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Blood Drive Day-related Factors Affecting University Student Blood Donation in Grenada, West Indies: A Case-control Study

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10.7727/wimj.2017.222
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218-25
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Electronic and personal advertising, no academic deadlines within a week of the blood drive and large blocks of free time for donating were positively associated with university student blood donation. University student blood donation rates may be increased by scheduling on-campus blood drives around the timetables of specific student groups using personal and/or electronic advertising.

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Objective: To determine what factors acting in close temporal proximity to the day of a university campus blood drive are associated with university student blood donation.

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18 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2017

Substance Use among University Students at the St Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies

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641–9
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Substance use is a significant health risk, particularly among university students. This study assesses substance use at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine. We conclude that the extent and problems created by substance use are significant and recommend targeted interventions.

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Objective: Substance use and abuse is a well known public health risk that peaks in persons between 18 and 25 years of age and is prevalent among university students. While this has been repeatedly documented in developed nations, there have been limited studies in the English-speaking Caribbean. This study therefore sought to assess the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use among university students in the English-speaking Caribbean and any associated risk factors.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

A New Challenge: Depression is a Significant Problem among University Students

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1–2

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e-Published: 17 Sep, 2013

A Comparison of the Psychometric Strengths of the Public-domain Zung Self-rating Depression Scale with the Proprietary Beck Depression Inventory-II in Barbados

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483–8
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A head-on comparison of two measures of depression: the Zung Self-rating Depression Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory-II, using a cross-section of students at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, indicates that the latter demonstrates superior psychometric properties.

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Objective: To compare the psychometric strengths of two venerable measures of depression, the Zung Self-rating Depression Scale (Zung SDS) and the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) in a Caribbean university student population and to provide researchers and clinicians interested in measures of depression with psychometric evidence that differentiates the two instruments for a Caribbean sample.

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e-Published: 28 Aug, 2012
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