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  1. Hypertension is one of the most common chronic diseases with a low control rate globally. The effect of communication skills training contributing to hypertension control remains uncertain. The aim of the pres...

    Authors: Chuan Zou, Lili Deng, Jianzhao Luo, Hua Dai, Yu Zhang, Ru Guo, Xiaolu Luo, Rong Yang, Haiqi Song, John Spicer, Qian Zhao and Xiaoyang Liao
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:98
  2. Patient reported experiences (PREMs) are important indices of quality of care. Similarities in demography between patient and doctor, known as social concordance, can facilitate patient-doctor interaction and ...

    Authors: D. Eggermont, A. E. Kunst, P. P. Groenewegen and R. A. Verheij
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:97
  3. Patients dealing with severe mental illnesses (SMI) often face suboptimal clinical outcomes and higher mortality rates due to a range of factors, including undetected physical health conditions. The provision ...

    Authors: Alexandra Brandt Ryborg Jønsson, John Brandt Brodersen, Susanne Reventlow, Christina Svanholm, Anne Møller and Marius Brostrøm Kousgaard
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:96
  4. Inquiring conservative Asian women about their menopausal symptoms is often challenging in crowded primary healthcare clinics. Furthermore, the subject matter is culturally sensitive to most Malaysian women. H...

    Authors: Anusha Manoharan, Megat Muhammad Harris, Beh Hooi Chin, Koh Wen Ming, Zamzurina Asmuee, Norafini Salamon, Jerampang Pefer, H. Radhiyah, M. Nadia Hamimmah, Susan Goldstein, Shamala Ramasamy and Chandrashekhar T. Sreeramareddy
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:95

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Primary Care 2024 25:170

  5. Authors: Alexandre Moniz, Susana T. Duarte, Pedro Aguiar, Carmen Caeiro, Diogo Pires, Rita Fernandes, Diogo Moço, Marta M. Marques, Rute Sousa, Helena Canhão, Jaime Branco, Ana Maria Rodrigues and Eduardo B. Cruz
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:94

    The original article was published in BMC Primary Care 2024 25:39

  6. Evaluations of Intimate Partner Abuse training for general practitioners is limited. The Women’s Evaluation of Abuse and Violence Care study trialled in Australia was a primary care intervention that included ...

    Authors: Felicity Young, Mohajer Hameed, Leesa Hooker, Angela Taft and Kelsey Hegarty
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:93
  7. The prevalence of obesity has been increasing worldwide and is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Weight management can reduce the risk of complications and improve the quality of life ...

    Authors: Keren Or Unger Freinkel, Ilan Yehoshua, Bar Cohen, Roni Peleg and Limor Adler
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:92
  8. The policy attention to primary health care has seen a global upswing in recent years, including in India. Earlier assessments had shown that a very small proportion of Indian population used the government pr...

    Authors: Shriyuta Abhishek, Samir Garg and Vikash Ranjan Keshri
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:91
  9. Direct oral anticoagulants for the treatment of venous thromboembolism are supported by robust clinical trial evidence. Despite published guidance, general practitioners are faced with increasingly complex dec...

    Authors: Carter Patrice, Fuat Ahmet, Haas Sylvia, Smyth Elizabeth, Brotons Carlos, Cools Frank, Bauersachs Rupert and Hobbs F. D. Richard
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:90
  10. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI), though a prevalent condition among women, is undertreated in primary care. EHealth with pelvic floor muscle training is an evidence-based alternative to care-as-usual. It is ...

    Authors: Lotte Firet, Theodora Alberta Maria Teunissen, Rudolf Bertijn Kool, Reinier Peter Akkermans, Antoinette Leonarda Maria Lagro-Janssen, Huub van der Vaart and Willem Jan Jozef Assendelft
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:89
  11. Understanding treatment burden is a critical element to the effective management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). The current study aims to address the knowledge gap surrounding treatment burden of T2DM fro...

    Authors: Kai Lin, Mi Yao, Lesley Andrew, Rouyan Li, Yilin Chen, Jacques Oosthuizen, Moira Sim and Yongsong Chen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:88
  12. Health literacy (HL) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) can help control disease and prevent complications. However, most patients with type 2 DM have inadequate HL; therefore, their HL must be fur...

