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  1. Regular physical activity had been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidaemia, obesity/metabolic syndro...

    Authors: Christine Shamala Selvaraj and Nurdiana Abdullah
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:59
  2. Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic requires safe and efficient testing on a large scale over a prolonged period. Outpatient testing facilities can clinically assess and test symptomatic individuals and test a...

    Authors: Patrick Abraham, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Ruby Biezen, Christine Mary Hallinan, Katherine B. Gibney, Lena Sanci and Jemimah Ride
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:58
  3. In France, the progressive use of emergency departments (EDs) by primary care providers (PCPs) as a point of access to hospitalization for nonurgent patients is one of the many causes of their overcrowding. To...

    Authors: Marion Montellier, Raphaëlle Delpech, Mathieu Mion, François Boué and Marie-Hélène Metzger
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:57
  4. Coordination of care requires information exchange between health workers. The structure of their information exchange networks may influence the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Christine Arnold, Patrick Hennrich and Michel Wensing
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:56
  5. To explore the acceptability of the oral health intervention, HABIT (Health visitors delivering Advice in Britain on Infant Toothbrushing) to parents with young children aged 9–12 months and health visitors.

    Authors: Amrit Bhatti, Faye Wray, Ieva Eskytė, Kara A Gray-Burrows, Jenny Owen, Erin Giles, Timothy Zoltie, Victoria Smith, Sue Pavitt, Robert West, Rosemary RC McEachan, Zoe Marshman and Peter F Day
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:55
  6. Warfarin remains the most affordable oral anticoagulant in many countries. However, it may have serious side effects, and the success of the therapy depends on the patient’s understanding of the medication and...

    Authors: Maira Viana Rego Souza-Silva, Mara Luiza de Paiva Domingues, Victor Schulthais Chagas, Daniella Nunes Pereira, Laura Caetano de Sá, Mychelle Stefany Santos Almeida, Thaís Lorenna Souza Sales, Magda César Raposo, Nathalia Sernizon Guimarães, João Antônio de Queiroz Oliveira, Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro, Clareci Silva Cardoso, Maria Auxiliadora Parreiras Martins, Thais Bueno Enes, Thiago Barbabela de Castro Soares, André Oliveira Baldoni…
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:54
  7. Deprescribing, or the intentional discontinuation or dose-reduction of medications, is an approach to reduce harms associated with inappropriate medication use. We sought to determine how direct-to-patient edu...

    Authors: Amy M. Linsky, Nancy R. Kressin, Kelly Stolzmann, Jacquelyn Pendergast, Amy K. Rosen, Barbara G. Bokhour and Steven R. Simon
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:53
  8. Telemedicine can be used to manage various health conditions, but there is a need to investigate its effectiveness for chronic disease management in the primary care setting. This study compares the effect of ...

    Authors: Russyan Mark S. Mabeza, Kahtrel Maynard and Derjung M. Tarn
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:52
  9. Hierarchical diagnosis and treatment has been gradually implemented throughout the China. Primary physicians are the main force in primary-level medical and health services, which means that standardized train...

    Authors: Hanbing Liu, Huimin Hou, Mingfeng Yang, Yusheng Hou, Zhongyan Shan and Yanli Cao
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:51
  10. The Patient readiness to engage in health information technology (PRE-HIT) is a conceptually and psychometrically validated questionnaire survey tool to measure willingness of patients with chronic conditions ...

    Authors: Reza Safdari, Ping Yu, Sahar Khenarinezhad, Ehsan Ghazanfari Savadkoohi, Zohreh Javanmard, Ala Yousefi and Saeed Barzegari
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:50
  11. Chronic diseases are often associated with sexual dysfunction (SD). Little is known about the practice patterns of general practitioners (GPs) regarding sexual care for chronically ill patients. Therefore, the...

    Authors: P. C. Barnhoorn, Inge C. Prins, Hannah R. Zuurveen, Brenda L. den Oudsten, Marjolein E. M. den Ouden, Mattijs E. Numans, Henk W. Elzevier and Gaby F. van Ek
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:49
  12. Child abuse and neglect (child abuse) is a prevalent public health issue linked to survivors experiencing a higher risk of health issues such as obesity, heart disease and major depression. Given the significa...

