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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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