    Authors: Suchada Sutthiworapon, Polathep Vichitkunakorn, Kittisakdi Choomalee and Pitchayanont Ngamchaliew
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:87
  13. Early detection of long-term, often asymptomatic, middle ear infection in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is more likely to be achieved when ear health and hearing checks are routinely und...

    Authors: Samantha Harkus, Vivienne Marnane, Isabel O’Keeffe, Carmen Kung, Meagan Ward, Neil Orr, John Skinner, Jessica Kate Hughes, Lose Fonua (Wiradjuri), Michelle Kennedy (Wiradjuri), Kelvin Kong (Worimi) and Mary Belfrage
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:86
  14. Primary health care (PHC) has historically led and implemented successful immunization programs, driven by strong relationships with patients and communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada began its vac...

    Authors: Rachelle Ashcroft, Catherine Donnelly, Simon Lam, Peter Sheffield, Bryn Hamilton, Connor Kemp, Keith Adamson and Judith Belle Brown
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:85
  15. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in China is over 10%, affecting around 114 million people. Despite the inclusion of T2DM in the National Basic Public Health Service Program (NBPHSP), most people with ...

    Authors: Xuanchen Tao, Limin Mao, Puhong Zhang, Xinyan Ma, Zhenyu Liang, Kaige Sun and David Peiris
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:84
  16. This study was designed to identify factors associated with at least one emergency department (ED) visit and those associated without consultation by a general practitioner or paediatrician (GPP) before ED vis...

    Authors: Jeanne Pergeline, Thomas Lesuffleur, Jeanne Fresson, Annick Vilain, Antoine Rachas and Philippe Tuppin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:83
  17. Community health workers (CHWs) have demonstrated capability to improve various health indicators, however, many programmes require support in meeting their objectives due to subpar performance and a high rate...

    Authors: Sofwatun Nida, Agatha Swasti Ayuning Tyas, Nidya Eka Putri, Ayudina Larasanti, Aldhea Ayu Widoyopi, Rima Sumayyah, Saetia Listiana and Aufia Espressivo
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:82
  18. Epidemiological studies often rely on self-reported health problems and validation greatly improves study quality. In a study of late effects after childhood cancer, we validated self-reported cardiovascular p...

    Authors: Eva-Maria Hau, Tomáš Sláma, Stefan Essig, Gisela Michel, Laura Wengenroth, Eva Bergstraesser, Nicolas X. von der Weid, Christina Schindera and Claudia E. Kuehni
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:81
  19. One in four Canadians is a family caregiver. Family caregivers (carers, care-partners) are relatives or chosen family, friends, or neighbors who provide 75 to 90% of the care for people with physical or mental...

    Authors: Jasneet Parmar, Sara Hafeez, Tanya L’Heureux, Lesley Charles, Josephine Tite, Peter George J. Tian and Sharon Anderson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:80
  20. The COVID-19 pandemic immensely impacted care provision, including quality of care in general practice. This paper aimed: (1) to assess how Belgian general practices acted upon the six dimensions of quality of...

    Authors: Esther Van Poel, Pierre Vanden Bussche, Benoît Pétré, Cécile Ponsar, Claire Collins, Michel De Jonghe, Anne-Françoise Donneau, Nicolas Gillain, Michèle Guillaume and Sara Willems
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 24(Suppl 1):282

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 24 Supplement 1

  21. About one million people in need of home care in Germany are assisted by 15,400 home care services. Home healthcare is mostly a complex endeavour because interprofessional collaboration is often challenging. T...

    Authors: Uta Sekanina, Britta Tetzlaff, Ana Mazur, Tilman Huckle, Anja Kühn, Richard Dano, Carolin Höckelmann, Martin Scherer, Katrin Balzer, Sascha Köpke, Eva Hummers and Christiane Müller
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:79
  22. Polypharmacy is easily achieved in elderly patients with multimorbidity and it is associated with a higher risk of potentially inappropriate medication use and worse health outcomes. Studies have shown that de...

    Authors: Tânia Coelho, Inês Rosendo and Carlos Seiça Cardoso
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:78
  23. The aim of this study was to develop a web-based tool for patients with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) to communicate concerns about treatment burden to their healthcare providers.

    Authors: David T. Eton, Kathleen J. Yost, Jennifer L. Ridgeway, Bayly Bucknell, Mike Wambua, Natalie C. Erbs, Summer V. Allen, Elizabeth A. Rogers, Roger T. Anderson and Mark Linzer
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:77
  24. To support self-management of chronically ill persons, innovative approaches of care practice are being developed. Unfortunately, many self-management supporting interventions struggle to achieve reliable and ...

