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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
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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.

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

What Does the Medical Student know about Eye Donation/Corneal Transplant? The University of Nigeria Scenario

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41–4
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This is a cross-sectional descriptive survey of final year medical students of the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, to determine their knowledge on eye donation and corneal transplant. Their knowledge was not satisfactory on some aspects of eye donation/corneal transplant.

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Objective: The study was designed to determine the knowledge of eye donation and corneal transplant among final year medical students of The University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus (UNEC).

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013

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

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.142
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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.

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

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633–40
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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.

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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

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

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650–5
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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.

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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

Factors Associated with Pregnancies among HIV-positive Women in a Prevention of Mother-to-child Transmission Programme

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362–8
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Mother-to-child transmission of HIV is the major cause of HIV-infection in children especially in Africa and pregnancy among HIV-positive women is common among women on a prevention of HIV from mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme and thus constitute a serious health risk to the child and to the general population. Results have shown that pregnant women on PMTCT programme seemed to know their HIV status prior to pregnancy and there are various factors associated with HIV-positive women becoming pregnant.

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Objective: This study identified factors contributing to pregnancies in HIV-positive women who were on a prevention of HIV from mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme in Letlhakeng Subdistrict, Botswana.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Knowledge and Attitudes of Students at a Caribbean Offshore Medical School Towards Sexually Transmitted Infections and Use of Condoms

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171–6
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Knowledge of students on sexually transmitted diseases was high and high risk behaviour was low.

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Background: Sexually transmitted infections remain one of the predominant health issues that affect young adults. The aim of this study is to assess the level of knowledge, the attitudes and misconceptions of medical students at a Caribbean University towards STIs and condom use.

Method: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out among medical students by employing semi-structured questionnaires.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013

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

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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

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