    Authors: Jacqueline Kuruppu, Cathy Humphreys, Gemma McKibbin and Kelsey Hegarty
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:48
  13. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood. Early diagnosis of these disorders allows for the initiation of early therapy, which is crucial for the...

    Authors: Mateusz Sobieski, Aleksandra Sobieska, Małgorzata Sekułowicz and Maria Magdalena Bujnowska-Fedak
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:46
  14. The increasing number of cases of prediabetes in the UK is concerning, particularly in Wales where there is no standard programme of support. The aim of the current service evaluation was to examine the effect...

    Authors: Rhys Thatcher, Nicholas Gregory, Wai Yee Cheung, Gareth J. Dunseath, Sharon N. Parsons, Mark Goodwin and Stephen D. Luzio
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:45
  15. To assess primary care physicians’ satisfaction towards initiation of phone consultation during COVID-19 pandemic management in Qatar and to identify the factors associated with dis/satisfaction.

    Authors: Marwa Neshnash, Nourhan Metwally, Mansoura Ismail, Anwar Joudeh, Ayman Al-Dahshan, Anna Ramish Sharif, Najma Sharief, Muna Nur and Nagah Selim
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:44
  16. Antibiotic resistance is a global health challenge and the close correlation between antibiotic use and the development of resistance makes it essential to maintain a rational use of antibiotics. Most antibiot...

    Authors: Nadia Filipsen, Holger Bro, Lars Bjerrum, Jens-Ulrik Staehr Jensen and Rune Aabenhus
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:43
  17. Patient participation in decision making is a basic tenet for a patient centred care experience and, has potential to improve care experiences and responsiveness in chronic diseases such as Diabetes Mellitus (...

    Authors: Martha Makwero, Adamson S. Muula, Felix Chima Anyanwu and Jude Igumbor
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:42
  18. Point-of-care testing (POCT) has numerous potential benefits to improve health care service, especially in resource-limited settings. We aim to identify which POC-tests (POCTs) of laboratory parameters are kno...

    Authors: Ricarda Oehme, Angelika Sabine Sandholzer-Yilmaz, Marcus Heise, Thomas Frese and Thomas Fankhaenel
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:41
  19. Thailand has been rapidly approaching an aging society in conjunction with an increase in noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) especially hypertension and type 2 diabetes. Demographics and epidemiologic transitions...

    Authors: Boonsub Sakboonyarat, Mathirut Mungthin, Panadda Hatthachote, Yupaporn Srichan and Ram Rangsin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:40
  20. To meet increasing demand, healthcare systems may leverage shorter appointment lengths to compensate for a limited supply of primary care providers (PCPs). Limiting the time spent with patients when evaluating...

    Authors: Kristi M. Swanson, John C. Matulis III and Rozalina G. McCoy
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:39
  21. The promise of personalised medicine (PM) to transform healthcare has sparked great enthusiasm in the last years. Yet, its lack of consensus around the nature and scope of the concept has ended in terminologic...

    Authors: Marie S. Boyer, Daniel Widmer, Christine Cohidon, Béatrice Desvergne, Jacques Cornuz, Idris Guessous and Daniela Cerqui
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:37
  22. Sustainability of adherence to clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) represents an important indicator of the successful implementation in the primary care setting.

    Authors: Xian-Liang Liu, Tao Wang, Jing-Yu Tan, Simon Stewart, Raymond J. Chan, Sabina Eliseeva, Mary Janice Polotan and Isabella Zhao
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:36
  23. The 15-method: a new brief intervention tool for alcohol problems in primary care has shown promising results in Sweden for mild to moderate alcohol use disorders. The present study evaluated the 15-method’s u...

    Authors: Peter Næsborg Schøler, Jens Søndergaard, Sverre Barfod and Anette Søgaard Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:34
  24. The Hybrid Patient Care system integrates telehealth and in-clinic consultation. While COVID-19 increased telehealth use, healthcare providers are still seeking the best combination of virtual and in-clinic co...

