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  1. Research

    Knowledge, beliefs and practices regarding osteoporosis among female medical school entrants in Pakistan

    Osteoporosis is a growing health problem around the world. The increasing incidence of osteoporotic fractures coupled with the lack of knowledge about the disease in the general community means that the diseas...

    Muhammad Bilal, Abdul Haseeb, Aleena Zehra Merchant, Abdur Rehman, Mohammad Hussham Arshad, Maarij Malik, Asad Hammad Ur Rehman, Pallavi Rani, Emaan Farhan, Taha S. Rehman, Umer Sultan Shamsi and Sadia Aminah

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2017 16:6

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  2. Research

    Patients’ willingness to pay for their drugs in primary care clinics in an urbanized setting in Malaysia: a guide on drug charges implementation

    Malaysia is an upper middle income country that provides subsidized healthcare to ensure universal coverage to its citizens. The challenge of escalating health care cost occurs in most countries, including Mal...

    Sharifa Ezat Wan Puteh, Siti Nurul Akma Ahmad, Azimatun Noor Aizuddin, Ramli Zainal and Ruhaini Ismail

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2017 16:5

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  3. Research

    Patients’ experience of using primary care services in the context of Indonesian universal health coverage reforms

    The World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation on universal coverage has been implemented in Indonesia as Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (JKN). It was designed to provide people with equitable and high-quality he...

    Fitriana Murriya Ekawati, Mora Claramita, Krishna Hort, John Furler, Sharon Licqurish and Jane Gunn

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2017 16:4

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  4. Research

    Utility of self-competency ratings during residency training in family medicine education-emerging countries: findings from Japan

    Family medicine education-emerging countries face challenges in demonstrating a new program’s ability to train residents in womb-to-tomb care and resident ability to provide such care competently. We illustrat...

    Michael D. Fetters, Satoko Motohara, Lauren Ivey, Keiichiro Narumoto, Kiyoshi Sano, Masahiko Terada, Tsukasa Tsuda and Machiko Inoue

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2017 16:1

    Published on: 10 January 2017

  5. Research

    Factors associated with patient visits to the emergency department for asthma therapy in Pakistan

    Acute asthma is a chronic condition affecting people of all ages around the world and hence, is one of the leading causes of emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions globally. Most of them are ...

    Muhammad Bilal, Abdul Haseeb, Mohammad Hassaan Khan, Muhammad Saad, Sapna Devi, Mohammad Hussham Arshad, Anusha Alam, Abdullah Muneer Wagley and Khawaja Muhammad Ammar Ali Javed

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2016 15:1

    Published on: 1 February 2016

  6. Case study

    The cultural context of teaching and learning sexual health care examinations in Japan: a mixed methods case study assessing the use of standardized patient instructors among Japanese family physician trainees of the Shizuoka Family Medicine Program

    In contrast to many western nations where family medicine is a cornerstone of the primary care workforce, in Japan the specialty is still developing. A number of services within the bailiwick of family medicin...

    Cameron G. Shultz, Michael S. Chu, Ayaka Yajima, Eric P. Skye, Kiyoshi Sano, Machiko Inoue, Tsukasa Tsuda and Michael D. Fetters

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2015 14:8

    Published on: 7 October 2015

  7. Research

    Describing the factors that influence the process of making a shared-agenda in Japanese family physician consultations: a qualitative study

    Patients cannot always share all necessary relevant information with doctors during medical consultations. Regardless, in order to ensure the best quality consultation and care, it is imperative that a doctor ...

    Michiko Goto, Shoji Yokoya, Yousuke Takemura, Alberto Alexander Gayle and Tsukasa Tsuda

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2015 14:6

    Published on: 5 June 2015

  8. Research

    Interventions for body weight reduction in obese patients during short consultations: an open-label randomized controlled trial in the Japanese primary care setting

    Family physicians should maintain regular contact with obese patients to ensure they effectively reduce their body weight. However, family physicians in Japan have on average only 6 (min) per consultation, and...

