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  1. Content type: Short report

    Patients with diabetes on insulin therapy use sharps (e.g., needles) on a regular basis and a considerable proportion of them, within their home environments. These sharps and other bloodstained materials, if ...

    Authors: K. R. Atukorala, S. I. Wickramasinghe, R. D. N. Sumanasekera and K. H. Wickramasinghe

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2018 17:12

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  2. Content type: Research

    As research in family medicine covers varied topics, multiple methodologies such as qualitative research (QR) and mixed methods research (MMR) are crucial. However, we do not know about the difference in the p...

    Authors: Makoto Kaneko, Takuya Aoki, Ryuichi Ohta, Machiko Inoue and Rakesh N. Modi

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2018 17:11

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  3. Content type: Research

    To be recognized as a primary care physician (PCP), an Indonesian general practitioner (GP) has to follow a formal postgraduate training in primary care. However, 4 years since the regulation was published, th...

    Authors: Fitriana Murriya Ekawati, Mora Claramita, Wahyudi Istiono, Hari Kusnanto and Adi Heru Sutomo

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2018 17:10

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  4. Content type: Research

    A universal health coverage policy was implemented in Thailand in 2002 and led to an increase in accessibility to, and equity of, healthcare services. The Thai government and academics have focused on the larg...

    Authors: Apichai Wattanapisit and Udomsak Saengow

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2018 17:9

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  5. Content type: Research

    Conducting university-based research is important for informing primary care, especially in lower- and middle- income countries (LMICs) such as Indonesia. Syiah Kuala University (SKU), the largest educational ...

    Authors: Ichsan Ichsan, Nur Wahyuniati, Ryan McKee, Louella Lobo, Karla Lancaster and Lynda Redwood-Campbell

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2018 17:8

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  6. Content type: Research

    In 2015 in Japan 12.7% of people die at home. Since the government has no policy to increase the number of hospital beds, at-home deaths should inevitably increase in the near future. Previous researches regar...

    Authors: Tomoya Tsuchida, Hirotaka Onishi, Yoshifumi Ono, Ako Machino, Fumiko Inoue and Manabu Kamegai

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2018 17:7

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  7. Content type: Research

    Detecting and treating dementia at an early stage are important. Although the Revised Hasegawa Dementia Scale (HDS-R) is commonly used to detect dementia, it takes about 10 min to complete. In contrast, the 1-...

    Authors: Shigeki Kinuhata, Yasuhiko Takemoto, Mariko Senda, Shiho Nakai, Erika Tsumura, Tatsuyuki Otoshi, Sadahiko Hiratani, Kazuo Fukumoto, Hiroki Namikawa, Yoshihiro Tochino, Mina Morimura, Taichi Shuto and Sadahiko Uchimoto

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2018 17:6

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  8. Content type: Research

    The efficacy of implementing practices based on the best evidence is determined by the limitations and preparedness of the structure and processes of the healthcare system as well as healthcare professionals’ ...

    Authors: Latifa Mohammad Baynouna Al Ketbi and Sana Zein Al Deen

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2018 17:5

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  9. Content type: Research

    General practitioners (GPs) in Indonesia are medical doctors without formal graduate professional training. Only recently, graduate general practice (GP) is being introduced to Indonesia. Therefore, it is impo...

    Authors: Mora Claramita, Fitriana Murriya Ekawati, Aghnaa Gayatri, Wahyudi Istiono, Adi Heru Sutomo, Hari Kusnanto and Mark Alan Graber

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2018 17:4

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  10. Content type: Research

    Few studies have systematically explored factors affecting medical students’ general practice career choice. We conducted a nationwide multicenter survey (Japan MEdical Career of Students: JMECS) to examine fa...

    Authors: Kenya Ie, Akiko Murata, Masao Tahara, Manabu Komiyama, Shuhei Ichikawa, Yousuke C. Takemura and Hirotaka Onishi

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2018 17:2

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  11. Content type: Research

    Post-treatment pain has been suggested as an important indicator for health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with breast cancer. Therefore, this study was performed to examine the association betwee...

    Authors: Nader H. Abu Farha, Mohammed T. Khatib, Husam Salameh and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2017 16:7

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  12. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2017 16:6

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  13. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2017 16:5

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  14. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2017 16:4

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  15. Content type: Research

    Patient experience and clinical quality, which are represented by preventive care measures such as cancer screening, are both widely used for the evaluation of primary care quality. The aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Takuya Aoki and Machiko Inoue

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2017 16:3

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  16. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2017 16:1

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  17. Content type: Research

    Despite the benefits of maternal health services, these services are often underutilized, especially in the developing countries. The aim of the present study is to provide insight regarding factors affecting ...