    Authors: Lotte Timmermans, Dagje Boeykens, Muhammed Mustafa Sirimsi, Dominique Van de Velde, Patricia De Vriendt, Peter Decat, Veerle Foulon, Ann Van Hecke, Mieke Vermandere and Birgitte Schoenmakers
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:76
  25. Medicare provides significant funding to improve, encourage and coordinate better practices in primary care. Medicare-rebated Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plans are a structured approach to managing chroni...

    Authors: Maryam Ghasemiardekani, Georgina Willetts, Kerry Hood and Wendy Cross
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:75
  26. Physician burnout remains a prevalent issue globally, negatively affecting work satisfaction and patient care. However, exploration of the physical work environments of physicians, a potential influencing fact...

    Authors: Yaara Bentulila, Liat Lev Shalem, Bar Cohen and Limor Adler
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:74
  27. Several studies showed that during the pandemic patients have refrained from visiting their general practitioner (GP). This resulted in medical care being delayed, postponed or completely forgone. The provisio...

    Authors: Joris L. J. M. Müskens, Tim C. Olde Hartman, Henk J. Schers, Reinier P. Akkermans, Gert P. Westert, Rudolf B. Kool and Simone A. van Dulmen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:73
  28. Since the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, awareness of infection prevention and control (IPC) has increased in primary care settings. This study aimed to examine behavioural determinants shaping ...

    Authors: Famke Houben, Casper DJ den Heijer, Mitch van Hensbergen, Nicole HTM Dukers-Muijrers, Eefje GPM de Bont and Christian JPA Hoebe
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:72
  29. The COVID-19 pandemic brought significant changes to dental care, which may have affected pediatric dental care offered in primary healthcare settings. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the quant...

    Authors: Rúbia Vanessa Figueiredo dos Santos, Fernanda Maria Rovai Bado, Inara Pereira da Cunha and Marcelo de Castro Meneghim
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:71
  30. During the COVID-19 pandemic, older patients in primary care were triaged based on their frailty or assumed vulnerability for poor outcomes, while evidence on the prognostic value of vulnerability measures in ...

    Authors: Hannah M. la Roi-Teeuw, Kim Luijken, Marieke T. Blom, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Simon P. Mooijaart, Harmke A. Polinder-Bos, Maarten van Smeden, Geert-Jan Geersing and Carline J. van den Dries
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:70
  31. Physiotherapists working in collaboration with family physicians in French multidisciplinary primary healthcare clinics are now able to manage acute low back pain patients as first-contact practitioners in adv...

    Authors: Amélie Kechichian, Dylan Pommier, Léo Druart, Véronique Lowry, Nicolas Pinsault and François Desmeules
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:69
  32. Families face a range of barriers in supporting their children’s active play in nature including family circumstances, environmental constraints, and behavioral factors. Evidence-based strategies to address th...

    Authors: Georgia M. Griffin, Carolina Nieto, Kirsten Senturia, Marshall Brown, Kimberly Garrett, Elizabeth Nguyen, Danette Glassy, Emily Kroshus and Pooja Tandon
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:68
  33. Today, economic and social determinants of health in slum settlements are at the policymakers’ center of attention. Iran has had an excellent experience in the Primary Health Care Program. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Aboalfazl Marvi, Fatemeh Kokabisaghi, Seyed Saeed Tabatabaee, Ehsan Moallem and Javad Moghri
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:67
  34. Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is the leading preventable cause of nongenetic mental disability. Given the patient care pathway, the General Practitioner (GP) is in the front line of prevention and id...

    Authors: Sébastien Leruste, Bérénice Doray, Thierry Maillard, Christophe Lebon, Catherine Marimoutou and Michel Spodenkiewicz
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:66
  35. Adaptation to climate change (CC) is a priority for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean, as these countries and territories are particularly vulnerable to climate-related events. Primary hea...

    Authors: Fiona Harris-Glenville and Patrick Cloos
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:65
  36. Ensuring equal access to primary care services is crucial, as the gateway to a higher level of care. Indonesia has been trying to increase financial access to medical care by administering national health insu...

    Authors: Afina Nur Fauziyyah, Akira Shibanuma, Ken Ing Cherng Ong and Masamine Jimba
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:64
  37. Patient-physician relationships in healthcare can influence healthcare provision, patient engagement, and health outcomes. Little is known about youth preferences on types and characteristics of their healthca...