    Satoshi Kanke, Takumi Kawai, Naomi Takasawa, Yukiko Mashiyama, Atsushi Ishii and Ryuki Kassai

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2015 14:5

    Published on: 21 May 2015

  9. Research

    Impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the Asia-Pacific region: the EPIC Asia population-based survey

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a clinical syndrome encompassing a group of chronic, progressive, and debilitating respiratory conditions, that are characterized by incompletely reversible airf...

    Sam Lim, David Chi-Leung Lam, Abdul Razak Muttalif, Faisal Yunus, Somkiat Wongtim, Le Thi Tuyet Lan, Vikram Shetty, Romeo Chu, Jinping Zheng, Diahn-Warng Perng and Teresita de Guia

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2015 14:4

    Published on: 23 April 2015

  10. Short report

    The impact of an early_exposure program on medical students’ interest in and knowledge of rural medical practices: a questionnaire survey

    Many medical students in Japan were brought up in urban areas, thus rural medical practice is often unfamiliar to them. The University of Tsukuba created a one-day early_exposure program to provide freshman st...

    Naoto Ishimaru, Ayumi Takayashiki, Takami Maeno, Yurika Kawamura, Hiroshi Kurihara and Tetsuhiro Maeno

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2015 14:3

    Published on: 14 April 2015

  11. Research

    Perception of hypertension management by patients and doctors in Asia: potential to improve blood pressure control

    Hypertension is one of the world’s most common health conditions and is a leading risk factor for mortality. Although blood pressure can be modified, there is a large proportion of patients whose blood pressur...

    Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman, Ji-Guang Wang, Gary Mak Yiu Kwong, Dante D Morales, Piyamitr Sritara and Renan Sukmawan

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2015 14:2

    Published on: 11 February 2015

  12. Research

    Indonesian primary care physicians profile in 2011: Did practicing hours and conversion program for family medicine differentiate their services and continuing medical education activities?

    In Indonesia, Family Medicine as a discipline is being developed through short courses since 12 years ago. A conversion program to become Family Physicians has been introduced recently. Among the 70,000 primar...

    Indah S Widyahening, Daniel M Thuraiappah, Tin Myo Han and Dhanasari Vidiawati

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:16

    Published on: 20 December 2014

  13. Research

    A descriptive study of knowledge, beliefs and practices regarding osteoporosis among female medical school entrants in Sri Lanka

    Osteoporosis is a significant problem in rapidly ageing populations in Asian regions. It causes a significant personal and societal impact and increases the burden on health care services.

    Risni Erandie Ediriweera de Silva, Muhamed Ruvaiz Haniffa, Kavinda Dimuthu Kumara Gunathillaka, Inoshi Atukorala, Endahandige Deepthi Prasadth Samantha Fernando and Wagawatta Liyanage Sugandhika Padmini Perera

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:15

    Published on: 20 December 2014

  14. Research

    A cross-sectional study of the differences in diabetes knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and self-care practices as related to assessment of chronic illness care among people with diabetes consulting in a family physician-led hospital-based first line health service and local government health unit-based health centers in the Philippines

    The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in diabetes knowledge, attitudes and perceptions (KAP), self-care practices as related to assessment of chronic illness care among people with diabetes ...

    Grace Marie V Ku and Guy Kegels

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:14

    Published on: 16 December 2014

  15. Research

    A community-based intervention in middle schools to improve HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening in Japan

    Japan has low rates of cervical cancer screening and Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination. This research examines the effectiveness of a family medicine resident-led, intervention in increasing knowledge ab...

    Tomoko Ito, Remi Takenoshita, Keiichiro Narumoto, Melissa Plegue, Ananda Sen, Benjamin Franklin Crabtree and Michael Derwin Fetters

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:13

    Published on: 18 November 2014

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