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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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