    Authors: Marika Waselewski, Xochitl Amaro, Ryan Huerto, Jessica Berger, Marcus Spinelli da Silva, Kate Siroky, Anthony Torres and Tammy Chang
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:63
  38. Recognition of poor performance in General Practice trainees is important because underperformance compromises patients’ health and safety. However, in General Practice, research on persistent underperformance...

    Authors: Judith A. Godschalx-Dekker, Charlotte A. M. Sijbom, Pieter C. Barnhoorn and Walther N. K. A. van Mook
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:61
  39. Physical inactivity is associated with feelings of burnout and fatigue, which in turn are associated with reduced performance among healthcare practitioners. This study explored movement behaviours of general ...

    Authors: Richard S. Mayne, Gregory J. H. Biddle, Charlotte L Edwardson, Nigel D. Hart, Amanda J. Daley and Neil Heron
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:60
  40. Cardiovascular diseases are becoming more frequent throughout the world. Adherence to both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment, as well as lifestyles, is important for good management and control...

    Authors: Álvaro Carbonell-Soliva, Rauf Nouni-García, Adriana López-Pineda, Alberto Cordero-Fort, Virtudes Pérez-Jover, Jose A. Quesada, Domingo Orozco-Beltrán, Andreu Nolasco, Jose Maria Castellano-Vázquez, Jose Joaquín Mira-Solves, Vicente F. Gil-Guillen and Concepción Carratala-Munuera
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:59
  41. China is implementing the family doctor (FD) system to reform the primary healthcare (PHC). The family doctor contract service (FDCS) policy plays a crucial role in this system implementation, aiming to transf...

    Authors: Linni Gu, Xiaoying Wang and Donghua Tian
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:58
  42. Mental health issues have been an ongoing major cause of global disability exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The unique challenges have been the high contagiousness of COVID-19 and atypical PTSD presentati...

    Authors: Lilian Skilbeck, Daniela Antonie and Stephen Crane
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:57
  43. Primary health care is the setting for most patients with stress-related mental health problems. Good care processes are important for patients with stress-related mental health problems and the complex needs ...

    Authors: Susanne Ellbin, Agneta Lindegård, Ingibjörg H. Jonsdottir and Elisabeth Dahlborg
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:56
  44. Since 2010, an increasing number of patients have participated in a nurse-led integrated cardiovascular risk management programme in the Netherlands. Because it is important to understand which patients discon...

    Authors: Geert H.J.M. Smits, Sander van Doorn, Michiel L. Bots and Monika Hollander
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:55
  45. Hypertension is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality if not properly managed. Primary care has a major impact on these outcomes if its strengths, such as continuity of care, are deployed wisely. The anal...

    Authors: Christoph Strumann, Nicola J. Engler, Wolfgang C. G. von Meissner, Paul-Georg Blickle and Jost Steinhäuser
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:54
  46. A significant policy change impacting the availability of nicotine for use in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in Australia took effect from October 1, 2021. This change meant that nicotine containing liqu...

    Authors: Melis Selamoglu, Bircan Erbas, Hester Wilson and Chris Barton
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:53
  47. Primary care is integral to the health system and population health. Primary care research is still in development and most academic departments lack effective research investments. High impact primary care re...

    Authors: Allison Gayapersad, Mary Ann O’Brien, Christopher Meaney, Ishan Aditya, Julia Baxter and Peter Selby
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:52
  48. Self-management support has been recognized as one of the most essential elements of the Chronic Care Model (CCM). Inspired by the CCM, the EMPOWER-SUSTAIN Global Cardiovascular Risks Self-Management Booklet© was...

    Authors: Mohamad Abu Zar Abdul-Halim, Noorhida Baharudin, Hasidah Abdul-Hamid, Mohamed-Syarif Mohamed-Yassin, Maryam Hannah Daud, Siti Fatimah Badlishah-Sham, Suraya Abdul-Razak and Anis Safura Ramli
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:51
  49. Failing to comprehend risk communication might contribute to poor treatment adherence. Using hypertension as a case, we investigated how a risk communication tool for patients with an elevated risk of cardiova...

    Authors: Anders Elkær Jensen, Jens Søndergaard, Niels Kristian Kjær and Jesper Bo Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:50

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