    Authors: Ling Zhang, Chengbing Xue, Youjie Wang, Liuyi Zhang and Yuan Liang

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2016 15:5

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Obesity is a major risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and weight loss is necessary in the overall management of obese patients with OSA. However, primary care physicians can provide only limited we...

    Authors: Yoshio Tokuchi, Yayoi Nakamura, Yusuke Munekata and Fumio Tokuchi

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2016 15:4

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  19. Content type: Research

    In medical practice, obtaining information regarding patients’ undisclosed “feelings of anxiety” or “depressive feelings” is important. The purpose of this study was to determine which interview skills are bes...

    Authors: Michiko Goto and Yousuke C. Takemura

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2016 15:2

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  20. Content type: Research

    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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2016 15:1

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  21. Content type: Case study

    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...

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

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2015 14:8

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  22. Content type: Research

    Food dislikes in children may result in avoiding particular food/s with major sources of essential nutrients leading to increased risk of impaired growth or cognitive development and compromised immune functio...

    Authors: Pankaj Garg, Jennifer A Williams and Vinita Satyavrat

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2015 14:7

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  23. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2015 14:6

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  24. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2015 14:5

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  25. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2015 14:4

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  26. Content type: Short report

    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...

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

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2015 14:3

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  27. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2015 14:2

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  28. Content type: Research

    Plans to increase the role of students in health research require data on students’ knowledge and views of research. The aim of the study was to evaluate these factors toward research among medical science stu...

    Authors: Mahtab Memarpour, Ali Poostforoush Fard and Roghieh Ghasemi

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2015 14:1

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  29. Content type: Research

    Primary care research is at a crossroad in South Pacific. A steering committee comprising a member of WONCA Asia Pacific Regional (APR) council and the President of Fiji College of General Practitioners garner...

    Authors: Ngiap Chuan Tan, Chirk Jenn Ng, Mitchell Rosemary, Khan Wahid and Lee Gan Goh

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:17

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  30. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:16

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  31. Content type: Research

    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.

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:15

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  32. Content type: Research

    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 ...

    Authors: Grace Marie V Ku and Guy Kegels

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:14

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  33. Content type: Case study

    One current strategy to overcome the issue of shortage of qualified health workers has focused on the use of community health workers in the developing countries to deliver health care services specifically to...

    Authors: Decio Ribeiro Sarmento

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:12

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  34. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:13

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  35. Content type: Research

    Congenital colour vision deficiency (CVD) has a prevalence of 8% for men and 0.4% for women. Amongst people born with normal colour vision, the acquired form of CVD can also affect them at later stages of thei...

    Authors: Xin Bei V Chan, Shi Min S Goh and Ngiap Chuan Tan

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:10

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  36. Content type: Research

    Despite recent developments in post-graduate family medicine training in Japan, the numbers of junior doctors entering family medicine residencies are still limited. The objective of this qualitative study was...

    Authors: Kenya Ie, Masao Tahara, Akiko Murata, Manabu Komiyama and Hirotaka Onishi

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:11

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  37. Content type: Research

    There have been some studies of common primary care diseases in Japan, but no reports on which diseases it is difficult for general physicians to diagnose in daily practice. In this study, we identified diseas...

    Authors: Tomoko Tsukamoto, Yoshiyuki Ohira, Kazutaka Noda, Toshihiko Takada, Takanori Uehara and Masatomi Ikusaka

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:9

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  38. Content type: Research

    It is crucial to adapt and improve the (primary) health care systems of countries to prepare for future patient profiles and their related needs. The main aim of this study was to acquire a comprehensive overv...

    Authors: Hwee Sing Khoo, Yee Wei Lim and Hubertus JM Vrijhoef

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:8

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  39. Content type: Research

    Noncommunicable chronic diseases (NCDs) are global public health issues. Physical activity, exercise and sedentary behavior are important lifestyle factors to determine risk of NCDs. Immigrant studies have sho...

    Authors: Nobutaka Hirooka, Teiichi Takedai and Frank D’Amico

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:3

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  40. Content type: Research

    The aim of the present study was to determine the importance of physician attire in inspiring confidence in patients, patient preferences and factors influencing the impression made by the clothing worn by doc...

    Authors: Hiroshi Kurihara, Takami Maeno and Tetsuhiro Maeno

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:2

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  41. Content type: Research

    Annual urinary screening is conducted at municipal kindergartens, elementary schools, and junior high schools in Ikeda City, Osaka, Japan (Ikeda City School System), and the results are reviewed by a general p...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Kajiwara, Kazuyuki Hayashi, Takayuki Fukui, Satoko Yamamoto, Kensuke Senzaki, Shinichiro Murakami, Takuya Kitamura, Takato Ueoka, Mikito Inoue, Shigeki Hayashi, Keiko Sakamoto, Maiko Yoshimoto, Seiko Asano and Ichiro Maki

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2013 12:6

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