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  1. Content type: Short report

    The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in the Philippines is higher than in most other Southeast Asian countries, and home delivery is a major factor contributing to the high MMR. This study aims to explore the de...

    Authors: Azusa Shimazaki, Sumihisa Honda, Marcelyn M Dulnuan, Jennylene B Chunanon and Akiko Matsuyama

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2013 12:5

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  2. Content type: Research

    Effective pandemic responses rely on frontline healthcare workers continuing to work despite increased risk to themselves. Our objective was to investigate Alberta family physicians willingness to work during ...

    Authors: James A Dickinson, Gisoo Bani-Adam, Tyler Williamson, Sandy Berzins, Craig Pearce, Leah Ricketson and Emily Medd

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2013 12:3

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  3. Content type: Research

    Malaria and HIV are major causes of morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa with both diseases highly endemic in Nigeria. This study was conducted to assess the effect of long lasting insecticide treated...

    Authors: Samuel Anu Olowookere, Najemdeen Ajao Adeleke, Emmanuel Akintunde Abioye-Kuteyi and Ijeoma Soromtochi Mbakwe

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2013 12:2

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  4. Content type: Short report

    Even though Japan faces serious challenges in women’s health care such as a rapidly aging population, attrition of obstetrical providers, and a harsh legal climate, few family medicine residency training progr...

    Authors: Mariko Yokota, Shinji Tsunawaki, Keiichiro Narumoto and Michael D Fetters

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2013 12:1

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  5. Content type: Research

    Since 2009, when the revised Pharmaceutical Affairs Act was enacted in Japan, self-medication practices have increased. Because the concept of self-medication was recently introduced in Japan, few studies exist o...

    Authors: Ikuko Aoyama, Shinichi Koyama and Haruo Hibino

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2012 11:7

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  6. Content type: Commentary

    Climate change is a global public health problem that will require complex thinking if meaningful and effective solutions are to be achieved. In this conceptual paper we argue that GPs have much to bring to th...

    Authors: Grant Blashki, Alan Abelsohn, Robert Woollard, Neil Arya, Margot W Parkes, Paul Kendal, Erica Bell and R Warren Bell

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2012 11:6

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  7. Content type: Research

    Early diagnosis of anaemia represents an important task within primary care settings. This study reports on the frequency of new cases of anaemia among patients attending rural primary care settings in Crete (...

    Authors: Christos Lionis, Emmanouil K Symvoulakis, George Duijker, Foteini Anastasiou, Stilianos Dimitrakopoulos, Christina Kladou, Evanggelia Ladoukaki, Kornilia Makri, Chrisoula Petraki, Nektarios Sivaropoulos, Spiridon Sasarolis, Anastasia Stefanaki, Aggeliki Vasilaki and Theodoros Vasilopoulos

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2012 11:4

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  8. Content type: Research

    In many countries, private general practitioners are the first contact in health services for people with symptoms of tuberculosis. Targeting the private sector has been recommended in previous studies to impr...

    Authors: Nita Arisanti

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2012 11:2

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  9. Content type: Research

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is known to be a common complication during pregnancy especially during the third trimester.

    Authors: Zatel I Rozali, Faiz M Noorman, Prisca K De Cruz, Yam K Feng, Halimatun WA Razab, Jamari Sapuan, Rajesh Singh and Faizal M Sikkandar

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2012 11:1

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  10. Content type: Research

    Diabetes mellitus is becoming a serious public health problem in Sri Lanka and many other developing countries in the region. It is well known that effective management of diabetes reduces the incidence and pr...

    Authors: Prasad Katulanda, Godwin R Constantine, Muditha I Weerakkody, Yashasvi S Perera, Mahesh G Jayawardena, Preethi Wijegoonawardena, David R Matthews and Mohamed HR Sheriff

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2011 10:15

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  11. Content type: Research

    Severe illness can disrupt family life, cause family dysfunction, strain resources, and cause caregiver burden. The family's ability to cope with crises depends on their resources. This study sought to assess ...

    Authors: Avegeille T Panganiban-Corales and Manuel F Medina Jr

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2011 10:14

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  12. Content type: Research

    At the height of the global demand for nurses in the 1990s, a phenomenon of grave concern arose. A significant number of medical doctors in the Philippines shifted careers in order to seek work as nurses overs...

    Authors: Meredith P Labarda

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2011 10:13

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  13. Content type: Research

    The key management strategy for established coronary heart disease (CHD) patients is to control the underlying risk factors. Further complications will be reduced when these risk factors are treated-to-target ...

    Authors: Ngiap Chuan Tan and Sally Chih Wei Ho

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2011 10:12

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  14. Content type: Research

    Beta-blocker drugs are commonly used in family practice and studies showed that they were the most popularly prescribed medications among all antihypertensive agents. This study aimed to identify the factors a...

    Authors: Martin CS Wong, Harry HX Wang, Johnny Y Jiang, Stephen Leeder and Sian M Griffiths

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2011 10:10

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Topical antiseptics are commonly used in the management of minor wounds, burns, and infected skin. These agents are widely used by health professionals and are often self-prescribed by patients as they are eas...

    Authors: M Leelavathi, YY Le, H Tohid and AH Hasliza

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2011 10:6

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  16. Content type: Research

    According to The Indonesian Medical Council, 2006, Indonesian competence-based medical curriculum should be oriented towards family medicine. We aimed to find out if the educational goal of patient-centered ca...

    Authors: Mora Claramita, Adi H Sutomo, Mark A Graber and Albert JJ Scherpbier

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2011 10:4

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  17. Content type: Short report

    The Julkunen Family Support Scale aims to record the sense of support that a subject receives from the members of his family. The object of the present study was to investigate the reliability and to assess th...