    Authors: I. Mozes, D. Mossinson, H. Schilder, D. Dvir, O. Baron-Epel and A. Heymann
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:33
  25. There was an increase in self-reported mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, with research showing reduced access to mental health services in comparison to pre-pandemic levels. This pape...

    Authors: Jessica Spagnolo, Marie Beauséjour, Marie-Josée Fleury, Jean-François Clément, Claire Gamache, Carine Sauvé, Lyne Couture, Richard Fleet, Shane Knight, Christine Gilbert and Helen-Maria Vasiliadis
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:32
  26. While the elderly are facing greater health risks, they also face more serious inequalities in utilization of medical services. The family doctor contracted service is the core policy of the Chinese government...

    Authors: Shusheng Huang, Aitian Yin, Qianqian Liu and Xihong Sun
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:31
  27. Fever is a common symptom of benign childhood illness but a high fever may be a sign of a serious infection. Temperature is often used by parents to check for illness in their children, and the presence of a h...

    Authors: George Edwards, Susannah Fleming, Jan Y. Verbakel, Ann van den Bruel and Gail Hayward
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:30
  28. Antimicrobial resistance may result from inappropriate use of antibiotics in health care. Turkey is one of the countries with the highest antibiotic consumption in the world. Considering the role of transnati...

    Authors: Hilal Özcebe, Sarp Üner, Ozge Karadag, Achraf Daryani, Olga Gershuni, Katarzyna Czabanowska, Helmut Brand, Fabian Erdsiek, Tuğba Aksakal and Patrick Brzoska
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:29
  29. Insufficient physical activity (PA) is a leading risk factor for premature death worldwide. Ireland’s public healthcare system, the Health Service Executive (HSE), has supported the development of the National...

    Authors: Alison Bourke, Vikram Niranjan, Raymond O’Connor and Catherine Woods
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:28
  30. The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and the incisionless endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) weight loss procedures require further investigation of their efficacy, safety and patient-centered outcomes ...

    Authors: Prudence Carr, Tim Keighley, Peter Petocz, Michelle Blumfield, Graeme G. Rich, Felicity Cohen, Asha Soni, Isabella R. Maimone, Flavia Fayet-Moore, Elizabeth Isenring and Skye Marshall
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:26
  31. Patients with multiple chronic conditions (multimorbidity) and additional psychosocial complexity are at higher risk of adverse outcomes. Establishing treatment or care plans for these patients must account fo...

    Authors: Linnaea Schuttner, Stacey Hockett Sherlock, Carol Simons, James D. Ralston, Ann-Marie Rosland, Karin Nelson, Jennifer R. Lee and George Sayre
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:25
  32. With the implementation of health care reforms in China, primary care is on a journey to provide care for most patients with type 2 diabetes. While Chinese general practitioners (GPs) have described challenges...

    Authors: Mi Yao, Dong-ying Zhang, Jie-ting Fan, Kai Lin, Shamil Haroon, Dawn Jackson, Hai Li, Wei Chen, Kar Keung Cheng and Richard Lehman
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:24
  33. In Germany, there are neither guidelines provided by the medical associations nor a public discussion about general practitioners (GPs) treating their family members. Only few studies on this topic from the pr...

    Authors: Natalie Alida Mücke, Alexandra Schmidt, Christine Kersting, Vera Kalitzkus, Michael Pentzek, Stefan Wilm and Achim Mortsiefer
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:23
  34. Although shared decision-making (SDM) is increasingly accepted in healthcare and has demonstrated merits for several psychological outcomes, the effect on recovery from somatic conditions is still subject to d...

    Authors: Ariëtte R. J. Sanders, Niek J. de Wit, Nicolaas P. A. Zuithoff and Sandra van Dulmen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:22
  35. General Practitioners (GPs) and Practice Nurses (PNs) collaboratively play an important role in preventing and monitoring chronic diseases. They are trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI), which is a commun...

