a lack of knowledge and awareness about how to choose a dentifrice and toothbrush
ABSTRACT
 
Objective: There is a lot of information available about various oral hygiene aids used for the maintenance of oral hygiene and the prevention of oral diseases but the reason why people choose a particular product is under-reported. This study sought to assess the knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of choosing oral hygiene aids among students of management institutes in Ghaziabad, India.
Accepted: 
19 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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In the pre-published stage, this manuscript may contain statements, opinions, and information that have errors in facts, figures, or interpretation. Any final changes in this manuscript will be made at the time of publication and will be reflected in the final electronic version of the issue. The editors and authors and their respective employees are not responsible or liable for the use of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or information contained in the articles in this section.

Knowledge and Attitudes toward HPV and the HPV Vaccines in The Bahamas

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.318
Synopsis: 
A survey of 399 persons was done in Nassau, Bahamas, to determine knowledge and attitudes toward the human papillomavirus and its vaccine. Although knowledge of both was limited, the majority would vaccinate their children.
ABSTRACT
 
Objective: High-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) are a necessary, albeit not sufficient, cause for cervical cancer development. In The Bahamas, cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer despite screening and educational efforts. As a vaccine programme is being considered, awareness of HPV-related conditions and its vaccine needs to be measured.
Accepted: 
19 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

Pre-published Manuscript

This manuscript has been assigned to a volume and issue but has not yet been published. It is either being edited, typeset or is in the proof stage of publication.
In the pre-published stage, this manuscript may contain statements, opinions, and information that have errors in facts, figures, or interpretation. Any final changes in this manuscript will be made at the time of publication and will be reflected in the final electronic version of the issue. The editors and authors and their respective employees are not responsible or liable for the use of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or information contained in the articles in this section.

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Emergency Contraceptive Pills among Tertiary level students in Trinidad: A Cross-sectional Survey

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650–5
Synopsis: 
A survey was conducted to assess knowledge, attitude and practice about emergency contraceptives (EC) among tertiary level students in Trinidad. The general level of their knowledge about ECs was poor but their general attitude towards ECs was positive.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The objective of this study was to estimate the general knowledge, attitude and practice of Emergency Contraceptive pills (ECs) among tertiary level students in Trinidad.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Knowledge of Students Attending a High School in Pretoria, South Africa, on Diet, Nutrition and Exercise

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633–40
Synopsis: 
Inactivity and low levels of physical activity are predisposing factors to many chronic diseases such as heart disease which are showing an increase in prevalence in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our results indicated that 38%, of the participants engaged in low activity levels, 58.8% in moderate activity levels and 3.2% in high activity levels and that generally, adolescents are not actively involved in adequate physical activities that could safeguard their present and future health and well-being.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The objective of this study was to ascertain the knowledge of students on the composition of a healthy diet, daily nutritional requirements and the importance of regular exercise.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

The Survey of HIV/AIDS Related Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour among Migrant Peasant Workers in Middle City in China

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418–23
Synopsis: 
The education and prevention of HIV/AIDS in migrant peasant workers is of paramount importance to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS disease in China.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To explore HIV/AIDS related knowledge, attitude and behaviour among migrant peasant workers in Changsha, which is a inland city in central China, and to provide evidence that educating this population may help to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in China.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

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