    Authors: Athanasios Tselebis, Tania Anagnostopoulou, Dionisios Bratis, Aikaterini Moulou, Alexia Maria, Christos Sikaras, Ioannis Ilias, Athanasios Karkanias, Georgios Moussas and Nikolaos Tzanakis

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2011 10:3

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  18. Content type: Review

    Population ageing is poised to become a major challenge to the health system as Malaysia progresses to becoming a developed nation by 2020. This article aims to review the various ageing policy frameworks avai...

    Authors: Krishnapillai S Ambigga, Anis Safura Ramli, Ariaratnam Suthahar, Norlaili Tauhid, Lyn Clearihan and Colette Browning

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2011 10:2

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  19. Content type: Short report

    Dengue is a widespread mosquito-borne infection in human beings, which in recent years has become a major international public health concern. Symptomatic dengue virus infections can present with a wide range ...

    Authors: Fridous Jahan

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2011 10:1

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  20. Content type: Research

    While previous reports examine various aspects of Family Medicine in Japan, there is sparse research on consultation lengths. A common phrase permeates throughout Japan, sanjikan machi, sanpun shinsatsu that mean...

    Authors: Adam N Wooldridge, Nóra Arató, Ananda Sen, Masaki Amenomori and Michael D Fetters

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2010 9:11

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  21. Content type: Research

    Little is known about the prevalence of primary and secondary headache in clinics in Japan. The aim of this study is to characterize patients with headache in an outpatient unit where primary care physicians a...

    Authors: Toshikatsu Okumura, Sachie Tanno, Masumi Ohhira, Satoshi Tanno and Tsukasa Nozu

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2010 9:10

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  22. Content type: Research

    Residents of rural communities are often more socially connected compared to urban dwellers. Using family and community support to motivate health behavior change may be useful in rural settings. The objective...

    Authors: Shinji Fujiwara, Kazuhiko Kotani, Phillip J Brantley, Kokoro Tsuzaki, Yukiyo Matsuoka, Masayuki Domichi, Yoshiko Sano, Eiji Kajii and Naoki Sakane

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2010 9:6

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  23. Content type: Research

    World Health Organization has identified Priority Mental Health Disorders (PMHD) of adolescence. To effectively address these disorders at the primary care level paediatricians have to be trained in the low-incom...

    Authors: Paul SS Russell and Muttathu KC Nair

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2010 9:4

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  24. Content type: Research

    Paediatricians can be empowered to address the Priority Mental Health Disorders at primary care level. To evaluate the effectiveness of a collaborative workshop in enhancing the adolescent psychiatry knowledge...

    Authors: Paul SS Russell and Muttathu KC Nair

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2010 9:3

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  25. Content type: Research

    To investigate the major stressors affecting GP registrars, how those at risk can be best identified and the most useful methods of managing or reducing their stress.

    Authors: Peter Schattner, Dennis Mazalin, Ciaran Pier, Jo Wainer and Mee Yoke Ling

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2010 9:2

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  26. Content type: Short report

    The Wonca Working Party for Women and Family Medicine (WWPWFM) was organized in 2001 with the following objectives: to identify the key issues for women doctors; to review Wonca policies and procedures for equ...

    Authors: Jan Coles, Amanda Barnard, Amanda Howe, Jo Wainer, Zorayda Leopando and Sarah Strasser

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2010 9:1

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  27. Content type: Research

    Measurement of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among patients with osteoarthritis (OA) helps the health care provider to understand the impact of the disease in the patients' own perspective and make he...

    Authors: Zainal F Zakaria, Azman A Bakar, Hadzri M Hasmoni, Fauzi A Rani and Samiah A Kadir

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2009 8:10

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  28. Content type: Research

    Diarrhea is the third leading cause of death related to infectious diseases all over the world. The diseases related to viral gastroenteritis are gradually increasing, particularly in the developed countries. ...

    Authors: Hülya Akan, Güldal İzbırak, Yesim Gürol, Sezgin Sarıkaya, Tehlile S Gündüz, Gülden Yılmaz, Osman Hayran and Ayca Vitrinel

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2009 8:8

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  29. Content type: Research

    Temporary work assignments in the United States (US) are widely considered to have negative health outcomes on Asians mostly due to adverse changes in diet and exercise, though there is little research on this...

    Authors: Kazuya Kitamura, Michael D Fetters, Kiyoshi Sano, Juichi Sato and Nobutaro Ban

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2009 8:7

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  30. Content type: Case study

    Optimum management of dyspepsia in primary care is a debatable subject. Testing for Helicobacter pylori (HP) has been recommended in primary care as this strategy will cure most underlying peptic ulcer disease...

    Authors: Aznida Firzah Abdul Aziz, Zuhra Hamzah, Seng Fah Tong, Sukumar Nadeson and Sharifa Ezat Wan Puteh

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2009 8:4

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  31. Content type: Research

    Spectrophotometric intracutaneous analysis (SIAscopy™) is a multispectral imaging technique that is used to identify 'suspicious' (i.e. potentially malignant) pigmented skin lesions for further investigation. ...

    Authors: Tony Watson, Fiona M Walter, Annabel Wood, Helen Morris, Per Hall, Simone Karner and Jon Emery

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2009 8:3

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  32. Content type: Research

    Chronic disease is a major global challenge. However, chronic illness and its care, when intruding into everyday life, has received less attention in Asia Pacific countries, including Australia, who are in the...

    Authors: Carmel M Martin, Chris Peterson, Rowena Robinson and Joachim P Sturmberg

    Citation: Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2009 8:1

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