    Authors: Saskia M Boom, Riëtta Oberink, Abigail J E Zonneveld, Nynke van Dijk and Mechteld R M Visser
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:21
  36. Eight percent of all child and adolescent general practice consultations are due to musculoskeletal conditions, with pain as the most frequent symptom. Despite the commonality of musculoskeletal pain, limited ...

    Authors: Negar Pourbordbari, Martin Bach Jensen, Jens Lykkegaard Olesen, Sinead Holden and Michael Skovdal Rathleff
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:20
  37. The method by which mental health screening result reports are given affects the user’s health behavior. Lists with the distribution of scores in various mental health areas is difficult for users to understan...

    Authors: Seonmi Lee, Jiwoo Lim, Sangil Lee, Yoon Heo and Dooyoung Jung
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:19
  38. The knowledge of risk perceptions in primary care could help health authorities to manage epidemics.

    Authors: C Guerrisi, B Thomas, A Ordax Diez, D Van Cauteren, J E Lozano Alonso, S Moreels, A Falchi, T Vega Alonso, I Bonmarin, J Raude, A M Vilcu, T Hanslik, M Debin, L Rossignol, V Colizza, C Souty…
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:18
  39. The use of C-reactive protein (CRP) tests has been shown to safely reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections (RTIs). The aim of this study was to explore patient and clinical factors...

    Authors: Rikke Vognbjerg Sydenham, Malene Plejdrup Hansen, Ulrik Stenz Justesen, Line Bjørnskov Pedersen, Rune Munck Aabenhus, Sonja Wehberg and Dorte Ejg Jarbøl
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:17
  40. Despite the importance and advantages of family medicine, it has poorly developed in Arab communities when compared to other medical specialties. Therefore, in this study, we aim to investigate the perception ...

    Authors: Manal Abdulaziz Murad, Rawan Maatouk Kheimi, Mohammed Majdi Toras, Rahaf Hussain Alem, Atheer Meshal Aljuaid, Jafar Naji Alobaidan, Hebah Yousef Binishaq, Abdulrahman Ahmed Asiri and Manar Khalid Sagga
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:16
  41. Insulin therapy forms a cornerstone of pharmacological management of diabetes mellitus (DM). However, there remains a lack of acceptance and adherence to insulin, thereby contributing to poor DM control. This ...

    Authors: Changwei Liu, Jacqueline De Roza, Chai Wah Ooi, Blessy Koottappal Mathew, Elya and Wern Ee Tang
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:15
  42. Singapore faces an ageing population with increasingly complex healthcare needs, a problem which could be addressed by high quality primary care. Many patients with complex needs are not managed by private gen...

    Authors: Peng Yong, Andrew Wong, Foong Yee, Sara Chan, Laysee Ong and Kheng Hock Lee
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:14
  43. With more patients in need of oncological care, there is a growing interest to transfer survivorship care from specialist to general practitioner (GP). The ongoing I CARE study was initiated in 2015 in the Net...

    Authors: Julien A. M. Vos, Robin de Best, Laura A. M. Duineveld, Henk C. P. M. van Weert and Kristel M. van Asselt
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:13
  44. The majority of severely ill and dying people in Germany can be administered primary palliative care (PPC) by general practitioners (GP). However, the current provision of PPC does not match the needs of the p...

    Authors: Esma Sümeyya Bilgin, Rojda Ülgüt, Nils Schneider and Stephanie Stiel
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:12
  45. General practitioners (GPs) play a crucial role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as the first point of contact for possibly infected patients and are responsible for short and long-term follow-up car...

    Authors: E. Van Poel, P. Vanden Bussche, Z. Klemenc-Ketis and S. Willems
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:11
  46. Smoking cessation is a major public health issue. In France, primary care physicians (PCP) are the first contact points for tobacco management. The objective of this study was to understand how PCPs are involv...

    Authors: Guillaume Coindard, Michaël Acquadro, Raphaël Chaumont, Benoit Arnould, Philippe Boisnault, Rachel Collignon-Portes, Didier Duhot, François Raineri, Béatrice Tugaut and Henri-Jean Aubin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:10

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